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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 application.
The procession of bands, scout troops, businesses and other proud “ducks” will be just part of a day of special events in University Place. Following the parade, check out the hot rods on display in front of the Civic… Read Full Story

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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 manages to be busy with swim, song and school, this summer she plans to attend art and sewing camps and spruce up her babysitting toolbox with first aid and CPR courses. She also happens to be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
ASD… Read Full Story

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May is hunger awarness month in Pierce County

Pierce County has officially designated May as its first official Hunger Awareness Month. Sponsored by the Emergency Food Network (EFN), Hunger Awareness Month was designed to get the community involved through a variety of events throughout the month, to fundraise during a particularly busy time for food pantries and meal sites, to help expand their capacity, and to inform the general public about an issue many might otherwise overlook this time of year.
“May is the perfect time to bring attention to hunger as food pantries and meal… Read Full Story

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Home and Garden: Ampersand Interior Designs
Jackie Fender Special to University Place Press

The home is where the heart is, they say, which is why how your home looks and feels can be so important. Your home tells your story; it sets the tone for the goings-on within its doors. It can even affect your mood. Seattle-based Ampersand Interior Design has this in mind when they state their philosophy:…

Chambers Creek Foundation Gala

The non-profit Chambers Creek Foundation is welcoming the public to join in a special evening to celebrate the last decade of accomplishment on Pierce County’s Chambers Creek Properties in University Place. This Gala and Auction coincides with the 10-year anniversary of the Foundation’s original…

New summer meal program launching in U.P.

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about how children who receive free or reduced-priced lunch in school will eat healthy while school is out. Families Unlimited Network, who operates the local community food pantry will provide free meals to children during the summer. The…

Curtis graduates reflect a caring community
Jeff Chamberlin

In just a few weeks, we will celebrate the graduation of more than 430 seniors at Curtis High School. These students are among the most well-rounded, highest performing, best prepared students in our state. The Curtis High School class of 2017 is composed of scholars, musicians, athletes, performers,…

Police Blotter

West Pierce Fire & Rescue In February, the 2017 Red Knights Recruit Academy class began with individuals eager to serve their communities as firefighters. This regional recruit academy class was comprised of three departments: Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One, Graham Fire & Rescue and…

U.P. Council approves possible pot shop locations Ban remains in place
Steve Dunkelberger

Any marijuana retail shops or processing facilities in the city of U.P. would be located in mixed use and light-industrial areas of the city that are along 27th Street. The city still has a ban against all marijuana operations, however, and there is no timeline on changing that anytime soon. The City…

Camp registration, events and more at Community Connection Place

Camp Connection registration begins May 22 at Community Connection Place, located at 2534 Grandview Dr. W. in University Place. Registration is available during the following dates and times: Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday, June 10 from 9 a.m. to noon;…

Beyond the Threshold - Chambers Creek Foundation Gala & Auction

Please join us for an elegant evening of dining and entertainment as we celebrate 10 years at Beyond The Threshold of Extraordinary, showcasing the past present and future of the Chambers Creek Properties and the Chambers Bay Golf Course. We will be honoring those whose futuristic ideas have created…

I.D. needed of strong-armed robbers who assaulted employee
David Rose

Pierce County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify three strong-arm robbery suspects who stole $1,500 worth of phones at the Metro PCS store on 72nd Street East in Tacoma. At 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, the three men entered the business and walked directly…

Browser history, customer data to remain private

Tacoma City Council approved a restriction on Internet service providers that lease bandwidth on the municipally-owned Click Network, forbidding the companies from selling customer data without permission. It’s something they currently don’t do, or plan to start doing. The resolution forbids it…

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