Burn Ban Begins July 12, 2018

Pierce County is under a burn ban officially today, July 12, 2018. From the county website: Countywide burn ban in Pierce County begins Thursday, July 12 Due to dry weather, both now and in forecasts, Pierce County’s Fire Marshal, in partnership with the Pierce County Fire Chiefs’ Association, has declared a countywide burn ban effective…

Akeelah and the Bee – June 22

Trinity Reading Club presents community family movie night and book Discussion. Friday, June 22nd at 7:00p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in the Fireside room. Snacks will be provided. The event is free, open to everybody. The movie is Akeelah and the Bee.  

Trinity Lutheran Events April 26, 28, May 10

Trinity Lutheran Church in Parkland will be holding the following events int he next few weeks: April 26 – Reading Night at 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Trinity Library April 28 – Spring Fling – 12:00 noon  to 4:00 p.m., Thompson Hall May 10 – Spaghetti Feed & Accordion Concert, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.,…

University Jazz Ensemble May 11

The  PLU, University Jazz Ensemble  will present a concert on May 11, 2018, from  8:00-9:30 p.m. It will all happen at Pacific Lutheran University in Eastvold Auditorium, a.k.a the Karen Hille Phillips Center for Performing Arts. For more info and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plu-university-jazz-ensemble-featuring-vincent-herring-tickets-41314181830?aff=es2   

Norwegian Heritage Festival

On Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Anderson University Center at PLU, the Scandinavian Cultural Center (SCC) will present the annual Norwegian Heritage Festival. The event includes, music, cultural foods, dancing, rosemaling, art, weaving, Viking reinactors and more! This year, the SCC will have several events around the Spring calendar….

National Volunteer Week – April 21, 2018

TACOMA, WA – Join us for a day of service on April 21 from 8:00am-12:00pm at Keithley Middle School in Franklin Pierce. Community lunch follows from 12:00pm-1:00pm. Every year, Our Savior Lutheran Church leads a day of service at a local school in celebration of National Volunteer Week. This year, we are taking this community…

Parkland’s Cinco De Mayo Planning Meeting

PARKLAND, WA — Cinco De Mayo Planning Meeting in Parkland, will be held on Monday April 9, 2018 at 6:00p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church Library. All are wecome, the celebration will be held on Saturday, May 6th, Questions, please contact Diane M. Crews at 253-537-0201. She can be reached at Trinty on Thursday 5th after 10::00…

Wine, Spirits & Chocolate April 13th & 14th, 2018 at Marymount

The Lemay Collection at Marymount presets its Wine, Spirits & Chocolate Event on April 13th & 14th, 2018. The event is held between 4 and 9 p.m. in the Event Center at the Marymount campus, at 325 152nd St E, Tacoma, WA 98445. It is between Parkland and Spanaway 3 blocks east of SR7, Pacific Avenue. With 75+…

One lane Pacific Avenue? AKA How to destroy a community

[Editorial story] Remember the train accident in January that close I-5 near the Nisqually River? Remember the traffic that followed through Roy, Spanaway and Parkland? There is no doubt, SR-7 through Spanaway and Parkland is an alternate route to the I-5 freeway. With that in mind, consider making Pacific Avenue only one lane each direction….

Poof! – What rural buffer Portland Ave.?

PIERCE COUNTY — Pierce County is considering commercial development and multi-family housing units along Portland Avenue. If you live it he “Rural Separator,” you should find out what is happening to your peaceful neighborhoods. Meeting information:  Wednesday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. Harvard Elementary in the gym 1709 – 85th St. E., Tacoma 98445 “The…

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….