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Adele Brabec recently celebrated her 100th birthday among family and friends.

Birthday Milestone: Adele Brabec

Adele Brabec recently celebrated her 100th birthday among family and friends.

August 4, 2015, 5:00pm Community

The youngest of 13 siblings, Adele Gustafson was born July 25, 1915, in Wilmar, Minn. Read story

Working in Clark County: Lydia Stuart, co-owner of Sweetwater SUP

August 2, 2015, 5:00pm Business

Literally riding on the newest trend in outdoor recreation, Lydia Stuart is loving her job: helping people learn a fun and relaxing way to play on the water and enjoy unique views of their surroundings. Standup paddleboard is easier than it looks, says Stuart. As a side benefit, paddlers improve… Read story

Working in Clark County: Pat Heffron, owner of Wheelkraft NW

July 26, 2015, 5:00pm Business

As a kid, Pat Heffron pretended to drive a derelict 1934 2-door sedan parked in his parents' driveway. His dad was a member of a horseless carriage club, and the family garage was a classroom of tune-ups and repairs. So it's no surprise that Pat owns a successful business in… Read story

Kaydee Peterson, left, consults Wednesday with Ryan DesRochers in her office workspace in Vancouver.

Working in Clark County: Kaydee Peterson, accounting technology specialist

Kaydee Peterson, left, consults Wednesday with Ryan DesRochers in her office workspace in Vancouver.

July 20, 2015, 12:00am Business

"Bright," "articulate," and "driven" are three words you might use to describe Kaydee Peterson, unlikely descriptors of a high school and college dropout. But armed with those attributes, sharp technological skills, and a vision for helping businesses work smarter, not harder, she has created a successful business services company. She… Read story

Joey Fuerstenberg is a certified memorialist whose business, Vancouver Granite Works, specializes in creating memorial monuments and markers.

Working in Clark County: Joey Fuerstenberg, certified memorialist

Joey Fuerstenberg is a certified memorialist whose business, Vancouver Granite Works, specializes in creating memorial monuments and markers.

July 13, 2015, 12:00am Business

Joey Fuerstenberg gave the corporate life a go, but it wasn't for him. "There's a lot of top-down action in that world. It was kind of a turnoff and I decided that wasn't going to be a long-term solution for me." After joining, then buying, his parents' business, he found… Read story

Ruth Wood of Vancouver (seated in front) was visited recently by family members from Lewiston, Idaho, including her great-great grandson, Emmett Lee Pearson, 4 months.

Five Generations

Ruth Wood of Vancouver (seated in front) was visited recently by family members from Lewiston, Idaho, including her great-great grandson, Emmett Lee Pearson, 4 months.

July 8, 2015, 12:00am Community

Ruth Wood of Vancouver, seated, was visited recently by family members from Lewiston, Idaho, including her great-great grandson, Emmett Lee Pearson, 4 months. Also pictured are, from left, Emmett's great grandmother, Ruth Rucker Benson; his grandmother Jacqueline Hoeye Martin; and his mother, Jessica Snyder, holding Emmett. Read story

Sherrie Wilson is a travel agent and owner of  Community Travel in Battle Ground.

Working in Clark County: Sherrie Wilson, travel agent

Sherrie Wilson is a travel agent and owner of  Community Travel in Battle Ground.

July 6, 2015, 12:00am Business

Back in high school, Sherrie Wilson — like many girls at that time — dreamed of becoming an airline stewardess. But during one career day, a travel agent spoke about her work, planted a seed,and changed Sherrie's mind. "It was the next best thing. I'm really glad it did work… Read story

Cindy Greear owns Lucy's Garden in Ridgefield with her husband, Ralph.

Working in Clark County: Cindy Greear, owner of Lucy’s Garden Winery

Cindy Greear owns Lucy's Garden in Ridgefield with her husband, Ralph.

June 22, 2015, 12:00am Business

Cindy Greear and her husband, Ralph, own five acres of lush gardens in Ridgefield that feature a pond, gazebo and a big red party barn. They offer Lucy's Garden Winery for weddings, family or class reunions, graduation parties or business networking functions. "Making memories and making friends are the most… Read story

Special to The Columbian
Singer and songwriter Carrie Cunningham performs.

Clark County at Work: Carrie Cunningham, singer songwriter

Special to The Columbian
Singer and songwriter Carrie Cunningham performs.

June 15, 2015, 12:00am Business

Carrie Cunningham has always been a performer, even as a child. "My first solo performance was in eighth grade in choir. I was so nervous I took off my glasses so I couldn't see the audience. I have been singing for as long as I can remember. To think that… Read story

Eliot Smith sharpens a knife Tuesday in his shop at his home in Vancouver.

Working in Clark County: Eliot Smith, knife-sharpener

Eliot Smith sharpens a knife Tuesday in his shop at his home in Vancouver.

June 8, 2015, 12:00am Business

Eliot Smith has a unique way of doing business. Clients leave knives and contact information in secure lockers located on his porch in Vancouver's Minnehaha neighborhood, taking the keys with them. They receive an email when the knives are ready to pick up, return to retrieve their knives, leave the… Read story