Skyline Rural Watch Newsline
Mailbox: newsline [at] srnpdx [dot] org
Urgent: alert [at] srnpdx [dot] org
Phone: (503) 621-3501
December 8, 2013
Cold Weather Considerations
1. Birds and other critters are in need of water. Put shallow dishes of unfrozen water out for them at least until the rains return.
2. Hummingbirds need food badly right now too. Fill hummingbird feeders with solution made from 1 cup sugar dissolved in 4 cups of water (do not add red dye!). Make sure there is always a source of unfrozen solution for them.
3. Consider the mail carrier too. Keep the front of your mailbox free of ice and snow so he/she can access your mailbox easier.
4. Keep roadside gutters clean of leaves and other debris to prevent erosion and flooding when the snow melts or during heavy rains.
5. When driving, carry clumpless kitty litter, a shovel, window scraper, and always have on hand blanket/sleeping bag, warm mittens, hat, other extra warm clothing, and boots.
6. Check on your neighbors and give a hand if needed.
Skyline Ridge Runner: Deadline approaching for next issue
The deadline for the next issue of the Skyline Ridge Runner is Dec. 15. If you have any ads, calendar listings, news items, stories, letters, photos, etc. that you would like to submit for publication in the next edition, please email them to ridgerunner [at] srnpdx [dot] org. Or call me (621-9867) to let me know you're going to send something for the Ridge Runner. Please note that the Ridge Runner may not reach mailboxes until the middle of the month of publication.
Skyline Memorial Gardens Warm Clothing Drive
On behalf of the Salvation Army, Skyline Memorial Gardens is collecting Outerwear for Others - Thru February 15th, we are collecting new or gently used items for men, women & children, such as coats, gloves, hats, blankets, new socks, sweaters & teddy bears. Donations are tax deductible. Call Skyline Memorial Gardens for more information 503-292-6611 or drop off directly at Skyline: 4101 NW Skyline Blvd., Portland, OR 97229
Rachel Fox, General Manager
Skyline Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home
4101 NW Skyline Blvd., Portland, OR 97229
The Linnton Community Center has been asked to help search for relatives of a person named Don Iverson. He passed away several years ago. There is evidence he may have attended the community center in the 1960s. If you have any information please e-mail pat [at] linnton [dot] com. Any information would be most helpful. Thank you, Pat Wagner 503-475-3731
SRN Board Meeting:
When: Thursday, Dec 12 pm @ 7 pm
Where: 11539 NW Skyline Blvd (former church)
Ruby Red Texas Grapefruit for Sale!
I am selling Ruby Red grapefruit as part of a fundraiser for the non-profit organization called Amigos de las Américas. Amigos is a summer program that sends college and high school students to communities across Latin America to do a variety of community service projects. The price for grapefruit is $25 for a 20 lbs, or $15 for 10 lbs. I will gladly deliver them to you! Please contact me at chaucie1 [at] gmail [dot] com or 503-621-3326.
Chaucie Edwards, Lincoln High School Student and former Skyline Student
My name is Scott Holland. I have been a professional gardener for 20 years. I specialize in lawn care, soil improvement, yard clean ups,weed control, composting, and aesthetic pruning of small trees and shrubs. My email is hollandhome [at] frontier [dot] com and my phone number is 503 750-1692. Thanks
Holland Landscape Maintenance
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About the Newsline: Skyline Rural Watch Newsline is a part of Skyline Ridge Neighbors (SRN) and has been produced since June 1994 as a means to communicate neighborhood information. The Newsline is produced by Laurel Erhardt (editor) with help from Miles Merwin, Libby Merwin, and Sen Speroff
The Newsline depends on you as a source of accurate information about local crimes, upcoming events, and other news pertinent to the area. If you have information you would like considered for the Newsline, you may do so by e-mailing the information to newsline [at] srnpdx [dot] org, or leaving a message at (503) 621-3501. Urgent, timely items (crimes, lost pets) should be emailed to alert [at] srnpdx [dot] org.
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