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Clark County Life

Ridgefield’s Joey Martin throws a pitch in a West Coast League baseball game on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recration Complex. Martin led the WCL in strikeouts in 2019.
Try making fragrant sachets with herbs other than lavender by tying them in a tulle pouch. This is dried rosemary -- complete with blossoms.

Herbalicious herbs: Grow your own herbs for super-fresh flavor

Try making fragrant sachets with herbs other than lavender by tying them in a tulle pouch. This is dried rosemary -- complete with blossoms.

June 1, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Life

Hardly anything gives me a greater feeling of contentment than snipping fresh herbs from my own garden. I imagine that I’m beating the system whenever I can walk out my back door and grab a sprig of rosemary, a handful of parsley or a dozen leaves of basil without ever… Read story

Check It Out: Read up on attracting pollinating friends

May 29, 2022, 6:05am Clark County Life

As I was buzzing around the yard recently, I realized that something else was buzzing around — bees. I love seeing bees making the rounds, but it does seem like nature’s pollinators are declining every year. Read story

Everybody Has a Story: Taxi driver sends a message of change

May 29, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

One morning when I was finishing breakfast, the phone rang. It was Dádá. He was at the office of an ophthalmologist who had just checked the cataract surgery on his right eye. Read story

Plus-size travel blogger Jae’lynn Chaney takes a break at the Vancouver waterfront. As an “influencer,” high-profile brands pay her to review products and services.

Vancouver travel blogger: ‘We don’t have to shrink ourselves. Society has to expand.’

Plus-size travel blogger Jae’lynn Chaney takes a break at the Vancouver waterfront. As an “influencer,” high-profile brands pay her to review products and services.

May 29, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Jae’lynn Chaney is going places. From Hawaii to the Dominican Republic to trendy Portland hotels, this Vancouver-based travel blogger evaluates her experiences and enthusiastically reports back to followers on social media. While she’s at it, she models new clothing and touts a useful product or two. Read story

The Medal of Honor started as a humble recruitment award during the Civil War. Since then, it has risen to the nation's highest award for courage. Each of the armed forces issues one of its own design. This one is for the Army. Four recipients of the Army's Medal of Honor are buried in the Vancouver Barracks Cemetery: Maj. William Wallace McCammon, 1st Sgt. James Madison Hill, Pvt. Herman Pfisterer and 1st Sgt. Moses Williams.

Clark County History: Medal of Honor

The Medal of Honor started as a humble recruitment award during the Civil War. Since then, it has risen to the nation's highest award for courage. Each of the armed forces issues one of its own design. This one is for the Army. Four recipients of the Army's Medal of Honor are buried in the Vancouver Barracks Cemetery: Maj. William Wallace McCammon, 1st Sgt. James Madison Hill, Pvt. Herman Pfisterer and 1st Sgt. Moses Williams.

May 29, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Near Interstate 5’s ramps to Fourth Plain Boulevard, a steel and stone fence surrounds four Medal of Honor recipients resting under the Vancouver Barracks Cemetery grass. They are among the 3,511 receiving the award. Read story

From left: Beverly Handlan, Jay Handlan and Eddie Acain plant vegetable seedlings with WSU Master Gardener Carley Wecks at a beginner gardening workshop hosted by the WSU Master Gardener program at Heritage Farm on Saturday. At top: WSU Master Gardener Bekah Marten pulls apart cilantro seedlings for participants to plant.

Program keeps Vancouver well grounded in gardening basics

From left: Beverly Handlan, Jay Handlan and Eddie Acain plant vegetable seedlings with WSU Master Gardener Carley Wecks at a beginner gardening workshop hosted by the WSU Master Gardener program at Heritage Farm on Saturday. At top: WSU Master Gardener Bekah Marten pulls apart cilantro seedlings for participants to plant.

May 28, 2022, 8:14pm Clark County Life

About 30 people turned up Saturday for an introductory class on growing vegetables hosted by Washington State University’s Master Gardener Program. The day-long class was held at Heritage Farm on 78th Street in Vancouver. Read story

Energy Advisor: Get home ready for warmer weather

May 28, 2022, 6:35am Clark County Life

The pleasant weather of spring is ideal for preparing your home to be more energy efficient during the hot summer months ahead. Read story

Allen Wilson is a Vancouver gardening specialist.

Gardening with Allen: April snowstorm reminds us to prune trees

Allen Wilson is a Vancouver gardening specialist.

May 28, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Life

Could you do a column about keeping trees pruned for health and safety? After the April snow damaged trees, my husband and I went around picking up broken branches for our neighbors. We need to know what else needs to be done. Read story

Ruse Brewing Crust Collective in Vancouver features Detroit-style pizza like the Quattro Cheesey pizza, foreground, and Towering Trees pizza, background, pictured with a glass of Papyrus Iris hazy IPA and antipasto salad.

Ruse Brewing Crust Collective brings a slice of Detroit-style pizza to Vancouver

Ruse Brewing Crust Collective in Vancouver features Detroit-style pizza like the Quattro Cheesey pizza, foreground, and Towering Trees pizza, background, pictured with a glass of Papyrus Iris hazy IPA and antipasto salad.

May 27, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Life

Detroit pizza hasn’t taken off in Vancouver as it has in Portland. Many locals haven’t discovered the greatness of these rectangular pan pies with cheese-laced crusts that form as cubes of high-fat Wisconsin brick cheese melt down the sides of a hot metal pan. Read story