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Clark County Life

Energy Adviser: Prepare home for when you’re away

October 10, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

If the calendar weren’t enough, these chilly October mornings tell snowbirds across the northwest that now is the time to pack up and head south. Read story

Ellsworth Elementary School kindergartner Sarah Williams runs through the pumpkin patch during a school field trip to Bi-Zi Farms in Vancouver last year.

Clark County pumpkin patches ready for seasonal fun

Ellsworth Elementary School kindergartner Sarah Williams runs through the pumpkin patch during a school field trip to Bi-Zi Farms in Vancouver last year.

October 10, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

Pumpkins are popping out all over, and pumpkin patches across Clark County are open and offering a panoply of activities modified with COVID-19 safety in mind. Here are five local favorites with brief descriptions of what to expect at each location. No matter where you go, potential pumpkin pickers should be prepared to mask up, sanitize their hands frequently and maintain a distance of 6 feet from others wherever possible. Read story

Locust Cider is among the restaurants offering three items for $25 this month for the Dine the Couve promotion.

Dine the Couve: Try ’em while you got ’em

Locust Cider is among the restaurants offering three items for $25 this month for the Dine the Couve promotion.

October 9, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Life

Visit Vancouver USA organized its annual Dine the Couve promotional event for the month of October. Asking restaurants to give a discount during a financial crisis seems like cheerfully serving cocktails to passengers on the sinking Titanic, but many restaurateurs found reasons to participate. Read story

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Market Fresh Finds: Cranberries go beyond holidays

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October 9, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

Cranberries are on store shelves now, so the holidays can’t be far behind. Both will disappear with the new year. In the case of cranberries, it is rather a shame because these deep red berries have much more to offer than just sauce for festive dinners. Read story

Cinema of Horrors moved from Kelso to the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds this year, providing a spooky drive-in movie, haunted house hybrid experience.

Cinema of Horrors at Clark County Event at the Fairgrounds

Cinema of Horrors moved from Kelso to the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds this year, providing a spooky drive-in movie, haunted house hybrid experience.

October 8, 2020, 6:04am Clark County Life

The Cinema of Horrors never actually showed movies. Its name comes from the old movie theater at Three Rivers Mall in Kelso where the walkthrough haunted house popped up each October for the past five years. Read story

Top this pumpkin oatmeal with fall favorites like pecans, dried cranberries and candied ginger.

Pumpkin Power: 4 recipes that demonstrate orange fall gourd’s versatility

Top this pumpkin oatmeal with fall favorites like pecans, dried cranberries and candied ginger.

October 7, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

To paraphrase Paul McCartney, you’d think that people would have had enough of silly pumpkin recipes, but I look around me and I see it isn’t so. I am proud of my pumpkin-love, although I’m aware of the anti-pumpkin faction. The anti-pumpkinists would say pumpkin is positively passe and attention should be lavished on other autumnal foods, like cranberries, apples, pears, parsnips, Brussels sprouts, squash and sweet potatoes. To them… Read story

Pink Lemonade Project's new CEO Susan Stearns took the helm just as the coronavirus pandemic began.

Stearns ‘right person at right time’ to lead Pink Lemonade Project in pandemic

Pink Lemonade Project's new CEO Susan Stearns took the helm just as the coronavirus pandemic began.

October 6, 2020, 6:03am Breast Cancer

Susan Stearns took the helm at Pink Lemonade Project on March 2, just as the world was starting to fall apart. For the past six months, she’s navigated the Vancouver-based nonprofit through a pandemic and found new ways of connecting with people affected by breast cancer. Read story

The U.S. Mint approved a half-dollar coin to celebrate Fort Vancouver's centennial and publicize and finance the 1925 event. The designer was the first woman to design a U.S. coin, and Vancouver's was her third. The coins sold at Meier & Frank during the 1925 Christmas holidays for a couple of dollars, and for $10 throughout the late 1920s.

Clark County History: Vancouver’s coin

The U.S. Mint approved a half-dollar coin to celebrate Fort Vancouver's centennial and publicize and finance the 1925 event. The designer was the first woman to design a U.S. coin, and Vancouver's was her third. The coins sold at Meier & Frank during the 1925 Christmas holidays for a couple of dollars, and for $10 throughout the late 1920s.

October 4, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

The corporation formed to handle Fort Vancouver’s 1925 centennial made a coin the center of the celebration. It bore the dual burden of publicizing and financing the gala. On Feb. 24, 1925, the 68th Congress approved the commemorative silver half dollar. This exciting beginning soon unraveled. Read story

Everybody Has a Story: Turning a profit from scarcity

October 4, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

A funny story that turned into a productive experience happened in an undergrad Marketing Systems and Analysis course I had to take at the University of Oregon back in 1979. Read story

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Get ready for spooky season with books from Clark County authors

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October 4, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

Scary season used to mean the make-believe fun of Halloween. Nowadays it seems to mean this all-too-real, ongoing crisis in world history. Read story