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by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - David Gluth operates his successful Urban German food booth at special events. Hell be on the program at this months AHB meeting in Sellwood. Vending. Is that a business for you? Many vendors at Street Fairs, Farmers' Markets and Weekend Markets are home-based businesses. Are you already there, but need some tips on attracting customers? Would you like to have another income stream? In January, the Association of Home Businesses presents a forum of those already succeeding in this business to offer ideas, share your own knowledge, and ask your questions. AHB meets on Thursday evening, January 16th, 6-9 pm at SMILE Station, S.E. 13th and Tenino (a block south of Tacoma Street) in Sellwood, and the evening includes a meal – this month, “breakfast for dinner”. Panelists include Jude Cornwell who designs one of a kind wearable art to create the Judee Moonbeam “look”. David Gluth, owner of Urban German, operates an excellent food booth which draws people from one end of an event to the other. And AHB member Nancy Chapin, of TSG Services, has been working since 1991 with local business districts, their events, and the vendors who add to the energy, color and ambiance of the occasion. Open to all; $10 door charge covers the meeting and the meal. RSVP requested for food planning; call Eric at 503/232-2326, or go online to: www.AHBoregon.org

“Farmhouse Antiques” to close. Jean Snook, the owner of the long-established Farmhouse Antiques mini-mall next to Love Art! Gallery at S.E. Spokane and 13th in Sellwood, has announced the closing of the mall. An inventory reduction sale will begin on January 1, and will end with the closing of the business on February 12. The mall’s dealers will be moving to Stars Antiques Malls in Westmoreland and the Multnomah Antique Mall. Until the business closes, it will continue to be open daily, 11-5, at 8028 S.E. 13th Avenue. The telephone number there is 503/232-6757. Westmoreland Masonic Lodge sold and renamed. On November 5th, the Sellwood Masonic Lodge across from the Meyer Boys and Girls Club on Milwaukie Avenue in Westmoreland, was sold to a limited liability company owned by Dr Laura Pedersen (PDXCHQ, LLC). The building has been renamed the “Sellwood Lodge Building”. The FreeMasons (Willamette Lodge #2 AF&AM of Oregon, has occupied the building for some twenty years since merging with Sellwood Lodge #131 AF&AM OF OREGON). The current tenants are The Sellwood Montessori School, and The Vintage Design Collective – a Vintage and Antiques Emporium. The building was built by the FreeMasons (Sellwood Lodge 131, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons) in 1930. The building has more space currently for lease through Berkshire Hathaway Commercial Leasing Division Agent Tom Hanacek 503/292-8191.