Known as the Knights of Veritas — who “put history in your hands,” these Ellensburg-based knights presented some basics of battling with swords (wearing 55 lbs. of armor) at the Steilacoom Library recently (see images below).
OK, I admit my title, Lakewood Struck By Meteor, might be a leap to an erroneous conclusion, but what did happen? The location is the intersection of Gravelly Lake Drive SW and 112th St SW near Clover Park High School.
Does anyone know? It looks like another vehicle exceeded the 30 mph speed limit, missed the turn, jumped the curb and smacked the rock wall. I did not find any tire markings on the pavement, nor were there any tire impressions in the grass.
I met John and Nancieann Anderson back in the 1970s when we worked at New York Life Insurance Company. The two of them have been serving our Lakewood community for decades as members of Lakewood First Lions Club. John has 40 years of volunteer service with the Lions. Nancieann has 20 years service.
When I was a young girl, my favorite time of school was Friday afternoons when Miss Adams read us stories: Tales told Under the Green (or Red, or Blue, or Yellow) Umbrella. On a recent walk around my Lake City Neighborhood I found a Pink Umbrella–what stories I could tell.
From the lead paragraph in the Tacoma Daily Ledger’s 1889 Newspaper, promoting the sale of land in what became Lake City. “The Lake City Land Co. will offer for sale on and After May 1, 1889 lots in their Beautiful Suburban Townsite, Lake City on American Lake. The Tacoma & Lake City Railroad and Navigation Company have placed on the Lake a steamer and a fleet of row and sailboats and have commenced grading the Narrow Gauge Railroad from Tacoma to the Lake. For prices and particulars apply to: Ross & Naubert, 1001 A Street or Smith, Root & Jordan, 919 Pacific Avenue.”
April 15, 2014 is little more than a week and a half away.
Drive past any local Tax Consultant office—or peek in the window of some home with the TurboTax program on the computer, and you’ll seek filers frantically finalizing their reports.
Four large reader boards, positioned at main entrances to Steilacoom, are in place to remind residents about an upcoming Town Tradition.
Spring Clean up.
One of the fun things about being a writer, who no longer writes police reports, is I can be creative in my writing. When you write police reports, being creative is not acceptable. It is all about, “Just the facts.”
Some of you may have heard the classic admonition, “No Wife, No Horse, No Mustache,” which originated with the U.S.Military Academy at West Point, commonly referred to as simply, West Point. West Point is located in West Point, New York.
Each and every one of us has an interesting life story. That being true, I realize I could spend my lifetime trying to tell all these stories without ever leaving Starbucks.
Todays story starts with the word Pariskevopoulos. Pariskevopoulos is an original pre-America last name from Greece. It is the family name of my Starbucks friend, Kayden Paris. His full name originally would have been Justin Kayden Pariskevopoulos, had it not been for the impact of influential circumstances. His name is constantly being reshaped by societal events. For most of his life he went by his first name, Justin. That changed when he joined the Starbucks team. There were already three Justins working 100th Street Starbucks. A fourth Justin was just too much. Justin decided to use his middle name, Kayden.
How often has this happened to you? I recently discovered a pal of mine was once arrested for serial bank robbery. He was called the Plaid Shirt Bandit, a transgressor who had earned his own Wanted Poster.