Kicking off Labor Day weekend, the Northwest Natural Parade of Homes offers a peek at some of the area's newest green-building and energy-efficient homes. The event runs Sept. 4-20. The homes are open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will be open Labor Day. All homes are in Ridgefield, just off I-5 exit 9 at the Meadows, near 26th Avenue and 179th Street.
Most of us think of roses only as late spring- and summer-flowering plants, but many rose bushes have much more to offer the year-round garden. Before you fill your garden with roses that have nothing to offer but spring flower power, consider roses that have the additional interest of colored bark, decorative thorns and rose hips in winter.
LA CENTER — When La Center's 2015 budget was finalized, no funds were allocated for a city-sponsored farmers market. But instead of leaving the city without one, Lori Deschand, 61, of Ridgefield decided to start her own.
MOUNT ST. HELENS — Mai Brodniak crouched on the bank of Coldwater Lake while Cynthia Gardner, a U.S. Geological Survey research geologist, showed her how to stack sieves with various sizes of screens to separate the lake's gravel by size.
Do you remember your first job? I'll bet you do. It's one of those experiences that has a tendency to leave a mark on one's internal list of life-changing events. When it comes to first jobs, let me just say I was a late bloomer. Aside from the occasional baby-sitting or pet-sitting gig in my early teens (by the way, pet-sitting was much easier, which probably explains why I'm a cat-mom but not a kid-mom), I didn't do any of the typical teenager jobs such as working at a fast-food restaurant or selling tickets at the local movie theater.
By Karen Livingston for The Columbian
August 21, 2015 6 a.m.
Bleu Door Bakery has established a reputation of producing high-quality fresh pastries and breads available with walk-up service using its unique Express window. The bakery recently expanded its offerings to include breakfast, lunch and Sunday brunch by adding indoor dining.