Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. — The 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) will be conducting its opening ceremony on Monday to begin a week-long celebration in recognition of its historical lineage dating back to WWII. The Menton week celebration is so named in recognition of the deactivation of the 1st Special Service Force (aka The Devil’s Brigade) in Menton, France in December, 1944. The 1st Special Service Force was a joint U.S.-Canadian commando unit and all modern Special Forces Groups can trace their lineage to this organization. The opening ceremony will consist of the unveiling of names on a marble memorial wall of the most recent Soldiers killed in action, a wreath laying ceremony, and building memorialization. Key note speaker will be Col. Robert McDowell, Commander of the 1st SFG(A) and a representative of the Canadian Special Operations Regiment.
Join us this Sunday, December 8 for our 11:30am church experience at Clover Park High School (11023 Gravelly Lake Dr Lakewood 98499), immediately following we will roll out the big screen and watch the Seahawks game. The whole family is welcome and food is provided. To contact us email email@example.com. Or, click www.lifecentersouth.com.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. — JBLM officials will conduct a Force Protection exercise Thursday, December 5 as part of an annual Installation Management Command (IMCOM) requirement to ensure JBLM’s leadership and first responders are prepared to respond to a variety of security threats and able to protect personnel, resources, and property.
The West Pierce Fire & Rescue wants to help you be prepared should disaster strike. West Pierce is now offering presentations about Disaster Preparedness to groups and organizations throughout the community. Contact Amber Redmond at 253-983-4580 if you are interested or want more information.
By Cara Cross
The 19th annual Fantasy Lights display will again dazzle viewers with new themes and yearly additions to the largest drive-through display of lights in the Northwest. Fantasy Lights operates for 35 nights, November 28-January 1, 2014, nightly from5:30-9:00pm. The beautiful two and a quarter mile drive takes place in Spanaway County Park, 14905 Gus G Bresemann Blvd., just west of 152nd/Military Road and SR 7 (Pacific Ave) in Spanaway, WA. The fee per car is $13 and $45 per bus (25+ passengers). For more information and driving directions call 253-798-3330, or www.piercecountywa.org/parks
LAKEWOOD, Wash.- Temperatures are dropping, roads are icy and snow is a real possibility.
The City of Lakewood wants to remind residents to be prepared during extreme wintery conditions this year. Whether it’s at home or on the road, ice and snow can catch anyone off guard.
Similar to Food Network’s Iron Chef, the year-long competition pits professional brewmasters against each other in a blind brew-off. Entrants must incorporate three unique ingredients into their final recipe. Each contestant has roughly eight weeks to prepare their entry.
By Melanie Kirk-Stuaffer
University Place based Dance Theatre Northwest will present its last Arts Are Education Performance for 2013 on Friday, November 22, at Park Lodge Elementary at 1:15 p.m.
By Caryle Hitchcock, University Place
I have installed a little free libraries box in front of my house (3137 Louise ST W, University Place) and would like to get the word out. It is the first in University Place. There are others in Tacoma and an article has been written about them and appeared in the The Tacoma News Tribune. You can access information on this movement, to get people of all ages reading and enjoying the idea of exchanging books, here: http://littlefreelibrary.org/. It is a great movement worldwide and growing. We are having a Grand Opening this Saturday, Nov. 23 from 1 to 3 pm with complimentary hot cider and donuts.
By John J. Caulfield, City Manager
The City Council will be holding a regular meeting on Monday, November 18, 2013, beginning at 7:00 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 6000 Main Street SW. Agenda items for the meeting include:
By Celeste Johnston, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
The Steilacoom Historical School Board of Directors voted to revise the 2013-14 school year meeting schedule at their November 13, 2013 meeting. The meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 27, 2013 has been cancelled. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on December 11, 2013 at Pioneer Middle School, 1750 Bob’s Hollow Lane, DuPont, WA 98327.