Mayor Ron Falls

Mayor Ron Onslow fell this morning while putting up Christmas lights, hitting the concrete at his front door area. He broke a rib and punctured a lung and is at Peace Health in Vancouver.

Sad to say, he was standing on the top rung of the ladder – which EVERYONE knows is a no-no. Ron – did you think you were invincible????

Come see the VRMS Bands perform for free and buy tickets for the Britnee Kellogg Benefit Concert for RSD’s Fine & Performing Arts Program!

Come see the View Ridge Middle School bands perform for free!

Come see the View Ridge Middle School bands perform for free!

The View Ridge Bands perform beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Come see the 7th grade band, the 8th grade band, and the VRMS Jazz Band!

There is no charge for the View Ridge Middle School concert!

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Click to download a full PDF copy of the concert poster!

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Doors open: 7:30 p.m. • Performance: 8:00-10:00 p.m.

Pre-buy tickets for $10 each by clicking this link!

All proceeds support Ridgefield School District’s Fine and Performing Arts Programs

A bit more about Britnee Kellogg…

Britnee Kellogg

Click here to visit Britnee Kellogg’s YouTube Channel
Click here for Britnee Kellogg’s Twitter Account @BritneeKellogg

Britnee Kellogg was three years old when she started singing, and she’s never stopped. Her impressive career began at local fairs and talent shows; anything that would give her the chance to perform. If the venue had a stage and a microphone, she was there.

Her love of country music started when she first heard Reba McEntire sing “Does He Love You.” Smitten from the first note, Britnee knew that she had found her chosen career. Every day since then has brought her one step closer to her dream.

Today, you’ll find Britnee opening for the likes of Chris Young, Lee Brice, Kip Moore, Jake Owen, Little Big Town, and more. You may have also seen her on Season 11 and Season 12 of American Idol. She has a large fan base, with a local and worldwide following.

Most recently, Britnee has been writing and performing her original music and covers with her band. She considers her current work a deeply personal project, one that allows her to truly showcase her rich, edgy vocal stylings. She is also working to create her first full length record, which will be out in spring of 2015.

Britnee’s goal is to create a sound that people can relate to their own personal stories. She is a driven, passionate artist with so much creativity and a love for her craft.

A bit more about Lexie Miller…

Lexie Miller

Click here for the video of Lexie Miller’s new single, “Awkward Moments”
Click here for Lexie Miller’s Twitter account @TheRealLexieM

Lexie Miller is a 15-year old singer, songwriter, and actress from Vancouver, Washington. Lexie started singing when she was two and won a Little Voices Contest at the Clark county fair.

When Lexie was five, she was noticed by a local talent agent and performed in her first national ad campaign. She started working on movies and independent films in Portland. By the time she was seven, she had the opportunity to work with Diane Lane, Collin Hanks, and Perla Haney Jardine.

Lexie taught herself how to play the piano at five-years-old simply by ear. She learned to play music from the theatrical performance of The Phantom of the Opera. With her mom’s help, Lexie started writing songs at the age of seven. By ten, she landed a manager in Los Angeles and started auditioning for network television. While spending time in Los Angeles and Portland, she became involved in a program for young professionals who wanted industry training called Hollywood Launch. While in the program, she found her voice and blossomed as an artist, competing against other artists in the program to win Top Actress.

Lexie has performed in Los Angeles at several venues, Disneyland, and at many venues in Oregon and Washington. Most recently, she performed with the Fanatics Tour. Lexie’s new single, “Awkward Moments,” is about those embarrassing moments people experience when hanging around their crush.

Lexie uses her everyday life as her inspiration for writing music. She hopes to inspire other people with her music to help others know that we are all the same and that everyone is beautiful. Lexie is passionate about speaking out against bullying because, for years, she was severely bullied and even had to be pulled out of school. Today, she uses her life experiences to encourage others that life does get better.

Pre-buy tickets for $10 each by clicking this link!

All proceeds support Ridgefield School District’s Fine and Performing Arts Programs

For more Ridgefield schools news, visit the district website. You can also get more district news from their Facebook page or on Twitter.

