During this summer of “Fortnite,” my parental job (as Screen Time Police) has become increasingly difficult. However, wandering the Salmon Creek Greenway Trail and then grabbing a frozen treat at Tropical Sno or Deda’s Fine Baked Goods makes for a pleasant diversion.
Lake Shore — Columbia River High School student Andrew Douglas, 15, received a language scholarship from the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to study Hindi for a year in Indore, India.
I became enamored of music at a young age. Mom was a music teacher. We had a piano and a record player and many LPs and 78s. Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Bach and Beethoven. Around the time I turned 10, I had a transistor radio that I listened to, full blast, while I wandered the neighborhood. “The Battle of New Orleans,” “A Big Hunk O’ Love,” “Cathy’s Clown,” “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini” and Chubby Checker’s “The Twist”! I still know the lyrics to every song!
Clark County Public Health is continuing its investigation into a possible case of measles in a child, and has identified the Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Office Building as a fourth location where people may have been exposed to measles.
When I was in grade school, we lived in a business section of Baltimore. The closest blade of grass was at a city park 12 blocks away. However, just two blocks away was a Salvation Army Boys Club where I enjoyed many evening activities. They also offered a summer camp that enabled city boys like me to experience the great out-of-doors.
In 1978, at age 28, I weighed 220 pounds. Too many burgers and fries? Not enough marathons? In 1979, in an attempt to get healthy, I started running — and increased my mileage over the summer from 1 to 3 miles on each run. I read about fitness, training, shoes, health and wellness. I began logging my miles and weight each day. My weight began to decline, as did the size of my jeans.
Felida — Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal was at Skyview High School on May 18 to sign new K-12 learning standards to bring classrooms around the state into the digital age.