Times change. And so do seasons. We have much to be grateful for in our community.
We like the changing of the seasons, especially when it's changing from one yummy crop to another.
One thing you have to love about living in the Mid-Columbia is the abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables. This week, the u-pick farms opened their doors for blueberries. And local farmers are expecting a bumper crop this year.
It can't be too long until the sweet corn is on.
Remember when video tapes first appeared on the scene? Some dismissed the technology as an expensive fad that would never catch on.
The naysayers didn't last long. It was soon apparent that just about everyone would buy one of those darn machines -- and put movie theaters out of business.
Thirty years later, streaming video, DVDs mailed direct to your house, vending machines that dispense movies and big screen TVs have dramatically upped the quality and convenience of home viewing.
And none of it has killed our desire to go to the movies. The animated feature Brave played in more than 4,000 theaters last weekend and grossed more than $66 million.
There's something about seeing the movie on a big screen with other people that we can't replicate in our living rooms.
So, we're interested in Fairchild Cinema's decision to expand into Richland.
And we're grateful that there still are movies to see and popcorn to buy.
Planetarium at CBC
And for those who want to watch stars, not just celebrities, we're looking forward to the planetarium coming soon to Columbia Basin College's Pasco campus.
We agree with the sponsors that this kind of a show will spark an interest in science in our community.
We're all for kids, and adults for that matter, taking an interest in the universe around them.
We also like to see groups collaborating, especially when they combine for the community's greater good.
This project brings together CBC, the CBC Foundation, Bechtel National and Pacific Northwest Regional Observatory. That's an impressive group.
In his speech at the groundbreaking, CBC President Rich Cummins talked about how our community has a large population of scientists and engineers and many people who have never attended college.
It's actually a pretty nice mix.
It says something about the diversity of the region. And the planetarium will benefit both groups.
For all of these reasons (and about a hundred more), it's easy to see why the Tri-Cities made the list for the top nine fastest growing housing markets in the United States.
Hmmm. Maybe that's the type of thing we ought to keep a lid on.