Morgan, alias “Col. Silas B. Casey,” told about his three sons, Thomas, Silas III, and Edward, during Historic Fort Steilacoom’s historic preservation month program on May 15. Two sons attended West Point, as was traditional at that time, while a third, Silas III, attended the Naval Academy, Morgan said.
There’s a new research library in the Lakewood region. This one specializes in Pacific Northwest Military History and content between 1848-1871. Historic Ft. Steilacoom’s Research Library was officially opened on April 16. Lakewood’s Deputy Mayor Jason Whalen joined fort dignitaries this past Saturday for the official “ribbon cutting”.
Camp Murray, WA – The 2016 Military Kids and Families Summit will take place on Friday, April 15, 2016 at the McGavick Conference Center at Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood, WA. The summit is titled “Making Connections” to Strengthen Military Families. The event targets social service providers in the Puget Sound area who serve […]
Everyone in Springbrook is invited to a free Community Thanksgiving Dinner on November 25, 2015 at CenterForce (5204 Solberg Dr SW, Lakewood) from 2-5 pm.
The South Sound Military & Communities Partnership (SSMCP) conducted a survey of residents and businesses near Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Pierce and Thurston Counties to gather information about their knowledge of, attitudes about, and dependence on the base.
72% of residents and 84% of businesses feel that JBLM is a good to excellent neighbor. However, 49% of residents and 67% of businesses feel traffic is a significantly negative issue in the JBLM area.
Please accept this as your personal invitation to be a part of the November 7 (10 am) festivities at Ft. Steilacoom Park. While this 5K Run/Walk and Youth 1 mi dash are aimed at being a fun, community-centered race, their importance lies in commemorating and supporting those who are currently serving, those who have, and those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Please join us in honoring our nation’s service members and their families following the race with music, food and activities for the kids.
The Lakewood Baseball Club will host a pre-registration spaghetti feast and fundraiser on Friday, October 30 (5-8 pm) at Lake Louise Elementary.
For returning Lakewood Baseball Club players, here is your chance to register for the 2016 season. Regular Registration begins November 2, but you can “lead off” with this special event.
DuPont, WA – Local teacher and retired US Army Lt. Colonel, Mike Winkler will run for the State House of Representatives for the 28th District, which serves South West Pierce County. Winkler was previously elected to two terms on the Steilacoom Historical School District Board.
“I believe in public service. That’s why I volunteered for the Army and became a teacher for a second career. It’s also why I’m running to represent our community in Olympia,“ said Winkler.
Pierce Transit is accepting applications to fill three current vacancies on its Community Transportation Advisory Group (CTAG). New CTAG appointees will serve a three-year term, beginning with their first CTAG meeting on January 28, 2016 and ending January 27, 2019.
Safe Streets, a non-profit that operates Tacoma and Pierce County, is excited to invite the community to join them this October for a series of Restaurant Takeover fundraising events. Local eateries will be opening their doors in support of Safe Streets, with proceeds from the evening going towards funding the organization’s community and youth programs.