Around the Sound: Goodman’s Garden sparkles

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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...]

The “Doughboy” Story

Doughboy PVT Guy Pelsey

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...]

Around the Sound: Island Dragon produces great cider

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.

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Art show/book signing at Lakewood History Museum

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...]