This year, students from the Multnomah County Education Service District attended their prom at Gresham Skate World, decked out in dresses and tuxedos.
Multnomah County Education Service District employees threw their annual prom for students with disabilities. This year, a group of students attended the prom at Gresham Skate World, decked out in dresses and tuxedos, with their nurses and families watching nearby.
Parents, students and teachers can add their own photos via Twitter and Instagram using #ORprom. See all the photos with the #ORprom hashtag here.
Good morning Clackamas County. Here is my roundup of events in Happy Valley, Milwaukie, Lake Oswego, Oregon City, West Linn, Wilsonville, on Mount Hood, and in other locales in Clackamas County, as well as Southwest Portland.
Celebration in Boring:
Features live music, games with prizes, Classics in Progress Car Show,
farmers market, booths staffed by community organizations, and ice cream
and other food available for purchase. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun, Sept. 8.
Boring Middle School, 27801 S.E. Dee St., Boring; free admission,
additional fee for food and some games; Marlin Marsh, 503-201-3640 or
The series continues with Carley Fairchild, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fri, May 24; and Mark Seymour,
6:30-8:30 p.m. Fri, May 31. Refreshments available for purchase. The
Place To Be Cafe, 190 N.W. Second Ave., Canby; free admission;
www.theplacetobecafe.com or 503-263-8293
Ongoing Bridge Games:
Card game for senior citizens. Weekly 1 p.m. Mon. Canby Adult Center,
1250 S. Ivy St., Canby; free; www.canbyadultcenter.org or 503-266-2970 Line Dancing for Beginners:
Wanda Matlock teaches senior citizens the basics. Partner not required.
Weekly 1-2 p.m. Mon. Canby Adult Center, 1250 S. Ivy St., Canby; free,
but donations appreciated; www.canbyadultcenter.org or 503-266-2970
Wanda Matlock teaches senior citizens some advanced steps. Partner not
required. Weekly 1-2 p.m. Tue and Thu. Canby Adult Center, 1250 S. Ivy
St., Canby; free, but donations appreciated; www.canbyadultcenter.org or
Tuesday Evening Dinner: Senior citizens can
make new friends while eating a free dinner. Weekly 5-7 p.m. Tue. Zoar
Lutheran Church, 190 S.W. Second Ave., Canby; free; www.zoarlutheran.org
or 503-266-4061 Canby First Friday: Monthly 5-8 p.m.
first Friday. Join participating merchants in downtown Canby for
family-friendly activities, dining, wine and shopping discounts.
Handiwork Group: Senior
citizens socialize while producing craft projects. Weekly 10 a.m. Tue.
Canby Adult Center, 1250 S. Ivy St., Canby; free; bring your own project
supplies; www.canbyadultcenter.org or 503-266-2970
game for senior citizens. Weekly 1 p.m. Tue and Fri. Canby Adult
Center, 1250 S. Ivy St., Canby; free; www.canbyadultcenter.org or
503-266-2970 Yoga Fitness: Erin Hancock teaches the class for senior
citizens. Weekly 1:15 p.m. Wed. Canby Adult Center, 1250 S. Ivy St.,
Canby; free, but donations appreciated; www.canbyadultcenter.org or
503-266-2970 Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: Adults
invited to snack on free popcorn and tea while watching a movie. Visit
website for titles. Weekly 1 p.m. Wed. Canby Adult Center, 1250 S. Ivy
St., Canby; free; www.canbyadultcenter.org or 503-266-2970
For information, visit www.ci.canby.or.us or call 503-266-4021.
Planning Commission: Monthly 7 p.m. second and fourth Monday in Canby
City HallDevelopment Services Office, Council Chambers, 155 N.W. Second
*Canby City Council: Monthly 7:30 p.m. first and third
Wednesday in Canby Development Services Office, Council Chambers, 155
N.W. Second Ave.
*Urban Renewal Agency: Monthly 6 p.m. second
Wednesday in Canby Development Services Office, Council Chambers, 155
N.W. Second Ave.
*Canby Parks and Recreation Advisory Board: Monthly 7 p.m. third Tuesday in Canby City Hall, Conference Room, 182 N. Holly St.
Clubs Kiwanis Club of Canby:
Kiwanis is a worldwide service organization of individuals who want to
improve their communities. Weekly noon-1 p.m. Mon. Old Town Hall,
Cutsforth's Thriftway, 225 N.E. Second Ave., Canby; $7-$10 for lunch;
www.canbykiwanis.org or Nancy Murphy, 503-266-6048 Rotary Club of Canby:
Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business,
professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as
Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical
standards in all vocations and help build goodwill around the world.
Weekly 11:45 a.m. Fri. Old Town Hall, Cutsforth's Thriftway, 225 N.E.
Second Ave., Canby; no-host lunch; www.canbyrotary.com
Canby Chamber of Commerce: Network
while eating lunch. Reservations recommended. Monthly 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
first Tue. Old Town Hall, Cutsforth's Thriftway, 225 N.E. Second Ave.,
Canby; $12-$15; Canby Chamber of Commerce, 503-266-4600 or by email to
Women in Leadership Networking Group:
Anne-Louise Sterry, award-winning recording artist, author,
storyteller, presents "Professionalism and Audacious Joy." 11:30 a.m.
Fri, May 24. Sah-Hah-Lee Golf Course, 17104 S.E. 130th Ave., Clackamas;
free; no-host lunch available; www.yourchamber.com or North Clackamas
County Chamber of Commerce, 503-654-7777 or email@example.com
Indoor Play Park:
Ages 6 and younger can explore, play, bounce and jump in the
31,000-square-foot gymnasium facility. A coach will be on hand to
supervise; children must be accompanied by an adult. Weekly 12:30-1:30
p.m. Tue. Precision Elite Gymnastics, 15507 S.E. For Mor Court,
Clackamas; $3.50-$4 per first child, $2 each additional sibling;
www.precisionelitegymnastics.com or 503-659-0095
Doesn't Slow Down the Need for Adoptions and Volunteers:
Clackamas County Dog Services (CCDS)
invites the public to come by the
Clackamas County Animal Adoption and Education Center (located at 13141 S.E.
Highway 212) to meet adoptable dogs to
give them a loving home. The need for adoptive homes is a year-round issue, and
dogs are available for viewing Tuesday-Saturday, 11:30am-5:00pm., or online at
-- Maura White
Dog Sports Demo Day: Games and sports especially for dogs and their owners will be the highlight of Dog Sports Demo Day, planned for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 23. For the admittance price of a donation of dog food or training treats, participants will get to learn new games, talk with experts and practice with their dogs.
The event will be held at Clackamas County Dog Services’ Animal Adoption and Education Center at 13141 S.E .Highway 212, Clackamas.
There will be a demonstration of each sport every 1½ to 2 hours, and then owners and dogs will get a chance to play.
