OKNA Overlook Neighborhood Email 11/08/13

1) Czech/Polish/Hungary Festival Tomorrow! (11/9)
2) Land Use: Comp Plan Mapping Meeting (11/20)
3) Sewer Restoration Continues
4) Re-sign up for Flash Alerts
5) OSPIRG Cares About Your Credit Concerns
6) Adopt-A-Neighbor Program
7) Santa Is Coming to Overlook House on December 8th!

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1) Czech/Polish/Hungary Festival Tomorrow! (11/9)

Please join us on Saturday, 11/09 from 1-7pm, for the Visegrad Group PDX Festival.

The Visegrad Group will be celebrating the 95th anniversary of the independence of Czech, Poland and Hungary. Their traditions, history, arts and craft and national food will be celebrated and shared with their Portland neighbors.

The festivities will include:
- history lessons
- Lively music by bands and DJs 
- Agnieszka Laska Dancers
- No-host food and drink

Admission is free! 3832 N Interstate Ave. at the Polish Library Hall. For more information, please visit: http://czechschoolportland.org/visegradpdx

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2) Land Use: Comp Plan Mapping Meeting (11/20)

If you are interested in the future of Overlook and North Portland, be sure to attend the North District Mapping Conversation, November 20, 6:30-9:00 PM, at the University of Portland, Chiles Center, Hall of Fame Room, 5000 N Willamette Blvd.

This event will begin with a presentation of key Comprehensive Plan components (6:30-7:30), followed by an open house that focuses on key land use changes under consideration in St Johns, Kenton, and other areas in North Portland (7:30-9:00).

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3) Sewer Restoration Continues

Several residents and property owners have inquired about the restoration work yet to be done on some sidewalks, curbs, driveway aprons, planting strips and other areas affected by sewer construction, including in Campbell, Court, Overlook Terrace Alley, Mason, Massachusetts, Simpson and Sumner streets. Concrete segments will be poured, top soil replaced and grass re-seeded by next April, 2014, following completion of major construction activities. All locations that have been emailed or called in to Public Involvement have been placed on a list and shared with the construction team. Construction crews continue to focus on major sewer construction and street restoration activities. We appreciate your patience.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/article/394257. To receive email updates for this project, send an email to Cheryl Kuck at Cheryl.Kuck@portlandoregon.gov with “Overlook” in the subject line.

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4) Re-sign up for Flash Alerts

PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU NEWS RELEASE
We have changed email list providers. If you would like to continue receiving email news releases from the Portland Police Bureau – please sign-up here:
http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/flashsignup.html

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5) OSPIRG Cares About Your Credit Concerns

The Oregon State Public Interest Research Group sent out a mailing about their latest project.

Does checking your credit hurt your credit score? Will cancelling your credit card hurt your credit? Here are some answers.

Knowing what affects your credit is essential to your financial health because your credit affects everything from your ability to get a mortgage, a car loan or even a job. That’s why we put together answers to some of the most common questions about how to manage your credit.

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6) Adopt-A-Neighbor Program

Overlook neighbors have shown incredible giving spirits the past 2 years and REACH Resident Services is putting out the call for 2013. Families like those living at Patton Park Apartments (5272 N. Interstate) are often left out of gift-giving and receiving. Through your donations of a new toy, jacket or basic necessity (food, diapers, bus tickets), families restore their sense of community and hope. REACH Community Development’s Patton Park Apartments is home to over 40 children living below median income. We are seeking Overlook neighbors who are interested in adopting a neighbor for the holidays.

To adopt or for more information, contact Erica Tucker, MSW- Resident Services Coordinator at 503-546-1662 etucker@reachcdc.org.

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7) Santa Is Coming to Overlook House on December 8th!

Overlook House will host a visit from the Jolly Old Elf himself on Sunday, December 8th from 11 AM to 1 PM.

Come tell Santa what you want for Christmas and have your picture taken with him. Write a letter to the North Pole, get your face painted, play games, and enjoy the special holiday fun with us. Santa’s looking forward to seeing you there!

Overlook House, 3839 North Melrose Drive

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