Do you ever pick up a book because of its cover? I do, and this week's title is one of my "cover-inspired" checkouts. I know the old adage says, "You can't judge a book by its cover," but sometimes it's worth placing your faith in a book just because it looks so pretty sitting on the shelf.
Set in 19th century Germany, "Spring Awakening" follows the trials and tribulations of the teens Melchior, Wendla, Moritz and Ilse as they struggle with growing up in a society of repression and rigid expectations. Clark College Theatre presents this award-winning Broadway rock musical by Steven Sater with music by Duncan Sheik. The production is recommend for mature audiences due to language and adult themes.
By Karen Livingston for The Columbian
March 7, 2014 6 a.m.
Leonardo's Pizzeria has been in business for more than 20 years in Clark County. The restaurant underwent a remodel last year to present an updated look. The menu has been distilled to bring diners the best and most popular items, which showcases pizza, made with homemade dough and sauces, and is complemented by salads, sandwiches, a few appetizers and 17 beers on tap.
Dan Berne began his novel, "The Gods of Second Chances," three years ago as a longtime resident of Vancouver. Now a resident of Portland, Berne will be reading his novel Sunday at Powell's City of Books in Portland as part of its debut launch.
As wonderful as spring-blooming bulbs can be in the garden, there is a side to using them successfully that leaves many gardeners dazed and confused. All bulbs are essentially easy to grow. Planted in mid- to late autumn, they bloom right on schedule without any further effort on the part of the gardener. However, the challenge is to plan ahead now for planting in September. This is the key to creating the garden you've been dreaming of when spring returns in March.
By Arelis R. Hernandez, Orlando Sentinel
March 6, 2014 6 a.m.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- She prefers to summer in the glistening waters off Cape Cod. But come December, Katharine the great white shark travels more than a thousand miles to another tourist destination: Daytona Beach.
A crew from the Washington Conservation Corps will work throughout the month of March to spiff up the Weber Evergreen Arboretum, a historic property on Old Evergreen Highway. Volunteers from the community are welcome to join them March 15 for a work party.