New Parkrose Middle School fêted and dedicated

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The sun did not show up on cue when hundreds of visitors flooded into the new Parkrose Middle School at its grand opening Sept. 27. However, despite the cloudy day, the school’s ecofriendly features were illuminated and on full display. What rays there were warmed the new solar panels lining the roof of the gym, poured through spacious windows and skylights, and spilled light across the glass-walled technology lab, bouncing off iPads and Apple...
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Bridge City Taproom opens; Refectory ‘family’ a big help

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When told their long-time employer, the Refectory restaurant, was closing after more than 40 years of operation, Portland natives Jason and Stephanie Kindle had hard decisions to make. While working side by side at the Refectory—he rising to management after nearly 20 years, and she a bartender/server for more than a decade–not only did they fall in love, but also got married and started a family. The Kindles loved their job, co-workers...
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Can Man continues 20 years of collecting cans, cash for kids

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Parkrose resident Dave Luce is widely known as Can Man. He called the other day because he wants people to know he never stopped collecting cans for cash and giving it to Parkrose High School student groups. Seems a story we did about his charitable activities a few years ago (“Can Man Cashes it in” March 2012 MCM) led people to believe he ceased all his volunteer work for health reasons; he has not. “When it [the article] first came out, it...
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Halsey-Weidler corridor work group applies for two grants through PDC

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Tackling the task of how to breathe both charm and safety into the business corridor stretching between Northeast 102nd and 112th avenues, on Northeast Halsey and Weidler streets, the Halsey-Weidler work group met several times in September, tweaking their ideas for two grants they hope to receive. One grant for $23,000 would add several benches and trashcans along the corridor. A second for $44,000 would fund a design process, including...
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Crosswalk beacons dedicated to increase safety

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While efforts to increase funding for longstanding transportation safety and maintenance needs throughout Portland continue, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer joined local and state officials in Ventura Park to mark the installation of a new flashing crosswalk beacon last month—part of a package of 18 new beacons—on Stark Street at 113th Avenue.  It not only flashes yellow when pedestrians push a button, but it also emits audio instructions in Spanish...
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Can’t Touch This

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Sandy Pioneers defenders didn’t touch Parkrose quarterback Jonathan Boland much last month during their game. He scores his second of three two-point conversions here as the No. 4 Broncos stomp the No. 10 Pioneers 46-22. Boland ran for two touchdowns, three two-point conversions, and was 15 of 24 for 403 passing yards, even punting once for more than 40 yards. A perfect 4-0 so far, no opponents have been able to the stop multifaceted...
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