Posts Tagged ‘ Joan Cronk ’

Finding an hour a week may spell success for area students

Dec 20th, 2011 | By
Finding an hour a week may spell success for area students

David Droge, Graduation Advisor at Lincoln High School in Tacoma sees a wonderful opportunity for senior citizens and others to give something back to their community and have fun doing it. Public schools are facing tough times and Lincoln High School, located on the east side of Tacoma, is in a high poverty area. Droge
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Matching seniors with pets

Nov 23rd, 2011 | By
Matching seniors with pets

In 2010, the staff at East Main Animal Hospital in Puyallup, in an effort to unite rescued pets with loving homes, formed Sunny Sky’s Animal Rescue. Sunny Sky’s is the non-profit arm of East Main Animal Hospital and under that umbrella, a senior pet adoption program will commence around the first of the year. Volunteer
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Reader Theater hits it big at Lighthouse Activity Center

Nov 23rd, 2011 | By
Reader Theater hits it big at Lighthouse Activity Center

Julie Collins, a volunteer at Lighthouse Activity Center in Tacoma, is very excited about the new reader theater program she started at the center.

Collins, a retired nurse from Western State Hospital, said she had run the program at Western State as well, and the patients loved it. She was nearly moved to tears when a patient who was participating in Reader theater enjoyed it so much he said, “I finally did something right.”

Seeing the positive results, Collins approached Michelle Williams,



Singer Jim Valley calls Gig Harbor his home

Sep 26th, 2011 | By
Singer Jim Valley calls Gig Harbor his home

Jim Valley has taught kids all over the world, but he calls Gig Harbor his home.  Born in Tacoma and raised in Seattle, Valley has a life-long love affair with the arts, music, kids and gardens.  And Jim Valley has always loved rock and roll. He learned to play the piano by ear in the
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