VSO Chamber Series announces lineup for 2015

by DIwpBacon on December 22, 2014


VSO has announced the lineup of the remaining concerts for 2014-2015 Chamber Series just in time for last minute gift shoppers to take advantage of holiday sales. Tickets for all four concerts is just $75. To get the deal, type in keyword “SALVADOR” when purchasing online. The lineup includes:

January 11Love is in the Air: A whole concert of songs of love and passion
March 8Family Concert:  A family friendly concert featuring local favorites from the Columbia River Brass Band.
April 12Signs of Spring: Following up on their triumphant performances in 2013, cellist Nancy Ives and pianist Cary Lewis return.
May 3 - Sunbreaks: Experience a movie like never before. Buster Keaton stars in his greatest film, featuring live music accompanying this 1926 silent film classic.

Immediately following each concert, a food and drink reception will be held next door to the theatre at Niche – a wine and art bar, which is open to all concert attendees. For more information and tickets, visit www.vancouversymphony.org or call 360-735-7278.






Seniors invited to Swing in the New Year at Luepke Center Dec. 31

by DIwpBacon on December 22, 2014
Photo courtesy of The Columbian

Photo courtesy of The Columbian

People age 50 and better are invited to ring in the New Year with the sounds of yesteryear at Vancouver Parks and Recreation’s sixth annual Swinging in the New Year’s Eve Dance. Festivities are from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31, at the Luepke Senior Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver.

Attendees will enjoy 1940s Big Band-era standards performed by the Beacock Swing Band, as well as light refreshments and party favors. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 for City of Vancouver residents and $18 for non-residents. Advance registration is required. To register, call the Marshall Community Center at 360-487-7100 or the Firstenburg Community Center at 360-487-7001.

The Vancouver Parks and Recreation’s 50 and Better Program offers a variety of fun activities, clubs and events for boomers and seniors. For more information, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/parksrec/page/fifty-and-better.

Bradley Carlson named to Riverview Board

Brad Carlson, photo courtesy of Riverview Community Bank.

Brad Carlson, photo courtesy of Riverview Community Bank.

Riverview Bancorp, Inc.  today announced the appointment of Bradley Carlson, President and General Manager of Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Funeral Chapel and Crematory, to the Board of Directors for Riverview Community Bank and Riverview Bancorp, Inc.

“Brad is not only an astute businessman, he is a true pillar of the Clark County community who has served literally thousands of families in southwest Washington,” says Pat Sheaffer, Chairman and CEO of Riverview Bancorp. “Our strong Board and Company will profit from Brad’s expertise and experiences at the local and regional level.”

A graduate of Washington State University, Carlson is a past chair of the board and current director for the Association of Washington Business. Currently he is on the board of directors of the Fort Vancouver National Trust, Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital Foundation, Identity Clark County and the Washington State University Foundation Board of Trustees.

Community-based grants open for local non-profits

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The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington discretionary grants committee has opened the organization’s 2015 community grant programs. Applications will be accepted online from municipalities or organizations with a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status until January 31, 2015. Organizations fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) are also welcome to apply.

This year, the grant programs have been updated to more accurately reflect the types of funding the Community Foundation provides to nonprofits serving residents in Clark, Cowlitz or Skamania Counties. This approach allows nonprofits to submit specific applications for capacity building needs, program support, or for funding related to the Foundation’s strategic focus: interrupting the cycle of intergenerational poverty.

Applications and guidelines, which include criteria and suggestions, can be accessed through the Community Foundation website at www.cfsww.org/nonprofits/grant-programs/. Final grant recipients will be announced in May 2015, followed by a second grant cycle opening in June. For specific answers to questions about the process, grant seekers are encouraged to email grants@cfsww.org.

Nine Rebound doctors awarded Portland Monthly 2015 Top Doctors

reboundPortland Monthly Magazine included nine Rebound physicians in their annual Top Doctors list. Fred Bagares, D.O., Jerod Cottrill, D.O., and John Kafrouni, M.D. are Top Doctors in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Andrew Nemecek, M.D. in Neurological Surgery; Kirk Wong, M.D. in Hand Surgery; and Evan Ellis, M.D., Gregory Gramstad, M.D., Donald Roberts, M.D., and Anthony Wei, M.D in Sports Medicine.

2015 marks Bagares first inclusion in the Portland Monthly Top Doctors’ list. He is a board certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, with specialties in interventional spine care, sports medicine, musculoskeletal/repetitive use injuries, electrodiagnosis, and musculoskeletal ultrasound.

Rebound is the most complete Orthopedic and Neurosurgery clinic in Portland and southwest Washington with offices at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, Legacy Salmon Creek, East Vancouver, and Portland’s Rose Quarter. For more information, visit www.reboundmd.com.

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