Sun Fest comes to University Place Market Square on Aug. 1

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The City of University Place will celebrate its 20th anniversary at the annual Sun Fest celebration on Saturday, Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Market Square, 3609 Market Place W. Although this is a new location (previous years’ events were held in Cirque Park), fans can expect a return of many of the festival’s most popular events, including a watermelon eating contest at 2 p.m. and vendor booths featuring food, arts and crafts and more from 100 local and regional vendors. [Read more…]

Hot, Dry Conditions Result in Fire Response Increase

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University Place, Wash. – With the dry, hot conditions this summer, it’s no surprise brush fire statistics have increased exponentially. From June 1-July 20, 2014, WPFR responded to 14 brush fires. During that same time frame this year, crews responded to 102. It’s not often fire departments see an increase of over 700% when talking about fire responses. [Read more…]

It’s all about the KIDS!

By Mike Darrah

Your Kiwanis Club of Clover Park wants to thank those thrifty Lakewood shoppers who helped make our 2nd Annual Parking Lot Sale such a huge success. This year we move a lot of furniture, tools, garden items, kids items and kitchenware, as we raised money to help those less fortunate than ourselves. Over $1800 was raised and will in turn be donated to other Lakewood community service groups such as Caring for Kids, LASA, Emergency Food Network and Lakewood Boys & Girls Club. [Read more…]

Letter: Foster Care Placement Crisis in Pierce County

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By Erika Thompson

Pierce County has a desperate need for foster families. Each night there are children sitting in the Tacoma office waiting for placement. On Monday there were eight children, on Tuesday six children ranging from age 2-14 years still without a place to rest their head at 10 pm. [Read more…]