Back Issues: April 19th, 2017
A book launch celebration for A Chorus of One: Selected Poetry and Prose by Herb Stokes, edited by Annie Davern will be held at Angst Gallery this Saturday, April 22. This event is presented by Printed Matter Vancouver founders Toni Partington and Christopher Luna. Partington and Luna also co-host Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic, the popular monthly poetry series in which Stokes has been a regular participant for many years. “Herb Stokes is an essential member of the Vancouver poetry community,” says Luna. “His sharp wit and ability to get to the heart of the matter while remaining compassionate is a marvel to behold. When Herb steps to the mic, the entire room lights up, and everyone knows that they’re about to witness something special. I can’t imagine the Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic without him.” Learn more about the event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1181107555339723/.
Salmon Creek area residents now have a second convenient location to drop off used or leftover paint: Ace Hardware, 12009 NE Hwy 99. The store has joined the county’s free Paint Take-Back program and accepts latex and oil-based paint for recycling. Twelve local paint stores now accept used or leftover paint during business hours. Partially filled paint containers also can be dropped at transfer stations for free most weekends. Latex-based paint dropped off at any of the participating stores or facilities is recycled into new paint. Oil-based paint is repurposed as an alternative fuel. For more information including a list of participating locations, visit visit www.clark.wa.gov/hhw and RecyclingA-Z.com.
The public is invited to the next installment of the Port Lecture Series on Thursday, April 27. The CEO’s of Clark County’s three public ports will share what is unique about their operations and how their ports help bring jobs and economic prosperity to the region.
They will also provide updates on interesting projects, including the Washougal Waterfront Vison and Master Plan; the Port of Ridgefield’s Discovery Corridor and development of dark fiber infrastructure; and the Port of Vancouver’s Terminal 1 waterfront redevelopment.
Attendees will hear how the three local ports partner together and take a regional approach to marketing and outreach to the legislature. The lecture is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Terminal 1 large conference room, 100 Columbia St. (former Red Lion Hotel).
The next lecture in the series, “Marine Operations 101 – Meet ILWU Local #4,” is slated for Tuesday, May 2. Space at each lecture is limited, and pre-registration is required. To register, call 360-693-3611 or email email@example.com. For questions, contact Julie Rawls at 360-992-1137 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clark County’s Green Business program will host the next free Morning Blend networking event from 8 to 9 a.m., Thursday, April 20. Held the third Thursday of the month, the event is open to all Green Business participants and anyone interested in learning about the program.
This month’s meeting will be at Pacific Continental Bank, 101 E Sixth St. Representatives will share what they are doing to incorporate sustainability principles into their services, policies and operations, and there will be an opportunity to tour the building and learn about green building design features. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.
Green Business Morning Blend is an opportunity to network and discuss business environmental initiatives in an informal setting. Space is limited to 30 people. For more information and to register, visit www.clarkgreenbiz.com/336/87/march-morning-blend.html.