For many people, the new year is a time to take stock, and evaluate their health, fitness and overall activity levels.
Collage making and animal classification may not seem related, but students at Gause Elementary are learning just the opposite.
Like most romances, it began innocently enough.
Rick James was walking to True Value Hardware in Washougal a year ago when he saw something that stopped him in his tracks.
In the summer of 2015, then 61-year-old Tom Baltes of Camas did what few could imagine: He cycled 4,000 miles across the United States on his Specialized road bike to raise awareness and funds for arthritis research.
An air of holiday cheer and the unmistakable smell of pine, spruce and other evergreens filled the air at Hathaway Elementary School this past weekend.
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.
Minda and Kevin Coombs understand the hospitality business.
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.
While life is random and unfair, it is also undoubtedly precious.