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."
As summer begins to take its leave and autumn stands waiting in the wings, we feel an urge to redirect our garden energies. This change of season signals a shift in our focus from the daily maintenance of watering, deadheading and mowing lawns to preparation for fall planting and the inevitable arrival of winter. Inherent in the transition from one season to the next, betwixt and between, is the desire to go forward.
A punch that the audience sees coming is something David Bareford wants to avoid. As a stage combat instructor, Bare- ford teaches actors how to engage with fisticuffs in a way that is realistically believable. "I think that the important thing in any stage fight is not that any audience can explain moves, but they must know what's going on between characters," he said.
Canines can celebrate the end of summer with a splash in the Marshall Community Center pool before it's drained for an annual week of maintenance. Small dogs of 25 pounds or less can have the pool to themselves from noon to 1:30 p.m. before the waters are open to dogs of all types from 1:30 to 4 p.m.
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.