Back Issues: November 2, 2017

First Friday Art Walk in downtown Vancouver Nov. 3

Thursday, November 2, 2017

A piece from Tom Relth’s show at Boomerang.

First Friday Art Walk in Vancouver returns this Friday, Nov. 3. Galleries, restaurants and merchants throughout downtown welcome guests to stroll, enjoy, and celebrate the season. Featured highlights for November include:

  • Night Market Vancouver, 806 and 808 Main St: Stop by to shop local, network and meet local business owners.

    Vinnie’s Pizza, 1000 Main St: Dazzling and thought-provoking abstract paintings by Gallery 360 artist John Turley.

    Burnt Bridge Cellars, 1500 Broadway St.: Featured art by Patricia Thompson and Vicki McArrdle. Live music by Emily Aldridge and small plates from Class Cooking.

    Boomerang Generosity Returns, 808 Main St: Free portrait opportunity with Trung Phan. Contemprary Landscape by Tom Relth.

First Friday Artwalks are presented by Vancouver’s Downtown Association. Participating businesses often have samples, sales, live music, and more. For a complete list of events for November,  find the Hotsheet here.


Savior Socks launches “Million Sock March” with dance Nov. 4

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Savior Socks will launch a “Million Sock March” campaign with a “Dance Your Socks Off” event on Saturday, Nov. 4. Battle Ground resident Tammy Newbill launched the nonprofit in November 2016, and so far has collected and distributed over 6,000 pairs of socks to those in need.

The dance is from 7 to 10 p.m., at Bethel Lutheran Church, 12919 NE 159th St. in Brush Prairie. Attendees can dance to the music of  “Inversion,” starring Paki and Ramona Perkins, two of Vancouver’s premier musicians. “Old Rock ‘n” Roll Queen” will also perform a rockin’ unforgettable set of original songs.

Festivities include a raffle and silent auction. A raffle ticket will be given for every pair of socks donated that evening. “Dance Your Socks Off” is an opportunity to meet Newbill and to learn how to get involved.


Evergreen Board of Directors named Board of Distinction

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Evergreen School District’s Board of Directors has been named a Board of Distinction by the Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA). Board members include Julie Bocanegra, Victoria Bradford, Michael Parsons, Rob Perkins and Todd Yuzuriha. The Boards of Distinction recognition program awards school boards that demonstrate alignment with the Washington School Board Standards. This year, 31 boards applied for recognition with 22 receiving the award. Boards fall into one of three categories according to the size of their district’s enrollment: small, medium or large. One board from each category will receive further recognition as Board of the Year. Those will be announced at the WSSDA annual conference in November.


PeaceHealth hospice celebrates National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

Thursday, November 2, 2017

When people think of hospice and palliative care, they often mistakenly picture only the last dying hours of a loved one. National Hospice and Palliative Care Month is intended to increase awareness of the full spectrum of available care, along with the calm and peace hospice and palliative care brings families in a difficult time.

Hospice is high-quality care that enables patients and families to focus on living as fully as possible despite a life-limiting illness. Palliative care brings this holistic model of care to people in earlier stages of their illness. PeaceHealth Hospice provides end-of-life care and holistic support to patients and families in Clark, Cowlitz, and Skamania counties.

PeaceHealth Hospice Manager Susan Curry says quality hospice and palliative care helps patients and families deal with issues that otherwise consume precious time and energy. “Hospice is not a place. Hospice is a service that allows patients and families to bypass things that are unimportant, and focus on what really matters in life,” says Curry. “Hospice and palliative care are about giving our patients the opportunity to live every day to the fullest.”

Hospice and palliative care programs provide pain management, symptom control, psychosocial support, and spiritual care to patients and their families when a cure is not possible. More information about hospice, palliative care, and advance care planning is available from PeaceHealth Hospice at or by calling 360-696-5100.