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:
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.