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Skilled volunteers help the public in a program called Repair Cafe at the Ace Hardware in Hazel Dell. The program is going remote, offering a new drop-off repair service.

Repair Clark County offers drop-off service

Skilled volunteers help the public in a program called Repair Cafe at the Ace Hardware in Hazel Dell. The program is going remote, offering a new drop-off repair service.

September 8, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

Repair Clark County, a program that fixes broken household items for free, has adapted to the pandemic by launching a new drop-off repair service. Read story

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Get your fill of fair food in downtown Camas

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September 3, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

The month of August passed without a single funnel cake — or corn dog, elephant ear, caramel apple or any of the other foods people flock to the Clark County Fair to consume. Read story

The crust on this cobbler bakes up golden brown, slightly chewy around the edges and chock full of juicy peach chunks.

Cobblers, Crisps and Crumbles

The crust on this cobbler bakes up golden brown, slightly chewy around the edges and chock full of juicy peach chunks.

September 2, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

For the technically minded among you, here’s a brief primer on the differences between cobblers, crisps and crumbles, which are especially popular in Washington because of our glorious abundance of fruit. Read story

John Livingston, left, and his wife Brandy with their kids Jack, 9, left, and Amanda, 11, at their home in Camas on Aug. 14. Amanda holds one of their pet chickens, Henrietta. The family decided they will only have immediate family in the house, but the kids have had a few play dates outside with a close friend or two. "It's difficult to try to figure out who's on the same page as you," Brandy said.

Families in Clark County navigate complex social situations during pandemic

John Livingston, left, and his wife Brandy with their kids Jack, 9, left, and Amanda, 11, at their home in Camas on Aug. 14. Amanda holds one of their pet chickens, Henrietta. The family decided they will only have immediate family in the house, but the kids have had a few play dates outside with a close friend or two. "It's difficult to try to figure out who's on the same page as you," Brandy said.

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

When the pandemic first hit, advice on socializing was reduced to one simple directive: Don’t. Read story

Rover gives new meaning to the term "catwalk" as he struts his stuff in this gorgeous red ensemble.

Brush Prairie cat finds role as internet sensation a purr-fect fit

Rover gives new meaning to the term "catwalk" as he struts his stuff in this gorgeous red ensemble.

August 27, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

Just when you thought the world had gone to the dogs, along comes Rover the cat, the internet’s newest fashion icon. Read story

The batter for these buttermilk griddle cakes is on the thick side, but they cook up fluffy and golden.

Hot cereal without the bowl

The batter for these buttermilk griddle cakes is on the thick side, but they cook up fluffy and golden.

August 26, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

America is a genius at making (and marketing) hot cereals. I look back fondly at the many bowls of warmed and sweetened processed grains that were instrumental in making the above-average-weight body I have today. Of course, hot cereal can be made, labor intensively, by boiling grains on the stovetop,… Read story

Simple pleasures -- a pretty dress, a good book, a cup of tea and homemade scones -- are a hallmark of cottagecore.

Cottagecore: Peace, love & a picket fence in Clark County

Simple pleasures -- a pretty dress, a good book, a cup of tea and homemade scones -- are a hallmark of cottagecore.

August 16, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

There’s a gentler, sweeter, simpler world just a click away, where nature reigns, domestic pleasures are elevated and flowers are always in bloom. This is the realm of cottagecore, a social-media crafted aesthetic offering a hyperidealized vision of self-reliant country life in tune with nature. Read story

This Chocolate Raspberry Gelatin Mold calls for chocolate pudding, but vanilla or other flavors can also be used. Try orange gelatin with vanilla pudding for a summery creamsicle taste.

Get Jiggly with old school gelatin molds

This Chocolate Raspberry Gelatin Mold calls for chocolate pudding, but vanilla or other flavors can also be used. Try orange gelatin with vanilla pudding for a summery creamsicle taste.

August 5, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Life

It will come as no surprise that the pandemic has me feeling nostalgic about the dishes served at large social gatherings – backyard barbecues, church potlucks, family reunion picnics, Thanksgivings and Christmases and Fourths of July. In my youth, every one of these events invariably featured a festive gelatin mold,… Read story

Writer, artist and fragrance expert Catherine Haley Epstein in her Camas studio.

Camas fragrance expert knows noses

Writer, artist and fragrance expert Catherine Haley Epstein in her Camas studio.

August 2, 2020, 6:30am Clark County Life

Publications like Scientific American and Psychology Today have examined our sense of smell and its emotion-triggering component, and many books tout the connection between fragrance, memory and mood. Companies sell scented candles, household cleaners and mindset-enhancing essential oils. Workplaces and medical clinics purchase scent-diffusing systems to make employees more productive… Read story

Dress up your poke cake with a layer of frosting or whipped topping and fresh fruit.

Three recipes for poke cake with hidden pockets of flavor

Dress up your poke cake with a layer of frosting or whipped topping and fresh fruit.

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

Cake is a carbolicious creation of flour, sugar, butter and eggs, with a top layer of extra calories in the form of sweet, creamy frosting. There’s nothing not to love about the whole ensemble. But if you’re a true lover of cake, a real cake devotee, then you’ve got to… Read story