Ardenwald Holiday Potluck

img_potluck2009The monthly Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association Holiday Potluck is coming up on Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 6:30 p.m. at the Ardenwald Elementary School (8950 S.E. 36th Ave., Milwaukie) in the cafeteria.

Every year the Neighborhood Association holds the Holiday Potluck party.  It’s a great time for residents and neighbors to get together and socialize with Neighborhood leaders and residents in a causal setting.

The holiday potluck is held in lieu of our regular neighborhood meeting.  The next regular neighborhood meeting is Tuesday, January 12, 2010.

Everyone is invited to attend the Holiday Potluck.  If you like to bring food or non-alcoholic beverages, please contact Lisa Gunion-Rinker at or call (503) 659-7807.

Regular neighborhood meetings are held on the second Tuesdays of each month, except in July and August. Pizza slices and soft beverages are provided at the regular neighborhood meetings.

More information:

Join the neighborhood transportation discussion

img_max_trainTransportation chairman Michole Jensen has set up a discussion forum through Google Groups for the public to participate in the neighborhood’s transportation discussions.

The focus will start with issues regarding S.E. Johnson Creek Boulevard and the Portland-Milwaukie light rail.

Remarks should be focused and short but also comprehensive.   Anyone can start a discussion in the forum.

To join the discussion, go to the JCBNeighbors page.  You will need a Google account (GMail and Blogger account login should also work) to sign in and post a comment.

Tideman Johnson work party Saturday

img_johnsoncr-streamtopFriends of Tideman Johnson Park are having a volunteer work party to help maintain the park’s landscape on Saturday, November 7th.

The groups plans on clearing brush from the slope between the S.E. 37th Avenue entrance and the Springwater Trail.

If time permits, the group will also remove ivy remnants from the woodlands to prepare the area for planting native plants.

The work party is from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The location is at the Springwater Trail entrance at S.E. 37th Avenue in S.E. Portland.

Refreshment and work tools will be provided.  Volunteers of any age are welcome to help.

Haul your leaves to the leaf drop

img_redleaf_treeIf you live within Milwaukie city limits…

Milwaukie’s FREE Leaf Drop is available to residents in City of Milwaukie. Residents will be asked to provide proof of residency such as a utility (water and sewer) bill.

Remember, it is a violation of Milwaukie Code to dispose leaves into the street.

The drop location is at Milwaukie’s Johnson Creek Facility, 6101 SE Johnson Creek Blvd. The hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the dates listed below.   For more information, call (503) 786-7615.

  • November 7, 2009
  • November 14, 2009
  • November 21, 2009
  • November 28, 2009
  • December 5, 2009
  • December 12, 2009

More information for Milwaukie Residents…

If you live within Portland city limits…

Portland leaf drops are available this fall, however, the program is not free.  The nearest leaf drop for Portland is at Westmoreland Park at S.E. 22nd and S.E. Nehalem, in parking lot next to the baseball field.

Cost is $5 per car load; $10 for pick-up truck, SUV or trailer load; $20 for truck and trailer load. Commercial loads will not be accepted.

Drop times for the dates listed below will be from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • November 14, 2009
  • November 21, 2009
  • December 5, 2009

More information for Portland residents…