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Don’t duck and cover – come out for Duck Daze fun

U.P.’s 17th annual Duck Daze parade and festivities will take place on June 3 at 10 a.m. beginning at the corner of 27th Street and Bridgeport Way and proceeding south to 37th Street before ending at Market Square.
The deadline to apply to participate in the parade, which is open to community groups, organizations, residents and businesses, is May 19 at 4 p.m. Pre-registration is required and all motorized vehicles must be operated by licensed and trained drivers. All vehicle and float operators are also required to include proof of current automobile liability insurance with their parade… Read More

Young U.P. student to sing National Anthem at Rainiers game

Young Sarah Seevers is a busy young lady. Already, this 14-year-old Drum Intermediate School student has a resume´ that boasts a variety of skills that most would envy. Seevers is a member of the Tacoma Youth Chorus. She is a gold level swimmer with the University Place Aquatic Club swim team, the Sharks. Not only that, but she attends art classes at Studio 27 and she plays the viola. While Sarah… Read More

Live fire training held for West Pierce Fire and Rescue

West Pierce Fire and Rescue (WPFR) got a chance to do some live fire training on a real house in University Place on May 11. The residents at 326 Oas Dr. W. kindly donated their house to the fire department in an effort to provide an opportunity for firefighters to hone their skills in as real an… Read More

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5K walk/run spreads the message that ‘You Matter’

When author and motivational speaker Jamicka Edwards launched her one-woman “You Matter” movement several years ago, she traveled locally and nationally to inspire people of all ages to live in their purpose everyday. Her book “You Matter: What would living in your purpose everyday look like?”… 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


TMP’s ‘Sister Act’ is sonically and scenically sensational

“Sister Act, the Musical” looks like a social experiment to find out what happens when a disco diva and a group of nuns are forced together for a time span sufficient that some form of cultural chemistry can take place. The diva is a talented singer but desires nothing but fame and fortune. The nuns can’t sing, but they find value in lives of selfless spirituality. The result, of course, is… Read More


Friday, May 19

G. DONNALSON'S: Bill & Denny's Little Big Band (jazz, blues) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA
GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Old School Fellas (R&B,  dance) 9 p.m., NC
JAZZBONES: Afrodisiacs (pop covers) 9 p.m., $10-$15;… Read More

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