Ridgefield News

November 17, 2010 - Ridgefield Events

First thing you should know is that the article in the Reflector about the location of the Hometown bazaar and art show on December 4 was incorrect. It will be held at the Community Center. Sorry for the confusion.

Congratulations to Natalie Dean, a student at Union Ridge Elementary School, who was honored at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children held by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

This Friday, December 3, is our monthly First Friday celebration of all the good stuff that goes on in Ridgefield. Come and join the party. Pick up a booklet at the first store you visit, and look for the star posted in each participating store. Record the number on your booklet, and when it's completely filled in, deposit it in the jar at Season's Coffee Shop. One name will be drawn at the Hometown Celebration on Saturday, December 4. That person will win a wonderful basket of goodies from Ridgefield Floral. A complete list of stores and the specials they are offering will be listed in next week's FYI newsletter, but I wanted you to know to save the date!

On Monday, November 29, Ridgefield Library will host 'Decorating the Library' in preparation for the Hometown Celebration. Come and help make our library beautiful from 3:30 to 6:30 pm. Information: 887-8281.

Robin Hominiuk will host an opening reception for her 2010 Open Studio and Pottery Sale on Friday, December 3 at 7:00 pm. She has a great selection of exciting pottery items, and there will be art and light refreshments. Robin's Studio is at 27000 NE Bjur Road, and her studio sales will continue on the first two week-ends in December. Information: 887-5120

Due to pressure from interested citizens, Clark County commissioners decided against opening up 270 acres northeast of the Clark County Fairgrounds for development. This shows what power a group of citizens can have.

And now I'm going to get on my soapbox.

Did you know that companies that re-locate their businesses offshore receive a tax break? All expenses involved in the move are tax-deductible. Does this make sense to you? If not, call or write your senators and representatives immediately to let them know this is not acceptable. Your voice CAN make a difference. The people you should contact are:

Senator Patty Murray, 202-224-2621, http://murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=ContactMeSenator.

Senator Maria Cantwell - 202-224-3441, http://cantwell.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm

Representative Brian Baird (leaving office) 202-225-3536, https://forms.house.gov/contact/email-me.shtml

Discuss this with your friends, and have them contact these people too!

And on the same general subject 71.24% of registered voters sent in their ballots for the recent election. This is the second-highest turnout since the state began collecting voter registrations by county at the state level in 1938. Isn't that great? To me it means that people are looking to improve our government. Get involved. Let your voice be heard.

Remember Walk and Knock, Saturday, December 4. Anyone living in the 98642 zip code can place donations of canned goods, marked 'Walk and Knock' in a location easily seen from the street before 9:00 am. Donations of money are welcome as well. All amounts received go to charity.

A gravestone was unburied at the northwest side of the cemetery at the 'Make a Difference' clean-up day in October. The gravestone was marked 'Baby Blue,' so it's thought to be the grave of a child. If anyone has knowledge of who this might be, call Ellen at 887-3069 or Charlotte at 887-8732.

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