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.
She's not the type of woman to let a bout of walking pneumonia slow her pace. Vancouver resident and iUrban Teen Tech founder Deena Pierott has been quite the jet-setter lately, not only being invited in August to the White House as a "Champion of Change" but to a star-studded Ebony magazine gala this month at Lincoln Center in New York City. The magazine — which focuses on black culture in America — named Pierott on its annual Power 100 list as an "emerging leader."
While some gardeners are closing up their gardens for the winter, many continue to add plants to the garden, especially those collected in late summer and autumn. There is no limit to the recommendations from fellow gardeners but at this time of year, references should be limited to hardy trees, shrubs, vines, perennials and groundcovers. When you include spring-blooming bulbs that we plant now for next year, the list includes any plants that are hardy to the climate zones in your area.
Now that the big street improvement project is winding down on Northeast 10th Avenue between 141st and 149th streets, it's looking increasingly clear that street lights are NOT going to be part of the equation. Driving that stretch of road at night has always been difficult as you go from a well-lit area near 139th Street to virtually no lights at all north of there. Oncoming headlights make it difficult to see, especially when you approach a sharp downhill at 148th and 149th streets. I'd hoped the project to raise 10th Avenue to urban standards would also include urban street lighting. Why hasn't it? Don't get me wrong, it's a great new street. But it'd sure be nice to be able to actually see it -- and see where I'm going.