Feb. 10 & 11, Rock the Rink Ice Show

PIERCE COUNTY PARKS — Bring your friends and family to Pierce County Parks’ exciting new ice show: Rock the Rink! Join the fun at Tacoma’s Sprinker Recreation Center to watch this upbeat and thrilling ice show featuring decades of nostalgic tunes that will get you on your feet and ready to dance. The show will…

Incorporation study, Frederickson to Parkland Jan. 23

It is not a filed incorporation request, it is a feasibility study paid for through state funds. State Representative Melanie Morgan put it in the budget in 2020. The Governor did a line item veto in it that year, but his pen missed it the next year. So the Washington State Department of Commerce is…

Recap: Meeting on the Pierce County Tiny Home Village in Spanaway

[Editor note: hard to squeeze in a story with two days of back to back meetings. The County loaded the first two business days of the year for people in Spanaway. 6:30 p.m. in Midland the land use committee will hear about the incorporation study that Rep. Melanie Morgan started] Link to Pierce County TV…

The wolf is wearing a sheep’s coat of helping the homeless

By Marianne Lincoln [Editor Note: This is my testimony to the Planning Commission for 1-3-2023. RR (Rural Resource) Zone is has a maximum density of three housing units per acre with a extenuating circumstances. Normally, two per acre. So with nearly 400 on 27 acres they’re over limit, even though they say they count four…

Comments by County Reviewers of the Tiny Homes Project in Spanaway

[Editor: This is information from the project site at Planning and Land Services and these are comments by County employees who are moving the project along as part of their jobs. Those of you who may want to make public comments, may find some of their comments useful information from which to ask questions.] Reviewer…

Help improve Sprinker Recreation Center

From Pierce County Help us improve Sprinker! After 48 years of serving the Parkland, Spanaway, and greater Pierce County communities, Sprinker Recreation Center‘s indoor spaces are in need of updates and improvements.  Since 2016, Pierce County has been listening to and engaging with the Parkland and Spanaway communities to help redesign the Sprinker Recreation Center’s outdoor…

Local Kiwanis gifts first year teachers

It was an inspiration of Parklands-Spanaway Kiwanis President Bruce Rice. One night he was thinking about how difficult it is to graduate from college, be burdened with student debt, rent payments and also try to start teaching in a classroom where often teachers have to use their own resources to acquire supplies for their students’…

Help support Winterfest 2022

Each year, community services in the Parkland-Spanaway area support low-income families by collecting items for Winterfest. Families receive invitations from those community services to participate in the event. Winterfest has served hundreds of local families over the past 30 years. They share refreshments, hold a children’s fair with games, face painting, a visit with Santa,…

Sock Hop at Marymount Nov. 12

The LeMay Family Collection Annual Sock Hop is a dinner and dance featuring live music from Danny Vernon as Wally and the Beaves. While enjoying the music, food, and drinks, you will also get to experience a few museum gallery rooms during this event. We encourage you all to wear your finest vintage attire! To…

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…