Steilacoom Garden Club presentation on heathers

By Mary La Tourelle

The Steilacoom Garden Club invites the broader community to join them for an educational presentation on heaths and heathers. Karla Lortz, owner of the Heath and Heathers Nursery near Shelton and President of the North America Heather Society, will share information on the many varieties available and will also talk about how to care for and properly prune these plants. We’ll also have time for Q&A. Her nursery sells more varieties than anyone else in the US and they have one of the largest collections in the world. They also have over 2,000 plants in their display garden which is well worth visiting.
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Local history author signs books at University Place Library


At 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, meet author Justin Wadland at University Place Pierce County Library. Wadland shares the background and writing of his new book, Trying Home: The Rise and Fall of an Anarchist Utopia on Puget Sound.

Trying Home traces the history of Home, Washington, from its 1896 founding to its 1921 dissolution amid bitter infighting. The book reveals stories of iconoclastic individuals and weaves in the author’s reflections on the concept of home.
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Lakewood United to host Julie Moorer to discuss Memory Awareness

“Memory Awareness” by Julie Moorer, Director of Recruitment at UW/VA Memory Wellness Program will be the topic at the October 23 meeting.

The Lakewood United group meets at 7 AM every Thursday at Burs Restaurant, which is located at 6151 Steilacoom Boulevard SW in Lakewood. The next program is as follows:

Oct 30, 2014 “Liquor Changes in Washington State” (Teresa – MC)

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Pierce County Drug Court marks 20-year anniversary

On Oct. 21, Pierce County Drug Court celebrated its 20th anniversary, marking the occasion with an awards ceremony and presentation followed by several guest speakers. Judge Edmund Murphy of Superior Court Department 9 presented a historic perspective on Pierce County Drug Court and West Huddleston, Chief Executive Officer of National Association of Drug Courts Professionals, spoke at the event as well. [Read more...]