Games to be offered include:
-- Tim Heider, Clackamas County Public and Government Affairs
A social gathering for all ages and skill levels. Yarn provided or
bring your own projects. Monthly 6:30-8 p.m. third Wednesday. Sunnyside
Library, 13973 S.E. Sieben Park Way, Clackamas; free;
www.clackamas.us/lib or 503-794-3883
Let's Lego: Ages 5
and older can build with other Lego fans and then tear down their
constructions. Monthly 1:30-3 p.m. third Saturday. Sunnyside Library,
13973 S.E. Sieben Park Way, Clackamas; free; Legos provided;
www.clackamas.us/lib or 503-794-3883 Sunnyside Grange Farmers and Artists Market: Vendors
sell fine art, crafts, fresh local produce and eggs, fruits, fine
foods, baked goods, plants and specialty items. Weekly 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sun. Clackamas Sunnyside Grange, 13100 Sunnyside Road, Clackamas; free
admission; www.windancefarmsandart.com/sunnyside.php or Peter Tuomala,
COLTON Looking waaaaay ahead
Day in Damascus:
Features pancake breakfast, petting zoo, pony carousel, bounce houses,
games and activities with prizes, field games, a bring-your-own-dog
show, musicians, dancers, talent show, dunk tank, safety fair, food
booths, crafters marketplace and raffle. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat, July 27.
Damascus Centennial Park, 20100 S.E. Highway 212, Damascus; free
admission, $2.50 breakfast; 25 cents-$2 for games and food;
www.dayindamascus.org or firstname.lastname@example.org
For information, visit www.damascusoregon.gov or call Damascus City Hall at 503-658-8545.
*Damascus City Council: Monthly 7 p.m. first and third Mon. Damascus City Hall, 19920 S.E. Highway 212, Damascus.
*Coffee With the Damascus Mayor: Monthly 7:30 a.m. first Mon. Arrow Coffee Shop, 19880 S.E. Highway 212, Damascus
Planning Commission: Monthly 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday.
Damascus City Hall, Council Chambers, 19920 S.E. Highway 212, Damascus.
Committee for Citizen Involvement: Monthly 6:30 p.m. first and third
Wed. Damascus City Hall, Conference Room, 19920 S.E. Highway 212,
Damascus-Boring Kiwanis Club:
Visitors are welcome to a meeting of Kiwanis International, a global
organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and
one community at a time. The local club supports the Mt. Hood Kiwanis
Camp, Adopt-A-Road, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Terrific Kids,
Meals-On-Wheels, Kiwanis Kids, Builders Club and Oregon Impact. Weekly 7
a.m. Wed. Pub 212, 20400 S.E. Highway 212, Damascus; no-host breakfast;
www.kiwanisofdamascusboring.org or Dale Parsons, 503-806-3739
Civic Eagle Creek-Barton Community Planning Organization:
Monthly 7 p.m. second Thu. Eagle Creek Fire Station, 32200 S.E. Judd
Road, Eagle Creek; free; www.eaglecreekbarton.com or Charlene DeBruin by
email to email@example.com
Estacada Summer Celebration: Watch
the ArtBack artists paint their annual mural-in-a-weekend project and
visit the Broadway Street Fair. Also free hands-on art activities for
all ages, a silent art auction, clowns, giant puppets, live music, food
vendors, farmers market and quilt show. 6-10 p.m. Fri, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sat, July 26-27. In and around downtown Estacada; free admission;
www.estacadasc.org or Estacada Area Arts Commission, 503-631-3898
Take Off Pounds Sensibly:
T.O.P.S. is a nonprofit weight-loss support group. Weekly 5:30 p.m.
Mon, through Aug. 26 (including Memorial Day). St. Stephen Lutheran
Church, 290 W. Glocester St., Gladstone; free; www.tops.org or
Low-impact chair aerobics for senior citizens. Weekly 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Tue and Thu. Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Ave., Gladstone;
free; www.gladstoneseniors.org or 503-655-7701 Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies:
Features popcorn, tea, fellowship and popular movies. Visit website for
titles. Weekly 1 p.m. Wed. Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Ave.,
Gladstone; free; www.gladstoneseniors.org or 503-655-7701 Gladstone Historical Society Meeting:
Visitors welcome. Monthly 6 p.m. second Wednesday. Gladstone Senior
Center, 1050 Portland Ave., Gladstone; free;
www.gladstonehistoricalsociety.org Mommy's Morning Off:
Child care provided for ages infant-5 years so parents can take a break
to do whatever they please. Registration recommended. Weekly 9-11:30
a.m. Thu. Tri-City Baptist Temple, 18025 Webster Road, Gladstone; free;
www.tcbt.org or 503-575-0629 Craft Circle: Make new
friends while working on your knitting, crochet, embroidery,
hand-quilting and other projects. Monthly 7 p.m. first and third
Wednesday (except holidays). Gladstone Public Library, 135 E. Dartmouth
St., Gladstone; free; www.gladstone.lib.or.us or 503-656-1411 Bridge Games:
Card game for senior citizens. Weekly 12:30 p.m. Fri. Gladstone Senior
Center, 1050 Portland Ave., Gladstone; free; www.gladstoneseniors.org or
Salvation Army West Women's and Children's Shelter Drive:
The wish list included nonperishable food, toiletries, and new and
gently-used clothing, shoes, and coats of all sizes. Visit the website
for a list of acceptable items. Contact the club to have items picked up
or for information about renting its facility. Gladstone Community
Club, 255 E. Exeter St., Gladstone; free;
www.gladstonecommunityclub.com/ or firstname.lastname@example.org
Concerts: Live music. Weekly 6-8 p.m. Fri.
New Seasons Market, 15861 N.E. Happy Valley Town Center Drive, Happy
Valley; free; www.newseasonsmarket.com or 503-558-9214 American Girl Club: Stories,
books, kits and refreshments. Monthly 3 p.m. second Sun. Barnes &
Noble Clackamas Town Center, 12000 S.E. 82nd Ave., Happy Valley; free;
www.barnesandnoble.com or 503-786-3464
National Alliance on Mental Illness:
Support meeting for persons with mental illness and those who love
them. Monthly 6 p.m. dinner, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. support group
on third Mon. Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 9800 S.E. 92nd Ave.,
Happy Valley; free; www.nami.org/sites/nami:clackamascounty or
503-344-5050 or email@example.com
held in Happy Valley City Hall, Council Chambers, 16000 S.E. Misty
Drive, Happy Valley. Details: http://www.ci.happy-valley.or.us/ or
*Happy Valley City Council: 7-9 p.m. on first and third Tuesday of each month.
*Happy Valley Juvenile Diversion Panel: 5:30-7 p.m. on second Wednesday of each month.
*Happy Valley Planning Commission: 7-9 p.m. on second and fourth Tuesday of each month.
*Happy Valley Traffic and Public Safety Commission: 7-9 p.m. on second Thursday of each month.
*Happy Valley Youth Council: 7-9 p.m. on second Monday of each month, September through May.
Rox in Sox Festival: Children's music artist Aaron Nigel
Smith brings this community family festival filled with music and books.
Live children's music throughout the day, author readings, family
fitness, drumming and hands-on arts and crafts. See website for list of
performers. Festival held outside on the lawn. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat, Aug.
