Another community legend passes

[Editor note: Jim was so instrumental in so many ventures, but was always careful to remain behind the scenes. I know we all can thank him for the beautiful photographs in the Pierce Prairie Post, but he would never admit to helping us get the beautiful camera we use. Rest peacefully Jim – condolences to…

Summit – Garage Sale, 104th & Canyon Rd

Summit United Methodist Church will host a Garage Sale; Saturday, June 3, 9am-4pm. The location is 5316 104th St E, Tacoma, WA. There will be household items, clothing furniture and much, much more. The ‘Good Stuff’ Garage Sale is hosted by the United Methodist Women and donations will support local and world mission projects. Locally…

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,…

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…

Join, help your community and be happier as a result

South Pierce County has many local organizations from Rotary, Lions and Kiwanis to community associations in the unincorporated areas. These groups are made up of volunteers who care about the people and places around them. They put in countless unpaid hours to make your lives better. If you are feeling low, participating in one of these…

Franklin Pierce Citizen’s Committee crafts bond proposal to school board

By Marianne Lincoln On May 7, the ad hoc committee studying the Franklin Pierce School District facilities needs finalized a list of ranked needs to present to the school board. In a crafted proposal they will present at the next board meeting, they proposed many capital projects greatly needed in the district. The proposal is…

Section of Vickery Avenue East to be closed Sept. 15-19

Vickery Avenue East between 128th Street East and 112th Street East will be closed Sept. 15-19 while crews rebuild the roadway. A detour route will be in place, and will direct motorists west along 112th Street East, south along Waller Road East, and east along 128th Street East. Noise levels will be monitored to make sure…

Summit Rummage Sale June 7

Summit United Methodist Church at 104th & Canyon Road is holding a Rummage Sale on Saturday, June 7, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Summit United Methodist Church is located at 5316 104th St E, Tacoma, WA. The sale will include household Items, clothing, furniture and more. The donations support local and world mission projects.

Waller Road Adopt-A-Road Clean-up, May 17

Waller Road Adopt-A-Road Clean-up this Saturday, May 17, 2014 9:00 AM – Noon The Summit-Waller Community Association invites any interested party  to participate in their litter patrol clean-up of Waller Road E from SR 512 to Pioneer Way E ( a 5 mile stretch ). Interested citizens should plan to sign-in at 9925 Waller Road E…

21st Annual Summit-Waller Community Associaton General Membership and Community Meeting

SUMMIT-WALLER, WA – The Summit-Waller Community Association will hold its annual General Membership and Community Meeting this Tuesday, May 6 from 7-9 pm at the Mid-County Community Center, 10205  44th Avenue East [ directly behind Central Avenue Elementary School ]. Special guest speakers include: Jeananne Conwell ( Mid-County community Center), Ann Poetter (Evergreen Lutheran High School), Mark Williams & Hugh Taylor (Pierce…

Pierce County Parks Appreciation Day

Pierce County Parks and the Summit-Waller Community Association are seeking volunteers to help clear trails, remove litter, and remove invasive Scotch Broom and English Ivy from the 160-acre, county-owned Orangegate Property (Park) located in the Summit-Waller Community.  The work party is scheduled on Parks Appreciation Day, Saturday, April 26 from 9:00 am until Noon. Anyone interested…