Classroom Cash, a program put together by local community partner TwinStar Credit Union, supports local educators and their students by providing financial assistance for items that will enrich and enhance the school experience.According to Business Development Director Tony Ruestig, “Since 2004, TwinStar has distributed over $35,000 in Classroom Cash grants to area teachers,” including the most recent grants to 14 educators right here in SW Washington. Teachers from Hathaway, Union Ridge, Hearthwood, Tukes Valley, Marrion, Sunset, and Burnt Bridge Elementary Schools; Hosanna Christian School, and Alki Middle School all received Classroom Cash to use as needed
Concerned about traffic in your neighborhood? Vancouver residents are invited to champion projects for possible selection by the City of Vancouver's Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program in 2018.
The Vancouver Fire Department has received a notice from the Consumer Product Safety Commission that Kidde dual-sensor sme alarms installed in Vancouver homes have been recalled. Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli urges residents who received a sme alarm from the Vancouver Fire Department between September 2016 and March 2018 to remove the alarm from the wall/ceiling and visually inspect it through the opening on the side of the alarm for the presence of a yellow cap.
No need to go to the beach for these oysters...you can grow them right in your own backyard! Learn how you can easily grow oyster mushrooms in your garden. Straw, wood, newspaper and coffee grounds will support the growth of oyster mushrooms.
Where do you get your fresh produce? There's been a lot of talk over the years that it is best to buy your food as close to the source as possible, and you can't get much closer than on the farm it was grown. Hurray for CSA! CSA stands for Community-Supported Agriculture and is a subscription to a season’s worth of sustainable, locally grown produce that is distributed to members throughout the harvesting season.
Enjoy some drinks, small bite appetizers and a concert at Whiskey, Wine and Wheelchairs, a fundraiser event to benefit A Caring Closet, a Clark County Non-Profit that provides gently used medical equipment at no cost to seniors and vulnerable adults.
Are you loing for a fun Friday family game night? The HeLa High School Boosters are sponsoring a community Bingo Night on Friday February 23, 2018, and everyone is invited!
PeaceHealth SW and the Quinn Driscoll Foundation will be holding their annual Free Teen Heart Screening Event on February 24th, 2018 at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, in the Firstenburg Tower at 400 Mother Joseph Place, Vancouver, WA.
Every year, firefighters from the Vancouver Fire Department travel to Seattle to take part in the Firefighter Stairclimb to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. While the "Main Event" takes place in Seattle, you can help support your local firefighters as they raise funds and awareness for this worthy cause right here in Vancouver.
The 20th annual Youth Achievement Awards celebration is scheduled for Sunday, June 10, and nominations of youth ages 11-19 are being accepted. Recognition is a powerful way to help young people feel valued and connected to their community. Up to 300 incredible young people will receive awards.
Send your old electronics to school instead of the landfill!Whether they are outdated, bren, or still in good shape, you should never just throw an old electronic device in the trash. There are tons of toxins in these items that can seriously hurt the environment if they end up in a landfill, and you can donate them to a good cause.
Brides and grooms to-be need to be at the all-new Clark County Wedding Expo this February 17, 2018, at the Clark County Event Center. This one-day-only event features dozens of amazing vendors, resources, and experts to help make your big day a success.
Why wait until Valentine's Day to take your sweetheart out for a fun evening? Heritage High School Band presents Jazz Night, an evening of jazz music, spaghetti dinner, signature cheesecake dessert, raffles, auction and , on Friday, February 9, 2018, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
February is perfect for " birds". Enjoy fun, interactive activities related to birds at the Love Your Backyard Birds. This is also the perfect opportunity to get ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count occurring Friday, February 16 through Monday, February 19, 2018. Anyone can take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count, from beginning bird watchers to experts, and you can participate from your backyard, or anywhere in the world.
If you would like to find out about the opportunities at Vancouver iTech Prep, there will be an Open House for all interested students and their parents. The school combines Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) with the liberal arts by integrating art and design principles into research and problem-based learning.
Upward Bound will host an open house at the Evergreen High School College Prep Center. Students, parents, extended family, and interested citizens are encouraged to attend to find out about the program's offering which focuses on identifying and helping students improve high school academic outcomes that lead to applying, attending, and graduating from post-secondary institutions.
The 2018 Sweet Heart Dance, hosted by the nonprofit group Friends of Fort Vancouver, will take place at Pearson Air Museum's Historic Hangar from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Saturday, February 10, 2018.
Beacock Music is holding their 4th Annual Pet Food Drive going on now through February 14, 2018. This year the donations will be going to benefit Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue and Furry Friends Cat Rescue.
Enjoy Wine and Chocolate Pairing with Estate grown wines at English Estate Winery on February 10th and 11th from noon to 6:00 p.m. each day. They will be releasing their new, Estate grown, 2015 Pinot Noir as well as adding one of their hard ciders to the pairing, made with local Clark County fruit.
Students, families and community members are invited to learn about careers in southwest Washington at Battle Ground Public Schools' Industry Fair on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at Battle Ground High School. Attendees will be able to learn about career paths by talking with local employers about available job opportunities.
The Clark County Sheriff's Office is hosting a Deputy Sheriff recruitment night next Wednesday, February 7. The Sheriff's Office has immediate openings for the position of Enforcement Deputy Sheriff. To work towards filling that need, the Sheriff's Office is hosting a free informational workshop...
What are you doing on Superbowl Sunday? Whether you are loing forward to the big game, the food, the commercials, or just hanging with friends...all that doesn't start until the afternoon. So here's a great way to start your day (and pre-burn off some of those calories you'll be eating and/or drinking later), it's a Superbowl Fun Run!