Back Issues: February 24th, 2017

Washougal City Council workshop and regular meeting Feb. 27

Friday, February 24th, 2017

The agenda for the Monday, Feb. 27 Washougal City Council workshop can be found at: The agenda for the regular meeting can be found at:

Columbia Dance Presents! Mar. 10, 11

Friday, February 24th, 2017


Columbia Dance Presents! upcoming performance is an eclectic concert featuring excerpts from Don Quixote, a colorful and dazzling classical ballet set to Ludwig Minkus’s vibrant score. Set in Spain, Don Quixote is the story of the noble knight, Don Quixote, and his faithful squire Sancho Panza, as they set out on an adventure driven by the vision of Dulcinea.

Columbia Dance Company will also perform exciting new works with special guest artists. Performances are Friday, Mar. 10, at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Mar. 11, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, $10 for children 12 and under. Concerts are held at Royal Durst Theatre, Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, 3101 Main St. in Vancouver.

Since its founding in 1987 by Wendy de la Harpe and Jan Asai, Columbia Dance Company has been engaged in bringing quality dance to the greater Vancouver Washington area. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Informational open house for South Parkway Improvement Project Feb. 28

Friday, February 24th, 2017
254947_168787326515664_1538577_nThe city of Battle Ground will host an informational open house for the South Parkway Improvement Project on Tuesday, Feb. 28. The meeting is from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in Suite 148 in Battle Ground City Hall, 109 SW First St. City staff, as well as a representative from project contractor Tapani, Inc., will be on hand to discuss the scope of the work, construction schedule, impacts on travel, and to respond to any questions or comments.The $5.6 million project addresses two distinct sections of South Parkway. Section A, between Eaton and Rasmussen, requires complete reconstruction to remove its failing base. Section B, between Main St. and Rasmussen, will be a process referred to as “mill and fill” in which the top several inches of asphalt is removed before adding a new layer. Detailed information and updates are available at and at

Vancouver’s Downtown Association announces new board member, 2017 Executive Committee

Friday, February 24th, 2017
Merry Saari headshot

Merry Saari

VDA-logoMerry Saari, Focus Manager, LSW Architects, has joined the Board of Directors of Vancouver’s Downtown Association (VDA). Saari has served in several economic development capacities with the Cowlitz Economic Development Council, the Port of Kalama, the Cowlitz County Tourism Advisory Committee, and as a founding member of the Woodland Farmers Market.

VDA has also announced its 2107 Executive Committee: Linda Glover, Divine Consign, is President; Christie Rust, Hilton Vancouver Washington, is Vice-president; Linda Reid, Pacific Continental Bank, is secretary, and Michelle Thor, Columbia Credit Union, is treasurer.

VDA is focused entirely on the development of Vancouver’s city center. A Main Street Program, projects are focused on promotions, design, economic vitality and member relations. It works with businesses, residents, visitors and businesses, as well as property owners. More can be learned about VDA at or by calling Executive Director Lee Rafferty at 360-258-1129.