How will you mark Memorial Day 2016? Clover Park High School’s history teacher David Russell reminds you to make time to stop by the school’s annual Arlington Project that blankets the school lawn as it has done annually since 2007-08. The sight of approximately 6,800 white markers, representing soldiers who’ve died in America’s recent conflicts in […]
By Nancy Covert Contestants in Pierce County Library’s 2016 “Our Own Expressions” competition met Monday evening at Steilacoom High School Library to preview their works with the community. About 40 parents and students attended the evening event, hosted by Steilacoom Friends of the Library, designed to honor these future writers and artists. The group included […]
Morgan, alias “Col. Silas B. Casey,” told about his three sons, Thomas, Silas III, and Edward, during Historic Fort Steilacoom’s historic preservation month program on May 15. Two sons attended West Point, as was traditional at that time, while a third, Silas III, attended the Naval Academy, Morgan said.
Beneath the overturned bowl of “forget-me-not” blue sky in the Town on the Sound, residents gathered this past Saturday morning at the next-to-the-Bair Store lot for the Garden Club’s annual plant sale. Proceeds support the town’s annual hanging basket floral display and the holiday greenery.
T. J. Rodriguez, Steilacoom’s Public Safety Chief, honored several officers and its administrative assistant at the May 3 Steilacoom Town meeting. Those recognitions covered recent efforts in keeping town residents safe, ranging from lifesaving to apprehending Sunnyside Beach car burglars.
Do you believe in fairies? Eye Witnesses report honest-to-goodness encounters with these winged creatures on May 1 at Lakewold Gardens where tiny fairies, wearing gossamer wings in shades of blue, green, pink and purple, flitted around this past weekend at the Garden’s annual Mayfest.
The ornate lavender-colored blossom tree growing, adjacent to the grocery store at the intersection of Vernon and Veteran’s Drive in Lake City is known as “Paulownia Tomentosa” otherwise known as an “Empress Tree” Other names for this ornamental include “princess,” “Foxglove” and “Kiri.”
There’s a new research library in the Lakewood region. This one specializes in Pacific Northwest Military History and content between 1848-1871. Historic Ft. Steilacoom’s Research Library was officially opened on April 16. Lakewood’s Deputy Mayor Jason Whalen joined fort dignitaries this past Saturday for the official “ribbon cutting”.
A visit to Lakewold should be on everyone’s “To Do” list–especially in the spring.
Beginning in September, there will be a School Resource Officer (SRO) at Steilacoom High School. Steilacoom’s Town Council voted unanimously at its April 5 meeting to approve the Steilacoom Historical School District (SHSD)/Steilacoom Interlocal agreement. The SRO, who will be selected from Steilacoom’s Public Safety Department, will begin work in September.