RIDGEFIELD — Lori Volkman's reflections on life as a military spouse were midnight messages that bounced around the blogosphere. Now she can target her audiences. She's still sharing her perspectives as a Navy reservist's wife, but now Volkman wants to influence as well as to entertain and empathize.
National Park Service archaeologist Doug Wilson will discuss how the 1800s fur trade affected local waterways in a presentation at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at the Old Liberty Theater, 113 N. Main Ave.
Ridgefield — For its efforts to help improve the lives of Clark County residents, local 4-H rabbit club Country Critters won the Chevron's Washington State Best Community Pride Club Award in February. Club members and their parents attended a recent Know Your Government dinner in Olympia, where they received a certificate and $300. Country Critters' efforts to feed hungry people in Clark County include its Bunnies Battling Hunger Program, and partnerships with companies and agencies to bring in donations for the Clark County Food Bank. The group is asking for canned food donations March 17-30, which can be dropped off at any Burgerville restaurant in the county.
RIDGEFIELD — Ridgefield officials did not make a public decision on who would become the next city manager Friday, deciding to conduct another meeting and perform a background check before making a hiring decision.
Ridgefield artist Robert Bickel has painted his whole life, with periods of ebb and flow in activity. Bickel has been an architectural designer for 25 years. His work incorporates the familiar aesthetic of straight lines and geometric shapes against more abstract and natural forms.