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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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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...

All the folks down in Monte-ville, they all worked together to make their lives good, to make their lives better

Updated: Apr 02, 2013 8:14pm

Community events like the Festival of Lights don’t happen by themselves. It takes the work of dedicated volunteers. Too often, misconceptions about volunteering keep people from helping out …...

Whether ringing or binging or simply song singing, It's music and joy the song singers are bringing

Updated: Apr 02, 2013 8:15pm

Nothing brings out the holidays quite the same way as music.

Who will ever forget Bing’s adorable tone as he crooned of a White Christmas? Who can forget the gratuitous murmur of carols and...

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...

Oh the lights how they glimmerOh the lights how they glowCome watch them twinkle in Montesano

Updated: Apr 02, 2013 8:14pm

What could be more appropriate to the holiday season than a pleasant drive around town gazing at all the pretty, colorful lights?

Check out the Montesano Tour of Lights! Don’t forget to turn...

Its fun and a thrill in old Monte-ville to Jing Jingle-y Jog up and down that old hill

Updated: Apr 02, 2013 8:16pm

There are many reasons to run. Some people run for the thrill … that heightened sense that comes with adrenaline. Others run for health, realizing that increased circulation and regular exercise...

Cocoa factory

Updated: Apr 02, 2013 8:17pm

Children will have something to look forward to during this year’s festival. The event will be sure to keep them warm, while also supporting a local children’s program.

A Cocoa Factory will...

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...