The Harbor Insider 
December 2016
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. News
Embrace the holiday cheer this year at the Aberdeen Mansion Holiday themed tours. This family-friendly event will take place December 15, 22, and 29, all beginning at 6pm.  Read more »
The 2016 Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo is an exciting one-day event focused on setting the economic stage for our region for the coming year.  Read more » 
Greater Grays Harbor Inc. is excited to announce that the Beehive Restaurant is the recipient of the 2016 November Business of the Month award.  Read more » 
ASAP Business Solutions partners with United Way and other agencies for their annual Coat, Shoe, and Blanket Drive. 
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The Lisa is the most recent ship on a long line of Sea Scout vessels on the Harbor that reaches back more than 70 years.  
Member News
Rayonier Inc. awards grants to local charities
Rayonier Inc. announced the award of more than $35,000 to area organizations serving Olympic Peninsula communities.  Read more » 
GH Community Foundation awards more than $89,000 in grants
The Grays Harbor Community Foundation recently distributed $89,210 into the community through its 4th quarter grants cycle.  Read more »  
Winterfest Comes to Downtown Aberdeen December 2 and 3
Aberdeen's first Winterfest, a festive holiday season-starter in the downtown area, is Friday and Saturday, December 2 and 3, with traditional tree-lighting, community caroling, special shopping hours, activities for children and, of course, the arrival of Santa.  Read more »  
Westport Winery wins numerous awards at annual Tri-Cities Wine Festival
This is GHC's third planned four-year program and will focus on improving the skills of area workers.  Read more »  
Community and Business News
Community members provide opinions about the proposed Gateway Center
Renditions of various building designs were presented to the community during a meeting to elicit community opinions about proposed Gateway Center to be constructed in downtown Aberdeen. Read more » 
Opening days at Elma Burger King are "crazy busy"
Stacey Lalicker, general manager, said she expected to be busy but not as busy at it has been at the restaurant located in Eagles Landing at the northeast corner of Highways 8 and 12.  Read more » 
McCleary's Chief Crumb retiring
Longtime McCleary Police Chief George Crumb worked his last day with the department on Oct. 27.  Read more » 
New owner of Swanson's plans to invest in improvements 
The new owner of the two Swanson's Foods grocery stores on Grays Harbor says he is planning improvements.  Read more »
New World War II book has deep local roots
"Washington Remembers World War II," by former Daily World editor and publisher John C. Hughes, features a dozen personal stories from the global conflict that changed who we are, including the powerful story of longtime Ocean Shores resident Arnold Samuels. Read more »  
Dog boarding business is booming in rural Monte
Ellis, 33, and her husband, Thomas Ellis, 35, own Freedom Acres Dog Boarding up Middle Satsop Road north of Brady. Last month, Ellis won the grand prize of the Washington Coast Works Sustainable Small Business Competition for their operation.  Read more »  
Shellflair Gift Shop & Shell Museum's Dorothy Harrison turns 90
Harrison first opened her doors in the summer of 1979 and still delights in sharing information about her spectacular collection.  Read more »  
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