Ardenwald NDA Holiday Potluck Dec. 13

The monthly Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association Holiday Potluck is  Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 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. No formal neighborhood business is conducted at the potluck. The next regular neighborhood meeting is Tuesday, January 10, 2012.

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

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Tideman Johnson work party Dec. 3

Friends of Tideman Johnson Park volunteer work party is Saturday, December 3, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Work includes planting along the lower path from Springwater Trail to the creek, and mulching. Tools and refreshments are provided and all ages are welcome to attend. Volunteers will meet at the base of the S.E. 37th Ave. entrance.

There is no work party in January. The next work party after December 3rd  is on Saturday, February 4, 2012.

Friends of Tideman Johnson Park web page:

‘Christmas Families’ donations needed to help those in need this holiday season

It’s that time of year again to help out brightening the holiday spirit for those families in need this season.

The Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood District Association has selected two anonymous families in need to receive donated Christmas gifts for 2011 Ardenwald Christmas Families program.

Donations are being accepted until Sunday, December 18, 2011, and the donations will be delivered later in the week to the families before Christmas Day.

How do you donate?

Go to the Ardenwald Christmas Families web page at and browse at the “wish list.” The “wish list” page updates frequently and any items on the list means that item is still needed. Items no longer on the list means the item has been arranged by another donator to be donated.

To drop off the donation(s), contact Lisa Gunion-Rinker at 503-659-7807 to make arrangements. You can also drop off the item at the Ardenwald Holiday Potluck at the Ardenwald Elementary School in Milwaukie on Tuesday, December 13, 6:30 p.m.

Please contact Lisa Gunion-Rinker at 503-659-7807 with any questions you have about the Ardenwald Christmas Families program or with the donations.

Volunteer help needed for terrace sign cleanup

The Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association is asking for your volunteer help to clean up the terrace sign and prepare the plants for winter this weekend.

The terrace sign cleanup is Saturday, November 19, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Ardenwald sign located on S.E. Johnson Creek. Blvd. just west of S.E. Brookside and volunteer help is welcome.

Lisa Gunion-Rinker said at the Tuesday neighborhood meeting the volunteers will be weeding, pruning, laying down mulch and removing blackberry brush.

Volunteers also need to bring their own tools and work gloves, and dress for possibly working in muddy conditions.

National Emergency Alert System test Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. PT

(NOTE: The EAS test was conducted at 11:00 a.m. PST on Nov. 9, 2011.)

On Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time (2:00 p.m. Eastern Time), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) will be conducting a nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) test. Although the EAS test is routinely conducted at a local level, FEMA says this is the first nationwide test to be conducted.

The 30-second test will involve broadcast, cable, and satellite televisions, and broadcast and satellite radios.

The test will also be conducted on the National Weather Service radio, meaning those with weather radios, citizen band (CB) radios, and scanners capable of receiving weather radio will hear the test.

During the test, there may be disruption in local radio and television programming. Some cable and satellite providers say the EAS test may disrupt digital video recording (DVR).

On some stations, the scroll may not announce that the EAS message is a test, which is why the announcement is being highly publicized.

FEMA says the test does will not include the Internet and mobile phones.

Remember, this is only a test that is expected to last 30 seconds and you do not need to take any action when you see or hear this test at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2011.