Back Issues: April, 2016

Port of Camas-Washougal regular commissioners meeting May 3

Friday, April 29th, 2016

The Port of Camas-Washougal commissioners will meet Tuesday, May 3, at 5 p.m., at the port office meeting room, 24 South A St. in Washougal. For more information, call 360-835-2196.

List of employers available for Jaime Herrera Beutler’s May 2 Jobs Fair

Friday, April 29th, 2016

jobsfairCongresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler released a list of employers participating in her sixth annual Southwest Washington Jobs Fair on Monday, May 2, available here. The jobs fair will be hosted at the Armed Forces Reserve Center, 15005 NE 65th St. in Vancouver from 9 a.m. to noon. There are currently 47 employers participating, and the list will continue to be updated and made available at as more employers are added. Similar to previous jobs fairs, this free event will be open to all Southwest Washington residents and will feature hiring businesses and organizations from a variety of industries.

Downtown Camas Association and Journey Church receive award

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Photo courtesy of DCA.

The Downtown Camas Association (DCA) and Journey Community Church received the Community Partnership award at Washington Main Street’s Excellence on Main Awards Ceremony. The ceremony was held last week in conjunction with RevitalizeWA, Washington State’s Preservation and Main Street Conference.

“The partnership between DCA and Journey is a unique example of the power of having a shared vision for downtown,” says Breanne Durham, Washington State Main Street Coordinator.

The partnership with Journey makes year-round, free community events feasible for DCA by providing a large venue during poor weather, volunteers to help run promotions, and activities for children. Events like Girls’ Night Out, Camas Car Show, Plant & Garden Fair, and DCA’s Annual Awards Dinner rely on the unique community space.

The Excellence on Main Awards recognize communities, organizations, and individuals who are helping to achieve economic vitality and build sustainable communities through downtown revitalization and preservation.

Willamette Radio Workshop presents live dramas on PTSD May 4

Friday, April 29th, 2016

img_kemper01The Willamette Radio Workshop will perform two live radio dramas examining Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4. The Willamette Radio Workshop reenacts historic radio dramas for live audiences. Each production begins with a live re-creation of a drama, complete with voice actors, sound artists, digital and multimedia components.

Directed by Sam A. Mowry, the dramas are episodes from the radio series Gunsmoke and The Shadow. The performance is part of the Re-Imagined Radio project produced by John Barber, faculty member in WSU Vancouver’s Creative Media and Digital Culture Program. ”These radio dramas were written and performed long before there was a name for or understanding about PTSD,” Barber says. “But the effects were real and provided the basis for great storytelling and critical thinking.”

The performance is free and open to the public at the Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St., Vancouver. Doors open at 6 p.m. Concessions, beer and wine will be available for purchase.