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Nonprofit Excellence Awards Sept. 11

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014


Local nonprofit organizations and businesses will be honored on September 11 at the Nonprofit Excellence Awards sponsored by the Nonprofit Network Southwest Washington. The awards reception, which is presented by Columbia Credit Union, will be held from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Heathman Lodge, 7801 NE Greenwood Drive in Vancouver. Additional sponsors are Michael J. Plymale, Inc., P.S. Certified Public Accountant and Pacific Continental Bank. The 2014 honorees include:

Excellence in Collaboration Award: The winner is Clark College Foundation
Excellence in Impact Award: Nominees are Friends of the Children and WSUV Business Growth Mentor & Analysis Program
The Excellence in Volunteer Program Award: Nominees are Free Clinic of Southwest Washington and Second Step Housing
The Excellence in Corporate Community Support Award: Nominees are Riverview Community Bank and RSV Building Solutions.
Award recipients will be announced at the September 11 reception. Cost for the reception is $20 per person. For more information and registration details, visit or call 360-735-7110.

Washougal School District hosts forum on school safety Aug. 25

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014


The Washougal School District will host a School Safety and Facilities Planning Forum to address school safety concerns, facilities conditions, and to plan for future needs and growth. The forum will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, at the Washougal School District Office, 4855 Evergreen Way in Vancouver.

During the 2013-14 school year, a Long Range Facility Planning Committee evaluated the needs and conditions of school district facilities and prepared recommendations to ensure that Washougal school facilities support a safe, positive environment for student learning and success. To review the full report, click here.

The committee consisted of 18 members representing Washougal area citizens, district staff, two School Board members and other individuals with professional expertise in facility planning. They reviewed nearly 300 needs identified by the district and toured school buildings over the course of several months. RSVP’s are requested to Cassi Marshall at 360-954-3005 or

Vancouver Energy donates 30 new lifejackets to Klineline Pond loaner station

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Life Jacket Photo 1The “Borrow a Lifejacket” Program at Salmon Creek Park’s Klineline Pond, run by Clark County Fire District Six, has received a donation of 30 new lifejackets from Vancouver Energy that can be used by all ages and sizes. ”One drowning death is too many,” says Vancouver Energy General Manager and Vice President Jared Larrabee. “Supporting the Borrow a Lifejacket Program is a great way for us to provide something for the community that can help save lives.” The Borrow a Lifejacket Program is available at Klineline Pond at Salmon Creek Regional Park, located at 1112 N.E. 117th St. Lifeguards are on duty from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through Labor Day. For more information, contact Sarah Mitchelson at 360-576-1195.

Patrick Lamb performs at “Concerts for a Cause” tonight

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

BBAB8987C7E5D83964896E451851FCB3Patrick Lamb will perform at “Concerts for a Causethis evening, Aug. 19, at Camas Meadows Golf Club, 4105 NW Camas Meadows Dr., Camas. This is the final concert in the 2014 series. Admission is free with a suggested minimum donation of $5. Shows begin at 6:30 p.m.; gates open at 5 p.m. Proceeds from this concert benefit Innovative Services NW. Serving Clark County since 1963, Innovative Services NW values, assists and supports children, adults, and families in the community who have disabilities or other disadvantages. For further details, visit