3. Lake Oswego West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way, Lake Oswego; free
admission; donations of socks, shoes and books for children in Kenya and
Jamaica; www.roxinsox.com or 503-635-3758
Grow Food Year-round With Cool-season Gardener:
Seattle author Bill Thorness offers tips and shows images from his new
book, "Cool-season Gardener: Extend the Harvest, Plan Ahead, and Grow
Vegetables Year Round." 2 p.m. Sun, June 16. Dennis' Seven Dees Garden
Center, 1090 McVey Ave., Lake Oswego; $5; www.dennis7dees.com or 503-636-4660
Mac Primary Skills:
Learn useful tips, tricks and hints. Registration required. 11
a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fri, May 24. Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G
Ave., Lake Oswego; $10-$15; www.ci.oswego.or.us/acc or 503-635-3758
Introduction to Digital Camera:
Learn camera controls and settings, tips for taking better pictures,
transferring images to and organizing them on a computer. Bring your
camera and manual to class. Registration required. 3-4 p.m. Wed, May 29
and June 5. Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Ave., Lake Oswego;
$16-$24 series; www.ci.oswego.or.us/acc or 503-635-3758 Introduction to Facebook:
Learn how to navigate the world of social networking. Topics include
jargon, understanding what you see on the screen, setting
privacy/security parameters, finding and adding friends, chatting, and
posting wall messages. Registration required. 3-4:30 p.m. Fri, May 31
and June 7. Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Ave., Lake Oswego;
$16-$24 series; www.ci.oswego.or.us/acc or 503-635-3758
French Bistro Classics:
Hands-on cooking class with Andre Pianucci. Registration required. 6
p.m. Fri, May 24. In Good Taste, 6302 S.W. Meadows Road, Lake Oswego;
$95; www.ingoodtastePDX.com or 503-248-2015
Hands-on cooking class with Andre Pianucci. Registration required. 2
p.m. Sun, May 26. In Good Taste, 6302 S.W. Meadows Road, Lake Oswego;
$95; www.ingoodtastePDX.com or 503-248-2015
Hands-on cooking class with Andre Pianucci. Registration required. 6:30
p.m. Fri, May 31. In Good Taste, 6302 S.W. Meadows Road, Lake Oswego;
$95; www.ingoodtastePDX.com or 503-248-2015
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts:
Features live music, entertainment, visual-arts shows, children's
theater and activities, demonstrations and food and craft vendors.
(Events also held in George Rogers Park, 611 State St., Lake Oswego.) 10
a.m.-9 p.m. Fri-Sat, June 21-22; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun, June 23. Lakewood
Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego; free admission, but
donations welcome; or 503-635-3901 Ongoing
Kickboxing: Get a good
workout led by an instructor in the drop-in program for ages 12-18.
Visit www.loteenscene.org for After School Activities Program membership
and schedule information. Weekly 4-5 p.m. Mon, through May 20. Lake
Oswego West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way, Lake Oswego; $2 per class, or
free to After School Activities Program members; or 503-635-3758
Scottish Country Dance Classes:
Lessons for beginners weekly 7:30-8:45 p.m. Mon; intermediate dancers
8:45-9:30 p.m. Wear soft-soled shoes. Partner not necessary. Waluga
Lodge 181, 417 Second St., Lake Oswego; $5 (first lesson free);
http://portlandscottishdancers.org or Don Gertz, 503-692-5963 or
firstname.lastname@example.org Preschool Story Time: Ages 3-5
years. Weekly 10:30 a.m. Tue-Wed. Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth
St., Lake Oswego; free; www.ci.oswego.or.us/library or 503-636-7628 Baby Story Time:
Ages newborn-18 months. Weekly 11:45 a.m. Tue. Lake Oswego Public
Library, 706 Fourth St., Lake Oswego; free; www.ci.oswego.or.us/library
The 24/7 Library: Searching
Online Resources: Library-card holders can learn how to access
resources online anytime of the day or night. Registration required for
each class. Weekly 10 a.m. first and second Thu. Lake Oswego Public
Library, 706 Fourth St., Lake Oswego; free; www.ci.oswego.or.us/library
or 503-636-7628 Musical Lap Time: Anne Clark, an early
childhood music specialist, leads a combination of gentle rhymes,
bounces and movements designed to create bonding between caregivers and
babies (through 18 months old). Weekly 10:30 a.m. Thu. Lake Oswego
Public Library, 706 Fourth St., Lake Oswego; free;
www.ci.oswego.or.us/library or 503-636-7628
your strength, flexibility and agility in the class that fuses dance,
martial arts and yoga. Weekly 5:45-7 p.m. Thu. Pilates Bodies Studio,
16130 S.W. Boones Ferry Road, Lake Oswego; $10 drop-in per class, $32
for four-class punch card; Danielle Mery-Stern by email to
email@example.com First Friday Pizza and Match Play:
Youth, ages 12-18, who are on the verge of playing tennis or are
currently playing are invited for pizza and a supervised competitive
match play. Junior racquets provided. Registration suggested. Monthly
6-8 p.m. first Friday. Lake Oswego Indoor Tennis Center, 2900 Diane
Drive, Lake Oswego; $15 per session; www.lakeoswegoparks.org or Lake
Oswego Parks and Recreation, 503-675-2549
Throw a Pizza Party:
Chef Alan Maniscalco from Ken's Artisan Pizza demonstrates a variety of
pizzas. Enjoy samples. Registration required. 5-7 p.m. Thu, May 23.
Bob's Red Mill Whole Grain Cooking School, 5000 S.E. International Way,
Milwaukie; $50; www.bobsredmill.com/visitors-center.html or 971-206-2208
Puppy Tales: All ages invited to read aloud to a therapy
dog named Temp and improve their reading at the same time. Call to sign
up for a 15-minute session. 10:30-11:45 a.m. Sat, May 25. Milwaukie
Ledding Library, 10660 S.E. 21st Ave., Milwaukie; free; 503-786-7588
Sunny Hills Garden Club Plant Sale: Vegetable starts,
perennials, succulents, pond plants, garden art and more. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sat, June 1. Hillside Park Community Center, 10203 S.E. Hillside Ave.,
Milwaukie; free admission
Adults read and then discuss a different book each month. Call for
titles. Monthly 7-8 p.m. Wed. Milwaukie Ledding Library Pond House, 2215
S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie; free; www.milwaukie.lib.or.us or
Ledding Library Book Club: Call for titles.
Monthly 7-8 p.m. fourth Wed. Milwaukie Ledding Library, 10660 S.E. 21st
Ave., Milwaukie; free; www.milwaukie.lib.or.us or 503-786-7580
Knit Nite: Valarie
Matthews leads a group for people who love to knit or want to learn the
skill. Weekly 6:30-8 p.m. Thu. Milwaukie Ledding Library, 10660 S.E.
21st Ave., Milwaukie; free; bring your own supplies;
www.milwaukie.lib.or.us or 503-786-7580 Civic
Willamette Falls Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association Meeting:
Visitors welcome. Monthly 7 p.m. third Wed. Round Table Pizza, 16550
S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Milwaukie; free; Dale Ballard, 503-551-9772 or
The following meetings are held in
Milwaukie City Hall, 10722 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie. Details:
http://www.ci.milwaukie.or.us/ or 503-786-7555
Council holds its work session at 5 p.m. and regular session at 7 p.m.
on the first and third Tuesday of each month.
*Milwaukie City Council holds its study session at 5 p.m. on fourth Tuesday of each month.
