By James Amsbary
Oakbrook Community Pool & Tennis Foundation (Oakbrook Pool on Ruby) is ready for summer. The water is warm, the deck and courts are scrubbed, the red geraniums are showing up, and an excellent staff is in place. Bret Forman from Puget Sound Aquatics, a year-round team will coach our swimmers and Jeff Rice (Lakewood Racquet Club) is offering lessons for all ages, team opportunities and activities at the tennis courts. Ping pong and volleyball are also available as well as take outs from the Oakhouse Restaurant just down the road.
LAKEWOOD – CK Financial Services is proud to announce that Christopher Kimball has earned the FIVE STAR Wealth Manager Award from FIVE STAR Professionals for overall client satisfaction. Five Star Professional partnered with Seattle magazine to find wealth managers who satisfy 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria that are associated with wealth managers who provide quality services to their clients.
Tacoma-based Korsmo Construction announced today that Steve Rich has joined the firm as a Project Manager. Steve has more than 20 years of experience providing construction management and pre-construction services on a variety of successful projects up to $90 million.
Robyn Meier, Administrator of Peoples Retirement Community was recently awarded “Administrator of the Year Award for 2013” by the Washington Health Care Association. This award recognizes an assisted living administrator who demonstrates outstanding innovation, achievement, and capabilities in their provision of high quality person-centered care in a service oriented culture in an assisted living community. Ms. Meier’s leadership, dedication, integrity and high standard of ethical behavior were some of the contributing factors leading to such a prestigious award. Peoples Retirement Community, located at 1720 E. 67th Tacoma, WA 98404 is open daily for tours.
By Cindy McKitrick
Twenty three business members of the Steilacoom Chamber of Commerce participated in the organization’s first ever Trade Show on Wednesday. From 4:30 until 6:30PM, the community was invited to the free show at Oberlin Church where Chamber businesses, many home-based, displayed wares and services and met directly with neighbors, friends and potential clients. Each business provided an item for a raffle which was held throughout the event. Refreshments were provided by The Bair Bistro.
Story & Photos – Joseph Boyle
My title, “Evening With Art”, is a little confusing to me. I thought to myself, “Evening With Art?”, as I read my title the day after writing it. Then it happened. I was overcome with a pleasant flashback.
Art was my father-in-law’s name. I loved my father-in-law. For one thing, Art let me marry his lovely daughter.
By Cindy McKitrick
A Trade Show featuring businesses of the Steilacoom Chamber of Commerce will be held on 15 May 2013 from 4:30PM to 6:00PM at Oberlin Church Fellowship Hall, 1603 Rainier Street, Steilacoom. Admission is free to the public. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be raffled off. Information available at 584-4177.
By Nancy Covert
Steilacoom’s original Oberlin Congregational Church on Lafayette Street shows signs of long-awaited historic preservation, as the current Steilacoom Tribal Museum and Cultural Center moves ahead with its plans to restore the 1800s structure. A new set of stairs leading to the building’s main entrance has been placed. Watch for further improvements to the museum site.
By Meagan Kula
TACOMA – On Wednesday, May 15, 2013, Downtown On the Go will be holding a free Brewery Walk from 5:15 – 6:30 p.m. led by Michael Sullivan, local Historian with Artifacts Consulting. The walk, sponsored by Union Bank, will highlight the history of Tacoma’s Brewery District along a 1.5 mile route starting at the top of the UWT stairs at S. 19th & Jefferson. After the walk, participants are invited to enjoy a beer at one of Tacoma’s local breweries, the Harmon Brewery & Eatery. There is no need to pre-register for the event, simply join us at the meeting spot.
By Cindy McKitrick, President, Steilacoom Chamber of Commerce
The May 2013 Newsletter is on our website and ready to view. Also, don’t forget our Trade Show next week (May 15 – 4:30-6:30 pm – Oberlin Church). It will be a packed event but there’s still time to sign up at Steilacoom Marine and Spirits.
By Heidi Barton
Oakbrook Swim and Tennis Club (OSTC) is a great local family friendly place to spend the summer. This will be the 49th year this club has been open for local families from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.
OSTC not only has two outdoor heated swimming pools but it boasts the areas only outdoor pool with a diving board! One pool is large enough to be separated into two distinct areas. There is a shallow end with steps and a bar to help ease your way into the pool, and a larger end includes a water basketball hoop and gets deep enough for the diving board. This pool is guarded during open swim by two lifeguards. The second pool is a heated wading area that is designated for our guests 5 years of age and younger – this gives younger children an opportunity to get comfortable being in the water without splashes and waves from the older kids!
Dogsledding team Kenneth and Yvonne Dabakk, along with their racing Siberian Huskies, will make their first U.S. stop at Lakewood Ford (Tuesday, May 14 – 2:30 p.m.) to purchase a truck to take to Alaska. The husband-and-wife team plans to live in Alaska for two years for Yvonne’s post-doctoral research and to compete in the Iditarod in 2014 and 2015.