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Vancouver Side shares local family's story for National Window Safety Week

Apr 9th, 2013 - Daily Insider
Vancouver Side shares local family’s story for National Window Safety Week
Posted April 9th, 2013
Thomas Cunningham. Photo courtesy of Vancouver SIde.

Observed annually during the first full week in April, National Window Safety Week is designed to heighten the awareness of what can be done to help keep families safe from accidental falls or injuries in the home. Gary Bock and Jim Mains in their latestVancouver...

A Community At Play: The Vancouver Side

Mar 5th, 2013 - Broadsheet 360
To launch the conversation about Community this month, we felt like it was imperative to first look to our own community.
It didn’t take long to find the creators of The Vancouver Side, a widely popular, hyper-local video blog that highlights a range of small businesses, non-profits, events and community members.
The brainchild of Gary Bock, Jim Mains and Harrison Lynch, The Vancouver Side, launched into the vlog-o-sphere in April of 2012 and quickly became a hub for...

Christmas in the Couve

Dec 28th, 2012 - The Columbian
Local dudes Gary Bock and Jim Mains have a new Vancouver Side video out, “The Christmas Gift,” in which they get schooled by Santa on the meaning of holiday.
During their quest to find Christmas in the Couv, they visit with editor Lou Brancaccio, AKA the “Curmudgeon of The Columbian,” who they are surprised to find was infused with holiday spirit.
(I didn’t watch this when it was filmed on Tuesday. I was advised by co-workers who sit near...

A Fun Blog

Dec 16th, 2012 - The Columbian
There are good blogs and bad blogs. And then there is The Vancouver Side.
OK, it's a good blog — but I like it because it's fun. Along the way, it informs us on neat community events, local businesses and our friendly politicians.
Community conquistadors Jim Mains and Gary Bock do the heavy lifting here. They venture into the nooks and crannies of our neighborhoods with a permanent smile and a zest for all things good.
I made a cameo appearance in their latest...

Tossing the Sausage

Sep 28th, 2012 - The Columbian
As someone who grew up attending Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church and obviously attending the Sausage Fest every year, I get a little annoyed with the jokes about the name of the Fest.
I mean, c’mon, my daughters were baptized at that church.
So I threw up a little in my mouth when I finally watched the latest “Vancouver Side” video bylocal dudes Jim Mains and Gary Bock.
Jim grew up a good Catholic (Gary is an Episcopalian, or “Catholic...

"Vancouver Side" Now on iPhone, iPad

Jun 22nd, 2012 - Daily Insider
On April 1, local community activists Gary Bock and Jim Mains launched The Vancouver Side, a video web blog about all things Vancouver, at www.vancouverside.com. After three months, eight videos, and over 35,000 views, the duo call it a success. “We are excited to launch a 2.0 addition to our website,” explains Bock. “Now you can watch The Vancouver Side on your iPad or iPhone.”
A main distinction of The Vancouver Side is the large...

Bock and Mains run for a drug free Clark County June 2

May 30th, 2012 - Daily Insider
PREVENT! Coalition will host the third annual “Walk the Walk” for a healthy, drug-free Clark County at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, at Skyridge Middle School, 5220 N.W. Parker St. in Camas. Registration includes a PREVENT! 5K t-shirt, live performances, prizes, snacks, and a Community Resource Fair. The fair is free and open to everyone, and will be hosted at Skyridge Middle School during the event. Gary Bock and Jim Mains, community activists and hosts...

Buddies At Battle

Gary Bock and Jim Mains take friendly competition to a whole new level
May 3rd, 2012 - North Bank Magazine
Meeting at Downtown Vancouver’s Java House for an interview a week before Christmas, both Gary Bock and Jim Mains are on the phone. When they finally end their respective calls, the two quickly begin bickering over who should have happier holidays.
“YOU have a delightful holiday.”
“No, YOU.”
…And so on…
This is the team that brought Vancouver its most successful, and possibly its first, guerrilla...

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