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A side of sunshine with my French toast, please

In Amanda Park, a mere 51 miles from Aberdeen, shorter if you begin your trip in Hoquiam, sits the Internet Cafe, perched on a hill in the middle of town. If you are like me and my travel companion getting out of the house on a rainy Sunday morning for a little site-seeing trip can be difficult. If you skip breakfast and eat on the road, it helps.

Thanksgiving A-Z Guide

Whether it’s your first time cooking Thanksgiving or your 20th, we all could use a few fresh ideas to make the feast a success. Here, we’ve compiled an alphabetical rundown of the essentials you need to know.

Up the Beach — The season of ambient light

This the season of ambient light on the North Beaches. That time of the year when the diffused sunshine sets a glow on the Old Man Moss and the lichens on the trees, and sets the yellow leaves of the deciduous bushes glowing like candlelight. Even though fall did not brush color on the vine maple, or on the Big leaf maples in the river bottoms, the sun brings cheer to the increasingly gloomy days. Makes one miss the glowing cranberry field that used to be a special, fall treat out on Burrows Road.

Travel diminished by sister’s teasing

Dear Abby: I am a single woman who raised three kids on one average income. They are all grown and on their own now. I still save and have a tight budget, but now I can spend some money on travel. I have opportunities to travel with friends and do it as often as I can afford.

‘Father, forgive them,’ Jesus asked. But has he?

Elder Donald D. Deshler, of the Seventy, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: One of the most significant roles that Jesus Christ plays is that of mediator. That is, he meditates on behalf of humankind with the Father (“…there is one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” 1 Timothy 2:5).

The Senior Nutrition Program, conducted by the Coastal Community Action Program of Aberdeen, regularly serves lunches at noon at:

“Out of Darkness” art exhibit at Saron Church

During Advent, Saron Lutheran Church will host an exhibition of visual art and writing that responds to the quiet, anticipatory aspects of the season. This show, “Out of Darkness,” showcases art and poetry which sets a reflective mood, serving as a place of rest and deeper contemplation in the midst of the hectic and sometimes superficial rush of holiday bustle.