Sherri McMillan hosts fundraiser 5k for those displaced from Courtyard Village Apartments Dec. 21

by DIwpBacon on December 18, 2014
5K running of all ages
Sherri McMillan, owner of Northwest Personal Training, has posted on her Facebook page that she is organizing an informal 3-mile run/walk at 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, starting at Torque Coffee Roasters, 501 Columbia St., to help those being forced out of their homes at the Courtyard Village Apartments. There will be no medals, T-shirts, or timing.

 A suggested donation of $10 can be paid the day of the event. Those who can’t make it but still want to help can send checks directly to the Council for the Homeless, which will administer the fund, at 2500 Main St., Vancouver, 98660; make sure to write “Courtyard Village” in the memo line. For more information, visit www.nwpersonaltraining.com.






Leadership Clark County hosts information session Jan. 13

by DIwpBacon on December 18, 2014


Leadership Clark County (LCC) will hold a free information session Tuesday, Jan. 13 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Educational Services District 112, 2500 NE 65th Ave., Vancouver. The session is an opportunity for candidates to learn more about the program, ask questions and hear from alumni about their experiences. There is no cost to attend. RSVP by January 9 to director@leadershipclarkcounty.com or 360-567-1085.

LCC is accepting early applications for candidates interested in joining the Class of 2016. Candidates submitting applications prior to February 14 will receive a $50 discount off the $100 application fee and priority consideration for acceptance into the program. Regular enrollment closes April 30, 2015.

Leadership Clark County is a nonprofit, nonpartisan civic leadership development program. The nine-month program runs September through May and is offered annually to individuals from Clark County’s private, nonprofit and public sectors. LCC alumni serve in more than 100 organizations, using their leadership and volunteer skills to make a difference in our community. For more information, visit www.leadershipclarkcounty.com.

The “Great O Antiphons” at the Proto-Cathedral of St. James Dec. 19

IM photo by Rachel Hadiashar

Members of In Mulierbus. Photo by Rachel Hadiashar.

This year’s holiday concert by In Mulieribus explores music inspired by the Great O Antiphons of Advent, a series of seven ancient antiphons designated for Vespers during the last seven days before Christmas. The concert will feature these ancient antiphons and thematically related compositions by Hildegard, Lassus, Josquin, Taverner, Hassler, Handl and the contemporary Norwegian composer, Wolfgang Plagge.

In Mulieribus is a seven-member female vocal ensemble dedicated to the promotion and enrichment of community through the art of music with a focus on works written primarily before 1750.

The concert will be held this Sunday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m., Proto-Cathedral of St James, 218 W 12th St. in Vancouver. Tickets are $25 for premium seating; $20 for general admission; $15 for students and seniors, available at www.boxofficetickets.com and at the door.

BNSF grant helps ECFR purchase new AEDs


Photo courtesy of ECFR.

East County Fire and Rescue (ECFR) recently put four new Automated External Defibrillators (AED) into service thanks to a $9,947 grant from the BNSF Railway Foundation. These new AEDs replace units that no longer meet current American Heart Association standards.

The new AEDs are bi-phasic–shocking the heart of a cardiac arrest patient from two directions–instead of just one. This two-point delivery system causes less potential damage to heart tissue. The newer AED software provides timing sequences compatible with the faster-paced CPR compressions required by the American Heart Association.

ECFR has utilized AEDs for over a decade. The economic downturn–and the resultant loss of almost $2 million in expected property tax revenue–prohibited the Fire District from updating/replacing old fire and EMS equipment. “The BNSF Railway Foundation grant provided us new AEDs at a time when we couldn’t afford to replace them ourselves,” says East County Fire Chief Scott Koehler. “We are grateful to the Foundation for giving us these critical, life-saving tools.”

New Year’s Eve at the Hoosegow Dec. 31


The community is invited to celebrate New Year’s Eve at The Hoosegow Wednesday, Dec. 31. The prime rib dinner and benefit concert will include an unlimited dessert bar and beverages, four drink tickets, and Champagne toast with party favors. Entertainment features:

6 p.m.          Art Miller ~ Ragtime Piano
7 p.m.          Ernesto Quilban ~ Classical guitar with Tom Panich
8:30 p.m.     Eric John Kaiser ~ Parisian Americana
9:30 p.m.     Rachel Len ~ Pop & Country
10:30 p.m.   Mark Stevenz as Elvis

Tickets are $120 per couple and $75 single if purchased prior to ThursdayDec. 25. The event is a benefit for the Clark County Veterans Community Garden. Tickets are available at The Hoosegow, Beacock Music, Hazel Dell Animal Hospital and online at www.ClarkCountyVetsCourtBoard.org or by calling 360-907-2391.

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