Category Archives: Orting

Mother Earth Farm in Orting prepares for spring planting with draft horse plowing

   Special to the Mountain News What is one of the first steps required to get 150,000 pounds of fresh, organic produce to local food banks?  Plowing the soil, of course!

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Chocolate Stroll a huge success in Orting

by Bruce A. Smith  Carrying goodie bags filled with chocolate candies, dozens of parents and kids – and a goodly gaggle of middle-aged women out for a lark – flooded the downtown core of Orting on Saturday afternoon for the … Continue reading

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Calling all Chocoholics! – Orting to host 1st annual “Chocolate Stroll”

 by Bruce A. Smith Orting will certainly be the place to satisfy your chocolate cravings at the first annual Orting Chocolate Stroll, scheduled for Saturday, February 11, from noon until 3 pm, and from all accounts it sounds like it … Continue reading

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The Graham Self-Reliant Community discusses “Slow Money” and agricultural financing

  The Graham Self-Reliant community delved into an exciting new topic at last week’s monthly meeting by inviting Tim Crosby, the director of Slow Money North West, to speak about his organization’s efforts to assist small and mid-sized farms in … Continue reading

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Feed the Children program helps hungry kids

  Yesterday’s story, Friday, Nov 4, about the Orting Food Bank and the community feed for the hungry that is occurring this afternoon, Saturday, in Orting Park, has struck a chord in many of the Mountain News readers.  

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Orting volunteers step-up to feed the hungry

  Orting: The best volunteer community I have ever known By Pat Wilson I have lived in a great many places throughout my life (70+ years) and seen a lot of people who give their all for their community, but … Continue reading

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Bev’s recipes: Sauerkraut with pork

Editor’s Note:  Orting resident Beverly Marshall is an award-winning cook and baker, with accolades ranging from national recognition by Betty Crocker to honors gained in regional competitions.  She has also published a book of recipes, and from time-to-time she shares … Continue reading

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Pierce Conservation District to fill board position – volunteer needed

Editor’s Note:  The following press release from Pierce County may be of great interest to many Mountain News readers.  The Pierce Conservation District needs a new volunteer board member.

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Local groups selling fireworks to raise funds for worthy causes

  Fireworks are a large part of the July 4th tradition, and retail stands have spouted seemingly on every street corner, selling their wares to eager enthusiasts who delight is celebrating the Fourth of July with boom and blast.

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County re-districting bodes well for Graham, Frederickson and Spanaway

  Pierce County is undergoing a reconfiguration of its seven council district boundaries due to changes in population, and the proposed changes – if approved by the current County Council – will strengthen the political voice of Graham, Frederickson, and … Continue reading

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