Reynolds School District to cut $10M from budget. Final public input: Apr 1, 2009 6:30PM

04/01/2009 - 6:30pm
Reynolds School District to cut $10M from proposed 2009-2010 budget. Public comments wanted: Mar 16th, Apr 1st

District to cut $10M from proposed 2009-2010 budget with staff and program reductions

Public input: Apr 1st, 6:30PM

When: Wednesday, April 1, 2009 6:30PM
Where: Reynolds High School Multipurpose Room
1698 SW Cherry Park Road, Troutdale

The Reynolds School Board will hold the last of two sessions to receive public input regarding recommendations to reduce the 2009-2010 budget with proposed staffing and program cuts totaling $10 million.

Click here to view the proposed budget cuts!

“The Board invites parents, patrons and staff to fully participate in this process to shape the services received by the students within Reynolds School District,” officials said in a statement.

The Reynolds School Board plans to make a decision on expenditure reductions at the April 9, 2009, Regular Session meeting.

Healthy Septic Systems Workshop in Gresham: Feb 25, 2009

02/25/2009 - 7:00pm
02/25/2009 - 9:00pm
East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District: We help people care for their land

Free Workshop!
Healthy Septic Systems Workshop
Mt Hood Community College
Wednesday, Feb 25th 7PM-9PM

When: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 7PM - 9PM
Where: Mt Hood Community College
26000 S.E. Stark St
Gresham, Oregon 97030

East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District is offering a FREE and very informative Healthy Septic Systems Workshop in Gresham, February 25th! Join us and learn how a little preventative maintenance can go a long way.

Healthy Septic Systems

Is your septic system a mystery to you? Attend this free workshop and learn how to care for your septic system, prevent messy sewage backups, and avoid expensive repairs with basic septic tank maintenance. Local septic system professional Alex Amauck and septic inspectors Mike Ebeling and Erin Mick from the Bureau of Development Services will present and answer your questions. This workshop is presented by East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District.

Register online at or contact Katie Meckes, Outreach Coordinator, EMSWCD at 503-935-5368, or email You can also come early and register on the day of the workshop. Space is limited. Registration is on a first come first served basis.

HGTV is looking for First-time Portland Homebuyers to be on “My First Place!”

HGTV is looking for First-time Portland Homebuyers to be on My First Place! Click here to sign-up!

Get your Portland home on HGTV!

HGTV is looking for First-time Homebuyers to be on “My First Place!”

One of HGTV’s most popular series, “My First Place” will be in Portland for its SEVENTH season to film first-time homebuyers through all the trials and tribulations of looking for, bidding on and ultimately buying their first place! Each half-hour episode features people making the dream of homeownership a reality!

We are currently looking for homebuyers who are:

  • Buying their FIRST place.
  • Fun, interesting people who are excited to be a part of this show.
  • People willing to share their personal & financial struggles with viewers.
  • Buyers that are going to be closing before the end of 2009.
  • Will be buying within a 90-minute radius of downtown Portland.

Candidates who are chosen for the show will also receive a housewarming SURPRISE gift at the end of shooting to thank them for being on the show!

Singles, couples and families are all encouraged to apply!

Zimmerman House tours: Feb 21, 2009

02/21/2009 - 10:00am
02/21/2009 - 3:00pm
Zimmerman Heritage Farm. A delightful Victorian era farmhouse built in 1874. 17111 NE Sandy Blvd, Gresham OR, (503) 261-8078

Open House
Saturday Feb 21st 10AM-3PM
Visit this delightful turn-of-the-century Victorian farmhouse

When: Saturday Feb 21, 2009 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Where: Zimmerman Park
17111 NE Sandy Blvd
Gresham OR

Say Goodbye to Winter!

Take a step back into history at the Zimmermann House, a Victorian era farmhouse, built in 1874 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This beautiful farmhouse is a perfect reflection of typical Columbia River dairy farm life in the late 1800s. The Zimmerman Heritage Farm is a unique cultural education and recreational resource that is being created for the benefit of the public on a 5.98-acre historic site in Gresham, Oregon. Open house and tours are available every third Saturday. Don't miss this unique opportunity to step back in time!

