11.26.2020

A Christmas Carol - Now Available

 

Available today!

"A Christmas Carol" 
Performed by Gerald 'Charles' Dickens


Gerald Dickens, the great-great grandson of Charles Dickens, has been mesmerizing audiences for over 20 years with his live performance of the classic tale, A Christmas Carol. This unforgettable one-man show has recently been captured on film for all of his fans to enjoy this holiday season - streaming exclusively on Vimeo.

Gerald will take you on the magical journey of Ebenezer Scrooge’s heartfelt transformation by acting out all 26 characters in this favorite holiday tale. For just $20, you can rent this inspirational performance in the comfort of your home — sure to become a treasured Christmas tradition! 

This year Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association is the local sponsor for the film which has been released today! 50% of the proceeds will go right back into our community through the work being done by our neighborhood association. 
  
Please follow this link to access the film.



11.23.2020

Chief Joseph Elementary School Backpack Program

Hungry in Arbor Lodge - not you? 

But maybe a neighbor, or your neighbor and their children. 
 
Each year near the winter break, we ask Arbor Lodge neighbors to donate $5 gift cards to Chief Joseph Elementary to help those children who normally receive a weekly backpack of food from the school. Things are different this year. Food backpacks now go out every other week with enough for those 2 weeks. But there will be a break in backpacks going out between mid December and early January. 
 
How can you help?  
  • Food Donations
Please check out this inventory list for items needed. Hopefully this helps if you are thinking of picking up an extra item or two in your regular shopping routine. The Chief Joseph Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) sends home two weekends worth of food to thirty students on the 1st and 3rd weeks of the month. So while sometimes the inventory numbers look healthy, it really doesn't last that long! As always, these are suggestions and goals, and will adjust as needed and always send home plenty of food. If you have suggestions for items not listed here please contact: backpack@chiefjosephschool.org 

There will be two more bag distributions this calendar year (Friday 12/4 and 12/18). Donations can be brought to the table set up between the temporary building and the main school building, just outside the door of the temporary building. A volunteer will be there between 9:30-10:30am on those dates listed. Donations cannot be brought to the school library as their open hours have been put on pause. If those times don’t work please contact backpack@chiefjosephschool.org to make arrangements. 
 
  • Gift Cards
The PTO will be sending Fred Meyer gift cards home in December. Instead of asking people to donate gift cards, it will be easier in our current situation to accept financial donations and the PTO will handle ordering and distributing the cards! They are hoping to raise at least $25/student. Any amount can be donated through the chiefjosephschool.org site by clicking the "donate" button, please pull down to select "backpack program" and you can also add "gift card" in the notes section.
 
Please contact backpack@chiefjosephschool.org if you or someone you know prefers to donate in another way.
 
There are 30 children/families in this program. The hope is that we can give each $25 in gift cards to supplement the backpack going out on December 18th. That means we hope to raise $750 for gift cards. Please consider giving anything you can. Even if 75 of the approximate 3,000 households in Arbor Lodge gave $10 each, we would reach our goal. 

For more information please contact: backpack@chiefjosephschool.org

Thank you for helping your neighbors.

11.22.2020

A Christmas Carol

"A Christmas Carol" 
Performed by Gerald 'Charles' Dickens
Available today!

Gerald Dickens, the great-great grandson of Charles Dickens, has been mesmerizing audiences for over 20 years with his live performance of the classic tale, A Christmas Carol. This unforgettable one-man show has recently been captured on film for all of his fans to enjoy this holiday season - streaming exclusively on Vimeo.

Gerald will take you on the magical journey of Ebenezer Scrooge’s heartfelt transformation by acting out all 26 characters in this favorite holiday tale. For just $20, you can rent this inspirational performance in the comfort of your home — sure to become a treasured Christmas tradition! 

This year Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association is the local sponsor for the film which has been released today! 50% of the proceeds will go right back into our community through the work being done by our neighborhood association. 
  
Please follow this link to access the film.



11.14.2020

Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association Public Meeting: Thursday November 19th, 7pm-8:30pm

Please join us over Zoom for our November monthly meeting on 
Thursday November 19th from 7-8:30pm

The agenda and meeting information is below.

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If you need assistance using Zoom or accessing our remote meetings please contact board@arborlodgeneighborhood.com. Please include a phone number, and good time(s) to reach you. A volunteer will contact you in advance of our board meeting.