Library Programs Nov 25-29

The following programs are taking place at your local Ridgefield Community
Library (210 N. Main Avenue) from November 25-November 29.

Upcoming Special Program – Author Visit – Rona Arato – Thursday December 4 at 6:30 p.m.

This program is for all ages. Here’s what the author says about the program:

Rona Arato

‘Two boys try to hide their mother’s illness from their German captors in he Bergen Belsen concentration camp, even as they struggle to survive the camp’s appalling conditions. The Last Train is about determination and
hope. It is also about miracles: a family’s amazing rescue from a death train by American soldiers and the remarkable circumstances that led to a reunion with those soldiers 60 years later.

My talk includes a PowerPoint presentation that traces the Auslander family’s journey from Hungary to Bergen Belsen and onto a death train that is abandoned by their Nazi guards. It features amazing photographs taken by U.S. soldiers at the moment of liberation. It also covers the little known story of “Jews on Ice,” the scheme by Adolph Eichmann to keep 20,000 Hungarian Jews “on ice” for a prisoner exchange – a plan that ultimately saved their lives.

I am the author of 15 children’s books including the award winning Courage
and Compassion, Ten Canadians who made a Difference. My books and
presentations deal with human rights issues including discrimination, bullying, slavery, genocide, and immigration. I introduce these subjects
to children in a careful way that they can relate to and understand in the
context of their own lives.”    http://www.ronaarato.com

Normal Programs

Tuesday November 25

6:00 p.m.-Adult Book Discussion-We will be discussing Short Nights of the
Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis.

The title for December is State of Wonder by Ann Patchett. Books available
to pick-up at the library.

Wednesday November 26

10:00 a.m.-Stitchery Group
10:30 a.m.-Preschool Story Time
4:00 p.m.-Ridgefield Gaming Group

Thursday November 27

Closed for Thanksgiving.

Friday November 28

10:30 a.m.-Toddler Story Time
4:00 p.m.-Teen Game Night

Saturday November 29

12:00-Drumming Up a Story
5:00 p.m.-Decorating the Library and the Community Center for the holidays

Thought for the Week

I am thankful for

The mess after a party? Because it means I have been surrounded by friends.

The taxes I pay? Because it means I am employed.

The clothes that fit a little too snugly? Because it means I have enough to eat.

My shadow that watches me work? Because it means I am in the sunshine.

The lawn that needs to be mowed? Because it means that I have a home.

The spot at the far end of the parking lot? Because it means that I can walk.

The complaining I hear about the government? Because it means we have freedom of speech.

The lady in church who sings off key? Because it means that I can hear.

The exhaustion I feel at the end of the day? Because it means I have been productive.

The huge heating bill? Because it means that I am warm.

And I am thankful for friends like you.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Notes from the City Council Meeting 11-20-14

Presentation

Clark Regional Wastewater District – John Peterson gave a brief summary of Clark Regional rate structure, and what affects it would have on the rate payers. The monthly  (CORRECTION: BI-MONTHLY)bill will be $122.76 per billing period effective 1-1-15. The increase is $1.76 per billing period.

Public Hearing/Business

Hearing on 2015 Budget Kirk Johnson explained the different funds within the budget. Funds within the budget are the Operating, Special Revenue, and the Capital Project/Equipment the total budget is $14,506,398.

Ordinance No. 1171 2015 Budget – This is the first reading and no action is required by the Council.

Hearing on 2014 Comprehensive Plan Amendment – Change the designation and zoning of the Seton Catholic 38.4 acre parcel from Public Facilities to a mix of Commercial and Residential. Change the designation and zoning of the Laspa property from Industrial to Commercial.

Ordinance No. 1172 2014 Comprehensive Plan – This is the first reading and no action is required by the Council

Business

Ordinance 1173 Amendment to the 2014 Budget – This is a carryover budget item for 56th Place overlay and the 6th Place road reconstruction. This is the first reading and no action is required by the Council.

