Woodland Schools receive Career Guidence Award of Excellence from state
Woodland Middle School and Woodland High School were two of 23 schools that will receive the 2014 Career Guidance Award of Excellence, an award to honor high implementing college and career readiness programs. The award is based on data from a variety of sources that include: the BERC Navigation 101 Evaluation, State Board of Education’s Achievement Index, graduation rates, college ready transcripts, gatekeeper courses and rigor, connection to guidance & counseling and demographics, including ESEA Status. College and career readiness program leadership and program sustainability related to implementation of best practices was also a consideration. Many finalist schools utilized additional evidence-based practices with data from various sources that may have included attendance, discipline, class rank/GPA, and failure rates. For more information about the award, click here.
Tori Amos to play Oregon Zoo in July, tickets on sale today
Tickets for Tori Amos‘ July 18 show go on sale at 10 a.m. today, Mar. 7. The zoo’s concert series begins in June and runs through early September. The complete schedule will be announced in April. Since her breakthrough debut, 1992′s confessional Little Earthquakes, Amos has sold more than 12 million albums and consistently pushed herself in new directions. Seven of her records have reached the Top 10. Tickets range from $44.50 to $74.50 and can be purchased here. Additional information is available at www.oregonzoo.org or by calling 503-226-1561.
Battle Ground Police: Hunting for history
The Battle Ground Police Department is in the process of collecting department memorabilia, including photographs, newspaper clippings, equipment, and uniforms to be used for public display at the police department facility. To further develop the collection, the department is seeking items or information from the community that is related to the history of police services in Battle Ground. Staff is especially interested in obtaining a photograph of Jess Graffunder, believed to be the first town marshal serving from 1951 to 1952. The collection will preserve the history of the department and will be on display for the public and for those officers who serve the Battle Ground community well into the future.
To donate documents, artifacts or to provide information regarding the department’s history, contact Administrative Assistant Alisha Smith at 360-342-5310 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Port of Ridgefield attends national public-private partnership conference
With an eye toward meeting potential development partners for Millers’ Landing – the Port of Ridgefield’s newly available 41-acre waterfront development site – port representative recently invested resources and time to participate in a national public-private partnership conference held in Dallas, TX. Port representatives attending the event were Commissioner Scott Hughes, CEO Brent Grening, and Director of Business Development, Randy Mueller. The agenda for the forum included programming that covered a wide-spectrum of topics and partnership opportunities with specially-designed sessions for public-planners and architecture, engineering and construction professionals. The port secured an exhibit booth for the opportunity to talk with some of the 800 people in attendance. Grening also delivered a full on-stage presentation about Millers’ Landing to a subgroup of event-goers. For more information about the port, visit www.portridgefield.org.
Port of Camas-Washougal partners with City of Washougal and PSU for waterfront development
The Port of Camas-Washougal is partnering with the City of Washougal and Portland State University in a planning effort led by a team of students from the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program. Operating under the name Convergence Community Planning, the purpose statement is: “To develop a community vision for the waterfront that connects and complements the downtown, and supports the creation of a local and regional identity for the City of Washougal.” For the original story click here.
“Go Green” for First Friday in downtown Camas
Celebrating all things “green” is the theme of the March 7 First Friday in Downtown Camas. Lucky leprechauns, an earth friendly clown, live music, a “Green Zone” and the wearing of the green will all be a part of this fun event. The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Each participating merchant will have a “lucky leprechaun” in their business, and for every leprechaun found, a raffle ticket will be entered to win “green” prizes and more from the merchants. Lucky leprechaun “passports” can be found in stores, at the Downtown Camas Association (DCA) table at Journey church at 304 NE 4th, and at the Second Story Gallery upstairs at the Camas Library.For all the information, visit www.downtowncamas.com.
Ground blessing ceremony with EHFH this Sunday
The public is invited to attend the ground blessing ceremony for the West family at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Mar 9. The ceremony will be held at the site of the home; 7001 NE 98th Ave., Vancouver, where Doug West and his two children, Cheyenne (15) and Kody (17), will reside. West will complete his 250 required sweat equity hours alongside Habitat volunteers, on his home as well as those for other future homeowners in the program. Currently, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity has completed 29 homes in Clark County, and served 78 families through new construction, repair programs, and its global tithe work. For more information, visit www.ehfh.org. For the original story, click here.
“Farewell to Hats!” at CCHM Museum Underground tonight
Join the Clark County Historical Museum at the next Museum Underground after-hours party tonight, Mar. 7, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The theme of this event will be ‘Farewell to Hats!’ as the museum exhibit Hats! will be closing at the end of the month. Guests are invited to wear a favorite hat and compete in various hat competitions.The Hats! exhibit explores the form and function of headwear in Clark County and beyond. Tickets are $10 for non-members; $8 for CCHS members and can be purchased in advance via PayPal, here. Interested parties can RSVP by emailing email@example.com or calling 360-993-5679. Tickets will also be available at the door. The event is for those ages 21 and over. For further details, visit www.cchm.org.
