A new shop features a wide variety of items — new and used — in downtown Washougal.
During business hours, visitors at Echo Resale can peruse racks of clothing in front of waterskis, a wakeboard and a children’s-sized kayak on display outside.
Inside, there is more clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women and children, as well as games, toys, books, dishes, fashion jewelry, baby blankets and cat carriers. In the arts and crafts section, there are fabrics, yarn, paints, art sets and stamps to use on cards.
Echo Resale, 2103 Main St., is open Wednesday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 553-8861, email email@example.com or visit www.shopechoresale.com.
Comments made by two Washougal City Council members two weeks ago have generated a lot of attention regarding their views on abortion.
Dave Shoemaker said during the Nov. 18 council meeting he wanted to delete the $7,500 in the 2014 proposed city budget, earmarked for the East County Family Resource Center, and Connie Jo Freeman echoed that thought.
Shoemaker mentioned that providing social services is a county mission, and the city already provides the building at 1702 “C” St. rent-free, with maintenance, utilities and janitorial services.
“I discovered this year that East County social services refers people to health care providers who provide abortions,” he said. “I’m definitely not in favor of that on the basis that some of the people that are paying the taxes that would support this effort have a conscience issue with that sort of thing.”
Mark Lockwood braved temperatures in the high 40s Thursday, while sorting donations of assorted goods that will soon be on their way to the Philippines.Lockwood, a volunteer, was dressed in several layers of clothing in the River Rock Church warehouse, as he separated contributions of clothing, shoes, bedding, toys, medical and school supplies, pots, pans and tarps.
According to the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, more than 3.3 million people were displaced by Typhoon Haiyan on Nov. 8. More than 5,200 people are reported dead, 25,615 were injured and 1,613 are missing.
The owners and patients of Washougal Sport & Spine Physical Therapy will soon have some new views of downtown Washougal.
The five-year old practice, owned by Steve McCarthy and Kimberly Williams, both of Camas, will relocate from 1700 Main St., Ste. 222 to Suite 136, within Washougal Town Square, in February 2014.
McCarthy, a 1996 Camas High School graduate, said the new location will provide approximately 20 percent more space than the current suite — around 2,750 square feet, compared to 2,200.
For more information, call 835-5349 or visit www.washougalsportandspine.com.
A former senior assistant at the Washougal Community Library has been promoted.
Janet Alder, of Washougal, is the new marketing and outreach coordinator for the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District.
She was selected by an interview panel comprised of employees from throughout the district.
Area residents can contribute to meals for senior citizens.
Beverages from the Camas-Washougal area will be included in a festival.
A three-day event will include participation by local vendors.
Underneath the shoulder length, wavy, gray hair and glasses, lies the strength of a woman who survived an abusive marriage and found love the second time around.
Della Howe, 85, of Camas, has written her third book, “Al’s Twisted Mind,” about her ex-husband.
In the book, Howe, who uses the pen name Marie Jensun, has changed her former husband’s name.
She married “Al” when she was 18, and he was 21.
Improvements are needed in the Washougal Community Center kitchen, in order for that facility to continue preparing food for the Meals on Wheels program.
The 2014 preliminary city budget includes $50,000 for kitchen upgrades.
“The entire kitchen, except the commercial dishwasher, is out of compliance with health department codes,” said Washougal Parks, Cemetery and Facilities Manager Suzanne Grover.