NEWS BRIEFS: Troutdale downtown sidewalk improvements continue
Walkways to become more user-friendly
Construction began last week in downtown Troutdale to build pedestrian improvements on the north side of the East Historic Columbia River Highway.
Recent work includes:Concrete was removed and replaced at the intersection of Southeast Dora Street and the Historic Columbia River Highway. New ramps for those requiring mobility devices are scheduled to be constructed on Tuesday, June 12, at the intersection of the Historic Columbia River Highway and Southeast Dora Street, as well as the intersection of the Historic Columbia River Highway and Southeast Harlow Avenue.
The project is scheduled for completion the third week of June.
Citizenship classes offered at library
Ecumenical Ministries and Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees is offering a free series of classes to help people become U.S. citizens. The classes will be held from 12:30-3:30 p.m. every Sunday from July 1 to Sept. 30, at the Rockwood Library, 17917 S.E. Stark St. There will be help with English, reading, writing, speaking and U.S. history in preparation for the citizenship exam and interview. Participants will receive free study materials and do not have to attend every class.
Celebrate Flag Day
Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is inviting the community to join them for a Flag Day Observance Ceremony at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, at the funeral home, 520 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham.
Along with patriotic music and a reading of the Declaration of Independence, guest speakers will discuss several topics related to the American flag. A reception will follow.
For more information, call 503-665-2128.