Author: Afton Nelson

Leveling the Playing Field in Youth Sports

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Growing up in Ridgefield, Chelsea Adams enjoyed participating in year-round sports and was excited to give her four children the same opportunity. She quickly learned that a lot has changed when it comes to team sports. Now, being part of a team isn’t just about being active, participating in friendly competition, and having fun. It… Read More

Tip-Toeing Through Tulips . . . And Lilacs: Woodland Springs into Bloom

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In April, Woodland, Washington transforms into “Flowerland” thanks to two events that bring in visitors from around the world: Woodland Tulip Festival at Holland America Flower Gardens and Lilac Days at the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens. What better way to welcome the change of seasons than with a colorful, fragrant floral assault? And, since the… Read More

Wander Woman: Taking Time for Teatime

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When I made reservations at Sweet Peas Tea Room in Battle Ground, I knew I needed some different adventure buddies to come along with me. My boys—and many of their friends—have been great sports, accompanying me on all of my Wander Woman assignments (bless their hearts, even contra dancing). But, for a proper, English-style tea… Read More

Wander Woman: Clark County Historical Museum

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Before it housed artifacts and history, Clark County Historical Museum was a Carnegie Library; one of 2,509 built with money donated by Scottish businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie between 1883 and 1929. Built in 1909 on land donated by the Hidden family, the library was the first public building in Vancouver to have electric lighting. But,… Read More