By Nancy Covert
Nancy Marguerite Anderson wanted to know more about her great grandfather.
His name was Alexander Caulfield Anderson. He’d come to the Northwest in the 1840s as a fur trader with the Hudson’s Bay Company.
Henry Krebs, General Manager of Lakewood Ford, and Billy Meints, Commander of the Ralph L. Barsanti Memorial Post 265, Anderson Island, viewing the new Post Banner
Story and Photos by Nancy Covert
Ever meet an apple-eating dragon?
More than three decades ago, apple cider fans on a small Puget Sound-area island “tamed” a retired fire-breathing dragon to transform the harvest from their community garden’s orchards into this favorite fall beverage.
By Lucy Stephenson
Saturday (Oct. 13, from 11 AM – 2 PM), Anderson Island will have its annual Apple Squeeze. We have a unique squeezer, designed and made by Chet Palmer. This year we have added a component called Recycrows. They are scarecrows made of all-recyclable materials. LeMay agreed to sponsor this component, which will award cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd winners, as voted by attendees at the squeeze. Educational Recyling hand-outs, including refrigerator magnets, will be distributed to all attendees.
Pierce County ferry riders in large vehicles – such as an RV, commercial truck or a vehicle towing a trailer – should plan ahead to avoid low tides from Aug. 29-Sept. 2. Load restrictions will be in place on some sailings, and riders may be asked to postpone trips until a later sailing. Continue Reading
The Institute of Technology’s Math Science Leadership (MSL) program has received a grant of $321,000 from Washington STEM to help fund the program over the next three years. Continue Reading
The Anderson Island Historical Society will host its traditional Salmon Bake at the Johnson Farm Saturday, July 7, from Noon to 3 PM. The meal includes wild salmon or ribs cooked on the outdoor grill, corn-on-the-cob, coleslaw, beans, garlic bread, beverage, and strawberry shortcake. Continue Reading
Applying for disaster recovery assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration just got easier thanks to revisions made to its electronic loan application, significantly reducing the number of screens an applicant must read while filling out the form. Continue Reading
The Anderson Island Historical Society will host its traditional Salmon Bake at the Johnson Farm Saturday, July 7, from Noon to 3 PM. The meal includes wild salmon or ribs cooked on the outdoor grill, corn-on-the-cob, coleslaw, beans, garlic bread, beverage, and strawberry shortcake.
Pierce County News Release
The public is invited to learn about potential improvements to the ferry loading lanes at the Steilacoom Terminal during upcoming community meetings in Steilacoom and on Anderson Island. The Steilacoom meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. June 14 at Steilacoom Town Hall, 1717 Lafayette St.
The 28th District Republican Club presents a Congressional Candidate Forum for the 6th and 10th Congressional Districts on May 17 at 7 p.m. at the Weatherly Inn, 6016 Highlands Parkway (Just off North Pearl on the way to Point Defiance). Continue Reading
The following story ran at an earlier date, but omitted some information. It is being re-run in its entirety here.
By Nancy Covert
It was during a weekend visit to Anderson Island—”11 years ago this Memorial Day,” recalls Norma Varty, when she and her husband, Bruce, decided they wanted to retire there.
Although they did purchase property—on the side of the island that faces the mainland—the couple are anything but retired.
Anderson Island gardener Glenn Parman carefully measures out the string in his pea patch garden at the Island’s Community Garden site off Otso Road. More than two dozen island green thumbs were grubbing in the soil on Saturday, taking advantage of this past weekend’s sunshine. Parman, who’s been on the island since 1998, says he’s a “snowbird,” but while he enjoys Florida, he likes the island best.