Pierce County Ferry fares to increase 3 percent

Fares to ride the Pierce County Ferry will increase by 3 percent in 2014 and again in 2015 across all rider categories except for youth.“This two-step increase is needed to help cover increased operational and maintenance expenses,” said Deb Wallace, Pierce County Public Works and Utilities airport and ferry administrator.

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West Pierce’s Endeavor Makes another Rescue on the Puget Sound

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.

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Anderson Island American Legion Post 265 gets new post banner thanks to Lakewood Ford

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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

American Legion Ralph L. Barsanti Memorial Post No. 265 on Anderson Island would like the local community to know that Lakewood Ford has shown its community involvement by donating $365 to allow the newly formed Post on the island to purchase a Post Banner.  The Post is named after Ralph L. Barsanti, a WW2, Korea, and Vietnam veteran and a long time island resident and a very active community minded individual.

The Red Dragon Cider Press

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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.

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