Back Issues: November 9, 2017

Author Clyde Holloway speaks on new book Nov. 11

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Friends of Fort Vancouver will host a discussion and book signing with Clyde Holloway from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Veterans’ Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, in the Visitor Center. Holloway will share the stories and experiences of his father, Stanley Holloway, who served as a marine in the Pacific Islands during WWII. His book, Pacific War Marine, recounts his father’s stories of surviving the Marine Corps and the deep brotherhood formed with fellow Marines as they coped with death, disease and falling in love. Holloway’s unit was the “Forgotten Battalion,” involved with the battles of Tulagi, Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, Guam, and Iwo Jima. The visitor center is located at 1501 East Evergreen Blvd. in Vancouver.

 

 

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Battle Ground Schools awarded $11,800 in grants for science and technology programs

Thursday, November 9, 2017

CAM Academy, Daybreak Middle, and Tukes Valley Middle schools in the Battle Ground district are set to receive a combined total of $11,800 in grants from the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). All the funding is allocated for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) projects that will enable students to work together while developing critical thinking skills. CAM Academy will receive two grants totaling $9,200 for the school’s robotics program. Daybreak and Tukes Valley Middle schools will each receive a $1,300 grant for FIRST LEGO League competitions. Students in these programs build their knowledge and enthusiasm across a variety of academic subjects while mimicking real-world job. experiences.

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Above & Below and Tom Relth Studio move out of Boomerang, sale this weekend

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Above & Below Art Studio, the company that operates Tom Relth Studio is moving out of its current location, Boomerang. Sunday, Nov. 12 will be the last day of operations at that location. Co-owners Tom and Leslie Relth cite economic and other factors for the decision. The gallery will be open Saturday, Nov. 11 and Sunday, Nov. 12, for a last “big hurrah” and moving sale. The Relths will continue to seek out new exhibition opportunities, and welcome contact from any interested organization or sponsor wishing to support the arts in the downtown community.

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Mill Creek Pub celebrates sixth anniversary and honors veterans Nov. 11

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Battle Ground’s Mill Creek Pub will be celebrating its sixth year in business on Saturday, Nov. 11. Owner, Russell Brent, plans to celebrate this date honoring Veterans and active duty service members. The restaurant will not be serving their usually brunch menu that Saturday, but will offer a pancake, egg and sausage meal at no charge to Veterans and active duty. Military ID requested to be provided by guest. Other guests will pay $11 for the meal. Event will run from 9 a.m. to noon on Veteran’s Day.

Each year on the pub’s anniversary, Brent gathers the coins from the wishing well at the base of the water wheel and donates to charity. This year’s recipient will be Battle Ground Education Foundation. Established in 1994, the foundation is an all-volunteer, non-profit community organization whose purpose is to leverage community resources to help maintain quality education for all students in Battle Ground schools.

There will be an online contest on the pub’s Facebook page where guests are encouraged to guess the amount drawn from the well. The person with the closest guess will win a $100 gift certificate. Mill Creek Pub is located at 1710 SW Ninth Ave. in Battle Ground. Find the event on Facebook, here.

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