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Fu Su n m Ed me it r io n !

Issue 55

City of Sumner Newsletter

June 2008--Summer Fun

Celebrate the Local This Summer “Our tiny planet, viewed from afar, is a place of swirling clouds And dimmish blue; [Sumner], though lodged large in all our hearts Is invisible at that distance, not much perhaps, But to us it is our all, our place, the opposite of nowhere; Nowhere can be seen by looking up And realizing, with shock, that we really are very small; You would say, yes, we are, but never overcompensate, Be content with small places, the local, the short story Rather than the saga; take pleasure in private jokes, In expressions that cannot be translated, In references that can be understood by only two or three, But which speak with such eloquence for small places And the fellowship of those whom you know so well And whose sayings and moods are as familiar As the weather; these mean everything, They mean the world, they mean the world.” Alexander McCall Smith Espresso Tales Can you think of a better description of why our small city is so wonderful? Mr. Smith was our Pierce County READS author this spring, and in his presentation, he read this poem from one of his latest books. The only liberty I took was swapping out “Scotland” for “Sumner.” A lot of people are staying closer to home this summer because of gas prices. Although some may find this disappointing, in other respects, it could be the perfect opportunity for us to take Mr. Smith’s advice and rediscover Sumner. I hope this issue helps you plan out a lot of fun right here at home for a summer full of the content of small places.

INSIDE: Calendar • Three-Day Sumner Vacation • National Night Out • Scavenger Hunt • Music Off Main


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All Ages

June 2008--Summer Fun

City of Sumner 1104 Maple Street Sumner, WA 98390 253-863-8300 253-863-2850 FAX MAYOR Dave Enslow

299-5790

CITY COUNCIL Steve Allsop Curt Brown Cindi Hochstatter Randy Hynek Ed Hannus Leroy Goff Matt Richardson

August 5, 6-9 pm Daffodil Valley Sports Complex

299-5793 299-5796 299-5795 299-5792 299-5791 299-5797 299-5794

CITY STAFF

Join the Sumner Police Department in spending a night out with your neighbors. Have dinner at the barbecue while meeting McGruff the Crime DogŽ and members of the Sumner Police Department. Not only will you have a fun time, but just by participating, you help increase our community’s safety.

John Doan City Administrator

299-5501

Diane Supler Deputy City Administrator

299-5502

Carmen Palmer Communications Director

299-5503

Brett Vinson City Attorney

299-5611

Terri Berry City Clerk

299-5500

Paul Rogerson Community Development Director 299-5521

July 12, 10 am - 3 pm Mutts Off Main Heritage Park Bring your doxies for dashing, your dressed up dog for parading or simply your best friend for a day on the town. Sumner goes to the dogs for the day with fun for everyone, two legs and four! August 24, 10 am - 3 pm Classy Chassis Downtown Rev your engines for a drive down memory lane. Enjoy classic cars of all kinds plus food, shopping and a little cackling, car-style. More about these and other downtown events at www.sumnerdowntown.com.

Beth Anne Wroe Financial Operations Director

299-5541

John Galle Police Chief

299-5644

Bill Pugh Public Works Director

299-5701

Lee Anderson Parks and Facilities Manager

299-5631

CITY OFFICES Administration/Finance Cemetery Fire (non-emergency) Golf Course Inspection Line Parks and Recreation Permit Center Police (non-emergency) Senior Center

863-8300 FAX 863-2850 299-5510 863-1800 863-8198 299-5530 891-6500 299-5523 863-6384 863-2910

MUNICIPAL COURT Judge Stephen R. Shelton Court Offices

863-7635

Cathy Pashon, Court Administrator

299-5621

EAST PIERCE FIRE & RESCUE Main Number Dan Packer, Fire Chief

863-1800 863-5451


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All Ages

A Little Less Conversation, a Lot More Music Off Main Whether you’re looking to rock like a hound dog, take the A train, mosey to country or groove to world fusion, Music Off Main has the live soundtrack for a great summer. Grab a blanket, dinner, family and friends and come enjoy the music!

at Heritage Park

June 27, 6:30 pm Danny Vernon Wise men say, don’t miss the Northwest’s favorite Illusion of Elvis!

at Heritage Park

July 4, 2 pm Swing Reunion Orchestra What better way to celebrate the 4th than a picnic with live big band music?

at Heritage Park

July 11, 6:30 pm J.C. Hyke with Gerri Lynn Get on your cowboy boots for some country fun with rising new stars.

at Heritage Park

July 18, 6:30 pm Jimmy Free & the African All Stars Groove to a world music fusion guaranteed to get you dancing.

at Rainier View Park

July 25, 6:30 pm Puyallup Valley Community Band Enjoy the big music of big band with this local favorite. More artist information at www.ci.sumner.wa.us.

