Opinion

It’s hard to top the items left on cars | Pat Cashman

It was a dark and stormy night. Plenty of lousy novels have begun that way, so why not a lousy column? The rain was coming down faster than Starbucks shares. As I drove, my hands gripping the wheel tighter than Dolly Parton’s jeans, I noticed several minivans passing by from the other direction. Every one of them had a freshly cut, newly bought holiday tree strapped on top. Then it happened: Just at the moment a particular minivan drove past, I noticed its tree suddenly break free and tumble off onto the side of the road. It was the apparent victim of swirling winds and bungled bungees.

Long-standing Lee wins hands down

I recently received correspondence from the world-famous waitresses at the Krain restaurant. In the course of their letter explaining the owner’s trials and tribulations with state and county bureaucracies (more about this next week), they claimed the establishment was the oldest restaurant on the Plateau.

  • Dec 2, 2008

Americans should point fingers elsewhere

There are few countries so eager to acknowledge their faults as this one.

  • Dec 1, 2008

Heart is at home for the holidays

Have you ever heard a holiday song that reminded you of a person, a place or a specific time? Bet you have. I have, too.

  • Dec 1, 2008

Americans should point fingers elsewhere

There are few countries so eager to acknowledge their faults as this one.

  • Dec 1, 2008

Heart is at home for the holidays

Have you ever heard a holiday song that reminded you of a person, a place or a specific time? Bet you have. I have, too.

  • Dec 1, 2008

Sumner events can make city noteworthy

Wow! Since the Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse added fireworks to their bridge lighting tradition, attendance at the holiday extravaganza has grown from around 500 to an estimated 4,000 visitors who come to ring in the holiday season in Sumner. And most of that growth has happened in the last two years.

Lies of U.S. are exaggerated

There are few countries so eager to acknowledge their faults as this one.

Traditions bind us to loved ones

Have you ever heard a holiday song that reminded you of a person, a place or a specific time? Bet you have. I have, too.

Americans should point fingers elsewhere

There are few countries so eager to acknowledge their faults as this one.

  • Dec 1, 2008

Heart is at home for the holidays

Have you ever heard a holiday song that reminded you of a person, a place or a specific time? Bet you have. I have, too.

  • Dec 1, 2008

Sumner events can make city noteworthy

Wow! Since the Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse added fireworks to their bridge lighting tradition, attendance at the holiday extravaganza has grown from around 500 to an estimated 4,000 visitors who come to ring in the holiday season in Sumner. And most of that growth has happened in the last two years.

Lies of U.S. are exaggerated

There are few countries so eager to acknowledge their faults as this one.

Traditions bind us to loved ones

Have you ever heard a holiday song that reminded you of a person, a place or a specific time? Bet you have. I have, too.

There are ways to improve the election process

Anytime someone offers a series of ideas for fixing anything, they set themselves up for disagreement and ridicule. But that shouldn’t stop the exchange of ideas on how we might improve our elections, should it? It’s so important, I decided to take that chance and trust the public will be gentle.

There are ways to improve election process

Anytime someone offers a series of ideas for fixing anything, they set themselves up for disagreement and ridicule. But that shouldn’t stop the exchange of ideas on how we might improve our elections, should it? It’s so important, I decided to take that chance and trust the public will be gentle.

Giving thanks for our good fortune

The approaching Thanksgiving holiday, the state of the economy and a series of events that have occurred in the community and to folks I know, has made me reflective.

Sumner’s downtown has many activities

There is much to be thankful for downtown this time of year. Now some may be a little surprised at that statement, or they might say, “there goes Shelly again with her Pollyanna attitude.” But truly, Sumner really is full of blessings everyone can take advantage of during the holiday season. And the best part is they’re usually free.

Volunteers are in the community

This Thanksgiving, many in our country are facing unemployment and home foreclosures. We are wondering what our nation’s new president will do to stop the economic slide and lead our nation to prosperity.

Plum book lists government job offers

If you’re looking for something dull to read but have already completed the phone book, here’s a great choice: The Plum Book.