Back Issues: August 1, 2017

First Friday in downtown Camas: “Small Town Summer Fun” Aug. 4

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The “Small Town Summer Fun” First Friday will be full of summer activities and celebrations in Downtown Camas. The event is this Friday, Aug. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. and is hosted by the Downtown Camas Association and the downtown merchants. Activities include:

First Fridays are themed, family-friendly events coordinated each month of the year to support downtown and bring the community together. For all the information, visit http://downtowncamas.com/events-and-festivals/first-fridays/small-town-summer-fun/ and www.facebook.com/camasfirstfriday.

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Free Clinic receives grant from Honorable Frank L. and Arlene Price Foundation

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington has received a $6,000 grant from the Honorable Frank L. & Arlene Price Foundation. The grant will supply medications to help the Free Clinic’s volunteers care for low-income uninsured and underinsured patients. Medications are an essential part of treatment for most Free Clinic medical and dental patients. They need antibiotics, insulin and other medicines to regain their health. Since 2009, the Free Clinic’s on-site dispensary has filled 8,000-10,000 prescriptions annually at no cost to patients.
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Excessive heat in Clark County this week

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

With temperatures expected to reach and exceed 100 degrees fahrenheit Tuesday through Friday, Public Health officials are urging residents to take precautions. Public libraries, shopping malls and cinemas are examples of places where people can go to escape the heat. Some other air-conditioned spots in Clark County include:

Battle Ground Community Center, 360-342-5380
Marshall Community Center, 360-487-7100
Firstenburg Community Center, 360-487-7001
Lobby of Firstenburg Tower at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, 360-514-2000
Water Resources Education Center, 360-487-7111

Fire District 6, which serves the Hazel Dell, Lakeshore, Felida, Salmon Creek, Mt. Vista and fairgrounds areas, also invites people to drop into any station to escape the heat. Additional information on cooling centers throughout Clark County is available at http://cresa911.org/2017/07/31/cooling-center-locations/.

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School of Piano Technology for the Blind building continues to serve people with disabilities

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The School of Piano Technology for the Blind, home of the Piano Hospital, closed earlier this year, however, the board of directors has announced the school building, which was built in 1971, will continue to serve those with disabilities through its new owner, Reside Residential Care. 

“The Board of the school, which includes some members of Emil Fries family, is very happy to know that while our missions are different, our community will continue to be served from the very building from which Emil ran the Piano Hospital for so many years,” says Kim Capeloto, board chair. “Reside Residential Care is an outstanding community partner, and we wish them all the success in their new location.”

Reside Residential Care, whose mission is to provide habilitative support to traditionally underserved populations in the Pacific Northwest, provides person-centered, residential services to adults living with intellectual disabilities. The company operates a variety of residential programs in Oregon and Washington, with the main objective being the development of habilitative skills that lead to autonomy, independence, and self-determination.

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