Especially for Kids

Recreation Program Action Day Camps, various dates & times Want to direct a skit, build a rocket, or make a glider? Action Day Camps offer fun for students grades K-5. Teen Adventure Fridays, July 4-August 8 Fill your summer with fun trips and adventures around the Northwest. Fees vary, $25.00 - $60.00. 253-891-6500 or http://www.sumner.wednet.edu/studentfamilyservices/parksrecreation/

Sumner Pierce County Library Tuesdays, June 24 - July 29, 3-5 pm Creative Chaos offers movies, gaming, Legos®, and other fun activities for ages 12-18. Wednesdays, June 25 - Aug 13, 10:30 am Discover Summer with stories, songs, rhymes and a craft for ages 3-6 with an adult.

www.piercecountylibrary.org.

All Ages

The Art of Summer August 1, 10 am - 9 pm and August 2, 10 am -7 pm Enjoy this home-grown festival that features not only artwork by talented local and regional artists but also entertainment and a great selection of local foods. Artists must produce all of their own artwork with no mass produced items allowed. So, the artwork at the festival is quality, handcrafted items that are unique in design. Plus, the merchants in downtown Sumner have many great stores for everyone to shop! www.sumnerartsfestival.org


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June 2008--Summer Fun

June 2008 sunday

Monday

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tUEsday

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WEDNESday

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Father’s Day

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friday

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9:30 am Trip to Falls Terrace

Jr. Golf Clinic begins

Senior Center $ PRE

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3-5 pm Creative Chaos Sumner Pierce County Library (SPCL)

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10:30 am Discover Summer

saturday

Sumner Meadows PRE $

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Sumner Pierce County Library

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Sumner Meadows PRE $

There’s still time to join in the Community Garden: get applications online!

ESPN Golf Challenge

6:30 pm Music Off Main Danny Vernon Heritage Park

July 2008 sunday

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Monday

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Tuesday

wednesday

3-5 pm Creative Chaos

10:30 am Discover Summer

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Sumner Pierce County Library

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thursday

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friday

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10:30 am Mariners

saturday

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Rec Dept $ PRE

2:30 pm Music Off Main

Sumner Pierce County Library

Swing Reunion Orchestra Heritage Park

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11 am-4 pm Skate Away

Rec Dept $ PRE

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3-5 pm Creative Chaos SPCL

Through July 10 Jr. Golf Camp Sumner Meadows PRE $

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11 am-4 pm Skate Away

Rec Dept $ PRE

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11 am & 1 pm Puppet Theater SPCL

3-5 pm Creative Chaos

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9:30 am Trip to Little Creek Casino

Senior Center $ PRE

10:30 am Discover Summer

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10 am Pacific Science Center Sumner Pierce County Library PRE

SPCL

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10:30 am Discover Summer

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Sumner Pierce County Library

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11 am-4 pm Skate Away

1-3 pm Duct Tape 3-5 pm Creative Chaos

10:30 am Discover Summer

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9 am-3:30 pm Camp Invention through July 25th

Rec Dept $ PRE

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Rec Dept $ PRE

SPCL

SPCL

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11 am-4 pm Skate Away

Rec Dept $ PRE

11 am Puppet Theater SPCL 3-5 pm Creative Chaos SPCL 6-8 pm Try the Circus! Rec Dept $ PRE

Rec Dept $ PRE

6:30 pm Music Off Main

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10 am-3 pm Mutts Off Main Downtown

JC Hyke Heritage Park

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10 am Rock Climb- 7:30 am ing & Swimming Trip to Sequim Rec Dept $ PRE Lavender Festival 6:30 pm Senior Center $ PRE Music Off Main African All Stars Heritage Park

SPCL

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11:30 am Stewart Heights Pool & Pizza

10:30 am Discover Summer Sumner Pierce County Library

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10:30 am Disc Golf & Bowling Rec Dept $ PRE 11 am Don Ehlen SPCL 6:30 pm Music Off Main: Puyallup Valley Band at Rainier View

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August 2008 sunday

Monday

Tuesday

wednesday

thursday

friday

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9 am - 3 pm Babysitting Class1

