Given dire warnings about summer water shortages, it’s just as well that there are no major fountains in the immediate area. Golf courses, of course, don’t count. [Read more…]
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I
…took the road less traveled by, and that
Has made all the difference…
Now that the USGA Open has finished—congrats to Jordan Spieth and all those who braved the links at Chambers Bay in mid-June—folks may be looking something equally exciting to do during the next few weeks. [Read more…]
A vibrant canvas of green—maybe 50 shades of that color—is blooming in a garden plot off 112th, not far from Tyee Elementary School. [Read more…]
From about four o’clock onward, there was a steady stream of yellow First Student buses cruising along Rainier Street, returning Chambers Bay spectators to their vehicles parked at Ft. Steilacoom Park. There even was a steady stream of visitors at the Steilacoom Historical Museum that afternoon—until about 6:40 or thereabout. [Read more…]
USGA media attention was more manageable on June 16 at American Lake’s VA Hospital golf course. Sure, there were fewer cameras and reporters on hand for the special morning event, but it was tamer by far than the mega-ring circus underway this week at Chambers Bay. [Read more…]
In my younger days, the long-stemmed, frilly purple flowers, known as “flags” had me confused, at least until I attended my first hometown Pennsylvania (No. 2) military parade. Then I learned the difference. And years later the sight of that majestic red/white/blue banner rippling in a breeze atop a flagpole remains a source of pride. [Read more…]
Do you remember…walking from Lake City to Clover Park High School?
That day in 1949 when the earthquake set the halls to rockin’ and rollin’? Busch’s Drive-In–where burgers were 50 cents? And a BBQ was 45 cents? How about the school snack bar where the Baby Ruth candybar was popular? The school prom, held in CPHS gymnasium?—no limousines to that event. [Read more…]
Golf—it’s everywhere! It’s difficult to avoid all the focus on the big event that begins next week.
There also are some smaller ones, though, such as an event held at American Lake’s Veterans Rehabilitation Center and Golf Course. It was the opening of the newest nine-hole course, termed the Course in Courage, with each hole named for individual service medals. [Read more…]
Ken Still, renowned Tacoma golfer, with two top-10 finishes in major championships during his career, was honored on June 6 by Tacoma Historical Society with the awarding of the organization’s Star of Destiny medallion. [Read more…]
This past Tuesday was a typical Northwest day—you know, damp, drizzly, raining buckets, etc., but that didn’t discourage area folks who showed up for opening day of the 2015 Lakewood Farmers Market. [Read more…]