By Karen Livingston for The Columbian
March 28, 2014 6 a.m.
Portland-based Laurelwood Brewing Co.’s Battle Ground location recently sold to Eric and Paula Starr. The Starrs have changed the name to Northwood Public House & Brewery and have repurposed the restaurant as a community-focused place to enjoy food and craft brews in a relaxing, social gathering place. The transition took place at the beginning of the month without any downtime, which has allowed business as usual for diners. Eric Starr has almost 35 years experience in the food and hospitality industry, and he has directed and managed several successful establishments.
March, April and May are the months when most spring-flowering bulbs appear. The large narcissus group flowers from early to midspring. Most of the bright yellow, cream, orange and salmon narcissi with large trumpets are commonly called daffodils. They can be left undisturbed for many years in perennial borders or naturalized in grassy areas. King Alfred stands straight and regal in the garden bed, head and shoulders above the other daffodils.
Just when you think you've got things figured out, they change. That's what's happening with energy ratings. If you've shopped for or bought any appliances in the past 20 years, you've couldn't miss the familiar blue EnergyStar sticker on most appliances. You've seen it on almost everything electronic, from dishwashers to televisions. You learned from that bright yellow Energy Guide label the amount of energy an appliance consumed and its yearly savings.
What are your memories of mom? The Columbian wants to hear from you for an upcoming Mother's Day story that will tell your true stories, whether heartwarming or heartbreaking, about the mom or mother-figure who is no longer in your life.
From the classic ballet of "Sleeping Beauty" to the iconic contemporary dances of Bob Fosse, "Columbia Dance Presents!" crosses dance genres. Columbia Dance's signature performance will include excerpts from the ballet, three pieces of Fosse choreography and a premiere work by Artistic Director Jan Hurst. The matinee show will feature a performance by the junior company dancers. The evening performance will include work by guest choreographer Eowyn Emerald.