By Tina Kimmey

Welcome to Portland Summer! Lots of free activities around the city including movies and music in the park. For details go to portlandoregon.gov/parks/61921. With the warmer weather more folks are out walking and biking so keep an eye out on the roads so everyone arrives home safe.

We’re seeing a lot of construction going on in the neighborhood right now. Construction on the new Kellogg Middle School is underway and there is information regarding impacts on the neighborhood. Construction typically runs from 7 am-5 pm Monday-Friday. There may be exceptions, but only when necessary. The Kellogg site will be fenced off and closed for safety reasons. To report vandalism, use the Police non-emergency line 503.823.3333, but if you witness an act of vandalism call 911. The former main entrance to the school off 69th Ave will serve as the construction entrance, and currently there are no street closures anticipated. For the latest updates visit pps.net/Kellogg Bond.

The Neighborhood Association board is growing and is enthusiastic to see more community involvement. This month we created a committee to update our Bylaws and another to support Community events such as the Harvest Fest in September and Pancake Breakfasts throughout the year. If you’d like to join a committee or any other activities email us at info@southtabor.org.

As always we invite our neighbors and interested parties to our monthly meetings; Land Use next meets July 16, 7-8:30 pm, and the next General meeting will be July 18, 7-8:30 pm. All meetings are held at Trinity Fellowship, 2700 SE 67th Ave. Enter on the east from the rear parking lot. For more information go to southtabor.org or send questions to info@southtabor.org. Have a fun and safe summer!