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Resource center for small business to open

West Linn’s new Small Business Resource Center at the library is set to open Sept. 25, according to the city.

The resource center is located in the Resources Aiding Innovation and Networking (RAIN) room on the ground floor of the library. It is designed to help West Linn’s small and emerging businesses. Amenities include a conference table, presentation capabilities, speakerphone and Wi-Fi. The RAIN room is open during the library’s regular hours of operation.

“The Small Business Resource Center is a great next step for home-based businesses that need additional resources. I’m pleased that we are able to provide them with these innovative and helpful tools,” City Councilor Thomas Frank said.

Membership is free and only requires a Clackamas County library card. Members receive discounted printing, the ability to reserve the RAIN room for presentations or meetings as well as access to classes and trainings on topics such as QuickBooks and funding opportunities, among others.

For more info visit westlinnoregon.gov/sbresourcecenter

Volunteer for Haunted Trail

The “Haunted Trail of West Linn,” set for Oct. 24 and Oct. 25 from 7 to 10 p.m., is a walk through the woods at night during which attendees will encounter scary scenes and characters along the way. It is not a "hay ride", and not recommended for the elderly or very young as it's not a "trick-or-treat" trail. It is, however, the one “Haunted Trail of West Linn.” The trail consists of uphill, downhill, stairs and uneven ground.

Attendees are encouraged to dress for the outdoor conditions. Be prepared for steep elevations.

Avoid the ticket line at the event and pre-purchase your tickets up until noon on the day of the event.

For those who are not ready to be scared, the city also provides the “Enchanted Trail” (recommended for families with younger children; children under 3 years of age are free).

Admission Fee:

Enchanted Trail pre-registered $4 ($5 at Gate)

Trail of Terror pre-registered $8 ($10 at Gate)

Tickets can be purchased by cash only at the event.

If you are interested in volunteering for the Haunted Trail, contact Terri Jones at tjones@westlinnoregon.gov or call at 503-557-4700.

City sharing history on Facebook

As West Linn works toward the redevelopment of the arch bridge-Bolton area, it is sharing its history through a #bitesizehistory thread on Facebook. Every night at 7 p.m., a post goes up detailing an aspect of the city's history, touching on everything from city founder Robert Moore to the first ferry rides across the river.

The posts are available at facebook.com/CityofWestLinn.

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