Woohoo! Stumptown comes downtown.
River Maiden Artisan Coffee is getting close to opening its new shop at 701 Main St. in DT Vancouver in the old Ethiopian Deli.
River Maiden serves the aformentioned Stumptown Coffee — long a favorite of mine, served now at Mon Ami — plus tea, treats, etc. The shop also got much fanfare for obtaining a Clover for coffee brewing in ’07. I just love a shop that takes the brew seriously…
Fresh Earth Gardens and WSU Extension Service are presenting a ten-week series of classes called Modern Organic Farming on Small Acreage. The classes include all aspects of starting and maintaining a small farm, including choosing acreage and crops, building soil, curtailing bugs and pests and bringing goods to market. The classes are Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the WSU 78th St. Farm from Jan. 17 to March 21 for $450 or $50 a week. Class size is limited, so look into it now.
Went for a walk in Uptown, Vancouver, today. Snowy and cold, but lots of shops and restaurants were open on the fifth shopping day before Christmas….
As many of you know, Mint Tea Imports moved into new digs on Main Street in Vancouver last year. They have completed the upstairs renovation, and it is beautiful. (You’re shocked, right?) I ate an incredibly delicious bowl of macaroni and cheese there on Tuesday. But I digress….
Mint Tea is having a grand opening this Sunday, Dec. 21. They will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a variety of offerings, including reflexology and Henna tattoos by Fatna. Music by Rob Lewis begins around 1 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Middle Eastern percussion band Negara will play. (PS: There could be spontaneous belly dancing.)
We’ll probably be “snowed in,” so I’m going to walk there. How about you?
A newsstand comes to West Vancouver! Finally…
I am so pleased to see that a newsstand has opened at the Vancouver Marketplace on Evergreen and Columbia. It’s quite small and has lots of prime real estate dedicated to pulpy best sellers and magazines with Brangelina on the cover. HOWEVER, I can now buy a New York Times just minutes from my home and work from an actual person, and some Skittles, if I so desire.
Go. Read. A newspaper.