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Wilkes East Neighborhood newsletter now available for download

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

The Wilkes East Newsletter has arrived. Find out what's happening in your neighborhood. Inside this issue: East County Courts Open in April, Is There Radon In Your Home?, New Police Precinct Coming 2013, Reynolds Seeks Superintendent, Rosewood Applies for PDC GrantNadaka Update, SOLV Earth Day and Earth Day Recycling Event Apr 21. Click here!<br />
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INSIDE THIS ISSUE

  • East County Courts Open in April
  • Is There Radon In Your Home?
  • New Police Precinct Coming 2013
  • Reynolds Seeks Superintendent
  • Rosewood Applies for PDC Grant
  • Nadaka Update, SOLV Earth Day
  • Earth Day Recycling Event Apr 21

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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.

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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.

Spring Vegetable Garden; Easy, Fun & Rewarding

As winter transforms into early spring, there are many fantastic vegetables that grow best in cooler seasons.

Spring Vegatable Garden; Easy, Fun & Rewarding. As winter transforms into early spring, there are many fantastic vegetables that grow best in cooler seasons. Info here!

 The first vine ripened tomato may still be a few months away, but there’s still plenty to keep you busy in the vegetable garden. Take advantage of the cool, wet weather of spring to put in multiple crops of nutritious vegetables.

Spring Favorites
Here's a list of great choices along with their days til harvest that are carefree & easy to grow:

Arugula (30), Beets (45), Broccoli (70) Brussels Sprouts (80), Carrots (50), Peas (60), Kale (75), Onions: seeds (125), sets (100), Potatoes: 2-3 eyes (90), Radish (25), Spinach (55).

It Doesn’t Get Easier
Choose a sunny location, sow seeds in loose well drained garden soil as soon as the soil can be worked and let nature take its course. Plant a second crop two weeks after the first for a sustained Spring harvest. We prefer to plant garlic and shallots in the fall, but both do fine as spring crops, so go ahead and plant them too!

Got Radon? The only way to know your home’s Radon level is to test

Got Radon? The only way to know your home’s Radon level is to test. Info here!

Radon gas occurs naturally.

It is present in nearly all soil and rock; you can't see, smell or taste it - but it's there.

Radon forms when uranium breaks down to radium, which in turn breaks down to form radon. As radon decays, it releases radioactive byproducts that are inhaled. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer after smoking -- and the number one reason why non-smokers die of lung cancer. It's estimated to be responsible for over 21,000 deaths annually in the United States.

Radon enters a home through cracks in walls, basement floors, foundations and other openings. Once inside, radon can become trapped and build up to unsafe levels, especially in areas below ground-level. Nationwide it's estimated that 1 in every 15 homes has elevated radon levels. In the Portland / Vancouver area that number can skyrocket to 1 in 4 homes.

Neighborhood Connections: February 2012

Reynolds School District teachers beg for new blood with next superintendent

Reynolds School District teachers beg for new blood with next superintendent. Story Here!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
By James Mayer, The Oregonian
Source article

The next Reynolds School District superintendent should respect teachers, be a knowledgeable educator and, most important, not already be working for the district.

That was the message delivered Tuesday afternoon by about two dozen teachers who spoke anonymously to the consultants hired to conduct the superintendent search.

"I am begging you, don't hire anyone in the district," one teacher said.

Reynolds School District has been in turmoil for several years, and the next superintendent will be the fourth in less than 10 years. The district and its teachers have been locked in a bitter contract battle since May (2011).

HB Lee Middle School student accosted in Columbia View Park while walking home.

HB Lee Middle School student accosted in Columbia View Park while walking home Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012. If you have any information call Gresham Police at 503=823-3333.  Details Here!

Stranger Danger Alert

A message from HB Lee Middle School:

Early Tuesday afternoon January 17, 2012 an HB Lee Middle School student reported being accosted by an unknown person while walking home from school through Columbia View Park. Get Map.

Fortunately, the student was able to return to the school and report the incident to school personnel.

The City of Gresham Police Department is investigating the matter. If you have any information about the incident please contact Gresham Police at (503) 823-3333.

HB Lee Middle School student accosted in Columbia View Park while walking home Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012. If you have any information call Gresham Police at 503=823-3333.  Details Here!
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Free Support Group for Families of Children and Teens with Serious Behavioral Disorders

Free Support Group for Families of Children and Teens with Serious Behavioral Disorders. Meets every 2nd & 4th Tuesday monthly from 4PM-6PM at the Rockwod Building 124 NE 181st. A free public service of Trillium Family Services. Info here!

Drop-in's Welcome

When: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 4-6PM
Where: Community Room
Human Solutions - Rockwood Building
124 NE 181
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Free Behavioral Support Group
The Talk it Over support groups are for parents, caregivers, and siblings of a child or teen with a serious behavioral disorder, and is a free public service of Trillium Family Services. This new group will be more accessible to families in East Multnomah and Clackamas Counties and more convenient to public transportation.

Groups meet twice monthly on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday from 4PM-6PM in the Community Room at the new Human Solutions Rockwood building located at 124 NE 181st, Gresham, Oregon (one block north of E Burnside MAX Blue Line Station).

Open to the public. FREE. Drop-in's welcome

Neighborhood Connections: December 2011

City of Gresham: Neighborhood Connections, August 2011. Find Out What's Happening in and Around Your City. Public Safety information, Community Activities & Events, Training & Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, and more.

Neighborhood Connections is a publication from the City of Gresham
Communications & Community Outreach offering City of Gresham news, Public Safety information, Community Activities & Events, Training & Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, and more.

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HB Lee Middle School Awarded 'Safe Routes to School' Oregon Dept of Transportation Grant

HB Lee Middle School Awarded 'Safe Routes to School' State Dept of Transportation Grant. Walking and biking to West Gresham's HB Lee Middle School will soon be safer and easier. Details here!

Walking and biking to HB Lee Middle School will soon be safer and easier.

The Oregon Department of Transportation has awarded the City of Gresham and Reynolds School District $169,000 to add bike lanes, signs to slow traffic, and new crosswalks on 172nd Ave between NE Halsey and NE Glisan.

New crosswalk, signs and paths
The Gresham project includes extending a bike and pedestrian pathway and building a covered bike structure on the HB Lee campus. It also includes a new mid-block crosswalk and two signs advising drivers of the school zone and their actual speed. The improvements are expected to make it safer for students who face speeding drivers and have difficulty crossing the street as they walk or cycle to school.

One of 10 statewide awards
The project is one of 10 Oregon Department of Transportation awards statewide to promote healthy living among children and reduce congestion, fuel consumption and air pollution around schools.

A partnership for healthy students
It also highlights a new public health partnership between Multnomah County, the cities of Gresham and Portland, and local school districts to prevent obesity and chronic diseases by boosting children's physical activity and healthy food options.

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