Celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday, teachers, librarians and National Education Association’s have developed Read Across America Day. Each year, schools have activities to bring reading excitement to children of all ages. Clover Park Rotary recognizes the role reading plays in their community and provided a free spaghetti dinner for over 600 kids and their families at Southgate on Thursday night.
Douglas Stoeckiht, Associate Director, and Mark Smith, Executive Director for Families Unlimited Network will discuss food banks and the growing needs of the University Place and Fircrest communities and a new fundraising campaign that’s just around the corner at the March 11 (7 am) meeting of that Tacoma Narrows Rotary Club.
By Alice Dionne
University Place Community Garden is located on the Evergreen Public School Grounds, just off 67th. We have garden sites open now. To find out more and apply, go to our website at www.upcommunitygarden.com. Next meeting is Monday, March 10, 7pm at UP Town Hall just off Main Street across from the Library. Come join us and enjoy gardening in your neighborhood.
Kiwanis Club of Steilacoom was first conceived in 1993 to meet the goals of community service and outreach. Since then it has grown to include students within the local school district, thus benefiting the entire town.
Fred Meyer stores in Western Washington are supporting their local Boys & Girls Clubs through coin boxes at the register. Through May 24th, you can support your local Club when you shop at Fred Meyer by dropping some change in the box at check out. All donations collected at each store stay in the community to support local Clubs and programs.
By Renee Quinn
If you could reduce your risk of becoming diabetic by 58%, wouldn’t you? A collaboration between the Center for Disease Control (CDC), YMCA of the USA, and community partners are doing this thanks to the Diabetes Prevention Program at local Ys.
According to the CDC, 10.2% of Pierce county adults are diabetic and with more people dying of diabetes than breast and lung cancer combined, communities are taking action.
What’s your favorite variety of Girl Scout Cookie? Cookies are now on sale during the next three weekends, and now’s a good time to stock up on these traditional, once-a-year sweets.
STEILACOOM – The rain showers on Sunday didn’t dampen the spirits of the 18 volunteers who made quick work of removing ivy towering high overhead in the cherished Steilacoom Tunnel of Trees along Steilacoom Blvd.
A Town of Steilacoom Parks & Trails Work Party will remove ivy from the Tunnel of Trees on 2 March, 2014, from 1 to 3 PM. If we have plenty of volunteers, we can also take on the ivy growing up trees behind the Community Center. The meeting place will be where Starling St joins into Steilacoom Blvd at Puyallup St. The next meeting of the committee will be 12 March from 6 to 8 PM at the Town Hall Map Room on Lafayette St.