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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.

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

Pile of salad trumps tacos

We pulled into the Lighthouse Drive-In for a taste of the coconut prawns that were advertised on the reader board. Upon approaching the counter we were distracted by the daily specials and at the last minute decided to order the pulled pork tacos.

Boyfriend is plagued by checkered past

Dear Abby: I’m in love with a man with a big heart. He was my boyfriend when we were both 6 years old. We lost touch for many years, but when I ran into him again we reconnected with a vengeance. We are great together, and I can’t imagine spending my life with anyone else.

Grandfather’s to-do list creates special family day

Dear Abby: I am a 62-year-old grandfather of a 5-year-old granddaughter. The other day I had her for the entire day. I decided to make a list of the things we were to accomplish throughout the course of the day. It turned out to be a great success. After completing each task, she would ask, “What’s next on the list?”

Nothing New — A heap of Halloween mischief: The day after

The day after Halloween is a time for the kiddies to assess their loot in a sugar-induced frenzy while their parents take inventory of the damage that may have been caused by the little witches and goblins the evening before. In the early years the majority of silliness involved knocking over wood piles, removing gates, and soaping windows.