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AGENDA
  • 7:00pm Welcome, introductions (10 minutes)
  • 7:10pm Approval of October minutes (5 minutes)
  • 7:15pm Special Election--open positions: vice chair, secretary, at large positions (10 minutes)
  • 7:25pm Board member training - pick date (5 minutes)
  • 7:30pm Budget approval (10 minutes)
  • 7:40pm Happy Hour / December social event? (5 minutes)
  • 7:45pm Graffiti kits / Garbage (5 minutes)
  • 7:50pm Committee Updates (20 minutes)
    • Transportation
    • Land Use
    • Clean Air
    • Tree Team
    • Parks
    • New committees? Outreach / communication?
  • 8:10pm Open floor, members (20 minutes)

10.23.2020

Tuesday October 27th Neighborhood Contact Meeting

 The development team at 6825 N Interstate will present their design for a new 3-Story, 14 Unit apartment building with lobby with bicycle parking, recharging stations for electric bicycles, bicycle repair area.

Plans are available for review here https://www.portlandmaps.com/bps/neighborhood-contact/#/detail/63201 

The meeting will be held via zoom:

Neighborhood Contact Meeting via. Zoom


Topic: 6825 N. Interstate Ave. Neighborhood Contact Meeting

Time: Oct 27, 2020 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)


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10.08.2020

Zoom link for ALNA October 15th , 7pm meeting with Elections

 Here is the Zoom link for the ALNA meeting set for Thursday, October 15th, 7pm

Ginger Edwards is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
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Agenda:

* Introductions, quick review of yearly accomplishments

*  General Public formal vote on Budget for 2020-2021

*. Elections for all positions on the Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association Board

*. Committee reports, Land Use, Clean Air, Trees, Parks

* Brief discussion of Verizon's proposed Drone Facility on the Willamette River near Cathedral Park

Hope to see you there!


10.04.2020

ALNA meeting October 15th, 7pm, Elections for the new year

 Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association meeting set for October 15th, 7pm via zoom

We'll post the link by October 10th, right here.

Agenda:

*. vote on Budget for 2020-2021

*. Elections, positions are open for Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and At Large positions.  All are volunteer, all require the ability to meet monthly, now online, for about 90 minutes.  Current Board members are happy to talk about positions, contact us at arborlodgeneighborhood.com

* Committee reports like:  Land Use, Clean Air, Parks, Trees

What would you add to this Agenda?

We hope you'll join us to support the many good things happening in our neighborhood.  Did you know an ADA portable toilet will be installed soon at the Park - when the brick and mortar restroom is locked for the winter - paid for by ALNA?  Did you know that this year we have so many volunteers for the Fresh Fruit for School Backpack Program that we have people waiting until January to donate ? We have such generous neighbors.  Did you know we have a Purple Air Monitor active?  Our Clean Air Committee set that up.  Did you know we continue to ask the City what the plan is for the lot at Denver and Rosa Parks Way - the deadline to renew the permit there is long overdue.  And there is more going on.

Bring your ideas.

See you October 15th at 7pm via Zoom!


9.25.2020

Information on Saturday, September 26th, in our area

 The Governor just announced she is declaring an Emergency situation in North Portland for this Saturday, September 26th.

She has put the State Police Superintendent and the Multnomah County Sheriff in charge of a joint operation in north Portland.  Along with Portland Police, they intend to spread police officers out in the neighborhoods, especially between Delta Park and Peninsula Park.

All three police agencies stated during the press conference their intent is to keep the Proud Boys meeting in Delta Park and the Black Lives Matter folks meeting in Peninsula Park apart.

The Governor has authorized the use of CS gas by all three police agencies if they deem it necessary to stop any altercation.

I am sharing this information with you so you are not surprised by increased police presence.  You may also want to keep your windows closed to avoid any exposure to CS gas.  Although Mayor Wheeler has dis-allowed PPB to use CS gas, the Governor is overruling him for this one time only.

You can google the Governor's Press Conference today to learn more details.  


9.18.2020

Many Thanks for your attendance/participation

 Thank you to all who participated in the Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association meeting last night.  I know it was a somewhat dry, business meeting, so thanks for hanging in there and for your input.

The meetings usually focus on Committee activities and other happenings in the neighborhood, so I thought I would share this document with you about what the NA tries to do annually in Arbor Lodge.

I hope you'll return for the October meeting when we will do introductions, elections, approve the budget, and be sure to get in Committee reports earlier.  Thanks again for showing up, and sharing your best ideas.






9.11.2020

Still looking for a few interested neighbors

If you'd like to join the Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association Board, or general membership, please consider joining us for our September meeting, Thursday, September 17th, 7pm via Zoom.  Here is the link:


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3958652871?pwd=T2p4Zk9PZVcvRERFdXZVVXJPNEsvUT09

if joining via a phone only, here is the passcode:

Passcode: 059345

if you need help with either, let us know and someone will contact you, board@arborlodgeneighborhood.com

At our website:  Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association, you can see the Agenda.  We'll be talking about the proposed Budget for 2020-21, Elections, Trees, Parks, Clean Air, and more.  Hope to see you on Zoom.