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For a limited time, Pierce County residents living outside the Tacoma-Pierce County Smoke Reduction Zone can receive $350 to recycle their old wood stove.

Time is limited, so if you have an old but functional wood stove apply soon! The offer is good for residents who live inside the Smoke Reduction Zone, too, #IamLakewood.
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A round of applause for the VEX Team from Lakewood Computer Clubhouse for making it to the Western Washington High School VRC Championship this Saturday, March 7 in Lake Stevens!

The kids and their robot had to get through three qualifying tournaments to get this far! Students from Lakes High School, Steilacoom High School, Harrison Prep., and Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Running Start have been working hard every Friday night at the Computer Clubhouse in the Lakewood Family YMCA to hone their robot operations skills. ‪#‎IamLakewood‬

Check out the Suburban Times article for more details:
The VEX Team from the Lakewood Computer Clubhouse has been invited to compete in the Western Washington High School VRC Championship on March 7th in Lake Stevens. This event is only for teams that ...
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The ‪#‎IamLakewood‬ community (and beyond) took to social media and offered an outpouring of "congratulations" and well-wishes to Lakewood WA Police Department Chief Bret Farrar, who announced Tuesday that he will retire in April. Here is a sampling of some of the responses:
Don Anderson: Bret, our city is so much better for your tenure, not only as chief, but for the decades before That. While I am happy for you in your ability to shed the stress of your position for the joy of family (and to be honest, the pleasure of sun), Lakewood willl miss your leadership, dedication and commitment to service. Well done.
Linda Smith Shook: We will miss you Bret. Thanks for your service.
Brandon Reynoso Giovanni: A true leader! Leading from the front even in a time of tragedy several years ago for his dept and in your personal life around the same time. Enjoy retirement Chief! You've earned it and take pride in knowing that you shaped the dept into what a great dept it is today.
Jim Thompson: Oh how you will be missed! Our City is a better place with you in it.
Jason Whalen: A big salute to a great leader! Thank you for all you have done for our community, Bret.
Carol Hudgins: Chief, Wishing a great retirement. You have done a great job, but now time to relax and have a bit of fun. Carol Hudgins
Greg Pressel: Congrats Bret; enjoy your retirement, you deserve it.
Ryan Burke: Thanks for your dedicated service sir. Enjoy retirement.
Tammy Goddard: Happy Retirement. Good job!
Monte Henderson: Congrats Bret!....may I suggest Arizona?...
Stephen Mauer: Good luck in retirement. Enjoy life!
Jeremy Kunkel: Congratulations!!! Thank you for all your help and support thru the years!!
Heidi Hoffman: Go. Explore. Enjoy.
Steven Piotrowski: Congrats Bret! I'm just happy to know I beat you out the door.
Will Wild: Congratulations! Thank You!
Jolin Lowry:
May your retirement be full of excitement ~ enjoy it!
Marie Barth: Just won't be the same!
Anne Marie McNamara: It seems like such a wonderful leader and man. After 27 years I guess he deserves a little retirement fun.
Lynn Kriegshauser Cory: Excellent Chief of Police—
Behind the Badge Foundation: Thank you for your service... Enjoy your retirement....
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Travel back in time to the Middle Ages! The Knights of Veritas come to the Lakewood Public Library at 6300 Wildaire Rd SW this Saturday, March 7 at 2 p.m.
The Knights of Veritas present on the historical Code of Chivalry and pit myths against fact with thrilling demonstrations of medieval combat techniques. Attend for the chance to try on medieval armor or feel the weight of real weapons in your hands.
Have you ever wondered what it feels like to be a knight, ‪#‎IamLakewood‬?
Learn more about the Knights of Veritas here: http://www.knightsofveritas.org/
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From the first ‪#‎IamLakewood‬ City Council meeting of the month on Monday, March 2.
The highlights were the Youth Council Report and the Proclamation of Classified School Employees Week.
Other items on the agenda included:
· Clover Park School District Report
· Public Hearing on Residential Target Area designations in Lakeview area
· Appoint individuals to the Community Services Advisory Board
· Create a Salary Commission
· Amending the City Council Rules of Procedure
· Resolution 2015-03 37100 100th Street property donation
· City Manager Briefing – Food trucks regulations
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Last week we shared that the Lakewood Station Connection Project is going to be recognized at Feet First's Walkable Washington Symposium for its contribution to make #IamLakewood a safer, easier and more inviting place for people to walk.

