9.20.2016

Change the Date for Vigil for Stanley Grochowski

We are moving the Vigil at the crosswalk at Greeley and Bryant for Stanley Grochowski who was hit and killed by a hit & run driver to Thursday, September 29th at 6pm.  See details below.

Please come and show your support for safe streets, honor this man who was killed by a hit and run driver, and bring a sign.  We will have some signs asking folks to slow down, to look, some saying, "this was preventable".   But bring your own too!
We will stay for 30 minutes.  Please join your neighbors in the visible show of support for safer streets and to honor this man who died.

Questions?  Arborlodgeneighborhood.com

9.19.2016

Save the Date and Sign Up: Join us for Parke Diem October 15th


Many hands make light work! Join us at Arbor Lodge Park/Harper's Playground, October 15th, 9-12 for Parke Diem, a day of service in Portland parks. Portland Parks Foundation provides us with extra tools, gloves, and snacks and beverages for this work party - plus free t-shirts and water bottles!
We will be weeding around trees and in planting areas, spreading bark mulch, flame weeding the curbing, sidewalk cracks, and the baseball infields - if we weed, we keep our park pesticide free and bee friendly.

We need at least 5 volunteers to make our project a success - will you be one of them?

To sign up (and to help us plan for food and receive your free t-shirt) please go to:
parkediem.org
Then click on "neighborhood park projects"
Arbor Lodge Park should be the top left option
Sign up!

9.15.2016

Vigil for homeless man killed in crosswalk at Greeley and Bryant
Monday
September 26th, 6pm

Please come and show your support for safe streets, honor this man who was killed by a hit and run driver, and bring a sign.  We will have some signs asking folks to slow down, to look, some saying, "this was preventable".   But bring your own too!
We will stay for 30 minutes.  Please join your neighbors in the visible show of support for safer streets and to honor this man who died.

Questions?  Arborlodgeneighborhood.com

9.11.2016

Fresh Fruit for Hungry Kids - Join the Donation Network



For 6 or 7 years the Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association has been coordinating the collection of fresh fruit for the weekend back pack program at Chief Joseph Elementary. 

We are doing it again this year. 

Who gets a weekend back pack? Any child who clearly comes to school hungry on Monday mornings.

What do you do? You say, "Yes, I want to join the Donation Network."

You'll get an e-mail early in the month listing your week to donate and the number of individual pieces of fresh fruit to bring to the school by Wednesday noon that week. Last year it was 40 pieces each week. You might be asked to donate twice during the school year; most folks only need to donate once to cover all weeks. 

You also will be asked to consider donating $5 gift cards (completely up to you) to Fred Meyer or the Grocery Outlet in late November. This helps kids eat over the long winter break, gives them autonomy in what they buy, and a lighter load to carry home when school lets out in December for the Holidays.

So, want to join us? Last year 22 of your neighbors contributed. If "YES," email Ginger at ginger.edws@gmail.com. 

9.09.2016

October 8th Park/Playground work party moved to October 15th, 9-12 noon

We've moved the October 8th scheduled work party at Arbor Lodge Park and Harper's Playground to coordinate with the City Wide Parke Diem event the 14th and 15th.

Please consider signing up on line for Parke Diem at Arbor Lodge Park/Harper's Playground.  Just go to Parke Diem and scroll to find Arbor Lodge Park.

Why sign up online?  To get a T-Shirt and to confirm we have enough volunteers to be part of Parke Diem.  The Portland Parks Foundation supplies the T shirts, snacks, water, and sometimes a little extra bling.

What will we do October 15th?
*  weed around trees - taking the circle out a little to keep mowers away from tree trunks
*  spread bark mulch around the trees, low near the tree, higher at the outside edge
*  weed and de-head flowers in Harper's Playground
*  spread bark mulch there too
* flame weed the baseball diamonds, infields, sidewalks, etc.  (you must be 18 to do this, have closed toed shoes, sign a waiver, and participate in a short training)
*  weed around signs and spread bark mulch there too.

It is easy work, fun to meet neighbors, end the work party trying out the slide in the playground.

Questions, ask Ginger at ginger.edws!gmail.com  and Thank you!

Elections are coming - come learn about your neighborhood association and how to participate!


We hope you'll join us for our September neighborhood meeting! We are gearing up to add neighbors to our Board at Elections in October, so join us to learn more about your neighborhood association and the great group of people who work to build community in Arbor Lodge. Maybe you'll be inspired to join us!

Thursday, September 15, 2016, 
6:30 pm at the Kenton Firehouse 2209 North Scofield
Children are welcome

Draft Agenda
6:30pm- Welcome, Introductions, sign in
6:40pm-Budget-Duane
6:50pm-Movie in the Park/meeting with Net Team
7:00pm-Harper Soiree/Parke Diem reminder and request for volunteers-Ginger
7:10pm-Developer presentation for 6826 North Greenwich
7:25pm-Safe Streets/Pedestrian accidents
7:35pm-Art Show for Brian Duncan
7:45pm-Backpack Program-Ginger 
7:50pm-October Elections-how to reach people. post notices, invitations
8:00pm-End and cookies

8.08.2016

Summer work party at Arbor Lodge Park/Harper's Playground

Saturday
August 13th
9-12, noon
meet at the west baseball diamond
bring your water bottle and gloves (we have some)
We will be weeding around trees, spreading bark mulch
weeding the planting beds in the playground
doing some clean up of baseball fields

Hope to see you there.  Going to miss this?  Mark your calendar for the City wide work party, Parke Diem set for October 8th, 9-12.  Those who sign up online get a Parke Diem T-shirt to wear all year!

and, Thank you!

8.03.2016

Ride your bike, or walk to the Movie in the Park, "Rio".

This Friday, August 5th, Arbor Lodge Park.
Wear your safety gear and participate in our safety contest. 
3 categories:  up to 12, 13-17, and 18+
Show us how you stay safe, and encourage all of us to stay safe.
Prizes from a new local business.
Costumes encouraged, as long as they don't compromise your visibility and safety gear.
Judging at 8:15, right before the Movie starts as dusk.
Music starts at 7pm, food vendors too 

7.21.2016

No Meeting July 21 - Join us at our BBQ!


Just a reminder that we are having a neighborhood BBQ and potluck instead of a July meeting! See you at Arbor Lodge Park tonight, July 21, 5-7PM. We'll provide the basics (burgers, veggie burgers, dogs, lemonade, plates/cutlery) - you bring a side or dessert to share!


7.17.2016

Bring your bike to the Arbor Lodge BBQ this Thursday, July 21st, 5-7 at Arbor Lodge Park.

Why?  to get a free hamburger, hot dog, or veggie dog and shared potluck food.
Why?  to do the bike rodeo, get a coupon for a free helmet, ask 2 Portland Police Bike Patrol Officers to check your bike for safety and license it, free bike maps and more
Come meet your neighbors and have some fun on your bike too.
Don't have a bike?  Just come for the food and fun.