WHAT IS “PRIDE OF PLACE: BROOKLYN, ADOPT A BLOCK”?
HOW CAN I BECOME A PARTNER?
“PRIDE OF PLACE” MEANS: Recognizing the uniqueness of our neighborhood, being glad to be part of this community!
“BROOKLYN” MEANS: It is only happening here, though anyone could do it.
“ADOPT A BLOCK” MEANS: Becoming a steward of ONE block, doing monthly litter pickup, being the eye on your block for potholes, street lights out, etc.
RESULT: Sense of community and safer, more attractive place for all.
WELCOME: AM/PM Arco, Vincent’s Tailor, Rainbow Painting!
GET ON BOARD: Sign up at BAC Meeting, March 25th, 7PM, Sacred Heart or Contact Kathy Orton: 503-236-5037, email@example.com
GROUP “ADOPT A BLOCK” DAY- APRIL 18
On April 18th, all block adopters and interested volunteers, will be out and visible, cleaning and sprucing up the public areas up and down Milwaukie Avenue. Meet at Brooklyn Park Shelter, 10 am. to get equipment, sign in. All are welcome to come!
Questions: Kathy Orton 503-236-5037
A large tree succumbed to the severe weather we have been experiencing the last few weeks. The tree was uprooted and is shown here resting on the fence that provided the backstop for the ball field at the Brooklyn School park. This tree stood for many years at the corner of SE 16th Ave and SE Center and provided a backdrop for the annual Neighborhood Clean-up.
The MAX Orange Line opens up possibilities for the often-overlooked Southeast neighborhood.
If you may not have had the opportunity to catch this article in the Business section on Friday Dec. 5. The article goes on to say, “real estate agents are optimistic about the neighborhood’s potential. They say Brooklyn is poised to become Portland’s next hot neighborhood.”
Read the full article here
Oct. 24 – Nov. 26
Cleveland HS Choir – Wreath & Holiday Greenery Sale. Looking forward to filling your home or business with the aroma of fresh evergreen this holiday season? Each year Cleveland HS Choir sells greenery for the holiday season with proceeds supporting their State recognized vocal program. Before you buy at the grocery store think about purchasing your greenery to support our local high school. Contact Rachel Fox for an order form firstname.lastname@example.org [Read more →]
After a hot summer, temperatures are finally dropping—and winter is just around the corner. Grab a coffee or a hot apple cider, put on your favorite flannel, and cuddle up to your sweetie because we’ve got you covered when it comes to the best tips for keeping toasty indoors.
Take advantage of winter sun. Yes, there is sun, even in Oregon winter! When it’s shining, be sure to open south-facing window curtains, drapes, and blinds during the day, so the sunlight can naturally heat your home. Close window coverings at night to keep the heat in.
Cover drafty windows. Tape a do-it-yourself, clear, plastic film to the inside of your window frames. Make sure the plastic is sealed tightly to the frame. Installing window treatments, such as blinds, drapes, or shades, can also help reduce heat loss.
Adjust the temperature. Set the thermostat 10 to 15 degrees cooler when you’re not home to use less energy and lower utility bills. Lowering the temperature slightly at night and adding an extra blanket to the bed keeps the whole family extra cozy. [Read more →]
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Update: KGW Reporter Erica Heartquist confirmed the explicit advertisements were taken down by the building’s owner Thursday (7/31/14) afternoon.
The Armchair Book Store has been a fixture on Milwaukie Ave for many years. Recently it has been leased to Angelo Ardito of B-A Video. Many neighbors have been up in arms since a sign went up in the window advertising hard core porn. “It’s my right for me to sell what’s legal,” said Angelo Ardito, who said he’s been selling porn in Portland for 38 years.
Regardless of whether it is a constitutional right, many folks feel it crosses the line of sensibility for a small neighborhood main street where many school kids pass by this store on a daily basis.
Several TV stations picked up the story and interviewed neighbors.
Channel 8 KGW http://www.kgw.com/news/SE-Portland-adult-store-ad-angers-neighbors-269383871.html