What an awesome bike race Sunday! Organized by Capitol Velo Bicycle Club, racers sped through our neighborhood streets (the one and only time of the year when high speeds are ok on our streets) and along Fairview Industrial Drive in hopes of winning cash prizes and notoriety -- riders came from across the state. This was serious intensity circuit racing, high speed over the course of 75 or 90 minutes! Competitors enjoyed the technical cornering and design of our streets, which made their laps way more challenging and interesting than typical circuit speed races. Who needs to go to ...
A lean, green studio: talking with James Meyer of Opsis Architecture
By Brian Libby at http://chatterbox.typepad.com/portlandarchitecture
Though the Great Recession has not been kind to the architecture and construction industry, Opsis Architecture may serve as proof that the combination of skills - collaboration, innovation, humility, ingenuity - can still propel certain firms to prosperity.
Not among the biggest or smallest firms in town, Opsis remains busy with a host of public and private projects across the region. In particular, the firm - which Meyer formed with Alec Holser and Jim Kalveledge (all were colleagues at Yost Grube Hall) in 1999 - has ...
Morningside Neighborhood Association Meeting31 May 2011By Cindy Ulshafer from the Statesman JournalIn the renovated Painters Hall in the Pringle Creek Community on May 12, the 35th annual meeting of the Morningside Neighborhood Association was buzzing with lively discussions.Chairwoman Pamela Schmidling called the meeting to order and introduced the speakers. Angie Hedrick from Salem's police department urged everyone to check out CrimeReports.com —"the most up-to-date report" pinpointing Salem's crime locations, according to Cpl. Jeff Wiedemann of the city's Crime Prevention Unit.He responded to neighbors Lee and Randy Lloyd's concerns of speeding on Commercial Street. Jeanne Spaziani described a hazardous street corner near her home. "I drive by there all ...
Leslie Middle School students are hosting another great plant sale in the greenhouse, starting Monday, May 16th and running until Saturday, May 21st. All plant starts, including tomatoes, marigolds and peppers, are $.50. Stop by anytime 9am-4pm M-F and 9am-1pm Saturday! All proceeds go toward building raised beds in the Leslie Middle School garden.Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.