WALLA WALLA — English entertainer and former Monty Python member Eric Idle delivered the commencement speech Sunday at Whitman College in Walla Walla where his daughter Lily was among the 375 graduates.
CHICAGO — A manager of Chicago's Navy Pier rode the tourist spot's Ferris wheel for more than two days, bringing the world record for the longest ride to the birthplace of the amusement park favorite.
They want them to know when a 'mole' might pose a threat to health
Every year, millions of Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer.
Rachel LubitzIn a personal essay published in the Tuesday New York Times, actress Angelina Jolie announced that from February until April of this year, she underwent a preventative double mastectomy. In a piece entitled "My Medical Choice," Jolie reveals her reasoning was that she carries an inherited cancer gene, BRCA1, which sharply increases the chances of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Jolie's mother, Marcheline Bertrand, died of ovarian cancer in 2007.
Dave's Killer Magic Shop a haven for local magicians to perfect their craft and pass it on to others
The smirking store owner behind the counter was curiously calm for someone whose wallet had suddenly burst into flames.
When the Couve Couture Spring Fashion Show was held in April, it evoked memories of a special dress for Doris Sutton.
The 49th annual Hazel Dell Parade of Bands will feature 22 marching bands from around Clark County. The theme is Super Heroes, with participants encouraged to dress up as fictional or real heroes. Jim Sork will be the grand marshal. Community organizations, clubs, businesses and students will be participating in the parade with floats, cars and more.
Event organizer’s children provide ideas, assistance for kids event with construction equipment
Ranee Nutter relies on some expert help as she plans the kids construction playground that is Dozer Day. Each year, her two children — Jerry, 16, and Sammi, 13 — help her create new attractions at the two-day event, she said.
Extensive menu is worth exploring to find some gems
In its fifth year, Talay Thai is a popular restaurant for the neighborhood surrounding the Padden Market Center. The extensive menu offers a wide range of options for take-out or dining in. The restaurant also caters.
Ten children, nine pages. Actually, you could add Mom to the mix for an even 10. When Julie Curtiss was 15 years old in 1973 she was a legislative page for state Sen. Al Bauer, D-Vancouver. "I just remember it being a really good experience," she said. "I learned so much."
Hazel Dell Parade of Bands goes up, up and away with superhero theme for Saturday event
When it comes to defining a superhero, Batman and Superman certainly both fit the bill — but to many people, so do firefighters, nurses, soldiers, police officers and other first responders.
Businesses looking to squeeze every nickel out of a dollar might be able to cut waste and reduce the costs associated with lighting, heating and cooling for their buildings. According to Energy Star, lighting accounts for the largest share of their energy cost — 35 percent. Heating and cooling together fall into second place at 22 percent. Targeting these areas for efficiency improvements can reduce bottom-line facility costs.
From designer looks to DIY styles, mats an easy, affordable way to dress up dining table, trays, more
The place mat is a favorite at many dinner tables: The often-whimsical plastic version catches the slip of spaghetti from a youngster's fork, while a nice cotton place mat elevates the dining experience just a little without having to set down a whole tablecloth.
Every year there comes a point in time when we find ourselves juggling an endless list of garden chores. Mine seems to have come early this year. As the growing season kicks in, there's always the need to deadhead spent flowers, fertilize perennials and roses and fill gaps in planting borders with annual bedding plants.