Back Issues: April 27, 2017

Annual Country Life Fair this weekend at Pomeroy Farm

Thursday, April 27, 2017

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Visitors to Pomeroy Living History Farm this weekend will find thousands of herbs and other plants to purchase, live music, great food and more. The annual Country Life Fair is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 29, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, April 30.

Goods sold include a variety of handcrafted trinkets and home décor, skin care products, jewelry, pottery, local honey, clothing, and more. County life demonstrators will be placed around the farm, showing off various skills such as blacksmithing, tin smithing, bow making, fly tying, and hand crafts.

Additional highlights include farm animals to pet, hayrides (for a small fee), and the historic log house. Particularly fun for kids is the “Country Life Passport.” A small prize is given to children who have completed their passports. The Farm Café offers sausage dogs, hot dogs, snacks, and hot and cold drinks for purchase.

Funds raised will support the educational programs at the farm. Admission and parking are free, but donations are gladly accepted. For more information, visit www.pomeroyfarm.org.

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Equipment operators needed for Dozer Day May 20, 21

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Dozer Day Logo 2011_01The Nutter Foundation is actively recruiting experienced equipment operators for Dozer Day 2017. The family event allows kids to operate dump trucks, dozers, and excavators. Dozer Day also offers food, giveaways, and lots of great activities for the entire family. Proceeds from Dozer Day benefit a variety of community groups and organizations. This year’s event will be held Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21, at the Clark County Fairgrounds. Volunteers can earn gift certificates to Old Spaghetti Factory and $50 gift cards to Chucks Produce. All volunteers will be pre-screened through the Washington State Patrol background check system in advance. There is also a volunteer orientation video available on YouTube. Volunteers also receive free admission to the event, snacks, and beverages. For more information and registration forms, visit http://vancouver.dozerday.org/volunteer/.

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Drug take-back events this Saturday collect unwanted medications

Thursday, April 27, 2017

images-1Clark and Skamania County residents can safely dispose of all unused medications at four free collection events this Saturday, April 29. Unused medicines left in the home increase opportunities for drug abuse. Proper drug disposal is also an environmental issue. Unused medications can contaminate drinking water and should not be flushed down the toilet or put in the trash. Residents can drop off medications between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., at the following locations:

* PeaceHealth Memorial Hospital, 33rd and Main St, Vancouver
* Kaiser Permanente-Cascade Park, 12607 SE Mill Plain Blvd.
* Battle Ground Police Department, 507 SW First St., Battle Ground
* Skamania County Sheriff’s Office, 200 Vancouver Ave., Stevenson

Visit www.takebackyourmeds.org for more details on where to drop off medications. For more information about the events, call Clark County Public Health at 360-397-2121 ext. 4352, or contact the Prevent! Coalition at preventcoalition@esd112.org.

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Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program hires new executive director

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Liz Headshot (2) Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program (CCVLP) has hired Elizabeth Fitzgearld as its new executive director. Fitzgearld comes to the organization with a wealth of experience in the nonprofit industry. Recently completing her MBA in nonprofit management from the University of Portland, shehas also served on the board of Share, and served as the medical clinic coordinator at the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington. Fitzgearld’s predecessor, Susan Arney, retired earlier this year. Arney had been instrumental in shaping the organization over the past 13 years. Previously a program of the Clark County Bar Association, the CCVLP has grown under Arney’s guidance to become a standalone nonprofit, providing free civil legal aid to nearly 600 low-income residents every year. To learn more about the program, visit www.ccvlp.org.

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