Back Issues: June 21, 2017

“Rainbow of Roses” rose show June 24

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Fort Vancouver Rose Society will hold its 64th annual rose show, “Rainbow of Roses,” Saturday, June 24. This event is free and open to the public and is the largest rose show in the state of Washington and the second largest in the country. The event is from 1 to 4 p.m.

Exhibits of the most beautiful roses grown in the Northwest will be on display, including hybrid teas, floribundas, grandifloras, old garden roses, miniatures and mini-floras. There will also be arrangements of large roses and miniatures.

Highlights include guided tours of the rose varieties from 1 to 3 p.m., and a rose care workshop at 2 p.m. Trophies and “Queen of Show” will be awarded at 3 p.m. Entries from all rose growers (newcomers welcome) will be accepted from 7 to 10:15 a.m. The show will be held at the Vancouver Church, 3300 NE 78th St. For more information, contact Margaret Snitzler at 360-695-0456, or Louis Rossetto at 360-573-8033.

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Columbia Credit Union grants $10,000 to Innovative Services NW

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Innovative Services NW has received a $10,000 grant from Columbia Credit Union toward Technology Improvements. Part of this grant, $3,500, will complete the $107,300 needed for Innovative to purchase/implement a new software for Accounting, HR and Fixed Asset system, along with the required hardware upgrades to accommodate the new software. The new software will provide the management team with accurate, detailed, timely information to help Innovative increase their effectiveness and sustainability. The remainder of the funds will be used toward the project to update Innovative’s billing and scheduling software, primarily used by their Pediatric Therapy Clinic.

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Survive and Thrive: hands-on history lesson this Saturday

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Survive and Thrive: Lifeways of the Fur Trade, a new free summer program at Fort Vancouver, will combine hands-on history lessons with outdoor skill-building to immerse visitors in the 1840s experience this Saturday, June 24, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The program begins with historical lessons, including guided tours of the site and its archaeological collections. Visitors also participate in practical learning sessions such as tool identification and usage, fur identification, ecological effects of the fur trade, outdoor shelters, and food preparation in the field. Lunch and dinner is provided to participants. Meals are prepared using historical techniques from the fur trade.

This program is free of charge. The majority of the program curriculum is taught outdoors. This program is intended for participants ages 16 and older, and participants should be dressed for the weather, be in good enough physical condition to be on their feet most of the day, and be able to walk over uneven terrain. The program size is limited to 20 participants. Advance registration is required. Register to participate in this program by calling 360-816-6244.

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Vacancy on Vancouver’s Downtown Redevelopment Authority board

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The City of Vancouver is seeking applicants for a vacancy on its Downtown Redevelopment Authority (DRA) Board of Directors. Completed applications must be received by 5 p.m. Monday, July 17. The DRA serves as a volunteer citizen advisory body to the Vancouver City Council. The board approves budgets of, and provides oversight and guidance to the Hotel and Convention Center project which is managed by Hilton Corporation. Board members serve four-year terms and may be eligible for reappointment. There is no residency requirement. To apply online, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/boards. To request an application or additional information, contact Michelle Bartley at Michelle.Bartley@cityofvancouver.us or 360-487-8607.

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