Ordinance 1174 Uniform Emergency Medical Services – Ridgefield would partner with Clark County, Battle Ground, LaCenter, and Woodland to form EMS District #2. Vancouver will be EMS District #1. This is the first reading and no action is required by the Council.

Ordinance 1167 2015 Property Tax Levy – Authorizes an increase in the ad valorem tax amount. It will increase property taxes by 1%. Passed 7-0.

Ordinance 1168 Development Agreement for CenturyLink – Elizabeth Decker went through the different conditions for adding to the existing building that the Hearing Examiner approved. Passed 6-1.

Ordinance No.1169 Water Utility Rate Code Amendment – This would increase the water rate 3%. The amount for two months would be residential $41.40, the conservation incentive rate is $.0469 per cf, business for 1 inch or smaller is $41.40 and goes up depending on the meter type or size. Passed 7-0.

Ordinance No.1170 Amendment to the Stormwater Utility Rate – This would increase the Stormwater rate to $7.00 per month or $14.00 for two months. Passed 6-1.

Resolution No. 472 – Declaring certain equipment as surplus and authorizing its sale. Passed 7-0.

Ordinance No. 1175 Multi Family and Single Family Land Use – This is the first reading and no action is required by the Council.

A motion was made and second to suspend the presiding officer and staff reports due to the late hour and two (2) pending executive sessions.

Single Family permits to end October are 4 issued, 3 in review and 0 ready for pickup. The year to date total is 101 permits.

Lap Blankets at Sportsman’s

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The Sportsman’s Restaurant and Lounge has had a chilly interior as construction continues. They turned up the heater, added candles, and now there is a supply of lap blankets guests may borrow during their visit.

Lava Java

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Lava Java  hangs art from a different artist every month. This month Bud Fields is the artist. Stop and see his outstanding oils at the coffee shop at 109 South 5th Avenue in the Heron Gate office building at the Junction.

Did You Know about the great things happening in Ridgefield Athletics?

 After a successful Fall Sports Program, Ridgefield School District sets its sights on Winter Sports


After a successful Fall Sports Program, Ridgefield School District sets its sights on Winter Sports

After a successful winning fall season, Ridgefield School District’s sports program now sets its sights on the excellent upcoming winter season including an all-new sport, Gymnastics, added to the existing Spudders’ line-up of Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, and Wrestling.

“I am incredibly proud and extremely impressed of the performance of our entire athletic program including both the coaches and student athletes of all of our Ridgefield teams,” said Dr. Nathan McCann, Ridgefield School District Superintendent. “You can see the hard work being put in by our athletic department by utilizing the Core Covenants to create an environment where our players and coaches dedicate themselves to exemplary performance both on and off the field and courts.”

Debbie Bentler, Ridgefield’s Athletic Director, along with the Superintendent and Ridgefield School District Board of Directors brought in assistance from Proactive Coaching, a firm that specializes in unifying and strengthening school athletic programs. “Proactive Coaching helped provide additional guidance to our athletic program from seventh grade through high school which has reinvigorated both our coaches and student athletes,” said Bentler. “This work helped us make significant improvements across the board to our already-outstanding sports program.”

Recapping the District’s Fall Season

Cross Country

The RHS Cross Country runners ranked among the best in District 4 with Bailey Birch landing the #1 spot, Lexi Rutherford at #3, Silas Griffith at #4, and Vanea McDaniel at #12. The Girls team came in second in the District meet. Seven girls and two alternates went to the State Competition for the first time in nearly a decade for the Girls Cross Country to qualify as a team for State.

The RHS Cross Country's Girls Team went to State

The RHS Cross Country’s Girls Team went to State

Angela Shields, the Cross Country coach for four years in track and three years in cross country, points to extensive training for the team’s outstanding performance which included a trip to a running camp in Montana coached by Pat Tyson, Gonazaga University’s Cross Country coach. “We coached the students all summer with runners showing up at 8 a.m. three days a week to run and perform Cross Fit exercises,” said Shields. “In addition, we held destination runs where the teams would run to a specific location and be treated with coffee or sno-cones; we found those runs to be quite motivational for the kids.”

