2020 Graduations were a successful change of pace

By Marianne Lincoln COVID-19 has changed everything in the way people interact and celebrate in 2020. School closings didn’t stop our very determined class of 2020 from celebrating graduation from high school. With cars, boats, limousines and trucks, the Class of 2020 spruced up, painted, embellished and honked their way through a graduation ceremony that…

2020 Graduations on the road in June

2020 graduation at Bethel area high schools may affect traffic in some areas. Although schools have gone to great lengths to direct traffic into parking lots, it still may be best to avoid the areas if you are not participating in the graduation. Graduation at Challenger High is Monday June 15, 2020. The graduation is…

FREE MEALS AVAILABLE AT 10 BETHEL SCHOOLS

Este mensaje en español From BETHEL SCHOOLS — Starting Tuesday, March 17, free meals will be available to ANYONE ages 1-18 through the end of the statewide school closure. These “grab and go” meals will include both lunch and breakfast for the following morning. We’ll be utilizing “curbside pick-up” to maintain social distancing, so you…

EXPO at Frontier Park March 7

The Graham Kapowsin Community Council will hold its 17th Annual Home & Garden EXPO on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Frontier Park  in Graham from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Frontier Park is located at 21718 Meridian East, Graham, WA. GKCC benefits the local food bank and other services in the community. You can find…

WRITE to your County Council

3 p.m. in the afternoon on Tuesdays is the regular meeting time of the Pierce County Council. Most of us at working at that time of day or are stuck in traffic and cannot be in downtown Tacoma a the Council Office even when we seriously want to complain about an action they are taking….

New Rotary Chapter Forming – Jan. 25

The local Rotary Club is forming a new chapter for Graham Frederickson and Eatonville. GFE Rotary will help local businesses address issues facing their business and others and help them support their surrounding communities. The event will be held at Frontier Park Lodge, Saturday, January 25, starting at 6 pm. The cost is $15 for…

Graham Vendor Opportunity at EXPO

The Graham-Kapowsin Community Council’s (GKCC) 17th annual fundraiser, Graham Home & Garden EXPO is Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 10-4 pm at Frontier Park Lodge (21718 Meridian E, Graham, WA). We are looking for vendors, shoppers, fun run/walk participants, and sponsors to help raise money for this worthwhile cause. All of the money raised for…

How does our economy compare?

Most of the residents in Pierce County, Washington are very aware of the growth rates. National media is telling us we were the fastest growing county in the nation this past year. National media has also labeled Washington State as one of the most, if not the most desirable places to live in the nation….

County Roads: High friction surface treatment to be applied to a few

High friction surface treatment coming to Pierce County roads Pierce County will install a surface treatment at six roadway locations starting Aug. 5. The treatment – called a high friction surface treatment – will be applied at the following locations: • 122nd Street East/Military Road East – two curves near bottom of hill • McCutcheon…

Second Annual Lake Kapowsin Day to Celebrate Unique Lake

OLYMPIA – For the second year, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Friends of Lake Kapowsin will host Lake Kapowsin Day to celebrate one of Washington’s most unique bodies of water. The day will feature boats on display and on the water, fishing demonstrations and experts to discuss the geology, native plants…

October 6 is ABC Day at Bethel High

ABC Day is All Bethel (School District) Community Day. Over the past 10 plus years, it has become a very popular event for the community to come to that year’s high school to see what is going on in the c=-schools and around the community. Community groups come out and show what they offer to…

Next Lake Kapowsin Cleanup July 15

Hello All: We had a great work party last Saturday (5/20/17) at Lake Kapowsin boat launch with a total of 19 volunteers.  Thanks to all that helped!!   Fish and Wildlife access managers Derek Hacker and John Evans also came and worked on the parking area green spaces to increase visibility for security. We cleared about 740…