TNT: Steilacoom woman sought answers on child abuse — from a child predator

“Sylvia Peterson wasn’t thinking about a book when she began visiting the most dangerous female sex predator in the state. She was hoping to resolve her own personal horror.

“‘I thought it might be possible to get information that would help explain my grandfather, who abused me when I was 7 years old,’ Peterson said.” Read the rest of Larry Larue’s story in The News Tribune.

SHEF seeking alumnus award nominees

Each year the Steilacoom Historical Education Foundation (SHEF) seeks nominations from Steilacoom High School alumni for the SHEF Distinguished Alumnus Award. This award is given to a graduate of Steilacoom High School who is recognized by members of our community for his/her accomplishments and service to others. Our goal is to honor those that have given back to the community or achieved something extra ordinary and to give our present students a role model. The application (download here) is due December 1, 2014.

Around the Sound: Goodman’s Garden sparkles


STEILACOOM – Ann Goodman’s garden on Stevens Street is decorated for the season–pumpkins, ghosts, and other goodies–including a rare bouquet of blue glass bottles. Ann says they’re her tribute to Dale Chihuly–Tacoma’s renowned glass artist (see photo gallery below). A retired elementary teacher, Ann moved to town six years ago and set about taming the patch of blackberries that grew on the site. [Read more...]

Steilacoom Historical Museum hosts Pumpkin Walk, Oct. 31

The Steilacoom Historical Museum is hosting their annual Pumpkin Walk on Halloween night from 5:30-7:00 at the museum. We want you to carve a pumpkin and enter it in our contest. There are prizes for scariest, most creative, cutest and funniest. Enter your pumpkin by bringing it to the museum between 1 and 4 on Halloween. Come back in your costume to vote for your favorite, do the “pumpkin walk” in the orchard and enjoy cider and doughnuts. The Museum is located on the corner of Rainier and Main Streets in Steilacoom.