Hula school sells pork, chili as fundraiser

The Gresham-based Hawaiian culture school Ka P? Hula Makani Kolonahe is holding its annual fundraiser.

Through Dec. 8, the school is selling cooked pulled pork for $8 a container (frozen) and freshly cooked chili for $6.50 a container.

Ka P? Hula Makani Kolonahe opened its own studio space in August at the corner of 181st Avenue and Division Street. The school offers hula classes for everyone.

Orders may be made in advance with cash or check (made out ot Ka Pa Hula Makani Kolonahe) and picked up at Allegri Wine Shop, 44 N. Main Ave., Gresham.

Where were you 50 years ago?

Shortly before Thanksgiving in 1963, the world was stunned by news of the assassination of one of the most charismatic presidents of the United States — John Kennedy. What followed in those days of nationwide mourning has left images of his grieving young family forever embedded in history.

What do you remember from Nov. 22, 1963? Where were you when the news reached you? Were you one of the millions of people who sent a letter, card or note of condolence to the Kennedy family? Did you have any personal encounters with the president during his trips through the Northwest?

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s death. The Outlook would like to hear your stories and remembrances, which will be printed in the paper Friday, Nov. 22.

Send your recollections to Anne Endicott at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You also can mail them to 1190 N.E. Division St., Gresham, 97030.

Springwater Corridor trail project still closed to public

The 2.25-mile Springwater Trail project began last summer and has experienced some weather delays in recent weeks. The new estimated completion date is Nov. 25.

Clackamas County is working with the Oregon Department and Transportation and a contractor to complete construction between Rugg Road and Dee Street in Boring.

Work still needing to be done includes shoulder gravel, hydro-seeding, completion of drainage ditches, bridge railings, signing, striping, landscaping, intersection work and the installation of bollards.

The contactor has closed access to the area in order to safely move personnel, equipment, supply trucks and construction vehicles along the length of the trail and complete the project within this new timeframe. Therefore, the trail will remain closed to public access, including all organized hiking and cycling groups.

Local shop to host benefit

Just in time for early Christmas shopping, the Boutique at the Red Store will introduce new gift items during an open house from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the shop, 1196 S.E. 282nd Ave., Gresham.

The event will feature scarves, jewelry, handbags and more, as well as wine and hors d'oeuvres. Proceeds from the sale of select items will benefit REST, a support group for mothers of children who experience special needs.

For more information, call 503-803-6417.

Sanctuary Church Food Pantry opens new building

The Sanctuary Church Food Pantry celebrated its new 2,000-square-foot building that is housing its growing food outreach ministry.

About 150 attendees and guest speakers Rep. Mark Johnson of House District 52, Superintendent Chris Hill of Oregon Conference of the Free Methodist Church (ORCFMC), former Superintendent Gary Sloan of ORCFMC and Pastor Barry Arnold of Cornerstone Church blessed the pantry.

The new facility includes 1,600 square feet dedicated to pantry and warehouse storage that will allow the organization to feed more people.

The pantry serves 500-600 people per month and supplies 11 other pantries in the Portland area through private suppliers and individual donations.

It's open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first, third and fifth Saturday of the month.

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