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AppleTree: Where Learning Is Natural

“The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” Socrates Due to a change in lifestyle, I do not keep up the Re-Discover Washington blog anymore, however, when something dear to my heart comes my way I make sure to share it with you. … Continue reading »

Unique Ukulele: An Interview with Johnnie Heberer

I first met Johnnie Heberer when I interviewed him, his brother Ethan, and Rachael Coulter for the blog with their “Poetry and Music” artistic experiment. Johnnie plays the ukulele, an instrument I did not know much about, and he’s agreed to perform a couple of times at I.B. Nuts & Fruit Too where I show … Continue reading »

On School Counseling: An Interview with Dawn Hodschayan

Have you heard of Alex and Dawn Hodschayan? They are a young, creative, talented, motivated and kind-hearted couple who took Washington by a storm over a year ago.  In less than twelve months, Alex and Dawn sold two houses, bought a beautiful home together in Washington, MO, renovated it to perfection, and found respective jobs in the … Continue reading »

Community Matters: Daniel Myers on Washington, MO, Life Abroad and Appreciation

It’s not a secret that I love coffee. But what I love even more are coffee shops. The ones where you can sit for hours with a friend and chat. The coffee/tea is just a bonus. Mannwell’s downtown is sadly missed, but we are lucky to have another coffee shop in town: Cafe Tinto, that … Continue reading »

Live, Work & Play Downtown: Matt Cowan

Last week, when the weather warmed up for a bit, I was walking downtown and I was inspired! New ideas for the blog came to mind, as it always happens when I spontaneously walk into places and talk to people. After a short stop at home and a quick message to my friend Matthew Cowan, … Continue reading »

Just Because: “Poetry and Music”

“If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.” ― Charles Darwin, The Autobiography of Charles Darwin, 1809–82 So, you know I hang out on Facebook more than I should. Honestly, I use it mainly as a … Continue reading »

Old Bridge, New Bridge: The Why, What, Where, and When?

We are creatures of habit and our first reaction to change is to resist it. Such is the case with the new bridge. The opinions on it are very diverse, and every time I post a picture on Facebook of the existing bridge, people nostalgically say that they will miss its iconic structure. The good … Continue reading »

Is Aromatherapy Right For You: An Interview with Tarena Jedrey from Aroma Blending Company

Tarena Jedrey was one of my students in the Photography Class I thought at East Central College Center for Workforce Development. She called me a couple of weeks after the class, and we met to give her some more advice on how to photograph her products. The more we talked about what she does, the … Continue reading »

Soğuk Hookah Lounge: The New Place to Socialize and Hang Out

Hookah Lounge in Washington, Missouri? You are not dreaming. Justin Miller, an ambitious young man and a Washington native, is opening one downtown in February. #5 W. Second Street, where Country Living and Antiques used to be, has been transformed into a cosy and modern hookah lounge in less than two weeks. According to Wikipedia, “The hookah … Continue reading »

Breathe Easy Washington: Second-Hand Smoke is More Dangerous Than We Think

I first learned about Breath Easy Washington at one of the Sunsets on the Riverfront. Joette Reidy came up to me and asked me to sign their petition. Smoking has been proven to be bad for your health, but it’s a personal choice. However, when others are subjected to secon-hand smoke it becomes a problem. What … Continue reading »