Burn Ban Begins July 12, 2018

Pierce County is under a burn ban officially today, July 12, 2018. From the county website: Countywide burn ban in Pierce County begins Thursday, July 12 Due to dry weather, both now and in forecasts, Pierce County’s Fire Marshal, in partnership with the Pierce County Fire Chiefs’ Association, has declared a countywide burn ban effective…

Yikes! Bikes! STP is July 14, 2018

The bicycles are coming to town July 14, 2018. The Annual Seattle to Portland extravaganza always stops at Spanaway Middle School to refresh, repair and relieve cyclists. Snacks, water, toilets, repairs, sunscreen and more. (Especially, more traffic.) Please be careful this Saturday between Puyallup, Spanaway and Roy for the bicycles. Let’s make it an accident…

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…

Trinity Hosts Benefit Concert with Peter Mayer & Jim Mayer – June 20

The Lutheran Men in Mission presents a benefit concert for disaster recovery efforts. Peter Mayer and Jim Mayer, musicians for Jimmy Buffet’s Coral Reefer Band will be featured along with Luther’s Stable as the opener. The concert is June 20, 2018, 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 12115 Park Ave. S., Tacoma. Tickets may be…

Transitions Graduates 2018

BETHEL SCHOOL DISTRICT – Congratulations to the 2018 graduates of the Bethel School District’s Transition Program! The Transition Program is for students 18 to 21 years of age with developmental disabilities. As part of the program, students spend half their day working in community workplace settings thanks to our local business partners. The other half…

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…

Summer – lunch for kids

The Bethe School District has announced the dates for this year’s Summer Food Service Program for children. Lunches will be made available at no charge to attending children 18 years of age and younger .  Lunches will be provided at the following open sites from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Monday through Friday, June 25…

WSDOT Pierce Cty Transportation Survey

Pleas take a few minutes out of your busy day to give feedback to the State of Washington on needed improvements to the transportation in Pierce County. Here is the link. The survey is broken into section for each area they are studying. You have to select one at a time, then choose to go…

Akeelah and the Bee – June 22

Trinity Reading Club presents community family movie night and book Discussion. Friday, June 22nd at 7:00p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in the Fireside room. Snacks will be provided. The event is free, open to everybody. The movie is Akeelah and the Bee.  

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…