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Avamere residents, staff raise money, awareness

Avamere at Sandy residents and staff are holding a Mother’s Day hanging basket fundraiser to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

Baskets are $20 each and available in three different varieties: 10-inch mixed color million bells, 10-inch fuchsia basket, and 10-inch petunias in only solid purple or blue.

Orders and payment are due by Thursday, May 1. Checks should be made payable to Avamere at Sandy. Forms and payment can be turned into Avamere at Sandy by hand or mailed to its address at 17727 S.E. Langensand Road, Sandy.

For more information, call Susan Leininger at 503-314-0743.

Baskets can be picked up from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, May 8.

Mt. Hood Chamber discusses new income year with CPA

The Mt. Hood Area Chamber of Commerce invites community members for a chance to network with other businesses.

The meeting will be held at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, at Mt. Hood Village, 65000 Highway 26. A light breakfast will be served.

The special guest speaker, Kevin Minkoff, a certified public accountant, will discuss tips for small business owners for this next income year.

Dubarko closes to further construction

The Oregon Department of Transportation and its contracting company, K&E Excavators Inc., are closing Dubarko Road to continue with their work on fixing a dangerous intersection.

Starting 9 a.m. Monday, May 5, Dubarko Road will be closed between Dahlager Street and Highway 211 around the clock. It will be closed until Monday, May 19.

During the closure, travelers will take a detour to use either Meinig Road or Langensand Road.

While the road is blocked off, the contractor will realign the intersection with Highway 211.

The safety project on the Dubarko Road at Highway 211 began in February 2014. The project is meant to realign the intersection to improve visibility and reduce the number of crashes.

ODOT started the project because the intersection is in its top 5 percent of high crash areas in Oregon.

The project is expected to wrap up in late October.

Bushue’s Family Farm gives ‘A Taste of Local’

Experience A Taste of Local with Bushue’s Family Farm from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the farm, 9880 S.E. Revenue Road in Boring.

The event will feature local businesses Buddha Kat Winery, Mt. Hood Roasters, Busy Bee Catering, Bunsenbrewer, Chariteas, Boring Goats, Dita’s Chocolates, Leaning Star Winery and Alder Tree Winery.

There will be garden fresh cooking demonstrations, samples and prize drawings. Visitors who bring a can of food to donate to My Sister’s House charity in Gresham will be entered into one of the many drawings.

In order to keep them safe, Bushue’s asks that visitors please leave dogs at home.

Planning Commission forwards food carts for approval

Sandy’s Planning Commission met Wednesday, April 23, to discuss the option of allowing food carts to operate in Sandy.

City Manager Seth Atkinson reported that the city has received a tremendous amount of feedback on the subject through a survey sent out earlier this month.

The commission forwarded the subject to the City Council for approval. The issue most likely will be before the council at 7 p.m. Monday, May 19.