As Isaac Hodapp recalls being on stage at the famed Grand Ole Opry Theater, he is at a loss for words.
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.
Ever since it first opened in 1971, “Grease” has entertained viewers of all ages.
Money will keep school operating another two years
Lydia Ross-Macleod has always been passionate about art in all of its forms.
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.
Ever wonder what helps fund the purchase of uniforms, helmets, computers and other technology for Camas school athletic programs?
Ryan Burden has always dreamed of becoming a pilot.
Breast cancer is beatable. There are scores of women who not only survive, but thrive after diagnosis and treatment.
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.
Viviane Deva, 6, and sister, Ave, 8, take turns reading to Cooper. a certified therapy dog, at the Camas Public Library.
After several months with a vacant seat, the Washougal School Board welcomed its newest member Tuesday evening. Teresa Lees, a mother of six Washougal students, will represent the patrons in district one, which was vacated by Jocelyn Lindsay last spring when she moved out of town.
Second annual Fall Hike the Gorge weekend starts today
Voters in the Mount Pleasant School District will be asked to approve a 2-year, $310,000 measure
A local nonprofit is hoping to offer parents useful tools for staying connected to their children as they transition into the teen years.
When Stephen Baranowksi graduated from Camas High School in 2006, he had a unique opportunity to be a student volunteer at the city’s first conversational English Language Camp in Poland.
A local teacher is one of five state finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
While some teens spent the summer at the river, hanging out with friends, hiking or vacationing, several Camas High School students devoted much of their free time toward potential future careers.
Attending the homecoming dance is a rite of passage for most high school girls.
With the season changing from summer to fall, there are several happenings in the Camas-Washougal area that will usher in cold, crisp mornings and falling leaves.
The Washougal School District’s 2014-15 budget includes funding for all-day kindergarten and technology improvements at all schools. This year’s spending plan is $31.8 million, approximately $1.6 million more than the 2013-14 year.
Whether you’re looking to learn a new skill, work up a sweat or have the kids try something new after school, opportunities abound with Camas and Washougal community education offerings.
When eight women met in Iva Lindsay’s home in 1974 to organize a quilting group, they never imagined what it would become.
The Camas School District budget for 2014-15 is very similar to last year’s, with a few exceptions.
A former administrator with the Evergreen School District has found a home at Camas High School.
Elida Field has long dreamed of having her own studio. The Camas artist has used her basement and leased in the past, but always desired her own, dedicated space.
Students in Camas continue to score well above average on all parts of the state tests, while Washougal students posted gains in science and reading.
Thanks to grants from a local charitable foundation, two programs in the Washougal School District will reap the benefits.
When asked to describe his favorite aspect of Paris, Craig Grable is at a loss for words.
After the federal Department of Education removed Washington’s No Child Left Behind waiver, local schools are being faced with a return of the former system.
Gared Skorick knows what it’s like to go without the essentials.
“Never give up.” Marilyn Goodman lived by that statement. The Camas resident battled ovarian cancer for 10 years, enduring several reoccurrences and experimental therapies before the disease took her life on Aug. 15.
By all accounts, George Willis has packed a lot of living into his 89 years on this earth.
Brian Humphreys has had one busy summer.
Whether it was constructing a dinosaur skeleton, “digging” for fossils or exploring how magnets worked, there was plenty to do at the OMSI Science Festival at Hathaway Elementary School.
As a senior in college at Graceland University, Paige Webberly was on track to her dream of becoming a doctor. She had good grades, a double major in biology and chemistry, and a work ethic to match.
This fall, more than 1,000 students in the Washougal School District will have their own iPads.
Safety. It’s a topic of discussion for school leaders everywhere. With violent acts and threats of violence continuing to make the headlines, administrators are looking for ways to help ensure parents, staff and students feel secure.
Zuzu Metzler of Camas and 25 other select dancers from all over the country are studying ballet under the tutelage of a legendary ballerina. Metzler, 14, is participating in the Kennedy Center’s three-week Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell program in Washington D.C.
A feeling of celebration was in the air during opening day at the Clark County Fair Friday morning. Whether it was to brave one of the stomach-turning rides, watch the new traveling sea lion exhibit, feast on fair food or just have fun, people came out in force for “Summer’s Best Party.” By 10 a.m., many of the parking lots were full and people waited in lines for some of the more popular rides.
Most of the time, kids are told not to play with their food. But at the annual Camas Farmer’s Market Veggie Derby, it’s just the opposite. Here, children are encouraged to use their skills to make the “coolest, fastest, funniest car” using an assortment of veggies.
Like many women, Marj Casswell returned to a hobby she loved after retiring. Casswell enjoyed painting when she was young, but put that interest on hold to raise a family and have a career.
It’s time to get your groove on, Camas. On Saturday, the city will transform itself into a rock music paradise. People dressed in all matter of things, “rock ‘n’ roll,” will flood the streets as they join the 11 a.m. Grand Parade for Camas Days.
Popular kids' band was set to perform at 6:30 p.m.
Amanda Bachelder has always loved the vintage look. Clad in a flowing white shirt, jeans, hand-painted boots and toting a custom tool box with bejeweled handle, she looks very much the part of modern mixed with yesterday. “I fell in love with the shabby chic look,” she said. “I would buy furniture at garage sales, and paint layers of white paint for that look. I love that style.”
Every year, Aaron Lutz looks forward to Camas Days. One of his favorite activities is the annual bathtub races, where eight teams of three people — two pushing and one steering — weave a tub around five cones set up in front of Camas City Hall. The tubs are filled with 40 degree water.
When Sophie Shoemaker texted her mother to tell her she’d achieved a perfect score on her ACT exam, Cherie Shoemaker thought she was one of a few at Camas High School to earn it. “I just replied back in the usual fashion, ‘That’s amazing!’ and ‘That’s my girl, good job!’ thinking she was probably one of five or 10 other students from Camas who got a 36,” Cherie said.
Donna Hargrave gazes at the house and surrounding property at the corner of Northeast Everett Street and 23rd Avenue. To the untrained eye, it appears to be little more than an old blue farmhouse and shop building, with grass that needs trimming.
Students, parents and staff of Gause Elementary School had an opportunity to “visit” with famous people from history such as Neil Armstrong, Steven Spielberg, Jane Goodall, Jackie Robinson and Milton Hersey. And how did this happen? It was during second-grade teacher Julie Taie’s “Famous Person Museum” in the school library on June 18.
Hearing the bell ring to signify the start of the school day was a time honored tradition in local schools. Before the days of cell phones with alarms and inexpensive wristwatches, it was the way children were summoned to begin the day.