March 21, 2024
This Issues Topics:
2024 • Blue Skies Drones • Centralia Outlets • Chehalis United Methodist Church • Chehalis West • Computer Glasses • Evergreen Playhouse • Evexia IV Nutrition and Wellness • JJs to Go • Ladies Night • LCTA • Rainier Eye • WSU Lewis County Master Gardener

March Forum

Thursday, March 14 • 8 am (networking begins at 7:30 am)

The Station

120 S. Tower, Centralia

Speakers: TBA

Business After Hours

Thursday, March 21

5 – 7 pm

Centralia School District

813 Eshom Road, Centralia

District 20 Legislative Updates

Thursday, March 28 • 7:30 am

Zoom session with District 20 Legislators Senator John Braun and Representatives Ed Orcutt and Peter Abbarno. This is the final Legislative Update for this session.

Home & Garden Show Deadline

The deadline for Vendor Registration is Friday, March 15, at 5pm. The show is on April 12th & 13th at the SW Washington Fairgrounds. Email [email protected] for an application or call 360-748-8885.

Welcome New Members!

Please join us in welcoming our new members:

  • Boone Professional Plumbing
  • Concrete Coating
  • South Sound Solar
  • Strategic Forward LLC
  • Top Choice Home Services

How to Schedule a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Chamber offers Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies as a free service to both members and non-members. It’s our way of acknowledging the hard work and investment of time and money in opening, expanding, moving, or re-branding a business.

To learn more or secure a date, please call 360-748-8885 or email [email protected].

Senator John Braun
Representative Ed Orcutt
Representative Peter Abbarno

Business After Hours for February was at The Refined Man in Centralia

They have been a welcomed addition to downtown since establishing this location a year ago.Owner Shawna Charboneau and Manager Sheri Karl pose for a photo at The Refined Man’s Centralia shop on Thursday, Jan. 11.

The Refined Man in Centralia

Buzz Into Spring With Blue Skies Drones!

Are you ready for Spring? In spring, the drone world buzzes with activity! Here’s a glimpse:

Blooming Buzz: Businesses use drones to monitor orchards and fields, assessing flower health and optimizing pollination for peak harvests.

Nature’s Watchdogs: Conservationists deploy drones to track wildlife migrations, monitor endangered species, and assess environmental changes as spring awakens.

Drone Delivery on the Rise: Companies pilot drone delivery in select areas, taking advantage of spring’s milder weather for testing efficiency and sustainability.

Spring Cleaning: Search and rescue teams utilize drones to locate lost hikers and assess disaster damage in areas newly accessible after winter.

Remember: Responsible drone use is key. Respect wildlife, privacy, and regulations so everyone can enjoy the vibrant skies of spring

Chehalis West is the Best!

Chehalis West Assisted Living has a large studio available in our Memory Care unit! We have a progressive program here, offering community and engagement to our elders struggling with dementia. Our studios are private spaces, with kitchenettes and accessible private bathrooms. We boast a very competitive flat rate in our memory care, that ensures families know exactly what to expect month to month, and they will never see unexpected increases in their statements! Come visit us today, and learn more about our program!

Sunday Service with Chehalis United Methodist Church!

Chehalis United Methodist Church is available for weddings, funerals, and Sunday


Don’t forget our doors are open every Sunday for church and the office is open Tuesday

– Thursday from 10–3. Come visit for a coffee, a chat, or a great sermon!

We are currently looking for Musical Director for information or to apply Inquire at 360-748- 7334 or [email protected]

Computer Glasses

What ARE computer glasses? Can’t you use any glasses on your computer? Depending upon your age, this could be a trick question.

Once we reach our late 40s, our natural range of focus moves further towards our arms’ length- and beyond. During this time, reading glasses, bifocals, and progressive lenses become valuable to restore crisp vision within arms’ reach. But, if you’ve ever worn a bifocal or progressive at a computer, you know it can turn into a pain in the neck!

Computer glasses provide clear vision across the lens so that you can stop tipping your chin up, leaning in, and getting a stiff neck. Our doctors prescribe a lens design based upon the distance to your screen(s), how mobile you are at work, and your eyes’ natural range of focus. To decrease the harsh illumination that causes strain, tired eyes, and difficulty sleeping, lenses can be made with blue-blocking non-glare treatment.

Stop straining your eyes and neck at work and schedule your annual eye exam at Rainier Eye today!

Spring Forward With The Centralia Outlets Selection!

Clean out your closet to make room for new Spring trends! From elevated activewear, sheer to sequin style dresses, and preppy polos to timeless pieces, our brands have it all. Whether you are updating your wardrobe essentials or adding some new trendy pieces, the Centralia Outlets will be the perfect place to start this spring for affordable style. Shop new looks from Aéropostale, Lane Bryant, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Chico’s. Adorable, quality, and affordable children’s clothing can be found at The Children’s Place and Gap Factory. Accessorize your new looks with bling from Clair’s, Coach, and Kay Jewelers and amazing body scents from Bath & Body Works.

