Thursday, December 21, 2006
YEA! It's the shortest "day" of the year - tomorrow we start into longer ones... Except that out here it's going to be dark until about 7:50 AM thru most of January.... but at least we get our "more day" in the afternoon : - ).
And best of all it is not 27 degrees at night anymore and I hope thats gone for a while...at least until my floors get rid of their chills.
It's holiday season - and I hope yours is a good one. We don't have partridges in pear trees but this morning a neighbor alerted me to this eagle in a cottonwood tree : -)
Sunday, December 17, 2006
The one downside
But - I'll cope with the cold... just need to get some heavier socks and some very heavy warm and toasty slippers....and know that this cold snap will soon go away : 0 )
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Oregon Prescription Drug Plan
Even if you have Medicare Part D - if you have NO other prescription coverage, you are eligible - as long as you are a resident of Oregon.
Here is the link to the OPDP website were you can download the application: http://www.oregon.gov/DAS/OHPPR/OPDP
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Portland's metrofi availability
Friday, December 01, 2006
Christmas Ship Schedule
For the full schedule go to: http://www.christmasships.org
Sunday, November 26, 2006
See & Be Seen Bike Light Parade
Kick Off Portland Transportation's See and Be Seen Ad Campaign
Don't sit at home in the dark.
Light up your bike!
& come on down to the
Community Cycling Center
NE 17th & Alberta
Last Thursday, Nov. 30th.
Join Commissioner Sam Adams and his bike at 5:00 p.m.
Be one of the Best and the Brightest - prizes awarded for:
- Mr./ Ms. Safety
- Best Artistic Expression in an Illuminative Context
- Hey! Point that thing somewhere else, you're blinding me!
This is the kickoff event for See & Be Seen, Portland Transportation's new safety campaign to encourage drivers to see bikes and cyclists to get lit. We will unveil the new bus, bench and bus stop ads that begin in December sponsored by our partners at TriMet, Community Cycling Center, PGE and other supporters.
The press are invited so BE SEEN in your finest and shiniest. SEE you there!
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Bridgeton Trail project
Also from Patty: "Please, if you have not yet had a chance to complete your comment form, take a few minutes and send us your feedback! We have received a little over 30 thus far, but we'd really like to get comments from everyone we can. They are so helpful in developing consensus and direction for the project. We have created a web-based comment form, so those who have not yet commented may do so on line."
This is a neighborhood project so let your voice be heard....
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Art Show and Sale on November 19th
The "Bridgeton Blogger" [aka Lynn] is part of a group of artists having a show and sale on November 19th at Havurah Shalom in N.W. Portland.Artists include Rosana Berdichevsky, Lynn Dorman, Leslie Elder, Robin Esterkin, Diane Fredgant, Carole Glauber, Sara Harwin, Julie Hockley, Esther Liberman, Sharon Segal, Eddy Shuldman, and Sabina Wohlfeiler. We come from various parts of Portland and Lake Oswego.
After a showcasing exhibit at the Oregon Jewish Museum in September, with much larger space available at Havurah, the artists will be showing more of their work and for some - a variety of mediums. Artwork includes paintings, pastels, jewelry, photography, beadwork, painted silks, fused glass, lithographs, textiles, nature art and more.
Art makes for great gifts - prices starting at $2.50.
Havurah Shalom is located at 825 NW 18th Avenue.
The show and sale is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission is free. Payments can be made by cash, check, or VISA/MC.
As the work is both secular and Judaic; you don't have to be Jewish to come, look or buy!
Sunday, November 05, 2006
We filled the 3 dumpsters - one was full soon after we started! The neighborhood looks great today - rain and all.
Prepare for the coming monsoons.....
Friday, November 03, 2006
VOTE VOTE VOTE
It's due IN by Tuesday evening - and why mailing at your mailbox may be iffy....
Let's show Oregon and Portland that our precinct/neighborhood votes in large %'s.
