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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

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In the Dec. 26, 2014 article “Good CitiZEN Dog Training,” there was an error in a quote by owner Deborah Rosen in that the word “upskilling” was mistakenly written as “upscaling.” The correct quote reads as follows: "What I’m doing, if I’m doing my job well, is upskilling everyone.…

Milton bans marijuana, but plans to return to the issue
Derek shuck

Milton City Council took action at their Jan. 5 meeting to ban recreational marijuana producers, processors and retailers from locating inside the city. The council also took action to form a special committee that will examine whether or not allowing marijuana retailers in the city is a good fit…

Family brings ‘The Hobbit’ to life
Derek Shuck

When “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” leaves theatres, it will close the door on 15 years of filmmaking that brought J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy world of Middle Earth to life. However, Edgewood teen Ty Quandt will have a permanent reminder of the joy the books and films brought to his…

Columbia Junior High teacher offers Microsoft Office Specialist certification testing
Matt Nagle

Columbia Junior High’s Career and Technical Education/Business and Marketing teacher Keith Hannah has started up a new venture by incorporating Microsoft Office Specialist certification testing in his classroom. Now he is set up as an official testing center and is opening up the testing to parents…

UWT adds ‘Y’ to its campus
Steve Dunkelberger

University of Washington Tacoma has added a key facility to its effort to boost campus life activities with the grand opening of the University Y Student Center on Jan. 6. The project has been in the works for years and became possible through a partnership between the university and the YMCA of Pierce…

Social media helps nab escaped inmate
David Rose

When I started Washington’s Most Wanted with our Crime Stoppers partners in 2008, we had to catch fugitives the old fashioned way. We put them on television and asked viewers for tips to find them. Our first capture of 2015 shows how social media can also be a powerful force for good. Take Tuesday…

Edgewood business owner uses ‘mom experience’ to open clothing boutique
Steve Dunkelberger

Laurie Downs raised two daughters. Her girls are teenagers, but she remembers all too well the struggles of keeping up with baby and toddler clothes, toys and accessories. Now she wants to help new moms with her business, 2nd Peek Boutique. The Edgewood reseller focuses on baby and young children…

South Sound celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Matt Nagle

The year 2015 kicks off fittingly with several local celebrations of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. While the official Martin Luther King Jr. Day falls on Monday, Jan. 19, there are several events being held before and after this national holiday to help people of all races and ages start off the…


PIERCE TRANSIT CONNECTOR SERVICE TO END FEB. 14 Community info meeting scheduled for Jan. 26 After more than one year of working closely with the community to design bus service that met local needs, Pierce Transit’s Board voted to end Fife/Milton/Edgewood Routes 503 and 504 on Feb. 14 because of…

Spotlight on Business: State Farm Agent Tyler McClung
Derek Shuck

State Farm’s “Like a Good Neighbor” catch phrase has been driven into everyone’s head so much it seems to go in one ear and out the other. But State Farm Agent Tyler McClung, whose office is located at 2121 Meridian Ave. E., is looking to take that motto to heart and bring that personal touch…