Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, Tacoma City Ballet team for ‘The Nutcracker’

Tickets for Tacoma City Ballet’s The Nutcracker & The Tale of The Hard Nut, are on sale at the Broadway Center for Performing Arts box office! Only two weeks until opening night. Tickets range between $19 and $69 for performances on Saturday, December 13 & 20 at 3:00 PM, Sunday, December 14 & 21at 3:00 PM, and Tuesday, December 23rd at 3:00 PM & 7:30PM. [Read more…]

‘Gateway to Heaven’ dedicated November 22

Father Peter Mactutis dedicates the Gateway to Heaven.

The Gateway to Heaven opened as scheduled on Saturday, November 22 at St. John Bosco Church in Lakewood. Torrential rain poured down early in the day, threatening the event. However, a window of sunshine opened just before the the crowd arrived to honor former Pastor Lee Hightower, or just for the chance to be the first to step through the Gateway to Heaven newly erected in the parish’s unique Meditation Park. [Read more…]

Black Friday Special: Jingle Bell Rock Your Ugly Sweater 5K

  • WHEN: 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 6. Stay afterward for a festive after-party with music and snacks. T-shirts and timing chips can be picked up 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Dec. 5, or the day of the race.
  • WHERE: The course begins and ends at the roundabout in front of Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main Street SW.
  • WHAT: City of Lakewood’s third annual Jingle Bell Rock Your Ugly Sweater 5K run, in partnership with St. Clare Hospital.
  • COST: (BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL) $20 per person, which is a $5 savings! Runners can sign up online here or call (253) 983-7887.
  • WHAT ELSE: Ugly. Christmas. Sweaters. Wear ‘em.

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Food drive honoring fallen officers will help feed thousands


LAKEWOOD — To many, five years seems like no time at all. To some, without their husband, wife, father, mother, brother, sister, son, or daughter, it is a lifetime.

Five years have passed since four Lakewood police officers were senselessly killed at a Parkland coffee shop. In partnership with Emergency Food Network, the family members of these fallen officers and the Lakewood Police Department created the Fallen Officers Food Drive to honor their memory by working toward something they believed in passionately: making a difference in the lives of people in the community they served. The officers dedicated themselves to the community in life, and now that dedication continues through this food drive. [Read more…]

2014 election certification and recount briefing, Nov. 26

The 2014 general election was certified by the Pierce County Canvassing Board today, bringing the election to a close. Results are available on the Pierce County elections website (www.piercecountyelections.org). The Canvassing Board has ordered a recount for one race. Pierce County Council District 7 (Derek Young v Stan Flemming) is separated by just 93 votes or .00224, requiring a manual recount. Manual (hand count) recounts are triggered if the difference between the candidates is less than one quarter of one percent (.0025) and also less than 150 votes. [Read more…]

Pierce College choirs spread holiday cheer

DSC_6537The sounds of the season will be echoing throughout Pierce College in early December when Puyallup and Fort Steilacoom choirs take the stage to perform a variety of holiday favorites. Pierce College Puyallup choirs will perform on Dec. 5 and 6 at 7 p.m., and Fort Steilacoom choirs will perform their own holiday favorites on Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. Each concert will take place in the Arts and Allied Health Theater on the Puyallup campus.
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