Tag Archives: Vancouver

“Birds and Blooms” Exhibit

Pacific NW artists MaryJane Larson and Denise McFadden are the featured artists in the “Birds and Blooms” watercolor exhibit currently on display at Art on the Boulevard. The gallery is located in Vancouver, WA. Continue reading

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Ghost Town Poetry Celebrates Anniversary

Ghost Town Poetry celebrated a special anniversary recently at Cover to Cover Books in Vancouver, WA. Continue reading

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Cigar Box Guitars

Cigar box guitars are currently undergoing a nationwide revival. And one of the very talented craftsmen who makes these unique musical instruments lives right here in the Pacific NW. His name is Alan Matta and he is the owner of Hammered Frets. Continue reading

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Jimmy Be Free

All at once, there he was . . . this free-spirited young musician, barefooted and dressed all in white. Eyes half-closed, Jimmy Free was swaying softly in time to the music that flowed from his violin. The sound was rich, with remarkable resonance and an almost dreamlike quality. Continue reading

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The First Japanese in the Pacific NW

Battered by high winds and surging waves, the Hojun Maru was driven far from its original course and ended up drifting aimlessly in an open sea with a rudder. Fourteen months later, it finally ran aground near Cape Flattery, at the northwest tip of what is now Washington State. Only three crew members survived the ill-fated voyage. Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea at the Grant House

Treat yourself to afternoon tea at the Grant House Restaurant in Vancouver, WA. The perfect setting for sweets, savories, scones, and fresh fruit on a cold, rainy afternoon. Continue reading

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Meet The Garlic Lady

The Garlic Lady’s green olives are soaked in her special “top secret” brine for nine months before hand-stuffing them with garlic, cheese, pimento, or hot peppers. Continue reading

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America’s Favorite Pastime

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America’s Favorite Pastime II

A vintage base ball match was played between arch rivals, the Vancouver Occidentals and the 1st Oregon Volunteers. Continue reading

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The Jetty at Tidewater Cove

The views along the Columbia River are terrific, especially from the end of the Jetty at Tidewater Cove. Continue reading

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