Over the weekend, we learned the Lakewood Station Connection is also going to receive the symposium's Innovation Award, one of three projects in the state to win this prestigious award!

Let's give a big hand to the City of Lakewood's Public Works Department and everyone who worked on the Lakewood Station!
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The 13th Annual Father/Daughter Dance is Saturday, March 14, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Lakes High School. Are you ready for this, Dads and Daughters of ‪#‎IamLakewood‬?

+ALLEN Realtors doesn't want anyone to miss out. Thanks for spreading the word!

Learn more here: http://goo.gl/FPWatA
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See what the Lakewood Senior Activity Center​ has planned for next week! Courses for fitness, art, writing and even computer literacy.

Highlights include the beginning of new classes for oil painting, ballroom dance and yoga. This week also has the Men's Coffee Hour, Welcome Wednesday and the Dessert of the Month! 
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Bittersweet news for ‪#‎IamLakewood‬. Today, Lakewood WA Police Department Chief Bret Farrar announced that he will retire in April after 27 years of law enforcement.

You can read the City's full story on Farrar's announcement here: https://www.cityoflakewood.us/…/2048-lakewood-police-chief-…

The City would like to thank the Chief for his years of dedication to our community, which resulted in Lakewood becoming a safer community. We will miss you, Chief, but we wish you and Cindy all the best in retirement.
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The 13th Annual Father/Daughter Dance is less than two weeks away! It's Saturday, March 14 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Lakes High School. Are you ready for this, Dads and Daughters of ‪#‎IamLakewood‬?
Learn more: http://goo.gl/jiPzRF
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Hometown hero Jermaine Kearse​ was in Lakewood today, reading Dr. Seuss to the kids of Tillicum Elementary School​  for #ReadAcrossAmerica! It's absolutely adorable.

The News Tribune has video:
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West Pierce Fire & Rescue responded to to a hazardous material incident Saturday morning. Just before 11 a.m., a citizen reported an odor coming from his home at the 8600 block of Moreland Ave SW.
The Pierce County Hazardous Incident Team was called, along with the Hazardous Materials Team from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the 10th Civil Support Team from Camp Murray and the Washington Department of Ecology.
In the end, a carpet cleaner was identified as the cause of the incident. The incident has been turned over to the Pierce County Health Department for further investigation.
For more information: http://goo.gl/Q4GGGQ
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Lakewood, Proud Host to JBLM, Best City in WA State
Introduction
At 60,000 residents, the City of Lakewood, Washington is the second-largest in Pierce County and one of the largest in the state.

The community has a rich and tradition-filled history. The City incorporated in 1996, and residents have experienced a sizable improvement in public safety, streets, sidewalks, parks, community services and overall business.

We are the host community to Joint Base Lewis-McChord (formerly Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base) and have a deep connection to our military service members. Many of our residents and their families either served or are serving in the military.

Lakewood is also home to Historic Fort Steilacoom, which in 1849 became one of the Army's first Northwest military installations north of the Columbia River. Although some of the old fort's buildings remain intact, it is now home to a 340-acre park space that draws visitors from throughout the region.

And as its name suggests, Lakewood is home to several large lakes that have provided generations of Washingtonians with recreation and picturesque backdrops.

Today, one of Lakewood's greatest strengths is its diversity. Its International District boasts dining and shopping from several cultures, including Korean, Vietnamese, Latino and Eastern European.

To find out more about who were are, visit the City of Lakewood's website.