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Adoptable Pet: Tuxedo cat seeks permanent dance partner

This dog-of-the-week is really a cat. Mr. Whiskers would prefer that dogs didn’t exist in this world. In fact, don’t even mention to him that he’s being featured in a spot where dogs have been featured. Mr.Whiskers has suffered through heartbreak in his four short years. He has been adopted, then returned because he attacked the family dog.

Operation Shore Patrol coming soon

Pacific Northwest Four Wheel Drive Association is holding its annual beach clean up on Sept. 19 in Ocean Shores. Their cleanup is also on the same day as the International Coastal Cleanup taking place throughout Washington State.

Register now to clean up the ocean beach this month

Living beside the ocean means that locals have firsthand knowledge of the debris that washes ashore. Though we may cringe at the unsightliness of discarded camping garbage, imagine trying to live in it. For the mammals, birds, fish, crustaceans and molluscs who live in and rely on our shorelines, Washington CoastSavers offer a livable ecosystem.

Inspirations from Master Gardeners on tour

The Master Gardeners are back with a one-day-only tour of Central Park and Montesano gardens on Saturday. Now in its 18th year, the self-guided tour, presented by WSU Master Gardeners of Grays Harbor County, allows horticultural fans to view seven master gardens that each highlight sustainable gardening practices.

Girls organize Mad Hatter tea party at assisted living center

Three Willapa Valley FCCLA members last week hosted a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party for the residents of Alder House, an assisted living facility in South Bend. The girls and their adviser are, from left, Cami Swartz, Chloe Konigsberger, adviser Laura Rohr and Ellie Sliva. Ellie Sliva was the mad hatter, Chloe Konigsberger was Alice, and Cami Swartz was the white rabbit. The three planned and hosted the tea party for 28 people. They came up with the idea after doing a social studies project.

Lady at Wooden Boat Fest

The brig Lady Washington, the official ship of Washington state, will appear at the 38th Annual Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend. The ship arrives in Port Townsend Sept. 3 and will offer tours and excursions during the festival dates of September 5-7. The square-rigged vessel will berth at the Northwest Maritime Center dock. The appearance is the first by the ship at the festival in several years. Lady Washington is celebrating the 25th anniversary of her launch this year. Here’s a schedule of events for the ship:

Weatherwax Class of 1944

Members of the J.M. Weatherwax High School Class of 1944 pose for a picture at their 70th reunion on Thursday at the Aberdeen Elks Lodge. Pictured are, back row from left, Laila Walli Selva, Thelma Walczyk, Mary Mihovilich, Betty Dragecevich, Ruth Gribos Wayman, Willie Erickso Stout, Lorne Lusier, Don Olson, and Bob Inglin. In the front row, from left, are John Whalen, Jeannette Fostadt, Joan Jahnson, Bill Endicott, Dan Thein, Anne Brachvogel, Stan Laaksonen and Harold Wyninger.