“Sometimes it is a little hot out there, but the crowds are terrific!” remarked Steve Bass, clarinetist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. “Thousands and thousands of people show up, and they have been wonderfully responsive.”
You thought Cruise the Couve, downtown Vancouver’s annual cool-car festival, couldn’t get any cooler? This year, folks who make food donations to Share Vancouver during the event will be rewarded with commemorative, magnetic dashboard plaques. That’s a cool way to underline the serious, charitable mission of this big blast of fun on wheels.
The night before Vancouver’s gigantic, sprawling feast of a car cruise, Battle Ground offers its own different-tasting, no-less-appetizing automotive smorgasbord. That’s tonight on Main Street, which will be closed from Northwest Fifth Avenue to Grace Avenue to all but registered cruisers — making the Harvest Nights Car Cruise an exercise in the sort of tight control that Vancouver doesn’t even attempt.
Why: Sellberg’s Tavern, established in 1934, is one of the oldest of its kind in Vancouver. Located on St. Johns Boulevard, it has a neighborhood vibe that welcomes all comers to indulge in some downtime, a tavern beverage and a modest meal. Their slogan is “Where old friends meet,” and it feels very fitting for the establishment.
Calls. Visits. Suggestions. These are three of the things Clark Public Utilities energy counselors deliver to customers Monday through Friday. The team that does this is just three people— DuWayne Dunham, Mike Wallace and Amber Hall. Each has a piece of the more than 650 square miles of Clark County and its 158,000 households. Dunham handles Camas/Washougal and east county; Wallace everything north of 99th Street; and Hall the portion below 99th Street and west of Interstate 205.
New award-winning flowers and vegetables for 2018 can be viewed in Vancouver. These new varieties are planted at a community garden plot behind the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building off Northeast 50th Avenue near Northeast 99th Street.
Walking trails, a brewpub, open space, retail shops, offices, housing and, of course, transit — it’s all just a concept, but if C-Tran follows through on developing its Fisher’s Landing property, it would mean a significant change for east Vancouver.
I became enamored of music at a young age. Mom was a music teacher. We had a piano and a record player and many LPs and 78s. Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Bach and Beethoven. Around the time I turned 10, I had a transistor radio that I listened to, full blast, while I wandered the neighborhood. “The Battle of New Orleans,” “A Big Hunk O’ Love,” “Cathy’s Clown,” “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini” and Chubby Checker’s “The Twist”! I still know the lyrics to every song!