By Paul Candler, Public Relations Chair, Kiwanis Club of Clover Park
Members of the Kiwanis Club of Clover Park began planting a variety of vegetable starts, and the food bank raised garden plots at the Lakewood Community Garden. Last year 1,100 pounds of fresh vegetables raised at the food bank plots were donated to the Lakewood FISH Food Bank. The goal for this year is to increase the amount donated to 1,500 pounds. To help achieve this goal, one raised garden has been planted with potatoes. Other vegetables planted include tomatoes, lettuce, swiss chard, broccoli, kale, and the always popular zucchini.
By Nancy Covert
Here’s a show you shouldn’t miss! Admission is only $6 per person. Warning: the material presented may inspire a lot of thinking about the subject matter.
This thought-provoking material can be viewed at Pierce College’s Ft. Steilacoom campus. The shows take place inside the new science building on the hillside overlooking the campus. A grand opening was held on Jan. 19, and programs have been shown ever since.
The Science Dome currently features a series of sky-related programs inside the modern planetarium-like theatre. Next show, “Life: A Cosmic Story,” takes place at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 17, with a second showing at 3:15 p.m. on Saturday.
Pierce County News Release
On Thursday, May 16, 21 fire and police agencies will be conducting training exercises involving water rescues in the Puget Sound at Sunnyside Beach Park in Steilacoom. The goal of the exercise is to evaluate both individual agency capabilities and their ability to effectively communicate and work together.
By Mary Getchell, Communications Director, Pierce County Library System
Thousands of people throughout Pierce County have been participating in the community one-book program, Pierce County READS, for the past two months. To culminate the free program, meet this year’s featured writer, New York Times best selling author Paula McLain at McGavick Conference Center @ Clover Park Technical College, in Lakewood, on Friday, May 17, 7 p.m.
By Chelsea Lindquist, Communications Specialist, Bates Technical College
TACOMA, Wash. – The City of Olympia Fire Department’s Assistant Chief of Operations Pat Dale will deliver the keynote address at Bates Technical College’s seventy-third commencement exercise, held in the exhibition hall of the Tacoma Dome on Friday, May 17 at 6 p.m.
By Jen Willey, Annie Wright Schools
Dr. Laura Kastner, a clinical psychologist and nationally renowned expert on teen behavior and development, will speak about Tweens + Teens: New Strategies for Wise-Minded Parents, on Tuesday, May 21, at Annie Wright Schools Kemper Theatre. This event is part of ParentMap’s lecture series in which national thought-leaders share insights, advice and inspiration on current parenting topics.
Our Featured Pet this week is a beauty named, Wingnut. This friendly feline with large golden eyes is a 9 year old domestic shorthair. Her love of treats has led her to packing on a few extra pounds, which you will quickly use to your advantage on a cold evening as she loves to snuggle! When she’s not working on her cuddling skills, she enjoys chasing her toys and appreciates a long scratch under her chin. Being a more mature kitty, Wignut is best suited in a quieter household with other cats, rather than with dogs. Older children are a plus, as long as they agree to help her chase down squeaky toys and give her the occasional brush! Don’t wait, take her home today! Reference #A333626. Contact The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County, (253) 383-2733 for more information. You can now see all shelter pets online.
By Celeste Johnston, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
Steilacoom Historical School District #1 Superintendent Bill Fritz will recommend to the Board of Directors the hiring of Alexander Clauson for the position of Principal of Saltar’s Point Elementary School. The Board will consider the recommendation at its regularly scheduled board meeting on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.
Story & Photos – Joseph Boyle
My title, “Evening With Art”, is a little confusing to me. I thought to myself, “Evening With Art?”, as I read my title the day after writing it. Then it happened. I was overcome with a pleasant flashback.
Art was my father-in-law’s name. I loved my father-in-law. For one thing, Art let me marry his lovely daughter.
Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in recognition of the annual Peace Officers Memorial Day. Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset. Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition. Please call (360) 816-2216 if you have any questions about this flag lowering.
By Gary Sabol, Community Relations Manager
Three Clover Park School District (CPSD) employees were honored as Employees of the Year at a districtwide celebration May 13. Since 1987, CPSD has honored exemplary employees in three categories: certificated, classified and administrative. Award recipients are chosen by an independent panel of Lakewood citizens. 2013 CPSD Employees of the Year are:
- Nichole Moeller, Certificated Employee of the Year;
- Charles Skipwith, Classified Employee of the Year; and
- Ron Banner, Administrative Employee of the Year.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – A major road construction project on Perimeter Road, the road which bisects JBLM Lewis-Main and McChord Field, has been completed ahead of schedule and will reopen to commuter and commercial vehicle traffic Wednesday, May 15.
DuPont, WA – Thirteen year DuPont resident, Bob Forbes has announced his candidacy for Director Position No. 3 of the Steilacoom Historical School District.
“My priorities as a board member will be to ensure that the curriculum is exceeding the state standards and that no child is lost through the cracks of the educational system; that our school properties are well maintained to provide a safe and welcome environment for our children; and that our extracurricular activities are fully supported so we can provide a well-rounded experience beyond the classroom,” noted Forbes.