*Milwaukie Citizens Utility Advisory Board meets at 6 p.m. on third Wednesday of each month.
National Alliance on Mental Illness:
Support meeting for spouses or partners of persons with mental illness.
Monthly 6:30 p.m. fourth Wed. National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of
Clackamas County, 10202 S.E. 32nd Ave., Suite 501, Milwaukie;
www.nami.org/sites/nami:clackamascounty or 503-344-5050 or
Celebrating the craft beer industry in and
around the Pacific Northwest, the Molalla Brew Fest will feature more
than 25 taps, wine, hard cider, draft root beer, food concessions and
great local bands.
Thursday night is new this year and
there is a suggested donation of $3 at the door. A portion of the
evening's proceeds will benefit three local charities: Molalla Relay for
Life, Share the Love and Colton Boosters.
Tasting packages will
be available inside the event tent on Thursday for those interested in
sampling craft beer. There is also a designated driver program that
allows patrons to purchase a $5 stadium cup that will be filled for free
during their time at the festival with Crater Lake Soda Root Beer or
Oregon Rain bottled water. Friday and Saturday cost of entry is $20 and
includes mug and tasting tickets.
Fantastic local talent will take the stage at Molalla Brew Fest this year. Brew Fest stage schedule is as follows:
* June 14: Jamalia from 6-9 p.m.; Abandon Stage from 9 p.m.-midnight
* June 15: Dancehall Days from 6-9 p.m.; Crush from 9 p.m.-midnight
more information, visit www.facebook.com/molallabrewfestival; send an
email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 503-970-8859 Looking ahead Molalla Buckeroo and Fourth of July Fireworks:
Features four days of rodeo competition, a carnival, barbecue, live
music, dancing and fireworks (nightly following rodeo). Activities
various times Wed-Sat, July 3-6. Molalla Buckeroo Grounds, 815 Shirley
St., Molalla; $13-$15; www.molallabuckeroo.com or 503-829-8388
National Alliance on Mental Illness:
Support meeting for persons with a mental illness and those who love
them. Monthly 6:30-8 p.m. first Mon. Molalla Christian Church, 223 E.
Third St., Molalla; free; www.nami.org/sites/nami:clackamascounty or
503-344-5050 or email@example.com
Looking waaaaaay ahead
Christmas Along the Barlow Trail:
Visit with Santa Claus, sample free holiday treats, sing Christmas
carols, and listen to Native American and pioneer flute music.
Historians dressed in period clothing present "Pioneer Spirits Along
Mount Hood's Oregon Trail." Storytellers offer "Christmas Tales of Old
Oregon" -- a journey from the days of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in
1805, to the days of the Oregon Trail and pioneer settlement, to the
slopes of Mount Hood in the early 1900s. Vendors sell history and nature
books, huckleberry and wildberry products, and other specialty items.
1-4 p.m. Sun, Dec. 8. Oregon Country Settlement, 73370 E. Buggy Trail
Lane, Rhododendron; free admission and parking;
www.cascadegeographicsociety.com or Michael P. Jones, 503-622-4798 or
firstname.lastname@example.org Mount Hood Salmon, Mushroom and Bigfoot Festival:
Features a Bigfoot exhibit and Sasquatch talks and presentations;
Native American stories and salmon bake; salmon habitat walks and
exhibits; wild mushroom exhibit; flute fest and folk music; arts and
crafts; a scarecrow-making contest; and huckleberry and mushroom
products plus other food also available for purchase. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat,
Oct. 5; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun, Oct. 6. Mt. Hood Village Resort, 65000 E.
Highway 26, Welches; free admission and parking;
www.cascadegeographicsociety.com or Michael P. Jones, 503-622-4798 or
email@example.com Ongoing Family Story Time: Weekly 10 a.m. Tue. Hoodland Public Library, 68256 E. Highway 26, Welches; free; 503-622-3460 Line Dancing:
Geared for senior citizens of all levels. Weekly 10 a.m. Tue and Thu.
Mt. Hood Village Resort, 65000 E. Highway 26, Welches; free;
www.mthoodvillage.com or 503-622-7665 Clubs Mt. Hood Lions Club:
Lions Clubs International programs include sight, hearing and speech
conservation; diabetes awareness; youth outreach; international
relations; and environmental issues. Business meeting. Monthly 7:30 p.m.
second Wed. Mt. Hood Lions Club, 24730 Woodsey Lane, Welches; free; Dan
Wolf at 503-622-4664, firstname.lastname@example.org
"Schemes of Scapino": James Eikrem directs the Clackamas
Community College Theatre comedy. Experience life on the Neapolitan
waterfront in this no-holds-barred farce adapted from Moliere's classic
"The Trickeries of Scapin!" Reservations recommended. 7:30 p.m. Thu-Sat,
2:30 p.m. Sun, May 23-June 2. Osterman Theatre, Niemeyer Center.
Clackamas Community College, 19600 S. Molalla Ave., Oregon City; $10, $8
students and ages 62 and older; www.theatreccc.org or 503-594-3153
From Discovery to Recovery:
The National Alliance of Mental Illness of Clackamas acknowledges
Mental Health Awareness Month with a free seminar series. Mental health,
treatment, resources and other topics will be addressed by industry
professionals. Speakers include staff from the National Alliance of
Mental Health, Clackamas County Behavioral Health, LifeworksNW, Oregon
State Hospital, and Dual Diagnosis of Oregon. Registration encouraged.
Weekly 7-9 p.m. Wed, through May 29. Providence Willamette Falls
Hospital Community Health Education Center, 519 15th St., Oregon City;
free; www.facebook.com/NamiClackamas or 503-344-5050
Oregon State University master gardener volunteers -- offering
practical, proven, local gardening advice -- offer Saturday classes: Growing Edibles in Containers, 10 a.m. May
25; Growing Blueberries, 10 a.m. June 1; Attracting Pollinators to Your
Garden, 10 a.m. June 8; Raised-bed Gardens, 10 a.m. June 15; Fruit Tree
Pruning, 10 a.m. June 22; Growing Fall and Winter Vegetables, 10 a.m.
June 29; How to Make Your Own Soil -- Sheet Mulching, 10 a.m. July 6,
and Hey Kids! Grow a Salad Head, 11 a.m. July 6; Making Four-season
Containers, 10 a.m. July 13; Pruning Trees and Shrubs, 10 a.m. July 20;
and Saving Seeds, 10 a.m. July 27. See www.cmastergardeners.org for
class handouts. 10 a.m. Sat, May 18; 10 a.m. Sat, May 25. Oregon City
Farmers Market, 2051 Kaen Road at Beavercreek Road, Oregon City; free;
free viewings begin around sunset and continue until about 11 p.m.,
weather permitting, on the following Saturdays: June 22, July 6,
Aug. 3, Sept. 14, Oct. 26, Nov. 30 and Dec. 28.
Observatory, located at the Environmental Learning Center, offers views
of the night skies through 24-inch and 13-inch Newtonian reflector
telescopes. Viewings are free during the astronomy club's Public Nights.
Space in the observatory is limited, and viewers may at times
have to wait to look through the telescope. If the weather is uncertain
during the day of the event, call 503-594-6044 after 3 p.m. for a
recorded message announcing if the viewing will be held or canceled.
