SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS AND PARENTS – Lakewood Rotary Club recognized 17 students from Clover Park, Lakes and Steilacoom high Schools Friday during their regular meeting. Each received a scholarship from the club. Although not all the students and parents were able to attend the Friday noon meeting at Tacoma Country & Golf Club, those who were […]
The Woodbrook Hunt Club is the oldest fox hunting club west of the Mississippi River, according to author and horseback riding enthusiast Joy Keniston-Longrie. She gave the history of the club to about 50 members of the Lakewood Historical Society during a recent meeting at the Lakewood Library. The author explained that the club doesn’t […]
Silent Movie Night at Steilacoom Historical Museum drew a standing room only crowd of about 50 people Friday night. Two cartoons plus a movie made by Harry Houdini was the attraction for the 10-cent admission and the popcorn and soft drinks was free. The silent movie night is held once a year at the museum.
Thanks to a strong show of support from the community, the Lakewood History Museum no longer is threatened with having to close because of a lack of funds. Lakewood Historical Society President Becky Huber said that as a result of a trio of situations the financial crisis has been resolved and the museum will remain […]
The oldest fox hunting club west of the Mississippi River happens to be located in the Lakewood area and will be the subject of the May 19 meeting of the Lakewood Historical Society. The Woodbrook Hunt Club was co-founded in 1926 by Maj. J. H. Mathews and Thornwood Estate superintendent Thomas Bryan. Local author and […]
[singlepic id=128 w=320 h=240 float=center] Members of Christ Lutheran Church – between 300 and 350 strong – spent a recent weekend working on 16 different projects around the community in what was called Compassion Weekend, according to Pastor Ralf Kalms. The volunteers put in nearly 2,500 man-hours over the weekend with a cost of $25,000 […]
Dirt work is well underway on the major apartment – condo project at the corner of Steilacoom Boulevard and Lakewood Drive in Lakewood. The site ultimately will be home to about 300 residential units. Developers were required to retain a number of the ancient oak trees that are on the property.
If you keep telling people things long enough, they start believing it and if what they hear is bad, things start going downhill. For a long time before the current recession became apparent, the national news media, especially the cable news programs, kept talking about recession; is one coming, is it already here, how bad […]
About 100 people filled the Hayes Child Development Center at the Clover Park Technical College Campus Thursday afternoon for an open house and tour of the facilities. The center currently has 87 youngsters enrolled and they are overseen by a staff of about 30 trained professionals under the leadership of Manager Angela Johnson.
A change in silent films to be shown at the Silent Movie Night at the Steilacoom Historical Museum has been announced. Now slated for the screening is the slapstick antics of Felix the Cat plus the thrilling drama Ice Bound, the story of a 400-year-old man who’s been sealed in an ice block. This fourth […]
The 2nd annual Blue Denim and Black Tie fundraiser event for Lakewood’s Partners for Parks drew a crowd of about 200 and raised approximately $35,000 (before expenses) to help fund the fishing pier at American Lake Park. Held at the McGavick Center on the Clover Park Technical College campus, the primary fundraising came from attendees […]
A Steilacoom Farmer’s Market is in the works with the first event slated for Wednesday, June 24, coinciding with the Town’s outdoor concert series. Additional markets will take place on succeeding Wednesdays through August 19. The market will open each Wednesday at 3 pm and continue through 7 pm on the multi-purpose court in downtown […]