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Clark County Life

Everybody has a story: Singing backup in choir for Mel Torme

December 19, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Life

In the late 1970s, I was living and working in Los Angeles, having recently finished attending college there. An acquaintance of mine, a member of a makeshift choir that sang Christmas carols at charity fundraising events, invited me to join the group one holiday season as they were short of… Read story

Sky Zone Trampoline Park offers gift certificates and monthly passes for unlimited jump time and perks such as pizza and socks.

Clark County businesses, organizations offer gifts that enlighten, entertain and thrill

Sky Zone Trampoline Park offers gift certificates and monthly passes for unlimited jump time and perks such as pizza and socks.

December 19, 2021, 6:03am Business

As the clock ticks down to Christmas Day, last-minute shoppers may be scrambling to find something that doesn’t require battling crowded stores or keeping fingers crossed for speedy delivery. But what if the perfect gift isn’t a thing at all? Maybe it’s an experience. Read story

Energy Adviser: Program helps keep customers warm

December 18, 2021, 6:04am Clark County Life

If you’re looking forward to a Christmas weekend of holiday fun, gift exchanges and family gatherings, consider spreading the holiday cheer to your less fortunate friends and neighbors in the community. Read story

Gardening With Allen: Get the hang of trailing plants

December 18, 2021, 6:04am Clark County Life

I would like to grow more hanging houseplants but I don’t have a lot of experience. Would you suggest a few that are easy to grow? Read story

Silagy Sauces spice up dinner and make good gifts.

Clark County shops, eateries offer edible gifts galore

Silagy Sauces spice up dinner and make good gifts.

December 17, 2021, 6:09am Business

Disrupted global supply chains make getting thoughtful gifts to friends and family in time for the holidays more complicated this year. Many presents ordered online will sit at the ports well into January. Fortunately, the shelves at Vancouver businesses are well-stocked with locally made food and drink gifts for everyone… Read story

Olivia Hill, 11, left; her father, Jeffrey; and her sister Charlotte, 8, shoot a preview video for Columbia Dance's historical version of "The Nutcracker" at Fort Vancouver.
These festive fig bars feature oatmeal shortbread layered with fig and apple filling.

Let’s get figgy with it

These festive fig bars feature oatmeal shortbread layered with fig and apple filling.

December 15, 2021, 6:01am Clark County Life

Last year around this time I got a burst of culinary ambition and attempted to make a steamed figgy pudding. It was a complicated, hourslong process that left my kitchen a sticky shambles, though the results were highly edible (especially with extra boozy sauce). This year, I’m leaving ambition to… Read story

A titmouse dines at a feeder.

Birders, pick favorite perch for annual counts

A titmouse dines at a feeder.

December 14, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

Christmas Day, that celebration of miraculous birth, used to be the occasion of a massive, annual slaughter of avian life in America. According to Audubon, the world’s premiere bird conservation organization, 19th century hunters enjoyed marking the holiday by dividing into local teams and competing to see how many birds… Read story

Check It Out: ‘12 Days of Christmas’ series continues with birds, gold rings

December 12, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Life

My Twelve Days of Christmas series continues today with part two: calling birds, gold rings and geese a-laying. It wasn’t until I started to look for books to connect with the traditional Christmas song that I understood the truly fowl-filled lyrics. I sure hope the original recipient of true love’s… Read story

Lights and other holiday decorations fill the yard outside Susie's Country Inn for Dogs and Cats on Northeast 159th Street near Brush Prairie.

Holiday fun goes to the cats and dogs near Brush Prairie

Lights and other holiday decorations fill the yard outside Susie's Country Inn for Dogs and Cats on Northeast 159th Street near Brush Prairie.

December 12, 2021, 6:02am Business

Like everything at Susie’s Country Inn for Dogs and Cats near Brush Prairie, the holiday decorations are over the top. Read story