Discusison on the impact of Hanford Site on Columbia River and surrounding areas Sept. 24
Join the community for a discussion on the relationship between the Hanford Site and the Columbia River at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the Camas Public Library. Daniel Noonan, who works with the Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility, will present ” The History of Hanford through Art and Science.” The site is a mostly decommissioned nuclear production complex operated by the United States federal government on the Columbia River and represents two-thirds of the nation’s high-level radioactive waste by volume. For more information, call the library at 360-834-4692.
Board appoints four members of Public Health Advisory Council
The Clark County Board of Health this week appointed four community members to serve three-year terms on the volunteer Public Health Advisory Council. Sandra Mathewson was reappointed to her seat representing the educational community. New appointees are:
• Tracy Rude of Vancouver, who represents consumers. She is a licensed practical nurse who works at the Clark County Skills Center.
• Dr. Remy Eussen, a pediatric dentist practicing in Vancouver.
• Bryce Hackett, a senior at Columbia River High School and Honor Society member. He serves on the Clark County Youth Commission and fills a seat for youth on the advisory council.
Terms will begin Oct. 1 and end Sept. 30, 2017. The council is a link between the community, Board of Health and Clark County Public Health. It provides advice on public health policies, decision making and practices.
Grand opening celebration for Richardson Eye Clinic Sept. 27
Dr. Brett Richardson will have a grand opening celebration of Richardson Eye Clinic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. Numerous businesses have donated prizes for the event including: Emanar Cellars, Battle Ground Fitness, Mill Creek Pub, Main Street Floral Company, Naydenov Gymnastics, Pasta Gigis, and more. Representatives from the local Lion’s Club will be on hand collecting used eye glasses. Richardson Eye Clinic also will have face painting, a balloon artist, food and more. Dr. Richardson took over long time local eye doctor, Dr. Barcus‘s practice and moved to this new location at 1710 SW 9th Ave., Ste. 112. For more information, call 360-687-4901.
142nd Fighter Wing to conduct night flying Sept. 22 – 25
The Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing
will be conducting routine F-15 night flying training from Monday, Sept. 22
through Thursday, Sept. 25
. The missions allow the wing to stay current with mandatory Air Force requirements. Night flying is conducted almost monthly as it provides essential training for night time maneuvers. Training flights will be completed each evening before 10 p.m. Since September 11, 2001 the 142nd Fighter Wing has flown more than 47,000 hours in support of the Aerospace Control Alert mission to ensure the Pacific Northwestern skies remain safe.
The City of Vancouver has joined Nextdoor.com
The City of Vancouver has joined Nextdoor.com to improve citywide and neighbor-to-neighbor communications. With Nextdoor, the City is able to share important news and updates, services, public events and emergency notifications that are relevant to specific neighborhoods. Several different City departments have the ability to post information to Nextdoor, including Neighborhood Police Officers. For more information and to join, visit www.Nextdoor.com. Click here for the full story.
Friends of the Poor 5K Walk/Run with St. Vincent de Paul this Saturday
St. Vincent de Paul hopes to raise $30,000 at the Friends of the Poor 5K Walk/Run this Saturday, Sept. 20. St. Vincent is the largest food pantry in Clark County providing food, clothing, rent assistance, utility assistance, emergency shelter, gas, and transportation assistance to residents in need. The 5K will be timed for those serious runners, and walkers can take a leisurely walk along a beautiful route that starts at St. James Church in downtown Vancouver, 218 W. 12th St., heads south on Columbia St. to the scenic Columbia River waterfront, then through historic Ft. Vancouver, and loops back to end at St. James. Runners start at 9 a.m.; walkers at 9:05. Awards, food and refreshments will be offered from 10 to 11 a.m. Check-in is available Friday, Sept. 19 at St. James from 5 to 8 p.m. Check-in on Saturday begins at 7:30 a.m. Registration is free with a much needed minimum donation of $25 and includes T-shirt and go-bag to the first 350. For more information and to register, visit http://www.svdpusa.net/fop/ then select “Washington.”
Continuation of special auction Sept. 23
The Clark County Treasurer’s Office will be holding a continuation of a special auction for only one parcel (Account #264614000). The Property Tax Foreclosure Auction will be held online via an Internet-based foreclosure auction provider called “bid4assets” here. The auction will begin Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 8 a.m. Pacific Standard Time and end on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. Clark County foreclosure property list from bid4assets, the Clark County Treasurer’s web site, or the Treasurer’s Office at 1300 Franklin St., second floor in Vancouver. Payments must be made via wire transfer, cash, or cashier’s check payable to the Clark County Treasurer and must be received by 4:30 p.m. PST Wednesday, Sept. 24. Personal or business checks will not be accepted. Wire instructions will be available to each successful bidder.
