Before The Fall


By Dorothy Wilhelm

UNIVERSITY PLACE – I had just taken this picture (see below) of the “Love Locks” a day or so before the cable broke or was broken at Chambers Bay in University Place. I was curious about what they could possibly mean, and my kids naturally – kids are so smart – were able to tell me that in “locking their love” and throwing away the key, it was a symbol that love would last forever.

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Around the Sound: Spring around the area


All this heavy rain means that Winter is putting up a fight. But signs of spring are visible: from the delicate crocuses popping up on the grounds of the Old Settler’s Cemetery in Lakewood, to the tiny pink blossoms on the flowering plum at the Towne Center; snowdrops and jonquils lining the gateway at Lakewold Gardens and lots of camellia blossoms budding up around the lake.

Ah, spring…one of these days!


CPSD: Images from Carter Lake, Hillside dedication


The Clover Park School District dedicated Carter Lake and Hillside Elementary schools on Wednesday, October 16. Both schools are on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The event to honor both schools took place at Carter Lake Elementary School. Thanks to Gary Sabol for the pictures.