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Pianist Alexander Toradze will perform with the Vancouver Symphony in an all-Russian program this weekend.

Pianist, Vancouver Symphony interpret Russian music

Pianist Alexander Toradze will perform with the Vancouver Symphony in an all-Russian program this weekend.

April 21, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Pianist Alexander Toradze returns to Skyview Concert Hall this weekend to perform with the Vancouver Symphony in an all-Russian program that includes works by Igor Stravinsky, Dmitri Shostakovich and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Under normal circumstances, this concert would mark a celebration of great music with one of the world’s top-tier… 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

Vancouver historian and former city councilmember Pat Jollota, 85, relaxes at her home in west Vancouver.

Pat Jollota, Vancouver and Clark County legend

Vancouver historian and former city councilmember Pat Jollota, 85, relaxes at her home in west Vancouver.

April 17, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Life

When Pat Jollota first saw downtown Vancouver in the mid-1970s, it had almost everything it needed, she said. Read story

Check It Out: Try tales that are tribute to traveling

April 17, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Life

On April 6, the library world celebrated National Library Outreach Day previously known as National Bookmobile Day. Read story

Everybody Has a Story: Having fun before video games

April 17, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Growing up on 29th and H streets in Vancouver in the 1960s, the expectation that the kids walked to school was completely acceptable. Read story

Unidentified members of the local Ellsworth Grand Army of the Republic Post meet at an unknown location. This is perhaps from an early meeting of the post, given the age of the men in the photo. The national organization had units in most states, and Washington had more than 100. The Vancouver post was organized with about 30 veterans in 1881.

Clark County History: Grand Army of the Republic

Unidentified members of the local Ellsworth Grand Army of the Republic Post meet at an unknown location. This is perhaps from an early meeting of the post, given the age of the men in the photo. The national organization had units in most states, and Washington had more than 100. The Vancouver post was organized with about 30 veterans in 1881.

April 17, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Life

During the Civil War, not much happened in Clark County. But that doesn’t mean the county lacks any history of the era. The deaths of two Union soldiers oddly bracket Vancouver’s connection to the violence. One was the first Union casualty and the other the last commander of the fraternal… Read story

Gardening With Allen: Know right time to plant bulbs

April 16, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Life

I have noticed tuberous begonia, lily, dahlia and gladiolus bulbs for sale in local stores. Can they all be planted outside now? Read story

Server Aaron Snoddy, from left, serves lunch on Thursday to Mark Ritzheimer, Gary Kercheck, Steve Peters and Scott Hampton at Grays Restaurant & Bar. Lunch is now served daily at Grays in the Hilton Vancouver Washington.

Grays Restaurant & Bar at the Hilton Vancouver Washington reopens for lunch

Server Aaron Snoddy, from left, serves lunch on Thursday to Mark Ritzheimer, Gary Kercheck, Steve Peters and Scott Hampton at Grays Restaurant & Bar. Lunch is now served daily at Grays in the Hilton Vancouver Washington.

April 15, 2022, 6:05am Business

Grays Restaurant & Bar the Hilton Vancouver Washington returned to seven days of lunch service starting Monday. Breakfast runs from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by dinner from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at this popular gathering spot facing Esther Short Park. Read story

Vancouver Shakespearean Stephanie Crowley vowed that the show must go on during the pandemic.

Vancouver Shakespearean playing footsie with ‘Titus Andronicus’

Vancouver Shakespearean Stephanie Crowley vowed that the show must go on during the pandemic.

April 15, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Life

Here’s an example of just how creative — and desperate — some thespians can get when a pandemic curtails their performances and sends them home in gloom: Shakespearean sock puppets on video. Read story