March 22, 2011
Contact: Judy Smith
PIE SHOP - MUSIC VENUE TO OPEN ON HISTORIC TROLLEY TRAIL AT OAK GROVE; ALL PROFITS GO TO LOCAL PUBLIC SCHOOL MUSIC PROGRAMS
Fresh on the heels of the March 22 groundbreaking for the restoration of the Trolley Trail comes news of an innovative business to open this June at the intersection of Oak Grove Blvd. and the Trolley Trail.
The name of the business is pieandjam.
Pies by the slice, baked fresh every day from scratch. Old school peach, custard, raisin, apple, coconut cream, triple cherry, pecan and more; made with fresh ingredients.
Jam -- musical jam. A place for music students and local musicians to play with each other and for the community. Bluegrass, jazz, gospel, vocal, acoustic, a capella and more. Vintage, heritage music.
The a la mode of this pieandjam is the purpose: All profits will be donated to music programs of local public schools in Oak Grove, Oregon City and Gladstone. And there's free pie for musicians on the day they perform and free pie for teachers and uniformed public servants weekly.
Pieandjam is the brainchild of Oak Grove resident Judy Smith, who says that impetus for giving to music programs in schools comes from her grandfather's lifelong zealous support for community music.
"I can't teach music and I can't really play music" Smith says, "But I can make pie and support those who teach and play. My motto: 'Without music, life would be a mistake.'"
Smith believes her combination of skills and experiences will bring about a festive stopping place on the Trolley Trail. She's an experienced pie baker, using her Aunt Dorothy's secret crust recipe. And she has managed many vintage music festivals and events.
"My family has been in Oak Grove since the end of WW2. Two uncles built their homes on River Forest Road in the 1950s and then lived at Willamette View Manor for many years. My other uncles and aunts retired to Rose Villa just a few blocks away from the Trolley Trail. I hope pieandjam will serve Oak Grove well."
The Oak Grove community and interested others are invited to an informational meeting and pie tasting (while supplies last) at Oak Grove United Methodist Church on April 9 from 3 o'clock to 4:30. To be on the guest list, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 9, 2011
3 - 4:30 p.m.
Please join an interactive design workshop to share your ideas for the future of the 1/2-mile area around the future Park Avenue light rail station.
Each session will begin with a brief description about the planning project and what to expect at the design session, followed by breaking into small discussion groups to envision the future of the Park Avenue area community.
The groups will each create a map of the community that reflects your ideas for a strong and active community, areas to preserve, connections and priorities. The maps will form the basis for creating alternative plans for a community associated with the Park Avenue station. At the end of each session, the groups will share their ideas and efforts so that everyone hears ideas of other participants.
You are welcome to attend both sessions or to drop by at any time to check out the activity, join in a group and hear what others are talking about.
Other information about the Park Avenue Station Area Planning project is found on the project web page.
Please share this invitation with your neighbors or those you think will be interested in this project!
If you have questions, please contact me (Shari Gilevitch) by phone, 503-742-4523, or
email at email@example.com.
March 12, 2011
First Session: 10 am - 12 noon
Second Session: 12 noon - 2 pm
13121 SE McLoughlin Blvd
North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District, Clackamas County, Metro and other partners are working together to build the future Trolley Trail. The Trolley Trail is an approximately six-mile bike and pedestrian trail that connects neighborhoods from downtown Milwaukie to the City of Gladstone and beyond.
The trail, beginning construction now, will follow the historic streetcar right of way that ran in the area from 1893 until 1968. Construction is expected to be completed by late fall.
You are invited to a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday, March 22, at 11 a.m. at Stringfield Family Park, the main trailhead, 3614 SE Naef Road.
See you at the grand opening this fall!
March 22, 2011
The main trailhead
3614 SE Naef Road
This Saturday evening, March 26th, 7 to 9 pm, is the Open Mic Night at Spring Creek Coffee House. The first session at this new location was a great success. Lots of great performers and an enthusiastic crowd were there. Mark this on your calendar.
The Open Mic Night is for anyone who wants to perform music, poetry, story telling, or comedy. It's a friendly environment and is perfect for the newcomer as well as veteran performers. It's free. Each act gets a short time to perform. Depending on how many sign up, it could be two or three songs or a few substantial poems. To sign up, get there at 7 pm and put your name on the list.
The sound system, provided by our dear friend Howard Wade, is excellent. There will be microphones and a good mixer board so that your sound will come out great.
There are also great coffee drinks, pastries and other snacks sold by Spring Creek. And there's lots more room than what we had at the Oak Grove Coffeehouse Open Mic Nights.
Anyone from anywhere is welcome. It's not just an Oak Grove thing. Bring your friends and make an evening of it. It is a great place to connect with your community.
March 26, 2011
7 - 9 p.m.
Commission Chair Lynn Peterson and Cam Gilmour, Director of Dept. of Transportation & Development, to discuss and clarify the relationship and responsibilities between the County and our unincorporated area.
February 23, 2011
13505 River Rd
Gail Curtis of ODOT, Mike McCallister of Clackamas County and Christa Gardner of Metro will join us to discuss how these three entities each influence McLoughlin Blvd. They have been asked to address issues of code enforcement, speed, pedestrian safety, right-of-ways, landscaping, zoning, etc.
January 26, 2011
13505 River Rd