Free Shredding October 16

The Parkland Spanaway Rotary Club(FB/webpage) will host on site document shredding event Saturday, October 16, from 10 am – 2 pm, at Paradise Lanes and Entertainment Center (12505 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, WA 98444). The shred event is sponsored by TwinStar Credit Union so all proceeds(donations) raised go to support  local nonprofits and the causes supported…

“Stream,” Public Meeting Sept. 23, bus rapid transit on Pacific Avenue

Pierce Transit hosts live, virtual Bus Rapid Transit update Sept. 23 Public invited to virtual meeting covering project updates, timelines, Q&A and more  Pierce Transit is planning the first phase of Stream service, a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line along a 14.4-mile portion of Pacific Avenue/SR-7 between downtown Tacoma and Spanaway. The corridor is currently…

Aug. 30 Public Safety Meeting

PIERCE COUNTY — On Monday, August 30, 2021, 6 p.m., the Pierce County Council’s Public Safety Committee will hold its meeting in Frederickson at the new Cross Park meeting site. That is located at 4420 Military Road East. Presentations include the Pierce County Department of Emergency Management sharing about emergency management and response in Pierce…

August 21, LeMay Car Show

43rd Annual LeMay Car Show Saturday August 21, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission: $15 general | $5 student (6-17 years old) | FREE for Foundation members. – Register to volunteer – Featuring more than 1,000 vintage vehicles and access to the whole museum collection! The LeMay Annual Show is a unique event. More than…

Little Park Restaurant property update

[UPDATE: The Flying Tomato, formerly a restaurant between South Hill and Graham, has purchased the Little Park Property. They plan to open their restaurant there. You can see there is activity on the site, clearing out old furnishings.We have not learned what other property will be considered for tiny homes.] [UPDATE 7-31-21: Note from Councilmember…

Toxic Algae Advisory for Spanaway Lake

On 7/21/2021, the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department issued a toxic algae advisory for Spanaway Lake. This is the link to the toxic algae advisories. What is a toxic algae bloom? Algae bloom occur in fresh water with the right amount of sunlight, temperature and nutrients. These conditions cause rapid growth of algae, which can…

Closures due to excessive heat

June 28, 2021, there may be unexpected closures in public facilities and programs. The Bethel School district is not offering its free lunch program out of concern for people being out in the extreme heat on this record heat wave day. The program will resume on Tuesday, June 29. Pierce County Parks will be closing…

In 1917, many Pierce County farms were condemned

Originally posted on 253 Watch:
By Marianne Lincoln In 1917, there was a war in Europe. South and Central Pierce County farmers were shocked to find out, the Secretary of the Army had decided that a certain part of Pierce County, where they lived, had been identified a choice location for a new military base. The…

Vendor Fair at 157th & Pacific Avenue

I don’t have any information other than what is on the graphics posted on the Parkland Facebook Page. May 29 and 30th from 10am to 5pm at 15709 Pacific Avenue S, Tacoma, WA, this is the address of Godfather’s Pizza. You might check it out and see…

Pre-Memorial Day Cemetery Cleanup

By Marianne Lincoln SPANAWAY — On Wednesday, May 26, youth from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint Congregations in Spanaway, Elk Plain, Rainier View and Firgrove came to Spanaway to tidy up the pioneer cemetery. Fifty eight kids from 10 to 18 and twenty adults assisted with picking up branches, trimming bushes, mowing…

Adopt-a-Highway is back!

WSDOT — After more than a year of being suspended due to the pandemic, WSDOT’s volunteer Adopt-a-Highway groups are heading back out to help clear roadway trash and litter. Groups can resume their important work helping keep our highways clean.   Become involvedWant to become even more involved in keeping our state beautiful? Consider forming…

Use AmazonSmile and help the Pierce Prairie Post

The Pierce Prairie Post operates under the Spanaway Community Association’s 501(c)(3) status. It is eligible for donations through AmazonSmile. If you shop on Amazon, try shopping on AmazonSmile and donate to your local news. Choose Spanaway Community Association as your charity of choice and then shop the way you already do, but using AmazonSmile. Local…