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COVID-19 safety precautions mean you can't eat inside the Vancouver Farmers Market, but you can pick up a few of the ready-to-eat offerings and picnic in Esther Short Park.

3 eateries to try in Vancouver Farmers Market’s 31st season

COVID-19 safety precautions mean you can't eat inside the Vancouver Farmers Market, but you can pick up a few of the ready-to-eat offerings and picnic in Esther Short Park.

April 30, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Life

The Vancouver Farmers Market opened for its 31st season this spring with some new eats. Old favorites like Funky Fresh Juice, Hummus Hummus Middle Eastern Cuisine, Mighty Bowl and Sabor Mexican Grill are joined by relative newcomers Melted Crumbs, the Taco Dudes and So Long Cookie. Read story

Clark County author pens novel about AIDS epidemic

April 29, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Health

When a mysterious epidemic started ravaging the globe, many vulnerable people didn’t want to get tested for the virus. They didn’t want their families and friends to know the truth. They didn’t want their partners to know. Sometimes, they didn’t want to know. Read story

Anna Wiancko-Chasman works in clay, mixed media and found objects to create sculptures and wall art.

Washougal art studio tour set for Mother’s Day weekend

Anna Wiancko-Chasman works in clay, mixed media and found objects to create sculptures and wall art.

April 29, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with artful flair at the Washougal Studio Artists Tour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 8 and 9. Read story

This chilled pudding is perfect for warmer weather.

Go bananas: Made-from-scratch vanilla pudding creamy, delicious

This chilled pudding is perfect for warmer weather.

April 28, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

Is there any dessert in the world better than banana pudding? I mean, yes, many desserts may be better, but while I am eating banana pudding, I’m always convinced that it is the best of all possible desserts. It has so much to recommend it: creamy vanilla pudding, cookies and… Read story

STASHA's bingo challenge aims to help teens cope and continues through May 20.

Bingo challenge aims to help Clark County teens develop coping skills

STASHA's bingo challenge aims to help teens cope and continues through May 20.

April 27, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Health

A group of Clark County teens hope a lighthearted game of bingo will help their peers cope with pandemic stress. Read story

A Vancouver Bicycle Club group ride rolls along Lower River Road in summer 2019. The coronavirus pandemic put a brake on the club's activities last year, but now organizers say things are moving again.

After pandemic pause, Clark County cyclists are ready to hit the road again

A Vancouver Bicycle Club group ride rolls along Lower River Road in summer 2019. The coronavirus pandemic put a brake on the club's activities last year, but now organizers say things are moving again.

April 25, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Health

When it was time for his second COVID-19 shot in early April, Steve Baltazar made the round trip from his home in Battle Ground to Vancouver’s Tower Mall mass vaccination site by bicycle. Read story

Everybody Has a Story: ‘Picture Day’ will never be the same

April 25, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

“Picture Day” at a middle school always creates chaos and disruption for prepubescent students — but this particular day will always stand out as miraculous. Read story

Henry Kaiser convinced President Franklin D. Roosevelt that by splitting his production on the East and West Coast he could build 100 baby flattops as escorts for battleships. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt christens the USS Casablanca on April 5, 1943, before a crowd of 75,000 onlookers. The ship was the first completed and launched at Vancouver shipyard. Later, she was renamed Alazon Bay.

Clark County History: USS Casablanca

Henry Kaiser convinced President Franklin D. Roosevelt that by splitting his production on the East and West Coast he could build 100 baby flattops as escorts for battleships. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt christens the USS Casablanca on April 5, 1943, before a crowd of 75,000 onlookers. The ship was the first completed and launched at Vancouver shipyard. Later, she was renamed Alazon Bay.

April 25, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

In 1942, she was a hollow hull bearing the number 1092. Of the 137 ships constructed and launched there, she was first. Six months later, 1092 emerged as the first “baby flattop” built at Vancouver’s Kaiser Shipyard. Unfortunately, she contained a flaw. Read story

Normal pruning: Cut just above a side branch.

Gardening with Allen: Pruning shrubs for natural look

Normal pruning: Cut just above a side branch.

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

Could you share with us how we can prune different kinds of shrubs to keep a natural look? Read story

Fortside Brewing Co. recently added a slushie machine to its taproom. Island Dreamin', left, and Rose Gone Wild are the icy brews currently on offer; Pink Lemonade beer is expected to join the lineup soon.

Beer slushies the new summer sipper at Fortside Brewing in Vancouver

Fortside Brewing Co. recently added a slushie machine to its taproom. Island Dreamin', left, and Rose Gone Wild are the icy brews currently on offer; Pink Lemonade beer is expected to join the lineup soon.

April 23, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Life

Fortside Brewing Co. recently added a slushie machine — a very Vancouver response to the frosé trend popular in other cities for the past several summers. Vancouver’s waterfront may be filled with a multitude of wine-tasting rooms, but locals know that this is essentially a beer town. A beer slushie… Read story