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Clark County Life

What did the pandemic teach you?

July 24, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

The Columbian wants to hear how the pandemic changed your life Read story

Rally Pizza serves frozen custard with sprinkles.

Stay chill with frozen treats at Vancouver eateries

Rally Pizza serves frozen custard with sprinkles.

July 23, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Life

The hot summer sun creates the perfect conditions for playing with food. Rapidly licking scoops of ice cream or spooning shaved pieces of flavored ice before they melt are fun ways to beat the heat. You can find various flavors and textures of frozen treats throughout Vancouver, some in unexpected… Read story

Dancers of all ages will show off their skills during this year's Four Days of Aloha festival.

Hawaiian festival just the ticket to aloha spirit in Vancouver

Dancers of all ages will show off their skills during this year's Four Days of Aloha festival.

July 22, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Life

The “aloha spirit” of Hawaii is all about warmth, friendliness and inclusion, according to Kaloku Holt. Read story

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Photo contest focused on Ridgefield refuge accepting entries

July 22, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge is accepting entries for its 2021 photo contest until Sept. 10. Read story

The meat fairly falls off the bone with this tender, slow-cooked chicken cacciatore.

Chicken cacciatore boasts rich sauce, richer memories

The meat fairly falls off the bone with this tender, slow-cooked chicken cacciatore.

July 21, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

My mother was a flawless hostess and her table was a paragon of style, with food to match. Meals were meticulously planned and served on her best china and linens, with wine in crystal goblets and after-dinner coffee from a polished silver pot. I won’t say she made it seem… Read story

Check it out: Beat summer’s heat with cool blue picture books

July 18, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Life

Even though we haven’t seen much moisture in the weather department, I’ve been thinking a lot about water. Cool, blue water to be specific. Perhaps I need to go spend a weekend at the beach — or buy a wading pool and park myself under a tree. In any case,… Read story

Clark County Historical Museum Executive Director Bradley Richardson points to the ink well on a desk from the Columbian School, which closed in 1941.

How does an object end up in the Clark County Historical Museum?

Clark County Historical Museum Executive Director Bradley Richardson points to the ink well on a desk from the Columbian School, which closed in 1941.

July 18, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

The Clark County Historical Museum has so many items in its collection that it has trouble counting them all. Inventories over the years have come up with different numbers. The tally probably lands between 70,000 and 90,000 items, said Bradley Richardson, the museum’s executive director. Read story

Everybody Has a Story: Even after his death, Dad saved my life

July 18, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

I was a Coast Guard marine safety officer. One night in 1984, I was driving home to Astoria, Ore., on Highway 101 and thinking about the marine investigation I was working on — and the recent loss of my dad, Deward Thomas. Read story

Hulda Klager, pictured in the in 1940s or '50s, started hybridizing apples in 1905 to have better ones for her pies. By 1922, she was a lilac phenomenon. Thousands of people traveled to her Woodland home each year to talk with her and learn about botanical techniques. When her husband, Frank, died in 1928, she almost abandoned her lilac work. Her son encouraged her to keep going.

Clark County History: Horticulturist Hulda Klager

Hulda Klager, pictured in the in 1940s or '50s, started hybridizing apples in 1905 to have better ones for her pies. By 1922, she was a lilac phenomenon. Thousands of people traveled to her Woodland home each year to talk with her and learn about botanical techniques. When her husband, Frank, died in 1928, she almost abandoned her lilac work. Her son encouraged her to keep going.

July 18, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

What famed horticulturist Luther Burbank is to Santa Rosa, Calif., Hulda Klager is to Woodland, Wash. Burbank was her inspiration. To learn botany, she studied his writings, seed catalogs and gardening books. The two even corresponded. Both owned the rare knack for picking the right plants to crossbreed. Read story