Packed House at Elmhurst

PARKLAND, WA — On Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., there was a room at Elmhurst Elementary with over 100 people packed in, overflowing into the hallway and outside into the courtyard. The meeting was about the development of the Brookdale Golf Course into housing. Paul Green, of Azure Green Consultants, LLC was the featured speaker….

A review of the Naches Trail almost ready for Congressional approval

 From: David Welch Sent: Monday, January 08, 2018 10:20 AM Subject: RE: Naches Trail protection As part of the designation process, the NPS Santa Fe has completed their feasibility study. It is in HQ DC review at the present time. When the review is completed it will be submitted to Congress. Could be later this…

Letter from an Oregon Trails Archeologist

1-2-2018 Hello Marianne, I am writing in response to your email concerning a housing development at the Brookdale Golf Course. While the location is a marked site on the old Oregon Trail in Washington, it is not part of the Oregon National Historic Trail (NHT) as currently designated by Congress. The NHT at present does…

Will we wipe out The Naches Trail in Parkland?

By Marianne Lincoln There has been another development proposed on the Brookdale Golf Course. I have yet to learn if the developer is aware of, or even cares if, there are wagon ruts from the northernmost route of the Oregon Trail there. Certainly, there is an official Oregon Trail marker on Brookdale Road in front…

County plans to change development regulations

EDITORIAL According to several people who are on Land Use Advisory Committees in Pierce County, there are new development regulations that have passed through the Planning Commission and the Hearings Examiner are are slated to be in front of the Pierce County Council for approval and adoption, possibly as early as January 2018. If you look…

Sankta Lucia Celebration – Dec 3

A Swedish Sankta Lucia Celebration will be held December 3rd at PLU’s Karen Hille Phillips Center for Performing Arts. Sunday, December 3rd at 2:30 PM – 6 PM. (Also known as the Eastvold Auditorium) The event his hosted by the Scandinavian Cultural Center. The event consists of singing and dance. Young people rehearse for several weeks…

HIGH Capacity Transit Corridor – soon

Alexandra Mather, the Government and Community Relations Officer for Pierce Transit and her colleague, Darin Stavish, are going to share some information on a Pierce Transit project to build a high capacity transit corridor (HCT) – from downtown Tacoma to Spanaway along SR -7. They would like to engage citizens, give you more information and…

Sock Hop at Marymount – Nov 4

Join us as we re-live the best of the Fifties during a fun, retro evening where you can cut a rug while also raising funds for the LeMay Collections at Marymount and our programs. Enjoy dinner, dancing, entertainment, a silent auction, 50s style dinner, and live music from Wally and the Beaves! We will also have…

Trunk or Treat – Oct 28

Each year at Marymount the Lemay Family Collections welcomes 3,000+ children from the community to participate in this safe and festive Halloween activity.  Trunk or treat is Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. We are in need of candy donations! If you can bring a bag, a case or even cash to purchase candy…

August 26 – Lemay Cars and Mobile Food Fest

Pierce County, Washington — Parkland and Spanaway will be exceptionally busy today with the annual visitor trek to see the Lemay Car Collection on C Street and at Marymount on 152nd Street. Once you find parking, there are shuttles that will take you between the two locations. At the same time, the Sprinker Recreation Center –…

Events abound!

August 10 – 13 – Pierce County Fair in Graham (10am – 10pm, Th, F, S | Sun 10am – 6 pm) August 12 – Freddie Fest, in Frederickson Fridays – Orting Valley Farmer’s Market (3-7pm) August 19 – Garfield Street Fair in Parkland August 26 – 40th Annual LeMay/Marymount Car Show August 26027 – Lacamas Community…

Parkland Potluck June 24

On Saturday, June 24th from 4 to 7 p.m., the community of Parkland is going to have a get together at Mayfair Park. This is a local area event for residents. It will be a potluck, so be sure to bring a dish of one of your favorite recipe’s to share. The event is sponsored…