In addition to working with high school students, Shields recruited new cross country members from the middle school. “I stood up on a table at the middle school at lunch and asked the students if they were interested in joining the high school cross country team,” explained Shields. “So many middle school students joined that we had a solid team of 11 seventh and eighth graders making this year the first time we’ve ever had a complete middle school team.”

Angela Shields was selected as Cross Country Coach of the Year for the Greater St. Helens League (GSHL)

Angela Shields was selected as Cross Country Coach of the Year for the Greater St. Helens League (GSHL)

Shields couldn’t be happier with the performance of the Cross Country team. “I’m elated and thrilled for the program,” she said. “Going to state is great, but the effect making state has on the program increases the expectations of both the students and the community for the program for the future, too, which is fantastic!”

Shields works closely with her assistant coach, Natosha Buruse. “Natosha has been an integral part of the program’s growth and success,” she said. “It has been an honor to be able to coach this amazing team with so much support from my student athletes and their parents.” Shields was selected as Cross Country Coach of the Year for the Greater St. Helens League (GSHL).

Football

RHS Football finished with a winning season of 5-4 after a final game against Hudson’s Bay. Dan Andersen, the head coach for RHS football attributes tough play performed by our team’s offensive line and running backs along with strong defense leading the team to their victories this season.

RHS Football finished with a winning season of 5-4

RHS Football finished with a winning season of 5-4

Girls Soccer

The Ridgefield High School Girls Soccer team finished 11-1 in the GSHL league as the League Champions and received the #1 seed. The team ranked as high as #2 in the state in 2A Classification. Coach Robby Trimbo was selected as Girls Soccer Coach of the Year for the Greater St. Helens League (GSHL).

The Girls Soccer team were League Champions and ranked #2 in 2A Classification

The Girls Soccer team were League Champions and ranked #2 in 2A Classification

Volleyball

Girls Volleyball Spudders were GSHL Champions finishing the season undefeated with a 12-0 record and receiving the #1 seed in the District Tournament. Ridgefield placed 2nd at District and in the top-12 at State. Team leaders for the Spuds included Madi Harter with 45 aces, Ali Serface with 54 stuff blocks, Sam Rice with Bella Gama combining for over 500 assists, and Syanne Chandler with Maddy Campbell combining for more than 300 digs on defense. Throughout the season, both Bella Gama and Shyanne Chandler were selected as WIAA 2A Athletes of the Week. Sabrina Dobbs, RHS Volleyball Coach, was selected as Volleyball Coach of the Year for the Greater St. Helens League (GSHL)

RHS Girls Volleyball finished the season undefeated and placed in the top-12 at State

RHS Girls Volleyball finished the season undefeated and placed in the top-12 at State

Boys Golf

Boys Golf had two golfers finish in the top 20 at District – Logan Moses and Andy Besel. Both players may qualify as alternates at state.

RHS Boys Golf had two golfers finish in the Top 20 at District

RHS Boys Golf had two golfers finish in the Top 20 at District

WIAA Academic Recognition

In addition to being exemplary athletes, our student athletes also demonstrate their ability to be excellent students. The following teams received WIAA recognition for their academic performance:

Girls Cross Country – 3.79 GPA
Girls Soccer – 3.49 GPA
Boys Golf – 3.33 GPA
Boys Cross Country – 3.24 GPA
Volleyball – 3.16 GPA

RSD-Athletic-Director-Debbie-Bentler-1A Word from our Athletic Director, Debbie Bentler

The entire fall season went incredibly smoothly. Four of our five programs qualified for post-season competition. The Spudders hold two league championships in volleyball and soccer. We were one runner away from champions in cross country. Football finished with a winning season and truly improved over the course of the season.

Regarding Cross County, Angela’s done a fabulous job building the program from 17 students to 30 in just three seasons. This incredible growth is due in large part to her close connection to the kids and focus on continuous training.

