Stories by Ashley
When the Couve Couture Spring Fashion Show was held in April, it evoked memories of a special dress for Doris Sutton.
The 49th annual Hazel Dell Parade of Bands will feature 22 marching bands from around Clark County. The theme is Super Heroes, with participants encouraged to dress up as fictional or real heroes. Jim Sork will be the grand marshal. Community organizations, clubs, businesses and students will be participating in the parade with floats, cars and more.
Chelatchie Prairie Railroad will offer a special trip for Mother's Day, and visitors can ride on the newly restored steam engine. The historic railroad ride travels through the forests of north Clark County on a 12-mile round-trip that includes Moulton Falls and a 330-foot rock tunnel.
The movie blockbuster is one of many options for getting out and about this weekend, including a fundraiser for animals and theater productions.
The paddle festival is one of many options for getting out and about this weekend.
Show proves Vancouver has style
Like spring in the Pacific Northwest, the growth of Couve Couture could be measured by the colorful Vancouver crowd of 575 filling the unfinished ground floor of Gravitate Design's building at 1012 Washington St.
Clark Public Utilities' StreamTeam will host the 14th annual Earth Day Celebration with an EcoFair. The fair will feature hands-on activities, a live birds of prey show by the Portland Audubon Society, nature talks and walks, children's programs by OMSI, and booths from more than 40 organizations and businesses.
The English Estate Winery is celebrating 110 years of tending the earth and its evolution into one of Clark County's oldest wineries with an anniversary event April on Saturday.
The dream of many clothing designers is to walk into a store and see their design hanging on the rack. For Stephanie Lynn, owner and designer of Vancouver's Sweet Spot Skirts, that dream is now a reality, and it's another milestone in her mission to vanquish boring athletic apparel.
The Critter Count is one of many options for getting out and about this weekend.
Annual event at Holland America Bulb Farms in Woodland offers ‘you pick’ field this year
This is your year, tulip fans. The Woodland Tulip Festival will open up a new “you pick” field on weekends, so visitors can bring home their own bouquets of the signature spring beauty.
Vancouver Farmers Market gets into the swing of spring with vendors from around the region. Visitors can find locally grown produce, baked goods, flowers, food and crafts at the downtown market.
You don't have to go far to find an Easter egg hunt this weekend. Here are a few happening across Clark County. All of the hunts are free, and it is recommended that you bring a bag or basket to collect eggs.
A basketful of events for youngsters are scheduled throughout Clark County
The Easter Bunny will be hopping across Clark County this weekend, with a variety of public Easter egg hunts for children to enjoy. From downtown Vancouver’s Esther Short Park to Battle Ground’s Kiwanis Park, there’s a community event for every kind of egg hunter. Autism Empowerment and the Miracle League of Vancouver will be hosting an Easter egg hunt for all abilities, open to families and individuals of all ages with any special needs.
The performance is one of many options for getting out and about this weekend.
For a young band, releasing its first album would be a huge milestone to savor. For Marcus Fischer of the Vancouver band Foreign Talks, he's already prepped to make a second.
For St. Patrick's Day weekend the Liberty Theatre presents the classic 1952 film directed by John Ford, "The Quiet Man." The film stars John Wayne as Irish-born American Sean Thornton who travels to Ireland to reclaim his family's farm. Sean falls in love with his fiery neighbor, Mary Kate Danagher (Maureen O'Hara), but her brother refuses to let the couple marry in the Irish tradition. The film won Oscars for Best Directing and Cinematography. "The Quiet Man" is rated G.
The seventh annual Children's Festival, hosted by Vancouver Family Magazine, will feature face painting, balloon art, dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, games, and educational information. Children can meet and take pictures with llamas Rojo and Smokey, as well as Napoleon the alpaca of the Mountain Peaks Therapy Llamas. In conjunction with the festival, the Matsiko World Orphan Choir will perform at 11 a.m. and 1 and 2 p.m. Sunday. The choir is made up of 18 orphaned children from Peru and Liberia.
The pow-wow is one of many options for getting out and about this weekend.
Three classical concerts offer an array of chamber music this weekend.
The third annual Washington State Horse Expo will feature clinics, fashion shows, demonstrations and performances by horses. With an emphasis on equine education, the event will feature national experts, trainers, health and wellness resources, vendors and activities. Show highlights include the Extreme Cowboy Race, as well as musical performances by Carrie Cunningham and the Six Shooters, the BlackPearl Friesian Dance Troupe and presenter Julie Goodnight.
Local runway show invites up-and-comers to compete for a space, adds a VIP party
Buoyed by the success of its fall show, Couve Couture has another show in the works, set for 6 p.m. April 13. The ensemble of local designers, models, hair stylists and make-up artists has its eyes set on attracting more than 600 attendees.
Love Street Playhouse presents "Crossing Delancey," a romantic comedy set in New York that follows Isabel, a modern woman who works in a book shop and pines over famous author Tyler. Her nosy grandmother, Bubbie, and the local matchmaker have their eyes set on someone else for Izzy: Sam, a pickle vendor from the old neighborhood. There will be a special dinner performance Feb. 14, catered by Chef Manny Gutierrez.
