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Riverview Community Bank Soup’s On! raises over $65,000 for Share; Chef Troy Lucio wins Soup-er Chef Award

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Share-Logo1Riverview Community Bank Soup’s On!, held on Oct. 11, raised a gross total of $65,543 in support of Share. The event was a record-breaker in both dollars raised as well as attendance, with almost 600 guests. The evening also included a special presentation by two past and the current Board Presidents – John Payne, John McDonagh and Peter Fels, respectively; and an appreciation of Executive Director Diane McWithey‘s 25 years with Share. Guests voted Troy Lucio as the People’s Choice ‘Soup-er Chef’ Award for Best Soup. Share also presented volunteer awards. The 2014 Emily Marshall Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Jan and Dave Franzen. Additional volunteer winners included Carolyn Ochs, the Clark County Veterans Court Board; and Walmart was recognized as a Community Resource award winner.

Keep slippery leaves out of streets; Vancouver offers free leaf disposal coupon

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

With a steady stream of rain forecast this week, the City of Vancouver Public Works reminds residents that leaves should not be raked or blown into the streets, where they can create a slippery mess and clog stormwater drain catch basins. To prevent standing water in streets, residents with too many leaves are encouraged to rake, bag and take leaves to one of three local drop-off sites for free disposal, courtesy the fall leaf coupon program. This year’s free leaf disposal coupons for Vancouver and Clark County residents are good now to December 20. The coupons allow free disposal of up to 5 cubic yards of leaves only at the designated drop-off sites. Leaves must be emptied from bags at the disposal site. Branches and other yard debris or mixed loads will be charged at the regular disposal price. Residents can find the coupons in the Recycling Refresher newsletter, sent to all households in Clark County, and on the city’s website at Learn more about how to manage fall leaves at http://youtube/GnYLr6EpERs.

Jane Beyer visits Vancouver to speak at Daybreak’s Fall Breakfast Nov. 6

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Jane Beyer

Unknown-2Daybreak Youth Services invites community members to its annual Fall Breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on November 6, at the Vancouver Hilton. Tickets are $35; tables are $300.

Jane Beyer, Assistant Secretary for Behavioral Health and Service Integration for The State of Washington, will present “Marjiuana is Legal, What About the Kids?” The discussion will explore health care reform and the future of adolescent treatment in Washington.

Daybreak Youth Services is a regional non-profit organization that has been providing drug and alcohol treatment for teens and families since 1980. To register for the breakfast, call 360-635-4120 or click here. For further details about Daybreak, visit

Seventh annual “Celebrate Seton” benefit dinner Oct. 26

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014


407440_10151326826484138_295715298_nThe seventh annual “Celebrate Seton” benefit dinner is set for Sunday, Oct. 26, at The Heathman Lodge, 7801 NE Greenwood Dr. in Vancouver. Tickets are $125 per person; $1000 for a table of ten. Cocktail attire is suggested. A happy hour reception will begin at 5 p.m. and dinner begins at 7:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker will be author, poet, and editor Brian Doyle. Doyle is the editor of University of Portland’s  Portland Magazine. His published books include Saints Passionate & PeculiarCredo, and Two VoicesTwo Voices won a Christopher Award and a Catholic Press Association Book Award.

Ticket price will include full course dinner, Basel Cellars Wine, student performances, and an opportunity to help support Catholic College Prep High School here in SW Washington. 100% of the proceeds benefit Seton Catholic Prep. Go to or call 360-258-1932 to purchase tickets.