The SE Portland Tool Library Celebrates Its New Location with an Open House Jan 16, 2016

Tool Library

The all-volunteer Southeast Portland Tool Library (SEPTL) invites DIY enthusiasts to an open house on Saturday, January 16, 11am ­ 4pm, at its new location in Hinson Baptist Church, SE Salmon and SE 20th Ave. The event also celebrates SEPTL’s fifth anniversary serving the community. With this move SEPTL has doubled its floor space, added parking, and streamlined operations to better serve its growing membership of more than 5,000 homeowners and renters. Visit www.septl.org for hours of operation, a real­time searchable database of more than 1,200 available tools, and upcoming workshops. SEPTL’s mission is supported by many generous organizations including Hinson Baptist Church, St David of Wales Episcopal Church, Division Hardware & Paint, Southeast Uplift, PDX Time Bank, Mr Plywood, Your Concrete Guy, Hankins Hardware, Kitchen Share Southeast, and the Buckman Community Association. Sincere and special thanks are due to all the volunteers whose countless hours and tremendous talents keep SEPTL open.

The SE Portland Tool Library SEPTL is a community resource run by volunteers who provide residents of southeast Portland with tools to perform home repairs, tend their yards and gardens, maintain their bikes, build furniture, and take on many other projects – while meeting and sharing knowledge with neighbors.

Media contact : Glenn C. Devitt SEPTL Board Member 503.345.4321 glenn.d@septl.org

Troop 351 Boy Scouts & Venture Crew 2015 Christmas Tree Sale

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This will be troop 351’s, 35th year selling Christmas trees and wreaths. The non-profit sale funds the Boy Scouts and Venture Crew’s summer camps and activities for the entire year. The sale is run by the volunteer boys, girls and parents. Our trees have been hand-picked from local growers and are delivered weekly, we also offer a limited number of SERF-certified trees (grown on sustainable farms).

Now taking Visa and Mastercard for you convenience.
Facebook us at BoyScoutTroop351Portland.
The Troop 351 Boy Scout Christmas Tree Lot is located at the SW corner of St. Ignatius parking lot at 3400 Se 43rd Ave., Portland.

We’ll be open every day beginning Friday, November 27th at 1pm and ending Monday, December 23th Weekdays from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, Weekends from 9:00am to 9:00pm. For more information call the Tree Lot Trailer phone number 503-775-2848

Troop 351 has also expanded to Sellwood. This is their second year in having a Sellwood tree lot. Located at the Wells Fargo parking lot, 6646 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland. Open Saturday and Sunday beginning November 28th and 29th and ending December 20th Hours are: 9-9

The Cub Scouts Recycle Tree Lot will be open on
December 27 through January 16:
Weekdays from 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Weekends from 9:00am to 8:00pm

THANKS FROM TROOP 351!

Urgent: Know Thy Food Co-op Seeks New Board President

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Dear Supporter of Know Thy Food (friend, member,vendor, neighbor)– During the last 5 years, KTF has offered 306 consecutive weekly Order Cycles online letting you shop for healthy, organic, farm-direct foods and other products online at discounted prices.

This week, week 307, it all came to a halt. The chickens are still laying eggs, the cows are still giving milk, the farmers are still harvesting vegetables, and the bakers are still baking bread. But we cannot bring their products to your table.

I hope I have caught your attention. I hope your body is reacting and saying “Oh nooooooo!” and maybe you are even feeling a pit in your stomach? If nothing else, you are probably wondering, What is going on? Continue reading Urgent: Know Thy Food Co-op Seeks New Board President

How to Name BAC as Your Freddies Community Rewards Recipient

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Dear Neighbors,

Did you know you can name the Brooklyn Action Corps as your Fred Meyer Community Rewards partner? It’s free, you’ll still keep getting your own reward points, but Fred Meyer will ALSO donate to the nonprofit organization of your choice. To choose the BAC, first login to your Fred Meyer Rewards online account at this link, click on “link your rewards card now”, then enter “Brooklyn Action Corps into the search field, and click the “enroll” button when it comes up.

We spend these funds on all the great events we do over the year, such as the Ice Cream Social, the Neighborhood Cleanup, and the Movie in the Park, along with our meetings, website, and other resources. THANKS BROOKLYN!

– The BAC

Ice Cream Social in The Park

The Brooklyn Action Corps Sponsors the
13th Annual

“ICE CREAM SOCIAL IN THE PARK” 1–4 pm
Sunday, September 13, 2015

Many activities are planned so mark your calendar!
Help is needed for setup and take down.
Any volunteers?
Call the HelpLine 503/241-4540

Gather your neighbors and family and friends and join together in the Brooklyn Park.

  • Ice cream bars/cones/popsicles will again be featured for 25¢
  • Bouncer, Face Painter, Balloon Sculptor, Rock Wall .
  • Special music feature will be the return of the Yamhillbillies.
  • Free Raffle offering PRIZES for kids and adults.
  • The Meals on Wheels People are proud to be a Brooklyn resident and they are back with hot dogs, hamburgers, cheese burgers, chips and drinks.

Be a part of the Annual Brooklyn Ice Cream Social! We are seeking neighborhood groups, artisans, businesses and residents to set up information and/or sales booths at the Social. Booth space is free, but you will need to bring your own table.
If any Brooklyn business would like to offer gift certificates for the raffle, please e-mail:
brooknews@brooklyn-neighborhood.org.

Brooklyn’s New Farmers Market

Farmers Market 1The new Farmers Market will make its entrance on the Brooklyn scene Friday July 17. The market is located at 3338 SE Milwaukie Ave.  It will feature premium local products from the Pacific Northwest and will be open  Fridays 3pm – 7pm and Saturdays 9am – 2pm until November.  The Market manager, Tyler Germann, welcomes his new neighbors to stop by and check it out.

Professor maps Portland Hot Spots

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Do you sometimes think that the Brooklyn Neighborhood is a bit warmer than our neighboring areas? You may be right in assuming this according to a study by a PSU professor and reported on KGW news on July 8th.

The Professor has done an extensive collection of data and found that Brooklyn is one of the hottest neighborhoods (temperature wise) in Portland.

What contributes to this phenomenon? Watch this Channel 8 video report and form your own conclusion. Is it the lack of tree canopies or the accumulation of excess concrete, or some other fact?

Check this full report that addresses climate change.

 

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Calendar of events
Introduction of new BAC board members
Movie in the Park
National Night Out
FootPatrol needs volunteers
ICE CREAM SOCIAL In THE PARK
Brooklyn Park Pub hosts event
Haul-Away is huge success
R2D2 Comes to SE Portland
Open house on the Orange Line
Brooklyn 97202
Close out SALE
Limited inventory of XLrge at $10.00
Call the HelpLine .. 503/241-4540