Annie Wright Schools Announce Year-Round Learning Program for Early Childhood


TACOMA — Annie Wright Schools announced changes today that impact the schools’ Early Childhood program for boys and girls, ages three to five. Beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year, Preschool and Prekindergarten will be offered year-round, only closing on major holidays, with no impact to the current tuition costs.

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4th Annual AUSA ‘Salute to the Troops’ kicks off


“And the winner of the first pie eating contest, is City Councilman Tom Swanson,” said Eric Kantor, the Captain Meriwether Lewis (JBLM) Puyallup-Sumner Subchapter President, during the 4th Annual Salute to the Troops.  The pie eating contest was one of many fun-filled activities included in the event, which took place in Puyallup’s Pioneer Park on August 14th.

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Pierce College Parks Appreciation Day video

Want to learn what Parks Appreciation Day is all about in the City of Lakewood? Then check out this cool video that  Pierce College Service Learning students posted on YouTube:

The video covers Parks Appreciation Day projects throughout Lakewood on April 26, 2014 at Fort Steilacoom Park. The video features interviews with:

  • Mary Dodsworth, Parks, Recreation and Community Services Director
  • Emily Wood, Director of the Center for Engagement and Learning at Pierce College
  • Christopher Wallace, Lodge No. 72
  • Doris Johnson

Meet finalists for library director position Aug. 21

Meet the finalists for the Pierce County Library System executive director position this Thursday, Aug. 21. The candidates—Nate Hill (deputy director, Chattanooga Public Library), Georgia Lomax (deputy director, Pierce County Library) and Jeff Scott (county librarian, Tulare County)—will give presentations at the public forum to be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the first-floor meeting rooms at the library’s Processing and Administrative Center, 3005 112th St. E., Tacoma. A short reception follows the presentations. The event is free and open to the public. [Read more...]

Curran Orchard summer concert

Join us for the last FREE summer concert at the Curran Orchard on Thursday, Aug. 21, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. Folksinger Kye Alfred Hillig and bluegrass band “Barleywine Revue” will provide a great evening of entertainment. Food available for sale or bring a picnic. Thanks to Columbia Bank for sponsoring this outstanding series.

The orchard is located at 3920 Grandview Drive West in University Place. Handicapped drop-off available via Brookside Drive entrance.

Leashed dogs allowed. For more info, visit or call 565-8466.

“And Then There Were None” opens Sept. 12 at Lakewood Playhouse

And Then There Were None

The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to present the opening show of our 76th Season: And Then There Were None  by Agatha Christie (based on her famous mystery, Ten Little Indians). The play will be performed on Fridays, Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Performances will be September 12th – October 12th, 2014 with special showings at 8:00pm on Thursday, September 18th (Pay What You Can Night) and 8:00pm on Thursday, September 25th (Pay What You Can Actors’ Benefit). Our ticket prices are $25.00 (general admission), $22.00 (military), $21.00 (seniors) and $19.00 (students/educators).

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