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…

Concert & Ice Cream July 14

Trinity Lutheran Church will be hosting a Midsummer Concert and Ice Cream Social on Friday, July 14th, 7:00 PM. Trinity Lutheran Church is located in Parkland at 12115 Park Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98444.

Community leaders stress quality of life to County Executive

On May 26, 4 community leaders from Midland, Frederickson, Waller and Spanaway met with County Executive Bruce Dammeier and Dennis Hanberg, Director of Planning and Land Services (PALS) and Public Works. The message was simple, our quality of life matters, we need roads and other infrastructure if you build out the Centers and Corridors project,…

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)….

Open houses to plan for new growth in central Pierce County communities

PIERCE COUNTY — About 60,000 more people are projected to move to the unincorporated communities of Pierce County between 2010 and 2030, according to the Washington State Office of Financial Management. Pierce County is updating the Community Plans for Frederickson, Mid-County, Parkland-Spanaway-Midland, and South Hill to plan for this growth. Central Pierce County residents are…

April 12 – Parkland Community

LEARN about the rich history of Parkland and the ongoing urbanization of our communities. Find out how to effectively ADVOCATE for the needs of our neighborhoods. ENGAGE with other committed volunteers and leadership in and around Parkland. When: Wednesday. April 12, at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Mayfair/138thE/Brookdale Safe Streets Community Meeting Agenda: *Safe Streets Campaign…

FP Teacher Honored Nationally

Franklin Pierce Teacher Honored as Northwest District High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year RESTON, VA, March 8, 2017 — Roy, WA, resident Kim Jackson of Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma will be honored as the Northwest District High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year by SHAPE America – Society of Health…

Growth – Is it managed in Pierce County?

Back in the early 1990’s the Washington State legislature passed the Growth Management Act. Since that time in Pierce County lot sizes have grown much smaller, there is more traffic congestion in unincorporated areas and now there are restrictions on who can get a well put on their property in rural areas. Did ‘we’ preserve our…

Mardi Gras events at Trinity Lutheran

From Diane M. Crews Mardi Gras Singles Party The Galatian Generation-Singles, at Trinity Lutheran Church,  12215 Park Avenue South,  Parkland, Washington will be having a  Mardi Gras Party February 28. Attendees are asked to bring snacks and beverages. The church will be showing the movie Rio, The event begins at 6 p.m. and will run to about…

Tempers could flare over RTA tax on vehicle tabs

Have you gotten your statement in the mail for you vehicle registration. Brace yourself if you live in the Regional Transit Area. If you voted on the RTA tax for those trains and light rail in King County and that extension from Lakewood to Dupont, you are impacted. I live outside the RTA and my truck registration…

Feb. 10 – Icelandic Soprano Singer Gudrun Ingimars

Come see this award winning Soprano, direct from Iceland, for her only public West Coast performance! Admission is “pay as you can” and the concert is sponsored by the Icelandic Club of Greater Seattle. February 10, 2017, 8 PM – 9:30 PM Lagerquist Concert Hall 868 Wheeler St S, Parkland, Washington 98444