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Jack June 29, 2013 at 11:31 am
Well said Dan. The USGA organizes tournaments on an almost weekly basis at courses across theRead More country, they know EXACTLY what they're doing.
Howard and Barbara Lee June 30, 2013 at 08:50 am
What did John Landenburg have to say about the million dollars a year, every year since it opended,Read More that the golf course has lost? Chambers Bay has provided the USGA the American Dream, a place to make lots of money using something for which they didn't have to pay a cent! Fore!! Howard
Dan June 30, 2013 at 10:34 am
Give it time, Howard. It hasn't had its worldwide premier yet.
Members of Peace Out, Inc. with their big check, thanks to Brotherton Cadillac in Renton
Michelle McLean May 31, 2013 at 01:01 pm
WHOOO HOOO!! thank you, Chris!!! I am soooo excited!!!
LeAnn Riegel June 3, 2013 at 04:20 pm
Yeah Michelle!! I am so happy for you and your peace out kids!! You do great work and I'm veryRead More happy that you were recognised for it!!
Michelle McLean October 3, 2013 at 11:15 am
Thank you, LeAnn!! : )
Lorna Smith September 23, 2012 at 04:46 pm
It costs money to do what is proposed by the Parks Comm. as well as tearing the house down. TheRead More city received funds from insurance for the fire damage, so that cost is covered. The city has also taken care of most of the mold problems and appears to have replaced the tile in the bathroom with an enclosed tub, so that cost has already been paid out. Mold is a problem with any home in the northwest that is not maintained. This home has been used for meetings, gatherings and residential since the city acquired it. It can have year round use, not like a "picnic shelter". Historic significance will also be lost. Whatever the city owns, city center, civic building, city hall, Senior Center, public works facility, parks, or lights and benches need maintaining...even a "picnic shelter"! Maybe it should be sold to a group that can take care of it!
Howard and Barbara Lee September 24, 2012 at 01:20 pm
Chuck, the solution to Kobayashi House would be simple if it weren't for politics. YourRead More "generous benefactor" solution to the problem is viable, and I can think of several UP residents who possess the financial resources to save the house from the wrecking ball. However, these "generous benefactors" are successful professional people who have made their money by making sound financial decisions throughout their lives. It is very doubtful they would give their hard earned money to a city government who has a very poor record with respect to property management. Curran House, Kobayashi House, and Briarwood (sp?) Apartments are properties acquired by the city and then mismanaged. Kobayashi House and it's associated property could be a wonderful asset to our fine city if it weren't for politics and politicians. Howard
Arne Handeland September 27, 2012 at 01:56 pm
The Kobayashi House is located where public access is limited and being surrounded by trees andRead More water is more susceptible to mold and other problems than most homes. Keeping it up will take precious resources that the city has little of. I would suggest the home and property be sold to someone who can truly take care of it and use the proceeds to continuing the restoration and development of the Curran property - or to acquire the Leland house and property on 23rd and Sunset. That end of UP needs a park and the home is one of the earliest built in up (1910) and is still in good shape. The time to buy this nearly 5 acre site is now while housing and property prices are relatively low. Arne Handeland
Musique September 13, 2012 at 01:14 pm
I would love to see the whole video of the UP ceremony. Is there one available for sale or onRead More Youtube? I have many friends and family members in NY that would like to see how we all came together. Thank you.
Brent Champaco September 10, 2012 at 06:44 pm
No sweat, Alessandra. I'm sure Debbie or one of the organizers will take note. Thanks again!
Christie Anderson September 11, 2012 at 03:09 am
Not much of an appology for Alessandra H.'s bad experience....
Jennifer Ordway September 13, 2012 at 02:03 am
Yeah, considering it was 15 minutes before the posted time at check-in. Cutting a young family off,Read More towing 2 babies through the park, 15 minutes BEFORE the cut-off time is just wrong. Sometimes being human is better than a any deadline. I am sad that Debbie couldn't even take a second to address Alessandra directly. I feel that's kind of rude.
