Sense of community, one weekend at a time

The Spanaway LA Fitness is located in a shopping center with a large parking lot between 156th and 159th and Pacific Avenue South. The parking lot has been host to Wednesday classic and hot rod car gatherings and starting this Memorial Day weekend, it will be host to a vendor fair. Between 1995 and 2002,…

Country Swap Meet June 11-13

Another Facebook find. Looks like some local folks are holding a Swap Meet just south of Spanaway at the Good Apple Ranch. Head South on the Mountain Highway, turn right on 260th and look for the signs. June 11,12, & 13 from 9a.m. to 5 p.m.

City of DuPont Farmers’ Market

The City of DuPont is thrilled to host the inaugural DuPont Farmers’ Market on Thursdays, June 3 to September 2 from 3 PM – 7 PM at Clocktower Park. The market will feature over 30 vendors including local farmers, food producers, hand-crafted artisan goods, flowers, and more. On select evenings, the city’s Concert in the…

Input on Milroy Bridge Replacement

Pierce County seeks public input on project to replace Milroy Bridge PIERCE COUNTY — The community can provide input about potential environmental impacts of a project to build a new bridge from Canyon Road East across the Puyallup River into the City of Fife via an online open house through Aug. 7. The bridge project…

Need a SPUD?

Who:             Washington Potato Growers Free Potato Event When:            Thursday, May 14 – 11 am (while supplies last) Where:          Tacoma Dome – Parking Lots G & F (please follow volunteer direction) What:             Washington Potato Growers are “On the Road to a Million Pounds of Potatoes” with plans to host their largest potato giveaway…

Food Prosperity Open House in Yelm Feb. 8

Food Prosperity Central event Saturday February 8th, 10am to 4pm, Yelm Community Center, 16530 103rd Ave SE, Yelm, WA 98597. Admission is free. Bee Forever will be participating as a vendor, which means you can stock up with their delicious local honey, C60Star oils and soaps. They will also be part of the educational program…

Orting Farmers Market Vendors

The Orting Valley Farmers Market is now accepting vendors for the upcoming season. We are looking for local farmers, artisans, food vendors, and producers to join our lineup! Our market is located in the quaint town of Orting, in a centrally located park along the popular Foothills Trail. This “small town with a big view” …

August 25 & 26 – Lacamas Fair

It is the biggest little fair in Pierce County. The Lacamas Community Fair, on 8th avenue South isn’t on what most county resident would consider a main street. This is the most family and children friendly fair you can find. The dates are August 25th & 26th, 2018. It starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 4…

Poof! – What rural buffer Portland Ave.?

PIERCE COUNTY — Pierce County is considering commercial development and multi-family housing units along Portland Avenue. If you live it he “Rural Separator,” you should find out what is happening to your peaceful neighborhoods. Meeting information:  Wednesday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. Harvard Elementary in the gym 1709 – 85th St. E., Tacoma 98445 “The…

The best little Fair in Pierce County – Aug 26-27

The Lacamas Community Fair is taking place the weekend of August 26 – 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It has everything you expect in a fair, preserves, quilting, produce, food, kids events, horses, rabbits and chickens. From Spanaway – SR7, Pacific Avenue, take the Roy exit (at the Roy-Y) SR507. Turn left about…

Proposed changes to Agricultural Resource Lands

In recent years, Pierce County has received an increasing number of questions from residents about zoning in rural land and farmland preservation. To help clarify the process by which rural land is zoned, the Pierce County Council asked a consultant team earlier this year to evaluate how the County’s Planning and Land Services department designates…