Wendy’s in Spanaway to open Feb. 20

Driving around Spanaway you may have noticed a couple of new businesses being built on “the Ave.” At 166th near Spanaway Elementary, a new location for Starbucks will shortly grace our community. On the corner of 159th and Pacific Ave., the logos are now on the new Wendy’s. As I took a couple photos, I…

Danger, thin ice

By Marianne Lincoln On my short tour of Spanaway Lake this morning, there was fog, rain, thinning ice, ducks out of water and a very quiet park. Large cracks were very visible and the park posted a very large warning sign to stay off the ice. Neighbors had been posting photos on social media of people…

Happy 3rd Birthday Pierce Prairie Post!

SPANAWAY, WA — Three years ago today, the Pierce Prairie Post made it debut. With the assistance and suggestions of Karen Ansteth and Ben Sclair, Editor Marianne Lincoln got the on-line paper up and running. Now, 3 years later there have been over 2500 articles and thousands of photos of what  you and your neighbors are…

Pursuit suspect flies off Golden Given hill near Brookdale

A suspect being pursued by Pierce County Sheriff Deputies failed to negotiate the turn on Golden Given Road where it drops down to Brookdale Road. Instead, he went straight downhill, landing in the backyard between two Parkland area houses this evening between 7:30 and 8:00 p.m. The road was closed as emergency responders worked to…

Full moon rising over Mt. Rainier

On May 3, the full moon rose over Mt. Rainier from Graham. Here are a few photos strung into a short video. Marianne’s You Tube video of the Moon rising over Mt. Rainier.    

The 12’s LOVE their Seahawks in Parkland

PARKLAND, WA — Driving home from Tacoma this evening at about 117th and Pacific Avenue, the 12’s were out in force. Along side the road and a few in it, a large assembly of local folks were dancing in the streets. Let’s face it 50% of the teams in the Superbowl lose the game. But…

Roy prepares to trim its Christmas tree indoors this year

ROY, WA — The 555th Engineer Brigade recently conducted its 15th annual tree cutting for the City of Roy. A tradition that began in 1999 to build the partnership between the community and soldiers. Mayor Karen Yates came out to swing the ceremonial axe along with COL Holman and CSM Hood before felling the tree….

About town: Dealing with vegetation, after the storm

Saturday night’s windstorm brought frustrations to many local residents. From having to reset your clocks multiple times as the lights went on and off, to dealing with the branches, trees and other yard items blown down, there were consequences. Passing through Frederickson near the Cross Park site, I saw neighbors dealing with a full-grown Cottonwood…

Happy 2nd Anniversary Pierce Prairie Post!

SPANAWAY, WA — Today, August 14, marks the 2nd anniversary of the Pierce Prairie Post. On this day in 2012, with the help of Ben Sclair of the Suburban Times, The Post became a reality. In the past two years, we have posted over 2060 stories about the communities, people and history of South Pierce…

Mural!

Viola! Great job to all the volunteers! Or is that Voila!?

There’s a lot of snow out there, drive safely or not at all

By Marianne Lincoln SPANAWAY, WA — Snow has been falling all around Pierce County this evening, February 8. Accumulations are expected to continue into Sunday. Here are a few photos I snapped this evening of the snowload on Pacific Avenue, it hasn’t been plowed yet at 11 p.m. if you are out on the road,…