When Clark County started cooking up the idea of a whole Recycled Arts Festival of its own, a decade ago, metals artist Joe Clifton was glad to be in on the ground floor. The first festival was pretty meager, he and organizer Sally Fisher agreed, with something like 30 artists participating — but what it lacked in big numbers it more than made up in passion.
By Karen Livingston for The Columbian
June 26, 2015 6 a.m.
Why: Although diners became a part of the American landscape more than 100 years ago, just a few styles have endured the test of time. Stardust Diner, which represents the 1950s, is a family-friendly blast from this age when rock 'n' roll was birthed and the Space Age arrived. The authentic prefabricated restaurant and its contents provide a one-of-its-kind experience in Clark County. The menu offers classic diner options for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week and it is one of the few places where breakfast is served all day.
Attendees of last week's Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine event were treated to a thought-provoking presentation on merlot-growing at the Gesa Power House Theatre, an historic power station that dates to 1890, in Walla Walla.