BALTIMORE — Fifth-grader Aiden Coldsmith has memorized the streets around his family’s home in the Waverly neighborhood. He knows every mud puddle, the homes of dogs both friendly and fierce, a park where a group of middle school girls hang out. The 11-year-old walks alone the few blocks to an art program or hardware store with “really good candy.”
If you’re in a relationship you’re bound to disagree with your partner from time to time. Should you load the dishwasher from front to back or back to front? Should the toilet paper be hung over or under? Should you save your money or take that expensive vacation?
It’s swarm season in the Wenatchee Valley — the time of year when honey bee colonies have outgrown their homes and need more space for the colony to continue growing. This is a great time of year for beekeepers interested in expanding their apiaries.
Classical Conversations of Wenatchee has had another strong year and is growing. This year, five students successfully completed the Memory Master exam: Zachary Appel, sixth grade; Abby Black, fifth grade; William Appel, fourth grade; Claire Appel, second grade; and Daniel Hunter, kindergarten.
Dear Abby: I am 23 years old, working full-time as a teacher and I’m about to move out of my parents’ house. I have decided to have breast augmentation surgery, and I know the best time to do it would be this summer so I’ll have time to recover before school starts. The problem is my parents are adamantly against my having this surgery.
PORTLAND, Ore. — As planes took off and landed behind a fence one unusually warm April day at Portland International airport, a herd of goats lay basking in the sun, taking a nap break from their 24-hour job of chowing down on invasive plants.
Dear Abby: My son, “Rick,” and daughter-in-law, “Amy,” seem to really dislike me. I try to be kind and not pry, but they live with me and it can make for a full house. They have had job difficulties and work injuries that brought them back to my home. Her parents don’t care for my son, so living there was not an option.
PITTSBURGH — Chris Harrison and his wife, Amy Ogan, honed their creative problem-solving and critical thinking skills while earning doctorates in human computer interaction at Carnegie Mellon University. So when they went looking for a “cool house in a cool neighborhood” in Pittsburgh, they couldn’t help but be drawn to an area popular with artists and arts entrepreneurs, Garfield.