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Sunnyside School’s Holiday Christmas Tree Recycling

K-8 Sunnyside Environmental School (SES) is holding their annual Holiday/Christmas Tree Recycling Event Saturday, January 4 and Sunday January 5, from 10 am-4 pm.  All donations benefit the SES “GO FUND”, …

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Portland Sings!

This community sing-along and casual, group-singing opportunity is for everyone wanting more music expression in their life. Sunday, January 19, 2-4 pm at Artichoke Music, 2007 SE Powell Blvd. Sliding …

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Laurelhurst Park’s Firwood Lake, Boomerang Island Restoration

By Peggy Glascock, Friends of Laurelhurst Park Dale Vasnik, Horticulturist with Portland Parks and Recreation, South Parks describes the recent restoration: “What Parkie wouldn’t volunteer to help remove a huge stand …

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Better Housing By Design Adopts Historic District Protections

Efforts by the Archetectural Heritage Center’s (AHC) advocacy committee and other historic preservation advocates have resulted in additional protections for historic resources in Portland’s multi-dwelling zones.  Following almost two years …

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Sunnyside Environmental School (SES) Holiday/Christmas Tree Recycling Event

K-8 Sunnyside Environmental School (SES) is holding their annual Holiday/Christmas Tree Recycling Event Saturday, January 4 and Sunday January 5, 10am – 4pm. All donations benefit the SES “GO FUND”, utilized …

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New Year’s Eve Gala

The Laurelhurst and Portland Heights Dance Clubs present 2020 Vision Of Clarity New Year’s Eve Gala Tuesday, December 31, 7-10 pm at the historic and beautiful Laurelhurst Club, 3721 SE …

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Modern Wreath Making

Learn to make modern holiday wreaths with award-winning author of Gather & Make, Genevieve Layman at Ruby Press :: letterpress + mercantile. Genevieve provides all materials and step by step …

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Bright Lights Warm Hearts

The Division Clinton Business Association presents Bright Lights, Warm Hearts, an event that has paired 35 businesses  with a non-profit they will raise money for. The event runs through Wednesday,  …

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Community News November 2019

Tips for Estate Planning Here are five common estate planning mistakes that, unfortunately, people make too often.  Mistake #1: Waiting too long It’s human nature – people often don’t take …

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SE Updates

By Midge Pierce Population Counts Matter The federal 2020 Census is coming. It can determine whether Oregon gets another House seat or not. It may come as a surprise that …

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Community News October 2019

PTA advocating for children  The National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) has worked toward bettering the lives of every child in education, health and safety for more than 120 years. Founded …

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Community News August 19

The Mazamas celebrate 125 years By Mathew Brock One hundred and fifty-five men and thirty-eight women stood atop Mount Hood and founded the Mazamas on July 19, 1894. The brainchild …

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Community News July 2019

Representatively Speaking By Rob Nosse State Representative district 42 The legislative session is wrapping up, and what a year it has been! The Oregon House has passed sweeping reforms that …

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Community News June 2019

Be mindful of nesting birds Spring and early summer is a critical time for nesting birds. In order to give these fledglings a better chance to survive Stephanie Herman, Wildlife …

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RecTennis Summer Tennis Camp

  Locations: Sellwood Park, Mt. Tabor Park Website: rectennis.com/portland Ages: 5-12 Dates: Mon-Fri, June 17- August 23 Times: 1.5 hr session or 4 hr session, times vary by park Cost: $42-$125 per week Description: This summer tennis …

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Community News May 2019

Montavilla Farmer’s Market opens Montavilla Farmers Market invites you to join us as we kick off our 13th season on May 5th! We’ll have fresh local produce, baked goods, sustainably …

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Community News April 2019

Saleabration at Unique Boutique Northstar Unique Boutique, 5600 NE Glisan St., will celebrating its two-year anniversary throughout the month of April and special discounts will be offered and refreshments served. …

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Community News March 2019

Providing housing stability By Jean Powell Marks Multnomah County’s most recent count of homeless citizens tallied 4,177 people; men, women and children sleeping in tents, in cars, or on the …

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Community News February 2019

Master Gardeners Speaker Series “How I grow forty fruit trees, raspberries, marionberries, strawberries, blueberries, grapes, and currants on my 60 by 100 foot city lot,” by Glen Andresen, urban gardening …

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Community News December 2018

Community Ensures a Healthy Future for Mt. Tabor Park   From left to right:Tim Raphael, Kate Raphael, Jeff Anderson, Mary Kinnick, Diane Redd, Mary McWilliams, Bob McWilliams Not shown: Amelia …

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Community News November 2018

