This summer, Multnomah County Library participated in a teen internship program called Summerworks, established by the nonprofit Worksystems. According to Worksystems, in the past ten years, youth employment has dropped from 46 percent to 27 percent. The Summerworks program found 530 intern jobs for teens this summer, 20 of whom came to work for the library.
Just off Northeast 82nd Avenue, on a patch of land tucked between the red brick building and the football field, the Madison High School garden has taken root.
As summer draws to a close, the 1,500-square-foot plot is overflowing with every kind of vegetable imaginable, from beets to zucchini, along with showy cutting flowers such as sunflower and zinnia. Fruit trees laden … More
By Erin Jaurigue Hollywood Farmers Market board member
The Hollywood Farmers Marketis now accepting applications to join its board of directors in January 2014. Board membership offers an opportunity for volunteers, vendors and market lovers to become involved in the nonprofit organization.
The board welcomes applications from individuals enthusiastic about the Market, especially those with backgrounds in the areas of food policy, nutrition, nonprofit organizations, community outreach, human resources, … More
When a woman realizes that her marriage isn’t working, she may feel a range of emotions that swirl into a cacophony of questions. What are the next steps to take? How will she support herself? What will life be like as a single parent?
On July 27, several members of the neighborhood, business community and the Stoll family gathered to dedicate the new public plaza in the Hollywood District.City Commissioner Amanda Fritz and former Mayor Sam Adams assisted in the unveiling of the bronze plaque that reads “Stoll Plaza — Honoring Norm & Helen Stoll for their years of support of our neighborhood, our … More
The community is invited to attend a remembrance/memorial event for Lee Perlman on Sunday, September 15 at 4 p.m. at Lorenzen Conference Center at Legacy Emanuel Hospital. That was the site of many meetings in Lee’s Eliot neighborhood.
Legacy Emanuel is on North Vancouver Avenue between Russell Street and the east end of the Fremont Bridge. The Lorenzen Center is off Graham St. between the hospital and the Medical Office … More
By Mary DeHart Owner and publisher of the Hollywood Star News
What can we say about Lee Perlman? We’ve never met anyone — and doubt we ever again will — who could go to as many meetings as he attended. Day or night. That was his passion. Lee was well known — and well read — in Portland, covering the many meetings he attended citywide. By doing that, he was … More
The eighth annual Summer in September Jambalaya Festival & BBQ, featuring a Creole-style family recipe, is planned from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 7 at Dawson Park, between North Williams and Vancouver Avenues, from Morris to Stanton streets.
Directors Mortgage is celebrating its 15th year anniversary in business. Mark J. Hanna started Directors Mortgage in 1998, which has grown from one office to 17 locations across Oregon and Washington. The company has more than 200 employees and more than $8 billion in closed loans. Directors Mortgage has an office in the Hollywood district at the corner of Northeast 37th Avenue… More
The Rite Aid Foundation has provided a $5,000 grant to the Portland-based Cascade AIDS project to support Kids’ Connection. The program offers counseling and other support for children who are HIV infected or related to someone who is.
Living with HIV can be a challenge for adults, said Gayle Rife, manager of the Rite Aid Foundation, but it can be overwhelming for … More
Lee Perlman was born in Brooklyn, New York, on January 27, 1949. His parents, Samuel and Lucille Perlman, were both involved in the Civil Rights movement and other social justice causes of the time. He graduated from Erasmus Hall High School and attended Boston University, where he majored in journalism. After graduating in 1970, Lee returned to New York City where … More
The Far Post has been outfitting Portland soccer players from its flagship store near the Jeld-Wen Stadium since 1993. Owner Sonny Jepson said he was approached many times about opening in other locations, … More
Staff members at Multnomah County library branches can teach patrons two new ways to download and read e-books. One method is the 3M Cloud Library and the other is OverDrive, said Shawn Cunningham, communications director for the library system.
Patrons may search and download e-books from the library website or through the 3M Cloud Library mobile app. This covers about 5,000 titles … More