Lakewood author launches his book on


Pulling together his photography, writing, illustration and design experiences, Ed Kane, retired army media content producer of Lakewood, has put the final touches on a retirement book project decades in the making.

Kane’s book, Roads to Ruins, is a pictorial essay and history of the castles and other primarily defensive structures of Germany’s Middle Ages. Producing the material for his “retirement” project took six trips to Germany over 30 years. He has produced the entire book – photography, design illustrations and writing – himself as his legacy project. Now ready for printing, he has opted to raise the funding for the printing phase by appealing to the crowd-funding website,

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Easter Sunrise Service in the Curran Apple Orchard

By Lynne Jenks-Dudschus

Join United Church in University Place for our Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30am in the Curran Apple Orchard. We will gather, give thanks and sing! We will light a sacred fire and burn tobacco and sweet grass and send our prayers for new life up to our Creator on the smoke. We will hear the traditional Easter story from the New Testament and a few less traditional readings. All are welcome to join us! United Church is located at 3912 Grandview Dr W.

Letter: Penny’s on the Boulevard good food, prices

By Toni Aulerich

Have you had any homestyle cooking, in a restaurant, in the past few days? For me it is a meatloaf sandwich, something few people have tried. Penny’s on the Boulevard Restaurant and Bar has the best I have had since the last time I made a meatloaf that wasn’t scooped instead of sliced.

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9th Annual Wheels to Meals Bike Ride set for June 21

The 9th Annual Wheels to Meals bike ride, the signature fundraising event for the St. Leo Food Connection, will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Cyclists can choose from 10, 20, 32, 45, 56 and 75 mile routes through the Puyallup Valley and surrounding area. All rides start and end at WSU’s Puyallup Campus (7612 Pioneer Way East), which will also be the site of a Finish Line Festival including live music, food and a beer/wine/root beer float garden.

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Westside Story – Lakewood First Lions Club Crab Feed

Lakewood First Lions Crab Feed

I met John and Nancieann Anderson back in the 1970s when we worked at New York Life Insurance Company. The two of them have been serving our Lakewood community for decades as members of Lakewood First Lions Club. John has 40 years of volunteer service with the Lions. Nancieann has 20 years service.

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Before The Fall


By Dorothy Wilhelm

UNIVERSITY PLACE – I had just taken this picture (see below) of the “Love Locks” a day or so before the cable broke or was broken at Chambers Bay in University Place. I was curious about what they could possibly mean, and my kids naturally – kids are so smart – were able to tell me that in “locking their love” and throwing away the key, it was a symbol that love would last forever.

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Trueit named Educator of the Month

Rotary logo

Jennifer Trueit, a first grade teacher at Lakeview Hope Academy in Clover Park School District, was named Lakewood Rotary’s Educator of the Month at the club’s regular meeting on Friday, April 11.  With Michael Auton (principal of Lakeview Hope Academy) in attendance as well, Rotarian Kim Prentice noted that Jennifer is described as a leader among her peers.  She demonstrates sound instructional delivery in each of the five elements of teaching:
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