Author: Nikki Klock

Theater Review: Journey Theater presents “A Wonderful Life”

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Local area youth are bringing the old-fashioned Christmas spirit to the east side with a production of “A Wonderful Life,” a musical based on Frank Capra’s beloved 1946 movie starring James Stewart as everyman George Bailey. Full disclosure: “It’s a Wonderful Life” is one of my favorite movies of all time. I can practically recite… Read More

All in the Family: Parents and Children “Play” Together

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As kids grow toward adolescence, the wide open days of early childhood seem to grow fewer as kids’ schedules fill up with sports, music, clubs and a whole new kind of social life. The apron strings fray a bit as many parents find themselves doing more driving to and from activities but less sharing of… Read More

Editor’s Pick: “The Healing You Can Do” by Meghan T. Hindi

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Everyone experiences challenges in life, but a few (perhaps a growing number) of us face profound suffering that leads to truly dark places. Yacolt author, doula, wife and mother, Meghan T. Hindi, identifies squarely as the latter. “I first experienced physical, emotional and verbal abuse at the hands of my mother, from my earliest memory,”… Read More

Kids Play (And Learn) All Summer Long at Summer Playgrounds Program

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Tabatha Williamson was at church when she first learned about a free weekday supervised summer program at Evergreen Park on 4th Plain Blvd., not far from where she lives with her two children, Isabella (8) and Noah (9). It turned out to be the perfect childcare for her kids while she attends WorkSource to connect… Read More