Clark County Events – July 2018

Camas Farmers Market When:  Wednesdays June 6, 2018 – October 3, 2018 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm Where: Between the library and City Hall in historic Downtown Camas Watch chef demos, get healthy living and gardening information, enjoy kids’ activities, and experience live local music every Wednesday at the Camas Farmers’ Market. Freshly harvested seasonal produce, flowers, natural products, and a wide variety of prepared and hot foods fill the market. Fill your basket, grab dinner and relax on the library lawn.   Vancouver Farmers’ Market When:  Weekends from March 17, 2018 – October 28, 2018. Saturdays: 9:00am to 3:00pm; Sundays: 10:00am to  3:00pm. Where: Next to Esther Short Park at 6th and Esther in Downtown Vancouver The Vancouver Farmers Market

Clark County Events – June 2018

Ridgefield’s Big Paddle When: June 2, 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM Where: 111 W Division St., Ridgefield, WA 98642 Cost: $5, $20 for a group of six. There’s something for everyone at Ridgefield’s Big Paddle, a flotilla of kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards, and more covering a five-mile, two-hour tour along Lake River. The trip will wind through the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and on to the confluence with the Columbia River.  Register online before the event or the morning of the event. In addition to the float, there will be guided birding tours, hands-on activities, live music, food carts, beer garden, vendors, obstacle course, scavenger hunt, and much more! For more information, click here.   Vancouver America Marathon &

Selling in the Spring

Selling in the Spring We all know what the calendar says, but if the recent sun of sunny days is any indication, Spring may finally be here. While the home buying season hasn’t had a break over the last few years, now is the time when it really starts rolling. What can you do to make your home stand out? Putting up a “For Sale” is obviously a good start, but before you do that, here are a some steps you can take to catch the eye of a potential home buyer for your home. Tidy Up The Yard Curb appeal, first impressions, and putting your best foot forward. Time-tested good advice, or overused cliches? It doesn’t really matter because

Clark County Events – May 2018

Lilac Days at Hulda Klager Gardens When: April 21, 2018 – May 13, 2018, daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: 115 S. Pekin Road, Woodland, WA 98674 Cost: $3 Every year for three weeks, the Hulda Klager Gardens hold Lilac Days, allowing visitors to buy lilacs, visit the 1880’s Victorian Klager home, and peruse the gift shop for lilac-inspired items. From their website: “The Gardens and historic buildings have been lovingly maintained by the Hulda Klager Lilac Society, a nonprofit volunteer organization. The Society fully funds the care and upkeep of the historical site from the proceeds of Lilac Days, dues and donations. With the help of our volunteers and members, the Society continues to carry on the work

Buying in a Low Inventory Market

There’s no doubt about it: the housing market in Clark County is definitely leaning toward the homesellers right now. Which means the competition for buy a home is getting more intense. However, there are some things that can give a homebuyer an edge when looking for a home in such a tight housing market. Get pre-approved Unless you have duffel bags full of money at your disposal, you will be getting a home loan. Start the process right away by getting pre-approved, even if you haven’t started looking for a home. It takes time to get all of the necessary documents together for pre-approval, and it also gives you a great idea what you can afford. Once that step

Clark County Events – April 2018

Easter Egg Hunt at Esther Short Park When: March 31, 10-11 a.m. Where: Esther Short Park, 605 Esther St., Vancouver Cost: Free Activate Church will be presenting a free Easter egg hunt at Esther Short Park the day before Easter, with more than 15,000 eggs. There will be three time slots for various ages: Up to the three years will start at 10 a.m., children four to six or with special needs will start at 10:20 a.m., and seven and over will begin at 10:40 a.m. There will also be face painting, balloon animals, a bouncy house and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Click here for more information. Clark County Quilt Show When: April 5-7 – Thursday 10 a.m.

Clark County Events – March 2018

Washington State Horse Expo When: March 2-4 Times: Friday Noon to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and a Saturday Night Extravaganza at 7 p.m. Where: Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, Address: 17402 NE Delfel Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642 Price: Click here for ticket information Get along little dogie to the largest show of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. The Washington State Horse Expo will feature exhibits, stage shows, rider fashions, and other vendor booths for the equine enthusiast. The exhibit is for all levels of riders, for those who just want to learn more about the care and upbringing of horses, or those who just love horses! For more information: wastatehorseexpo.com

Save Money, Time and Stress by Decluttering

You may be the type of person that has a place for everything and everything is in its place. For the rest of us, especially those with young children, our house is in a constant state of “picking up.” Picking up toys, laundry, shoes, coats – basically, anything that can end up on the floor, piled on the kitchen table, or shoved into a closet. After a few months (okay, years), the clutter becomes part of the background. Just as long as we aren’t actively being attacked by mutant dust bunnies, we’re happy with a somewhat open path from the bedroom to the bathroom to the kitchen. But the chaos can take a toll. It did for “The Frugalwoods.”

Finding a Walkable Community

It could be the rising cost of gas. Or an indifferent attitude about owning a car. Or just having the ability to walk to the store for a loaf of bread. But according to a recent survey by the National Association of REALTORS, more than 50 percent of Americans would prefer to live in a “walkable” neighborhood. What makes a neighborhood walkable? According to Walk Score, it’s the ability to walk to amenities from any given location and how long that walk would take from a home address. A five minute walk to the grocery store would get a “maximum” score. Anything that needs more than 30 minutes to walk to would get no score. What counts as an

Clark County Events – February 2018

I Like Comic Con When: Feb. 10-11, 2018 Where: Clark County Event Center, 17402 NE Delfel Rd., Ridgefield, WA, 98642 Price: $20 Saturday, $15 Sunday, $25 weekend. Kids under 12 free with paying adult Without comic books, there would be no Iron Man, Wonder Woman, Batman or the rest of the superheroes we see on the big and small screens. I Like Comic Con celebrates the comic books of yesterday and today, all genres, and will feature guest writers, artists, creators. Artist Alley, cosplay and exhibitors will also be on full display. For more information, visit http://ilikecomiccon.com/ Magenta Theater presents “Jeeves Intervenes” When: Feb. 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 and 24 at