Don’t get teed off during U.S. Open

DuPont, Wash. — As the Pacific Northwest hosts the second of the four major golf championships next month, Better Business Bureau wants to make sure fans stay on course when it comes to buying tickets and renting homes. The week-long championship will take place at Chambers Bay Golf Course, and 30,000 fans are expected to attend each day from June 15-21. [Read more…]

Community Leadership Award winner

Chair Scott and District Administrative Team

Sam Scott, Chair of the Steilacoom Historical School District Board of Directors, was awarded the Pierce County Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) Community Leadership Award. This award is presented to individuals who make significant contributions to both schools and communities. District administrators presented the plaque to Mr. Scott at the May 13, 2015 regular school board meeting held at Steilacoom High School. [Read more…]

BBB accepting nominations for 2015 Torch Awards

Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington is still accepting entries and nominations for the 2015 Business of the Year Torch Awards—but only for a few more weeks.

Each year, one business in each of our three regions is selected to receive this prestigious award because of its dedication to excellence in the marketplace. [Read more…]

Letter: Thank you 2015 Cherry Blossom Sponsors

Elizabeth Sierra-Arruffatt, Photographer

Two hundred ladies and gents attended the DuPont Historical Society’s 2015 Annual Cherry Blossom Tea and Vintage Fashion Show on Saturday, May 2 at Chloe Clark Elementary School. This year’s theme was Women in Action: A Hundred Years of Ladies’ Sports Fashions. The Fashion Show was written and produced by Nancy Barones with the Tacoma Goodwill Industries Olden Goldie Guild. Guild members modeled ladies’ sportswear fashions from the past century that were pulled from the Goodwill vintage fashion collection. Tables were decorated in athletic themes (past and present) by volunteers and table hosts. [Read more…]

The Puppets in My Living Room

Waiting For The Interurban

The puppets have all gone to the Lakewood History Museum where a display area has been created from the stage they performed on for fifty years. When they go on display Saturday, there will also be a video made 18 years ago so visitors can see Jeanne Charlton in action. Also on exhibit will be the painting of the Dippety Do-Awful Dan, the Dreadful Dragon, by one of the original puppeteers, Vivian Wessels. This exhibit not only marks the celebration of the new acquisition for the museum but also, marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Lakewood Puppeteer. [Read more…]

Puppets: The odd couple

The Odd Couple

We think this beautifully furred lady is named Princess Penelope, and that the gentleman is some sort of wizard. We are not sure this is correct and we don’t know what play they may have performed in. One report though, says that the Lakewood Puppeteers performed before 350,000 children over their 50 year career. Some of those thousands are surely grown up, and those with good taste are reading The Suburban Times. [Read more…]