Vancouver Farmers Market opens 25th season Mar. 15
by DIwpBacon on March 10, 2014
This year the Vancouver Farmers Market is celebrating its 25th market season. Opening day will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 15, at Esther and sixth St. in downtown Vancouver. Operating hours for the market will be Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through October 26.
“We are excited to showcase all of the new vendors that will be joining us this year,” says Jordan Boldt, executive director for the Vancouver Farmers Market, “and we are thrilled to see the number of our past vendors who are returning again. 2014 is going to be a very good season.”
Attendees have several things to look forward to this year. Washington State has approved wine, beer and cider sampling at farmers markets. The City of Vancouver also has a full calendar of events and live music from local acts taking place in neighboring Esther Short Park. For more information and a list of participating vendors, visit http://www.vancouverfarmersmarket.com/. Find them on Facebook here.
Three finalists selected for Battle Ground Public Schools Superintendent position; community forum Mar. 15
Posted March 10th, 2014
Dr. Theodore Feller
George (Mark) Hottowe
Dr. Mike Stromme
Battle Ground Public Schools‘ Board of Directors narrowed down the search for a new superintendent from six semi-finalists to three finalists after a daylong set of interviews last weekend. The finalists for the position are: Dr. Theodore Feller, executive director of secondary education, Evergreen Public Schools; George (Mark) Hottowe, superintendent, Ocean Beach School District; Dr. Mike Stromme, associate superintendent of teaching and learning, Vancouver School District.
“This has been an exciting and important process,” says Monty Anderson, Board President. “We have three strong candidates. We look forward to the final interviews and hearing the feedback from staff and community members this weekend.”
The three finalists will be in the district on Friday, Mar. 14 and Saturday, Mar. 15 for district tours, question and answer sessions with staff, and final interviews with the Board. All community members, parents, students, and staff are invited to meet the finalists and participate in a community forum on Saturday, Mar. 15 at Chief Umtuch Middle School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.battlegroundps.org or call Julie Backous at 360-885-5360.
Dragon Art Studio presents Chinese Puppet Theatre this Friday
Posted March 10th, 2014
Quan Ren, in partnership with Northwest Heritage Resources, will present a performance by traditional Chinese rod puppet theatre, Dragon Art Studio, at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 14. The show will take place at the Franklin Elementary School Gymnasium, 5206 Franklin St., Vancouver.
Dragon Art Studio performs traditional Chinese folk tales and other stories with Chinese rod puppets that are hand-crafted by the puppeteers. Before coming to America, Zhengli Xu and his wife and fellow performer, Yuqin Wang, were both leading puppeteers with the famous China Puppet Art Troupe for more than 30 years. When Xu and Wang came to Oregon in 1996 they formed their own puppet theatre, Dragon Art Studio.
The suggested donation is $5 for adults and $2 for children. No advance ticket sales. The performance is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, call Quan Ren at 360-818-4647 or visit www.northwestheritageresources.org. Find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/323630087698894/.