Nisqually Valley Care Center Welcomes New Administrator

Ron Adams came on-board with Soundcare recently as the new administrator at Nisqually Valley Care Center, in McKenna. When asked what his vision is for NVCC he said, “I want the residents and the staff to be happy and to make this building successful.” He comes to Nisqually with both a successful and diverse career…

Nisqually Land Trust preserving a watershed for our future

OLYMPIA, WA — Sunday night was the Nisqually Land Trust’s Annual Membership Meeting and Salmon Bake. If you are not familiar with the land trust, they have been purchasing property along the Nisqually River for preservation since 1989. Their focus is to protect the water, wildlife, natural areas, scenic vistas of the Nisqually watershed. The…

Nisqually Springs Farm: Dollar Dog Corn Maze starts Sept. 21

MCKENNA, WA — Starting September 21, 2013, Nisqually Springs Farm and Twin Start Credit Union are hosting a Corn Maze at their location  next to Stewart’s Meats on highway 507 in McKenna. It is the only Certified Organic Corn Maze in Washington State. The Twin Star Dollar Dog, embedded in the corn maze represents the…

Review: Into the Woods – unpolished, but entertaining

By Marianne Lincoln Opening night is August 23 for the SRO Theater Troupe’s presentation Into the Woods, directed by Nancy Tribush Hillman, with musical direction by Stephen Borsuk at Gordon’s Outdoor Theater in Yelm. The cost is $15 per person and tickets can be purchased at Gordon’s Market. Curtain is at 8 p.m. The theater…

Into the Woods – outdoor theater in Yelm August 23 – 28

The Outdoor Stage at Gordon’s Garden Center from August 23 to the 28 will be the site of the musical, Into the Woods. The shows being at 8:00 p.m. and the cost is $15. Tickets are on sale at Gordon’s Garden Center, Yelm Food Co-op and Willow Spa. Standing Room Only (SRO) is a theater troupe…

McKenna Fest bringing family entertainment to the community

Behind the Baydos car lot in McKenna is a large grassy field, Today it was transformed into a magical place to visit for folks near and far. The event was organized by a group of dedicated local people who wanted to see the community have a change to come out and celebrate their own place…

Saturday, Aug 17 is local Festival Day!

Both the Garfield Street Fair in Parkland and Freddy Fest in Frederickson (at Sound Life Church) are taking place this weekend on August 17. There is also McKenna Fest from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. near the intersection of SR702 and SR507 in McKenna. With classic cars, food, vendors, music, kids events and so much more, local…

Nisqually Land Trust gets accreditation

Message / News from the Nisqually Land Trust We’ve done it! The Nisqually Land Trust has been awarded accreditation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. We are excited and honored to announce that your Nisqually Land Trust has been awarded national accreditation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. Accreditation is independent confirmation that the Land…

Beware of massive numbers of bicycles Saturday July 13!

July 13-14 is the Group Health Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic. It is a 200-mile bicycle ride, the largest multi-day bicycle event in the Northwest. There are up to 10,000 participants riding from Seattle to Portland in one or two days. The route takes them through Summit, Waller, Spanaway, Roy and McKenna. This is a…

Yelm Farmers Market

The Yelm Farmer’s Market takes place on Sundays from 9am to 2 p.m. It is on the west side of the Nisqually River from McKenna, before Stewart’s Meats, on the entrance to Schorno Farms. The market will run on Sundays from June 9 to October 2013. Vendor applications are available here.  

Water – good until the last drop or no one to turn on the pump

Glenn Mattison is running for Kapowsin Water Commisioner. He has been the incumbent in that position since 1984, so he knows his stuff. At age 86, he’d like to retire. But like several other rural water districts in the county, no one wants the job. EIGHT rural water districts in Pierce County had no one file for…