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Update on Conversations About Abernethy School Boundaries

There has been conversations circling about Abernethy Elementary School and potential redrawing of school boundary lines. Below is a letter sent from the district to the larger school community. (A PDF copy is also included)

February 17, 2010 To the Abernethy School community: I am writing to share some important information with you about growing [...]

SE 30th & Division Building Update

Courtesy: GoogleMaps

If you’ve been wondering the latest on the old “Wild Oats” building, this might help shed some light. Below is a letter Stan Amy with New Villages Group, Ltd. sent out to neighbors regarding the building’s status:

Hi, I want to update the neighborhood on where things currently stand with our [...]

SE Portland Tool Library Spring Cleaning

Join the SE Portland Tool Library on March 20th for a Spring Cleaning and Tool Donation Day! What better way to spend the first day of spring! The SE Portland Tool Library is also having a Tool Library Logo Contest – so let your creativity flow. Click here for more information about the spring cleaning, [...]

SE Area Art/Walk, March 6 & 7

The 2010 Southeast Area Art Walk is scheduled for Saturday & Sunday, March 6 & 7.

Preview art and find out more: www.SEAreaArtWalk.com

Help Garden of Wonders with Tools/Time

Here’s a request from Abernethy Elementary School’s Garden of Wonders Coordinator Sarah Sullivan:

Specifically we’re looking for team-leaders to help facilitate groups of people/kids working. You don’t have to be a gardening expert: Me and Nori can direct you, but we’re feeling spread thin and I don’t think we can facilitate all the awesome people [...]

Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project Open Houses

These open houses will present the draft document of the design progress for the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project alignment and station areas. Bring your questions and comments:

Monday, February 22nd 4:30 – 6:30pm St. Philip Neri Parish, Carvlin Hall 2408 SE 16th Ave., Portland

Thursday, February 25th 4:30 – 7:30pm Milwaukie High School 11300 [...]

Cleveland HS Cluster for Strong Neighborhood Schools

If you’re interested in staying updated on parent conversations surrounding the PPS movement to rearrange the district’s high schools, please join others in the conversation.

Informal meeting with parents: Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. Clinton St. Theater Pub

Or join the conversation on their google group: http://groups.google.com/group/neighborhoodschools

“We are a group of elementary, [...]

Update to “Triangle” at SE Ladd & Division

Many of you have noticed that the empty lot at the corner of SE Ladd Avenue and Division has been paved recently and wondered what is in store for the site. The County owns the lot due to a tax forfeiture many years ago, but has worked closely with REACH Community Development Corporation in arranging [...]

Next HAND Meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 16

HAND Neighborhood Meeting Tuesday, February 16 7 – 9 PM St. Paul Room, St. Philip Neri (SE 16th & Division) Land Use meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Two key items — 1) A discussion with a parent representative from the Cleveland High cluster regarding potential impacts of the high school reconfiguration (still to be finalized) and [...]

Chelsea Ballroom Sale

The Chelsea Ballroom on lower Hawthorne has closed for business and the space in being remodeled. We are having a sale on February 13 & 14th and will be selling the contents of the ballroom to the walls as well as years of accumulated architectural salvage and other miscellaneous stuff. See below for more details:

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