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by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Eastmoreland composer and pianist, shown on stage during a recent concert in Seoul, Korea.Eastmoreland composer releases CD, tours Korea. Michael Hoppe, an Eastmoreland resident, whose release of his album “Tapestry” was reported in THE BEE a couple of years ago (he performed on it with the Prague Symphony, while still in Eastmoreland, via an Internet audio channel!), has released a new album, “Grace”. Hoppe, a pianist, has composed movie scores and music for television and other venues, and reports that he has just returned from Seoul, Korea, where he performed in several concerts. He has an extensive background in both classical and pop music, and has acted as a music business consultant. He has been nominated for a Grammy and other honors. He was at one time a senior executive at PolyGram Records, responsible for signing such diverse talents as Vangelis, Kitaro, The Who, Jean-Michel Jarre, and ABBA to the label. His website is: >www.michaelhoppe.com

“Healthy you = healthy business!” Lynn Miller, longtime member, and Board member, of the Association of Home Businesses – and a professional allergy nurse – shares insights, and involves attendees as well – on how to stay well. Included will be nutrition, diet, and exercise tips; reliable websites for accurate health information; handouts and demos; and a question and answer session. When a home business person is sick, the office is closed till you’re well!! It’s just part of the June AHB meeting, Thursday evening, June 20, 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

“Rag Muffler and Brake” reopens on Holgate. After close to three decades located on S.E. McLoughlin just east of 17th, Rag Muffler and Brake was forced to relocate to make room for the tracks of the new MAX line to Milwaukie. This month, they are reopening at their new location at S.E. Holgate Boulevard and 26th – right on the south side of Memory Lane Motors – still offering muffler and brake service, foreign and domestic, as well as shocks, struts, CV shafts, custom 3” exhausts, and 4” diesel exhausts. The grand opening celebration on Saturday, June 8th will feature free freshly-grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, various giveaways, and a chance to see the impressive new facility. The telephone number remains the same: 503/236-4913.

Versatile instructor joins Springwater Pilates. Allison Wright has joined Springwater Pilates and Movement Studio in Sellwood to teach “Nia” classes on Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45. Allison is a Nia Black Belt teacher with over ten years experience. Described by the studio as “One of Portland’s primary Nia teacher-trainers, she is known for her fiery, fun spirit, and ability to adapt movement to meet a variety of abilities, fitness levels, and needs. Allison has a BA in Holistic Psychology from Lesley University, and also studied music and neuroscience. When she’s not teaching classes and leading Nia trainings, you’ll find her trekking through the Columbia River Gorge or writing lesson plans for her art-education business, Accidental Art Project.” Her own website is: www.Allison-Wright.com.

Exhibition at 12x16 Gallery in Sellwood. Maryann Fielder and John R. Stahl will be showing at the 12x16 Gallery this month: “Figures, land and water will treat the viewer to a myriad of scapes. While the figures in Fielder's pieces might be still, the water and land of Stahl’s scapes flow.” The artists’ First Friday Reception is June 7, 6-9 pm, and the Artists’ Reception follows on Sunday June 9, 2-4 pm. 12x16 Gallery is located at 8235 S.E. 13th Avenue, No. 5, in Sellwood, and is open Thursday-Sunday 11-5 pm. The telephone number is 503/432-3513, and the website is: www.12x16gallery.com

Inner Southeast firm offers solar alternatives. Solar Energy Solutions of 3730 S.E. Lafayette Court (right off of S.E. 39th [Chavez] and Powell Boulevard) has been consulting, selling, installing, and servicing grid-tied solar electric systems, solar hot water heating systems, and solar pool heating systems, in Portland since 1987. The firm advises that they are currently offering a special discounted campaign for Sellwood and Westmoreland residents who want to install a solar system on their home – through July 1 only. They invite inquiries online at: www.solarenergyoregon.com/solar-energize-sw.htm; the company will contact those who fill out the form there for a no-obligation discussion of alternatives. They report that their own neighborhood discount is in addition to “up to $5,000.00 worth of reduction in price incentives from the Energy Trust of Oregon, a $6,000.00 Oregon State Income Tax Credit, and a 30% Federal Income Tax Credit”. To contact the company by phone, call 503/238-4502. Fourth anniversary celebration at “Love Art! Gallery”. On Saturday, June 8, 11 am to 6 pm, “Love Art! Gallery” in Sellwood – at the corner of Spokane Street and S.E. 13th – will celebrate its fourth anniversary with live music all day long, artist demonstrations and tables, treats and beverages, face painting, and special sales. The public is warmly invited. Tucker-Maxon fundraiser successful. The Oregon Golf Club was the setting for the “Sentimental Journey” dinner-auction this year on April 27, celebrating the 65th anniversary of Tucker-Maxon Oral School. This year’s event was attended by 250 guests, and raised over $100,000 for the continuation of the school's mission: “Where both deaf and hearing students learn the importance of listening and spoken language for a lifetime of learning”. The nonprofit school is situated at 2860 S.E. Holgate Boulevard.

