New bands and food vendor for the 2010 Summer Concerts

New bands are lined up for the 2010 Summer Concert Series , getting ready to provide Ardenwald-Johnson Creek with free performances at Ardenwald Park every Thursday night in August starting at 7 p.m.

Event coordinator Jeff Davis has selected new bands with different music styles to perform. This year’s band line-up is:

  • Aug. 5, 2010-Tom Grant Trio
  • Aug. 12, 2010-Joe New and Friends
  • Aug. 19, 2010-Gravy
  • Aug. 26, 2010-Kolaku Hawaiian

The Neighborhood will also celebrate the National Night Out on Aug. 5, starting at 6 p.m. at Ardenwald Park.

Also new this year is a food vendor that will provide food and beverages for the concert goers.

Give Pizza a Chance, a food cart based in Portland, Ore., will be at the events, serving slices of artisan pizza and hand-made soda at the concert.

More information about the 2010 Summer Concert Series and the bands is available on  The 2010 Summer Concert Series poster is also available for download here (PDF).

Charrette focuses station’s integration with natural environment

Part of the Tacoma Street Station and Park & Ride for the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail design process also include how the station integrates with the nearby environment.

On June 3, approximately 50 residents, neighborhood leaders, members from the Johnson Creek Watershed Council and TriMet representatives met to discuss how to make the future station benefit the nearby Johnson Creek, a tributary that is also home to aquatic life.

Board Member Russ Stoll, who attended the charette, suggested to seek riparian and conservation easements along Johnson Creek. He also recommended better bicycle accommodations at the station.

The second design charette scheduled for Wed., June 23, 7p.m.–9p.m., at the Watershed Council offices, 1900 SE Milport Road, Milwaukie. Please RSVP to Matt Clark – or 503-652-7477 if you would like to attend. The process is still at the beginning stage.

The Neighborhood Association has added  a dedicated Web page containing information and documents regarding the Tacoma Street Station charette.

Curb identity theft, fraud at free shred day

Press release from Milwaukie Police Department:

The Milwaukie Police Department will offer a FREE document shred event on Saturday, June 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Citizens are invited to drop off personal documents, statements, and mail at the Public Safety Building at 3200 SE Harrison Street, Milwaukie, Oregon.

Milwaukie Police Cadets will assist citizens with the safe disposal of documents in the parking lot of the Public Safety Building.  The shredder truck is being provided by Iron Mountain Inc.

The free shred day event is being offered by the Milwaukie Police Department as part of a crime-prevention effort to reduce identity theft, fraud and related crimes.

(Photo: Milwaukie Police Department)