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Free! Gresham and Wood Village Earth Day Recycling Event: Sat Apr 19, 2014 9AM-2PM

04/19/2014 - 9:00am
04/19/2014 - 2:00pm
Free! Gresham and Wood Village Earth Day Recycling Event: Sat Apr 19, 2014 9AM-2PM. Info Here!

Annual Earth Day Recycling

When: Sat Apr 19, 2014 9AM-2PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham, OR
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Bring your recyclables to Gresham City Hall, Sat April 19th 9AM to 2PM

Earth Day Recycling. Rain or Shine!
The City's annual recycling event is free to Gresham and Wood Village residents (businesses may only participate in recycling fluorescents). Or, take your items to a year-round recycler. Contact Metro Recycling at 503-234-3000 for location and material information.

Be an Earth Day Volunteer
The City needs volunteers for this event. Volunteers can help direct traffic, unload and sort materials or pass out recycling information. There are two shifts to choose from: 8 to 11:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Or you can volunteer for the entire day! Contact Nick Isbister by April 7 to sign up at 503-618-2206 or Nick.Isbister@GreshamOregon.gov.

Collection Items

  • Rigid plastics/clean plastic bags (not accepted in curbside recycling)
  • Block Styrofoam / clean and dry
  • Paper ONLY shredding (two bags per household)
  • Fluorescent tubes and bulbs / boxes available at city hall
  • Cell phones and smart phones
  • Batteries (three-pound limit per household)

No Electronics or Hazardous Waste
The City does not accept electronics or hazardous waste at the Earth Day recycling event.

Zimmerman Heritage Farm Tours: Sat Apr 19, 2014 Noon-4PM

04/19/2014 - 12:00pm
04/19/2014 - 4:00pm
Zimmerman Heritage Farm. A delightful Victorian era farmhouse built in 1874. A lasting vestige of East Multnomah County's agricultural roots. Gresham OR. Fairview-Rockwood-Wilkes Historical Society. Info here!
1874 Zimmerman House. Click to Enlarge

Smell The Flowers

When: Sat Apr 19 2014 Noon-4PM
Where: Zimmerman Park
17111 NE Sandy Blvd
Gresham, OR
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A delightful 1874 Victorian farmhouse
Take a step back into history at the Zimmerman House, a Victorian era farmhouse, built in 1874 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This beautiful farmhouse is a perfect reflection of typical Columbia River dairy farm life in the late 1800s. The Zimmerman Heritage Farm is a unique cultural education and recreational resource that is being created for the benefit of the public on a 5.98-acre historic site in Gresham, Oregon.

Free! Guided Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Gresham: Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:00AM-12:45PM

04/19/2014 - 11:00am
04/19/2014 - 12:45pm
Free! Guided Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Gresham: Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:00AM-12:45PM. Info here!
Gresham Historical Society. Click to view.

Let's Go Walking!

When: Sat Apr 19, 2014 11AM-12:45PM
Where: Meet at
Gresham History Museum
410 N Main Av
Downtown Gresham
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Come tour Historic Downtown Gresham, and learn about its historic buildings and homes, historic graves and trees, some historic local figures, and about the shops that used to line Main Ave. Tours weave throughout Historic Downtown Gresham, are fast paced, and will cover around a mile of mostly flat level ground.

Tours leave at 11:00AM sharp, rain or shine, and are free. Donations are always accepted and much appreciated. Parking is available in the lot behind the museum.

Holy Week and Easter Worship, Saint Aidan’s Episcopal Church: Apr 16-20, 2014

04/16/2014 - 6:00am
04/20/2014 - 6:59am
2014 Holy Week and Easter Worship, Saint Aidan’s Episcopal Church. Gresham OR. Info here!
St Aidans Episcopal, Gresham OR

Celebrate Holy Week

St Aidan's invites you to celebrate Holy Week in an open and supportive community. We especially welcome people who may feel uncomfortable or unwelcome in a church

Holy Week Schedule

  • Spy Wednesday, April 16
    Church open for prayer at 5:30 p.m.; Stations of the Cross, 6:00 p.m.
  • Maundy Thursday Liturgy, April 17
    Church open for prayer at 6:30 p.m. Watch at the Altar of Repose through 9:00 p.m.
  • Good Friday Liturgy, April 18
    Church open for prayer at 12 Noon; Stations of the Cross, 6:30 p.m.
  • The Great Vigil of Easter, Sunday, April 20
    Church open for prayer at 6:00 a.m. There is NO 8 a.m. Eucharist on Easter Day.
  • Festal Eucharist for Easter Day, Sunday, April 20
    The Sunday of the Resurrection, 10:00 a.m. Flowering of the Cross

Albertina Kerr Project Phase I; April 11th Construction Update

Albertina Kerr Begins Construction on $1.5M Project in West Gresham. Phase I; April 11th Construction Update. Info here!