For more information, contact Diana Fredlund, Rose City Astronomers media director, at media@rosecityastronomers.
Memorial Day Celebration:
The annual Memorial Day Celebration at Mt. View Cemetery will be held
at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27. Our ceremony will feature music from the
Gardiner Middle School Band, floral tributes, guided historic cemetery
tours, military vehicles, bagpipers, children's activities, and guest
speaker Iraq War Veteran Ken Kraft, CPT (RET) US Army and CDR of
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1324. There will also be complimentary
refreshments and a barbecue. Coffee and donuts will be available for a
donation. The cemetery is located at 500 Hilda St. in Oregon City. For
more information, call the office at 503-657-8299.
Feast and Writing Conference : The second annual Compose Creative Writing Conference will take
place from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 1 at Clackamas Community College,19600
Molalla Ave. in Oregon City.
free, daylong Creative Writing Conference features local writers discussing
comics, songwriting, memoir, publishing, fiction, poetry, playwriting and
Hemingway. For registration and a complete schedule, visit
Hemingway Feast" dinner event will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. May 31 in the
college's Gregory Forum. This will be the first public view of an original,
eight-page unpublished letter written by Hemingway and sent to his friend and
hunting companion, Charles Thompson. The letter was composed on stationery from
the Inglaterra Restaurant-Café-Bar in Havana in 1933.
Hemingway letter was donated to the college foundation earlier this year by
Larry Peterson, who will be honored during the evening. The event includes
dinner, music, literary trivia and more. Seating for the Hemingway Feast is
limited. Tickets are $50 and reservations are required. Tickets may be
purchased at http://give.clackamas.edu/page.aspx?pid=412.
Creative Writing Conference and the Hemingway Feast are sponsored by the
Clackamas Community College English Department. For more information on the
Hemingway dinner, contact Sue Mach at 503-594-3262.
FARM MUSEUM OPENING: The Rose Farm Museum will be open to the public for tours on
Saturday afternoons this summer, beginning June 1.
William L. Holmes House is one of the earliest and most significant American
homes in Oregon," said Rolla Harding, president of the McLoughlin Memorial
Association. "It was built by William and Louisa Holmes in 1847, and it
was a social center for Oregon City well into the 1900s. General Joseph Lane,
the first territorial governor, gave his inaugural address from the balcony in
1849. We're happy to share its story with the community."
special events are scheduled at the Rose Farm for this summer, in addition to
Rose Farm Museum is owned and operated by the McLoughlin Memorial Association.
It will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays, June 1-Sept. 7. Admission is $4
adults, $3 senior citizens and ages 6–17, and free to ages 5 and younger. Tours
take approximately 45 minutes and can accommodate groups of up to 20 people. To
make group reservations or for more information, call 503-656-5146 or visit
Hill, McLoughlin Memorial Association
Grief Support Group: The Bristol Hospice "Build a Bridge of Hope"
support group, facilitated by Joanne Petrie, a chaplain, is a chance
for people to share feelings and receive support from others who are
experiencing grief. Contact Bristol Hospice volunteer Marilyn Fergus,
email@example.com, for more information. Monthly 1:30-3 p.m. the
second and fourth Tue. Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St.,
Oregon City; free For teens: Teen Wii Night: Grades
6-12 invited to play a Wii game and eat free snacks. Monthly 6:30-8
p.m. first Thu. Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams St., Oregon
City; free; www.orcity.org/library or 503-657-8269 For adults: Beginning Line Dancing: Learn
the basics and simple dances. No partner needed. Weekly 1-2 p.m. Mon.
Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St.; 50 cents per class;
503-657-8287 Busy Bees: Have fun making crafts, sewing
quilts and aprons, and creating other items for fundraisers. Weekly 9
a.m.-noon Mon. Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St.; free;
Intermediate Line Dancing: Learn the latest and traditional steps. No partner needed. Weekly noon-3 p.m. Tue. Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St.; 50 cents per class; 503-657-8287 Dance Lessons:
The Bachelors 'N' Bachelorettes Square and Round Dance Club offers
lessons weekly 7-9 p.m. Tue. The club for singles and couples also hosts
dances weekly 7:30-10:30 p.m. Wed. Abernethy Grange, 15745 S. Harley
Ave.; $5 per lesson (first lesson free); http://bnbsquares.org or Gene
or Patricia Neils, 503-829-8529 Knitting and Crocheting:
Learn basic stitches and share tips. Bring your own needles and yarn.
Registration required. Weekly 10 a.m.-noon Wed. Pioneer Community
Center, 615 Fifth St.; $20 for four sessions; Janice Tipton,
Chrysalis: Women Writers: Local author Pat Lichen guides women writers of all levels
through discussions of their work. Weekly noon-2 p.m. Wed. Clackamas
Community College, Literary Arts Center, Rook Hall, Room 220, 19600 S.
Molalla Ave.; free; 503-594-3254 Support
Clackamas County Chapter of Parents, Family, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG): Visitors welcome. Monthly 7-9 p.m. fourth Tue. Atkinson Memorial Church, 710 Sixth St., Oregon City; free; 503-887-4556 CASA 101 Volunteer Orientation:
Child Advocates, Inc. is recruiting volunteers to serve as Court
Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) for foster children. Informational
meetings offered monthly 6-7 p.m. first Wed. Mt. View Professional
Building, Suite 203, 101 Molalla Ave., Oregon City; free;
www.casa-cc.org or Linda Rinnan, CASA manager, 503-723-0521 or
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group:
Share feelings, thoughts and experiences to better cope with and manage
the shared problems of Alzheimer's and other types of dementia. Monthly
1-3 p.m. the second Thu, except Nov. 22. Pioneer Community Center, 615
Fifth St., Oregon City; free; Diana Miha, 503-317-2245 or
SANDY Free Fishing Event For Kids: Young fish enthusiasts are invited to sharpen their skills
at the twenty-third annual Junior Fishing clinic offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Trillium Lake.
The clinic is free and is intended
for kids 13 and under, but young adults and parents will also find it fun and
interesting. Kids will have the opportunity to fish with an expert angler,
learn "catch and release" techniques, participate in a fishing derby, have
opportunities to learn to fly fish, and have lots of fun. Educational booths
will be set-up for children to learn about the salmon lifecycle, aquatic
insects, watersheds and aquatic ecosystems.
Children should bring lunch, warm
clothing, a rod and reel if possible, and a cooler to bring home their catch of
the day. Limited quantities of rods and reels along with bait will be provided.
