City Council Identifies Pavement Improvement Projects

On Monday, July 21, the Lakewood City Council, acting in its capacity as a Transportation Benefit District (TBD) Board, approved a motion to set Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, as the date for a public hearing on implementation of a $20 Motor Vehicle Licensing Fee (VLF) to finance 11 new pavement and other transportation improvement projects between 2015 and 2020. [Read more...]

CPSD School board cancels meeting

The Clover Park School District Board of Directors has canceled its meeting scheduled for Monday, July 28. The next scheduled meeting for the board of directors is Monday, Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. in room 4 of the Student Services Center, 10903 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, in Lakewood. For more information, contact the Clover Park School District superintendent’s office, 253-583-5190.

Clinic Pairs Disabled Vets with PGA Professionals

LAKEWOOD — Disabled veterans from around the country will converge on the American Lake Veterans Golf Course in Lakewood, Wash., for the second annual National Down Range Golf Clinic, a therapeutic program for disabled veterans coordinated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The only clinic in the country to be held this year, it will team PGA professionals and veterans with a range of disabilities and diagnoses, including spinal cord injuries, visual impairments, traumatic brain injuries and amputees. The clinic’s goal is to deliver one-on-one golf instruction, resources and support to improve health through sport. The event takes place Monday, July 28 beginning at 8 a.m.

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Gold for Saudia


On July 12, 2014 Lakewood’s Saudia James-Heard won the 14-year girls’ triple jump competition at the AAU/ESPN National Club Championship meet. Saudia broke the 2009 meet record (36′-4.75″) with a jump of 37’ 4.25” and is now the #1 ranked girl’s triple jumper in the nation. Remarkably, this is Saudia’s first year triple jumping. [Read more...]

Nisqually Wildlife Refuge at Lakewood United

“Nisqually Wildlife Refuge: Past – Present – Future” by Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Manager Glynnis Nakai will be topic of discussion at the July 24 meeting of Lakewood United.

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 two programs after this week are: [Read more...]

Pierce College: Keeping it all in the Family


LAKEWOOD –When Sharon Coward enrolled in classes at the Puyallup campus nine years ago, her parents didn’t plan to begin a long-time relationship with the college. It happened, though.

Sharon, 25, is the first of all six children in Allen and Nadia Coward’s family to graduate from Pierce College. Her youngest brother and sister, Jesse and Christina, walked in this year’s commencement ceremony and both plan to complete their required classes this fall.

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