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by: ERIC NORBERG - At its November 26th meeting, Southeast Portland Rotary inducted two new members. Visiting the club for the induction was District Governor Deneil Banks, left; next to her is new member David O€sˇÃ„ôConnor; then David€sˇÃ„ôs sponsor, Rod Davidson; Kathy Stromvig, sponsor of new member Pam Knuth; and at right is current Club President Bill Meyer, a Woodstock attorney.S.E. Rotary gains more members. The Southeast Portland Rotary Club, now in its 52nd year, has added some ten members since the first of July, bringing the club to 25 members, and more are expected. At an induction ceremony on November 26, at the Eastmoreland Golf Course Clubhouse where the club meets weekly, Pam Knuth, a 15-year employee at the Fred Meyer headquarters in Brooklyn, and David O’Connor of the Cascade Council of BSA, joined the club. Rotary District 5100 Governor Deneil Banks was present to conduct the induction. For more information on the club and its community involvement, go online to: www.southeastportlandrotary.com

Photographers announce “do it yourself” plan. Professional photographers Kim Campbell and Francisco Salgado of Campbell Salgado Studio in Sellwood have, in their words, turned professional photography on its head – with the introduction of their latest line of photo experiences – the “Foto Playground”, a phrase they have trademarked. “By putting professional photography equipment, backgrounds, and instructions, into the hands of everyday folks”, Campbell and Salgado let them become their own photographer. In business since 1995, the duo has watched trends and observed changes in this era of digital photography and social media sharing. Knowing that the average person doesn’t have access to pro-level equipment, and even renting it may leave them helpless without the knowledge of how to use it, Campbell and Salgado say they are banking on people being willing to pay for an easy process to take professional photos themselves. For more, go online to: www.campbellsalgado.com

“Establishing Business Trust and Credibility in a New Media World”. The Association of Home Businesses, the only area business association focusing especially on those who work from home (although everyone is welcome), features this month Sandy Hubbard, whose business assists other businesses with “competitive intelligence”. She will explore how “Today’s customers have very definite ways they want to learn about and buy from you. Find out how to earn their trust!” AHB meets on the third Thursday evening each month – this month, that’s January 17th – at SMILE Station, S.E. 13th and Tenino, a block south of Tacoma Street in Sellwood, 6-9 pm. A buffet supper is included. RSVP requested to assist meal planning. For more information or to reserve, go online to: www.ahboregon.org – or call Eric at 503/232-2326.

Westmoreland chiropractor sets up own practice in Northeast. Barry Shulak, DC, formerly on the staff of the Beeson Chiropractic Center in Westmoreland, announces that he has opened his own practice at 1623 N.E. Broadway, not far from the Lloyd Center. His new telephone number is 503/313-2576. He is also a former member of the Southeast Portland Rotary Club, and has helped serve ice cream at Sellwood’s annual “Sundae in the Park”. He offers health resources online, at: www.drbarryshulakblog.com

Sellwood acupuncture clinic announces staff addition. Darren Brooks will be treating patients starting in December at White Phoenix Acupuncture, the community acupuncture clinic with a sliding scale of $20-$50 for treatments. With many years clinical experience, Darren specializes in using acupuncture, massage and bodywork to treat sports injuries, back and neck pain, digestive disorders, women’s and men’s health concerns, and respiratory issues. To greet him, White Phoenix Acupuncture is offering $10 off all first treatments with Darren during the month of December. The clinic is situated at 8235 S.E. 13th Street. Call 503-746-9403 to schedule acupuncture and bodywork sessions with Darren, or to register for Taiji Chuan and Qi Gong classes – or go online: www.whitephoenix.org

Local author announces historical novel. Arnold D. Pickar, a retired Portland State University professor of physics and biophysics who has lived in Inner Southeast Portland for almost 50 years, reports that he and his wife “downsized to the Westmoreland neighborhood” recently, and employed his time writing a novel about a scientist who emigrated as a child, with his family, from Eastern Europe at the turn of the 20th Century. “I describe it as the story of a spiritual journey, wrapped in an immigrant tale,” he says. “It’s available from Wallace Books, Powell's, and Amazon, among other places.” The book, “A Kopek in the Dust”, started out as a retelling of some incidents from his father’s boyhood, but evolved into a book of historical fiction.

