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Storm-watching season is about to hit the coast

Storm-watching season is almost here, so it’s time to haul out the foul-weather gear, charge the camera batteries and head for the coast. Where to go: Waikiki Beach, Cape Disappointment State Park. This driftwood-laden beach is ground zero for Pacific Northwest storm-watchers. Watch waves explode in giant sprays beneath the historic gaze of 151-year-old Cape…

October highlights on the LBP

October is an exciting month on the Long Beach Peninsula – it marks the arrival of storm-watching season, kicks off the cranberry harvest and includes a number of excellent events. October fun includes kite-flying, fine musical performances, a spectacular 10k race and the Chinook Oktoberfest. It includes ripe cranberries, wild mushrooms and Dungeness crab. Halloween…

Join the Wild Mushroom Celebration starting Oct. 1

Each autumn on the Long Beach Peninsula we honor a seasonal Pacific Northwest treasureand you’re invited to join the party – the annual Wild Mushroom Celebration is Oct. 1 – Nov. 15 and includes guided hikes, restaurant specials and lodging deals. Wild Mushroom events Here’s a rundown of this year’s Wild Mushroom Celebration events: [pickled…

Razor clam digs announced

Hey, razor clam fans: It’s time to haul the shovel out of storage and dust off the waders because tentative fall and winter clam digs were announced last week. Razor clam digs Tentative fall and winter razor clam digs on the Long Beach Peninsula are: Oct. 6, Friday, 7:49 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Long Beach Oct. 7,…

Cache Dash Splash III is Sept. 16-17

One of our favorite recent additions to the Peninsula’s annual event lineup is Cache Dash Splash, the third-year geocaching extravaganza set for Sept. 16-17 with an early meet-and-greet on Friday, Sept. 15. Why do we love it? For two reasons in particular: 1) It gets bigger and better every year, and 2) It highlights a…

September shindigs: Hot rods, geocaching & slow drags

From hotrods to geocaches, September fun on the Long Beach Peninsula covers all the bases. Let’s start at the beginning. Come Play on Labor Day in South Bend is a four-day community gathering Sept. 1-4 that features a little bit of everything. Events include oyster eating and shucking contests, a parade, poker paddle, salmon derby, fireworks…

'Made in Pacific County': Local goods & services

“Made in Pacific County” isn’t a catchphrase – it’s a way of life for a lot of southwestern Washingtonians. We often highlight natural offerings like Dungeness crab, wild mushrooms, cranberries and razor clams when discussing PacificCounty products. But now we’re talking about items that carry the tag “Made in Pacific County” – products like North…

U-pick blueberries: The season has arrived

Summertime on the Long Beach Peninsula marks the beginning of blueberry season, a crop that thrives on the coast and is available for public picking. One of our favorite late-summer activities is plucking fresh blueberries from the u-pick orchard at Cranguyma Farms on Sandridge Road in Long Beach. The only thing better than the blueberries…

LBP to see 97-percent coverage during Aug. 21 eclipse

It’s not often we get a front-row seat to a once-in-a-lifetime event. That’ll be the case Aug. 21 when the Long Beach Peninsula will see 97-percent coverage during that morning’s solar eclipse. The peninsula hugs the eclipse’s path of totality, meaning the area is primed to be among the best viewing spots in the nation. The…

Long Beach's Awesome August in photos

Jake’s Birthday, Jazz & Oysters, Kite Festival, Pacific County Fair – we’re looking forward to an exciting August on the Long Beach Peninsula. These events are not only fun; they’re a visual feast! With that in mind, we figured we’d showcase this awesome August in photos. August events Jake the Alligator Man’s Birthday, Aug. 4-5,…