County needs two citizen planners

There are two vacancies on the Clackamas County Planning Commission. The vacancies should be filled by the spring.

The nine members, who have four-year terms, are volunteers. They review and advise the Board of County Commissioners on quasi-judicial and legislative land use issues.

Planning commission members are chosen on the basis of their expertise, experience and/or education related to land use issues and to represent different geographic locations around the county.

For more information about the work of the planning commission and the role of its members, contact principal planner Jennifer Hughes at 503-742-4518 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Applications can be completed online at or call 503-742-4353 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

All applications must be turned in by 6 p.m. Monday, March 25.

Auditions for a Neil Simon play

Auditions to be cast in the next play at Sandy Actors Theatre are scheduled from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the theater, 39181 Pioneer Ave., behind Ace Hardware.

Director Berta Limbaugh will hear cold readings from the script of “The Sunshine Boys” by Neil Simon.

Everyone, with or without stage experience, is welcome to audition. The play requires four men, age range 20-something to 70-something. Also needed are two women approximately ages 20 to 60-something.

Headshots, résumés or monologues are welcome, but not required.

For more information, send an email to Limbaugh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-668-6834 and leave a message.

Help plan local transportation

Local residents have an opportunity in mid-March to express their views while the county transportation plan is being formed, including one meeting in Sandy.

The discussions at the meetings will be about the priorities of future transportation projects in unincorporated Clackamas County.

These meetings also were held twice in 2012. The Sandy meeting will mainly include discussions of east-county projects.

The meeting will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in the Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd.

Local residents may attend and may speak during the public comment period.

For more information, visit the project website at

Area author to be on Internet radio

Edward DeVito of Rhododendron, author of “The Woodstock Paradox,” has been hard at work on its sequel, “The Woodstock Paradigm.”

He has read parts of the new book at gatherings in Sandy, and he hopes the new story is finished and available this summer.

The new book contains scenes that take place on Mount Hood, DeVito said, and at the new Sandy High School.

But in the meantime, he is generating more interest by reading new sections of the book. The next reading will be on Internet radio, and can be found at the website, which is the station WAIF 88.3 FM in Cincinnati, Ohio.

DeVito’s reading from “The Woodstock Paradigm” will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 5.

Help the community unite in fighting cancer

The Gresham Relay for Life is holding a kickoff event at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the banquet room of Gresham Golf Course, 2155 N.E. Division St.

Hundreds of participants will ring in the 2013 event with a rally celebrating the American Cancer Society’s goal to save lives and create more birthdays.

Relay for Life is an overnight community celebration in which individuals and teams camp out, picnic, dance, play games and take turns circling around a track “relay” style to raise funds and fight cancer.

The relay began in 1985, when one man circled around a track for 24 hours, raising $27,000.

This year, Relay For Life has grown to more than 5,200 communities in more than 25 countries.

For more information, call Tabby Smith, event chairwoman, at 717-798-2203 or visit

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