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Monthly Archives: June 2010
Foul smells from your breakfast cereal may not be your imagination. A slight chance of nausea and diarrhea from the liners but very low chance of some more serious effects have prompted Kellogg to pull boxes of Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops and Honey Smacks. Check your boxes for the letters KN following the [...]
July 16,17,18 is the weekend for Yoshida’s Sand in the City.
450 Tons of Sand, in your living room.
Come checkout the masterful sculptures, the live entertainment and the great food. Last year’s event had 15 teams and 65000 visitors- that’s a lot of flipflops!
Here’s some free events to do this weekend. Enjoy the weather!
Sign up for free swimming lessons!
You can join the magical-ventriloquist Steve Taylor and his puppets for a fun summer show featuring an “aquatic” adventure — at Albina Library, 11:00 Saturday!
Sellwood-Moreland Library is having a clown show (with one clown) – 11:00 Saturday.
Learn how to [...]
Now that school’s out in the Portland area, a lot of young people are either taking care of themselves or of their siblings. Hopefully, they’ve gone through the Red Cross babysitter course, but if they’re in a pinch, here’s a source for you. Parenting.com’s First Aid.
But seriously, don’t be afraid to dial 911 if [...]
Flatfoots beware! There’s a new skate park opening in Gresham at 219 S Main Street on Monday. There will be a celebration from 4:30 to 6:30.
Monday happens to be National Skateboarding Day (it’s not a crime!)
The event will feature skating demos by Bacon Skateboards and Exit RealWorld, music, food, free skate, and lots of giveaways [...]
Parenting.com has released their list of the ten Best Cities for Families 2010 and we’re on it! Congratulations! (We’re number six! We’re number six!)
Looks like it was a combination of the cool museums like OMSI and the Children’s Museum, and our Farmers Markets and even the fountains that brought us here.
Well, I hope all [...]
Portland Parks & Recreation is offering free swim lessons to the public this summer!
Anyone three years old or older qualifies for five free lessons for beginners from June 21 to 25 at any of the thirteen neighborhood PP&R pools. Last summer more than 3,100 Portlanders were taught how to swim during PP&R’s free swim lessons.
Just for the summer, I’m going to encourage us to read together — I’ll be doing a “reading group.” On that page is a link to where “we” (I mean I) talked about The Golden Compass.
Do you have any suggestions of books we can read together? Aim at something interesting for a [...]
The advisory board suggests Portland close another neighborhood school.
Hello, Portland! Are you even paying attention here? How many schools do we need to close before our kids will learn nothing from this? Find some more money and open more schools!
Or are you trying to drive down class sizes by making families move to other [...]
I’ve caught wind of a great new coupon site for us Portland denizens. I can’t tell you more now, but I’ll be leaking information out by the weekend!