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Taste of Italy in Graham

Taste of Italy in Graham

LET’S EAT By Carolyn Augustine Contributing writer Bright and cheerful, with wine-colored vinyl tablecloths, Amici’s is a family-friendly place to eat some tasty Italian food. We went for lunch and…

Fireplaces and wood stoves banned temporarily

Pierce County began this week under a Stage 2 burn ban, which includes fireplaces, wood stoves, fireplace inserts and pellet stoves. Under the ban that took effect Sunday afternoon and…

Bike donations for kids wanted

A drive for donations of bicycles for children of low-income families is underway in Eatonville. The drive, held every two years since 2009 and organized by businesswoman Nancy Mettler, supports…

Facebook fueled victory in mayor’s race

Facebook fueled victory in mayor’s race

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Facebook was Eatonville mayor-elect Mike Schaub’s chief method of reaching voters during the recently completed general election. In a short question-and-answer session with Schaub as…

Student production at GKHS: ‘Die’ laughing

Graham-Kapowsin High School’s student production of “Any Number Can Die” will open tomorrow for a three-show run. The story by Fred Carmichael is described as “a hilarious takeoff” on mystery…

Keeping an eye on rivers during flood season

Keeping an eye on rivers during flood season

Pierce County officials are urging residents and communities near rivers, including the Nisqually, to be ready for potential floods this winter. Storms between November and March are responsible for most…

County Council passes pot prohibition

Legalized marijuana shops may have a hard time getting started in Pierce County as a result of action by the County Council last week. The council narrowly voted to prohibit…

State, school issues on Frederickson council agenda

State Rep. J.T. Wilcox will speak about Boeing and transportation-related issues, and representatives of Bethel School District will discuss two district levies during a meeting this Saturday of Frederickson Clover…

Volunteers find own way while enriching community

Volunteers find own way while enriching community

By Ruth Ferris Contributing writer Young volunteers make a difference. This article will look at three very different ways that young volunteers have made a difference in the work of…

Tipsters help catch Walmart suspects

Two men who authorities say roughly tried to rip off the Walmart store in Spanaway last summer have been nabbed with some extra help from the public. The Pierce County…