Long Beach

Early Intervention Resources

Contact Information for Birth-to-Three Early Childhood Intervention Programs in Southwest Washington

Educational Opportunities for & Family
Vancouver, WA

Cowlitz & Wahkiakum                                                          
Progress Center Inc.   
Longview, WA

Lori Carpenter
Longview School District

ESD 112                                             
Vancouver, WA                                              

Rosanne McPhail
ESD 112

ESD 112                                             
Vancouver, WA                                              

Hillary Brunton
White Salmon, WA

Or check out this page of the Washington State Early Support for Infants & Toddlers Contact Directory: http://www.del.wa.gov/publications/esit/docs/ContactsDirectory.pdf

Helpful Websites

The Progress Center in Longview, Washington—serves Cowlitz & Wahkiakum counties

Educational Opportunities for Children & Families (EOCF)—serves Clark County

Educational Service District #112—serves Clark, Pacific, Wahkiakum, Cowlitz, Skamania and Klickitat counties

National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center—has lots of helpful links and information

SELF—a network of resources to serve the needs of children aged birth to 5, families, providers, and the community at large

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)—a federal program for low-income women, and children up to age five who are at nutritional risk

One Hour Fantasy Girl Premiers

Coming up…

Indie feature film One Hour Fantasy Girl is premiering in Long Beach at the Neptune Theater Saturday, March 14 at 1 p.m. and Sunday, March 15 at 1, 4 and 7 p.m. The coming-of-age story (rated PG-13, despite its provocative title) stars Vancouver native Jon Morgan Woodward, who will attend each screening, along with the film’s writer/director and another star, for Q&A after the movie.
Movie and the beach: a winning combo-

Ilwaco City Wide Art Walk

Did you notice? Gas prices are way down and temperatures are way up. So, do the obvious — go to the coast.
This Thursday is the Ilwaco City Wide Art Walk from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Art exhibits, demos, snacks, music are on the menu from places like The Antique Gallery, Shoalwater Cove Gallery, Peninsula Wine Merchants, Just Treasures Antiques, Baker Bay Gallery, Wade Gallery, The Inn at Harbour Village and the various fine dining restaurants at the Port. I’ve eaten at a couple of them — they are worth the drive alone.
The photo above is by one Mr. Bruce Peterson, talented photographer, East Coast ex-pat, and top Ilwaco champion. He and his wife own the lovely Wade Gallery.
And if a buzz out to Ilwaco is too much on a school night, this weekend is a Weekend of Music at the Port and on the peninsula with Blues and Seafood, including the Bite of Ilwaco on Saturday, and, on Sunday, the festivities continue with Jazz and Oysters in historic Oysterville. And if you don’t like oysters (gasp, I know), pick up some cranberries at Oysterville Sea Farms — they are delicious.

Ilwaco, I miss you already


Spent the day in beautiful Ilwaco Saturday. We’ll be featuring this emerging coastal city in the May 30 edition of North Bank, but I just had to give a shout out to Time Enough Books owner Karla Nelson, who is super-involved in the city’s renaissance and dished us all the great places to check out and sent us to the right people to get the scoop on Ilwaco’s push for sustainable tourism.

She also sent us home with an uncorrected proof of the new Kurt Vonnegut book, Armageddon in Retrospect, to be posthumously published next month on the anniversary of his death. Wow, what a gift. Thanks, Karla.

Putting together the story now, so if you have tips or ideas for stories about Ilwaco or the Long Beach Peninsula, send them my way. Remember North Bank Magazine’s mission – to support arts, culture, independent business and sustainable living in downtown cores.