10 am-9 pm Arts Festival

10 am-7 pm Arts Festival

Downtown

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Rec Dept $ PRE

Sumner Meadows PRE $

11 am-4 pm Skate Away

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Through Aug 7 Jr. Golf Camp

9 am Trip to Mt. Rainier

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10 am Kayaking

Senior Center $ PRE

6-9 pm Nat’l Night Out Daffodil Sports

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2 pm Relay for Life Ends Sunset Stadium

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Sumner Pierce County Library

2 pm Tournament

Downtown

Sunset Stadium

10:30 am Discover Summer

Rec Dept $ PRE

Rec Dept $ PRE

6 pm Relay for Life

SPCL

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11 am-4 pm Skate Away

Rec Dept $ PRE

10:30 am Discover Summer

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9:30 am Wild Waves

Rec Dept $ PRE

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saturday

Heritage Park

Sumner Meadows

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11:30 am Pt. Defiance Zoo SPCL PRE

6-7:30 pm Money Magic

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9:30 am Trip to Red Wind Casino

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Senior Center $ PRE

Rec Dept $ PRE

6:30 pm

Theatre in the Park

Rec Dept $ PRE

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10 am-3 pm Classy Chassis Car Show

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6-7:30 pm Balloon Magic

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11:30 am-1:30 pm Babysitting Class2 1:30 - 3:30 pm Babysitting Class3

Heritage Park

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30 Free Family Movie Night!

Rec Dept $ PRE

Sumner Meadows

Downtown

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:

LEGEND All ages

Golf Course

Children/Youth

Teens

Senior Citizens

City of Sumner: 253-863-8300 www.ci.sumner.wa.us Sumner/Bonney Lake Recreation Dept: 253-891-6500 www.sumner.wednet.edu Sumner Meadows Golf Course: 253-863-8198 www.golfsumnermeadows.com Sumner Pierce County Library: 253-863-0441 www.piercecountylibrary.org Sumner Downtown Association: 253-720-9846 www.sumnerdowntown.com

mission: To provide needed and valued services that promote our sense of community.

$ -- Fee PRE -- Preregistration required SPCL -- Sumner Pierce County Library Rec Dept -- Sumner/Bonney Lake Rec. Dept. Ride Sounder from Sumner to Safeco Field

vision: Sumner will set the standard of excellence for a progressive small city.

values: We are collaborative & professional. We are innovative & visionary. We are responsive & accountable. We serve with respect & integrity.


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June 2008--Summer Fun

All Ages

Cutting Back on Gas Use? Take the Three-Day Sumner Vacation! Are you planning on staying in town this summer? Are relatives and friends coming to visit, and you fear the “What’ll we do today” syndrome? Don’t worry! Here are some ideas to help you and your guests get out and enjoy our area.

Day 1, Friday

It’s worth getting up early to catch the 7:37 train out of Sumner and be in Seattle at 8:20 for one of those famous cups of coffee. Parking is tight at Sumner Station, but you have a better chance for a spot on Fridays. A round-trip ticket is $8.50 for adults. From Seattle’s King Street Station, cross 4th Avenue to the bus tunnel, which gives you free and easy access TO GET READY downtown to such attracVisiting Seattle: www.soundtransit.org tions as Pike Place Market, www.visitseattle.org Music Off Main schedule Seattle Art on pg. 3 Museum, Seattle Aquarium, and a short Monorail ride to Seattle Center. Trains start heading back to Sumner at 3:35 pm with the last departure at 5:55 pm. When you get off the train in Sumner, head over to Heritage Park to cap off the day with a free Music

Off Main performance. Tap your toes to close a great day riding the rails to the Emerald City.

Day 2, Saturday

equipment at Siebenthaler, Loyalty and Rainier View parks. The golfers can meet you at one of the parks for a picnic lunch.

Head over to Sumner Meadows for a morning round of golf with beautiful views of Mt. Rainier. Non-golfers and young kids may prefer the grassy spaces and playground TO GET READY Sumner Meadows: www.golfsumnermeadows.org Historic Walking Tour: www.ci.sumner.wa.us Bike Safety on pg 8

After an optional nap in the shade, gather everyone together for an afternoon jaunt. Sumner’s flat land is perfect for a walking or biking tour around town. You may want to follow the historic walking tour (available online) or enjoy the flowers both at Sumner’s commercial gardens

and in beautiful residential neighborhoods. Your day of adventure will leave you hungry for a big dinner. If you’d like to stay outside, consider enjoying a barbeque. Both Rainier View and Loyalty Parks have outdoor barbeques ready for your culinary enjoyment.

