By Tawny Dotson, Director of College Relations
Clover Park Technical College’s Class of 2013 will walk across the Tacoma Dome stage on June 19 at 6:30 p.m.to mark the completion of their degree, certificate or diploma.
Kathy Bressler, president of St. Clare Hospital, will serve as the keynote speaker. Bressler, a registered nurse, has served as the president at St. Clare since 2006.
By Lynn Geyer
“The Importance of Being Earnest” is the final theatrical offering penned by Irish author and playwright Oscar Wilde.
This flamboyant figure, a member of late Victorian English society, liked nothing better than to mock the social mores of his peers; “Earnest” proves the perfect vehicle.
By Robin Rego, President
The Lakewood United group meets at 7 AM every Thursday at Burs Restaurant, which is located at 6151 Steilacoom Boulevard SW in Lakewood. The events for the next four weeks are as follows:
- June 20, 2013 – “Lakewood Farmers’ Market – Watch Us Grow” – Amanda Richardson, Recreation Coordinator (Don Daniels – MC)
- June 27, 2013 – “Norton Clapp’s Legacy – The Lakewood Industrial Park” – Tim Puryear, Asset Manager, NW Building LLC (Robin Rego – MC)
- July 4, 2013 – No meeting – Happy Independence Day
- July 11, 2013 – Sequestration and JBLM – Kristiné M. Reeves, Office of US Senator, Patty Murray, South Sound Regional Director & Statewide Veterans Constituency Coordinator (Kris Kauffman – MC)
LAKEWOOD – The Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Science Dome is revolutionizing science and astronomy education on the campus while also providing a learning opportunity for the community with science films offered for $6 for adults and $3 tickets for children ages three to 18-years-old.
By David Anderson
Former Lakewood City Councilman Walter Neary promised an explanation of what happened to Tillicum such that it “endured one of the most bitter neighborhood debates in (Neary’s) recent memory.” The “debate” concerned Camp Murray’s encroachment upon the neighborhood’s interior streets with hundreds of cars traversing the town no thanks to the relocation of Camp Murray’s gate.
By Walter Neary
In 2011, Lakewood endured one of the most bitter neighborhood debates in recent memory. Residents of the Tillicum area were deeply concerned about traffic changes announced by the leadership team at Camp Murray. Camp Murray is outside Lakewood boundaries, and it already had half the permits it needed for construction from Pierce County government. Lakewood was wresting with the rest of the requests of Camp Murray and its then commander, Maj. Gen. Timothy Lowenberg.
The Clover Park School District will be offering live webcasting of the district’s two high school commencement ceremonies for military parents, family members, neighbors and friends who are deployed and unable to attend the event in person on Monday June 17, 2013.
Baked beans, potato salad, hot dogs, apple pie, etc. When somebody says: “picnic” what do you like to eat?
Lakewood Historical Society is hosting a POTLUCK PICNIC, at 6 p. m. on Tuesday, June 18 at Fort Steilacoom Park’s picnic shelter (near the Castle Playground area) for an opportunity for LHS Members to enjoy one of the area’s most scenic spots while enjoying an eclectic potluck feast and learning more about the history of this sylvan area.
LAKEWOOD – A Community Meet and Greet with the City Manager Candidates will June 17, 2013 (6-8 pm) in the McGavick Conference Center at the Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Boulevard SW, Lakewood, WA 98499.
The Lakewood City Council will meet on Tuesday, June 18 (8:15 am) in the City of Lakewood’s City Council Chambers (6000 Main Street SW, Lakewood, WA 98499). This meeting replaces the canceled June 17 regular meeting of the council. Following is the special meeting agenda:
Lakewood First Lions Club will be the focus of this month’s takeover at Carrs’ Restaurant. Please come, have fun and enjoy a great meal between 4:00 P.M. and 9:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 18 to support this hardworking organization. The monthly takeovers involve five other organizations, including the Fish Food Bank, Clover Park Kiwanis, Caring for Kids, LASA and the Lakewood Knights Lions Club. So mark your calendars for the third Tuesday of every month to support these organizations.They are all making a big difference in our Lakewood community.
LAKEWOOD – More than a dozen Puget-Sound area Ford businesses are joining the popular local food truck movement by hosting innovative events that will have local food trucks compete in a head-to-head taste test while Ford vehicles challenge their rivals through competitive test drives.
By Heidi Wachter, Interim City Manager
Public invited to City Manager Candidate Reception on June 17: The City will host a reception for Lakewood city manager candidates Monday, June 17 from 6-8pm at the McGavick Conference Center at Clover Park Technical College. The City encourages the public to attend and meet the candidates. A summary of the applicants and their qualifications can be found here: https://www.cityoflakewood.us/