Back Issues: March 9th, 2017

The VSO goes “back to the movies” Mar. 19

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

A scene from “Fatty & Mabel Adrift.”

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra goes “back to the movies” with three ground-breaking film classics on Sunday, Mar. 19. Each film will be presented with a score conducted by returning favorite, pianist/arranger Rodney Sauer, featuring an ensemble of VSO soloists. Playing at the concert will be VSO musicians Stephen Shepherd, violin; Erin Ratzlaf, cello; Igor Shakhman, clarinet and Bruce Dunn, trumpet. Featured classics are:

  • One Week (1920): Comedian Buster Keaton and Sybil Seely star in this American short comedy film, the first made by Keaton on his own.
  • Fatty & Mabel Adrift (1916): This Keystone comedy involves Rosco “Fatty” Arbuckle as a farm boy marrying his sweetheart, Mabel Normand.
  • Gertie the Dinosaur (1914): A cinematic “first,” Gertie the Dinosaur was the world’s first keyframe animation cartoon.

Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased online at The concert will be held at Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver.

DOGPAW hosts volunteer fair March 18

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

16388063_1933476273540270_8717170745433273013_nDOGPAW (Dog Owners Group for Park Access in Washington), a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that builds and maintains the off-leash dog parks in Clark County, is having a volunteer fair on Saturday, March 18, in the Providence Academy Ballroom. The free event will have dozens of pet vendors, light refreshments, information about DOGPAW, and opportunities to volunteer. The fair is from 1 to 4 p.m. Providence Academy is located at 400 E Evergreen Blvd. in Vancouver. To learn more about DOGPAW and the event, visit Details are also on Facebook, here.

Clark College student journalists earn awards

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

14716102_10154597597668630_4700815332971128622_nClark College student journalists brought home first- and fourth-place honors from the annual Associated Collegiate Press’ midwinter conference, held last week in San Francisco. The Clark College Independent website outpaced 14 other two- and four-year colleges to win first place in the large-school online news category. The print edition of the Indy (to use its nickname) finished fourth from among 12 entries from community colleges. Students from 84 colleges and universities attended more than 100 conference workshops, presented largely by media professionals and journalism faculty from colleges and universities across the country. Clark students Marvin Peña and Diana Aristizabal, who produce the Independent’s Spanish-language insert, Mundo Clark, also presented a workshop.

Vancouver Police hiring entry and lateral police officers, informational meeting March 18

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

vpd-recruitment-socialmedia2 The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) has current police officer vacancies and is actively hiring both entry and lateral level police officers. On Saturday, March 18, at 10 a.m., the VPD will host an informational meeting designed to offer prospective candidates information on the testing and background process and to answer questions. The event will be at Vancouver Police West Precinct, 2800 NE Stapleton Rd. Additional information on entry and lateral police officers is always available on the Vancouver Police Department Careers page: