BATTLE GROUND — With still months to go until peak gardening season, a group of about 60 people packed into the historic Venersborg Schoolhouse on Sunday afternoon to get their hands on some lesser-known seeds to add to their gardens.
By Viki Eierdam for The Columbian
January 25, 2015 6 a.m.
BATTLE GROUND — Last month, Clark County posted a "do not occupy" notice on the exterior of Rusty Grape Vineyard's entrance door. If this sounds like déjà vu, it's because several North County wineries received similar notices around the Christmas holiday in 2013.
By James Bash for The Columbian
January 23, 2015 10 a.m.
German composer Richard Wagner is known for big operatic works that require large orchestras and singers with massive voices. But not all of his music demands a full-throttle larynx and an armada of musicians. Believe it or not, Wagner wrote some tender pieces that rest on the quieter end of the musical spectrum. One of these is the "Wesendonck Lieder" ("Wesendonck Songs"), which will be sung by soprano Christina Kowalski at the Vancouver Symphony's first concert of 2015.
Students from 12 high schools will participate in the Southwest Washington regional competition for Poetry Out Loud national recitation contest from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 3 at Educational Service District 112, 2500 N.E. 65th Ave.