City, CPSD to Hold Jermaine Kearse Celebration

He made one amazing catch after another during the Seattle Seahawks’ historic Super Bowl XLVIII run. Now, Jermaine Kearse will return to his hometown so the community can celebrate his accomplishments.

On Saturday, April 12, Clover Park School District and the City of Lakewood will hold a community celebration for Super Bowl champion Jermaine Kearse – who was raised, attended school and first played sports in Lakewood before shining for the University of Washington and the Seattle Seahawks.

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Basketball: Boys & Girls Clubs vs. the YMCA

They play basketball at the Boys and Girls Club.  They play basketball at the Y (heck, they invented the game). So what would happen if there was a friendly rivalry between the two?  Find out on Saturday, April 5th, at this unique collaborative fundraiser to benefit the Y’s Strong Kids campaign. Learn more at Lakewood’s Promise.

The Women’s League Flea Market is Back


TACOMA, Wash. – Families and novelty hunters are invited to enjoy a colorful day on Saturday, March 22, when the Women’s League of University of Puget Sound will hold its popular flea market.

The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m in Memorial Fieldhouse, near the corner of Union Ave. and N. 11th St. in Tacoma. Admission is $5 and parking is free. Tickets can be purchased at the door or from Women’s League members.

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Bates students named to All-Washington Academic Team

Elke Schwartz

TACOMA, Wash. – Bates Technical College students Elke Schwartz and Renee Sweet have been selected as members of the All-Washington Academic Team for their academic achievement and community service.

Along with other top scholars from the state’s 34 technical and community colleges, the two will be honored and presented with a medallion at a reception in Olympia on Thursday, March 27.

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’50 Wise Speakers’ to appear at Clover Park Technical College gala

Ashley Perdue and Shallu Kim, Research Assistants at Clover Park Technical College, confer about transcribing interviews by some of the 50 prominent speakers in the “50 Wise Speakers” project. More than 40 Clover Park students spent 700 hours transcribing approximately 130,000 words of interview commentary.

A red-carpet gala World Premiere of the “50 Wise Speakers” project will be presented on March 20 at Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood.

The “50 Wise Speakers” project is a unique online speaking and research resource compiled by CPTC communication studies instructor, Dr. Phil Venditti.

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“Hometown athlete” Jermaine Kearse of Seattle Seahawks recognized by Senate

The state Senate adopted a resolution Wednesday sponsored by Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-University Place, recognizing the only member of the 2013-14 Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks to make his home in Washington. Jermaine Kearse of Lakewood, Washington, was honored with Senate Resolution 8721 , in which members of the Senate stated their hope that Kearse has many more successful years playing in Super Bowl games with the Seattle Seahawks.

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AUSA, Captain Meriwether Lewis ForeRTroops Golf Tournament

On 6 June 2014, at Eagles Pride Golf Course on JBLM, beginning at 12:00 noon, is the Chapter’s annual golf tournament.   The details of the tournament can be found here if you’re interested in forming a team.   We need golfers to support soldier programs. We’re also looking for hole sponsors.  The details can be found here.   If you have any questions about the tournament, simply contact Carroll Dickson at

County opens Youth Basketball League registration

Registration is now being taken for Pierce County Parks and Recreations Youth Basketball (ages 5-6 and 7-8) program which runs mid-April to mid-June. Registration and games are held at the Lakewood Community Center, 9112 Lakewood Dr SW in Lakewood. The fee is $45 per player and players are placed on teams. The deadline to register is March 14. For more information call 253-798-4091 or on line