Here are winners in Main Street

Winners of the Sept. 7 First Friday drawings have been announced by the committee in charge.

Kate Lane won the $50 grand prize, which was donated by Rapid Fire Arms and Sandy Main Street.

Ben Carey and Dora Smith won a $25 prize, donated by Dita’s Chocolates.

Doug Pegar won a $25 prize, donated by Chariteas.

The city was divided into three zones, said Sandy Jordan, a member of the Main Street committee.

People visiting the downtown core collected a sticker from each business they visited in each zone while trying to find the lucky ant sticker to qualify for the grand prize drawing of $50.

“It was a great success,” Jordan said. “We had more than 50 participants visiting businesses. Once again, downtown was alive with music, refreshments, specials, and the community was out having a great time.”

Fiber network

gets big award

The Clackamas County fiber optic cable network has received a national award.

The Clackamas Broadband Express (CBX) has been honored as Co-community Broadband Fiber Network of the Year by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors, a group representing local governments that oversee communications, broadband and technology. The county will receive its award at a conference in New Orleans this week.

Clackamas County’s CBX is a 170-mile fiber optic network around the county stretching from Oregon City to Government Camp. The network also will bring new or enhanced fiber optic connections to about 150 public agencies that are near the backbone of the network. The county will not offer telephone, cable TV or Internet services directly to the public.

The Clackamas Education Service District and the city of Sandy are partners in the grant.

For more about the CBX, call 503-722-6663 or visit the website at

New class for kids

ages 2-4

Sandy Event Coordinator Carol Cohen has announced she is teaching a new class for children ages 2-4 with parent participation.

The class will begin with art projects such as painting, play dough and coloring.

Classes also will finish with fitness activities such as tumbling, running, jumping, dancing and more.

Tuition is $28, and the classes — with a minimum of five students and maximum of 10 — will be held in the Sandy Community Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd.

Classes are held from 10:30-11:15 a.m. each Friday, Oct 5-26 and Nov. 2-30, with no class Nov. 23.

For information, call 503-475-2347.

County hopefuls

speak at forum

A candidate forum is scheduled at the next Boring Community Planning Organization meeting, with Charlotte Lehan and John Ludlow as well as Jamie Damon and Tootie Smith taking the spotlight.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the Boring fire station off Highway 212 in downtown Boring.

For information, call Chairman Steve Bates at 503-663-6271.

Open house at Bull Run powerhouse

For the first time in 100 years, the Bull Run Powerhouse will be open to the public. Visitors will be welcomed and given guided tours of the inoperative facility during an anniversary celebration.

The event is scheduled from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the facility northeast of Sandy. Because of the narrow roads and small amount of parking at the powerhouse, visitors to the open house should park at the former Roslyn Lake recreation area off Thomas Road. Shuttle buses will transport visitors from their vehicles to the powerhouse.

The preservation of this historic facility and public opening is happening thanks to the generosity of three people who purchased the Bull Run Powerhouse, Bull Run Elementary School and the Roslyn Lake recreation area.

Jeff Joslin, Rick Michaelson and Karen Karlsson are philanthropists who formed an LLC they are calling Powerhouse Re Gen.

The trio is passionate about securing, improving and preserving the powerhouse facility and its history for generations to come.

For more information, visit

Salmon, Mushroom and Bigfoot Fest returns

The free 21st annual Mt. Hood Salmon, Mushroom and Bigfoot Fest, a celebration of natural resources and the fall bounty, runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Mt. Hood Village, 65000 Highway 26.

Sponsored by the Cascade Geographic Society, the event features a Native American Salmon Bake, huckleberry products, exhibits, live music, arts and crafts, Sasquatch talks, presentations and the seventh annual scarecrow-making contest.

For more information, call Michael P. Jones and Nita Kreuzer at 503-622-4798 or visit

SAT stages first play of the season

Sandy Actors Theatre is presenting its first play of the season, “Blithe Spirit,” which runs through Oct. 7, with performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sundays, at 17433 Meinig Ave. behind ACE Hardware.

Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for seniors and students and $10 for children 12 and younger.

The play is suitable for audience members of all ages. Reservations are recommended, and patrons are encouraged to call in advance for wheelchair access and hearing assistance devices. For reservations and more information, call 503-668-6834 or visit

Mt. Hood Hospice offers youths grief support

Support and Healing for Early Life Losses (SHELL) will meet every other Tuesday evening Oct. 23 through Jan. 8.

SHELL provides support for children, teens and their families grieving the death of someone close.

Whether it’s been weeks, months or years since the loss, participants are invited to share their experiences with others in a safe place.

Groups are led by trained volunteers and supervised by qualified professionals.

For more information, including the time of the group, and to register, call Emilie Cartoun at 503-668-5545 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Library story time resumes

Story Time, a fun way for children to learn skills that help them get ready to read before elementary school, has resumed at the Sandy and Hoodland Public libraries.

Hoodland Library will hold Story Time at 10 a.m. every Tuesday before the library opens for children of all ages. The library is at 68256 E. Highway 26.

Sandy Library’s Preschool Story Time will take place at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday and Thursday for children ages 3-5 (or older).

Sandy Library’s Toddler Time will take place at 10 a.m. Thursdays for children ages 2-3. The library is at 38980 Proctor Blvd.

All events are free and will take place throughout the school year.

For information, call Monica Smith, children’s librarian, at 503-489-2170 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sandy Youth Football receives big donation

The Sandy Youth Football organization is receiving a generous donation from Frontier Communication. There will be a presentation during halftime of the Sandy vs. Centennial fifth and sixth grade game Saturday, Sept. 29, at Sandy High School.

Frontier Communications is donating fuel and generators for the snack shack, as well as making a cash donation to the league. And for every new service ordered and installed, the league will receive a portion of the sale.

AntFarm looking for youth volunteers

AntFarm, a youth development center, is looking for youth volunteers to help do work for the elderly on Thursdays and Saturdays. Participants would meet at AntFarm at 10 a.m. The organization also is looking for volunteers to help tutor Monday’s through Friday’s from 3 to 5 p.m. If interested, call AntFarm at 503-622-3548.

AntFarm will continue to be closed until Oct. 1 because of construction on the AntFarm Cafe and Bakery.

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