by: SUBMITTED - Volunteers Henry Yuen and Maryna Pecherska work together to refurbish a donated bike during a bike event in Lake Oswego last year.Bikes for Humanity PDX, also known as B4HPDX, will hold a bicycle donation and adoption drive on Saturday and Sunday. The event will take place both days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. near the entrance of the Lake Grove Safeway, 17779 Lower Boones Ferry Road.

Bicycles available for adoption include road, mountain, commuter, cruiser, BMX and children’s bikes. Suggested adoption fees for the refurbished bikes range from $5 to more than $400. Financial aid will be available to meet a wide range of adopter needs. New bike helmets will be available for just $10 each.

B4HPDX will also accept donations of used bicycles during the event. B4HPDX’s volunteer mechanics will be on hand to refurbish some donated bikes for same-day adoption. Donations of youth bikes are especially needed. Charitable contribution receipts are available for all donations. Bikes for Humanity PDX is sponsored by ImpactNW, a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

This will be Bikes for Humanity PDX’s sixth donation and adoption event this year. Since May 2011, the all-volunteer organization has refurbished more than 250 bicycles and made them available to new owners of all ages and economic levels. So far in 2012, B4HPDX volunteers have performed free bike tune-ups for more than 680 people at a variety of public events.

Founded in 2008, B4HPDX has worked in partnership with local organizations, including Girl Scouts of Lake Oswego and the Community Cycling Center to collect and distribute donated bikes. Throughout the year, Bikes for Humanity PDX offers bike repair classes, workshop space and community service opportunities.

For more information on B4HPDX including other volunteer opportunities, visit or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Stafford Hamlet elects new directors

The Stafford Hamlet recently elected new members to its board of directors.

A total of 118 people voted on the new lineup, according to the hamlet, which reported that new directors are Rick Cook, Wendy Ingle, Len Schaber and Richard Wiehardt. In addition, Molly Ellis and Jack English were re-elected.

They’ll join returning members Erik Eselius, Mike Miller, Sally Quimby and Tracie Tolbert on the board.

The hamlet’s first meeting of 2013 will be Jan. 21 in West Linn.

Stafford, an unincorporated area between Lake Oswego, West Linn and Tualatin, is recognized as a hamlet by Clackamas County, giving the community a voice in planning efforts.

Cat adoption scheduled this Saturday

Clackamas County Dog Services is again partnering with the Cat Adoption Team to help homeless cats find their way home for the holidays.

On Saturday, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., cats (and dogs) will be available for adoption at the CCDS Adoption and Education Center, 13141 SE Highway 212, Clackamas. Cat adoption costs will be $25 for adults and $50 for kittens.

Santa will visit from noon to 2 p.m. to spread good cheer to animal and people guests.

Cat Adoption Team volunteers and CCDS staff and volunteers will be on hand to help people find the perfect feline or canine companion. Adoptable dogs can be viewed at Adoption application forms are available online so interested pet owners can submit applications before visiting the shelter.

“This is a great opportunity for dog and cat lovers to come to one place in Clackamas County to find the perfect pet to bring home,” said Maura White, development officer for Clackamas County Dog Services. “CCDS does not normally have cats for adopting, but we appreciate this chance to find new homes for adoptable cats in Clackamas County.”

CCDS provides a wide variety of dog services throughout Clackamas County including dog licensing, sick, injured and emergency dog rescue, pet protective custody, bite investigations, vicious or feral dog removal, quarantine of dogs that have bitten and are not rabies vaccinated, obedience training and pet first aid classes, and spay/neuter services.

More information about Clackamas County Dog Services is available at, on Facebook at or by calling 503-655-8628.

For more information about the cat adoption event, contact Kathy Covey, CATnip race director, 503-710-838.

For more information about CCDS, contact Diana Hallmark at 503-655-8628.

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