Monday, October 30, 2006
10AM to 3PM
Volunteers Needed - it's fun - a way to meet more neighbors and beautify the area
Three 30-yard dumpsters will be located at three sites along Bridgeton Road.
We will accept all types of junk, yard debris, tires, etc.
NO Hazardous Materials such as batteries, gas, oil, paint and chemicals.
NO appliances. We will have a special clean up for bulky items next Spring.
Document shredder. This has become a popular item ;-) We will have three secure locked bins for documents that you want shredded. They will be at Channel's Edge- 207 N. Bridgeton
(We recommend a $5 donation for banker box size amounts.)
We need help in pulling weeds at the Marine Drive/Gantenbein intersection.
Come out and join the fun this Saturday - any help you can offer is greatly appreciated.....
Thursday, October 26, 2006
I went to the worker pumping gas who came over, tried putting in more money and then gave the machine a swift kick...It worked. He went to a tire and the gauge said it had 60 pounds in it - I said the gauge was wrong, look at the tire. Nope - he kept allowing air to escape....I finally said stop and by now the tire was almost flat...so what did he do? He threw the air hose down and said - I have customers to wait on and walked away. I said what the f*** do you think I am? So now I had two very very very low tires.
Luckily there was an air hose at a nearby other "place" [which, by the way, now charges $.75 for air] and I got air in the two very very low tires....never again will I go to "place" #1 or even #2. I'll go to Les Schwab - even tho they are not that near me - there they actually understand customer service! Fie on the other "places!"
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Art Show and Sale
November 19 - 11 Am to 4 PM
825 NW 18th Ave
My art group [ORA] is having an art show and sale. There will be original art from the 12 of us - with prices ranging from $2.50 to $2,500.
We've rented the entire synagogue and each artist will have space for selling many items and many types of items.
I'll post more later - but for those planning ahead - save the date.....
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Path along the levee
The meeting is at the Residence Inn at North Harbour
120 N. Anchor Way
Note - it is not at our regular meeting place
Monday, October 09, 2006
Are you registered to vote?
Deadline for registering to vote in Oregon is October 17th.
Here is a link to information on registering and voting: http://www.sos.state.or.us/elections/votreg/vreg.htm
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Here's a good link for checking gas prices: http://www.portlandgasprices.com
So good that I put up a permanent link to this site on the blog : -)
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
What a surprise
Thursday, August 31, 2006
Debut Art Exhibit
But I was busy doing photography and am one of 12 artists in a show debuting next week at the Oregon Jewish Museum.
Come see a lot of great art from a newly formed group; ORA - Northwest Jewish Artists.
It's a special "First Thursday" Debut Exhibit at the Museum -
come meet the artists on September 7th from 5-8 PM
The museum is at 310 NW Davis Street and the exhibit will be there through September 19th.....
P.S. All but one of my photos is from the Bridgeton area - mainly views from my moorage....like this one...
© Gray Wolf Productions 2006
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Summer "fun" in our neighborhood
Everyone driving and walking by stops when they see the crane
Here are some pix:
This is all of the work barge I could get in the photo
Here is what seems to be a piece of the deck
And it was placed down next to wood pulled out earlier
Monday, July 03, 2006
Blues and the 4th of July
Tomorrow is the 4th of July and we have a choice in Portland of seeing fireworks on the Willammette or Columbia.
Our neighborhood is a great viewing point for the Columbia fireworks but along with our "good seats" comes some concerns.
If you do come to Bridgeton to watch - please don't shoot off your own fireworks over the moorages - floating homes burn quickly and most of the boats on the river have gasoline aboard.
Keep it a safe and happy 4th for all...enjoy!
Friday, June 16, 2006
Look who came home
Thursday, June 01, 2006
Sheba has been gone for a week now - maybe she got into your place while you were away...please check garages, boats, basements....and we all thank you...
If you see her or find her - my info is on posters all up and down Bridgeton Road
Friday, May 26, 2006
Got a vision?
