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

Grays Harbor offers many opportunities to be a Poet

A quick Google search will give you the following definition for a poem: “A piece of writing that partakes of the nature of both speech and song that is nearly always rhythmical, usually metaphorical, and often exhibits such formal elements as meter, rhyme, and stanzaic structure. or as something that arouses strong emotions because of its beauty.”

Tapping into tapenade

Olive tapenade, an earthy, salty paste of olives, capers, anchovies, garlic and other flavorings, is easy to find jarred in specialty shops. But when you whip up a batch yourself at home, the flavors pop in a surprising way that makes you never want to buy it in a jar again.

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Translating Thai favorites for the home cook

Once considered an exotic Asian cuisine found only in big cities, Thai food seems to be everywhere these days. Everywhere, that is, except probably cooking on your stove. Getting those dishes from restaurant menus to your table is the thrust of “Simple Thai Food” (Ten Speed, $24.99) by Leela Punyaratabandhu.

Putting a lifetime cost on autism

PHILADELPHIA — Kristina Rhodes loves helping families with autistic children. But she may have to cut back her hours as an early-intervention therapist because her own autistic son, Erik, 10, isn’t thriving in school.

After wedding, man’s kitchen “cave” redone for a couple

PHILADELPHIA — They married later than some do; he is a school psychologist in Delaware County, she is a property manager. After the honeymoon, she moved in with her furniture, including an enormous family-style table, and together they concluded that his longtime man-cave kitchen definitely had to be redone — and redone on a budget.

Style at Home: Celebrate summer with red, white and blue

What are some of your favorite summer memories? Mine was my first — and last — attempt to be a beauty queen. One Fourth of July, our tiny country club in Atchison, Kan., held a beauty pageant for little girls. Even then I was into props, so I borrowed the neighbor’s poodle, slipped on my plastic high heels and sashayed around the pool for the judges. I lost. To a pretty little girl with long blonde hair. Not surprising, since one of my favorite summer games was to play cowgirl and roam the neighborhood — our ranch.