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You have heard me talk about Lions 4 Kids House (L4K) before. My affiliation with them has ranged from donating school supplies and backpacks to donating toiletries, underwear and socks. I have not shied from sharing the word about their good works in our community.
Do you live next door to a house with dozens of cars and car parts? Does it appear there are squatters that have moved into a foreclosed house in your neighborhood? Do you have a party house down the street that concerns you? Are their rats digging through the mounting pile of trash at the house you pass by daily? Does the neighbor’s rooster wake you in the morning before the alarm clock? Is that shed the neighbor built up to code? Is that home business allowed in your neighborhood?
In my November column, I pointed out that the Fisherman at Veteran’s Memorial Drive and Locust Avenue resembles D. B. Cooper, who allegedly lived just down the street from the intersection. Jacob Lucas of Bonney Lake is the Native American chainsaw artist who created the piece of public art.
Now is the time of year when we make resolutions to exercise regularly, lose weight, and eat better, blah, blah, blah. But how about financial literacy?
The city has been working on a shoreline management plan (SMP) for the Bonney Lake portion of Lake Tapps since the last year I was on the council.
Favorite things, reflections on the past year and now it’s time for a look into the future.
My first column was Feb. 15. It was titled, “Sometimes the community joins you” and gave a little background about myself. I thought I would recap the columns through the year. Time flies when you are having fun. Thank you for sticking with me as I found my way; there were columns that were not acceptable to the editor. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again (or submit a totally different column).
You are coming up Elhi Hill on state Route 410 doing 55 mph until you get to the Ascent Gateway and you slow to 45 mph (or if you don’t you will frequently be under the scrutiny of a traffic officer with a radar gun). If it is a clear day, the beauty of Mount Rainier looms large in front of you. Welcome to Bonney Lake says the sign. Then when you get to the signal at the top of the hill by the Dairy Queen, the speed drops again to 35 mph until you pass the next signal (at the Chevron) and it goes back up to 45 mph.
My husband and I walked the entire lowland stretch of the Fennel Creek Trail. We encountered many people, but were struck by two grade-school age boys on bikes. They were just coming through the driveway off of 185th Ave. E. and headed for the bridge. Obviously one of the boys was new to the area and was surprised to see the bridge and exclaimed “Hey, look at that!” The other boy said with pride “That’s the bridge my Dad and I walk on all the time.”
I was watching Biggest Loser, season 15 episode 5. Bingo and his mom were on.
I am a thrifty shopper. I use coupons, rewards points, shop the sales, and shop on senior citizen discount days to maximize my dollars. I am on my way to get my free turkey. Over the months, I have squirreled away enough food to put together 8 holiday meals, representing one for each council member and the mayor.
On Veterans Day we gather to recognize our Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard veterans who have sacrificed, both in war and in peace, to protect America and the American way of life.
Nonpartisan is defined as: Based on, influenced by, affiliated with, or supporting the interests or policies of no single political party: a nonpartisan city council.
Are you a filmmaker? Consider making a wildlife video! This year’s Milotte Wildlife Film Festival presented by the Greater Bonney Lake Historical Society is looking for filmmakers to produce a wildlife presentation of their own.
As I come up Elhi Hill I marvel at the sight of Mount Rainier, looming large. That view is the brand of Bonney Lake. I live just behind the new Franciscan Medical Pavilion, and I am thankful that the height of the new Franciscan Medical Pavilion does not block that view. That is because of planning.
In the past, I have tried to point out the duties of the two branches of city government. Someone forgot that the mayor is the head of the Executive branch of the city government. The mayor is assisted by a full-time professional city administrator, who administers the day-to-day operations of the city. This includes the staff and their department heads.
What are other cities doing about parks? Recently, as the News Tribune reported, the Fife City Council, after much discussion at its regular meeting, recommended that staff move forward with a lodging tax application to possibly fund a feasibility study for a proposed sports complex.
Why do candidates run unopposed? The candidate may be doing so well that the other eligible persons all support the candidate.
Community Click is your photo space in the Courier-Herald. Submit your favorite pics by email to Daniel Nash by the last Friday of each month for a chance to see them in the paper.
Fall is in the air. Back to school this week. The weather has been rainy and cooler. The leaves are changing. It’s fair time. It is a time of new beginnings. Football season. And the holidays are right around the corner.