The Mayor Tests the Chambers Creek Course
University Place is in the spotlight as My Home Town, the TV show that tells what’s going right, features that community for the entire month of June. The program opens with an enthusiastic crowd of hundreds, students and UP residents at University Place Elementary (see short clip here). Host Dorothy Wilhelm takes the fast moving Comcast half hour from the brand new Chambers Bay Golf Course, to a look ahead at the new UP Towne Center (122¬? West) with a dozen stops in between.
- UP resident Vince Navarre shows his favorite walking routes, and then shares a bit of proud family history as his father WWII hero Christopher Navarre was honored by the Washington State Legislature, and the French Ambassador with the Legion of Honor.
- The new Eagle’s Nest sculpture that graces the Roundabout at 40th & Drexler. Sculptor Doug Granum explains the symbolism and shows how he put together the mammoth installation that features two eagles, a huge egg, and wonderful rocks and waterfall. This is one that has to be seen to be appreciated and the show makes it possible in a way that drivers hurrying past might miss. Viewers even meet Adam Fah who does stature maintenance for University Place. Who knew statues needed maintenance?
- There’s a visit with artist Christopher Hoppen, who sculpted the beloved slug in Homestead Park.
- Next stop on the whirlwind tour is Charles Wright Academy and a look at 5th grade composers and their incredible music.
- Council member Ken Grassi points out how volunteers save the City of University Place many thousands of dollars each years. Council Member Debbie Klosowski conducts a virtual tour of the cities art treasues and Principal David Hammond of Curtis High School shares his pride and his “Be Nice. Work Hard.” philosophy. There’s even a brief cameo from My Home Town’s Archives with the late beloved community icon, George Curtis.
My Home Town University Place will be featured all during the month of June on Channel 76 in PIerce County on the following schedule:
- Monday, 7:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, 6:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday, 5:00 p.m.
- Friday, 6:30 p.m.
- Saturday, 10:30 p.m.
It can also be seen on Comcast’s On Demand all during June and July.
What Came First, the Eagle or the Egg.