Riverview Six to Sunset concert series kicks off July 9

by DIwpBacon on July 2, 2015

Photo courtesy of Hit Machine.

The Riverview Six to Sunset concert series kicks off at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 9, in Esther Short Park. The free series takes place every Thursday night between 6 and 8 p.m. through August 14, and features performances from a different band each evening. Scheduled concerts include:

July 9: Hit Machine
July 16: Patrick Lamb
July 23: Cloverdayle
July 30: Flexor-T
August 6: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
August 13: Soul Vaccination

Leadership Clark County (LCC) will present the Pub in the Park VIP Tables. Purchase of a table for the series includes VIP seating for 10 people at each of the six concerts, dinner from the Hilton’s Gray’s at the Park restaurant, one drink voucher per person at each concert and free bottled water. Tables are $1,500 each, 50% of which is tax deductible. To purchase a table, contact Angel Escobedo, LCC executive director, at 360-567-1085director@leadershipclarkcounty.com or go online to www.leadershipclarkcounty.com/contributesponsor/pub-in-the-park/.








Delegation from Vancouver’s sister city, Joyo, Japan visits now through July 7

by DIwpBacon on July 2, 2015


The City of Vancouver and the Rotary Club of Vancouver will host a delegation of 23 representatives from Vancouver’s sister city, Joyo, Japan, today through July 7. Other local hosts include Clark College, SEH America and the Columbia River Economic Development Council. The cities of Vancouver and Joyo are celebrating 20 years as sister cities this year.

During their visit, the Joyo delegation will attend the Independence Day Celebration and fireworks show at Fort Vancouver, where they will be honored with a performance of Portland Taiko drumming at 6 p.m. on the main stage. They will also tour various sites inside and outside Vancouver, including Fort Vancouver, the downtown Library, the Vancouver Farmer’s Market, Bethany Vineyard & Winery, Clark College, Westfield Vancouver Mall and Multnomah Falls.

At 6:45 p.m. Monday, July 6, the public is invited to attend the Vancouver City Council’s dedication of the “Joyo Fountain” at the south plaza of City Hall, honoring the 20-year sister city relationship.

The Vancouver City Council officially approved a “sister city” relationship with Joyo in 1995, after being approached with the idea by the Vancouver and Joyo Rotary clubs. Over the past 20 years, the two cities have enjoyed a variety of formal and informal social, cultural and political exchanges, such as children’s art exchanges, student exchanges, six-month employee exchanges and delegation visits. For more information, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/joyo.


Reserve a seat now for the next WSU MAP Alliance Forum July 8

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UnknownThe next installment of the WSU MAP Alliance Forum is set for Wednesday, July 8, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the WSU Vancouver Multi Media Building Room 1, 14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave. The topic is “Forecasting: what data do you need to predict your financial future?”

Building on the March Business Growth MAP Alliance presentation by Doug Steck, Washington State University Vancouver will host a session in which Steck, using a proven Excel modeling tool, will lead attendees to understand what information they must capture in order to forecast the financial future of their business. Participants will learn how a systematic, disciplined analysis of each aspect of their business can increase business sustainability.

Steck, Executive in Residence at WSU Vancouver has more than 20 years of executive experience, having held CEO, COO, CFO, CIO, and sales positions in companies ranging from IBM to small startups, across multiple industry sectors, and with international responsibility. He currently teaches entrepreneurship, management and marketing courses at WSU Vancouver. To reserve a seat, contact Julie Early at Julia.early@wsu.edu.

YouthBuild Vancouver accepting applications for GED/construction skills program


Clark County residents, ages 17 through 24, who do not have a high school diploma and are interested in obtaining a GED and job-related skills are invited to attend a free YouthBuild Vancouver information session to learn more about the program. The sessions are Thursday, July 9, Tuesday, July 14 and Thursday, July 23, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., at Partners in Careers, 3210 NE 52nd St.

Those enrolled in YouthBuild will have the opportunity, at no cost, to obtain their GED or high school diploma, gain two nationally-recognized construction certifications, participate in building a house for a family in need, receive services, including job, college and career preparation. To participate in YouthBuild, an individual must be a Clark County resident, a high school dropout in need of a high school diploma or GED, and interested in gaining job skills and experience

YouthBuild is a community-based alternative education program that provides classroom instruction and occupational skills training to youth who have been in the juvenile justice system, are aging out of foster care, have dropped out of high school or are otherwise at risk of failing to reach key educational and career milestones. To register, contact Sam Capeloto at 360-696-8417 ext. 110 or sam@swwpic.org.


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News Briefs

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  • Fourth of July weekend update to Vancouver’s cooling centers

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  • PeaceHealth Southwest prepares for fireworks-related injuries

    Unknown-4With record-dry conditions and a continued heat wave on tap, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center emergency physicians are urging people to use extreme caution this year when celebrating with fireworks on the Fourth of July. PeaceHealth’s emergency and trauma physicians treat a number injuries each year from fireworks, including burns and significant eye and hand injuries. According to the Washington State Patrol’s Fireworks-Related Injury Report, there were 277 total documented firework-related injuries reported in Washington last year requiring hospital care, including 10 in Clark County. The most common causes of injuries included holding fireworks in the hands, getting too close or being hit by firework and leaning over fireworks. Firework safety tips are availablle at the  U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

  • First Friday Art Walk in Vancouver July 3

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  • Port, partners and community open new section of multiuse trail along NW Lower River Road

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  • Evergreen Habitat for Humanity increases minimum wage to $15 an hour

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  • Deadline to register for Dick Hannahs annual Strive 2 Drive July 6

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  • RTC board meeting July 7

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  • August 4, 2015 Primary voter registration deadline July 6

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  • Ridgefield celebrates Fourth of July this Saturday

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  • Fundraiser for Ty Stober July 9

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  • Independence Day at Fort Vancouver July 4

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  • First Thursday at CCHM:Teddy Roosevelt – Wilderness Warrior in Washington tonight

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