Local leaders plan for Chambers Creek Canyon trail

Leaders of Pierce County and the cities of University Place and Lakewood have agreed to work together to develop a trail through the scenic Chambers Creek Canyon.The two cities have already approved the agreement. With the Pierce County Council’s unanimous approval on May 26, the three entities agree to collaborate on seeking grants and other funding sources to plan and build a recreational trail. [Read more…]

Mini-golf tournament finals at University Place Library

At 2 p.m. on May 30 at University Place Library, finalists will vie for the championship in the Pierce County Library Open Mini Golf Tournament. People of all ages throughout Pierce County have participated in the tournament this spring. A total of 18 Pierce County Libraries hosted first rounds of the tournament, and semifinals took place at six libraries. University Place Library is located at 3609 Market Place W., Suite 100, University Place, WA 98466. [Read more…]

‘Between Sea and Sky’ dedication set for May 30


A stunning suspended glass sculpture celebrating the beauty of the Pacific Northwest will be dedicated on Saturday, May 30 (10 am), in the UP Civic/Library Atrium (3609 Market Place W – University Place).

UP for Arts, a nonprofit 501c3 volunteer group, successfully completed a $100,000 fundraising campaign in less than one year to bring this spectacular artwork to our community. [Read more…]

Chambers Bay author Blaine Newnham at University Place Library

At 7 p.m. on May 27 at University Place Library author and sports writer Blaine Newnham will talk about and sign his new book, America’s St. Andrews: Chambers Bay. No tickets required. Books will be available for purchase at the event. People may also reserve a copy of the book in the catalog or if buying, consider using Amazon Smile where a portion of the proceeds will benefit Pierce County Library Foundation (choose the foundation when setting up an account). University Place Library is located at 3609 Market Place W., Suite 100, University Place, WA 98466. [Read more…]

Don’t get teed off during U.S. Open

DuPont, Wash. — As the Pacific Northwest hosts the second of the four major golf championships next month, Better Business Bureau wants to make sure fans stay on course when it comes to buying tickets and renting homes. The week-long championship will take place at Chambers Bay Golf Course, and 30,000 fans are expected to attend each day from June 15-21. [Read more…]