Esther Short — Customers, vendors, volunteers and others working behind the scenes helped the Vancouver Farmers Market recently raise $2,848 in donations for the mudslide-disaster relief effort in Oso. The money went directly to efforts in Oso via the Mount Rainier chapter of the American Red Cross. Folks made donations in the parking lot and at the information and "shop & drop" booths.
Northcrest: The Northcrest neighborhood, in central Vancouver, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its neighborhood association this month. The mostly residential community formed a board in 1994 for volunteers to help promote activities and awareness of issues in the area. The neighborhood association will celebrate the anniversary at its April 24 meeting at 7 p.m. at Northcrest Community Church, 5602 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver.
BNSF Railway officials emphasized a safety-first mentality, billions of dollars' worth of capital investments and a pledge to spend millions training first responders in the event of an oil spill during a workshop Monday with the Vancouver City Council.
Incentive options for Banfield Pet Hospital, which announced plans last week to build a new corporate headquarters in Vancouver, will be discussed by the Vancouver City Council at a May 12 workshop at City Hall.
A Kirkland man has submitted an application to build a McDonald's restaurant at the northeast corner of Fourth Plain Boulevard and Main Street just north of Uptown Village, according to an application summary released Thursday by the city of Vancouver.