Caring for Kids wants to thank the community for their generous donations at our Stuff the Bus Event at Clover Park High School. It was a very soggy day, but spirits were high among the 61 middle school and high school kids. The adults and families also turned out in force. We were able to […]
I am writing to express my concerns about the need for youth crisis centers/shelters.
According to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of Washington there were over 1,063 high school students enrolled in county school districts that were experiencing homelessness in the 2013-2014 school year. Tacoma/Pierce County has not had a crisis center for youth for over thirty years and our community has paid the price as the cycle of homelessness continues. Although there has been some attempts to provide crises beds for youth from ages 13 to 17, unfortunately they have yet to be sustained.
Your help is needed. Please write or call Pierce County council members before Nov 16 to voice objection to reducing Conservation Futures funding. If you can, testify in person at hearing. (see attachments, below):
By Mary Raybell
Very disappointed in the new format of my delivered TNT. It has been “dumbed down”, no Wednesday food articles or depth on other stories. If I want to read online on an app, I do; but I expect more from my delivered paper.
A local chapter of a national health organization wanted to know what benefit it would receive for sponsoring our community seven-and-eight-year-old baseball team, all from the first and second grades of Tillicum Elementary School.
I was thinking about my answer as I read recent headlines.
We were approaching mud hens – hundreds of them – bunched in front of our double flatwater racing shell during our twice-a-week father-daughter early morning workout.
It was the third of our four-mile race against the clock, ever seeking faster times – struggling, straining, sprinting all while exhausting long-since spent resources yet even still digging deeper, rowing harder, with some success but mostly not.
I want to express our thanks and appreciation for what your folks [West Pierce Fire & Rescue firefighters] did for us last Thursday. My wife, Ellen had a bad fall at the “Y” and your crew did a great job stabilizing her and transporting her to Tacoma General. She ultimately ended up later that night being transported to Harborview for treatment and surgery. Thank you again. You have a trained, professional and compassionate group of firefighters.
There’s a team coming – our featured presentation – to the November 5th meeting of the Tillicum Woodbrook Neighborhood Association (TWNA), 6:30 P.M., to present their case as to why Lakewood should allow – since city leaders have made it clear they’re not likely to endorse – recreational marijuana (MJ) sales.
There’s an ancient proverb that reads: “A house is built by wisdom and by understanding it is entirely put in good order. And the inner chambers are filled by knowledge with every possession, honor and delight.”