Congratulations to Ridgefield Community United Methodist Church’s kitchen, that had a perfect score on the inspection from Clark County Public Health this month

Turkey Trot

Photo courtesy Sandy Schill

Sandy Schill reports “What a pleasure to see hundreds of walkers and runners on the Port trail on Thanksgiving morning. I’m sure many of them were seeing the Tundra Swans for the first time.”

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I’m happy to report that last week’s Open House brought in $559 for the library building fund. Three original water colors were sold, as well as lots of prints and note cards. Thanks to all the people who attended and brought food to share.

We also collected $171 for the Family Resource Center, and a bunch of clothing and food. On this subject, will the person who brought the large blue collection barrel please come and pick it up?

Happy Thanksgiving

Wings of the World Dedicated

The new piece of artwork at Refuge Overlook Park, ‘Wings of the World“,was dedicated on Saturday.

This beautiful work of art honors David Dynes, Amy Montoya, Jim Maul, Sydney Reisbick and Allene Wodaege, who originated the idea of having a park in downtown Ridgefield with a view of the Refuge.

These people and many others worked tirelessly through the years to raise money to make this park a reality.

Created by artist Sharon Agnor, each wing on the stylized bird is a different color to show the variety of birds that visit the Refuge every year.

Thought for the Week

A Glimpse into the Future (continued)

Health:    The Tricorder X price will be announced this year. There are companies who will build a medical device (called the “Tricorder” from Star Trek)   that works with your phone, which takes your retina scan, your blood sample and you breathe into it.

It then analyses 54 biomarkers that will identify nearly any disease. It will be cheap, so in a few years everyone on this planet will have access to world  class medical analysis, nearly for free. Goodbye, medical establishment.

3D printing: The price of the cheapest 3D printer came down from $18,000 to $400within 10 years. In the same time, it became 100 times faster. All  major  shoe companies have already started 3D printing shoes.

Some spare airplane parts are already 3D printed in remote airports. The space station now has a printer that eliminates the need for the large amount of  spare parts they used to have in the past.

At the end of this year, new smart phones will have 3D scanning possibilities.    You can then 3D scan your feet and print your perfect shoe at home.

In China, they already 3D printed and built a complete 6-storey office building.    By 2027, 10% of everything that’s being produced will be 3D printed.

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Every month the Friends of the Library offer an item for sale to benefit the library building fund,

This month we have eight Hummel figurines on display. These collector’s items have been a favorite of people for many years, and we’re happy to give you a chance to own one or more. The little figures are on display in the library, with bid sheets. The retail price is listed, along with the fair market value. We’ve set a percentage of the FMV as the opening bid, and if you want to ‘buy it now’ you can bid the FMV and take home your very own Hummel figurine immediately.

Empty Bowl Benefits Resource Center

The High School National Honor Society is hosting an Empty Bowl event to benefit the Resource Center for families and individuals in need, and the public is invited to attend.

It’s Saturday, December 2 from noon to 2 pm at the middle school.  Art club members and art students have been working all year to make ceramic bowls which they will sell filled with soup.  The soup will be sold with the handmade ceramic bowls, and also individually in regular bowls. This is a community event – Vinnie’s Pizza, Pacific NW Best Fish Co., End of the Road Grill, and El Rancho Viejo are donating the soup for the event.

This is Hometown weekend, so plan to take a lunch break to support our kids and the Family Resource Center.

Fall Showcase

Opus School of Music presents their Fall Showcase of Music Sunday, November 19, from 4-5 pm at the Ridgefield United Methodist Church, 1410 South Hillhurst Drive. It’s free with two cans of food for the local food bank.

Come and find out what talented young musicians we have in town.

Confluence 9th Anniversary

Confluence Vineyard is holding a 9th Anniversary Celebration this Saturday, November 18, starting at 1 pm. Confluence is at 19111 NW 67th Avenue. Come and help Jae and Greg celebrate!

Reminder: Dedication Tomorrow

Our new ‘Wings of the World” sculpture will be dedicated tomorrow, Saturday, November 18, 4:00 at Overlook Park.

