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Flood assistance FYI

As residents from both Aberdeen and Hoquiam are still recovering from the torrential rain and landslides that affected the area in early January, various groups and organizations have stepped up to help victims. Listed are some of these efforts.

Timberland Bank donates $10,000 for flood relief

Timberland Bank President Mike Sand, right, presents a $10,000 check to community leader John Warring (middle) and Jim Daly, executive director of the Grays Harbor Community Foundation. The foundation has established an ad-hoc committee to administer funds received specifically for January 2015 storm relief efforts.

Jaen Henry remembered at North Beach

With about 200 people singing his favorite tune — the North Beach High School fight song — Jaen Henry was honored and remembered in a celebration of his years of service to the local school district and scores of students.

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$50k grant to look at visitor center in Aberdeen

A $50,000 grant awarded to the City of Aberdeen will help fund the preliminary steps toward a new visitor center that would serve the entire Harbor. According to a statement from the state’s Department of Commerce, the Community Economic Revitalization Board awarded the money to go toward the city’s Gateway Center Redevelopment Project, a visitor information and enterprise center.

New Westport Shop ‘n Kart will replace former Red Apple Supermarket

Chehalis residents and longtime grocery business owners, Darius and Sherly McDaniel, were the high bidders last Friday, Jan. 16, at the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s auction in Montesano for the purchase of the former Red Apple Supermarket property in Westport. The McDaniels are longtime owners and operators of Fuller Market Basket in Centralia and Shop ‘n Kart/Yard Birds Mall in Chehalis.