“A Totem Pole History” Celebrates Coast Salish Art and Influence

(Olympia, Wash.)  One of the Pacific Northwest’s leading Native artists, from a family long associated with The Evergreen State College, is the subject of a richly illustrated new book, A Totem Pole History:  the Work of Lummi Carver Joe Hillaire, to be presented December 3 at the College.

Lummi elder Pauline Hillaire writes about her father’s legacy as one of the most influential Coast Salish artists of the twentieth century.  The book includes photographs of Joe Hillaire’s most significant totem poles, along with essays from contributors on Coast Salish art history, pigment technology, oral history, intercultural relations and the central role of art in Coast Salish life.  


Mason County Fire Protection District #11

Special Meeting - 10 a.m. Wednesday November 27th at Mason County Fire Department #11 fire hall located 130 E. Island Lake Rd. Special meeting is to approve and sign the 2014 budget and is open to the public.

Belfair Christmas Parade Dec. 1

SR 300 detour in place during Belfair Christmas Parade. BELFAIR – Drivers in Belfair will see detours on State Route 300 during the upcoming first annual Belfair Christmas Parade. From 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1, both directions of SR 300 will be closed between milepost 2.2 and 3.18 in downtown Belfair near the Starbucks and the Dairy Queen. At the closure points, motorists will be directed by flaggers to alternate roads around the parade route.


Elfendahl Pass Road Open

Elfendahl Pass Road is now open to all traffic. (County Road 80610). If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department (360) 427-9670, Ext. 450

November 26, 2013 11:00 a.m.