One year for my mom’s birthday (March 6), and with May Day and then Mother’s Day right around the corner, I bought her a flowering pink cherry blossom tree. At least that’s what the tag said. There was no evidence that this spindly, scrawny, skeleton of a few twigs was what it said it was or that it was even alive. [Read more…]
By Candy Tingstad
Clover Park Schools offer both half and full day kindergarten programs, at least for now. While the trend is moving toward full day, currently in nine schools, is it best for your child? [Read more…]
By David Anderson, President Tillicum Woodbrook Neighborhood Association
The registration fees for our entire team of 13 are totally paid for! At $90 each that’s $1,170 all from individuals throughout the Tillicum community. [Read more…]
It was for sure the prize egg and I, and I alone, had found it. No one else had dared venture down into the stream bed to search among the tangle of branches from downed trees and along the marsh and among the weeds where mud squeezed over the shoe tops. [Read more…]
In Lakewood, it doesn’t.
As Lakewood leaders look to create a city of “hipster charm,” what with its $9-million sidewalk proposal around Gravelly Lake and a property tax increase to that end, an opportunity exists by which to express what you, the taxpayer, think they, your elected representatives, can do with those sidewalks. [Read more…]
Just in time for the BBQ season, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to protect your lungs – and the environment – from backyard burger flipping.
The EPA is concerned (flipped-out) over the air pollution (saving the polar bears) caused by emissions (grease drippings) as the meat is turned. [Read more…]
My Daddy was Irish, and he always used this fact to tell a few Irish stories like the one about the last snake out of Ireland. Do you know that one? Oh, good. I’ll tell it to you. [Read more…]
Which is worse: picking up pieces of litter, or “advocating a position on a piece of legislation”?
In Lakewood, it’s the latter because doing so will eliminate you from the volunteer litter (of those duly authorized to pick it up.) [Read more…]
And this is important because?
The Lakewood City Council held its retreat Feb.21 at City Hall on the third floor – which is three floors above street level where the rest of the 58,211 people in the city live – but at least that venue is a considerable savings to the taxpayer given the event used to be held at the posh Alderbrook Resort and Spa on Hood Canal. [Read more…]