Mary Ann Albright
Mary Ann covers fashion, pets and local celebrities.
Does anyone have the real story on how Initiative 1183 would affect the number of retail outlets it would establish? I don’t think so from what I’ve heard.
When Vancouver’s Becky Spence reflects on her cooking philosophy, three sources of inspiration stand out: her mother, Julia Child and a live cooking demonstration she witnessed three decades ago in Portland. That demonstration, by Simone Beck, Child’s coauthor on the seminal 1961 cookbook, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” was revelatory.
Local psychologists say anxiety, grief among things to watch for
Even here in Clark County, 3,000 miles from Ground Zero, the attacks of 9/11 had a powerful impact. The constant media coverage and shocking images burned in people’s minds. “I think almost everyone of a certain age feels they experienced that event,” said Vancouver psychologist Kirk Johnson, owner of Vancouver Guidance Clinic. “You can certainly experience the trauma of an event without actually being there.”
Vintage fashions that evoke the ’70s and ’80s can be found new or used at local stores
Fashion is cyclical, and many of the hot trends for fall pay homage to looks from decades gone by.
When downtown Vancouver’s Kiggins movie theater closed in May 2010, it marked the end of an era. It was the last of downtown and upper Main Street’s historic movie theaters. But Kiggins’ star had not faded for good. The building’s owner, commercial real estate developer Bill Leigh, poured about $200,000 and countless hours of work into renovations, and is about to reopen the venue.
For most of her adult life, Krystal Templeton struggled with drug addiction and found herself gravitating toward abusive relationships. Those issues, though, are in her past. Templeton now has a place to live through Second Step Housing, a Vancouver-based nonprofit that provides affordable housing, case management and life skills classes for women and families in Southwest Washington.
Flash-sale sites offer big discounts on designer items for limited time only
At 8:45 a.m. each day, Suzi Morse gets down to business in her Fisher’s Landing study. Poised in front of her computer, Morse looks through the collections that the online flash-sale site Gilt Groupe is offering that day.
While end of states program to lure movie, TV productions will have little effect locally, insiders still say its a step backward
Washington lawmakers opted not to extend the state's film incentives program in the most recent legislative session.
Creating productions on the fly, as actors did 400 years ago, invigorates experience of a play
At the turn of the 17th century, when Shakespeare’s comedy “Twelfth Night” was first put on, actors’ craft was quite different than it is today. There weren’t really rehearsals or directors. Actors learned their parts on their own, then came together the morning of a show to run through songs, dances and fight scenes.
Cookbook author says making foods more healthful involves simple steps, key substitutions
When it came to her health, Kac Young thought she was doing everything right. She ate sensibly, worked out several times per week and maintained a healthy weight. So she was shocked when, in 2006, she suffered a heart attack and learned that one of her arteries was 99 percent clogged and required a double-stent procedure.