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Approximately 300 participants laced up their shoes to run or walk the inagural Scary Run along the Washougal Dike. The event was organized by Why Racing, and attendees were encouraged to dress in costume. Plans are already in the works for next year's event, which will also include a half marathon. Overall winners in the 5k were David Thacker (18.11), and Brittany White (19:24). The 10k winners were David Engstrom (35:12) and Stephanie Spiak (46:31).

It’s a Live: Scary Run will be WhyRacing’s first live running event of 2020

Approximately 300 participants laced up their shoes to run or walk the inagural Scary Run along the Washougal Dike. The event was organized by Why Racing, and attendees were encouraged to dress in costume. Plans are already in the works for next year's event, which will also include a half marathon. Overall winners in the 5k were David Thacker (18.11), and Brittany White (19:24). The 10k winners were David Engstrom (35:12) and Stephanie Spiak (46:31).

October 21, 2020, 7:17pm Clark County Life

WhyRacing is hosting its first live running event of 2020, and the Scary Run in Washougal might be the perfect event for that distinction. Read story

Clark County health inspections, Oct. 12-19

October 21, 2020, 11:16am Clark County Life

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Orange, cinnamon and cloves are a classic fall combination -- and this warm tea's dark orange color makes it just right for Halloween and harvest season.

Fall is tea time in the Northwest

Orange, cinnamon and cloves are a classic fall combination -- and this warm tea's dark orange color makes it just right for Halloween and harvest season.

October 21, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

The 18th century English writer and noted wit Sydney Smith said it best: “Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea? How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea.” Smith was also a cleric in the Anglican church, so it’s safe to… Read story

Basil Dhanens is shown with a biplane in 1931 that he probably built in his garage near today's Highway 99 and 78th Street. He was also a one-man water department and airport operator. A Belgian immigrant, pilot, weatherman and entrepreneur, he was so popular that Hazel Dell almost changed its name to Basilville.

Clark County History: Hazel Dell Airport

Basil Dhanens is shown with a biplane in 1931 that he probably built in his garage near today's Highway 99 and 78th Street. He was also a one-man water department and airport operator. A Belgian immigrant, pilot, weatherman and entrepreneur, he was so popular that Hazel Dell almost changed its name to Basilville.

October 18, 2020, 6:04am Clark County Life

A garage, an airport, a well and a weather station almost changed the name of Hazel Dell. As a youthful Belgian immigrant, Basil Dhanens (1894-1972), traveled across the country to live with Clark County relatives on their farm. Arriving at Portland’s Union Station, he possessed $1.50, black bread, a sausage… Read story

Everybody Has a Story: Walk to traps could have ended badly

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

I was born on Dec. 2, 1931, on a small farm north of Parkrose, Ore., about a half of a mile from the Columbia River on Holman Street. For some reason Holman Street now is closer to the Columbia River. Read story

Check It Out: Finding comfort in favorite authors

October 18, 2020, 6:01am Clark County Life

I have a confession to make: I’m struggling with today’s column. This year has been challenging, to say the least, but a recent event feels — at the moment — like the most challenging thing of all. In case you haven’t heard, a main water line broke next to the… Read story

Jim and Ceci Mains' preparations for a pandemic-safe Halloween include 6-foot distance markers and a 20-foot candy slide at their home in west Vancouver.

Clark County families keeping Halloween safe, sweet

Jim and Ceci Mains' preparations for a pandemic-safe Halloween include 6-foot distance markers and a 20-foot candy slide at their home in west Vancouver.

October 18, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

The treats haven’t changed, but it’s a much trickier world out there this fall. Look no further than the potential swapping of microscopic breath particles as people open their doors, shriek with fake fright and distribute candy to gasping, giggling youngsters. Read story

Gardening With Allen: Shrubs can regain their natural shape with careful pruning

October 17, 2020, 6:07am Clark County Life

I recently bought a house that has shrubs sheared flat next to the sidewalk and lawn. Read story

Snake plants come in innumerable varieties, will tolerate low light and don't need much water.

Clark County nurseries stock decorative house plants to brighten winter days

Snake plants come in innumerable varieties, will tolerate low light and don't need much water.

October 17, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

When daylight wanes and temperatures drop, gardeners mourn the loss of summer’s lush greenery — especially during this difficult year when spending time outdoors has brought such comfort. Dismal weather needn’t get in the way of your green thumb, however. Enjoy horticultural therapy all year long by cultivating an indoor… Read story

Energy Adviser: Get heating ready for winter

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

In case you needed a reminder, last week’s rainy, chilly weather was there to tell you, the heating season is not far away. Read story