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By Howard Meharg, Andresen/St. Johns neighborhood
January 14, 2015 6 a.m.
OK, so my arms were not long enough to get The Columbian far enough from my face so I could read it. Glasses? No big deal. Bifocals? Oh, all right, I can deal with that … albeit with considerable grumping around about getting used to them.
People biking or walking through the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site will find oak trees from the 1800s, sprawling green fields and maybe even a red-tailed hawk flying overhead. There are some surprising sights for a green space in the middle of an urban area.
Esther Short — "Images of Architecture and Destruction," an exhibition by two local artists, is now on display at Vancouver City Hall. "The Academy Exposed," an exhibit featuring Kate Singh's photographs of Vancouver's historic Academy building and a 30-foot-long drawing by Grant Hottle called "Column of Smoke, Pillar of Ash" debuted Monday and will be on display through March 27.
Shumway — St. Luke's - San Lucas Episcopal Church plans to make heavenly music with its new 7-foot Steinway grand piano, which the church purchased with a donation from Jean and Darrell Williams. The piano will be played in the next few months during concerts: a solo performance of jazz standards by Randy Porter on Jan. 24, a performance by soprano Catherine van der Salm and friends on Feb. 14, and a duet by the LeRoi-Nickel Duo, who will play the same piano, on March 14. The free concerts begin at 7 p.m. at the church, 426 E. Fourth Plain Blvd.