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French toast is just the thing for Sunday brunch, a lovely melding of golden, egg-soaked bread and sweet toppings.

Toast of the Town: Keep it simple or go beyond standard flavored French toast

French toast is just the thing for Sunday brunch, a lovely melding of golden, egg-soaked bread and sweet toppings.

April 7, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

Sundays in my childhood home meant something delicious for breakfast. Every other day we had cereal or fried eggs, but Sunday was a time to indulge. Dad usually cooked, to give Mom a break, and he tended to do things in phases. There was the slightly overdone omelette phase (possibly… Read story

McKenzie Grauer, 2, runs through rows of tulips while her mother, Brandie Grauer follows her on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at the Holland America Flower Gardens in Woodland. Dozens of people, including families, cyclists and Clark County residents roamed the grounds throughout the day. The Gardens include a show field, where tulips are observed and untouched, and a u-pick field where guests cut their own flowers for 50 cents each. The Gardens opened March 29 and run through Mother’s Day on May 9.

Taking time for tulips at Holland America Flower Gardens

McKenzie Grauer, 2, runs through rows of tulips while her mother, Brandie Grauer follows her on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at the Holland America Flower Gardens in Woodland. Dozens of people, including families, cyclists and Clark County residents roamed the grounds throughout the day. The Gardens include a show field, where tulips are observed and untouched, and a u-pick field where guests cut their own flowers for 50 cents each. The Gardens opened March 29 and run through Mother’s Day on May 9.

April 6, 2021, 5:59pm Business

Acres of tulips are blooming at Holland America Flower Gardens at 1066 S. Pekin Road, south of Woodland. Read story

Baby is a young male, 3 or 4 years old, now living in the temporary West Columbia Gorge Humane Society cat shelter at WellHaven Pet Health Mill Plain.

Leaky roof could mean new cat shelter for West Columbia Gorge Humane Society

Baby is a young male, 3 or 4 years old, now living in the temporary West Columbia Gorge Humane Society cat shelter at WellHaven Pet Health Mill Plain.

April 6, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

The cats of the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society can look forward to a new place to rest their furry little heads. That’s the good news that started with bad news: the leaky roof over their old shelter at 2675 Index St., Washougal. Read story

The Salted Caramel Cheesecake and the Mint Green Monster are two of the "Freak Shakes" offered by The Yard, a milkshake bar coming to the Waterfront Vancouver this summer.

Artisan milkshake bar The Yard coming to The Waterfront Vancouver

The Salted Caramel Cheesecake and the Mint Green Monster are two of the "Freak Shakes" offered by The Yard, a milkshake bar coming to the Waterfront Vancouver this summer.

April 5, 2021, 11:10am Business

A new artisan milkshake bar is coming to The Waterfront Vancouver this summer. Read story

Leonardo and Patti Defilippis met while acting at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, but soon decided to go their own way and follow their faith. They've been creating Catholic plays, films and audio productions through their company, St. Luke Productions, for 40 years now. (Contributed by St.

Stories of the saints: St. Luke Productions, Clark County couple create religious dramas

Leonardo and Patti Defilippis met while acting at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, but soon decided to go their own way and follow their faith. They've been creating Catholic plays, films and audio productions through their company, St. Luke Productions, for 40 years now. (Contributed by St.

April 4, 2021, 6:02am Churches & Religion

RIDGEFIELD — The wisdom of William Shakespeare just didn’t satisfy actors Leonardo and Patti Defilippis, who met in 1980 while playing supporting roles at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Read story

Everybody has a Story: Pilfering preacher’s kid learns lesson

April 4, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

It is said that Sunday’s child is full of grace. I was born not only Sunday’s child but an Easter Sunday child. A few minutes after birth, I was placed in the arms of my father, a preacher man. Read story

A jib (crane-mounted) camera operator catches a rocking Palm Sunday worship service at Crossroads Community Church in Vancouver.  The church started streaming its worship services five years ago, and found last year's switch to streaming all programs and services "pretty smooth," said the Rev. Daniel Fusco.

‘Blessed are the flexible’: Clark County faith leaders reflect on pandemic, hopes for the future

A jib (crane-mounted) camera operator catches a rocking Palm Sunday worship service at Crossroads Community Church in Vancouver.  The church started streaming its worship services five years ago, and found last year's switch to streaming all programs and services "pretty smooth," said the Rev. Daniel Fusco.

April 4, 2021, 6:00am Churches & Religion

Rabbi Elizabeth Dunsker can see everybody’s mouths moving, but the only singing she hears is her own. Read story

Mrs. Hilma Powers contributed $10 to the Vancouver Soroptimist club to have a photo taken wearing Mamie Eisenhower's hat. The first lady donated the hat shown to support the organization's 1955 fundraiser. Powers' money went toward restoring the Vancouver Barracks Officers' Quarters.

Clark County History: Mamie Eisenhower’s hat

Mrs. Hilma Powers contributed $10 to the Vancouver Soroptimist club to have a photo taken wearing Mamie Eisenhower's hat. The first lady donated the hat shown to support the organization's 1955 fundraiser. Powers' money went toward restoring the Vancouver Barracks Officers' Quarters.

April 4, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

In 1955, Mamie Eisenhower’s hat rested on many Vancouver women’s heads. The Clark County Museum has the photos to prove it. Read story

Check It Out: Hop to these books for Easter

April 4, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

I haven’t dyed Easter eggs in a long time because it’s just not as fun as when I was a kid. Half the joy in coloring eggs is knowing that an Easter egg hunt is about to happen. True, I could still dye eggs and hide them around the yard,… Read story

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Gardening with Allen: Improve soil before you plant

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April 3, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Life

When I asked my neighbor why her plants grow better than mine she said it is because she has improved her soil. Can you give me suggestions how I can improve my soil? Read story