OI Community Awareness Day

Estacada Mayor Brent Dodrill proclaimed Tuesday, May 6, as Community Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) Awareness Day in Estacada.

Dodrill made the proclamation during the City Council meeting on Monday, April 28.

OI, or “brittle bone disease,” is a genetic disorder characterized by fragile bones that break easily. People born with the disorder are affected throughout their lifetime. There is no cure.

Estacada resident Bryten Figgins, 11, lives with OI.

The proclamation makes note of Figgins’ “unbreakable spirit” and states that “increased funding for education and research are needed to help find more effective treatments.”

The mayor encouraged all to join in the observance of OI Awareness Day in Estacada.

Grace Place, parent company have new website

Earlier this year, Grace House changed its name to Grace Place.

The senior living facility’s parent company has also changed its name from Assisted Living Concepts to Enlivant.

The company is under new ownership and executive leadership.

As a part of the rebranding, the company has a new, redesigned website.

Check it out at

Mt. Hood Emergency Preparedness Expo planned

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is hosting a Mt. Hood Emergency Preparedness Expo from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, May 2, and 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 3.

The free two-day event will cover topics like how to build an emergency kit, organize your neighborhood for disaster, how to create a family plan and more.

Scott Burns, geology professor and past-chairman of the department of geology at Portland State University, is the keynote speaker. He will discuss earthquakes at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3.

The church is at 12300 S.E. 312th Drive, Boring.

For more information on the events, classes and lectures offered visit

Free art classes offered at Milo McIver State Park

Local artists will teach free art classes for all ages and skill levels in Milo McIver State Park in May.An introduction to photography class will be taught from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 3, in the Cedar Shelter. Bring your own camera. If you’ve got a user manual and a tripod, bring those too.

Cedar Shelter. Bring your own camera. If you’ve got a user manual and a tripod, bring those too.

An introduction to painting class will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 10, in the Cedar Shelter. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own painting supplies, as only a limited amount of tools will be available at the class.

Learn about Native American Basketry and Wood Carving from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 17, in the Cedar Shelter.

For more information, call Mark at 503-887-3160 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Spiral Gallery will display pieces created during the Art in the Parks program inspired by Milo McIver State Park starting Saturday, June 7. For more information on submitting art for the display, call the gallery at 503-630-7273.

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