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Morning Press: Quiring’s new role; performing arts venue; Brecky Breck

Showers, scattered thunderstorms and partly cloudy days dot the forecast for the week. High temperatures might not climb out of the 60s more than a few degrees, if at all. For more details, check out our local weather coverage.

In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories from the weekend:

County council’s Quiring elected vice chairwoman of local GOP

Clark County Council Chair Eileen Quiring was unanimously elected as vice chairwoman of the Clark County Republican Party at the group’s meeting on Saturday.

Party Chairman Earl Bowerman, who was elected in January, said it has been a goal of his to create more of a link between the party and the county since he took over. One way he thought to do that was to get Quiring on the board.

“We’re ecstatic about it,” he said. “She will give us visibility, prominence and legitimacy.”

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Seeking a unified vision for a new performing arts venue

The new Vancouver waterfront’s swanky riverside restaurants are great, but you know what would really improve Vancouver’s poor-cousin reputation? A beautiful, $40 million, 1,500-seat center for the arts that rivals anything in Portland.

That’s one long-standing vision of the future of performing arts in Vancouver, championed by local philanthropist Paul Christensen and fellow lovers of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

“We are the third most populous city in the state and we have this amazing orchestra. Our community has reached the point where we’re no longer a drive-through,” said VSO chairwoman Kathy McDonald, Christensen’s spokeswoman for this effort. “We are at the tipping point.”

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Vancouver YouTube sensation Brecky Breck teaches toddlers the joys of curiosity, community

Breck and Kylan Johnson scoured YouTube for any programming as good for their four young children as “Sesame Street.”

Two years ago, the young parents — both are 27 — decided to put their skills and experience to work creating what they couldn’t find online. Breck morphed into an endlessly eager, endlessly curious character called Brecky Breck by donning a goofy green-and-yellow outfit complete with jumbo glasses and a huge ribbon in her red hair.

Read the full story: Vancouver YouTube sensation Brecky Breck teaches toddlers the joys of curiosity, community

Fifth winery set for The Waterfront Vancouver

The Waterfront Vancouver is set to receive what will become the fifth winery to set up shop in the riverside development. Brian Carter Cellars, a winery based in Woodinville, announced on Friday that it will open its first satellite tasting room at The Waterfront.

“We’ve been looking for a second location for quite some time now and put a lot of thinking into this decision,” owner Brian Carter said in a statement. “After our tour of The Waterfront, we were convinced this was the best spot for us to cater to both our Oregon and Southwest Washington clientele.”

Read the full story: Fifth winery set for The Waterfront Vancouver

Clark Regional Wastewater District plans $13 million facilities expansion

The wastewater district that serves more than 125,000 Clark County residents has outgrown its current facilities and will embark on a major expansion.

Clark Regional Wastewater District conveys and treats between 8 million and 12 million gallons of sewage a day from Hazel Dell, Felida, Salmon Creek, Meadow Glade, Hockinson and the city of Ridgefield. The district has seen its customer base double in the past 20 years and expects similar growth for the next 20 years.

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Source: https://www.columbian.com

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