The trillium Lake Junior fishing clinic is made possible by the sponsorship of
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, local area merchants and the Mt. Hood
Trillium Lake is located off
Highway 26, approximately 3 miles east of Government Camp. For more
information, call Josh Haslitt, event coordinator, at (503) 622-2006 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
the card game with other senior citizens. Weekly 1 p.m. Mon. Sandy
Community Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy; free; www.cityofsandy.com
or 503-668-5569 Flex and Stretch: Sitting and standing
exercises for senior citizens. Weekly 11 a.m. Tue and Thu. Sandy
Community Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy; free; www.cityofsandy.com
or 503-668-5569 Oregon Trail Democrats: Monthly 7 p.m.
the fourth Tue. Clackamas County Bank, Sunset Room, 38975 Proctor Blvd.,
Sandy; free; Susan Gates, 503-668-9628 Community Parent-Child Play Group:
Parents and caregivers with kids newborn-5 years are invited to meet
others with young children, make new friends, share and exchange
information about parenting, learn about community resources, and engage
in activities that include the kids. The drop-in interactive
parent-child opportunity is set in a large indoor park setting. Light
snacks provided. Weekly 10:30 a.m.-noon Wed. Sandy Community Center,
38348 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy; free; www.cityofsandy.com or 503-668-5569
National Alliance on Mental Illness: Support
meeting for persons with a mental illness and those who love them.
Monthly 9-10:30 a.m. third Sat. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 39901 Pleasant
St., Sandy; free; www.nami.org/sites/nami:clackamascounty or
503-344-5050 or email@example.com
OngoingPreschool Story and Stroll: Program
integrates nature exploration, art, literature, music, movement and
outdoor play. Geared toward families with young children (preferably
ages 2-6), but all are welcome. Registration requested at website. 10:30
a.m. Sun, May 5 and 19, 1 p.m. Fri. Tryon Creek State
Natural Area, 11321 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd.; free; www.tryonfriends.org or 503-636-9886, ext. 225
Woodworking: Novice to
expert carvers welcome. Bring your own tools and supplies. Weekly 9
a.m.-noon Mon. West Linn Adult Community Center, 1180 Rosemont Road,
West Linn; free; www.westlinnoregon.gov or 503-557-4700
Let's Talk Gardening:
Share and pick up new tips while networking with fellow gardeners.
Weekly 11 a.m.-noon Wed. West Linn Adult Community Center, 1180 Rosemont
Road, West Linn; free; www.westlinnoregon.gov or 503-557-4700 Knitting and Crocheting Group: Bring
your projects and join the group for conversation and relaxation.
Beginners also welcome. Weekly 10 a.m.-noon Thu. West Linn Adult
Community Center, 1180 Rosemont Road, West Linn; free;
www.westlinnoregon.gov or 503-557-4700 Adult Recreational Co-ed Volleyball:
New teams created weekly and rotate in round-robin-style play. Skills
and rules taught and practiced. Weekly 8-10 p.m. Mon. Ages 18 and older.
Willamette Primary School, 1403 12th St., West Linn; $2 per session;
David Nepom, 503-657-3106 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Power Volleyball Open Gym:
Designed for players with previous team experience and knowledge of the
rules. Weekly 8:30-10 p.m. Tue. Gym, Athey Creek Middle School, 2900
S.W. Borland Road, West Linn; $2 per session; http://westlinnoregon.gov
or Steve Young, 503-750-6151, or by email to email@example.com
Hospice Volunteer Training:
Signature Hospice serves patients and families in Portland, Hillsboro,
Clackamas, Gresham, Troutdale, Sandy, Newberg, Milwaukie, Oregon City
and other communities. Volunteer training series involves three
sessions: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 8-9 and 15. Call or send email for details
or to register. Signature Hospice, 25117 S.W. Parkway, Wilsonville;
free; 971-224-2509, ext. 2031, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Stretch, Strength and Stamina:
A personal trainer leads the upbeat class for people with arthritis of
osteoporosis. Activities can be performed standing up or sitting in a
chair; includes strength training with weights and exercise bands and
more. Weekly 11-11:45 a.m. Mon and Fri. Wilsonville Community Center,
7965 S.W. Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville; $1 per class;
www.ci.wilsonville.or.us or 503-682-3727 Hola! Hola! Drop-in Spanish Practice:
Adults can have fun and gain confidence conversing in Spanish through
crossword puzzles, and conjugation and conversation exercises. Weekly
10-11 a.m. Mon. Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 S.W. Wilsonville
Road, Wilsonville; free; www.ci.wilsonville.or.us or 503-682-3727
Increase your strength, flexibility and agility in the class that fuses
dance, martial arts and yoga. Weekly 11 a.m.-noon Mon and 5:45-6:45
p.m. Wed. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 8818 S.W. Miley Road,
Wilsonville; $8 drop-in per class, or $24 for four-class punch card;
www.stfranciswilsonville.org or by email to
email@example.com Digital Photography Club:
Senior citizens meet to share their works and pick up photography tips
from each other. Weekly 10-11:30 a.m. Wed. Wilsonville Community Center,
7965 S.W. Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville; free; www.ci.wilsonville.or.us
Wilsonville City Hall,
Council Chambers, 29799 S.W. Town Center Loop E, Wilsonville. For
information, visit www.ci.wilsonville.or.us
*Wilsonville City Council: Monthly 5 p.m. first and third Monday.
*Wilsonville Planning Commission: Monthly 6 p.m. second Wednesday.
Wilsonville Genealogy Club:
Learn from experienced genealogists, discover new genealogical
resources and tools, and discuss personal research and goals. Open to
seasoned genealogists and beginners. Monthly 1-2:30 p.m. third Monday.
Wilsonville Public Library, Oak Room, 8200 S.W. Wilsonville Road,
Wilsonville; Malia Laughton at 503-682-2744 or
-- Vickie Kavanagh
Catch up on some of yesterday's headlines from Portland and Multnomah County.
With the 10th
anniversary of Multnomah County’s Wapato Jail completion fast approaching, county
officials are wondering what to do
with the mothballed North Portland facility that costs taxpayers between $300,000 and
$400,000 a year to maintain even though it has never been opened.
That means the county has spent
about $3.5 million since Wapato was completed to keep it safely in
mothballs. It’s been so long since the project was launched, in fact,
that all of the bonds sold to finance the jail will be paid off by 2016 –
possibly before it has ever housed a single inmate.
Except for the few days each month when the 168,420-square-foot
facility is taken over by film crews or inspected by county facilities
crews, Wapato sits empty.
Catch up on some more of yesterday's headlines from Portland and Multnomah County:
Trimet budget: TriMet's board of directors
approved a $485 million operating budget on Wednesday, dedicating funds to,
among other things, buying new buses, hiring drivers to comply with new work
rules and relocating portable restrooms. The budget also offers a bright light for riders still smarting from last year's
historic fare increases and service cuts: A ticket to ride is expected to stay
the same, while TriMet will partially restore schedules that were slashed on 18 bus lines.
Fluoride vote reflects Oregon's unusual politics: When the Santa Clara Valley Water District decided to
begin fluoridating water for about 850,000 customers in and around San
Jose anti-fluoride activists grumbled but realized they didn't have the
resources to take their fight to the public. That's sure not what happened in Portland. Activists packed the City Council chambers to protest the decision to
go ahead with fluoridation and then collected more than 40,000
signatures in a month to place the issue on the ballot. And then they won in a walk
-- despite being outspent three to one. Oregonians' fierce independence and easy
access to a Wild West system of direct democracy creates a different
civic culture here.
-- The Oregonian
Michael Ricardo Gonzalez II, 23, faces unauthorized use of a vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle, attempting to elude a police officer, reckless driving and reckless endangerment charges. He is accused of trying to elude police early Wednesday.
A Gresham man is accused of stealing a car in the city and leading police on a chase through Northeast Portland early Wednesday morning.
