Summer of Love 50th Anniversary

“Summer of Love” 50th Anniversary

Fifty years later, “Hippie” ideals are alive and well. The summer of 2017 marks 50 years since the Hippie Generation descended upon San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury district.  Over 100,000 people collectively responded to the movement that embraced peace, love and self-expression.  Music and art, individualism, anti-consumerism and pro-community attracted many young people.  Hippies gathered around … Read more

Hippest Street Fairs 2016

street fairs 2016

I grew up in Seattle during the 60’s and 70’s, also known as the “Hippie Era.” Nothing expressed the best side of this counterculture movement more than The University Street Fair. Booths lined along “The Ave” filled the senses with Patchouli, incense and ethnic food aromas. Exotic imports and indie crafts fulfilled gift buying needs. … Read more

Shop Small Business

As reported in this article by the Small Business Association-purchasing gifts from your local small businesses this holiday and through-out the year can have a dramatic impact on our economy. SHOP SMALL BUSINESS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON One exciting place to find gifts for your loved ones are at your local fair/festival/farmers market.  There are holiday … Read more

Pateros Strong-One Year Later

Pateros Strong-One Year Later Today marks one year since the largest wildfire in Washington State history burned 256,000 acres in Okanogan County. While Pateros and the surrounding areas are still recovering, it is fitting that today is also the beginning of the Pateros Apple Pie Jamboree weekend. This high-spirited event is the epitome of small … Read more