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ADOPT-A-CAT at PetSense and support North Beach PAWS

If you are looking for a kitten or a cat, we are now doing adoptions out of PetSense in Aberdeen as well as through the shelter! Please go see our purr-babies if you would like to add to your family. We have cats and kittens of all ages, sizes and color. Those who have not been adopted after a couple of days will return to the shelter for a break and others will take their place, so check back often. Or if you are looking for a particular kitty, let us know! We might have one just waiting at our shelter for the purr-fect fur-ever home with you! Due to the high numbers of kitties needing rehomed at this time, we are offering a special adoption fee of one for $80 or two for $100. When considering adopting, understand that kittens and teenage litter mates often do better in pairs as they will entertain each other and not rely on you (or your house) for their primary means of entertainment. They are less mischievous if they can wear each other out! They all come spayed/neutered and all vaccinations, deworming, and flea control is current. The shelter has invested up to $250 per kitty, so this is much more economical than getting a free kitten you have to pay for the altering, initial vaccinations, veterinary care and wellness check, as this has already been done! Your purr-fect feline companion awaits you!

Pirates Invade Westport for 10th Annual Rusty Scupper Pirate Daze

WESTPORT, Wash. - The 10th annual Rusty Scupper Pirate Daze to be held the weekend of June 22 is a family friendly festival where, pirates, wenches, and scallywags rub elbows with regular folks. Vendors, entertainers, dozens of pirate groups, and big ships and little have made this the largest pirate festival on the western coast.

Rusty ScupperRusty Scupper’s Pirate Daze opens Friday with pirates invading Westport. Watch the Hawaiian Chieftain tall ship come into port and see her crew take over the town. Bands of pirates from over the northwest will sail to Westport from Aberdeen on the Hawaiian Chieftain, staging ‘sword fights’ and mini-brig sea battles in the marina between rival bands of pirates all weekend! New this year is a fireworks display Saturday night, preceded by music and Fire Dancers.

Rusty Scuppers

According to event coordinator, Rosie Litterer, hundreds of locals and visitors dress in pirate-period costumes for discounts and prizes, and to enter the ‘Wenches and Scalliwags’ costume contest and the Jack Sparrow look-alike contest. Entry fee for contests is a can of food for the local food bank (may be purchased at festival).

Kids will love the games in Scallywag Alley, train rides all day, What-A-Croc sword balloons. Paying their first visit this year will be the Lost Boys Pirates, with Aayo the Barbarian Pirate, playing boffers with the children all weekend down by the tower. The Lost Boys also have a working blacksmith, there’s the traditional BOOM Black Powder demonstration, Scottie & the Grey Beards will perform acoustic music off the pirate ship, The Sun Of The Morning Star, plus lots of live music and entertainment for the whole family!

Little Creek Casino Intros New CEO

SHELTON, Wash. - Squaxin Island Tribe has named Michael Starr the new CEO of Little Creek Casino Resort, the tribe’s award-winning entertainment property in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle and Olympia.

With 30-plus years of experience in the gaming industry, Starr comes to Little Creek Casino Resort from Primm Valley Casino Resorts in Nevada, where he managed three hotel-casinos as executive vice president and general manager.

Michael’s experience, knowledge and successful performance guiding casino resorts to elite stature and quantifiable results appealed to tribal leadership and aligns well with our resort vision and objectives - Squaxin Island Tribal Chairman Dave Lopeman.

Starr joins Little Creek Casino Resort during a dynamic time of significant growth. The tribally owned and operated resort – located 20 minutes from Olympia and 75 from Seattle – recently began construction on a full-service spa and unveiled the Skookum Spirit Cigar Lounge last month. It also opened the new Salish Cliffs Golf Club in September, 2011, to best-new-course acclaim from national golf magazines.

Hoquiam’s On Track Art Festival

Hoquiam Washington On Track Arts FestivalHOQUIAM, Wash. - The On Track Art Festival Committee promises to again make this a memorable and successful event.

This will be the fifth year of the festival, featuring many quality artists—showing their crafts from painting, woodwork, photography, glass blowing, jewelry and more. 

The festival will again take place along 8th and Levee Streets in downtown Hoquiam. This event is free to the public, offering quality exhibitors as well as great food vendors and musical entertainment throughout the day on 8th Street….come spend the day with your family! Hoquiam Washington On Track Arts Festival

  • Sat., Aug 28, 2009 | 10:00 to 6:00
  • Sun., Aug 29, 2009 | 10:00 to 4:00

For Information on being an exhibitor at events please email Hoquiam's Community Services Department at twood@cityofhoquiam.com or call 360-532-5700, ext. 240

Festival Vendor Application Forms

Volunteers Sought as Thousands of Pounds of Free Groceries to be Distributed to Area Residents

ABERDEEN, Wash. - More than $40,000 worth of free food and goods to be given away in a single day as numerous Grays Harbor churches, businesses, community organizations, and governments unite to bring hope to local needy children
and their families on Sept. 18.

More than 35 area churches as well as numerous local  businesses and community  organizations are uniting to serve thousands of  honored guests with more than $40,000 worth of free food and goods  during Grays Harbor?s first ever Convoy of Hope outreach on Saturday,  Sept. 18.

The free outreach to local needy children and their families will be held at 10 a.m., rain or shine, at Olympic Stadium in Hoquiam. No identification is required. Groceries will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

For event information or to volunteer, call (360) 591-6168 or www.graysharborconvoy.org

To find out more about Convoy of Hope, www.convoyofhope.org