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  • Thousands visit Mason County Forest Festival

    Hot weather greeted the 72nd Forest Festival in Shelton last weekend.
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  • Mason County Forest Festival 2016!

    Thanks for checking out the iFiberone Newsradio parade coverage! The parade starts with some of the Tenino Motorcycle drill team warming up the crowd and after that the parade begins. Feel free to jump around and see all the entries!

    MASON COUNTY FOREST FESTIVAL PARADE COVERAGE BROUGHT TO YOU BY: ALDERBROOK GOLF COURSE; DEREK KILMER; US REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE WA-06; HERITAGE BANK; OLYMPIA CHRYSLER-JEEP; KEVIN SHUTTY - CANDIDATE FOR MASON COUNTY COMMISSIONER 2; CASEY'S BAIL BONDS; EL SARAPE CANTINA; ASCEND ROOFING; BILL BRYANT FOR GOVERNOR; THE LC3; OLYMPIA NISSAN and IFIBERONE NEWSRADIO.

    Join Daybreak! to help you get through the morning with the latest in local news around the South Sound of Washington.
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  • 72nd Annual Mason County Forest Festival opens Thursday

    SHELTON (VIDEO) - Parades on Railroad Avenue, incredible feats of man vs. wood and colorful antique autos and hotrods come to Shelton this week for the 2016 Mason County Forest Festival.
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  • Simon Kenton Festival, Old Washington, Maysville, Kentucky

    Always the third weekend of September.

    This annual festival was started in Old Washington to honor Simon Kenton, who through historical accounts has been named the "Father of Mason County".

    Nearly everything about this quality event creates the illusion of time travel to the late 1700’s, early 1800’s. Our two-day historical adventure will begin with the Kenton Kin, Simon Kenton, Daniel Boone and other heroes of the frontier marching into the center of Old Washington where they are formally welcomed at the Opening Ceremonies. After the American flag is raised, and the last echo of the gun salute has finished, visitors are enticed to explore over 180 different booths. Antiques and unique crafts from all over the country are nestled along the vast main street of this historic village.
    Visitors to the Simon Kenton Festival will have a hard time deciding what to do first. A wagon ride through the festival is the perfect way to get a quick overview of the wide variety of attractions!
    Explore the unique shops that Old Washington has to offer. You are sure to find special treasures. Pottery, herbs, dried flowers, handmade soaps, lace, linen, jewelry, books, lanterns, antiques and much more!
    Entertainment can be found throughout the festival. The beautiful voice of Jennifer Rose Escobar and her family have captivated visitors over the years. Royal Blue Entertainment brings light comedy as they fill the streets with their Bluegrass music. Old Time musicians will be set up in various locations throughout the event.
    There is even a bigger variety of food available this year - so do come hungry to the festival! We are sure there is something to delight even the pickiest eaters.
    At various times during the day, Daniel Boone, Simon Kenton, and the Chief of the Shawnee Tribe will meet at the Old Church Museum, located in the middle of the festival, to tell about the life and times of our beloved pioneer heroes. Professional actors will portray each of the visiting frontier heroes. Simon Kenton will be portrayed by Mel Hankla, and Daniel Boone will be portrayed by Mark Sage. Both men have been recognized across the country for the accuracy of their performance. Bob Anderson, as descendant member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition will portray his ancestor Private Shannon. Having a photo taken with at least one of these frontier heroes will be a must!
    But the fun doesn’t stop there! Take your children to the lawn behind the Harriet Beecher Stowe Museum and witness first hand pioneer life in a primitive encampment. Want to test your skills with a bow or tomahawk? Now’s your chance, it’s all right here at the Simon Kenton Festival.
    You’re not done yet! Sneak into any one of our wonderful museums. For a more personal experience, have one of our costumed tour guides escort you through your historical adventure. See where Harriet Beecher Stowe stayed, or where Albert Sidney Johnston was born, explore the Paxton house and Inn plus much more!
    You are guaranteed to walk away with historical knowledge, a treasured keepsake and memories that will last a lifetime.
    For more information, please contact:

    Tourism Director
    Maysville-Mason County Convention & Visitors Bureau
    The Cox Building
    2 East Third Street
    Maysville, KY 41056
    606-563-2596
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  • 2017 Forest Festival Coronation

    2017 Mason County Forest Festival Royalty Court Coronation
    March 11, 2017.
    Produced by Shelton High School Stage Craft Class
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  • "Taste of Mason County" Seeks Vendors

    An upcoming event in Mason County will offer music, art, food and more... and organizers are looking for restaurants and caterers interested in participating.

    A "Taste of Mason County" will be held between 5 and 9pm on February 6, as part of the Ludington and Scottville Winter Thaw Out. The event is open to all area restaurants, grocers, caterers and individuals with local food products; the goal of the event is to generate traffic in the Ludington and Scottville areas.

    The "Taste Of Mason County" event will feature music and local art as well as restaurants and food; 200 tickets will be available to the event.

    For anyone interested in setting up a booth or just learning more about the event, you can call Megan Payment at 845-0324.
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  • Mick Sprouffske - President of the Mason County Forest Festival Association

    This week is Forest Festival in Shelton. From the carnival to the car show there is plenty to see and do. Mick talks about the schedule of events.

    Join Daybreak! to help you get through the morning with the latest in local news around the South Sound of Washington.
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  • Dragon Boat Races Allyn WA 2014

    Allyn Days Dragon Boat Races, Allyn Washington July 20, 2014
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  • MOTHMAN MONSTER - Real or fake?