In addition, our soccer and volleyball teams ranked in the top five of the 2A classification. Ridgefield was well-represented in All League selections with 3 Coaches of the Year, 3 League MVP’s, eleven 1st Team, seven 2nd Team and six Honorable Mentions. The overall performance of our fall athletic program is one that our community can and should be incredibly proud of.

Winter Sports Preview – Introducing Gymnastics

In addition to our annual sports of Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, and Wrestling, Ridgefield School District has officially added a new sport to the Winter line-up: Gymnastics.

This year, Ridgefield adds the Gymnastics team as an official Winter sport

This year, Ridgefield adds the Gymnastics team as an official Winter sport

Gymnastics

Previously, student athletes in gymnastics performed through a district cooperative with another school, but this year, Ridgefield High School has brought the team in-house. In order to make gymnastics an official Ridgefield School District sport, Torri Tjensvold and other parents approached the Ridgefield School District Board of Directors to present the high level of interest in the sport.

Richard Samuels (left) discovered his love for gymnastics when asthma prevented him from pursuing cross country

Richard Samuels (left) discovered his love for gymnastics when asthma prevented him from pursuing cross country

Richard Samuels, coach of the RHS Gymnastics Team, has coached the team for seven years in as part of the cooperative. “I feel very good that we’re now an official Ridgefield High School team,” said Samuels. “These young ladies put in the effort and deserve to have an equal standing to the other sports in the Ridgefield roster.”

Samuels discovered his love for gymnastics at a young age when asthma prevented him from participating in track, but he found that he could participate in gymnastics, “The sustained energy in gymnastics is different.” After participating for years, he developed a love for teaching and enjoyed helping other learn which motivated him to pursue coaching.

The Gymnastics Team has their hopes set high for the Winter Season

The Gymnastics Team has their hopes set high for the Winter Season

The Gymnastics Team has set their sights high on making the inaugural season for the team an excellent one. “We are really appreciative of the support of the high school and superintendent for our program,” said Samuels. “We hope to see our Ridgefield fans watch our Spudders perform and compete at the Naydenov and Northpointe Gymnastics Centers.”

Throughout the gymnastic program’s participation in the cooperative over the years, Ridgefield student athletes have been incredibly successful in the sport. Just last year, Kylee Tjensvold, daughter of Torri, went to the state competition and was the district bar champion. “Having the sport officially recognized is a huge deal for the girls,” said Torri. “Kylee has always wanted to be able to wear a Ridgefield letter shirt.”

Torri expressed her gratitude for all the support she and the other parents received in making gymnastics an official team. “We want to thank the Board, Debbie Bentler, and Dr. McCann for all the time and effort they put into this for us,” she said. “The girls really appreciate it and so do the parents.”

Nathan-McCann-Portrait-2014Comment from the Superintendent

“Our student athletes are outstanding examples of what it means to be both an excellent student and to excel as an athlete through hard work, too,” said McCann. “Ridgefield School District looks forward to an exciting winter sports season following up our outstanding fall program’s performance.

Did you know you can submit story ideas for upcoming Did You Knows? Submit your story idea via the District’s online form here: http://bit.ly/DYK-Submit

For more Did You Knows, visit the district website. You can also get more district news from their Facebook page or on Twitter. You can also subscribe to receive the Did You Knows directly in your inbox by clicking here.

Holiday Greeting Card Contest

Superintendent Dr. Nathan McCann invites students from all of the schools to participate in our holiday greeting card contest to assist the district in designing artwork for the Ridgefield School District 2014 holiday greeting card.

The winning selection will receive a $50 cash award and two semi-finalists will earn $25 cash awards each.  All three award-winning submissions will be displayed in the district office during the holiday season.  We are grateful for our friends at the Ridgefield Arts Association who are sponsoring this contest.

A little more on the program:

This year’s theme is What a Wonderful World

Holiday Greeting Card Art Contest Rules:

Judges will select artwork that is appropriate to share with our diverse community, which celebrates a variety of holidays.

Only one original artwork creation may be entered per student.

Artwork will be printed on 5.5” x 8.5” cards.  All submissions should adhere to these dimensions.

