San Antonio Zoo’s Cry Me a Cockroach a remedy for broken hearts on Valentine’s Day

Looking for some solace on Valentine's Day this year? The San Antonio Zoo has an answer at its second annual Cry Me a Cockroach fundraiser: Symbolically name a cockroach or frozen rodent after your ex, and a zookeeper will feed it to the animals during a streamed feeding frenzy on Sunday, February 14. The price … Continue reading San Antonio Zoo’s Cry Me a Cockroach a remedy for broken hearts on Valentine’s Day

Looking for holiday light displays? Check out these maps.

A starry globe shining Christmas cheer at Nature's Coastal Holiday at Azalea Park in Brookings, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) In 2015, Pacific NW Christmas Lights began maintaining a map of the best Christmas light displays in the Northwest, and they're still going strong. They pinpoint every location on a Google map with a description … Continue reading Looking for holiday light displays? Check out these maps.

Armchair photo tours: The world’s tallest barber pole in Forest Grove, Oregon

Photos by Cheryl Landes In 1973, San Antonio, Texas, claimed the world's tallest barber pole at 40 feet. But when Chuck Olson saw it during a barbershop music convention, he knew he could make a bigger one in Oregon. After all, Oregon is famous for its tall trees. The timing was perfect, because a group … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: The world’s tallest barber pole in Forest Grove, Oregon