For someone who grew up in a military family, community is just a theory. Generally, military kids are used to moving so often that planting roots and staying a while just feels like an impossibility. And forget about knowing your neighbors.
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We all know those humble, behind-the-scenes toilers whose contributions are invaluable to whatever they do. They often deflect praise, instead heaping it upon others.
Editor’s note: This week’s Profile is the latest first-person piece written by Briana Arnold, who was raised in Hoquiam and is now a PeaceCorps volunteer in Panama. She will be writing periodic stories about her experiences during her time in the Peace Corps.
Eddy Armstrong wants to get one thing straight: the key to his continued sobriety, along with his success as a business owner, is due to his faith in God.
Monica Ewing, 58, doesn’t hesitate to tell you about the three things in her life that make her the most proud: Noah, 19, Tucker, 26, and Jordan, 27.
Kelley McDonald, the new executive director of The United Way of Grays Harbor, has a bit of a commute to and from work each day, but that doesn’t bother her.
For the Pearsalls, public safety is more than just an occupation, it’s a family tradition.
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.
If you’ve enjoyed live music at any of the Harbor pubs or cafes in the last decade, you can probably thank Wil Russoul for that.
Editor’s note: This week’s Profile is the sixth first-person piece written by Briana Arnold, who was raised in Hoquiam and is now a PeaceCorps volunteer. She will be writing periodic stories about her experiences during her time in the Peace Corps.
Kyle Pauley likes being single. Why not? As he sees it, it gives him plenty of time to be a public servant and volunteer.
Inside Tom Rowley’s Hoquiam home, you’ll find a number of things adorning the walls, many of which are his own creations.
As the leader of an organization so seated in history, one might wonder why Tom Gwin spends so much time focused on the future.
Inside Karol Green’s home in west Aberdeen, seating is limited – also superfluous, since she rarely sits down. Actually, there are plenty of seats — a couch and comfortable chairs — but this time of year they’re all full of gift baskets she and her daughter Kristy Ward have prepared for people who could use some extra help.
When Grant Edwards, 96, looks back at his life, he hopes that he embodies the spirit of what it means to be a Grays Harbor resident. Of all of his many memories, three points of reference spring eternal; Pauline his wife of 55 years who he said farewell to in 2013, joining the U.S. Navy in 1939 and staying in for 20 years, and lastly, his more than a decade of volunteer work at PAWS of Grays Harbor.