Westport Aquarium to celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Pescado)

The Westport Aquarium is celebrating Dia de los Muertos – or Day of the Dead this Saturday evening, curator Kathryn Mersell tells it’s part of a grant to promote leaving less meat on the bone, decrease fish waste, and to keep the fisherman from feeding the sea lions which makes them more aggressive on the Westport docks.

The event is from 5:30-7:30 pm Saturday, admission to the aquarium is free. Mersell said the community is also invited to bring their own art or recipes to share for this event. Both will be published in next years cookbook, with permission.

Copies of the cookbook from last years art and fish recipes will be available at the event as well.

You can also help them with one of the biggest jigsaw puzzles as they begin to assemble a 39 foot

grey whale that washed ashore last summer, and the Aquarium has prepared for display, prepared but not reassebled yet. Mersell said “We have a chiropractor coming to help us get them all in the right order…come and help us organize them. We will have free arts and crafts and mini fish bone archaeological digs you can participate in. Free coupons will be given for special fish on the bone meals at local restaurants. Don’t miss the fun! Come support us in finding fun and useful ways to love and use the WHOLE FISH Saturday November 1st 2014 ”


Los Angeles Wine Competition brings Four wins for Westport Winery

Westport Winery earned four medals at the 2014 Los Angeles International Wine Competition where there were over 3000 entries from almost 1000 wineries. Night Watch, Duckleberry Grunt and Little Wild each earned silver medals while Pineapple Express received a bronze medal.


2013 Duck PosterDuckleberry Grunt is the winery’s most popular creation. It is a blend of Gewurztraminer and blueberries. Described in the tasting notes as “A lusty, mountain quaff you hide from your friends” the wine is suggested to be enjoyed with Wild Pacific Salmon. As a musical pairing the song Sharp Dressed Man by ZZ Top fits the bill. A portion of the proceeds from this wine benefits Grays Harbor Ducks Unlimited. Perhaps the winery is Grays Harbor’s Duckleberry Dynasty.


2013 Wild PosterLittle Wild was the winery’s first fruit blend consisting of Riesling and blackberries. The tasting notes suggest that this is “Something a bear sips in the woods or a girl glugs in the garden.” It pairs perfectly with the winery’s Vanilla Bean Cheesecake while listening to Secret Garden by Bruce Springsteen. This wine benefits the Grays Harbor and Pacific Master Gardeners


2013 Night PosterNight Watch is a new creation by winemaker Dana Roberts of Merlot and Chocolate. This wine will be released later this fall. The evaluation says it is “The culmination of sweet meadow flowers and dark orchard tilth.” It is delightfully paired with Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie and the song Give Me Everything by Pitbull. Partial proceeds from this wine are dedicated to Harbors Home Health & Hospice.


2013 Pineapple PosterPineapple Express, an exotic blend of pineapple, Gewurztraminer and Riesling is described as “Easy breezy, happiness in flip flops at the beach.” It is best enjoyed with one of the winery’s Giant Cinnamon Rolls (topped with buttercream frosting and macadamia nuts) while listening to Over The Rainbow by Brother Iz. This wine benefits the Grays Harbor YMCA.




With these awards Westport Winery has earned over 300 medals in just six years.


Westport Winery and Vineyards By-the-Sea with its unique sculpture garden, lavender labyrinth, musical fence, 9-hole executive golf course, giant chess set, outdoor scrabble game, and grape maze, is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. Westport Winery was named Best of the Northwest Wine Tour in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014.


Westport’s award-winning wines are exclusively available at the winery. The tasting room, gift shop, produce market, plant nursery and bakery are open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The restaurant is open for lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and for dinner on Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information contact Westport Winery at 360-648-2224 or visit the website at www.westportwinery.com.

Dia De Los Muertos Party at Westport Aquarium

We are having a Dia De Los Muertos Party here at the Aquarium from 5:30 to 7:30 on Friday evening November 1st 2013. The focus is remembering fisherman of the past and fish we have caught that were so beautiful that they deserve a special memory. We will have recipes, and cooking demonstrations for how cook with fish meat on the bone (fish carcasses) and lots of good food and live music. There will be Art displayed and for sale by local artists. There will be a pumpkin carving contest. Admission to the aquarium is free for this event. Artists of all ages and home cooks as well as chefs are encouraged to submit recipes and art for this event. If they would like to participate in our exhibit call 360-268-7070.

