Back Issues: March 10, 2017
The agendas for the Monday, Mar. 13, Washougal City Council workshop and regular meeting are now available. Complete packets can be found here. Workshops begin at 5 p.m., and the regular meeting is at 7 p.m.
Messages of kindness, love and acceptance will be popping up in 130 locations across the US in honor of the UN.’s International Day of Happiness. The messages, sponsored by the non-profit The Joy Team, will begin appearing on billboards and bus shelters in 35 cities, as early as March 13, a week before the March 20 holiday. The endeveavor is part of The Joy Team’s annual Smile Across America campaign. The messages will be up for four weeks or more, and in that time, will be seen over 31 million times. Those who want to participate can put messages up in their home or office. Download the free pdf of all eight at SmileAcrossAmerica.com.
Next Wednesday, REACH Community Development officially opens its first Vancouver senior housing project, Isabella Court, bringing much needed affordable, sustainable housing to Clark County. Grand opening festivities will take place on Tuesday, Mar. 14, at 10:30 a.m., at 3112 NE 62nd Ave. Vancouver Mayor Leavitt will speak at the celebration.
The rapid rise in rent has hit Vancouver’s seniors living on fixed Social Security income particularly hard. As Vancouver’s population outpaces the housing supply, there is a growing shortage of rental housing that is both affordable to seniors living on low or fixed income and functional to help seniors age in place.
Isabella Court is strategically located on the Fourth Plain corridor and aligns with City of Vancouver and Clark County’s efforts to address an area that is under-served for low-income seniors in SW Washington. REACH is committed to providing quality affordable living, and Isabella Court’s transit oriented design offers accessibility to a wide range of services in addition to affordable living. For more information, visit http://reachcdc.org.
The Clark College Music Department will present three winter concerts this month. All are free and open to the public. The award winning Clark College Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director/Conductor Donald Appert, will present “Lyric Sweets” on Wednesday, Mar. 15, at 7:30 p.m., in the Royal Durst Theatre of the Vancouver School of Arts & Academics, 3101 Main St., Vancouver.
The Clark College Women’s Choral Ensemble and Chorale perform “What Love Is This” on Thursday, Mar. 16, at 7:30 p.m., in Gaiser Student Center on the Clark College Campus.
The Clark College Concert Choir and Concert Band invite you to enjoy music from all parts of space with their performance of “Beyond the Stars.” The concert is on Saturday, Mar. 18, at 7:30 p.m., in the O’Connell Sports Center on the Clark College Campus. Future space craft designers from the Clark College ASCC Aerospace Program will have their rocket and drone projects on display.