March 2017 (click to view)
March is one of our favorite months of the year here at West Coast Publishing. It's an
interesting time up here in the Pacific Northwest, where the weather can stay dreary or we
can get some really nice days. If we're lucky enough to catch a great day, epic St. Patrick's
Day celebrations are in order.
February 2017 (click to view)
Valentine's Day is a yearly reminder to appreciate and love everyone in your life, not just
your partner or the cute girl in class. Valentine's Day in Finland is actually known as
Friendship Day, furthering the sentiment that love means more than romance. You can use
Valentine's Day as a reminder of the people in your life that bring you joy and purpose.
January 2017 (click to view)
The start of the New Year is the firstchapter of a fresh start. It’s the chance to reflect on
the past 365 days whilealso setting goals to propel you toward success. Maybe in the past
year youmade an advancement in your career, progress on your health, or met the love
ofyour life—whatever it may be, now’s the time to cherish the memories you madeand
think about what could make the next year even better.
December 2016 (click to view)
We all have a tradition that somehow, no matter where we are, can
bring us home. For the many of our military families, this time of year can
be especially difficult. Sometimes the littlest gesture, the tiniest
kindness, or a special tradition shared may help make this holiday
season a little easier for those families that sacrifice for our freedom.
November 2016 (click to view)
Our country has celebrated 153 Thanksgivings since the day became a nationally
recognized holiday. Since then, our Armed Forces have battled in several wars,
been deployed to several countries, and despite logistical and nutritional
challenges, the spirit of Thanksgiving was never lost in the United States military.
October 2016 (click to view)
It's that time of year again to stay alert and watch for the spooks waiting around
every corner. Halloween is coming up quickly and to kick it off, we searched for
some true ghost stories told by military personnel across the country. Turn off the
lights, pause your TV, and enjoy...
September 2016 (click to view)
As we watch the last of summer fall of the trees, temperatures drop back into
manageable levels, and kids go back to school, let's not forget about all the military
personnel and their kids that are heading back to school as well.
August 2016 (click to view)
We celebrated our independence from Great Britain in July, but 433 years ago, in
August, British explorer Sir Humphrey Gilbert established the first North American
colony named Newfoundland. Without his initial effort to colonize the "new lands" of
America, who knows where we'd be now. In honor of Britain's effort to always be
looking forward, West Coast Publishing wanted to share one of our favorite stories of
(what we will coin as) British Brilliance:
July 2016 (click to view)
Summertime is upon us, and this month we celebrate America’sindependence. Variously
known as the Fourth of Julyand Independence Day, July 4th has been a federal holiday in
the United Statessince 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back
to the18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83).
June 2016 (click to view)
Although the term D-Day is used routinely asmilitary lingo for the day an
operation or event will take place, for many itis also synonymous with June 6,
1944, the day the Allied powers crossed theEnglish Channel and landed on the
beaches of Normandy, France, beginning theliberation of Western Europe from
Nazi control during World War II.
May 2016 (click to view)
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance
forthose who have died in service of the United States of America. Over two
dozencities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. While
Waterloo,NY, was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by
President LyndonJohnson in May, 1966, it’s difficult to prove conclusively the
origins of theday.
April 2016 (click to view)
PRANKS, JOKES, AND FUN WITH FOLKS! April Fools' Day, sometimes called “All Fools' Day,” is one of the most lighthearted days of the year. Its origins are uncertain. Some see it as a celebration
related to the turn of the seasons, while others believe it stems from the adoption of a new calendar.
March 2016 (click to view)
TOP O’ THE MORNING TO YA!
St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday perfect for Seattle! The Northwest is an ideal
climate for cozy Irish pubs, andthere are many located in Seattle, Tacoma, and
February 2016 (click to view)
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
Leaping past January and entering into our second month of the New Year, we are now heading towards Valentine’s Day and Presidents' Day!
November 2015 (click to view)
With Halloween in our rear viewmirror, we eagerly look ahead to Veterans Day
and Thanksgiving. November is amonth full of appreciation and gratitude, a
particularly special month for WestCoast Publishing because the spotlight
shines bright on our military heroes.
October 2015 (click to view)
WOW, September flew by! To all of the students and teachers who are back to school:
good luck this school year.
August 2015 (click to view)
We know, August is just beginning but seeing how fast July went by, we're anticipating
August to do the same. Plus, we're just so excited about the Western Washington Fair in