Back Issues: April 18th, 2017

“Newbies Guide to Gardening” May 1

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

imgresWSU Extension Clark County Master Gardeners and Clark County Public Health present: “Newbies Guide to Gardening” on Monday, May 1, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Camas Library at 625 NE Fourth Ave., in Camas. The class is intended for those whose home landscape needs a little help, or who are interested becoming a better all-around gardener. Come learn all about ornamental and vegetable gardening from Master Gardener Laura Heldreth. The class is paced for beginners, and will explore topics including the world of soil food web, pest and weed management, plant selection and planting, lawn care, containers, and organic methods. Admission is free and no registration is necessary. For more information, contact Erika Johnson at 360-397-6060 ext 5738 or at Erika.k.johnson@wsu.edu.

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First annual Walk/Run Bake Sale for HSSW April 21 and 22

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
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The community is invited to help the Humane Society of Southwest Washington raise funds during its first annual Walk/Run Bake Sale. Participants bake their best cookies, breads, and pies, and then take them door to door, to the office, and to kickball practice to ask for donations in exchange. Interested parties can also bake treats for for dogs and cats. Those that don’t want to bake, but still want to participate, can send people virtual cupcakes in exchange for donations. Supporters can post an online fundraising page on Facebook and ask people to support with donations. Every time someone donates leading up to, and on Friday and SaturdayApril 21 and 22, they will have access to a Walk/Run Bake Sale badge (at left) so they can add it to their Facebook profile image.
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Rocksolid invites youth to “Teen Takeover” April 28

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

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Rocksolid Community Teen Center invites all teens in the fifth through 12th grade to attend “Teen Takeover” on Friday, April 28, at the Battle Ground Community Center from 7 to 10 p.m. The event is sponsored by iQ Credit Union and Halbert Construction Services. Admission is $5.

Michael Wansley, better known as Wanz, who is featured in the six-time platinum single “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, will be the emcee for the evening and will sing a few songs. The current NW Rock Academy band will also perform.

Teens can enjoy pizza from Detroit Pizza, soda from Corwin Beverage, smoothies from Dutch Bros. Battle Ground, and popcorn from iQ Credit Union. Additional highlights include a photo booth and information booths, door prizes and more. Prevent Together will have a booth setup with prevention impaired driving information and impaired goggles for teens to learn the danger of being impaired. Teens should bring school ID to check in for age verification.

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Clark County ports, business leaders applaud passage of I-5 Bridge replacement bill

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

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The ports of VancouverCamas-Washougal and Ridgefield applaud the Washington State Legislature’s decision to re-open the planning process for replacement of the Interstate 5 Bridge between Washington and Oregon.

The legislature today passed Substitute Senate Bill 5806, which enables the Washington State and Oregon departments of transportation to begin a planning process, creates a bi-state legislative action committee, reviews and confirms lead roles and responsibilities related to a future I-5 Bridge, and ensures adequate funding for the planning process to begin.

Several Clark County legislators championed the bill, including Sens. Annette Cleveland (D-49), Ann Rivers (R-18) and Lynda Wilson (R-17), and Reps. Sharon Wylie (D-49), Monica Stonier (D-49), Brandon Vick (R-18) and Paul Harris (R-17).

The business leadership group Identity Clark County (ICC) also expressed its appreciation to the Washington state legislature for approving the bill. “We appreciate the bold bipartisan leadership between southwest Washington legislators and transportation committee leaders in moving toward a restart,” states representatives from ICC. “They took a giant first step toward improving the safety of our people, environment and society, and the health of our region’s economy.”

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