Richard Brase joins Vancouver
Richard Brase has joined The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as marketing director, it was announced today by the symphony orchestra’s executive director Celia Gesting.
Brase's appointment marks his return to the Vancouver-Portland area after two years as director of programming and promotion at KBCI-TV, the CBS affiliate in Boise, Idaho.
Prior to 2006, Brase was president and creative director of Portland-based Creative Motion Group, a television marketing and production company. From 1998 to 2004, he was the director of creative services at KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8, where he supervised the station's marketing, promotion and commercial production.
A native New Yorker, Brase is a seven-time Emmy Award-winner and a graduate of Bowling Green State University, and he earned a masters degree in speech and English from the University of Michigan.
The new position of full-time marketing director was made possible by a generous, three-year capacity building grant from the H. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, according to Gesting.
Life Flight expanding to
Oregon-based Life Flight is expanding its 30-year presence in the Vancouver-Portland metropolitan area to Kelso-Longview in Cowlitz County, according to Michael Griffiths, Life Flight Network executive director
A Life Flight helicopter at the Kelso-Longview Airport will have the added benefit of decreasing the time it takes us to fly to the coast. We have long established, strong relationships with the coastal hospitals and, of course, the hospitals in the Vancouver area, Griffiths says.
Life Flight plans on beginning service which will include growing communities in those areas and for communities on the Oregon and Southwest Washington coast, by mid-September.
Life Flight a certified program, is headquartered in Aurora, Ore. Life Flight was the first hospital-based air ambulance on the West Coast. Life Flight has safely transported over 31,000 patients. Earlier this year Life Flight opened helicopter bases in both Eugene, Oregon, and Dallesport, Washington.
Life Flight critical care nurses and paramedics are trained in the emergency transport of high-risk obstetrical patients, as well as critically ill and injured pediatric and adult patients. Life Flight Network is owned and operated by the consortium of Legacy Emanuel Hospital & Health Center, Oregon Health & Sciences University, and Providence Health System. For further information, go to www.lifeflight.org.
Vancouver Lake history subject
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will present findings from its bathymetry survey and modeling efforts, the results of a year-long survey of the lake’s hydrology and salmon habitat at the 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, meeting of the Vancouver Lake Partnership in Port of Vancouver offices, 3101 NW Lower River Road.
The studies have come about because of annual closures of the recreational lake due to summer blue-green algal blooms.
The partnership was formed with a goal of maintaining the lake as a recreational resource.
Vancouver opens cooling centers
Three cooling centers are open for residents who do not have air conditioning or otherwise need relief from the current hot spell, reports Tami Kihs, Vancouver emergency management coordinator.
The cooling centers are in the Luepke Senior Center and the Marshall Community Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin Boulevard, and the Firstenburg Community Center, 700 N.E. 136th Ave. The cooling centers will be open until 9 p.m. this evening and 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16.
Water is available, but food is not available, in the centers. For further information, call Kihs at 619-1241.
Laser hair removal big biz;
To keep up with one of the fastest growing segments of the cosmetic laser industry, Clark College is establishing a laser hair removal technician program.
This fall, Clark College Corporate Education and Kushan LLC, a leader in educational in-sourcing, will partner to establish the laser hair removal technician program at the college.
Classes will be held between September 15 and November 19 on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Cost of the 80 contact-hour course is $1,850, and that includes all materials. For further information, call Jennifer Ward, 992-2939.
The Urban Bergers, belly dancers from Portland’s Caravan Studio, will be entertaining in the air-conditioned Camas Library at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. <> The library is at 625 NE 4th Avenue. Due to the extreme temperatures forecast in the Vancouver area, the National Park Service at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site has cancelled the 1860s Vintage Base Ball special event scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. Due to the park's full event schedule, the baseball game will not be rescheduled.
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