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Sellwood buildings doomed by four-story development

Sellwood buildings doomed by four-story development

BUY ONE FOR $1 As I first reported in my first article on this subject two months ago in THE BEE,...

Oregon Music Hall of Fame honors Reed College grad

Oregon Music Hall of Fame honors Reed College grad "Dr. Demento"

Again at the Aladdin Theater in the Brooklyn neighborhood, the Oregon Music Hall of Fame (OMHOF)...

CATCH A KILLER

CATCH A KILLER

Reward offered in Woodstock murder The life of 30-year-old Woodstock resident Michael William...

Nearby armed robbery locks down Cleveland High

Nearby armed robbery locks down Cleveland High

Just as classes were getting underway at Cleveland High School on the morning of Thursday,...

Goodbye Bent 19: Last old Sellwood Bridge pier dismantled

Goodbye Bent 19: Last old Sellwood Bridge pier dismantled

It was a sure sign that the last in-river vestige of the old Sellwood Bridge was about to be...

Cops bust doughnut thief on Powell Boulevard

Cops bust doughnut thief on Powell Boulevard

Every now and again, someone swipes a pastry from a donut shop. This time, a thief made off with...

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Photo Credit: RITA A. LEONARD - The new huge cistern delivered to the Foster Powell Community Garden, to aggregate rainwater to keep the raised garden beds wet, was rolled into place by a crew of four.
November 01, 2014

"Community garden over pavement" ready for winter

by Rita A. Leonard
THE BEE has kept you abreast of progress on a unique community garden on S.E. Powell Boulevard – one created without removing the existing pavement on the site. As you might imagine, this…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - An ambulance, fire rig, and the police come to the aid of a Mt. Scott Learning Center student struck by a vehicle on S.E. Holgate Boulevard.
October 31, 2014

Student struck by vehicle on Holgate Blvd

by David F. Ashton
A student from the Mt. Scott Learning Center, in the Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhood, was struck by a passing vehicle on S.E. Holgate Boulevard at 62nd Avenue on Wednesday, October 15th, at about…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - By common consent, Chris and Jeff Davis have the spookiest house in the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek neighborhood.
October 31, 2014

Ardenwald's "Davis Graveyard" celebrates 15 years of spookiness

by David F. Ashton
For those who traverse the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek neighborhood along Johnson Creek Boulevard, it’s difficult to miss the Davis home – on the corner of S.E. 43rd Avenue –during the Hallowe’en…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Hailing from San Luis Obispo, California, is the juggling team called Something Ridiculous, whose members are passing clubs with Mark Wilder on a high unicycle - and Jonathan Nowaczyk, balancing on a ladder.
October 31, 2014

Jugglers again converge on Reed College

by David F. Ashton
Colorful balls, clubs that looked like bowling pins, as well as rings and scarves, were all flying through the air from morning until late in the evening during the three-day international…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - What started off as the casual report of a passed-out person, ended up as a death investigation - when a Reed neighborhood man was discovered impaled on an iron fence spike.
October 31, 2014

Mystery surrounds Reed resident's strange death

by David F. Ashton
After noticing a man slumped over a fence, a passerby called Portland Fire & Rescue to his aid, in the 4600 block of S.E. 28th Avenue. It was about 6:30 pm on the evening of Saturday, September…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Steve Van Bergen took Mini-Maker Faire riders out for a spin on a kinetic sculpture he calls The Kingfisher.
October 31, 2014

"Mini Maker Faire" again hosted by OMSI

by David F. Ashton
It’s not part of the “World Maker Faire” held in New York in late September, but people attending Portland’s smaller, community-driven version of this event – the independently organized “Mini…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Perhaps due to the then-dry weather, this limb easily failed when a delivery truck brushed against it in early autumn, bringing it down hard on the passenger car just behind, on S.E. 17th in Westmoreland.
October 31, 2014

Car a victim of Westmoreland "delivery truck tree pruning"

by David F. Ashton
For years, people who live and work on tree-lined streets of Inner Southeast Portland have complained that the City of Portland neglects to trim the trees that overhang streets and roads.…
Photo Credit: RITA A. LEONARD - The main meeting room at the new Trackers facility offers plenty of space and fresh water.
October 31, 2014

"Trackers Earth School" holds housewarming near Holgate

by Rita A. Leonard
Ten years after setting up a unique outdoor survival skills school in a former Portland Public Schools vocational building on Milwaukie Avenue just south of McLoughlin Boulevard, Trackers Earth…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - All Saints Episcopal Church Rector Rev. Laura Truby blesses Dinah at the annual pet blessing.
October 31, 2014

