Farrell House draws concerns

first_imgWhat: Discussion about Farrell House and owner Heidi Curley’s vision.When: 7 p.m. today.Where: St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 1206 N.E. Birch St., Camas.Owner Heidi Curley’s plans to use the landmark Farrell House on a limited basis for small outdoor and indoor events has created a big fuss among some of her neighbors.But Curley says neighborhood residents’ fears about undue noise and traffic in their residential neighborhood are born out of a misunderstanding. She plans to live in the house with her three children, she said, and hopes to occasionally host weddings and other small indoor gatherings, such as tea parties and wine tastings.Not all of her neighbors are convinced, however.The Farrell House, 416 N.E. Ione St., was built in 1913 by a well-to-do Camas department store owner and is listed on the Clark County Heritage Register. The distinctive Greek Revival-style home had belonged to the Farrell family prior to last year, when Curley purchased it. Curley has since submitted paperwork seeking an unclassified use permit for Farrell House. Camas’ Planning Commission will hold a hearing July 19 to discuss the permit and is likely make a recommendation to the city council in August, city planner Kathy Marlowe said.Camas residents will stage an informal meeting tonight to discuss concerns about Curley’s vision for the Farrell House. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 1206 N.E. Birch St.last_img read more

Early eruption leads to victory

first_imgA broken shot clock had the P.A. announcer counting down the final seconds of each possession Friday. The Vancouver Volcanoes have their own count going on: 3-2-1. The team came into the International Basketball League playoffs needing to win three games over the weekend to secure the championship. And after beating the Portland Chinooks, 105-98, it is now one third of the way there. The victory was typical in multiple ways. For one, the Volcanoes have now won all 11 of the games they’ve played at the O’Connell Sports Center, their home floor and host site for the tournament. But Friday’s game flow also was reflective of Vancouver’s recent efforts, in which a massive first-quarter lead slowly dwindles away. The fourth-seeded Volcanoes (13-6) pounced on Portland in the early going, taking a 19-6 lead within the first eight minutes and going up 42-24 midway through the second period. Andre Murray, who led Vancouver with 25 points, hit a flurry of 3-pointers early to help pad his team’s early advantage. But as has been the case recently, that lead was chipped away at.last_img read more

Get closer to holiday shopping

first_imgCheck out these websites to find local merchants near you.Downtown Camas:http://www.downtowncamas.comVancouver’s Downtown Association:http://vdausa.orgUptown Village Associationhttp://www.uptownvillage.comOld Town Battle Ground Association:http://www.otbga.comRidgefield Business Association:http://ridgefieldwash.comIt’s the time of year when our gift-giving lists are long and the stack of big-box store catalogs is deep.It’s also a time when we’re hearing a lot about going local for everything from banking to buying gifts. There was even a nationwide campaign to support small businesses on Nov. 26. But with online shopping, free shipping deals and stores that sell everything from the holiday turkey to Tickle Me Elmo, it’s obvious why the retail giants reign over the Christmas shopping season. Small retailers are hoping this year is different.“People want to feel wholesome this year, and shopping local is wholesome,” said Carrie Schulstad, owner of The Uncommon Gift in downtown Camas. “It’s very different when you have a store owner who knows your name.”We asked a few Clark County retailers to give us their tips for shopping locally this year.• Break for shopping. One of the perks of shopping at a small, independent business is that you can often get in and out with ease. No big parking lots, long checkout lines or cavernous stores to get lost in. Leslie Runyan, owner of Erik Runyan Jewelers, said she likes to use her lunch hour to make quick shopping trips. As a bonus, many areas where people work have small retailers within walking distance or a short drive. You’re likely to dodge a Saturday crowd, and your own time constraints will keep you focused.• Get creative with wrapping. Make the packaging part of the gift, said Reshell Douglas, owner of Not Too Shabby in Vancouver’s Uptown Village district. She might track down a second-hand vase, dress it up and place her gift inside. That way, she said, it feels more personal and can make even a small gift seem charming. “Then I feel like it’s something I personally coordinated for them,” she said. “I want people to feel like I really thought it out, I really put a lot of effort into it.”• New or not, it’s OK. Don’t be afraid to shop second hand, said Karey Dillingham, owner of Karey’s Kreative Interiors on Northeast St. Johns Road. Whether it’s from a shop like hers that mixes new, old and repurposed items or an antique store, if you pick a gift with that person it mind, a second-hand treasure can express the perfect sentiment. “I get tired of going to the big-box stores where everything is the same,” Dillingham said.last_img read more

