Pop in and make a purchase at the Bake Sale on April 21, from 10-3, at Bridgeport Place, 5250 Bridgeport Way West. It’s a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure. There will be all sorts of goodies to choose from. Every dime and dollar that comes in from the Bake Sale will go directly to the foundation. No strings attached, just drop in, select some yummy home-baked goodies, and be on your way.
Twice each year Bridgeport Place hosts a Driver Safety Course presented by AARP. Tune up your driving skills and update your knowledge of the rules of the road with defensive driving techniques. The eight-hour course is split over two days’ time with classes held from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23. Free lunch is provided courtesy of Bridgeport Place for all attendees both days. Call 253.565.1960 to register. Classes fill fast and seating is limited. AARP members pay $12, non-members $14 for the course. Upon completion you may qualify for a discount on your auto insurance. Bridgeport Place Retirement and Assisted Living is located at 5250 Bridgeport Way West, University Place, WA 98467, just a couple of blocks south of where Cirque Drive intersects with Bridgeport Way West.
By Jayme Taylor, Communication Manager
Clover Park School District’s Custer Elementary School and Hudtloff Middle School received 2010 Washington Achievement Awards from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the State Board of Education (SBE).
The perfect time for an afternoon tea? Any afternoon. The perfect time for a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party? 2:13 p.m., Saturday, January 15. Despite a rainy Northwest winter weekend, spirits were not dampened by the deluge. Dressed in their ‘Wonderland best’ ladies wearing a kaleidoscope of colorful hats and costumes filled the Parkside Lounge for the party at Bridgeport Place. Dainties such as Crab Salad Sandwiches, Scones, Orange Creamsicle Cake with Fresh Raspberry Filling, and an array of teas complemented the menu at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Among the ladies who attended were the residents of Bridgeport Place, their children, and grandchildren. Curtis High School Honor Students helped with seating the seniors and their families at the tea.
By Terry Jenks, Curtis HS Athletic Director
The No. 2 state-ranked Curtis High School Football team (4A) plays the Eastlake Wolves (Lake Washington School District) on Friday, November 12 at Curtis High School. Kick-off at 7:30 PM. After winning it’s third consecutive South Puget Sound League South Division Championship, Curtis defeated Lake Stevens 31-14 in the District 1/2/3/4 football playoff game last Friday to advance to the state playoffs. The winner of the Curtis/Eastlake game will play at the winner of the Auburn/Skyview (Vancouver) game.
Amber Galaz, 15, Shamanice Gordon, 15, and Carina Coppedge-Pope, 15 all incoming Sophomores at Curtis Senior High School, took top honors at the Supreme Session for the International Order of Job’s Daughters held August 3-7 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The girls, all members of Job’s Daughters Bethel #67, competed against members from across the United States and Canada in arts and crafts competitions and writing contest. The results are as follows:
Forty-three members and guests of the Steilacoom Chamber of Commerce enjoyed a “Spring Evening at The Bair” on Thursday, April 22. Representing the Port of Tacoma, Connie Bacon was the featured guest speaker during the dinner. She stated that the Port is currently conducting a “nationwide search for a new CEO who is trustworthy, who will tell us the right story in business for the Port of Tacoma, who understands strategic thinking, and is a go-getter.” According to Bacon, the Port of Tacoma is “beginning to see a tiny rise in activity, but anticipates steady growth over the next five years.” She added that the Port has spent $170M to clean-up Puget Sound and Commencement Bay. There are ongoing negotiations with the Puyallup Tribe about possibly operating a terminal, as well. Bus tours of the Port of Tacoma are available to the public and scheduled every couple of months.
The Tacoma Tides Basketball Club will host a Jammin’ Hoops Party on Saturday, March 27 from 12:30-3 pm in the Curtis High School Gym. This free family event includes a kids clinic with Tacoma Tide Pro Players and middle school 3-on-3 league registration, prizes and a chance to meet NBA All-Star, and former Seattle Sonic, James Donaldson. Call 503-9034 for more details.
Curtis Senior High School will be holding its first annual Viking Fest on Saturday, April 24th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 25th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event will be held in Curtis Senior High School’s new gymnasium. Viking Fest will appeal to all ages ranging from our younger elementary crowd to our extremely encouraging senior population within our community with varieties of food, bazaar, and many types of fun entertainment! The support from community members is flying in as well as the support of a great deal of outside community members and we are excited for this to be a great success! Everyone is invited to come and enjoy VikingFest! Anyone interesting in displaying should download a vendor application.