Events mark start of winter holiday season

The Camas-Washougal winter holiday season kicks off this week with two of the biggest events — the Washougal Lighted Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting and Camas’ Hometown Holidays celebration — taking place today and tomorrow, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 5-6, respectively. Read More

Washougal School District to put levies before voters

Since taking over as Washougal School District’s (WSD) superintendent in July 2018, Mary Templeton has strongly advocated for the addition of a string music program. Templeton is a trained singer, her sister was a member of the Portland Youth Philharmonic and all three of her children are violin players with orchestra experience, so she believes that she’s able to speak to the performing arts’ ability to enrich peoples’ lives. Read More

WHS librarian leading ‘makerspace’ movement

Hillary Marshall, who has worked as an educator for the past 24 years, mostly as a library scientist, knows better than most about how emerging technologies have vastly changed the role of school libraries and school librarians. Read More

Vintage shop opens in Washougal

Ellen Fanale wasn’t happy after moving to Camas from southern California in 2013. Dealing with Type 1 diabetes and other illnesses, she refused to get out of bed on most days. She stayed only because her husband, Sal, said he didn’t want to move again. Read More