Pierce College Puyallup hosts college fair on Sept. 22

PUYALLUP – For the first time ever, Pierce College Puyallup is hosting a college fair for local high schools in the Puyallup School District. The event will take place Sept. 22 from 6-8 p.m. in Pierce College Puyallup’s cafeteria.

With more than 30 colleges attending the fair, students from Emerald Ridge, Rogers, Puyallup and Walker high schools will have a unique opportunity to learn more about the higher education opportunities available to them, and make an informed decision on which college is right for them.

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Pierce College fundraising breakfasts to support scholarships

LAKEWOOD, WASH. – Pierce College Foundation’s upcoming Creating Possibilities breakfasts aim to raise funds that provide the educational resources students need to complete college and realize their dreams.

There is no fee to attend the breakfasts, which will be held at the Fort Steilacoom campus on Sept. 12 and the Puyallup campus on Sept. 19. The event is a unique opportunity for the greater community to learn about the inspiring stories of Pierce College students. [Read more...]

New State Fair exhibit showcases U.S. Open and Chambers Bay

Visitors can step off the midway and into golf history in a new exhibit at the Washington State Fair that celebrates the preparation for the U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay. The exhibit, titled “Designed to be a Champion,” shares stories and photographs from two books that chronicle historic moments in the championship’s history as well as the making of Chambers Bay. The exhibit also features select 2015 U.S. Open merchandise for sale. [Read more...]

Mayors proclaim September Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

By Robert Freeborn

The mayors of Tacoma, Lakewood, Puyallup, University Place and several others have signed proclamations making September “Prostate Cancer Awareness Month”. Prostate cancer affects 1 in 6 men during their lifetime with an estimated 232,000 men being diagnosed in 2014. Approximately 30,000 men will die from the disease this year making it the second leading cause of death for men. [Read more...]

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-12:15pm and again on Sept. 20th at Puyallup High School from 8:30am-12:15pm. 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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4th Annual AUSA ‘Salute to the Troops’ kicks off

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“And the winner of the first pie eating contest, is City Councilman Tom Swanson,” said Eric Kantor, the Captain Meriwether Lewis (JBLM) Puyallup-Sumner Subchapter President, during the 4th Annual Salute to the Troops.  The pie eating contest was one of many fun-filled activities included in the event, which took place in Puyallup’s Pioneer Park on August 14th.

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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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Lisa and Faith Memorial Run/Walk set for Aug. 16

On May 27, 2011, Lise Marie Palmer and her unborn baby, Faith, went for a run while on a family vacation. They were tragically hit by a car and killed instantly. In honor of Lise and Faith, the 4th annual Lise and Faith Memorial Run/Walk will be held Saturday, August 16 at Hertiage Park Recreation Center in Puyallup.The 2014 beneficiary is Cora Cordi, a nurse at Puyallup’s Good Sam Hospital. The event will be at Heritage Park Recreation Center on Saturday, August 16, 2014. More information can be had by downloading this brochure.