Back Issues: October 23, 2017

Clark County Realtors Foundation announces 2017 grant recipients

Monday, October 23, 2017

The Clark County Realtors Foundation (CCRF) relaunched its Community Grants program in September 2017, asking local non-profit organizations to submit grant requests for funding. In its first year of the relaunch, the CCRF received over 40 grant requests.

The foundation was able to distribute almost $200,000 in grants to organizations that are committed to fostering, developing, and encouraging the health, education, and social welfare of disadvantaged children, families, and the elderly in Clark County.

Grant recipients include: Assistance League, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Washington, Children’s Center, Food With Friends, Free Clinic of Southwest Washington, Innovative Services NW, Mom’s Place Maternity, Parks Foundation of Clark County, Share, Southwest Washington Elder Abuse Prevention, and Workforce Southwest Washington.

The grants will be awarded on Nov. 8, in a private reception held for the recipients, CCRF members, and guests at the Union Chapel Annex.

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Clark College Columbia Writers Series hosts Aimee Bender Oct. 30

Monday, October 23, 2017

Clark College welcomes award-winning novelist Aimee Bender, author of The Girl in the Flammable Skirt and The Color Master, as part of the college’s Columbia Writers Series. Bender will read from and discuss her writing from 11 a.m. to noon on Monday, Oct. 30, in the Penguin Union Building, Rm. 258 on Clark’s main campus. The event is free and open to the public. The Columbia Writers Series was launched at Clark College in 1988, bringing local, national and international authors to the college and the region. Information about the Columbia Writers Series is available at www.clark.edu/cc/cws.

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Ridgefield students personalize steel beam for new school

Monday, October 23, 2017

A new school complex for the Ridgefield School District is currently under construction, and last week, students got a chance to leave their mark on the building that will soon be their brand new school. Alliance Industrial Group (AIG), a local steel fabricator in Ridgefield, delivered a steel beam to the district for students to sign. School district officials came up with the idea months ago as a cool way for students to take part in the construction process of their new building. The personalized steel beam will be installed in the seventh and eighth classroom wing of the district’s new grades five through eight school complex scheduled to open in the fall of 2018.

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Unusual sweep for Fall Home Show Award winners

Monday, October 23, 2017

Awards designed by Timber and Moss

The Building Industry Association (BIA) bestowed awards for the NW Natural Parade of Homes and the Columbia Credit Union Remodeled Homes Tour at the last monthly dinner meeting hosted at the Heathman Lodge.

It was a highly unusual outcome for the NW Natural Parade of Home awards with two companies splitting the 18 prizes up for grabs. In fact, the results for Industry Awards and People’s Choice awards were identical for eight of the nine categories. Top winners are: “The Turtledove” by Cascade West Development, and “The Whitby” by Generation Homes Northwest.

The Columbia Credit Union Remodeled Homes Tour presented by Contract Furnishings Mart & DeWils took place on September 30 & October 1 at projects in Battle Ground, Ridgefield and downtown Vancouver. In stark contrast to the Parade of Homes voting outcome, all four participating companies took home awards for their projects in the Columbia Credit Union Remodeled Homes Tour.

 

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