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Memory boxes created recently by clients at a grief healing workshop led by Margaret Hartsook, art therapist.

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Memory boxes created recently by clients at a grief healing workshop led by Margaret Hartsook, art therapist.

December 13, 2015, 6:09am Churches & Religion

It starts right after Halloween: The shimmering notes of Christmas music, the green and red-dominated print ads and grocery store end caps loaded down with assorted nuts and glace fruits. Read story

Brenda Snyder, owner of Garside Florist on Mill Plain, in Vancouver took over the family business from her parents 11 years ago.

Working in Clark County: Brenda Snyder, floral designer

Brenda Snyder, owner of Garside Florist on Mill Plain, in Vancouver took over the family business from her parents 11 years ago.

December 7, 2015, 6:04am Business

Born and raised in her parents’ flower shop, Brenda Snyder always knew someday she would be a floral designer. “I remember loving to look at the flowers, all the bouquets that the employees made and the smell of the shop,” she says. Read story

Wendee Kytola is the owner of Picky Picky, the Orchards-area shop that helps deal with lice infestations.

Working in Clark County: Wendee Kytola, lice eradicator

Wendee Kytola is the owner of Picky Picky, the Orchards-area shop that helps deal with lice infestations.

November 30, 2015, 6:03am Business

Wendee Kytola was at a crossroads, ready for a change after working for one employer for 23 years. One weekend during a family visit at her uncle's house, they were brainstorming about what she might do for the rest of her working days, when he piped up: "Hey I was… Read story

John Klumph, owner of Old Friends Furniture Finishing, center, stains a dining room table with Richard McKee in northeast Vancouver on Nov. 16.

Working in Clark County: John Klumph, furniture restorer

John Klumph, owner of Old Friends Furniture Finishing, center, stains a dining room table with Richard McKee in northeast Vancouver on Nov. 16.

November 23, 2015, 6:05am Business

Over time, pieces of well-loved furniture become "old friends" of the family -- a couple's first dining room table or grandmother's writing desk. But there's a decision to make when one of those cherished items finally become well-worn or in disrepair: Is it salvageable or is it beyond repair? John… Read story

Sign designer Garrett Mattimoe at his work at his desk at the Vancouver Sign Group in Vancouver, Tuesday November 10 , 2015.

Working in Clark County: Garrett Mattimoe, sign designer

Sign designer Garrett Mattimoe at his work at his desk at the Vancouver Sign Group in Vancouver, Tuesday November 10 , 2015.

November 16, 2015, 5:59am Business

"Signs, signs, everywhere a sign," the song complains. But can you imagine trying to find the place you're looking for without signs? Few of us stop to think who is behind the look, style and construction of signs. Garrett Mattimoe, a designer for Vancouver Sign Group, is one of those… Read story

Teri Black-Carroll works at Beard's Framing in Vancouver.

Working in Clark County: Teri Black-Carroll, design consultant

Teri Black-Carroll works at Beard's Framing in Vancouver.

November 9, 2015, 6:04am Business

Most people have had something framed: a personal memento, a family photo, a special award. Some items that end up in frames are mundane, but it would be a mistake to think that the job of framing is without creative challenges. Teri Black-Carroll, a design consultant at Beard's in Vancouver,… Read story

Marci Koski, a certified cat behaviorist, smiles at one of her cats at her home in Vancouver. Koski said her primary goal is to keep cats out of shelters.

Working in Clark County: Marci Koski, cat behaviorist

Marci Koski, a certified cat behaviorist, smiles at one of her cats at her home in Vancouver. Koski said her primary goal is to keep cats out of shelters.

November 2, 2015, 6:02am Business

Please don't call Marci Koski a "cat whisperer." She says she doesn't have any special talents that any cat owner cannot learn. She simply passes them along. "I love seeing how the relationships between cats and their people can be improved, or even completely rescued," she says. "My mission is… Read story

Randy Hopfer, owner of HD Aluminum Prints, is pictured with aluminum prints at his shop Thursday.

Working in Clark County: Randy Hopfer, print artisan

Randy Hopfer, owner of HD Aluminum Prints, is pictured with aluminum prints at his shop Thursday.

October 26, 2015, 6:03am Business

Randy Hopfer learned photography nearly 20 years ago and fell in love with it, mostly focusing his lens in the direction of wildlife. Many photographers don't get into the print business, but once Hopfer began exploring the dye sublimation process -- fusing dyes onto coated aluminum panels -- he found… Read story

Cheran Bee, owner-operator of Fiddlesticks, shows a quilt that was featured in Better Homes and Gardens Quilt Sampler.

Working in Clark County: Cheran Bee, quilt shop owner

Cheran Bee, owner-operator of Fiddlesticks, shows a quilt that was featured in Better Homes and Gardens Quilt Sampler.

October 19, 2015, 6:00am Business

Walking into Fiddlesticks is like entering a kaleidescope. With the store's dazzling display of thoughtfully organized fabric, sample quilts and supplies, owner Cheran Bee has realized her heart's desire to share a love of quilting with both experienced and novice quilters by offering classes, encouragement and know-how. The most rewarding… Read story

Ashley Vizcaino is the owner of Formal Flush, a business which provides luxury mobile restrooms for formal occasions such as weddings.

Working in Clark County: Ashley Vizcaino, luxury restroom business owner

Ashley Vizcaino is the owner of Formal Flush, a business which provides luxury mobile restrooms for formal occasions such as weddings.

October 12, 2015, 6:01am Business

Who doesn't look upon typical outdoor restroom facilities with dread and disdain while attending an outdoor event — especially one where you are dressed formally, such as a wedding? That's where Ashley Vizcaino's company, Formal Flush, comes to the rescue, providing a place to refresh yourself that's more like home. Read story