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Hydrangeas and rhododendrons were it hard by the recent hot weather.

Gardening with Allen: Cut back heat-damaged plants

Hydrangeas and rhododendrons were it hard by the recent hot weather.

July 17, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

The recent intense heat wave has left some of my flowers and shrubs with burned leaves and blooms. Should I cut them back or just remove the brown leaves and blooms? Is there some way to prevent damage if we have another heat wave? Read story

Energy Adviser: Improve lighting for security and safety

July 17, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

It’s the season for summer vacations and weekend getaways. But before you head out for a trip, consider strategically illuminating your property to ward off anyone with ill intent. Read story

Camille Cote created the mural at 2504 E. Fourth Plain Boulevard that must be torn down with the building due to a catastrophic leak in the roof. The Clark County Mural Society hopes to preserve it digitally.

Roof leak means an end for beloved central Vancouver mural

Camille Cote created the mural at 2504 E. Fourth Plain Boulevard that must be torn down with the building due to a catastrophic leak in the roof. The Clark County Mural Society hopes to preserve it digitally.

July 16, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Life

When the coronavirus pandemic was raging, making murals was one of the few public art activities that continued unabated. Read story

It's no surprise: Love wins in the end.

Live theater returns to Clark County with comedy on stage, Shakespeare outdoors

It's no surprise: Love wins in the end.

July 15, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

No fun allowed. No singing, no dancing, no dating, definitely no you-know-what. Nothing but study, and fasting, and soberly contemplating the meaning of that spartan life. Read story

A new multi-use walking path leads the way to the East Barracks at Fort Vancouver National Site on Nov. 21. The path, until recently Alvord Road, used to be open to cars but was recently restricted to pedestrians and cyclists.

Try This: Vancouver Barracks walking tour; fundraiser concert

A new multi-use walking path leads the way to the East Barracks at Fort Vancouver National Site on Nov. 21. The path, until recently Alvord Road, used to be open to cars but was recently restricted to pedestrians and cyclists.

July 15, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

Five things to do this coming week Read story

The Hockinson Blueberry Festival returns on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Hockinson, featuring fresh berries and other farm products from local farms.

Hockinson Blueberry Festival set for Saturday

The Hockinson Blueberry Festival returns on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Hockinson, featuring fresh berries and other farm products from local farms.

July 15, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

Last summer’s Hockinson Blueberry Festival was so successful that it’s back this year with even more berries. Read story

These blueberry muffins bake up nice and moist, bursting with blueberries.

Classic blueberry muffin recipe plus two ways to use extra muffins

These blueberry muffins bake up nice and moist, bursting with blueberries.

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

Who doesn’t love a blueberry muffin? It’s arguably the finest of the fruit muffin flavors, although a good banana muffin might give a blueberry muffin a run for its money, and I would eat a marionberry muffin any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Every bakery in the… Read story

Check It Out: Go green with this week’s titles

July 11, 2021, 6:06am Clark County Life

It’s all about green in this week’s colorful Check It Out column. My “summer colors” theme continues on with a bibliographic greenery of picture books highlighting pants, gardens, an umbrella, even a donkey and a lion, and all of these wonderful things celebrate the color of shamrocks and emeralds. Read story

Everybody Has a Story: Candy caper for horseback fun

July 11, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

Babysitting sucks! Read story

Edna Christofferson watched her daredevil husband fly off the Multnomah Hotel and land at the Vancouver Barracks successfully, only to later watch him fall 100 feet from the sky to his death while testing an experimental plane. She delayed getting her own pilot's license until late 1931. A crack shot, she was an advocate of women's self-defense using firearms. She was among the first X-ray technicians in the area and founded the Women's National Aeronautic Association to promote women's flying.

Clark County History: Edna Christofferson, pilot

Edna Christofferson watched her daredevil husband fly off the Multnomah Hotel and land at the Vancouver Barracks successfully, only to later watch him fall 100 feet from the sky to his death while testing an experimental plane. She delayed getting her own pilot's license until late 1931. A crack shot, she was an advocate of women's self-defense using firearms. She was among the first X-ray technicians in the area and founded the Women's National Aeronautic Association to promote women's flying.

July 11, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

Before his death testing a prototype biplane, Edna Christofferson (1886-1945) promised her husband, Silas, she’d solo. Little wonder it took her 16 years to work up to it. Edna watched Silas’ tragic crash in 1916, and was the first to reach his broken body. Read story