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L&E Bottling Recalls The Pepsi Challenge and Race Track for the 1982 Southwest Washington Fair

Pepsi Challenge Race Track with Giant Inflatable canWhere were you in August of 1982? Planning to go to the Southwest Washington Fair and parade? Were you planning to go see the Pepsi display and challenge in the Yard Birds parking lot? Or riding the miniature replica race cars and meeting racing star Don “The Snake” Prudhomme? Were you there? [more…]

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Cowlitz Falls Lavender Company Brings Purple Fields to Randle

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Photo courtesy of Jason Claibourn

What do you do when lavender is the only plant your mom can’t kill? You buy property and start a lavender farm, of course.

Justin Claibourn laughs as he tells that his mom’s love of lavender – and her lack of a green thumb – were the basis for starting a lavender farm. She attended lavender festivals “religiously” according to Claibourn, so he and his wife, Jordann, and his parents, Debbie and Tim, thought, “What if we grew lavender?” They looked into it and that began Cowlitz Falls Lavender Company. [Read more at LewisTalk.com]

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Join the Homebrew Craze with Flood Valley Homebrew

It seems everyone is brewing something at home these days. Beer, wine, kombucha even hard cider is making a comeback. The first question you may ask is, “Why brew your own when your store-bought choices are endless?” Centralia native, Chris Rohr, owner of Flood Valley Homebrew was just like you, asking himself the same question. [read more on LewisTalk.com]

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The Pearl Café – A Little Restaurant Makes a Big Entrance

“If you walk into The Pearl Café when they open for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. you’ll be treated to the enticing aroma of freshly baked desserts. You’ll second-guess your decision to have breakfast and actually think about just eating the goodies instead.” [read more on Lewis.Talk.com]

 

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