Author: Vivian Mattila Walikainen

Experience Pet-friendly Clark County

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Pets and their owners abound in Clark County. According to the Clark County website, over 100,000 dogs call it home! But many places of business don’t allow pets on their property, so where are the best places to play, explore and experience Southwest Washington with your pet? To read more, pick up a copy of… Read More

Play Ball: Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex is Open for Play

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In the summer of 2014, Ridgefield School Board members dreamed of a large sports and recreation hub that would benefit Ridgefield School District sports teams, as well as enhance recreation for general residents. Five years later, the field of dreams has become a reality. The Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex (RORC), located on Hillhurst Road next… Read More

Lilly’s Story & Local Teen Parent Resources

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Lilly K. knows only too well the ups and downs of being a pregnant homeless teen. Today she is in a safe place, studying to be an EMT, with a healthy toddler at her side, but it was only a short time ago that she felt all alone and completely desperate. Each and every parent… Read More

Moms’ Groups: Doing Life Together

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“We believe in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together,” informs the website for MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), an international moms’ group with local chapters found all over the world. Indeed, many local mothers (both novice and experienced) find places of meaningful connections with other moms through local support… Read More

Connect Battle Ground: Transforming Young Lives through Relationship

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Being a teenager is hard. And today’s world is all the more difficult for teens to navigate when they have been affected and disadvantaged by childhood trauma, neglect and abuse. In response to youth suicides and depression specifically in Battle Ground youth in recent years, community leaders looked for solutions by digging deeper into the… Read More