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Submit Events for Community Calendar To submit an event to be published in the Community Calendar, email reporter Isabel Vander Stoep at isabel@chronline.com. Please include information as well as … more
ARTrails of Southwest Washington Studio Tour Sept. 18, 19, 25 and 26 at studios across Lewis County The free ARTrails self-guided studio tour is back for the 19th time on the third and fourth … more
Back in March, heart-throb pop star Harry Styles daringly brought back the feather boa, setting off a chain reaction of headlines heralding the hip look. But if feather-clad necks are back in … more
Last year, the Lewis County Master Gardeners held their first ever fall plant sale out of necessity. This year, they’re bringing it back because it just makes sense. “Fall is the … more
The morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Cindy Godsey stood in her living room and watched her missed flight on TV. Godsey, a 1973 W.F. West graduate, worked as a flight attendant with a home in Washington … more
It takes a village and a credit card. That’s why the Toledo Community Foundation was formed last year by President Cyndi Philbrook, Vice President Bill Moore and seven other Toledo stalwarts … more
The last two weeks, I’ve shared stories about Shirley (French) Nelson, who celebrated her 100th birthday in July. What follows is the rest of her story. After her divorce, Shirley traveled … more
Veterans Memorial Museum Director Chip Duncan is a father, car geek, history and culture buff, architect and former chaplain. He’s an interesting guy with an endless vault of stories. But when … more
Last week, I wrote about the childhood of Shirley (French) Nelson of Chehalis. What follows is more of her story. After living in the Mutual Logging Camp east of Tenino, the French family moved … more
Advertisements by the Lewis County Autism Coalition’s “Cultivating Inclusion” campaign will now adorn the sides of Twin Transit buses to promote the hiring of neurodiverse … more
It’s not happening quite how she’d planned it, but Emy Dyer had been planning to close A Pretty Place, her year-old Chehalis business, for a while now. The business was a venue for … more
Fifty-one years ago, the class of 1970 was the inaugural graduating class at the new Centralia High School. And yes, we still call it that. We gathered in August to mark our milestone after … more
Garlic Day at the Centralia Farmers Market Aug. 27 at the Centralia Factory Outlets parking lot next to Papa Pete's Pizza; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Centralia Farmers Market will host vendors from … more
When sisters Scarlet and Isabel Nixon Klein first decided to start making movies together, they were just looking for something fun to do. Several years later, that just-for-fun project has turned … more
Miss Lewis County Scholarship Program Annual Meeting Aug. 24 at the Newaukum Grange, 104 Brown Road. E., Chehalis; 6 p.m. All board member positions are available and will be voted on at this … more
During past ChehalisFests, the Chehalis-Centralia Airport has hosted free “Young Eagle Flights” for kids ages 8 to 17. For the event in 2019, 14 pilots flew about 210 children in one day. … more
While many may have thrown it away or simply not given it a second thought, when Marni Danielson noticed an old class ring in the dirt outside her new home in Toledo, she took to Facebook to find its … more
Don and Onalee Stannek celebrated their 67th year of marriage on Saturday, Aug. 21. The two were married in 1954 at St. Mary’s Church in Centralia.  Onalee Stannek, 86, is originally … more
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