Back Issues: May 18, 2017

Port of Ridgefield commissioners hold regular meeting May 24

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Board of Port Commissioners will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday, May 24, at 3 p.m., at the Ridgefield Community Center located at 210 N Main Ave. in Ridgefield.

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Vancouver’s Development Review Division to go all digital

Thursday, May 18, 2017

UnknownThe City of Vancouver’s Development Review Division is going 100 percent digital by the end of this year. The city began its digital evolution last year with the introduction of its ePlans platform. Over the next seven months, the city will incrementally require all permit types be submitted electronically. The next phase of this initiative starts June 1, when all pre-applications must be submitted electronically. Currently, the ePlans platform allows customers to submit development applications, commercial and residential building permits, grading permits, and fire alarm/sprinkler protection applications online. Applicants can also check the status of their submittals or review at any time. Customers can visit www.cityofvancouver.us/ePlans to learn more and get started.

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Women in Trades Career Fair May 19 and 20

Thursday, May 18, 2017

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The Oregon Tradeswomen’s 25th annual Women in Trades Career Fair is Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20, at the NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center located at 16021 NE Airport Way in Portland. The fair runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.

This high-energy event, with lots of outdoor activities, offers girls and women the chance to learn about career opportunities and apprenticeships in various trades. Visitors will get a taste of possible careers through interactive demonstrations and conversations with women who actually work in trades every day.

This year’s event offers two ways to engage. Friday is Girls School Day where students discover new career opportunities. Saturday is Careers for Women Day. This event is aimed at adults who want to explore possible trade careers.

Tradeswomen at the fair will demonstrate the skills they use every day such as surveying, welding, security, electrical wiring and carpentry. Workshops and seminars on apprenticeships, recruitment and utility businesses will also be available. For more information visit www.tradeswomen.net.

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The War of the Worlds at Magenta Theater May 20

Thursday, May 18, 2017

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The Magenta Theater presents “The War of the Worlds: The 1938 Radio Script,” a Magenta Black Chair Project by Howard E. Koch and directed by Reinikka McKaughan.

On Sunday, October 30, 1938, millions of radio listeners were shocked when radio news alerts announced the arrival of Martians. They panicked when they learned of the Martians’ ferocious and seemingly unstoppable attack on Earth. Though what the radio listeners heard was a portion of Orson Welles’ adaptation of the well-known book, War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, many of the listeners believed what they heard on the radio was real. Later, the public was outraged that Orson Welles had tried to fool them.

Hear the full radio script, as performed that fateful day in 1938, at this special, one-night only performance Saturday, May 20. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person online at http://www.magentatickets.com/tickets/, or $12 at the door (as available) on the night of the show. Advanced reservations are recommended.

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