It's Nutcracker season. Around Clark County, hundreds of young ballet dancers wearing tights and frothy tulle tutus are working long hours in dance studios perfecting leaps and arabesques to bring "The Nutcracker" to life.
Vancouver — The Clark County Arts Commission is seeking artists who create two-dimensional pieces and are interested in exhibiting their work next year in the Sixth-Floor Gallery at the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver.
By Karen Livingston for The Columbian
November 28, 2014 6 a.m.
The Megabite Pizza continues the tradition of the former Smokey's Pizza with hearty pizzas and family-friendly dining. Two longtime employees of Smokey's purchased the pizza parlor and upgraded some of the ingredients. The menu selection has not changed; just a few of the items' names have changed, and the salad bar is gone.
Sometimes it seems that the holiday spirit has become lost in a sea of glitz, competition and rampant consumerism — sometimes exemplified by the pushing and shoving that accompanies Black Friday weekend.
By SHELBY SEBENS for The Columbian
November 23, 2014 6 a.m.
From ukuleles to archery lessons to full rain suits for children, shoppers this Christmas season can find a variety of unique gifts in local stores, many of which are seeing the fruits of a growing "buy local" ethos.