Narrows Brewing to celebrate Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest and Marzen beer. That can only mean fall is approaching and Narrows Brewing Company is celebrating. Join Narrows Brewing Saturday, September 20th from 6:00 – 11:00 for a party out on the deck with head brewer Joe Walts and his newly released Oktoberfest Beer. Music and food vendors will be on hand to round out the evening and there is no cover charge.

Their Oktoberfest beer is inspired by German Marzenbier and is a showpiece for the bready flavors of Munich and Vienna malts. This year’s batch will have an abv of 5.7% and will have been lagered for 8 weeks by the time it is tapped on September 20.

Griffith to leave Pierce Transit, Board names James Walton Interim CEO

LAKEWOOD – At a special meeting on September 15, Pierce Transit’s Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to waive a 75-day notice requirement in CEO Lynne Griffith’s employment agreement, allowing her to leave Pierce Transit for her new role as Assistant Secretary, Washington State Ferries about two weeks earlier than originally announced. Her last day at Pierce Transit will be September 22.  Retired Tacoma City Manager James (Jim) Walton has been named interim CEO until Griffith’s replacement can be hired. [Read more...]

4th annual Pierce County Citizenship Celebration set for Sept. 20

Everyone in Pierce County is invited to watch approximately 75 immigrants become American citizens during a ceremony on Sept. 20 in Tacoma. The naturalization ceremony – the final step to attain citizenship – begins promptly at 11 a.m. at the Mount Tahoma High School Auditorium, 4634 S. 74th Street. The ceremony, conducted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, is free and open to the public. [Read more...]

Youth Summit at Univ. of Puget Sound race & education conference


TACOMA, Wash. – The 2014 Youth Summit at University of Puget Sound will offer something unusual to the young people of Pierce County this time around—the minds and ears of local “elders.”

In the day-long whirl of educational youth activities—that are part of the 2014 Race & Pedagogy National Conference—hundreds of high school students will share experiences with Tacoma community leaders who were “in the trenches” during some of America’s most racially divided times. [Read more...]

Legendary Locals of Lakewood

The most recent book written by Steve Dunkelberger and Walter Neary, will be the topic of discussion at the Lakewood Historical Society’s next program on Tuesday, Sept 16 be held in the Parish Hall at St Mary’s Episcopal Church, 10630 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, next to the Lakewood Library. Their first book published by Arcadia Publishing in 2005 concentrated on historic sites. This book showcases the people who have made Lakewood the city it is today. [Read more...]

SBA proposes revisions to size standards

The U.S. Small Business Administration published two proposed rules to revise small business size standards in North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Sector 31-33 (Manufacturing) and industries with employee-based size standards that are not a part of NAICS Sector 31-33, Sector 42 (Wholesale Trade), and Sector 44-45 (Retail Trade). The proposed rules were published in the Federal Register today. [Read more...]