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City planners need volunteers to help

The city of Sandy is asking volunteers to join an existing five-member committee that reviews sign variance requests and evaluates the design of A-frame signs.

The committee’s purpose is to determine compliance with city guidelines. The committee meets on the second Monday at 4:30 p.m. whenever needed, but not every month.

Anyone interested should submit a letter describing their interest and any special qualifications.

Letters should be received by June 14, addressed to Tracy Brown, planning and development director, city of Sandy, 39250 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy OR 97055 or tbrown@cityofsandy.com.

For more information, call Brown at 503-668-4886.

Strawberry waffle breakfast coming

The Boring-Damascus Grange is sponsoring its annual fundraising Strawberry Waffle Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, June 16 at the Boring-Damascus Grange Hall, in the center of Boring alongside Highway 212.

This fundraising breakfast offers all-you-can-eat Belgian waffles made from scratch and topped with local strawberries and whipped cream. They are revered by local residents, and support one of the groups interested in everything Boring.

Beverages include a choice of juice, milk, coffee or tea.

Adults may eat for the same price as the past several years, $7, while kids under 6 are free. For a family of six or fewer, the group price is $30.

For more information, visit boringgrange.org

Sandy High School receives grant funding

The Sandy High School Music Foundation received $500 in the form of a grant from Portland General Electric. PGE recently awarded 118 grants totaling more than $50,000 to nonprofit groups where PGE employees volunteer in 14 counties in Oregon and Washington for its semiannual Community Service Grants program.

Selected organizations received awards up to $1,000. Employees nominated a variety of nonprofit groups from across PGE’s service area.

AntFarm earns county award

At a recent meeting of the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners, AntFarm received one of the county’s annual Community Action Impact awards.

The awards recognize Clackamas County organizations and individuals who make important contributions to their communities by helping those who are struggling to meet their basic needs and improve their lifestyle.

AntFarm engages local youths as “keepers” of a community garden. In this role, the youths gain work and life skills, nutrition awareness, a sense of community and pride of ownership, according to a news release from the county. The produce harvested assists low-income elderly and families struggling to meet their basic food needs.

Support for dementia patient caregivers

People who are caring for someone with Alzheimer's or a related dementia disorder can find some assistance and support in the Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group, which meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Sandy Community Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd.

For more information call Cami at 503-668-5569 or Emilie at 503-668-5545.

Hospice offers kids grief support

Mt. Hood Hospice provides support for children, teenagers and their families who are grieving the death of someone close.

The program is available whether it has been weeks, months or years since the loss. This program offers a safe place for young people and their families to share feelings and tell their stories.

The group is led by compassionate, trained volunteers and supervised by qualified professionals.

Groups will meet in the evening every other Tuesday from July 23 to Sept. 17 at Mt. Hood Hospice offices in Sandy.

To register or for more information, call Emilie at 503-668-5545 or email e.cartoun@mthoodhospice.org.

Medical center goes high-tech

Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center in Gresham significantly advanced its cancer care capabilities recently with the acquisition of the latest linear accelerator, one of the most technologically advanced forms of cancer treatment.

The new equipment delivers radiation directly and aggressively to the tumor while sparing the surrounding healthy tissue —essentially shrink-wrapping the cancer in radiation. This level of precision minimizes unnecessary radiation exposure and potential long-term side effects of radiation therapy.

The linear accelerator enables Legacy Cancer Institute’s Mount Hood-based team of radiation oncology specialists to deliver the most precise and effective radiation treatments available directly to patients in their community.

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