Best of the Peninsula

Congratulations to all of our friends and customers who very deservedly made this year’s Best of the Peninsula list!

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“…Best of the Discovery Coast results are just for local people, identifying our favorite teachers, doctors, mechanics and other individuals who play key roles every day in making this an exceptional place to live.”

“Greatest community volunteers:

1. Shelly Pollock of Grass Roots Garbage Gang

2. Eileen Wirkkala of Friends of Chinook School

3. Martha Murfin of F.I.S.H.

Most beloved doctor (an enthusiastic majority): Dr. Albert Fabiano

Most gentle dentist (an enthusiastic majority): Dr. Jason Tynkila

Best veterinarians (a very enthusiastic majority): Drs. Katherine and Ed Ketel

Most respected real estate person (two-way tie): Cheri Diehl of Discovery Coast Real Estate and Char Wolters of Lighthouse Realty

Most trusted mechanic: Al Hilderman

Favorite postal worker: Post Master Karen Harrell of the Long Beach Post Office

Favorite policeman, deputy or emergency responder (two-way tie): Long Beach Police Chief Flint Wright and Pacific County Fire District No. 1 EMT Dave. (The returned ballots didn’t specify Dave’s last name and since several PCFD1’s responders go by that name, they all can consider themselves winners!)

Favorite Ocean Park teacher (an enthusiastic majority): Martha Williams

Favorite Long Beach teachers (three-way tie): Joe Doupe, Jessica Miller and Michelle Marshman

Favorite Ilwaco teacher: Dan Schenk

Favorite Naselle teacher: Marina Smith

Favorite coach: Sara Taylor

Friendliest waitress: Laura Gilgore at The Depot

Most understanding bartender: Gini Chin at Raven & Finch

Favorite contractor: Don Anderson of Peninsula Plumbing

Best pet groomer: Lucy Dreyer of Happy Tails

Congratulations to one and all.”

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