Photo by Cheryl Landes Organizers of the Vancouver Brewfest posted an announcement on the event's website that the spring festival in Vancouver, Washington, has been cancelled because of concerns over the coronavirus. New cases were reported in Washington, Oregon, and California yesterday. Health officials in Washington reported today that one person has died, which marks … Continue reading Spring Vancouver Brewfest cancelled over coronavirus concerns
That headline is not a misprint! Portland has a grand Mardi Gras celebration every year, hosted by the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus. The celebration kicks off with a ball the Saturday before Fat Tuesday, followed by a free parade on the night of Fat Tuesday. The parade starts tonight at 7 p.m. at the corner … Continue reading Tonight, celebrate Fat Tuesday with a Mardi Gras parade in Portland
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.