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Holy Week and Easter Worship, Saint Aidan’s Episcopal Church: Apr 16-20, 2014

04/16/2014 - 6:00am
04/20/2014 - 6:59am
2014 Holy Week and Easter Worship, Saint Aidan’s Episcopal Church. Gresham OR. Info here!
St Aidans Episcopal, Gresham OR

Celebrate Holy Week

St Aidan's invites you to celebrate Holy Week in an open and supportive community. We especially welcome people who may feel uncomfortable or unwelcome in a church

Holy Week Schedule

  • Spy Wednesday, April 16
    Church open for prayer at 5:30 p.m.; Stations of the Cross, 6:00 p.m.
  • Maundy Thursday Liturgy, April 17
    Church open for prayer at 6:30 p.m. Watch at the Altar of Repose through 9:00 p.m.
  • Good Friday Liturgy, April 18
    Church open for prayer at 12 Noon; Stations of the Cross, 6:30 p.m.
  • The Great Vigil of Easter, Sunday, April 20
    Church open for prayer at 6:00 a.m. There is NO 8 a.m. Eucharist on Easter Day.
  • Festal Eucharist for Easter Day, Sunday, April 20
    The Sunday of the Resurrection, 10:00 a.m. Flowering of the Cross

Join SOLVE at Nadaka Nature Park for Earth Day Cleanup: Sat Apr 26, 2014 10AM-1PM

04/26/2014 - 10:00am
04/26/2014 - 1:00pm
Join SOLVE at Nadaka Nature Park for Earth Day Cleanup: Sat Apr 26 2014 10AM-1PM. Info here!
Nadaka Nature Park, Gresham OR

Earth Day, Every Day

When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 10AM-1PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
176th & NE Pacific St
Gresham OR
Get Map!

Friends of Nadaka have received grants for the development of the Nadaka Nature Park which requires matching volunteer hours so your support is needed and greatly appreciated. See you at the park!

Event info
Come out and meet your neighbors and make new friends. Join SOLVE® and Friends of Nadaka to help improve the park this Earth Day by working in the forest removing invasives and mulching trails. We will also be removing weeds from the future community garden. Be prepared to get a little dirty and to have fun by supporting and volunteering with Friends of Nadaka and Wilkes East Neighborhood Association. Refreshments will be provided for volunteers.

Click here to register yourself, your group or to learn more about this event.

Rain or Shine!
Come dressed for weather and help improve Nadaka Nature Park. Bring working gloves & a water bottle if you have them. Volunteer as long as you can. Drinks and snacks will be provided for volunteers.

WENA Board Meeting: Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:30PM

04/28/2014 - 6:30pm
04/28/2014 - 8:00pm
Board Meeting, fourth Monday monthly. Wilkes East Neighborhood, PO Box 536, Fairview OR 97024. Diversity, Harmony, Community -- Together we can make a difference

Neighborhood Board Meeting

When: Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:30PM
Where: Simmons' Foster Care
17104 NE Oregon St
Portland, OR
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Board meetings are scheduled for the 4th Monday each month 6:30PM

For more information please contact: info@wilkeseastna.org

Upcoming Meetings

  • May 26, 2014
  • Jun 23, 2014
  • Jul 28, 2014

Senior Healthy Hikers: Lake Sacajawea Walk: Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:30AM-5PM

04/29/2014 - 9:30am
04/29/2014 - 5:00pm
Senior Healthy Hikers: Lake Sacajawea Walk: Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:30AM-5PM. Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:30AM-5PM
Where: Lake Sacajawea Walk
Meet at: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pwy
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

This 3.5-mile walk loops around Lake Sacajawea in Longview, Wash. The paved trails wind under landscaped bridges past many species of trees and flowers in bloom. We'll walk through rhododendron gardens, past two spectacular fountains, through the Frank Willis Arboretum and past the Japanese Gardens island. Watch for nine granite markers on the solar system section of this walk, and for creative squirrel crossings. Pack water and snacks for our break, and bring a lunch. We will eat our lunch in a picnic shelter along the lake. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

  • Round-trip travel: 103 miles
  • Suggested donation per rider: $10
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Elevation gain: None

Garden Fresh Produce Returns! Local Farmer's Markets Schedule for 2014

Local Farmer's Markets reopen. Enjoy the freshest produce and products. Find farmer's markets here!

Stretch your grocery dollars at the farmer's market

Enjoy the best produce, flowers, and plants starts direct from the garden.

Healthy and fresh
Farmer’s markets are a fantastic source for fresh, seasonal, locally produced foods and artisan products. Plus, you'll find great activities and fun for the whole family. Come experience the markets. Meet the vendors. Meet local cooks. Enjoy the freshest produce and products. Make your own statement in support of local food.

Want to grow your own vegetables?
Check out Portland Nursery's 12-month "Veggie Calendar" planting guide here.

Portland's east side Farmer's Markets

(Complete details on these area markets below)

You'll find plenty of root vegetables, braising greens and lettuces, and of course plant starts for your own vegetable garden.

Bring your reusable shopping bags and plenty of small bills, though some of the markets will trade you a credit/debit card for wooden tokens that all vendors accept, which can be easier to handle than cash. We've indicated those markets that accept EBT or other food assistant coupons.

