Stephanie Legg spent her lunch break Wednesday grabbing some recently picked berries, local goat cheese and fresh roasted nuts. She doesn’t typically do much shopping at farmers markets, but when a market pops up on your doorstep, it’s hard to pass it up.
When 8-year-old Andrew Bishop was given the choice between family trips to Hawaii or Disney World, visiting Boston to watch a Bruins game or going to Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, the choice was easy.
Molly McAllister took a deep breath and prepared to go into the downward dog pose. She spread her hands apart, tucked her toes and lifted her knees off of the ground. She lowered her head and eased into the yoga pose, stretching her hamstrings.
Sharon Wilton was apprehensive as she walked into the adult family home in early June. She didn’t know anything about the elderly man she was going to visit, except that he was in the final hours of his life.
Of the 80,000 edible plant species in the world, only four — rice, corn, wheat and potato — produce 50 percent of the typical human diet. Looking to add a few more plant species to her diet, Kate Webb nibbled on the leaf of a lamb’s-quarters plant and sampled salal berries growing on a bush on the Columbia Springs grounds.
Clark County residents who purchase their own health plans are going to have to dig a little deeper into their wallets next year. Insurers requested an average 22.3 percent rate increase for 2018 individual health plans.
An estimated 160 billion pounds of food is wasted in the U.S. every year — and much of the food may be perfectly fine to eat. A recent survey found 84 percent of people at least sometimes throw away food solely because the “best by” date stamped on the package has passed.
Each year, about 4,300 Clark County residents receive health care services at Planned Parenthood’s Vancouver center. The vast majority of those services are preventive, including 3,800 sexually transmitted disease tests and contraceptives for 3,035 women last year.
Nine-year-old Jennifer Perez had experience planting flowers but not food. After a trip Thursday to the 78th Street Heritage Farm, though, the Washington Elementary fourth-grader can say she's done both.