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WENA Board Meeting: Jan 28

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01/28/2008 - 6:30pm
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January 2008 Board Meeting
Monday January 28, 2008
6:30pm - 8:30pm

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

For more information please contact: info@WilkesEastNA.org

Neighborhood Coalition Meeting: Feb 13, 2008

02/13/2008 - 7:00pm
02/13/2008 - 8:30pm
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When: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 7:00PM

Where: Gresham City Hall, Springwater Trail Room

The Coalition of Gresham Neighborhood Associations next meeting will be Wednesday, February 13th, 7:00PM in the Springwater Trail Room, Gresham City Hall, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway, Gresham, OR 97030.

It is open to the public to attend. See you there!

Meet County Commissioner Candidate Carla Piluso: Jan 17, 2008

01/17/2008 - 5:30pm
01/17/2008 - 7:00pm
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Come see why people say Carla's the "best candidate"!

Please join us to meet with Carla, talk with her on issues, and consider offering your support.

When: Thursday, January 17th, 5:30 pm.

Where: Park Place Coffee - 1288 SE 182nd

Carla Piluso, the current Police Chief for the City of Gresham, is running for Multnomah County Commissioner, District 4.

We believe that Carla's insight and well-rounded knowledge of East County issues makes Carla the best candidate to represent our interests.

Owens Corning Nov 1 Q&A Response

Owens Corning Responds to Nov 1 Meeting Q&A

Owens Corning has provided answers here to questions that were asked at the DEQ information meeting held on November 1, 2007, as they agreed to do. Their answers can be read here. Please note that these answers were provided solely by Owens Corning. Owens Corning did not discuss these answers with DEQ, and DEQ does not endorse the answers; George Davis, Department of Environmental Quality - Northwest Region Office, simply passed them on to Wilkes East NA as agreed at the information meeting.

The public hearing on the proposed permit will be held at Centennial High School in the Community Room on December 13, 2007. The meeting will start with an information session at 6:30 pm, followed by the formal hearing.

Winter Projects: Volunteers needed for Gresham Parks

Garden Winter Clean Up, Trail Building Projects

Are you feeling cooped up inside because of the rain and falling temperatures?

Don't let the weather get you down. Bundle up and join in for one of our upcoming winter volunteer projects!

Upcoming Winter Projects:

  • Community Garden Winter Clean Up! Dec 8

    Where: City Hall Community Garden (1333 NW Eastman Parkway, Gresham)
    When: Saturday, Dec 8, 2007
    9:00AM – 1:00PM
    Volunteers needed: 5
    Click here for project details


  • Trail Building Work Party! Dec 15

    Where: North Gresham Park (1111 SE 217th Avenue, Gresham)
    When: Saturday, Dec 15, 2007
    9:00AM – 1:00PM
    Volunteers needed: 10
    Click here for project details

Come prepared for changing weather conditions; bring a hat, coat, gloves or other appropriate hand covering; wear enclosed shoes. Warm beverages and snacks provided!

Red Cross: signatures needed

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Help the Red Cross become part of Oregon’s State's Charitable Checkoff Program

Most of you know that I work for the Red Cross and am devoted to raising money for one of my favorite charities. As part of our efforts, we are working on gathering 10,000 signatures to become part of Oregon’s State's Charitable Checkoff Program.

The State Charitable Checkoff Program allows residents to give a portion of their tax refund to any of the nonprofit organizations listed in the tax booklet and the Oregon Red Cross Chapters want to be one of those organizations.

DEQ Public Hearing Owens Corning: Dec 13

Proposed Air Quality Permit for Owens Corning Foam Plant

Notice of Public Hearing: Dec. 13, 2007

Information session begins at 6:30 p.m. with formal hearing to follow:

Centennial High School
Community Room
3505 S.E. 182nd Ave.
Gresham, Oregon

Complete hearing details for the proposed Owens Corning Foam Insulation plant to be located at 18456 NE Wilkes Road, Gresham Oregon (in the industrial park at NE 181st Ave and I-84) can be found here.

You are invited to make oral comments on this proposed air quality permit issuance at a public hearing. You may also comment in writing.

Powell Valley NA Elects New Board

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The Powell Valley Neighborhood Association (PVNA) recently elected Ebonie Johnson as its newest President.

"The previous President, Sue Ruonala did a wonderful job of organizing the association." says Johnson. With the support of Sue Ruonala as Secretary, Bob Hurley as Land Use, and Kim Peil as Vice President, Johnson pledges to build upon PVNA's prior success during his tenure.

Wilkes East NA extends its congratulations to Mr Johnson and the other Powell Valley NA board members on their new positions and wish them much success in the coming year.

Fall and Winter Cleanups: Volunteers Needed

The City of Gresham's Parks and Recreation Volunteer Program is excited to announce some upcoming Fall and Winter "Community Garden Cleanup" volunteer events! It's the perfect opportunity to enjoy the crisp autumn air amd help your community!

Would you like to sign up yourself or a group to volunteer?

Please contact: Rachel Zarfas, Community Volunteer Coordinator, City of Gresham Parks & Recreation Division (503) 618-2789, Rachel.Zarfas@ci.gresham.or.us


Restaurateur Schettini Passes

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Restaurateur Gino Schettini
Gino Schettini

Gino Schettini
Portland restaurateur passes

Gino Schettini, long time Capri Terrace resident, Portland restaurateur, and soccer aficionado passed away October 30, 2007 after a courageous battle with cancer.

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