The Chancellor’s Seminar Series welcomes the Murrow Interview tonight
The Chancellor’s Seminar Series welcomes the Murrow Interview tonight, Mar. 7,
from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Dengerink Administrative Building at WSU Vancouver
. The Murrow Interview is an innovative series of conversations with influential figures and newsmakers. Lawrence Pintak
, founding dean and professor for The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at WSU Pullman, will interview Dan Fletcher
, co-founder of Beacon, a startup that connects readers and writers to fund journalism. The pair will discuss where the news business is headed in the new digital universe. The program will be a one-on-one interview taped in front of a live audience. It will be shot live-to-tape and will air on the WSU Murrow Public Media network (NWPR and WSU PBS stations), and possibly others in the region. The event is free, but interested parties are asked to RSVP. To learn more and to register, visit murrowinterview.wsu.edu
Troubleshooting workshop for small businesses Mar. 13
Patricia Zamboni Coash, owner of Aushi Mizani (a professional productivity company) will host a Business Brainstorming event at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 13 at Southwest Washington Surplus, 2519 NE Fourth Plain Way in Vancouver. Coash wants to bring local business owners and managers together for focused and creative collaboration; resulting in a brainstorm session that aims to solve local business issues. Topics range from employee productivity to marketing and cash flow problems. The event is free and open to the public. Interested parties can register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
23rd annual Paddy Hough Parade: “Go Green!” Mar. 17
The 23rd annual Paddy Hough Parade takes place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day, Monday, Mar. 17. Beginning at Hough Elementary School on 1900 Daniels St., it wends its way around the uptown area and finishes back at the school. Families and children are encouraged to come and enjoy what has become a Vancouver tradition. The theme of this year’s parade is “Go Green!” Retiring Hough Elementary teacher Mina Milligan will be Grand Marshal. For the full article, click here.
“The Art of Pastel” show continues this month at Art on the Boulevard, artists reception tonight
This month Art on the Boulevard will have the official reception for its “The Art of Pastel” show, which features four very talented artists, Elizabeth Ganji, Steve Hill, Marilyn Hocking and Christy Perrine. The show features a multitude of different subject matters, each of them beautifully painted. To view the show online, visit www.artontheboulevard.org. The reception will be held tonight, Mar. 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. The event includes complimentary light refreshments, live music, and a chance to meet the artists. The event was originally set for February’s First Friday, but was rescheduled due to the weather. For further information, contact the gallery at 360-750-4499, or visit www.artontheboulevard.org. Find them on Facebook, here.
Southwest Washington Human Resource Management Association luncheon Mar. 11
The Southwest Washington Human Resource Management Association will host a Vancouver luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Mar. 11, at the Royal Oaks Country Club, 8917 NE Fourth Plain Rd. Advance tickets are $25 for members; $35 for nonmembers. Tickets will also be available at the door for $35. Speaker Ineke Hurkmans, founder of Jump Movement, will present “Managing Change in Your Organization with Strategies from Jump Movement.” Click here for the full article.
Share’s “Flappers and Dappers” gala Mar. 8
Share‘s 10th annual gala, “Flappers and Dappers” takes place Saturday, Mar. 8, from 5 to 10 p.m., at the Hilton Vancouver, 301 W Sixth St. Tickets are $150 per couple; $750 for a table of 10. Twenty’s attire or black tie is preferred. The gala will feature dinner; casino style gaming including: Roulette, Blackjack, Craps and Texas hold ‘em; and both silent and live auctions. Share is a non-profit organization serving the hungry & homeless in Clark County. The spring gala is one of its primary fundraising events. For more information and to register, visit www.sharevancouver.org. For the full story, click here.
VDA expands the First Friday Artwalk tonight
Vancouver’s Downtown Association (VDA) has expanded First Friday to include more opportunity to explore and enjoy all aspects of city center. In addition to the Artwalk, the VDA has created a “hot sheet” to help attendees learn more about new exhibits and where to find the ever-changing variety of options. This Friday, the public is invited to see three special spaces: Gravitate , located upstairs in the former Koplans, 1012 Washington St., Brickstone Ballroom in the top story of the Biggs Insurance Building, 105 W. Evergreen, and Divine Again + Vintique Living in the basement under Divine Consign, Ninth and Main Sts. Learn more by contacting Executive Director Lee Rafferty at 360-258-1129. For the full story, click here.
Journey Theater Arts Group presents “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.” tonight
Journey Theater will begin the fantastic tale of the street rat who became a prince in Disney’s Aladdin Jr., a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides. Performances begin tonight, Mar. 7 and run through Mar. 16, at The Washburn Performing Arts Center at Washougal High School. Advance tickets range from $10 to $12 and can be purchased online at www.journeytheater.org or by calling 360-750-8550. Tickets for all performances will be $3 more at the door. For the full story, click here.
City of Battle Ground Fireworks Stand Permit Available by Lottery
Retail fireworks sales within the City of Battle Ground require a Fireworks Stand Permit from the City’s Community Development Department. Permit holders must be designated as a non-profit organization and be located in the City of Battle Ground or benefit the citizens of the City. Fireworks sales are allowed each year from June 28 through July 5. The City is taking applications for the one available permit which will be decided by lottery. Applications are available at www.cityofbg.org/fireworks, by contacting the Community Development Department at 360-342-5047, or at City Hall, 109 SW First St. Applications are due no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 21.The lottery drawing will take place at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 26, at city hall. Applicants need not be present at the time of the lottery; all applicants will be notified of the results immediately following the drawing. The lottery winner must submit a Fireworks Stand Permit Application no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27.
Magenta Improv Theater this Saturday
Magenta Improv Theater (MIT) will perform “A Night of Family-friendly Improv” at 7:30 p.m., this Saturday, Mar. 8, at the Magenta Theater, 606 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. In their own version of “Who’s Line is it Anyway?” the show will feature some old favorite games and a few new tricks. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for children age 13 and under, and are available at the door and online by clicking here. Seating is general admission. To learn more about the Magenta Theater, and to see other upcoming productions, visit www.magentatheater.com. The event is also on Facebook, here.