Author: Joe Polowski

Remembering Why We Celebrate

Independence Day is coming soon. It will be on July 4th, just as it is every year. I have noticed that many people, including myself, have taken to calling this holiday the 4th of July, rather than by its correct name. I don’t understand why this has happened. We don’t do this with our other holidays that are on fixed dates. No one says “Have a Merry 25th of December”, or “Have a Happy 31 December and January 1”. We call them by their proper names. I realize that these are dates that we have assigned to these holidays.

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What’s In A Street Name?

When I first moved to Deer Park 28 years ago, I noticed that the side street by my house was named Arnim. It was a word I had never heard before and seemed awkward.

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Be Safe Out There

As the seasons change, it’s good to have a reminder of some things that we already know. So here we go. As the days get shorter, our lights become more

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The Right To Choose

So, whether you prefer a shop that is not on your company’s list, you don’t want to be inconvenienced with two one-hour round trips to Spokane, or, perhaps, you simply want to keep your business and dollars right here in Deer Park; you can do as you choose! You have the right to do that.

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Sunset

It has been 35 years since I opened Precious Metal Auto Body, and 15 years since we relocated to Deer Park from Spokane. I am 69 now, and the time has come for me to move on to a different stage in my life.

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On The Wagon

A number of years ago, the federal government required that gas stations sell fuel that had 10% ethanol added to it. Like most well intentioned plans, this one had some unexpected consequences.

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PLEASE DON’T

Here are some things people do around cars that they shouldn’t:   I recently saw a young man under a car that was supported only with a bumper jack.  I

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World’s Worst Idea

I know that it’s a tough competition, especially in Washington D.C.  But Congressperson Cortez has set a bar that will be tough to top with her plan to rid the

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Cheap Nostalgia

Frequently, someone will tell me how much they would like to have an old collector car.  Then they will say they can’t afford it. They see huge prices for cars

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The Bad Picture

I believe I have already talked about insurance companies asking folks to take pictures of the damage to their car and send it in so that they can create a

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