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Fishing trip inspires play about guide

ON STAGE Ocean Fo A Work in Progress Where: Intrepid Theatre Club, 1609 Blanshard St. When: Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 (ticketrocket.

Mamma Mia! What a razzle-dazzle adventure

Kaye Tuckerman sings and dances her way through a wardrobe malfunction, heat wave and a swooping bat

Vocal coach gives opera a boost here

IN CONCERT What: Opera ViVace: Don Giovanni, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart When/where: July 31, Aug. 1 and 2, 7 p.m.

Langford soprano always working on voice

Opera singer Sarah Vardy says she'll never perfect her voice. "It's a lot of fine-tuning all the time," she said, adding that her powerful voice requires patience and control.

8 Hidden Gems: The Colquitz River Trail

The capital region is an outdoor-lover's paradise, especially in summer when the days are long and even the rain takes a vacation.

Lavender Pistachio Biscotti

These crunchy cookies, flecked with fresh lavender flowers and pistachio nuts, are great for dunking in coffee or tea. To create clean-looking cookies, you'll need a very sharp serrated knife to cut through the dough and pistachios.
Major's Corner: Attempt to emulate Olympians leaves mems in the dust

Major's Corner: Attempt to emulate Olympians leaves mems in the dust

I think it's clear that the upcoming Olympics have brought the mems at the club up to a boil, as it were. The anticipation in our grey-flannelled world is almost palpable and toasts are shouted from all corners for our country's success.

Book chronicles city's proposals that didn't make it

Unbuilt Victoria By Dorothy Mindenhall Dundurn, 240 pp., $28.99 The Victoria we have is not quite the Victoria we would have had if all of the plans, proposals and wild dreams had come to fruition.

More than a slumber party

Sleepovers sometimes make parents anxious, but can boost kids' confidence, social skills
Mom stymied by daughter's indecision

Mom stymied by daughter's indecision

Last week, we heard from a mother whose 6 1 /2-year-old daughter has an extremely difficult time making decisions, no matter how minor.