A crowd of about 200 students, parents, siblings, community members and college foundation trustees filled the Clover Park Technical College‘s McGavick Center Thursday evening for the 4th annual CPTC Foundation Scholarship Banquet. Four students were scheduled to speak about their experiences in changing their lives by attending the college but only three attended; the fourth, […]
UP Senior Center free Internet access
The University Place Community/Senior Center now has a computer center. Two computers are available, with internet access, for your use. Please call Jennifer Robinson, City of University Place Recreation Supervisor to schedule an appointment for free computer use, 564-1992. Also available are computer classes, call for times and fees.
Junk in Your Trunk community-wide rummage sale
Jennifer Robinson, Recreation Director, University Place Senior/Community Center is taking registrations now for the Junk in Your Trunk community-wide rummage sale. The site of the sale will be in the parking lot at Narrows Plaza Bowl, 2200 Mildred Street, in University Place, Saturday, June 19; setup/check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m.; sale hours 8:30 a.m. […]
Dozing the mill
The former paper mill in Steilacoom is rapidly giving way to the bulldozers and other equipment intent on removing the buildings and other facilities on the Chambers Bay site. Although demolition of the long shutdown paper mill continues, no word has come out on the future use of the site.
Pierce College dedicates new building
Pierce College Fort Steilacoom dedicated its new Rainier Science and Math Building Wednesday afternoon on a sunny afternoon with a crowd of students, faculty, college administrators, staff and board members, local politicians and general public on hand. Following the ceremonial ribbon cutting by several groups of college folks, the building was open for guided tours […]
CPTC Foundation to recognize scholarship winners
During the last year more than 90 students received scholarships from the Clover Park Technical College Foundation enabling them to study at the college. The students, foundation board members and interested community members will participate in a recognition program Thursday, May 20. Debbie Ranniger, the foundation’s executive director of resource development, explained the event will […]
Steilacoom’s Bair Drug open
Steilacoom’s Bair Drug opened for business on Saturday. A steady procession of ice cream lovers reportedly checked it out.
UP seniors benefit from Festa Italiana
By mid-afternoon this past Wednesday there was an energy building in the air as the University Place Senior Center was being transformed almost magically into the setting for a community fundraising lasagna dinner dubbed Festa Italiana. Red and white checkered tablecloths alternating with white linen ones stretched down row after row of banquet tables adorned […]
UNUSUAL SIGHT – Monday evening this obviously old ferry boat was tied up parallel to the shore at Ketron Island, just south of the ferry landing. The tug boat and a small powerboat checked it all around and then left. Later that evening the Rhododendron ferry came in and made its regular stop at the […]
Spring 2010 AARP Driver Safety Class filled
Bridgeport Place welcomed 20 guests to the Spring 2010 AARP Driver Safety Class, which is an eight-hour course spanning two days’ time, and is geared toward drivers who are 50+. The class was taught by Merrie Sullivan, certified instructor, who is already scheduled to return again September 24 & 25 for another session. The Suburban […]
Block wall at Waughop Lake
One of the more ambitious projects at Ft Steilacoom Park during the recent Parks Appreciation Day was building this cinder block wall. Located at Waughop Lake in the park, the wall will keep the road from further deterioration. It will also provide a prime sitting area for those watching the regular radio control boats that […]
Spring Event at Bair Bistro
Forty-three members and guests of the Steilacoom Chamber of Commerce enjoyed a “Spring Evening at The Bair” on Thursday, April 22. Representing the Port of Tacoma, Connie Bacon was the featured guest speaker during the dinner. She stated that the Port is currently conducting a “nationwide search for a new CEO who is trustworthy, who […]