The U.P.-Fircrest division of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, will be

Betty Ringlee

 hosting a Pierce County Council candidates’ forum for a discussion of business issues on Friday, October 29 at 7:45 a.m. in the University Place Presbyterian Church on 27th Street. In fulfilling their commitment to assist in the election of business-minded public officials, the UP-Fircrest Division is hosting this candidate forum during its regular monthly meeting.


Stan Flemming

Stan Flemming and Betty Ringlee,

two candidates seeking to replace current Pierce County Council Member Terry Lee (District 7 which includes U.P. and Fircrest) who is term-limited, were invited by the UP-Fircrest division. The host will be division president Randy Walden.

To RSVP, visit the Chamber website or contact Susie Wagner at 253.627.2175 by October 27th.

Curtis Vikings…nice job kicking the stuffing out of Bethel last night with a final score of 43 – 14.  The Viks employed senior C.J. Langlow for for touchdowns on their way to clinching the South Puget Sound League title again with their 8-0 overall record.

Tonight, the big game pits two undefeated 4A powerhouses against each other as Bellarmine takes on Olympia.  It will be a tough one but this Alum’s money is on the Lions.

PLAYGROUND BY THE SOUND and the PEPSI CHALLANGE….Yes, we are sooooo sick of emailing Pepsi to help the local project earn that $50K grant.  Well, you’re off the hook…for awhile.  The organizers have determined that the ONLY way we can win such a large amount is with MAJOR support, like NATIONAL support. So, the message today is “Quit it.” but don’t forget how.  They have a plan and they’ve really done their research.  It seems what we CAN win is a grant for $25K and we’re not going after it until December when the competition is down.  So, give your voting fingers a rest but we’ll come after you for help about December first.  Nobody is giving up. They’re just figuring out how to do it more effectively.  Stay tuned! IT’S FOR THE KIDS!

Hey. Whatch doing with the kiddos tomorrow?  FIRE DEPT FALL FUN DAY is tomorrow!   It’s a FREE event at the Public Safety Building (aka the fire station and cop shop).  Pony rides and a petting zoo, Halloween bags, digital photos of the kids in costumes, refreshments and they are conducting a food drive as well as the U.P. Primary School’s PTSA Bake Sale on site. Rain or shine your firefighters will be looking to greet you and yours, especially when the youngsters are in costume. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  And did I mention that there will be free pumpkins for the first 300 kids?

Next week, more analysis of the currant University Place housing market.

Have a wonderful weekend and, as always, be well…

PAT MADDOCK                                                                                                                                           Coldwell Banker Bain REALTORS  3560 Bridgeport Way West,          University Place, WA 98466                                                                                                                             (253)682-1182


So, just who IS this guy?

Pat’s been a top producer with Coldwell Banker Bain REALTORS in University Place and he was the 2007 President of the Tacoma-Pierce County Association of REALTORS as well as a 2009 Vice-President of the Washington REALTORS, the statewide trade association of professional members of the National Association of REALTORS (NAR). He also serves the University Place – Fircrest Division of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce on it’s Board of Directors and he serves the City of University Place on the Economic Development Commission.   Pat is also a 20-year Air Force veteran. But most importantly, he’s been a     University Place native since 1953.