Category Archives: Brooklyn Action Corps

BAC Accepting Nominations for Four Board Positions – Elections at May General Mtg

Dear Neighbors,

Joining the BAC executive board is a great way to have an impact on your neighborhood, work with a devoted group of activists, and have fun! The BAC executive board is open to individuals who work, live, or own a business in the neighborhood and attend two of four consecutive BAC board meetings. There are currently four open positions on our 11-member board, and elections are on May 27. If you qualify and would like to join, let us know by emailing board@brooklyn-neighborhood.org or calling the help line at (503) 241-4540. Come get involved and help us improve, beautify, and enrich our neighborhood.

Join the BAC Adopt-a-Block Effort!

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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, kt_orton@hotmail.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

Brooklyn gets “tip of the hat” from the Oregonian

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

 

Cleveland High School Choir Holiday Schedule

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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 rachelessig@gmail.com Continue reading Cleveland High School Choir Holiday Schedule

Tips for Staying Cozy from Clean Energy Works

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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. Continue reading Tips for Staying Cozy from Clean Energy Works