Back Issues: August 21, 2017

Art on the Boulevard presents “Interpreting the Landscape,” a new show opening Sept. 1

Monday, August 21, 2017

Art on the Boulevard, a fine art gallery in the Vancouver Marketplace, will open “Interpreting the Landscape” on Sept. 1, showing through Oct. 28. The exhibit, featuring Chuck Sites and Harry Wheeler, will showcase differing ways of interpreting the landscape. Both artists create vibrant and stunning paintings influenced by the landscape around them. The First Friday reception on Sept. 1 from 5 to 9 p.m. is open to the public at no charge and includes light refreshments and a chance to meet Sites and Wheeler.

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Furry Friends at Peace and Justice Fair Sept. 9

Monday, August 21, 2017

Furry Friends will be offering their cats and kittens for adoption Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Peace and Justice Fair held at Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver. Guests are invited to meet the adoptable cats, talk with the Furry Friends volunteers, relax and listen to music and get more information on different ways to help cats besides adopting. Furry Friends will also be selling themed merchandise, and there will be a raffle prize. For more information about Furry Friends, visit www.furryfriendswa.org.

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Urban Abundance harvest party on Aug. 25

Monday, August 21, 2017

Urban Abundance is hosting a harvest party on Aug. 25 to pick fruit that would otherwise go to waste, and make it available to people in need. Attendees will meet at the Clark County Food Bank at 6502 Northeast 47th Ave. Half of the fruit picked at the event will go to a local food bank, and the rest goes home with harvest participants. Harvest Parties are open to anyone, and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Find out more about Urban Abundance and how to volunteer on their facebook page.

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Help Sifton Elementary win a back-to-school photo shoot from Zulily

Monday, August 21, 2017

Zulily, an online retailer, announced its eight finalists from its week-long #ZulilyPictureDay contest. Sifton Elementary is a finalist. Through August 25, Zulily is inviting consumers to cast their vote on their favorite school to help select a winner who deserves a zulily photoshoot for the teachers and students. Sifton Elementary was nominated by community member, Rochelle Hoek, who highlighted the school’s caring teachers and staff.

The grand prize winner (the nominator) will receive a $500 back-to-school shopping spree on Zulily.com, and the selected winning school will receive a team of Zulily photographers, fun photo vignettes, and the opportunity for teachers and students to have Zulily professional photographers take fun back-to-school photos, a few surprises, and more.  

To cast a vote, Zulily is asking consumers to like, comment or share the school stories found on their Facebook page. Read about the contest and finalists here.  The most votes will determine the winner.

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