Books on Tapps to discuss ‘Seabiscuit: An American Legend’ tonight
The Books on Tapps reading group of Bonney Lake Pierce County Library will discuss “Seabiscuit: An American Legend” Thursday night at 7 p.m.
The nonfiction book by Laura Hillenbrand chronicles the story of the undersized and knobby-kneed thoroughbred race horse that beat expectations to defeat Triple Crown champion War Admiral in the 1938 “Match of the Century.” The underdog success story made Seabiscuit a popular subject in the sports world of the Great Depression. Hillenbrand’s take on the horse and his training team was adapted into a 2003 film starring Tobey Maguire as jockey Red Pollard.
Books on Tapps is sponsored by the Friends of the Bonney Lake Library, and is scheduled to meet the fourth Thursday of each month through September. The group will discuss “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini in August.
Bills show hundreds of residents doubled or tripled their water usage in the past two months, but many say they’ve not increased, or even decreased, their water consumption, and the city’s system must be wrong.
Oakpointe is gearing up to start home construction in the Ten Trails project in Black Diamond — the developer is only waiting for is final authorization by the City Council. Final plat authorization was submitted by Oakpointe to city staff on Aug. 30, and after staff review, sent to the City Council for action on the Oct. 5 meeting. Council tabled the item to the Oct. 19 meeting. Additionally, a new roundabout opened in the city.
For the last decade, Ellen Boyd has been taking care the city of Buckley, most recently as its director of the youth center, senior center and parks department. So when Ellen was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian germ cell cancer, her friends decided it was time the community she dedicated her life to should come out to support her.
The Courier-Herald is publishing a three-part debate between Black Diamond Mayor Carol Benson and her opponent Judy Baxley. Last week, candidates answered questions concerning the city, and what they would do as mayor to address any issues. This week, Part 2, is a chance for candidates to rebut their opponent’s statements. Part 3 will wrap-up with final statements.
The $5.4 billion spent to expand the Panama Canal is paying off for East Coast and Gulf of Mexico seaports; however, it is putting more pressure on the Northwest to remain competitive.