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Reclaimed metal spindles form the basis of this trio of sculptures by Bill Leigh. See more of his work this month at the "Trash to Treasure Artist in Residence" exhibit at Art at the Cave gallery in Vancouver.

Try This: ‘Trash to Treasure’; ‘What Insects Do and Why’; meadowscaping

Reclaimed metal spindles form the basis of this trio of sculptures by Bill Leigh. See more of his work this month at the "Trash to Treasure Artist in Residence" exhibit at Art at the Cave gallery in Vancouver.

January 20, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Five things to do this week. Read story

Crispy Chicken Tacos feature slow-cooked shredded chicken thighs, Mediterranean slaw, cheddar cheese and hot sauce.

It’s crunch time: Crispy Chicken Tacos spice up weeknight, make use of leftovers

Crispy Chicken Tacos feature slow-cooked shredded chicken thighs, Mediterranean slaw, cheddar cheese and hot sauce.

January 19, 2022, 6:01am Clark County Life

Ideally, when you bite into a taco, you should think, “Taco, where have you been all my life?” All other tacos, past and future, fade into the misty background. You desire only this specific taco for all time. Read story

Artist Bill Leigh salvages garbage to create art, including this piece, "Rotating Cubes," on display at Art at the Cave gallery in Vancouver. The piece is made from reclaimed metal railing.

Trash into treasure: Exhibit in Vancouver showcases Bill Leigh’s airy, angular recycled art

Artist Bill Leigh salvages garbage to create art, including this piece, "Rotating Cubes," on display at Art at the Cave gallery in Vancouver. The piece is made from reclaimed metal railing.

January 16, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

When you walk into the new “Trash to Treasure Artist in Residence” display at Art at the Cave, you’re struck by the exhibit’s spartan feel. Artist Bill Leigh’s airy, angular sculptures are utterly contemporary in their sensibility. Read story

Francisco Flores of Amazon, center, joins fellow volunteers as they plant native trees  on Monday morning during the Martin Luther King Day of Service at Meadowbrook North. Over 50 volunteers came out to the event hosted by the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, which was aimed at restoring native habitat and improving water quality of Burnt Bridge Creek in Vancouver. Over 300 trees were planted.
This quick chicken stir-fry was a snap to make and used only what I had on hand.

Stir-fry on the fly: Quick weeknight meal makes use of culinary odds and ends

This quick chicken stir-fry was a snap to make and used only what I had on hand.

January 12, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Life

I spent last year going through old recipes and making my favorite dishes from childhood. The Year of Nostalgic Cooking was fun, but what was almost more fun was finding uses for some of the ingredients left over after making the recipe. I savored the challenge of figuring out how… Read story

An axolotl swims in a tank at Alley Cat Pet Center. Axolotls are neotenic, meaning they retain their adolescent form into adulthood, including the feathery gills that fan out around their necks.

Amazing Axolotls: Smiley salamander makes a splash in Clark County

An axolotl swims in a tank at Alley Cat Pet Center. Axolotls are neotenic, meaning they retain their adolescent form into adulthood, including the feathery gills that fan out around their necks.

January 9, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

What’s native only to Mexico’s Lake Xochimilco, comes in rainbow colors and has a permanently thrilled expression? An axolotl, of course! It’s a species of salamander with distinctive exterior gills that form a ruffled fan around its neck. The axolotl (pronounced “AX-uh-lot-ull”) is named after Xolotl, the Aztec god of… Read story

Recycled Arts Festival seeks artists, vendors

January 8, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Life

The Clark County Recycled Arts Festival, scheduled for June 25-26 in Esther Short Park, is accepting applications from artists, food vendors and nonprofit educational groups. Read story

Clark County Historical Museum back to regular hours

January 8, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Life

The Clark County Historical Museum returns to its regular hours beginning today. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for kids age 5 to 18, $4 for seniors and students and free for children ages 4 and under.… Read story

A steaming bowl of Winter Wonder Soup is just the ticket on a cold winter's day. I served mine with warm cornbread and grated cheddar cheese.

Winter Wonder Soup fortifies the spirit as it nourishes the body

A steaming bowl of Winter Wonder Soup is just the ticket on a cold winter's day. I served mine with warm cornbread and grated cheddar cheese.

January 5, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Life

The drive home from our winter vacation in northern Washington was an exhausting daylong trek, a 4½-hour trip that took eight hours because of snow flurries and icy roads. The morning after we returned, I was enjoying a cup of coffee and a bowl of Malt-O-Meal when I heard, over… Read story

Mosaic Arts Alliance seeks members, art for gift shop

January 4, 2022, 2:42pm Clark County Life

Mosaic Arts Alliance seeks new members to join its association of artists. Read story