Brooms, grabbers and trash bags in hand, more than 100 participants turned out to clean up the streets of the Pearl District in the semi-annual Polish the Pearl event on October 17th. Wearing an array of orange and yellow vests, the spirited volunteers, led by street captains, marched through the streets of the neighborhood picking up trash.
The group gathered early in the morning at Peet’s Coffee to pick up equipment, receive instructions and mingle with their friends and neighbors. Finishing up several hours later, volunteers assembled at the Fields Park to enjoy donated refreshments and to vie for the raffle prize of a donated bicycle.
Leader of the event, Jennifer Posivak of the Pearl District Neighborhood Association (PDNA) Livability Committee, reported the following results:
A total of 41 walk ins who had not preregistered on the SOLVE website.
65 Individuals preregistered on the SOLVE website - 92 total number of volunteers (one person can register multiple people).
13 youths under 18 participated.
55 free coffee tickets were turned in to Peet's coffee.
100 donated tacos were delivered to the Fields park from The Fields Bar & Grill.
59 raffle tickets were counted.
105 total garbage bags weighing in at 2100 pounds.
5 total recycle bags (consolidated multiple bags).
Polish the Pearl is sponsored by the PDNA and is held in the fall and spring every year.
Reported by Stan Penkin
The Portland Jazz Festival is a multi-venue series of jazz events presented each February within Portland. Nationally and regionally supported as a cultural tourism initiative in celebration of Black History Month, Portland Jazz Festival is dedicated to preserving America’s indigenous art form by presenting internationally recognized jazz masters alongside local jazz musicians. A series of jazz education and outreach programs that extend into Portland’s schools and neighborhoods is at the heart of the annual event.
PDX Jazz is dedicated to year around programming at various Portland venues including the monthly PDX Jazz @ The Mission Theater series and the popular PDX Jazz @ Jimmy Mak’s performances of nationally acclaimed artists.
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Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 5:30 pm
Location: The PremGroup Offices
351 NW 12th Ave, Portland OR 97209
Light refreshments courtesy of sponsor Community Management, Inc.
If you live or work in a multi-story building and want to be prepared for an emergency, join us for this round table discussion. Emergency preparedness experts will answer your questions in an informal discussion. Who should attend:
HOA board members and committee members
Business owners and employees
School staff and parents
American Red Cross
Michael Vial of the law firm Vial Fotheringham
Earthquake preparedness author Betsy Shand
CMI Building Maintenance Coordinator Troy Bellis
Our goal is to help Pearl District residents be prepared for emergencies and situations unique to those living in vertical high-density communities.
Other questions? Please e-mail or call Jan Valentine at 503/ 715-2822