By Michelle Frost Daniel Peccia started making tile to remodel a fireplace. “That’s where it all started,” he tells me, pointing to the fireplace in his living room. “When we bought the house, the chimney was falling off the wall and there was a piece of paneling covering it. […]
By Don MacGillivray The world increasingly talks about Climate Change and Global Warming, yet rarely is the story completely...
By Michelle Frost When the doors open at 7 pm, volunteers greet the women who are lined-up and waiting to enter. Not...
By Nancy Tannler The League of Women’s Voters recent presentation on “Juvenile Justice/Solutions for Youth...
By Mary Kinnick Friends of Mt. Tabor Park (FMTP) Weed Warrior volunteers had another banner year removing invasive plants and planting natives. In collaboration with Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R), the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) and many other organizations (Hands on Portland, SOLVE, Warner Pacific College, The Nature […]Read more ›
By Don MacGillivray Every day 10,000 people in the United States turn 65 and Oregon is seeing a migration of seniors from all over the nation. 52% of seniors are economically insecure. Almost half own their own homes and many still have mortgages. Many over 65 already have chronic […]Read more ›
By Nancy Tannler The Belmont Library recently invited the public to attend a TED talk with a group discussion afterwards. The TED talk presenter was Sherry Turkle, an MIT technology and society specialist. Her recent book “Alone Together” was compiled from information gathered over the past fifteen years exploring […]Read more ›
By Don MacGillivray An estimation by federal housing and census report that the need for low-income housing is between 20,000 and 22,000 units. If people cannot afford housing they will be homeless. What is affordable housing? In the 1950s, housing cost 25% of a families income. In the 1980s […]Read more ›
By Michelle Frost Sustainable Northwest WOOD is the for-profit branch of the parent company, Sustainable Northwest. Established in 2008, they work to bring together people, ideas, and innovation so nature, local economies, and rural communities can all thrive. WOOD supports the non-profit effort to grow the lumber business in […]Read more ›
–with an invitation to an Open House Party By Michelle Frost Tracy Kimberling, manager of Grand Ave Floral, began her career in flowers as early as high school. While still a student at Grant High School, Kimberling remembers taking the bus after classes to work in her parents’ flower shop. […]Read more ›