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Small, shy and senior off-leash dog area coming to Chambers Creek Park

An expanded off-leash area including a separate area for small, shy and senior dogs is coming soon to Pierce County’s Chambers Creek Regional Park in University Place.   
Since its inception in 2007, the nonprofit SUNDogs group has lobbied for a larger off-leash area for dogs and their owners. Although the group obtained approval to open a small site near Central Meadow in 2009, it has taken several years to convince Pierce County to allow a site expansion.
“We are so appreciative of our new County Executive Bruce Dammeier, who met with us and understood the need for an expansion of the off leash area,” said SUNDogs President Bill Long. “Although the new site still isn’t as large as we wished, it is certainly a step in the right direction.”
Right now, SUNDogs maintains a less than one-acre site… Read Full Story

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City to celebrate volunteers

Tacoma Narrows Rotary will be celebrating their fourth annual Celebrate Community Event at Curtis Junior High School on April 29. Supported by Tacoma Narrows Rotary, University Place School District, City of University Place, Peace Out, and the UP-Parent Teacher Student Association, the Celebrate Community event will recognize volunteers in the community, hand out awards, hear from some well-known Curtis High School alumni, and help raise funds for future scholarships.
The Celebrate Community Event was developed four years ago by Dr. Jay Mosser, pastor of Sunset Bible Church and president of the Tacoma Narrows Rotary at that time. “[Dr.… Read Full Story

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NOTE TO READERS

In the April 7 edition of the University Place Press, a mix-up occurred in that an op-ed piece by Pierce County Councilwoman Connie Ladenburg was incorrectly by- lined as being written by Katie Landenburg, who had also submitted an op-ed piece that did not make it into the paper. The following is Katie Ladenburg’s correct op-ed, with Connie Ladenburg’s also printed here with her correct byline. University Place Press apologizes for the errors.

With the change of presi dency, Donald Trump… Read Full Story

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On Oct. 24, the city of University Place participated in the annual Make a Difference Day. On this day people across the nation unite in their own communities to improve where they live and to enjoy time with their neighbors. In U.P., 12 volunteers came out to not only clean up Paradise Pond Park,…

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