Forks Over Knives Screening Event

By Terri Peters

The Voice of Hope Seventh-day Adventist church is hosting a Forks Over Knives screen event at the Lakewood Public Library [6300 Wildaire Rd Sw, Lakewood] on Saturday evening, April 26, at 6:30pm. The feature film Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. Contact Terri Peters at (253) 474-7253 for more information.

BBB helps prevent medical ID theft

According to the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance, medical identity theft increased nearly 20 percent in 2013 and affected approximately 1.84 million victims in the United States—who paid more than $12 billion in out-of-pocket costs. Statistics still indicate that a majority of identity theft occurs by physical means—like dumpster diving and mail theft—and properly destroying sensitive personal documents is extremely important.

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Pierce County welcomes task force home from record deployment to Oso

A Pierce County-based Urban Search and Rescue team has completed a record deployment to the massive SR 530 landslide in Snohomish County.

The first 80-member rotation of Washington Task Force 1 (WATF-1) deployed on March 24 and returned April 4. The second 80-member rotation deployed on April 4 and returned on April 19.

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Come spend an evening with old friends at LP

While Neil Simon was busy writing for Sid Caesar’s TV show, “Your Show of Shows,” he took out a bit of time to bring forth his first hit play, “Come Blow Your Horn.”

Luckily for the playwright and the world’s theatre-going population, the show proved a great success, as did his second venture, “Barefoot in the Park.”

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BMW cuts ribbon on newly remodeled dealership

What's a grand re-opening without food?

More than 130 people celebrated Wednesday’s Ribbon Cutting of the newly renovated BMW Northwest in Fife. Owned by longtime Lakewood resident, Manfred Scharmach, the Ribbon Cutting also kicks off a Celebration Sales Event April 25-27. El Gaucho catered Wednesday’s grand opening and will be back for the weekend event. Below are some pictures from Wednesday’s event. [Read more...]

Lakewood Artists to Display Paintings at ArtsFest

Artist and historian Alan Archambault's color illustration pays tribute to the long and proud history of the American military in the Puget Sound area.

Several award winning Lakewood artists will be participating in the Sister Cities – ArtsFest Celebration this coming weekend at Pierce College’s Steilacoom Campus.

ArtsFest will open at 6 p.m. Friday, April 25 with a free, meet the artists reception and continue through 5 p.m. Sunday, April 27.  Over forty Pierce County artists will be presenting their  work to the public.

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