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Check It Out: Inspire brainstorm with rain books

September 20, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Life

Looking out the window as I’m writing this column, it is depressingly smoky outside. Again. A promise of rain teases us as it wings its way in and out of the forecast. So, that’s it. I’m going to recommend books about rain because I don’t know how to do a rain dance, and this seems like the next best way to entice Mother Nature to fill our skies with much… Read story

Gardening With Allen: Prune shrubs bottom to top

September 19, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Life

I have shrubs which are blocking my windows and have grown over walkways. Is this a good time to prune them or should I wait until spring? Read story

Everybody Has a Story: Every little purse is a reminder of lesson long ago

September 19, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Life

In 1948 my parents emigrated from Europe to the United States with six daughters in tow, ranging in ages from 6 months to 11 years old. Read story

David Cross stars as real-life naturalist and butterfly hunter Dr. Robert Michael Pyle as he takes an epic journey across "The Dark Divide," part of our own Gifford Pinchot National Forest here in Southwest Washington.

Kiggins offers streaming of indie release “The Dark Divide”

David Cross stars as real-life naturalist and butterfly hunter Dr. Robert Michael Pyle as he takes an epic journey across "The Dark Divide," part of our own Gifford Pinchot National Forest here in Southwest Washington.

September 18, 2020, 11:15am Clark County Life

He sets out searching for rare butterfly species in the remotest corner of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, but widowed naturalist Robert Michael Pyle winds up catching much more than that — including glimpses of Sasquatch and of his own healing heart. Read story

Deborah Carter of Vancouver returns books next to the Little Lending Library, a machine that allows visitors to browse a small selection of books while the Vancouver Mall library branch remains closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Book vending machine outside Vancouver Mall library revives pleasure of browsing the stacks

Deborah Carter of Vancouver returns books next to the Little Lending Library, a machine that allows visitors to browse a small selection of books while the Vancouver Mall library branch remains closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

September 18, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Life

James Patterson, Harry Potter and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” are so much healthier for you than Snickers, M&Ms and Coke. Read story

Market Fresh Finds: Crunchy, tasty carrots the perfect snack

September 18, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

Most people envision an orange vegetable when thinking of a carrot, but carrots were originally purple or white. Red and purple carrots are considered Eastern varieties, while yellow, orange or white carrots are known as Western-type carrots. The Eastern-type carrots have largely been replaced by the orange Western types that are common in today’s grocery stores. Read story

A sculpture by Battle Ground artist James Hansen is pictured in the lawn of the Maryhill Museum of Art in Goldendale. The museum will reopen Friday.

Maryhill Museum of Art to reopen Friday with limited admissions

A sculpture by Battle Ground artist James Hansen is pictured in the lawn of the Maryhill Museum of Art in Goldendale. The museum will reopen Friday.

September 17, 2020, 6:01am Clark County Life

The Maryhill Museum of Art will reopen to the public, with limited days and timed admissions, on Friday. Read story

Tomatoes and cucumbers are a match made in food heaven.

Solve the Too-Many-Tomatoes problem

Tomatoes and cucumbers are a match made in food heaven.

September 16, 2020, 4:05pm Clark County Life

When I first began writing this series about cooking from your pantry — way back in March, when we were all so blithely optimistic about this pandemic thing — I never really imagined that I’d still be crashing around in my kitchen come September, trying out recipes featuring pickle juice, old carrots and instant farina (but not all together, ick). I promised myself that, no matter what, I wouldn’t do… Read story

Streaks of blue-green algae are visible at Vancouver Lake last summer. Clark County Public Health again placed a warning to avoid water contact at Vancouver Lake in August.

Algae take bloom off Clark County lakes

Streaks of blue-green algae are visible at Vancouver Lake last summer. Clark County Public Health again placed a warning to avoid water contact at Vancouver Lake in August.

September 15, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Health

Toxic algae blooms have tainted Vancouver, Lacamas and Round lakes off and on this summer, leaving people wary of dipping so much as a toe into these ordinarily popular recreation spots. Read story

In 1917, Vancouver's population was 12,000. But on the Valentine's Day grand opening of the Interstate Bridge, it quadrupled with people from Vancouver and Portland celebrating the new span over the Columbia River. In his autobiography, Emil Fries, founder of the Piano Hospital, recounts that while he was attending the Washington State School for the Blind, a teacher walked him and others downtown to join in the festivities.

Clark County History: Opening of Interstate Bridge celebrated

In 1917, Vancouver's population was 12,000. But on the Valentine's Day grand opening of the Interstate Bridge, it quadrupled with people from Vancouver and Portland celebrating the new span over the Columbia River. In his autobiography, Emil Fries, founder of the Piano Hospital, recounts that while he was attending the Washington State School for the Blind, a teacher walked him and others downtown to join in the festivities.

September 13, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

For years, Pacific Railway, Light & Power Co. ferries shuttled people between Vancouver and Portland for the same purposes we cross today — business, entertainment, shopping or dining at a good restaurant. Read story