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Cloudy days couldn’t keep the ducks away

One of our community’s most popular springtime celebration, the annual Duck Daze Parade, took place for the 17th year in a row on Saturday, June 2 along Bridgeport Way West. The weather was mild but the joy was plenty as crowds of families and friends lined the parade route to enjoy the various parade marchers commemorate the end of the rainy season.
Nearly 700 individuals participated in the parade, some of whom included the Curtis High School marching band, the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, City Council Members in Corvettes provided by a local club, fire trucks courtesy of West Pierce… Read More

Silent auction held to mitigate cost of preschool remodel

University Place Presbyterian Church held a live and silent auction on Friday, June 2 to assist remodeling costs for their Sunset Christian Preschool (SCP). More than 130 people attended the event emceed by Youth For Christ’s Bibby Akills that was full of fun, food, and some friendly competition bidding on donated goodies.
During the summer, University Place Presbyterian Church plans to… Read More

The state of health care in America

As I write this, 13 senators are writing a health care bill in response to the House bill that passed this year. That House bill would cut 23 million Americans off from their health insurance. It will destroy Medicaid as we know it, particularly hurting seniors, children and those with disabilities.… Read More

Crime Stoppers


THE KING. While he's already cemented his status as a Seattle Mariners' legend, ace pitcher Felix Hernandez has spent a surprising amount of time pitching for the Tacoma Rainiers while rehabilitating his right, throwing shoulder. Hernandez was knocked around in his first Tacoma rehab start on Tuesday,… Read More



Most Valuable Pitcher: Michael Newstrom, Puyallup, sr.
Most Valuable Player: Michael Spellacy, Puyallup, sr.
Coach of the Year: Casey Adcox, Sumner
Pitcher: Jake Roten,… Read More


Business Spotlight: Melinda’s Micros

Melinda's Micro's is a professional braiding and weaving service with more than 20 years of experience, and is conveniently located right in the center of University Place at 7406 27th St. W. The salon specializes in African-American hair, extensions and kids' hair. Owner Melinda Kumi provides the… Read More

It’s Just Business: The cost of being cheap

In a lot of ways, service industry businesses – restaurants, auto repair shops, beauty salons, etc. – are unique ventures with their own set of challenges and rewards, and number one among these is the people who walk through the door. Service industry businesses depend on the lifeblood of interacting… Read More


Dance Theatre Northwest presents ‘All That Dance’

On Saturday, June 24, Dance Theatre Northwest will bring its newest production of “All That Dance” to the Mount Tahoma high school auditorium (4634 S. 74th St.) at 4 p.m. “All That Dance" features "42nd Street," "Almost Blue," "The Reef," Fascinating Rhythm," "African Spirit," excerpts from “Swan Lake,” and “Sleeping Beauty," with a fabulous all-cast finale.
The show features musical… Read More

Tahoma Audubon Society announces youth bird drawing contest winners

Beautiful backyard birds – the American Robin, the Spotted Towhee and the Red-breasted Nuthatch – were the artistic challenge for students in the 18th annual Youth Bird Drawing Contest of Tahoma Audubon Society (TAS).  
This year 21 schools from across Pierce County submitted a total… Read More

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