of the 2008 Oregon Book Award to appear at Clark College's
Columbia Writers Series
Penelope Scambly Schott
Penelope Scambly Schott
will be the next guest speaker in Clark College’s Columbia Writers
Series. Schott will appear on Tuesday, May 11 from noon to 1 p.m.
in the Penguin Student Lounge, located in Clark’s Penguin Union
Building. The event is free and open to the public.
Schott is the
author of a published novel, five chapbooks, and seven full-length
books of poetry. Her verse biography A Is for Anne: Mistress
Hutchinson Disturbs the Commonwealth won the 2008 Oregon Book
Award for poetry. Her newest books are Six Lips and
Under Taos Mountain: The Terrible Quarrel of Magpie and Tía.
She has taught poetry workshops all over the country.
Clark College is located at 1933 Fort
Vancouver Way, Vancouver. Driving directions and parking maps are
www.clark.edu/maps. Information about the Columbia Writers
Series is available at
participate in Community Views
prepare for the challenges ahead, the city of Vancouver is asking
residents to participate, with a twist, in a "Community Views"
meeting, starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 11.
What's new about
Tuesday's meeting is that residents will have two options for
Come to the
Water Resources Education Center, 4600 SE Columbia Way, and be
part of the full Community Views event.
Community Views live on CVTV Channel 23, or streamed online at
www.cvtv.org, and participate using your computer's Internet
connection or a "smart" web-enabled cell phone.
Views meeting on May 11 is one of the ways the city is reaching out
to better understand the community's priorities and values as part
of a bigger process known as Horizons. The Horizons process seeks to
engage residents and businesses by offering a variety of
opportunities to get information and offer input on priorities for
facing the challenges ahead.
meeting at the Water Resources Center, participants will be polled
on priorities and ideas using clicker keypads. The devices are
designed to make offering your views easy, efficient and anonymous.
To participate in person, please RSVP at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-487-8611 by Monday,
May 10, to ensure your seat.
There is no
charge to log into the polling site May 11 and provide your views
virtually, but participants are responsible for their own Internet
access. For more information, please visit the website at
www.cityofvancouver.us/horizons prior to the event.
Merrill joins the Phillips Group
owner of Merrill Contractors, has joined The Phillips Group Inc., a
commercial real estate brokerage in the Vancouver-Portland area.
As an agent, Merrill will integrate 40 years of commercial
contracting experience with the brokerage expertise of The Phillips
Clients can work with Merrill to purchase, lease, or integrate
design and building plans to complete preliminary permitting,
building or remodeling of a property.
"By handling the entire process, I can help owners and investors
make the best decisions in a challenging market," Merrill said
today. "My goal is to provide seamless services that will
streamline project management and maximize the return on
Merrill is the commercial Realtor with the expertise of a builder.
He is a green building LEED Accredited Professional (AP) and is a
candidate for the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
For more information, please contact Merrill at 360-607-3014
Clark College trustee wins state
Trustee Addison Jacobs will receive the Trustees Association of
Community and Technical Colleges (TACTC) Award for Leadership during
the 2010 TACTC Spring Conference in Wenatchee on May 20-21.
Jacobs, who is
the public affairs Director for the Port of Vancouver, joined the
Clark College Board of Trustees in 2000. She current serves as
During the time
that Jacobs has served on the board of trustees, Clark College
became the second largest community-technical college in the state
with new facilities at Columbia Tech Center and WSU Vancouver as
well as growth at its main campus in Vancouver’s Central Park.
Jacobs is a consummate professional. Her dedication to the mission
of Clark College over the past ten years is unequaled," Clark
College President Robert K. Knight said last week when the award
was announced. "Clark College and its students have benefited
immensely because of her leadership."
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Parks and Recreation just released a new publication called the
"Discovery Guide." The guide includes maps and offers information
about free or low-cost parks and recreation in Clark County. The new
guides are available for free at the following locations: Firstenburg Community Center, 700
N.E. 136th Ave.; Marshall Community Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin
Blvd.; Vancouver Tennis Center, corner of 18th and Stapleton Road;
Esther Short Building, 610 Esther St.; Public Service Center, 1300
Is traffic too fast in your
neighborhood? The City of
Vancouver is offering three free "safe streets" clinics to teach the
public about calming traffic on its way through their areas. The
first is Tuesday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. Visit
In response to the
changing economic trends and the needs of employers, Clark College
will host Career Days 2010 on May 4, 5 and 6 at the college’s main
campus. Career Days will combine the most successful elements of the
former Pathways Career Information and Job Fair in a multi-day
format. For more information, visit,
County Board of Health is seeking applicants to fill a youth
representative vacancy on the Clark County Public Health Advisory
Council. The vacancy is open to representatives of the Clark
County Youth Commission and Clark County Youth House as well as
students from local high schools and colleges. The youth selected
will fill an unexpired term that ends Sept. 30, 2011. The council
is a direct link between the Clark County Board of Health and the
community at large. The panel focuses on public health issues such
as access to care, health disparities, obesity,
sustainability/food system, violence prevention, climate change
and healthy growth. To be considered, applicants must submit a
resume and/or letter of interest to Jennifer Clark, Board
of County Commissioners, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000.
The Board also will accept applications faxed to 360-397-6058
or emailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, May
still available for the Thursday, May 20 Marshall Lecture,
featuring Jon Jarvis, director of the National Park
Service. The Marshall
Lecture is the cornerstone of the Fort Vancouver National Trust’s
Celebrate Freedom programs. This is a free public event, but
tickets are required. The lecture is scheduled for 11 a.m. at
Hudson’s Bay High School, 1206 East Reserve Street, Vancouver.
Print free tickets on the Trust’s website at
or call the Trust office at 360-992-1800.
Clark County Public Works and Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation
will host an open house about the Hazel Dell sports fields project
from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on tonight, Thursday, May 6, in the conference room at
Clark Regional Wastewater District, 8000 NE 52nd Court, Vancouver.
Clark County will offer “Leadership & Emotional Intelligence,
An Exploration,” from 4:30 to 7:45 p.m. today, Thursday, May 6, in the
hearing room at the Clark County Public Services Center, 1300
Franklin Street, downtown Vancouver, 6th Floor. A suggested
donation of $10 will be requested. Professional trainer Mark Sills
will lead the presentation. Event is open to all LCC alumni,
current class, sponsors, and friends. Light refreshments will be
served. RSVP to Kathy Scott
Director@LeadershipClarkCounty.com or 360-567-1085.
Washington Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will host a
Grand Opening and 20th Anniversary
Ceremony from 3 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 7 at 301 SE Hearthwood in
Vancouver. For additional information, contact Daryl Schriner
The Friends of
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra present a lecture by Dr.
Melissa Brotons, entitled "Music for Health and Education," on
the different applications of music therapy, in education,
medicine, mental health and gerontology. The lecture is at 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 27, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of
Vancouver, 4505 E. 18th Street in Vancouver. A $10 donation per
person is suggested. Proceeds from the event go to funding the
symphony's concert season and music education programs in
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