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Mosaic Arts Alliance seeks artists for new show at the CAVE gallery

June 9, 2022, 5:04am Clark County Life

Mosaic Arts Alliance seeks artists for its August show at Art at the CAVE, 108 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver. Read story

This cobbler didn't turn out as I planned, but with a scoop of ice cream, everything is better.

Strawberry cobbler rewards the careful

This cobbler didn't turn out as I planned, but with a scoop of ice cream, everything is better.

June 8, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

When my daughter was in first grade, she brought home a slender strawberry start with shiny green leaves. We didn’t have a veggie garden but I planted it in a pot and put it in a sunny spot. I don’t remember if it produced any strawberries that first year, but… Read story

This 2020 image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows Jupiter and one of its moons, Europa, at left, when the planet was 406 million miles from Earth.

Predawn parade: In late June, Clark County’s early risers can catch all the planets

This 2020 image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows Jupiter and one of its moons, Europa, at left, when the planet was 406 million miles from Earth.

June 7, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Parade season is underway for the first time in several pandemic years, with the Hazel Dell Parade and Portland’s many Rose Festival parades returning public celebrations to local streets. Read story

Check it Out: Make a point of celebrating ballpoint pen

June 5, 2022, 6:05am Clark County Life

And now for another completely random event being celebrated in June — National Ballpoint Pen Day! That’s right, June 10 is the day to take out your pen and write or draw something pen-worthy! Read story

Ronald Carr sits at his desk at home in Vancouver where he composed "From One Rose," a theme song for the Portland Rose Festival performed by the Oregon Symphony May 26 as part of the Rose City Reunion Concert. Carr serves on the festival's board of directors.

Rose Festival song blooms on Vancouver man’s inspiration

Ronald Carr sits at his desk at home in Vancouver where he composed "From One Rose," a theme song for the Portland Rose Festival performed by the Oregon Symphony May 26 as part of the Rose City Reunion Concert. Carr serves on the festival's board of directors.

June 5, 2022, 6:05am Clark County Life

The song “From One Rose” took root in Ronald Carr’s imagination in 2007, when the Portland Rose Festival celebrated its centennial and produced a documentary by that name. Read story

Everybody Has a Story: Returning husband to his marina roots

June 5, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Six years ago my daughters and I dropped a pretty paper bag over the side of Wahkiakum County Ferry and into the Columbia River. The bag contained the ashes of my husband, their father. Read story

Never dependent on the whim of the wind, the steamship SS Beaver made the ideal floating trading post for the Hudson's Bay Company in the Northwest. Her size let her snuggle into a river's smaller coves that her bigger sisters couldn't. Because she and her crew were armed, her presence reinforced the company's control of the Northwest.

Clark County History: The SS Beaver

Never dependent on the whim of the wind, the steamship SS Beaver made the ideal floating trading post for the Hudson's Bay Company in the Northwest. Her size let her snuggle into a river's smaller coves that her bigger sisters couldn't. Because she and her crew were armed, her presence reinforced the company's control of the Northwest.

June 5, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

The little paddle ship made no pretense of advancing maritime navigation or technology. Like hundreds of others, she was just a routine vessel. Instead, the SS Beaver’s fated half-century service in the fur trade for the Hudson’s Bay Company made her a legend. Read story

Energy Adviser: You can use solar arrays even here

June 4, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

There are many ways to reduce your energy expense and lower your carbon footprint, but nothing can beat the energy savings of a solar array, even in the cloudy Pacific Northwest. Solar panels offer immediate energy savings but require a hefty upfront cost. If you’re thinking of going solar, here… Read story

Nothing says spring like the cheerful daffodil. You can buy bulbs and blooming plants from Yard 'n Garden Land.

Gardening with Allen: Flowers can thrive between bulbs

Nothing says spring like the cheerful daffodil. You can buy bulbs and blooming plants from Yard 'n Garden Land.

June 4, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Life

I would like to plant some more flowers, but the only space I have left is where my daffodils and tulips are planted. Is it a good idea to plant between the bulbs? Should I cut the bulb leaves back first? Read story