Hometown

For the love of baking

Nikki O’Keeffe focuses on frosting a cupcake, paying close attention to the details. Occasionally, she and husband Jon will chat, but for the most part, she is focused on her craft.

Doubling the fun

Minda and Kevin Coombs understand the hospitality business.

Life, love, art

John Furniss has been blind since he was 16 years old. But far from sitting around and feeling sorry for himself, John is an artist who also bakes bread, mows his own lawn, volunteers at Habitat for Humanity and does routine house maintenance.

Love, life and loss

While life is random and unfair, it is also undoubtedly precious.

Capture holiday magic at upcoming bazaars and craft fairs

The holiday season will soon be upon us, and with it all of the hustle and bustle of gift buying. A time-honored tradition for many is to scope out finds from the myriad of offerings at area bazaars.

A holistic approach to learning

Take a quick look around the newest middle school in Camas, and you’ll immediately spot some of the key differences that make it unique.

Transforming lives

A local couple recently combined their love of running and passion for helping others, to raise $10,000 to build a home for a Haitian widow and her children.

Tales from a Kenyan village

When Alphonce Okuku met Ingrid Ford in 2001, his village in Kenya was ravaged by HIV, with a high mortality rate.

Real world science

There’s a few rules for the students attending the Columbia River Watershed Festival.

Simple elegance in nature

Guests to Skamania Lodge now have the opportunity to revisit their childhood with a stay in two new treehouses.