Woodstock ceremony again blesses pets

by David F. Ashton
It was a special day for people and their pets in Woodstock, when All Saints Episcopal Church held its annual “Blessing of the Animals” service on the front lawn, Saturday afternoon, October 4.…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - On the roof of the burning home on S.E. Schiller Street, firefighters check holes they cut, to make sure the vertical ventilation is allowing superheated gasses to escape.
October 31, 2014

Clutter hinders firefighters at Reed home

by David F. Ashton
Neighbors called the 9-1-1 Dispatch Center just before 11 pm on Thursday, September 25, when they saw smoke – then flames – erupt from the eaves of a Reed neighborhood house at 3633 S.E.…

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Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Dougy Centers Pathways program director Rebecca Hobbs-Lawrence tells about their new emotional-support program for families dealing with a terminal illness.
Oct 31, 2014

Dougy Center starts new "terminal illness" support program

by David F. Ashton
This fall, The Dougy Center for Grieving Children & Families is starting a new peer support group program for families facing a life-shortening illness. “Many children and adults who have…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Katherine Anderson accepts a memento from Crime Prevention Program Manager Stephanie Reynolds.
Oct 31, 2014

Southeast Portland crime-prevention superstar retires

by David F. Ashton
Over seventy-five people crowded into the Portland Police East Precinct Community Room on the afternoon of October 8, to attend the retirement celebration of the City of Portland Office of…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Police reports indicate the woman riding this mangled bicycle turned in front of a car on S.E. 28th Avenue, and was injured in the accident.
Oct 31, 2014

28th Avenue bicyclist hurt when she turns into car's path

by David F. Ashton
A bicyclist and a car smashed together in the Reed neighborhood at about 1:30 pm on Wednesday afternoon, October 15. Both police and fire units responded to the scene on S.E. 28th Avenue, just…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Just before the investiture service, Eagle Scout Mentor Jim Sharp, assistant scoutmaster Ken LeGros, Eagle Scout David Mair, Eagle Scout Benjamin Rosen, Eagle Scout Caleb Walcott, new Eagle Scouts Daniel Gibson and Carter Krevanko, Eagle Scout Zach Armstrong, and Troop Committee Chair Tom Gustafson all gathered for a photo.
Oct 31, 2014

Sellwood-Moreland Boy Scouts produce two more Eagle Scouts

by David F. Ashton
As readers of THE BEE might by now be aware – the leaders, supporters, and participants of the Sellwood/Moreland area Boy Scout Troop 64 have celebrated a surprising number of young men becoming…
Ely Delaney is the co-founder and lead trainer of YourMarketingUniversity.com - a marketing education company - and he is the speaker at this months AHB meeting in Sellwood, open to all.
Oct 31, 2014

BUSINESS BRIEFS

by THE BEE
AHB – “Build a ‘Rockstar’ follow-up system that positions you as THE go-to person!” Eli Delaney, co-founder of “YourMarketingUniversity.com”, and based in Gresham, presents an informative e-mail…
Oct 31, 2014

FROM THE EDITOR

by Eric Norberg
The biggest ongoing news stories in Inner Southeast Portland for years, and for at least one more year to come, have been the replacement of the Sellwood Bridge, and the construction of the…
Oct 31, 2014

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

by THE BEE
Thanks to the Union Pacific Editor, I would like to pass on a public thank you to Brock Nelson, Local Director of Public Affairs for Union Pacific Railroad. I contacted Brock twice this summer…
Photo Credit: COURTEST KOIN 6 NEWS/LAURA FENN - This tree knocked down power lines on Southwest Vista in Portland on Saturday.
Oct 26, 2014

Thousands in region without power Sunday

by Jim Redden
Thousandsof households in the Portland area were without power Sunday morning following Saturday's wind storm, according to Portland General Electric. As of 5:10 p.m. Sunday, Portland General…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Cleveland High athletes and supporters turned out to protest a Portland Public Schools plan to rent their field to other sports organizations during traditional school team practice times.
Oct 03, 2014

CHS athletes to PPS: "Our field is not for rent!"

by David F. Ashton
Just as the school year was getting underway, parents and coaches of Cleveland High School (CHS) outdoor teams say they were shocked to learn that Portland Public Schools (PPS) was planning to…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Pulled down the new rails by a Brandt high-rail truck, the first TriMet Orange Line MAX train rolls slowly south from OMSI, toward the Brooklyn neighborhood.
Oct 03, 2014

First MAX train rolls down new tracks into Brooklyn

by David F. Ashton
Drivers on S.E. 12th Avenue surely did a double-take when they saw a TriMet MAX Light Rail train crossing Gideon Street on Monday morning, August 25. “I didn’t think that trains on the…