OKNA Overlook Neighborhood Email 7-18-14

1) Shabbat in the Park at Overlook Park (7/18)
2) 4th Annual Overlook Yard Sale / Free Share (7/19-20)
3) Liquor License Application/Comments Due 8/11
4) Local Education Listener/Liaison?
5) Don’t Set Me on Fire, Please
6) Street Fair Vendors Wanted (for 8/2)
7) Business Neighbors – Share Your News (now)
8) ADA – What Does It Stand For? (7/26)
9) Fraud Alert; Please Share With Neighbors (now)
10) Be an Extra on Portlandia
11) OKNA Meeting Recap

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1) Shabbat in the Park at Overlook Park (tonight)
July 18 6:30 pm
Musical guests Stumbleweed featuring our own J.D. Kleinke will open our evening. Bring a picnic dinner and your friends. We will welcome Shabbat in prayer and song, and share some hallah afterwards. For more information, see our website at http://shirtikvahpdx.org/, send an email to info@shirtikvahpdx.org, or call us at 503.473.8227. No RSVP required!

Catch a Stumbleweed sample at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYkzRcGrWCc

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2) 4th Annual Overlook Yard Sale / Free Share (7/19-20)

Yard Sale:  Saturday July 19   /   Free Share:  Sunday July 20
Come on out to sell, share or buy! Over 50 households are signed up to participate this year.  On Saturday, households will lay out and sell their goods.  On Sunday, any items left remaining that must go will be set out on the curb to be shared for free with neighbors.  Printed maps showing all of the participating households in Overlook will be available at the Friends of Overlook Bluff Fundraising Yard Sale on Saturday at 3969 N Overlook Terrace.  Deal-hunters can also view the online version of the map at www.sustainableoverlook.org starting now.  Hope to see you there!

It’s not too late to participate! If you want to get in on the fun, just set some things out on Saturday morning.. there will be lots of traffic in the neighborhood; you don’t need to be on the map to sell!

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3) Liquor License Application/Comments Due 8/11

The following Liquor Licenses applications were received for consideration by the City of Portland the week of July 7 to July 11, 2014
Please follow this link to see the applications in their entirety:
http://www.portlandonline.com/oni/index.cfm?c=61884&
Neighborhood Association: OVERLOOK
Business Name: NEW AMERICAN
Business Address: 2103 N KILLINSWORTH
Type of License: CO/FOP
Neighborhood Coalition: NPNS
Business Association: INTERSTATE CORRIDOR
Comments Due: 8/11/2014
If you wish to comment please fill out the attached comment form and submit it to the City of Portland Liquor License Notification Program.
Attn: Theresa Marchetti
By mail to: 1221 SW 4th Ave Ste 110, Portland OR 97204
By fax to: 503-823-3050
By email to: theresa.marchetti@portlandoregon.gov
Email OKNA if you need the comment form. To save you looking it up, this location is currently home to Mextiza restaurant on Killingsworth at Detroit.

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4) Local Education Listener/Liaison?

A North Portland neighbor thinks our neighborhood associations have a role to play in education. He proposes to bring together an informal group representing the North Portland neighborhoods that can devote a modest amount of time to discussing their concerns and what a focused effort might productively do. 

You may have already heard or read about the controversy surrounding the new tests that come along with the Common Core State Standards. Or the latest shuffling of administrators. Or about possible changes in the transfer policy or cluster boundaries. What about the school board elections next year? Or the next bond issue in 2016 asking for yet more money?

