by: Eric Norberg, Joel Fields, owner of Sellwood’s UPS Store, left, was inducted into membership of the Southeast Portland Rotary Club by its membership chairman, Eric Smrkovsky, of Atiyeh Carpet Cleaning, on Monday, November 12th.

New member for S.E. Rotary Club.

Joel Fields, proprietor of the Sellwood UPS Store, on S.E. Tacoma Street just east of 13th, joined the Southeast Portland Rotary Club on November 12th. The club meets weekly, on Monday noons, at Country Bill's Restaurant, S.E. 45th and Woodstock Boulevard. There is usually a program of community interest, and the public is welcome to attend any meeting. For details, visit:

Papa Haydn remodel complete. Papa Haydn East, on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Westmoreland, reports that its long-planned remodel is finished - and Barnaby Tuttle of the restaurant says, 'All that remains of Papa's first 30-years is the vintage pastry case! All else is fresh and new, and we're really pleased with the new look. Our open kitchen has expanded, with counter seating, for those who like a little theater with their meal. The new and better-equipped kitchen also means more diverse and exciting menu offerings for your dining pleasure.' The work also includes a new heated and covered patio, framed by Tuscan columns. There is also now a full bar with 'a well-rounded selection of spirits'.

BEE editor's father posthumously publishes WWII memoir. BEE Editor Eric Norberg, himself with a book to his credit, announces that his late father, Gunnar Norberg of Carmel, California, who died in 1988, had by then completed the manuscript of his serio-comic experiences trying to contribute to the war effort in World War II. That book - polished into final form by his son and his wife - was published on Thanksgiving Day this year, when the senior Norberg would have been 100, and is available on (visit:, as well as through bookstores everywhere. The title is 'Private Norberg: Me and the General. World War II at the Homefront'.

New owner, name, for Island Creamery. Jane Glanville has sold her year-old Woodstock ice cream shop, the Island Creamery, to Brad Backman, who has retained much of the décor, but has changed the name to 'Surf Shack' Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt. After a brief closure for remodeling and renaming, the shop, located next to Subway Sandwich on the south end of the Woodstock Safeway store on Woodstock Boulevard, reopened on Saturday, December 15th.

Cypress Day Spa celebrates 3rd, adds staff. Nancy Lisac of Cypress Salon and Day Spa, on S.E. Bybee Boulevard just west of Milwaukie Avenue, advises, 'Besides celebrating our third anniversary, we have two new professionals offering their services here. Eileen Coffey is a hair stylist who specializes in color and precision cuts. She uses Wella hair color and Davines hair products, which are also for retail sale. And, we are very excited to announce that acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Therapy with Elie Cole are coming in January. To learn more about Elie and her Chinese Medical practice, please visit online: Our own website is:'

Pat Rutan returns to AHB to advise us to 'Learn From the Queen'. The speaker at the Thursday, January 17th meeting of the area-wide Association of Home Businesses is Pat Rutan, web-oriented local entrepreneur and the most popular speaker in 2007 at AHB. She returns with a talk entitled 'Learn From the Queen: Blogs, YouTube, social-networking sites, Adwords, search optimization.' The meeting is 6-9 pm on the 17th at SMILE Station, on the southeast corner of S.E. 13th and Tenino, one block south of Tacoma Street, in Sellwood. Guests and visitors welcome. $10 for the evening includes a buffet supper. Reservations requested: Visit:, or call Eric at THE BEE: 503/232-2326.

Berlin Inn to serve traditional Christmas dinner. Brooklyn's Berlin Inn, 3131 S.E. 12th, a half block south of Powell Boulevard, announces that for the 16th year, it will be serving traditional German Christmas dinner (oven roasted goose), as well as traditional American Christmas dinner (roast turkey) with German touches, both dine-in and to take out, 11 am-7 pm on Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25th. Those seeking to dine at the restaurant that day are strongly urged to make reservations early to be sure of a table. The number is 503/236-6761.

Author to appear in Westmoreland. Wallace Books is the venue chosen by New Orleans native Coleen Salley for a personal appearance on Saturday, December 22nd, at 2 pm. Coleen is the acclaimed author of such titles as 'Epossumondas' and 'Who's That Tripping Over My Bridge'. Proprietor Julie Wallace observes, 'Coleen is a born storyteller, and is sure to delight children and adults alike.' Wallace Books is located at 7241 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Westmoreland. Call 503/235-7350 for information.

New spa open in Woodstock. 'Crescent Moon Oasis - Massage and Wellness' has opened at 5232 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard, offering 'therapeutic massage and bodywork for the enhancement of health and well-being'. The business announces itself as dedicated to providing its clients nurturing treatments and continuing education to promote relaxation and self-healing. Spokesperson Kristine Boyle adds, 'We have hydrotherapy treatments available also - a wonderful therapeutic Marquis 6-person hot tub that is outdoors (private and secluded) plus an individual Aromatherapy Steam Capsule. . . We offer an introductory special for first-time clients - one hour of relaxation massage for $45.00, hydrotherapy treatments are an additional $5 more added onto the massage.' The telephone number is 503/477-5483; the Internet website is:

'Hip Chicks' to display at Salem event. Brooklyn's 'Hip Chicks Do Wine' Winery will be participating in the 26th annual Oregon Wine and Food Festival in the Jackman Long Building at the Oregon State Fairgrounds, Friday, January 11th (4-10 pm), Saturday, January 12th (11-9), and Sunday, January 13th (11-5). The event, in which many Oregon wineries are participating, is open to the public: Admission is $10 at the door (seniors $8).

Chinese calligraphy at Janovec Gallery. The art of Karen Sokyo Swallow features an eclectic combination of Chinese Calligraphy and brushwork, and it will be on display all month, January 4- January 27, Thursday through Saturday, 12-6 pm, at Janovec Gallery, on the southeast corner of S.E. Holgate Boulevard and Milwaukie Avenue. The showing begins with a First Friday reception, January 4th, 6-8 pm at the gallery.

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