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Volunteer with Hands On Greater Portland and Portland Parks and Recreation
Join Hands On Greater Portland, Portland Parks & Recreation and other community members to plant native trees and wildflowers on Clatsop Butte in East Portland this Saturday, January 14! The planting will increase wildlife habitat by providing food and shelter for birds and other animals. Here’s more on the project to restore the butte: http://www.conservationregistry.org/projects/14991
MLK Volunteer Opportunity
Join other volunteers as they make love letters for family caregivers who devote their lives, energy, and compassion to the dedicated care of loved ones with special needs, terminal illnesses, or other disabilities, often with little or no support or recognition. The ‘love letters” we craft with the skilled guidance of a professional papercraft instructor, will be to family caregivers and other devoted volunteers for Valentine’s Day.
The Family Caregiver Support Program helps non-paid family caregivers who are seeking relief from the demands of caregiving by providing emotional support, stipends, educational classes information, and access to other programs. For information on this program, or to learn how you can contribute, or participate, please contact Mary Ann Hard, (503) 650-5724.
APA’s National Planning Excellence, Achievement, and Leadership Awards honor the best planning efforts and individuals that create communities of lasting value. The 2012 award recipients will be honored at a special luncheon held during APA’s National Planning Conference.
Faux news shows have become so prevalent that a lot of people actually depend on them for information, opinions and distortions. Conveniently, they also get a good laugh when they view shows such asThe Colbert Report.
Every place tells a story. But, most don’t do it coherently or intentionally. The tricky thing about stories is that even if a city or a downtown doesn’t want to be telling one, it matters not, because they are telling a story anyway. So, how do you quantify a place’s story, and what can you do with it?
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