Steamboat Grill & Greens to Host Fundraiser for Steamboat Island Cooperative Preschool

201509_SICP_fundraiserSteamboat Grill & Greens (formerly Steamboat Annie’s) is hosting a fundraiser to benefit the Steamboat Island Cooperative Preschool. For food purchases on Tuesday, September 29, Steamboat Grill & Greens will make a donation to the SICP.

On Tuesday, just mention that you’re there to benefit the preschool.

Fundraiser for Steamboat Island Cooperative Preschool
Tuesday, September 29, 11 AM to 8 PM
Steamboat Grill & Greens
3634 Steamboat Island Rd. NW

There will be a limited menu of burgers, veggie burgers, fries, shakes, and eggrolls. But if you’ve visited Steamboat Grill & Greens, you probably know even a limited menu is one of the best drive-in menus you’ll find.

Are you familiar with the Steamboat Island Cooperative Preschool? Operating since 1972, SICP has offered an outstanding experience for children just starting their school years. It’s a school where past students are now enrolling their own kids! Three different classes provide programs for children ages 2 to 3 years (the Chipmunk class), 3 to 4 years (Otter class), and 4 to 5 years (Orca class).

“Our goal is to provide a balanced preschool program for the whole child, by providing opportunities and activities that will nurture children’s physical, emotional, cognitive, and social development.”

Led by a professional teacher, with parent involvement overseen through a program by the South Puget Sound Community College, SICP gives parents the opportunity to take part in their child’s early education.

The Steamboat Island Cooperative Preschool is one of the local institutions that make living here on the Steamboat Peninsula so good. We welcome the chance to support the SICP in this way and thank Steamboat Grill & Greens for their donation.

In September, Thoughts Turn to Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness Expo

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Tennyson wrote, “In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” It’s fall now and the thoughts of residents in the Pacific Northwest turn to winter preparedness. This year, in addition to checking the wood supply and tuning up the generator, why not spend a little time preparing for something more than just winter? On Saturday, September 26, Thurston County Emergency Management is hosting its annual Emergency Preparedness Expo. This is a great opportunity to meet with equipment vendors and local agencies who are planning not only for winter, but for something far more challenging.

Emergency Preparedness Expo
Saturday, September 26, 20155
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Yelm High School

Here on the Steamboat Peninsula, we’re used to preparing for a few days without electricity or a few days with limited access to nearby cities. In a disaster, though, we know we’ll need to be prepared for one, two, or three weeks on our own. The Emergency Preparedness Expo is a great one-stop solution to address planning and equipment needs.

Our own disaster preparedness web page provides a wealth of information to assist in preparing your own home for something more difficult than an emergency. Our web page goes a step further, too. Disaster preparedness requires a plan that includes working with some of your neighbors a block or two in any direction from your home. Our web page includes tips and links to other resources you can use to plan with your neighbors for “the big one.”

In February, 2001, a landslide took out a section of US-101 and residents had to travel through McCleary to get from Olympia to the Steamboat Peninsula. A big earthquake is not only likely to take out bridges on US-101 in both directions, it’s expected a good sized quake would cut off portions of this peninsula as Steamboat Island Road, itself, could be made impassable.

September is National Preparedness Month. Don’t be caught off-guard. The Emergency Preparedness Expo is a great way to start your planning.