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

Tee shirt … Inventory clearance sale.

Brooklyn 97202We have a limited supply of X-Large t-shirts to be sold below cost to eliminate our inventory.  While they last … the price is $10.00. This may be the only time these Tees can be purchased at this price. Call the HelpLine to reserve yours at 503/241-4540.  This price is for the XL shirts only.

Standard Website price is $33.99

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.

Board Chair Email: eric[at]brooklyn-neighborhood.org