Soccer Camp & Bible School in Graham

FREE THIRD ANNUAL… BIBLE SOCCER CAMP – Kindergarten-6th grade, at Nelson Elementary Corner of 224th and 108th, Graham, Washington PRESCHOOL VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – for 3 yrs old to Pre-Kindergarten at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 22419 108th Ave S., Graham, Washington Tuesday-Thursday, July 18-20, 9 to Noon Sponsored by St. Paul Lutheran Church and Preschool…

July 7 – GBA Golf Tournament

Hello GBA Members and Friends, Come on down to the High Cedars Golf Course in Orting tomorrow (Friday July 7th) and participate with us in the Graham Business Assn. Annual Golf Tournament. 50% of the proceeds will go to the Charlie’s Dinosaur project. It’s a shotgun start at 1:00. If you are not a golfer,…

Chip Seal Fail on O-K Highway

By Marianne Lincoln Remember the recent chip sealing project Pierce County was doing on the Orting Kapowsin Highway at the end of May? Have you noticed the loose gravel all over the road since that time? That loose gravel is not normal, in fact, the past several years, the county has been using a technique…

Community leaders stress quality of life to County Executive

On May 26, 4 community leaders from Midland, Frederickson, Waller and Spanaway met with County Executive Bruce Dammeier and Dennis Hanberg, Director of Planning and Land Services (PALS) and Public Works. The message was simple, our quality of life matters, we need roads and other infrastructure if you build out the Centers and Corridors project,…

Wetlands and Pierce County – can they coexist?

By Marianne Lincoln Two developments currently in process are raising the eyebrows of planning and development watchers in the county. These are called Ally Brook and Phoebe’s Meadows. In Phoebes Meadows, the developer actually didn’t want to build as many houses (4) as PALS (Planning and Land Services) demanded he put on the parcel (10)….

Open houses to plan for new growth in central Pierce County communities

PIERCE COUNTY — About 60,000 more people are projected to move to the unincorporated communities of Pierce County between 2010 and 2030, according to the Washington State Office of Financial Management. Pierce County is updating the Community Plans for Frederickson, Mid-County, Parkland-Spanaway-Midland, and South Hill to plan for this growth. Central Pierce County residents are…

Chase Garden seeking new owner

I just wanted to provide information about Chase Garden, which was bequeathed by Emmott & Ione Chase to the Garden Conservancy upon Emmott’s death in 2010. They have been managing the property from Cold Spring NY.  Here is the statement posted on our website: The Garden Conservancy will continue to manage the garden through the…

OK Highway Floods at Thrift

By Marianne Lincoln   UPDATE 3/21/17: The OK Highway is still closed. Crews were working on a big hole in the ground, so they most have gotten the pole removed and are repairing the pipes. Vactor trucks are still removing material around the drainage pipe. — THRIFT, WA — Since Friday March 17, the Orting-Kapowsin…

March 18 Power Outage in Graham Planned

GRAHAM, WA — On March 18 there is a Planned Power Outage on the east side of Graham serviced by PSE from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. for repairs to the substation. From PSE: In an ongoing effort to deliver safe and reliable energy to you and your neighbors, Puget Sound Energy will be doing some…

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…

March 4 – Southwood Neighborhood Watch

The Southwood community just east of Bethel High School off 46th Avenue & 224th Street (East of Elk Plain)  will be holding a Neighborhood Watch meeting on March 4th from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Graham Library. If you would like more information, you may contact the organizer, Robert Taylor at rtaylor361@yahoo.com. If…