New status for Old Main

Old-Main-300x223The City of Lacey Historical Commission will consider the nomination of Old Main Building on the campus of Saint Martin’s University in Lacey to the National Register of Historic Places at its September 17, 2014 meeting. The meeting will be held in Lacey City Hall, 420 College Street SE in Lacey beginning at 6:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend and comment on the nomination.

Old Main was constructed in 1913 with a side wing added in 1923. The building, now considered a Lacey landmark, is an example of Collegiate Gothic architecture and contains 120,000 square feet in an “L” shape. The nominated historic resources include the second generation of the original campus building, a statue, and formal entry stairs. Read more »

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Who’s the newest Lacey Historical Commissioner?

This GuyAs of Thursday, August 14, yours truly is the newest member of the Lacey Historical Commission. My father had made me aware of the volunteer opportunity after he saw it advertised in the Olympian and I knew I couldn’t pass up a chance to be part of it!

I filled out the application on the City of Lacey’s website and got a call three weeks later from Lori Flemm, the Lacey Parks and Recreation Director. She said the mayor had narrowed down the candidates and wanted to meet with me in person. That meeting went very well, and shortly afterward Lori called me back to give me the good news. I was thrilled! Read more »

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Chambers Bay in University Place

In June 2015, Pierce County’s Chambers Bay Golf Course will join the ranks of such prestigious courses as Pebble Beach, Bethpage, Marion, and Pinehurst, among others. At these course, some of the greatest players ever to walk the links made U.S. Open history, and Chambers Bay is poised to become the next great field of champions. But unlike the other courses, whose golf history goes back generations, Chambers Bay is a newcomer to the sport…however there’s a lot more to it than just breathtaking views and unbeatable recreational opportunities.

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Pateros will rebuild. They’ve done it before.

Fire RefillAnd so have Brewster, Twisp, Malott, and Methow, just to name a few of the resilient communities within north-central Washington.

As the Carlton Complex of fires continues to ravage the dry, rolling hills along the Columbia and Okanogan Rivers between Wenatchee and Omak, it can be easy to succumb to the notion that all is lost forever in the wasteland that is still only 50-percent contained. However, these communities of stalwart, rural Washingtonians are accustomed to facing and overcoming challenges and depend on each other for survival. Read more »

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