First Everyday Life, Every Day Art exhibition fights hunger in Tioga County

Featured image: Some pieces from the juried Everday life, Every Day Art exhibition on display at the Cloud Craft Studios near Owego, New York Photos by Cheryl Landes Atop a hill on a country road five miles south of Owego, New York, a rustic barn with unpainted weathered boards overlooks a beautiful pond and rolling … Continue reading First Everyday Life, Every Day Art exhibition fights hunger in Tioga County

GlassBarge retraces historic journey from Brooklyn to Corning

Photos by Cheryl Landes In 1868, Amory Houghton, Sr. relocated the Brooklyn Flint Glass Company for easier access to cheaper raw materials, waterways, and railroads. Canal boats hauled his glassmaking equipment along a network of rivers, canals, and lakes from Brooklyn to Corning, New York. When the trip ended, he renamed the company Corning Glass … Continue reading GlassBarge retraces historic journey from Brooklyn to Corning

Watch the dragon boats race on the Willamette River in downtown Portland

Featured image: A dragon boat team prepares for the races on the Willamette River near the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) in Portland Photos by Cheryl Landes The 2018 Portland Dragon Boat Festival is coming this weekend! Watch these beautiful, brightly colored boats compete on the Willamette River in downtown Portland starting at … Continue reading Watch the dragon boats race on the Willamette River in downtown Portland

Find that perfect fishing spot in Okanogan Country with this free guide

Featured image: Fisherman at Spectacle Lake, seven miles northwest of Tonasket, Washington, in Okanogan Country (photo credit: Okanagan County Tourism Council) Central Washington is a fisher's paradise for trout, bass, and walleye. It also has some of the best rivers in the state for sockeye, steelhead, and king salmon. And there are many options for … Continue reading Find that perfect fishing spot in Okanogan Country with this free guide

Tour houseboats on Seattle’s Lake Union in September

Featured image: Houseboats on Lake Union in Seattle (photo by lauramba, courtesy Pixabay) Seattle's floating homes community enjoy and embrace a unique lifestyle near the center of one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. It's a place where humans protect nature and both live in harmony. On September 9 from noon to 5 … Continue reading Tour houseboats on Seattle’s Lake Union in September

Why does Maine have so many towns named after foreign countries?

Featured image: Welcome sign near the Maine state border (photo by Money for Coffee, via Pixabay) Many states have towns named after foreign countries, but I've noticed the most so far in Maine. During drives there, I've passed small towns like Mexico, Denmark, Norway, and Peru. And that's just for starters. It's  easy to assume … Continue reading Why does Maine have so many towns named after foreign countries?

Seattle’s Third Avenue now closed to car traffic during certain hours

Featured image: Traffic on Third Avenue in downtown Seattle (photo credit: King County Metro) On August 20, 13 blocks of Third Avenue in downtown Seattle, from Stewart Street to just south of Yesler Way, began daily closures to car traffic from morning to night. This change is permanent. From 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily, … Continue reading Seattle’s Third Avenue now closed to car traffic during certain hours

Free Six to Sunset concerts return to Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver, WA

Featured image from Creative Commons Grab a lawn chair or spread a blanket on the grass in front of the gazebo at Esther Short Park and enjoy a summer evening of music as the sun sets in downtown Vancouver, Washington. Here's the lineup for 2018. All concerts are on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. … Continue reading Free Six to Sunset concerts return to Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver, WA

Pagliacci Pizza on The Ave in Seattle says good-by July 26 with free pizza slices

Featured image: Summer Heirloom pizza from Pagliacci Pizza (photo credit: Pagliacci Pizza) For 40 years, the original Pagliacci Pizza location on The Ave in the University District has been a popular stop for pie fans in Seattle. Now it says good-by on its last day of business on Thursday, July 26, by dishing up free … Continue reading Pagliacci Pizza on The Ave in Seattle says good-by July 26 with free pizza slices