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Snow blankets the coast overnight

As much as three inches of snow covered Ocean Shores Monday morning…

  • Feb 4th, 2019
Karin Malzan Phifer’s color pencil art, ‘Underwater Playdate,’ introduces a greatly expanded Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival

Coast Calendar: New poster highlights updated Clam Fest

Renewed Antique Show has special early premier event

  • Jan 29th, 2019
Karin Malzan Phifer’s color pencil art, ‘Underwater Playdate,’ introduces a greatly expanded Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival
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                                Tony Robinson, who operates Native Beach Accessories in Copalis Crossing, helped organize the charitable event in Port Orchard. He created this eagle for Ron Pierce, one of the homeowners affected by the tornado.

Chainsaw artists gather in Port Orchard to create joy from tornado’s devastation

On Dec. 18, a rare tornado struck Port Orchard, a community of…

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                                Tony Robinson, who operates Native Beach Accessories in Copalis Crossing, helped organize the charitable event in Port Orchard. He created this eagle for Ron Pierce, one of the homeowners affected by the tornado.

Beached Periwinkle’s place in North Beach lore

Quigg brothers bought shipwrecked pleasure craft from insurance broker

  • Jan 17th, 2019
Scott D. Johnston photo: Kanoe and Corey Pritt of WonderMeir Studios in Tacoma were part of last year’s first Urban Unglued event at the Convention Center.

Urban Unglued, ’Gore at the Shore,’ returns after successful debut

By SCOTT D. JOHNSTON The “Urban Unglued Gore at the Shore Dark…

  • Jan 17th, 2019
Scott D. Johnston photo: Kanoe and Corey Pritt of WonderMeir Studios in Tacoma were part of last year’s first Urban Unglued event at the Convention Center.
Scott D. Johnston photo Sarah Krupp and Jeri Brown of Black Hund Emporium from Buckley were part of last year’s first Urban Unglued event at the Ocean Shores Convention Center.

Events showcase for 2019 highlights changes to festival lineup

Promoters and sponsors of events scheduled in Ocean Shores for 2019 showcased…

Scott D. Johnston photo Sarah Krupp and Jeri Brown of Black Hund Emporium from Buckley were part of last year’s first Urban Unglued event at the Ocean Shores Convention Center.
Angelo Bruscas photo Santa (Bruce Lundquist) takes his seat as the line to see him stretches out the doors of the Ocean Shores Convention Center for the Kiwanis Kids Christmas Party on Saturday. Lilly and Asher Carlson were the first in line as veterans of four past events.

Kiwanis Kids Christmas Party provides gifts galore

The Kiwanis Kid Christmas party on Saturday at the Ocean Shores Convention…

  • Dec 19th, 2018
Angelo Bruscas photo Santa (Bruce Lundquist) takes his seat as the line to see him stretches out the doors of the Ocean Shores Convention Center for the Kiwanis Kids Christmas Party on Saturday. Lilly and Asher Carlson were the first in line as veterans of four past events.
This half-milled cedar log from the Moclips site shows a nice grain.

Not just any run-of-the-mill story: One Harbor museum helps another

The Polson Museum is contributing work to the construction of the expanded Museum of the North Beach.

This half-milled cedar log from the Moclips site shows a nice grain.

Coast Calendar: Pre-holiday events around the North Beach

Santa makes a stop at Oyhut Bay

  • Dec 10th, 2018
Ocean Shores Elementary School students perform during the 2017 Winter Program. Photo courtesy Ken Ham.

Well-stocked Winter Program for OS Elmentary

By SCOTT D. JOHNSTON Ocean Shores Elementary has several holiday activities taking…

  • Dec 7th, 2018
Ocean Shores Elementary School students perform during the 2017 Winter Program. Photo courtesy Ken Ham.