Northwest Pipe bouncing back

first_imgUnder threat of being removed from the Nasdaq stock exchange, Vancouver-based Northwest Pipe Co. on Friday issued late and restated financial reports, including data for all of 2011 showing the company bounced back to profitability.The Nasdaq had given the company, a maker of steel pipe primarily for drinking water systems, until April 30 to file its delayed financial reports, including its 2011 annual financial report and quarterly reports from last year.Northwest Pipe reported a profit of $12.7 million, or $1.35 per diluted share, for all of 2011. That compares with a loss of $5.4 million, or 59 cents per diluted share, for all of 2010.The company’s revenues for all of 2011 increased by 32 percent to $511.7 million, “the highest ever,” the company said in a news release, exceeding the previous high of $451.4 million in 2008.The company said it will hold a conference call on its 2011 financial results on Monday.Northwest Pipe’s release of late financial statements Friday complied with the Nasdaq’s demand that it file those reports by the end of April or be delisted from the exchange. The fresh information, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, also showed the company possessing a healthy bottom line after it announced in March new “material errors” with its accounting procedures.last_img read more

Man sentenced in Fourth Plain hitandrun that killed woman

first_imgA 37-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to more than four years in prison for a drunken hit-and-run incident May 3 on East Fourth Plain Boulevard that took the life of a 25-year-old mother.James I. Collins of Vancouver was sentenced by Clark County Superior Judge John Wulle after pleading guilty to hitting and killing hair salon employee Maria Delos-Carrusco Angulo as she stepped into a crosswalk between Neals and Rossiter lanes.“I wish more than anything that I could go back to that day and make things different,” Collins said in a prepared statement to Angulo’s family and friends in the courtroom. “I’m sorry that Maria’s life was cut short because of my actions that day. I would like to apologize to Maria’s family and friends for taking her from you.”He sniffled as he spoke, and tears streamed down his face.“Most of all, I want to say sorry to Maria’s son,” Collins continued, his voice breaking. “Because of me, your life will forever be different. Nothing I can say will change anything or make your heartache go away.”When Collins hit Angulo, he was intoxicated and driving 74 mph in a 30-mph speed zone.After the collision, he sped off in his Honda hatchback, going as fast as 80 mph.Collins also was ordered to pay $5,800 in restitution, $4,000 of which was to pay for delivering Angulo’s body to her family in Mexico.last_img read more

Searchers unable to find object that may be from missing jet

first_imgKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Vietnamese searchers on ships worked throughout the night but could not find a rectangle object spotted Sunday afternoon that was thought to be one of the doors of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet that went missing more than two days ago.Doan Huu Gia, the chief of Vietnam’s search and rescue coordination center, said Monday that four planes and seven ships from Vietnam were searching for the object but nothing had been found.The Boeing 777 went missing early Saturday morning on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. The plane lost contact with ground controllers somewhere between Malaysia and Vietnam, and searchers in a low-flying plane spotted an object that appeared to be one of the plane’s doors, the state-run Thanh Nien newspaper said, citing the deputy chief of staff of Vietnam’s army, Lt. Gen. Vo Van Tuan.The jetliner apparently fell from the sky at cruising altitude in fine weather, and the pilots were either unable or had no time to send a distress signal, adding to the mystery over the final minutes of the flight.There are also questions over how two passengers managed to board the ill-fated aircraft using stolen passports.Interpol confirmed it knew about the stolen passports but said no authorities checked its vast databases on stolen documents before the Boeing jetliner departed Saturday.last_img read more

Fort Vancouver site chosen for teacher development program

first_imgFort Vancouver National Historic Site is one of 13 national parks in the Pacific West Region chosen to take part in a teacher development program this summer.One K-12 teacher, likely from the Portland-Vancouver area, will be chosen for the opportunity at Fort Vancouver, said Greg Shine, chief ranger and historian.At Fort Vancouver, the objective is to get someone from the local area who is familiar with the school standards that apply to Washington or Oregon, Shine said.The program will help an educator from an urban school district whose students have fewer opportunities for classroom enrichment.It will consist of 230 hours of work. Activities include developing at least one classroom lesson plan.The teacher will help Fort Vancouver review its two most popular elementary education programs, “Beyond the Columbia Department: The Global Reach of Fort Vancouver” and “Dawn to Dusk: The Work Day at Fort Vancouver.”The teacher will have a chance to suggest changes “that make these programs more supportive of classroom goals and more responsive to student needs,” Shine said.last_img read more

