By Nancy Covert
Anderson Island’s traditional Cider Press at the Johnson Farm is set for 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12. Catch the ferry early on Union Avenue and enjoy a day at this historic farm in the center of the island. Be sure to watch for “Big Red” the historical society’s dragon press. It’s really unique.
On August 1, 2013, Fire Boat Endeavor was training on the East side of Anderson Island at approximately 10:20 am when they were called to perform a water rescue near Eagle Island. Endeavor quickly headed toward the incident and arrived in seven minutes. They found a 70 year old male in the water, clinging to his boat. The fast moving tide had pulled the man’s boat off the shore despite having bow and stern anchor lines in place. He swam to the boat, but was unable to get onboard. The man held on to the bow anchor line in the strong current for about ten minutes when he decided to swim to shore. The boater, who was not wearing a life jacket made it back to shore just as Endeavor arrived on scene.
A Special Meeting of the Pierce County Council and the Marijuana Working Group will be held on Tuesday, July 30 at 12:45 PM at 930 Tacoma Avenue South, Rainier Room in the 7th Floor County-City Building.
The Anderson Island Historical Society will host its traditional Salmon Bake at the Johnson Farm Saturday, July 6, from Noon to 3 PM. The meal includes wild salmon or ribs cooked on the outdoor grill, corn-on-the-cob, coleslaw, beans, bread, beverage, and strawberry shortcake. Also featured:
By Nancy Covert
Nancy Marguerite Anderson wanted to know more about her great grandfather.
His name was Alexander Caulfield Anderson. He’d come to the Northwest in the 1840s as a fur trader with the Hudson’s Bay Company.
Henry Krebs, General Manager of Lakewood Ford, and Billy Meints, Commander of the Ralph L. Barsanti Memorial Post 265, Anderson Island, viewing the new Post Banner
Story and Photos by Nancy Covert
Ever meet an apple-eating dragon?
More than three decades ago, apple cider fans on a small Puget Sound-area island “tamed” a retired fire-breathing dragon to transform the harvest from their community garden’s orchards into this favorite fall beverage.
By Lucy Stephenson
Saturday (Oct. 13, from 11 AM – 2 PM), Anderson Island will have its annual Apple Squeeze. We have a unique squeezer, designed and made by Chet Palmer. This year we have added a component called Recycrows. They are scarecrows made of all-recyclable materials. LeMay agreed to sponsor this component, which will award cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd winners, as voted by attendees at the squeeze. Educational Recyling hand-outs, including refrigerator magnets, will be distributed to all attendees.
Pierce County ferry riders in large vehicles – such as an RV, commercial truck or a vehicle towing a trailer – should plan ahead to avoid low tides from Aug. 29-Sept. 2. Load restrictions will be in place on some sailings, and riders may be asked to postpone trips until a later sailing. Continue Reading
The Institute of Technology’s Math Science Leadership (MSL) program has received a grant of $321,000 from Washington STEM to help fund the program over the next three years. Continue Reading
The Anderson Island Historical Society will host its traditional Salmon Bake at the Johnson Farm Saturday, July 7, from Noon to 3 PM. The meal includes wild salmon or ribs cooked on the outdoor grill, corn-on-the-cob, coleslaw, beans, garlic bread, beverage, and strawberry shortcake. Continue Reading
Applying for disaster recovery assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration just got easier thanks to revisions made to its electronic loan application, significantly reducing the number of screens an applicant must read while filling out the form. Continue Reading