Back Issues: February 13th, 2017

Clark College Book Store’s annual book drive for kindergarteners kicks off today

Monday, February 13th, 2017


“The more that you read, the more things you will know,” wrote Theodor Geisel (aka “Dr. Seuss”). “The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” It is with this idea in mind that Clark College has chosen Vancouver’s King Elementary School as the beneficiary of its ninth annual book drive, which starts today, Monday, Feb. 13 and runs through Tuesday, Feb. 28.

This year’s book selection is Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat, a favorite among children for seven decades. Geisel wrote the book in 1957 to support literacy in early childhood. The community is invited to help purchase 100 copies of the Dr. Seuss classic to be given to kindergartners at King Elementary on Read Across America Day (March 2), a celebration to commemorate Geisel’s birthday. Books will be read aloud to students by volunteers from the Clark College Bookstore.

Copies of the selected Dr. Seuss books are available for purchase and donation through February for $6.85 each (plus tax). Each book will include a nameplate with the donor’s name. Donors will be able to purchase books at the Bookstore or online via the Bookstore’s website at

NatureScaping presents a workshop on fruit trees Feb. 18

Monday, February 13th, 2017

UnknownThe next workshop hosted by NatureScaping of Southwest Washington is slated for Saturday, Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon. Jon Dempster a horticulturist from One Green World, will present “Fruit Trees: A Beginners Guide.” Growing fruit is a great way to enjoy many delicious and interesting varieties. Dempster will speak on how to make fruit-growing a rewarding and exciting experience by learning the basics of how to manage fruit trees ecologically. Topics covered will include site selection and preparation, variety selection, soil fertility, co-planting, pruning and harvesting. Registration is free for NatureScaping members and $15 for non-members. (Membership is $20 per year.) The class will be held at CASEE Center, Bld. B, Rm. 205, 11104 NE 149th St., Brush Prairie. For more information and to register, email or, or call 360-737-1160.

Port of Vancouver USA commissioners hold regular meeting Feb. 14

Monday, February 13th, 2017

The Port of Vancouver USA Board of Commissioners will hold a regular meeting at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Port Office, 3103 Lower River Rd., Vancouver. For the agenda, click here. Meetings are also broadcast on Clark Vancouver Television (CVTV) cable channels 21 and 23 and online at

Green Business Morning Blend meets Feb. 16

Monday, February 13th, 2017


Clark County’s Green Business Program will host the next Morning Blend networking event from 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Boomerang Generosity Shop and Coffee House, 808 Main St. in Vancouver. Morning Blend is an opportunity to network and discuss green business efforts in a relaxed setting.

This month’s host is StreamTeam, Clark Public Utilities’ volunteer-driven stream restoration program. More than 1,000 team members donate 3,500 hours each year to save salmon and improve water quality. The annual Earth Day Fest, held this year on Saturday, Apr. 22, brings hundreds of volunteers together to plant native trees and celebrate the environment with a free community festival featuring kids’ activities and live entertainment.

Held on the third Thursday of the month at different locations, the event is free and open to all Green Business program participants and anyone with an interest in greening their own business or workplace. Coffee and pastries will be provided. To learn more, visit