Sellwood man announces an application. Paul A. Steckler advises THE BEE, “I live in Sellwood, and I’ve written a new Android app (for phones and tablets). It’s called “Crowded Commandments”, and allows users to share witty text with other users, and on social media sites. “I wrote the app as a programming exercise over the summer, with help from an Australian friend who lent editorial judgment, and decided it was good enough to release.” Here's a link to the app page on Google Play: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.crowdedcomms.app – and here is a link to the app’s home page: WCBA>crowdedcomms.com WCBA Board didn’t meet in December. President Sean Daugherty, of the Woodstock Community Business Association (WCBA), with the assent of the Board, announced that the regular monthly meeting of the business group in December would be cancelled, due to the Holidays, with the next meeting being on the second Tuesday morning in January – 9:30 am, January 8th, in the south-side meeting room of the Woodstock Branch Library, as usual. The February meeting is planned as the group’s Annual meeting, with the yearly elections included.

Credit union donates to library. OnPoint Community Credit Union (formerly Portland Teachers), which describes itself as the largest credit union in Oregon, has announced a $1,000 donation to the Sellwood-Westmoreland Library, through the Multnomah County Library Foundation. The donation was made to celebrate the opening of OnPoint's newest branch, at 8085 S.E. 13th Avenue, at Tacoma Street. It opened September 10th, as previously reported in THE BEE. “The Sellwood-Moreland Library first began as a reading room in 1905 and has been serving Southeast Portland in the current location, 7860 S.E. 13th Avenue, since 2002,” said OnPoint’s President and CEO Rob Stuart. “Our donation to the library is one way to show we’re pleased to be part of the community.”

Christmas treats through New Year’s Eve at “Taste Unique”. The Italian to-go kitchen and deli at 21st and S.E. Division, “Taste Unique”, announces that it will be making and offering the traditional Christmas sweet bread “Panettone” through the end of the year. That’s described as a “dome-shaped sweet bread, punctuated with rum-soaked raisins and candied fruit”. The deli, which has a few tables but concentrates on preparing food fresh to-go, will also be offering its own house-made Torrone, “the famous nougat from Cremona, made with honey, egg whites, and almonds”. The telephone number of the restaurant is 503/206-7059, and the website is: www.tasteunique.com

“Free dental care on Christmas Eve Day.” To celebrate its latest location opening, Green Apple Dental will host its third annual “Happy Tooth Holiday” concurrently with the opening of its new Eastside Dental Clinic, at 2150 N.E. 82nd Avenue, on December 24th from 7 to 11 am. Green Apple Dental will provide free dental care to anyone on that day during those hours. It’s “Happy Tooth Holiday” – “all services are free to anyone. Patients are helped on a first-come, first-served basis, receiving a variety of basic dental care from cleanings to extractions. More serious dental problems are handled on a case-by-case basis and at the discretion of the individual dentist.” Some four Green Apple Dental dentists and two Dental Hygienists and ten staff members will be donating their time, but Green Apple Dental will be accepting donations -- in the form of non-perishable foods, clothing, toys, and money, all to be given to the Portland Police Sunshine Division. Green Apple Dental has four locations. Go online to: www.greenappledental.com – for more information, plus maps and phone numbers for each location. Green Apple Dental was founded by Dr. George Kang, D.D.S., and his wife, Elisabeth Kang, BS, RDH – Woodstock residents – in 2005.

Art on display, from salvaged materials. Artist Randy Moe is the featured artist in January at “12x16 gallery” in Sellwood. Moe will feature artworks from salvaged materials, reflecting history. The exhibit starts January 3, and continues through January 27. The “First Friday” reception is 6-9 pm on January 4th, and the Artists’ Reception is 2-4 pm on Sunday, January 6. The gallery is located at 8235 S.E. 13th, #5, and is open Thursdays through Sundays from 11 am till 5 pm.

Yoga and community potluck to welcome winter. “Pureheart Community Healing Center” is celebrating Winter Solstice on December 21st with an all-levels yoga class, community potluck, and social gathering. “Enjoy live music, and getting to know your neighbors, while celebrating the darkest night of the year. Bring a potluck dish or beverage to share. Everyone invited. $12 for yoga, or use your class punch card. Unlimited Monthly and Annual members free. 6:00-7:00 Yoga, 7:15-9:00 Potluck and Social event. Pureheart, recently profiled in THE BEE, is situated at 4135 S.E. Gladstone Street in the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood. Their Internet website is: www.pureheartyoga.com – and their phone number is 503/877-YOGA.