The Lakewood City Council will hold a Study Session on Monday, December 9 (7 pm) in the City of Lakewood Council Chambers (6000 Main St. SW., Lakewood). Download the Study Session Agenda here.
The City of Lakewood is accepting applications to fill two (2) vacancies on the Landmarks and Heritage Advisory Board.
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By John J. Caulfield
Annual Tree Lighting Festival: Tonight from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., the City of Lakewood will be hosting its 17th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Festival at Lakewood City Hall. This is a fun, FREE, family event with refreshments, crafts and a visit from Jolly Ol’ St. Nicholas himself. Kids will be able to follow him to City Hall in the Kiddies parade immediately following the official lighting of the tree. This year a family from the 4-2 Stryker Brigade will have the honors of lighting the tree.
Join us this Sunday, December 8 for our 11:30am church experience at Clover Park High School (11023 Gravelly Lake Dr Lakewood 98499), immediately following we will roll out the big screen and watch the Seahawks game. The whole family is welcome and food is provided. To contact us email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, click www.lifecentersouth.com.
LAKEWOOD – Sure, you could take a chance and buy items, sight unseen, off some website this holiday shopping season.
Sure, you could risk compromising your personal information and having someone steal delivery boxes off your front porch or mailbox.
Story & Photo – Joseph Boyle
This past September I rented a car from Enterprise Rent-A-Car and drove up and down the East Coast between Washington D.C. and Boston, Massachusetts. In the eastern United States they have lots of toll roads managed by a governmental agency commonly called the Toll Authority. Some goofy politician or administrator decided to start charging a new toll in the amount of 10 cents.
While it seems to me a new toll for 10 cents violates common sense, as a West Coast guy, I am willing to go with the flow and pay the dime.
TACOMA – A classic dramatic tale will enthrall music and theater lovers during free opera previews at two Pierce County Libraries in December and January.
Opera expert Norm Hollingshead will share an entertaining and enthusiastic free preview of the Seattle Opera production of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” Friends of the Libraries sponsor these free events.
LAKEWOOD, Wash.- The Lakewood City Council officially welcomed its newest member to the dais Monday night. John Simpson was sworn into office with dozens of friends and wife Melanie in the audience.
“I am honored and humbled to serve this City,” said Councilmember Simpson, a former member of the Lakewood Redevelopment Board.
By Becky Huber
Stop by the Lakewood History Museum at 6211 Mt Tacoma Dr SW for its annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 7th from 2-4 pm to get into the holiday spirit. View vintage and handmade decorations, partake of Christmas cookies and cider and learn more about the Colonial Center’s Yule Log Ceremony. Come meet the newest artist, Mark Rogers, from the Rainier League of Arts, who has his work on display.
LAKEWOOD – The City of Lakewood has selected Grant Blinn as its next Municipal Court Judge. His term begins January 1, 2014, when Municipal Court Judge Ernest Heller’s term expires.
Judge Blinn brings more than two decades of legal and public safety experience to the Court, including the past 17 years with the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, where he most recently served as Homicide Chief. Prior to that, he served as a Division Chief, where he supervised 25 deputy prosecutors and staff who prosecuted criminal offenses in Pierce County District Court.
By Kris G. Kauffman, President, 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 events for the next five weeks are as follows:
- December 5, 2013 - “Transportation through, within, and around JBLM” – Col. Chuck Hodges, Joint Base Commander – (Marie Barth MC)
- December 12, 2013 – The new Lakewood City Manager: John Caulfield – (Steve Smith – MC) (also Diane Formosa – Caring For Kids )
- December 19, 2013 – A new Western State Hospital CEO: Ron Adler looks ahead – (Herb Stumpf - MC)
- December 26, 2013 – No meeting – Compliments of the Season
- January 2, 2014 - No meeting – Compliments of the Season
By Laurel Bennett
LAKEWOOD – Premiering on Dec. 6, at 8 p.m., narrator Tim Allen takes audiences Back To The Moon For Good at the Pierce College Science Dome on the Fort Steilacoom campus. The film is being shown as part of Pierce’s Comet Day celebration.
Back To The Moon For Good is an exciting, educational, 25-minute full-dome digital film that highlights the history of exploring the moon and provides an insider’s look at the teams vying for the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the largest incentivized prize in history.
By Laurel Bennett
LAKEWOOD – Comet ISON is “passing through” our earthly neighborhood, and you can learn how to spot it on Friday, Dec. 6, during Comet Day at Pierce College’s Science Dome.
The free event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. on the Fort Steilacoom campus in the Rainier building, second floor. Pierce students will present family-friendly, hands-on science activities and science dome shows for people to learn more about comets — including tips on how to spot comet ISON in the morning sky.
The West Pierce Fire & Rescue wants to help you be prepared should disaster strike. West Pierce is now offering presentations about Disaster Preparedness to groups and organizations throughout the community. Contact Amber Redmond at 253-983-4580 if you are interested or want more information.