For most of us, gardening is not the daily work we do that puts money in our pockets. When someone asks us what we do, they are usually looking for a job title to attach to our persona. Most of us "work for a living" but we "become gardeners" before or after work or on the weekends. It's interesting that during the time we spend working in the garden, the word work takes on a different meaning. In this case, we lose any feeling of drudgery and put our whole heart into the effort.
Lincoln neighborhood residents want the city to ban big trucks from using West 39th Street. And members of the Vancouver City Council acknowledge the two-lane street wasn’t built for the tractor-trailer rigs that use it to get from Interstate 5 to industrial areas.
Are you a tinkerer? Do you enjoy taking things apart and putting them back together? Or maybe you get a kick out of repurposing disassembled bits and pieces? If you said "yes" to any of these questions, I'll hazard a guess that this week's book, "The Art of Tinkering," just might tickle your inner "fiddler."
By Karen Livingston, for The Columbian
April 11, 2014 6 a.m.
This May, Lindo Mexico Restaurant & Cantina will celebrate 22 years in business. The establishment occupies the better part of a strip mall and also has a street taco truck on the sidewalk outside. The restaurant offers family-friendly dining, as well as a lively cantina.
Couve Couture has cultivated another lovely garden of designers for its spring fashion show. Ten local designers, including Vancouver's Seth Aaron Henderson of "Project Runway" fame, will showcase their latest looks at the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay.