Each day, members of our community quietly celebrate milestones, achievements and accomplishments—big and small. This department highlights these triumphs for the community.
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Maywood Park garage sale a success
The Maywood Park garage sale committee has set the dates for its 30th annual event next year. They are Friday through Saturday, July 21 through 23.
Forty-eight households participated in the sale this year, and Parkrose Lions Club prepared hot dogs and elephant ears for hungry bargain hunters.
Maywood Park resident Fayellen Reynolds congratulated the garage sale committee for a “very well-organized and successful … garage sale.” She went on to express hope that organizers “are willing to participate and coordinate for years to come.”
Patrick Smith won a drawing for a Lum’s Pig ’N Pancake gift certificate. A Gartner’s Country Meat Market gift card went to Dalene Bloom. In addition, June Bass, Bonnie Davey, Ann and Kristen Bell Erickson and June Gravengaard won Gateway Breakfast House gift certificates.
Developers want input
The Gateway Park project is a partnership between Human Solutions and Gerding Edlen to develop a catalytic, mixed-use site adjacent to the new Discovery Park in the heart of the Gateway neighborhood at Northeast Halsey Street and 106th Avenue. Community feedback to date has suggested the need for a project that combines ground-floor retail that will serve the neighborhood and park, commercial space and high-quality, mixed-income housing.
Holst Architecture is developing several concept alternatives for the site integrating these community preferences. The development team will hold several focus groups with community members in September to garner input on initial concept designs and alternatives for the site. Unfortunately, no details were made available by press time.
A community preference survey will be available online in September for neighbors and interested community members to weigh in on design and programming options. Based on community feedback and concept feasibility testing, a preliminary site design and program will be finalized by October 2016.
A community open house will be held in October to present the concept design for the site. Community members will have the chance to ask questions of the project team and give feedback on the presented site design.
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PCS track reopens
Ready … set … painted and open for business.
Good things take time, and Portland Christian’s newly resurfaced track is a very good thing. After about six weeks of work, the track is completed and ready for runners.
Portland Christian Schools’ Jr./Sr. High School campus, 12425 N.E. San Rafael St., invites its neighbors to make use of the track for their own personal fitness and enjoyment. Walk, run or jog—PCS wants to help the community grow in fitness and health.
Track is a big deal at Portland Christian, and it’s just getting bigger. In 2016, the school doubled its participation numbers from the previous year in track and field. Athletes competed very well in the Lewis and Clark League in 2016, with several students qualifying for the state meet.
Portland Christian is one of the top schools in the state for the number of track meets hosted. In 2016 it hosted 10 track meets over the course of the season. Two of the largest were the PC Invitational, with 25 teams, and the district meet, with roughly 30 teams and more than 500 participants over the course of two days. With all that activity, the track takes a beating.