Known as the Knights of Veritas — who “put history in your hands,” these Ellensburg-based knights presented some basics of battling with swords (wearing 55 lbs. of armor) at the Steilacoom Library recently (see images below).
When I was a young girl, my favorite time of school was Friday afternoons when Miss Adams read us stories: Tales told Under the Green (or Red, or Blue, or Yellow) Umbrella. On a recent walk around my Lake City Neighborhood I found a Pink Umbrella–what stories I could tell.
From the lead paragraph in the Tacoma Daily Ledger’s 1889 Newspaper, promoting the sale of land in what became Lake City. “The Lake City Land Co. will offer for sale on and After May 1, 1889 lots in their Beautiful Suburban Townsite, Lake City on American Lake. The Tacoma & Lake City Railroad and Navigation Company have placed on the Lake a steamer and a fleet of row and sailboats and have commenced grading the Narrow Gauge Railroad from Tacoma to the Lake. For prices and particulars apply to: Ross & Naubert, 1001 A Street or Smith, Root & Jordan, 919 Pacific Avenue.”
April 15, 2014 is little more than a week and a half away.
Drive past any local Tax Consultant office—or peek in the window of some home with the TurboTax program on the computer, and you’ll seek filers frantically finalizing their reports.
Four large reader boards, positioned at main entrances to Steilacoom, are in place to remind residents about an upcoming Town Tradition.
Spring Clean up.
Students from five Clover Park Middle Schools “battled” at Lakewood Library on March 24 for bragging rights from this year’s Battle of the Books.
No, they weren’t tossing books around. Contrary to all too many negative reports about the decline of reading, Clover Park School students actually are Reading. Their efforts paid off this past Monday.
When you drive through Steilacoom’s Tunnel of Trees do you have the feeling that “someone is watching you”? It’s true, there is something keeping a lookout from his house under the trees…a tiny, blue-hatted gnome who keeps his eye on motorists and pedestrians as they meander through his forest home.
This gnome hopes that no one takes him home… one gnome already has been taken
Please allow this GNOME to remain in his home. Thanks.
Chamber’s Bay is closing at the end of March. Don’t panic. Chamber’s Bay Realty is closing, that is; not the golf course.
After 35 years of selling homes in the South Sound area, Realtor Carole Tinsley is looking forward to retirement.
All this heavy rain means that Winter is putting up a fight. But signs of spring are visible: from the delicate crocuses popping up on the grounds of the Old Settler’s Cemetery in Lakewood, to the tiny pink blossoms on the flowering plum at the Towne Center; snowdrops and jonquils lining the gateway at Lakewold Gardens and lots of camellia blossoms budding up around the lake.
Ah, spring…one of these days!
Between 1861-65 the Civil War—or War Between the States—was fought primarily on the East Coast. That four-year-long encounter that came close to tearing apart the young country had relatively little impact on the Northwest—right?