Contest is limited to Ridgefield School District students only.

All entries must be received in the school office by the end of the school day on Monday, November 24.

All properly labeled entries will be returned to the student artist by Ridgefield School District.

All entries must include the completed Parent Permission Form.

Ridgefield School District celebrates its November Employee & Students of the Month!

From Left to Right: Ed Bate, Taylor Holeman (Sr), Audrianne Chapman (6th), Andrew Poppert (8th), Naomi Carleo (5th)

From Left to Right: Ed Bate, Taylor Holeman (Sr), Audrianne Chapman (6th), Andrew Poppert (8th), Naomi Carleo (5th)

Employee of the Month

Ed Bate, Physical Education teacher at URES, received Employee of the Month in November

Ed Bate, Physical Education teacher at URES, received Employee of the Month in November

Ed Bate, physical education teacher at Union Ridge Elementary School, received the November 2014 Employee of the Month Award including a framed certificate, commemorative coffee mug, and a gift certificate to the Historic Sportsman’s Restaurant and Lounge in downtown Ridgefield.

Bate’s coworkers wrote:

  • Ed Bate is a model of what it means to be a team player. He is always willing to do whatever needs to be done for the good of students and teachers at Union Ridge. From giving up his teaching space for assemblies and dances to taking his own time to find recess games and then teach them to recess staff, he steps up to the plate to make ideas work.
  • He rarely uses the word “no” and almost always replies to requests with “let me know what I can do to help!” He is an excellent teacher who constantly reflects on his practice.
  • Because of him, students from Kindergarten through sixth grade eat better, move better, and are conscious about how their bodies works – he looks for the best in kids and speaks to them with kindness and respect.
  • We are extremely fortunate to have Ed Bate as part of the Union Ridge team.

Students of the Month

Union Ridge Elementary School
Audrianne Chapman – Sixth Grader

Audrianne Chapman, sixth grader, received Student of the Month from Union Ridge Elementary School

Audrianne Chapman, sixth grader, received Student of the Month from Union Ridge Elementary School

Union Ridge teachers and staff included several comments about Audrianne Chapman including:

  • Audrie comes to school every day with a smile on her face and she is eager to learn.
  • Her teachers appreciate how hard she works and that she is a focused and enthusiastic learner.
  • Audrie can always be counted on to be friendly to her peers and is a positive leader who is kind and helpful to all her classmates.

South Ridge Elementary School
Naomi Carleo – Fifth Grader

Naomi Carleo, fifth grader, received Student of the Month from South Ridge Elementary School

Naomi Carleo, fifth grader, received Student of the Month from South Ridge Elementary School

South Ridge teachers and staff included several comments about Naomi Carleo including:
  • Naomi is an outstanding student – she approaches every assignment with determination and a great attitude.
  • She is always focused and strives to successfully meet each academic challenge that she is presented with.
  • Her behavior in the classroom is excellent – she is always present and willing to help both her fellow students and her teachers; she truly is a model student.

View Ridge Middle School
Andrew Poppert – Eighth Grader

Andrew Poppert, eighth grader, received Student of the Month from View Ridge Middle School

Andrew Poppert, eighth grader, received Student of the Month from View Ridge Middle School

View Ridge teachers and staff included several comments about Andrew Poppert including:
  • Andrew is an all-star all the time – the level of attention and detail he puts into his work leaves much to be desired by his peers.
  • Andrew puts 100% of his effort into all of his projects – he has a calm and cool demeanor, and exhibits his REBS every moment.
  • Andrew is a leader in the classroom and a true role model.

Ridgefield High School
Taylor Holeman – Senior

Taylor Holeman, senior, received Student of the Month from Ridgefield High School

Taylor Holeman, senior, received Student of the Month from Ridgefield High School

Ridgefield High School’s teachers and staff included several comments about Taylor Holeman including:

  • Taylor is very conscientious, active in leadership and student activities, and a very respectful student.
  • Taylor takes several AP-level courses, works hard academically, and gives back to her school through service to others – her involvement in Leadership is outstanding.
  • She works hard behind the scenes to make assemblies, homecoming activities, dances, and other student activities meaningful for students, and has been a leader in the school for four years.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsor…

The Historic Sportsman’s Restaurant and Lounge, a local Ridgefield business owned and operated by Terry Hurd, sponsored the Employee of the Month and Student of the Month programs by contributing funds to pay for the awards and other supplies.

