By Karen Livingston for The Columbian
August 29, 2014 10:24 a.m.
Mexico Lindo, not to be confused with Lindo Mexico Restaurant and Cantina, has been serving a range of Mexican dishes since 2008. The establishment is a neighborhood restaurant in the strip mall anchored by Planet Fitness.
Electricity is everywhere around us. Our children need to understand it. Every time they use electricity, they can make something useful or harmful happen depending on their thoughtful use of it. They need to know that every switch they flip and every button they push sets electricity moving. When they grab a remote and push a button, they're watching TV or a movie. Flipping a switch lights a room. Twisting a thermostat dial gives them power heating and cooling. And improper uses of electricity can deliver them electrical shocks.
For me, part of the creative process of gardening is to give names to beds, borders and other areas of the garden. A name helps me to focus on an idea and to eventually create a small reality from an internal image. Years ago, I began to call my old garden "Scout's Run" in honor of our noble collie dog, Scout. It has been many years now since Scout passed on and a couple more since he actually ran through the garden. Still, to the end of my residence there his spirit pervaded every morning garden walk.
By Alli Mattson, Ridgefield
August 27, 2014 6 a.m.
When we bought our property in Sara some 58 years ago, we did not realize what a treasure we were getting. The east side of our lower acre adjoined what is now Whipple Creek Park, a popular place for hikers and horseback riders.
Have you taken part in the Ice Bucket Challenge for The ALS Association? Did you get any fun photos of someone dumping a bucket of ice water on your head? We'd like to see them and run a selection in an upcoming Neighbors section.
I know only a handful of Latin phrases: Semper fidelis ("Always faithful"); Caveat emptor ("Let the buyer beware"); E pluribus unum ("Out of many, one"); and In vino veritas ("In wine, truth"). A wee handful to be sure, but my regard for the Latin language is immense. Perhaps one day I'll take the time to pursue a linguistic tour of the ancient Italic lexicon; after all, if it was good enough for Julius Caesar …
See an airplane from the pilot's seat during Open Cockpit Day, where an array of specialty airplanes will be open to visitors. Weather permitting, volunteer pilots from the Experimental Aircraft Association also will be on hand to give free airplane rides to children ages 8 to 17 on a first-come, first-served basis. The education center also offers a flight simulator lab and model-glider building.