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Former councilmember remembers UP’s early struggles

Debbie Klosowski is University Place’s own Energizer Bunny that started beating the drum of community involvement when she moved to U.P. in 1990.
She served alongside Lorna Smith and Linda Bird on the U.P. Community Council, who also later served on the council during those early years.
But before incorporation, the UPCC was a community effort that was largely critical of Pierce County's land use rules that allowed large apartments to be built in the community without full regard of the affects the higher density would cause on roadways, public safety schools and infrastructure.Read More

Another Daddy Daughter Dance for the Memory Books

This year the Curtis High School ASB hosted the 14th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance, an event that began with University Place Parks & Recreation, one that could not come to an end with the closing of the department. With the change of hands, no one knew what to expect for attendance this year and, happily, the numbers exceeded expectations!
We welcomed 538 dads and daughters this year as… Read More

Meeker students welcome newest Americans

The day finally arrived. Some had waited decades. All waited years.
The Seattle Field Office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalized 17 new American citizens from 12 countries at a ceremony at Meeker Middle School on Tuesday. Similar ceremonies were held around the nation… Read More

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Big Weekend for Curtis Vikings

CRUNCH TIME. (top-left) Josh Arnold powers through a 5th place finish in the 500 Freestyle. (top-right) Jorge Melendez grabs 11th in the 200 IM. (second-left) David Ling blazes a leg in the 200 Free Relay for a 2nd place finish for Curtis. (second-right) Sam Abbott chews up the water in his 2nd place… Read More

VIKINGS BEGINNING TO PICK UP STEAM

CURTIS VARSITY SCHEDULES

VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL
11/29    @GIG HARBOR                        L 54-51
12/02    BELLARMINE  … Read More

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Business Spotlight: Melinda’s Micros

Melinda's Micro's is a professional braiding and weaving service with more than 20 years of experience, and is conveniently located right in the center of University Place at 7406 27th St. W. The salon specializes in African-American hair, extensions and kids' hair. Owner Melinda Kumi provides the… Read More

It’s Just Business: The cost of being cheap

In a lot of ways, service industry businesses – restaurants, auto repair shops, beauty salons, etc. – are unique ventures with their own set of challenges and rewards, and number one among these is the people who walk through the door. Service industry businesses depend on the lifeblood of interacting… Read More

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Entertainment

No doubt about it: Lakewood Playhouse’s “Doubt” is a winner

Lakewood Playhouse, that wonderful and venerable ark of culture that sits adrift amid the flotsam of chain stores and franchise restaurants of the Lakewood Towne Center, continues its 78th season with an engaging production of John Patrick Shanley's “Doubt, A Parable.” Set in a Roman Catholic school in the Bronx in 1964, the story is predicated on the church's child abuse cases that recently… Read More

Nightlife

Friday, Feb. 24

GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Nite Crew (dance) 9 p.m., NC
B SHARP COFFEE: Hal Merrill (jazz) 8 p.m., $7, AA
CULTURA: “Latin Nights” with DJ Maura and DJ Leo (salsa, merengue and reggaeton DJ) 10 p.m., $10-$240Read More

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