December 28, 2023
This Issues Topics:
2023 • Bekins Northwest • Blue Skies Drones • Centralia Outlets • December • Paula Burows Team • Pro Tech Painting • Rainier Eye • SW WA Dance Center

Full Service With Baker All Phase!

Baker All Phase is a full-service residential remodel outfit serving Lewis/Thurston/Cowlitz & Mason counties. We have been operating here in the Pacific Northwest since 2018. “Full service” means every trade, every aspect of residential applications. As a general contractor we can provide services from the ground up on new builds all the way through full house remodels. With our service comes clean concise communication throughout the duration of your project. As we take pride in our craftmanship as well as our customer satisfaction guarantee. All of our work comes with a minimum 2-year warranty. Our services & skills are listed but not limited to: siding, decks, windows, roofing, exterior paint, interior millwork, kitchen remodels, flooring, electrical, upgrades, foundation work, cabinets and more…

Blue Skies Drones Have a Drone For That!

If the idea of flying a drone has ever intrigued you, this is the perfect moment to make it happen. Drones today boast impressive features, including 4K video recording, high-resolution photography, and advanced obstacle avoidance capabilities. Their compact designs and, in some cases, near-silent flight make them incredibly accessible. Ensuring you choose the right drone and receive adequate support is essential. Blue Skies Drones is ready to assist by addressing your inquiries and providing the training necessary for a comfortable flying experience. “Yeah, we’ve got a drone for that!”

Rainier Eye optical features unique frames

What article of clothing do you wear daily for months or even years straight? Glasses!

Besides allowing you to see the world clearly, eyewear needs to be durable, comfortable, and flattering. At Rainier Eye, we have personally selected a wide variety of frames to compliment the faces and styles of all ages. In contrast to corporate and investor-owned opticals with a standard selection shipped to all locations, as independent doctor-owners, we have the ability to choose across all brands. Many of the brands we carry can’t be found elsewhere in Lewis County and we’re excited to introduce you to our favorites!

OVVO- The most durable option, made of titanium with indestructible screwless hinges, Ovvo frames can hold up to 90 pounds and are so light you forget they’re on your face.

Sea2See- Plastics are collected from the ocean and recycled into these attractive glasses. You’re saving sea life by wearing them.

LaMarca- Our prettiest new arrival from Italy, LaMarca frames are hand-etched for crystalline sparkle and the look of Murano stained glass.

ForAll- Made in Texas, ForAll frames support US jobs, have a classic look and you can feel the quality.

Stop in to try some today- no appointment needed!

Relocate with Bekins Northwest!

Established in 1903, Bekins Northwest Moving and Storage has grown to be Washington’s largest moving company, with 9 locations. Bekins Northwest are moving experts in Washington, assisting with residential, interstate, overseas, and industrial moves, as well as storage. With experience in a variety of fields, trust in us for your next relocation.

Holiday Shopping at the Outlets

Shopping the Centralia Outlets is an opportunity to stretch your dollars on the brands you love. With already discounted prices and more savings planned closer to the holidays, how can you go wrong? In-store pricing and sales can sometimes be deeper in discounts than online shopping.

Use this shopping season to enjoy time with family or friends. Take the time to slow down and browse through stores. It may surprise and delight you to find unique gifts for those on your list.

Athletic wear may appeal to almost everyone on your holiday list. Comfort, style, and function is a great gift to give! The Centralia Outlets host several brands that appeal to this demographic. Shop Under Armour, Skechers, Columbia, New Balance, Nike, Hanes Brands, and Famous Footwear Outlet for athletic name brands. 

For special occasions or just because check out our Kay Jewelers Outlet. Perhaps you are looking for something more spiritual or personalized? The Christian Outlet and their P. Graham Dunn corner specialize in custom-made gifts, décor, and inspirational items.

We are sure there is something for everyone on your list here at the Centralia Outlets. Make a day of it and see how you can be inspired to give gifts you know everyone will love and appreciate. For more gift-giving ideas, follow us on social media!

WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners

The WSU Lewis County Extension Master Gardener program is open to everyone with an interest in

gardening, landscaping, and environmental stewardship and a willingness to use their knowledge,

experience, and enthusiasm to make a positive impact in their community.

Trained by WSU educators and other subject matter experts, Master Gardeners provide education and

information about horticultural, agricultural, ecological, and other practices that promote sustainability and resilience.