Phase I; April 11th Construction Update
A message to our neighbors from Pam Krecklow, Real Estate & Construction Manager, Albertina Kerr:


Well it has been a full week:

  • The change in weather has allowed us to get the first concrete pour done, which means we have footings.....yeah!
  • We got the new North driveway cut in.
  • Sub Acute's entrance got shifted from the South side of the building to the North side. Yes it's different but you get a great view of the construction site.
  • IT's (information technology) fiber work got completed so that project is done and the road between Louise and Sub Acute is open again.
  • We started the decommissioning process on the old well, which is beside the cold storage building.
  • We began interior demolition of the Louise Building, we aren't doing anything on the outside so all you will see is a bunch of stuff (including some horse hair plaster, yes that's how they made plaster back in 1925) being tossed into dumpsters.

Next week expect:

  • More concrete trucks, we will begin pouring our slabs which after those cure we will be going vertical.....the really exciting stuff!
  • We will be working on the area along 165th and the new emergency entrance to campus.
  • Coming Soon:

    • A new fire/water vault will be going in soon. Yes I am the only one probably excited about this one but it is a huge hurdle. This work will cause some issues for Sub Acute when it happens but we are working up plans to address all contingencies.

    As always if you have any issues, questions, or are just curious let me know.

    Pam Krecklow
    Albertina Kerr

Join SOLVE at Nadaka Nature Park for Earth Day Cleanup: Sat Apr 26, 2014 10AM-1PM

04/26/2014 - 10:00am
04/26/2014 - 1:00pm
Join SOLVE at Nadaka Nature Park for Earth Day Cleanup: Sat Apr 26 2014 10AM-1PM. Info here!
Nadaka Nature Park, Gresham OR

Earth Day, Every Day

When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 10AM-1PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
176th & NE Pacific St
Gresham OR
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Friends of Nadaka have received grants for the development of the Nadaka Nature Park which requires matching volunteer hours so your support is needed and greatly appreciated. See you at the park!

Event info
Come out and meet your neighbors and make new friends. Join SOLVE® and Friends of Nadaka to help improve the park this Earth Day by working in the forest removing invasives and mulching trails. We will also be removing weeds from the future community garden. Be prepared to get a little dirty and to have fun by supporting and volunteering with Friends of Nadaka and Wilkes East Neighborhood Association. Refreshments will be provided for volunteers.

Click here to register yourself, your group or to learn more about this event.

Rain or Shine!
Come dressed for weather and help improve Nadaka Nature Park. Bring working gloves & a water bottle if you have them. Volunteer as long as you can. Drinks and snacks will be provided for volunteers.

WENA Board Meeting: Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:30PM

04/28/2014 - 6:30pm
04/28/2014 - 8:00pm
Board Meeting, fourth Monday monthly. Wilkes East Neighborhood, PO Box 536, Fairview OR 97024. Diversity, Harmony, Community -- Together we can make a difference

Neighborhood Board Meeting

When: Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:30PM
Where: Simmons' Foster Care
17104 NE Oregon St
Portland, OR
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Board meetings are scheduled for the 4th Monday each month 6:30PM

For more information please contact: info@wilkeseastna.org

Upcoming Meetings

  • May 26, 2014
  • Jun 23, 2014
  • Jul 28, 2014

Senior Healthy Hikers: Lake Sacajawea Walk: Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:30AM-5PM

04/29/2014 - 9:30am
04/29/2014 - 5:00pm
Senior Healthy Hikers: Lake Sacajawea Walk: Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:30AM-5PM. Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:30AM-5PM
Where: Lake Sacajawea Walk
Meet at: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pwy
Gresham, OR
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This 3.5-mile walk loops around Lake Sacajawea in Longview, Wash. The paved trails wind under landscaped bridges past many species of trees and flowers in bloom. We'll walk through rhododendron gardens, past two spectacular fountains, through the Frank Willis Arboretum and past the Japanese Gardens island. Watch for nine granite markers on the solar system section of this walk, and for creative squirrel crossings. Pack water and snacks for our break, and bring a lunch. We will eat our lunch in a picnic shelter along the lake. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

  • Round-trip travel: 103 miles
  • Suggested donation per rider: $10
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Elevation gain: None

Garden Fresh Produce Returns! Local Farmer's Markets Schedule for 2014

Local Farmer's Markets reopen. Enjoy the freshest produce and products. Find farmer's markets here!

Stretch your grocery dollars at the farmer's market

Enjoy the best produce, flowers, and plants starts direct from the garden.

Healthy and fresh
Farmer’s markets are a fantastic source for fresh, seasonal, locally produced foods and artisan products. Plus, you'll find great activities and fun for the whole family. Come experience the markets. Meet the vendors. Meet local cooks. Enjoy the freshest produce and products. Make your own statement in support of local food.

Want to grow your own vegetables?
Check out Portland Nursery's 12-month "Veggie Calendar" planting guide here.

Portland's east side Farmer's Markets

(Complete details on these area markets below)

You'll find plenty of root vegetables, braising greens and lettuces, and of course plant starts for your own vegetable garden.

Bring your reusable shopping bags and plenty of small bills, though some of the markets will trade you a credit/debit card for wooden tokens that all vendors accept, which can be easier to handle than cash. We've indicated those markets that accept EBT or other food assistant coupons.

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