Rockwood Rockets to reunite Friday

For 46 years, the “Rockwood Rockets” have reunited at the site of their old grade school.

This year’s Rockwood Grade School reunion will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Portland Lutheran School, 740 S.E. 182nd Ave., Portland.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a potluck dish and share any memorabilia they may have. Anyone who has ever attended the school is invited.

The event includes complimentary paper plates and plastic cutlery, coffee and punch. There is no fee, but event organizers suggest a small donation to help offset costs.

Gresham resident Ken Poe, a student between 1949 and 1957, said the reunions typically include 25-60 people.

For more information, visit or call Poe at 503-252-1191.

Mt. Hood Racing Team celebrates 50 years

There’s hardly any snow, but Mount Hood is about to be flooded with skiers.

The Mt. Hood Racing Team 50-year reunion will take place Labor Day weekend, Aug. 29-Sept. 1, at Timberline, Skibowl and the Cascade Ski Club in Government Camp.

Co-founder Duane Bridge said at least 3,000 people were a part of the racing team during this and fellow founder Matt Greenslade’s 30 years at the head of the program. The team has since become Mt. Hood Academy under the leadership of Bill and Mary Gunesch.

Bridge said he expects at least 200 attendees for the banquet Sunday, Aug. 31. Other festivities include a ski race at Timberline’s Palmer Snowfield followed by a 4-6 p.m. happy hour Saturday, Aug. 30, at Wy’East Day Lodge.

For more details, visit

Safe Routes to School meet and greet

Are you interested in safe routes to school in Gresham, Fairview, Wood Village or Troutdale?

The city of Gresham is partnering with Multnomah County and the Pacific Northwest Regional Network for Safe Routes to School to host an event 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the Hoppy Brewer, 328 N. Main St., Gresham.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet others who share their interest in safer walking and biking to school, while learning about efforts taking place in East Multnomah County.

The overall goal is to get more kids walking and biking to school safely.

Metro Councilor Shirley Craddick will attend, and other elected officials are invited.

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