By Mary Ricks August 25, 2014 6 a.m.
Working with people who are missing limbs, Mark Sauser always faces a problem he hasn't seen before. But he doesn't like to say "We can't do anything," so he usually finds a solution. The reward is great. When a person who's been confined to a wheelchair can walk with a new leg, "they are an entirely different person. … They are so proud."
By Mary Ricks August 20, 2014 6 a.m.
In honor of Helen Louise Herrera's 100th birthday Thursday, family and friends from around the country are gathering at her home in Vancouver for a family reunion.
By Mary Ricks August 18, 2014 6 a.m.
After burning out in the computer science industry, Nick Marcelja turned his blacksmithing hobby into his business. "I had been doing historical creations for the Society for Creative Anachronism," Marcelja said. "It took me about six months to get my business running. When someone says they want to buy what you have made it is rewarding. Although I don't make a lot of money, I am happy."
By Mary Ricks August 11, 2014 10 a.m.
I worked for Hilton Reservations Worldwide in Vancouver. I liked my job, but they closed the call center and I was unemployed. I started working as a bridal consultant at The Hostess House/Bridal Arts Building 10 years ago. I have learned a lot from the brides and from my mistakes, but I have a job I love.
By Mary Ricks July 28, 2014 6 a.m.
Mar Meyerhoefer was born in Madrid, Spain, but lived and traveled in the United States growing up. She and her husband began dreaming of owning a vineyard and introducing people to Spanish wines and culture — when they retired. They moved the timetable up and launched their wine venture even while holding their day jobs. Mar wanted to share her love of travel, culture and food over a glass of wine. Emanar Cellars was launched.
By Mary Ricks July 21, 2014 6 a.m.
"I examine each painting like a doctor examining a patient," Troy Lucas said as he explained his work as one of only five conservators in the Portland-Clark County metro area. "The process is like unraveling a puzzle."
By Mary Ricks July 16, 2014 5:59 a.m.
Fisher's Landing: Friends and family helped Robert Kimball Cassidy celebrate his 100th birthday at an open house July 12 at Emeritus in Fisher's Landing. He was born July 13, 1914, in Grand Forks, N.D., and moved to Vancouver with his mother and sister in 1918.