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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
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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)

City of Gresham Music Mondays 2020: Mon, Aug 17, 2020 7PM-8PM

08/17/2020 - 7:00am
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City of Gresham Music Mondays 2020: Mon, Aug 17, 2020 7PM-8PM. Online event. Info here!

When: Mon, Aug 17, 2020 7PM-8PM
Where: Online event

Gresham's Center for the Arts Foundation presents the annual free Music Mondays concert series on Monday evenings in July and August.

In collaboration with MetroEast Community Media, this year's concerts will come to you via live streaming.

How to watch and listen

Concerts will be streamed online:

Performance schedule

To celebrate the 11th anniversary during this challenging time, we bring you an amazing list of local musicians.

  • July 6 - Timothy James: 2019 Music Monday favorite of R&B and blues
  • July 13 - Sonny Hess Band: Female-driven blues
  • July 20 - Kaloku and the Krew: Hawaiian Reggae
  • July 27 - Rich Layton & Tough Town: Texas-style blues
  • August 3 - Bobby & Friends: Country through the years
  • August 10 - Bayou Boyz: Zydeco sounds
  • August 17 - Remedy: Classic rock through the 70s, 80s and 90s
  • August 24 - Mosaique: Featuring torch and jazz vocalist Thea Enos
  • August 31 - Patrick Lamb: Portland touring star in pop, blues and contemporary jazz

Thank you to sponsors: Weston Kia, Clackamas County Bank, Michael McKeel DMD, KMO Real Estate and City of Gresham for helping to bring the resources together for the virtual programming.

For more information, contact the Center for the Arts Foundation at centerartsfoundation@gmail.com or Sue O'Halloran at 503-489-1157.

Winter Weather Potential for Portland Metro January 11-18 2020

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Winter Weather Potential for Portland Metro January 11-18 2020. Details here!
NCEP Temperature Probabilities Jan 11-18. Click to enlarge

BBBRRRrrrr!!
Starting this weekend, a series of systems will usher in the coldest air we've seen so far this season.

By Garret Hartung (Wilkes East resident)
Climate Science Undergrad, Oregon State University

With this cold air in place next week (Jan 11-18), any system swinging in moisture from the Pacific has the potential to bring winter precipitation to the lowest elevations. In typical Pacific Northwest fashion, this forecast is complicated, so its best to break it down into a few categories: what we do know, what is uncertain, and how can you be prepared.

What We Do Know:

  • Temperatures are expected to be well below the average high of 46°F for this time of year. The NCEP (National Centers for Environmental Prediction) is showing an 80% or greater probability of below normal temperatures in our area for next week. High temperatures are looking to be in the low 30’s starting Tuesday with lows in the mid to lower 20’s. It wouldn’t be too shocking to see temperatures dip below 20°F in this set up. There is still some uncertainty in regard to how cold it will get, there are a few models showing temperatures even lower than what was mentioned above but confidence in that is very low
  • The east wind should be howling during this period. This is where most of the cold air will come from. Depending on the exact strength and location of a system we could see gusts exceeding 40mph, which is strong but not out of the ordinary for our area. Typically, we see a few 40+mph gusts from the east each year. This could lead to some very cold wind chills, probably getting into the teens or lower for some days.
  • The upper level pattern is conductive of storms developing off the coast. For most of next week, temperatures should be cold enough in Portland to support snow at the valley floor. It’s appears fairly certain we should see some precipitation in this period.
  • What is Uncertain:

    • A few models are showing extremely cold temperatures in our area that haven’t been seen in decades. While I wouldn’t bet on that occurring, there is a small possibility that does occur. For example, the latest run of the GFS (Global Forecast System) model has lows in the single digits. While other models keep us in the 20’s/30’s.
    • The big question is how much precipitation we will get. Models have been showing anything from nothing to a 2008-like event for the Portland area. There are several factors that are leading to this uncertainty. The main thing is the track and strength of the storms that may or may not form. A stronger storm may produce more precipitation but could also bring in warm air from the south to keep us above freezing. A storm tracking too far north could do the same thing, while a storm tracking too far south may leave us cold but dry. We won’t know the exact strength and track of a storm till about 3 days out. So, any estimates of the amount of snowfall we could get should be questioned until we are with in 36 hours of the event. This was an issue last year when crazy model outputs were being shared on social media, causing some what of a panic. I will say that the models are starting to zero in on Thursday as out potential big snow day, but specific details will change in the coming days.

