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Orchid sale benefits hospital patients, family projects

The Volunteer Guild at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, a group that fund raises for patient and family projects in the hospital and community, will host its annual orchid sale from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 11-12, in the main lobby of Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, 24800 S.E. Stark St., Gresham.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the orchids cost $10 for one 3-inch pot; $15 for two 3-inch pots; $15 for a 5-inch pot; and $25 for two 5-inch pots. All proceeds will benefit patient and family projects at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center.

Learn ‘Preservation 101’ on Feb. 17

The Troutdale Historical Society will hold a “Preservation 101” presentation at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Barn Museum, 732 E. Historic Columbia Highway, Troutdale.

The program, led by Brendon Spence-Hartle, will highlight the role of historic preservation in sustainability, from the economic development created by rehabilitating buildings to the environmental stewardship that comes with conserving existing materials.

The presentation will inform participants of the criteria for listing a property in the National Register of Historic Places, while highlighting the regulations and standards that pertain to historic properties.

The program is intended to empower residents to think creatively about how to preserve historic places in the 21st century, from finding funding to finding new uses for seemingly obsolete buildings.

The program is free to the public, with light refreshments served. In case of bad winter weather, the program will be rescheduled.

For more information, call the Troutdale Historical Society at 503-661-2164 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Connect with local legislators

State Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson and Rep. Chris Gorsek will hold a community town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the Lake Room of Mount Hood Community College, 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham.

The legislators will share their priorities for this legislative session, as well as hear questions and concerns from the public. For more information, visit Facebook: on.fb.me/14voUZG.

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