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Base Conditioning

Starting your fitness journey or preparing for a new athletic challenge is an exciting venture. However, laying a solid foundation before diving into high-intensity and high-volume workouts is crucial. Spending […]

Frozen Yogurt Bark with Berries and Peach Basil Mozzarella Flatbread

Berries, and cherries, and peaches, oh my! It’s beautiful, bountiful berry season and the picking’s mighty fine. Grocery stores, farmer’s markets, fruit stands - and maybe even your own back […]

Stomatitis in Cats

Image above by Wirestock on Freepik.   Image by freestock center on Freepik Feline stomatitis (often called feline chronic gingivo-stomatitis (FCGS) by veterinary dentists) is a complex and painful disease that causes severe […]

Supermans Should Be a Staple Exercise

The prone opposite arm/leg lift, commonly known as the "Superman" exercise, should be an exercise staple for all of us and here’s why:  Strengthens the Core This exercise targets our glutes, hamstrings […]

Gluten-Free Ice Cream Sandwiches

I was blessed with four wonderful grandparents. One grandfather was a mechanic. The other, a proofreader for the local paper. My dad’s mom was a home economist, and my mom’s […]

5 Of The Worst Exercises

Not all exercises are created equal. While some boost your fitness, strengthen your body and help to keep you injury-free, others can do more harm than good. 5 Exercises That Might […]

Strawberry-Watermelon Water with Basil

Let’s keep it cool and easy this week. When it’s hot outside, the last thing you want to do is cook. Beat the heat and don’t even think about turning […]

Toe Tufts and Kitties, Oh My!

Toe tufts, sometimes known as toe “floofs,” are bits of fur that grow between a cat’s toes. Typically found on cat breeds with medium to long coats (examples: Balinese, Cymric, […]

Baby, It’s Hot Outside!

Summer’s sweltering heat can sabotage even the most committed exercise enthusiast’s workout plans. But don’t let the blazing sun deter you! With the right strategies, you can stay active, safe, […]

Staying Committed to Fitness Over the Summer with Kids

Ah, summer! That magical time of year when the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and your kids are out of school for a couple months. Suddenly, your well-oiled […]

“Use a Spoon” Chopped Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumber, Red Onion and Kalamata Olives 

There is always the unexpected. Even when you expect it, it can still take you by surprise. The weather may change, you can’t find any fresh corn at the store, […]

New Radio Show…

NEW SCHEDULE..CGR RADIO 4 "WILLIE THE LEGEND" Country radio... M-F JERRY GAULE COUNTRY CLASSICS FROM PRE 1950-1990'S... FROM VINYL....OVER 40,000 CLASSIC COUNTRY MUSIC...from ALABAMA to WYNONNA... CCAISRADIO AT GMAIL DOT COM or 360 […]

#1 in Classic Country Radio…for the blind disabled and veterans..

Update Now CGR Radio has added overnights old time radio westerns from Gunsmoke to Have Gun Will Travel 12 to 6 AM mon thru Saturday. CGR Radio 4 is BACK...to "Willie The […]

Cherry Hand Pies

It’s coming! Get fired up for the red, white and blue. Fourth of July, summer’s biggest day, is almost here. Who doesn’t love hamburgers, hot dogs, and all the fixings? […]

Felines and Fireworks

  National holidays, while celebrated by people, aren’t always cause for celebration by our cats. For them, a holiday like the 4th of JULY means one thing: fireworks. Or simply put: […]

Testosterone for Women? The Benefits & Risks

Last week we discussed Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) for men. It may be surprising to learn that many women are now taking testosterone as part of their health plan too. […]

Salted Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Bars

It’s fun in the sun and it’s all about adventure. If you want to go where the next road takes you, be prepared. Get packed for your journeys with plenty […]

Radio for The Blind..

