Two creatives & one hometown

Story by Kellie Ann Benz

Photos by Gabe Green 

Edited since print

For all of those who believe you can’t go home again, here’s two to prove you wrong: Britta Folden, 30, and Eric Jackson, 29. The duo are the … Read More

Rex’s Barbershop – 41 years of Tradition

There are certain experiences every man should have: Hopping a freight, building a fire without matches and getting a real shave by a real barber are a few that come to mind. It’s too wet on the coast … Read More

Why I Love it Here: Nancy Lachel

When recently asked why I choose to live on Grays Harbor rather than exiting, like so many of my fellow classmates, I remembered the nine months I lived in Ellensburg. While there, I realized that I missed everything about Grays … Read More

Why I Love it Here: Rob Paylor

The Paylor family has called Grays Harbor home now for five generations. Through economic downturns and upswings, mill closures and reopenings, rainy winters and beautiful summers, we have been able to find good jobs to support our families and raise … Read More

Q & A: Chef Alec Takagi on cooking and inspiration from mom

Ocean Shores residents and visitors might know local restaurant staple Alec’s By the Sea as the trustworthy home to standard American comfort food, but what they might not know is that Chef Alec Takagi did it all for his mother.

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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

Carved from wood, the artistry of Earl Davis

Story by Callie White 

Photos by Marcy Merrill 

The Shoalwater Bay Tribe’s carving workshop looks out on Willapa Bay, a view that has not changed much in thousands of years – sand, water, grass, and the oft-gray sky of … Read More

Why I Love it Here: Britta Folden

I spent most of my 20s bouncing between jobs, apartments and a variety of roommates. Life in Seattle was always moving and changing; businesses opened and closed quickly, friends came and went, and traffic took up a large portion of … 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

Why I love it here: Sylvia Dickerson

In 2004 we started south of San Diego and worked our way up the coast. In 2006, we stopped overnight in Aberdeen. We saw a historic house that still had its original charm; the area had a temperate climate that … Read More