So, if you want to improve your gardening skills and help make a difference in your community, consider becoming a WSu Lewis County Master Gardener Volunteer!

For more information about the WSU Lewis County Master Gardener program, contact:

WSU Lewis County Extension
17 SW Cascade Ave.
Chehalis, WA 98531
Phone: (360) 740 – 1216
Email: Jason.Adams@
Office hours are 9:00am-3:00pm Monday through Thursday.

Erin Jennings and Christina Hill lift Arabian princess Myah O’Neill during a rehearsal for the Arabian Corps portion of “The Nutcracker” in this 2022 Chronicle file photo.

Southwest Washington Dance Center Presents “The Nutcracker”

Southwest Washington Dance Center’s performing company, Southwest Washington Dance

Ensemble, will present the 26 th Annual production of “The Nutcracker”. The ballet will take place in the

“state of the art” Corbet Theatre, on the campus of Centralia College, on December 15, 16 & 17. Performance

times are 7:30 pm on December 15, 2:00 & 7:30 pm on December 16 and 1:00 and 5:30 pm on December 17.

Many area businesses and individuals have contributed to making “The Nutcracker” a success. As

a 501 (C) 3, SWDC appreciates sponsors that contribute to the production.

Ticket prices are:
$18.00-Seniors 62+, Military and children, 18 and under
Tickets are available online at or by calling the Dance Center. SWDC is at 437 N.

Market Blvd. in Chehalis. After December 10 th , tickets will only be available online, at the box office of

Corbet Theatre on the campus of Centralia College from the hours of 3:00-7:00 pm or by telephone.

All seating is reserved. For information regarding the “Nutcracker” visit the web site at or call 360-748-4789.

”Homeowner’s Guide to H2Oh-No!

Preventing Water Damage and Insurance Nightmares”

Winter is the time for cozy fires, hot cocoa, and yes, potential water damage to your home. But don’t let that rain on your winter parade! With a dash of humor and a pinch of preventive magic, you can keep your home dry, sidestep insurance headaches, and maintain that warm winter smile.

The Paula Burrows Team – November 2023

The Paula Burrows Team brokered by eXp Realty is a full-service real estate team led by managing broker, Paula Burrows. Our team of expert agents are committed to your real estate goals and we enjoy being a valuable part of our local communities!

Lewis County Residential Only Stats for October 2023:

Total Sold – 69 homes!

Average Sales Price – $434,016

Percent of List Price

Received – 99.8%

The numbers above show that it is still a great time to buy and sell in our area!! Call (360) 520-4810 or visit with any questions regarding these stats, real estate interest, and your home’s value!

(All data from Northwest Multiple Listing Service)

Pro Tech Painting

Pipe Dreams: Insulate exposed pipes to prevent freezing.

A burst pipe turns your home into a surreal art gallery of water fountains – not the winter aesthetic you were going for.

Roof Roam: Inspect your roof for damaged shingles. Replacing them before winter’s icy grip sets in will prevent your roof from playing hide and seek with your home.

Gutter Gusto: Your gutters are the unsung heroes of your home, directing water away from trouble zones. Make sure they’re clear of leaves and debris; clogged gutters turn rainy days into rooftop pool parties.

Pro Tech Painting Recommends Frog Tape!

On nearly every one of our job sites, when we are using masking tape, you are going to see us using Frog Tape.

We have found it to be the tape that gives us the best results to keep lines sharp.

The Paint Block Technology really does as advertised.

If you are going to be doing a DIY project and you want the tape that gives us the best results, get yourself some Frog Tape.

There are different types of Frog Tape for different surfaces, so be sure to check the package for the correct surface you are using it on.

To schedule your free personal quote for interior or cabinet painting:

360-643-9773 or

Spigot Secrets: Disconnect hoses and cover outdoor water spigots with insulated faucet covers. No one wants a frosty surprise when spring comes.

Remember, these steps not only keep your home safe but also save you from insurance claim stress. So, as you sip cocoa and gaze at the winter wonderland, know that you’ve got a dry, snug haven waiting for you inside. If you do discover water damage or you spring a leak somewhere, Expert Restoration is here to help you navigate the process of drying out your home & repairing the damage. We believe in a partnership with you and your insurance to help get you through this process. Give us a call when you need us!

Cheers to a water-damage-free winter!

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