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Portland Jazz Festival honors jazz masters

The Portland Jazz Festival, from PDX Jazz, celebrates Black History Month Feb. 18-March 1 with a series of concerts and events presented over two weeks every February. Dedicated to preserving America’s indigenous art form by presenting internationally recognized jazz masters alongside local musicians, the festival includes education and outreach programs that extend into Portland’s schools and […]

Featured Travel

Festivals, communities, river define Skagit Valley

By Leslee Jaquette Wearing dark shades, my grown son and my middle-aged cousin crouch amongst acres of red tulips in the spring sunshine. Looking more like Mafia thugs than Anne Geddes babies (tots photographed in flower costumes), the guys oblige me with a big smile for the camera. Photographing my rugged menfolk amidst a sea […]

Featured Outdoor Activities

San Juan Islands kayaking

Experience Washington’s coastal wildlife and scenery from a spectacular sea-level perspective—world-class kayaking in the San Juan Islands. The only sounds are those from nature and the occasional splash of a paddle as you search for water-dwelling creatures—orca whales, sea lions, seals, porpoises, otters, starfish, anemones, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, and even octopus (for orcas, May […]

Environment Featured

What is being done to preserve private property?

EarthTalk® E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: While working to protect public land from resource extraction and development seems to be the focus of many environmental groups, what is being done to preserve and protect private property—the majority of our land—across the country?   — Jim Friedland, Bath, ME Indeed, private property makes up […]