Earlier this spring, we issued a call for kids to submit essays about summer camp. What better way to show what summer camp means to kids than to have them express it in their own words? Here's what Kayla Peterson, a fifth-grader at Otis Orchards Elementary, had to say about her camp experience:
For many of us, the sights, sounds and smells still resonate in our childhood memory banks. The clunk of a paddle against a canoe. The flavor of charred marshmallows. The thundering of basketballs against the gymnasium floor when you're still sleepy on a summer morning. The fear, loneliness, and excitement of sleeping in a strange place away from your family for the first time.
This solid little bungalow was built on the South Hill in 1946. It has 1,050 square feet on the main floor and a three-quarter basement. There are two bedrooms, two baths and radiant floor heat, and it sits on a 6,250 square-foot lot. This home sold in late February for $144,100.
Three area high school students snared four prestigious awards at a national leadership conference held earlier this month in Nashville, Tenn. It was the year's the culminating event of the Future Business Leaders of America organization, which helps prepare middle and high school students for business and other careers.
Sometimes staying on the sidelines is not an option. When the West Valley girls tennis team opened practice for the 2006 season, they were confronted with sobering news: assistant coach Chris Flanagan's wife, Wilma, had been diagnosed with breast cancer and was undergoing treatment.
ROCKVILLE, Md. – You need not know the difference between a birdie and a bogey to get a table at the new PGA Tour Grill. The low-key, modern design of the restaurant is a far cry from the more heavily-themed Planet Hollywood or Hard Rock Cafe. There are widescreen TVs in the bar, mostly set on The Golf Channel. Lighting design just inside the door is meant to suggest the flight of a golf ball.
NEW YORK – There is little doubt Andia Winslow would have been successful in anything she chose to do with her life. The 23-year-old Yale graduate is already a Renaissance woman with a degree in sociology and a resume as a documentary filmmaker. All of that is on hold, however, as Winslow attempts to blaze a trail down a far different course.
Women golfers can thank the DuPont Co. if their drives fly farther using Callaway Golf Co.'s new HX Pearl ball. The Carlsbad, Calif., golf equipment giant included a layer of DuPont HPF resin in the ball, which hit stores around the world earlier this month.
WHISTLER, British Columbia – Since the early 1990's, when this world-renown ski area decided to beef up its reputation as a summer vacation destination, golfers have emerged as the biggest winners. Since then, four wonderfully challenging and visually spectacular courses, all situated within a 25-minute drive of each other, have opened for play, turning the area into a golf mecca.
AS A YOUNGSTER, Ryan Moore often was overshadowed in baseball and basketball by older brother Jeremy. So when the UNLV golfer was paired with Phil Mickelson at this year's Masters, Moore did what he learned from his sibling rivalry – he made his own impression. Moore unveiled a versatile power-and-touch game, averaging 280 yards off the tee, hitting 86 percent of fairways and making clutch putts to tie for 13th at 1-under-par 287.
PINEHURST, N.C. – Not swinging a golf club on a trip to Pinehurst is like going to the beach and staying dry. Some purists regard the tiny Southern village — roughly equidistant from Charlotte and Raleigh in rural central North Carolina — as the spiritual center of U.S. golf, where golf saturates life and life is lived on the links.
Sex sells for one ... saguaros, spas and serenity for others. The Southwest's four desert destinations – Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Calif., Phoenix/Scottsdale and Tucson – unleash these images on prospective visitors' imaginations in a battle for the billions they spend pursuing pleasure.
PEMERTON, British Columbia – The weather conditions atop Mount Currie in mid-October of 2003 provided all the ingredients necessary to stir up the Perfect Flood. A heavy snowfall, followed by an unseasonable warming trend and nearly seven days of unrelenting rain sent water rushing down the side of the majestic mountain into the Green River.
In the male-dominated sport of golf, female golfers often had to put up with bad tee times, indifferent golf course personnel and grumbling from male golfers who saw them as trespassers. Even the clothing and gear was all about little girlish skirts with cutout appliques and hot pink golf balls. But now, the situation for women on the links is more on a par with the men.
Find information on more than 60 courses within a day's drive of Spokane at SpokesmanReview.com. Also, see an archive of past Inland Northwest Golf stories, including how to play dozens of the region's most popular holes. Point your Web browser to www.spokesmanreview.com/golf •Antler Springs GC (509) 292-GOLF: 9-hole greens fees: $20. Tee times: no deadlines. 9-hole course opens April 23.
PINEHURST, N.C. – The sleepy southern village that awoke six years ago to remind casual golf fans of its legacy has started to dress up again for the 2005 U.S. Open. While golf course surgeons squeeze the fairways and speed up the trademark undulating turtleback greens of Pinehurst No. 2, a town with just a pair of gas stations and not a single fast-food joint is bracing for as many as 45,000 daily visitors and the crush of attention that comes with the national golf championship.
WILDLIFE -- I'm hearing various reports from observant eclipse watchers who noticed changes in critter behavior during the event Monday morning. "Ducks in the nearby pond stopped dabbling, swallows began ...