Albertina Kerr Project Phase I; April 11th Construction Update

Albertina Kerr Begins Construction on $1.5M Project in West Gresham. Phase I; April 11th Construction Update. Info here!

Phase I; April 11th Construction Update
A message to our neighbors from Pam Krecklow, Real Estate & Construction Manager, Albertina Kerr:


Well it has been a full week:

  • The change in weather has allowed us to get the first concrete pour done, which means we have footings.....yeah!
  • We got the new North driveway cut in.
  • Sub Acute's entrance got shifted from the South side of the building to the North side. Yes it's different but you get a great view of the construction site.
  • IT's (information technology) fiber work got completed so that project is done and the road between Louise and Sub Acute is open again.
  • We started the decommissioning process on the old well, which is beside the cold storage building.
  • We began interior demolition of the Louise Building, we aren't doing anything on the outside so all you will see is a bunch of stuff (including some horse hair plaster, yes that's how they made plaster back in 1925) being tossed into dumpsters.

Next week expect:

  • More concrete trucks, we will begin pouring our slabs which after those cure we will be going vertical.....the really exciting stuff!
  • We will be working on the area along 165th and the new emergency entrance to campus.
  • Coming Soon:

    • A new fire/water vault will be going in soon. Yes I am the only one probably excited about this one but it is a huge hurdle. This work will cause some issues for Sub Acute when it happens but we are working up plans to address all contingencies.

    As always if you have any issues, questions, or are just curious let me know.

    Pam Krecklow
    Albertina Kerr

Wilkes East Spring 2014 Newsletter Is Here! Find Out What's Happening In Your Neighborhood

Wilkes East Neighborhood, Gresham Oregon USA. Diversity, Harmony, Community - Together we can make a difference!

Wilkes East Spring 2014 Newsletter Is Here! Find Out What's Happening In Your Neighborhood. Inside this issue: New K-12 Rockwood Charter School; Free! Earth Day Recycling, Apr 19; Fix-a-Leak Week, March 17-23; Albertina Kerr Construction Begins; Nadaka Nature Park/Garden Project ;Neighborhood Clean-Up, Jun 28th. Click here!
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"Diversity, Harmony, Community -
Together we can make a difference!”



  • New K-12 Rockwood Charter School
  • Free! Earth Day Recycling, Apr 19
  • Fix-a-Leak Week, March 17-23
  • Albertina Kerr Construction Begins
  • Nadaka Nature Park/Garden Project
  • Neighborhood Clean-Up, Jun 28th

Download the full-color edition here. Now with clickable links!

Newsletters are a regular publication of the Wilkes East Neighborhood Association. They are hand-delivered to over 1,500 residences and businesses in our area, timed to correspond with our regular meetings.

Looking for a past issue? Check out the newsletter archive.

Got a story to share?
Wilkes East residents are encouraged to submit articles for the newsletter. Articles should be limited to 300 words and may be subject to editing. Send articles by email to: info@wilkeseastna.org, or by postal mail to: PO Box 536 • Fairview, OR 97024.

Nadaka Nature Park & Garden Project, Improvements Coming in 2014

Nadaka Nature Park & Garden Project, Improvements Coming in 2014. Info here!

2013 was a very productive year for the Friends of Nadaka team which includes the Audubon Society of Portland (Audubon) and Columbia Slough Watershed Council (CSWC).

By Lee Dayfield, Friends of Nadaka

Audubon released a Cooper’s Hawk and brought their educational birds to the Nadaka Community Festival. Over 300 people attended the Festival last August. This year’s Festival will be held September 27th. You can view the release of the Cooper’s Hawk on YouTube by searching for Nadaka Nature Park.

The Nadaka Nature Park & Garden Project was awarded an Oregon State Parks grant in the amount of $523,480. These funds will be used to cover the large capital improvements such as the restrooms and covered picnic shelter.

New K-12 Charter School Coming to Rockwood, Project To Begin April 2014, Completion 2015

Nadaka Nature Park & Garden Project, Improvements Coming in 2014. Info here!
Sunrise Rockwood Charter School, Click to enlarge

Starting in April, demolition will begin to make way for construction of a new three-story, 53,000 square foot building for the Sunrise Rockwood Charter School at 19034 SE Stark Street in West Gresham.

The new 700 student K-12 school will have twenty-eight classrooms, a student commons, administrative offices, auditorium, food services, plus covered and open outdoor play areas.

Rockwood Community Development Corporation, the project's developer, says the Corbett Charter School Association has agreed on a lease to create the new school, which will border E. Burnside and S.E. Stark Street along the MAX Blue Line.

The success of the nationally acclaimed Corbett Charter School, which shares school buildings inside the Corbett School District, has created a waiting list of new students (mostly from east Multnomah county) wanting to enroll in the highly successful program. High demand and lack of space is one of the reasons for building the new school.

Albertina Kerr Begins Construction on $1.5M Project in West Gresham

Albertina Kerr Begins Construction on $1.5M Project in West Gresham. Info here!

Construction on a new sub-acute care addition, and a new residential facility, are set to begin in March at Albertina Kerr Centers Gresham Campus, 722 NE 162nd Ave. Work on the project is expected to be completed in July.

The 6,000 square feet of new space, a new exercise area and parking lot improvements will allow the facility to serve approximately 25% more children and families.

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