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Grays Harbor Herald News

Holiday Mansion owners delight public with tours
"In 1961 a great thing happened in Aberdeen. The Lions Club sent the National Christmas tree to Washington D.C. This is a piece of that tree," Aberdeen Mansion owner Al Waters explained.
Holiday Mansion owners delight public with tours

On Thursday, Dec. 15, Joan and Al Waters, owners of the beautiful Aberdeen Mansion, invited the public into their home as part a series of holiday tours. The house was first built in 1905 by Edward Hulbert and changed owners several times over the last century. In 2014 was added to the Aberdeen Historic Register.

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Homeless encampment moves to Amazing Grace Lutheran
Photo by Patrick L. Myers - Pastor Val Metropoulos of Amazing Grace Lutheran talks with another volunteer during a previous homeless encampment move that took place in 2015.
Homeless encampment moves to Amazing Grace Lutheran

The Amazing Grace Lutheran Church in Aberdeen has recently set up space for the floating homeless encampment for the second time. The camp was moved to the church's property on Saturday, Dec. 17.

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Leadership development course begins January

A six-month-long leadership development course for up-and-comers within the local business and professional communities begins Jan. 4.

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Letters to Santa answered by the Grays Harbor community

Distress, desperation, fear, anxiety, heartache -- these are not the emotions that Christmas is supposed to engender. However, when a family is struggling to find the funds to buy even a single present for their children these feelings often occur.

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Sales tax rates to increase in Grays Harbor County

Consumers in Grays Harbor County will pay a higher sales tax rate on purchases starting Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.

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Town Crier News

Celebrate the New Year with First Day Hikes

Enjoy a healthy, outdoor experience on Jan. 1, 2017; no Discover Pass required on this first State Parks "free-day" of the year.

The public is invited to ring in the new year with "First Day Hikes," offered on Jan. 1, in any of 32 state parks all across Washington. The event allows families to get out and experience the diverse natural resources and recreation opportunities found in state parks.

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Crier welcomes new intern
Sable Pirtle
Crier welcomes new intern

Sable Pirtle is the new intern for the Town Crier. Sable is a junior at Winlock High School and is interested in becoming an author. She said her goal in being an intern is to sharpen her skills.

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DeSarno's marks six months in business
Owners Desiree Bowers and Arno Chapman
DeSarno's marks six months in business

DeSarno's Treasures has just had their six-month anniversary. They opened on Egg Day weekend at 204 NE First St. DeSarno's is owned by Desiree Bowers, a 1988 graduate of Winlock High School, and Arno Chapman of Chehalis. Desiree Bowers is the daughter of Gary and Joanne Parkison of Winlock, a family that has been here for over half a century and who have contributed to the community in many ways.

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Napavine without budget, Winlock without permits beginning Jan. 1

The City of Napavine had quite the shake up on Tuesday, Dec. 20, with two City Council members resigning their positions. The move also affects the City of Winlock, which utilizes Napavine for its permitting process.

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Travel Channel makes Winlock stop
Pictured from Left to right: James Callanan, Brooklyn NY; Tim White, Winlock City Council; Andy McKeown, Manhattan; and Roy Richards, the Renegade Rooster.
Travel Channel makes Winlock stop

On Sunday, Dec. 18, the Travel Channel was in Winlock to film an upcoming episode about an RV road show.

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Willapa Harbor Herald News

Artist realizes long-held dreams through Tractor Beam Graphics
Photo by Daniel Enyart - Artist Dan Fossatti with one of his projects, a refurbished Tonka truck.
Artist realizes long-held dreams through Tractor Beam Graphics

Situated just a block and a half off of Highway 101 in South Bend sits a quaint little house with a fenced-in yard. Just outside that fence sits a small replica boat with an amazing paint job. The mailbox at this particular residence, like the replica boat it sits next to, also has a phenomenal paint job that adorns it. Both were applied by one of the home's inhabitants, Daniel (Dan) Fossatti, who lives there with his girlfriend, Christine Balcom, and their bevy of foster dogs. Together they all make up Tractor Beam Graphics.

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HAVA seeks to raise last half of fundraiser goal

HAVA is hoping to raise $5,000 with a fundraiser by the end of the year to help needy pets.

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Nissell's memory inspires toy drive
Photo by Carte Bisbee - Pictured are Derik Nissell's nephews, Steven Nissell (infant) and Grayson Dickey, along with Derik's niece, Lilly Nissell.
Nissell's memory inspires toy drive

Derik S. Nissell, a local resident who graduated from South Bend High School, was in his mid-twenties when his untimely death on February 29, 2016, sent a shockwave throughout the community of South Bend.

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South Bend seeking members for facilities committee

The South Bend School District is looking to establish a facilities committee to be made up of community and staff members, as well as other local stakeholders. The committee will work to determine the direction and prioritization of any future upgrades to district buildings.

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Understanding AHAB Emergency Sirens
Photo courtesy of Pacific County Emergency Management
Understanding AHAB Emergency Sirens

Imagine for a moment that you are going about your daily business inside your home when all of a sudden you hear a high-pitched melody coming from outside. You hear words muffled through your house walls but cannot make out what they are saying, and although you know you should hurry and find out what is going on, life finds a way to prevent you from getting outside before the voice is silenced. It is for this very reason that the Herald recently reached out to the people of the PacificCounty Emergency Management Agency to clarify for us all what we should do or learn from these experiences.

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