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November 2013 Hello LONovember 2013THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE CITY OF LAKE OSWEGOHello 2 Willamette Shore Trolley Spotlight ... e-Permits Safety Seat Clinic Enjoy Springbrook Park School District: All-Green! Restoration at Iron Mtn Park Board & Commission Vacancies 3 Parks & Recreation Carriage Rides City Library 4 Photo Contest Winners Tree Lighting Celebration America Recycles Day Collection Event Community Calendar Insert Preparedness Guide For inFormation about the City and its serviCes, go to www.Ci.oswego.or.us or Call 503-635-0257.Inside O . O L . *****ECRWSS***** POSTAL CUSTOMER Presorted Standard U.S. Postage PAID Permit 124 Lake Oswego, OR Continued on page 2 WIZER BLOCK REDEVELOPMENT UPDATE FROM MAYOR STUDEBAKER Over the past few months, the City Council has heard from a number of our citizens about the proposed development of Block 137 (the Wizer Block). The opposition to the proposed development has centered principally around the large size of the development, the number units involved (because of the increase in population at this site and the resultant increase in automobile numbers), and the fear of losing some of Lake Oswego’s small town feel. These are all legitimate concerns which have not been ignored by the City Council. It is appropriate to keep a perspective on the City’s role in this development. The property is privately owned by Gene Wizer and is being proposed by the owner’s developer. The City Council, acting as the Lake Oswego Redevelopment Agency Board, has already examined whether the project merits investment of urban renewal funds. The City’s second role is to make sure the project meets City Development Code requirements and that it goes through full public hearings at the Development Review Commission (DRC), and, if appealed, at the City Council. For years, citizens have wanted to see some improvement to the Wizer block, and now Mr. Wizer has reached an agreement with a reputable developer who is interested in the block. The Lake Oswego Redevelopment Agency (LORA) – made up of City Council members – held a meeting on the project on August 13 and decided the project would further economic development and provide upscale housing and quality retail in downtown Lake Oswego. The Board approved a Development Agreement with Mr. Wizer’s developer. If the project as proposed goes through the City’s Development Review process and is found by DRC to meet City requirements, LORA would then provide up to $5.95 million to help pay for much- needed public parking as well as realize other public benefits associated with the development. The height Block 137 Rendering - View from 1st St. and A Ave. SUPPORT MEALS ON WHEELS ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE! Enjoy savings at hundreds of restaurants, hotels, vacations and more while helping to support the Meals on Wheels program in Lake Oswego! The proceeds from each book benefit home-delivered meals for seniors right here in Lake Oswego. Just $20 for the 2014 Portland area Chinook Book and $25 for the Entertainment Book! All proceeds from the books go to support Meals on Wheels for seniors and persons with disabilities. These perfect gifts are available at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Avenue, now until mid- December. FARMERS’ MARKET REUNION - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 10 A.M. TO 2 P.M. Market vendors return to Lake Oswego to share in the bounty of fall harvest. On a crisp fall afternoon at Millennium Plaza Park, enjoy shopping, live music, local artisans and an abundance of delicious treats. DRUG TAKE BACK DID YOU MISS THE EVENT? There are still easy, safe options to dispose of unwanted or expired medications! Go to www. ci.oswego.or.us/police/drug-medicine-disposal to find convenient, permanent drop boxes at several new locations throughout Clackamas County. STOCKINGS ARE HERE Help make the season a little brighter for local families by participating in the Fill-a- Stocking, Fill-a-Heart program. This year we are also collecting gently-used coats, blankets, new toys and food to spread joy to even more families in need! Local non-profit, volunteer-run organizations assist agencies by providing the neediest families with basic household items, coats, blankets and food along with a few special gifts for the holidays. Pick up an empty stocking at City Hall, and return filled stockings by December 9. Coats, blankets and food can be delivered throughout the month of December. For additional information, call the Citizen Information Center, 503-635-0257. PASSENGER RAIL OPEN HOUSE The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is studying ways to improve intercity passenger rail service between the Eugene- Springfield urban area and the Portland urban area. The study will help decide on a general passenger rail route and evaluate options for train frequency, trip time, and improving on-time performance. Visit ODOT online anytime between November 5 and 18 to learn about the project and provide input - www.OregonPassengerRail.org. HELP REDUCE FLOODING BY PROPERLY DISPOSING OF YOUR LEAVES Not sure what to do with all the leaves piling up in your yard? There are several disposal options available throughout the community for leaves and