Hudson's Bay — Recreation scholarships for low-income children got a big boost when the Parks Foundation of Clark County received a $15,000 grant from the Nike Employee Grant Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation. The grant will provide access to recreational activities through the Vancouver Parks and Recreation Everybody Plays! scholarship program. "The funds really couldn't come at a better time as we begin registration for our summer programs and want to ensure that all children in our community have the chance to stay active, build confidence, and have a blast this summer," said Julie Hannon, Vancouver Parks and Recreation Director. To apply for a scholarship, call Dave Perlick at 360-487-8314 or visit www.cityofvancouver.us/parksrec/page/scholarship. Twenty-five schools and nonprofit agencies in Southwest Washington and Oregon received grants totaling $250,000 in this latest funding cycle.
Image: Clark County Skills Center students recently collected 3,500 pounds of electronic waste to be recycled rather than dumped in a landfill. The teens in the center's IT System, Service and Support program held a donation drive this year to bring in computers and other e-waste to be tested and dismantled before being recycled by Earth Friendly Recycling. The Skills Center plans to hold another electronics collection event in January.
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Andresen: Virginia Rose Rouse was born April 21, 1914 in Nevada, Iowa. She will celebrate her 100th birthday with family and friends from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Jake's Bar and Grill, 4602 N.E. St. Johns Road.
Lincoln neighborhood residents want the city to ban big trucks from using West 39th Street. And members of the Vancouver City Council acknowledge the two-lane street wasn’t built for the tractor-trailer rigs that use it to get from Interstate 5 to industrial areas.
Venersbog: A visitor who grew up near Vannersborg, Sweden, visited Clark County's Venersborg last month to research Swedish immigration for a photo project. Robert Carlberg attended an open house at the historic Venersborg Schoolhouse on March 20 and met with community members, as well as descendants of immigrants.
Evergreen Public Schools — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has named the Evergreen school district a 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year "Sustained Excellence" award winner. It recognizes continued leadership in protecting the environment through a long-term commitment to energy efficiency. Evergreen Public Schools has been an Energy Star partner since 2009. The Partner of the Year "Sustained Excellence" award is EPA's highest Energy Star honor.
Glenwood — Rabbi Elizabeth Dunsker of Congregation Kol Ami was recently in Chicago to attend the Central Conference of American Rabbis and to get a haircut on behalf of the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which sponsors pediatric cancer research.