Cop catches woman jumping from Lynnwood balcony

first_imgLYNNWOOD — Lynnwood police say an officer broke the fall of a distraught woman who jumped from an apartment balcony.She didn’t hit the ground with full force Sunday evening but was injured and taken to a hospital. The officer was not hurt.Police had responded to a call that the woman in her 20’s had threatened to kill her baby and her boyfriend because she believed her boyfriend was unfaithful. The man and the baby were unharmed.last_img

Brothers accused of having child porn

first_imgTwo brothers, including a former Columbian contractor, are accused of having thousands of images of child pornography at their home in Vancouver.William Lee Martin, 41, and Patrick Wayne Martin, 33, appeared in Clark County Superior Court on Friday on suspicion of possession of depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. William Martin also is accused of dealing in depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.Judge Suzan Clark held William Martin in the Clark County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail and appointed Vancouver Defenders to defend him against the charges. She held Patrick Martin in jail in lieu of $20,000 bail and appointed Vancouver attorney Jeff Riback to defend him.The brothers are scheduled to be arraigned on the charges Feb. 13.Vancouver police began investigating the brothers in April 2012 when the department received information from the Interagency Child Exploitation Prevention Team about an IP address in Vancouver offering child pornography, according to a court affidavit.One of the files being offered from the IP address showed the sexual abuse of adolescent and preadolescent boys, court papers say.Investigators traced the IP address to the home of the brothers’ father on Northeast 132nd Avenue in Vancouver. A search warrant was served on the residence, during which William Martin’s and Patrick Martin’s computers were seized.Patrick Martin confessed that the child pornography on his computer belonged to him, according to court papers.Analysis of the computers revealed child pornography involving both boys and girls in the form of photographs and video.William Martin is a convicted sex offender and was a contracted route driver for The Columbian until the termination of his contract with the newspaper on Friday. He was previously convicted of first-degree child molestation, according to court papers.Patrick Martin has no criminal history, court papers say.last_img read more

Admiral introduces homemoving salary advance to support financial wellbeing

first_imgEmployee Benefits Live 2016: Admiral has introduced a home-moving salary advance scheme for employees.The scheme, which has been running for six weeks, enables staff to borrow a set amount of money and repay it over an 18-24 month period. It is designed to help employees with moving costs, and steer them away from payday loans by providing an alternative route to support.Richard Thorne (pictured), group HR manager at Admiral, said: “[Such support] is particularly important when you have relatively young staff who rent and who, if they have to move, not only have to save for the [deposit] but also have to save their first month’s rent while waiting for their [deposit] from their previous property.”Addressing delegates at Employee Benefits Live 2016, Thorne explained that the home moving salary advance scheme is just one of the initiatives that Admiral has put in place to support the financial wellbeing of its 6,000 employees.In 2015, the organisation introduced an employee assistance programme (EAP) that offers 24/7 support for a range of issues, including help with managing debt through financial planning.The organisation has also made private medical insurance available to staff on a voluntary basis. “We’ve introduced voluntary private medical for everyone because I think that good habits are not just about money in these sort of circumstances, they’re about making sure that you’re healthy,” said Thorne.Employees also have access to telephone advice from financial advisers, access to on-site services such as a legal clinic, mortgage and financial advice, and they are given time during the working day to attend support sessions such as one-to-one pension presentations.Admiral also offers financial education to provide information and support around pension saving, getting on the property ladder, increasing understanding of employee benefits, and access to financial advice for those approaching retirement. In the future, it hopes to offer further financial education support around financial awareness and planning, moving house, short and long-term saving, and debt management.Thorne said: “We have a mantra: ‘people who like what they do, do it better’ and part of our role at Admiral as managers is to remove barriers to performance. Ultimately, it’s unrealistic to expect people to be able to perform at their best at work if they have significant money worries.“In our industry, which is a service industry, the way you treat staff directly impacts the way that they treat customers. And I don’t think it’s realistic to expect people to be able to give customers their full attention and deliver excellent customer service if they’re distracted, and financial distractions is one of the things they can be distracted by.”Admiral runs a Ministry of Money scheme, which provides clear branding around the financial wellbeing support and related benefits available to staff. To communicate the launch of the scheme, spending diaries were handed out to all employees.Thorne said: “The idea is that [Ministry of Money] is a clearly branded message for our employees to be able to spot what’s coming through; so they can see it on our intranet, they can see it in emails.”last_img read more

