Announcement

2016 Portland area Holiday Activity Guide. Fun for the entire family! Storybooklane, Train rides, Christmas ships, Colorful lights, 250+ Tuba Concert on the Square and much more. Info here!

Methadone Treatment Facility, Early Neighborhood Notification Meeting: Feb 2, 2010 6:30PM

02/02/2010 - 6:30pm
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Methadone Treatment Facility, Early Neighborhood Notification Meeting: Feb 2, 2010 6:30PM. Proposed facility to be located in Rockwood's Germantowne Square at 192nd between Stark and Burnside. Info here!

Proposed facility to be
located in Rockwood's
Germantowne Square,
192nd between Stark and Burnside

When: Tuesday Feb 2, 2010 6:30PM
Where: 19295 E Burnside
Gresham Oregon
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Meeting Notice

"RETREAC" and a contractor based out of San Francisco have applied to open and operate a Methadone Maintenance Treatment Facility for the treatment and counseling of narcotic addiction. [Methadone is a Schedule II Narcotic not to be confused with "Meth"(Methamphetamine)].

This informational meeting is being held at the request of applicant to:

  1. facilitate discussion between neighbors and the applicant
  2. identify any perceived issues regarding the proposal, and
  3. make modifications to the proposal where reasonable.

It is part of Gresham's Planning Application process for Community Service Use – Type III. Please visit https://egov.greshamoregon.gov/Click2GovPZ/Index.jsp and input Project Number 09-26000311 to review Project Documents/Comments.

Concerned citizens of Rockwood and Wilkes East are urged to attend this meeting.

Metro Council District #1 Candidates' Forum: Mar 15, 2010 7PM

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Metro Council District #1 Candidates' Forum sponsored by the Rockwood Neighborhood Assn: Mar 15, 2010 7PM, Gresham Salvation Army Youth Center. Info here!

Meet the Candidates for
Metro Council District #1

Everyone is invited to attend.

When: Monday Mar 15, 2010 7PM
Where: Gresham Salvation Army
Youth Center
473 SE 194th St
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Canidates Forum

The Rockwood Neighborhood Association (RNA) is providing a forum for District #1 candidates to introduce themselves, describe Metro and address issues relevant to East County and their respective campaigns. This position is currently held by Rod Park.

Candidates running for Council Position #1 are:

  • Shirley Craddick
    [Currently Council Position #3, City of Gresham]
  • Christopher Gorsek
    [Currently Professor, Mt. Hood Comm. College]
  • Duke Shepard
    [Currently Political Director, Oregon AFL-CIO]

The RNA will provide updates on Neighborhood issues (parks, County Courts, TriMet improvements) prior to the forum.

Lee Dayfield to receive Columbia Slough Watershed Council 2009 Achievement Award: Jan 29, 2010

01/29/2010 - 6:30pm
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Lee Dayfield receives Columbia Slough Watershed Council 2009 Achievement Award for Nadaka Nature Park restoration work: Jan 29, 2010. Info here!
Lee Dayfield
Friends of Nadaka

You're invited

"Slough Celebration"
An evening of awards, raffles,
and live swing music.

Lee Dayfield to be honored
for Nadaka Nature Park
restoration work

When: Friday, Jan 29, 2010 6:30-10:00PM
Where: Acadian Ballroom
1829 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR
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Invitation to Slough Celebration

You're invited to attend the Columbia Slough Watershed Council (CSWC) "Slough Celebration" on Friday, January 29th as they present proudly present Wilkes East's own Lee Dayfield with a 2009 Achievement Award for her work improving Nadaka Nature Park. Ms. Dayfield has championed a neighborhood effort organizing volunteer work parties in partnership with SOLV and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council that brought in 188 volunteers and removed over 14,000 pounds of invasive weeds. Her work at the park has made a significant contribution to the Columbia Slough Watershed’s ecological health and community knowledge.

The Slough Celebration will be held Friday, January 29th at 6:30pm at The Acadian Ballroom located at 1829 NE Alberta St in Portland.

Neighborhood Connections: Jan 2010


City of Gresham: Neighborhood Connections Jan 2010

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

Keep up with what’s Happening in your City!

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Gresham Neighborhoods listing

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

Gresham Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee meeting agenda: Jan 13, 2010 7PM

01/13/2010 - 7:00pm
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City of Gresham, Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee meeting, Wednesday Jan 13, 2010 7PM. Info here!

GRDC Advisory Committee agenda:

Election of Officers, Rockwood Town Center Access Projects, Plaza del Sol, Storefront Improvement Grants, more.

When: Wednesday Jan 13, 2010 7PM-9PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Conference Center
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham OR
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On the agenda

Click here for Wednesday night's Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRDC) Advisory Committee meeting agenda. This link takes you to the City of Gresham webpage that has the attachments and further meeting information.

It includes info Election of Officers, Rockwood Town Center Access Projects, Plaza del Sol, Storefront Improvement Grants, 2010 GRDC Work Plan, etc. You will find all of this under "agenda attachments" for the meeting on 1/13.

