TPU: Utility Customers Targeted By Scammers

Scam calls to Tacoma Public Utilities customers have increased in the past couple of weeks, and the utility wants to help ensure no one loses money.

Scammers have mainly targeted commercial customers, demanding they make an immediate payment with a prepaid card or risk having their service disconnected. Customers are often directed to purchase a Green Dot or Money Pak card. [Read more...]

Lakewood Chamber: JBLM could lose 16,000 more jobs

The Army recently completed a 2014 Supplemental Programmatic Environment Assessment (SPEA), which poses that Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) could lose up to 16,000 military and civilian jobs.

You’ll recall that the South Sound recently lost the 4-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team (Lakewood’s Community Connector). This reduction was the result of the initial 2013 Programmatic Environment Assessment (PEA).

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Windermere Professional Partners Announces the Launch of ChambersBayHousing.com

UNIVERSITY PLACE –  Windermere Professional Partners Property Management (WPPPM) proudly announces the launch of ChambersBayHousing.com.  Since the USGA announced Chambers Bay as the site of the 2015 US Open Golf Championship, the University Place community has been buzzing about opportunities available for homeowners near the course to make their houses available for rent to visitors, media, sponsors, and perhaps even players.  Until now, a uniform, consistent source of options and information did not exist.  ChambersBayHousing.com changes that. [Read more...]

Vacancies on Lakewood Arts Commission

The City of Lakewood is accepting applications to fill six (6) vacancies on the Lakewood Arts Commission.

DESCRIPTION: The role of the Lakewood Arts commission is to assess needs, establish priorities and make recommendations for enrichment of the community and promotion of its cultural vitality through the arts. The Lakewood Arts Commission will do the following: [Read more...]

Anderson Island Elementary awarded Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Grant

Steilacoom Historical School District has been awarded the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant for students attending Anderson Island Elementary School in the 2014-15 school year. Funds are provided to purchase a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables that can be offered to students throughout the school day. Anderson Island Elementary School became eligible based on the federal free and reduced lunch rate and successful completion of the competitive grant application. One hundred and forty-eight Washington schools received funding. [Read more...]

Curran Orchard FREE Summer Concerts

Join us for a great evening of Blues with Maia Santell and House Blend on Thursday, July 24, from 6:30pm-8pm at the Curran Apple Orchard Park. Bring a picnic or purchase pizza or pasta from The Rolling Crust. Special thanks to Columbia Bank for being our long-time concert sponsor. The orchard is located at 3920 Grandview Drive in University Place. For more information, visit www.curranappleorchard.com.