Down? Property Taxes for schools will go down even with new bond

Facilities Funding 11-6-17     <– PDF file data on the bond from the district BETHEL SCHOOL DISTRICT — As school districts around the state gear up for bond and levy elections next year, the Bethel School District finds itself in a unique position. In February, Bethel will be running a new $443 million bond and two…

Sankta Lucia Celebration – Dec 3

A Swedish Sankta Lucia Celebration will be held December 3rd at PLU’s Karen Hille Phillips Center for Performing Arts. Sunday, December 3rd at 2:30 PM – 6 PM. (Also known as the Eastvold Auditorium) The event his hosted by the Scandinavian Cultural Center. The event consists of singing and dance. Young people rehearse for several weeks…

Annual Holiday Bazaar – Lacamas Dec 2-3

Lacamas Community Club’s Annual Holiday Bazaar will be December 2nd & 3rd,  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be more than 30 local crafters. Great food will be served for breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Lunch will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The best “FREE” – MAKE IT & TAKE IT –…

Roy – Friday, Dec. 1 – Tree Lighting

Friday December 1, 6 p.m. at the Roy Library and Community Center will be the Annual Open House with festive cookies, cake, Santa and one of the best little Christmas Tree Lightings in the county. The location is 122 East 3rd St., Roy. The Community Center and Library is on the same block as the Roy…

2017 Stuff the Bus – Dec 2

Saturday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., transportation and other Bethel School District volunteers will be collecting toys and food for needy families it he district. This is the annual “Stuff the Bus” drive. Look for the Big yellow school bus in the the Spanaway Walmart parking lot on Saturday and give what…

2017 Veteran Car Project

The LeMay Collections is proud to announce our holiday project benefiting a local disabled veteran. This holiday season, our volunteers will modify a 1981 Chrysler Imperial New Yorker with all the fittings to be driven by a veteran with disabilities. Aimed at empowering and re-connecting a wounded veteran with their passion, this car will be gifted to…

Collecting warm kids coats

Message from the Lemay Collections at Marymount : We are in urgent need of boys and girls size 8 coats! LeMay cares about our community, and once again we are collecting warm coats, and toys, for local children in need. From infant sizes to adult xl, we need NEW coats of all sizes. Toy donations must…

FCCCC breakfast meeting Nov 18

Frederickson Clover Creek Community Council – This month’s FCCCC meeting will be changed to a breakfast meeting at Ricky J’s, 6805 176th St. E.at 9 AM. It would be a good time for folks to catch up on what is happening in the community. So if you have some free time this Saturday, stop by…

Spanaway removed from Historic Preservation Grants

Proposal No. R2017-121: A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Approving the 2018 Pierce County Historic Preservation Grant Fund Disbursement as Recommended by the Pierce County Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission. The commission removed the Spanaway Community Association proposal for historic road signs. Spanaway, as a community altered after the Growth Management Act and losing…

HIGH Capacity Transit Corridor – soon

Alexandra Mather, the Government and Community Relations Officer for Pierce Transit and her colleague, Darin Stavish, are going to share some information on a Pierce Transit project to build a high capacity transit corridor (HCT) – from downtown Tacoma to Spanaway along SR -7. They would like to engage citizens, give you more information and…

Wetlands in Pierce County

The area of Pierce County south of the City of Tacoma and north of Eatonville lies on what is called a sole source aquifer (SSA). unless you are drinking “Tacoma Water” that Tacoma Public Utilities pulls from the Green River watershed, you are probably drinking water from that aquifer. Even JBLM sits on that aquifer….

Nov 4-5, 2017 Spanaway Lake High Holiday Craft Fair

Nov. 4-5 will be the annual Spanaway Lake High School Holiday Craft Fair. This is one of the best local events of the year for hand-made crafts and unique holiday gifts. The cost to enter is $3 for an adult and children under 6 are free. Inside, you will find wood carvers, jewelry, blankets and quilts, ornaments, food,…