Month: October 2014

The mysterious haunted box

Jay Fredericks, a local magician who collects haunted objects, recently acquired a mysterious box from a Vancouver couple. The couple, Paul and Rhoda, got the box after Paul’s father died. It had been in his father’s possession since Paul was a small boy. The couple didn’t know where Paul’s father got it originally. After looking […]

Stage coach ghosts in Wisconsin

Submitted by Liz Snow, who lives in Salmon Creek: The year was 2001. I had just married my husband and moved into his home in rural Wisconsin. After settling in, I started being awakened by ghosts. I would suddenly wake up in the middle of my slumber and see a ghostly figure standing in the […]

Haunted items at a Vancouver farmhouse

When Jay Fredericks was a boy, his family moved into an old farmhouse on the east side of Vancouver. Fredericks, who today works as a master mentalist (magician), was fascinated at the time by the old building and set off to do some exploring after he, his parents and his siblings arrived. “(The mortgage) was […]

Senior pet education

As the caregiver for two senior cats, I know first-hand the challenges that come when our furry companions start to age. My more elderly cat, Tiger Lily, has become decreasingly active, increasingly arthritic, a little hard of hearing, along with a gracefully tackling a host of medical issues, including hyperthyroidism, hypertension, and an acute onset of […]

Autumn Musings

Autumn has brought that feeling with it, the feeling that it’s time to slow back down after the sometimes hectic pace of Summer. I’ve been so busy these last few months that I haven’t had the energy to write, or do anything creative for that matter. But the clouds and rain seem to have given me […]

Portland Iron Chef Competition 2014

It was an honor to attend Portland’s Original Iron Chef Competition on behalf of my employer, FamilyCare Health Plans. What a fantastic, first rate event. The food was delicious, the venue was perfect, the auction was lively, and the crowd was diverse – what’s better it was all for good cause. All proceeds support the […]

A Mill Plain haunting

More than one person has reported eerie feelings and hearing strange noises at homes across from the Park Hill Cemetery at 5915 E Mill Plain Blvd. One tale submitted to the Ghosts of America website mentions the dangers of playing with a Ouija board: On that site, someone named Brendon submitted this story: A few […]

A part of the Family!

So proud to be a part of the family! I’ve been self-employed, out and about in the community; sharing my passion for food and health for the past six years. In August, I accepted a full-time position with an awesome, growing, local health plan. I knew if I ever returned to work for an organization […]

Westfield Vancouver mall hosts charity sip and shop

The Westfield Vancouver mall will host a charity sip and shop event featuring Vancouver’s Loowit Brewing on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. The event is a fundraiser for the Pink Lemonade Project, a breast cancer charity. Here’s what Chris Yates, the marketing director, said about the event in a promotional email: “Giving is a natural part […]

A Fall Day Crisp as a Washington Apple

Driving home from my exercise class this morning I noticed the row of trees which always signal the height of fall with their gorgeous colors, has begun to change. Fall is well and truly under way. Mornings are cooler. Dusk comes earlier. The air is crisper. And the many varieties of apples begin to make […]

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