Steilacoom Historical Museum was the first stop on a three-week-long sightseeing tour around WA this summer for a group of students from Okinawa. The 21-member group, with students ranging in age from 13-17, are part of the Cultural Homestay International program, coordinated through the Lakewood Baptist Temple.
Work on the repairs/upgrade to Sentinel Way in Steilacoom (the western end of Far West Drive) are nearing completion, as asphalt was spread at the site on Wednesday. The road, as predicted, will be open for use by Aug. 1.
From the ringing of the Town’s historic bell, to the “Community Center Kids’ Slam” to the restful rocking in the Pioneer Orchard park–it’s another wonderful day in the town on the Sound. By 3:30 folks were already staking out places in the park for the evening concert.
Several colorful umbrellas–mostly to shade the spectators–were in sight Wednesday night at the Michael Powers concert in Steilacoom’s Pioneer Park.
During May 1792, under orders from the British Royal Navy, three vessels, The HMS Discovery, the HMS Chatham, and the HMS Decatur entered the Salish Sea, also called “Whulge,” to explore, survey and chart this Inland Sea while searching for the elusive “Inside Passage.”
Photos from July 4 in Steilacoom include the Animal Blessing, some costumed re-enactors and a glorious sunset.
Siri was showered with holy water at Perkins Park on July 4. The frisky German shepherd pup was just one of about a dozen plus canines, accompanied by their owners, that congregated in the town’s park early Monday morning for a special Blessing of the Animals.
Since 1993, two Steilacoom civic organizations have alternated in picking a well-deserving town citizen to honor on July 4th. This year’s honoree is Sgt. Larry Whelan, who’s been chosen as its top Citizen. He’ll be featured in Monday’s parade. Being notified this past week about his selection, Larry said, it came as a real surprise.
A quick drive around Steilacoom on July 1 revealed that all is ready for the big day, from trash receptacles to porta-potties.
A much-traveled route in Steilacoom is getting repaired this summer. Since its creation about 40 years ago, thousands of buses, trucks, and autos have traveled its length to get to concerts, plays, sporting events, classes, and even holiday bazaars, along the portion of Far West Drive that lies between Steilacoom High School and Western State […]