TNT: Donations roll in to Lakewood police to support annual Fallen Officers Food Drive

“Cars came to the Lakewood Police Department in short bursts Wednesday as people dropped off canned goods and nonperishable food. They were contributing to the fourth annual Fallen Officers Food Drive, begun in honor of Sgt. Mark Renninger and Officers Tina Griswold, Gregory Richards and Ronald Owens.” Read the rest of Brynn Grimley’s story on The News Tribune.

Steilacoom’s Parks and Trails Task Force meeting report, Nov. 13

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Annual Pierce County Trails Conference Report: Diane Sheldon shared information from the 9th annual Pierce County Trails Conference held 29 Oct 2014 at the Point Defiance Pagoda. This year’s theme was trail stewardship–celebrating planning, construction and stewardship of our local community trail networks. Along with official reports on trail progress throughout Pierce County, there was a panel presentation and group discussion of volunteer trail stewardship – what is working and what hasn’t worked so well. The event was organized by ForeverGreen Trails, whose vision is a countywide system of trails connecting all of Pierce County’s communities.  The system links sidewalks, bike lanes, and local pathways into an integrated network for safe, convenient, non-motorized travel. [Read more…]

Empty Bowls 2014 to benefit EFN

Empty Bowls is an annual tradition at Charles Wright Academy (7723 Chambers Creek Road West) to benefit Pierce County’s sole nonprofit food distributor, Emergency Food Network. More than 1,200 bowls will be available (at the Saturday, November 22 – 1:00-3:30 pm event) for purchase for guests’ homes or as holiday gifts, with many of them having been made by Tarriers. Guests who purchase bowls will be served a bowl of soup (in a separate bowl) donated by local chefs. Admission is free and Empty Bowls is open to the public. [Read more…]

‘Empty Bowls’ event to benefit hunger relief, Nov. 22

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LAKEWOOD—The line starts forming an hour before the doors open. That’s when the semi-mad dash begins for the “best” bowls. Preference, of course, is relative. One person might grab a bowl donated by Throwing Mud Gallery, and another person chooses a bowl made and donated by a child at the Washington State Fair. Once selections are made and paid for, with all proceeds going to Emergency Food Network (EFN), attendees make their way to eat free soup, donated by Viva, Pacific Grill, The Swiss, Adriatic Grill, Infinite Soups, X-Group Restaurants, Alina Soups, Puget Sound Family Health and Chambers Bay. [Read more…]