A Portland police officer spotted Michael Ricardo Gonzalez II, 23, in the reported stolen 1991 Toyota Camry at Northeast 99th Avenue and Prescott Street, a probable cause affidavit filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court said.
Gonzalez sped away when he noticed the officer following him and a chase ensued. He ran several red lights and was traveling between 60 to 75 mph, the affidavit said.
Gonzalez was stopped near Northeast 88th Avenue and Halsey Street after running over spike strips and being forced off course by a police car, the affidavit said. He and his passenger were not seriously injured.
Officers found Gonzalez with jiggle keys, tools used to break into cars and start the engine, the affidavit said. The Camry was reported stolen in Gresham on Tuesday.
Gonzalez faces unauthorized use of a vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle, attempting to elude a police officer, reckless driving and reckless endangerment charges. He appeared in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Wednesday and is scheduled for another appearance on May 31.
According to the affidavit, Gonzalez told investigators that his friend "Billy" told him he could drive the car, but he knew he shouldn't have.
"He said I could take it at (my) own risk," Gonzalez reportedly said, "so I knew what was up."
-- Everton Bailey Jr.
Sean Patrick Stebbins, 36, and Deuce Mark Alan Romero, 22, entered their pleas to accusations of attempted burglary Tuesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court. They are accused of trying to break into a Bi-Mart on Northeast Hogan Boulevard early Monday.
Two men pleaded not guilty to an alleged early morning attempted break-in of a Gresham Bi-Mart store.
Sean Patrick Stebbins, 36, and Deuce Mark Alan Romero, 22, entered their pleas to accusations of attempted burglary Tuesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court.
The two men had very different stories when question by police, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Police responded about 4 a.m. Monday to the store at 2800 NE Hogan Dr. to investigate what set off an audible alarm.
Officers spotted a man running from the back of the store and found Romero minutes later hiding behind a tree. He dropped a hat, gloves and tearfully admitted to an officer that he was intoxicated, the affidavit said. A police dog found Stebbins hiding in a hedge at a nearby apartment complex.
Before officers arrived, the duo climbed to the roof of the building in an attempt to burglarize the store, Gresham police said. Romero told officers that he and Stebbins talked about breaking into the Bi-Mart and they drove Romero's roommate's car to get there, according to the affidavit.
Romero said they fled the roof when Stebbins, using bolt cutters to try and pry open the roof hatch, set off the alarm, the affidavit said..
The duo left a blue bag with a set of bolt cutters inside. Stebbins was found with gloves, knives, lock picks and other items intended for the burglary, the affidavit said.
But Stebbins told officers he wasn't involved in any wrongdoing, the affidavit said. He explained being in the area to visit his ex-girlfriend at a nearby motel. He said he was running behind the Bi-Mart when he saw two other men slide down a pole from the rooftop.
Stebbins said he fled when he saw officers arrive because he thought their presence was part of a plot by his ex to get him arrested for violating a restraining order filed by her, the affidavit said.
Court records show Stebbins actually has the restraining order against the woman.
Hayward Field in Eugene will once again play host to the OSAA track and field state championships, and OregonLive.com will be bringing you live coverage and details of the top performances from all of the action through Saturday's championship finals. As in past years, we want you to tell us which athletes, events and teams you would like updates on...
Hayward Field in Eugene will once again play host to the OSAA track and field state championships, and OregonLive.com will be bringing you live coverage and details of the top performances from all of the action through Saturday's championship finals.
As in past years, we want you to tell us which athletes, events and teams you would like updates on during the competitions. Is your son, daughter, brother, sister or best friend competing? Put his or her name, school and event(s) in the comments section below and we'll do our best to report their performances.
For a tune up on who to watch before the events take place, be sure to check out the boys track and field and girls track and field pages for the latest district results and previews of the state meet.
Our live coverage begins Thursday morning at 11 a.m. Log on to the high school sports home page to follow along with our live updates from Hayward Field. Here's the complete event schedule for this year's championships.
Harris has an extensive footprint on escort websites for outcall escort services in Alaska, Utah, Hawaii and New Jersey.
A Portland woman found naked and dead Monday in a coastal community west of Honolulu was a traveling escort whose ads appeared in online publications across the country.
Ivanice "Ivy" Harris, 28, was in Hawaii last Thursday with friends Jillian Gibides and Mark Miles when she disappeared.
Gibides, 31, told the local Star Advertiser newspaper reporter that Harris was a prostitute who was talking to a man outside a Waikiki bar early Thursday morning when she last saw her.
The friends exchanged text messages about meeting up around 3:45 a.m., shortly after last call at Kelley O'Neil's bar, Gibides told a television reporter from KITV News 4. Then Harris stopped responding, Gibides said.
Michelle Yu, a spokeswoman for the Honolulu Police Department, said Harris' remains were found by a member of the public. She said the case is being investigated as an unattended death and would not confirm whether Harris was working as an escort while in Hawaii.
Harris has a criminal record in Oregon for theft and tampering with evidence but no prostitution convictions. But both Harris and Gibides have an extensive footprint on escort websites.
While early reports about her disappearance indicated that Harris was simply vacationing in Hawaii, she and Gibides appeared in a joint ad on May 11 marketing their services together in Waikiki Beach. Both women had posted previous escort ads in Hawaii over the last year, including one in April 2012 in which Harris explicitly stated money "exchanged is strictly for my quality time."
The joint ad with Gibides posted a week before Harris' disappearance has since been taken down.
"She was my world, she was my best friend. We did everything together," Miles, 31, told a television reporter.
Harris' remains were found in a brushy area of Wai'anae, Yu said. The community is about a 50-minute drive from the bar.
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Meanwhile, relatives of Harris set up a fund at a local bank to pay to ship her body to Oregon and planned a weekend fundraiser. Family members posted on a Facebook page that they did not wish to speak with reporters.
Honolulu homicide detectives are investigating the case. The Honolulu Medical Examiner's Office said the cause of death was "deferred" pending further investigation.
Gibides, of Vancouver, is wanted for failing to appear in court for an August 2012 DUII arrest out of Bend.
-- Kimberly A.C. Wilson and Noelle Crombie
The hearing will give members of the public a chance to weigh in on board Chairman Jeff Cogen's proposed budget.
The hearing will give members of the public a chance to weigh in on board Chairman Jeff Cogen’s proposed budget.
The first budget session, held May 8, attracted no opposition to any of Cogen’s proposals.
For the first time in a dozen years, the county isn’t being forced to make any significant cuts in its $1.5 billion budget.
Cogen attributes that to county employees agreeing to forgo cost-of-living increases, department consolidations and one-percent reductions in the amount some departments will have to spend.
Included in Cogen’s proposed budget is $207,000 to train 700 first-responders to identify and provide help to people in emotional distress; $245,000 to double the number of Summer Youth Connect internships at the county from 50 to 100; $1 million for early planning to replace the county’s century-old downtown courthouse; and, nearly $9 million worth of investments to help relocate the Health Department.
The East County Building is located at 600 N.E. 8th St., Gresham.
The third and final public hearing on the budget will be held May 29 at the Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization at 10301 N.E. Glisan St., Portland.
