April 12 – Parkland Community

LEARN about the rich history of Parkland and the ongoing urbanization of our communities. Find out how to effectively ADVOCATE for the needs of our neighborhoods. ENGAGE with other committed volunteers and leadership in and around Parkland. When: Wednesday. April 12, at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Mayfair/138thE/Brookdale Safe Streets Community Meeting Agenda: *Safe Streets Campaign…

Growth – Is it managed in Pierce County?

Back in the early 1990’s the Washington State legislature passed the Growth Management Act. Since that time in Pierce County lot sizes have grown much smaller, there is more traffic congestion in unincorporated areas and now there are restrictions on who can get a well put on their property in rural areas. Did ‘we’ preserve our…

Annexation to a city WITHOUT a vote proposed by local legislators – updated

UPDATE: I attended the hearings and spoke on both HB1683 and HB1681. Apparently the provision to do an interlocal agreement has been in the law for some time. But they are broadening the application. Further discussion with Randy Lewis, Tacoma’s Lobbyist is currently they are focusing on the little areas that are still unincorporated that…

Limited Mt. Rainier Calendars available

The Pierce Prairie Post is the beneficiary of 10 limited edition 2017 calendars of Mt. Rainier. The calendars are on heavy weight cardstock and printed with magnificent original photos of Mt. Rainier taken each month from 2016’s dramatic mountain views. The calendars are 11′ x 17′ when they are open and hanging on the wall….

Frost on the nose of a child

By Marianne Lincoln When I was young, teachers told the story of the little match girl. It is about a homeless orphan who sold matches to sustain herself. The story does not end well as she uses up her matches to keep warm on a cold night and in the end, freezes to death. Our…

Compliance – Pierce County to push urban area incorporations

Here is the actual resolution before the Pierce County Council – committee hearing on June 20, 2016 and final Council hearing on June 21, 2016. There is a list at the end which tells what the county has in mind and who the involved participants are. Pierce County is currently out of compliance with the…

August 15 is the Garfield Street Fair in Parkland

PARKLAND, WA — Saturday – August 15, 2015 will be the Garfield Street Fair in Parkland, WA . The event is held in front of the old Harstad Hall on the upper Pacific Lutheran University Campus. Starting at 10:00 am and ending at 4:00 pm, the event will have food, crafts, gifts, local businesses, non-profit agencies,…

Chili Day at Freddy Fest

FREDERICKSON, WA — The annual Freddy Fest event was alive with classic cars, vendors and a great number of booths competing in the chili cook off. People appeared out of nowhere ar noon when the chili samples became available. Peoples choice is more fun for the people making the selection and tasting the delicious competing chilies….

Freddy Fest is August 8

Freddie Fest is this Saturday at Sound Life Church from 9AM to 3 PM.  It is the annual community festival with local favorite attractions. Car Show Chili Challenge Local Vendors There will be nearly 40 vendor booths and they expect 150+ show cars. Our famous Chili will be served at noon for a modest fee….

Comp Plan vote may impact Frederickson Town Center Project

By John Marshall The Pierce County Council is currently considering an amendment to their Comprehensive Plan & the Frederickson Community Plan. The group of investors who own the 50+ acre site on the NW corner of 176th & Canyon have requested that the County re-zone about 1/2 of the property to allow them to add…

Join, help your community and be happier as a result

South Pierce County has many local organizations from Rotary, Lions and Kiwanis to community associations in the unincorporated areas. These groups are made up of volunteers who care about the people and places around them. They put in countless unpaid hours to make your lives better. If you are feeling low, participating in one of these…