By Karen Livingston for The Columbian
July 3, 2015 6 a.m.
John and Nikki O'Keeffe opened Cake Happy in October, specializing in custom made cakes for all occasions. Their storefront location in historical downtown Camas provides cupcakes and other baked items in addition to a full espresso selection of beverages, plus cold brew, six days a week. Baked goods are made fresh daily in small batches from organic ingredients and no preservatives.
It's hard work being queen. As the 2015 Vancouver Rodeo queen, an ambassador of the 45th annual event, Felicia Harrison has already appeared at nine parades and six rodeos. That includes her appearance at the Portland Rose Festival's Grand Floral Parade on June 6, where she won the individual award for best rodeo queen, a first for the Vancouver Rodeo.
With heat advisories underway through the weekend, you've surely noticed — it's HOT out there. And the bad news is it's going to stay that way for a while longer. The good news is that there are some things you can do right now to make your home more comfortable AND keep your electricity bill from rising like the warm air.
Many novice gardeners are under the misconception that everything works out perfectly for gardeners who have more experience than they do. The reality is that longtime gardeners suffer from many of the same concerns as those of the neophyte gardener. I'm including myself when I say that gardeners have issues. The longer you garden, the more likely it is that you will have issues, too.
On the morning of June 3, Jacques Cotton was standing on the sidewalk tending to his yard. Suddenly, a car attempting a U-turn in an adjacent intersection lost control and barreled into a yield sign on the corner. The vehicle tore the sign out of the ground and continued onto Cotton's property.
Students at Union High School will be able to daydream by a miniature ocean, thanks to graduating senior April Fisher. For her independent study, she pitched the idea of creating and installing two 180-gallon saltwater aquariums in the school's environmental science and engineering building. One tank features a variety of colorful saltwater fish, and the other features living coral.