It’s all about the KIDS!

By Mike Darrah

Your Kiwanis Club of Clover Park wants to thank those thrifty Lakewood shoppers who helped make our 2nd Annual Parking Lot Sale such a huge success. This year we move a lot of furniture, tools, garden items, kids items and kitchenware, as we raised money to help those less fortunate than ourselves. Over $1800 was raised and will in turn be donated to other Lakewood community service groups such as Caring for Kids, LASA, Emergency Food Network and Lakewood Boys & Girls Club. [Read more…]

ACU’s Amy Tiemeyer receives JBLM Hall of Fame award

(from left) LTG Lanza, Amy Tiemeyer, Col. Kosinski, and Chief Master Sergeant Ocutte

JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD, WA – America’s Credit Union’s (ACU) Military Relations Liaison, Amy Tiemeyer, was recognized with the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) Hall of Fame Lt. Gen. William H. Harrison Service Award. Established in 2003, the JBLM Hall of Fame program recognizes one community member annually who has contributed to the community as a civilian for three or more years, and who through his or her efforts, made an exceptional impact on our service members, military families, or the JBLM community. [Read more…]

City Council recognizes outgoing JBLM Commander Hodges

At the July 20 Lakewood City Council meeting, the City Council read a proclamation recognizing retiring Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander Col. H. Charles Hodges Jr.

The Colonel helped build a special relationship with the base’s host community. Hodges worked with the City toward meeting common goals and created an open line of communication. It was his commitment, in fact, to engage with the communities. [Read more…]

Letter: Foster Care Placement Crisis in Pierce County


By Erika Thompson

Pierce County has a desperate need for foster families. Each night there are children sitting in the Tacoma office waiting for placement. On Monday there were eight children, on Tuesday six children ranging from age 2-14 years still without a place to rest their head at 10 pm. [Read more…]