Time travel to knight days at Lakewood Library

Travel back in time to the Middle Ages with thrilling demonstrations of medieval sword fighting. Handle authentically weighted and detailed swords, try on armor, see real antiquities and more at Knighthood: Armor, Chivalry and More in the Middle Ages at the Lakewood Pierce County Library (6300 Wildaire Road S.W.) on Saturday, March 7, 2 p.m. Ages 6 and up. Free events sponsored by Friends of the Libraries.

West Pierce Fire & Rescue Responds to Hazardous Materials Incident in Lakewood

Hazmat response

LAKEWOOD – Just before 11:00 am Saturday West Pierce firefighters had a citizen walk into the station alerting them to an odor coming from his home at the 8600 block of Moreland Ave SW.  The man reported coming home and finding both his cat and his bird dead and a strange odor coming from the house. [Read more…]

Letter: The three ‘F’s’ as opposed to the three ‘R’s’


Fluff, frills and froth are a more apt description of what is ostensibly touted as benefiting education – much less professional development – at the National School Board Association (NSBA) annual conferences.

Certainly so in light of the savings to be had, had the members of the Clover Park School District board just stayed home. [Read more…]

Community input sought for priorities on Aging & Disability

Pierce County Community Connections Aging & Disability Resources (ADR) is initiating a process to gather community input for the creation of the 2016-2019 Area Plan. The Area Plan establishes funding priorities and the array of services that will be provided to support older adults and adults with disabilities who are living in the community. [Read more…]

Charles Eldredge presents ‘Eloquent Objects’ at TAM


Join exhibition curator Charles Eldredge, Hall Distinguished Professor of American Art at the University of Kansas and former Director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, at the Tacoma Art Museum (March 14 – 2 pm) to learn more about the work of New Mexico’s early still-life painters. He will be available to sign his exhibition catalogue following the lecture. [Read more…]

Lakewood Sister Cities 2015 International Festival & ArtsFest Celebration

Lakewood Sister Cities Association & ArtsFest Committee have vendor spaces available at the upcoming annual International Festival featuring the Bauang Baggak Choir from our Sister City of Bauang, La Union, Philippines. This year’s event will be held on May 2-3 at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Campus, Performing Arts Center. Contact Michael Lacadie for applications and/or questions at 253-588-8967.