    How to prepare:

    • Winterize your home if you haven’t done so yet this winter. In particular shut off and cover outside faucets and make sure the pipes in your home are ready for the coldest temps of the season thus far. If you have a generator for your home, make sure its good on fuel and you know how to connect it properly. Freezing rain is not out of the question for this event, especially for areas exposed to the gorge winds.
    • Stock your car on winter survival gear. Have chains or traction tires ready if you need to travel this week. Things like some food, water, kitty litter, and other supplies you may need if your car gets stuck.
    • Have a plan. Should we have a high impact winter event, be prepared with food (for you and your pet) and medicine in your home and try not to travel. Think about things you’d need if you can’t leave the house for a couple days. It’s also good to think about potential loss of power. Keep your phone charged and have flashlights ready.
    • Be weather ready! Stay informed by paying attention to local media outlets and the National Weather Service for the latest forecasts and warnings. These men and women know the area and know how snow events play out more so than the app on your phone.
      • The bottom line is that cold weather is expected and all types of winter precipitation including snow and freezing rain could occur next week. So be prepared for impactful weather.

        It’s better to prepare for an event and it doesn’t occur than to not be prepared if it does.

MHCC Planetarium Show: A Travel Guide to our Moon: Fri, Dec 06, 2019 6PM-8:15PM

12/06/2019 - 6:00pm
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MHCC Planetarium Show: A Travel Guide to our Moon: Fri, Dec 06, 2019 6PM-7:15PM. Info here!

A Travel Guide to our Moon

When: Fri, Dec 06, 2019 6PM-8:15PM
Where: MHCC Planetarium Sky Theater
26000 SE Stark Street
Get Map!

Tuesday shows are at 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.

Admission is only $5.
MHCC students (with valid ID) and children 17 and under are $2.

All shows are presented under a realistic representation of the night sky, featuring the latest galactic, stellar and planetary images.

The Sky Theater is wheelchair accessible.

2019-20 MHCC Planetarium Sky Theater Schedule:

Date Topic
Sept 24, 27 Exploring the Autumn Sky (Note early dates for this season opener)
Oct (Shown on September 24, 27)
Nov 5, 8 Amateur Astronomers Photograph The Night Sky With Amazing Results
Dec 3, 6 A Travel Guide to our Moon
Jan 7, 10 Latest Pictures Explore Jupiter and its Moons
Feb 4, 7 Radio Astronomy Discoveries and Their Immense Instruments
Mar 3, 6 Unusual Facts About Galaxies
Apr 7, 10 TBD
May 5, 8 TBD
Jun 2, 5 TBD

Planetarium shows are generally on the first Tuesday and on the second Friday of each month (with exceptions during November and January).

More Info
For more info visit: http://www.mhcc.edu/Planetarium

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.

City of Gresham Sunday Futsal 2019: Sun, Sep 29, 2019 5PM-7PM

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City of Gresham Sunday Futsal 2019: Sun, Sep 29, 2019 5PM-7PM. Let's Kick Ball! Info here!

Let's Kick Ball!

When: Sun, Sep 29, 2019 5PM-7PM
Where: Friends of the Children gym
424 NE 172nd Ave.
Get Map!

Indoor Sunday Futsal youth recreation is open to all students in grades 6-12 on Sunday from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Friends of the Children gym.

  • Free. Open to boys and girls.
  • Learn new skills, make new friends, play futsal.
  • Participants must bring a signed waiver to play.
  • Adult supervision and mentorship provided by Active Children Portland volunteers.
  • Sponsored by the City of Gresham.

For more information, email Ricki Ruiz at Ricardo.Ruiz@GreshamOregon.gov or call 503-583-0771.

Read more about Sunday Futsal.

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