Parkland’s Garfield Street Fair, August 20

The Garfield Street Fair in Parkland is back this year! It is being held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, in the middle of Garfield Street, between C Street and Park Avenue. The event will feature live music, great food, local vendors, a car show, and other family activities. Stop by…

Here’s to TEN years, Pierce Prairie Post!

By Marianne Lincoln It was ten years ago that I made the decision to dive into the shortage of local news in South Pierce County. I contacted Ben Sclair from the Suburban Times, we met August 14, 2012, and I got some pointers on setting up the WordPress site. Then boom, on August 16th, the…

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…

Godzilla is on the horizon or is that Baby Huey?

For those of you who love your quiet, safe, inexpensive little enclave of Spanaway, or Frederickson, or Parkland, guess what? Godzilla has reared her head again. $200,000 of state money has once again been placed in the Washington State budget by Rep. Melanie Morgan of the 29th District, for the purpose of an incorporation study…

FCCCC to hold meeting January 15

The Frederickson CLover Creek Community Council will be holding an in person meeting January 15, 2022 at the Christ Community Baptist Church 8016 176th St. E.                  Regular Monthly Membership Meeting Agenda               Christ Community Baptist Church 8016 176th St. E.          January 15, 2022, at 9AM      Website: http://www.fcccc.us Agenda Items Welcome, Call to order,…

Charity deductions are easier this year

Recent legislation includes several provisions to help individuals and businesses who give to charity. The Spanaway Community Association (DBA Pierce Prairie Post) is a qualifying 501(c)(3) organization that can be a write off on your 2021 taxes. We appreciate your contributions. If you contribute before the end of 2021, you can deduct it from your…

Aug. 21, Garfield Street Fair

PARKLAND — The Garfield Street Fair will be held on August 21, 2021, in the PLU parking lot. There will be a car show will be in the middle and the vendor spaces with be along Garfield Street and other spaces around the car show. The event will run from 10 am to 3 pm….

Aug 26 at Keithly Middle School

Pierce County Councilmembers Jani Hitchen and Marty Campbell will be in Parkland for a Community conversation on Thursday, Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. at Keithley Middle School, 12324 L Street South, Tacoma. Bring your questions to the meeting where we will create space for a Parkland community conversation. In addition, we have invited several Parkland…

Planning Commission makes final recommendations on updates to four community plans

PIERCE COUNTY — The Pierce County Planning Commission made its final recommendations on updates to the Frederickson, Mid-County, Parkland-Spanaway-Midland and South Hill community plans March 10 and 12. Community plans provide direction on how growth and development will occur. The plans address topics such as zoning, transportation, the look and feel of the community, and…

Property taxes and growing pains

Opinion: Marianne Lincoln, Editor Growing pains? Prosperity attracts people. People create need for more housing. More housing creates a need for more roads, buses, fire protection, policing, parks, libraries, sewer extensions, and more. The people that say, “If you build they will come,” are completely missing the boat. Frederickson was barely a few houses surrounded…

50% Growth in 25 years – PSM Plan

[Editor Note: Contrast this with the County information about Frederickson, you can clearly see their bias toward growing Frederickson. Frederickson tripled (300%) P-S-M is noted to have grown 50% in that same timeframe. The Census of 2020 will tell us more soon.] From the Pierce County Planning page for the Parkland-Spanaway-Midland Plan PIERCE COUNTY —…

Frederickson’s population has tripled in 25 years

[Item taken from the Pierce County Frederickson Community Plan webpage.] [Editor Note: Frederickson has a LUAC meeting on January 27, 2020 at 7 p.m. in the Bethel Learning Center – this is a MUST read for anyone in the Bethel School District area. It includes a county incorporation push paragraph!] PIERCE COUNTY — Frederickson’s population…