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Washaway watch — New hot zone claiming land along Willapa Bay’s north shore

Recent storms accompanied by gale-force winds pushing exceptionally high waves have battered Washaway Beach and North Cove fronting Willapa Bay near Tokeland, biting off yet more huge chunks of land. As a result, the Seamobile neighborhood, once a thriving community with more than a dozen streets running parallel to Willapa Bay, has few residences and vacation properties left, and they are all close to going over the side.

Looking Back — Stead’s Crescent Grocery

Les Stead (right) and colleague behind the meat counter at Stead’s Crescent Grocery in November 1947 – barely a year after all War rationing ended. Behind them are twenty “broadbreast” fresh turkeys and in the foreground plenty of “fixings.” Also, at the far right there is a small stack of boxes of animal crackers, with Disney cartoon characters on them. If you have any information on this photo or others from this feature, visit and submit it via the websites feedback form.

Hospital Dist. 1 changes meeting

Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Board of Commissioners of the Grays Harbor Hospital District 1 will not meet on Nov. 27, but will hold a special meeting at Summit Pacific Medical Center at 600 E. Main St., Elma at 6 p.m. on Dec. 4, in the Kelsey Conference Room.

Drug drop box a success

A drug drop-box used to collect unwanted or unused medications that was installed at the Hoquiam Police Department in late October has been a success, said Hoquiam Police Chief Jeff Myers.

Hoquiam looks to fill fifth ward council vacancy

Hoquiam Councilman Darrin Moir is relocating to Spokane, opening up a Fifth Ward seat on the council. His last council meeting was on Monday and his position will be filled by Jan. 1. To be considered, send a letter to the city council by Dec. 15 briefly describing your qualifications and background.

Pre-holiday clam dig starts today

Clam diggers search for clams on Nov. 9 in Ocean Shores. If you have a photo that helps show what life is like here on the Twin Harbors and you want to share it with the rest of the community, email a high resolution version to . Include your daytime phone number, the name of the photographer, a description of what’s happening in the photo, when and where it was taken and the names of the people who are prominent in the shot.