NEWS BRIEFS: Troutdale downtown getting sidwalk improvements
Troutdale upgrades underway
Crews started construction of sidewalk improvements to several blocks on the Historic Columbia River Highway in downtown Troutdale on June 5, and the work is expected to be completed by the third week in June.
Crews will create pedestrian "bulb outs" and ramp improvements at crosswalks to improve safety for pedestrians and people using mobility devices to cross the street.
Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, and no weekend work is planned.
Free health, personal services clinic offered
The Wallace Medical Concern will host a "total care" day for homeless and high-need Gresham and Portland-area women, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at Wallace's Rockwood Clinic, 124 N.E. 181st Ave.
The event will offer a variety of free health and personal services for women of all ages, including cervical cancer screening, mammograms, rapid HIV testing, blood pressure checks, meditation sessions, chair massage, health insurance enrollment, haircuts, a craft workshop and hot food/beverages. Free child care will be provided. Space is limited for cervical and breast cancer screenings. Call 503-489-1760 ext. 616 in advance to schedule appointments.
Other partners include Cascade Aids Project and Hands of Favor.
Learn to save garden
The nonprofit Grow Portland will teach gardeners how to save seed at a free seminar from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at the Gresham Library, 385 N.W. Miller Ave. Grow will cover the basics of seed saving, planning a garden to save seed successfully, tools and equipment for cleaning seed and how to store seed. If you have a garden, come with a garden plan to work with. Saving seed has many benefits from saving money to enriching biodiversity in your garden.