Tacoma Highland Games in Graham

GRAHAM, WA — On June 21 and 22, 2019, the Tacoma Highland Games will be bringing the haggus, the bag pipes and the Celtic entertainment to the community of Graham at Frontier Park. Gates open at 8 a.m. The full schedule is on their website here. Frontier Park, also known as the Pierce County Fairgrounds…

Important Zoning Updates

PIERCE COUNTY — The Pierce County Planning Commission will consider proposed updates to the Frederickson, Mid-County, Parkland-Spanaway-Midland and South Hill community plans at public meetings over the next few months. Community plans provide direction on how growth and development will occur. The plans address topics such as zoning, transportation, the look and feel of the…

Fireworks rules in unincorporated areas

The 4th of July is approaching. Tribal Fireworks booths are already selling fireworks.  Illegal fireworks are subject to confiscation and possible  criminal charges. State licensed sales of legal fireworks will begin on June 28. It’s a good time to review what the laws are concerning your decision to light that first tempting firecracker. Here is…

IMPORTANT Community Plan Update Meetings

Frederickson and PSM (Parkland Spanaway Midland) community plan update open houses and hearings will be held this next two weeks. This is in regard to the Centers and Corridors Proposal changes. One hour before the hearings in front of the Land Use Advisory Committee (LUAC), there is an open house where attendees can peruse the…

Children’s Free Summer Lunch Program

BETHEL SCHOOL DISTRICT — We are pleased to announce our annual Free Summer Lunch program for children. Lunches will be made available at no charge to attending children 18 years of age and younger. Free lunches will be provided on weekdays from June 24 through August 16. All sites will be closed July 4 and…

Weekend Lane Closures on I-5 Nisqually

[Editor Note: This means serious traffic on SR507 in Yelm, McKenna & Roy and SR7 in Spanaway Parkland] LACEY – People who travel on northbound Interstate 5 in Nisqually should plan for two weekends of significant delays due to around-the-clock lane closures. The work scheduled June 7-10 and June 14-17 will allow contractor crews working…

Bethel Events through June 2019

Bethel’s Visual and Performing Arts Newsletter EXPRESSIONS Vol. 29  No. 18     May 22, 2019   May: Washington State Arts Education Month 22 6:30pm                   Pajama Party (1st Grade)  CP       6:30pm                   Spring Band, Choir, & Orchestra Concert  GE       7:00pm                   Spring Choir Concert  CE 7:00pm                   Spring Band Concert  GKHS 7:00pm                   Final Band & Orchestra Concert / Awards…

Memorial Day at Bethany Lutheran May 27

You are cordially invited to attend the 86th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Bethany Lutheran Church. On Monday, Date: 27 May 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the cemetery behind Bethany Lutheran Church, there will be a ceremony in memory of those who served our country. Bethany Lutheran Church, 26418 Mountain Highway, Spanaway, WA 98387-9404

Historic Spanaway Cemetery cleanup May 22

On Wednesday, May 22nd from 4 – 7 pm. at the Spanaway Cemetery, approximately 50 Youth and their Leaders from 3 of local LDS Congregations, will be on site to do clean up scrub moss off of grave markers and brighten up the headstones. The goal is to have it looking really nice for Memorial…

Rotary’s Surrender the Booty Bash May 18

Service clubs are a vital part of a functioning community. The Parkland Spanaway Rotary  has been active in the area for a very long time, providing scholarships to students in the Bethel and Franklin Pierce School Districts as well as charitable services in the community. The Surrender the Booty Bash is their annual auction fundraiser….

Military Retiree Appreciation Day at JBLM Friday, May 17, 2019

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash — Joint Base Lewis-McChord will host its annual Military Retiree Appreciation Day event Friday, May 17, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at American Lake Conference Center, on JBLM North. Event officials are expecting approximately 2,000 military beneficiaries to attend. Military Retiree Appreciation Day events include: •             Lots of giveaways…