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Conversations matter to our humanity.

A conversation is like a sensual dance: a tango or a cha cha with a rhythm all its own. Think about a remarkable conversation you’ve had…..What comes to mind? How did you feel?
Issues

Students flocking to Eastmont mountain bike club

Clovis Point Intermediate School teacher Ian Paus is on to something big with the Eastmont Mountain Bike club. In just its second year, club participation has more than doubled to 42 middle school and high school riders.
Community Connections

Paula Walters | Molly Gloss to discuss new novel

What a wonderful evening April 9 was at The Numerica Performing Arts Center. Daniel James Brown was so amazing and it was evident that all present loved his book “The Boys in the Boat.” The audience had interesting questions for him. I would like to thank everyone in our community that participated in North Central Regional Library’s 2015 Columbia River Reads Program. More than 75 of our book clubs were represented that evening. A “one book” program is only a success if members of the community read the book and ...
Community Connections

Susan Sampson | Meet 'Perri the Poetry Fairy'

Meet “Perri the Poetry Fairy.” Most people wouldn’t recognize Perri, but the first, second and third grade students at Mission View Elementary School do! Perri is the woman dressed, from the toes up, in bright tights, shorts, a tutu, a bright top, gauze wings, a tiara, bright makeup and gobs of jewelry. She breezes into their classrooms to read poetry to the children for five to 10 minutes once per week. She squeezes her performances into lesson plans evidently required by “No Child Left Behind” laws and “Common Core” concerns ...

Paula Walters | Molly Gloss to discuss new novel

What a wonderful evening April 9 was at The Numerica Performing Arts Center. Daniel James Brown was so amazing and it was evident that all present loved his book “The Boys in the Boat.” The audience had interesting questions for him. I would like to thank everyone in our community that participated in North Central Regional Library’s 2015 Columbia River Reads Program. More than 75 of our book clubs were represented that evening. A “one book” program is only a success if members of the community read the book and ...

Susan Sampson | Meet 'Perri the Poetry Fairy'

Meet “Perri the Poetry Fairy.” Most people wouldn’t recognize Perri, but the first, second and third grade students at Mission View Elementary School do! Perri is the woman dressed, from the toes up, in bright tights, shorts, a tutu, a bright top, gauze wings, a tiara, bright makeup and gobs of jewelry. She breezes into their classrooms to read poetry to the children for five to 10 minutes once per week. She squeezes her performances into lesson plans evidently required by “No Child Left Behind” laws and “Common Core” concerns ...

Mary Rea | Keeping an eye on deer

A lot of deer roam through our yard, which is just fine. It’s a chance to get up close and personal with nature. We watch bucks browse on the bushes out back, count points on their antlers and wonder which of the local females they’ve romanced.

Jamie Howell | FED UP film screening brings local lunch experts to the table

Sugar ain’t always sweet, according to the documentary, “FED UP” that screens at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Snowy Owl Theater in Leavenworth. In fact, the filmmakers posit, in the hands of America’s food industry giants, sugar has now begun to function more like poison — a poison that we are feeding by the fistful to our children.