Bain and Company tops workplace rankings for culture and leadership

first_imgManagement consultancy Bain and Company is the organisation with the best workplace culture and leadership in the UK, according to research by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and website Glassdoor.Bain and Company topped the ‘Leadership and culture at work top 20’ rankings, based on analysis of the reviews posted on Glassdoor by current and former employees of more than 7,000 organisations in the UK. The consultancy scored a 99% ‘recommend to a friend’ rating.Barney Hamilton, chief talent officer at Bain and Company, said the employer’s recruitment process is designed to find “exciting recruits with a passion for making an impact”, estimating that up to 80% of the organisation is involved in the evaluation and assessment process.In second place was recruitment agency Investigo, which allows employees to manage their own time rather than setting core hours. Third was Gateshead-based Northern Gas and Power, where team members can finish work for the year once they have hit their annual target.Rob Wall, head of policy at CMI, said: “The CMI/Glassdoor top 20 showcases [organisations] with the best management and working cultures in the UK. At a time when trust in business is at an all-time low, good management and leadership is more important than ever to build inclusive and inspiring cultures that enhance productivity and promote employee engagement and wellbeing.”Big-name organisations ranking in the top 20 were Facebook, in ninth, Anglian Water, in 13th, and Salesforce, in 19th.Joe Wiggins, head of corporate communications, EMEA at Glassdoor, said: “The business benefits of putting employees first are now proven. Investing in culture and leadership is mission-critical for all companies.“What is really interesting is the huge diversity in [organisations] we see as pioneers when it comes to leadership style. Some of these employers are huge multinationals, others are far smaller, national firms and, in industry terms, the CMI/Glassdoor top 20 features everything from tech and energy to consulting and social enterprise.”The full top 20 is as follows:Bain and CompanyInvestigoNorthern Gas and PowerThe Good Care GroupChessGoodman MassonXPO LogisticsAuto TraderFacebookPHMGBromfordRentokil InitialAnglian WaterPeninsula GroupHomeServe UKLead ForensicsHiscoxLookersSalesforceHelping Handslast_img read more

Local Moonlight child actor ready for the Oscars

first_img“I don’t really say much about it,” Jaden said. “I don’t want other people to get jealous, so I just stay humble and keep going.”Educators are also excited, including the teacher who helped Piner prepare for the role.“It’s every performing artist’s dream come true to be recognized in this light,” Tanisha Cidel said, “and to have it come from Miami-Dade County and the arts programs here, I feel like, you know, we birthed something amazing.”“It’s important to recognize that brilliance and magic happened outside of Miami Beach, west of the Intracoastal Waterway, right here in Liberty City and Norland communities,” Carvalho said. “Great talent, great celebration, and we are thrilled.”Now, this Miami boy is heading to Los Angeles, California, to walk the red carpet with Hollywood’s elite actors.And his family members are so proud.“We are so happy,” Jaden’s grandmother Virginia Haven said, “It’s wonderful, wonderful school, wonderful program, wonderful teachers.” “Moonlight” was filmed in Miami. The film follows the life of a young man named Chiron from boyhood to adulthood — the struggles he faces and the lessons he learned on the streets of Miami.Piner said he loved being a part of the film.“It’s so amazing ’cause when I was little, I was not thinking about being an actor,” Jaden said. “I wanted to play basketball. Now my mind is on acting.”Oscar nominations were announced on Tuesday.Students, teachers and superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Alberto Carvalho, broke out in cheers during an Oscar nomination watch party.Piner’s excitement grew each time the film picked up a nomination.Despite his recent success, Piner said he’s not letting it go to his head. MIAMI (WSVN) – Students are over the moon as a movie, shot right here in South Florida, received some high honors.“Moonlight” is making our area proud, and one of the young stars has plenty of reasons to cheer.He’s getting ready for the red carpet, and there aren’t too many middle schoolers who can say they’re headed to the Academy Awards.“Where are you gonna be on Oscar night?” a reporter asked actor Jaden Piner.“At the Oscars,” he said.Piner, a student at Norland Middle School, recently made his acting debut, and he’s already heading to the Oscars.He was ecstatic when he first heard he landed a role in the film. center_img “I’m just thankful to God that Jaden has an opportunity to show his gifts and talent. He’s a special kid. He’s always been that way,” Jaden’s grandfather, Rev. Jessie Harvin Jr. said.“I just got to stay in school and be a regular kid,” Jaden said.“Moonlight” earned eight Oscar nominations, including best picture and best director.The film won a Golden Globe for best picture.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

