Oysterville Daybook Archives

Art and Music, New Friends and Old!

Art and Music, New Friends and Old!

Last night I had the rare privilege of attending a belated Astoria Art Walk Tour -- one gallery only, musically enhanced, and attended by a very select group of folks -- Tucker, Carol, two young women from Astoria and me!  The event was held at the...

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See you in Ilwaco Friday evening!

See you in Ilwaco Friday evening!

I think that I can actually count on one hand the number of times our Oysterville Friday Night Gathering has been cancelled -- with the exception of the Covid Days, of course.  This coming Friday -- day after tomorrow counts as one of those few!...

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A Lifetime’s Creativity on Display at CPHM!

A Lifetime’s Creativity on Display at CPHM!

If you know Tucker Wachsmuth (or Chester or Chet or Tuck -- depending on how and since when), you are probably aware that he is always busy at this time of year.  It's the holiday season and each year since he and Carol were married in 1970, he has...

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

We are thankful for countless treasures on this Thanksgiving Day 2021, but first and foremost for the gift of friendship.   We wish all of you a wonderful day and joyous beginning to the holiday season!  

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It was fun but it wasn’t the same…

It was fun but it wasn’t the same…

In all fairness, CPHM's "Out The Window Art Auction" was not meant to be the same as its annual "Six by Six" predecessors.  Hence the name change and the differences in entry requirements, presentations, etc.  We knew all that going in, but even...

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On the Patio at Bold tomorrow 2:00-4:00!

On the Patio at Bold tomorrow 2:00-4:00!

If you've not yet been into BOLD Art Framing and Espresso at 711 Pacific Ave N in Long Beach, by all means drop by tomorrow at 2 p.m. when I'll be chatting a bit about my new book, Historic Haunts of the Long Beach Peninsula.  After all, it's not...

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“Me?  At an art gallery?” I asked BOLDly!

“Me? At an art gallery?” I asked BOLDly!

I don't think I'm a groupie exactly.  Certainly not in the musical sense.  Not really.  I cheer and clap for musician friends and, of course, we host House Concerts.  I used to hang out at the Purple Onion and the hungry i  in the City and the...

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Due Diligence with Capital D’s

Due Diligence with Capital D’s

The 12"x 12"x 5½" box arrived by priority mail day before yesterday.  It was heavy -- $21.90 worth of heavy -- and mailed from Seattle by Marilyn Nero.  Perhaps you remember her?  She and her husband Mark Nero ran the Cranberry Press which had an...

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Mom would’ve been pleased… I think!

Mom would’ve been pleased… I think!

When my mother advised "moderation in all things," she was speaking of indulgences, not character traits.  Or so I've always thought.  Not too many desserts.  Not too many drinks.  Not too many party clothes -- not too many parties, for that...

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Coming Soon:  Music in the Gardens!

Coming Soon: Music in the Gardens!

Perhaps you've noticed.  There's a lot of fluffing and buffing going on in Peninsula gardens these days.  The gardener-owners of seven properties -- from Stackpole Road in Oysterville to Sahalee Hill in Ilwaco -- are giving 'what-for' to potential...

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Seriously Conflicted

Seriously Conflicted

Sometimes the gods smile on us.  Sometimes they frown.  But right now, they are seriously toying with us!  Either that or they have their wires totally tangled. It's a date and time conflict of unparalleled proportions.  On Saturday, February 9th...

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In the Thick of Proud

In the Thick of Proud

If I'd had any buttons, I'd have burst them for sure.  Last night at the 6x6 Art Auction our friend and neighbor's oil painting went for the next-to-highest price.  And, really, if you are at all familiar with the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum's...

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