The final version of the budget is scheduled to be approved by the five-member Board of County Commissioners later in June. When approved, it will apply to fiscal year 2013-14, which runs from July 1 to next June 30.
– Dana Tims
FAIRVIEW – It’s one down and four to go. At least the Southridge baseball team hopes so.
FAIRVIEW – It’s one down and four to go.
At least the Southridge baseball team hopes so.
The Skyhawks kicked off the Class 6A state playoffs in dramatic fashion on Monday against Reynolds at Reynolds Middle School, breaking a scoreless tie in the fifth inning and holding on to win 3-0. Senior pitcher Reza Aleaziz got it done both with his arm – he shut out the Raiders on a complete-game five-hitter – and with his bat, smashing an opposite-field solo homer to right field for the winning run in the fifth inning.
"I wasn't nervous. Definitely this wasn't my best performance, but the defense played well behind me," Aleaziz said. "I just tried to hit my spots and do what I could to help my team win."
Aleaziz’s home run, off Reynolds pitcher Joseph Palmisano, barely cleared the fence and left everyone unsure of whether it had actually left the field. "I couldn't tell. I actually thought (Reynolds right fielder Jake Erdmann) caught it, but he started walking in and nothing happened," Southridge coach Joe Monahan said. "At that point I said, 'Reza, touch the bases, it's a home run.'" Southridge then tacked on two more runs in the top of the sixth, with Alex Beekman drawing a leadoff walk, Jacob Zanon following with a double to right-center field, and Stephen Wendt adding a sacrifice fly and Chandler Whitney a double for the final 3-0 margin.
The No. 17 Raiders (20-7), the Mt. Hood Conference runners-up, still had one more chance at victory, loading the bases with two outs in the bottom of the sixth. Reynolds junior Cameron Sheets then stepped to the plate and lined a hard shot to right field, but Whitney snared the drive to end the inning and put the game away. “Reza pitched well and (even) he only had 3 ‘K’s,’ the defense was great … and Tanner Green played outstanding behind the plate,” Monahan said.
For the game, Whitney was 2 for 3 with one RBI, and both Zanon and Aleaziz went 1 for 3.
Now, the Skyhawks are hoping to carry their magic on the road. No. 19 Southridge (16-12) hits the road today to play top-ranked North Medford (22-6), the Southern Oregon Conference champ, at 4:30 p.m.
“The players are focused and know every game will be a battle, and having experienced many close games this year, (they) seem to be comfortable in the playoffs,” Monahan said.
Sophomore pitcher Parker Stidham, a second-team all-leaguer, is scheduled to throw.
"Parker wants the ball," Monahan said. "He's been in this situation, played on varsity as a freshman and he really competes."
Andrew Nemec contributed to this report.
Barlow students rely on counselor Patty Neuenschwander to prepare them for live after high school, whether they're bound for college, career, or military.
GRESHAM -- There are 377 students in Sam Barlow High School's senior class, and so far 224 of them have applied for federal student aid to attend college.
Together, they've earned more than $2 million (and counting) in scholarship money, plus the highest Pell Grant sum of any class at the school in recent years.
A hallway leading from the front office to the classroom wings is lined with bulletin boards lauding the Class of 2013's accomplishments.
College and career counselor Patty Neuenschwander keeps track of them all, from the local philanthropy group's $1,000 scholarship to the full ride to a private college on the East Coast.
In no small part, Neuenschwander is responsible for many of the success stories. Her insistence that a preoccupied teen fill out just one more grant application might have made the difference in their ability to afford college. Prodding students to keep track of their accomplishments might have helped them stand out from other applicants to their dream school.
"There are hungry kids here," she says. "It always helps to have food. They come in by free will, but sometimes I have to lure."
Above the call
Neuenschwander doesn't mind if the free snacks are the only reason the goof-offs come to her office. Once they're here, they'll hear her coaching kids through résumés and scholarship applications. They'll see letters of acceptance on the wall and hear seniors talking about the school they'll attend next fall. She figures after a few granola bar-motivated visits, the goof-offs may take an interest in their future.
They're all her kids. And as a parent would, Neuenschwander goes to great lengths to ensure their success.
Last week, she stayed at work until 10 p.m. to proctor a college entrance exam for 18-year-old Asya Shearer, who is bound for California State University, Monterey Bay this fall.
Tonight, she'll work late again to show support at an award ceremony where some of her students are being honored.
On weekends, she comes in to help kids beef up their portfolios.
She helps students find their niche in trade school or community college. She has attended weeklong Navy and Marines boot camps, where she rose with the sun each morning and crawled through the dirt while a drill sergeant yelled in her ear.
She watched incoming cadets arrive for their haircuts, scrawny and soft-jawed. She watched solid, serious men graduate as newly minted soldiers.
"It's a real transformation," she says.
She lets military recruitment officers visit the school but watches closely to ensure they don't go too far to lure new cadets.
She wants graduates to be happily employed, whether they become microbiologists or machinists or Marines.
There's a reason kids line up to say nice things about Neuenschwander and send her Facebook friend requests to keep in touch after they graduate.
"She's awesome," Shearer says. "I'd be clueless without her."
The job's intricacies
Neuenschwander got the job three years ago, during her daughter's senior year at Sam Barlow. After sending two of her own kids to college, Neuenschwander is handy at navigating the college application process.
Her children kept a portfolio filled with their high school awards. Each was photocopied several times and tucked into page protectors. When a scholarship deadline approached, her daughter could simply remove a few pages to highlight her accomplishments and send in the application.
She keeps her daughter's portfolio in the office and shows it to sophomores who ask when they should start thinking about life after high school. Neuenschwander's answer is always "now."
Then she directs them to a table where neatly arranged file racks hold hundreds of scholarship applications. The files are sorted by month and marked with the requirements to apply, so students can easily find ones for which they are eligible.
She sends text and Facebook messages to keep tabs on students. Kids these days won't respond to phone calls or emails, she says.
Sometimes, when a student is too timid to phone their prospective school, Neuenschwander dials on their behalf while they sit beside her.
Then she hands over the receiver and forces them to face their fears.
It's nearly lunch hour, and graduating seniors are already trickling into the career center. The bell rings. Clamoring students flood the hallways, and the career office fills up.
Alejandra Ibarra, 18, one of Neuenschwander's near-daily visitors, sifts through the file box until she finds the application for a local Latino scholarship.
Ibarra has already earned $61,000 in scholarships, but Neuenschwander instructed her to apply for everything she might have the slightest chance of winning. So Ibarra keeps applying.
As two more students arrive, Neuenschwander points to a thank-you letter they wrote her. She stuck it on her wall along with many others. They remind Neuenschwander of her impact on young lives.
"I cry throughout the month of May," she says.
Neuenschwander feels just as responsible for students' failures. Kids who didn't get in to their dream school or forgot a financial aid deadline and can't afford tuition. Kids whose grades simply aren't high enough.
"I cry then, too," she says. "We take a step back and look at what the other options are."
The happy tears are thankfully more frequent. She keeps little mementos of the successes -- scholarship award notification letters pinned to the bulletin board in her office, pennants decorating the wall from colleges where past Barlow students have gone.
"Once your college and career counselor, always," she says.
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