Tour the 1874 Zimmerman Heritage Farm: Jan 16, 2010 10AM-3PM

01/16/2010 - 10:00am
01/16/2010 - 3:00pm
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Zimmerman Heritage Farm. A delightful Victorian era farmhouse built in 1874. Gresham OR. Fairview-Rockwood-Wilkes Historical Society.  Click here!
1874 Zimmerman House, Gresham
Oregon. Click to enlarge

Zimmerman Heritage Farm

A lasting vestige of
East Multnomah County's
agricultural roots

Tours Sat Jan 16th 10AM -3PM

When: Saturday Jan 16, 2010 10AM-3PM
Where: Zimmerman Park
17111 NE Sandy Blvd
Gresham OR
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A delightful 1874 Victorian farmhouse

Take a step back into history at the Zimmerman 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.

Holiday Open House & Jewelry Sale, Park Place Coffee: Dec 13, 2009 3-7PM

12/13/2009 - 3:00pm
12/13/2009 - 7:00pm
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Kick-off your Holiday Season!

Park Place Coffee's
$5 Jewelry Sale & Open House

Sunday, Dec 13th 3-7PM

When: Sunday, Dec 13, 2009 3PM-7PM
Where: Park Place Coffee
1288 SE 182nd Ave (next to Vance Park)
Gresham, Or
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Join the fun!

Stop by Park Place Coffee for some hot chocolate & cookies, and a visit.

Also, it's a great chance to pick-up some jewelry at a great price!

Stocking Stuffer Sale

$5 Jewelry & Accessories for Christmas Gifts. (cash sales only)

Perfect time to find stocking stuffers or inexpensive gifts for all!

Also, mention this notice and get $1.00 off food items.

Coco, cookies & music!

"We will be serving hot chocolate and cookies, playing Christmas music and gearing-up for the holidays! (Beer and wine available)

The sale items are cash only but really NICE stuff! Stop by!"

Happy Holidays! -- Dina

UPDATED: University of Oregon students to present Rockwood Town Center redevelopment plans: Dec 9, 2009 7PM

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What to do with the old Rockwood Fred Meyer site?  University of Oregon students to present Rockwood Town Center redevelopment plans: Dec 9, 2009 7PM. Info here
What to do with the old Rockwood
Fred Meyer site? Click to enlarge

Exciting news for Rockwood!

“Sustainable Suburbs” students study Rockwood catalyst site, will present six different approaches to redeveloping the Rockwood Town Center, Dec 9th 7PM

Members of the larger Rockwood Community encouraged to attend!

When: Wednesday, Dec 9, 2009 7PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Conference Center
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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You are invited!

As part of the University of Oregon’s year-long engagement with the City of Gresham through its Sustainable Cities Year (http://aaa.uoregon.edu/sci/scy/), students from Professor Nico Larco’s Architecture studio “Sustainable Suburbs” have been studying the Rockwood catalyst site at 185th and SE Stark Street and surrounding areas, interviewing local stakeholders, and visualizing the neighborhood’s potential with sustainability in mind. At the December 9th Gresham Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee meeting, students from the University of Oregon will present six different approaches to redeveloping the Rockwood Town Center.

UPDATED: Recent area changes and photos below.

Members of the larger Rockwood Community are encouraged to attend on December 9th and be a part of what promises to be an interesting and lively discussion.

Nadaka Nature Park Expansion. Give your input to this project. Meeting: Nov 19, 2009 7PM

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Nadaka Nature Park Expansion. Attend this meeting and give your input: Nov 19, 2009 7PM; St Aidans Church, 174th & NE Glisan.  Info here!
Nadaka Nature Park

Be Part of the Process.
Plan to Attend this Meeting.

Nov 19, 2009 7PM
St Aidans Church

What: Wilkes East Neighborhood Association (WENA) meeting to discuss expansion of Nadaka Nature Park into 1.9 acres on south edge of Nadaka.

When: Thursday, Nov 19th 7PM
St Aidan's Episcopal Church
NE 174th & NE Glisan
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Background

WENA and the Friends of Nadaka have successfully applied for a Metro Nature in Neighborhood capital grant, received a contribution from the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District (EMSWCD) and worked with the Trust for Public Land (TPL) and the Nelson Estate to acquire this 1.9 acre parcel. The City of Gresham has not contributed money for this purchase but the property will be owned and maintained by the City of Gresham. This acquisition will become part of Nadaka.

Owens Corning's Gresham Plant First LEED(R) Gold-Certified Insulation Facility in the United States

Owens Corning's Gresham Oregon plant becomes first LEED(R) Gold-Certified Insulation Facility in the United States
Owens Corning, Gresham plant
Click to enlarge

100% Green Energy Use.

Gresham facility demonstrates its commitment to sustainabilty.

Gresham Strikes Gold

Owens Corning's Gresham Oregon facility celebrated a golden achievement this Fall by receiving the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for new construction from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) (www.usgbc.org).

The LEED award recognizes superior achievement in design, construction and operation of green buildings. Owens Corning's Gresham plant is the only LEED Gold-certified insulation facility in the United States and one of approximately 203 industrial facilities in the U.S. that have been awarded LEED certification. The Gresham plant began operating in July 2009.

During a ceremony at the plant to celebrate the honor, Karel Czanderna, president of the building materials group, said, "Owens Corning is carrying out our commitment to sustainability today by focusing on three areas: greening our products, greening our operations and accelerating energy efficiency improvements in the built environment. This facility reflects all three components of that approach."

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