December 30, 2022
This Issues Topics:
American Red Cross • Bekins Northwest • Centralia • Centralia Outlets • Chehalis • Evergreen Playhouse • Good Buzz Brewing • Lewis County • Quiznos • shop local • The Paula Burrows Team • Village Concepts of Chehalis - Woodland Village • WSU Lewis County Master Gardener • WSU Lewis County Master Recycler Composters Training

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross Northwest Region needs your help in 2023 and asks that you consider making a New Year’s resolution to become a volunteer.

Our local volunteers are part of the almost 300,000 people across the country whose support enables the Red Cross to respond to an average of more than 60,000 disasters every year and deliver more than 6.4 million blood products to hospital patients in need. Volunteers also help train more than 4.6 million people in Red Cross lifesaving skills; help provide nearly 550,000 services to military members, veterans and their families; and to reconnect almost 9,000 families separated by war or disaster around the world.

Volunteering is good for you and our community! The top five benefits of resolving to volunteer in 2023 include:

  1. Meeting new people. 
  2. Learning new skills. 
  3. Being part of something larger. 
  4. Making a difference in someone’s life. 
  5. Staying active. 

Become a vital part of the Red Cross and our mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering. Training is free, but the hope you provide as a Red Cross volunteer is priceless. Visit to get started.

Bekins Northwest

Looking for a reputable moving and storage company? 

Established in 1903, Bekins Northwest has more than 100 years of experience in the moving industry. We continually strive to raise the standard to provide our customers with the best possible service in the moving industry. Our highly qualified staff of account managers, movers, packers and drivers are considered experts in the industry. We proudly employ a professional staff of experts in residential moving, office moving, systems furniture installations, International crating, special products and corporate relocations. Many of Washington’s largest employers, including the Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Mariners, University of Washington, Providence, Burke Museum, and the State of Washington, have relied on our expertise and quality services. We are proud to be an Agent for Bekins Van Lines and their customer first philosophy.

The Bekins Northwest family has experienced tremendous growth over the years. The company’s overall success is a direct reflection of the hard work and dedication of the 250+ staff members that work together as a team every day.

Centralia Outlets

Winter Sale
January 13 – 16, 2023
Our January Winter Clearance Sale is a perfect time to shop the Centralia Outlets. The Outlets offer a huge selection of name-brand wear for the whole family. Find stylish warm coats, sweaters, and PJs at Aéropostale, Hanes Brands, and more. Shop the latest in clothing trends at Gap, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Pendleton.

Is your New Year’s Resolution to be more active? New Balance, Nike, and Under Armour have a wide selection of activewear to choose from for the whole family. Don’t forget to pick up the perfect ski and hiking outerwear at Volcom and Eddie Bauer to help you stay warm on the slopes or trails this winter. 

Add a little sparkle and pizazz to your wardrobe, and find the perfect accessories at Kay Jewelers, Coach, and Claire’s. 

With such great prices on the name brands you want and an ever-changing selection don’t miss out, when the Outlets have a sale, it’s REALLY a SALE! Visit our website for more store information, and follow us on Facebook for in-store sales and updates.

The Evergreen Playhouse

The Evergreen Playhouse is pleased to announce our February performances of The Diary of Anne Frank February 3 -19 2023.

In this transcendently powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination. An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence—their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. Each day of these two dark years, Anne’s voice shines through: “When I write I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death!” This is a new adaptation for a new generation. 

Performance dates are Friday/Saturday nights, Sunday matinee and Thursday February 9th is our Pay-What-You-Can performance.

Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $12.00 for seniors and students, and may be purchased at Don’t forget to check out our volunteering opportunities.  The balance of the season we will be performing Lend me a Tenor and Tuck Everlasting.

Good Buzz Brewing Co.

At Good Buzz Brewing Co, we take pride in crafting a high quality and delicious beverage. We support small businesses and bee conservation. Our ingredients are locally sourced. Our products contain no added sulfites and are always preservative and dye free. Give us a try and enjoy a Good Buzz! Find a store near you at

The Paula Burrows Team

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 (Jan 2022 – Nov 2022):

Total Sold – 1,144 properties!

Average Sales Price – $422,704.00

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 real estate and your home’s value!

(Current as of December 01, 2022. All data from Northwest Multiple Listing Service)


Have Quiznos in Centralia DELIVER to you at home or the workplace . We have soups, sandwiches and salads. Place your order today at   

Thank you,

Tim and Tina

Village Concepts of Chehalis – Woodland Village

At Village Concepts of Chehalis – Woodland Village, we recognize that the true foundation of a home starts with community: People living, learning, and growing together. We are a thirdgeneration family-owned and locally operated company with deep roots in the Northwest. We develop meaningful partnerships between residents, families and staff members that strengthen communities and create quality homes for seniors. 

With Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care options available within our Community, residents can age in place with care services available as needed. Cottages and townhomes offer an independent lifestyle without the burden of home ownership and maintenance. Short term stays are also available for those wanting to experience our Community in a fully furnished apartment with access to our dedicated care team. 

Residents enjoy chef prepared meals daily and a robust program schedule enriching their lives both inside and out of the community. Activities include planned outings, daily exercise, games, art classes, happy hour and educational opportunities. 

We are open daily for in person and virtual visits and would love to introduce our Community to you! Please call us at 360-748-0095 for more information!

WSU Lewis County Master Gardener

To keep your shrubs healthy, remember to lightly brush off any snow accumulations.  If the snow is allowed to remain on the branches of your shrubs or hedges it is likely to refreeze and the weight of the snow can cause breakage of stems. 

WSU Lewis County Extension Master Gardener Program has year-round enrollment to everyone!  Now is a perfect time to advance your gardening knowledge.  Gardening is both rewarding and therapeutic!  For more information, contact Jason Adams, Program Coordinator, at 360-740-1216 or [email protected].   The Extension office is located 17 SW Cascade Ave, Chehalis.

WSU Lewis County Master Recycler Composters Training

The WSU Lewis County Master Recycler Composter (MRC) program is training volunteers to provide useful information to the community through free workshops, demonstrations, and other educational outreach. The FREE classes will be offered in three different blocks starting with Block One on February 25th at Chehalis Library with “Know your Recyclables, Living A Zero Waste Lifestyle and Save Food, Save Money”. The Second Block on May 20th at Salkum Library will cover “Basic Composting, Worm Composting and Know Your Soils”, and the Third Block on October 28th at the Lewis County Transfer Station will be “Slowing the Waste Stream with the 3 R’s and Dealing with Hazardous Waste”. Upon completion of these classes, you will be certified as a Master Recycler Composter!

Want to know how you can incorporate Living a Zero Waste Lifestyle in your life? Then mark your calendar for February 8th at 5:30 pm at Borst Kitchen #1 for this panel of experienced recyclers on how they live a zero-waste lifestyle. All classes are open to the public at no charge and may be taken individually or in the entire block. To register for any of these classes, contact Jason Adams, Program Coordinator, (360) 740-1216 or e-mail [email protected]. for any questions.

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