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Competition winners get turns in Vancouver Symphony spotlight

January 14, 2021, 9:43am Clark County Life

The winners of last year’s Young Artist Competition, violinist Hanami Froom, pianist Jacob Nenow and oboist Ben Price, are finally getting their due. Because of the pandemic, their scheduled appearance as soloists with the Vancouver Symphony was delayed until this weekend. Read story

Tickets at half-price as Oregon Zoo reopens

January 14, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Life

The Oregon Zoo reopened to limited walk-thru visitors last month. To help families suffering from the pandemic's financial blow, now the zoo is offering half off the usual admission of $12.95 for kids and $17.95 for adults. Read story

While much of the forest near Eagle Creek is charred, some areas of forest greenery survived the 2017 wildfire. The forest floor has also started its revival.

Eagle Creek trail reopens after damage for 2017 wildfirevideo icon

While much of the forest near Eagle Creek is charred, some areas of forest greenery survived the 2017 wildfire. The forest floor has also started its revival.

January 14, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

With water dripping off the mossy gorge walls above Eagle Creek, it's hard to believe that spot was once an inferno. Read story

Hoppin' John is a Southern dish of African origin that's often served to mark the New Year. Whoever finds the penny hidden in their portion is said to have good luck all year long.

Hoppin’ John a Southern dish with tradition, nostalgia attached

Hoppin' John is a Southern dish of African origin that's often served to mark the New Year. Whoever finds the penny hidden in their portion is said to have good luck all year long.

January 13, 2021, 6:01am Clark County Life

Hoppin’ John, a Southern dish of African origin made with black-eyed peas, onions, bacon and rice, was a New Year’s tradition in my childhood home. My mom would make it in a big black skillet and toss a penny in right before serving. Whoever found the penny would supposedly have… Read story

Guests eat their meals on the downstairs veranda as they listen to live music at the Eatery at the Grant House on Friday afternoon, August 9, 2019.

Eatery at the Grant House in Vancouver closes doors permanently

Guests eat their meals on the downstairs veranda as they listen to live music at the Eatery at the Grant House on Friday afternoon, August 9, 2019.

January 11, 2021, 2:13pm Business

The Eatery at the Grant House has closed its doors permanently, according to a Sunday Facebook post from owners Scott and Sarah Flury. The restaurant’s website has also been updated with a banner message announcing the closure. Read story

Check It Out: Book time in 2021 for a new hobby

January 10, 2021, 6:04am Clark County Life

A new year, a fresh start – that’s what I’m focusing on these days. Who knows what 2021 has in store for us, but I was very happy to take down my 2020 calendars and replace them with brand new, start-from-scratch, chronological markers of 2021. Read story

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A Vancouver Barracks mule train returns from the Lacamas Creek artillery range (renamed Camp Bonneville in 1909) along the city streets around 1908. The convoy heads down 10th Street (now Evergreen Boulevard) toward the barracks packing ammunition. The troopers belong to the U.S. Army Mountain Gun Battery, 2nd Field Artillery Regiment stationed here between 1904 and 1913. The steeple of the First Presbyterian Church and the minister's home rise in the background.

Clark County History: Mules and pack animals

A Vancouver Barracks mule train returns from the Lacamas Creek artillery range (renamed Camp Bonneville in 1909) along the city streets around 1908. The convoy heads down 10th Street (now Evergreen Boulevard) toward the barracks packing ammunition. The troopers belong to the U.S. Army Mountain Gun Battery, 2nd Field Artillery Regiment stationed here between 1904 and 1913. The steeple of the First Presbyterian Church and the minister's home rise in the background.

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

Contrary to Hollywood’s horsey version of the West, mules played a big role. Gen. George Crook preferred riding a mule, so did William “Buffalo Bill” Cody and Gen. O. O. Howard. Perhaps filmmakers assumed soldiers, cowboys, gunslingers and lawmen looked more formidable straddling horses instead of mules. Read story

Gene Nordstrom is gone, but his 1940 Packard will always be part of his widow's life, she writes.

Everybody Has a Story: Precious times in classic Packard

Gene Nordstrom is gone, but his 1940 Packard will always be part of his widow's life, she writes.

January 9, 2021, 6:04am Clark County Life

My husband, Gene, always wanted a classic car, specifically a Packard, as his father and grandfather both owned Packards. Read story

Gardening With Allen: Shrubs that keep leaves all year

January 9, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

Most of my shrubs lose their leaves in winter. What are some good choices for plants to replace them? Read story