KBTC receives $100,000 community service grant

Tacoma, Wash. — KBTC has been awarded a $100,000 American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen community service grant from The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to help Pierce County improve youth outcomes for all students from preschool through college and onto careers. The nation’s graduation rate is at 80%, yet significant “graduation gaps” still exist for students of different races, ethnicities, family incomes, and disabilities, as well as those with limited English proficiency. In Pierce County, graduation rates are 78%, with the rate in Tacoma being 70.2%. [Read more...]

Clover Park Kiwanis raise funds with parking lot sale, golf tournament

Kiwanian Walt Sommers at the Parking Lot Sale

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The Clover Park Kiwanis club is always coming up with ways to raise money for Lakewood’s youth and community.

On August 2nd, the Kiwanis club held a parking lot sale in the back of Lakewood Colonial Center. Club members sold items from their homes, much like a garage sale, and the event was a huge success. Clover Park Kiwanis raised $1,800, which will be used for assisting kids in need within our Lakewood community.

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Lakewood First Lions Club members presented update on Western State Hospital

Mike Savage, Director of Investigations and Communications for Western State Hospital presents an updated overview of the Hospital's mission.

By Ed Kane

Steve Mauer, a member of Lakewood First Lions Club, has become firmly settled into his new job as head of security at Western State Hospital. He brought the Hospital’s director of investigations and communications to this week’s meeting as the Club’s guest speaker. Mike Savage served for 18 years as prosecutor for Kitsap County prior to assuming the role at the hospital. [Read more...]

Letter: Thank You Knotweed Bending Volunteers

Connie Kirkpatrick dwarfed by knotweed

Thank you Marcia Geidel, Mike & Connie Kirkpatrick, Ron and Jan Lucas, Mark Turpin, Chuck Burton, Theda Braddock, Dave Laxx, Mark Braegelmann, Rebecca Morris, Sally Jacky, Barb Luger, and Dan Szekely for your hard work this past Sunday bending knotweed. We accomplished the mission in 2 hours thanks to your hard work. Now with the knotweed lowered, it will be much easier and efficient to spray it. [Read more...]

Letter: Little Lending Library in town


By Bonnie Magnuson

Little Free Library, which is library that individuals can build in any design they wish; place it on your property, pack it with an assortment of books and hope that it is visited, (not vandalized). The idea is, “…take a book – return a book.” It’s like a neighborhood book exchange to share the joy of reading. The mission is to promote literacy and the love of reading by building a free book exchange worldwide.

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Alzheimer’s Association Meets in Your Community

Caring for someone with memory loss? Need support and information? Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups provide a place for caregivers to learn and gain support from others caring for a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options. A free support group for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of individuals with memory loss is held the 2nd Monday of each month from 6:30-8:00pm at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 7410 S. 12th St., Tacoma, WA 98465. Contact facilitator Chuck Benefiel at 253.584.3267 for details.