The former paper mill in Steilacoom is rapidly giving way to the bulldozers and other equipment intent on removing the buildings and other facilities on the Chambers Bay site. Although demolition of the long shutdown paper mill continues, no word has come out on the future use of the site.
Pierce College Fort Steilacoom dedicated its new Rainier Science and Math Building Wednesday afternoon on a sunny afternoon with a crowd of students, faculty, college administrators, staff and board members, local politicians and general public on hand. Following the ceremonial ribbon cutting by several groups of college folks, the building was open for guided tours […]
During the last year more than 90 students received scholarships from the Clover Park Technical College Foundation enabling them to study at the college. The students, foundation board members and interested community members will participate in a recognition program Thursday, May 20. Debbie Ranniger, the foundation’s executive director of resource development, explained the event will […]
Steilacoom’s Bair Drug opened for business on Saturday. A steady procession of ice cream lovers reportedly checked it out.
UNUSUAL SIGHT – Monday evening this obviously old ferry boat was tied up parallel to the shore at Ketron Island, just south of the ferry landing. The tug boat and a small powerboat checked it all around and then left. Later that evening the Rhododendron ferry came in and made its regular stop at the […]
One of the more ambitious projects at Ft Steilacoom Park during the recent Parks Appreciation Day was building this cinder block wall. Located at Waughop Lake in the park, the wall will keep the road from further deterioration. It will also provide a prime sitting area for those watching the regular radio control boats that […]
Lakewood Rotarians poured cement for a sidewalk at the Playground @ Ft. Steilacoom Park Friday afternoon. Thursday they got it ready for the cement and Saturday club members and others in the community will add new wood chips to the 5-year-old playground and perform other maintenance. The projects are all part of the citywide Parks […]
Lakewood Chamber of Commerce attracted a large group of local businesses and members for its “Another Bloomin’ Trade Show – Show Case Lakewood at the Great American Casino in Lakewood. The chamber holds this table-top trade show twice a year offering an evening of relaxed networking, fabulous hors d’oeurves and tons of door prizes.
Can you do web pages? Are you willing to help the Lakewood Historical Society? The LHS has a web page that contains a lot of information and good material. Unfortunately, what it doesn’t have right now is excitement and the latest whistles and bells (that’s because no one at LHS knows what or how to […]
Glen Speith, Lakewood historian and military aviation enthusiast has been involved for years recovering a B-17 that has been sitting in a swamp in Papua, New Guinea since WW2. Speith got involved in the search and recovery when he started looking for the plane which was flown by a wingman of his father. The airplane […]
Bart Smith, a Lakewood resident who has successfully hiked all 11 National Scenic Trails, captivated a large audience Tuesday evening at a Lakewood Historical Society program at the Lakewood Library. He spoke about his experiences as he showed hundreds of photos from his treks around the United States. Smith hiked thousands of miles over a […]
Bart Dalton, Lakewood stockbroker and Clover Park Kiwanian, is in a Birmingham, England, hospital recovering from an e coli infection. He has been in the hospital for a few weeks and is expected to remain for another 2 or 3 weeks while he makes a slow recovery. He is reported to be feeling better and […]