    Link to History Guy's Washington Eagle Video https://youtu.be/koaaWJo9X0g

    Link to my first Mothman video https://youtu.be/GJrKSZy3MQ4

    ABOUT MOTHMAN

    Mothman is a moth-like creature reportedly seen in the Point Pleasant area of West Virginia from 15 November 1966 to 15 December 1967. The first newspaper report was published in the Point Pleasant Register dated 16 November 1966, titled "Couples See Man-Sized Bird...Creature...Something".

    Mothman was introduced to a wider audience by Gray Barker in 1970 later popularized by John Keel in his 1975 book The Mothman Prophecies, claiming that Mothman was related to a wide array of supernatural events in the area and the collapse of the Silver Bridge. The 2002 film The Mothman Prophecies, starring Richard Gere, was based on Keel's book.

    On November 12, 1966, five men who were digging a grave at a cemetery near Clendenin, WV claimed to see a man-like figure fly low from the trees over their heads.[5] This is often identified as the first known sighting of what became known as the Mothman.

    Shortly thereafter, on November 15, 1966, two young couples from Point Pleasant, Roger and Linda Scarberry, and Steve and Mary Mallette told police they saw a large white creature whose eyes "glowed red" when the car headlights picked it up. They described it as a " large flying man with ten-foot wings following their car while they were driving in an area outside of town known as 'the TNT area', the site of a former World War II munitions plant.

    During the next few days, other people reported similar sightings. Two volunteer firemen who sighted it said it was a "large bird with red eyes". Mason County Sheriff George Johnson commented that he believed the sightings were due to an unusually large heron he termed a "shitepoke". Contractor Newell Partridge told Johnson that when he aimed a flashlight at a creature in a nearby field its eyes glowed "like bicycle reflectors", and blamed buzzing noises from his television set and the disappearance of his German Shepherd dog on the creature. Wildlife biologist Dr. Robert L. Smith at West Virginia University told reporters that descriptions and sightings all fit the sandhill crane, a large American crane almost as high as a man with a seven foot wingspan featuring circles of reddish coloring around the eyes, and that the bird may have wandered out of its migration route.

    There were no Mothman reports in the immediate aftermath of the December 15, 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge and the death of 46 people, giving rise to legends that the Mothman sightings and the bridge collapse were connected.

    Folklorist Jan Harold Brunvand notes that Mothman has been widely covered in the popular press, some claiming sightings connected with UFOs, and others claiming that a military storage site was Mothman's "home". Brunvand notes that recountings of the 1966-67 Mothman reports usually state that at least 100 people saw Mothman with many more "afraid to report their sightings" but observed that written sources for such stories consisted of children's books or sensationalized or undocumented accounts that fail to quote identifiable persons. Brunvand found elements in common among many Mothman reports and much older folk tales, suggesting that something real may have triggered the scares and became woven with existing folklore. He also records anecdotal tales of Mothman supposedly attacking the roofs of parked cars inhabited by teenagers.
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  • Simon Kenton Festival, Old Washington, Maysville, Kentucky

    Always the third weekend of September.

    This annual festival was started in Old Washington to honor Simon Kenton, who through historical accounts has been named the "Father of Mason County".

    Nearly everything about this quality event creates the illusion of time travel to the late 1700’s, early 1800’s. Our two-day historical adventure will begin with the Kenton Kin, Simon Kenton, Daniel Boone and other heroes of the frontier marching into the center of Old Washington where they are formally welcomed at the Opening Ceremonies. After the American flag is raised, and the last echo of the gun salute has finished, visitors are enticed to explore over 180 different booths. Antiques and unique crafts from all over the country are nestled along the vast main street of this historic village.
    Visitors to the Simon Kenton Festival will have a hard time deciding what to do first. A wagon ride through the festival is the perfect way to get a quick overview of the wide variety of attractions!
    Explore the unique shops that Old Washington has to offer. You are sure to find special treasures. Pottery, herbs, dried flowers, handmade soaps, lace, linen, jewelry, books, lanterns, antiques and much more!
    Entertainment can be found throughout the festival. The beautiful voice of Jennifer Rose Escobar and her family have captivated visitors over the years. Royal Blue Entertainment brings light comedy as they fill the streets with their Bluegrass music. Old Time musicians will be set up in various locations throughout the event.
    There is even a bigger variety of food available this year - so do come hungry to the festival! We are sure there is something to delight even the pickiest eaters.
    At various times during the day, Daniel Boone, Simon Kenton, and the Chief of the Shawnee Tribe will meet at the Old Church Museum, located in the middle of the festival, to tell about the life and times of our beloved pioneer heroes. Professional actors will portray each of the visiting frontier heroes. Simon Kenton will be portrayed by Mel Hankla, and Daniel Boone will be portrayed by Mark Sage. Both men have been recognized across the country for the accuracy of their performance. Bob Anderson, as descendant member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition will portray his ancestor Private Shannon. Having a photo taken with at least one of these frontier heroes will be a must!
    But the fun doesn’t stop there! Take your children to the lawn behind the Harriet Beecher Stowe Museum and witness first hand pioneer life in a primitive encampment. Want to test your skills with a bow or tomahawk? Now’s your chance, it’s all right here at the Simon Kenton Festival.
    You’re not done yet! Sneak into any one of our wonderful museums. For a more personal experience, have one of our costumed tour guides escort you through your historical adventure. See where Harriet Beecher Stowe stayed, or where Albert Sidney Johnston was born, explore the Paxton house and Inn plus much more!
    You are guaranteed to walk away with historical knowledge, a treasured keepsake and memories that will last a lifetime.
    For more information, please contact:

    Tourism Director
    Maysville-Mason County Convention & Visitors Bureau
    The Cox Building
    2 East Third Street
    Maysville, KY 41056
    606-563-2596
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