4th of July Parade in Roy!

Last year, no one stepped up to take over the parade preparation from the former Fire Chief, Bob Velias. But … The Lacamas Community Club has stepped up to sponsor the parade this year! The parade starts at noon, exiting the rodeo grounds on Huggins-Greig Road and traveling on Warren Street to 1st Street, across…

2017 Fireworks restrictions

It’s close to that time, the 4th of July fireworks sales and you need to know what laws have changed. Even Pierce County added restrictions after last year’s celebrations. Follow this link and you can print a copy. In Pierce County, here is the new law: June 28: 12 p.m.–11 p.m June 29-July 3: 9…

Memorial Day events

Here are several events for the Memorial Day weekend that are outside city limits in the mid-county. Enjoy the long weekend everyone! Sunday, May 28 •Fir Lane Memorial Park Memorial Day Observance, 12:30 p.m., 924 176th St E, Spanaway, WA 98387 •Yelm Cemetery Memorial Day Observance, 1 p.m., 11540 Cemetary Rd SE, Yelm, WA 98597…

Memorial Day Service at Bethany Cemetery May 29

Each year at the small cemetery near Muck Creek on the Mountain Highway, Bethany Lutheran Church holds a wonderful celebration of Memorial Day. The event is complete  with a Flag and Firing Detail from JBLM and keynote speaker,  Chaplain Art Sortland (Capt, USN, Ret) to honor the day. This well attended event is located in a lovely…

Treecycle your Christmas tree

PIERCE COUNTY — When the holidays are over, don’t forget to treecycle your fresh cut Christmas tree. Pierce County residents who subscribe to yard waste collection service can place their unflocked tree in their container. Flocked trees cannot be recycled and must be disposed as garbage. Residents may also recycle their tree free of charge…

Life’s lessons learned

By Marianne Lincoln My apologies to all my readers for the slow press this December. Since Thanksgiving, I have been working at a seasonal job and in my spare time, taking care of my home and working on craft projects for my granddaughters. A Christmas stocking with felt cut outs, sequins and beads can take…

Christmas Open House

The Spanaway Historical Society’s Christmas Open House, will be Sunday, Dec 11, from 1-3pm. The house is all decorated, even the dollhouse! Come out for some old fashioned Christmas cheer and maybe pick up a wreath for your and support your local museum. The Spanaway Historical Society’s Prairie House Museum is located at 812 E. 176th…

Fires break out in Frederickson July 4

This 4th of July there was sun and record-breaking temperatures. That combination turned frustrating for local firefighters. The Central Pierce water truck had no sooner finished dousing a grass fire at the Kalapus Chiropractic clinic, than another fire began on 200th near the IKEA warehouse. Thanks to Shady Acres pilot Judy Scott, the PPP got this…

Memorial Day Service

The annual Memorial Day Service at Bethany Lutheran Church Cemetery, will be 25 May 2015, at 10:30 AM.  A Flag and Firing Detail will be provided by JBLM.  Local dignitaries have been invited. Bethany Lutheran Church Cemetery 26418 Mountain Highway Spanaway, WA 98387-9404

Spanaway Lions host handicap friendly Easter Egg Hunt

SPANAWAY LIONS CLUB — Every kid loves an Easter Egg Hunt but some need more help than others to get around and find those eggs. The Spanaway Lions Club’s goal is to provide a safe and handicap friendly environment where kids can be kids and hunt Easter Eggs. The Prairie House museum provides a nice…