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Ashley Swanson

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Save the Date: Firstenburg Center offers pre-holiday fun for the family

By Ashley Swanson November 22, 2014 6 a.m.

Spend the weekend with family during the Family Fun Day and Movie Night at Firstenburg Community Center, 700 N.E. 136th Ave., Vancouver.

Bits 'n' Pieces: Camas High trumpeter makes musical mark

By Ashley Swanson November 21, 2014 6 a.m.

It was Isaac Hodapp's second trip to Nashville, Tenn., as a trumpet player.

Go: Ideas for your weekend — Holiday Market, 'Mamma Mia'

By Ashley Swanson November 21, 2014 5:59 a.m.

Get out and explore this weekend

Save the Date: High school theatrical productions entertaining respite from cold

By Ashley Swanson November 15, 2014 6 a.m.

With a chill in the air, it's a good weekend to enjoy the warm lights of the stage. Prairie High School brings the classic Broadway musical "Hello Dolly!" to life.

Save the Date: Parade pays tribute to Clark County veterans

By Ashley Swanson November 8, 2014 6 a.m.

The Lough Legacy Veterans Parade will honor our nation's veterans this morning with one of the largest parades on the West Coast. The event begins at 10 a.m. with a ceremony before Boy Scout troops, marching bands, rifle squads and veterans organizations march down Officers Row, 1101 Officers Row, Vancouver.

Bits 'n' Pieces: 'Dapper' clothes defy gender roles

By Ashley Swanson November 7, 2014 6 a.m.

Battle Ground married couple Vanna and Rasha Pecoraro are on a dapper mission to make a difference.

Clark County Open Studios tour eye-opening

By Ashley Swanson November 2, 2014 6 a.m.

Next weekend, 50 artists will place welcome signs outside their work spaces for the Clark County Open Studios tour. Visitors can stop by as many or as few studios as they wish from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9.

Save the Date: Final scream for Halloween

By Ashley Swanson November 1, 2014 6 a.m.

If you want to hang on to Halloween just a bit longer, the Fear PDX haunted house finale is from 7 to 11 tonight. Visitors can try to brave the Slaughter, the Curse, and the Outbreak at Vancouver Plaza, 7701 N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive. Tickets are $20, $35 for fast pass.

Save the Date: Farmers market, music and drama

By Ashley Swanson October 25, 2014 6 a.m.

Give a fond farewell to the Vancouver Farmers Market, which draws to a close Sunday. Mushrooms, winter squash, fresh bread and fall-colored flowers can still be found near the Capt. George Vancouver statue from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday along Sixth and Esther streets, downtown Vancouver; 360-737-8298 or vancouverfarmersmarket.com. The holiday market will return for a brief stay, Nov. 29 and 30, featuring artisans, music and Santa at the Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. Eighth St., Vancouver.

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