The Fort Vancouver Visitor Center breaks out the pen and ink during a special exhibition of fur trade letters and Army postcards.
Eighty-year-old Raymond J. Klein embodies the experimental spirit of photography, and he hopes to encourage others to think beyond snapshots with his book "Visions of Light."
The jazz festival is one of many options for getting out and about this weekend.
The antiques show is one of many options for getting out and about this weekend.
The craft drinks event is one of many options for getting out and about this weekend.
Bold Training hosts the Resolution Run, with a 10K, 5K and a 1K Cub Run for children. The course starts and ends at Battle Ground Village, and is open to both walkers and runners. The event includes a post-party provided by Bone's Steak and Chop House and Laurelwood Brew Pub, along with a live DJ and Polar Bear Slide, a cold slip-n-slide for the brave.
Just after Christmas but not quite New Year’s makes this weekend a great time to revisit a few local favorites. Head to the Mountain View Ice Arena for a cool time on the ice.
It's merriment set to fiddles at the seventh annual Celtic Christmas celebration, Winterdance. The concert will feature acoustic Celtic trio Molly's Revenge, with guest vocalist Christa Burch and the Irish dancers from the Geraldine Murray School of Portland. The performance will include Christmas songs and carols from different countries, given a Celtic twist with combinations of the fiddle, whistle, guitar, bagpipes, bodhran and mandola.
Here's a handy rundown of Christmas-oriented events
Not sure what to do with the house a mess, the kids off from school and you still have some holiday shopping left to do? Give yourself a break. Here are a few Christmas celebrations to keep your season bright.
A half-century of greeting generous folks is good feeling
Chuck Mulligan doesn't have a secret bell-ringing technique, but after 50 years of volunteering as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army, he's collected more than just monetary donations.
The Big Horn Brass Holiday Show is part of an annual tradition that began in 1983. The concert will feature contemporary and traditional carols, performed by the 16-member band. Big Horn Brass consists of musicians from the region's symphonies, ensembles and brass bands. The holiday show will include guest vocalist Shirley Nanette, a member of the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, and benefit the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
The celebration is one of many options for getting out and about this weekend.
The festival is one of many options for getting out and about this weekend.
Clark County wineries celebrate the Thanksgiving weekend with the release of new wines for the Thanksgiving Food Pairings Tour. Pairing select wines with seasonal food offerings, wineries offerings vary from light appetizers to tapas. Participants include Rusty Grape Vineyard, Bethany Vineyard and Winery, Three Brothers Vineyard and Winery, Moulton Falls Winery, Burnt Bridge Cellars (open only today), Olequa Cellars, Gouger Cellars Winery and Heisen House Vineyards. Check with individual wineries for more information and specific hours.
Vancouver couple Bruce Allison and Jill Mayberg are two different kinds of artists.
Owners of cowboy boots and fans of chili might enjoy the Countryside Ridge Barn Dance. The night starts with beginner swing dance lessons, followed by the sounds of the honky tonk band Countryside Ride and the Barn Door Slammers, a Western swing band. The Pioneer Street Cafe will provide Cowboy Chili and cornbread to hungry dancers.
The parade is one of many options for getting out and about this weekend. Others include a musical and symphonic concert.
It's a Family Day performance at Christian Youth Theater, where everyone can attend the show for a single price. Theatergoers are transported in "Great American Tall Tales," an original musical that brings a museum field trip to life. When a group of kids stumbles into a dusty exhibit, they meet characters out of American folklore including Annie Oakley, Davy Crockett, Pecos Bill, Annie Christmas and John Henry.
Fans of Elvis and John Denver can catch two of the best tribute acts at a Nov. 11 show billed as "Veterans Day: An American Tribute."
'Couve Couture show allows local designers, including 'Project Runway' champ, to strut their stuff
Jackets, wools and Vancouver-flavor ruled the night during the first 'Couve Couture fashion show.
Visitors to the Venersborg Schoolhouse will find more than 200 different varieties of apples for tasting. The sixth-annual Apple Tasting event includes rare heirloom breeds that trace their history back to the Middle Ages.
The third annual Screaming Pumpkin Derby offers activities for all ages. Participants can craft a race car using a single pumpkin using a variety of materials and compete for top honors. The derby also includes games, crafts, costume contests, photo opportunities and food.
The haunted house is one of many options for getting out and about this weekend. Others include a musical evening and BirdFest.
Pick a pumpkin during Pomeroy Living History Farm's annual Pumpkin Lane. Featuring a milelong hay ride past scenes of "pumpkin people" with a stop at the pumpkin patch.
The pumpkin patch is one of many options for getting out and about this weekend. Others include a harvest festival and benefit party.
Harvest Fun Day is one of many options for getting out and about this weekend. Others include Homestead Days and a rock 'n' roll festival.
The annual Sturgeon Festival spotlights the Columbia River ecosystem and its inhabitants. The festival includes hands-on activities about fish and wildlife, Eartha the Ecological Clown at 10:30 a.m. and the Creature Feature reptile show at 1:30 p.m. Visitors can also see live sturgeon in the 350-gallon aquarium at the Water Resources Education Center.When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.