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Mill Park medical marijuana dispensary marks two years with two-fer

Northeast 82nd Avenue gets crosswalk sting today

August 2014 Mid-county Memo

Crosswalk sting in Parkrose Friday

Mill Park medical marijuana dispensary marks two years with two-fer

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To celebrate its second year in business, ReLeaf MM, an east Portland medical marijuana dispensary is offering new and current patients a buy one get one promotion during the month of September. When patients buy one gram, they’ll get a second of equal or lesser value free.

To mark their second anniversary, ReLeaf MM, a medical marijuana dispensary in east Portland has a two-for-one offer for patients during the month of September.Owner Dave Slack said he loves his Mill Park neighborhood location at 1034 S.E. 122nd Avenue. “We support and love our community. We have gotten to know many neighbors who are now patients,” he said. “122nd Avenue is a great location for not only the neighborhood patients, but also very convenient for people to find us from all over Portland; just like our [business] cards say.”


Tim Curran @ August 21, 2014

Northeast 82nd Avenue gets crosswalk sting today

Posted in: east Portland, Madison South neighborhood, Mid-county | Comments (0)

To raise pedestrian safety Oregon traffic law awareness, the Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau conduct a crosswalk enforcement sting at the unmarked crosswalk of Northeast 82nd Avenue and Pacific Street today, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To raise pedestrian safety Oregon traffic law awareness, the Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau conduct a crosswalk enforcement sting at the unmarked crosswalk of Northeast 82nd Avenue and Pacific Street today, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Under Oregon law, every intersection is a legal crosswalk, whether it is marked or unmarked, drivers must stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk.

The 82nd Avenue and Pacific Street crossing in east Portland’s Madison South neighborhood has no paint lines at the crosswalk; however, it does have a pedestrian median island and signage to alert drivers to the possible presence of pedestrians in the crossing.


Tim Curran @ August 11, 2014

August 2014 Mid-county Memo

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The August issue of the Mid-county Memo posted online this week.

an east Portland pools free-swim guide

COURTESY PORTLAND PARKS & RECREATION

This month’s feature stories are:

The Halsey-Weidler corridor Working Group got a pleasant surprise when Portland Development Commission representatives told them money for improvements tripled; obituaries on Dr. Leo J. Freiermuth and Joel Caldera; an east Portland pools free-swim guide; after more than five decades, Parkrose tire king Bob Brown retires, and finally this month, a Parkrose Heights brain tumor survivor walks for a cure.

In addition to this month’s feature stories, August Departments–Memo Calendar, Memo Pad, Business Memos, and the Meals on Wheels monthly menu, are full of news about east Portland.


Tim Curran @ August 9, 2014

Crosswalk sting in Parkrose Friday

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Operation Undercover Crossing, the first in a series of vehicle and pedestrian sting operations conducted by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office this summer, begins in Parkrose tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the marked crosswalk just south of Prescott Street on 102nd Avenue.

Friday, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office commences Operation Undercover Crossing, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on 102nd Avenue at the marked crosswalk just south of Prescott Street.

The goal of the MCSO is to raise pedestrian safety awareness of drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of pedestrian right-of-way laws.

Both drivers and pedestrians will be observed during this mission, according to police.


Tim Curran @ August 7, 2014

Kitzhaber recognizes east Portland school’s excellence

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Portland Christian Schools’ Early Childhood Education Department recently received a five-star rating after participating in Oregon’s Quality Rating and Improvement System.

Oregon's Quality Rating and Improvement System recently awarded Early Childhood Education Department at Portland Christian Schools' a five-star rating, the groups highest.

COURTESY MICHELLE ANTAL

QRIS aims to raise the quality and consistency of childcare and early learning programs across the state.

PCS was the only Christian school to receive a five-star quality program rating, which is the highest rating in the state.

In order to receive the rating, the ECE program participated in an on-site evaluation to demonstrate that they are using the best possible practices in adult-child interaction.


