From the Eagle; “The Cathlamet Community Center, located at 101 Main St ., will host a free seed exchange on Wednesday, March 15, from 11 a.m ., to 1 p.m.
The event is sponsored by the WSU Master Gardeners, the Cathlamet Community Center, Skamokawa Grange, and the Wahkiakum Community Garden.
Participants are invited to come to the Community Center with their seeds between 11 a.m ., and 1 p.m ., to exchange with other gardeners in the community. Seeds may be from seed packets or home collections, and can include flowers, vegetables and herbs of any variety. Seeds brought to share should be from 2015 or sooner. WSU Master Gardeners will be on site and available to answer gardening questions, and a short session on seed starting will be offered at noon.
All are welcome and there is no cost to participate. For more information call the WSU Wahkiakum County Extension office at 360-795-3278.”
From the Wahkiakum Eagle; “It’s time to help celebrate the 90th birthday of a pretty special guy from Grays River, Bobby Larson. If you ever have a question about something that has happened in our community, he can probably fill you in on the answer. You will probably get more information than you asked for, but that is our beloved Bobby.
The Grays River United Methodist Church will host a celebratory coffee hour on Sunday, March 5 from noon to 3 p.m. in honor of his special day.
Everyone is welcome to join him, enjoy cake, coffee and finger foods to help commemorate this milestone in his life. No gifts please, but birthday cards, well wishes and a story or two are always welcome.”
Wahkiakum Grangers recently played a packed show at The Fixin’ To, in St. Johns, Oregon, with their new band Giants in the Trees. Featuring Master Krist Novoselic, Ray Prestegard, Jillian Raye and Erik Friend, they brought their SW Washington roots sound to thrilled fans in Oregon. Photos by Grange Brother Sol.
The Grange will be holding a decorating/cleaning work party on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 12:00 noon. Refreshments will be served, all interested community members are encouraged to attend!
The Grays River Grange is hosting a candidates forum on October 18th, 7pm at the Grange Hall in Grays River.
Candidates for Washington State Legislature and Wahkiakum County Commission will speak and answer questions.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Board of County Commissioners will be holding an informal Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, September 21st at 6:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria of the Grays River Valley Center, located in Johnson Park, 30 Rosburg School Road, Rosburg.
The Commissioners meet quarterly at Johnson Park in order to give west-end residents an opportunity to discuss any issues, questions or concerns that they may have. The evening meeting time also provides an alternative for those people that are not able to attend the regular Commissioner meetings which occur on the first four Tuesdays of the month at 9:30 a.m.
Please join us; the meeting is open to the public and public comments are encouraged.
Local Grangers held a performance at the Skamokawa Grange on Friday, September 2nd, as a fundraiser for repairs. Featured alongside several local acts was Giants in the Trees, which includes GRG Grange Master Krist Novoselic , Skamokawa Master Ray Prestegard, Skamokawa Secretary Jillian Raye and Brother Erik Friend. Here’s a series of photos of that performance, shot by GRG Gatekeeper Sol Mertz.
Congratulations to Grange Brother and longtime Grays River Lecturer Dr. Robert Pyle for his successful book release, Chinook and Chanterelle! These are some pics of the evening, with Grange Brother Ray accompanying. Photography by Sol Mertz, Grays River Gatekeeper.