Back Issues: May 3, 2017

Port of Ridgefield commissioners hold regular meeting May 10

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Board of Port Commissioners will hold a regular meeting Wednesday, May 10, at 3 p.m., at the Port Offices located at 111 W Division St. in Ridgefield, Washington.

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CCHM’s First Thursday focuses on the lost city of Vanport May 4

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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The Clark County Historical Museum will host a discussion of Vanport with local author Zita Podany this Thursday, May 4, at 7 p.m. Nestled in the floodplain between North Portland and Vancouver, a housing project was built to help house World War II shipyard workers.

It was a city with many firsts and touched many lives in a very short period of time. On May 30, 1948, Vanport disappeared just as quickly as it came into existence, leaving a legacy that will not soon be forgotten. Podany is a longtime resident of Portland and has for many years been fascinated with the story of a city that once thrived in an area full of marshes and sloughs.

This lecture is part of the museum’s monthly First Thursday Museum After Hours Series. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for children under 18, and museum members are free. Doors will open at 5 p.m., and the discussion will start at 7 p.m.

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Author James D. Thayer to discuss hiking in the Pacific Northwest May 6

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

UnknownOn Saturday, May 6, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center, author James D. Thayer will discuss his recent book, Hiking from Portland to the Coast: An Interpretive Guide to 30 Trails. Thayer is a Portland-based author who is also a faculty member at Portland State University. His book is an authoritative guide to Pacific Northwest trails narrated with interpretive stories about the intriguing places those hikes lead. Thayer will deliver a presentation on his work, then will sign copies of his book which will be available for sale in the Friends of Fort Vancouver Bookstore. The event is free.

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Spring Tea at the Marshall House May 6

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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Those that can’t make it to Churchill Downs, are invited to the Marshall House on Saturday May 6, for a Kentucky Derby-themed tea. In a sea of bright colors, feathers, and frills, the crowd that gathers at the track is always dressed to the nines. Guests are encouraged to embrace the formality and choose a party dress and a pretty hat to wear.

The event features live music, a selection of Harney & Son’s Fine Teas, and seasonal sweets and savories. Built in 1886, the elegant Queen Anne style Marshall House served as home to Brigadier General George C. Marshall and his wife Katherine from 1936 to 1938

There is an 11 a.m. and a 2:30 p.m. seating to choose from. Space is limited, and reservations with payment in advance are required. The Marshall House is located at 1301 Officers Row Vancouver. Click here for a parking map of the site. To learn more and to register, click here.

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