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It’s a holly-jolly kolachkie Christmas
Courtesy Gail Henrikson
It’s a holly-jolly kolachkie Christmas
Pie-like cookies are the taste of the holidays

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Wednesday, Dec. 6

‘Hero Squad vs. The Supervillain’s Apprentice’: 
Who will win?
‘Hero Squad vs. The Supervillain’s Apprentice’: Who will win?
Ilwaco High School Drama Club play coming up soon
Hearthfire & Brimstone: 
Master the magic of melted cheese
Hearthfire & Brimstone: Master the magic of melted cheese
Settling in with science-cheese
Volunteer for bird count set for Dec. 16
Volunteer for bird count set for Dec. 16

By Dr. Madeline Kalbach

For the Observer

WILLAPA BAY — Counting birds can be fun and it helps to improve our knowledge of the environment. Several times during the year counts are made to determine the distribution of the...

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Nov. 29

He’s got a razor!  
Clamming is fundamental to coastal living
He’s got a razor! Clamming is fundamental to coastal living
Christmas suggestion: ‘Razor Clams: Buried Treasure of the Pacific Northwest’
Birdwatching: 
Look for red-tails in the sunset
Birdwatching: Look for red-tails in the sunset

As autumn wanes there are still many days warmed by the sunshine. Sunny days are the perfect kind of days to observe raptors against the sunlit sky. Red-tailed hawks can often be seen showing off their beautiful red tails against the evening sky as...

Positions open on Columbia River Salmon and Steelhead Recreational Anglers Board

OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking nominations for four vacant positions on a citizen advisory group responsible for reviewing proposals to maintain and improve sportfishing opportunities for salmon and...

Christmas concert set for Sunday
Christmas concert set for Sunday
Dec. 3rd Concert
‘Good luck, big girl!’
Stranded sea turtle rescued at Cape D
‘Good luck, big girl!’ Stranded sea turtle rescued at Cape D
Olive ridley turtle headed to rehab
Correction

The photos of Rowyn Bresnahan and Abigail Smith were flip-flopped on last week’s Life page. The two are best friends, so didn’t mind as much as they might have otherwise. Sorry anyway, girls!

Peninsula Bed & Breakfast Inns host
Holiday Open House and Food Drive 2017
Peninsula Bed & Breakfast Inns host Holiday Open House and Food Drive 2017
Bed & Breakfast Events
Christmas wishes will be fulfilled at 10th annual Studio Tour
Christmas wishes will be fulfilled at 10th annual Studio Tour
PAA Art Show Coming Thanksgiving Weekend
Elementary schoolers talk turkey
Elementary schoolers talk turkey

OCEAN PARK — There’s a lot to know about Thanksgiving. So the Observer enlisted the help of first-and-second-graders in Ms. (Michele) Frace’s class at Ocean Park Elementary School. They gave us a...

Community Calendar for Nov. 22, 2017

Wednesday, Nov. 22

Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum presents Tuba Christmas
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum presents Tuba Christmas

ILWACO — The public is invited to enjoy some rich sounds-of-the-season at the annual Tuba Christmas concert, to be held Saturday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m., at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum. This free concert will feature the Astoria Tuba...

Exotic sea creatures can be found on seashore
Exotic sea creatures can be found on seashore
Triple-sail Velella, red-eyed medusa wash ashore
‘Peter Pan’ takes flight in Ilwaco
‘Peter Pan’ takes flight in Ilwaco

Chinook Shakespeare hits the stage this week

CHINOOK — Chinook’s fifth annual Shakespeare Experience will take to the stage this week at the Chinook School Event Center, featuring Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors Nathan Mark and Esther Williamson.

The Blue and Gold Show, a...

Raymond museum adds beautiful Mitchell wagon
Raymond museum adds beautiful Mitchell wagon

RAYMOND — The Northwest Carriage Museum in Raymond has announced the arrival of a 1892 Mitchell Farm Wagon. The Mitchell is in original condition, including paint, pin striping and seller logo. The museum is the third owner of this historic...

Community Calendar for Nov. 15, 2017

Wednesday, Nov. 15

Birdwatching: 
Step up to the plate for the Anna’s hummingbird
Birdwatching: Step up to the plate for the Anna’s hummingbird

It is time once again to remind ourselves that the Anna’s hummingbird stays with us all winter. If it is a cold winter, we will all need to step up to the plate by providing the hummer with some delicious nectar on a daily basis. All the...

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Celebrations

Peninsula Bed & Breakfast Inns host Holiday Open House and Food Drive 2017
Bed & Breakfast Events
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum presents Tuba Christmas

ILWACO — The public is invited to enjoy some rich sounds-of-the-season at the annual Tuba Christmas concert, to be held Saturday, Dec. 9,...

Outdoors

Marine mammal populations grow on a diet of salmon
Uptick in marine mammals takes toll on salmon
Volunteer for bird count set for Dec. 16

By Dr. Madeline Kalbach

For the Observer

WILLAPA BAY — Counting birds can be fun and it helps to improve our knowledge...

He’s got a razor! Clamming is fundamental to coastal living
Birdwatching: Look for red-tails in the sunset
Positions open on Columbia River Salmon and Steelhead Recreational Anglers Board

Fishing

Marine mammal populations grow on a diet of salmon
Uptick in marine mammals takes toll on salmon

Discovery Coast

Hiking

History

Raymond museum adds beautiful Mitchell wagon

RAYMOND — The Northwest Carriage Museum in Raymond has announced the arrival of a 1892 Mitchell Farm Wagon. The Mitchell is in original...