Photos by Cheryl Landes The Skagit Valley is famous for its tulips and daffodils. It's also a favorite place for birdwatchers to flock to see hundreds of eagles and snow geese during the winter migration. But there's a domestic bird that the citizens of Edison love—the chicken. They're so proud of this bird that they … Continue reading Celebrate chickens at a parade in Edison, Washington
Somewhere in Finland, two women dressed like Vikings and carrying shields and swords walk on stage in front of a band. One carries a large gift bag and places it on the floor. The other woman pulls a knitting project from the bag while the first woman holds the yarn to keep it from tangling. … Continue reading Love knitting? Heavy metal? Then this event is for you.
Two Dog Flats at Glacier National Park, Montana (photo by Cheryl Landes) A new year and decade are in full swing. Is travel on your list? If you're looking for recommendations, the New York Times compiled a list of 52 destinations to visit this year: Washington DC British Virgin Islands Rurrenabaque, Bolivia Greenland Kimberley Region, … Continue reading Looking for places to go in 2020? Here are 52 suggestions.
Featured image from a previous Race for Warmth in Vancouver, Washington (photo credit: Clark Public Utilities) Run or walk on Sunday, January 26, to help Operation Warm Heart, a Clark Public Utilities program funded entirely by customers to help Clark County's low-income families in crisis situations pay their electric bills. All money from event registrations … Continue reading Race for Warmth helps low-income families in Clark County pay electric bills
Featured image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay Join a local star-studded holiday celebration by local blues, jazz, rock, and soul musicians on Saturday, December 14, to celebrate the holidays and help children battling and recovering from cancer. Now in its sixth year, this Stumptown Soul Holiday Spectacular is sure to light up your holidays. The show … Continue reading 6th Annual Stumptown Soul Holiday Spectacular rocks the season in Portland
Photo by Cheryl Landes The Christmas holiday season officially kicked off tonight in downtown Vancouver, Washington, with the lighting of the tree in Esther Short Park and the Vancouver Holiday Market across the street at the Hilton Hotel. Dozens of local vendors fill two large meeting rooms and the hallway in the hotel's conference center. … Continue reading Start Christmas shopping early at the Vancouver Holiday Market
Featured image by Erik Stein from Pixabay If you love watching perpetual motion machines or knocking down rows of dominos on end, you don't want to miss the last-ever Friday After Thanksgiving (F.A.T.) Chain Reaction at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge. That's where you'll see what students, families, and adults have been … Continue reading Final Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction tomorrow at MIT in Cambridge
Featured image: Faneuil Hall in Boston (photo by Cheryl Landes) More than 150 tuba players will gather at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace in downtown Boston on Saturday, November 30, at 2-3 p.m. for a free concert of holiday favorites. The band will perform in front of the Blink! tree at the Marketplace Center. This 34th … Continue reading Get in the holiday spirit with a free tuba concert in Boston
Featured image: Boats from a previous Festival of Lighted Boats on the Columbia River in Kalama, Washington (photo credit: Festival of Lighted Boats on the Columbia River) Come to Kalama to watch the Festival of Lighted Boats on the Columbia River with the Grinch and the Whos on Saturday, December 14. Get a photo taken … Continue reading Festival of Lighted Boats celebrates Christmas on the Columbia River in Kalama
Featured image from a previous Uptown Village Reindeer Block Party in Vancouver, Washington (photo credit: Uptown Village Association) On a Sunday afternoon in December, two blocks of Main Street in Vancouver's Uptown Village close to vehicles for a grand celebration at the annual Reindeer Block Party. Come for a stroll. Pose with Santa for a … Continue reading Party with Santa and his reindeer in Uptown Village in Vancouver, WA