Letter: A $9-million walking (logrolling) path ‘round Gravelly Lake?

Lumberjack World Championships

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The Lakewood City Council held its retreat Feb.21 at City Hall on the third floor – which is three floors above street level where the rest of the 58,211 people in the city live – but at least that venue is a considerable savings to the taxpayer given the event used to be held at the posh Alderbrook Resort and Spa on Hood Canal. [Read more…]

Adelphian Concert Choir tour marries poetry and music

TACOMA, Wash. – The Adelphian Concert Choir will introduce audiences to some of the most revered marriages of poetry and music—from ancient times to today—as they tour the Pacific Northwest this spring.

University of Puget Sound’s celebrated 42-voice student ensemble will give free public concerts at schools, colleges, and churches in Washington and Oregon, from Friday, March 13 to Saturday, March 28. [Read more…]

Lakewood Police Chief Bret Farrar to retire

After nearly three decades of serving and protecting the Lakewood community, Police Chief Bret Farrar has announced that he will retire in April.

One of the most recognizable faces and personalities in the community, Chief Farrar will end his law enforcement career where it started. He began as a Patrol Deputy in Lakewood for the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department in 1988, before the City’s incorporation. [Read more…]

Lakewood Gardens’ Executive Director to speak at Lakewood United

Lakewood Gardens’ Executive Director, Stephanie Walsh will update Lakewood United on “Lakewold Gardens – What is coming?” on Thursday, March 5.

The Lakewood United group meets at 7 AM every Thursday at Burs Restaurant, which is located at 6151 Steilacoom Boulevard SW in Lakewood. The next 2 Thursday programs are as follows: [Read more…]

Clubhouse robotics team readies for invitational tournament


The VEX Team from the Lakewood Computer Clubhouse has been invited to compete in the Western Washington High School VRC Championship on March 7th in Lake Stevens. This event is only for teams that have qualified by winning certain awards or achieving certain skills scores at local events throughout the state earlier in the season. Their robot has performed consistently well in the three qualifying tournaments that they attended and the team has been working hard every Friday night at the Computer Clubhouse in the Lakewood Family YMCA to hone their robot operations skills. [Read more…]

Health Department pet death investigation inconclusive

After an initial investigation, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has not been able to determine with certainty what killed a renter’s pet cat and bird in a Lakewood home Saturday. A strong odor remains in the house, and the Health Department has recommended that the owner contact an industrial hygienist to investigate the situation further. [Read more…]

Clover Park Rotary helps ‘Set the Stage for Success’

The Clover Park Rotary (CPR) Club continues its commitment to ‘Set the Stage for Success’ for the youth in our community.

Currently CPR is funding instructors from the Lakewood Institute of Theater to introduce all the students at Southgate Elementary to the elements of live theater. This endeavor will finish with a Southgate production of the ‘Lorax’ at the Lakewood Playhouse, March 21. [Read more…]

Time travel to knight days at Lakewood Library

Travel back in time to the Middle Ages with thrilling demonstrations of medieval sword fighting. Handle authentically weighted and detailed swords, try on armor, see real antiquities and more at Knighthood: Armor, Chivalry and More in the Middle Ages at the Lakewood Pierce County Library (6300 Wildaire Road S.W.) on Saturday, March 7, 2 p.m. Ages 6 and up. Free events sponsored by Friends of the Libraries.