February 22, 2024

Volunteers invited to plant trees in Washougal

The Port of Camas-Washougal and the Watershed Alliance of Southwest Washington are inviting volunteers to participate in a tree planting event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March…

February 15, 2024

Book fair to celebrate power of words March 1

A celebration of the written word returns to the Clark County Historical Museum next month. The museum will host a Local Authors Book Fair from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday,…

February 8, 2024
Washougal artists John and Anni Furniss hold a bowl they created together, with John doing the woodworking and Anni completing the painting, in their Washougal garage/studio, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2024. (Doug Flanagan/Post-Record)

Washougal’s ‘Blind Woodsman’ tells life story in new book

John Furniss has told the story about his life, which has included bouts of chronic illness and depression, drug addiction, financial despair, the loss of his sight following a failed suicide attempt at the age of 16, a loving marriage, and a fulfilling career as a renowned woodworker, to audiences many times, especially during the past few years.