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…

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….

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….

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…

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…

May 28 – Bethany Lutheran Cemetery

Memorial Day Service, Bethany Lutheran Cemetery Bethany Lutheran Church, Spanaway will host a Memorial Day Service with a Flag and Firing Detail from JBLM. The keynote speaker will be Chaplain Art Sortland (Capt, USN, Ret). The service, on 28 May,  will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Church Cemetery, 26418 Mountain Highway (SR7), Spanaway WA, 98387-9404….

Revving a local economy

By Marianne Lincoln Have you thought much about what it takes to make your local community successful? People in the community who are employed, with money in their pockets, shop at local stores, gas stations and restaurants. That, in turn, raises tax money to go back into the community. Quite simple, actually. So to make…

Annual Holiday Bazaar – Lacamas Dec 2-3

Lacamas Community Club’s Annual Holiday Bazaar will be December 2nd & 3rd,  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be more than 30 local crafters. Great food will be served for breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Lunch will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The best “FREE” – MAKE IT & TAKE IT –…

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…

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…

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)….

Nature Walk on Saturday, May 13

Upcoming events for the Nisqually Land Trust Join us for our first Nature Walk on Saturday, May 13! River Walk at Nisqually River Shoreline near Yelm  Saturday, May 13, 10 am – 11:30 am George Walter, board member and founder of the Land Trust, will guide the walk and share stories about how this forested shoreline was preserved….