New look at Brown’s Point S Tires

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in 2016, July 2016 | 0 comments

Brown’s Parkrose Tire Factory is now Brown’s Point S. It is at the forefront of a wave of conversions as the 200 Tire Factory stores join the larger, international Point S brand. Point S is “a good fit for us,” co-owner and general manager Kelly Brown said, and the name is “more modern, more progressive.” It is more logical, too. “We aren’t a...
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Date set for Department of Human Services occupation of HQ space

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016 in 2016, July 2016 | 0 comments

René DuBoise, Oregon Department of Human Service’s (DHS) Multnomah County district manager, told the Memo that its new offices at the old Target site at 11826 N.E. Glisan St. in Hazelwood will not be shared with retail but instead will be dedicated to use by DHS to provide services including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or...
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School districts respond to drinking water concerns

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016 in 2016, July 2016 | 0 comments

On the heels of news of unsafe water supplies around the country, some schools in the Portland Public School district were found to have unsafe levels of lead in drinking water. Mid-county parents and residents have expressed concern about the water going into our schools. Two districts have provided comprehensive information. Parkrose’s comes in...
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Key decision made before meeting

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in 2016, July 2016 | 0 comments

The Powell-Division Transit and Development Project Steering Committee met for the second time this year on June 1. The meeting’s agenda was largely to present a progress report before a number of decisions are made on the project’s final shape. A key decision was made ahead of the meeting. The bus rapid transit route will run along Southeast...
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Buddhist temple celebrates 35 years

Posted by on Jul 16, 2016 in 2016, July 2016 | 0 comments

Wat Buddhatham-Aram Lao Buddhist temple marked its 35th anniversary with festivities on June 12 that it called “A Celebration of Our Success.” The event was held on the grounds of the temple at Northeast 133rd Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. The outdoor event was blessed with perfect weather. Ladies came adorned in their finest traditional garb,...
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New park 50 years in the making

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in 2016, July 2016 | 0 comments

Last month, the groundbreaking ceremony for the long awaited Luuwit View Park—formerly known as Beech Park—in east Portland’s Argay Terrace neighborhood marked a milestone some 51 years in the making. When completed in mid to late 2017, the new bow-tie shaped park—the only such design in the city’s system—located in the southwest corner of the...
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Council approves 2035 Comprehensive Plan

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016 in 2016, July 2016 | 0 comments

Last month, Portland’s City Council voted unanimously to approve the final version of the 2035 Comprehensive Plan (Comp Plan) and forward it to the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development for review and approval. Following State approval, the plan returns to Council for adoption and implementation, which is expected by early 2018....
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Petitioner comes up short

Posted by on Jul 10, 2016 in 2016, July 2016 | 0 comments

The deadline for chief petitioner Colleen Swenson and her volunteer signature gatherers to collect 32,000 signatures on their petition to change Portland’s form of government is upon her. With something over 1,000 signatures collected to date, she comes up woefully shy of the goal. But there is nothing shy about Swenson’s resolve to empower east...
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Don gone; who’s next in line?

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016 in 2016, July 2016 | 0 comments

Don Grotting, the David Douglas School District superintendent for the past six years, is moving on. On July 1 he becomes Beaverton School District superintendent. With degrees and licenses from Linfield College, Portland State University and Lewis and Clark College, Grotting has served previously as a teacher and the superintendent in the Powers...
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Correction

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016 in 2016, July 2016 | 0 comments

The Mid-county Memo strives to be accurate and thorough in its coverage and corrects significant errors of fact. If you find an error, please call 503-287-8904 or e-mail Department Editor Darlene Vinson at editor@midcountymemo.com. DEQ offered a correction to the information its spokesperson Keith Johnson had earlier provided us and that we...
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Spring school achievements round up

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in 2016, July 2016 | 0 comments

Gates Millennium Scholar Reynolds High senior Ariadna Falcon Gonzalez is a Gates Millennium Scholarship recipient. Gates scholars receive full rides to college and mentoring and leadership training. Gonzalez remembers being a strong student in her native Cuba, then experiencing major culture shock when her family came to Portland as refugees. She...
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Goodbye Mrs. Chips

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016 in 2016, June 2016 | 0 comments

Retiring Parkrose School district teachers and classified employees were recognized and honored in a ceremony before last month’s school board meeting. They are, from left, Parkrose Middle School’s Patti Bourgeois (19 years); Sacramento Elementary’s Sue Fylan (19 years), Judi Soloway (10 years) and Sherri Brown (31 years); Parkrose High School’s...
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