Could the homeless be made to pick up their own trash? Can you get blood from a turnip? Our community of late is not immune from what our city manager has called “a national epidemic.” We’ve recently seen an influx of folks taking up residence in a wooded section near the town’s entrance.
Caring for Kids is holding its annual Stuff the Bus event at Clover Park High School on Saturday, November 5th from 9:00 A.M.–2:00 P.M. We are preparing to help 650 families in need for the holidays. Volunteers from the high schools, middle schools along with the volunteer adults will be out in full force asking […]
The red-white-and-blue 18-foot home-made plywood runabout was sinking. First among the clues was the sluggishness of the steering. Wallowing among the slight depressions between the waves rather than cutting a course straight on, his pride-and-joy was becoming less and less responsive.
Lakewood city government leaders want the Clover Park School District’s Board and Facilities Advisory Committee (FAC) to hurry up and decide to do what all apparently say is inevitable: demolish and relocate Woodbrook Middle School.
In 1928—a few years shy of 88 years ago—Tacoma’s Garden Club established a plan to honor those who served in WW I. Many organizations and individuals in the county funded placement of 500 trees. On March 16, 1928, a stretch of U.S. 99 was dedicated. During the following decades, though, a large portion of those […]
One of my wife’s favorite reasons to watch TV is the Antiques Roadshow – “part history lesson, part treasure hunt.” I admit that seeing the appraiser’s estimate of the prized possession – and the resulting flabbergasted expression on the face of the owner – for the keepsake that had been hidden away in the attic […]
The excerpts below come from a weather alert linked here that my sister, who lives just over a sand-dune from the ocean in Long Beach, WA, has been tracking. She’s coming to stay with us here in Tillicum. Even so, last time we had such severe weather, many in our Tillicum community had to cut […]
Submitted by Jerry Dunlap The Kiwanis Club of Clover Park recently installed their club officers for 2016/2017. Steve Bay, 2015/2016 Pacific Northwest Kiwanis Division 34 Lt. Governor, presided over the installation program.
All beavers, unlike many bureaucrats, are known for sagacity: “foresight, discernment, or keen perception; ability to make good judgments.” That’s why RIP is so wrong, RIP referencing Lakewood’s Rental Inspection Program, or Rental Housing Safety Program as it is wont to be known. RIP is audacious but not sagacious.
Famed author of children’s books and poetry Frederick Ogden Nash said of our venerable forebears, “When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.” Most fortunately for young 12-year-old Don Podraza the opposite was true.