Something old and something new awaits treasure collectors at the Camas Vintage and Art Faire. The seventh annual event runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, featuring more than 60 vintage, antique and upcycled vendors, along with local artists for an eclectic mix of items. Live music will accompany the fair taking place along Northeast Fourth Avenue, Camas. http://downtowncamas.com
By Leigh Rosenberger for The Columbian
August 28, 2015 6 a.m.
Pears are one of the world's oldest farmed fruits. They were first introduced to the Pacific Northwest by pioneers following the path of Lewis and Clark, and Washington's fresh pear production has grown to be the largest in the United States. The combination of the state's volcanic soils and mountain snowmelt provides the nutrients essential to the growth of this sweet, delicious fruit.
The Northern Rhône is particularly known for its syrah — a grape receiving quite a nod in the Walla Walla Valley right now — but fruity and floral whites such as viognier, marsanne and roussanne are not only planted, they're celebrated in notable growing regions such as Hermitage and Crozes-Hermitage.
By Karen Livingston for The Columbian
August 28, 2015 6 a.m.
Hudson's Bar & Grill, at the Heathman Lodge, recently rolled out a new dinner menu. Executive Chef Ray Delgado keeps the dinner menu in step with the seasons by preparing creative, exclusive dishes using fresh, local ingredients. A dinner visit to Hudson's offers food and atmosphere that you cannot find anywhere else in Clark County.
Kicking off Labor Day weekend, the Northwest Natural Parade of Homes offers a peek at some of the area's newest green-building and energy-efficient homes. The event runs Sept. 4-20. The homes are open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will be open Labor Day. All homes are in Ridgefield, just off I-5 exit 9 at the Meadows, near 26th Avenue and 179th Street.
Most of us think of roses only as late spring- and summer-flowering plants, but many rose bushes have much more to offer the year-round garden. Before you fill your garden with roses that have nothing to offer but spring flower power, consider roses that have the additional interest of colored bark, decorative thorns and rose hips in winter.
LA CENTER — When La Center's 2015 budget was finalized, no funds were allocated for a city-sponsored farmers market. But instead of leaving the city without one, Lori Deschand, 61, of Ridgefield decided to start her own.
MOUNT ST. HELENS — Mai Brodniak crouched on the bank of Coldwater Lake while Cynthia Gardner, a U.S. Geological Survey research geologist, showed her how to stack sieves with various sizes of screens to separate the lake's gravel by size.
Do you remember your first job? I'll bet you do. It's one of those experiences that has a tendency to leave a mark on one's internal list of life-changing events. When it comes to first jobs, let me just say I was a late bloomer. Aside from the occasional baby-sitting or pet-sitting gig in my early teens (by the way, pet-sitting was much easier, which probably explains why I'm a cat-mom but not a kid-mom), I didn't do any of the typical teenager jobs such as working at a fast-food restaurant or selling tickets at the local movie theater.