Around the Sound: Another roadside attraction


There’s lots of interesting yard art to be seen around Lakewood: from fine statuary at Lakewold Garden and St. John Bosco’s Meditation Garden, to Swan’s Candles on Gravelly Lake Drive, or the antique reproductions collection of famous statues in the yard just off Ardmore. There’s a different kind of roadside attraction, though, along Old Military Road. [Read more…]

Hot, Dry Conditions Result in Fire Response Increase

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University Place, Wash. – With the dry, hot conditions this summer, it’s no surprise brush fire statistics have increased exponentially. From June 1-July 20, 2014, WPFR responded to 14 brush fires. During that same time frame this year, crews responded to 102. It’s not often fire departments see an increase of over 700% when talking about fire responses. [Read more…]

CPTC: Health Unit Coordinator student wants to give back


Jeanee Henson was just 7 years old when the seizures started.

She had her first surgery to remove part of her brain when she was 10. It didn’t help.

The initial diagnosis was epilepsy, followed by Rasmussen’s Syndrome, a rare inflammatory neurological disease that causes one hemisphere of the brain to become inflamed and deteriorate. Henson was a young pre-teen when she had a second surgery to remove the right side of her brain. [Read more…]

‘Community Neighborhood Policing’ to be the topic at Lakewood United

The date and topic of the next meeting of Lakewood United: July 30, 2015 “Community Neighborhood Policing” – Sgt. Mark Eakes, NPO Unit, Lakewood Police Department (John – MC)

The Lakewood United group meets at 7 AM every Thursday at Burs Restaurant, which is located at 6151 Steilacoom Boulevard SW in Lakewood. Upcoming topics are as follows: [Read more…]

Lakewood Arts Commission vacancies

The City of Lakewood is accepting applications to fill six (6) vacancies on the Lakewood Arts Commission.

DESCRIPTION: The role of the Lakewood Arts commission is to assess needs, establish priorities and make recommendations for enrichment of the community and promotion of its cultural vitality through the arts. The Lakewood Arts Commission will do the following: [Read more…]