Local news in brief
Save a life this holiday season
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to be the lifeline for patients in need this holiday season by making an appointment to give blood or platelets.
While helping to save lives is likely motivation enough, those who come out to give Nov. 18-Dec. 18 will also receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card via email, courtesy of Suburban Propane.
— Nov. 23: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., New Life Church Riverfalls, 1984 McKillican St.
— Dec. 18: 1 p.m-6 p.m., Adult Community Center, West Linn Adult Community Center, 1180 Rosemont Road
— Dec. 21: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., West Linn Lutheran Church, 20390 Willamette Drive
— Dec. 21: 9 a.m- 2 p.m., The Summit, 22220 Salamo Road.
Warner named Parks & Rec director
The City of West Linn has appointed former assistant director of Parks and Recreation Ken Warner as director, following the retirement of longtime Director Ken Worcester.
Warner has worked for the City for 26 years. There are no immediate plans to fill his assistant director position.
A retirement party for Ken Wocester is set for Friday, Nov. 22 at 5 p.m., at the Adult Community Center.
Rake, bag your leaves this fall
The City of West Linn reminds residents that any leaves that fall naturally into the street are the responsibility of the City and will be picked up during the regular street sweeping.
However, leaves that fall on property owners' land is their responsibility. They can be disposed in yard debris cans or in paper sacks designed for leaf disposal (and available at hardware stores).
Bagged leaves and yard debris may also be disposed of at S&H Landscaping Supplies, 2202200 S.W. Stafford Road, Tualatin.
One half of the streets located within the city are swept each month, with each half alternating from month to month.
Sweeping generally starts the third week of the month. This schedule is flexible depending on weather and other issues which may arise.
In addition, the City is asking citizens if they see leaves blocking street storm drains or along the street curb-lines to move the leaves up onto the curb. This is especially important during heavy rains to prevent street drainage back-ups and flooding.
Local teacher reads from young adult novel
Come hear local author and West Linn-Wilsonville School District teacher Steve Davala share the final book in his Soulkind series, "The Soulkind Master."
The event will be at the West Linn Public Library at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.
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