The Wheels and Wings Cruise-In features classic cars and vintage airplanes as part of the Port of Camas-Washougal's community appreciation day. There will also be live music, free hot dogs and children's activities. Entry for the car and airplane show is free, with prizes awarded in many categories. Donations support the Camas-Washougal Aviation Association scholarship fund.
How does no-cost or low-cost energy savings sound? If you're a renter not wanting to invest in your landlord's property, it might just be your ticket to savings. "It's a good idea for renters to start where they can make the biggest difference—heating of air and heating of water," said Michael Wallace, energy counselor for Clark Public Utilities.
Beginning in mid-September, around the time of year that many consider the end of the growing season, most nurseries and retail garden stores put a large selection of plants on sale. If you have coveted a specific perennial or specimen plant but hesitated to buy because of the cost, there's a good chance the price will be marked down considerably in the coming weeks. The trick is to shop late enough for good sale prices and early enough for a worthwhile selection of plants.
Are there different levels of garlic flavor? At the Northwest Organic Farms' annual Garlic Festival, 10 different types of garlic will be available for visitors to taste. There will also be 20 different varieties of tomatoes ready for visitors' taste buds. Washington State University master gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions, along with bluegrass music, arts and craft vendors and children's activities.
By Alan Sculley for The Columbian
September 5, 2014 6 a.m.
Fans who come to Avett Brothers this summer expecting to see the kind of stripped down, acoustic performance that was the trademark for the first decade of the acclaimed folk-rock group's career will be in for a whole new experience.
When talking to an energy counselor, it's common to hear such terminology as R-value, cellulose and daily kilowatt average. With Amber Hall, an energy counselor with Clark Public Utilities, terms such as relationship, compassion and active listening are heard just as often. "The in-home energy review process can be like completing a puzzle together," she said. "I have a few of the pieces, the customer has some and the house itself holds the others. By working together to fit the pieces, we can reveal the bigger picture."