Back Issues: February 16th, 2017
The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington has hired Kate Roose as program manager. She will oversee medical clinic operations, health screenings, dispensary services, client navigation services and the clinic’s project access specialty referral program. Roose has volunteered in the clinic’s medical program since 2014. She completed her associate degree in nursing at Clark College and is a Registered Nurse. She is studying to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing at WSU Vancouver. “We’re delighted to welcome Kate to our leadership team,” says Barbe West, executive director of the Free Clinic. “She has impressive clinical experience, and her two years as a volunteer in our medical program will prove invaluable in her new role.”
Once a month for the next three months, Ghost Runners Brewery is hosting a “Yappy Hour” that will celebrate and fundraise for the Humane Society of Southwest Washington’s (HSSW) Walk/Run for the Animals. The annual 5k is one of HSSW’s main annual fundraisers, this year slated for Saturday, May 6, at Esther Short Park. Attendees to Yappy Hour will get $1 off pints, discounts on brewery items and $5 off registration to the walk/run. For every 22 oz. bottle purchased, Ghost Runners will donate $1 to HSSW. The first Yappy Hour is this Sunday, Feb. 19, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Ghost Runners Brewery, 4216 NE Minnehaha St., #108. Find more information about the event on Facebook, here.
Boomerang Generosity Shop in Downtown Vancouver Washington is seeking art submissions. Fiber artists working in fiber media of all types including: appliqué, basketry, crocheting, dyeing, embroidery, felting, knitting, quilting, sculpture, spinning, tatting, textiles, and weaving are invited to submit artwork for the March 2017 exhibition. Original fiber-based artwork should illuminate the theme: Fiber Arts: “Warp, Weft, Needle & Thread.” Artists may submit up to five works, with exceptions for large quilts. The application fee is $25 for two to five submissions. For more information, click here.
Columbia Credit Union, which currently has a robust online presence and 12 branches throughout Clark County, Washington, has selected a location for its first Oregon branch in the diverse and vibrant Buckman neighborhood of SE Portland. The branch is scheduled to open later this year and will provide new jobs for area residents. This will be Columbia Credit Union’s 13th branch and their first in Oregon.
The new Columbia Credit Union branch location, in the “Goat Blocks” of Belmont and SE 10th and 11th Avenues, will be part of a new development that offers convenient one-stop shopping at a mix of tenants that includes Market of Choice, Orchard Supply Hardware, Chipotle and other stores and restaurants. This new development is in an area also known as the “Goat Blocks” because of a quirky herd of urban goats that once grazed there. The goats and their pet hen are now comfortably pasturing in Portland’s Lents neighborhood.
“We’ll be chatting with local residents and business owners to find out what makes our Buckman neighbors tick,” says Columbia Credit Union President and CEO Steve Kenny. “We want to provide value beyond the expected. Things like dog watering stations, bicycle tire pumps and other forms of out-of-the-box thinking are some of the ways we’re looking at providing benefits to the community.”