Antique and collectible shows attract those looking for everything from limited edition children’s literature to vintage clothing.Sometimes, there’s just an unexplainable appeal about certain nostalgic items which draws people from all ages and stages of life.
The shows also brings local sellers, who are eager to display their wares to thousands of people.
Palmer/Wirfs & Associates, who hosts antiques and collectible shows around the country, has been offering an annual show at ...
There’s something about the “Alice in Wonderland” story which is timeless. “Kids are still fascinated by it,” said Kelly Gregersen, drama director at Washougal High School. “For years, I’ve been looking for a fun version of it so we could perform it here. We haven’t had a fairy tale in a long time.” After a friend of his premiered a high school production of “Alice v. Wonderland” last year, Gregersen knew he ...
Chess. When most people hear that word, they think of a challenging game that requires patience, skill and intelligence to master.While these descriptions are accurate, even the youngest elementary school student can learn, according to Alan Svehaug, chess instructor.
Mike Smith may be a world-famous artist, but his studio, crowded with different projects, thank-you notes, golf balls and a Specialized mountain bike suggest a man with a plethora of passions.And that’s pretty much how he’s lived his life. In fact, Smith never planned on becoming an artist. He considers himself lucky to have been in the right place at the right time on any number of occasions.
2012 was a year filled with changes and unforgettable moments, both nationally and locally. In Camas and Washougal, whether it was high school graduations, Challenge Day or mission trips in foreign countries, change was a constant. The Post-Record has decided to take a little time to reflect on the people and places that filled the paper’s Hometown section, and has selected the top 12 most memorable stories. We hope you enjoy the look back.
In a seemingly nonstop, 24-7 world of technology, sometimes it is necessary to “unplug” and enjoy the little pleasures in life.“Often I have, like many people, gotten so busy, so stressed, that it felt like I was chasing my tail,” said artist Sue Clancy. “Remembering to savor a moment, to pay attention, to enjoy the little things is essential to mental and physical health. The ability to allow oneself to delight in things is ...
At the age of 14, John Neumann is already an accomplished musician who plays four different instruments. The Skyridge Middle School eighth-grader has also begun composing music for different occasions.
Recently, one of his pieces, "Semper Tubas," was played at a Metropolitan Youth Symphony winter concert at Tigard High School in Oregon.
Neumann, tall and soft-spoken, has no fear of playing his tuba in front of large crowds, or acting as conductor for his compositions ...
You’ve gotten most of the holiday shopping wrapped up, so to speak.But what to do with the stockings?
Instead of frantically racing through a big box store on Christmas Eve, you can find a variety of inexpensive, fun, and non-sugary stocking stuffers for everyone on your list in Camas and Washougal.
The Post-Record recently visited four local businesses, which had not been featured in a prior holiday gift giving story, to see what ...
Anyone who thinks of ballerinas as dainty waifs has never met Annie and Hope Garcia.These young women are tall, strong and athletic to the core, spending several hours every week practicing ballet.
They study and perform in the American ballet style, described as "intensively aerobic and athletic." It requires a combination of skill, attention to the minute details, athleticism and the ability to push through pain, all with a smile.
"I've heard some ...
Whether you’re a working parent looking for childcare while school is out, or just want to keep your kids occupied during the upcoming winter break, there are a plethora of options available in the local area.Camas Parks and Recreation, Camas Community Education, Jack, Will and Rob Boys & Girls Club and Washougal Community Education & Recreation all offer camps geared for kids who want to cook, craft or work on their jump shot.
‘Tis the season for family gatherings, parties, holiday movies and cookie exchanges. Unfortunately, it’s also the season for weight gain.It is said that the average American gains 8 to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and the New Year. These pounds tend to be “the gift that keeps on giving,” and at best, can mean buying larger sized clothes and at worst, contribute to health issues such as high blood pressure, heart disease and obesity.
Cindy Ontkean had such a great time showing her decked-out house during the Holiday Home Tour four years ago, she’s back for a second round.
“It was such an enjoyable experience,” she said. “People were so appreciative that we had opened our homes. I got some personal notes of thanks. The reason I did it was that my mom had just died, and she loved Christmas. I could feel her with me. That’s ...
Hallway passes made from used Starbucks gift cards. A nontoxic, inexpensive cleaner. Recycling bottlecaps instead of throwing them in the garbage. These were just a few of the ideas shared by students at the second annual Clark County Summit for Washington Green Schools.
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- by By Danielle Frost Post-Record Staff
- November 13, 2012
It’s that time of year again. November typically kicks off a flurry of holidays bazaars, where those looking for one-of-a-kind gifts are sure to find them. During the next month, several bazaars are coming to churches, schools and civic centers. Eager shoppers will have the chance to help local non-profit groups, support the local economy, buy handcrafted items and avoid crowds at the mall.