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Capt. Mark Scoones lends a hand to veterinarians on a 2008 humanitarian mission in Thailand.

West Coast Hearing prepares for move to new building

May 24, 2013 11:13am

ABERDEEN — Dr. Mark Scoones and the staff of the West Coast Hearing Clinic in Aberdeen are on the move to expand the services they offer to their patients.

The clinic, owned and operated by...

Hearing Tips

May 24, 2013 11:13am

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Grants and donations supply equipment

Updated: Apr 03, 2013 8:20am

With a history that treads back to the time of travelers booking passage aboard steamships, Journey Travel has been helping people since 1947. With its start as Durney Travel and Cruise, Jene’e...

Sara and Merle Stoney are long-time subscribers and McCleary residents. These days, they spend their retirement playing games on his and hers IPads — sitting on top of the stand between them.

‘That’s just the way the world goes’

Updated: Apr 03, 2013 8:25am

Sara and Merle Stoney have lived in McCleary for a long time, and they’ve been married for even longer — 68 years this October.

In fact, The Vidette is updating readers on the Stoneys that...

Sharing family memories in Porter

Updated: Apr 02, 2013 10:32pm

PORTER — For the month of December, The Vidette’s featured random subscriber is the Sund family of Porter.

For Dale, 50, Porter has been his home his entire life, he even attended the Porter...

The staff of Durney Insurance celebrate their selection of the Harbor’s favorite insurance company this spring. From left are new owner Patrick Durney, Erin McCowan, Randy Ross, Ruth Marie Davis, Monica Ewing, Jack Durney and Jennifer Durney Hogarty.

Journey Travel

Updated: Apr 02, 2013 10:21pm

The kitchen table: it’s where kids spill their Cheerios, grandma serves Sunday dinner and where deals are done in a family business. Last month Durney Insurance passed the torch to the third...

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Celtic music lives on the coast at festival

Updated: Oct 11, 2012 11:39am

The Pacific Northwest was the destination for many Irish immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th century who brought with them, among other things, their music.

“It mattered not whether...

<p>Sue Homchick&amp;#8217;s other passion is gardening with her partner of 16 years, Doug George. She tends to the flowers while George cultivates vegetables.</p>

Sue Homchick enjoys retirement — 10/11/2012

Oct 11, 2012 11:27am

Vidette subscriber Sue Homchick finally gets to visit the places she has taught about for 45 years.

When she retired in 2009 from teaching history and English at Hoquiam High School, she...

<p>In her home office of Ostwald Graphic Design, Amy works on one of her many projects currently in the mill. Ostwald has helped produce many of the things that we see on a daily basis from information and business fliers to signage along nature trails and most recently the &#8220;Guide to Walks and Trails of Grays Harbor County.&#8221;</p>

Nature is her life and business — 9/27/2012

Sep 27, 2012 10:51am

Chances are that you know this month’s random reader. If not personally, then by viewing materials that she has produced for Grays Harbor Tourism or area businesses.

Amy Ostwald of Ostwald...

<p style="text-align:center;">On the Cover</p><p>Betty Schlaht is retiring as co-owner of Selmer&amp;#8217;s Home Furnishings in Aberdeen to spend more time playing pinochle.</p>

Feature: Pinochle passion

Updated: Oct 04, 2012 1:14pm

Betty Schlaht plays pinochle nearly every day. She could play every day, but is busy making the family dinner Wednesday.

Mondays, she and her sister, Maxine Cogburn, head out to the Lucky...

<p>On the Cover</p><p>Joe House of House Brothers Construction and HB Portables power washes a portable (bearing the logo of Willapa Portable Services, which his company purchased last year) in preparation for delivery.</p>

Saving Watts … One customer at a time 06/22/12

Updated: Sep 19, 2012 5:47pm

They pour over power bills, analyze consumption history and examine structures from top to bottom. The energy saving experts at Grays Harbor PUD’s Energy Services Department are obsessed with...

<p style="text-align:right;">Tommi Halvorsen Gatlin | The Vidette</p><p>Longime Vidette reader Linnea Ekman of Aberdeen and her German shepherd, Edel, share a word together.</p>

Readers stick with good things 05/24/12

Sep 19, 2012 5:38pm

ABERDEEN — When Linnea Ekman has something she likes, she doesn’t waste a lot of energy looking for something better.

For example, the 56-year Aberdeen resident who worked as a licensed...