Mark Matthias among those to be honored at the 28th annual AFP Philanthropy Awards Nov. 17
Mark Matthias, owner of Beaches Restaurants, will be among those honored at the 2014 Philanthropy Awards Luncheon presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter (AFP) on Monday, November 17. The 28th annual luncheon celebrates National Philanthropy Day, which recognizes the contributions of philanthropy and those people active in the philanthropic community. Matthias will receive the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award. For the original article, click here.
Grand opening of Pomeroy Cellars Sept. 20
Pomeroy Cellars will host the grand opening of a brand new tasting room on Saturday, Sept. 20 from noon to 8 p.m. Admission is free and open to guests ages 21 and older. Pomeroy Cellars is located at the historic Pomeroy Farm, 20902 NE Lucia Falls Rd. in Yacolt. The afternoon festivities will include a complimentary tasting of Pomeroy Cellars’ newly released flight of wines, a bocce ball tournament, free chocolate pairings, live music and and more. Click here for the full article.
The 2014 Vision for Opportunities benefit breakfast for NWABA Sept. 24
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes invites community members to the second annual breakfast fundraiser at Multnomah Athletic Club Wednesday, Sept. 24. The 2014 Vision for Opportunities is presented by Riverview Community Bank. Doors will open at 7 a.m. and the program will begin at 7:30 a.m. There is no cost to attend, but guests will be asked to support the life changing opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired. To reserve a table, contact Carrie Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-448-7254. For more information, visit www.nwaba.org.
Retails Thrift Superstore caters to crafters and DIY-ers
ReTails Thrift Stores, operated by the Humane Society for Southwest Washington (HSSW), recently opened the doors of its new thrift superstore, located at 5000 E. Fourth Plain (across from Golden Skate) in Vancouver. Now, ReTails has added Saturday crafting demonstrations to the shopping experience for the grand opening month of September. The first demonstration, Candelabra Makeovers, was held on September 6 to an enthusiastic group of crafters. For the remaining two weekends in the month, ReTails will host the following in-store demonstrations each led by a local crafting expert:
- Sept. 20, at 3 p.m. – Repurposing Thrift Store Finds
- Sept. 27, at 2 p.m. – Furniture Makeover
Proceeds from ReTails Thrift Stores supports the work of HSSW’s mission of pet adoptions, proper medical care for the community’s animals and other companion animal programs.
11th annual Oktoberfest at Shorty’s Garden and Home Sept. 19
Shorty’s Garden and Home will host the 11th annual Oktoberfest celebration on Friday, Sept. 19, from 5 to 11 p.m. at its Vancouver location, 10006 SE Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver. Proceeds from this fundraising event will benefit the Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL) Foundation, which supports the programs and services provided to local communities by the FVRL Library District. The festival features live music and dancing, Samuel Adams OctoberFest beer, and German-style food available for purchase from Beaches Catering. Advance tickets are $20, available online, here. Tickets purchased at the event will be $25. All tickets include admission to the Oktoberfest celebration and one beverage token.
Public Safety Complex open house honors participants in Chief for a Day program Sept. 20
Join others from the community at the 13th Annual Public Safety Complex Open House from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Clark County Public Safety Complex, located at 505 N.W. 79th St., near the Clark County Fairgrounds. The complex houses the Clark County Sheriff’s Office West Precinct, the Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office, and a volunteer fire station shared by Fire Districts 6, 11, and 12. This is the culminating event of local law enforcement’s participation in the Chief for a Day (CFAD) program. The event is free and allows residents to meet local firefighters and law enforcement officials, see emergency vehicles up close, and watch auto extrications, sprinkler operation, a K-9 show, and fire extinguisher demonstration. Click here for the full story.
POW/MIA observance and monument dedication on Sept. 20
The Community Military Appreciation Committee (CMAC), a civic nonprofit organization, will be dedicating the POW/MIA Monument at the Armed Forces Reserve Center (AFRC) at 15005 NE 65th St, Vancouver on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 11 a.m. The event runs in conjunction with National POW/MIA Recognition Day in the United States. Keynote speaker will be U.S. Army Col. John F. Sweeney, the commander of the 2nd Brigade 95th Division located at the Armed Forces Reserve Center. For the full story, click here.
Second annual Oktoberfest at Alderbrook Park Sept. 26 and 27
The community is invited to Alderbrook Park‘s second annual Oktoberfest from 6 to 11 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, and from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. Admission is $15 and includes a commemorative mug. Beer and wine script is $5. Evenings are for adults over 21, but families are welcome on Saturday, from noon to 6 p.m. Guests can enjoy live music and dancing under the elegant pavilion, and classic German beers and food. For the full article, click here.
Free festival celebrates Columbia River sturgeon Sept. 20
The Columbia River ecosystem and its primitive inhabitant, the sturgeon, will be honored from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the 18th Annual Sturgeon Festival held at the Water Resources Education Center, 4600 S.E. Columbia Way in Vancouver. The free, one-day festival is hosted by the City of Vancouver, with participation by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The popular event includes entertaining and educational activities for all ages. Click here for the full story.