Since the culture has recently become an environment where employees have the advantage, now might be a good time to consider what you would really rather be doing. Yes, the 9-5 Monday through Friday slog may currently be the norm (if that’s what you want). But there are many of us that have to take […]
Pierce County Library System announcement. PIERCE COUNTY, Washington – The Pierce County Library System and the City of Lakewood are forming a community advisory committee to help determine how the Library System can provide quality services in a safe, welcoming space for Lakewood and Tillicum residents. The Library System and City are taking applications for the volunteer committee now through […]
Submitted by Mike Larson. One of Pierce County’s most historic properties has been listed for sale for $3.25MM. The Thornewood Carriage House, built in 1909 by prominent banker Chester Thorne, is part of a 100-acre assemblage built for Thorne that also included the more-famous Thornewood Castle and the Thornewood Gatehouse. Virtually everything in the 6,400+ […]
West Pierce Fire & Rescue social media post. The 2021 Annual Report is now available on our website. Visit www.westpierce.org/about/annual-report/ for all of the details!
Submitted by Andrew Kruse. Lakewood City Life, a ministry of Tacoma Youth For Christ, is offering WeLead, a leadership day camp for Middle School youth (6th-8th grade) to grow in leadership skills through experiential learning, building relationship skills and deep dives into important leadership topics. It will run from Tuesday April 5th through Thursday April […]
I have a friend who I met only once. As all the rest of us are in the second day of incrementally accomplishing our list of New Year’s Resolutions, my friend has one too. But only one. To come home. If not today, then tomorrow. From the hospital. He just wants to come home. As […]
Drifting back and down in the back eddy of the meandering brook, the two leaves were reminders of her aging mother’s hands, the lacey patterns of fine blue veins a testament to the beauty of growing old. As the mottled, almost translucent leaves slowly moved with the current, so her hand would guide the hand […]
Washington State Department of Transportation press release. This summer, we opened new HOV lanes on I-5 near Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Lakewood. An early look at the traffic data backs up what drivers told us they experienced: an immediate improvement in drive times. Our latest WSDOT blog shares more on what the data shows.
A press release from Washington State Department of Transportation. LAKEWOOD – There is great news to share for travelers who use Interstate 5 in Lakewood. Phase two of construction to widen the highway and rebuild intersections is now substantially complete. That means the end to continuous overnight detours and ramp and lane closures on I-5 from […]
Once they were the pride and joy of the flower garden, once their fragrance filled and lingered in the morning air. Once they brightly greeted the rising sun, opening wide to embrace and enjoy the warmth of a new day. Once they were the delight of passersby, who often tarried for a long while at […]
When my first grandson was in first grade at Tillicum Elementary School, his father and I walked into that classroom – with the permission of then Principal Taj Jensen – and asked how many would like to play baseball. Every hand that went up belonged to a child who was then on the team. That […]
After 3,001 homes doorbelled, 44 days to do it, a lot of wonderful people met, and 7,301 votes cast in the race for Clover Park School Board District 4, I am trailing the incumbent by only 345 votes! Thank you, Lakewood voters! We’re on our way to the General Election November 2! Should our team […]