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{img:12962}Sellwood businesswoman joins Southeast Portland Rotary. Kris Heiberg of Heiberg Garbage and Recycling is the latest new member to be inducted into the Southeast Portland Rotary Club; her sponsor was former Club President Kathy Stromvig. With the induction, the club has rebuilt its membership to 26, increasing the size of the club by over one third since last July. The club, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, meets on Monday noons (except national holidays) at the Eastmoreland Golf Course clubhouse – although the third Monday of each month currently is a “Happy Hour” meeting at 5:30 pm specifically to introduce Rotary to businesspeople and individuals in the community. Visitors are welcome at any meeting, however. For more information, go online to: www.SoutheastPortlandRotary.com

“Meet and Greet” in Sellwood by SWBA on May 23. The Sellwood Westmoreland Business Alliance business association presents its Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 23, 6-8 pm, at SMILE Station, S.E. 13th at Tenino (a block south of Tacoma Street), in Sellwood. It’s not only for members – all businesspeople in Sellwood and Westmoreland are invited to stop in for food, fun, prizes, and a chance to meet other businesspeople. Bring business cards (for a drawing) and brochures about your business to share. For more, visit SWBA online: www.SellwoodWestmoreland.com

Two artists showcased at Sellwood gallery. Israel Hughes and Dr. Bob Pliny will be showing at the 12x16 Gallery all May. Hughes' exhibit will include painting, collage and assemblage. Most of Dr. Bob Pliny’s works will involve the use of recycled book pages under paint. The exhibition runs through June 2 at the 12x16 gallery, 8235 S.E. 13th Avenue. Number 5. Details online at: www.12x16gallery.com – or call 503/432-3513.

Former Chantiques store now offering Estate Sales. Keith Miller, former proprietor of Brooklyn’s Chantiques furniture store and still owner of the building, writes, “Recently I signed a lease with Julie Evans and Jerry Leffel who will be running their Estate Sale store in the old Chantiques building at 3384 S.E. Milwaukie. Because I also had new inventory in Java, Indonesia, I decided to go ahead and ship these goods and allow Julie and Jerry to sell them in their new store. In addition to the Chantique furniture, Julie and Jerry also carry a great variety interesting inventory that is worth a look. They have been doing Estate Sales for a while now, and they always have some unusual and nice-quality items for sale at reasonable prices. The shop will be open Tuesdays – Sundays.”

Two new agents at John L. Scott Woodstock office. John L. Scott Real Estate in Woodstock announces two new agents on its staff: Jordan McAllister and Josh Devine. McAllister’s real estate practice focuses on Portland’s suburbs with an emphasis on excellent schools, including Happy Valley and Southeast Portland, as well as clients relocating to Portland from out of state and first-time homebuyers. As for Devine, this is a career change from his previous decade teaching History and Social Studies in Portland. Josh has considerable knowledge of the Portland neighborhoods, especially Southeast and Northeast Portland having lived in Creston-Kenilworth, Sabin, and now the Woodstock neighborhood. Josh also has experience with Green construction, co-housing developments, and he believes in supporting new, sustainable models of real estate development, according to John L. Scott in Woodstock.

“The GOSH Model” of easily budgeting your business. Ms. Shell Tain returns by popular request to the May meeting of the Association of Home Businesses. Almost everyone gets tangled in the budget/spending mess: How to make sense of it? How to actually do it? How to make it easy? All of that seems to just make our heads hurt. She’ll share what she calls “The G.O.S.H. Model”. She says, “Budgeting can be, and should be, about spending your money in ways that support your goals and dreams. No number crunching required. Really!” It’s all part of the May AHB meeting, Thursday evening, May 16, at SMILE Station, S.E. 13th at Tenino in Sellwood. Everyone welcome. $10 for members and first-time visitors – includes a buffet supper and a lot of networking. RSVP needed for meal preparation – call Eric at 503/232-2326, or go online: www.AHBoregon.org

“Food Network” judge visits Sellwood business on May 7. Ms. Maneet Chauhan of TV’s Food Network will be at the Savory Spice Shop in Sellwood on Tueseday, May 7th, 10-:30-12:30 midday for a book-signing (and her book, “Flavors of My World”, will be available for sale; her co-author, Doug Singer, will also be there). The Savory Spice Shop is situated at 7857 S.E. 13th Avenue in Sellwood. Its telephone number is 503/928-3099.

