Ardenwald Pto Fundraiser, Silent Auction March 12

The Ardenwald Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) is holding a fundraiser and silent auction event

The Ardenwald All-Star Spring Silent Auction & Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Ardenwald Elementary School (8950 SE 36th Ave., Milwaukie).

The list of items available for auction and raffle items are posted on the website at

Dinner tickets are available for purchase at Store and must be purchased by March 4, 2016.


Southeast Portland Tool Library Seeking Volunteers

Southeast Portland Tool Library (SEPTL) is looking for friendly folks to fill some new volunteer opportunities at the tool library.

Jim Benton, SEPTL board president, says volunteer positions include Treasurer, Volunteer Coordinator, Shift Coordinator, Social Media Coordinator, and Shift Volunteer.

He also says tool knowledge is not required to volunteer.

For more information, please visit or contact Jim Benton via email at

The SEPTL tool library is an all-volunteer tool checkout which is free, similar to checking out books at a conventional library. More information is available on the website at

September 1950 ‘Ardenwald News’

At the regular neighborhood meeting on February 22nd, the Neighborhood Association received a good copy of the September 1950 “Ardenwald News” generously donated by Ardenwald resident Sue Smith.

The 65-year old 12-page newsletter features neighborhood news, events, announcements, tips, recipes, and advertisements. The main feature story in the newsletter was about civil defense and atomic bombs, at a time when World War II wrapped up.

The Neighborhood Association will donate the historical newsletter to the Milwaukie Historic Society to be stored or displayed at the Milwaukie Museum.

Read the September 1950 Ardenwald News (PDF, 2MB).

Sellwood Bridge Events This Weekend

Mark your calendars. The old Sellwood Bridge will be closed to traffic, beginning this Thursday, February 25th at 7 PM. From 7:30 to 8:30 PM, the public is invited to bring flashlights, electric candles or phone lights and walk across the old bridge for a final farewell ceremony marking the old bridge’s 90 years spanning the Willamette. Participants are asked to gather at SE Grand and Spokane no earlier than 7 PM.

Though the bridge will be closed to traffic until Tuesday, March 1st, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the new bridge on Saturday, February 27th 12-4 PM. Parking is very limited in the neighborhood, so visitors are encouraged to walk or bike to the party, which will feature a parade, food carts, entertainment and “a few surprises.”

Learn more about what’s happening at the project’s website.

Regular Meeting Agenda for Feb. 22, 2016

Here is the agenda for the upcoming regular Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association meeting on Monday, February 22, 2016:

Meeting Location: Liz’s Create Cafe, 9401 SE 32nd Ave, Milwaukie, 6:30 p.m.

  1. Introductions – 6:30
  2. Police Report – 6:35
  3. City Status       Report – 6:45
  4. Providence NDA Sign – 6:55
  5. Vote on Grants – 7:05
  6. Additional Items & Public Comments – 7:15
  7. Committee Reports – 7:30
    1. Chair
    2. Vice-chair
    3. Secretary
    4. Webmaster
    5. Treasurer
    6. Land Use
    7. Southeast Uplift
    8. Transportation
    9. Public Safety Advisory Committee
    10. Membership
    11. Art
    12. Balfour Street Park
    13. Move Forward Milwaukie
  8. Approve January 25, 2016 Regular NDA Meeting Minutes –7:55
  9. Adjournment – 8:00

Download Agenda (PDF)