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October 18, 2014


Farm, Forest and Neighbors


Mail Box Thefts:
Another neighbor on lower Rock Creek Road reported their mailbox was stolen last weekend. It was reported to the Sheriff. 

In first reported theft, the neighbor did later report that he found his mailbox along the side of the road.

a neighbor reports:
"Out for a walk  on Saturday [Oct 11th] AM and noted two mailboxes similar to that described, one each at different places on the side along the mid-section of [Rock Creek Road].  Anticipated they would be found by their owners, and hope by now they are back home."

Our SRN Newsline is a good way to communicate with our neighbors regarding neighborhood incidents. But please remember, as these neighbors did, to report these incidents to the Sheriff through the non-emergency number of 503.823.3333


8th Annual Cedar Mill Cider Festival 

When:              Sunday, October 19
Time:               1 - 4 p.m.
Where:             John Quincy Adams House
                         NW 119th and Cornell, next to Cedar Mill Bible Church

Details:            Something for everyone.  See how the pioneers made cider with antique, hand-cranked presses, and sample the results. Listen to the folk, bluegrass and old-time music of Lauren Sheehan and friends, and enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch. Find out more about Cedar Mill history and the plans for the historic JQA Young House. Browse craft booths and learn about local organizations.
Free parking available at the Cedar Mill Bible Church.

Annual Autumn Soup Supper @ Grange 

What:   8th annual Saturday Soup Supper
When:  Saturday, November 1
Time:   5 - 8 p.m. (serving from 5-7 p.m.)  

Details:            This is a community favorite.  

We cook; you enjoy.  
Homemade soups, breads and desserts, plus salads.  
Suggested donation of $7/adult or $15/family.  

Also:  If you are interested in volunteering to help, contact skylinegrange894 [at] msn [dot] com or Tracy Waters at 503-285-3530.  Also, we will also have a collection box for nonperishable foods for the Oregon Food Bank and a collection box for returnable cans & bottles for Skyline School's 8th Grade Trip to NYC.

Thanks to Grange Garage Sale Donors

Thanks to you, Skyline Grange profited a record amount for the second garage sale in a row.  Over 30 household contributed.  You gave an incredible amount of stuff - tools galore, books, kitchenwares, and much more.  We also exclaimed, "What do you think this is??!!!", a record amount of times during set-up.  So thanks for making the sale not only profitable, but interesting.  The next sale is scheduled for March 14-15.  If you have donations over the fall & winter, we will accept them, just contact skylinegrange894 [at] msn [dot] com

Fall Backyard Burn Season

Dates:  October 1 to December 15.  

Details:            Before you burn, you must contact DEQ at to make sure it is an approved burn day.


Subject:      Final Fall Food Preservation Classes
Date:         Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:02:18 +0000
From:         Axmaker, Katlyn <Katlyn [dot] Axmaker [at] oregonstate [dot] edu>
                  Family and Community Health Secretary, OSU Extension Service

Happy Fall everyone,

The sunshine is now leaving us and the crisp weather is coming again. Here at Extension, we are excited to offer some Fall favorite classes as well as our first Tuna Canning Class. If you are looking to learn a new preservation skill or would like to take a refresher course, now is the perfect time to do it.

We have a number of spots open in each of our classes, including the Tuna class. If you are interested, please contact me immediately and I will reserve you a spot.

*Saturday, October 18th Tuna Canning 101 9:00 AM -- 2:30 PM *

Gain the knowledge and skills needed to can tuna at home that are safe and produce a high quality product. Practice canning some tuna, using current, research-based instructions. Class participation includes 3.5 pounds of fresh frozen tuna, hands-on instruction, and recipes and resources.

Cost: $60.00

*Thursday, November 13th Treats from the Food Dryer 6:00 -- 9:00 PM *

Food drying is a simple, economical, and flavorful method for preserving a variety of foods. Learn to prepare foods for drying, methods of drying, and how to store dried food to retain quality and nutrition. Review equipment needs and evaluate recipe resources.

Cost: $30.00

*Saturday, November 15th Pressure Cooking for Time Pressed Cooks 9:00 AM -- 1:00 PM *

Pressure cooking can save you time and money while producing nutritious, flavor packed meals. Build skills preparing a quick, healthy main dish using a pressure cooker. Ease dinner or holiday party prep. Whether you are "New" to pressure cooking or a "Vet" seeking an update, this class is for you.

Cost: $30.00

Happy preserving,
Katlyn Axmaker
Family and Community Health Secretary, OSU Extension Service
Clackamas County, 200 Warner Milne Road, Oregon City, OR 97045
Tel.: 503.655.8631      Fax: 503-655-8636
Katlyn Axmaker [at] oregonstate [dot] edu <Katlyn [dot] axmaker [at] oregonstate [dot] edu (mailto:Katlyn [dot] axmaker [at] oregonstate [dot] edu)>



Community Calendar  


House Cleaner
10/14/2014 - 10:08am
Looking for a responsible, clean, no criminal history to clean three houses on NW Moreland Road @ NW Skyline Blvd. Please provide references.
Please contact me at FJRRHall [at] MSN [dot] com

Seasoned Firewood
10/10/2014 - 10:39pm
Seasoned Maple firewood split and ready to burn. You haul from Logie Trail Road area. $165 per cord. You load and haul only. 503 621 3510.


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Listing of organizations and businesses herein does not imply any endorsement of SRN nor does it imply a lack of endorsement for similar organizations or businesses not included.

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Tue, 10/21/2014