Scarecrow Sue, next to the Bair Store in Steilacoom, peers out on Lafayette St. [Read more…]
There’s lots of interesting yard art to be seen around Lakewood: from fine statuary at Lakewold Garden and St. John Bosco’s Meditation Garden, to Swan’s Candles on Gravelly Lake Drive, or the antique reproductions collection of famous statues in the yard just off Ardmore. There’s a different kind of roadside attraction, though, along Old Military Road. [Read more…]
With blessings by Pastor Les Wesley and Elder Irene Fruzetti, along with congratulatory remarks from various national, state and local representatives, Jann Hutchins, Prairie Oaks/LASA coordinator, formally welcomed the large crowd of guests to the afternoon celebration. Living Access Support Assistance’s (LASA) Prairie Oaks was officially opened on July 20. [Read more…]
History aficionados, who enjoy perusing old papers, can get a taste of news stories from the 19th and 20th centuries as they travel back in time during the August 15 “How the West Was Fun” tour.
Here’s a sampling of what they might read when they peruse these excerpts from papers dating back to Joseph Heath of the Puget Sound Agricultural Company: [Read more…]
At precisely 8:00 a.m. on Friday, July 17, 2015, Steilacoom’s power went off.
This planned outage, designed to enable electrical lineman enough time to take care of electrical maintenance matters at the town’s substation on Lexington and Division streets, went smoothly. By approximately 1:24 p.m. the Union Feeder Re-closure that had failed on Thanksgiving Day 2014 had been replaced. Planned power outages are conducted every few years, according to one town staff person. “They used to take place every year, but not as often nowadays.” [Read more…]
About fifty music patrons attended and enjoyed the Second City Chamber Series concert held July 16 at Lakewold Gardens. [Read more…]
This past weekend a friend and I headed out on our road trip to Quilcene for the Olympic Music Festival’s outdoor concert at the former 1914 farm, not far from Pt Townsend. Since we had plenty of time before the concert began we detoured to Poulsbo—billed as Washington’s “Little Norway.” No time for lefse or lutefisk on this trip! [Read more…]
Perkins Park, at the intersection of Union and Rainier streets was the best place in town to be on the Fourth because that’s where groups for Steilacoom’s traditional parade were gathering on Saturday morning. [Read more…]
For the past few weeks on Wednesday mornings, Lenore Rogers has been practicing a variation of the Royal Wave as she sets tables at the Community Center. You get the picture—she slowly moves her hand back and forth, placing napkins, placemats, cups, etc.
Wednesday evening in Steilacoom: The 2015 Steilacoom Fireworks T-Shirt Tent was doing a brisk business on Wednesday evening after the Farmers Market closed. [Read more…]