Day 3, Sunday

Two things have changed about shopping in Downtown Sumner: A) many restaurants and shops are now open on Sunday (and are less crowded), TO GET READY and B) Downtown Sumner: there are www.sumnerdowntown.com a lot of new stores. In addition to the favorite country and antiques, you can now also shop for paper crafts, hats, candy, and specialty kitchen ware. You can browse both unique creations and brand names such as Vera Bradley, Brighton, Burts Bees, Lang, Life Is Good, Cuisinart and more. In the meantime, nonshoppers in your group may want to enjoy a massage (a welcome option Continued on page 7


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All Ages Continue the day with a traditional Sunday afternoon game in the park. Daffodil Sports Complex offers spaces for baseball, softball, tennis and even sand volleyball. So, select your teams and enjoy a little friendly competition. Or, just watch the skaters in the Sk8 park perfect the artistry of their sport.

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after the sports the day before) or explore Sumner’s history. A visit to the Ryan House opens up treasures from days past. Those up for a challenge can take the scavanger hunt (below) and see if they can find all these spots in Sumner.

More Options If you’re not TO GET READY too tired yet or have anoth- Visiting Mt. Rainier: www.nps.gov/mora er weekend to plan, there are Visiting Wine Country: www.visityakima.com many more Visiting Tacoma: options you www.traveltacoma.com can choose. These day trips do involve traveling longer distances by car, but a good way to still conserve gas is to meet your friends in Sumner for breakfast and head out in one vehicle!

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Mt. Rainier Whether it’s your first or fiftieth visit to The Mountain, it’s still spectacular. Once again, you can loop around from 410 to Sunrise over to Paradise and back to Sumner. Don’t forget to stop at the newly renovated Paradise Inn. Wine Country Sumner’s a great place to head out for some wine tasting by taking Highway 410 out to Yakima. The added bonus is the spectacular scenery over Chinook Pass. Down by the Water Puget Sound is also a great spot to go, especially on a hot day. Whether you prefer the beach at Dash Point, Ruston or Pt. Defiance, they’re all an easy drive from Sumner. The bonus in heading into Tacoma is the opportunity to also visit one of the many museums.

Take a Closer Look at the Details of Sumner Think you know Sumner? Try to find and identify all these architectural details. You may not notice them every day, but together, they help make our city unique. Full “hunt” sheets are online at www.ci.sumner.wa.us plus hints and answers! 1

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Safety Sally Says, Remember Bicycle Safety Sumner is a great place to ride bikes whether simply for fun or as a transportation alternative to driving. Just remember to be safe!

Wear a helmet. They can reduce head unjuries by up to 85%!

Select a snug, but comfortable fit, and look for labels that show your helmet is recommened by either the American National Standards Institute or the Snell Memorial Foundation.

Dress right. Wear light color clothing that’s easy for drivers to spot and close-fitting clothing that doesn’t get caught in the bicycle’s moving parts.

Obey the rules of the road. All traffic signs, signals and road markings

apply to bikes too. Try to ride on bike trails when you can, but if you do ride on the street, ride on the right side in single file and never face traffic.

When crossing streets, walk your bike. Make sure you stop, look left, look right, and look left again before crossing.

Make sure your bike is in condition. Do a safety check before you ride. • • • • • •

Make sure brakes work smoothly. Check your wheels for loose or broken spokes. Check your tires for cuts or cracks. Make sure your handle bars are tight and turn easily. Make sure your chain is oiled and tight. Have your bike lock with you.

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City Hall Calendar June 23..... City Council study session, 6 pm 26..... Arts Commission, 6 pm July 3 ... Planning Commission, 7 pm 4 ... Independence Day, City Hall Closed 7 ...... City Council meeting, 7 pm 8 ...... Parks Commission, 6 pm 10..... Forestry Commission, 4 pm Design Commission, 6:30 pm 14..... City Council study session, 6 pm 21..... City Council meeting, 7 pm 24..... Arts Commission, 6 pm 28..... City Council study session, 6 pm August 4 ...... City Council meeting, 7 pm 7 ...... Planning Commission, 7 pm 11..... City Council study session, 6 pm 12..... Parks Commission, 6 pm 14..... Forestry Commission, 4 pm Design Commission, 6:30 pm 18..... City Council meeting, 7 pm 25..... City Council study session, 6 pm 28..... Arts Commission, 6 pm

Sumner City Council

Steve Allsop

Curt Brown

Leroy Goff

Ed Hannus

Cindi Hochstatter

Randy Hynek

Matt Richardson

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