Growing up, Jessica Wisdom was told she would never have the discipline to compete in dressage. A young, confident horse enthusiast and barrel racer, Wisdom did not realize the extreme discipline dressage required.
Is your home an open book to visitors, or is it mysterious, designed and decorated to reveal slivers of carefully selected personal information? Do you favor bold colors and patterns, or are you more comfortable in a space that uses natural elements and a neutral palette to set the tone? Now let me ask you about books. If you enjoy reading literary classics — you know, the ones that unfailingly show up on the "100 best books" or "must read before you die" lists — do you favor Jane Austen or Thomas Hardy? F. Scott Fitzgerald or Isak Dinesen? Henry James or Oscar Wilde? (Regular readers of this column should not be surprised at seeing James' name again. How could I mention literary classics without including dear Mr. James?).
In the world of dog shows, Westminster Kennel Club's 139th Annual Dog Show is the Academy Awards and the Super Bowl, held on a green carpet in New York City's Madison Square Garden. For Camas High School student Lauren Weber, standing on that carpet was a dream realized.
View Ridge Middle School teachers Michelle Hankins, Sheila Davis and Tylor Hankins met over the summer to discuss possible collaborative projects, and one idea clicked with all three like a — well — like a light bulb going on.
By Karen Livingston for The Columbian
February 27, 2015 6 a.m.
For the past year and a half, Joseph Richburg, who moved to Washington from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, has been the owner of Mama's Kitchen. He has crafted a menu that offers Southern comfort food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, seven days a week, as well as a Cajun Day on the first and third Sunday of each month.
The Vancouver Chinese Association will celebrate the Year of the Ram during the Chinese New Year Gala. Attendees will see lion dances, ballet, choir performances, a magic show and martial arts exhibition from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at Skyview High School.
If you want to win the war against weeds, begin now. The advice I hear most often in the name of weed control is to start removing weeds as soon as they appear in the garden. Unfortunately, weeding is not our highest personal priority in early spring. Our thoughts are focused on emerging bulbs and perennials. We are in the mood to add new plants to the garden, not to grub around for old weeds.