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Hiring AmeriCorps coordinator nears

Five AmeriCorps candidates for a coordinator position, each with résumés of 10-12 pages, are being interviewed and evaluated this week by board members of Sandy Main Street.

Two candidates are on the East Coast, and will be questioned by phone. The other three will travel to Sandy to meet with board members.

Candidate evaluations must be filed by Friday for the 11-month position that begins Sept. 9.

A $20,000 matching grant from the city of Sandy made it possible for Sandy Main Street to hire an AmeriCorps volunteer to guide the program and help move it forward, said George Hoyt, board chairman.

Mass gatherings hearing changed

The second public hearing on Clackamas County’s proposed outdoor mass gatherings code amendments was postponed to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 18.

The first hearing was held June 20. Delaying the second and final hearing allows more time for people to attend the meeting and share their views.

The rescheduled meeting will be held at 6 p.m. as part of the July 18 Board of County Commissioners business meeting on the fourth floor of the Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City.

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Firefighters raise $12,000 for MDA

Members of Local 1660 of the International Association of Firefighters raised more than $12,000 to help find treatments and cures for neuromuscular diseases.

The firefighters’ Fill the Boot campaign occurred on city streets as cars stopped for traffic lights during this past weekend.

“We like to help people,” said Capt. Jason McKinnon. “That’s who we are. We know it’s a good thing to be in the fight against the muscle diseases that cause so much pain and suffering.”

Funds from the Fill the Boot campaign also help send 3,500 kids to MDA summer camp for a free week of fun with other kids with similar limitations and challenges.

Brewgrass Festival coming to Sandy

The annual Brewgrass Festival is scheduled to open the Wednesday Sounds series of concerts on the main stage in Meinig Memorial Park.

The festival is set from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, under the shade of the amphitheater at the main stage.

A number of vendors for food and brews will be present to satisfy the hunger and thirst of festival goers.

Playing on stage that night will be Wayward Vessel, which is described as adventurous bluegrass, from 5-6:45 p.m.

At 7 p.m., Left Coast Country, described as hot pickin’ newgrass, will take the stage for a two-hour set.

For more information, call Event Coordinator Carol Cohen at 503-475-2347 or 503-489-2151 or send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sandy City Council meeting canceled

The regularly scheduled Sandy City Council meeting set for Monday, July 15, was canceled because of lack of urgent business.

The next scheduled meeting has been set for 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, in the council chamber in the lower floor of City Hall.

Following that meeting, the council will be ready to conduct an informal workshop on specific topics at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13.

Local residents are welcome to attend either meeting to express their views on any topic related to Sandy government.

For more information, call 5032-668-5767.