Back Issues: June, 2016
Due to fire risk and the presence of construction material and equipment at some schools, fireworks will not be permitted on Vancouver Public Schools’ grounds and parking lots this summer. The public will not be allowed to access any school property to discharge or use fireworks. Increased security patrols will monitor activity. Hudson’s Bay High School’s parking lot will be open on July 4 for those attending the celebration activities at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. However, setting off fireworks in the lot will be prohibited.
First Friday Art Walk returns to downtown Vancouver this evening, Friday, July 1. Many of downtown’s art galleries, shops, restaurants, coffee shops, wine bars and boutiques will be open from 5 to 9 p.m., offering new merchandise, discounts and sales, samples, appetizers, live music, and more. A few highlights include:
- Adamas Realty, 1101 Broadway: Multi-medium artist William Furniss, light refreshments, raffle
- Most Everything, 815 Washington St.: “Happy Birthday America” style with clothing and accessories, and fashion photography by local photographer, Mike Helms.
- Cellar 55, 1812 Washington St.: Abstract paintings by Grace Valentine, northwest wines, and live music by Robby Mayer
- Low Bar, 809 Washington St.: Art by John Turley