More bus service in Spanaway, Parkland & Midland

PIERCE TRANSIT — The Spanaway Runner provides on-demand transportation to the public, connecting students, workers, seniors and those with limited mobility to and from community resources, appointments, school, work and transit hubs within the Spanaway Runner zone (shown in the map below). Trips must have a starting point and destination in the specified Spanaway Runner…

Parkland Spanaway Kiwanis – Join a Gem

In South Pierce County, there is a hidden gem that meets at noon the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at the Paradise Lanes Entertainment Center, 12505 Pacific Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98444. The club, part of Kiwanis International, raises money and provides more than $12,000 of college scholarships annually in the Franklin Pierce and Bethel school…

August 27 – 44th Annual LeMay Car Show

At the house on C Street and at the Marymount Campus, there are multitudes of vintage and antique cars and memorabilia to see this Saturday at the 44th Annual LeMay Car Show This is a Parkland- Spanaway Tradition. Dozens of local auto enthusiasts spend weeks dusting and polishing cars for display. It’s a local labor…

Parkland area sewer closures

From Pierce County Planning and Public Works:C Street South between Tule Lake Road and 128th Street to close Aug. 29 Work on C Street South between Tule Lake Road and 128th Street South (Section B) will resume on Monday, Aug. 29. The contractor working for Pierce County on the Parkland/Brookdale Sewer Interceptor Phase 3 project suspended work for…

Parkland’s Garfield Street Fair, August 20

The Garfield Street Fair in Parkland is back this year! It is being held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, in the middle of Garfield Street, between C Street and Park Avenue. The event will feature live music, great food, local vendors, a car show, and other family activities. Stop by…

PLU opens a window for Parkland School in letter to Council

Pacific Lutheran University President Allan Belton opened a window of opportunity to the community who wants to save the Parkland School. In a letter to members of the Pierce County Council, he noted that the property is being made available for the purchase price of $2.85 million if the community can find a buyer within…

PLU responds about the Parkland School

Pacific Lutheran University has added an article to their website about the Parkland School, also referred to was East Campus. This is copied from their web comments on 6-25-22. East Campus / Parkland School Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Pacific Lutheran University is committed to the long-term health and vitality of Parkland, Washington. We’re proud of…

Parkland rallies to save their historic Parkland School

Saturday, June 11,2022, from 1 to 3 p.m., citizens of Parkland, Washington are waving signs and banners on Pacific Avenue at the corner of Pacific Avenue and 121st Street in protest of Pacific Luther University’s plans to un-list it as a state historic site and sell it to a developer who plans to demolish if…

Former Parkland Resident shades PLU tactics

Letter to the Editor: Linda Carlson The June 6 meeting with council officials regarding Parkland School confirmed what Parkland School alumni and supporters feared: what Pacific Lutheran University wants, it gets. Does what the community want matter? No way, no how. We learn that for at least two years PLU has been quietly—let’s be honest…

President Belton and PLU Regents need to work with their community

Editorial, Marianne Lincoln In many places in recent issues of “Resolute,” the magazine sent to alumni and supporters of Pacific Lutheran University (PLU), the text says how the university works with their community. One article in particular: George Zeno talks Parkland, equity and community partnerships. (PLU Associate Vice President of Advancement) “No one organization is…