Life

Men walking in heels | Sumner Update

Inspired by the old saying “you cannot understand a person’s experience until you have walked a mile in their shoes,” five of Sumner’s leaders will join courageous men across Pierce County to boldly walk in women’s shoes.

  • Apr 26, 2017

May the joy of Easter remain alive in your heart | Church Corner

Last week, as I was preparing for Easter Sunday, I realized that I don’t think I’ve ever missed being in a worship gathering, on any Easter Sunday morning, ever in my life.

  • Apr 23, 2017

People of faith must also be people of action | Church Corner

By the end of April, the season of Lent will be over, the sting of Good Friday will have passed and we will be living in the Good News of Easter. The regular patterns of life will return. We will no longer be taking intentional time to reflect on our own sin and need of Christ’s redemption.

  • Apr 16, 2017

Local artists host reception in Bonney Lake

Artists of all walks of life are invited to Bonney Lake’s quarterly Artist Reception Friday, April 21. The theme is “Bound” and artists and photographers from south Puget Sound will incorporate their work into it – including Glory Cancro, a member of Bonney Lake’s Arts Commission and organizer of the event.

Easter Egg Hunt at the Black Diamond Gun Club

Over 4,000 eggs will be scattered around the Black Diamond Gun Club in celebration of Easter this Friday, March 14.

  • Apr 12, 2017

National website helps Plateau residents find local volunteer opportunities

There are many organizations on the Plateau looking for volunteers. There are also many people willing to serve. But getting the word out about volunteer events doesn’t always reach the right people, or reach them in time.

Daffodil Festival pictures | Sumner Mayor Update

Once again last Saturday, we celebrated a true Sumner tradition, the Daffodil Festival. While I enjoy memories of marching bands, antique trucks, floats and lots of flowers, I want to thank all the people who made this possible. The list is almost longer than the Sumner Marching Band.

  • Apr 12, 2017

Mother-daughter team featured at Gallery 2017

“Our Journey Together” will be on display through May 2.

  • Apr 11, 2017

Series offers help and support for beginning stage of Alzheimer’s | Pierce County

Pierce County’s Aging and Disability Resource Center is presenting “Oh My Gosh – Now What?” a free six-part series of discussions for families and individuals that focuses on the initial journey of memory loss through Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

  • Apr 10, 2017

Our souls long illumination | Church Corner

I bought a watch for my wife last Christmas, or maybe the one before that, I dunno. Anyway, it quit working so I took it in to have the battery changed. I laid it on the counter and said, “it needs a new battery.”

  • Apr 9, 2017

Students set to shine at 11th annual Death by Chocolate

Death is inevitable, but death by chocolate is a whole other story.

Doubt sometimes leads to a growth in faith | Church Corner

As part of preparation for Lent and Easter, I have revisited the Scriptures about Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances.

  • Apr 2, 2017

126 years of his and her stories | Sumner Mayor Update

On Tuesday evening, the students of Sumner University got a Historic Sampler Tour of Sumner, starting with the Ryan House, driving through town and ending at the Sumner City Cemetery.

  • Mar 30, 2017

Making the right choices | Church Corner

We’re all going to get what’s coming our way regardless.

  • Mar 28, 2017

Law and Order… Sumner | Sumner Mayor Update

No, the popular TV show has not worked its way through all the major cities and reached Sumner (although that would be an interesting idea).

  • Mar 22, 2017

Gallery 2017 hosts Simpson showing

The city of Enumclaw’s Gallery 2017 presents “Living in the Arts,” a showing by painter Lyudmila Simpson.

  • Mar 22, 2017

The real test of faith is loving your enemies | Church Corner

It’s easy to succeed when you never try anything hard.

  • Mar 21, 2017

Remember to honor the good in others | Church Corner

As we move into Lent, I am especially mindful of all that I have to be thankful for and to be part of the community of Enumclaw as a chaplain at St. Elizabeth Hospital; in this small way, it is a big part of my own thanksgiving!

  • Mar 21, 2017

Ditching the blahs | Sumner Mayor Update

We’ve all heard of having the blues, but in Western Washington many of us tend to get the blahs. Too many rainy, gray days can take their toll on everybody.

  • Mar 16, 2017

All invited to BL Community Resource Fair

The free event will feature crafting, gardening, home repair and yard maintenance, library resources and YMCA games.

  • Mar 14, 2017