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Mail Thieves Active in Steilacoom

Steilacoom Public Safety has responded to several complaints of mail theft in Steilacoom. On March 25, 2014, a black, older, Honda-type 4 door sedan with 2 males in their twenties was spotted driving up to the curbside mailboxes and removing contents shortly after the mail has been delivered.

In order to prevent mail theft, please remove your mail from the box as quickly as possible. If you see anything unusual, please call 911.

4th of July Fireworks - Paid For Entirely By Donations!

The Steilacoom Chamber of Commerce once again opens Lafayette Street to the public for the day-long July 4th Celebration. Come join in the fun!

The Steilacoom Fireworks Committee is once more soliciting donations to pay for the annual gala finale to the 4th of July in the Town on the Sound. For more than a decade, local citizens and businesses have contributed to this fantastic fireworks display. Please consider making a donation toward the 2009 display.
Please mail your donation to:
Steilacoom Citizens' Fireworks Committee
P.O. Box 88584
Steilacoom, WA 98388
Or make a donation via PayPal.
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a Credit Card contribution.

International Indoor Gardening Expo - 6 April 2014

The Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center; 1500 Broadway

Washington's vibrantly evolving garden scene is in for a treat when our 2014 Coast-to-Coast Grow Like a Pro Tour makes its first stop in Tacoma, WA - April 5-6, 2014.

The Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center provides a great gathering place for gardening enthusiasts and exhibitors from around the world who will be showcasing the latest products and technologies to help you grow like a pro. With a sold out exhibit floor space, you can be sure that this Expo will have a lot to offer. The Expo will be open to the general public from noon to 5:00 p.m. giving garden enthusiasts a hands on experience with leading gardening experts.

Admission is $10.00 at the door (children under 12 free) or download the complimentary VIP Ticket online.

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Puyallup Spring Fair - 10 April - 13 April 2014

Get ready to shake off your winter blues at Washington's biggest celebration of Spring, the Washington State Spring Fair in Puyallup. Welcome in the spring with baby animal exhibits, delicious fair treats like scones and elephant ears, tons of free entertainment including racing pigs, leaping DockDogs and dancing horses, and learn new gardening tips and tricks at the Garden Show. Plus, see cars smashing at the Slamfest Demolition Derby and Monster Truck shows, and whirl and twirl on some of your favorite rides!

Thurs: 2 pm - 10 pm
Fri & Sat: 10 am - 10 pm (Kidzone, Too! closes at 9 pm)
Sun: 10 am - 8 pm

Adults - $10.00
Students - $8.00
BECU Free Kids Thursday - Kids get in free Thursday, April 10 with a suggested non-perishable food donation

Gold, Blue, Red & Orange Gates

Rides and Games
Tickets: $0.50 each
Rides and games require 7 - 12 tickets

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Easter Egg Hunt - 19 April 2014

The Kiwanis Club of Steilacoom presents the annual Easter Egg Hunt starting promptly at 11:00 a.m. at Cherrydale Primary School.

Candy donations for the event will be accepted at the Public Works Building at 1030 Roe Street.

Easter Bunny Express - 19 April 2014

The Easter Bunny has been spotted in Mineral! Bring the family out for a good 'ole' fashion egg hunt! Catch the Mt Rainier Scenic Railroad at the depot located in Elbe, WA, then enjoy a train ride on a vintage steam engine thru the forest and foothills south of Mt. Rainier. Be sure to keep your eyes open for the Easter Bunny. At our destination in Mineral the kids will have fun finding eggs filled with treats. The Bunny Express fills up fast, so hop to it and reserve your tickets early. And remember to bring your camera and something to gather eggs in. Click Here to purchase tickets. Trains depart 10:00 AM, 12:45 PM, and 3:30 PM.

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Lakewood Sister Cities Festival & ArtsFest Celebration - 25-27 April 2014

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Dr SW, Lakewood, WA; 253-444-8766

Fri 5:00 - 9:00 pm, Sat 11:00 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Three days of Art, Entertainment, Food, Shopping, Kid's Corner, etc.

Group from Okinawa City, Japan, will perform on April 26th.

Free Parking and Admission, Family Friendly

Cascade Bldg., Pierce College (off Farwest Drive)

Steilacoom Spring Cleanup - 26 and 27 April 2014

To volunteer call Terry Huber at Public Works 581-1912

Please, NO YARDWASTE, NO OVERSIZED VEHICLES/TRAILERS! Spring Cleanup is a self-haul event that gives residents the opportunity to recycle or dispose of unwanted items from in and around their primary residences.

The event is set up to collect and recycle cellular phones, cardboard and scrap metals, while accepting donations for charitable organizations, and disposing of unwanted items (subject to limitations listed - HERE).

Spring Cleanup requires the coordinated assistance of roughly 100 volunteers, Boy Scouts, vendors and town staff. This year the cleanup is being held on the weekend of April 26th & 27th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Public Works (1030 Roe Street). The event is open to Town residents and our sewer utility customers in the Arrowhead neighborhood. Identification in the form of either a utility bill or driver's license is required for entry. No commercial haulers, landscapers, contractors, etc.

