By Ashley Swanson April 21, 2013 6 a.m.
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.
By Ashley Swanson April 20, 2013 6 a.m.
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.
By Ashley Swanson April 19, 2013 6:01 a.m.
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.
By Ashley Swanson April 13, 2013 6 a.m.
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.
By Ashley Swanson March 29, 2013 6 a.m.
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.
By Ashley Swanson March 16, 2013 6 a.m.
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.
By Ashley Swanson March 16, 2013 6 a.m.
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.
By Ashley Swanson March 9, 2013 6 a.m.
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.
By Ashley Swanson February 16, 2013 6 a.m.
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.
By Ashley Swanson February 10, 2013 6 a.m.
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.
By Ashley Swanson February 9, 2013 6 a.m.
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.
By Ashley Swanson January 26, 2013 6 a.m.
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."
By Ashley Swanson January 5, 2013 6 a.m.
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.
By Ashley Swanson December 22, 2012 6 a.m.
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.
By Ashley Swanson December 15, 2012 6 a.m.
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.
By Ashley Swanson November 24, 2012 6 a.m.
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.
By Ashley Swanson November 23, 2012 6 a.m.
Vancouver couple Bruce Allison and Jill Mayberg are two different kinds of artists.
By Ashley Swanson November 17, 2012 6 a.m.
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.
By Ashley Swanson November 3, 2012 6 a.m.
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.
By Ashley Swanson October 20, 2012 6 a.m.
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.
By Ashley Swanson October 6, 2012 6 a.m.
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.
By Ashley Swanson September 22, 2012 6 a.m.
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.
By Ashley Swanson September 15, 2012 6 a.m.
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.
By Ashley Swanson September 8, 2012 6 a.m.
Artists from around the country will display their workmanship at the 25th annual Columbia Flyway Wildlife Show. The juried woodcarving competition and display focuses on the art of carving realistic wildlife sculptures and bird decoys. The public is invited to meet carvers -- who will be showcasing their work and competing for best in show -- from all over the United States and Canada. Anthony Donato will be the featured artist. Children activities include learning about different types of birds and painting a wooden bird or feather from 1 to 3 p.m. today. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
By Ashley Swanson September 1, 2012 6 a.m.
Camas native Jimmie Rodgers returns to his hometown for three concerts and a book signing today and Sunday. Rodgers began singing and playing guitar while overseas during the Korean War, and continued to sing in Memphis nightclubs. Rodgers was best known for his late '50s hit pop songs, including "Honeycomb," "Kisses Sweeter than Wine" and "Oh-Oh, I'm Falling in Love Again." Rodgers will be signing his CDs and autobiography at noon on today before his performance.
By Ashley Swanson August 18, 2012 6 a.m.
Cheer on the teams during the fifth annual Hoops on the River, the three-on-three basketball tournament that helps raise money for the nonprofit Share. Teams will be grouped by age and skill as they compete, with each game ending after 20 points or 20 minutes. There will also be a celebrity match at noon today followed by the slam dunk contest. A three-point shootout begins at 9 a.m. Sunday.
By Ashley Swanson August 11, 2012 6 a.m.
The Clark County Fair draws to a close this weekend. Visitors can attend the free monster truck shows starting at 2 and 6:30 p.m. on the Grandstand Stage on both days. The always entertaining dock dogs competition also takes place, with the finals beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday. You can discover cowboy tricks inside a Wild West town and haunted gold mine, visit with the little animals at the petting zoo, see circus acts, or explore commercial and community exhibits.