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.
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
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 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
The David Douglas School District purchased two buildings June 18 to house a portion of its administrative employees on Northeast Halsey Street .
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
Buy fireworks from the David Douglas Dad’s Club at their booth on Southeast 122nd Avenue and Division Street.
Buy $100 or more of exploding delights and receive a coupon for free pizza from Pizza Baron Restaurant.
Funds raised support student activities at David Douglas schools.
The stand is open from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. through July 4.
Darlene Vinson @ June 22, 2014
Meals on Wheels People is seeking volunteer drivers to ensure housebound seniors receive nutritious meals and a bit of companionship on Independence Day.
“These volunteers are invaluable because they not only help us feed our frail elderly, but they make sure these seniors see a friendly face every day,” said Caroline Henry, who manages Meals on Wheels People’s Weekend and Holiday meal program. “Sometimes the Meals on Wheels driver is the only person these housebound seniors see in a given day. Holiday volunteers also help fill routes left by our regular drivers who vacation for the summer holidays.”
Darlene Vinson @ June 22, 2014
Police responded to multiple 911 calls of shots fired neared Northeast 109th Avenue and Wygant Street in Parkrose early today.
As officers were responding around 3:30 a.m., a caller reported her residence at 10934 Northeast Wygant Street was hit by gunfire, but that everyone inside was unharmed, police said.
When they arrived and located the victim’s apartment, police said they found several bullet holes to the rear of her residence.
The victim was with an infant and seven-year-old child.
Based on preliminary information gathered at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to conduct an investigation, police said.
Tim Curran @ June 22, 2014
Argay Terrace residents are protective of their neighborhood’s character.
After two overwhelming rejections by the Argay Neighborhood Association of Antonsen’s plans mitigating the development’s impact, they might be right.
Tim Curran @ June 19, 2014
Yesterday, Sunday June 15, at about 2:45 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast 125th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard in the Argay Terrace neighborhood in outer Northeast Portland, on the report of a pedestrian robbery.
When officers arrived, the victim told police he was approached by three African American males at the corner of Northeast 125th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard and that one of them punched him and another pointed a gun at him and demanded money, police said.
The victim also told police the suspects took his money and ran away southbound on 125th Avenue.
Tim Curran @ June 16, 2014
Construction is underway for a new apartment complex in Hazelwood that will include features for people with disabilities in each of its 112 units. Workers broke ground in January and expect to finish the project by January 2015. The complex, which lies between Northeast Glisan and East Burnside streets, is close to MAX light rail.
The 106,000-square-foot Glendoveer Woods Apartment complex, 333 N.E. 146th Ave., has 135 parking spaces on its three-acre site. Its developer, Wilsonville’s Marathon Development and Acquisition Company, received a ten-year tax exemption from city council in March 2012 for including 20 percent affordable units. Families or individuals must be at or below 60 percent of median family income to quality for those units.
Linda Cargill @ June 13, 2014
Parkrose Hardware, the anchor business in Parkrose, was recently sold to Central Network Retail Group, a Natchez, Mississippi Limited Liability Corporation that operates 45 hardware stores, home centers and lumberyards in nine states under ten different brands. “We are excited about the addition of Parkrose Hardware to our company,” said Jimmy R. Smith, chairperson of CNRG in a news release. “Parkrose [Hardware] is our first step out west and will serve as a foundation for our growth in the Pacific Northwest.”
Tim Curran @ June 9, 2014