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Freeze the Grease, Save a Bundle. Keep Fats Out Of The Pipes

Freeze the Grease, Save a Bundle. Keep Fats Out Of The Pipes. Info here!

Simple Solution. Big Reward.

After big holiday meals, no one likes to be stuck doing the clean-up. But if you aren't careful with leftover gravy, pan drip-pings and sauces a grease-clogged drain could ruin your holiday and cost you a bundle.

When fats, oils and grease are poured down the drain, they stick to the inside of pipes causing messy sewer backups and expensive cleanup and repair.

The simple solution: Pour the grease into a can, freeze it, and toss the can into the trash.

Spring Ahead; Daylight Saving Time Begins This Weekend, Sunday Mar 10, 2012 2AM

You know the old saying, "spring ahead, fall back"...

Spring Ahead; Daylight Saving Time Begins This Weekend, Sunday Mar 10, 2012 2AM. Info here!
Set your clocks ahead 1 hour Sunday 2AM

It's time to spring ahead!

Daylight saving time 2012 officially begins this Sunday, March 10 at 2:00AM (local time) -- remember to set your clocks ahead one hour to 3:00AM when you go to bed Saturday night.

It's also the perfect time to install a fresh battery in your smoke detectors.

About Daylight Saving Time
Daylight saving time (DST) — aka summer time is the practice of temporarily advancing clocks during the summertime so that afternoons have more daylight and mornings have less. Clocks are adjusted forward one hour near the start of spring and are adjusted backward in autumn.

Most of the United States and Canada observe DST beginning the second Sunday in March and ending the first Sunday in November -- almost two-thirds of the year.

(More on the history of Daylight Saving Time below the break)

Freeze the Grease, Save a Bundle

Freeze the Grease, Save a Bundle. Pouring leftover gravy, pan drippings and sauces down the sink can result in a grease-clogged drain and cost you a bundle. Here's some helpful tips!

After big holiday meals, no one likes to be the one stuck doing clean-up

But if you aren't careful with leftover gravy, pan drippings and sauces a grease-clogged drain could end up costing you a bundle.

When fats, oils and grease are poured down the drain, they stick to the inside of pipes causing messy sewer backups and expensive cleanup and repair in your home

The simple solution
Pour the grease into a can, freeze it, and toss the can in the trash.

Wilkes East Meeting: new Rockwood Public Safety Facility presentation, Q & A: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7PM: RESCHEDULED

04/23/2012 - 7:00pm
04/23/2012 - 8:30pm
Etc/GMT-8
Wilkes East Neighborhood General Meeting, April 23, 2012 7PM. Join your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference! St Aidan's Episcopol Church, Murdock Hall, 174th & NE Glisan. Info here!

When: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7PM
RESCHEDULED: Aug 27, 2012 7PM
Where: St Aidan's Episcopal Church
Murdock Hall
17405 NE Glisan St
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Site acquisition for Rockwood public safety facility approved. New facility will improve police presence and services in Rockwood / West Gresham area.

You're Invited
Join us Monday April 23 Aug 27, 7PM at St Aidan's Church for a presentation by Michael Parkhurst, Senior Urban Renewal Project Coordinator, Gresham Redevelopment Commission about the new Rockwood Public Safety Facility to be built at the former Kasch's Garden Center on NE 181st. Learn all about this project. Bring your questions.

Spring Ahead; Daylight Saving Time Begins This Weekend, Sunday Mar 11, 2012 2AM

You know the old saying, "spring ahead, fall back"...

Spring Ahead; Daylight Saving Time Begins This Weekend, Sunday Mar 11, 2012 2AM. Info here!
Set your clocks ahead 1 hour Sunday 2AM

It's time to spring ahead!

Daylight saving time 2012 officially begins this Sunday, March 11 at 2:00AM (local time) -- remember to set your clocks ahead one hour to 3:00AM when you go to bed Saturday night.

It's also the perfect time to install a fresh battery in your smoke detectors.

About Daylight Saving Time
Daylight saving time (DST) — aka summer time is the practice of temporarily advancing clocks during the summertime so that afternoons have more daylight and mornings have less. Clocks are adjusted forward one hour near the start of spring and are adjusted backward in autumn.

Most of the United States and Canada observe DST beginning the second Sunday in March and ending the first Sunday in November -- almost two-thirds of the year.

(More on the history of Daylight Saving Time below the break)

Freeze the Grease, Save a Bundle. Keep Fats Out Of The Pipes

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Freeze the Grease, Save a Bundle. Keep Fats Out Of The Pipes. Info here!

Simple Solution. Big Reward.

