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Plan now to unfold your lawn chairs or throw down a blanket to lounge on the grass at Dacca Park each Friday at 6:30 p.m. through Aug. 11. It’s really just the best (family and dog-on-leash friendly) concert happening around. The talent at Fife’s Music In The Park is more than just reputable, as they definitely have inspiring resumes, but the bands change every week. That means there will be enough variety to keep your toes tapping all summer long.
The live concerts are free and you can bring your own food or buy some from Chef Dave and Donna Arnold. They sell their burgers, fries, hot dogs, chicken, water, tea, soda, shakes and short-cake with fruit dessert topping and whipped cream out of their Arnold’s Happy Days food truck. According to Fife’s Events & Facilities Recreation Coordinator Bonnie Moeller, if it ever… Read Full Story

Be Well - Inside & out: Theresa likes to wear a bit of color in her hair

Cosmetologist Theresa Tong, of TT Hair Salon & Supplies, can do it all. She cuts and tints all kinds of hair for a wide variety of styles, provides face-waxing services, plucks eyebrows and offers a paraffin dip for pampering hands. She provides all these services for the elderly, for adults, teens and children alike.

Tong also offers traditional facials but uses creams that she makes herself from fresh cucumbers or bananas and she can even mix up a face massage cream from avocados.

While Tong accepts walk-in customers, at 6411 6th Ave., #14, she strongly advises folks who want a facial to please schedule that type of service… Read Full Story

Neverland Theater Company summer camp ready to stage

The sets have been built, costumes fitted and dance numbers all choreographed for opening night of “The Sword in the Stone,” Friday, July 28, 7 p.m. at Columbia Junior High’s Performing Arts Center. The culminating event of The Neverland Theater Company’s summer camp experience, “The Sword in the Stone” promises to be highly entertaining, and affordable, for all ages. It continues throughout the weekend on Saturday, July 29 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, July 30 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7 at the door.
More students turned out… Read Full Story

More News
Steve Friddle City of Fife Community Development Director

Traffic in Fife and the surrounding areas is awful. There is no sugar coating it. We are receiving daily calls and e-mails asking what Fife is doing to make it better. We wish it were a simple fix, but construction is slow, lack of funding for large projects hampers development and an economic boom…


On March 25, 1949, Donald Matheson and his wife Pauline received a great blessing from God with the arrival of their first-born, Paul Martin Matheson. From the very day that his parents heard their baby boy’s first cries, they knew that Paul would be someone special. Fate smiled and destiny laughed…

Nominate a Milton community treasure

The community is invited to nominate a Milton Community Treasure to honor as this year’s Grand Marshal of Milton Days. Do you know someone who is a Treasure to the Milton community? The City of Milton is accepting nominations of individuals who represent the values, volunteerism and community…


JOY CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL SEEKS TEACHER Joy Christian Preschool, a Christ-centered, private preschool in Edgewood, is seeking qualified applicants for the Preschool Director/Lead Teacher position. Candidates with a strong educational background, enthusiasm for teaching, and a nurturing personality will…

Fire & Rescue News

Warm Weather Water Fun! To help prevent unintentional drownings and increase life jacket use, East Pierce Fire & Rescue, sponsored by East Pierce Professional Firefighters, offer life jackets at a discounted price of $14 in sizes infant through adult. Stop by our Headquarters Station anytime between…

‘Washington’s Most Wanted’ tip leads to capture
David Rose

Tacoma Police arrested convicted child molester Timothy Hernandez in the 2000 block of East 37th Street at about 7:45 p.m. Saturday night, July 1. He was featured on “Washington's Most Wanted” the previous Friday night. TPD confirms that it was a tip from a “Washington's…


INFOBLOX TO HIRE UP TO 100 PEOPLE Infoblox Inc., the Silicon Valley-based network control and security company, has designated its Tacoma office as a “Center of Excellence for Technology Innovation” and a “Hiring Hub.” The company has nearly doubled its employee count from its initial hiring…

fife Police Blotter

The students at Hedden Elementary held their annual field day June 14 and got to visit with Fife police officers and inspect police vehicles. Fife Police Department is alerting drivers that 12th Street East, from 46th Avenue East to 54th Avenue East, will be closed until Aug. 26. The Safe Street…

Food Fight! Extended

The battle royale between Mill Ridge Village Executive Director Jennifer Reich and Fife-Milton-Edgewood Chamber of Commerce's Director of Membership Development April Balsley has been extended to June 26. The two are battling over who can gather the most food for the Edgewood Fish Food Bank to benefit…

Fire and Rescue News

East Pierce Fire & Rescue would like you and your family to be safe this Independence Day. Please use these tips and regulations to help prevent disaster this July 4th. Although it is safest to take your family to a professional fireworks display, millions of people choose to use fireworks on…