Fairway Village — Fairway Village residents celebrated Veterans Day with a potluck, a ceremonial Honor Guard and fundraiser. The Veteran's Day program was attended by 160 residents of the 55-and-older community. The event raised $400 that will go to the Portland International Airport's USO Northwest center.
Central Park — Students from 22 regional schools showed off their science skills during Clark College's annual Elementary Science Olympiad earlier this month. With 328 third- through fifth-grade students competing in teams in a number of science-themed events, it was the best attended event in its seven-year history, according to a press release. The kids took part in five fun but educational tasks, including creating rockets fueled with a mixture of vinegar and baking soda, and learning about physics by finding ways to drop an egg without breaking it. A team from the CAM Academy got top scores in three events, and Chief Umtuch Middle School team won in two.
Lincoln — To help encourage parents to become more involved in reading with their kids, Altrusa International of Clark County gave a $1,150 grant to the Lincoln Elementary Family-Community Resource Center.
Sterling Robin-Scott Shaver's heart stopped on the operating table after he was stabbed 15 times while trying to keep a friend from killing a mother of five during a methamphetamine-fueled rampage last year in Vancouver's Sunnyside neighborhood.