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Drummer Daniel Gillespie, 15, and bagpiper Logan Gillespie, 12, perform a brief concert Wednesday for their Battle Ground neighbors. At far right across the street is Bev Lohrman, a night-shift nurse who cares for COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. Every time the brothers play her late mother's favorite song, "Amazing Grace," Lohrman said she hears her mother reassuring her that everything will be OK.

Battle Ground brothers share the sound of Scotlandvideo icon

Drummer Daniel Gillespie, 15, and bagpiper Logan Gillespie, 12, perform a brief concert Wednesday for their Battle Ground neighbors. At far right across the street is Bev Lohrman, a night-shift nurse who cares for COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. Every time the brothers play her late mother's favorite song, "Amazing Grace," Lohrman said she hears her mother reassuring her that everything will be OK.

April 16, 2020, 5:02pm Clark County Health

BATTLE GROUND — Registered nurse Bev Lohrman was understandably worried about her new assignment in the intensive care unit at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. Read story

A "Poetry Moves" placard on a C-Tran bus.

April poetry challenges brighten dark time

A "Poetry Moves" placard on a C-Tran bus.

April 14, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

Poet T.S. Eliot had no idea what was in store when he wrote nearly a century ago that “April is the cruelest month.” He was just talking about the slow emergence of spring, not a worldwide pandemic. Read story

Alex and Jessica Queen and their kids take in a free neighborhood concert by Fox and Bones on Wednesday in Camas.

Folk duo Fox and Bones performs driveway concert in Camasvideo icon

Alex and Jessica Queen and their kids take in a free neighborhood concert by Fox and Bones on Wednesday in Camas.

April 10, 2020, 6:01am Clark County Life

CAMAS — The band Fox and Bones has played many house concerts, said guitarist and singer Scott Gilmore, but Wednesday’s performance on Larkspur Street “is the first show we’ve played to houses.” Read story

Jaynie Roberts is making cotton masks to send to her friends and family, some of whom work in the medical field.

Clark County volunteers make fabric face masks for medical pros, friends, family

Jaynie Roberts is making cotton masks to send to her friends and family, some of whom work in the medical field.

April 7, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Health

We know the way people contract COVID-19: via coronavirus-laden droplets that somebody has coughed, sneezed or simply breathed out. Read story

Vancouver's Downtown Association will act as online hub for the event; visit its website or Facebook page and click through to participating galleries and individual artists. Or just search Facebook and Instagram for #dtvanwa to find the latest updates. The whole thing goes live at 5 p.m. Friday as any normal First Friday event would.

Vancouver’s First Friday Art Walk moves into virtual realm

Vancouver's Downtown Association will act as online hub for the event; visit its website or Facebook page and click through to participating galleries and individual artists. Or just search Facebook and Instagram for #dtvanwa to find the latest updates. The whole thing goes live at 5 p.m. Friday as any normal First Friday event would.

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

Gazing at artworks on computer screens isn’t ideal, but we’re all learning to adapt and even find silver linings in today’s social distancing measures. Read story

Jeffree White glances up at his laptop computer, where you can see piano student Daniel Martinez following the online lesson.

Arts instruction in Clark County goes virtual during pandemic

Jeffree White glances up at his laptop computer, where you can see piano student Daniel Martinez following the online lesson.

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

Music educator Janet Lindsley has closed Mini Mozarts, her arts-oriented, downtown Vancouver preschool, and joined a new Facebook group called “Teaching Voice in the Zombie Apocalypse.” Read story

Vancouver resident Elizabeth Hay walks her bike past Kiggins Theatre on a nearly empty Main Street on Friday morning. Kiggins is currently closed but has partnered with an independent film streaming service.

Kiggins Theatre streaming independent films

Vancouver resident Elizabeth Hay walks her bike past Kiggins Theatre on a nearly empty Main Street on Friday morning. Kiggins is currently closed but has partnered with an independent film streaming service.

March 28, 2020, 5:00pm Clark County News

Locking down at home has not prevented programming director Richard Beer from curating an ongoing movie schedule for Vancouver’s only independent cinema, Kiggins Theatre. Read story

Math whiz Dorothy Smith, 95, worked for Navy scientists on missile technology during the Cold War. She has no regrets about going back to "women's work" after that, she said. But today, she stressed, women don't have to do that.

Vancouver woman, 95, worked on missile technology during Cold War

Math whiz Dorothy Smith, 95, worked for Navy scientists on missile technology during the Cold War. She has no regrets about going back to "women's work" after that, she said. But today, she stressed, women don't have to do that.

March 26, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

Dorothy Smith has always been humble, faithful and fearless, she said. What did she have to fear, with such a powerful calculator between her ears? Read story

Judy Byron of Washougal takes a morning hike at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge in 2019.

Quell cabin fever at Clark County parks

Judy Byron of Washougal takes a morning hike at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge in 2019.

March 22, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

RIDGEFIELD — Of all the desperate social-distancing measures we’re being driven to these days, here’s the most extreme of all: Go outside and play. Read story

Mike True, from left, of Vancouver, Jordan Boldt of Vancouver and Kim Newman of Camas give each other space as they gather to enjoy takeout from Nonavo Pizza on their lunch break in a nearly empty Esther Short Park on Thursday. Boldt said the sunny weather was a good excuse to get outside. "You gotta make the best of it," he said about the COVID-19 situation.

Vancouver, Clark County officials: Enjoy parks, trails, but don’t touch structures

Mike True, from left, of Vancouver, Jordan Boldt of Vancouver and Kim Newman of Camas give each other space as they gather to enjoy takeout from Nonavo Pizza on their lunch break in a nearly empty Esther Short Park on Thursday. Boldt said the sunny weather was a good excuse to get outside. "You gotta make the best of it," he said about the COVID-19 situation.

March 21, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Health

Minimize groups, maintain social distance, don’t sit on park benches or touch playground equipment. Have fun! Read story