Harborcrest program at Grays Harbor Community Hospital dedicated to M.D. Bruce Worth

Born Robert “Bruce” Worth in 1949, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, he spent his youth in Washington, D.C. and later Portland, Oregon. He remained in the state to study pre-med at the University of Oregon in Eugene and then attended medical school at the University of Oregon in Portland. He became an intern at the University of California, Los Angeles where he met his wife Bette. The two moved to Grays Harbor in 1980. He took over a family practice in Aberdeen at that time and was soon assigned Medical Director of HarborCrest, CareUnit at that time. In 2008, Worth was awarded Physician of the Year and he continues to serve the community through his family practice and HarborCrest.

The R. Bruce Worth, M.D. Chemical Dependency Treatment Center at HarborCrest has a team of professionals dedicated to assisting with life changes that support long-term sobriety and a drug-free lifestyle. The program and its team have been nationally recognized as an excellent treatment option for those seeking help for their chemical dependencies. In 2012, Professional Research Consultants (PRC) awarded HarborCrest Behavioral Health with the honor of “Top Performer” for Overall Quality of Care of an Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit. This means that amongst other inpatient behavioral health units around the country, HarborCrest ranked the highest in customer satisfaction.


About Grays Harbor Community Hospital: Grays Harbor Community Hospital (GHCH) Aberdeen, Washington, is a comprehensive regional medical center providing quality care to a community of over 90,000 residents covering the 3,000 square miles of Grays Harbor and Pacific counties.  Established in 1959 Grays Harbor Community Hospital is a 501c 3 nonprofit sole community hospital.  Licensed for 140 beds; services including a level-three trauma designated emergency department, critical care unit, surgical services, and Family Birth Center.  GHCH’s outpatient services include diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation therapies, wound healing center, surgical services, and physician clinics.  Learn more at www.ghchwa.org or www.twitter.com/ghcares.

Red Bull Schlitentag This Weekend

Three person teams will stretch their imagination to build the wildest, fastest sled this side of the Alps. One will be the pilot and the two others will help give their sled the push it needs to win the race and the fame and fortune that follows.

It’s all happening on April 9th at Crystal Mountain Resort in Crystal Mountain, WA.

Red Bull Schlittentag. It’s all downhill from here.

1st Place – Team rip to Red Bull Soapbox Race Los Angeles in May 2011 – includes: Roundtrip airfare, Hotel VIP viewing on event day
2nd Place – Team skydiving experience with the Red Bull Air Force
3rd Place – Team VIP treatment at a Seattle Sounders game
Best Crash – $75 gift card for “liquid healing”

Email: evanlin@redbullu.com

*Final registration will take place on the day of event, and will be first come, first served. If we are near capacity, priority will be given to teams that pre-registered.

Teams will consist of 3 people and may have 1-3 people riding the sled down the course
One team member must be designated as “pilot” and remain with the craft until it finishes the course
No prefabricated sleds, no engines, no batteries, and no external energy sources
No launching persons from your craft (intentionally) or launching/throwing anything from it
No fire or pyro (firecrackers/torches/etc)
No use of power tools on-site during build out
No smoke of any kind – including dry ice
Pilots must be 18 years old to participate
Team Members must be 13+ and have Parent or Legal Guardian present
Craft has to make it down the course to be considered for the grand prizes

Each craft will be judged in three areas; Speed, Creativity, and Style. The team with the most combined points will be crowned the winner. In the event of a tie, the team with the faster time will be designated the winner.

Date and Time:

April 9, 2011 at 1:00 pm

  • 11am: On-Site Registration
  • 1pm: Event Start
  • 4pm: Award Ceremony & After Party


33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd.
Crystal Mountain, WA 98022


Follow Red Bull on Twitter: @redbullSEA

Santa Claus comes to Ken Schoenfeld Furniture

Saturday, December 18th Santa Claus comes to Ken Schoenfeld Furniture from 1 until 5!

Get your leg lamp raffle tickets while visiting with Santa



Shopping discounts all over Hoquiam all day long!  Shop Hometown Hoquiam for a relaxed, old fashioned bargain hunters paradise.


 Restaurants are offering great specials; The Golden Dragon is giving a free order of their new appetizer, Crab and Cream Cheese filled Won-Tons, with every dinner entree; The Oriole will give a free beverage ( soft drink, coffee, tea hot chocolate) with every meal, except the Bridge Closure Special, and at Los Arcos if you buy two dinners you get a free appetizer valued at up to $9.95


Ralphie Look-alike Contest winner wins an official replica of the Red Ryder BB Gun, so get your pink bunny suit out of the closet!