Recycling tips for November By Bonita Davis, Master Recycler and Sunnyside Resident We are now in Holiday Season, that stretch between Halloween and New Years and  celebrations take many forms, from …

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Community News October 2018

Nonpartisan information for November elections Want to know what is going to be on your ballot? Check out Vote411.org with nonpartisan information on candidate and ballot measures that appear on …

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Community News August 2018

Student-Designed Playground By Bob Kellett For many students, the time they spend playing on the playground is one of the highlights of the day. At Buckman Elementary school, students having …

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Assisting with seniors

Brokers from Windermere Realty Trust’s Hawthorne office volunteered at Hollywood Senior Center, assisting with the senior center’s monthly Pizza Lunch which attracts 30-75 seniors in the area by setting up, …

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Community News July 2018

Learning to recycle right By Bonita Davis, Master Recycler and Sunnyside Resident Recycling in Portland has taken sudden shifts due to the rejection of most of our recyclable materials from …

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Community News June 2018

How Gardening Will Save the World In a rapidly urbanizing world, gardens will play an increasingly important role in community food security, climate moderation, and biodiversity conservation. In cities, gardens …

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Community News February 2018

Food Forestry & Regenerative Gardening The Multnomah Master Gardeners Series Tuesday, February 13 • 7 pm TaborSpace 5441 SE Belmont Street “A Food Forest is a human-designed, edible forest ecosystem. …

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Community News 2018

Crime update In an update of our  December article When It Comes to Crime, the County Matters, Multnomah County Senior Deputy District Attorney James Hayden clarified the report by saying …

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Community News October 2017

  Annual Apple Tasting at Portland Nursery Apple Tasting Event at Portland Nursery on Stark. … Apple tasting and event setup workers will work 40 hrs/week during the weeks leading up to the festival … http://portlandnursery.com/locations/aple-tasting-employment.shtmlPortland …

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Community News August 2017

Tagging on Division Street Division Street has been experiencing an unprecedented increase in graffiti. In an article in Willamette Week, it was best explained that a graffiti artist takes delight …

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Community News June 2017

Southeast school shines Asking struggling readers to compete in a national reading contest used to be unheard of at southeast Portland’s Bridger School. But now that Bridger kids with learning …

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Community News May 2017

Fifth level black belt earned   By Master Cynthia Brown   Master Robert Secord, resident and Taekwon-do Instructor of the Montavilla community, recently earned his 5th degree Master title at …

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Community News February 2017

Prioritizing Higher Education The League of Women Voters presents: “Prioritizing the Needs of Higher Education in Oregon: the State’s Role in Changing Times.”   Tuesday, February 7, 7 pm Multnomah …

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Calling All Young Artists: The Fair Housing Council of Oregon Opens Their 19th Annual Fair Housing Poster Contest

In celebration of Fair Housing Month, the Fair Housing Council of Oregon (FHCO) is thrilled to present their 19th Annual Fair Housing Poster Contest theme: “It’s Fun Having All Kinds of …

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Community News Dec. 2016

Holiday Donation Guide By Jack Rubinger Looking for a list of places to donate goods, money, food or volunteer time for the holidays? Here’s a list with an emphasis on …

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Community News November

Save your seeds Grow Portland, a nonprofit organization dedicated to urban gardening, is starting a program to train local gardeners on how to save seeds and to create a seed …

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LWV weigh in on ballot measures The League of Women Voters of Portland will host debates on three local ballot measures, Monday evening, October 10, from 7 to 9 pm. They’ll examine …

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Community News August 2016

Fuschia Society Show and Display Oregon Fuchsia Society Annual Judged Show and Display Portland Nursery, 5050 SE Stark Street     Friday, August 12 • 1 pm – 6 pm Saturday, August …

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Community News July 16

2nd Annual Beach Bash Cleanup   Rallying around the cry Viva la Riverlution, people of all ages will gather downtown along the Willamette River on Saturday, July 9 for the second annual …

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Community News June 16

Magnitude 7.9 Nepal Earthquake: The Firsthand Experience of Dr. Erin Moore Tuesday, June 21 • 7 pm – 9 pm Hinson Baptist Church, 1137 SE 20th Ave (enter on Salmon …

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Community News April 2016

Candidate and ballot forums The League of Women’s Voters’ Guide, two public candidate forums and an issue forum, as well as interviews of selected candidates for state offices, will be …

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Community News March 2016

Rain gardens – Weeds – Native plants   Rain gardens are landscape features that collect and treat runoff from places like driveways, rooftops, sidewalks and parking lots and resolve puddle problems. …

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Community News February 2016

LWV discuss cleaning up the Willamette/Superfund The Portland Harbor Superfund Project is the focus of a public program co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Portland and the Citizens’ …

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