Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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Vancouver nonagenarians Lyle and Alice Leach offer words of wisdom for tough times

May 24, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Life

The pandemic is a crisis so broad and severe that repercussions will continue for generations. Comparisons to world wars, the flu pandemic of 1918 and the Great Depression are frequent and inevitable, because we look to history’s hard times give us hope for our future. Read story

Clark Public Utilities Home and Garden Idea Fair moves online

May 16, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

Lots of time at home means lots of time noticing what might be improved. With many normal recreational activities off-limits for the time being, home improvement has become a new kind of entertainment. Read story

Clark County retailers reframe sales amid pandemic

May 14, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

Before the pandemic, recreational shopping in local boutiques offered a chance to chat with business owners and enjoy the retail ambiance they created. Those simple pleasures became impossible when retailers closed their doors for public safety in accordance with Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-at-home orders. Read story

Condensed tomato soup transforms these 3 grown-up dishes

May 13, 2020, 6:04am Food

When I was a kid and stayed home sick from school, my mom served me tomato soup with cheddar cheese and crackers. She considered it an excellent way to give me extra vitamin C while I slumped on the couch watching “Gilligan’s Island” reruns. Read story

Tutti-Frutti: How to make a mouth-party with your canned fruit

May 6, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

I used to eat fresh fruit all the time, but now it seems like a luxury. We’re pinching pennies and buying groceries that can last for two or three weeks. After a delivery, we ration out the apples day by day until there’s none left. Then we rely on canned peaches, pineapple and mandarins to ensure we get our recommended daily allowance of vitamin C. Read story

Vancouver, Camas downtown associations say colorful flowers a reminder of community

May 2, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Life

Hanging flower baskets will soon appear in downtown Vancouver and Camas. Organizers say the flowers are a colorful reminder that our Main Streets will once again flourish and bloom when the COVID-19 pandemic ebbs. Read story

Columbian readers cope with ‘pandemic hair’

April 30, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

Perhaps nothing reveals our homebound state more clearly than our hair. Our roots are definitely showing, and we’re shaggier than a 1970s rug. Read story

Mission Possible: All-in-one Crustless Pies

April 29, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

You may have heard of “impossible pie” or “impossibly easy pie.” The gist of it is that you don’t need to fool with a finicky crust. Just throw all the ingredients in a pie dish and bake it and voila! A pie-shaped meal or dessert emerges from the oven, warm and tantalizing. All you need is instant biscuit mix, an oven and a few other things. Read story

Downtown Camas businesses plan online Gnome and Fairy Gala

April 26, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

If you’re looking for a little magic, this week’s Downtown Camas Association’s Virtual Gnome and Fairy Gala might be just the kind of socially distant enchantment you need. Read story

Vancouver’s new Letters to Trees program encourages us to thank our green friends

April 23, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

Letter-writing has come back into fashion recently, an old-timey activity that’s regained its lost luster in this era of social distancing. Many people have taken up pen and paper to send handwritten words of love to friends and family. But how about writing letters to trees? Read story