Random Bits and Pieces

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Aloha From Hawaii: Let’s Plant Some Fruit Trees!

Warm aloha from Maui, Hawaii!! I have been spending the last 7 months on the islands, eating lots of tropical fruit, growing veggies, living closer to nature, and enjoying the beach and the rainbows. Hawaii is truly a tropical paradise, and one thing that makes it so is that so many people here are growing food! Not necessarily … Continue reading »

All Good Things Come To… New Beginnings

When I started Re-Discover Washington on a whim on November 3rd, 2011 I intended it to be a month-long project. Very hesitant as first, I coyly approached the downtown merchants, telling them what my blog was all about and explaining what a blog actually was. Surprisingly, they all welcomed the idea and did not mind to … Continue reading »

Run, WashMO, Run!

I love it when friends and friends I haven’t met yet reach out to me to inform me of events going on in the community! I am happy to give them a shout-out and to spread the word. So when my friend Meghan sent me the following message, I was like “Sure, I’d love to … Continue reading »

Picture Perfect Downtown Date Take 2: Nicole & Jon

I know you love giveaways, and I have been hosting quite a few of them on Facebook. Two years ago I came up with the Picture Perfect Downtown Date Giveaway, and so many downtown businesses jumped on board right away! This year I thought it would be fitting to do the same giveaway on Valentine’s Day, … Continue reading »

Re-Discover Washington’s Cousin: Experience Union and the Three Ladies Behind It

Some of you have been following Re-Discover Washington since its birth on November 2011, and have seen it evolve as a creative project to help people appreciate downtown Washington and all the possibilities it offers. When I started out, blogging was very new to me and I had no idea where it would take me. … Continue reading »

Goodbye 2013 Hello 2014

Can you believe 2013 is just about over? It’s been a crazy busy year, so full and amazing that I missed Re-Discover Washington’s birthday on November 3rd! The blog celebrated TWO full years, and I am still amazed at how much it has given me: discoveries, friendships, life lessons. I’ve been a little quieter this … Continue reading »

Queens’ Day In Washington: Visiting Lucinda Owens Home

The Washington Town & Country Fair Queen Coronation is tonight, and let me tell you that this is a Queen Contest like no other. It’s not just about looking, walking and talking pretty, there is so much more that goes into it. If you are from the area and you read the local newspaper, you … Continue reading »

What We Need: A Downtown Coffee Shop

Coffee, Kaffee, Kopi, Café, Koffie, Kafes, Kave, Koohi, Кафе, Kape, Kafe – the word for the refreshing beverage seems to be international. However, the meaning we put into it varies a lot. I come from a “coffee shop culture”.  Bulgarians love their espresso – double, to wake you up in the morning; normal, to pick you up after lunch, … Continue reading »

Work Hard, Play Hard and Go With The Flow: How the Re-Discover Washington Blog Got Its First Award!

One thing leads to another and this week I found myself on a trip to Kansas City with Downtown Washington, Inc. I attended the “Get Plugged in Downtown” Missouri Main Street Connection conference as a volunteer photographer for the event, and since taking pictures and promoting the downtown are two things I love to do … Continue reading »

Downtown Clean-Up Day

Every year Downtown Washington, Inc. organizes a group of volunteers to clean up around downtown. This year they worked on Jefferson, Lafayette, Oak, Elm, Main, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Streets and made Washington even more beautiful! To volunteer for Clean-Up Day 2014 contact Downtown Washington, Inc. at 636-239-1743 or email assistant@downtownwasmo.org.