Back Issues: August 18, 2017

Volunteer clean-up event at Marine Park this Saturday

Friday, August 18, 2017

Volunteers are invited to join the City of Vancouver to remove litter and help keep the beaches at Marine Park clean this Saturday, Aug. 19. Training, gloves, tools, water and snacks will be provided. This opportunity is family friendly and great for teens – people of all ages and abilities are welcome. Volunteers should dress for the weather and wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Youth under 18 must bring a signed minor consent form. The clean-up takes place from 9 to 11 a.m., at Marine Park, SE Marine Park Way & Columbia Way.

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Fort Vancouver celebrates NPS 101st anniversary this week

Friday, August 18, 2017

In honor of the National Parks Service’s 101st anniversary, Fort Vancouver will present a week of exciting programs now through Friday, Aug. 25. All programs are free of charge. Entrance fees will be waived Aug. 25 Throughout the week, the Fort will host walking tours and presentations that focus on archaelogy, the Spruce Mill Trail, the historical garden, the museum collection, and the Confluence Land Bridge. In addition, the Fort will be populated with costumed volunteers. The week will also feature programs for kids. For more information and a complete schedule of events, click here.

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City of Vancouver seeks proposals for Mill Plain Central subarea plan

Friday, August 18, 2017

The City of Vancouver released a Request for Proposals (RFP) today seeking proposals from qualified firms or individuals to prepare a subarea plan for the approximately 205-acre Mill Plain Central Subarea, located near Mill Plain Boulevard and Devine Road in central Vancouver. Proposals are due by Oct. 18, at 3 p.m.

The City of Vancouver Comprehensive Plan identifies Mill Plain Central as a future urban center, and calls for the establishment of a subarea plan to guide future growth and development in central Vancouver, an area that has not experienced investment and development at the same rate as other areas of the city.

A non-mandatory pre-submittal meeting will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, in Council Chambers at Vancouver City Hall, 415 W. Sixth St. Video of the meeting will also be available for on-demand playback after Sept. 11, at www.cityofvancouver.us. Request for Proposal packets may be examined at in the lobby of Vancouver City Hall or online at https://vancouver.procureware.com.

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Legacy giveaways may be part of Amazon recall

Friday, August 18, 2017

By now, many people are aware of the recall of solar glasses issued by Amazon. Unfortunately, Legacy Health has learned that some of the recalled glasses may have been given out to the public at several Legacy Health events. Anyone who received solar glasses during a public event at any Legacy location should throw those glasses away and obtain new glasses.

There are two kinds of solar glasses given away by Legacy Health at clinic locations that are safe to use. Solar glasses given away at any of the Legacy Devers Eye Institute clinics over the past month meet ISO standards and are safe to use. Solar glasses given away at any of the Legacy/GoHealth Urgent Care clinics over the past month meet ISO standards and are safe to use.

Only glasses given out at public events may be unsafe. If someone is unsure of where they received their glasses, they are encouraged to dispose of them and get new glasses that meet safety standards.

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