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City ponders park shuffle, new city manager

Fife City Council has put a pause on a plan to merge the city’s parks and aquatic programs into a single department. The change would fold that position’s duties into the task of the director of Aquatic Services. The merger could save about $139,000, largely from the elimination of the director of Parks and Recreation position as well as coming at a time when the city is in the final stages of hiring a new city manager. That could happen Monday.
The parks merger of the two departments into a single Parks & Aquatics Department would handle all recreational scheduling and programs by early fall and would shift park maintenance into Public Works, which already maintains other city-owned properties. The idea is to boost efficiency and save money.
“We are in belt-tightening mode,” City Manager Subir Mukerjee said,… Read Full Story

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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

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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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Hotrods 4 Hearts returns to Griot’s Garage

An annual fundraiser for the American Heart Association takes place again this year at Griot’s Garage on Saturday, July 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hotrods 4 Hearts car show and festival is always a fun time for everyone in the family, with door prizes, raffle prizes including a 55-inch Sony smart…

I-5 changes reach milestone
Steve Dunkelberger

Anyone who drives the local strip of Interstate 5 are experiencing changes to the lanes and exits, and planning accordingly may save drivers a lot of headaches. Southbound Interstate 5 through Fife toward Tacoma has been reconfigured into two distinct roadways separated by barrier at Portland Avenue.…

Neverland Theater Company summer camp ready to stage
Matt Nagle

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…

Fire and 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 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.…

Fife FBLA take home national honors

Fife High School’s Future Business Leaders of America has returned from the National Leadership Conference, held June 29 to July 2 in Anaheim, California and drew more than 13,000 students from around the nation. Fife’s team included 17 students to compete in the conference. “My heart is bursting…

Tideflats soon to flood with jobs
Tami Jackson

Thanks in part to society's insatiable hunger for buying online, and especially to habits of shopping for holiday gifts by e-commerce, the local shipping and distribution industry is growing so fast that it's the next biggest thing since overnight delivery. Rapid growth and holiday shopping is why…

Bumbling burglar has bad luck trying to break into Parkland bar
David Rose

Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help to identify a bumbling burglar in Parkland. He had a tough time breaking into the Hard Luck Bar & Grill in the 10700 block of Park Avenue South at 6 a.m. on Thursday, June 22.  “This burglar has to…

Court dismisses $20 million claim of excessive force

The Federal Western District Court of Tacoma dismissed all claims against Pierce County and Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Helligso in the 2014 officer involved shooting that led to the death of Michael Lee Bourquin, 21. Pierce County moved to dismiss all claims in a pre-trial motion and won…

Everyone won during Food Fight
Steve Dunkelberger

The one-week extension on the annual Food Fight to benefit the Edgewood Fish Food Bank made all the difference in the world. This year’s battle royale pitted Mill Ridge Village Executive Director Jennifer Reich against Fife-Milton-Edgewood Chamber of Commerce's Director of Membership Development…

New look, same dedication to community

Readers of the Fife Free Press and Milton-Edgewood Signal will notice a change in this new edition in that both newspapers are now combined into one. Seeking to provide more thorough coverage of Fife, Milton and Edgewood communities and to share news of all three cities more effectively, we hope you…

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