What's inside: Restaurant closes, cleaning day planned, memorial bricks available for purchase

Italian restaurant shutters

After opening its doors last August, Aradia Italian Restaurant and Bistro has closed.

Aradia owner Lesa Wood made the announcement last month on the restaurant's Facebook page, citing uncertainties caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The bistro was at 360 Broadway St., which was previously the site of the Mason Jar Cafe.

Groups plan cleanup day

The city of Estacada, Arrow Sanitary and Walker Disposal have teamed up to offer a cleanup day from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 18. The event is open to Arrow and Walker customers within city limits.

Acceptable items include unwanted household items, barbecues, bicycles, exercise equipment, non-freon appliances, water heaters and passenger vehicle and light truck tires. Hazardous waste, paint, propane tanks, construction, demolition or remodeling material cannot be dropped off. Commercial trailer or U-haul loads are not allowed, and each residence will be allowed one trip through.

The drop-off area is at the Estacada Portal Rest Area, 800 N.W. Evergreen Way. For more information, visit

Memorial bricks benefit Wade Creek development

Community members are invited to purchase a memorial brick, to be installed outside the Estacada Public Library, to raise funds for the next phase of Wade Creek Park.

"Honor your loved ones, recognize a special person or pet in your life, or promote your business or club with an engraved brick at the entrance to Estacada Public Library. This will be your last chance to claim one of the 99 bricks still available for engraving at the library front doors," the library's website said.

The minimum donation for a brick is $100, which is tax-deductible. For more information, visit

Construction on the third phase of Wade Creek Park, located behind the library, began earlier this summer. It is expected to be completed next summer.

New features will include an amphitheater, community room building, picnic shelter, benches, pollinator garden, exercise stations, trails, a boardwalk and a restored stream.

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