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Vancouver’s Dennis Nielson is smashing records all over the West Coast

Dennis Nielson has had his share of victories on the tennis court. The 83-year-old resident of Vancouver, Washington is ranked by the U.S. Tennis Association as the No. 1 hardcourt player in the 80- to 85-year-old age group in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. But he doesn’t measure success by wins and losses.

February 7, 2018 9:08 a.m. read more..
 

Portland’s ‘fiber mecca’

Think knitting is just something your grandma used to do? Not so, says Jackie Howard Kraybill, owner of Northwest Wools in Portland. She believes a resurgence in knitting may be due to the unsettling times in which we live.

February 2, 2018 4:23 p.m. read more..
 

A history of Postcards

Almost everyone taking a vacation today uses their own camera or phone to capture memories of places they’ve been and things they’ve seen. But a century ago, few people had their own camera and, when they went on a trip, they would typically buy a postcard view of the place they were visiting.

December 2, 2017 2:22 p.m. read more..
 

A modern twist on a doctor’s house call

Although not in the traditional sense, Ronald Paapke’s doctor was with him all the way through his recent health emergency. “It was as if the doctor was actually in the room with me,” says Paapke, 54, who suffered a stroke on Sept. 19. “As I moved, the telecom screen was following me. Where I went, the doctor went. It was pretty amazing.”

November 21, 2017 2:47 p.m. read more..


Vancouver's Marshall House was home to a great patriot

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Marshall Plan, the post-World War II effort to revitalize a devastated Western Europe. In 1947, from London to Moscow, cities were flattened, economies destroyed, homes left in rubble, and millions of people displaced. In the midst of this destitution existed, as President Harry S. Truman observed, a breeding ground for the spread of communism throughout Europe.

October 12, 2017 2:35 p.m. read more..


Gifford Pinchot National Forest benefits from local engagement by volunteer foresters

For the past four years, Neal Ballard has helped install cameras that capture images of animals in southwest Washington’s Gifford Pinchot National Forest. He has always loved to hike, but this volunteer work setting up wildlife cameras in remote areas for a nonprofit organization allows him to venture off established trails to “see places I never would have seen before.”

October 11, 2017 2:30 p.m. read more..


A center for the arts: Walters Cultural Arts Central to Hillsboro’s cultural scene

A former church in Hillsboro known for its hand-quarried red rock exterior is now a thriving arts center that invites all ages to its varied programming. The Walters Cultural Arts Center, located in downtown Hillsboro, and just two blocks from the MAX Blue Line, has been serving local residents with arts-based classes, concerts, lectures and more since 2004.

September 18, 2017 9:50 a.m. read more..
 

Oregonians get ready for the big eclipse

“The eclipse is coming, the eclipse is coming.” In China, 715 years ago, that statement would’ve been met with fear and worry over what disaster the darkening of the skies would foretell to fall upon the leader.

August 8, 2017 3:12 p.m. read more..
  

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