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Rain Fest Fun Celebration of - Rain

Saturday, February 15, 2014

True Northwesterners gathered to celebrate the soft winter rain we all so love and put up with.  This annual small event - 40 to 100 participants - happens on the Village Green the second Saturday of February each year.  Even if it is a sunny day.  This year it was rain threatening during the half hour celebration and, lo, the rain started shortly after ceremonies finished.  Success.   The festival is short as festivals go.  Half hour this year.  An hour most years.  But it is perfect for…

Reid Boiler Works Burns Down

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Reid Boiler Works, an old industrial building built of huge old growth fir timbers, burned to the ground late Saturday evening. It was a spectacular fire. And very sad as it was one of the unrecognized historic buildings on the Fairhaven waterfront. The building has been empty for several years but had been kept well cleaned by the owner, Bob Reid. The cause was unknown, but talk of those watching the blaze was that kids and fireworks had been seen under the building by the railroad tracks earlier.…

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

From all of us in historic Fairhaven, we wish you and yours a most Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.  

Relaxed Shopping In Historic Fairhaven

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Last minute gift shopping?  Most shops open until early evening on Christmas Eve.  Fairhaven is known for original arts and crafts - one of a kinds - unique gifts.  All locally owned shops provide you with great service and expert advice. Every shop and restaurant is locally owned and managed.  Not a single chain store.  This provides shoppers with warm, friendly service plus great advice and expertise.  From Village Books, with owners Chuck and Dee with their staff of book lovers, to Artwood Gallery, managed by Erica and helped…

Halloween Fun

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The weather - perfect. It rained in the morning; it cleared by the afternoon. Whew. The streets were packed and everyone was smiling and having fun. Busines owners were advised to have 1,500 treats - and they were running out before the close at 6 pm. It was a fun day in Fairhaven for young and old.  Here we have a dozen photos that barely capture all that was on display this afternoon.  Enjoy.

Sidewalk Sale a Success and Fun

Saturday, September 21, 2013

And we thank the weather gods.  Merchants and shoppers made this the best annual sidewalk sale yet--a once-a-year event with bargains from many shops and some great give-aways and specials.  Here are some photos taken during the day.  And if you missed being in Fairhaven today, then you missed the donut holes kabob for a buck at Rocket Donuts.  

Silvery Moon—Fine Northwest Jewelry

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Silvery Moon owner, Russel, and Marie-Claire Dole with one of her original necklaces. Russel's shop carries fine jewelry by several northwest artists, including Dole's. She is originally from Switzerland and now lives in Mount Vernon.   Silvery Moon is one of several jewelry shops in Fairhaven - all locally owned and managed, which results in unique pieces and creations. We invite you to Fairhaven when looking for that fine gift that is unique and hand-crafted.  

Village Green Mural Restoration

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Lanny has now finished the mural restoration.  Only the lettering of names of contributors remains.   Sep 7 - Every day it is sunny - or not raining - Lanny Little is hard at work restoring his 13-year-old mural behind the stage at the Village Green. After painting, he coats it with a protective clear layer that should keep it bright and crisp for decades. It's a meticulous project that has extended beyond the anticipated time. The Historic Fairhaven Association is sponsoring and managing this project.  See photos here…

Mark Twain Now At Firehouse Theater - Last Performance Today

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Last performance today, Sunday, at 2 pm.  Leon Charbonneau does a masterful job of playing Mark Twain - loosly based on Twain's visit to Fairhaven in 1895.  Written by Joseph Lenz, this is a musical with plenty of short old time popular songs.  It is directed by Judith Owens-Lancaster, and the cast and crew are from several local theater groups.  The show has run for two long weekends and many have said how enjoyable a musical it is.   The Historic Fairhaven Association presents the play, but the real…

A July Day in Fairhaven

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Our high summer.  Historic District fun, business, projects.  We asked Andy, Pearson's  construction manager for the new Rocket Building, to pause for a photo.  Andy has become everyone's favorite in Fairhaven during the year long project because of his easy going manner.  He has become part of our community and done his best to minimize the disruption to our community by the construction work.  And, we have to say, he has managed the creation of one of the best built buildings in Fairhaven.   Also this week.  The…

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