Lakewood Playhouse launches podcast

Gary Chambers

The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to the Launch of the Lakewood Playhouse Podcast hosted by Gary Chambers.

We are presenting the Lakewood Playhouse Podcast as a unique opportunity to explore behind the scenes of The Lakewood Playhouse, one of Washington State’s premiere community theatres! We truly hope it will allow Theatre-Goers, Creative Artists, Students and Educators the insight into all of the aspects of our theatre…and everything that it takes to create the worlds we present. [Read more…]

University Y Student Center Opens on UW Tacoma Campus

TACOMA, WASH. — With a swiftness born of dedication, construction on the University Y Student Center has been completed and the facility will open to the public on January 1, 2015. UW Tacoma and YMCA of Pierce & Kitsap Counties will host a community celebration and grand opening on Jan. 6.

The project, designed by McGranahan Architects and constructed by Mortenson Construction, moved quickly, with less than a year between the issuance of the building permit in Dec. 2013 and owner occupancy in Dec. 2014. [Read more…]

Beat That Holiday Stress

So The Phone Rings and Your Adult Kids aren’t going to get home for Christmas. They’re very Sorry But After All It Isn’t Going To Work For Them To Get there For Christmas. But you’ll be ok, won’t you, Mom?

What Do You Do? What Do You Say? Most of all, how do you get through it? [Read more…]

Beat That Holiday Stress

The holidays are getting closer. For some of  us, there’s the realization that the inevitable holiday get together which can’t be avoided will necessarily involve folks we’re not too fond of.  It is becoming clear that this  is not going to be as much fun as the gatherings the greeting cards depict.

What to do?   [Read more…]

Pierce County Library System closed Dec. 24-25, Jan. 1

Pierce County Library System will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 to observe Christmas. Also, the Library System will be closed Jan. 1 to observe New Year’s Day. All Pierce County Libraries will close at 6 p.m. on Dec. 31 for New Year’s Eve.

While the library is closed, people may continue to access free services from the online library which offers downloadable e-books, audiobooks, songs, movies and magazines and e-sources with subscription magazines such as Consumer Reports, Morningstar Investment Research Center, car repair manuals and more.

Lakewood Presbyterian is open and affirming

By Barlow Buescher

Lakewood Presbyterian Church is choosing to identify as an open and affirming congregation. We are a faith community that intentionally creates worship and programs to be safe for all people, including people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, and their family members and friends who have felt excluded from churches. Lakewood Presbyterian seeks to be a church as generous and just as God’s grace.