Laurie Miller September 6, 2012 at 11:43 pm
One note: This offer is for new registrations only as we are needing to boost our turnout. TheRead More economy has made it difficult for folks to afford a nice evening out. We hope to help out with this process. Also, we ask those who attend to consider bringing a non-perishable food item so that we can also assist the ever growing need at our local Food Bank. SugarBabies, listed above as a merchant participant, has opted not to participate this year, but there are still some incredible wines to be tasted and merchants to visit. We have excellent white, red and even unique wines for your tasting pleasure. Heritage Bank is leading up the registration table (which opens at 3 pm) and is providing a great deal of assistance to ensure you have a great time. Come....Spend some time in Sumner!
Laurie Miller September 7, 2012 at 06:30 pm
We've had a few sign up for the Mystery Wine Walk for tomorrow afternoon. It's not too late to cashRead More in on the $5.00 discount special. You have until 4 PM if you are a new registration.
amber mclean August 29, 2012 at 06:11 pm
YEAH! You do rock, mom!!!!!
Brent Champaco August 29, 2012 at 08:42 pm
You rock too, Amber, for getting the word out. Great job!
amber mclean August 30, 2012 at 01:46 am
Well thank you!!! The amount of love the community showed us STILL BLOWS my mind!!!! it's such anRead More incredible feeling to have support like that!!!!!!
Brent Champaco August 15, 2012 at 10:51 am
What a great cause! All it takes is going to the site and voting on Thursday. Let's help Linda andRead More Golden Ears Hearing Dogs win a car!
S A August 15, 2012 at 11:11 am
... Facebook ... Thursday ...
Dave Luttinen, DVM, DABVP (canine/feline) August 17, 2012 at 02:46 am
Thank you for this article/announcement, Brent. Our staff is very excited for this year'sRead More "Pups in the Park". This will be our 4th or 5th year sponsoring this great event. It is a really fun and casual time to enjoy the bonds we have with our dogs and our community. University Place is a tremendous community and we are so happy to be able to serve and treat the dogs, cats, and people that live in it! :) See you all there this Saturday (you won't regret it!)...and come say "Hi" to our friendly, knowledgeable, and caring staff members! --Dr. Dave Luttinen & staff of University Place Veterinary Hospital.
Brent Champaco August 17, 2012 at 02:52 am
No problem, Dr. Luttinen! All I ask for is that if you or your staff snap some pictures, pleaseRead More share them here! Patch users love pics :)
Howard and Barbara Lee August 17, 2012 at 01:49 pm
UP Animal Control is a vendor at Pups in the Park. I wonder what they will be handing out? Howard
Brent Champaco August 13, 2012 at 04:39 pm
The one picture is so cute. I hope everyone had fun at the fund-raiser. Any dispatches from field,Read More a.k.a., can anyone who was there tell us how fun it was?
Patti Banks August 12, 2012 at 04:20 pm
Brent, Thanks so much for the follow-up! I look forward to seeing many UP folks at the Swiss today.Read More patti banks
Brent Champaco August 9, 2012 at 05:19 pm
This isn't a joke, people. I want to raise my voice. Does anyone have any suggestions for the song?
Dan August 10, 2012 at 01:05 am
I can't wait to vote for, "Bow Down to Washington." Come on U.P., let's go!
Stan Flemming August 5, 2012 at 06:13 pm
We had a terrific time and enjoyed seeing everyone from the community!
Howard and Barbara Lee August 5, 2012 at 07:47 pm
Thanks to everyone who helped put the festival on: our awesome sponsors, the best festival committeeRead More a community could want, great food and non-food vendors, and the most awesome festival goers there could be! Thanks Patch for the coverage, you too fit the awesome category! Barbara and Howard
Brent Champaco August 6, 2012 at 10:08 am
UP sure knows how to throw a party. Great photos by everyone!
Brent Champaco July 24, 2012 at 07:20 pm
I'm going to be honest with everyone. I've never flown a kite in my life. Any tips?
Robert July 24, 2012 at 08:18 pm
Pray for wind w/out a driving rain!
Colleen Kaleel-Matzen July 25, 2012 at 01:58 am
Hold on to the string <grin>
Brent Champaco July 11, 2012 at 07:33 pm
Rest in peace, John. Our condolences and prayers are with his family and friends.
Nicole Pickering July 12, 2012 at 02:50 pm
Our condolences and prayers go out to the Wright family. We are so sorry, Nicole Pickering andRead More Family
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