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Vancouver-area eateries offer place to pop the cork on New Year’s Eve

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December 23, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Life

Ready to make up for the New Year’s Eve fun you lost to the pandemic? These Vancouver-area establishments are featuring special food, drinks and entertainment to ring in 2023, whether you’re looking for a glamorous party or something more laid back. Many places require reservations, so it’s wise to book… Read story

Clark County health Inspections, Dec. 13-20

December 23, 2022, 5:40am Clark County Life

For more information, call Clark County Public Health at 564-397-8428 or visit www.clark.wa.gov/public-health/restaurant-inspection. In the health department’s scoring system, the fewer the points, the better. A perfect score is 0. The worst possible score is 418. An establishment with 100 or more points will be closed. Read story

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Reuse, reduce, recycle for greener holiday season in Clark County

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December 22, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Gifts and wrapping paper, lights and decorations, yummy things to nibble and nosh. Sounds delightful, but there’s a downside to all that seasonal celebration: vast amounts of extra trash. Read story

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Humane Society for Southwest Washington staff member Megan Cowden greets two of the 18 dogs from Yreka, Calif.

18 rescued dogs come home for the holidays in Clark County

Humane Society for Southwest Washington staff member Megan Cowden greets two of the 18 dogs from Yreka, Calif.

December 21, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Life

Just in time to be adopted for the holidays, 18 dogs, including one expecting puppies, were successfully rescued by the Humane Society for Southwest Washington. Read story

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Clark County’s 12 Days of Christmas

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December 21, 2022, 6:01am Business

We’re all painfully familiar with the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song. The gift-giver who proposed that parade of presents would end up paying $45,523.27 for them now, according to the latest Christmas Price Index from PNC. But we must ask ourselves — how useful is a partridge in a pear… Read story

Fun to make, fun to eat and fun to share, Christmas crackers use graham crackers as a base with layers of toffee and chocolate.

Easy-to-make Christmas cracker toffee delicious — and a reminder to look for joy

Fun to make, fun to eat and fun to share, Christmas crackers use graham crackers as a base with layers of toffee and chocolate.

December 21, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Life

I don’t always love Christmas. There, I’ve said it. I might as well add that I don’t like Disneyland and I don’t instantly love every dog I meet. I think that’s the Grinchy Trifecta, right there, although even Grinch has his dog, Max. So I’m officially Grinchier than the Grinch. Read story

Everybody Has a Story: Snowy forecast stirs up magical memory

December 18, 2022, 6:36am Clark County Life

Listening to the meteorologist forecast heavy snow in Hood River recently reminded me of childhood winters in the Columbia River Gorge. Flakes will be falling on the little house I grew up in 50 years ago. If I could go back … Read story

Check It Out: It was a great year for books — find favorite among top picks

December 18, 2022, 6:08am Clark County Life

It’s that time of year when lots of wrapping up happens. There is the literal wrapping up of toys, clothes, singing fish, decades-old fruit cakes passed back and forth between families and, of course, books. And then there is the traditional wrapping up of the year which results in the… Read story

The YMCA Library hut at the Vancouver Barracks between 1917 and 1920. The tent was part of the American Library Association's Library War Service effort to improve the reading level of recruits headed to fight in France. The ALA and the YMCA collected books, sending 2.5 million overseas. The organizations also provided books for 651 military bases and 998 YMCA huts.

Clark County History: Books for Troops

The YMCA Library hut at the Vancouver Barracks between 1917 and 1920. The tent was part of the American Library Association's Library War Service effort to improve the reading level of recruits headed to fight in France. The ALA and the YMCA collected books, sending 2.5 million overseas. The organizations also provided books for 651 military bases and 998 YMCA huts.

December 18, 2022, 6:05am Clark County Life

When the World War I began, the military found many recruits read poorly. Others had little exposure to a wide range of reading materials. Wanting to improve the literacy of volunteers and draftees, the Department of War engaged the American Library Association for help. The ALA established the War Library… Read story