By Lynn Geyer
Listen, my children, and you shall hear of how it was before women’s lib reared its head against the good ole’ boys’ playground at the office.
Before TV’s “Mad Men” made it common place to “flirt” with a secretary, there was the movie “9 to 5.”
By Mimi Jansen
TACOMA – In a move to reflect a broader County business community reach and more inclusivity, the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber has renamed the former South County Division and University Place-Fircrest Division to South County Branch and West Side Branch, respectively.
By Gary Sabol, Community Relations Manager
Park Lodge Elementary’s Terese High received the Washington Association of School Administrator’s (WASA) Community Leadership award May 17 during WASA’s monthly regional meeting at Fife School District administration offices. The award is presented to community members in recognition of their outstanding contributions toward education.
The City of DuPont will host a Community Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 27th 2013 at 11 a.m. at Ross Plaza (1500 Ross Loop). Reception will follow at Forza Coffee Shop. Lieutenant General Robert B. Brown is the scheduled guest speaker.
DUPONT – The American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Steilacoom-DuPont gives everyone in the community a chance to help save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. As the official sponsor of birthdays, we know how important each and every birthday is. As the Society celebrated it’s 100th birthday on May 22nd, we invite the Steilacoom and DuPont communities to join us as we embark on our most ambitious undertaking yet. With your help, we want to finish the fight on cancer. Register your team today by visiting RelayForLife.org or by calling 1-800-227-2345.
Franciscan Health System has named Bahman Saffari, M.D., Ph.D. as its first ever “Healer with a Heart” Physician of the Year. Dr. Saffari is a Gynecology Oncologist at Franciscan Gynecologic Oncology Associates in Tacoma. Dr. Saffari was chosen based on his exemplary commitment to patient care while running a busy clinical practice and having heavy on-call obligations
By Celeste Johnston, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
Cherrydale Primary School, a kindergarten through grade 3 school, in the Steilacoom Historical School District, was awarded a $5,000 grant from CenturyLink for student technology. Teachers, Brittany Humphrey, Cindy Lea-Balko, Sylvia Kozyra, Jill Lyons and Brian Kirby wrote and submitted a technology grant to increase the schools’ teaching technology equipment.
TACOMA — On Thursday, May 23, UW Tacoma will host an event celebrating those who have served or who are currently serving the country through military service.
Tribute to Our Troops will run from 12:30 to 1:30 at William Philip Hall on the UW Tacoma campus. The event is free and open to the public. Active military, veterans, family members, friends and anyone who wants to recognize the commitment and sacrifice of those in the armed forces are all welcome to attend.
By Harriett Triquart
It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.
By Nancy Covert
In spite of heavy rains that pounded the rhododendrons at Lakewold Gardens (and other gardens around the Sound) recently, taking time to stroll the pathways always offers something to enjoy. A favorite garden-spotting place is inside the 20th century Gazebo at the north end of Lakewold’s patterned brick walk.