7s Craig Stevens hosts 3rd Junior Orange Bowl Gala

first_imgHonored to emcee tonight’s mad hatter gala for @JrOrangeBowl @wsvn #community pic.twitter.com/O21BgJsOjJ— Craig Stevens (@cstevenson7) March 19, 2017Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – It was a whimsical night for fundraising in South Florida, thanks in part to a member of 7’s family.The third annual Junior Orange Bowl Gala was held in Brickell, Saturday. The nonprofit organization hosted a Mad Hatter-themed event to raise funds for children and youth programs throughout the community.Junior Orange Bowl executive director Jessica Cerda-Antomarchi conveyed the relevance of the long-running community event. “The Junior Orange Bowl has been around for 68 years providing a platform for our youth to showcase their skills, their talents, their strengths, whatever that may be,” she said, “It could be athletics, it could be the arts, it could be academics. We provide that opportunity, and we hope to continue to expand to provide better things, more opportunities for our youth.”7’s own Craig Stevens took a break from his anchoring duties to help host the event.last_img read more

Davie Police officer helps duck family cross busy street

first_imgDAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – A family of ducks got a lucky break when a South Florida police officer happened to be in the right place, at the right time, to help them cross the street, Sunday.A 7News viewer sent cellphone video of a Davie Police officer escorting the birds across a busy intersection along University Drive, using his cruiser to block traffic.After the officer gave the mother duck and her ducklings safe passage, traffic resumed as normal.Remember, if you see news happening and can do so safely, take a picture or shoot video and send it to: senditto7@wsvn.com.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

2 snorkelers saved off Haulover Beach

first_imgHAULOVER BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Miami-Dade ocean rescue team members came to the rescue of a pair of snorkelers off of Haulover Beach.The duo got caught in strong surf near the inlet.However, officials rescued them and pulled them to shore.No injuries were reported.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Search underway for repeat gas station robber in Pompano Beach

first_imgPOMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are seeking the public’s help as they continue to search for a man who, they said, robbed two gas stations in Pompano Beach.Surveillance video captured the subject stealing several cases of beer from the convenience store at the Speedway off Powerline Road, near 23rd Street, July 30.Detectives said the robber pulled a knife when a clerk followed him out.Officers said the same man robbed the Liberty gas station off West Copans Road, near 25th Street, two days earlier.If you have any information on these robberies, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Former Miami Hurricanes football player Tyrone Moss dies

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Former Miami Hurricanes star and South Florida native Tyrone Moss passed away Thursday night.The news was confirmed by Moss’s former Blanche Ely High School coach Steve Davis.Moss led the Pompano Beach high school to a state title before going on to break rushing records at the University of Miami.His exact cause of death is still unknown, though Davis said Moss had been dealing with an unspecified illness or medical condition.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Surveillance video captures Miami Family Dollar store robbery

first_imgIf you have any information on the robbers’ whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – Miami-Dade Police are seeking the public’s help in tracking down two crooks who robbed a Miami Family Dollar.Newly released surveillance video showed the two subjects entering the store along the 2000 block of Northwest 79th Street around 11:15 a.m., Dec. 3.Moments later, the robbers walked back out with stolen gift bags filled with merchandise.The store manager followed but was threatened with a can of mace and a knife.The two crooks took off on bicycles.Police said the subjects were described to be between 20 and 25 years old.The store manager was not injured. last_img read more

Tropic Ocean Delta Airlines team up to take supplies to Marsh Harbour

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) – Two airline companies joined forces to carry out a rescue and return mission to Marsh Harbour in the Bahamas.Tropic Ocean Airways teamed up with Delta Airlines to bring relief supplies to the hurricane-ravaged island nation, Sunday.Their plan was to drop off the supplies, then take more than 200 Bahamians from that area to Nassau.Sunday morning, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue crews helped load the supplies into the plane at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.Officials said teams of doctors and military personnel will help distribute the supplies once they reach Marsh Harbour.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

ENSTAR Warns of Phone Scam in Alaska

first_imgYou can call Customer Service at 907-277-5551 to confirm authenticity of anyone representing to be an ENSTAR employee. Enstar’s Lindsay Hobson says the company never contacts customers this way: “We do not ask for credit card information over the phone. If there is an issue with your account we will contact you either by mail or by hanging a door hanger on your door.” ENSTAR customers have reported receiving phishing calls from 1-800-715-8380. ENSTAR never demands payment over the phone to avoid service disruption. Hobson: “Our employees drive ENSTAR vehicles, they wear vests or clothing that have the ENSTAR logo. You can also ask somebody for their ENSTAR I.D. and certainly you can call our offices to confirm the employee’s identity.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享ENSTAR Natural Gas says customers have been receiving phone calls from individuals posing as utility representatives, demanding payment over the phone and threatening to disconnect service within 30 minutes.last_img read more