From the Seahawks to the Timbers, the Papermakers to Penguins, Clark County is full of sports fans that make no bones about showing team spirit. And if Facebook is any evidence, fans love to share photos showcasing that team spirit.
By James Bash for The Columbian
September 28, 2014 6 a.m.
Water is the big theme at the season-opening concerts of the Vancouver Symphony on Oct. 4 and 5. Salvador Brotons, who is starting his 24th year as the orchestra's music director, has chosen four works that should create a splash for this all-orchestral program.
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site will offer free admission inside the reconstructed settlement as part of National Public Lands Day. The fort's costume and textile department will also be hosting a Summer's End Promenade, a Victorian tradition for families and couples to walk along an area in order to be seen. Volunteers of all ages will be dressed to represent a range of period costumes during their stroll along Officers Row. Visitors can learn about each era and traditional clothing construction and style from the costumed interpreters. In case of inclement weather, the event will be in the Pearson Air Museum. Photography is encouraged.
By Karen Livingston for The Columbian
September 26, 2014 6 a.m.
Don & Jo's Drive-In opened in 1968. Although Don and Joanne Zumstein have since retired, their son Mike and his wife, Connie, kept the Duluth restaurant in the family by purchasing it in 1982 and continue the tradition to this day. Diners can eat in the restaurant or use the drive-up window for convenience. Homemade soup, chili, burgers, and milkshakes are the mainstays of the menu.
Pay attention to the most beautiful gardens in your own neighborhood and you will see that it's often the shrubs that carry the garden seamlessly through the year. Regardless of the season, shrubs contour and outline garden spaces and give a sense of privacy and enclosure. Many shrubs use the color of their flowers to bring a garden vignette to life. A red-hot rhododendron looks great against a creamy yellow house wall. The clear salmon pink blossoms of the flowering quince Chaenomeles x superba "Cameo" are elegant trained on a copper trellis.