Visit your local Tillicum Pierce County Library — at the Tillicum/American Lake Gardens Community Center (14916 Washington Ave S.W., Lakewood 98498, 253-548-3314) — for FREE events for all ages. We look forward to seeing you. Following is a list of events happening in September. [Read more…]
“Pierce and Thurston counties hold twice as many people as they did the last time Interstate 5 was widened next to Washington’s largest workplace, Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
“Plans are in place and money in hand to add lanes on I-5 alongside the base in a six-year project that will affect everybody who drives between Olympia and Tacoma.” Read the rest of Jordan Schrader’s story at The News Tribune’s website.
Unemployed and interested in free, professional technology training? Pierce County Library System’s new First TRACK program starts Sept. 14 in Tillicum. For a limited time all graduates from the five-week course may go through the Microsoft IT certification process for free—a $150 value. [Read more…]
A short-term project to preserve Interstate 5 from Lacey to Tacoma is about to get underway.
Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will replace 21 concrete panels on northbound and southbound I-5 between College Street in Lacey and 38th Street in Tacoma. [Read more…]
Residents of the Tillicum and Woodbrook neighborhoods are invited to a community meeting Tuesday, Sept. 1 hosted by the Washington State Department of Transportation to discuss planned changes for the Berkeley Street and Thorne Lane interchanges. [Read more…]
LAKEWOOD – Drivers heading to Tillicum from northbound Interstate 5 at Berkeley Street (Exit #122) will need to plan an alternate route.
- From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, crews will close the left lane of the northbound I-5 exit to Berkeley Street.
- During the closure, drivers using that exit will not be able to turn left onto Berkeley Street. [Read more…]
Today was our 66th mile together rowing a double on American Lake.
Daughter Christina Klas and I began this past June 24, our goal just to row the three-and-a-half-mile course which we initially halved by stopping at the far turn and catching our breath. [Read more…]
From the Washington State Department of Transportation:
LAKEWOOD – Drivers heading to Tillicum from northbound Interstate 5 at Berkeley Street (Exit No. 122) will need to plan an alternate route. [Read more…]
National Night Out’s (NNO) baseball game between the Lakewood Baseball Club’s Pinto Division Champion Tillicum Crushers and their parents was so fun, so outstanding, and so incredibly important at so many levels.
If only somehow we could capture – and that is the intent here in writing this – the far-reaching difference a simple three-inning exhibition game can – and will – have for all of life for all concerned. [Read more…]
On Friday, July 24, 2015, a good news article appeared in The Suburban Times titled Legislative Session Successful For Lakewood. Under the sub-heading JBLM Corridor, I found miracle news which read as follows:
- “A local connector road between Gravelly Lake Drive and Thorne Lane, essentially opening up the Tillicum neighborhood to the rest of Lakewood for the first time.”