Money attitudes limit earning: Shell Tain speaks in Sellwood
The monthly meeting of the area-wide Association of Home Businesses, meeting at SMILE Station in Sellwood (Tenino and S.E. 13th), on Thursday evening, September 15, features Ms. Shell Tain. AHB members ask her to return, and she readily accepts, because her message always resonates: It's about money. How you think about money, the emotional component of money, and how your approach to money affects your income, self-image, and perception to the marketplace. Open to all. The meeting is 6-9 pm and includes a buffet supper before the talk. First-time visitors pay the members' rate of $10 at the door. Reservations requested for food preparation purposes; reserve online at: www.AHBoregon.org, or call Eric at 503/232-2326.
'Fun On Foster' is September 24th
Presented by the Foster Area Business Association (FABA), the annual 'Fun On Foster' street fair and sale will be on Saturday, September 24th, this year, 10 am till 5 pm, on S.E. Foster Road between 49th and 93rd. Entertainment, balloons, free rides on the Eco-Shuttle and lots more. For more information, go online to: www.fosterarea.org .
Brooklyn firm assists in cross-country bike ride
EcoSpeed, described as an industry leader in the design and manufacture of electric bicycle conversion kits, located in the Brooklyn neighborhood, announced its sponsorship, in conjunction with sponsors GE and Popular Science Magazine, of the 'Popular Science Eco Tour', a cross-country father-son bicycle trek. Pierce and Nash Hoover successfully completed the journey in their pedal electric hybrid Microcar on Thursday, August 18th, in Portland. Their motor assist was provided by EcoSpeed, which enabled the team to ride from Yorktown, Virginia, starting in early June 2011, to Portland on August 18th. EcoSpeed reports that it 'has been turning great bikes and trikes into pedal-electric hybrids since 2002'. For more information, go online to: www.ecospeed.com .
'Color On Tap' moves from Brooklyn
A noted art studio has moved on from Brooklyn's colorful 'Artists' Row' on S.E Milwaukie Avenue in the block south of Holgate Boulevard. 'Color On Tap', home of quirky artist Trina Hesson and furniture maker Steve Eschen for the past 15 years, quietly moved in July from 4540 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue to a new site in Northeast Portland. 'We live near The Kennedy School now,' says Trina. 'I don't have a studio any more, and I work out of my house. I'm still creating murals, custom paint jobs, sculptures and other art, but I'll be showing my work in other venues. You can still contact me or check on new developments at my Internet website, www.trinahesson.com .' The couple is sad to be leaving the Brooklyn neighborhood, 'But the economy has not been kind to us,' says Trina. 'It's been so different here with Madeline Janovec gone,' she reflects, glancing up the street to the empty Janovec Gallery. (Madeline passed away in March; see her obituary in the April issue of THE BEE.) 'She acted as the Art Link for so many of us around here. She was a wonderful person to know, and we miss her enormously.'
'Rent rates for multiple occupants' at Landlord Study Hall
The monthly 'Landlord Study Hall' sponsored by Woodstock realtor Katherine King, on September 14th deals with such questions as 'can you ask for more rent with more occupants?' How about 'pet rent?' And 'utility fees, and collecting them'. The seminar is open to unlicensed individuals without charge, in the cafeteria of All Saints Episcopal Church, S.E. 40th at Woodstock Boulevard, but RSVP's are required. Call 503/997-9035.
Sellwood resident publishes book about ice cream
Gail Hoffnagle, a former Parks Department employee and longtime active member of SMILE, including being a member of the SMILE Sundae in the Park Committee, has published a book called 'Oregon Ice Creams, and the Inside Scoop on Fun Things to See and Do'. She invites, 'Learn about the people behind Oregon's long tradition of producing award-winning, mouth-watering, hand-crafted ice cream.' She hosted a book-signing (and ice cream) party at Alpenrose Dairy on Saturday, August 20th. The book may be purchased online at Amazon.com, or at: www.createspace.com/3612472 .
Milwaukie assisted-living facility has party
The Deerfield Village assisted living residence, 5770 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive, a short distance south of Sellwood, announces a party, 'Celebrate Reveralicious', with food and entertainment, to acquaint area residents with their facilities, on Sunday, September 18, 2-4 pm. Tours of the facility will be offered. For information, call Debra at 503/653-4064.
'First Friday' show features painters Caron, Rose
The '12x16 Gallery', 8235 S.E. 13th #5, in Sellwood, announces that its show for September features painters Sidonie Caron, ('Impressions') and Alan Rose ('Trouble In Mind'). The First Friday reception is Sept. 2, 6-9 pm, and the Artists' Reception is the following Saturday, the 10th, 2-4 pm. The gallery is open Thursdays through Sundays, noon till 6 pm. For information, call 503/432-3513.
Schwab plans receive city OK
The variances requested by the Les Schwab Company for their planned tire retail facility at S.E. McLoughlin Boulevard at Tacoma Street in Sellwood were granted on August 19th by the Portland Bureau of Planning. Most were intended to reduce the impact of the store on the surrounding residential area according to the Bend-based retailer, and the Bureau acceded.
Workshop for first-time home buyers
The John L. Scott real estate office in Woodstock announces a 'First Time Home Buyers Workshop' on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 6:30 - 8 pm, at their office: 4111 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard. It's a useful opportunity to learn about the home-buying process. Representatives from First American Title, Wells Fargo Home Loans, and John L. Scott will be on hand to answer your questions. This is a free workshop and refreshments will be served. Space is limited, so please RSVP to the John L. Scott Woodstock office at 503/775-4699.
'Fido's Indoor Dog Park' celebrates anniversary
On August 28th, 'Fido's Indoor Dog Park', featured last year in an article in THE BEE, observed its first anniversary with a pool jumping contest, raffles, trainer demonstrations, a barbeque, and a hosted bar. The park, which has unusual amenities, is located in the industrial area west of 28th and south of Holgate Boulevard, but has had considerable success in its first year. For more information, visit online: www.fidosindoordogpark.com .
New chiropractic clinic in Westmoreland
Daglen Chiropractic has opened its doors at 6108 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue. The telephone number for more information, or to make an appointment, is: 503/662-8143.
Reed Neighborhood resident contributes to book project
The Gratitude Book Project is launching a special edition eBook commemorating the 10th Anniversary of September 11, 2001. Set to come out the week of September 5, 2011, 'The Gratitude Book Project: A Celebration of Personal Heroes' is a compilation of stories about people who are admired for courage and have influenced lives in a positive way. Free of charge to anyone who wants it, the newest edition of The Gratitude Book Project: A Celebration of Personal Heroes is being published to remember heroes from 9-11 and to celebrate everyone's personal heroes. Included in the eBook is a contribution from Sandi Cornez, a Reed resident, about her older son Jason, who she says is her hero. For more information, go online to: www.TheGratitudeBookProject.com .
New midday café open on Powell Boulevard
'Kesone Café' has opened at 2620 S.E. Powell Boulevard with breakfast, lunch, and 'weekend brunch with Thai twist' items on the menu. The announced hours are 8 am to 3 pm Tuesday through Friday; weekends 9 am to 3 pm; closed Mondays. The restaurant replaces the closed Chaos Cafe. For information, call 503/236-8528