Have a good dinner in Hoquiam, then stroll over to the 7th Street Theater for A Christmas Story!


Movie: A Christmas Story (1983)

Location:7th Street Theatre

Time:7:30PM Saturday, December 18th

Cosmopolis Pulp Mill Sells

Dermot F. Smurfit, chairman of the board of Cosmo Specialty Fibers, Inc. added, “The mill’s primary products, namely viscose and acetate, are currently in tight supply worldwide and we see strong growth prospects for the products over the next few years. Gores’ strong operational expertise and focus, combined with the experience of Richard Bassett and his team, which will help refurbish the mill and lead the sales efforts, will ensure a successful restart of the mill and position the asset to achieve its full potential.”

“We are extremely pleased to have completed the sale to Gores and its partners,” said Dan Fulton, president and chief executive officer of Weyerhaeuser. “We understand the importance of the mill as an economic driver to not only the City of Cosmopolis, but the surrounding community as well, and look forward to helping with a smooth transition of ownership. The Gores Group and its partners bring a vast and diverse set of experience and we wish them well in this new venture. Finally, we would like to thank the Governor and the state and local elected officials in the community for their continued efforts and support for the re-opening of the mill.”

Over the next weeks, the new company will announce the employment application process.

About The Gores Group, LLC
The Gores Group, LLC is a private equity firm with $2.9 billion of capital under management that is focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses which can benefit from the firm’s operating experience and flexible capital base. The firm combines the operational expertise and detailed due diligence capabilities of a strategic buyer with the seasoned M&A team of a traditional financial buyer. The
Gores Group, LLC, which was founded in 1987 by Alec E. Gores, has become a leading investor having demonstrated over time a reliable track record of creating substantial value in its portfolio companies alongside management. Headquartered in Los Angeles, The Gores Group, LLC maintains offices in Boulder, CO, and London. For more information, please visit www.gores.com.


About Weyerhaeuser Company
Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world’s largest forest products companies, began operations in 1900. We grow and harvest trees, build homes and make a range of forest products essential to everyday lives. We manage our timberland on a sustainable basis in compliance with internationally recognized forestry standards. At the end of 2009, we employed approximately 14,900 employees in 10 countries. We have customers worldwide and generated $5.5 billion in sales in 2009. Our stock trades on the New York
Stock exchange under the symbol WY. Additional information about us is available at www.weyerhaeuser.com.

Haunted Hoquiam Halloween Afternoon

Participating businesses include:

7th Street Consignment
7th Street Theatre
Ace Electric
Alexander’s Grill
Chris’ Motorcycle Shop
Department of Licensing
Emerson Manor 4-8 pm
Enchanted Florist
Golden Dragon
Harbor Drug
Hoquiam Farmer’s Market
Hoquiam Fire Department
Hoquiam Police Department
Hoquiam Therapy Services
Kathy’s House of Roses
Ken Schoenfeld Furniture
Levee Lumber
Los Arcos
QD Uniforms
Six Rivers Gallery
Suzie’s Cakes
The Bank of the Pacific
The Pond Place
The Taste of Art
Washingtonian Print

Hoquiam High School Takes Top Prize in National “Feed the Need” Program

“Students worked with local businesses to raise money and food; we did variety shows, staff competitions and many other creative things,” says Hoquiam teacher Bonnie Jump. “Hoquiam raised $12,000 in one day alone. It’s the most amazing display of generosity that one can witness in our tiny community.”

Said Jim Berk, CEO, Participant Media, “We are thrilled by the fantastic response to our call to action to help ‘Feed the Need.’ Our alliance with DoSomething.org for the social action campaign for The Soloist is a perfect example of how we leverage our entertainment projects to activate change and make a difference in the lives of others.”

“We set a goal of one million pounds of food, and these kids blew it out of the water,” said DoSomething CEO Nancy Lublin. “DoSomething provides the support, but the energy and initiative is all theirs.”

Opening April 24, The Soloist is the true story of the friendship between Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez (Robert Downey, Jr.) and Nathaniel Anthony Ayers (Jamie Foxx), a Juilliard-trained musician who is now homeless and playing his music on the streets of downtown L.A. www.takepart.com/thesoloist