Apr 24, 2013

Coming up at the Holgate Library: 

Join us at the 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade! (Here are some pictures from last year.) Staff and volunteers from your Holgate Library will be marching... see if you can find us among the bands, classic cars, floats and other groups! Begins at Eastport Plaza at 10:00 a.m. this Saturday (4/27) and proceeds northward to Yamhill. (82nd will be closed for the duration.) Announcers (one of whom is that rascal, Patrick, from Holgate Library) are stationed at PCC.

After all your parade, carnival and cruise-in fun, consider a quieter afternoon...

This Saturday, 'Name That Tree'! April 27, 2-3:30 p.m.
Ever stopped to think about that tree in front of your house? How about those that shade the schoolyard or your walk to the bus stop? Portland is a Tree City USA, home to diverse and growing urban canopy. Do you know their names? How or why they were planted here? What will they look like in the fall... in the winter? Get on a first-name basis with the urban forest in this fun session with your Neighborhood Tree Stewards. They'll teach you how to use a tree identification book, and then you'll take your new skills for a walk! The first half of the program will take place in the library, the second half will be a short walk exploring the neighborhood's trees. 
Registration recommended; register online, in the library, or by calling 503-988-5324.
 
Thanks! See you soon...

Apr 22, 2013

Land Use/Sustainability/Transportation (LUST) Meeting this Wednesday, April 24 7:00 p.m. at NWIPA

If you are interested in land use, sustainability or transportation our neighborhood LUST meeting is for you!
We are meeting this Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at N.W.I.P.A 6350 SE Foster Rd. 

Emergency Board Meeting Wednesday, April 24 at 6:45 p.m. at NWIPA

To discuss and approve co-hosting of the Alley-Allies Workshop event scheduled for this Saturday, April 27th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Bob White Theater due to requirement of Insurance Certification for this event. This is the ONLY item on the agenda.


Apr 14, 2013

Board Elections at our May 1st MSA N'hood Meeting

Interested in joining the Mt. Scott Arleta Neighborhood Association Board? I bet you have all sorts of questions. What's the neighborhood association? What's the board? What do they do, and is it a lot of work?  Elections will be held at our May 1st meeting! 

The MSA Neighborhood Association is part of the the City's Neighborhood System made up of over 90 Neighborhood Associations. Our Neighborhood Association is a group of neighbors and business owners who discuss and act on issues affecting our neighborhood. Our Neighborhood Association seeks to actively maintain and improve our neighborhood, to foster community and keep neighbors up-to-date on events and happenings both locally and on a city-wide level.   The board is an elected group of neighborhood folks who make decisions and represent the interests of our neighborhood, make efforts to create an environment where all neighbors can be heard and to follow the rules and processes outlined in our bylaws. Our bylaws are the roadmap for how our neighborhood association operates. Is it a lot of work?! Just remember we are ALL VOLUNTEERS and we do our best, when times get tough just remember you have a board members that you can call to help out.  Now on to the rest...

Apr 9, 2013

Watch a parade, and Name that tree... with your Library?

Saturday, April 27th will be a busy day for the Holgate Library staff. Why not mark your calendar now and join us?

The 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade begins at Eastport Plaza at 10:00 AM, and as usual, Holgate Library will be there. We (and the bands and marching groups and classic cars and local politicos and such) proceed northward as far as Yamhill Street. And for year #6, your humble reporter will be the Parade Announcer... you can hear me up at PCC Southeast (or avoid my witty commentary and helpful narration by standing anywhere else along the route). Back at Eastport Plaza after the parade, enjoy a carnival, cruise-in and community fair. Come wave at us!

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Ever stopped to think about that tree in front of your house? How about those that shade the schoolyard or your walk to the bus stop? Portland is a Tree City USA, home to a diverse and growing urban canopy. Do you know their names? How or why they were planted here? What will they look like in the fall... in the winter? Get on a first-name basis with the urban forest in this fun session with your neighborhood Tree Stewards. We'll teach you how to use a tree identification book, and then you'll take your new skills for a walk! The first half of the program will take place at the Holgate Library, and the second half will be a short walk exploring the neighborhood's trees. Rain or shine, naturally.
Saturday, April 27th, 2-3:30 p.m.

For more information, come see us at the Holgate Library, 7905 SE Holgate Blvd. or call 503-988-5389.
Your humble reporter,
Patrick