Rose Spada Garre 1920-2015

by on Apr 30, 2015 | 0 comments

Last month, Rose Garre, matriarch to one of Parkrose’s historic farming families, passed away. She was 94. COURTESY GARRE FAMILY Last month, Rose Garre, matriarch to one of Parkrose’s historic farming families, passed away. She was 94. Rose Spada was born in Metzger, the fourth of six children by Cosmo and Angiolina Spada. As an infant, she moved with her family to the Parkrose area. She was a graduate of Grant High School. Rose married Bert...
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David Douglas’ African American Family Night Thursday

by on Apr 15, 2015 | 0 comments

David Douglas School District’s  annual African American Family Night is Thursday, April 16 at David Douglas High School. David Douglas School district’s annual African American Family Night is Thursday in the high school’s north cafeteria. An evening celebration of African American students and their families begins at 5:30 p.m. in the high School’s north cafeteria, 1001 S.E. 135th Ave. The fete includes a dinner,...
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Group Selects Trashcans, Benches for Halsey-Weidler Corridor

by on Apr 3, 2015 | 0 comments

Members of the Halsey-Weidler corridor work group showed up on March 12 at a Riverview Bank conference room to talk trash. Trashcans, that is, along with benches.   The group selected a stylish, smoothly tapered trashcan with a single side opening manufactured by landscapeforms, a company based in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Called the “Austin,” they cost about $1,300 each.   Choosing favorites among four competing trashcans and...
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April 2015 Memo posted online

by on Apr 2, 2015 | 0 comments

Mid-county Memo‘s April 2015 edition posted online. Cristell Gonzalez Perez was named Parkrose High school’s 2015 Rose Festival Princess. In her court are, from left, Lilia Bechtel, Jade Bradford and Theresa Nguyen. This month’s feature stories include: A piece about east Portland’s diverse Rose Festival Court representatives. An article about Mid-county residents desire to secede Our series on Mid-county Community...
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Trinity Lutherhan Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

by on Apr 2, 2015 | 0 comments

The 8th annual Cully Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, April 4 beginning at 10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church and School, 5520 N.E. Killingsworth St. Photo courtesy Trinity Lutheran School The 8th annual Cully Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, April 4. Children will be staged by age group. Adults may assist children in the two to four-year-old age group...
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School Board Gives Super Stipend

by on Apr 1, 2015 | 1 comment

At Parkrose’s February school board meeting, Thuy Tran, who recently decided not to run for re-election, made a motion to approve a $10,000 stipend for Superintendent Karen Fischer Gray, for additional work performed on the district’s capital bond projects.  At one of her final meetings as a member of the Parkrose school board, Thuy Tan, center, motioned first to give superintendent Karen Fischer Gray, right, a $10,000 stipend for...
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‘Escape to Paradise’ for a night of fun(draising)

by on Mar 31, 2015 | 0 comments

Parkrose schools and students are celebrated at the annual Parkrose Educational Foundation dinner and auction Saturday, April 11 at the Sheraton-Portland Airport, 8235 N.E. Airport Way. Join Parkrose patrons at the 12th annual Parkrose Educational Foundation dinner and auction. Tickets for the legendary party are available now for only $50 per person at www.predfdn.org. The volunteer auction committee has put together packages that will have...
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Neighbors’ Post Traumatic Strip Club Stress Surfaces

by on Mar 31, 2015 | 0 comments

It was an oft-used recipe from the city’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement cookbook. In February, ONI Liquor Licensing Program Coordinator Mike Boyer prepared and served neighbors of Jody’s—the former strip club in Hazelwood— this hot, spicy heartburn-inducing dish. Neighbors fought to keep from eating another strip club. Rebeckah and Tim Lyons, who not only bought Jody’s in 2014 but also the building and property, met...
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City wants development split–maybe

by on Mar 30, 2015 | 0 comments

After arguing with the city and developers for nearly two years over access points to a proposed apartment development, neighbors had every reason to feel good about what they heard during a two-hour presentation from the city’s Kurt Krueger at March’s Argay Neighborhood Association meeting. At the March Argay Neighborhood Association meeting, Kurt Krueger, senior development review manager for the city’s Bureau of...
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East Portland Citizens Want to Secede

by on Mar 28, 2015 | 0 comments

Stymied in their first attempt to de-annex a significant portion of the city of Portland, three east Portland citizens have vowed to rewrite their recently rejected petition, reformat the demand into an initiative petition, and gather the 31,345 signatures needed to land it on the November 2016 ballot. The East Portland de-annexation Secession group uses this map created for the city’s East Portland Neighborhood Office to illustrate the...
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