STEILACOOM – The smell of fresh paint blended with the many aromas from the final Farmers Market on the Tennis Court this past Wednesday afternoon. [Read more…]
Muriel Haglund’s Euclid Street backyard is blooming with a rainbow of dahlias. Her garden has been a popular spot in Steilacoom for more than 50 years, said Muriel, who added that she’s provided flowers for small arrangements and weddings for many years. [Read more…]
Graduates of Steilacoom’s Class of 1967 held a pre-milestone reunion this past weekend. Sure, it was two years ahead of its official 50th anniversary, but that’s OK. [Read more…]
A milestone celebration, marking the 225th anniversary of the exploration of Puget Sound, is still two years off (2017), but there’s a lot happening in the background, leading up to this event. [Read more…]
Fire report—effective July 31, 2015: According to West Pierce Fire & Rescue (WPFR) information, the combined fire districts (Lakewood, University Place and Steilacoom) have received 8,712 911 calls in 2015. That number, Jenny Weekes WPFR spokeswoman added, is “up between 8-10 percent.” [Read more…]
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…]