“I’m going to get paid to ride my bike!” That was the first thought when my editor suggested profiling local history rides for a feature article.Anyone who knows me well understands I have a passion for exercise, and I’m also intrigued by most anything historical.
Anyone who knows me well understands I have a passion for exercise, and I'm also intrigued by most anything historical.
Although I'm new to cycling ...
Elton and Madeline Richardson shared a lot of memories in their 62 years of marriage: Raising a family, working in the state Capitol in Olympia, and delving into real estate were just a few.They also shared a passion for history and travel, which culminated in a two-year trip to see every state capitol in the continental United States.
“I worked security in Olympia, and Madeline was a tour guide,” he said. “After being at ...
Summer. It’s a time for kids to kick back, relax and enjoy themselves. There are several camps in Clark County that offer options to do that, ranging from a few hours to several days.
Camps include everything from how to improve sports skills to how to improve outdoor skills. Best of all, there are choices for all ages, stages and price ranges.
I am deathly afraid of heights. Until recently, even driving on winding roads with a drop-off was enough to nearly induce a panic attack.
So it stands to reason that I would not be standing on a wobbly, though secure, wooden platform 22 feet off the ground, preparing to jump into mid-air.
But here I am, with six other journalists from various publications in Southwest Washington. It's a fun group, with a few of ...
If you ask several different people at Camas High School to describe teacher Ron Wright, chances are their responses will be similar. Passionate. Dedicated. Patient. Sincere. A visionary. Kind.
These are just a few of the things that colleagues, administrators and students had to say about Wright, who serves as a Math, Science and Technology Magnet Program teacher.
Wright, 63, also coordinates student internships at local businesses, serves as research project advisor and mentors students ...
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”This quote by Margaret Mead is exemplified by several educators, staff members and students in local schools, who show that every day can be Earth Day, not just April 22.
These environmental advocates can often be found going through the trash at their schools to make sure recycling hasn't been tossed ...
Julie Scott-Seaman is a traveler by nature. That’s why she turned her love into a lifelong career at Camas World Travel. Since 1976, she has been helping people plan their vacations, and seeing beautiful places along the way.
"I love it because you're helping people, you get to travel and most of the time, you're sending someone on vacation so they are in a great mood," she said.
In her position, Scott-Seaman ...
Learning never stops. That’s the message behind Clark College’s Mature Learning Program, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with a party and several mini classes.
Those 55 and older enjoyed courses ranging from "Why is there sex? DNA and Human Evolution," to "Anyone Can Be an Artist," to "Paris in its Glory Days: 1850-1914."
The birthday celebration also included a visit from college president Bob Knight, cake, and a keynote lunch lecture by ...
With Easter this weekend, many local children will participate in the time honored holiday tradition of egg hunts. Both Camas and Washougal have events to keep the little and not-so-little ones full of Easter chocolate and other sweet treats. It will be the 22nd year for the Camas Parks and Recreation Easter Day egg hunt.
"I am so glad that after all of these years, we are still able to offer this for free," said ...
YWCA Clark County began as a lunch counter for working women who weren’t allowed to eat with the men.
The year was 1916, and female employees were rare.
Fast forward nearly 100 years. The YWCA's goal of assisting women remains the same, although services needed have definitely changed with the times.
Currently, the non-profit organization provides services to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, a child care program, independent living skills program for ...
However, in today’s kindergarten world, the list would also need to include writing, reading and math comprehension.
When Cindy Coons first began teaching kindergarten at Cape Horn-Skye Elementary School, she was thrilled if students came in knowing how to spell their first name and recite the alphabet.
"Now, I need them coming in knowing all the letters and sounds, the numbers one through 10 out of order, spelling their last name and finding it ...
Student safety. With the recent rash of school shootings, it’s a topic that weighs heavily on the minds of principals, staff and parents.But how do administrators determine if their school is ready to respond in the event of crisis? Will the students know what to do? How will a police response be coordinated?
Schools are formulating plans to address these issues by taking a close look at current safety protocols.
Camas High School ...
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- by By Danielle Frost Post-Record Staff
- March 5, 2013
Sometimes, it is not one extraordinary thing that leaves a mark on this world. It is a number of small ordinary kindnesses, which truly make a difference in the lives of others.Betty London was one of these “ordinary extraordinary” people.
Her friends and family describe her in the following ways: Adventurous. Kind. Caring. Good listener. Earth-friendly. Active. Creative. Funny.
London passed away recently at the age of 90. Active until the end, she could ...
“Your body will argue that there is no justifiable reason to continue. Your only recourse is to call on your spirit, which fortunately functions independently of logic.”— Tim Noakes, author of “Lore of Running”
When Sondra Grable made it to mile 18 of the California International Marathon, she felt done. Grable had been slogging through a series of storms which had dumped 3 to 6 inches of rain in 24 hours. Severe winds rocked the ...
These lyrics to a popular Mumford & Sons song could easily describe the romance between two former high school sweethearts, Patti Jeannotte and Dave Raynor.
The two reunited last winter after more than 40 years apart, picking up where they left off. It was almost as if the decades away from each other had never happened. Once again they are like teenagers in love, but with a mature appreciation only life experience can bring.