Camas — Artist Elida Field won the People's Choice award for the heart she painted as part of that "The Beat Goes On" fundraiser for the new heart unit at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. Thirty professional artists painted heart sculptures that were placed on display throughout downtown Vancouver for a few months before being auctioned. Field, who lives and works in Camas, grew up in Ridgefield, and her heart paid tribute to her childhood home as well as other homes from all over the world. Field's heart was on display near the Welcome to Vancouver sign on Mill Plain Boulevard entering downtown. The fundraiser brought in more than $500,000. More Field work can be viewed at elidaart.com.
Ridgefield School District Superintendent Art Edgerly announced his resignation and retirement at Tuesday evening's school board meeting. The board unanimously approved his resignation, which is effective at the end of this school year, June 2014.
Sometimes the best way to get to know your community is on foot.That's exactly what 49-year-old Noland Hoshino was doing downtown Tuesday as he strolled along Main Street in Vancouver — his home of 13 years — stopping every few blocks in the light rain to point his camera at the historical buildings and public art pieces that caught his eye. He's seen it all before, but felt the urge that afternoon to do some sightseeing in his own town.
Elkhart Plastics Inc., a subsidiary, Ridgefield-based Portland Plastics, plans to expand by adding new equipment and personnel to its Ridgefield plant in October. About 10 workers will be hired to operate the machinery, which includes two independent arm rotational molding machines earmarked for the Ridgefield facility at 6111 S. Sixth Way. The new production workers will operate the machines and finish parts after molding.