Bridgeport Place hosted the first of what will be a series of casual, drop-in events for seniors on a recent Saturday afternoon. The “SOUP-tacular” featured a free light lunch of homemade soup, breadsticks, desserts, and beverages. Visitors were also given a tour of the apartments. The next “SOUP-tacular” is slated for Saturday, February 19, from […]
The City of University Place honored Bridgeport Place in an awards ceremony during a recent meeting of the city council. Mayor Debbie Klosowski and Recreation Supervisor Jennifer Robinson made the presentation of the plaque. Jaynie Jones, Community Relations Coordinator for Bridgeport Place, received the plaque on behalf of the entire staff and management team.
Bradley A. Berger, Managing Partner and Owner of Cornerstone Financial Strategies was the facilitator/presenter for the University Place/Fircrest Division meeting of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce, January 28. Randy Walden, owner of Heartwarming Care is the new division president and has set the tone and course for what will be a six-part series based […]
Photos & Story by Joseph Boyle This past Saturday I stopped by one of my favorite Lakewood businesses, Ardesson’s Shoe Repair & New Shoes, located at 9635 Gravelly Lake Dr SW. It was a busy day in the shop with customers streaming in and out for leather repairs. Other customers were buying new shoes. The […]
By David Anderson We’re getting buried. As of high-noon today, Jan.21, in this 96th day of a 105-day contest, we are a record-high 1,466 votes behind Ohio [UPDATE: Columbus lead extended to 2,372 as of 7:30 am, Sunday]. As you know you can vote every 24 hours at www.ahschallenge.com/Participants.aspx. With only until 9 p.m. on […]
By Dave Sclair An overflow crowd of over 100 crammed the Lakewood Library’s meeting room to hear about the Lakewood Ice Arena and share memories of the former Lakewood facility. Hosted by the Lakewood Historical Society, the audience was split almost evenly among community members who skated at the arena or whose parents visited the […]
The perfect time for an afternoon tea? Any afternoon. The perfect time for a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party? 2:13 p.m., Saturday, January 15. Despite a rainy Northwest winter weekend, spirits were not dampened by the deluge. Dressed in their ‘Wonderland best’ ladies wearing a kaleidoscope of colorful hats and costumes filled the Parkside Lounge […]
By Jaynie Jones The Tacoma – Pierce County Chamber of Commerce holds the University Place – Fircrest Division meetings each month at the University Place Presbyterian Church. The Chamber helps hold down its membership costs by utilizing volunteers to process the monthly mailing of the Chamber’s newsletter. Half a dozen senior citizens give of their […]
Photos and Story by Joseph Boyle During one of my many daily visits to Starbucks I had a chance to talk to Barista Edra regarding The Starbucks Community Art Wall. Do you like art? Stop by The Lakewood Towne Center Starbucks located at 6040 Main St SW to discover the Starbucks Community Art Wall. Walk […]
By Jaynie Jones Dotty Vowell Jackl of the University Place Lions Club invited Bridgeport Place to participate in a community effort to gather groceries for holiday food baskets. Needy families in University Place were selected to receive the gifts.
By Jaynie Jones Jeff Evans (above) of Amazement Productions performed at the University Place / Fircrest Division of the Tacoma Pierce County Chamber Wake UP! on Friday morning, putting on a show that dazzled, amazed, and amused the delighted audience. It was stunning that anyone could be so funny and engaging at 7:30 a.m. while […]
By David Anderson, Tillicum For the first time since taking over 1st place in the entire country on November 2, we’re behind. That’s 44 days we’ve led the nation. Now with 45 days, 15 hours, 30 minutes left to go, we’ve been overtaken prompting this alarm from a retired Air Force Captain to his network: […]