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Scott Hewitt

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10 reasons to hug a tree

By Scott Hewitt August 2, 2015 6 a.m.

Trees are superheroes.

Bits 'n' Pieces: Habitat 'upcycles' women's roles

By Scott Hewitt August 1, 2015 6 a.m.

Evergreen Habitat for Humanity wants to keep good stuff out of landfills — and get women working in the construction trades.

Slow Foods nourishes At Home At School kids

By Scott Hewitt August 1, 2015 6 a.m.

The children enrolled in the At Home At School summer school program at Washington State University Vancouver used to get fed by Share, the nonprofit agency that specializes in housing and sustaining the hungry and homeless. Which might make some sense, since many of these third- through eighth-graders are living in shelters or otherwise close to the edge; the point of At Home At School is to provide an alternative educational environment that gets around some of the serious barriers that impoverished children face every day.

Safety is Job 1 at Bike 101

By Scott Hewitt July 29, 2015 6:36 p.m.

The best-case scenario is that all these skilled young cyclists go home and train their parents with their new knowledge. That way, whole families can enjoy the beauty of safe cycling this summer, and into the future.

"Pastor Brooks" finds his next river to cross

By Scott Hewitt July 26, 2015 6 a.m.

What the Rev. Brooks Berndt did for his Hazel Dell church, he now hopes to do for many more congregations in the United Church of Christ family: get them actively fighting for environmental causes.

Bits 'n' Pieces: Kiggins, library make Harry's birthday magical

By Scott Hewitt July 25, 2015 6 a.m.

Get out your time turner. Take a deeply magical breath. Give it the number of turns you'll need to absorb the entire eight-movie adolescence of Harry Potter and his pals in a single weekend.

Festival celebrates aloha spirit in Vancouver

By Scott Hewitt July 24, 2015 6 a.m.

The first time Deva Leinani Yamashiro saw people dancing in Esther Short Park, it felt like a homecoming.

Bits 'n' Pieces: Magenta offers a hands-on approach to theater production

By Scott Hewitt July 24, 2015 6 a.m.

The neighboring but deeply divided worlds of Lady O'Reilly's Irish Pub and Rose Fleishman's Jewish Deli needed to look as gritty and real as the mistrust between these two widows and the global war that was on the horizon in 1938.

Habitat for Humanity helps repair Piano Hospital lodging

By Scott Hewitt July 21, 2015 6 a.m.

Most students who come to the Piano Hospital in Vancouver to build careers in piano technology and tuning are low income and blind, executive director Cheri Martin said.

Find your way to Harvest Days in Battle Ground

By Scott Hewitt July 17, 2015 6 a.m.

Think you know Battle Ground?

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