Waiting times can exceed one hour. Please limit the size of your load to a pickup truck OR 4' X 8' trailer. Help in unloading your vehicle is requested and appreciated. The safety of event staff and participants is paramount; please conduct yourself accordingly.

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Steilacoom's Main Street, a route through Puget Sound History - By Nancy Covert

Come Memorial Day 2014, national and state flags will ripple from the lamp posts lining Main Street that are accented with colorful, flowering baskets that remain in place until after Labor Day.

That's the way Steilacoomites celebrate the spring/summer seasons in its waterfront town, a place that once had sincere aspirations to become: state capitol, terminus for the Northern Pacific Railroad, summer resort destination, and a few other things... after it was founded in the 19th century. Tacoma, i.e., "the City of Destiny" and, later, other cities, eventually took over those roles.

Instead Steilacoom, a 2.1 square mile town, became a Bedroom Community. But that's OK with its residents, who take pride in the 160-year history that it marks this year. This summer, while visiting the Town on the Sound, take time to enjoy its popular Farmers Market and Concerts in the Park: two of the town's most enjoyable summer activities.

Although Main St. is technically the second major arterial in the Town of Pink Flowers-Steilacoom's Main Street also is one rich in history about the first town in the state-founded 160 years ago this spring. Since this year also marks Washington State's 125th Anniversary, it's a dual opportunity to learn more about the city's role in early state history.

For those who haven't already visited Steilacoom Historical Museum on Main Street or the Steilacoom Tribal Cultural Center and Museum on Lafayette Street, consider stopping by these local repositories of community history. Both sites offer overviews about why this area was settled first in the state-160 years ago.

The steep route-3/10th of a mile, from the top of Main to the waterfront below, bypasses a community center, public safety department, Immaculate Conception Mission Church, as well as Steilacoom Historical Museum, Orr's wagon Shop, Town Hall, and terminates at the Bandstand in Pioneer Orchard Park, with a marker for the site of the town's first school, plus a spectacular view of the snow-capped Olympic Mountains.

Just around the corner from the intersection of Lafayette and Main streets, is Chambers Bay Road: the route to the 2015 USGA tournament at Chambers Bay. Enjoy your summer-whether it's shopping at the Market or enjoying the music in the Park-very few places compare with Steilacoom.

Bike Safety Day - 3 May 2014

The Kiwanis Club of Steilacoom will hold a bike rodeo on Saturday 3 May 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Saltar's Point Elementary School. Activities include bike inspections and minor repairs as needed; helmet inspection, fitting, and free replacement if needed; and six riding skill stations.

Sesame Street Live - Tacoma Dome - 9 May - 11 May 2014

Sesame Street Live "Make a New Friend" is coming to Tacoma!

No matter where you're from or where you've been, everyone is special - so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover's friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! Join the fun and make a memory with your friends and family!

Get the ultimate fan experience with Sunny Seats!:
The Sunny Seats package features premium show seating, pre-show photo opportunities, music, play, and a pre-show Meet and Greet photo opportunity with two Sesame Street Live friends, including Elmo! Sunny Seat orders will include a separate Meet and Greet ticket, which you'll receive with the rest of your show tickets. Each adult and child (age 1 and up) in a group must have a Sunny Seat show ticket and Meet and Greet ticket. All Meet and Greets start one hour before show time and last 20 minutes. Late-comers may miss the opportunity. Please meet at the Sunny Seats sign in the main lobby. Don't forget your camera!

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Steilacoom Garden Club Plant Sale - 10 May 2014

Looking for something to buy Mom for Mother's Day? Visit the Garden Club Plant Sale on Saturday 10 May from 9:00 a.m. until noon. The small square beside the Bair Drug and Hardware Store will be filled with plants and fun things to buy for Mom! Proceeds from the sale are used to beautify areas of Steilacoom.

It is crucial to have lots of plants to sell. Plant donations - trees, shrubs, bulbs, herbs, annuals, perennials, etc. - can be brought to the sale site on Saturday morning or call Jan Lucas : 253-588-6217 for more information.

4th of July Event Schedule - Friday 4 July 2014
Steilacoom Chamber of Commerce Presents:
Steilacoom's Grand Old Fourth of July 2014

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Steilacoom Farmers Market - Wednesdays 11 June - 27 August 2014

Mark your calendar! The first market of the season will be 11 June! If you are interested in information about being a vendor or volunteering to help with market operations, please Click Here or contact Mike Guerber at 253.581.1912.

Lakewold Gardens Youth Program

The Pinkerton Family Youth Program

With generous funding from the Pinkerton family in early 2013, Lakewold is realizing a long-held dream of establishing a Youth Program, to serve children and their families throughout the South Sound. Beginning June, 2014, we will offer workshops to children within our target group: Ages 8 through 11/12, entering grades 3 through 5 in the next fall term. From soil, seeds and harvest to garden wildlife, from preservation and protection of the environment to a deeper appreciation of nature, the topics will vary but be focused and relevant.

