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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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West Pierce Fire & Rescue Personnel Deployed to Oso Return Home

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West Pierce Fire & Rescue had several personnel deployed to the Oso incident. Emergency Management Coordinator, Christine Badger and Training Captain Gary McVay were deployed as part of the Incident Management Team.  Both were deployed for over a week and assisted with the coordination efforts at the command post.

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Letter: Does Lakewood need revenue?

By David Shaw, Lakewood

Does Lakewood need revenue? There’s an easy way to get it.

In the Target store’s parking lot alone, almost any time of day, the LPD could issue tickets to those who park in the Handicapped zones who have no visible hanging tag (red or blue) or DP license plate. The Safeway parking lot would also be a place to consider cruising.

I’m sure there are also other locations which could be more closely monitored. The flagrant abuse of non-qualified users of handicapped parking spaces is getting worse and worse.

Do You Want to Build a Cardboard-box Castle?

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TACOMA, Wash. – College students will build a giant “cardboard castle” out of old packing boxes to create University of Puget Sound’s first-ever entry in a hotly contested, nationwide recycling contest.

Recyclemania, a nonprofit run by universities, challenges colleges and universities across the country to see who can build the largest structure out of used boxes, tape, and sheer imagination. The annual contest, which has taken on a life of its own in recent years, aims to raise awareness about waste reduction on campuses.

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