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Everybody Has a Story: Seventh-grader’s fishing talk reels in fans

November 8, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

As a seventh-grader, I unexpectedly achieved that elusive goal, and attained notoriety and thanks from my whole class. Not easy to accomplish in a class of do-gooders, miscreants and a few who may have gotten into the slug bait. Read story

This 1892 photo may be of the first building for the Washington School for Defective Youth and matches the description as part farmhouse in reports. By 1892, the Legislature funded a second, more suitable brick building. Despite its odious name, concerns for the disabled reach back into Washington's territorial days. Several early attempts failed. Then in 1886, the territorial legislature approved funding for a state school to educate the disabled and located it in Vancouver. The photo places the school at Fourth Plain (then a general locality, not a street) and Burnt Bridge Creek.

Clark County History: Bill establishes school for children with disabilities

This 1892 photo may be of the first building for the Washington School for Defective Youth and matches the description as part farmhouse in reports. By 1892, the Legislature funded a second, more suitable brick building. Despite its odious name, concerns for the disabled reach back into Washington's territorial days. Several early attempts failed. Then in 1886, the territorial legislature approved funding for a state school to educate the disabled and located it in Vancouver. The photo places the school at Fourth Plain (then a general locality, not a street) and Burnt Bridge Creek.

November 8, 2020, 6:01am Clark County Life

The territorial Legislature of 1885-86 passed a bill establishing the first school for children with disabilities, then named the Washington School for Defective Youth. The act defined the institution’s management, director’s salary, application and admission procedures. By happenstance or purpose, the law left out a building fund. Read story

Gardening With Allen: Tips to winterize lawn, garden

November 7, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

What are some of the things I need to do in the garden for winter protection? Read story

Energy Adviser: Give a gift the brings warmth, comfort

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

Gift giving can be a challenge. Read story

COVID-19 precautions have altered the Vancouver Farmers Market this year and limited the number of visitors. In lieu of the usual harvest and holiday markets bookending Thanksgiving, an outdoor market will continue on Saturdays through Dec. 19.

Vancouver Farmers Market changes holiday plans

COVID-19 precautions have altered the Vancouver Farmers Market this year and limited the number of visitors. In lieu of the usual harvest and holiday markets bookending Thanksgiving, an outdoor market will continue on Saturdays through Dec. 19.

November 6, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

The coronavirus pandemic is altering the Vancouver Farmers Market’s cool-weather offerings this year. Read story

Clark County health inspections, Oct. 12-19

November 5, 2020, 12:21pm Clark County Life

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Awadagin Pratt will be the guest director for the Vancouver Symphony's second online concert.

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra to present its second online concert

Awadagin Pratt will be the guest director for the Vancouver Symphony's second online concert.

November 5, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

Following the successful presentation of its first online concert, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will forge ahead this weekend with its second offering in a concert series that has been re-imagined to combat the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The number of musicians will again be limited to a size that… Read story

The dark orange, heart-shaped hachiya persimmons, left, require patience and can only be eaten when they're quite squishy. The squat, golden orange fuyu persimmons may be eaten whole like an apple at any stage from crisp to soft.

Fall is a perfect time to explore passion for Persimmons

The dark orange, heart-shaped hachiya persimmons, left, require patience and can only be eaten when they're quite squishy. The squat, golden orange fuyu persimmons may be eaten whole like an apple at any stage from crisp to soft.

November 4, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

Although they grow well in our climate, persimmons seem like an exotic fruit, not often found in fruit bowls alongside apples, oranges and bananas. As for me, I’m simply mad about them. I’d rather have a luscious, ripe persimmon than a bowl of ice cream, and that’s really saying something,… Read story

Guidebook author Craig Romano on the Discovery Trail at Fort Vancouver near downtown Vancouver.

The trails less traveled in Vancouver

Guidebook author Craig Romano on the Discovery Trail at Fort Vancouver near downtown Vancouver.

November 3, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

The great thing about winter in Western Washington is how mild it stays. The coolness and dampness here are child’s play compared to in Craig Romano’s native New England. Read story

Check It Out: Let serendipity guide reading

November 1, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

I enjoy discovering titles in the library’s collection. Not being able to physically browse the shelves I have to rely on the catalog to surprise me with bibliographic treasures. Sometimes I have a theme in mind, but other times, like now, I let serendipity lead the way. In this instance… Read story