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Clark County Life

Cinema of Horrors comes Clark County Event Center in October, combining real live actors, over-the-top lighting and special effects throughout the film each night.
My mother's recipe for Louisiana Yam Pie includes instructions for a vanilla sour cream topping, a tart companion to the sweet pie.

Yam, sweet potato or pumpkin, this pie is crazy good

My mother's recipe for Louisiana Yam Pie includes instructions for a vanilla sour cream topping, a tart companion to the sweet pie.

October 13, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

After two recent smoldering home-cooking failures, I was eager to boost my flagging self-esteem in the kitchen. I wanted something easy, autumnal and sweet. I didn’t want to go down the pumpkin rabbit hole just yet because once I get on a pumpkin bender it’s hard to bounce back. Pumpkin,… Read story

Ryan Allen, a longtime member of the Vancouver Master Chorale, focuses on the music Monday while wearing a face mask specifically designed for singing during a recent rehearsal at First Presbyterian Church. "It feels very different," Allen said.

The show goes on for live performances in Clark County

Ryan Allen, a longtime member of the Vancouver Master Chorale, focuses on the music Monday while wearing a face mask specifically designed for singing during a recent rehearsal at First Presbyterian Church. "It feels very different," Allen said.

October 10, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

Taking the 60-piece Vancouver Symphony Orchestra on an open-ended road tour like a fledgling rock band is not what Igor Shakhman, the group’s executive director, had in mind for fall 2021. But that’s what the resurgent coronavirus has forced, he said. Read story

Check It Out: A pack of wolf books expand knowledge

October 10, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

My husband and I have a howler. Not the unhappy kind found in the Harry Potter books (that’s a piece of mail I hope I never receive) but the furry kind that has four paws and whiskers. Leo, half Bengal and half something else, lives to howl — in the… Read story

This concrete box allowed workers access to the floor of the Columbia River to anchor and build the bridge piers holding up the Portland-Vancouver railway bridge connecting Oregon and Washington. This 1906 photo shows the caisson (box) being lowered into the river. About two years later, regularly scheduled trains crossed the two-rail bridge daily in both directions, north and southbound.

Clark County History: 1908 railway bridge

This concrete box allowed workers access to the floor of the Columbia River to anchor and build the bridge piers holding up the Portland-Vancouver railway bridge connecting Oregon and Washington. This 1906 photo shows the caisson (box) being lowered into the river. About two years later, regularly scheduled trains crossed the two-rail bridge daily in both directions, north and southbound.

October 10, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

Building a bridge over the lower Columbia River was never easy, not even the first time. Then, as now, the chief engineer had to juggle the conflicting desires of two different states and the separate demands that two cities might concoct. Fortunately, Ralph Modjeski (1861-1940) gained considerable interstate bridge experience… Read story

The Catch-22 dragon boat team, which includes a subdivision of breast cancer survivors, practices in August at Vancouver Lake.

Breast cancer survivors find strength, sisterhood on dragon boat

The Catch-22 dragon boat team, which includes a subdivision of breast cancer survivors, practices in August at Vancouver Lake.

October 10, 2021, 5:50am Breast Cancer

When Tammy Michelson climbed onto a dragon boat for her first-ever race, she knew she was prepared. Read story

Everybody Has a Story: What happens in Vegas

October 10, 2021, 5:50am Clark County Life

Many years ago, while hosting a morning radio show, I made the acquaintance of a “psychic/seer” who went by the name of Dr. Ramu. I never discovered what his given name was. I would suspect his driver’s license probably designated him as Fred Smith or Harold Bargwart or some such. Read story

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Clark County breast cancer survivors offer advice, support after diagnosis

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October 10, 2021, 5:50am Breast Cancer

Facing a breast cancer diagnosis can be a frightening prospect. Read story

Art by Aimee Berg (Contributed photo)

Art therapy a healing outlet for breast cancer patients

Art by Aimee Berg (Contributed photo)

October 10, 2021, 5:50am Breast Cancer

The emotions associated with a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment are sometimes too overwhelming to put into words. When there are no words, many breast cancer patients and survivors opt for pictures instead. Read story

Amy Hawkins and Ben Novinger begin a workout at their home in Portland. They are participants in a OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute trial program called Exercising Together. Continuing research demonstrates that exercise is beneficial during and after cancer treatment.

Run for your life: Exercise important for breast cancer patients

Amy Hawkins and Ben Novinger begin a workout at their home in Portland. They are participants in a OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute trial program called Exercising Together. Continuing research demonstrates that exercise is beneficial during and after cancer treatment.

October 10, 2021, 5:50am Breast Cancer

You don’t have to tell all the people participating in today’s Girlfriends Run for a Cure event on the Vancouver waterfront that exercise is a great way to get and stay healthy. Read story