Atmosphere: The Coho Cafe has excellent decor. The walls are painted in a bright rainbow of colors that all slide together, reminiscent of fish scales. The restaurant has a lot of open space and feels huge. My favorite aspect was the metalwork sculptures, especially the chandeliers, which had metal cutouts of wavy forks hanging from them. The lighting was excellent, with both pinkish- and blueish-tinged lights. The cooking area is open to the view of the public. Jazz music plays in the background, but the most common noise is that of the many conversations that buzz about in the packed cafe.
This weekend, two vintage unlimited hydroplanes will run on Lake Sammamish for the first time, as part of the Tastin’ n Racin’ festival.
“In the ‘60s, the hydroplanes and their drivers were the sports heroes of the kids in Seattle. There weren’t any Mariners, Seahawks or Sonics, so we idolized (the hydroplane drivers),” said John O’Brien, one of five organizers of the festival.
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.
His race for Dufur public office was not going well. The voters in Dufur (DOO-fur), a small town in Oregon, were leaning to his opponent in overwhelming numbers — or at least as overwhelming as a town of 500 can muster.
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.
With the release of the big screen version of “Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” only a few weeks away, fans might want to consider getting in a “warm-up” by going to see an original production at Overlake Christian Church in Redmond.