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.
When Dan Ogden recently told us about participating in John F. Kennedy's 1960 campaign, he happened to mention another notable aspect of that presidential race. Ogden and his brother were working for opposing sides.
How are you getting ready for the winter months? Are you turning up the thermostat bit by bit as the colder weather descends upon us? Maybe finding yourself stopping by your favorite coffee shop more frequently as the temperature drops?
Clark College Theatre presents "Curse of the Starving Class," a dark comic exploration of the American family with an absurdist twist. The Tate clan consists of a drunken father, a burned-out mother, a rebellious teen daughter and idealistic son trying to hold onto their family bond, rural farm and traditional ways of living.
By Karen Livingston for The Columbian
November 15, 2013 6 a.m.
A walk by the Columbia River may find you in the vicinity of Savona Coffee House — a good reason to stop in and check it out if you haven't been there in a while. As of Aug. 1, Savona has been under new ownership. The family-owned and -operated coffee house has breakfast, lunch and dessert options to accompany coffee and specialty espresso beverages made with the fine Italian traditional artisan coffee, Caffe D'arte.