News in brief
Boat registrations now online
The Oregon State Marine Board mailed approximately 75,000 boat registration renewal notices to boaters whose boat registration expires Dec. 31, 2018. Each renewal notice is unique to the owner and their boat. Boaters have three options to renew. The fastest option is online using the Marine Board's online store at https://apps3.oregon/gov/application/osmb. After completing the transaction, boaters can print a temporary permit and go boating right away. There is no transaction fee when using a credit or debit card online. Other options include mailing the payment and coupon to the Marine Board or visiting a local registration agent, who will issue a temporary permit for an additional fee.
City organizing toy drive
Wilsonville Parks and Recreation is coordinating the City's fifth annual toy drive for the benefit of in-need residents in Wilsonville and throughout Clackamas County.
Until December 14, residents may purchase and drop off new, unwrapped toys. Donations are being collected and distributed by Toy & Joy/Compassion in Action of Clackamas County to provide holiday joy for area families in need.
Toy donations may be dropped at the following sites in Wilsonville:
¦ Parks and Rec Admin Building, 29600 SW Park Pl., Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
¦ Wilsonville Orthodontics, 9475 S.W. Wilsonville Rd., Monday-Thursday, hours vary
¦ Community Tree Lighting, Town Center Park, Nov. 28 at 5:30 pm.
For more information, call 503-783-7529 or visit WilsonvilleParksandRec.com.
Help someone keep warm
The Windermere-Charbonneau branch, located at 31960 S.W. Charbonneau Dr., Ste. 105, is participating in "Share the Warmth," collecting new or gently used adult-sized coats and twin-sized blankets to distribute to Transition Projects, a local nonprofit that helps people transition from homelessness to housing. Donations can be dropped off through Dec. 19.
Deputies raising awareness for men's health
Clackamas County Sheriff deputies, who supply law enforcement in Wilsonville, are joining the fight to increase awareness of men's health issues, during a No Shave November campaign. Normally, CCSO grooming standards don't allow deputies to wear beards.
During November, participants are encouraged to donate money they'd usually spend on shaving to educate people about cancer prevention, save lives and aid those fighting the battle. Participants are also encouraged to get a cancer screening during the month of November.
Donate at https://no-shave.org/team/patrol.