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Shortys - More than a Garden & Home Store   Shorty's is synonomous in Clark County with beautiful plants, shrubs, trees and gardening accessories. However, did you know Shorty's also offers a variety of classes throughout the year? For example, last weekend, Shorty's taught a "Fairy" Gardening cl...
The Old Apple Tree Festival in Vancouver, Washington has its roots seeped in romance. The star of a the festival is a 185 year Old Apple Tree. However, the story begins years before at a formal dinner in 1925. At that dinner, a young British woman during a casual flirtation with a naval officer, ...
Microbrews and the Art of Marketing You. Pour me a pint, and make it personal. Who doesn’t want to drink a taste of the region - especially one that comes with a cool name and a refreshing flavor? The craft beer industry has tapped into this concept with gusto and a frothy head of genius. For exa...
 Zumba Anyone? Camas Community Center. Are you ready to ditch the workout and join the party called Zumba?   I’ve been told by a fellow Realtor (Richard Yates) that I should consider Zumba as an alternative to running. Apparently, since I’ve recently fallen, (Oops, I did it again), actually twice...
This Sunday morning I enjoyed a Picnik with Kristine Ginsberg and Gayle Rich Boxman.  Kristine and Gayle are two women who inspire me. They are great photographers and both share their knowledge and tips with a generous heart. One of their favorite places to play is in Picnik. It's a free photo e...
A Camas Film Festival Fit for Foodies Foodies and the Camas Farmers Market are the focus of a Film Festival beginning this weekend at the Liberty Theatre. A portion of the proceeds from the four films, all food related, will be donated to the Camas Farmer's Market. The Camas Market took a hit thi...
So long, Summer, Fall arrives today.  The offical start of the autumnal equinox was 5:05 AM EDT. The fall and spring equinoxes are the only time the sun crosses the celestial equator - it rises exactly due west and sets exactly due east.  From now on in Camas, Washington, the temperatures drop an...
Perception really is everything. This morning, while walking with my friends along a Columbia River beach, one of our dogs dug up a burrow.  We were all delighted to see baby river otters scamper away to the safety of the water. They looked so cute paddling along and occasionally diving under the...
Clark County home sales were on the upswing in August for the second month in a row. You'd never know it watching the nightly news. For some reason, they're fixated on doom and gloom. Maybe they're setting the stage for Halloween - whatever. For the rest of us, the reality looks a bit different. ...
Camas Library Sleepover - Plenty of Bedtime Stories Once upon a time, children in the Kingdom known as Camas, were invited to bring their pajamas and a sleeping bag for a night of fun - including plenty of bedtime stories.  K through 6th grade youngsters were enchanted with idea of spending the n...

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Debb Janes and Bernie Stea have been a real estate team for over a decade in Clark County, WA, where they specialize in ViewHomes™, family estates, multi-generational living, and homes with large lots or acreage.