The 2018 Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast was hosted by the Puyallup/Sumner Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 11. The 2017 Rising Star Award winners were announced, along with development projects of Puyallup, Sumner and Pierce County.
An amendment to Sumner’s zoning code seeks to remove limits on outdoor sales and size limits of alcoholic beverages served by businesses. It would also remove the requirement that alcohol be served in unmarked containers.
Bill Pugh ran unopposed for the position of mayor of Sumner and was elected in November. He wants to focus on issues of public safety, providing housing to seniors and millenials, preventing flooding of the White River and maintaining Sumner’s “small-town” character while adapting to regional changes.
Puyallup High School senior Haley Keizur was chosen to speak on the college application process and how it affects students like her as part of The Seattle Times’ Education Lab’s Student Voices program.
After facing foreclosure, a broken-down rescue bus and some building renovations, Sunny Sky’s Animal Rescue in Puyallup continues to grow, working to find “forever homes” for the 800 animals it takes in every year.
Memory Cafes bring together those suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia to create local networks of support for individuals and their caregivers. It’s the first known Memory Cafe in Puyallup.
After Puyallup School District ninth-grader Logan Lewis passed away in March from neuroblastoma, his family created the Logan James Lewis Memorial Scholarship, which awards $1,000 to a senior who “inspires others in the community.”
On Sept. 5, Bonney Lake resident Jack Tatarian went into cardiac arrest at his home and was revived from the hard work of crews from East Pierce Fire & Rescue and the Bonney Lake Police Department. Months later, he returned to say thank you.
Miley Raymond from Puyallup was crowned Miss Exceptional Little at the 2017 Miss Exceptional Pageant on Dec. 3 at the Washington State Fairgrounds. Raymond was diagnosed with sensory processing disorder at 3 years old and with autism at 5 years old.