Parker’s parting lessons at VIC

Retiring Visitor Information Center manager shares what she’s learned on the job

  • Dec 7th, 2018

Holiday comedy kicks off Stage West’s ninth season

‘Doublewide Texas Christmas’ opens Friday on the Lions Club stage

  • Nov 29th, 2018

Calendar: Start Thanksgiving week with Turkey Bingo

Lions Club hosts free community dinner, Sasquatch Festival this weekend

  • Nov 15th, 2018
VFW Essay Contest participants at Ocean Shores Elementary School Thursday: (front row, L-R) Damian Gallegos, Liliana Meyer, Clay Hanson, Camryn Dennis, Jordan Giraldo, Jett York, Cale Eden; (middle row) Keylah Dawson, Katarina Butler, Nathan Brooks, Arabella Ramirez, Elton Rockey, Kaylynn Harig, Jazmine Goldman, Rain Wear. VFW members (back row): Daniel Martin, Robert Hoem, Dennis Hogan, John Link, James Docherty, Jammy Tighe, Cheryl Roe, Robert Howe.

Veterans, young essayists honored at OSE assembly

Text & photos by Scott D. Johnston Students honored local veterans —…

  • Nov 15th, 2018
VFW Essay Contest participants at Ocean Shores Elementary School Thursday: (front row, L-R) Damian Gallegos, Liliana Meyer, Clay Hanson, Camryn Dennis, Jordan Giraldo, Jett York, Cale Eden; (middle row) Keylah Dawson, Katarina Butler, Nathan Brooks, Arabella Ramirez, Elton Rockey, Kaylynn Harig, Jazmine Goldman, Rain Wear. VFW members (back row): Daniel Martin, Robert Hoem, Dennis Hogan, John Link, James Docherty, Jammy Tighe, Cheryl Roe, Robert Howe.

Students say ‘no to drugs’ for Red Ribbon Week

Photo and text by Scott D. Johnston North Beach Jr./Sr. High School…

  • Nov 13th, 2018
(Courtesy of Polson Museum) The aftermath of the May 1918 fire at the North Western Lumber Co.

Grays Harbor’s contributions to WWI to be showcased

Feature-length slide show Nov. 11, the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI

(Courtesy of Polson Museum) The aftermath of the May 1918 fire at the North Western Lumber Co.
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                                North Beach PAWS president Lorna Valdez gets some love from a furry friend at the 15th annual banquet and auction to benefit what has become the largest shelter in Grays Harbor County.

North Beach PAWS celebrates 15th banquet, auction

Thousands raised to benefit what has become the largest animal shelter of its kinds in the Harbor

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                                North Beach PAWS president Lorna Valdez gets some love from a furry friend at the 15th annual banquet and auction to benefit what has become the largest shelter in Grays Harbor County.
Angelo Bruscas/North Coast News: Ocean Shores Police Sgt. David McManus keeps watch on the stock of candy at the department’s booth at the Convention Center for the Halloween Party for Kids sponsored by the Ocean Shores Firefighters Association and Department.

Ocean Shores Halloween for kids, adults alike

Firefighters sponsor event that continues to grow each year

  • Nov 6th, 2018
Angelo Bruscas/North Coast News: Ocean Shores Police Sgt. David McManus keeps watch on the stock of candy at the department’s booth at the Convention Center for the Halloween Party for Kids sponsored by the Ocean Shores Firefighters Association and Department.

Halloween around the Shores

North Beach Jr./Sr. High School members of Teens Against Destructive Decisions (TADD)…

  • Oct 31st, 2018
Angelo Bruscas/North Coast News: Celtica Pipes Rock joined with the Whiskey Dicks on Sunday at the Ocean Shores Convention Center during the Galway Bay Celtic Music Festival.

Photo Gallery: Galway Bay Celtic Music Festival 2018

Photos by Scott D. Johnston and Angelo Bruscas for the North Coast…

  • Oct 22nd, 2018
Angelo Bruscas/North Coast News: Celtica Pipes Rock joined with the Whiskey Dicks on Sunday at the Ocean Shores Convention Center during the Galway Bay Celtic Music Festival.