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 By Gordon Weeks    News    March 10, 2022

'The earth is the ultimate classroom'

On Friday morning, Pioneer Elementary first-graders planted pea seeds in the garden behind their school. Their classmates followed suit in the following days, the second-graders feeling the soil on...

 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    March 3, 2022

Belfair's Crazy Hill wins gold, people's choice awards

This year's Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle ran from Feb. 9-13 and saw first-time entrants Crazy Hill Garden and Botanicals of Belfair win both the Gold Medal overall and the People's Choi...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    February 17, 2022

Turning 100 on Valentine's Day

Pinky Neuharth turned 100 years old on Valentine's Day, with his thoughts on his late wife, Gladys, who died four years ago. Her ashes are in a box on a shelf, next to a rose, in his room at Maple...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    February 3, 2022

Cast your ballots for Annie's Quilt Shoppe

Quilters, seamstresses and garment makers who adore the offerings at Annie's Quilt Shoppe in Shelton can share their love by voting for the business in an annual international contest. Last year, the...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    January 27, 2022

Shelton orator heading to state

Shelton High School senior Katherine Peck said her friends and relatives call her a "poli-sci nerd," and that knowledge and her presentation skills are propelling her to a statewide contest. Peck is...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    January 27, 2022

HOPE Garden beds available at Callanan Park

Twenty raised garden beds are available at Shelton's Callanan Park to low-income families who want to grow their own fruits and vegetables. The community garden is collaboration between Hands on Perso...


Embrace change, or limited to the sum of your parts?

"Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Start fresh. Follow through on your dreams." That message greets me at the front door. The words are printed on a thin strip of white paper taped...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    January 13, 2022

Connecting legendary novelist to Hoodsport

Did one of the country's greatest novelists, John Steinbeck, spend a week in Hoodsport during the 1940s? And did a Hoodsport logger named Ernie Dahman teach the author of "Grapes of Wrath," "Of Mice...


How far is too far to drive to a dive bar?

I heard about the Brooklyn Tavern 10 years ago from a guy who grew up in Raymond. He was never much for description, and he didn't let me down this time, either; he just managed to convey that it was...

 By Matt Baide    News    January 6, 2022

Xinh finds 'Flavors with Friends'

If you have lived in Mason County for more than 20 years, chances are you've had some delicious food cooked by Xinh Dwelley at Xinh's Clam and Oyster House on Railroad Avenue. The restaurant closed...


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