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So, you want to start writing your memoirs or the next great novel?

For over a quarter of a century, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Ann Lamont has inspired new writers with honest and down to earth advice, written with humor and experience....

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    October 8, 2020

Locally Nourished, beautiful and tasty fare

Thursday morning, I met up with my friend and local businesswoman, Regina, to have breakfast at Locally Nourished in Dayton. As soon as I drove up and parked in front of this café, I felt welcomed...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    October 1, 2020

The documentary-drama The Social Dilemma: A call to digital arms

WORLD WIDE WEB—Recently I watched The Social Dilemma, a documentary-drama directed by Jeff Orlowski, currently available on Netflix. The movie presents a series of interviews with Silicon Valley eng...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    September 24, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, supreme court justice, history-making jurist, and national treasure, dies aged 87

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court and a pioneering advocate for women’s rights, died on Friday at her home in Washington, D.C. She was 87. The cause was...

 

My Octopus Teacher

I am not a big fan of nature documentaries. Being an animal lover, I cringe at the depiction of the food chain in cinematic realness. Like the unnamed Star Trek crewmembers chosen to beam to a...

 

Book briefs

The River Cottage Preserves Handbook, by Pam Corbin, (Ten Speed Press, 2010). The British have a knack for preserving, and author Pam Corbin has created easy steps with gorgeous images in this book....

 
 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    August 13, 2020

Waitsburg Traffic Jam

A typical 'traffic jam" in downtown Waitsburg, during Harvest. Alway a show and always fun to see as larger and larger equipment navigates the tricky turns through town....

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    April 30, 2020

Springtime in Waitsburg

Springtime in Waitsburg is official when there is a sighting of the miniature horse and cart making its way to the grocery for treats....

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    April 23, 2020

Waitsburg Photo Challenge

Participate in our photo challenge!...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    December 12, 2019

'Tis the season to watch baking shows!

Every holiday season I imagine showing up to a party bringing an incredible dessert. Historically I am asked to bring wine or extra chairs to potlucks as my baking skills are notoriously weak. This ye...

 

Times Publisher reflects with gratitude

This has been one of the most challenging and rewarding years of my life. Since deciding to purchase the Waitsburg Times my main objective was to ensure the continuation of publication which began in...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    September 12, 2019

After the Derby

A view of the Columbia County Fair's derby champs....

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    August 15, 2019

Yesterday: A romantic comedy in a world without The Beatles

Yesterday is such a charming movie with an (almost) all-Beatles soundtrack that is hard to be too tough on it. So as long as you aren’t a stickler for logic, it is fun ride with an interesting...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    August 15, 2019

Oil painting and a safe studio

Artists have always found a way to make beautiful art out of the most toxic materials. Traditionally, oil paint not only used toxic pigment like cadmiums and colbalt, it was also common to use...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    August 8, 2019

Elevator operators Mayberry and Benevides keep harvest on track

If you want to know about grain elevators you can ask two of Northwest Grain Growers longtime employees Lupe Benevides and Tim Mayberry. Both have worked at the local elevators as warehousemen and...

 

Dog Ownership: Paws and effect

Dogs are loving companions, watchdogs, hunting buddies and important members of our families. They are also part of the community and can have a significant impact on the relationships between...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    July 25, 2019

A hankering for hill country

This 4th of July a familiar face showed up at the Patriot's Parade in Waitsburg. Jonne Antilla from Götene, Sweden has been visiting eastern Washington almost every year since his first visit in...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    Commentary    July 18, 2019

Nobody's Perfect

Last week I was reminded that just because I am an avid reader of newspapers and the owner and publisher of this newspaper, I am not a reporter. This hit me when I opened the July 11 Times and found an error I was completely responsible for. First,...

 

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