Stories by Danielle Frost

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October 25, 2010
Marathon Education Partners sponsors yearly events that bring "scholars" and "partners" together.  Activities include picnics, a winter event, and a "think tank," where students go to area businesses and learn more about what it takes to work there.

Program offers promising students A World of Possibilities

Like many great ideas, this one began with a run. A group of friends, all Nike attorneys, were out pounding the pavement one day soon after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, tossing back and forth ideas on how they could help improve their communities. From these early discussions, the seed for Marathon Education Partners was planted. It's a rather unique mentoring organization: Mentors, called "partners" are recruited from various professions, and are matched with a fourth-grade "scholar." They pledge $100 per month, for 10 years, to be put away in a college fund for the scholar.

October 19, 2010

A winning combination

Curtis Crosby has two great loves: Cooking and fajitas. So, it was no surprise that the 12-year-old Washougal resident decided to combine his two favorites into a winning combination: A fajita burger, which took first place at the Washington Square Mall Red Robin Kids Burger Cook-Off contest.

October 12, 2010
Frank Wang

He’s showing students the ‘beauty’ of math

After struggling in math for several years, teacher and former journalist Jonathan Burton knows what it's like to feel confused by the subject. That's why when he heard Dr. Frank Wang speak at a conference earlier this summer, he really connected with the topic. "Doctor Wang was deemed unteachable when he was in grade school and was a very marginal student," Burton said. "I struggled as a kid so I could really relate to him."

October 12, 2010
The Family Halloween Night has been a favorite of adults and kids alike for the past few years. It  will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Liberty Middle School in Camas.

Harvest festivals and Halloween events abound

As the autumn days begin to get a bit more gray, one thing is for certain: It's fall in the Northwest. Thankfully, in the Camas and Washougal areas, there are enough harvest festivals and Halloween events to keep kids in candy all through the long, wet winter. There's even a 21-and-older costume party with live music.

October 5, 2010

CEF auction offers a little something for everyone

Interested in a trip to Waikiki, exclusive holiday shopping in downtown Camas or a 3D television with Blue Ray? If so, then mark Saturday, Oct. 23 on the calendar, because that is the date of the Camas Educational Foundation's 12th annual auction. The event, which benefits the foundation's grant program for local schools, is undergoing a number of changes this year. It will be held locally at Camas Meadows Golf Club, instead of downtown Vancouver. Another plus is that childcare will be offered at the nearby Grass Valley Elementary School by students in the Camas High School Key Club and child development program.

October 5, 2010
The Riverside Adventist Christian School is celebrating 20 years of the Apple Festival this Sunday. The popular community event includes a sweets booth, apple pies, dumplings, games, activities and of course, apples. Pictured, left to right, are Dixie Knoll, Emily Turcic, Ben Stephenson, Anthony Ferzacca and Austin Lauser.

Celebrating 20 years of apples

Every second Sunday in October, Riverside Adventist Christian School is transformed into a paradise of all things apple: There are boxes and boxes of Hood River apples, apple pies and apple dumplings. In addition, there is a "sweets" booth, activities, a big slide, games, a country store, rummage sale and vendor booths. It is a big fund raiser for the school, and provides items such as overhead projectors, computers and basic supplies.

September 28, 2010
Donna Gregg is the new director of business services for the Camas School District.  She is following in the footsteps of Ina Evers-Martin, who retired after 26 years in Camas.

She’s filling some ‘big shoes’ in Camas

When Donna Gregg began her new job as director of business services for the Camas School District, she knew it would be a challenge. That's because she was hired to replace Ina Evers-Martin, who had the job for some 26 years. "It's been a challenge walking in Ina's boot steps," she said. "The saying is that those are some big shoes to fill, but she has got boots."

September 28, 2010

Benefit event will help local school, Women Build program

Pacific Crest Academy in Camas will be the main beneficiary of Quintessential Production's Second Annual Benefit Tea at the Heathman Lodge later this month. The event will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. Last year, the event raised $7,329 for Pacific Crest Academy, which is a private, Catholic school, and $1,465 for Evergreen Habitat for Humanity's Women Build program. "Our hope for you is that at this event, if you come in tired, you will leave rested.

September 28, 2010
Olga Mikhalets, owner of Svitoch European Bakery, helps young customers Wednesday at the Camas Farmer's Market select a pastry.   The sweet offerings are very popular at the market, which runs through this Wednesday.

Fresh and local

For nine years in Washougal and three in Camas, local residents have been able to enjoy a variety of farm fresh produce, treats, music and handcrafted items at the local farmers' markets. With the markets wrapping up yet another season, the Post-Record is going to feature some highlights from each. Washougal's last day was Saturday, Sept. 25, while the final day for the Camas Farmer's Market is Wednesday.

September 21, 2010
Christina Mackey and Owen Sanford are both new to the counseling department at Washougal High School. Mackey works with seniors and sophomores, and Sanford works with freshmen and juniors.

They’re striving for students to succeed

Christina Mackey and Owen Sanford can sum up their first two months on the job in just a few words: A steep learning curve. That's because both are brand new to Washougal High School's counseling department. Mackey, 33, works with seniors and sophomores, and Sanford, 31, with freshman and juniors. They both recently received their masters' degrees in counselor education, Mackey from Portland State University and Sanford from Heritage University. Both attended northwest schools for undergraduate work. Mackey graduated from Eastern Oregon University in 2001, and Sanford graduated from Central Washington University in 2003.