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Fireworks light the night sky to the delight of the crowd during Fourth of July festivities at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site on Thursday evening, July 4, 2019.

Historic Trust cancels Fourth of July fireworks at Fort Vancouver

Fireworks light the night sky to the delight of the crowd during Fourth of July festivities at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site on Thursday evening, July 4, 2019.

May 10, 2022, 10:50am Clark County Life

A smaller, fireworks-free event at Fort Vancouver will replace the Independence Day fireworks extravaganza this summer after two years of cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

Aprons -- complicated symbol of domestic femininity or common-sense accessory to keep your clothes clean?

Aprons: Symbol of motherhood that’s actually useful

Aprons -- complicated symbol of domestic femininity or common-sense accessory to keep your clothes clean?

May 8, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Life

I was required to take home economics to graduate from high school in 1989, on account of my double-X chromosomes. Boys got to play with saws and hammer nails and operate power tools in shop while girls learned to sew, change diapers on a baby doll and make turkey tetrazzini. Read story

Chloe, 10, left, and Van Hoots, 12, of Salmon Creek, stand on the shores of Battle Ground Lake to fish on Saturday at Battle Ground Lake State Park.

Try This: Fishing, festivals and plant fairs

Chloe, 10, left, and Van Hoots, 12, of Salmon Creek, stand on the shores of Battle Ground Lake to fish on Saturday at Battle Ground Lake State Park.

May 5, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Five things to do this week Read story

This layered, veggie- and cheese-filled matzo pie is inspired by Greek spanakopita but uses matzos instead of phyllo.

Matzo pie rises to delicious challenge

This layered, veggie- and cheese-filled matzo pie is inspired by Greek spanakopita but uses matzos instead of phyllo.

May 4, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Life

Of all the problems you may have right now, figuring out what to do with extra matzos probably isn’t one of them. My husband and I grew up eating them for Passover and what our church called the Days of Unleavened Bread, or what Jewish people know as Chag HaMatzot. Read story

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There's nothing better on a rainy day than a hot cup of tea and a buttery shortbread biscuit.

I long for shortbread: Buttery treat comforting reward for a job well done

There's nothing better on a rainy day than a hot cup of tea and a buttery shortbread biscuit.

April 27, 2022, 6:01am Clark County Life

During the summer between my junior and senior years in college, I worked at a summer camp in Scotland. It was quite a large camp, serving hundreds of young people over several sessions. I helped run the camp’s newspaper, writing stories about goings-on and working with campers to write and… Read story

The Poop Smart Clark website offers links to help folks "poop like a pro" when in the great outdoors. This keeps fecal bacteria from washing into lakes where we fish and swim.

Poop Smart Clark program aims to reduce fecal bacteria in Clark County’s waterways

The Poop Smart Clark website offers links to help folks "poop like a pro" when in the great outdoors. This keeps fecal bacteria from washing into lakes where we fish and swim.

April 26, 2022, 6:05am Clark County Health

Clark Conservation District loves bathroom humor. Read story

Shoppers browse at the Master Gardener Foundation Mother's Day Weekend Plant Sale at 78th Street Heritage Farm in 2019.

Master Gardeners’ Mother’s Day sale returns

Shoppers browse at the Master Gardener Foundation Mother's Day Weekend Plant Sale at 78th Street Heritage Farm in 2019.

April 26, 2022, 6:05am Clark County Life

If the spring weather is making you want to exercise your green thumb, look no further than the Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County’s Mother’s Day Weekend Plant Sale, with a walk-in sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 8 and a sale by appointment only from 10 a.m.… Read story

Get beautiful, blooming hanging baskets at Battle Ground High School’s Plant and Greenhouse sale.
This simple Apple Vanilla Cake comes together in about an hour. It's homey enough to eat for breakfast but with a dollop of creme fraiche, it also makes a sophisticated dessert.

You can’t go wrong with Apple Vanilla Cake

This simple Apple Vanilla Cake comes together in about an hour. It's homey enough to eat for breakfast but with a dollop of creme fraiche, it also makes a sophisticated dessert.

April 20, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Life

I don’t really like cake. There, I’ve said it. I don’t often speak about my odd cake aversion in public because, well, what kind of weirdo doesn’t like cake? It’s socially unacceptable. It’s the same as not liking dogs; it makes a person seem cold-hearted and essentially untrustworthy. Read story