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Northwood Public House and Brewery in Battle Ground offers whiskey tasting. This is the Old School flight ($18).

Get into the spirit of alluring brown spirits at Clark County bars

Northwood Public House and Brewery in Battle Ground offers whiskey tasting. This is the Old School flight ($18).

December 10, 2021, 6:00am Business

Brown spirits (not including rum) can cause some confusion. They have a variety of names — whiskey, whisky, scotch, bourbon and rye. Flavor profiles range from a smooth, satiny Japanese whisky to an astringent rye. Read story

Liz Callaway

Broadway performer brings Big Apple to Vancouver Symphony Orchestra holiday concert

Liz Callaway

December 9, 2021, 6:04am Clark County Life

Praised for her “bright, youthful, expressive and ebullient” soprano, Liz Callaway is sure to put a halo on the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s holiday concert this weekend. The singer-actress, who has starred on Broadway and provided stellar vocals for several acclaimed animated films, will team up music director Salvador Brotons and… Read story

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Chocolate mousse cups are among the treats on display at Baron Patisserie. The bakery also sells croissants, Danishes, cinnamon rolls, brioche pastries, cookies, frangipane tarts, dense chocolate cakes and chocolate mousse cakes.

East Vancouver bakery Baron Patisserie finds its sweet spot

Chocolate mousse cups are among the treats on display at Baron Patisserie. The bakery also sells croissants, Danishes, cinnamon rolls, brioche pastries, cookies, frangipane tarts, dense chocolate cakes and chocolate mousse cakes.

December 8, 2021, 6:04am Business

Each croissant that Baron Kim sells at his French patisserie, Baron Patisserie in east Vancouver, takes days to prepare. Read story

With a half-dozen spices and dark molasses, this old-fashioned gingerbread is Christmas on a cake stand.

Bring on the Spice: Spicy gingerbread cake beats the winter blahs

With a half-dozen spices and dark molasses, this old-fashioned gingerbread is Christmas on a cake stand.

December 8, 2021, 6:01am Clark County Life

Christmas means gingerbread, no two ways about it. I’m talking not just about the shaped and frosted cookies but also about the soft, dark brown cake filled with aromatic spices. It’s my husband’s favorite and it’s among my favorites, too, so I can’t for the life of me figure out… Read story

Portland resident Marco McLean enjoys a relaxing morning while visiting Bula Kava House in Southeast Portland. The bar's owner is planning a second location in downtown Vancouver.

Kava bar coming to downtown Vancouver

Portland resident Marco McLean enjoys a relaxing morning while visiting Bula Kava House in Southeast Portland. The bar's owner is planning a second location in downtown Vancouver.

December 7, 2021, 6:05am Business

Vancouver’s first kava bar is coming around late March of next year to the former Lucky Loans building at 614 Main St. Read story

Salvador Larios, owner of Dulce Tentacion serves up fresh tamales for a customer Monday morning. At top, fresh tamales are sold to a customer at Dulce Tentacion on Monday morning. The shop has the necessary permits to make and sell tamales, but other tamale makers say high permitting costs for their seasonal treat has pushed them into the shadow economy.

Fee structure holds back Clark County small-business owners

Salvador Larios, owner of Dulce Tentacion serves up fresh tamales for a customer Monday morning. At top, fresh tamales are sold to a customer at Dulce Tentacion on Monday morning. The shop has the necessary permits to make and sell tamales, but other tamale makers say high permitting costs for their seasonal treat has pushed them into the shadow economy.

December 7, 2021, 6:03am Business

Tamales, a traditional Christmas treat for the Latino community, can generally be found in Clark County through unusual channels. Read story

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Holidays can be stressful for kids, too

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December 7, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Health

As we head into the second set of winter holidays amid COVID-19, the pandemic may be waning or it may be about to get worse with the omicron variant. This uncertainty makes a time of year that’s already stressful for families with children even more so. Read story

Check It Out: In the holiday mood with ‘12 Days’

December 5, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Life

The twelve days of Christmas are upon us. OK, technically we have more than twelve days until Santa pays a visit, but “twelve days” lends itself to a theme, and dear readers, you know how I relish a theme. By the way, I hope that everyone relished their Thanksgiving meals.… Read story

"It was a day of celebration for non-Indians at the dam, but a day of immense sadness for ...

“How do you fit a river this big into a book this small?”

"It was a day of celebration for non-Indians at the dam, but a day of immense sadness for ...

December 5, 2021, 6:04am Clark County Life

It may look beautifully serene to a day visitor, but the Columbia River is actually the site of historical and ongoing conflict between tremendous forces. Read story