Don’t forget new layers underneath, shop underwear and pajamas for the entire family at Hanes Brands, and the new Jockey Clearance! Spending more time outside as the weather brightens? Take advantage of sales on new active gear and shoes at Under Armour, Nike, Columbia Sportswear, New Balance, Sketchers, and Eddie Bauer.

Shop some of your favorite brands at a discount at the Centralia Outlets. To view a full list of stores, store sales, and store hours, please visit our website at www. or follow us on Facebook!

Balance yourself with Evexia!

Do you suffer from lack of energy, difficulty sleeping, or reduced mental focus and memory? Maybe you are feeling down, have mood swings, weight gain, muscle and joint pain, or reduced sexual desire and performance. You may have a hormone imbalance.

It’s time to start your journey to age healthier and live happier. Evexia IV Nutrition and Wellness would like to invite you to join us on March 14th at 6:00pm for our in-person seminar to learn how optimizing hormones may improve these symptoms.

Call us at (360) 880-0457 to reserve your seat.

Evexia IV Nutrition and Wellness

1624 S. Gold St. in Centralia in the Fairway Shopping Center.

Evergreen Playhouse Presents NUNSENSE!


March 1-17, 2024 Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm.

Pay What You Can Thursday, March 7 @ 7pm

NUNSENSE is the hilarious musical farce about a convent of Nuns staging a fundraiser to enable them to bury the last four nuns of their order who died of botulism in an unfortunate convent cooking accident (and who are temporarily being stored in the freezer!). The Little Sisters of Hoboken (well, what’s left of them) put on this riotous revue packed with hilarious, show-stopping song and dance numbers, and always proves to be a crowd favorite.

Tickets may be purchased online at or at the door.

Bring this article with you for a free small popcorn and non alcoholic drink.

JJ’s to Go is the Place to Go!

At JJ’s ToGo we use our God-given talents and gifts to serve fresh and unique items to our customers. From the quality ingredients we use, to our packaging that stands out above the rest, and our top notch customer service; a level of excellence that you cannot find anywhere else is expected, and found at JJ’s. Whether you are enjoying a lunch, dinner, or catered meal from us, you will taste quality and flavor combinations you have never had before- and we guarantee you will be hooked. Delivering lunches Tuesday-Friday. Find more info and our weekly menu on our Instagram or Facebook!

Join Health and Hope!

The Health and Hope Free Medical Clinic in Centralia stands as a source of compassion and healing for the uninsured residents of Lewis County. Open every Tuesday evening from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm, this clinic is a lifeline for those who may otherwise go without essential medical care.

In a community where healthcare access is often a challenge for the uninsured, the Health and Hope Free Medical Clinic plays a pivotal role in promoting health equity and fostering a sense of hope for those who rely on its services. One of our greatest needs, aside from continued funding, is Board members. Our board plays a pivotal role in shaping the strategic direction of our organization, ensuring financial stability, and providing oversight to our programs and initiatives. We are specifically looking for individuals passionate about serving the community to contribute to our collective success.

Here are a few reasons why joining our Board of Directors could be a transformative and rewarding experience for you:

Collaboration and Networking: Joining our board opens doors to collaborative opportunities and networking with other influential individuals who share a passion for making a positive impact.

Strategic Impact: Your strategic insights will be instrumental in guiding our organization through its next phase of growth and development.

Personal Fulfillment: Being part of a nonprofit board is an enriching experience, offering the satisfaction of contributing to a cause that aligns with your values.

You can find more information on our website; or contact the Health & Hope Executive Director, Diane Paulson at 360.918.4438.

Volunteer opportunities are also available.

The LCTA Remembers Jack State

The LCTA and Chehalis community recently lost a beloved member. Legendary 6’8” Jack State. For five decades, Jack poured his heart and soul into the sport of tennis, leaving an indelible mark on countless lives. As a coach, his wisdom, patience, and passion inspired generations of athletes to reach their full potential on and off the court. Jack wasn’t just a tennis coach; he was a mentor, a friend, and a beacon of positivity. His infectious enthusiasm for the game was matched only by his unwavering commitment to nurturing the talents of those under his guidance. Jack was equally as excited about his players’ tennis skills as he was about their academic achievements. Jack’s legacy extends far beyond the tennis courts, it is woven into the fabric of our community through the countless friendships and memories he created. Over the last few years Jack was on a mission to support future generations of tennis enthusiasts by bringing an indoor tennis facility to our area. He was a driving force on the Lewis County Tennis Association. Over the past year Jack was actively engaged in contacting former tennis players and W.F. West alumni to spread the word and garner support for the project. As you can imagine, as a former basketball coach, and tennis coach of 50+ years, the list was quite extensive! Many of these people had kept in contact with Jack over the years. It is a testament to the man he was to know so many people still talked to him regularly and still remembered the impact he’d had on them as a coach. Anyone who had the privilege of knowing Jack was better for it and our organization certainly wouldn’t be what it is without his tireless efforts. Having indoor tennis courts was Jack’s dream and although he won’t be here to see it, we are more determined than ever to see his dream become a reality. In honor of Jack, his family is asking for your support of the Lewis County Regional Tennis & Wrestling Facility. The LCTA would like to extend our deepest sympathy and gratitude to Jack’s family. We are honored to have their support on this ambitious project.

