Man assaulted, bike stolen on Springwater Trail

A man bicycling on Springwater Trail early Thursday morning was assaulted and had his bicycle stolen.

BikePortland.org reported of a man bicycling on the Springwater Trail near SE 32nd Ave. overpass when he was reportedly assaulted and knocked unconscious sometime between 12:30 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. on May 18. The custom built mountain bike was stolen.

Anyone with additional information can contact the Portland Police non-emergency number at 503-823-3333 and reference the report number 2017-906788.

The full story and photos are on BikePortland.org post, “Man get bike stolen after being knocked unconscious while bicycling on Springwater Corridor.”

If you see suspicious activity on the Springwater Trail, contact the Portland Police immediately at 503-823-3333, or if it’s an emergency, call 9-1-1.

Upcoming Board Election: Secretary, Asst. Land Use, and Southeast Uplift Rep. Needed

The Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association is seeking volunteers for secretary, assistant land use representative, and Southeast Uplift representative for the upcoming neighborhood association board elections on Monday, May 22.

Both secretary and Southeast Uplift representative announced in March that they are not renewing their terms at the board election.

Southeast Uplift representative Marianne Colgrove has served the position for 12 years. She also participated in spearheading the Friends of Tideman Johnson Park work parties, which she says she will continue to do.

Bryan Dorr has served as secretary and webmaster for 9 years. He also served on the Johnson Creek Secure Residential Treatment Facility (SRTF) good neighbor subcommittee for eight years, which he is also stepping down from. He plans to continue to volunteer webmaster work for the neighborhood.

The assistant land-use, formerly held by Mark Taylor, was vacated a few months ago when he was nominated as the neighborhood’s Public Safety Advisory Committee representative.

The requirements to serve are you must be at voting age or older and is a member of the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association. A member is a resident, property or business owner, a designated representative of a business or non-profit group within the Portland or Milwaukie side of the neighborhood boundary.

If you are interested in serving any these positions, please attend the regular meeting on Monday, May 22, 2017, 6:30 p.m. at Milwaukie Café & Bottle Shop, 9401 SE 32nd Ave.

Arc donations could help neighborhood fundraising

For over 60 years The Arc of Multnomah-Clackamas has served people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through programs and support for families.

One of the ways we offer help to our partner Neighborhood Associations, schools, youth sport teams, churches and organizations is through clothing drives:

Here is how it works:

  1. The Arc delivers receptacles for clothing.
  2. Your group fills the receptacles with gently used clothing.
  3. The Arc picks up the receptacles and weighs the clothing. (whisper:  coats, boots and jeans weigh more).
  4.  The Arc cuts a check for your group!  We pay $.20/pound.

What could be easier? Nothing! Say good bye to labor intensive fund raisers (read: bake sales, car washes, gift wrap sales, etc) and say hello to The Arc. All you have to do is get people to clean out their closets, gather up lost and found, and you are on your way to funding that special program or project. Some want their clothing drive to be for an explicit time and others want it for year-round and on-going revenue.   We can print and wrap the clothing receptacles with your logo etc.

For more information go to our website, www.thearcmult.org ,click on the fundraising tab, and fill out the fundraising application for electronic submission. Or call Kathy Buss: 503.223.7279 ext. 222.

Terrace Cleanup Work Party Apr. 29

A volunteer work party to clean up the Johnson Creek Blvd. terrace between SE Brookside and SE 43rd Ave. will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Work will be done on to clean up the back of the third tier.

Some tools,are provided, but bring gloves and appropriate clothing for working in the dirt and for the weather. All ages are welcome to help.

Ardenwald’s First Adopt-A-Stop Helps Keep Bus Stop Cleaner

One bus stop in Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood will be much cleaner now.

TriMet installed a small trash can a few days ago on the bus stop sign post for a westbound stop on SE Johnson Creek Blvd. at SE 42nd Ave. (Stop No. 3076). The trash can is part of TriMet’s Adopt-A-Stop program.

TriMet provides the trash can and a business or organization helps maintain the stop and remove the trash. The program does not cost anything to the volunteers.

Ardenwald Resident Renee Moog presented the idea at the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association board on January 23, 2017. Moog suggested the idea when finding out that bus riders waiting for a bus were dropping litter into her yard.

The Neighborhood Association made motion to support the program. The motion passed unanimously.

Photo: Renee Moog.