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Clark County Life

Strawberry cake mix, fresh rhubarb, ripe strawberries and cream magically create a custard-like layer of goodness.

Pretty in Pink: Strawberry Rhubarb Cake makes the most of seasonal flavors

Strawberry cake mix, fresh rhubarb, ripe strawberries and cream magically create a custard-like layer of goodness.

June 5, 2024, 6:03am Clark County Life

I first tasted rhubarb on a dare. The family next door to my childhood home had a son my age and sometimes we’d talk to each other through the fence between our yards. One day I went outside and there was Adam, holding what looked like a super-sized stalk of… Read story

The Witness Tree, seen in this undated photo, was a legal point for surveys and property disputes for decades. In 1909, it fell as the Columbia River&rsquo;s north bank eroded.

Clark County history: Vancouver sits atop conflicting claims

The Witness Tree, seen in this undated photo, was a legal point for surveys and property disputes for decades. In 1909, it fell as the Columbia River&rsquo;s north bank eroded.

June 1, 2024, 6:12am Clark County Life

The land the city of Vancouver now rests on has a contentious past. Supposedly, its first owner was Ermatinger, a Hudson’s Bay Company employee who traveled to the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii) and never returned. Then came Job McNamee, who grabbed the land in the absence of the original owner.… Read story

Join the Big Paddle on the Ridgefield Waterfront, as well as First Saturday events in Overlook Park.

Save the Date: All the things you ever even thought about doing this summer in Clark County

Join the Big Paddle on the Ridgefield Waterfront, as well as First Saturday events in Overlook Park.

June 1, 2024, 6:11am Clark County Life

Summer may be the time when you slow down and relax, but it’s the busiest time of year in Clark County. Use this list to plan your summer fun but be sure to check websites or phone numbers before you go in case details have changed. If you don’t see… Read story

Check It Out: Buzzworthy – mind the bees’ wax

June 1, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Life

Pollinator Week is taking place this month, so I’m taking a moment to bee happy about bees and celebrate these amazing buzzers! Bees are busy right now and for a very good reason — pollination. Without these important pollinators, our food supply would be impacted, and flowering plants would not… Read story

Gardening with Allen: Overlap blooms with perennials

June 1, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Life

I would like to start a perennial flower border in an area where I have previously planted annuals. Could you recommend some good varieties of perennial flowers, especially those with a long blooming period? Read story

The Pacific Crest Trail from Trout Creek to Sedum Point allows expansive views of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Peace in the Pinchot: Hiker, dog find relaxing solitude not too far from home

The Pacific Crest Trail from Trout Creek to Sedum Point allows expansive views of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

June 1, 2024, 5:55am Clark County Life

I found a five-hour hike through untouched forest in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, where I didn’t see one other person the whole time. It was a dream hike to bring a dog, and my dog Luna needs to be out here in the woods to find a better sense… Read story

Megan Arambul, center, lead floral designer on Vancouver&rsquo;s Grand Floral Parade float, talks to Michael Walker, left, director of Vancouver&rsquo;s Downtown Association, and Linda Glover, former Vancouver City Council member and director of Divine Consign. The float is Vancouver&rsquo;s first in the parade in 30 years.

Vancouver sends its first float in 30 years to Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade

Megan Arambul, center, lead floral designer on Vancouver&rsquo;s Grand Floral Parade float, talks to Michael Walker, left, director of Vancouver&rsquo;s Downtown Association, and Linda Glover, former Vancouver City Council member and director of Divine Consign. The float is Vancouver&rsquo;s first in the parade in 30 years.

May 31, 2024, 5:52pm Clark County Life

For the first time in 30 years, Vancouver will have a float in the Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade on June 8. Read story

Pure Thai serves Ultimate Pad Thai.

Di Tazza, Hummus Hummus, Pure Thai: Orchards food scene expands with additions to the neighborhood

Pure Thai serves Ultimate Pad Thai.

May 31, 2024, 6:07am Clark County Life

Hummus Hummus, Pure Thai and Di Tazza have moved to Orchards. Loyal customers will be happy to learn they can still get their old favorites. People who live or work in the area and are unfamiliar with these businesses are in for a treat. Read story

This week in Clark County History, May 31, 2024

May 31, 2024, 6:03am Clark County Life

100 years ago Read story

Clark County health inspections, May 20-25

May 31, 2024, 5:00am Clark County Life

For more information, call Clark County Public Health at 564-397-8428 or visit www.clark.wa.gov/public-health/restaurant-inspection. In the health department’s scoring system, the fewer the points, the better. A perfect score is 0. The worst possible score is 418. An establishment with 100 or more points will be closed. Read story