Back Issues: November 13, 2017

North County Food Bank kicks off holiday collection drives

Monday, November 13, 2017

Activities at the North County Community Food Bank are in full swing getting all of the pieces in place for the upcoming annual Christmas Gift Adoptions for Children & Seniors in addition to the annual Christmas Food Box Distribution Program.   

North County Community Food Bank works closely with area churches, service organizations, clubs, businesses, private individuals, and all those interested in making Christmas magic for many of our North Clark County residents living in poverty, providing just a little holiday spirit to their lives.  All gifts are to be under $20. Those interested in joining Santa’s elves this year, contact the food bank at 360-687-5007, or by email at executive.director@nccfoodbank.org.     

If your business, club or organization would like to adopt a senior, child, or family, as well as any of those interested in contributing to assist with this privately funded program, contact Elizabeth Cerveny, at 360-687-5007, or executive.director@nccfoodbank.org. The Christmas Food Box distribution takes place Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Battle Ground Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Donated toys are distributed by the Battle Ground Kiwanis in their facility at Kiwanis Park.  

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Vancouver Police awarded grant to enhance sexual assault services

Monday, November 13, 2017

On Oct. 25, the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) received notification from the Washington State Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA) that the department has been selected for a new grant program to enhance sexual assault services. The grant award totaling $74,389 will allow the VPD to begin a pilot program in 2018 to enhance police response to victims of sexual assault. Vancouver is one of just 10 agencies statewide to receive this grant, and the only police department funded. This is the first year this new competitive grant program has been made available. The department is currently working with local partners and OCVA to establish collaborative expectations, roles and responsibilities.

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Vancouver School of Arts and Academics presents “A Codex of Flight” Nov. 14 – 18

Monday, November 13, 2017

A Codex of Flight is an original production by students at Vancouver School of Arts and AcademicsInspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex on the Flight of Birds, the multidisciplinary production includes live music, dance, theatre and visual art woven together by narration from da Vinci’s translated notebook, or codex, on birds.

Art teachers, guest artists, alumni and more than 50 students worked together to create this inspirational exploration of flight. Showtimes are Tuesday Nov. 14, Thursday, Nov. 16, Friday, Nov. 17, and Saturday, Nov. 18., at 7 p.m. A 2 p.m. matinee is slated for Saturday, Nov. 18.

All performances will be held at Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, 3101 Main St., Vancouver. This event is open to the public. General admission is $5. Tickets for seniors and students with ASB identification are $4. Tickets are available at the door.

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Clark College welding program selling students’ 2017 project online as fundraiser

Monday, November 13, 2017

For three months this spring, students from Clark College’s welding classes worked to create an aluminum skiff from scratch. Now the welding program is selling the skiff online to raise funds for future class projects. As part of the college’s commitment to hands-on learning, for the past three years welding students have completed a completely functional welding project before graduation.

This year’s boat is 14 feet long and features storage under each seat, an anchor locker, a drain plug, fore and aft tie-downs, handles for lifting the aft end, and a bow tie-down for anchoring to a trailer. The boat was tested this spring on Lake Lacamas and found to be completely sealed and usable.

Anyone interested in purchasing the boat may bid for it online at https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/all,wa/auction/view?auc=1977227. Proceeds from the sale will go toward purchasing raw materials for the welding program’s 2018 spring project. Materials for this year’s boat cost approximately $1,500, and some 20 students contributed more than 1,000 hours of labor to complete it.

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