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Watch your vote count Nov. 4 on CVTV channel 23 or

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

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Clark/Vancouver Television (CVTV), local government cable channel 23, will provide the only live, local election night television coverage in Clark County starting at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4. Viewers can turn to Comcast channel 23 for up-to-the-minute Clark County election results, analysis and commentary.

Live CVTV election coverage is also available to viewers on the Internet at Coverage will include candidate interviews at Clark College’s Gaiser Hall by Dave Schmitke, CVTV Contributor, and Dr. Carolyn Long, Associate Professor for the Department of Political Science at WSU Vancouver.

Clark/Vancouver Television is the local government, non-commercial cable access channel operated and funded by the City of Vancouver and Clark County.

World renown violinist Elmar Oliveira performs with the VSO this weekend

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014


Elmar 061One of the most distinguished violinists in the world today is coming to Skyview Concert Hall in Vancouver this weekend. In one of the most eagerly anticipated weekends of the season, virtuoso Elmar Oliveira will play the Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Guests will also enjoy Festive Overture, by Shostakovich; and Symphony No. 7, by Prokofief. Maestro Salvador Brotons conducts.

Performanes are this Saturday, Nov. 1, at 3 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. The Skyview Concert Hall is located at 1300 NW 139th St., Vancouver. Admission is $25 per person; $10 for students with identification. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Soil expert Kristin Ohlson at Vintage Books Nov. 1

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014


Bestselling author and soil expert Kristin Ohlson will be at Vintage Books on Saturday, Nov. 1,  at 2 p.m. to give a talk about the hidden dynamics of soil and its potential to save the planet. In The Soil Will Save Us, Ohlson makes an elegantly argued, passionate case for “our great green hope”—a way to heal the land but also turn atmospheric carbon into beneficial soil carbon—and potentially reverse global warming.

The Soil Will Save Us introduces readers to the ancient partnership between plants and soil microorganisms. When people support and respect that partnership, the benefits are multiple: healthier and more productive farms, cleaner air and water, and greater resilience in the face of extreme weather. In addition, Ohlson shows how new partnerships among farmers, ranchers, scientists, environmentalists and food activists are changing landscapes and hearts around the world.

Ohlson’s work has appeared in the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Salon, Discover, and elsewhere. Her article about burning coal mines was collected in Best American Science Writing 2011. She is also the author of Stalking the Divine, which won the American Society of Journalists and Authors’ 2004 Best Nonfiction Book award. This event is presented by Vintage Books and the Clark County Green Neighbors program.

Annual LadyBug Bazaar in Battle Ground Nov.1

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014


This year’s annual LadyBug Bazaar will be held this Saturday, Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the two-gym complex at Battle Ground High School, plus an upstairs mezzanine in the larger gym. The main parking lot is off S. Parkway Ave. Watch for the Ladybug Bazaar signs in downtown Battle Ground. The event is hosted by the Girl Friends Who Care, Battle Ground Chapter.

Starting as a small bazaar of 12 tables in the basement of the Odd Fellows Hall in 1967, the event has over the years grown in size and prestige. It is currently one of the largest non-commercial bazaars in Southwest Washington and is seen by many as the kick-off to the holiday shopping season. The bazaar supports only crafters and artisans who live in Clark County.

Admission is free with a suggested donation of canned or packaged food, or money to buy food for the North County Community Food Bank. Food venders will be on site. Strollers will have a designated parking area, but will not be allowed in the bazaar for safety reasons. Profits will benefit community services projects. For further details, click here.