UPDATE ALL..... CGR Radio 4 is BACK...to "Willie The Legend Country Radio" (yes Mr.Nelson knows!!). CGR Classic Country 1950-90 Classic Country with over 40,000 songs(7/24)unless the following is on. M-F 4-7 PM Pre […]

Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Men: The Benefits & Risks

Recently, I have learned that many male friends and colleagues are taking Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT). This prompted me to research the potential benefits and risks and host a workshop […]

Cheddar Brisket Crunch Burger

Dads, your day is here. Father’s Day, the biggest Dadfest of ‘em all has arrived. It’s all about the burgers and brews, the huge juicy steak, a grill full of […]

JUNE Is National Adopt A Cat Month

Started in 1974 by the American Humane Association, June has, since then, been known as National Adopt a Cat Month. And its significance is doubly meaningful because June is also […]

3rd Congressional candidates react to Trump verdict

Following Donald Trump’s May 30 conviction on 34 felony counts, 3rd Congressional District candidate Leslie Lewallen, a Camas Republican, issued a statement calling the trial a “political witch-hunt carried out […]

Battle Ground council split on Pride Month proclamation

With a vote of 4-3, the Battle Ground City Council narrowly approved a proclamation recognizing June 2024 as Pride Month. Councilors Troy McCoy, Shane Bowman, Adrian Cortes and Cherish DesRochers voted […]

Perez asks railroad to keep crossings open

U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, recently sent a letter to Katie Farmer, president and CEO of BNSF Railway, about reports of blocked crossings in Perez’s home county. Residents of Skamania […]

10 Healthy Snacks to Curb Any Craving

Snacking is often seen as the enemy of a healthy diet, but it doesn't have to be. The key is to choose snacks that are both nutritious and satisfying. 10 […]

Paris Ackerman and Kathryn Chapin top 2A Greater St. Helens League girls track and field all-league team

All-league team as selected by league coaches: Athlete of the year: Paris Ackerman, so., Hudson’s Bay Field athlete of the year: Kathryn Chapin, sr., R.A. Long FIRST TEAM McKenna Calkins, so., 100, Ridgefield Paris Ackerman, […]

Revac Banfield, Johan DuBois, Eli Wenger top 2A Greater St. Helens League boys track and field all-league team

All-league team as selected by league coaches: Athlete of the year: Revac Banfield, jr., Columbia River Field athletes of the year: Johan DuBois, sr., Hudson’s Bay; Eli Wenger, sr., Columbia River FIRST TEAM Revac […]

Loaded Chopped Caesar

You know it’s almost summer: the weather has changed enough that you’re wearing sandals, but you still want to order your lattes hot. It won’t be long until we’re in […]

Rep. Perez lands endorsement from Washington’s largest police union

U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez this week picked up an endorsement from the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs, the state’s largest and oldest police union. “I’m absolutely honored to be […]

Stop Running Red Lights on Your Fitness Journey!

In the pursuit of fitness and wellness, mistakes and missed goals are inevitable. Whether it's skipping a workout, indulging in an unhealthy meal, or not hitting a personal best, these […]

Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake

One day every year, life smiles its brightest at you and gives you a perfect opportunity to celebrate. Whether you round up a handful of friends, or gather at home […]

Elsa Bice of Prairie, Brynn DeSantis and Lexi Frost of Mountain View top 3A Greater St. Helens League girls tennis all-league team

All-league team as selected by league coaches: Singles player of the year: Elsa Bice, Prairie Doubles players of the year: Brynn DeSantis and Lexi Frost, Mountain View FIRST TEAM Singles Addie Simonsmeier, Mountain View Leah McReary, […]

Links to 2024 spring all-league teams in Southwest Washington

Links to spring all-league teams in Southwest Washington for 2024: 4A GREATER ST. HELENS LEAGUE Baseball Softball Boys soccer Girls track and field Boys track and field Girls tennis Girls golf 3A GREATER ST. HELENS LEAGUE Baseball Softball Boys soccer Girls track and […]

Hailey Kerker, Fiona Zou, Taryn Kerker of Camas top 4A Greater St. Helens girls tennis all-league team

All-league team as selected by league coaches: Singles player of the year: Hailey Kerker, Camas Doubles players of the year: Fiona Zou and Taryn Kerker, Camas FIRST TEAM Singles Annie Sheppert, Skyview Avery Fisher, Camas Yvonne Yin, […]

Maddy Moore of Prairie tops 3A Greater St. Helens League girls golf all-league team

