November 27, 2023
This Issues Topics:
2023 • ARTrails • BizzBuzz • blueskies drones • Centralia Outlets • Chehalis United Methodist Church • Rainier Eye

ARTrails Thanks Our Community

ARTrail Artists are filled with gratitude for our local community and our Sponsors, Patrons, Friends and Advertisers after this successful year. We could not have done this without you.

We had fantastic attendance at our Studios this year as our visitors watched art being made and bought lots of ART! We were especially pleased to see so many visitors from outside of Lewis County.

Lewis County and the Cities of Centralia and Chehalis have generously supported the vision and activities of ARTrails over the last 21 years. We thank them, as well as other communities over Lewis County, for their support of the arts. We look forward to our continuing and evolving relationships.

We also thank the many volunteers and businesses who have ontributed to our annual events and our success over the past years. Their ongoing support has been a major factor in our success.

Additional information is available at our website:

Blue Skies Drones – Top 5 Reasons To Gift a Drone This Christmas

1. Unleash Creativity: Drones open up a world of creative possibilities. Recipients can capture stunning aerial photos and videos, adding a unique perspective to their photography and videography projects.

2. Adventure and Exploration: Drones offer the gift of adventure. They provide an opportunity to explore the world from a new vantage point, whether it’s capturing scenic landscapes, surveying nature, or embarking on exciting outdoor adventures.

3. Family Bonding: Drones can be a source of family fun. Gather loved ones for outdoor drone flights and races, creating memorable moments and bonding over shared experiences.

4. Educational Value: Drones can be educational tools, especially for young recipients. They offer hands-on learning about technology, aerodynamics, and remote control operation, making them a valuable gift for inquisitive minds.

5. Tech Enthusiast’s Dream: For tech enthusiasts, a drone is a dream gift. It’s a cutting-edge piece of technology that’s both entertaining and a gateway to exploring the latest advancements in robotics and aviation.

Gifting a drone for Christmas is an excellent choice because it combines creativity, adventure, family time, education, and the thrill of embracing the latest technology.

Centralia Outlets – 35 years of Brand Names & Big Savings!

After 35 years, we think we know a little something about our quality brand names and the big savings they offer at the Centralia Outlets.

Our Brand Names sell directly to consumers at a discount every day, and with the holiday season underway, even deeper discounts are in the works.

The Centralia Outlets will open at 6 A.M. on Black Friday! Bargain hunters will have a chance to save time and shop locally. Spark joy with giving gifts from quality brands like Hanes, Eddie Bauer, New Balance, Pendleton, Columbia Sportswear, and more.

Don’t stress! If you need help, we recommend our Bath & Body Works for aromatherapy fragrances and go-to gifts for just about anyone on your list.

With seasonal events underway, treat yourself to a new look! Shop Chico’s, Lane Bryant, Polo Ralph Lauren, and DXL Mens for a new outfit for upcoming special occasions.

If the spirit of giving strikes you, stop by our Kay Jewelers. From now until Christmas Eve, purchase a 2023 St. Jude Bears to help fund pediatric cancer research.

After Thanksgiving, shoppers will also have the opportunity to support local artisans. The indoor Holiday Farmer’s Market will be open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until December 17th.

Shop the Centralia Outlets this Holiday Season!

Chehalis Centralia Railroad Announces The Polar Express™

Chehalis, WA – Tickets are on sale now! The Chehalis Centralia Railroad will begin service to the North Pole onboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride, starting Saturday, November 11. Weekend rides are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Rides are at 3:00pm, 5:00pm and 7:00pm until December 23. The magical story comes to life when the train departs The Chehalis Railroad Depot at 1101 SW Sylvenus Street, Exit 77, midway between Seattle and Portland, in Chehalis for a 1-hour round-trip journey to the North Pole.

Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of the story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™. Once onboard, hot chocolate and treats are served as passengers listen to the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. Santa and his helpers greet passengers at the North Pole and then board the train, where each child is given the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. Costumed dancers and chefs aboard each car lead passengers singing Christmas carols on the ride back to the Depot. Exact dates, fares and excursion times are available by visiting https://steamtrainride. com/the-polar-express-train-2023/. Families are encouraged to wear warm clothes and bring blankets…

it is cold at the North Pole!

Chehalis United Methodist Church

Chehalis United Methodist Church is excited to announce our celebrations of animal appreciation and love for each other. We wanted to thank everyone who showed up to PAWchella it was an amazing day. Just to remind everyone on November 3 and 4 at church located 16 S Market Blvd, Chehalis, WA, 98532 we will be hosting Mint City Market and The Best Bake Sale ever.

We are filled to the brim with wonderful vendors who will be there to show their wares. There will also be aw $5 Hot dog, chips, and drink for all who are hungry. Come see all of the wonderful things we have in one place for your shopping pleasure. 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!

Paula Burrows Team brokered by eXp Realty – A Great Time to Buy a Home!

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 September 2023:

Total Sold – 65 homes!

Average Sales Price – $454,729

Percent of List Price Received – 99.5%

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)

Rainier Eye – Diabetic Eye Exams

Do you have diabetes? Is your medical doctor asking you to get your eyes checked?

Do you wonder why?

Uncontrolled diabetes causes the walls of blood vessels to weaken, resulting in blockages, leaks and new leaky blood vessels- called diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of preventable blindness in the United States. With a dilated eye exam and retinal imaging, Drs. Mary Ferris and Angela Loeb can see your blood vessels at work. The eye is the one place in the body where connective, vascular, and neurological tissue can be seen in a noninvasive way. The sooner retinopathy is found, the better your chances are of maintaining vision.

The Rainier Eye doctors send a report about your eye health to your medical doctor (PCP, endocrinologist, or internist) and they use this information to tailor your diabetes treatment plan-providing useful feedback for your whole care team. One thing many people don’t know is that diabetic exams fall under medical insurance coverage, not vision insurance.

Rainier Eye is welcoming new patients for diabetic health exams as well as annual vision exams. Schedule online at or call 360-506-5544. We look forward to seeing you!

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