County Parks and Recreation updates ‘Junk in Your Trunk’ event schedule


Pierce County Parks and Recreation will host two more Junk in Your Trunk community events this summer.Junk in Your Trunk is a variation of the traditional garage sale concept. Vendors use their vehicles to transport and sell items in the Sprinker Recreation Center parking lot. Events will last from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Junk in Your Trunk events will take place on: [Read more…]

Letter: Foster Care Placement Crisis in Pierce County


By Erika Thompson

Pierce County has a desperate need for foster families. Each night there are children sitting in the Tacoma office waiting for placement. On Monday there were eight children, on Tuesday six children ranging from age 2-14 years still without a place to rest their head at 10 pm. [Read more…]

QuickBooks workshops this summer at Pierce County Libraries

Cover the basics of the software that allows you to organize finances, create invoices, track sales, trim expenses, view key financial reports and be ready at tax time. Class instructor Pam Giles, of Liquid Assets Accounting, has 25 years of accounting experience with small and large businesses. Registration required. Register online at [Read more…]

2015 BLEVE Soccer Tournament Champions

Central Pierce Fire and Rescue 2015 BLEVE team picture after winning the championship.

By Noah Tchobanoff

I am very proud to announce that our Central Pierce Fire and Rescue team took first place in the Rec Division Saturday May 16 in this years BLEVE Soccer Tournament by going undefeated in four games. The Seattle Soccer BLEVE is a Firefighter and Law Enforcement charity soccer tournament benefitting Treehouse. [Read more…]

Garfield Station multi-use development now open


Community members, academics, investors and political dignitaries gathered on April 23 to celebrate the grand opening of Garfield Station, a 120,000 square foot multi-use development near Pacific Lutheran University’s campus.

Among Garfield Station’s many supporters were Pierce County Councilmembers Connie Ladenburg, Rick Talbert and Douglas Richardson, who helped pass tax abatement legislation that made the project possible. Tom Pierson, President and CEO of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce, also played an integral role in the success of this project. [Read more…]