Whether you’re a long-time resident or a newcomer, remember that Friday, Nov. 11 also is the anniversary of Washington Statehood. The Evergreen State, although settled in the 1850s, did not officially gain statehood until 1889. It’s 127 years old this year.
By Peter Franklin Fred Crumley of the Steilacoom Kiwanis Club presented a check for $200 to Principal Alex Clauson and school Counselor Coley Fannin to purchase painting supplies for a school mural.
By Peter Franklin It may have rained outside, but spirits were high at the Steilacoom Kiwanis Breakfast held at Topside, Saturday, 15 October. Many thanks for Topside Bar and Grill owners John and Nicky O’Reilly for hosting the event and their wonderful crew for all of their help.
Submitted by Peter Franklin Come to Topside Bar and Grill this Saturday, 15 Oct, 8:00-10:00 A.M. for a great breakfast hosted by the Steilacoom Kiwanis Club. Only $10. Proceeds will go to the club which supports the students, schools and communities of Steilacoom, DuPont and Anderson Island. See you there!
The State History Museum (WSHM) in downtown Tacoma’s a good place to go to get an overview of Washington State’s diverse history. Even better, though, for in-depth information about a specific area’s history are to visit the more than 100 local history museums. Seven of them are located within the South Sound region. How many […]
Submitted by Peter Franklin The Steilacoom Kiwanis Club will host Breakfast on Saturday, 15 October, from 8:00-10:00 AM at Topside Bar and Grill. Proceeds will benefit the schools, students and communities of Steilacoom, DuPont and Anderson Island. Come on down for a great breakfast. Cost: $10
Submitted by Peter Franklin The Steilacoom Kiwanis gave almost $20,000 last year to the Students, Schools and Communities of Steilacoom, DuPont and Anderson Island.
Assorted scarecrows soon will be visible around the Town on the Sound. There’s something special about these mostly straw-bodied inhabitants that symbolize the idea that it’s definitely Fall. These denizens of agricultural times made their first appearance when Egyptians used the figures to protect their Nile River-area wheat fields. Egyptian farmers placed net-covered wooden frames […]
Submitted by Peter Franklin Club President Nancy E. Henderson congratulates our club treasurer Sheila Moberg on being named Member of the year. In addition to the work Sheila has done to make our accounting function smoothly, she has worked tirelessly in many other efforts, many times behind the scenes.
Early Steilacoom pioneer Nathaniel Orr came to this area from Virginia, first stopping in Oregon to learn about orchardry. It’s said that he rowed regularly across to Anderson Island where he maintained an apple orchard near Oro Bay. One large apple tree on the Orr Property (between the Wagon Shop and the Museum) is more […]