A group of scarecrows on Sequalish Street, decorated in Steilacoom school colors, appear to be “waiting for the Interurban”–or some imaginary bus. They’re part of this year’s “On The Road Again” straw people visiting town. [Read more...]
National Identity Crisis day is fast approaching—who/what will you be this year?
Maleficent? a Ninja Turtle? Princess Elsa? Olaf? the Black Widow? Capt. America?
In case you’re debating your solution to that Hamlet question: you know “to be or not..?” on Oct. 31, consider the Dark Knight. Why?
STEILACOOM – Ann Goodman’s garden on Stevens Street is decorated for the season–pumpkins, ghosts, and other goodies–including a rare bouquet of blue glass bottles. Ann says they’re her tribute to Dale Chihuly–Tacoma’s renowned glass artist (see photo gallery below). A retired elementary teacher, Ann moved to town six years ago and set about taming the patch of blackberries that grew on the site. [Read more...]
Mention the name “doughboy” and most people immediately envision that plump, white Pillsbury® doughboy—but the original “Doughboy” wasn’t anything like that.
The expression, “doughboy” was used a century earlier than World War I, when the term to describe American soldiers, who went “over there,” became more widespread. [Read more...]
The humble potato harvester, developed in the 1950s, primarily for scooping potatoes from the fields and into waiting trucks, is a versatile device: it’s not just for potatoes.
A few decades ago, one Northern Idaho community, finding itself strapped for cash to purchase fancy, state-of-the-art snow removal equipment, instead rounded up a couple of potato harvesters. By the time the snow fell that year, a city crew and the revamped harvester went to work handily removing accumulated snow from downtown streets.
Why are all those cars parked in the lot across Rainier from Oberlin Church? As well as along the surrounding streets?
They’re there—or will soon be—for the church ladies’ annual Holiday Bazaar. After all! The November weekend event is another town tradition.
Works by Lakes High School Art students will be shown this month at Lakewood History Museum in the Colonial Center. The art display opens at Noon on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Museum. 6211 Mt. Tacoma Drive, SW.
The exhibit of 15 works is curated by LH Art Instructor Scott Waeschle and features works recently shown at the Washington State Fair. Works include a couple of prize- winners from that event. The show will continue at the Museum through the end of the month. [Read more...]
Hundreds of apple cider fans flocked to the Town on the Sound this past Sunday, taking advantage of the glorious fall weather that complemented the traditional “First Sunday in October” Apple Squeeze festivities. [Read more...]
Steilacoom Garden Club members prepare straw people for the annual Scarecrows in Steilacoom. This year’s theme is “On the Road Again.” [Read more...]