Friday, March 18, 2011
Cottage Antiques opens in Cascade Locks
The Cottage Antiques and More is now open at 502 WaNaPa Ave. in Cascade Locks.
Nathan and Karrie Edmunds recently opened the shop, which boasts "a little of everything," including art, antiques and vintage gifts, Nathan said. The shop has the largest multifaceted gem collection in the area, he said.
The Cottage, located next to Pacific Crest Pub and Hotel, is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday through Sunday.
Gorge White House opens April 1
The Gorge White House, a 100-year-old landmark alongside Highway 35 south of Hood River, opens for 2011 on April 1.
The Hood River Valley icon, now a popular destination for tasting Gorge wines and brews, also sells art, fresh fruit and flowers, gourmet food products, gifts, and much more, all in the midst of orchards and gardens.
The Gorge White House will be open through Oct. 31. Admission and parking are free.
Full Sail adds LTD 05 Amber Lager
LTD 05, the latest seasonal brew from Full Sail, is now on grocery shelves.
"We brewed this beer as a celebration of lagers, and like the other beers in our LTD series, it allows us to explore a classic lager profile and intertwine our own passion as an American craft brewer," said Full Sail's executive brewmaster.
LTD 05, exploring its Viennese roots, is described as "a copper-colored beer with great harmony that is refreshingly round and smooth, balanced with a hint of dark roast that enhances its floral hoppy finish."
(Following LTD 05, Full Sail will re-release LTD 03, a crisp pilsner just in time for summer.)
LTD 05 registers "medium" on the "Malt-O-Meter" that is featured on the six-packs. Beer aficionados, or the aspiring ones, will enjoy the bottom of the six-pack that features an easy-to-read chart of "Today's Recipe," including Willamette, Glacier and Czech Saaz Hops, Pale, Chocolate and Caramel malts, Plato (14 degrees), IBU (28), alcohol by volume ABV (5.6%) and any special ingredients.
LTD 05 will be available in six-packs and draught from March to June.
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Parkdale third graders sing "12 Disaster Days of Christmas"
Welcome to your sing-able Christmas gift list. What follows is an emergency rendition of “12 Days of Christmas” – for outfitting your home or car in case of snow storm, earthquake, flood or other emergency. Read it as a simple list, or sing it to the tune of “12 Days” – you know, as in “ … and a partridge in a pear tree…” Not to make light of it, but the song is a familiar framework for a set of gift ideas that you could consider gathering together, even if the recipient already owns items such as a bunch of coats, tire chains and flashlights. Stores throughout the Gorge are stocked up on all these items. Buying all 12 days might be prohibitive, but here are three ideas for checking any of the dozen off your list (notations follow, 1-12.) The gift items needed to stay warm, dry and safe are also coded to suggest items in your abode (A) in your car (C) or both (B). 12 Gallons of Water (A) 11 Family meals (B) 10 Cans of propane (A) 9 Hygiene bags (B) 8 Packs of batteries (A) 7 Spare coats (B) 6 Bright red flares (C) 5 Cozy blankets (B) 4 Tire chains (C) 3 Flashlights (B) 2 cell phone chargers (B) 1 And a crush-proof first aid kit (B) Price ranges? Here’s a few quotes for days Three, Two, Four and Nine: n A family gift of flashlights (three will run $15-30, Hood River Supply, Tum-A-Lum) n Cell phone chargers (two will run $30-60) n Tire chains (basic set, $30, Les Schwab, returnable if unused for the winter) n Family meals ($100 or so should cover the basics for three or four reasonably well-fed days) n The home kit should be kept in a handy place near an exit, and remember that water needs to be replenished every few months. If you have a solid first aid kit already, switch out the gift idea with “and-a-sto-o-u-t- tub-for it-all …” Otherwise, it’s a case of assembling your home or car kits and making sure all members of the family know what the resources are and how to use them (ie flares and propane). Emergency situations are at worst life-threatening, at best deeply uncomfortable if you and your family are left without power for an extended period, or traveling and find yourself in a situation where you need to wait out a storm, lengthy traffic delay, or other crisis. Notes on the 12 gift ideas: 12 – Gallons of water: that’s one per person in a four-member family to last for three days, the recommended minimum to be prepared for utility outages. 11 – Easy-open packaged goods, energy bars, dried food and nuts are good things to include for nutrition. Think of what your family of four needs for three days to stay fortified and hydrated (see number 12). Can-opener also recommended 10 – If you have a propane camping stove, keep extra fuel handy. 9 – Hygiene bags: put packaged moistened towelettes, toilet paper, and plastic ties in large garbage bags (for personal sanitation) Resource list courtesy of Hood River County Emergency Management, Barbara Ayers, manager/ 541-386-1213. The county also reminds residents to Get a Kit, Make A Plan to connect your family if separated, and Stay Informed. See www.co.hood-river.or.us to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge