In the last few weeks, I've had the pleasure of visiting a few neighborhoods new to me in the Vancouver area. I see a common thread in the most intriguing local gardens. The key element that draws my interest is the use of a distinct mix of trees, shrubs, vines and other woody plants to provide a solid, year-round framework.
What do the Rotary Club, Fort Vancouver Regional Library, Vancouver Renters' Association, churches, neighborhood associations, and the AARP have in common? All have invited a Clark Public Utilities energy counselor to present useful tips and info through the utility's neighborhood speakers program.
By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times
August 12, 2014 8:59 p.m.
One of the drawbacks of a life captured on film is the irrefutable evidence of time passing. The camera can hide many things, but not the fact that people, even famous people, grow old. Right before our eyes.
By Karen Livingston for The Columbian
August 8, 2014 6 a.m.
Jorge's Tequila Factory is a lively place for Mexican food in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Similar in look and feel to Jorge's Margarita Factory at 14415 E. Mill Plain Blvd., the ownership is the same. The atmosphere is hard to resist, and the menu has a vast selection of items to satisfy a range of appetites for Mexican food.
It will be time for back to school soon enough, but for now people all over Clark County are taking advantage of the great weather to indulge in some summer fun. And in August, The Columbian would love to see how you define summer fun in pictures.
Today's Northwest 119th Street is a major connector, busy with traffic and split by a double yellow line. A C-Tran bus route even passes near here, much to the amazement of three sisters who grew up on the family farm that became the Felida Red Barn.