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Katie Warner, 13, shown here with her camera near Salmon Creek, was recently named the American Birding Association's 2021 Young Birder of the Year.

Hydrangea giveaway at Columbia Springs

March 9, 2021, 6:00am Clark County News

If you love the lush spectrum of purples, pinks and blues that hydrangea blooms bring to a summer garden, now is the time to get hydrangea plants in the ground. A nursery-grown hydrangea can be a bit pricey but, thanks to a generous donation from Lori and Michael Gordon, local… Read story

Clark County Historical Museum’s History on Tap set for third season

March 4, 2021, 6:04am Clark County Life

The Clark County Historical Museum’s History on Tap series returns for a third season, exploring how Clark County’s past influences our present and speculating on how it will shape our future. Read story

This recipe for baked pineapple comes from my childhood piano teacher, who was as skilled in the kitchen as she was at the keyboard.

Pining for Pineapple? Try these recipes

This recipe for baked pineapple comes from my childhood piano teacher, who was as skilled in the kitchen as she was at the keyboard.

March 3, 2021, 6:04am Clark County Life

My childhood piano teacher, Ruth, was the loveliest person you could imagine. She gave me lessons for several years, after I got on the last nerve of my previous piano teacher, an austere man who berated me for my too-long fingernails and once yelled at me, in a fit of… Read story

Volunteer Mike Farabee of Vancouver, a retired design engineer, tries to repair Kathy Roussos’s decades-old radio, which once belonged to her mother. Farabee had to send Roussos away with the name of a part to buy, and she promised she would; she said she’s determined to fix the radio, rather than replace it.

Repair Clark County program reopens using drop-off format

Volunteer Mike Farabee of Vancouver, a retired design engineer, tries to repair Kathy Roussos’s decades-old radio, which once belonged to her mother. Farabee had to send Roussos away with the name of a part to buy, and she promised she would; she said she’s determined to fix the radio, rather than replace it.

March 3, 2021, 6:03am Clark County News

Columbia Springs has reopened its popular Repair Clark County program, in which skilled volunteers repair small household items for free. Read story

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Clean with me: No matter how you do it, tidy surroundings lift your mood

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February 28, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

Spending more time at home means more time cleaning it. People across the nation are turning to the internet for encouragement and tips on everything from scrubbing oven racks to polishing pots. Some enterprising homemakers have capitalized on the current buff-and-shine buzz to create YouTube channels devoted solely to footage… Read story

I used ground lamb for these Greek Haystacks, but lamb sausage or beef would work just as well. Lamb is expensive; I made it stretch by sauteeing it with peppers and onions.

Stack up the flavor: Haystacks are a fun, frugal and completely customizable meal

I used ground lamb for these Greek Haystacks, but lamb sausage or beef would work just as well. Lamb is expensive; I made it stretch by sauteeing it with peppers and onions.

February 24, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

My ongoing project this year is to re-create meaningful meals. I’ve mainly been exploring my mother’s recipes but I’ve also been thinking about other folks who’ve invited me to share their tables. Plainly speaking, I’m hoping to cook up some of the connectedness that I’ve missed this year. Food is… Read story

Caution tape surrounds downed branches in front of a house along West 32nd Street in Vancouver on Feb.

Gardens in Clark County may need TLC after cold snap

Caution tape surrounds downed branches in front of a house along West 32nd Street in Vancouver on Feb.

February 20, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

Ice may be beautiful clinging to greenery, but the damage it does to trees and shrubs can range from unsightly to downright dangerous. One of the worst things a homeowner can hear during a storm is the ominous crack of a tree limb breaking. Even woody shrubs are not immune… Read story

Students can win cash prizes for waterway short videos

February 20, 2021, 6:02am Clark County News

Do you know a kid in middle or high school who's a budding videographer? Students in grades six through 12 can win $100 to $500 cash for their short videos highlighting their connection to local lakes, rivers and streams -- and showing ways that we can keep that water clean. Read story

This carob cake with carob-coffee buttercream frosting is made with buttermilk and roasted carob powder.

Carob cake – if you dare

This carob cake with carob-coffee buttercream frosting is made with buttermilk and roasted carob powder.

February 17, 2021, 6:01am Clark County Life

I’m not a master of cakery, by any means. I rarely bake a successful cake. There’s usually something off about it. It’s underdone, it’s overdone, it’s sunken, it’s poisonous to small mammals, that sort of thing. I don’t especially like cake, anyway; it’s just too sweet and too, I don’t… Read story