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Clark County Life

Energy Adviser: Ductless heat pump investment that pays

May 30, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

Lots of great products came out of the ’60s and ’70s that we still appreciate. Read story

Market Fresh Finds: Asparagus can be eaten at any meal

May 29, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

When I was a child, I thought asparagus was soft, mushy and stringy. As an adult, I discovered that roasting, grilling and lightly steaming asparagus makes the stalks more enjoyable to eat by themselves or mixed with other great fresh vegetables in a lovely stir fry. My husband enjoys tossing asparagus into scrambled eggs in the mornings. Read story

Rachel Pinsky asks: Has the pandemic changed dinnertime at your house?

May 29, 2020, 6:01am Clark County Life

Food writer Rachel Pinsky is working on a story about how family dinners have changed since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. Do you have more people around the table as college kids return home? Is someone else doing the cooking? Are you eating at strange times? Are you dining in different parts of the house? Are you trying new things? Email Rachel Pinsky at Read story

Cold brew for later? In Clark County, cafes can (and bottle)

May 29, 2020, 6:00am Business

As the calendar shifts toward June, many of the temporarily closed coffee shops in Vancouver are slowly reopening. Business owners weren’t idly sitting around during their spring closures. They spent the time imagining new ways to make online ordering and takeout transactions quicker, easier and safer. Everyone seemed to reach the same solution: lattes and cold-brew coffee in bottles and cans. Read story

Clark County health inspections, May 18-25

May 28, 2020, 11:05am Clark County Life

Name Address Total Points Amboy Middle School, cafeteria 22115 N.E. Chelatchie Road, Amboy 0 Arby’s 7117 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver 10 Brickhouse Bar and Grill 109 W. 15th St., Vancouver 0 Burgerville 2200 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver 5 Burton Elementary School, cafeteria 14015 N.E. 28th St., Vancouver 0… Read story

Magenta Theater posts one-act play ‘Mayflies in June’ on YouTube

May 28, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Life

Lately we’ve all been learning that pandemic time feels different than normal time. Life seems slower to many people, even though we know time is still running along and, ultimately, running out. Read story

Going nuts for peanut butter again

May 27, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

I have not, for most of my adult life, been the biggest fan of peanut butter. Read story

Vancouver Audubon Society expert offers bird-watching insight

May 26, 2020, 6:04am Clark County Life

If you’ve run out of things to stream online while you’re isolating at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, just look out your window. Read story

Ridgefield woman records, virtually shares birdsongs from family farm

May 26, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

RIDGEFIELD -- Samantha Zeiner wasn't a real birder until coronavirus locked down her life. Now Zeiner goes on a rural birding walk early every Tuesday morning without leaving her home turf, and streams her journey for folks who wish they could go too. Read story

Vancouver nonagenarians Lyle and Alice Leach offer words of wisdom for tough times

May 24, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Life

The pandemic is a crisis so broad and severe that repercussions will continue for generations. Comparisons to world wars, the flu pandemic of 1918 and the Great Depression are frequent and inevitable, because we look to history’s hard times give us hope for our future. Read story