Come support these students this Friday, August 22, at a multifamily yard sale/car wash/bake sale in the Church of the Nazarene parking lots, 747 Pioneer Street. Please do not enter the church.
The yard sale and bake sale are from 9 to 5, and the car wash from 10 to 3. Get your car washed, grab a goody and browse the sale.
Some items for sale include:
Black futon bunk bed with top mattress
Custom made sewing table with six drawers. When not in use the machine is hidden.
Like new, 2-in-1 stroller/baby carrier
Oak kitchen table
Two outdoor tables with 4 chairs. One table has a marble top.
This educational tour is not affiliated with View Ridge Middle School or the Church of the Nazarene, but with Worldstride. For more information about the Worldstride program, click here.]]>
These young adults have spent countless hours feeding, taming, and training their chosen animals, getting them ready to show at the fair and sell at the annual Market Sale. The quality of the meat is unsurpassed as they have been feeding their animals only the best feeds.
The Ridgefield Lions Club has been supporting our ‘kids’ for decades at this event and if anyone is interested I encourage them to contact Bruce Wiseman for more information. In past years, Lions Club members have purchased animals for members and/or friends of members. Cutting/wrapping is the responsibility of the buyer(s).
Lion Bruce Wiseman, 360-887-4582 home; 360-600-5062 cell.
Note from Kathy – the livestock auction is fun to attend. It’s full of action as our young people show their animals. They’ve worked hard to bring them to the Fair, and it shows.
As the name suggests, Radical Revolution plays music from the 80′s …. all genres. The message is simple: they rock, they have fun rockin’ and people like rockin’ with them!
Some of the songs they cover are: Livin’ on a Prayer, by Bon Jovi – Footloose, by Kenny Loggins – Walk like an Egyptian, by Bangles – Take on Me, by A-Ha – Whip it, by Devo – I Love Rock n’ Roll, by Joan Jett – Don’t Stop Believin’, by Journey – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, by Cindy Lauper – Working for the Weekend, by Loverboy – Centerfold, by J. Geils Band – Summer of ’69, by Bryan Adams – Pour some Sugar, by Def Leppard – Billie Jean, by Michael Jackson – Jenny (867-5309), by Tommy Tutone – Panama, by Van Halen – and many more!
Catering will be on site by Jo Foody Catering and Chef Service. No liquids of any kind may be brought onto the site. Water, Soda and Wine will be available for purchase.
Bring your blankets or lawn chairs for seating out our beautiful outdoor setting! three Brothers Winery is at 2411NE 244th Street in Ridgefield.
TICKETS NON REFUNDABLE
Event Website: www.threebrotherswinery.com
See more here.
Wednesday, July 9 – 10:00 – Stitchery Group; 10:30 – Preschool Story Time; No gaming on Wednesday afternoon. We will be gaming on Friday from 4-6 instead. The Friends of the Library do not meet in July. The Friends will meet next August 13.
Thursday, July 10 – 3:30 – Origami After School; 4:00 p.m.-Spanish Conversation Circle
Friday, July 11 – 10:30 – Toddler Story Time; 4:00 – Ridgefield Gaming Group
Saturday, July 12 – 2:00 – Games Galore
Upcoming: Sunday, July 27, 3-4 – Presenting Author J.A. Jance at the Clark College Foster Auditorium (1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98663)
We’re celebrating the release of the latest Joanna Brady mystery by best-selling author J.A. Jance, Remains of Innocence. Please join us to meet the author, enjoy her stories and wisdom, and have a chance to get your books autographed (copies will be available for purchase). Doors open at 2:30.]]>
The question: DO YOU LIKE GETTING OLDER???
As I’ve aged, I’ve become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I’ve become my own friend. I have seen too many dear friends leave this world, too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging. Whose business is it, if I choose to read, or play, on the computer until 4am, or sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 50, 60 & 70′s, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love, I will.
I will walk the beach, in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves, with abandon, if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set. They too, will get old. I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And I eventually remember the important things.
Sure, over the years, my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break, when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody’s beloved pet gets hit by a car? But, broken hearts are what give us strength, and understanding, and compassion. A heart never broken, is pristine, and sterile, and will never know the joy of being imperfect.
I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face. So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver.
As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don’t question myself anymore. I’ve even earned the right to be wrong.
So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day (if I feel like it).]]>
Ridgefield East 1 Associates LLC, an entity registered to Tualatin, Oregon-based Gramor Development, donated and sold the land – a total of about 10.3 acres – on the east side of Northeast 65th Avenue. The site, east of the Interstate 5 junction with Pioneer Street, is adjacent to 59 acres the college has already acquired, portions of which were donated and sold by the Boschma family, former dairy farmers in the area.
The planned four-building campus is to be known as Clark College at Boschma Farms for the family’s donation. The foundation also paid $5.67 million for the Boschma tract. Construction could start on the north county campus within the decade.]]>
This is how it works. Come in and order a dinner special entree and automatically receive a ticket for the drawing. You might enjoy having dinner on the back deck while watching the entertainment provided by the wildlife at the nearby Wildlife Refuge. You don’t need to be present to win. Winner will be notified.
This week dinner specials are Certified Angus Prime Rib available in Large and Petite cuts or the Grilled NW Steelhead with a Lemon Butter Sauce. All entrees are served with choice of soup or salad and your choice of starch. Order a bottle of Kenwood wine to compliment your dinner and finish up with a delicious slice of Mudd Pie for a complete evening. You might want to stick around for Karaoke which begins at 9PM. Dinner service begins at 5PM.
The Sportsman’s is at 121 North Main Avenue in Ridgefield, 360-887-3141.]]>
By Maya Angelou
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
It’s in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can’t see.
It’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman
Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
‘Cause I’m a woman
There’s still time to get started on your garden, so if you’ve been procrastinating, we still have plenty of plant starts: strawberries, asparagus, cukes, lettuce. And more fresh produce.
The co-op table is also filling up, with goodies from George Hoffman’s farm and Almond Farms.
Otherwise, it’s all the usual goodies, tasty baked goods galore, Choffy, jams, jellies, retro furniture, made-to-order wood burning objects, homemade crafts and jewelry.
Speaking of Baobab, the winner of last week’s giveaway (provided by G & H Farms) is Judy Palmer. Congrats, Judy. This week’s giveaway is from Choffy, Brewed Chocolate. Always available for sample. Sign up at the Destination Ridgefield/Info Booth.
It’s your market, come on down and join us.
The Ridgefield Farmers Market is smoke fee environment held every Saturday at Overlook Park. Opening bell is 9 am, closing bell, 2 pm. Check us out online at www.ridgefieldmarket.com
Vendors: Maryhill Orchards, Ty’s Dog Treats, Little Heaven Flowers, Pen Fiber Arts, Inc., Coyote Ridge, Choffy, Brewed Chocolate, Ridgefield Hydrofarm, BasilBob’s Herbs ‘n’ More, Silver Star Dairy, bakerchic’s, G & H Farms, Dragonfly Natural Teas, Nancy J’s Photo Creations, Roo’s Barefoot Gardens, Demarle at Home, Scentsy, Crop’s Creations, and Green Savonnerie Soaps.
Sponsors: Country Financial, Carey Siegmund, Re/Max Equity Group]]>