Lucy Stephenson of Anderson Island provided the following update about the injured eagle that was rescued about a week ago: [Read more...]
Several Pierce County ferry runs will be canceled while construction crews make improvements to the Steilacoom ferry landing. On Sunday, Sept. 14, Thursday, Sept. 18, Sunday, Sept. 21, and Thursday, Sept. 25, the runs departing Steilacoom at 8:40 p.m., Anderson Island at 9:10 p.m., and Ketron Island at 9:30 p.m. will be canceled. These runs are the last runs of the night on Sundays and Thursdays. On those dates, the last runs of the night will depart Steilacoom at 7:30 p.m. and Anderson Island at 8 p.m. A run departing Ketron Island at 8:20 p.m. has also been added on those dates. [Read more...]
As told to Nancy Covert
This past Friday night Anderson Islander, Jeanne McGoldrick, phoned some neighbors to report that her young grandson, Andrew, spotted an injured eagle on the beach (the kids love to swing on the Stephensons’ swing down there). The eagle could not fly, and seemed hungry. Dave McGoldrick brought down some salmon for the eagle, who I will call “him”, but it could be a “her.” [Read more...]
Anderson Island Quilters are renowned for their many needlework projects; particularly the Labor Day quilt awarded each year to some lucky recipient during the fall festivities held at the Community Clubhouse.
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.
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.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) (aka-Obama Care) is moving closer to full implementation. Washington State has chosen to establish a Health Benefit Exchange, a marketplace where individuals and businesses can shop for insurance plans.
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: