Category Archives: Newbie in Graham


By Paula Morris The Graham-Kapowsin Community Council is a non-profit, community service organization, and as such does not usually endorse individual businesses. But there’s always an exception. Though the GKCC wishes success to all the small businesses in the Graham … Continue reading

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~ Special to the Mountain News-WA by Paula Morris There are many after school programs in the Pierce County area that offer food and snacks to kids during the school year. But what happens when summer vacation starts? Carol Wright, … Continue reading

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GKCC and Feed the Children Project to host Swap ‘n’ Shop, and a 5K Fun Run

~ Editor’s Note: The Graham-Kapowsin Community Council and its partner in helping feed Bethel school kids, the Harvest House Food Pantry, are holding a Swap ‘n’ Shop meet, along with a 5K Fun Run, to raise money for their joint … Continue reading

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Top Mountain News Stories of 2011

~ 1.  The Mountain News-WA launches on February 7, 2011 After months of planning and preparations, the Mountain News-WA flickered into life upon our computer screens with our first posting on February 7.  Eleven months later we’ve reached 100,000-plus hits and posted 230 … Continue reading

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Newbie in Graham – home for a visit

by Paula Morris  This has been quite a year – it’s my first Christmas in my new home in Graham and the first time I “visited” my old digs in Illinois and then flew back “home” to Washington state.  As … Continue reading

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Newbie in Graham – For a Wild Bunny

by Paula Morris My daughter was on her way to work last Thursday afternoon when she spotted the neighbor’s cat with something “largish” in her teeth.  She slammed on her brakes, took off after the cat, and caught her before … Continue reading

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Newbie in Graham – Nuggets of Inspiration

For the past ten months I have been able to claim “Newbie” status here in Graham, Washington, three months of which I have had the privilege of writing for the Mountain News under its hard working, able-bodied editor, Bruce Smith. … Continue reading

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