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Clark County Life

Battle Ground, YMCA partner to offer summer camps

May 6, 2021, 6:04am Clark County Life

Battle Ground Parks & Recreation is working with Clark County Family YMCA to provide summer day camps from June 21 to Aug. 21 for two age groups: 4 to 6 and 7 to 12. Read story

Charlie and Beth Raetz pose as Mr. and Mrs. Gnome at a past Gnome and Fairy Gala. Take a selfie with them this year in downtown Camas on Friday.

Try This: There’s no place like gnome

Charlie and Beth Raetz pose as Mr. and Mrs. Gnome at a past Gnome and Fairy Gala. Take a selfie with them this year in downtown Camas on Friday.

May 6, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

At the annual Gnome and Fairy Gala in downtown Camas from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, you can enjoy family-friendly gnome- and fairy-themed games and activities, after-hours shopping, art gallery shows and the unveiling of three historical interpretive panels to be installed on Fourth Avenue. Search for gnomes, fairies and… Read story

"What makes teatime special is the friendship and the family and conversation," said Cyrilla Gleason, certified tea etiquette consultant.

Teatime with Mom: Have a properly pleasant teatime at home

"What makes teatime special is the friendship and the family and conversation," said Cyrilla Gleason, certified tea etiquette consultant.

May 5, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

For some families, Mother’s Day means a pilgrimage to local teahouses with doily-bedecked tables, flowered teapots and tiny treats from a triple-tiered platter. You may not be ready to celebrate Mother’s Day at a teahouse this year, but you can create a memorable teatime at home. Read story

Everybody Has a Story: A bun and a bird in hand

May 2, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

Thirty years ago we lived in an apartment in Pacific Beach, Calif., a San Diego suburb. It was there I baked batch after batch of cinnamon rolls, trying different kinds of flour, attempting to make an ethereal cinnamon roll that would meet my expectations and approximate the popular cinnamon bun… Read story

The steep Lyle Cherry Orchard hike is one of the Gorge's less-traveled gems.

Gorge yourself on gorgeous: East end of the Columbia River Gorge bursting with beauty

The steep Lyle Cherry Orchard hike is one of the Gorge's less-traveled gems.

May 2, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

Last spring, as we all got re-educated about the potential dangers of indoor air, my personal mission became clear: to gulp down as much fresh air as possible while exploring the great outdoors. Read story

This painting of Columbia Lancaster hangs in the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma. His friends called him Judge because he sat on the Oregon Territorial Provisional Government Court before the Washington Territory was formed in 1853. Later he became the first district judge in the Washington Territory and its first delegate to Congress.

Clark County History: Columbia Lancaster

This painting of Columbia Lancaster hangs in the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma. His friends called him Judge because he sat on the Oregon Territorial Provisional Government Court before the Washington Territory was formed in 1853. Later he became the first district judge in the Washington Territory and its first delegate to Congress.

May 2, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

Columbia Lancaster’s mother changed the boy’s name from Thomas after Meriwether Lewis visited their home in New Milford, Conn., and told the family about the great river of the West. Read story

Energy Advisor: Backflow is rare but must be prevented

May 1, 2021, 6:06am Clark County Life

When you turn on the tap, you’re probably not thinking about the massive network of pipes connecting your home to everyone else in the community or the legion of pumps that harness the tremendous kinetic energy required to pull our water from deep underground and drop it into your hands… Read story

Gardening with Allen: How to handle those garden pests safely

May 1, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Life

Slugs damaged a lot of my flowers and vegetables last year right after I planted them. They also riddled my hostas. Are there controls that will not be harmful to my children and pets? Are there any other pests which I should be aware of? Read story

COVID-19 safety precautions mean you can't eat inside the Vancouver Farmers Market, but you can pick up a few of the ready-to-eat offerings and picnic in Esther Short Park.

3 eateries to try in Vancouver Farmers Market’s 31st season

COVID-19 safety precautions mean you can't eat inside the Vancouver Farmers Market, but you can pick up a few of the ready-to-eat offerings and picnic in Esther Short Park.

April 30, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Life

The Vancouver Farmers Market opened for its 31st season this spring with some new eats. Old favorites like Funky Fresh Juice, Hummus Hummus Middle Eastern Cuisine, Mighty Bowl and Sabor Mexican Grill are joined by relative newcomers Melted Crumbs, the Taco Dudes and So Long Cookie. Read story

Clark County author pens novel about AIDS epidemic

April 29, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Health

When a mysterious epidemic started ravaging the globe, many vulnerable people didn’t want to get tested for the virus. They didn’t want their families and friends to know the truth. They didn’t want their partners to know. Sometimes, they didn’t want to know. Read story