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Rain can’t stop the festivities at Salmon Days

Rain, rain, go away, come again another day.

  • Oct 10, 2008

Village Theatre’s new musical ‘Saint Heaven’ comes to town

The idea for Village Theatre’s new musical “Saint Heaven” was born when Composer Keith Gordon met novelist Steve Lyons about five years ago at a cocktail party in New York. Lyons described the plot of a novel he was working on, and Gordon was immediately hooked.

  • Sep 19, 2008

Online gaming – Olympic Style: How to become an ‘Internet athlete’ | Tech Talk

In all its glory, fanfare and controversy, the 2008 Summer Olympics have finally arrived — and they’re online! NBC is broadcasting more than 2,000 hours of live events and 3,000 hours of On-Demand recorded video over the next 17 days, and you can watch it all on your computer! Suffice it to say, the digital smorgasbord of viewable events is a techie’s dream-come-true!

  • Aug 8, 2008

Let’s get ‘green’ like Germany | Andy Wappler

Autobahn. Lederhosen. Oktoberfest. Say “Germany” and that’s a bit of what comes to mind. Famous for speedy cars, stylin’ leather shorts and oompah music, Deutschland now leads the world in something surprising: solar energy.

  • Jul 25, 2008

The secret is out — PostSecret has come to Sammamish

“I’m tired of people complaining about Skyline. Shut the (expletive removed) up! It’s four years of your life! Deal with it!”

  • Jul 25, 2008

Yard sale, garage sale, estate sale — it’s all the same | Pat Cashman

While recorded history stretches pretty far back, it doesn’t go back far enough to tell us the name of the person who invented the yard sale. Perhaps it was an early caveman named Og Yard. Maybe Og had decided to unload a bunch of spears and clubs he didn’t need any more by staging a cave sale ­— or maybe he called it a “spring cave-cleaning sale.” No, wait a minute! That’s preposterous. That had to be Og’s wife. No man would ever get rid of perfectly good spears and clubs.

  • Jul 25, 2008

‘Secret Garden’ blossoms at Village Theatre

“The Secret Garden” is coming to life at Village Theatre, even though the performances themselves are still weeks away.

  • Jul 18, 2008

For great Mexican food, head to the Highlands

Atmosphere: On the day we went to Marcela’s, the sun was actually shining and we were able to sit outside in the sun, which was actually warm. (Sadly, I got a sunburn from just 45 minutes outside. Thanks, Washington.) There was Spanish music playing over speakers and the restaurant was clean, bright and very traditional.

  • Jul 10, 2008

Village Theatre’s Aida is a must see for everyone

W ow, that girl can sing.

  • May 23, 2008

McAuliffe students perform ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’

The emperor got new clothes last weekend at McAuliffe Elementary School, when 49 fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders performed in a musical as part of the nonprofit Studio East ArtReach Program. The play was sponsored by the McAuliffe PTA, and attended by nearly 800 people over two days.

  • May 16, 2008

Get a glimpse of Australia through its native plants

Kangaroos anyone? How about hebes, phormiums and disease-free roses? Australia and New Zealand are two places that have not only become sources of great new garden plants but also become top destinations for garden and nature-loving travelers.

  • May 2, 2008