Hometown

Local dancers prepare for the holiday classic The Nutcracker

When Hannah Gutkind filled out her “wish list,” of roles for Columbia Dance’s production of “The Nutcracker,” “Spanish” was at the top.

An ‘epic’ experience

A 2013 Washougal High School graduate recently found herself among policy makers and youth leaders from all over the world, after being chosen to participate in a global forum in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Enrichment through art

From the time she was a young child growing up in rural California, Anna Wiancko-Chasman has loved art.

Local business uses Legos to encourage children to use their imaginations brick by brick

Two local educators have started a business that is dedicated to helping kids learn to explore, build and learn, all while having fun.

Holiday treats, gluten-free

Those who live a gluten-free lifestyle, whether by choice or necessity, sometimes find it challenging to find treats that they can enjoy without worrying about the after affects.

A party on stage

Ever since it first opened in 1971, “Grease” has entertained viewers of all ages.

Showcasing community creativity

Looking for a one-of-a-kind gift? If so, local shoppers will have the chance to buy handcrafted items and have fun, all while helping local non-profit groups and supporting the local economy. For the environmentally conscious, there is a bazaar featuring recycled and reusable items.

Unique educational opportunities

Ryan Burden has always dreamed of becoming a pilot.

A celebration of survival

Breast cancer is beatable. There are scores of women who not only survive, but thrive after diagnosis and treatment.

Blending fitness and family

Like many first-time moms, Jenn Prettyman felt overwhelmed, isolated and unsure of herself following the birth of her daughter, Alyssa. After seeing a flyer at a mom’s group about Baby Boot Camp, Prettyman decided to give it a try in the hopes it would lift her spirits. She took one class with her infant in tow, and was hooked.