With apologies to American actor and dramatist John Howard Payne (1823), and Englishman Sir Henry Bishop (melody composition):
City fence-sitting on marijuana (MJ) won’t be allowed if the State gets its way, and a warrant to inspect rental housing won’t be needed now that the City has its way. If House Bill 1099 passes this current legislative session, Lakewood will lose over a half-million dollars annually from the city’s estimated share of alcohol […]
Martin Luther King Jr., whose life and accomplishments are recognized officially with a day set aside in his honor, was “an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his […]
As of this writing, January 6 was yesterday, “but” in the hit single lyrics of Chad and Jeremy (1963) “that was yesterday and yesterday’s gone.” And with the passing of another day, another deadline promised by the City of Lakewood’s legal department has gone unmet as well.
Zabrina Jenkins, Steilacoom High School’s Class of 1998, was honored on Friday night as Steilacoom Historical Education Foundation’s 2016 Alumnus of the Year. The SHEF presentation was made on Dec. 30 during halftime at the school’s traditional holiday Alumni Basketball game. This year’s game marked the 23rd year for the alumni game. After her graduation […]
“Most people tend to rush signing a lease,” warned Nancy Simmons Starrs in the December 28, 2016 “Washington Post.” Indeed, “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread,” likewise warned Alexander Pope in a poem about tenant/landlord relationships gone bad (or maybe 1711 was pre-rental inspection days).
Whatever is the most annoying word of the year just ending? Yes. It’s both a question and a statement to which ‘whatever’ is the answer.
Marijuana sales will sprout – like the weed that it is – in Lakewood, the city joining La La Land – not the movie but its neighbors – in transitioning from holdout (bans) to handout (bucks). “Principles,” after all, opined the Tacoma News Tribune Editorial Board, “don’t keep the lights on.” And sprigs, that is […]
It’s always a treat to go time traveling around the Lakewood/Steilacoom/DuPont region. Especially this time of year when local museums offer many opportunities to see how the holidays were celebrated back in the day.
Submitted by Jerry Dunlap In recent weeks, the Kiwanis Club of Clover Park has been able to provide financial support to several community organizations and activities. $5,000 was donated to the Caring for Kids air mattress and pillow program to provide these items for families in the Lakewood community. Funds for this program were generated […]