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 By Amy Reeves    Features    February 15, 2017 

Where'd that come from?

Like a dog with two tails: Idiom This saying describes being extremely happy. I have found very few references, however, the oldest one I could find was from Margaret Hardie 1929. Proverbs and...

 
 By Amy Reeves    Features    February 8, 2017

Where'd that come from? Saint Valentine's Day: Holiday

February has long been celebrated as a month of romance. Every Feb. 14, all around the world, candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. As I try to...

 
 By Amy Reeves    Features    February 1, 2017

Where'd that come from?

Apple of my eye: Idiom In Old English, the pupil of the eye was called the ‘apple.’ If someone is the ‘apple of your eye’, he or she is someone that you look at a lot because they are your...

 
 By Amy Reeves    Features    January 25, 2017

Where'd that come from?

Turning the tables (expression) Turning the Table is a figurative phrase from around the early 1600s. It means to reverse a situation and gain the upper hand. Board games such as backgammon were...

 
 By Aaron C. Ellis    Features    January 18, 2017

Looking Back

25 years ago January 16, 1992: Library call for assistance, local volunteers: Now is the time for you to help Fort Vancouver Regional Library automate. Your assistance is needed in the following...

 
 By Amy Reeves    Features    January 18, 2017

Where'd that come from? Fine Kettle of Fish

This expression means an awkward or messy state of affairs and originates from old English. Kettles are the essential piece of kitchen equipment for customs in which only the English can claim world...

 
 By Michelle Priddy    Features    January 18, 2017

The Chicken Challenge

The Sentinel is pleased to introduce "The Chicken Challenge," brainchild of Michelle Priddy . The idea is to use one chicken per person as the main...

 
 By Amy Reeves    Features    January 11, 2017

Where'd that come from?

“Can’t Carry a Tune in a Bucket” Meaning: Someone who sings very badly, is tone-deaf or is musically challenged. It is the inability to metaphorically “carry” a tune in a bucket or the inabi...

 
 By Amy Reeves    Features    January 4, 2017

Where'd that come from?

Squirrely Adjective (slang) So I am sitting at home crocheting a hat and watching my two cats tear through the house like they have turbo jets attached to their tails and chased by invisible canines....

 
 By Aaron C. Ellis    Features    December 28, 2016

Looking Back

25 years ago December 26, 1991: High School’s Vo-ag shop Construction done. The 1,200 square foot building will house business and agriculture students both. Business students will have access to...

 
 By Amy Reeves    Features    December 28, 2016

Where'd that come from? Twelve Days of Chirstmas (Song)

The song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is an English Christmas carol. From the mid-16th century to the early-18th century, many Catholics were not allowed to practice their faith openly and had...

 
 By Lou Marzeles and Leslie Geatches    Features    December 21, 2016

A Warm and Fuzzy Christmas

A Warm and Fuzzy Christmas Part 1 “Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays…” wafted through the speakers of the SUV. It was late. Wilson Barnes glanced over at Jennifer, his wife, who...

 
 By Amy Reeves    Features    December 21, 2016

Where'd that come from? Reindeer, Christmas and Santa…oh my!

With all this research, by the time I retire from The Goldendale Sentinel I should be the best Trivial Pursuit player on the planet! Reindeer You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen. Comet...

 
 Features    December 14, 2016

A Warm and Fuzzy Christmas

Previously on “A Warm and Fuzzy Christmas”: The Barnes family has been driving through a remote section of Washington State to a timeshare for Christmas vacation, intended to give Wil the break...

 
 By Amy Reeves    Features    December 14, 2016

Where'd that come from? Pull the wool over someone's eyes. (Phrase)

This term is from the early 1800s and means to fool or lie to someone and get away with it through deception and trickery. From the early 1600s to present day, judges in Europe adorn wigs made from...

 
 By Andrew Christiansen    Features    August 31, 2016

From the best seat in the house

This is my last act from the best seat in the house. It has been my pleasure to write about your children’s sports exploits. and photograph them in...

 
 By Shelby Taylor    Features    August 17, 2016

Histories and mysteries of Goldendale businesses: Hers is a jab well done

She may not be historical, but the practice of the new acupuncturist in town is definitely a mystery! Acupuncture, a practice I myself was not...

 
 Features    August 10, 2016

What's in the Sky...August

Welcome to August, a great month for stargazing. Darkness begins to come earlier, we enjoy the Perseid meteor shower, and we get a chance to see all 5...

 
 Features    August 10, 2016

WANTED: SPORTS REPORTER WITH LARGE FEET (to fill big shoes)

SCORE: Retirement 1, Newspaper 0. Game over. After nine years, our ace sports writer is retiring. It’s time to move someone up from Triple A into the pros, and so The Goldendale Sentinel seeks a...

 
 By Shelby Taylor    Features    August 3, 2016

Bake My Day: from scratch to perfection

We all have the undeniable guilty snack pleasures of Twinkies, Honey Buns, Nutter Butters, and snacks like Oatmeal Creme Pies. But what if I told you...

 
 By Andrew Christiansen    Features    August 3, 2016

From the best seat in the house

It may be hot and it will certainly be dirty, but you have to go out to Broken Boulder Farms this weekend for the WE Rock rock crawl competition. It...

 
 By Shelby Taylor    Features    July 27, 2016

Histories and mysteries of Goldendale businesses: General Store rich in history, mystery, and goods

You may remember the Steven Wright joke: "I went to a general store. They wouldn't let me buy anything specific." Not true for Goldendale's General...

 
 By Savvy Senior    Features    July 27, 2016

Great gadgets for aging golfers will help your game

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any products that can help older golfers? I love to play golf, but at age 74, I have hip and back problems that make bending over to tee up or pick up the ball...

 
 By Jean Allyn Smeltzer    Features    July 27, 2016

Looking Back

113 Years Ago The Independent, May 8, 1913 KLICKITAT INDIAN DIES AT 109 - Jake Hunt, Sr., aged Klickitat Indian, died at his shack on his White Salmon Valley homestead last Friday of smallpox, having...

 
 By Shelby Taylor    Features    July 13, 2016

Histories and mysteries of Goldendale businesses: City's historic florist shop celebrates long history

Debbie and Ken Clark are the owners of Goldendale's Clark's Floral, which features tuxedos, giftware, chocolates, flowers, and accessories. The shop...

 

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