Darlene Vinson @ August 4, 2014

Three cheers for pop cans and bottle returns

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The Parkrose Bronco cheer squad is ready to rah, rah, rah your donation of returnable cans and bottles Saturday, Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to p.m. at Parkrose High School, 12003 N.E. Shaver St.

Donate your returnable pop cans, bottles and plastics to the Parkrose Bronco Boosters Saturday, Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 12003 N.E. Shaver St. in the high school’s east parking lot.

Parkrose Bronco Boosters use funds raised from these collections to support student programs and activities throughout the school year.

All you have to do to show your Bronco spirit, is bag up your empties, toss them in the trunk and make the short trip down to the high school.

The cheer squad does the rest.


Darlene Vinson @ August 2, 2014

Tire king Bob Brown retires, passes scepter to sons

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After a 52-year career in the tire and automotive service business, Bob Brown of Bob Brown Tire Center has retired, leaving the business in the hands of sons Kelly and Brian. The brothers will operate as Brown’s Parkrose Tire Factory, signifying their new affiliation with Tire Factory, a regional coop of dealer-owned retail stores.

Bob Brown, fourth from left, calls it quits after more than 52 years in the tire and automotive business. He sold the assets Bob Brown Tire Center in April to the Tire Factory, a regional, member-owned group of more than 200 tire retailers. Bob's sons, Brian and Kelly, from right, stay on at the re-christened Brown's Parkrose Tire Factory, while 35-year office manager Estelle Fuller, far left, daughter Debbie (Brown) Codino, and wife Mary drive off into the sunset with Bob.

The elder Brown began to learn skills of the automotive trade from his father, Hank Brown, who ran a tire-recapping business. After working a as a manager for Les Schwab and Woody Froom, Bob began selling tires out of his garage in June 1978.


Tim Curran @ July 31, 2014

The Grotto names new executive director

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East Portland’s National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, or The Grotto as we locals call it, has welcomed Thomas Fullmer as its new executive director.

Portland native Thomas Fullmer, left, has stepped in as The Grotto's executive director. Fr. Jack Topper will stay on as the spiritual leader.

COURTESY THE GROTTO

Servite Fr. Jack Topper, executive director since 1991, will remain at The Grotto serving as rector. While Fullmer becomes the administrative leader of The Grotto, Topper will be the spiritual leader and will continue to lead the religious ministries.

Fullmer is a Portland native who has been a frequent visitor to The Grotto all his life. He has always been involved, to some extent, in non-profit organizations, including serving as board president of Michael Allen Harrison’s Snowman Foundation and as director of business development for the Total Development Center, a non-profit center working with youth.


Darlene Vinson @ July 29, 2014

Parkrose Boosters collect returnables

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When Independence Day celebrations are over, bag up the empties and rattle on down to Parkrose High School, 12003 N.E. Shaver St., Saturday, July 12 to donate all your refundable bottles and cans to the Parkrose Boosters.

Parkrose Elite dance team members will be on hand Saturday, July 12 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. to accept your donations at the high school, 12003 N.E. Shaver St.

Parkrose Elite dance team members will be on hand from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. to accept your donations.

They share in proceeds from the day’s collections.


Darlene Vinson @ July 3, 2014

David Douglas School District purchases former Yaw’s restaurant and adjacent office building

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The David Douglas School District purchased two buildings June 18 to house a portion of its administrative employees on Northeast Halsey Street .

The David Douglas School District purchased two buildings June 18 on Northeast Halsey Street to house a portion of its administrative employees. One has been vacant since May 2013 when Yaw's Top Notch Restaurant spectacularly flamed out after being open less than a year.

The David Douglas School District purchased two buildings June 18 on Northeast Halsey Street to house a portion of its administrative employees. One has been vacant since May 2013 when Yaw’s Top Notch Restaurant spectacularly flamed out after being open less than a year.

The school district paid $2.9 million for the land and buildings with monies from their general fund, according to Patt Komar, director of administrative services for the district.


Linda Cargill @ June 24, 2014