Direct donations can be made through the Chehalis Foundation

https://app.etapestry. com/onlineforms/ TheChehalisFoundation/lcta-tennis-and-wrestling.html

March 9 is Ladies Night in downtown Chehalis

March 9 is Ladies Night in Downtown Chehalis

A special evening, designed for the women in our community, promises an enchanting blend of shopping, dining, entertainment, and fun with friends. Gemini Events presents Ladies Night on March 9th , from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. This event is designed to celebrate time with friends while promoting community engagement and supporting local commerce.

During Ladies Night, shops will offer exclusive discounts, special deals, and shopping experiences tailored to women’s tastes. From fashion to home decor, attendees will enjoy an evening of retail therapy, great eats, and time catching up with friends. A vendor market at the Vintage Grand Room at the Washington Hotel will host

over thirty local makers with carefully curated items for sale, and Garbe’s will host a champagne bar with proceeds going to local no-profit organizations.

Food enthusiasts are also in for a treat as Downtown Chehalis’ restaurants and cafes will offer special menus, delectable treats, and innovative cocktails. Whether attendees are in the mood for a cozy dinner or a delightful dessert, the offerings will be delightful.

WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners

Pre-Registration is required by 3pm on the Thursday before the workshop.

Learn About Plants with the Master Gardeners!

Planting and Growing Grapes, March 9th, 10am, Fort Borst Park Demonstration Garden Located by the Historic Borst Home, Centralia

Thinking about growing your own grapes? Come spend a morning with the Lewis Co. Master Gardener Vine Team as we move forward on reestablishing grape vines at the Borst Demonstration Garden. This class is focused on table grapes and is aimed at the beginner, covering site selection, soil preparation, cultivar selection, trellising, arbors, training, protection, feeding, and propagation.

Growing & Caring for Blueberries, March 16th, 10 am, Providence Place Demo Garden, 350 SE Washington Ave., Chehalis

Learn about selection, care & hands on pruning of blueberries of the Pacific NW.

For more information, contact Jason Adams, Program Coordinator, WSU Lewis County Gardeners at 360-740-1216 or [email protected]

Master Gardener Foundation of Lewis County

A Printer with Quality Work and Affordable Prices

Precision Printing & Copy Depot is located in the FairwayShopping Center in Centralia. We have been serving the Twin Cities and its surrounding areas for 32 years. Owned and operated by Dorothy Due, she takes pride in being a family run business which offers a friendly, comfortable, down to earth atmosphere. Along with great customer service, the staff at Precision Printing & Copy Depot enjoys handling all of your printing needs. A full range of services are provided for your convenience such as Business Cards, Invoices, Letterhead & Envelopes, Banners, Posters and Color Copies. No job is too big or too small for our team.

Precision Printing & Copy Depot is customer and service oriented. Their shop can provide you with a professional, high quality product in a timely manner, and at a price you can afford. Open 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday, stop by and meet their staff and see what it’s like to let a professional handle your needs.

Pro Tech Painting Has You Covered!

Spring in the PNW is so much fun. Rain and sun and even snow all on the same day.

If you are getting that Spring Clean bug like we are, no doubt you are thinking of sprucing up your home with some new color.

But what color do you choose?

There are literally over 3,500 colors in just the Benjamin Moore line!

Don’t worry, you have many options to narrow down just the right colors you’ll fall in love with.

One option is a free in-home estimate from Pro Tech Painting for all your painting needs.

We can show you numerous colors offered by Benjamin Moore, Rodda, Renner (for cabinets) and Sherwin Williams.

Another option is a free virtual color consultation from a Sherwin Williams designer.

Find out more about that on the Sherwin Williams website.

Or, consider a local designer, who are the foremost experts in color trends, like Torgy’s Home Designs.

When you are ready for a change, we are here to help.

Call us for your free personal estimate on all your painting needs.

Pro Tech Painting 360-643-9773

2024 Wolves & Wine Fundraising event for Wolf Haven International

Wolf Haven International is excited to announce the return of our annual fundraising event, Wolves & Wine! For the first time since 2019, we will gather for an evening to enjoy wine, craft beer, plentiful hors d’oeuvres, and interesting auction items in the company of friends, family, and wolf supporters as we raise critical funds for Wolf Haven. We hope you’ll join us in hearing the latest news from our Tenino and McCleery Ranch sanctuaries while helping to make a difference for years to come.

Are you ready to celebrate this incredible species? Reserve your space today for Wolves & Wine 2024!

Our sanctuary, education, and conservation efforts are only possible with your support and we can’t wait to share more of Wolf Haven with you. Please note: due to the nature of the event, attendees must be ages 21 and up.

More information on the ticket purchasing and registration as well as sponsorships can be found online here: https://wolfhaven. org/wolves-and-wine/

Wolves & Wine

Date: Saturday March 2, 2024

Time: 5-8pm PDT

Venue: Saint Martin’s Norman Worthington Center, 5300 Pacific Avenue SE, Lacey, WA 98503

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