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Senior Center is hidden gem in Milton

Anybody who wants to feel great simply needs to find a sign to give to the Milton Senior Center. According to the Center’s President Sandy Parr, they need one so folks can more easily find their establishment, which serves senior citizens and works in support of many local charities.
The unmarked Senior Center is located inside the Milton Activity Center,1000 Laurel St., but except for word-of-mouth communications, Parr says, nobody really knows it’s there. “There’s no sign that says ‘The Senior Center,’ so when people call, I have to say we’re at the police station.”
In addition to keeping a closet full of walkers for seniors who might suddenly need one, Parr said the Senior Center has never lagged about hosting fundraisers for local charity groups and it has always offered daily activities for participating… Read Full Story

Satisfaction from benefaction: NW Furniture

Like a triangle, there are three components to NW Furniture Bank, with 14 employees who help collect and distribute surplus furniture to people in need. Directly on top of the charity is Hope Furnishings, 117 Puyallup Ave., a for-profit business that sells new, gently used and vintage furniture to support the NW Furniture Bank charity below. With these two is a mattress recycling effort, located directly behind NW Furniture Bank, that also generates funds to help the low-income recipients sleep better at night thanks to donated furniture.
The stitching that holds this triangle together is CEO Bill Lemke who is now celebrating NW Furniture… Read Full Story

Armed robbery and home burglary down in Pierce County

In the first six months of 2017, Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies say an analysis of the crime statistics shows armed robberies and home burglaries are down. Detectives say one reason may be that more people have surveillance and security systems in their homes, which makes for harder targets for crooks. The department’s Property Crime Unit is also seeing success.
“We’re able to go out and actively work these people, hold them responsible, put them in jail and we see our crime numbers dropping,” said Det. Ed Troyer.
However,… Read Full Story

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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…

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…

Pierce County deputies search for convicted child predator
David Rose

A convicted child predator is wanted in Pierce County. David Thomas is a Level 3 sex offender – the worst of the worst and highest risk to re-offend. He’s failing to register as a sex offender, a crime that’s not new to him one bit. “Our suspect has been convicted of not registering before,…

Local Restaurants: Chef provides excellent cuisine for your event or party
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Delphia Brewton is a personal chef who offers all sorts of catering. While she loves creating excellent cuisine, she is also expanding her brand and is working on a new cookbook. Customers can also buy gift baskets accompanied with a gift certificate from her to deliver when someone is ill or a "welcome…

South Sound’s emergency homelessness plan move foward
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Tacoma city staff outlined three options to step up efforts to curb homelessness in Tacoma and hours later the City Council then approved the least expensive option, the one staff recommended, with monitoring over the summer and an expected request for more funding following that review. “It is…

Moody’s upgrades Fife School District

Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the credit rating of Fife School District, which now has one of the highest credit rating of any school district in the state. “This is great news for the District and its taxpayers,” said Superintendent Kevin Alfano. The upgrade was part of an anticipated…