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Eat Well, Buy Local: Glory B Farms--Tom and April Zimmerman

My young nephew presented a Glory B Farms strawberry to me a few summers ago, cradled carefully as the special gift it was, in his small outreached hands. "Carrie. Try one." He spoke quietly and...

 

More businesses opening soon

WEEKEND--This past weekend marked the end of May and it ended in quite a racket really, as Saturday morning was booming with rolling thunder and later on, the pounding of some rain, but it was brief, so it was only noisy for a short amount of time...

 

Local TOPS chapter members continue to drop weight

Local TOPS chapter members continue to drop weight TOPS Club Inc. ("Take Off Pounds Sensibly") is the original, nonprofit, weight-loss support and wellness education organization which has about...

 

Downriver Dispatches

An Incentive for Having a Garden Travelling through the West end of Wahkiakum County over the last several years has given me a little insight as to why people have a garden. It is mainly to supply th...

 

"Quiet" Coast Community Radio membership drive a success

On March 11, it was business as usual in the KMUN studio. The annual Spring Membership Drive started with the programmers talking up the station in the hopes that listeners would call and donate what they could to the yearly operations budget. Two...

 

Fair farmers market date set

Farmers interested in participating in the Wahkiakum County Fair Farmers Market, to be held June 9 from 4 to 7 p.m., are asked to contact Lori Cagle by text or email: 360-703-7291 or lrcagle@gmail.com....

 

Rotary votes to cancel squirrel fest and tour de blast

On Tuesday, May 19 the Board of Directors with the Rotary Club of Longview voted to cancel this year’s 10th annual Squirrel Fest event that was scheduled for August 15 due to Covid-19. The event will return in the summer of 2021. In addition to...

 

Marina farmers market set for Friday

Elochoman Marina Farmers Market/Trunk Sale begins Friday June 5 from 3-6 p.m. Both events are held every Friday. Those thinking about becoming vendors with baked goods, veggies, fruit, crafts made from home, are encouraged to participate. Those with...

 

Financial management class offered locally

A virtual personal financial management class will begin for Wahkiakum County residents this month. The course will be live classes, led online by an expert instructor, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., June 23 through July 9. Participants...

 

Restrictions are being lifted here gradually

WET--As I begin this on Memorial Day, it is a very wet and ugly looking day out there, so if you had any plans for this past weekend, I hope you did them earlier on, as this start to the week was not a nice one. While radar showed little moisture...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Rosburg Cemetery The Rosburg Cemetery is here today because of the gracious donation of the land by the Andresen and Johnson families in the late 19th century. Thanks to Ed Stevens from Ilwaco for...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

In the spirit of keeping things interesting while homeschooling or maybe just something new and foreign to spice up your vocabulary, here is a new word to tryout. Ganawenindiwag. It is the Ojibwe word for “they take care of each other.” We are...

 

Student of the Month

Jamil Dimaano is the Lions Club March Student of The Month. Jamil is the son of Wendy Edwards. He is planing to attend a 4-year college and study to be a civil engineer. Jamil has been active in...

 

Kid's garden workshop: Growing food from scraps

After the meal is prepared, what do you do with the food scraps? On May 29 from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Karen Adams will show how to take plants that have been harvested to grow new plants. Learn about cell growth and how plants...

 

Local farms, gardens offer nutritious food

As a county extension agent, I get to visit farmers and gardeners from the western reaches of Deep River to the eastern hillsides of Cathlamet. Their rainfall and soils range widely from hillsides to...

 

Skamokawa News: No fresh strawberries from Lions Club

PRETTY WET--I hope you used those sun breaks earlier this week to get your lawn mowed and those other outdoor chores done, as we are supposed to get pretty wet during this week. Last weekend I was happy to get out and about and get a bit of yardwork...

 

WSU Kid's Garden Workshop: Make a butterfly puddler

Give a butterfly a drink and spend some quiet time in the garden this summer watching them flutter in for a sip. On May 22 from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Karen Adams will show children (ages 6-16) how to make a simple butterfly...

 

Downriver Dispatches: Virus vs Bacteria

I noticed a sign on the door of the local barber shop in Cathlamet that the Governor had shut them down during this Covid19 pandemic. I had just taken my daughter to a dentist in Battle Ground, and...

 

Coming Events Community Center in Cathlamet

While doing some research, I came across an article on starttalkingnow.org. Dr. Yolanda Evans and social worker Erik Schlocker of Seattle Children’s Adolescent Medicine Clinic have recently compiled data and found that the “youth have indicated...

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line May & June Workshops

On Tuesdays from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m., WSU Master Gardeners present weekly on-line free programs focused on Gardening in Cowlitz County. The program can be accessed on-line by Zoom or by calling in by phone. For security reasons, connection...

 

MG Workshop: Understanding Soils and use of Fertilizers

Great gardening starts with good soil. On May 26 from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Art Fuller will present a free on-line class to learn about managing soil for a successful garden and correct use of fertilizers. Register and contact...

 

We all need to stay vigilant against covid

HOT ONE--If you are one of those folks who like the heat, you sure enjoyed this past weekend, as temperatures were close to 90 degrees, certainly toasty enough for me! Before that, there were several days that were in the upper 70s/lower 80s and it...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Farmers markets, vegetables, summer lunches, oh my! These are welcome words in this uncertain time. Stay healthy, eat your veggies and help when you can: This is my personal mantra I am using for myself and my 6-year old. What is yours? The Senior...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Wear a N95 Mask? A minor study concerning headaches and the N95 face-mask between healthcare providers published in U.S. Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health on PubMed.gov in 2006 looked...

 

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