In 2011, Erika Thompson started the Wishing Well, providing free new and lightly used clothing and toys for Pierce County foster kids. The operation has a large storefront on Pacific Avenue in Parkland.
Tim’s Kitchen in South Hill opened with a line out the door, an indicator that the community is starved for a restaurant that’s not a chain. The restaurant is an outpost of the original Tim’s Kitchen in Orting.
The Bonney Lake High School First Robotics Club and Family Career and Community Leaders of America are working with Mary Bridge Children's Hospital to design a robotic platform to allow patients to test their ability operating a motorized wheelchair.
Cho Shimizu and Elsie Yotsuuye Taniguchi were just small children when their families were forced from their farms in the Puyallup Valley into the Camp Harmony Japanese internment camp at the Puyallup Fairgrounds.