Back Issues: November 28, 2017

Journey Theater presents “Elf the Musical Jr.” Dec. 1 – 10

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Based on the cherished New Line Cinema holiday classic, Elf the Musical Jr. features songs by Tony Award-nominees, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, with a book by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin.

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity.

The show opens this Friday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. Additional performances are Dec. 2, 8, and 9 at 7 p.m.; and Dec. 3, 9 and 10 at 2 p.m. Advace tickets for adults are $12, and $14 for youth and seniors. Tickets are $5 more at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.journeytheater.org.

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2018 parking passes for four county regional parks go on sale Dec. 5

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park

2018 parking passes for four of Clark County’s biggest, most popular parks will go on sale next week.  Annual passes cost $30 and will be accepted at Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park, Lewisville Regional Park, Salmon Creek Regional Park/Klineline Pond and Vancouver Lake Regional Park. Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 5, passes can be purchased at:

* Clark County 78th Street Operations Center, Building A, 4700 NE 78th St.
* Clark County Permit Center, first floor, Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St.
* Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E Main St.

All three locations accept cash, checks, credit cards and debit cards, although the Permit Center charges a $2.95 fee for debit and credit card transactions. Annual passes also can be purchased at the four parks when fee booths are staffed.

Daily parking fees are $2 for motorcycles, $3 for vehicles, $6 for vehicles with trailers and $8 for buses or motor homes. Annual pass holders will save money if they visit just one of the four parks once a month during 2018. Under Clark County Code, parking a vehicle without paying the required daily fee or displaying a valid parking pass could result in a $40 fine.

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Friends of the Carpenter to utilize former day center space to serve vulnerable populations

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Friends of the Carpenter (FOC) will explore how to best utilize the current small day center space in the north end of its building on W 20th St. to address some other critical need in the community. This change comes as a result of plans by the City of Vancouver to purchase the former Department of Fish and Wildlife building on Grand Blvd. to house an expanded day center program in early 2018.

“A permanent day center, with adequate space for resources such as access to shower and laundry facilities, will be a wonderful and much-needed addition to our continuum of care in Clark County. However, it does mean that the current day center operated by Share will likely relocate in early 2018,” says Tom Iberle, executive director. “At Friends of the Carpenter, we look at this as a door opening to a new and exciting chapter for us to stay true to our mission of the past 20 years by identifying under-served populations who are in need of the services we provide.”

The FOC Board of Directors will work with staff and key volunteers to explore how best to make use of the space currently occupied by the Share Day Center once it moves to the new location. That could include leasing the space to another promising ministry or organization or expanding in a way that aligns with its Strategic Plan. More information will become available on the FOC website www.friendsofthecarpenter.org.

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Postal Inspectors offering mailing tips to secure holiday shipments

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Postal Inspectors Service, the federal law enforcement arm of the Postal Service, is offering mailing tips to secure your holiday shipments. Click here for 10 secure shipping tips that provide options to help ensure packages reach their destination. If you notice an unfamiliar vehicle following behind the USPS truck or unknown persons loitering around mailboxes, immediately report the activity to your local police department and then call the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 877-876-2455. Those that feel they are a victim of a crime involving the mail, may submit an online complaint at: https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov.

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