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 […]
WESTSIDE STORY – Starbucks Community Art Wall
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 […]
Lions feed those in need
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.
Dazzling Chamber Wake UP!
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 […]
Letter: We are behind
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: […]
Race to fill UP Holiday Food Baskets
By Jaynie Jones Only days away from the finish line – December 17 — and it’s a race now to fill the Holiday Food Baskets. University Place Lions Club has partnered with Bridgeport Place to collect non-perishable foods for eleven (11) needy families in UP.
WESTSIDE STORY – Where is Lakewood Gallery & Framing?
Photos & Story by Joseph Boyle I have been driving by this well known, respected, cozy art and frame shop for more than 41 years. The shop, formerly located at 11004 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, is now an empty building with no art in sight. Have you been wondering what happened? My friend, Jean Jensen, […]
Letter: ‘In the tank’
By David Anderson, Tillicum Definition: “Performing very poorly. Often used when numbers are plummeting.” Tillicum has been outvoted by Ohio 13 of the last 17 days. What once was a lead of 771 just days ago, was, as of 5:09 p.m. only 161. “Comebacks” usually refer to humor, laughter, quick-wit and all that but Ohio’s […]
Amtrak to present bypass plans at Tillicum meeting
By David Anderson, President, Tillicum Woodbrook Neighborhood Association Amtrak will be the featured presentation at the January 6, 2011, 6:30 p.m. meeting of the Tillicum Woodbrook Neighborhood Association. Due to the large crowd anticipated, the location is being changed to the Tillicum Elementary School gym, 8514 Maple St. SW, Lakewood. Fliers are being distributed door-to-door […]
Wetmore elected president in Steilacoom
Mary Lou Wetmore was elected president of the Steilacoom Historical Museum Association as a highlight of the organization’s 2010 annual dinner meeting at the Steilacoom Community Center. Named recipients of the Lee Merrill Award for volunteerism were Lana and Tony Forsyth, longtime volunteers who do everything from cleaning the bathrooms in the museum to working […]
Outvoted by Seattle!
By David Anderson, Tillicum Nearing the half-way mark in the cross-country race to win the first place prize of $25,000 to help build Habitat homes, 2nd place Ohio has now outvoted Tillicum eight out of the last nine days. What used to be a comfortable lead of 645 votes has steadily dropped to below 500. […]
WESTSIDE STORY – The Rock
Story & Photos by Joseph Boyle While looking around The City of Lakewood one day I found an amazing rock. I know I said rock, so I probably lost some of my readers, but stick with me if you can. Make your way to 8103 Steilacoom Boulevard SW in Lakewood. This location is behind the […]