The Program, known as Green Thumb Explorers - where "Planting a seed in the ground plants a seed in the heart..." - will be introduced during MayFest, with a special booth providing information and crafts specific to children featured on Saturday, May 10th. Program details will be available and registration will begin in person, by phone, or through our web site. A recent survey provided feedback from Lakewood area families on their favorite topics, information to help us decide upon and develop lessons and activities guaranteed to captivate and ignite curious young minds. Saturday morning workshops will be offered on June 21, July 19 and August 16, from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Cost per child will be on a pay-what-you-can or donation basis. Then, on Saturday, September 20th, Lakewold brings back its hugely popular Children's Day, hosting fun family activities and entertainment to kick off the 2014-15 season of monthly workshops which will feature garden-related lessons and hands-on projects in our new children's garden.

As the Youth Program develops, we look forward to engaging instructors, assistants and volunteers who will bring their enthusiasm and knowledge to our big, bright classroom and on into the gardens where kids have played, explored and roamed for nearly 100 years. Lakewold feels a deep commitment to engage future generations of gardeners by offering a safe and unique venue in which to experience the beauty and fun that gardening brings to our lives.

Lakewold Gardens Open for Spring/Summer Season - 2 April - 28 September

Lakewold and the newly refurbished former Garden Shop are open for the spring and summer garden touring season Wednesday - Sunday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Come see our new shop, in continuing progress, and make sure to visit throughout the season as we expand offerings throughout the estate. General Admission is $9 per person. Senior/Student/Military admission is $6 per person. Members of Lakewold and children 12 and under receive free admission.

University Place Festival - 2 August 1914

The University Place Festival features entertainment for people of all ages.

Cirque Park - University Place, Washington
10:00 am to 7:30 pm
Movie in the Park 9:00 to 10:30

Join the fun, enjoy the entertainment, food and vendor booths, participate in activities, and play sports! Come and enjoy a variety of entertainment including games and lots of fun!

University Place Festival

Box Tops for Education & Campbell's Soup Labels

Help Steilacoom's schools by saving and turning in the Box Tops for Education and/or Campbell's Soup labels at any school.

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We Love Steilacoom Association Food Pantry

The Association operates a food bank for low-income individuals and families. Additionally, the Association provides need-based assistance for utility payments and, to the extent funds are available, scholarships for Steilacoom High School students with preference given to those attending a 2-year college or vocational school.

Food distributions are on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the old Pioneer Middle School on Chambers Street. Food donations may be dropped off at the Community Center or at the Food Bank during operating hours.

Financial contributions for any of the programs, including the scholarship program, may be dropped off at the Community Center. A separate check, made payable to the Association, may also be sent in with your utility bill.

For more information, contact Paul Loveless at 581-1912 or Sharon Cornett, Food Pantry Coordinator, at 581-1076.


You will meet great new friends and have fun!
  • For activities at the Community Center, contact Pauline Monk at 983-2599.
  • The Steilacoom Food Bank always welcomes volunteers. Contact Paul Loveless at 983-2074
  • We have a very active volunteer Parks Group. Contact Nancy Henderson at 584-7284
  • The Citizens Fireworks Committee is preparing for this year's 4th of July. Contact Danny Lopez at 582-4995.

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Hometown Housekeeping

Our housekeepers are trained in the practice of "Speed Cleaning" with attention to detail being a priority. Our two to three member teams work each job with an emphasis on hustle and quality of work
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P.O. Box 215
DuPont, WA 98327
253.964.3141 Lacey
360.455.8234 Dupont

Lakewood Nails Salon

Manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing... professional salon services! Your hands, feet, and body deserve the same attention you give your hair. Indulge yourself in relaxing and beautifying services that complete your finished look.
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10511 Gravelly Lake Drive S.W.
Lakewood, Washington 98499

Pederson & Sons Contractors

Full service, licensed, bonded, insured general contractor. Home improvement, repair, remodeling company specializing in residential and commercial projects. Will beat any written estimate and help you design your project to work within your budget.
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916 1st Street
Steilacoom, WA 98388

Town of Steilacoom Annual Events
Garden Club Plant Sale - Second Saturday in May
Steilacoom Farmers Market - June, July, August - Every Wednesday
Concerts In The Park - June, July, August - Every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Old Fashioned, Hometown, Independence Day Parade, Street Fair, Fireworks
Salmon Bake - Last Sunday in July, Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Garage Sale Saturday - Second Saturday in August, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Apple Squeeze - First Sunday in October, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Christmas At Town Hall - First Friday in December
Rowdy Woods

Custom, rustic woodworking. Corbels, beams,
columns, mantles, arches, doors, gates, purlins,
signs, cat houses, doghouses, bird houses,
log shelters, animal sculptures, tikis, and
ornamental crosses.
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