Fife, Orting, Roy, Sumner, Tacoma, and University Place

[From the County Council] If you live in one of these cities, use the online tool to report illegal firework use Residents in Fife, Orting, Roy, Sumner, Tacoma, and University Place can report the illegal discharge of fireworks online at FireworksReport.com between 6 p.m. Friday, July 1 until 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 5.  July 4 is the single…

Going bald temporarily

By Marianne Lincoln While attending a recent Parkland Spanaway Kiwanis meeting at the Paradise Lanes, I inquired whether I should tell my story to my readers. The answer was a resounding yes. It is difficult to think of yourself as a fixture in the community, but anymore, I am recognized at most meetings I attend….

Graham-Kapowsin Community Council Senior Center opens June 28

From Council District #3 news: The Graham-Kapowsin Community Council Senior Center is holding an opening ceremony Tuesday (June 28) at 10:15 a.m. Join the opening in Room B at the Frontier Park Lodge, 21718 Meridian Ave. E. in Graham. If you plan to have lunch at the center, please RSVP: 253-921-2914. The center will be open…

PLU responds about the Parkland School

Pacific Lutheran University has added an article to their website about the Parkland School, also referred to was East Campus. This is copied from their web comments on 6-25-22. East Campus / Parkland School Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Pacific Lutheran University is committed to the long-term health and vitality of Parkland, Washington. We’re proud of…

Parkland rallies to save their historic Parkland School

Saturday, June 11,2022, from 1 to 3 p.m., citizens of Parkland, Washington are waving signs and banners on Pacific Avenue at the corner of Pacific Avenue and 121st Street in protest of Pacific Luther University’s plans to un-list it as a state historic site and sell it to a developer who plans to demolish if…

Parkland School – Letter to the Editor

I was in attendance at the June 6th gathering at James Sales Elementary School.  I saw/heard a number of very passionate and some very logical statements by people of the Community of Parkland.   I am also a Graduate of Parkland School and as such have many memories of my time there.  However I don’t feel…

Former Parkland Resident shades PLU tactics

Letter to the Editor: Linda Carlson The June 6 meeting with council officials regarding Parkland School confirmed what Parkland School alumni and supporters feared: what Pacific Lutheran University wants, it gets. Does what the community want matter? No way, no how. We learn that for at least two years PLU has been quietly—let’s be honest…

President Belton and PLU Regents need to work with their community

Editorial, Marianne Lincoln In many places in recent issues of “Resolute,” the magazine sent to alumni and supporters of Pacific Lutheran University (PLU), the text says how the university works with their community. One article in particular: George Zeno talks Parkland, equity and community partnerships. (PLU Associate Vice President of Advancement) “No one organization is…

June 11, Parkland Spanaway Rotary Auction

The Parkland-Spanaway Rotary is priming up for its Booty Bash, fundraiser on June 11, 2022, at the Marymount Event Center at 325 152nd STE, Tacoma WA 98445, 5:30 p.m. Our Rotary club had been holding auction events for over 20 years and has raised over $900,000 that has benefited our local charities, organizations, and scholarships….

ABC Day is Back! Bethel High, Oct. 1

ABC Day is Back! We’re incredibly excited to announce that All Bethel Community Day is back! Like past ABC Days, this year’s event will feature live music, fun and educational vendors, professional wrestling, a superhero parade, a petting zoo, great food, and a number of military vehicles! Mark your calendars: ABC Day will take place…