David Crandall (Piedmont NA) asks to identify one or more folks in Overlook who believe that our kids and grandkids deserve the best education that’s available. These people should be available for an initial meeting some time in the next few weeks. If you’d like to represent Overlook, and report back to neighbors about these meetings, please contact us soonest: info @ OverlookNeighborhood.org

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5) Don’t Set Me on Fire, Please

Floating Lanterns are completely, totally and utterly ILLEGAL in Oregon.
If you’re more motivated by being a good neighbor, let that be your guide: Don’t burn down your neighbor’s house for your own fun. You can’t control where the lantern goes, so don’t set it off.
http://www.opb.org/news/article/not-a-bright-idea-sky-lanterns-illegal-dangerous/
Fire Marshall’s statement:
http://www.oregon.gov/osp/SFM/docs/Codes/TA12_02.pdf

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6) Street Fair Vendors Wanted (for 8/2)

The Overlook Village Street Fair is on Saturday, Aug 2nd and we are accepting local art vendors. The event consists of a classic car show, live bands, doggy costume contest, 3 on 3 soccer tournament and of course local art vendors. Time and space are running out so sign up soon by visiting our online registration hosted by The Lucky Lab, http://luckylab.com/kick/ it’s only $50. You can also find out more information by visiting our website at www.OverlookVillagePDX.com
Thanks and we hope to see you soon. Jenna

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7) Business Neighbors – Share Your News (now)

It’s the return of our Business in Overlook column in the upcoming Overlook Views newsletter and time for you to toot your own horn. Write up your 50 word post letting Overlook know who you are, where you are and why they should come see you right away! Home-based and other small businesses are invited too; please make use of this free promotion to your immediate neighbors! Email your post to Michelle: Views@ OverlookNeighborhood.org

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8) ADA – What Does It Stand For? (7/26)

ADA: What Does It Stand For? is the theme for the 24th anniversary celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act at the Matt Dishman Community Center on Saturday, July 26, from 2 to 5 p.m. The free event is open to the public and being presented by the City of Portland and several community partners.

A full afternoon of activities for all the family is planned at the center, located at 77 NE Knott St. The event will include live entertainment, an open mic session, interactive activities, multi-ethnic snacks, speakers, including Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz, and a birthday cake for the ADA’s big 24th anniversary. Also, Kristi Jamison, a member of the Portland Commission will be an emcee and ASL interpretation will be provided.

For further information and updates, visit the Portland Commission on Disability’s website at www.portlanddisability.com.

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9) Fraud Alert; Please Share With Neighbors (now)

Don’t be vulnerable to these scams.. share with your friends, you’d be amazed who needs to see this.

Beware of callers asking to collect on your bill and watch out for fraudulent bills in emails
We want to alert you about two scams targeting customers of PGE and utilities nationwide, that we’re working with local authorities to investigate. The first is a telephone scam in which thieves posing as PGE employees ask for a pre-paid credit card to collect a past-due bill or payment for services like switching a meter. The second is an email scam, in which customers are sent an email with fraudulent account information and asked to click on a hyperlink to confirm or view information. That link can download viruses to your computer.

Stay alert! Read & save this factsheet about fraudulent calls & emails to utility customers nationwide. http://bit.ly/1iLO3aS

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10) Be an Extra on Portlandia

Want to be an extra on Portlandia? Send in your photo & cross fingers you’ll be in the (?) last season.
http://www.smhcasting.com/extras/PDXia-welcome.html

11) OKNA Meeting Recap

Thanks to everyone who came out last night for a fast paced, informative meeting!
We had a presentation/introduction to our NETs-Neighborhood Emergency Team members. They reminded us that there’s not going to be any government services when the Big One comes; we need to be nimble and resilient ourselves.
Leader Alice Busch said they’ve learned important things in the past few years.. where they used to tell us all to ‘make a kit!’, the most important survival tool seems to be strong connections with your neighbors and friends. So today’s advice should be "Make friends!"
If you’d like to organize a Know Your Neighborhood meeting, a simple gathering of the people who live on your block to outline a basic plan, a skills & equipment inventory or even just a contact tree, get in touch with OKNA and we’ll connect you (info@OverlookNeighborhood.org). And store some water.
Our patrol officer from PPB stopped by; his only update is that they are doing the best they can at the Skidmore Bluffs but the situation is severe. Fire danger is extreme right now. Concerned neighbors should continue to call in illegal drinking, parking, traffic issues, IE any and everything that is bothering them.
If you have anything to be included in the next Overlook Views newsletter, now is the time to reach Michelle (me). Email Views @ OverlookNeighborhood.org

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