Woodstock artist releases 5th CD. Woodstock resident and jazz vocalist Anandi announces that she will release her fifth CD, “True To Love”, on May 25, 2013 at Ivories Jazz Lounge. Daughter of former RCA recording artist Rachel Faro and Portland Latin jazz drummer Nick Gefroh, Anandi began singing backing vocals for her mother in clubs and concert halls at the age of 12. She worked as a singer-songwriter for many years in Boston and NYC and received wide critical acclaim for her CD's of original work. In 2001 Anandi headed home to Oregon, focusing her talents on singing jazz. For her CD release at Ivories Jazz Lounge, Anandi will be joined by Randy Porter on piano, Bill Athens on bass (another Woodstock resident), Todd Strait on drums, and Tim Wilcox on sax. Ivories Jazz Lounge is located at 1435 N.W. Flanders in Portland’s Pearl District. Admission is $8, and the show begins at 8 pm. Sellwood author publishes book on Alaska. C.B. Bernard, today a resident of Sellwood but in the past a newspaper editor, magazine journalist, and ad copywriter, has just published “Chasing Alaska: A Portrait of the Last Frontier, Then and Now”, via Globe Pequot Press. His neighbor, noted local math instructor, and SMILE Board member, Bradley Heintz tells THE BEE: “My boys and I have listened to his riveting stories for years. Great stuff. I think BEE readers would get a kick out of this fine book.” It has been named one of the Top 10 Travel Books for 2013 by Publishers Weekly.

Woodstock consignment boutique celebrates first year. “Remedies”, a resale consignment boutique for women’s and men’s clothing and accessories at 5627 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard, opened in April of last year, and is celebrating its first anniversary with an Arts and Crafts Outdoor Market on Sunday, May 26th, 10 am-3 pm. The market will be held in front of the building and in the east parking lot, accompanied by live music and door prizes. The outdoor crafts market will then continue during the spring and summer each last Sunday of the month, 10-3 pm, according to owner Cristy Landers. Anyone interested in signing up to have a table or booth at the market can call Cristy at 503/804-9844. She adds that new summer hours for Remedies are Tuesday-Friday 11 am-7 pm, weekends noon to 5 pm.

New staff addition at Cypress in Westmoreland. Cypress Beauty & Wellness, at 1616 S.E. Bybee Boulevard, announces that Monica Psomas, LMT, has joined its team of wellness practitioners. She remarks, “The style of my massage consists of an overall relaxing experience, integrating a variety of massage modalities, such as Swedish, Lomi Lomi, Shiatsu, and deep tissue.” Monica graduated from the Maui School of Therapeutic Massage in 2009. She also specializes in body wraps and scrubs. For more, go online to: www.cypresswellbeing.com

Rose City Veterinary Hospital offers free classes. Rose City Veterinary, on S.E. Powell Boulevard, is offering classes on pet care open to the public – each taught by a Portland veterinary community professional with a special focus in their respective class topic. Dog-oriented courses are offered at 7 pm starting on May 2, on consecutive Thursdays. Kitten Kindergarten classes are also offered, providing kittens and owners the fundamentals and skills necessary to live a long, healthy, and happy life together; this course is a series of two classes held on consecutive Tuesdays at 7 pm (either May 14th and 21st, or June 4th and 11th). Classes are free and open to the public, and RSVPs are encouraged, as seating is limited. To reserve your space, please complete Rose City Vet’s online submission form: www.rosecityvet.com/forms/spring-class-registration

Jade Teahouse in Sellwood showcases photographers. April Eklund at the Jade Bistro, Teahouse, and Patisserie at 7912 S.E. 13th Avenue reports that she will be presenting an exhibition of work by John Eklund, an Oregon-based time-lapse photographer, and Kiana Rose, an emerging young nature photographer, all May. The Jade Teahouse is open Mondays through Saturdays 11 am till 9 pm. “Landlord Study Hall” spotlights “inspections and turnovers”. In the monthly “Landlord Study Hall” this month, on May 8, the subject is “inspections and turnovers”. These seminars are a project of Woodstock realtor Kathryn King and colleagues, 6:30 to 8 pm at the Parish Hall of Our Lady of Sorrows, S.E. 52nd at Woodstock Boulevard, and are free to “unlicensed individuals”, but an RSVP is required: Call 503/772-8825.

New broker in Windermere’s Westmoreland office. Brian and Joan Allen, owners of Windermere/Cronin & Caplan Realty Group, Inc., have announced the addition of Principal Broker Ann Gibbons to its Westmoreland office on S.E. Bybee Boulevard, across from the Sellwood-Moreland Post Office.

Sellwood resident publishes astrology book. Sellwood resident and astrologer Rhea Wolf reports that she has just published a new book, “The Light That Changes: The Moon in Astrology, Stories and Time”. The book will be available starting May 15 from Amazon.com and local retailers. A book release party will be held June 14, 7:30-9:30 pm, at “Be Space”, 211 S.E. 11th Avenue. “Urban Waxx” celebrates first year on Division Street. “Urban Waxx” is a local chain, and currently has three locations – in Northwest Portland, Tanasbourne, and at S.E. 31st and S.E. Division Street. It calls itself “Portland’s favorite spot to get smooth”. In May, the company tells THE BEE, it is celebrating its first anniversary at the Division location.