The Steilacoom Branch of Pierce County’s oldest library in the state (1858!) got a new roof last week–after 20 years. Stop by the library to see what else is new this summer.
By Dorothy Wilhelm
UNIVERSITY PLACE – I had just taken this picture (see below) of the “Love Locks” a day or so before the cable broke or was broken at Chambers Bay in University Place. I was curious about what they could possibly mean, and my kids naturally – kids are so smart – were able to tell me that in “locking their love” and throwing away the key, it was a symbol that love would last forever.
All this heavy rain means that Winter is putting up a fight. But signs of spring are visible: from the delicate crocuses popping up on the grounds of the Old Settler’s Cemetery in Lakewood, to the tiny pink blossoms on the flowering plum at the Towne Center; snowdrops and jonquils lining the gateway at Lakewold Gardens and lots of camellia blossoms budding up around the lake.
Ah, spring…one of these days!
Demolition at Old Pioneer School – the original Steilacoom School – is progressing. The District Office has plans to relocate into the original early 20th century structure later this spring.
Monday’s warmer (sort of) temperatures and afternoon rain quickly washed away the weekend snow. A few more images, just for the heck of it…
We don’t see snowfall very often in Lakewood, University Place and surrounding areas often. A call to The Suburban Times readers for pictures turned up a few fun ones. Enjoy.
The Clover Park School District dedicated Carter Lake and Hillside Elementary schools on Wednesday, October 16. Both schools are on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The event to honor both schools took place at Carter Lake Elementary School. Thanks to Gary Sabol for the pictures.
By Nancy Covert
Hidden away near the Bell Monument in Steilacoom are these regal-looking crocuses; normally a sign of spring, they also appear in autumn, and winter. Crocuses are native to woodland, scrub, and meadows from sea level to alpine tundra in central and southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, on the islands of the Aegean, and across Central Asia to western China.