Banks • event • culture Sep. 13
Irish Ceili event planned for Hahn farm in Banks September 28
For those in the region with an interest in Irish heritage, an authentic Irish Ceili planned in Banks on September 28 offers a unique way to celebrate and learn more from two Irish nonprofit cultural organizations.
Forest Grove • event • agriculture Sep. 12
'Great Grains' event returns to Forest Grove-area farm
On Saturday, September 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Spiesschaert Farms, located at 3150 NW Thatcher Road on the outskirts of Forest Grove, is hosting a free, family-friendly event exploring the reintroduction of locally-raised whole grains, and introducing local artisans to the community.
Salem • Transportation • Government Sep. 11
Current Highway Division admin. chosen to lead Oregon Department of Transportation
The Oregon Transportation Commission has chosen a new leader for the Oregon Department of Transportation: Highway Division Administrator Kris Strickler, who will take over as the head of ODOT pending contract negotiations and Oregon Senate approval.
Gales Creek • weather • commute Sep. 10
National Weather Service warns of localized minor flooding through 5:45 p.m. Tuesday evening
The local National Weather Service branch located in Portland issued a flood advisory with potential thunderstorms this afternoon for Washington County, warning of the potential for minor flooding in poor drainage areas on Tuesday, September 10 from about 3 p.m. until 5:45 p.m..
Gales Creek • CPO • Community Sep. 10
Gales Creek, Verboort, Roy CPO meetings resume for the season Wednesday, September 11
Community Participation Organization 13 — usually abbreviated as CPO 13 — took a summer break, but the first meeting of the season will be Wednesday, September 11 at the Gales Creek Church of God, for a discussion on disaster and emergency preparedness.
Gales Creek • traffic • utilities Sep. 10
One lane closes at Gales Creek Road between Stringtown Rd and Creekwood Pl for downed limb, power lines
At least 15 Portland General Electric customers are without power after a rotten tree limb took power lines out on its way down onto Gales Creek Road, where one lane is closed for the cleanup process.
COLUMN • HISTORY • GALES CREEK Sep. 9
Column | The Diaries of Esther Lilly Hundley: September 8-14, 1930
Gales Creek, 1930. These are the diary entries of Esther Lilly Hundley, who lived in Gales Creek with the Lilly clan after the family moved to Gales Creek in the 1880’s. They paint a picture of what it was like to live in Gales Creek and the surrounding areas. They are published as they were written, with original spelling.
Tillamook State Forest • Tillamook Forest Center • Event Sep. 9
Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust will host 'Routebeer' event to recognize supporters
In recognition of the Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust's supporters, donors, and contributors — as well as to celebrate Highway 6's recent designation as a scenic byway — the organization will host an event at the Tillamook Forest Center on Saturday, September 21.
Gales Creek • Gales Creek School • Community Sep. 9
Gales Creek Elementary School classmates gather for reunion
Dozens gathered to remember time spent learning and playing in the last school left in Gales Creek on Sunday, August 25.
COLUMN • event • GALES CREEK Sep. 9
Column | True friendships last a lifetime: A bond made at the Gales Creek Elementary School
From Gales Creek historian, writer, and community leader Joyce Sauber, a reflection on a recent gathering of young former classmates at the Gales Creek School.