After big holiday meals, no one likes to be stuck doing the clean-up. But if you aren't careful with leftover gravy, pan drip-pings and sauces a grease-clogged drain could ruin your holiday and cost you a bundle.

When fats, oils and grease are poured down the drain, they stick to the inside of pipes causing messy sewer backups and expensive cleanup and repair.

The solution:
Pour the grease into a can, freeze it, and toss the can in the trash!

Free! Guided Bird & Nature Walk, Nadaka Nature Park: Nov 11, 2016 9-10AM

11/15/2016 - 9:00am
11/15/2016 - 10:00am
Etc/GMT-8
Free! Bird & Nature Walk With Audubon of Portland, Nadaka Nature Park: Sat Nov 11, 2016 9-10AM. Info here!

Let's Go Bird Watching!

When: Sat Nov 11, 2016 9AM-10AM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park & Gardens
175th & NE Glisan
Gresham OR
Get Map
Cost: Free!

Join Friends of Nadaka and Audubon for a guided nature walk through Nadaka Nature Park. This is a family friendly event for beginner & advance bird watchers/ naturalists. Bring your own binoculars & field guides if possible. (Binoculars will be provided for those who do not own binoculars)

When A Natural Emergency Strikes Will You and Your Family Be Ready?

Experts Warn Cascadia Is Overdue For A 9.0 Earthquake

When A Natural Emergency Strikes Will You and Your Family Be Ready? Here's some great tips and valuable resources to help you be prepared for a disaster. Info here!

Be informed.
Build a kit.
Make a plan.

Everyday you hear the warnings.
Have you made a kit?
Do you have a plan?

If you're like most of us - you're not ready.

If that's you, we've got some great tips and valuable resources below to help you be prepared for whenever a disaster strikes.

CONTENTS

TICK. TOCK.
Think of Oregon geology as a clock, measuring time in earthquakes. Tick: a magnitude 8 quake. (Bigger than 1989 Bay Area quake that killed 63 people.) Tock: a magnitude 9 quake. (Same as the 2011 Japan quake that killed almost 16,000 people.) On average, a major quake happens in our area every 243 years, the last one was January 26, 1700 — 316 years ago. Yes. We are overdue.

When the next Big One does happen, a 700-mile long section of the tectonic plate known as the Juan de Fuca, stretching from British Columbia to Northern California, will slide beneath the North American plate, causing the entire Northwest coast-line to sink up to 6.6 feet. This won’t be a California-style short burst of energy quake in the earth’s upper crust. The Big One will be bigger, deeper, and last longer: 3–4 minutes, with dozens of after-shocks, some very powerful, for days, months, or later.

The Cascadia Subduction Zone is 700 miles long, located 100-150 miles off shore of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and northern California. Info here!
Cascadia Subduction Zone. Pacific Northwest. Click to Enlarge.

Hillsides will slide. Buildings will collapse. Roads will buckle. High-rises will sway. Bridges will crack. Some will fall. Pipes will snap. Within 20 minutes, the first of several 40-foot tsunami waves will wash away the Oregon Coast’s low-lying towns.

If our next “subduction zone” quake unleashes its full potential, it will be the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.

What is the Dog Days of Summer?

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Dog Days of Summer:  July 3 - August 11

The “dog days of summer” occur during the hottest and muggiest part of summer.

It's a dogs life, especially during summer. Learn the origin of dog days of summer here!
Dog Days of Summer?  Click to enlarge

The dictionary defines “dog days” as:

1:  the period between early July and early September when the hot sultry weather of summer usually occurs in the northern hemisphere
2:  a period of stagnation or inactivity

But where does the term come from? Why do we call the hot, sultry days of summer “dog days?” Here's the answer!

In ancient times, when the night sky was free from artificial lights people in different parts of the world drew images in the sky by “connecting the dots” of stars. These star pictures are called constellations, and the constellations as we know them came from our European ancestors.

Ancient star gazer's saw images in the stars of bears (Ursa Major and Ursa Minor), twins (Gemini), a bull (Taurus), and others objects, including dogs (Canis Major and Canis Minor). (more below...)

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Join our Board. Together WE can make a difference! Info here. Wilkes East Neighborhood Association, Gresham OR Join our Board. Together WE can make a difference! Info here. Wilkes East Neighborhood Association, Gresham OR

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New member will serve with a dynamic, enthusiastic, committed group of other volunteers who work hard on behalf of this neighborhood.

We ask Board members to commit to about 5 hours a month of volunteer time, which includes attending a monthly Board meeting (4th Monday of every month at 6:30-8pm) and at least one committee meeting per month (about 1.5 hour per month). Joining the board is a one year commitment where you'll gain knowledge that will be relevant even after your time on the Board.

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