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With just four days remaining in the 2014 Girl Scout Cookie Program, customers are scrambling to grab the last of two cookie varieties that won’t be returning to Oregon and Southwest Washington in 2015. Thank U Berry Munch and Dulce de Leche, standards in the local cookie lineup since 2010, will make their final farewell when the program ends on Sunday.
Fewer than 2000 boxes of Dulce de Leche and a mere 1200 boxes of Thank U Berry Munch remain in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Finding this limited stock – along with Girl Scouts’ six other varieties – is made easy with an online form available at http://bit.ly/LastChanceCookies. After completing the form, customers will be contacted by a local Girl Scout to arrange delivery.
Celebrate March with New Seasons Market at Fisher’s Landing tonight, Mar. 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. Every First Thursday, New Season’s hosts a store-wide party. This month features a wine tasting of Vancouver’s own Burnt Bridge Cellars, samples from more than 30 vendors including the famous classic blue from Rogue Creamery. Guests can attend a free “Make Your Own Terrarium” class from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Special guest Peter Yeates will perform live Irish music in the deli seating area from 5 to 7 p.m. February’s First Thursday was cancelled due to the inclement weather. New Seasons is located at 2100B SE 164th St. in Vancouver. For more information, visit www.newseasonsmarket.com.
Vancouver Public Schools’ (VPS) Jump Start program was named one of 15 first-place Magna Award winners. The awards are given by education magazine American School Board Journal, published by the National School Boards Association (NSBA), a not-for-profit organization representing state school board associations and local school board members. The annual awards recognize best practices in school district leadership. Jump Start, a free summer program, provides academic and developmental activities to give incoming kindergarten students the skills to begin learning on the first day of school. In 2013, Jump Start served a total of 600 students district wide. The program was supported in part by a $75,000 contribution from the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools. As an award recipient, VPS and the Jump Start program will be spotlighted in the March/April 2014 issue of American School Board Journal.
This year, Dutch Bros. Coffee’s Feb. 14 “Dutch Luv Day” tipped the scales with 233,401 pounds of food collected — a 14 percent increase over last year’s total — for food banks across seven states. All 215 Dutch Bros. Coffee locations participated, offering customers drink specials in exchange for minimum canned food contributions. Vancouver franchises supported the Clark County Food Bank. Dutch Bros. Coffee is the country’s largest privately held, drive-through coffee company, with over 200 locations and over 2,000 employees in seven states. For more information, visit www.dutchbros.com.