The Historic Sportsman’s Restaurant and Lounge, a local Ridgefield business owned and operated by Terry Hurd, sponsored the Employee of the Month and Student of the Month programs by contributing funds to pay for the awards and other supplies.

To see previous winners of the Employee & Student Month Awards, click here. For more Ridgefield schools news, visit the district website. You can also get more district news from their Facebook page or on Twitter.

 

Main Street Program

Main Street Logo - 10.22.14

The general meeting of the Ridgefield Main Street program will be Thursday, November 20, 8:30am at Koi Pond Cellars, 120 North 3rd Avenue.

Michael Perozzo of Zzoom will discuss how Ridgefield Main Street will be marketing the downtown area. His presentation will be educational showing how businesses can best benefit. Business owners and other interested citizens are invited to attend.

Learn to Sew or Advance your Skills

Interested in sewing a few holiday gifts for your friends and family?

My name is Allisan Buckingham and I have been a teacher and in the sewing business for 30+ years. I have decided to combine my two most favorite interests into a new endeavor. There have been a lot of inquires, from all ages, from people interested in learning to sew.

If you are such a person who could benefit from private lessons, geared to your level, doing projects of your choice, right here in Ridgefield, please contact me. I would like to meet with you to create your personal lessons. Cost is determined by your needs. You do not need a sewing machine but if you have one you may bring it.

Children with an interest in learning to sew are welcome too.

I look forward to hearing from you.

E-mail: sunny29204@gmail.com

Cell# (360)903-8915

Upcoming Events at the Ridgefield Church of the Nazarene

Thanksgiving morning the Church of the Nazarene will host the 5th annual Turkey Trot: Walk for Water, a family-friendly event with a course that is walker friendly but with some challenges for the more experienced runner.

We have organized this event with the primary focus of giving participants the opportunity to provide clean water to people across the world and work off that extra piece of pumpkin pie.

100% percent of your entry fees will go directly to water projects. Every participant will receive their choice of a complimentary water bottle or head band (2 items per family registration). Event long sleeve tech t-shirts are available for $15.00 while supplies last.

Event details and schedule

Registrations begins at 7:00 am

10K Run only begins at 8:00 am

5K Walk/Run begins at 8:30 am

Also our 37th annul Singing Christmas Tree performances are right around the corner.

Our performances will be on December 7th, 9th, 12th, 14th, and 16th at 6:30 pm and on the 14th at 11:30am.

Lastly we have an abundance of warm children’s clothing (coats, gloves etc.) in our kid’s closet that we would love to share with the community. Call the church office (360-887-3576) for more information.

First Friday Winner at the Sportsman’s

Connie Lien was totally excited at learning she was the winner in the Breakfast for Two drawing held at the Sportsman’s Restaurant and Lounge. First Friday is a celebration of the beginning of the month.

Every First Friday when you order a dinner special the Sportsman’s enters you in a drawing for a free breakfast for two. Join them for dinner next First Friday, December 5th.

Construction Details

Free non-alcoholic beverages are being served at The Sportsman’s Restaurant and Lounge during their time of construction…. and speaking of construction. It continues..

The visible red front door seems to float above the ground - that's because there's no foundation under the original Sportsman's Restaurant and Lounge.

The visible red front door seems to float above the ground – that’s because there’s no foundation under the original Sportsman’s Restaurant and Lounge.

A closer look reveals the flooring being supported by miscellaneous pieces of wood and blocks of concrete and brick. The construction crew will be digging soil out from under the building and constructing a foundation.

A closer look reveals the flooring being supported by miscellaneous pieces of wood and blocks of concrete and brick. The construction crew will be digging soil out from under the building and constructing a foundation.