Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sumner's Own Genealogy Library

One of the largest microfilm collections in the Pacific Northwest is located right here in Sumner, Washington. The Heritage Quest Research Library is a nonprofit genealogy library located on 909 Main Street, Suite 5.

The Library is staffed entirely by volunteers. The library also host occasional genealogy classes. There next class is on May 24th and will be on Social Security and the Death Index.

For more information about the Heritage Quest Research Library visit their website: http://www.hqrl.com/.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Sumner In the News

The Sumner City Council voted 5 to 2 to turn over a $645,000 building to Vadis, which provides community serivces and support to the disabled. To read the entire story in the News Tribune click here.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Vegetable Gardening in Sumner Washington

I love fresh vegetables. They taste more crisp and sweet. And with spring here I thought it would be the perfect time to address vegetable gardening.

For those of you who do not know our USDA Hardiness Zone is 7b. However, a word of caution, the zone map does not work as well in the West. Here other factors besides climate have to be taken into account, like elevation and precipitation. (For more about zone maps visit the National Gardening Association.)

Therefore, I found a Sumner gardener who has posted their vegetable garden timetable so that you can see what is actually working here. To view the timetable click here.

For a list of local garden centers and nurseries please visit my previous post.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Sumner In the News

The new position of deputy police chief has been assigned to the Pierce County assistant prosecutor Brad Moericke. Moericke is a former Sumner police officer. To read the full story in the News Tribune click here.

To read the previous edition of "In the News" click here.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Road Construction on Valley Avenue

They've nearly finished paving Valley Avenue from Elm to Washington. There is just a little section left at the corner of Valley and Washington. However, they have yet to paint the lines for the turn lane or bike lane.

Hopefully they will be completely done soon.

Update: They finished paving the section near Washington. All we need now are the lines.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Newell's Tacklebox Coming Soon

If you haven't noticed yet there is a new shop opening on Wood Avenue. It used to house a hair/nail salon but now it will be Newell's Tacklebox.

I will post more details as they become available.