This beautiful sculpture of a soaring eagle was created by Sharon Agnor and commemorates the lives and efforts of five significant people who had the vision for and helped create Overlook Park: Allene Wodaege, Jim Maul, Sydney Reisbick, Amy Montoya, and David Dines.

This community gathering will include a history of Overlook Park, music and refreshments. Please come.

RNWR Calendars on Sale

Time to start holiday shopping while supporting a great cause!

The Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge’s 2018 Calendar is here! This year’s calendar features the winning photos from our annual photo contest and will be on pre-sale through November 28th, 2017.

Our calendars are much more than amazing, high resolution action shots from Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, they also help the Friends support its’ mission of providing habitat restoration,  cultural and environmental education on the Refuge and to its’ visitors. All the photo’s subjects are identified, and there is also some info about each photo! Learn about the seasonal changes in habitat restoration, important dates to look forward to, read a passionate poem about our refuge, and much more. Just $16 pre-sale, these 12 month, 8.5×11 (opens to 11×17), saddle-stitched wall calendars are the perfect gift!

Whether as a holiday gift for loved ones, your friends or co-workers, or a functional keepsake for yourself, your purchase helps support our public lands, protecting wildlife and the history of our area, in perpetuity. With gorgeous photos of wildlife and a little learning, what more could you ask for?

Order yours today to get the pre-sale price and guarantee you get one! Pre-orders will be shipped the first week of December:

After pre-sale, you can still order your calendars online, or you can purchase them in town at City of Ridgefield‘s Hometown Celebration on December 2nd, or at Seasons Coffee Tea & Remedies while supplies last!

RMS Meeting

Marie Moalwy

Please join us for our Ridgefield Main Street Community Meeting on Thursday, November 16th at 8:30 am at the Sportsman’s Steakhouse & Saloon.

A special thank you to Mayor Ron Onslow for bringing us a very special guest speaker. Marie Mosley, City Manager of Kennewick, WA, is traveling all the way to Ridgefield to present to us on a unique opportunity in Kennewick , which has many aspects that pertain to our own Ridgefield. The presentation deals with growth, infrastructure housing, business and relationships of each.

Invitations to attend have also been extended to the City Staff, RBA, Port, Planning & Parks Commissions, Arts, and more. This presentation is of interest to every person, every business, and every organization in Ridgefield. As always, complimentary coffee is provided by the Sportsman’s. Breakfast service is available.

Welcome Vintage Revival

Welcome to our newest retail shop in town, Vintage Revival.

Owner Dee Gaudet has created a unique store with something for everyone. Over twenty vendors provide all kinds of gifts, antiques, and handmade items. If you miss shopping at the Mercantile for that special treasure, take a look at what Vintage Revival has to offer – Barb Blystone from the Dancing Rabbit has a space, and the store is ready for early Christmas shopping.

Vintage Revival is at 418 Pioneer Street and is open Sunday and Monday from noon to 4 and Tuesday through Saturday from 10 to 6. 360-887-2101

Please support our local businesses!


Meeting on Gee Creek Sub-Area Plan

Ridgefield Development Code Amendments: Gee Creek sub-area plan
Notice is hereby given that the Ridgefield City Council will hold a Public Hearing on
Thursday November 16, 2017 beginning at 6:30 PM, at the Ridgefield Community
Center, 210 N Main Ave, Ridgefield, Washington.

The proposal is to adopt a sub-area plan for the Gee Creek Plateau area generally
bounded by Gee Creek to the south and west, South 45th Avenue to the east and
the alignment of S. 5th Way to the north.

This notice is intended to invite interested persons to appear at the public hearings
and submit written or oral comments on the proposed amendments. Written
comments should be directed to the Ridgefield City Clerk, PO Box 608, 230 Pioneer
St, Ridgefield, WA 98642, no later than 4:30 PM on November 16, 2017.
Comments may also be submitted into the record at the public hearings.

Information regarding the proposed amendments is available to the public on
request at Ridgefield City Hall, 230 Pioneer St, Ridgefield, WA, during normal
weekday business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM through 4:30 PM.
The staff report will be available November 9, 2017.

City of Ridgefield
Published: October 11, 2017