PC TV points cameras at Chambers Bay U.S. Open


Pierce County TV dedicated its December 18 episode to the upcoming U.S. Open at Chambers Bay (watch show below). Segments include:

  • International media descend on Chambers Bay for special tour
  • U.S. Open caterer seeks local food and hiring local servers
  • A look inside the Corporate Hospitality Tents for the U.S. Open
  • Chambers Creek Regional Park boasts 5k trail and beach access
  • Chambers Bay explains hole changes for Open
  • USGA gives glimpse at course conditions for 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay
  • Chambers Bay hosts U.S. Open training for tourism industry
  • A historical look at Pierce County’s Chambers Bay property

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F.U.N. hosting December food drive

Families Unlimited Network is hosting a Food Drive throughout December to benefit the local food bank. Bring in your non perishable donations Monday-Friday 6am-4:30pm and Saturdays 6am-1:30pm to University Place Refuse and Recycling located 2815 Rochester St W, University Place 98466. Cash donation made payable to F.U.N. will be accepted the the U.P. Refuse office or in the payment drop box.

Letter: Help FISH Food Banks win $20,000


By Emily Happy, Director of Development & Communication

Give FISH Food Banks an incredible holiday gift… vote every day through this Friday and help us be one of 75 organizations to win $20,000 from Walmart. www.walmart.com/holidaymakeover.

Voting for Walmart’s Food Pantry Holiday Makeover Campaign ends Friday. Search for a food pantry by entering the state of its location in the search engine. Through a public online voting process, FISH is competing with more than 150 food pantries across the nation to win a share of $1.5 million from Walmart. The 75 food pantries with the most votes at the end of the voting period will receive a $20,000 grant to improve their infrastructures or purchase new equipment to better serve the people in their local communities. [Read more…]

The Rotary Foundation is a force multiplier

The Rotary Foundation is a force multiplier for all of us, transforming donations into projects that promote peace, literacy, economic growth, around the world and at home. Foundation Chairman will discuss the incredible work of The Rotary Foundation at the December 9 meeting of the Rotary Club of Tacoma Narrows.

The Rotary Club of Tacoma Narrows meets weekly at Tower Lanes, 6323 6th Avenue, Tacoma, on Tuesdays at 7 a.m. for fellowship, breakfast, and an informative and interesting presentation from a guest speaker. [Read more…]

Winter Fest / Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 2-6 p.m.

University Place’s Christmas Tree Lighting / Winter Fest event is Saturday, Dec. 6 from 2 to 6 p.m.in Market Square / the Civic Building, 3609 Market Place West.

Join us for the arrival of Santa by fire engine at 2 p.m., crafts & food in Santa’s Loft, photos by the fire with Santa, and live musical & dance performances by local schoolchildren and the Dickens Carolers. [Read more…]

Dance Theatre Northwest’s ‘Nutcracker’ at Mount Tahoma HS, Dec. 13, 14

Lauren Trodahl and Chhay Mam ~ Photo by Maks Zakharov

By B. J. Coleman

Dance Theatre Northwest’s Nutcracker performances are slated for Saturday December 13th at 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, December 14th at 4 p.m. at the Mount Tahoma High School Auditorium. DTNW’s holiday presentation is an upbeat bedtime story illustrated with dynamic dance, beautiful sets and glamorous costumes.

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West Pierce Fire & Rescue recognizes citizen heroes

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University Place, Wash.—At the West Pierce Fire & Rescue commissioner’s meeting on Tuesday, December 2nd, five individuals were recognized for their heroic actions during an emergency medical response on American Lake on July 29, 2014. Dave, Joni, and Abigail Dupille, Jamie Ross, and Kate Owens were all recognized for helping a man in need of medical assistance, as well as a woman who was with him during the incident.

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CWA Students to perform at Festival of Trees Dec. 4

Charles Wright Academy fourth and fifth grade students will perform holiday classics under the tutelage of long-time Lower School music teacher and Tacoma Youth Chorus founder Judy Herrington at the annual Festival of Trees at the Tacoma Convention Center from 12:45 to 1:15 p.m on Thursday, December 4. The Festival of Trees is an annual holiday fund-raiser for Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and Health Center.