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Grants offered for neighborhood projects

Grants offered for neighborhood projects

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

The Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods is offering $1,000 grants for projects that improve the quality of life in the 12 coalition neighborhoods.

Applications are due March 14 at the coalition office, 4815 N.E. Seventh Ave. Information is available from Fran Ayaribil, special projects coordinator: gro.n1411373483oitil1411373483aocen1411373483@libi1411373483raya.1411373483narf1411373483 or (503) 388-9188.

The coalition neighborhoods include Alameda, Boise, Concordia, Eliot, Grant Park, Humboldt, Irvington, King, Sabin, More

Author Lori Lake remembers her Northeast Portland roots

Author Lori Lake remembers her Northeast Portland roots

One of Lori L. Lake’s books is set in the Laurelhurst Neighborhood

By Kathy Eaton
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Prolific author Lori L. Lake, originally from Northeast Portland, advises writers to write a good book: “You wouldn’t construct a shoe with holes in it or a heel that’s not properly affixed.”

Lake, who’s published 13 books in a dozen years, said, “I grew up with a jumbled bunch of people.” The oldest … More

Friends of Trees schedules planting dates  in North and Northeast Portland neighborhoods

Friends of Trees schedules planting dates in North and Northeast Portland neighborhoods

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Friends of Trees is encouraging Portland residents to plant trees to benefit neighborhoods in a variety of ways, including reduced air pollution, cooler temperatures in summer and added value for homes.
The organization works with Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services, which requires a permit to plant in parking strips or public rights-of-way. Trees offered through the Friends are tailored to each homeowner’s … More

Gardeners grow food, community

Gardeners grow food, community

By Rebecca Ragain
For the Hollywood Star News, July, 2010

Kim McDodge leans over a chive plant, showing another gardener which of the long, narrow leaves to snip in order to prolong the plant’s production of flavorful new shoots. A few minutes later, in another area of the garden, McDodge pulls a few leeks out of the ground, shaking the dirt off the plants’ roots. They’re getting too old and … More

Good in the Neighborhood returns

By Lee Perlman
For the Hollywood Star News, June, 2010

The Good in the Neighborhood festival will be back again for the 18th time this month. Originally a three-day affair, it has expanded over the years. It will start with a kickoff event from 6 to 10 p.m. June 21 at Kennedy School, 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave., with food, dancing, live music, and a fashion show by Amani. There will … More