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Tick tock goes the clock on the top of the tower; Saturday morning are tours … 'mostevery hour

Updated: Apr 02, 2013 8:17pm

Built in 1911, when the area was still called Chehalis County, the county courthouse is a centerpiece of downtown.

It will be open for guided tours from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Don’t miss...

Cocoa factory

Updated: Apr 02, 2013 8:17pm

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Santa season

Updated: Apr 02, 2013 8:14pm

Santa Claus is coming to town! And … spoiler alert for the children … chances are that Santa Claus is Dennis Brumbaugh, Santa extraordinaire. It all began a quarter of a century ago in the little...

Grand marshal hears God’s calling

Updated: Apr 02, 2013 8:16pm

Jack Thomas is one of those rare individuals who live their religion.

From an early age on, Thomas has tried to understand the message of eternity that is found in the Good News regarding...

The Chehalis Valley Historical Museum is open for tours during the Festival of Lights from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

If you peek in the window or walk through the door, a festive display for your eyes is in store. You won't get in trouble, it won't cost you double, whether at the museum or the house named for Hubble …

Updated: Apr 02, 2013 8:12pm

The Chehalis Valley Historical Museum in Montesano will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday during the Festival of Lights.

Folks are invited to stop by for refreshments and to see this...

We don't want a regatta or a flue flimiminy flotta … what we really want is a Christmas Cantata

Updated: Apr 02, 2013 8:18pm

Come join in the festivities 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Montesano Methodist Church for the annual Christmas Cantata.

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the United Methodist Church...

Letting Dr. Seuss loose

Updated: Apr 02, 2013 8:15pm

When most people think of children’s books, all sorts of images come to mind. There is the Velveteen Rabbit, Curious George and other favorites, but while most remember such timeless tales few...

Volunteers serve up pancakes at the all-you-can-eat Santa Pancake Breakfast at City Hall. This year the event is 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.

Do you not like green eggs and ham?

Updated: Apr 02, 2013 8:17pm

Need a little bite to eat during the Festival? Try the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs spaghetti feed from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at the Silvia Center, 120 W. Marcy Ave. $5 per person ($3.50 for...

Yule have a good time

Updated: Apr 02, 2013 8:13pm

The Friends of Schafer and Lake Sylvia and the state park staff invite everybody to participate in this year’s Bringing in the Yule Log and Christmas sing-a-long celebration beginning at Schafer...

Festival history

Updated: Apr 02, 2013 8:18pm

The words of Montesano Festival of Lights founder Margaret Downey seem prescient in the letter recruiting volunteers for the first festival in 1987.

“If this lighting works it may just make...

Lighting tradition begins

Updated: Apr 02, 2013 8:15pm

Since the late Margaret Downey first created the Festival of Lights in 1987, luminarias have lit the pathways to many local homes and businesses throughout the holiday seasons.

Luminarias,...

Merchants and more

Updated: Apr 02, 2013 8:17pm

What says “country living” quite like hand-made crafts and fair food?

For some new ideas of how to add a little olde world charm to your life, plan to attend the craft fair again this year...