The northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Hazel Dell were shut down for five minutes Monday night while police surrounded a man who was walking the shoulder and reportedly wielding a shotgun that turned out to be a decorative sword.
You can help beautify a freeway overpass that never got its due. Hazel Dell neighborhood activist and businessperson Vicki Fitzsimmons is pressing ahead with her 78th Street Overpass Landscaping Project, bringing some beauty to a spot that was supposed to get landscaping but didn't. It's set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2.
Northeast Hazel Dell — Former students and colleagues of Nancy Arnold celebrated her 40 years of service Sept. 29 at Vancouver's Jack and Jill House day care. As many as 60 people visited the reception to thank Arnold for her decades of dedication to child care. Arnold received many gifts, including a ceramic cat statue and a 1,000-piece cat puzzle for the feline fanatic.
Hazel Dell — September's hard rains drove many inside for cover, but not one Hazel Dell 2-year-old who used the opportunity to make some new slimy friends. Kayte Kramer grabbed her camera when she saw her son Layne Thomas Kramer playing with a handful of worms in her backyard on Sept. 30. "His face is priceless," she said. "He has three older brothers; they're always outside rain or shine."
Hazel Dell — Record-breaking rain didn't stop upwards of 500 people from turning out at the 78th Street Heritage Farm on Sept. 29 for Harvest Fun Day. Scarecrow and pie-eating contests were hard-fought while carrot and corn picking for the Clark County Food Bank gave folks a little taste of farm work. It was the 10th annual festival, which has grown tremendously from its start on the gravel lot across the street from primary sponsor the Clark County Historical Museum. Also helping to put on the event were Clark County and the Washington State University Clark County Extension.
Smokey's Pizza will serve its last slice today at its Hazel Dell restaurant, the only remaining location of what once was a chain of seven local restaurants, owner Dellan Redjou confirmed this morning.
Sometimes the best way to get to know your community is on foot.That's exactly what 49-year-old Noland Hoshino was doing downtown Tuesday as he strolled along Main Street in Vancouver — his home of 13 years — stopping every few blocks in the light rain to point his camera at the historical buildings and public art pieces that caught his eye. He's seen it all before, but felt the urge that afternoon to do some sightseeing in his own town.