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ERIC NORBERG - Gladstones Sheldon Penner has fed breakfast to hundreds at large gatherings, celebrants at weddings, and even to wildfire refugees on parking lots. On January 20, 6 pm at SMILE Station, he will make breakfast for dinner for YOU."Breakfast for Dinner", and a program – as AHB meets in person: The Association of Home Businesses, the area-wide "work at home" and small business group, plans its first regular meeting in person since March of 2019, and anyone interested is invited. As always, it's 6 p.m. on the "third Thursday evening" of the month – in this case, January 20th. Sheldon Penner of "Chris Cakes Northwest" will serve his incomparable "Breakfast for Dinner" (see him do it online – – and the featured program will be useful for anyone involved in home businesses: We're all sharing some of our favorite (but obscure) computer programs, including some remarkably useful ones we use in our work. The location is SMILE Station, S.E. 13th and Tenino in Sellwood, and the door charge for the evening – including the dinner – is only $10. Vaccination required – and masks needed, except when eating. RSVP requested – you can reserve your spot by e-mailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information about the Association of Home Businesses, go online –

Distillery in Brooklyn offers Holiday-themed canned cocktails: The Brooklyn nbeighborhood's four-year-old small artisanal distillery, "503 Distilling", announces that it has released "Peppermint La Vida Mocha", a new limited-run canned cocktail, in time for the Holidays. Based on the brand's popular "La Vida Mocha" cocktail-in-a-can, this is described as "a festive blend of 503 Rum, cream infused with natural peppermint, cold brew coffee, and chocolate". For more information on the Inner Southeast distillery, go online –

Windermere again collects coats and blankets: Windermere real estate brokers throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington again participated in Windermere Real Estate's annual "Share the Warmth" campaign. Starting November 15, and continuing for a month through Friday, December 17, Windermere brokers collected winter necessities for community members in need. In the Portland area, the donations benefit "Transition Projects", which among other things operates Multnomah County's "Willamette Shelter" at Milwaukie Avenue and Mitchell Street in Westmoreland. Particularly needed were new or gently-used adult-sized coats and twin-sized blankets. In Inner Southeast, the Windermere Real Estate office is on the corner of Bybee Boulevard and S.E. 15th, diagonally across from the Sellwood-Moreland Post Office.


RITA A. LEONARD - Sellwood artist Elizabeth Ereckson, with one of her prize-winning paintings. Sellwood artist displays at Sellwood Community House: Elizabeth Ereckson held a show of her paintings at the Sellwood Community House on Saturday, November 20 – sharing the back Studio Gallery there with photographer-watercolorist John Feldhausen, Ereckson's scenic paintings, all of them completed in oils or gouache, includes landscapes in area parks and along the Oregon coast for inspiration. Following her retirement as a real estate agent, Elizabeth has dedicated herself to painting. Her son and his family are all artists as well. Developing an impressionistic style, Elizabeth focuses on plein air pieces, reflecting her love of nature. For more information, she can be reached by e-mail – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sellwood Community House announces grant: The neighborhood-operated nonprofit Sellwood Community House at S.E.15th and Spokane Street announces that it recently was awarded a $32,000 grant from Oregon Community foundation to support enrichment and leadership opportunities for K-8 youth. SCH Recreation Coordinator MacKenzie Torres remarked, "These funds support engaging and enriching programming for K-8 kids, including an after-school cooking program that incorporates art, literacy and STEM components, and a weekly leadership program for middle school-age youth that encourages confident, civically-minded young community members. We look forward to building on this work in our community, and are grateful for the generous support of Oregon Community Foundation." For more about the Sellwood Community House, go online –

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