Pierce County Council announcement. The Pierce County Council adopted the county’s nearly $3 billion biennial budget Tuesday, making critical investments to handle growth and establish a framework to build back stronger than before the pandemic. “Over the last two years we responded quickly to the changing environment presented by the pandemic, promoting and supporting businesses […]
Submitted by Lakewood Chamber of Commerce. Show your SPARKLE this holiday season! The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce encourages the business community to let the community know you’re open and ready to serve. After all … there’s no place like home for the holidays. HOW TO COMPETE: Step 1: Use lights and decorations in your storefront […]
As the Town of Steilacoom adds a roundabout at the intersection of Union Ave and Rainier Street, ferry traffic will temporarily (Nov. 29-Dec. 3) be redirected down Main Street to Commercial Street. Click here to see a map.
A wonderful opportunity for fun and inspiration has come along as we get ready for the holidays. On the 29th of November, we’ll present our first Coffee Chat and Change the World Publication, a living Advent Calendar. The calendar, available free online, will feature activities that friends, family or folks on their own can do […]
When I first came to Washington State, I was surprised about the enthusiastic welcome Germans get over here. I realized quickly that it had to do a lot with American military being deployed to my mother country. And, as ever so often, the way to a (wo)man’s heart is through their stomach. Yet, not everybody […]
Read the Town of Steilacoom Administrator’s November 24 report to the Town Council by clicking here.
El Parche Tacoma owner Mario Medina has a few things to say about Colombian empanadas: They’re the chips and salsa of the Colombian restaurant world and should start every meal. I took his advice on my first trip up to El Parche Seattle this summer. One dip of a beef empanada into the restaurant’s aji […]
City of Lakewood announcement. Project Update: The City of Lakewood was notified by the Transportation Improvement Board last Friday that it will be awarded the fuel tax dollars required to complete the second phase of the project. This means that construction along Washington Boulevard, Edgewood Avenue, North Gate Road, and Vernon Avenue will start sooner […]
Pierce County Executive, Bruce Dammeier announcement. It’s easy to focus on everything we have lost over the last two years or so. There’s no question COVID has robbed us of many things – most terribly, people we love. None of us will emerge from this time unscathed or unchanged. We’ve all learned the importance of […]
Submitted by Classical Tuesdays in Old Town. An evening of Accordion performed by Lyle Schaefer and a Seasonal Sing-Along! Between 6:15 and 7:00pm, join us at the fire pit outside Old St Peter’s Church for a mug of hot apple cider to greet each other before entering the church for our music-making. At 7:00pm, join […]
Historic Fort Steilacoom announcement. Join us at Historic Fort Steilacoom in Lakewood from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, as living historians re-enact the Christmas of 1863, highlighting how the holiday season might have been celebrated in these buildings nearly 160 years ago. Re-enactors will gather in candlelight to talk, sing, dance […]
Submitted by Lakewood Chamber of Commerce. This year, the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Association of the US Army at JBLM, collecting warm coats, blankets, sleeping bags, tarps and other items for local non-profit agencies who serve the homeless community in Lakewood and Pierce County. The number of our homeless on the […]