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Ferry Study Public Meeting Thursday 11 June 2015

7:00-8:30 p.m., Anderson Island Elementary School

Make your voice count! Ferry Study Public Meeting

Pierce County Public Works and Utilities is conducting a study to plan for the long-term future of the ferry system. The second and final public meeting will be held to solicit public input on preliminary consultant draft recommendations: Thursday, June 11. The meeting will be from 7-8:30 p.m. and will be held at Anderson Island Elementary School, 13005 Camus Rd.

If you cannot attend a meeting, all meeting materials will be posted online at: Click Here following the meeting.

For more information, contact: Valerie Thorsen, Aviation and Ferry Planner:

Steilacoom Library Upcoming Events:

FOSL's Board of Directors will have its last meeting prior to a summer break on Tuesday, June 16, 6:30 PM at the Steilacoom Library. We'll be honoring two outgoing Board members, Beth Whitney-Teeple and Carolyn Adams. Last month, Grace Melony, retired from the Board. We'll miss them, but we have three new Board members ready to serve. They are Ellen Balls, Dr. Bob Edington, and Jean Manza.

Continuing are Bev Isenson, as president; Yoshie Wong, vice president; Voraya Srisamang, treasurer and membership chair; Teri Litt, Steilacoom High School librarian; and Patti Cox, librarian.

The Board meets on the third Tuesday of the month from September through November, and January through June. The annual meeting is usually held in March.

Library supporters interested in attending a Board meeting should check at the Library desk to any late changes in the meeting schedule.

Lakewold Gardens Open For Spring/Summer Season - 1 April - 27 September 2015

Located in Lakewood, Washington, Lakewold offers landscape architecture by Thomas Church surrounded by rare and native plants, State Champion trees, over 900 rhododendrons, 30 Japanese maples and stunning statuary. A Washington State historic landmark, Lakewold's Georgian-style mansion and historic architecture complete the 10 acres where visitors can step back in time to an elegant past or enjoy a relaxing moment to contemplate the future.

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. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

2317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood - (253) 584-4106

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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 this year's display.
Please mail your donation to:
Steilacoom Citizens' Fireworks Committee
P.O. Box 88207
Steilacoom, WA 98388
Or make a donation via PayPal.
A PayPal account is not necessary for
a Credit Card contribution.

The Steilacoom Citizens' Fireworks Committee would like to recognize the generous contributions of this year's Fireworks Sponsors:
  • Umpqua Bank
  • Harriet E. Heyda - Financial Advisor
  • Thank you sponsors!

    Freedom Fair on the Ruston Way Waterfront - Saturday 4 July 2015

    On July 4th, finally, the big event all along the Ruston Way waterfront!! Join us all day on the 4th of July for Freedom Fair, featuring all the usual 4th of July activities, airshows, great food, vendors, exhibits, rides, and events - along with a lot of very exciting new ones! It's the South Sound's biggest annual event, and a party that you don't want to miss, which ends with the Northwest's biggest firework show over Puget Sound!

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    Northwest Trek Slug Fest - Saturday & Sunday, 27 & 28 June 2015

    Slug Fest reigns supreme as one of the zaniest weekends of the year at Northwest Trek. Celebrate all that is slimy and silly about the Pacific Northwest’s most valuable and misunderstood mollusk: the yellow-greenish banana slug. Join us for slug-themed games, crafts, and presentations!

    Activities are FREE with admission and include:

  • Slug Tattoos
  • Human Slug Races
  • Slime Art
  • Tentacle Headbands
  • Bubbles & Slime activity
  • Photo Booth with props
  • And More!

    Click Here For Details

    Freedom Fair on the Ruston Way Waterfront - Saturday 4 July 2015

    On July 4th, finally, the big event all along the Ruston Way waterfront!! Join us all day on the 4th of July for Freedom Fair, featuring all the usual 4th of July activities, airshows, great food, vendors, exhibits, rides, and events - along with a lot of very exciting new ones! It's the South Sound's biggest annual event, and a party that you don't want to miss, which ends with the Northwest's biggest firework show over Puget Sound!

    Click Here For Details

    Lakewood SummerFEST - Saturday 11 July 2015

    One Day Festival - Saturday, July 11th - 11:00am - 11:30pm

    Fort Steilacoom Park; 8714 87th Avenue SW; Lakewood, WA 98498

    Activities include:
    • Musical entertainment on two different stages.
    • KIDZ Zone Play Area
    • Car Show
    • Historical Tours and Activities
    • Sports Tournament
    • Safety Fair
    • Demonstrations and Displays
    • Army Strong Fitness Expo
    • Vendor Booths
    • Outdoor Movie at Dusk
    • And much, much more!

    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.

    Click Here for a List of Box Top Brands

    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 Oberlin Congregational Church. 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.

    Steilacoom Museum Association Annual Events
    • Ice Cream Social located on the Museum patio on Rainier Street.
      During the Town-Wide 4th of July Celebration, Noon - 4 p.m.

    • Salmon Bake on the shores of Puget Sound at Sunnyside Beach.
      Last Sunday in July, Noon - 4 p.m.

    • Apple Squeeze
      Festival of the apple with 20 presses for cider squeezing; apple products for sale.
      1st Sunday in October, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    • Christmas At the Orr Home
      253 584-4133 for more information
    Click Here for SHMA Event Details

    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.

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    Magic Mops Cleaning

    Family owned and locally operated business serving Olympia, Lacey, Dupont, Steilacoom, Lakewood, Tacoma, Washington. We pride ourselves on the quality of work we do and the professional demeanor in which we do it.
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    Lakewood Nails Salon

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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.
    Click Here For Web Site

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