Mayor Gives Lakewood Coin To Ranger Museum in France

The City of Lakewood’s appreciation for members and families of the military is known throughout the region.

But it’s also understood an ocean away. Check out this picture from Mayor Don Anderson to see what we mean.

While overseas, the Mayor got the opportunity to present an official Lakewood coin to the staff at Musee des Rangers (the Ranger Musem) in Normandy, France.

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End of an Era for West Pierce Fire & Rescue

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UNIVERSITY PLACE – West Pierce Fire & Rescue Station 32, located at 7909 40th Street West, opened its doors over 50 years ago to serve the citizens of University Place long before it ever became a city. Thousands of emergencies have been responded to over the years from this station. As of July 29, 2014 this station has been closed and emergency responses will no longer be provided from Station 32. [Read more...]

Letter: What The Heck Is That?

My wife planted a garden of vegetables – we think – but the jungle has not only taken root, it has taken over: the space available; the adjoining lawn; the bulkhead that separates the garden from the lake; and it has begun to obscure the view.

Our son-in-law swears he can see it grow (and grow and grow) while he’s watering it.

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Scavenger Hunt and Edible Tour at Organic Farm for Youth Volunteer Event

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LAKEWOOD — Does getting kids to have fun eating vegetables and pulling weeds sound like a cruel joke to you? Not to Emergency Food Network­, which will host Youth Days at its Mother Earth Farm Aug. 16. Participants will take an edible tour, participate in a farm scavenger hunt and volunteer weeding project for the second and final event of the summer.

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Chris Kimball receives 2014 Eagles Club Award

Local, Certified Financial Planner®, Christopher Kimball, recently attended the Money Concepts Financial Planning Congress in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The conference took place from Monday July 14th through Thursday the 17h and was held at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, where Chris received the 2014 Eagles Club award. The conference featured well-known speakers, authors and investment professionals, as well as training opportunities for the attendees. [Read more...]

Letter: Money Made from Smoke and Mirrors

Lakewood is compensated up to $24,875 for its smoke detectors, aka the Lakewood Police Department Community Service Officers (CSO) and one Code Enforcement Officer.

According to a Public Disclosure Requested (PDR) document – the September 27, 2012 contractual agreement between the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) and the City of Lakewood – the City is reimbursed nearly $25,000 for the five members of Lakewood’s Burn Ban Patrol to observe, photograph, document and report those caught violating the air with smoke from chimneys, outdoor fires and even BBQ’s during burn bans. [Read more...]

Breaking Hunger Trap Shooting Tournament Targets Food Insecurity

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LAKEWOOD — Finding fun, fresh, innovative ways to combine people’s passions with their giving is tough in a landscape of golf tournaments and auctions. To accommodate the increase in demand for food at the 60 food banks, meal sites, and shelters that Emergency Food Network (EFN) serves, Board Member Darren Schuldheiss took aim at combining two of his passions: fighting hunger and shooting clay pigeons out of the air.

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