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State of the County Address Mar. 12

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015


Councilor David Madore, chair of the Board of County Councilors, is scheduled to present State of the County remarks on Thursday, Mar. 12, along with Councilors Jeanne E. Stewart and Tom Mielke. The event will be from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., at Skyview High School, 1300 NW 139th St., in the Salmon Creek area. Light refreshments will be available at 3:30 p.m. The program will start at 4 p.m.

Plans call for newly elected Sheriff Chuck E. Atkins and newly appointed Acting County Manager Mark McCauley to be on hand for short presentations. The councilors also will recognize volunteers for extraordinary efforts in 2014. They urge those attending to bring non-perishable food, household supplies or financial donations for local food banks.

A food drive has been a key part of State of the County in recent years. Donations in 2014 provided nearly 3,000 meals. More than 10,000 families turn to the Clark County Food Bank and partner agencies each month for help meeting basic needs. For those unable to attend, the program may be viewed later on CVTV (Clark-Vancouver Television) Channels 21 and 23.

Tickets available for Innovative’s “Caring Hearts in Paradise” Mar. 14

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015


ColleenBocciaTickets are selling quickly, but are still available for Innovative’s Spring Benefit event, Caring Hearts in Paradise, scheduled for Saturday, Mar. 14, at the Hilton Vancouver. Doors open at 5 p.m. with the “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Happy Hour.” Guests will enjoy a festive and inspiring Caribbean evening. Colleen Boccia, SVP Marketing & Chief Deposit Officer at Columbia Credit Union will be M.C. for the event’s inspiring program.

Event highlights include surfing on the Radical Surf simulator, dancing to reggae music of Rhythm Culture with Clark County’s most popular D.J. Craig Brown, a Caribbean dinner buffet, silent auction, raffle, and more. Dress is casual tropical; sun dresses, tropical shirts, shorts, flip flops and sandals are appreciated.

Tickets are $75 and reservations can be made on-line at, or call by calling Laurie Giacomini at 360-823-5170, or For more information about Innovative Services NW or to schedule a tour, contact Kathy Deschner, Vice President of Development and Marketing at 360-823-5171 or

Mother’s Day Camas Plant & Garden Fair now accepting vendor applications

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015


The 18th annual Camas Plant & Garden Fair will return to the streets of downtown Camas this year on Saturday, May 9, the day before Mother’s Day. Customers will find a wide array of plants, trees, garden art, planters, garden furniture, birdhouses, iron works, and a large selection of other locally made and grown products. It’s a great opportunity to get something special for mom or to pick up something for your own garden. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Applications for plant and retail vendors are now being accepted and application forms can be found at All products intended for sale must be plants or garden-related items and must be grown or produced locally. For all the information, see the pre-approval guidelines on the website. The last day for early-bird pricing is March 31 and applications will be accepted after that until the event is full.

“We are thrilled to again host this beloved event in Downtown Camas,” says Carrie Schulstad, executive director for the DCA. “The variety and quality of products you’ll find is exceptional. We have also added more kids’ activities this year hosted by Camp Windy Hill and the Camas Farmer’s Market and the petting zoo by Camas Camp n Ranch will be back.” For information on the DCA and other downtown events, visit

PeaceHealth and OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute announce collaboration

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015



PeaceHealth and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Knight Cardiovascular Institute have joined forces to enhance cardiovascular surgery services throughout the southwest Washington area.

The collaboration will utilize the well-established expertise of OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute surgeons and researchers to build on the range of complex heart and vascular procedures already offered in the PeaceHealth Columbia Network, which includes PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center (Vancouver) and PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center (Longview). OHSU will be bringing its robust research program to the collaboration, offering clinical trials and novel therapies to patients served at PeaceHealth’s southwest Washington sites.

Cardiovascular surgeons from OHSU’s Knight Cardiovascular Institute are now seeing patients with PeaceHealth’s Heart & Vascular surgical team at PeaceHealth Medical Group Cardiovascular Surgery clinic, located on the PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center campus. Howard Song, M.D., Ph.D., chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery for the OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute, will be taking on an additional role as medical director of the cardiac surgery program at PeaceHealth Southwest.

Additional benefits of the collaboration will include advancements in cardiovascular therapies for heart failure and heart valve disease, more minimally invasive procedures, and new services in structural heart disease and advanced electrophysiology. Read more about the Heart & Vascular services currently offered at PeaceHealth here.