One of the greatest gifts the garden has to offer is a seasonal reminder that change is part of life itself. The natural transition from autumn to winter begins with lowering temperatures and shifting weather patterns. The continuing consequences of wind, rain, sleet and snow have an obvious effect on the environment in which we live. Recognizing the effect these changes bring to the garden can be an eye opening experience.
It's the season of giving and a time for warm, festive, family fun. In the spirit of the holidays, mark your calendars for the first Clark Public Utilities Race for Warmth to benefit Operation Warm Heart.
Dream Big Community Center will host a free family fun night for all ages, with free admission and skate rental from 1 to 4 p.m. today at the Mountain View Ice Arena, 14313 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver. Visit www.dreambigcc.org.
By Karen Livingston for The Columbian
December 19, 2014 6 a.m.
Echo Donut Lounge in Washougal serves made-to-order mini-doughnuts, Paper Tiger coffee, and organic teas in a space chock-full of new and used musical accessories for sale, among other items. On Fridays, events and live music add another attraction.
If I could make the newsprint in this column resound with the flare of a trumpet fanfare, I would totally do it. Why? Because it's time to salute the grand ol' 800s on my "Wonderful World of Dewey" tour!