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by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Cathy Zellmer, Queen Bean at Dovetail Coffee Roasters, and Adam Reid of Coffees On in Gresham, will be doing a presentation on everything coffee - the lifeblood of business - at the AHB meeting, November 21, in Sellwood. Open to the public. “Coffee, the Lifeblood of the Home Business”. The Association of Home Business program this month is dedicated to the magic fluid which keeps us going when we are working long past when we should knock it off for the day – “Coffee, the Lifeblood of the Home Business (Tips, Tidbits & Tasting)”. The speakers are coffee experts Cathy Zellmer and Adam Reid. If you gotta drink it, why not enjoy it! Open to all, home businesspeople or not. It’s part of the November AHB meeting, Thursday evening, November 21, at SMILE Station, S.E. 13th at Tenino in Sellwood. $10 for members and first-time visitors – includes a buffet supper and a lot of networking. RSVP needed for meal preparation. RSVP to Eric at 503/232-2326, or go online: www.AHBoregon.org

Cleveland and Franklin benefit from Daimler grant. In late September, at its headquarters on N. Channel Avenue in Portland, Daimler Trucks North America President & CEO Martin Daum announced that the company is donating $230,000 ($7,000 to each of 34 local high schools) to support educational programs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and Career and Technical Education (CTE) initiatives. Among those designated for the $7,000 grants were Cleveland High – school representative Kevin Taylor accepted for CHS – and Franklin High, accepting for which were school representative Raquel Laiz and Principal Shay James.

A new café space in Sellwood. After serving crepes, soup, at salad for over six years at three area farmer's markets, “Savory et Sweet” has opened a brick and mortar called “Arugularium” at 8337 S.E. 17th Street in Sellwood, according to owner Chris Douglas, who tells THE BEE that “the made-to-order crepes use real eggs, milk and butter (no mix), with real whipped cream and vanilla for the sweet crepes, such as the Crème Brulee and the Smore.” And for those needing less, crepes are also available without gluten, dairy, or soy, he says. “Menu items change with season. Coming soon: Irish Meat and Potato crepe in beer batter, and the Chicken Pot Pie crepe. The soups are house made, gluten free, and available frozen (in quarts)”. See the latest hours and menu details on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/arugularium. “Open Thursday-Saturday, adding Sunday soon.”

Sellwood Medical Clinic donates to clinic in India. This month, the 17-year-old daughter of Sellwood Medical Clinic administrator Lisa Whitlock – Madeline, a student at Riverdale High School – will be spending three weeks in India, as part of the “Bridges to India” program at the school which raises funds for Hope Charities. She’ll be taking along an EKG machine donated by Sellwood Medical Clinic in the name of its late founder and owner Michael Brodeur, to be presented to a medical clinic in the rural area of the Indian State Kerala. Hope Charities was established in 2001 to benefit and equip this remote clinic. “Veterans Day Honor & Breakfast” in Sellwood. The “Emeritus at Sellwood” retirement community at 8517 S.E. 17th Avenue announces “Veterans Day Honor & Breakfast” at 8 am on Monday, November 11th, and adds “you are welcome to bring any memorabilia that you would like to share”. To RSVP for the breakfast, call 503/542-4800. Sellwood-Moreland author publishes again. The second book by Sellwood-Westmoreland resident Scott Farris, “Kennedy and Reagan: Why Their Legacies Endure”, is to be published November 5 by Lyons Press, and will be available for purchase at Wallace Books, 7241 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, as well as through all bookstores and online services. An e-version in all formats will also be available. Farris describes his book as a “comparative biography of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, whom opinion surveys show Americans now rank as our two greatest presidents.” Farris will also appear, along with fellow author Dean Owen, for a reading and presentation at Powell’s Books Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Boulevard, on Thursday, November 7, at 7 pm. “Remedies” closes; “Transformations” continues. Owner Christy Landers reports that circumstances forced her to close her “Remedies” consignment store just east of S.E. 52nd on Woodstock Boulevard on October 12, but that she will continue with her successful “Transformations” hairdressing business in Woodstock.

More charity from the Westmoreland Windermere branch office. Windermere Cronin & Caplan Realty Group, Inc., recently presented a check at its Moreland branch to Focus on Youth, a nonprofit organization located in Northeast Portland that provides mentoring, photography field trips, and printing workshops to homeless youth. The $2,000 donation will support these creative and educational opportunities for underprivileged children. The mission of Focus on Youth is to empower at-risk homeless youth through photography and mentorship, which provides them with creative outlets to make positive choices in their lives. In addition, another Windermere grant recently went to the Franklin High School Foods Program, an educational program where students learn to prepare healthy meals that are served to low-income and homeless youth. The $3,000 donation will be used to purchase healthy food supplies. Westmoreland dentist in “candy buyback”! “Earn cash for candy and support a soldier” says Westmoreland Dentist Dr. Susan Smith DMD. From November 4th to 7th, after Hallowe’en, Dr. Smith’s dental office invited kids up to age 16, with adult supervision, to stop by between 2 and 5 to exchange their unopened Hallowe’en candy for money – a dollar per pound, up to five pounds. The candy will be sent off to be included in CARE packages for overseas military troops. The CARE packages go out for the Holidays through Operation Gratitude, which will be sending 60,000 CARE packages this season. These CARE packages also may include letters, photos, personal hygiene donations, socks, protein bars, scarves and hats, beef jerky, DVD's, and lip balm. Families and children may choose to donate back their money, and/or write letters to bring or some of the other items listed.

Local author to read at Broadway Books. Author Natalie Serber, who lives on S.E. Division Street in Inner Southeast, will read from her short-story collection “Shout Her Lovely Name”, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, at 7 pm on November 7th, at Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway. Her book has been a New York Times Notable Book. She will appear along with author Stevan Allred of Estacada. The public is invited to attend.

Landlord Study Hall: “Filing for eviction”. This month, Woodstock’s “Landlord Study Hall” focuses on “FED: Filing for eviction, in the courts”, 6:30-8 pm on November 13th at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Hall, 52nd at Woodstock Boulevard. Presented by realtor Katherine King and colleagues; free to unlicensed individuals, but an RSVP is required. Call 503/772-8825 to reserve your seat. For more, go online to: “Stark>www.landlordstudyhall.com “Stark Noir – Murder & Mayhem” in Sellwood gallery. Richard Enger and Richard Thompson will be showing at the 12x16 Gallery in Sellwood this November 2013. Though both artists seem to present a somewhat dark side of art, their works are not somber or bleak. Enger’s is the one with the murderous title. The exhibition runs through December 1; the First Friday reception is November 1st, 6-9 pm; the Artists’ Reception is November 3, 204 pm. The 12x16 Gallery is at 8235 S.E. 13th, #5, in Sellwood. Open Thursday through Sunday 11-5. Online at: www.12x16gallery.com

Foot comfort event in Sellwood. Anne McCranie, owner of “Fluid Movement + Massage” reports that she is continuing her “Healthy Feet” series on Friday, November 15th, at 6:30 pm, at Feel Good Feet – 8015 S.E. 13th Avenue in Sellwood. “We begin with a warm soak in the custom built foot spas, then discuss healthy footwear and corrective exercises you can easily do at home. “If you suffer from bunions, hammer toes, or plantar fasciitis, this event is for you!” For information or a reservation, call 503/505-4640.