Stories by Elisa
Vancouver School of Arts and Academics grad a finalist for jazz award
Battle Ground’s outdoor market scene is expanding this season. Battle Ground Village is launching its own market Saturday and expects to open with about 35 vendors. Until this year, the mixed-used development on Southeast 14th Loop was home to the Battle Ground Farmers Market on Saturdays during warm weather months. When the farmers market decided to hold all of its events this year at the Gardner Center Plaza on State Highway 503 and Northeast 199th Street this year, management at Battle Ground Village got the idea to start an event of its own to draw shoppers.
Figuring out where to splurge on home decor and where to save is an art in itself. Vancouver designer Tonya Lance, who offers three-hour makeovers as one of her services, offered her spend-and-save list.
Actress Lindsay Wagner’s lead role in 1970s TV series “The Bionic Woman” turned her into a cultural icon, but it was a severe bout of stomach ulcers that shaped her life.
At local antique show, vintage jewelry in demand for its uniqueness, quality
As Norbert Anderson looks through the trays of vintage jewelry in his Vancouver shop, he stops and holds up a ring made in the 1920s. “Look at the rubies they used to use,” Anderson says as he inspects the ring’s center stone. “The color and the clarity … you can’t find that today.”
Exhibit seeks public’s help identifying people, places and things in old photos
Solving mysteries that reveal our past is part of what makes the Clark County Antique & Collectible Show fun.
Recycled materials make countertops visually vibrant, eco-friendly
Have you considered a kitchen countertop made out of old wine vats, paper or a mix of ash and mother of pearl?
Columbia Dance alumni come back to take part in ‘Nutcracker’
Columbia Dance’s rehearsals for “The Nutcracker” were particularly harried during the Thanksgiving holidays.
Re-enactors at Fort Vancouver demonstrate historic food, games, gifts
Christmas Day was a rare day off for Hudson’s Bay Company employees who lived at Fort Vancouver in the 1840s.
Ridgefield mother shares her experience with premature child
Mitchell Cameron weighed only 1 pound, 9 ounces when he was born about four months early in 2004. He struggled to stay alive for nearly two months in the neo-natal intensive care unit at Portland’s Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.
When Gower Talley flew to New York to compete against 49 other finalists for the chance to win an Ace Hardware store in Texas, he knew he was going to win. Not just hoped, but really believed in his power to control his future. And it turned out, he was right.
Rick Browne was “pleasantly surprised” to learn he had won first place in the animals category of the Society of American Travel Writers’ Bill Muster Photo Competition. Surprised not just to be singled out among the high-caliber competitors, but also because, of the four photographs of animals he entered, one of an elk herd in Idaho got the gold prize.
Vancouver’s Heather Parsons started to dabble with photography about seven years ago after her husband gave her photo-editing software as a gift.
When Kelly Gregersen was a teen, the Washougal High School drama teacher saw a production of “Dracula” at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival that stuck with him. Since Washougal’s fall play opened the Thursday before Halloween this year, he decided it was a good time to stage “Dracula” with his students.