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A Beach House Treasure

Story by Richelle Barger 

Photos by Julie Rajcich 

“The Ocean is unforgiving.”

Billie Hay smiles wryly when she says this of her beach house at Tokeland, Wash. She and her husband, Charlie, have owned the home for 10 years. … Read More

Shopping Items – Winter 2016

Give Local This Holiday Season

Each issue, we highlight products made by artisans or small business right here on Washington’s coast. You can be assured that each item listed is unique to a local artist or small business. 

Ideal for … Read More

When life gives you cranberries, make wine

Story by Jake Schild

Photos by Gabe Green

Update: In December 2015, the Cranberry Road Winery burned down. Thanks to the community’s support and the well-wishes from customers, the Tiffany’s are currently in the process of re-building. Follow their progress … Read More

Queen of Her Castle

Standing in the tea room with her hands cupped at ease in front of her, Donna Grow recites the history of the Hoquiam Castle as she has done many times during the 11 years she has lived here.

She … Read More

Buy a good hat.

Nothing – besides a coat, long johns, a scarf and a good pair of boots – will add as much coziness as a good hat. Let’s not dispel the worth of the funny hat either. It brings a sense of … Read More

Coffee 101

Oh, that elixir of the morning. It is estimated that half of the entire population of America drinks coffee daily. Averaging a little more than 3 cups each day, 150 million Americans start their day with an espresso, cappuccino, … Read More

Life Is Good On the River

Brent and Pam Bryan grew up in Aberdeen and thought they knew every nook and cranny in the area. Three years ago they found a new one – a two­acre spot on the Chehalis River, just 15 minutes from work … Read More

Eclectic Edibles

“We are not that kind of establishment,” Rediviva Restaurant front of the house manager Stephen Pavletich deadpans to three local ladies, one adorned in a birthday tiarra. They have come to celebrate a big 4­0. He proudly smiled wide … Read More

Flip of a Coin

Judith Altruda’s studio lies on a corner of a road that traces the edge of the water. From her windows, she can see the raised sand of Empire Spit, the tip of the Long Beach peninsula, the expanse of … Read More

Winter wine Picks

Four great wines to warm you and your tastebuds!

Wallace Brook Pinot Noir 2012 Willamette Valley Ore. Retails at $15 per bottle.

Wallace Brook is a “second label” from Adelsheim Winery of Newberg, OR., which means it easily provides … Read More