Molly Coston will remain the mayor of Washougal. Residents voted in favor of changing the city's form of government from a mayor-council arrangement to a council-manager one in November. The change eliminated the mayoral seat, which Coston won in November 2017, but allowed her to stay on council if she wanted. Coston opted to remain on council, increasing the city council to eight members for the duration of her term, which runs until the end of 2021.
Washougal — UNITE! Washougal Coalition selected Ann Stevens as the first recipient of its Heart of a Volunteer Excellence Award. Stevens, who has worked in nutrition services at Gause Elementary School for three years, has also volunteered with Refuel Washougal, Downtown Washougal Association, Washougal Lions,
Washougal — The Washougal Arts and Culture Alliance’s Celebration of Art brought out nearly 40 people Nov. 3 to 54-40 Brewing. Joyce Lindsay, an alliance board member and former city councilor, and Travis London, a local muralist, were both honored at the ceremony.
The term “esports” can still set off debates about whether competitive gaming ever can or should be referred to as a sport in the traditional sense, but there’s no denying that the industry is rapidly growing, with an expanding number of professional leagues and teams.
2 Rivers Bar & Grill recently opened in the space formerly occupied by Hearth. The family-friendly restaurant is open from 11 a.m., seven days a week, serving traditional American food, coffee and drinks.
Washougal — Washougal area employers, business leaders and educators came together for an evening of collaboration on Oct. 25 at Washougal High School to help the district’s Career and Technical Education department leverage existing school programs to prepare the future workforce.
The waterborne Christmas Ships Parade that transforms dark nights into merry, bright memories is nothing new to the Vancouver waterfront. Dozens of skippers have been volunteering their boats and their labors for the festive flotilla each year since 1954.
Vancouver’s not the only town boasting a gleaming tree and a visit from Santa. Clark County’s smaller cities are also getting ready to show off their merry-and-bright. Here’s the whole rundown of small-town holiday celebrations, first to last, throughout the month of December:
WASHOUGAL — On Tuesday evening, flour and colorful sprinkles were strewn on the Bumalas’ kitchen counter as they worked together to bake sugar cookies ahead of their annual Thanksgiving feast, which will also include a 21-pound turkey.