The following Westside Story originally appeared on Tuesday, December 6. Sadly, Publisher Ben Sclair erred by not properly loading the images to the story and prolific author Joe Boyle feels “a lot of folks will have missed the full impact of the total original article.” We certainly can’t have “a lot of folks” miss “the full impact” […]
What a delightful surprise this past Sunday (Dec. 4) to listen to a Lakewood resident on NPR (National Public Radio–KNKX) correctly solve the questions. Lakewood writer Val Dumond, author of many books, including a Lakewood history, was the winner of the previous week’s puzzle. NY Times Puzzle master Will Shortz challenged Val to unscramble names […]
Five-year-old Emery Bower had a tough time containing her enthusiasm on Dec. 2. By 3:35 p.m. that afternoon, the Cherrydale kindergartner, daughter of Peter and Amanda Bower, could barely wait until 6 p.m.
By Paul Pastor, Sheriff Winter in Washington State is hard to miss. It gets darker earlier. It is colder and less forgiving. It is no accident that the world’s great religions have holidays in December which combine thoughtful hope and anticipation. These holidays reflect the fact that days begin to get longer and more light […]
For the fourth year in a row, TopSide owner John O’Reilly has sponsored s gingerbread holiday house building contest. On the Saturday after Thanksgiving gingerbread house kits awaited builders who stopped by to construct these delectable structures, using icing, candies and lots of imagination.
What’s on your reading list for 2017? Lakewood Historical Society has a few suggestions for those interested in learning more about local history.
Dozens of history-minded folks visited Steilacoom’s historic Orr Home this weekend and enjoyed meandering among the Victorian-style holiday décor–from the festive parlor, through the dining room and kitchen and then upstairs to view the children’s rooms.
Submitted by James Leet, Lakewood’s Choice If you’ve ever finished the grueling task of digging up blackberry bushes roots & all, then you know how challenging prevention is. The problem is we often don’t get the roots because we’re missing something. We’re missing the right tools, manpower, time, or gumption to get at the root […]
Did you read David Anderson’s November 12, 2016, letter published in The Suburban Times titled RIP becomes rottener? I understand not everyone agrees with David Anderson’s opinions. I imagine David Anderson understands that too. While it is difficult to fathom, not everyone agrees with my opinions either.
Last evening, needing a can of spray texture for some sheetrock repairs, I headed over to my favorite locally owned, Lakewood Hardware. Originally I wrote this first sentence as “I headed on down”. That made no sense because my house and Lakewood Hardware are both 262 feet above sea level. Really. I checked it out. […]