Tradition Reigns Parade

Touting their Christmas parade as the “oldest and coldest” in the Northwest, citizens of Springfield, Oregon once again marched down their main thoroughfare the first Saturday in December. Horses, bands, commercial floats and gaily dressed individuals sauntered beneath unseasonably blue skies and waved from warm perches, disproving the “coldest” mantra—at least this year. The weather […]

When Writers Become Icons

  Authors celebrate successes in many different ways. Debut writers take pictures of their books on shelves of libraries and bookstores. Award-winning novelists hang their plaques alongside framed novel covers. Others attend the movie premiere of their story. Some are honored by citizens of the city or setting the author used to tell the tale. Such was the case last […]