Fitness instructor volunteers at Holy Family School. In honor of National Fitness Month in May, Meegan Rust, owner of Sellwood-Westmoreland Jazzercise, and certified Jazzercise Instructor for three years, hosted a free “Junior Jazzercise” program at Holy Family Catholic School in Eastmoreland. She explains, “It was a free activity in which the 1st, 4th, 7th & 8th graders participated in a Jazzercise session during their regular PE class. Its purpose was to get kids moving and teach them that getting fit can be fun -- in an effort to raise awareness about childhood obesity and educate children in the community on the importance of health and fitness. This local class was part of a global effort to teach children the importance of establishing healthy habits at an early age that last a lifetime.” For more information, Rust can be reached at 503/680-1151.

Chiropractor joins Cypress Beauty & Wellness. Dr. Caroleigh Elliott, Chiropractic Physician, announces that she is joining the professional team at Cypress Beauty and Wellness, at 1616 S.E. Bybee Boulevard in Westmoreland, as of June 1. She has spent the past year practicing in Westmoreland, and has recently taken over the practice of Dr. Debra Serlin. She has extensive training in full spine and extremity manual (“hands-on”) chiropractic techniques, as well as many lower force techniques, such as drop table and the Activator Method. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 503/238-8818 or visit online: www.DrCaroleigh.wordpress.com

“Landlord Study Hall” on “screening and application”. This month’s free “Landlord Study Hall” at the Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Hall, S.E. 52nd at Woodstock Boulevard on June 12, 6:30-8 pm, is on “screening and the application process”. These seminars are sponsored by Woodstock realtor Kathryn King and associates, and although they are free to “unlicensed individuals”, an RSVP is required to attend. RSVP to 503/772-8825. The following seminar will be in August.

Local marketing firm adds Account Coordinator. Eastmoreland-based Rosenberg Marketing announces the addition to its staff of Account Coordinator Monica Komperda. “Komperda comes to RM with experience from both the advertising and public relations realm,” reports the company. “Her everyday routine revolves around delving into client needs while helping agency principals maximize each client's potential.” Rosenberg Marketing is a “full-service marketing agency focusing on traditional and online (social) public relations”, and is found online at: Sellwood>www.rosenbergmarketing.com Sellwood businesswoman nominated for national award. Tuesday Teal, owner of TEAL salon in Sellwood, reports that “our top stylist, Deannalyn Teal, has been nominated for ‘Hair Colorist of the Year’. We have won three other competitions in the past, including ‘Salon Team of the Year’ as well as ‘International Hair Stylist of the Year’ in 2008. The awards ceremony is on the weekend of the 13-15th of July in Las Vegas. It’s the North American Hair Awards, or NAHA. The TEALS are a family of three: Mom, Deannalyn, colorist; Dad, Ryan, cutter; And Daughter Tuesday, (me), cut and color, photography, and manager. We work full time in the salon and travel the country teaching our creative and artistic ways on the weekends.” The salon is situated at 7970 S.E. 13th Street in Sellwood.

Woodstock thrift store announces new hours. New hours have been posted for the Mustard Seed Thrift Store, located in the basement (west entrance) of All Saints Episcopal Church, S.E. 41st and Woodstock Boulevard. They are Friday and Saturday, 11 am-4 pm. Now in its 49th year of operation, this neighborhood thrift shop uses its proceeds to help provide goods and services for community people in need. New manager Mikki Wooldridge highlights the extensive vintage collection of furniture, glassware, and clothing, along with books, CD’s, LP’s, housewares, linens, and greeting cards, all at low prices. The store has frequent sales offering 50% off, and bag sales.

Tilde offers two-month exhibition. Tilde, at 7919 S.E. 13th Avenue in Sellwood, presents the paintings of Portland artist Rebecca Artemisa, opening June 7th and running until July 31st. Rebecca Artemisa was born and raised in Los Angeles, California into “a large Mexican family of infinite stories. Her family has its own special blend of camaraderie that includes culture of folklore and magic. Her current show is inspired by strong Mestiza women, straw summer hats, goth lipstick, apple blossoms, salty skin, rivers, smoke and fire, summer love, and golden everything.” For more information, go online to: www.tildeshop.com

Sellwood-based dance troup celebrates Stravinsky. May 29, 2013, marked the 100th anniversary of the world premiere of “The Rite of Spring”, featuring a then-revolutionary musical score by Igor Stravinsky, and equally innovative choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky. The Agnieszka Laska Dancers, based in Sellwood, along with the Portland State University Orchestra, celebrated the anniversary with a performance on that date at P.S.U., featuring new choreography by Agnieszka Laska for “The Rite of Spring”, in live performance under the baton of Ken Selden. Laska lives and works in Sellwood, and several of her dancers teach and perform with the Classical Ballet Academy on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue.

"25th anniversary specials" at Iron Horse. The Iron Horse Restaurant will commemorate a quarter century in Westmoreland with a three-day celebration, June 28-30, offering food specials with 1988 retro prices on selected entrees, as well as drawings for prizes, and expanded dessert options. The Iron Horse began as a neighborhood tavern, but it became a family-style restaurant on July 1, 1988. At that time, Peggy St. John and Mark Hathaway, who had been employees, bought the business. The Iron Horse offers "fresh, exceptional Mexican and Southwestern cuisines". Although the menu has changed over the years, many favorites have remained, and new favorites have been added. Guests can enjoy the menu outdoors at the seasonal sidewalk café are, in one of two festive dining rooms, or at the bar. The Iron Horse is located at 6034 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, and is open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. For reservations call 503/232-1826. An on-site banquet room and private catering are also available. For more information go online to: www.PortlandIronHorse.com.