Back Issues: May 15, 2017

Annual fundraiser for the Clark County Mural Society May 18

Monday, May 15, 2017

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The Clark County Mural Society will hold its annual wine tasting and auction fundraiser on Thursday, May 18, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at Cellar 55 in downtown Vancouver. Proceeds from the auction fund Mural Society programs and special projects such as sponsorship of a mural across from the new Station 1 Firehouse.

The fundraiser is the main source of all operating expenses for the organization. The event is open to the public, and there is no admission fee. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase for a variety of luxury gift baskets including weekend getaways, spa packages and other lifestyle packages. In addition, a live auction will be held for several larger items including a week at a condo in Kauai and a week in Neskowin on the Oregon Coast.

Event sponsors include Cellar 55, Basel Cellars Estate Winery, and Heathen Estate Winery. Founded in 2005, Clark County Mural Society aims to develop a vibrant arts district in the region. With more than 25 murals already in place, the goal is to attract people to the area to discover the interesting history and vibrant culture.

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Ridgefield School District apoints new board member

Monday, May 15, 2017

thumb_Emily_EnquistEmily Enquist, a Ridgefield community member and Ridgefield school parent, was appointed Ridgefield School District‘s newest school board member by unanimous vote late yesterday afternoon at a special meeting of the Ridgefield School District school board. A Ridgefield resident since 2006, Enquist has four children currently attending Ridgefield schools. She is active in PTO activities, is a classroom volunteer, and actively supports Ridgefield athletics and activities. In the community, Enquist is a member of the Ridgefield Fourth of July Sponsorship Committee and the Ridgefield Fourth of July Scholarship Program Committee. She also helps with the Annual Mayor’s Ball, a signature event for her father, Ridgefield Mayor Ron Onslow. Enquist will fill the District 1 seat formerly held by Jeff Vigue, who served on the school board after 10 years of distinguished service to the school district. The seat has been vacant since March.

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Evergreen Habitat for Humanity dedicates new home this afternoon

Monday, May 15, 2017

evergreenEvergreen Habitat for Humanity (EHFH) will dedicate the home for the Bautista-Reyes family. The Bautista-Reyes family consists of Maximino and Catalina and their three kids, one of whom has cerebral palsy, a disorder that impairs the brain and nervous system functions. The child is unable to do anything a child her age can do, and relies on care for 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Catalina stays home to care for her children while Max works full-time. The family of five currently lives in an overcrowded two-bedroom town home and looks forward to the overall well-being their family will gain from a Habitat home. Friends and family, volunteers, EHFH board, and staff will gather to celebrate all the hard work and the beginning of the homeowner journey for the family. The community is invited to attend the event which is slated today Thursday, May 18, at 5:30 p.m., at 1111 SE 77th Ct., Vancouver.

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Furry Friends in need of a vet tech

Monday, May 15, 2017
gator3211.hostgator-2The cats, kittens and good folks at Furry Friends are looking for a qualified volunteer veterinary technician to help with the medical duties. This position would require about two to four hours a week assisting in wellness exams for the cats and kittens. The hours would be flexible, and involve assisting the full-time vet tech volunteer. Furry Friends is a nonprofit, no-kill organization that rescues and adopts out homeless, relinquished, and abused cats in Clark County. They care for the kitties as long as it takes to find their forever home. They are an all-volunteer organization; there is no paid staff. For more information email information@furryfriendswa.org or call 360-993-1097. Visit www.furryfriendswa.org to see what Furry Friends is all about.

 

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