Hollywood home to Portland’s Veterans Day parade

Hollywood will host the 37th annual Ross Hollywood Veterans Day parade Nov. 11, 2011. The parade begins at 9:45 a.m. at Northeast 40th Avenue and Hancock Street and travels east on Northeast Sandy Boulevard to Northeast 48th Avenue.

“This is a wonderful event for Hollywood,” said Jo Schaefer, parade co-chair. “It’s our chance to show our appreciation for veterans, active military and especially their families who bear the burden when their loved one is deployed. We have many bands and marching entries this year, including the historic horse-mounted Buffalo Soldiers Moses William Chapter of the 9th and 10th Calvary.”

The Ross Hollywood Veterans Day parade is the only parade in the Portland area held on Veterans Day. Harold Ross, founder of Ross Hollywood Chapel, which continues to sponsor the annual event, first organized it.

Army veteran Dr. George Timmons, 91, Portland, will serve as this year’s grand marshal. Timmons was originally sent to the Pacific Ocean Theater of WWII as a member of a military band. However, he soon had to trade his trombone for a rifle and became part of the Army’s 41st Division’s fight with the Japanese on Biak Island off New Guinea’s Papua coast. Following his military service he served as assistant dean of education at Portland State University and led a swing orchestra for several years.

“This is an opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to those who have served in our nation’s military and those who serve today,” said Michael Wolfe, general manager, Ross Hollywood Chapel, located in the Hollywood area. “Showing our support is especially important to veterans and active military families when our country continues to be engaged in two conflicts affecting many Oregon families.”

Parade participants will include marching bands, the historic horse-mounted Buffalo Soldiers Moses William Chapter of the 9th and 10th Calvary, military service organizations and marching bands. Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops will participate with parents and military veterans.

A memorial presentation at the Ross Hollywood Chapel, 4733 Northeast Thompson Street, will follow the parade. Covered seating will be available for seniors and those with disabilities.

Veterans are also invited to attend a free USO-style show following the presentation at the Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 Northeast 40th Avenue. Hollywood entertainer Tony Starlight, Tony Starlight’s Supper Club and Lounge, will showcase music from the World War II years and refreshments will be served.

Roseway General Meeting Tuesday, October 11th

The Roseway Neighborhood Association is inviting all Roseway
neighbors to our last General Meeting of 2011 on Tuesday, October
11th at 7pm.

Please join us at the Grace Lutheran Church at
7610 NE Fremont (near NE 76th). We will discuss various topics
affecting our neighborhood as well as hold our General Elections!

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes to pull off our
neighborhood events??! Well, this is a perfect opportunity to join
our board and participate! We will be holding elections for various
officer positions and general board members. Nominate yourself,
or a friend or a spouse! We’re always looking for new members
to increase the diversity of our board, so come out and join us!
It’s your Neighborhood Association.

You don’t have to be a board member to come to meetings or
participate in your community though, so don’t be scared off if you
just want to see how things are going. Our general meetings are a
great opportunity for community members to check in and see what
is going on in the Roseway Neighborhood.

We hope to see you there!

Roseway Neighborhood: Movies in the Park

Looking for something to do on a hot August Wednesday night? Well look no further.

The Roseway Neighborhood Association, in conjunction with the Portland Parks and Recreation, is delighted to be showing our first ever Movie In The Park.

On Wednesday, August 3rd at 6:30 pm, come join us at Wellington Park for entertainment, food, music and best of all, a free showing of Iron Man 2. Bring a chair, your kids, your pets (on leashes please) and come join our neighborhood night out. Its sure to be a blast. Free Popcorn will be provided and food vendors will be available.

WHERE: Wellington Park, located on NE 66th Ave, between Mason and Skidmore, behind the Harvey Scott Elementary School.
WHEN: Wednesday, August 3rd at 6:30pm
ENTERTAINMENT: Musical guest “The Working Stiffs” will be performing before the show.

We’ll see you there!

2011 Roseway Garage Sale, June 25th

Roseway Neighborhood Garage SaleThe annual Roseway Garage Sale is on! This year we have over 49 garage sale locations throughout our entire neighborhood. The event will begin at 9am and close down at 4pm (No early birds please). You can download a PDF map below.

New for this year, in addition to printable maps, we’ve made an interactive edition of Google Maps available with all locations and item listings. You can view the map by clicking on the last link below using your Google Maps enabled smartphone like Android or iPhone, or from your home PC. Use it to get locations, directions and if your phone is GPS enabled you’ll be able to see what sales are near you as you drive through our neighborhood.

We hope you enjoy finding great items at our neighborhood sale and thank you to those Roseway residents who have supported the sale this year. If you are hosting a sale this year, may we suggest clicking on the map link below and print out a few signs to hand out to shoppers who may not have one. Good luck and happy selling!




Message from Portland Fire and Rescue Regarding Fireworks

Dear Neighborhood Partners,

I want to reach out to you before the fireworks season begins to ask for your help, and to share some new information.

Each year, people come together on the Fourth of July to celebrate America’s freedom with backyard barbeques, community parades, and for some, fireworks. However, Oregon law bans possession, use, or sale of any fireworks that fly, explode, travel more than one foot into the air, or more than six feet on the ground. These fireworks are illegal. Fireworks not purchased from an approved vendor in Oregon are most likely illegal. One challenge we face is that many of the fireworks that are illegal in Oregon are readily available to anyone who can drive across the Columbia to Washington, or place orders online.

Why are most fireworks illegal in Oregon? It’s not rocket science — illegal fireworks cause:
• Countless injuries including trauma and burns from unplanned explosions
• Recurring trauma to many of our returning Veterans who are suffering from the effects of their service to our Country
• Enormous property loss each year by causing fires to residences, landscape, and wildland
• Emotional trauma and anxiety to many small children and animals
• Environmental pollution, measureable in both air and noise

I believe that as people become more aware of the physical, emotional, environmental, and economic costs, it will become increasingly clear that illegal fireworks in the hands of amateurs are no longer a ‘patriotic’ act. This Fourth of July, we are launching a media campaign to educate Portland residents about the problems illegal fireworks cause, and encourage them to “leave the big fireworks to the pros”. We are also continuing our efforts with Portland Police to enforce the law by confiscating illegal fireworks and issuing citations to offenders. The cost of citations for using or possessing illegal fireworks has been increased this year so violators now face fines up to $1000.00 and can be held liable for any damages they’ve caused.

How can you help?
• Be a good neighbor; keep your neighborhood safe and pleasant by not bringing illegal fireworks to Oregon.
• Educate the Oregonians you know about the law (and the dangers) before they buy illegal fireworks.
• If someone you know has illegal fireworks, let them know they can turn them in at any Portland Fire & Rescue station or Portland Police precinct, without penalty.
• Report illegal firework activity (without fire or injury) through the City’s non-emergency number, 503.823.3333.
• To view large scale fireworks, visit one of the many professional, permitted displays in our region

I support this time of celebration with our families and friends, and look forward to watching the professional displays in our region. These displays are well planned events conducted by professionals in low hazard areas. People wishing to avoid the
noise can hopefully plan ahead to protect themselves and their loved ones. However, people should be able to trust that their neighbors will obey the laws and not place them in jeopardy through this illegal activity.

I appreciate your support and hope you know that at PF&R, our goal is to make the 4th of July safe and enjoyable for all.

For more information, including links and flyers about illegal fireworks, please visit our website at: http://www.portlandonline.com/fire/fireworks

Erin Janssens
Fire Marshal
Portland Fire & Rescue

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