I've been thinking about apple pie quite a bit lately. No doubt the forthcoming Thanksgiving dinner has influenced my thoughts. After all, a post-turkey nibble must include a slice of homemade apple pie. I mean no disrespect to the traditional pumpkin pie, but a juicy, tart apple pie is the apple of my eye at this time of year.
Find all the fixings for your Thanksgiving and holiday tables as the Vancouver Farmers Market hosts a special Harvest Market. Late-season produce, from squash to peppers, baked goods, and locally raised meats will be available for purchase. The Clark County Food Bank will also be in attendance for a holiday food drive.
By By Alan Sculley for The Columbian
November 22, 2013 6 a.m.
Last fall, Trans-Siberian Orchestra made the biggest change ever to its annual holiday tour. After having performed its rock opera "Christmas Eve and Other Stories" as the centerpiece of its show for its entire 13-year touring history, founder and band leader Paul O'Neill decided to spotlight a different rock opera.
By Karen Livingston for The Columbian
November 22, 2013 6 a.m.
Hudson’s Bar & Grill at the Heathman Lodge provides a rustic dining experience with a seasonal menu of items made with fresh, local ingredients. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner selections focus on some favorites of the Northwest with a touch of innovation on comfort dishes.
Did you know you can "pay it forward" on your Clark Public Utilities bill? Signing up for Green Lights funds alternative technologies to reduce the region's overall energy footprint with voluntary contributions in support of renewable energy. As you find ways to lower your utility bill by cutting energy waste, consider using a part of that savings to bring renewable energy and education to Clark County schools.
Yesterday was glorious; today is bleak. Who knows what tomorrow will bring. The autumn season in the Northwest is unlike any other in the country. While parts of America are having a heat wave and others are dealing with a 50-degree weather drop, our fall season is long, variable and comparably mild. Without a calendar, it would be hard to tell where autumn ends and winter begins.
I would like to grow tomatoes during the winter months in my basement under grow lights. The temperature stays about 70 degrees and I can leave the lights on any amount of time. It seems that all the other plants I bring in during the winter do fine, so I am wondering if growing tomatoes in containers would pose any special problems. Also, I would like to know if their are any tomatoes that do better than others under these conditions and what type of tomato do you recommend.
By Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press
November 20, 2013 6 a.m.
DETROIT — President John Kennedy arrived in Dallas on Air Force One before noon on Nov. 22, 1963. Hours later, his body was being flown back to Washington, D.C., as radio communications crackled back and forth between the plane and various officials on the ground.