Come prepared with your vision.....
Monday, April 24, 2006
If you are not registered to vote - you have until TOMORROW [April 25th] to register. You can mail in your registration card and as long as it's postmarked by the 25th.
Cards are available online at: http://www.oregonvotes.org.
You can also return your card to a county election office or voter regsitration agency like DMV by the 25th.
Saturday, April 15, 2006
April Meeting Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 7 PM Columbia School
1. Crime Report by Officer Michael Leonard
2. Spring Clean Up Plan for Saturday April 22, 2006
3. Election of Bridgeton Board and Officers.
Nominees for Board: Mary Hart, Lynn Dorman, Mike Gibson,
Cherry Ann Kolbenschlag, Jon Peterson, Kim Swenson, Matt Whitney,
Chuck Wilson, Walter Valenta.
Matt Whitney, Chair
Mike Gibson Vice-Chair
Lynn Dorman, Secretary
Stan Hart, Treasurer
Accept all Nominees and Officers as presented:
Or Accept except for changes indicated:_____________________________________
Bridgeton Resident (signature):____________________________________________
This flyer is your official ballot. Ballots may be returned by email to Bridgeton.firstname.lastname@example.org, mailed to Bridgeton N.A.
417 N. Bridgeton Road, 97217, dropped of at the Channel's Edge coffee shop or
delivered to any Officer.
Please send in your ballot before the April 19, 2006 meeting.
SPRING CLEAN UP
Saturday April 22, 2006
We will have three drop boxes as well as locked document shredder boxes and a new secure computer/electronics recycler. Contributions accepted for the document shredder and the electronic recycler charges per item.
We will have a special clean up detail for Marine Drive and the Gantenbein intersection.
More info: See the Bridgeton web site www.bridgetonpdx.com
or email: email@example.com
Friday, April 14, 2006
7 PM Columbia School - Marine Drive and Bridgeton Rd.
Come and support your neighborhood
Saturday, April 08, 2006
Columbia River Crossing
Here is the info from the project:
Date: Thursday, April 13, 2006
Time: 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Place: Red Lion Inn - Jantzen Beach
909 N. Hayden Island Drive
Portland, OR 97217
Come see how ideas to reduce congestion and improve safety are taking shape.
Tell us what you think, hear stories about Columbia River history and culture, and learn about what is ahead.
We are building on the ideas you shared with us last fall to relieve traffic congestion and improve safety in the five-mile stretch of I-5 surrounding the Interstate Bridge. We received more than 1,000 comments and have used them to develop a range of options. Now we need your feedback on which ones move forward for more consideration.
Bring the kids! This will be a fun event with kids' bridge-building activities and local storyteller Ed Edmo to offer tales of the Northwest and Columbia River history.
Drop in anytime between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tour the exhibits and talk with Columbia River Crossing team members. Storytelling at 4:45 and 6 p.m. Project presentations at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.
Meeting facilities are wheelchair accessible. Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese interpreters will be available. Individuals requiring reasonable accommodations may request written material in alternative formats or sign language interpreters by calling the project office at 866-396-2726 or by calling Washington State's TTY number, 800-833-6388.
For more information, call the project office toll-free at 1 (866) 396-2726 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Be on the look out
The car that hit me had to have sustained damage too and I am hoping that someone will see it and call the police. It had a lot of yellow [see photo] on what I recall was a two toned car and the damage was to that car's driver side as they hit me driver side to driver side.
After all my city living and decades of driving - this was a first.
The driver scares me - they had no idea if I was hurt or killed - they were more intrested in speeding away. No conscience - no morality - and no concern for anyone or anything.
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
February Meeting highlights
Neighborhood watches were again discussed and this time more neighbors expressed interest. Spring clean up date is April 22, and a neighborhood bike ride will take place on April 29 or 30. Stay tuned : )
There is a Board meeting on March 15th at Channel's Edge.