Narrows Brewing to celebrate Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest and Marzen beer. That can only mean fall is approaching and Narrows Brewing Company is celebrating. Join Narrows Brewing Saturday, September 20th from 6:00 – 11:00 for a party out on the deck with head brewer Joe Walts and his newly released Oktoberfest Beer. Music and food vendors will be on hand to round out the evening and there is no cover charge.

Their Oktoberfest beer is inspired by German Marzenbier and is a showpiece for the bready flavors of Munich and Vienna malts. This year’s batch will have an abv of 5.7% and will have been lagered for 8 weeks by the time it is tapped on September 20.

UP for Arts benefit concert set for Sept. 13

Acclaimed Seattle Opera singer Karen Early Evans will perform selections from Mozart, Bernstein, Copland, Gershwin and more at a benefit concert on Saturday, Sept. 13, in University Place.

The concert will begin at 8pm, and will be followed by a reception. All proceeds go towards the purchase of a grand piano for the UP Civic/Library building atrium.

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Letter: A crime to be black and Latina in University Place

By Michelle Galaz

In the middle of the afternoon in broad daylight on September 8, 2014, two young ladies volunteer for a congressional campaign. The reason they are walking down a street is they believe in the democratic process–vote, ask questions, read, and volunteer. One lady is a junior at the University of Washington as a Law and Policy major. She has been passionate about politics ever since visiting Washington, DC in 5th grade when she attended Drum Intermediate School in University Place, Washington, where she also graduated from Curtis High School. The other lady is an incoming freshman at Pierce College, new to the area but wanting to learn. [Read more...]

Curran Orchard Cider Squeeze this Sunday

Delicious apple cider, bluegrass music, Johnny Appleseed and, of course, apple pie are in store for visitors at the 21st annual Curran Apple Orchard Cider Squeeze on Sunday, Sept. 7, from noon to 4 pm.  Special thanks to our sponsor, Puget Sound Energy,  for sponsoring this event along with UP Refuse, CORE and the City of University Place.

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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...]