Girls volleyball league offered

Registration for the RAGE Girls Volleyball League in the Puyallup and Spanaway-Parkland communities will be held on September 13th at Franklin Pierce High School from 8:30am-12:15 pm and again on Sept. 20th at Puyallup High School from 8:30 am-12:15 pm. League play is offered for girls in 3rd-9th grades in both the elementary and junior high divisions. Cost is $45 if registered before September 13th or $50 afterwards and includes a t-shirt, an instructional clinic, and seven matches.

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African safari photos and stories at Parkland/Spanaway Pierce County Library


Join traveler Pat O’Connor on a safari through Botswana, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe as he shares pictures (see a few below) and stories of animals and people living in the region. Pat will be at the Parkland/Spanaway Pierce County Library (13718 Pacific Ave. S. 253-548-3304 on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 7 p.m. [Read more...]

Stump Speech and Bar-B-Cue Pot Luck

On Wednesday July 9th the 2nd & 29th Districts Republican Club will host the “Stump Speech” meeting. This is an opportunity for everyone and anyone to present their candidacy or point of view on any topic or passion they may have. Each person will be given three minutes to make their point which will be accomplished while standing on a real stump.

Supportive materials for your candidacy or subject matter is welcome. A bar-b-cue potluck will also be provided. Hot dogs and buns are being supplied, but any dishes you could bring to be shared will be appreciated (i.e., baked beans, pasta/potato salad, chips, deserts, etc.).

This event, which is open to the public, will begin at 6:00 PM, in the Weeks-Dryers Fellowship Hall, 220 134th St. So., Parkland. For information contact John Seidl, 253-847-3732.

Schwidder Liturgical Art Project


By Laura Stewart

Ernst Schwidder led the art department at Pacific Lutheran University for several decades. His works of art, created to enhance and focus the worship life of congregations from a variety of denominations-primarily Lutheran churches. Ernst’s mahogany carvings, can be found in over 90 worship facilitites around our state, and over 300 locations across the U.S. and Canada.
Three retired Lutheran pastors have begun to document the locations of these art pieces. They have dubbed their research The Schwidder Project. Two of these men, Roger Sylwester and Richard Tietjen, will give a talk on this subject, and the public is invited. [Read more...]

St. Clare Hospital to Display New Works by Student Photographers

Eleven students from Lakes High School in Lakewood will have their photography showcased as part of an exhibit at St. Clare Hospital entitled “Contributing Toward Creating a Healthy Community”.  This is the second year that St. Clare Hospital has partnered with Lakes High School to display the student’s work.

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