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Robin Hood Loop houses

I’m not trying to judge the builders of the Robin Hood Loop houses, but they could have been a little more creative .....

Going Off the Grid Part 10-Getting into the SWING OF THINGS

I have decided that our first garden will be relatively small. For a couple reasons: 1. I need to make sure we can keep up. 2. We are really busy .......

  • Mar 11th, 2016

Wreck of the S.S. Alice Gertrude

It was in early January 1906, when the little steamer Alice Gertrude piled up on a rocky ledge in a raging blizzard ......

  • Mar 11th, 2016 by

You People

I despise the rain and I'm not afraid to admit (whine about) that. I do sun dances daily, but clearly they aren’t working.

Good Intentions

Well, it has been awhile since I shared a thought or two. Let me talk about good intentions as a thought this time around ......

  • Mar 4th, 2016

Seeing Through Chapter 6-Special to the Forks Forum-I Am What I’m Not

“Mas cervezas!” I called out, knocking over the half full bottle of beer still in front of me. Beer spilled across the table ........

Why the hyphen?

My husband thinks I fell in love with him, but in actuality, I fell in love with his last name. My maiden name is often butchered ......

I dislike insurance companies

I received a letter from my insurance company last week. Like most of you, I was very excited to read the good news.........

Derby Car Courtesy of Chicago

Three years ago, on my way to Forks from Pittsburgh, I drove through a little known town called Chicago .....

Going off the Grid-Part 9

No other schools have contacted us yet about our off-grid adventure or alternative energy source, but I haven’t given up hope just yet ......

  • Feb 18th, 2016

Best Week Ever!

How was your week last week? That’s good or I’m sorry to hear that … which ever applies. I had a fabulous week ......

The Lost Cabin History from the pages of the Forks Forum-June 1, 1939

Abandoned and lost since the beginning of the century, a shack in the cedar swamp south of the Forks Shingle Mill......

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Going off the Grid-Part 8 Sunroom make-over

Last week’s article was full of about 300 swear words (you guys couldn’t see them) because I continued my mini-melt down into the following week .......

  • Feb 12th, 2016

Attention owners of unattractive horses

To everyone thinking of moving to Wilbur, Wash., the place is not as amazing as you think. Before you pack up and move there........

Benefit Concert-Music For a Cure

If you missed Monica Henry’s benefit concerts in Port Angeles but still want to listen to a few Broadway and jazz classics while supporting a good cause......

  • Feb 4th, 2016

First Auto ever over West End Road

These days we think nothing of getting in the car and driving to Port Angeles. Prior to 1914, a trip to Port Angeles meant......

  • Jan 29th, 2016 by

Oh Gram….

I know that every woman says this about her precious loved one so you might be thinking I am just biased by love .....

Going off the Grid — Part 6 Mini-Meltdown

The day dream I had about “all the sinning I could be doing in Las Vegas” … didn’t come true. Instead I had myself a meltdown.......

  • Jan 28th, 2016

Seeing Through, Part 4

Today (Jan. 18) the United States celebrates the birth of a great American — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I have promised a column on “world view” and today I celebrate ...

  • Jan 21st, 2016

Dear Thievers Part II,

I’m guessing that when you broke into that shed a few weeks ago and then went back to steal a truck, you didn’t spend one-second thinking of the person you were stealing from. ........

Going off the Grid-Part 5-A Productive Week

I would love to tell everyone that we fixed our pump/well issue, but we haven’t. We did however learn........

  • Jan 21st, 2016

Hard core fan plan

Living in Pittsburgh taught me a few eye-opening things. For example, there are stores out there that do not sell Johnny’s Seasoning Salt ........

Going off the Grid — Part 4 Still figuring it out

This last week we have not been able to accomplish much. We have honestly been lazy, day dreaming about all the sinning that........

  • Jan 14th, 2016

2016 Prediction

As some of you may recall, this is my third annual predictions column. If for some reason, you do not remember my previous predictions, please get your “Christy’s Columns” scrapbook out and.......

So I Wrote a Book

For the first 26 years of my life, I was seriously intent on becoming a lawyer. In a weird series of events though .......

Going Off the Grid Part 3-You Betcha …

As long as you don’t count the generator giving out, the deep cycle batteries being over charged to the point of almost killing ......

  • Jan 7th, 2016

The Prince Arthur

On the evening of Jan. 2, 1903, a ship’s officer aboard the Prince Arthur, a Norwegian bark that had been at sea 50 days..........

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Not everyone has a chainsaw, you know

After our latest super storm, a lady from Port Townsend posted a picture on Facebook of her “storm damage"........

Going off the Grid-Part 2-What a Week

Living off the grid is much harder than I ever imagined. I’m not out breaking my back or getting stuck in the sticker bushes yet..........

  • Dec 30th, 2015

Christmas past and where is baby Jesus?

As a child growing up in Forks in the late 1950s to early 1970s, I remember always wanting snow for Christmas and sometimes ..........

  • Dec 23rd, 2015 by

My Life as a Canadian

Growing up in Forks in the 1960s, with the remoteness and mountain barriers, our television viewing choices were few and with an antenna..........

  • Dec 23rd, 2015 by

The Mayor Who Stole Christmas

Every Forksonite in Forks liked Christmas a lot But years ago, Bryon Monohon definitely did NOT........

Going off the Grid

It started in 2007 when I began pursuing my education through Peninsula College. I enrolled in Environmental Science..........

  • Dec 23rd, 2015

Sail Charisma

Ann and Bob walked cautiously into the Co-op late this summer. They were quickly engrossed with our stock selection.........

Elfie-Thingie

If you have kids or have seen any kids in the past couple of years, you’ve probably heard of the new-ish Christmas tradition...........

True Color, Part 32

In conclusion of my story on alternative energy, I always have wanted to impart the advice I got from a lifelong do-it-yourselfer about harnessing gensets.........

My Journey to Health by Warren Vigill

“On September 15th this year — all my joints was aching, they were sore. I knew I was taking too much sugar;........

The Gravy Train

Even before birth, I knew that I was going to hate cooking Thanksgiving dinner. Therefore........

It’s in the mail

With the holiday season here, it is the time we think about mailing cards and packages. These days we ........

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Merrill Whittier: West End Pioneer

In 1900, according to the census, 139 people lived on the Forks Prairie. One of those families was......

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