Tacoma Highland Games: June 22-23

Planning and preparations are underway for the 49th annual Tacoma Highland Games to be held on Friday evening, June 22nd and Saturday, June 23rd, 2018. In addition to Saturday’s Highland Games, we are excited once again to offer a Friday evening of Celtic entertainment. Our Board of Directors and Key Volunteers are hard at work…

Dr. Hewins retires from Franklin Pierce

Franklin Pierce School District – Following 30 years of service to Franklin Pierce Schools including 11 years as superintendent, Dr. Frank Hewins will be retiring on June 30, 2018. Dr. Hewins has worked to improve instruction, build strong connections with the community, identify resources to improve school resources and facilities, and ensure the financial health…

May 28 – Bethany Lutheran Cemetery

Memorial Day Service, Bethany Lutheran Cemetery Bethany Lutheran Church, Spanaway will host a Memorial Day Service with a Flag and Firing Detail from JBLM. The keynote speaker will be Chaplain Art Sortland (Capt, USN, Ret). The service, on 28 May,  will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Church Cemetery, 26418 Mountain Highway (SR7), Spanaway WA, 98387-9404….

Native Plant ID Walk

Native Plant ID Walk with WA Native Plant Society South Sound Chapter, Nisqually Whitewater Reach, near Yelm Date/Time: Saturday, May 26th from 10:00 am to noon Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Description: 1.5 mile round-trip walk Explore the Whitewater Reach of the Nisqually River while learning about native trees, shrubs, and a variety of other understory plant…

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+…

Easter Eggstravaganza – March 31

The biggest event in the Spanaway-Frederickson area for kids at Easter time is the Eggstravaganza at Sound Life Church. Held on march 31 at the church located on the corner of 176th Street and 36th Avenue East, the event has everything from bouncy toys to booths and often a Daffodil Festival Princess or two show…

Disabilities Easter Egg Hunt – March 31

[Updated with photos] The Prairie House Museum in Spanaway is the location of the annual Easter Egg Hunt for children with Disabilities. This event is hosted by the Spanaway Lions Club and will take place at 10am on March 31st. The Prairie House Museum is location at 812 176th St East, Spanaway. From the Lions…

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….

South Pierce County History Presentation

On March 14, 2018, Pierce Prairie Post Editor, Marianne Lincoln will be presenting to the University Place Historical Society on South Pierce County History at Windmill Village 3715 Bridgeport Way w., University Place, wa. 98466 building D2. Starting with the Graham Community Plan in 2004, Marianne went “all in” to learning as much as possible about…

Insufficient Policing!

[Editor Note:This is a letter sent by Master Watershed Steward and Pierce Communities Coalition member, Cindy Beckett to Rep. Mark McKaskill. It shows how far behind Pierce County’s unincorporated UGA is in police coverage] At this time, we in the UGA of Pierce County are officially asking for the State’s help. There are a growing…

Graham – Safe Streets Training

 Safe Streets is holding an Awareness and Safety Training on Saturday March 10th from 9AM-12PM at the Graham Fire and Rescue Headquarters, 23014 70th Ave E Graham, WA. The training will include presentations from the new Community Liaison Deputy with Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and Code Enforcement. Light snacks, coffee, and tea will be provided….

15th Annual EXPO ‘Feed the Children’ Fundraiser & Fun Run/Walk

EVENT: 15th Annual EXPO  ‘Feed the Children’  Fundraiser & Fun Run/Walk WHEN: Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 9AM-3PM.  WHERE:  Frontier Park Lodge (Pierce County Fairgrounds) 21718 Meridian E, Graham, WA 98338.  GKCC’s Purpose:  Linking community together while serving the Greater Graham area.   There are many volunteer opportunities. From Science classes to Reading Tutoring to Holiday Fundraisers,…