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Month: June 2013

  • 2013 4th of July Celebration

    2013 4th of July Celebration

    Stay in West Linn this year and attend the 4th of July celebration at Wilamette Park.  Masters of Ceremonies include U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, Oregon State Senator Richard Devlin, Oregon State Representative Julie Parrish. There will be concerts and fireworks.  The party runs 6:00pm to 10:00pm.  See you there! [wpdm_file id=7]      

  • Juggle Mania Library Style

    Juggle Mania Library Style

    The summer reading program at the library has kicked off with a bang!  Rhys Thomas Juggle Mania packed the community room with two shows.  Rhys failed to disappoint showing the children multiple acts peppered with humor.  Check out the some of the videos I took from the event.  Chinese Yo-Yo  Unicycle Juggling Ladder of Swords …

  • 2nd Anniversary of the Robinwood Station Community Center Concert

    2nd Anniversary of the Robinwood Station Community Center Concert

    On June 22 at 5 – 6, Mariano DeOrgebeso and Toshi Ozanaki are playing Latin versions of pop songs and also traditional Peruvian and Brazillian songs. Mariano and Toshi play at least 4 nights a week at El Gaucho restaurant in downtown Portland. It is rare they play out and this will be a real…

  • June 2013 Council Goals & Department Updates

    June 2013 Council Goals & Department Updates

    On March 11, 2013 the Council unanimously approved goals that will lead our City into the future.  This week we received a quarterly update on the progress on those goals along with departmental updates.  Click the file link below to read the update.     [wpdm_file id=5]

  • 2013 West Linn Farmers’ Market

    2013 West Linn Farmers’ Market

    The West Linn Farmers’ market has been retooled and expanded for 2013!  Each week will have a special theme, entertainment, cooking demonstrations, and of course live music.  The market runs on Wednesdays June 19th to August 28th 4-7pm.  The market is located in the Historic Willamette District between 12th and 15th streets. Summer Solstice June…

  • Water Symposium

    Water Symposium

    Recently, I the opportunity to attend a water symposium at Rosemont Ridge Middle School.  The 6th graders presented to a panel their findings after researching water issues within our community.  Topics varied from our aging water infrastructure, to the recent Lake Oswego Tigard Partnership application,  chemicals in our water, fluoridation, water rights, Clackamas County Watershed, and…

  • Water Line Replacement Projects for 2013

    Water Line Replacement Projects for 2013

    The City of West Linn is proceeding with the water system improvement project that will replace deteriorated sections of the existing water mains, services and hydrants.  These improvements are being made as part of a planned capital improvement program with no additional expense to adjacent property owners.   Due to  the  nature  of  the  work,…

  • Become a Part of History!

    Become a Part of History!

    WILLAMETTE LIVING HISTORY TOURInvites you to…Become a Part of History!  Kids and Young Adults Needed to Play a Part in the 2013 “An Evening in Willamette 1913” Tour date: September 21, 2013 We need a large number of kids aged 9 to 20 to play the part of hop pickers and town folk at the West Linn Old…

  • Connecting teens to City Hall

    Connecting teens to City Hall

    One of my goals as Councilor is to inspire our younger generation to be future leaders.  I reached out to West Linn High School to team up with students to help cover events and write about it.  They are my eyes and ears and have a direct link to me.  The relationship has been positive,…

  • Stepping Up To The Plate Part 2: Now It’s Your Turn

    Stepping Up To The Plate Part 2: Now It’s Your Turn

      I’ll admit it; the day I went to register volunteers at the White Oak Savanna (WOS) I was a little skeptical. It wasn’t the noteworthy organization or the wonderful people that run it that had me uneasy. No, it was the notion that I couldn’t possibly be of any help as a volunteer for…