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Now is a good time to add more fruits and vegetables to your diet.

Back to school a good time to look at habits built during pandemic and make changes

Now is a good time to add more fruits and vegetables to your diet.

August 25, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Health

The comforting food and drink rituals we began when the coronavirus pandemic shut everything down in March have set in as bad habits that leave many of us tired, bloated and unhappy. Now we’re heading into a school year that presents the impossible juggling act of educating our children while trying to get our own work done. Read story

Everybody Has a Story: Snake, rattle and bedroll

August 23, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

It was the halcyon days of summer in San Diego in the early 1950s and I was a newly minted teenager headed off to camp for a couple of months. I was on my way to The Little Outfit ranch. I bravely flew off to the Tucson airport where I was picked up by the camp’s Dodge Power Wagon and spirited away with a few other boys to the camp,… Read story

The Beatles — seen here in 1965’s “Help!” — played a concert in Portland’s Memorial Coliseum on Aug. 22 of that year. From left are George Harrison, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney.

All together now: Columbian readers relive 1965 Beatles concert in Portland

The Beatles — seen here in 1965’s “Help!” — played a concert in Portland’s Memorial Coliseum on Aug. 22 of that year. From left are George Harrison, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney.

August 23, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

“Beatles, women and children first!” Read story

Check it Out: Books to help with living after the before times

August 23, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

I keep thinking how much the pandemic has changed our lives. Not only have we faced shortages of certain products (remember the toilet paper debacle — so bizarre!), but new terms and phrases have entered our vocabulary: COVID-19, contact tracing, “don’t catch the Rona,” and the “before times.” I wonder what future generations will have to say about the 2020 pandemic? No doubt they will look back on it as… Read story

Charles Cecil Curtis, pastor of the First Christian Church, pictured here with his family, was also the Ku Klux Klan's provisional Grand Dragon of Washington State in the early 1920s.

Clark County History: Charles Cecil Curtis, Grand Dragon of Washington

Charles Cecil Curtis, pastor of the First Christian Church, pictured here with his family, was also the Ku Klux Klan's provisional Grand Dragon of Washington State in the early 1920s.

August 23, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

A gang of hooded men abducted a Vancouver minister the night of June 8, 1922. The thugs tied him up, blindfolded him and shoved him into a waiting car that sped away to a secret location in Portland. The hostage, Charles Cecil Curtis, was pastor of the First Christian Church. Read story

Energy Adviser: Repairs keep rentals efficient

August 22, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

These are challenging times for many people, including commercial property managers and owners of private rentals. Read story

Gardening with Allen: Topping, improper pruning weakens large trees

August 22, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Life

I have two large trees that I am afraid might damage my house when the wind blows. A local tree company has offered to top them so they are about half as tall. Is that a good idea? Read story

Alpenrose specializes in dairy products but its grocery delivery service offers other items as well.

Food businesses deliver bounty of local producers to Clark County doors

Alpenrose specializes in dairy products but its grocery delivery service offers other items as well.

August 21, 2020, 6:04am Clark County Life

The pandemic has turned the chore of grocery shopping into a potential health hazard — a masked game of trying to stay away from other people punctuated by rigorous hand washing. We’re reluctant to shop for groceries and yet we still need to eat. Read story

Kale is a superfood but can be hard to love.

Market Fresh Finds: 3 secrets to preparing kale everyone will love

Kale is a superfood but can be hard to love.

August 21, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Life

When I first read about the health benefits of kale, I was ready to love it. Goodness knows, I tried. I served kale to family members several times but was not able convince them to do much more than tolerate it. Then I discovered the three secrets to preparing kale. Read story

The latest marquee message over Magenta’s front door seems apt.

Vancouver’s Magenta Theater names interim artistic directors

The latest marquee message over Magenta’s front door seems apt.

August 20, 2020, 5:02pm Clark County Life

A survey of patrons and volunteers is the first step on the road to rebuilding Magenta Theater, according to two longtime actors and behind-the-scenes volunteers who have taken the reins at Vancouver’s downtown community playhouse. Behind the scenes, a training course is coming to the Magenta community called “Differences Don’t Have to Divide Us: Diversity and Partnership.” Read story