Around the county, green donation boxes are appearing with the name "Gaia Project." I believe this organization is dubious and is not a reputable charity. The problem is, these boxes are multiplying in our county, and many highly rated charities are missing out on donations put into Gaia boxes. Plus the kindhearted people who donate might not have any idea to whom they donate.
Today is the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. I was going to write about the 800s, the next stop on my "Wonderful World of Dewey" tour, but I felt it was more important to acknowledge the incredible sacrifices made by the veterans of World War II. I'll return to the Dewey tour next week where you'll find out why I think the 800s are the best (and most important) call number area in the entire collection. Yes, you read that right: the entire collection. Also, I'll reveal how the 800s play such an important role in the fiction collection (consider this a bit of a teaser: if reading about Dewey call numbers causes a great sense of anticipation, the 800s are a whopper!).
An estimated 1 of every 4 children in Clark County goes to bed hungry. Thousands of volunteers who scoured neighborhoods on a rainy Saturday morning hope to change that statistic — at least for a few months.
You don't need to leave Clark County to have a "White Christmas." Journey Theater Arts Group presents the musical adaptation featuring 17 of Irving Berlin's classic songs, as successful song-and-dance act Bob and Phil follow two beautiful sisters to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge. But the lodge is in danger of closing due to the lack of snow. The show begins at 7 tonight, 2 p.m. Sunday and continues Dec. 12-14 at the Washburn Performing Arts Center, 1201 39th St., Washougal. Admission for tonight's show is $10 to $13; regular admission is $12 to $15, $10 to $13 for youth and seniors. Call 360-750-8550 or visit www.journeytheater.org
By James Bash for The Columbian
December 5, 2014 6 a.m.
f the short days and long nights of December are certain to give you a case of seasonal blahs, you might consider elevating your spirits by attending a concert. Holiday music can be like comfort food for the ears, and a cornucopia of musical organizations is stocked up for the season. So don't pass up the opportunity to sample a music event. You'll be glad that you did.
This holiday season, give green. Not cash, but energy-efficient gifts that return savings all year round. Here's a handful of ideas to consider for family members, friends and colleagues. You can find most of them easily at a local retailer, online or in a big box store.
They say we become wiser with age. Whether or not that's true, it seems to me we should at least wise up enough to take advantage of life's experiences. What has me pondering this issue is the tradition of decorating our homes for the holidays. As with any home project, this one has a tendency to become much more work and time intensive than we expect it to be. Like so much else in gardening, finding the process that suits you best is often a matter of trial and error.