Neighborhood Coalition Meeting: Apr 14, 2009

04/14/2009 - 7:00pm
City of Gresham Coalition of Neighborhood Associations

Coalition of Neighborhood Associations
Board Meeting
Tuesday Apr 14, 2009 7:00PM

When: Tuesday Apr 14, 2009 7:00PM
Where: Gresham City Hall, Springwater Trail Room

The Coalition of Gresham Neighborhood Associations next meeting will be Tuesday Apr 14, 2009 at 7:00PM in the Springwater Trail Room, Gresham City Hall, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway, Gresham, OR 97030.

Meeting is open to the public

WENA Board Meeting: May 25, 2009 6:30PM

05/25/2009 - 6:30pm
Wilkes East Neighborhood, PO Box 536, Fairview Or 97024. Diversity, Harmony, Community -- Together we can make a difference

Wilkes East Neighborhood
Board Meeting
Monday May 25, 2009 6:30PM

When: Monday May 25, 2009 6:30PM
Where: Contact for location

Board meetings are scheduled for the 4th Monday of the month at 6:30PM

For more information please contact:

WENA Semi-Annual Meeting: Feb 16, 2009

02/16/2009 - 7:00pm

Everyone's invited!

Wilkes East Neighborhood
Semi-Annual Meeting
Monday Feb 16th 7PM

Join Your Neighbors -- Get involved. Make a difference!

When: Monday, February 16, 2009 7:00PM
Where: H B Lee Middle School
1121 NE 172nd Ave
Click here for map

Be sure to save Monday, February 16th at 7:00 PM for WENA’s Semi-Annual Meeting. This years meeting will be held at H B Lee Middle School, 1121 NE 172nd Ave (between Glisan & Halsey), Portland, Oregon.

Meeting Topics

  • Gresham Recycling
    Karen Guillen-Chapman, Coordinator
  • Curb Extensions on NE 172nd Ave
    between Halsey & Glisan
  • Friends of Trees Comes to Gresham
    Elizabeth Elbel, Friends of Trees
  • Nadaka Park Progress Report
    Cleanups & Grant status
    Lee Dayfield, Friends of Nadaka
  • Upcoming neighborhood events
  • And more!

Everyone's Invited to Attend!

This meeting is open to all residents and businesses in the Wilkes East Neighborhood! Be A Part Of Your Community, Plan To Attend.

The Wilkes East Neighborhood is located in the Northwest corner of the City of Gresham, Oregon, and is one of Gresham's sixteen neighborhoods. Wilkes East Neighborhood borders are roughly NE Sandy Boulevard to the north, NE 181st Ave to the east, NE Glisan Street to the south, and NE 162nd Ave to the west. Click here for a map of the Wilkes East Neighborhood.

Mark your calendar and plan to attend this important meeting.

Neighborhood Connections: Jan 2009

City of Gresham: Neighborhood Connections Nov 2008

City of Gresham News, Community Activities, Workshops & 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.

Inside this Issue...

For more information, visit the Neighborhood Associations page at or contact Cathy Harrington at 503-618-2482, or email

Johnson Creek Watershed Wide Event: Mar 7th, 2009

03/07/2009 - 9:00am
03/07/2009 - 12:00pm
Johnson Creek Watershed Wide Event: Mar 7th, 2009

Join Us!
Johnson Creek
Watershed Wide Event Mar 7th
10 Locations!

When: Saturday, March 7, 2009 9AM-12PM
Where: 10 Locations
Johnson Creek Watershed
Portland & Gresham

Watershed Wide Event

Please join us for our 11th Annual Watershed Wide Event with hundreds of volunteers working together to restore a valuable community resource we all share -- Johnson Creek.

Volunteers will gather at 10 different restoration sites throughout the watershed to remove invasive species and plant native plants.

Historically, this has been a very popular event; please sign up early! Register now!

Free Small Leaf Maple saplings available

Wilkes East Neighborhood, Free Maple Tree saplings
Click to enlarge

Free -- Don't delay!

Small Leaf Maple saplings

Transplant Now!

It's transplant time!

Beautiful Small Leaf Maple Tree saplings available for transplant now. These hardy saplings are from the tree pictured above.

Maple saplings transplant very easily during the dormant season, which is roughly from mid-November to mid-February, taking care to set it at the same level in the soil at which it was previously growing.

To obtain your free Maple Tree sapling please email

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