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When I walk in the yard or the field, around the wetland or among the trees, I learn more than just being stationary and looking out the window or from the deck at these habitats. So, I do a walkabout somewhere several times a week. Last week, when I did such a walkabout, the reward was enormous!

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With witches, goblins and super-heroes descending on neighborhoods across America, the American Red Cross Southwest Washington Chapter offers parents and children some safety tips to help prepare for a safe and enjoyable trick-or-treat holiday.

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CHINOOK — Al Venter is at it again. The former Chinook author now has an East Coast home base. His new book, “The Last of Africa’s Cold War Conflicts,” to be published within the next two mont…

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ILWACO — As they rehearse under the patient baton of director Rachel Lake, the sound of brass and woodwinds engulfs the cramped Ilwaco High School band room.

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When I walk in the yard or the field, around the wetland or among the trees, I learn more than just being stationary and looking out the window or from the deck at these habitats. So, I do a w…

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OYSTERVILLE — “When Diane Buttrell asked me to talk on the topic, ‘The Family Carries the Song,’ it set me on a journey into the past that has been difficult and rewarding at the same time,” s…

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Amateur historians and cocktail fanatics alike can raise a rather ironic glass to toast one of America’s most romanticized law enforcement flops. This fall marks the 100th anniversary of the N…

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It’s a blustery day. Mother Nature is winding up to produce gale force winds at the beach. The clouds have rolled in and grey is the color of the day. Nevertheless, two hardy souls decided to …

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With witches, goblins and super-heroes descending on neighborhoods across America, the American Red Cross Southwest Washington Chapter offers parents and children some safety tips to help prep…

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OYSTERVILLE — “By popular demand,” says organizer Diane Buttrell, “we are happy to present a Fall 2019 lecture series at the Historic Oysterville Schoolhouse, 301 School Road in Oysterville.

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OCEAN PARK — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So, when knitters gather this month at Colleen Smith’s Tapestry Rose Yarn for their usual mid-week sessions, many will be following the g…

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A few Saturdays ago, I was up at the crack of dawn so I could board the SeaBreeze Charters boat, the Four Seasons, for a trip out into ocean to find pelagic birds. Wings Over Willapa was in fu…

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ASTORIA — Sea Star Wasting Syndrome (SSWS) has been recognized as one of the most widespread disease outbreaks documented in the ocean to date, with over 20 species of sea stars affected along…

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World War I helped lead to advances in roles for women and ushered in reforms including the right to vote.

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An illustration from 1917 or 1918 portrayed a female pilot with a bomb made to kill hated Huns, as Allied propaganda labeled all German enemies. It hints at the growing surge in female empower…

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Herbert Hoover was appointed by President Woodrow Wilson to lead the nation's Food Administration in World War I. His performance in that role was a factor in his later election to the preside…

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A patriotic postcard from World War I. Postmarked June 26, 1917, it was sent to Hilda Bell about a month and a half after the U.S. entered the war.

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I was walking in a mixed forest of conifers and budding deciduous trees. There was the occasional open area in the woodland and a grassy road ran through it. On either side of the grassy roadw…

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WILLAPA BAY — The Washington Department of Ecology last week announced a public comment period, an online workshop and a hearing in South Bend concerning ongoing efforts to limit the amount of…