All-league team as selected by league coaches: Player of the year: Maddy Moore, Prairie FIRST TEAM Lucia Hill, Prairie Camryn Perry, Mountain View Josie Kuffner, Mountain View Lydia Schwenker, Heritage Dawsyn Piovesan, Evergreen Coach of the year: BJ […]

Jacinda Lee of Camas tops 4A Greater St. Helens League girls golf all-league team

All-league team as selected by league coaches: Player of the year: Jacinda Lee, Camas FIRST TEAM Rachel Rerick, Camas Jasmine Chen, Camas Morgan Schlesinger, Camas Ava Robertson, Battle Ground Chloe Wu, Camas Coach of the year: Bob Foster, […]

Solomon Ogbeama and Will Foster of Prairie top 3A Greater St. Helens League boys track and field all-league team

All-league team as selected by league coaches: Track athlete of the year: Solomon Ogbeama, Prairie Field athlete of the year: Will Foster, Prairie FIRST TEAM Solomon Ogbeama, sr., 100, Prairie James Bethune, jr., 100, Evergreen Solomon […]

Margarita Mahei of Heritage, Avery Ness of Kelso top 3A Greater St. Helens League girls track and field all-league team

All-league team as selected by league coaches: Track athlete of the year: Margarita Mahei, Heritage Field athlete of the year: Avery Ness, Kelso FIRST TEAM Makayla Lawrence, fr., 100, Heritage Zamorah Frazier, so., 100, Mountain […]

Max Ensinger, Eric Botnen, Noah McBroom top 4A Greater St. Helens League boys track and field all-league team

All-league team as selected by league coaches: Track and field athletes of the year: Max Ensinger, sr., Camas; Eric Botnen, sr., Skyview; Noah McBroom, sr., Union FIRST TEAM Jack Macdonald, jr., 100, Camas Eric […]

Working Out Is Like Brushing Your Teeth

I was teaching at a resort recently and I asked one of the guests if he would like to participate in my fitness class. His response was “No way. I’m […]

Chive Pesto Potato Salad

Ready or not, here comes summer! You know it’s time when you reach for short sleeves more often than not and start to notice everything around you turning an even […]

Poll commissioned by Lewallen campaign finds Clark County Republicans eager for candidates beyond Kent in race for 3rd Congressional District

A recent poll commissioned by the campaign of 3rd Congressional District candidate Leslie Lewallen, R-Camas, found that Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, has relatively low-name recognition across the district, and […]

County council asks for I-5 bridge safety analysis

In the wake of the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse in Maryland on March 26, the Clark County Council is calling for a thorough safety analysis of the Interstate 5 […]

Why Cats Sleep in Bathrooms

Is YOUR favorite feline fascinated by the idea of bedding down in your bathroom? If so, consider these paws-ible explanations for it.   Bathrooms are typically cooler than the rest of […]

May is National Microchip Month

Millions of cats go missing each year, and statistically, those without microchips have less than a 5% chance of being reunited with their families. Cats with microchips, on the other […]

Why Kitty “Guards” Your Door

Is your favorite feline fond of “guarding” your door – whether bathroom or bedroom -- when you close it behind you? Have you ever wondered why? If so, consider the […]

Why Do Cats Lick the Carpet?

Does YOUR favorite feline companion enjoy licking the carpet? If so, have you ever considered the paws-ible reasons behind this behavior? It “tastes” good: Because cats have a highly developed […]

Can Cats Consume Celery?

Curious as to whether it’s safe for cats to crunch on celery? The short answer is “yes.” But, as with everything edible, it’s safest in moderation. Chock-o-block full of fiber, celery […]

Ear Infections in Cats

Does the sight of your kitty shaking her head and scratching either one or both of her ears have you worried? If so, the likely culprit is an ear infection.   Not […]

Radio for The Blind and Disabled in Vancouver Washington

Community Growth Radio (CGR) offers News, Information, Community Programming that is very target-specific for The Blind, Visually Impaired, The Disabled, The 50 Plus, and Veterans by providing timely subjects from […]

Radio Network for The Blind, Visually Impaired, The Disabled and Veterans!

CGR Radio for the Blind, Disabled, Seniors and Veterans, is a FREE Radio Network(online)7/24/365 with 4 online audio streams featuring programming such as newspaper-book-magazine readings, educational, community focused, entertainment and […]

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