By David Anderson, Tillicum The Washington Military Department’s “explanation” for moving its gate is absent without leave. With two years and as many attempts to offer something substantive in its supposed authoritative and persuasive document – aka the Environmental Assessment (EA) – Camp Murray provides 268 pages of regurgitated justification for the same singular “Preferred Option”.
Photos & Story – Joseph Boyle One morning recently, I gazed out our kitchen window into my wife’s herb garden. I spotted this large, strange looking plant. I knew it could not be marijuana, because my wife and I do not smoke weed. When I got closer, I could not believe my eyes. The plant […]
By David Anderson, Tillicum Just so you know I’m not always defending our community against all enemies foreign and domestic, I also write for fun. This is one of those. The sights, sounds and smell of the Puyallup Fair are, as they say, “worth the price of admission.” There was a young trapeze artist spinning […]
Photos and Story – Joseph Boyle Last March I had fun sharing a story and photo about my Uncle Melvin’s bicycle titled, Frozen in Time. Click the link to see the first story. Several of my readers asked me to submit a second photo, which we are calling, The Hope of Springtime.
Photos and Story by Joe Boyle Boy, oh boy, do I have some good news! In this shrinking economy with all the bad news and negative press, one of my favorite companies, Starbucks, has expanded their business by opening another convenient Lakewood area location.
Story & Photo – Joseph Boyle On Saturday, I met my pal, Jim, and we headed south on our Harley motorcycles to Matthews Memory Lane Motors in Portland, Oregon. You should have seen me riding my iron horse with my hair blowing in the wind. Oh, that last line was a bit of wishful hallucinating. […]
Story & Photos – Joseph Boyle This coming September 11, 2011 we will observe the 10th anniversary of the New York City Twin Tower tragedy. While the tragedy epicenter was in New York City, the terrorist shock waves reached out and found each and every one of us, no matter where we were on that […]
By David Anderson, Tillicum The Washington Military Department’s $4.7 M plan to move its main gate the distance of a couple football fields will mean vehicles traveling to and from Camp Murray will save 40 seconds in travel time over leaving the gate where it is. Click here to read more. And that’s a steal.
By David Anderson, President, Tillicum Woodbrook Neighborhood Association “Rest assured,” City Manager Andrew Neiditz writes in an attempt to calm the very ill at ease Tillicum public over yet a second attempt in as many years to relocate Camp Murray’s gate, and its resultant grievous impact, to the interior streets of the neighborhood. “City staff […]
Story & Photos by Joseph Boyle It’s coming! Saturday, August 20, 2011 from 10 am – 4 pm, the 15th Annual South Tacoma Way Car Show. Find the fun on South Tacoma Way between 50th St South and 56th St South. The South Tacoma Business District Association and corporate sponsor, Heritage Bank, in addition to […]
Story & Photos – Joseph Boyle Just last week I was ordering a “Joe’s Special” at my favorite Starbucks in the Lakewood Towne Center (6040 Main St SW), when I notice the Starbucks Community Art Wall. I walked over to get a closer look. Unbelievable! This digital photo display has got to be the best […]
By David Anderson, Community Matters But ended up replacing it. And not only did volunteers of their own volition purchase and replant that portion of her garden that they inadvertently stepped on, they replaced her porch in the process. The project of rebuilding the dilapidated porches, decks, stairs, handrails and overhangs continues this week at […]