Clover Park Rotary helps ‘Set the Stage for Success’

The Clover Park Rotary (CPR) Club continues its commitment to ‘Set the Stage for Success’ for the youth in our community.

Currently CPR is funding instructors from the Lakewood Institute of Theater to introduce all the students at Southgate Elementary to the elements of live theater. This endeavor will finish with a Southgate production of the ‘Lorax’ at the Lakewood Playhouse, March 21. [Read more…]

Harlock Place Park update

Luke, Seth, Noah

On Saturday, January 24, 2015, from 10 am to noon, volunteers maintained Harlock Place Park, the Steilacoom pocket park on Galloway Street. We usually meet on the third Saturday morning. It was a warm cloudy morning, just right to work outdoors. A few weeks before, Nick, arborist of Zeb Haney’s “Tree Source” company, donated a pile of Douglas fir chips. We spread them on the trail on top of the existing chips where weeds were growing. [Read more…]

Lakes High School PTSA takeover of Casa Mia

Lakes High School PTSA is taking over the Lakewood Casa Mia Monday, February 23, from 4 pm to 9 pm. The restaurant is located at 7304 Lakewood Drive, Lakewood.

A portion of the proceeds from the evening will help support important Lakes PTSA programs, including teacher appreciation and scholarships. There will also be a silent auction.

Come out and enjoy wonderful food and great company, and support education in our community!

Around the Sound: A new trail through Cormorant Passage


Between Cormorant Passage and Saltar’s Point Elementary, there’s a primitive, bark-filled trail that’s been waiting for a facelift. The woodland route, where small purple flowers—Vinca Minor—and bright yellow daffodils are blooming, offers a pleasant access through this area. It’s designed for safe and easy access for school children moving between school and home. [Read more…]

Univera Serve First 5K Run/Walk set for May 16

The inaugural Univera Serve First 5K run/walk – to benefit FISH Food Bank – will take place at Point Defiance Park (Owens Beach area) on May 16. Click here to register for the 5K. Cost is $30 through APril 1 and includes a free t-shirt. 100% of the proceeds collected by Univera Serve First will be donated to FISH Food bank as the costs of the event are being paid for by sponsor Univera Inc.

Help a little girl

In November a beautiful little grade school girl decided to give her long red hair to Locks of Love for cancer patients suffering from hair loss. Two months later the same little girl, Erica Cline, was diagnosed with painful brain cancer.

She lives with her grandma, an aunt in a wheelchair, and an uncle. The four live in a very small one bedroom apartment. Not having a bed, the Tillicum Elementary staff bought a bed and bedding for her, but Grandma Leeann Cline needs your help. Her aging van needs to be fixed and she needs help with the gas to drive to Children’s Hospital in Seattle where Erica will receive radiation treatments five days a week. Please donate to Erica through Caring for Kids, 237 Eldorado Ave., Fircrest 98466.

EFN names Director of Development and Communications

Amy Wigstrom

LAKEWOOD — Emergency Food Network (EFN) welcomes new Director of Development and Communications, Amy Wigstrom. Wigstrom brings 12 years of local nonprofit experience to EFN. She last served as the capital campaign manager for the Foundations of MultiCare. Wigstrom has held positions with local nonprofits such as the Seattle Opera, Museum of Glass, American Heart Association and Tacoma Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Wigstrom served as the Director of Performing Arts for the Sun Valley Center for the Arts in Sun Valley Idaho as well as taught music and drama in the public school system. She graduated with a music degree from Pacific Lutheran University and is a current MBA student at Brandman University. [Read more…]