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…

End of the season for Fruit on the Loop

It’s Labor Day and that signals the end of the annual fruit stand on Spanaway Loop Road…. well, almost. This year Connell and Shouna Goodman brought in a couple extra truckloads for the end of the season and there just might be a little left over for Tuesday. If you haven’t gotten your last peaches, apples or…

Are you ready for Fruit on the Loop?

Word today from Alice Shibig, “I just got a phone call from Shouana and Connell, they are in Portland Oregon headed this way with peaches and nectarines. ” Located on Spanaway Loop Road near Tule Lake Road, the Rainier Christian Church and at the doorstep of the Shibig farm is a favorite spot to cruise in for…

End of the year for local charities

Here’s a great charity to donate to, one that will always give back in great ways… -Editor – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –  – By the best estimates, Nisqually steelhead are just 400 fish from extinction. A run of wild salmon…

City Goat Farm & Zoo, it’s a farm party

By Marianne Lincoln SPANAWAY, WA — Sunday afternoon I couldn’t resist stopping to see the camels (Shaun and Wednesday) at the farm at 811 168th Street East in Spanaway. Most of their Christmas trees had sold out and the farm was fairly quiet as people sat at home in front of the Seahawks and 49ers game. The City…