other yard debris. In addition to composting leaves or taking them to a designated drop-off site, you can use your weekly yard debris container provided by Republic Service. For additional leaf collection, use “Recyclable Kraft” bags for an additional fee of $3.50 per bag. Recyclable Kraft bags are available at most home improvement stores. Remember, do not put leaves onto the street. These leaves can clog catch basins and cause flooding. Lake Oswego City Code prohibits blowing, sweeping, raking, or otherwise depositing debris onto sidewalks or streets. In addition, property owners are responsible for keeping sidewalks abutting their property clean of leaves, ice and snow, and other material which may make the sidewalk hazardous. If you have questions or would like more information about how to properly dispose of yard debris, call the Citizen Information Center at 503-635-0257. Skip O’Neill City Councilor 503-781-7664 (Cell) Lauren Hughes City Councilor 503-734-6925 (Cell) Kent Studebaker Mayor 503-201-2270 (Cell) Jeff Gudman City Councilor 503-780-1524 (Cell) Donna Jordan City Councilor 503-675-1120 (Home) Jon Gustafson City Councilor 503-348-5191 (Cell) Karen Bowerman City Councilor 503-858-5983 (Cell) 2 City Council 503-635-0215 503-697-6594 (fax) City Council e-mail: council@ci.oswego.or.us City Manager Scott Lazenby 503-635-0215 BOARD & COMMISSION VACANCIES The City is seeking applicants for the Development Review Commission, Historic Resources Advisory Board and the Library Advisory Board. For more details, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc/boards-commissions-vacancies or contact the City Manager’s Office at 503-635-0215. Applications can be filled out online. ENJOY BEAUTIFUL SPRINGBROOK PARK 40 YEARS AGO RESIDENTS VOTED TO SAVE THIS URBAN FOREST FOR OUR FUTURE Located in the Uplands neighborhood, trees and native plants make up Springbrook Park’s 52 acres. In addition, its two creeks and a wetland come together to form Springbrook Creek which feeds into Oswego Lake. Friends of Springbrook Park, formed ten years ago, partnered with the City’s Parks and Recreation Department to maintain the park. Other partners have included Lake Oswego High School track and cross-country teams who finished two miles of meandering trails, neighbors and volunteer groups who have helped clear acres of invasive species and planted over 1,000 native trees and plants, and Eagle Scouts whose projects created trailhead kiosks and trail signs. For a map and information about Springbrook Park, visit www.SpringbrookPark.org. RESTORATION AT IRON MOUNTAIN PARK On November 10, from 1 to 3 p.m., join the Friends of Iron Mountain Park to help remove invasive plants along trails throughout the Park. Meet at the Brookside Trailhead off Twin Fir Road and Brookside Road - follow Brookside over Springbrook Creek to the trailhead. If you wish to receive email notification, please contact Mike Buck at michael@gubancspub.com. SPOTLIGHT ... e-PERMITS GET INFORMATION REGARDING A PERMIT, APPLY ONLINE, AND MORE! Have you ever wondered whether your neighbor had a permit to cut a tree down, but had to wait until the Planning & Building Services Department was open to find out? Did you know that most information regarding permits issued by the Department is available 24/7? Since 2005, the City has partnered with the State of Oregon to provide better customer service for their permit center. The following services are provided online: • Contractors, architects and engineers can apply for permits online • Contractors working in multiple jurisdictions can pay for all of their permits with a single transaction • Homeowners and contractors can watch the progress of their permit application as it works its way through the permit review process • Homeowners have access to electronically archived plans and documents • Homeowners and contractors can view conditions that may affect their property – for example, if it is bordered by a floodplain, designated as a resource area, on our historic building inventory or on a steep slope • Contractors can schedule inspections and obtain inspection results in real time • Contractors, architects or engineers can submit plans and documents for staff review • In case of a disaster, emergency responders can access records and plans for use in search and rescue efforts and to rebuild the infrastructure During the past 9 months, 34% of the permits issued by the City’s Building Department have been issued through the e-permitting system. This has resulted in 1,100 fewer customer trips to City Hall - saving time and money for both citizens and staff alike. In addition, for electrical permits, almost twice as many are issued using the e-permitting system than are issued by City staff - resulting in the contractor almost instantaneously receiving a permit and proceeding with the work. To use the system, simply start by going to the State of Oregon’s e-permitting website at https://aca.oregon. accela.com/oregon/ and enter the name of the city. WIZER BLOCK Continued from page 1 of the structures is a concern. There are provisions in the Code for a 60-ft maximum height, and also provisions limiting the number of stories allowable. The proposal does not exceed 60 feet. There is a fifth story proposed on two of the buildings, but it is set back so it is not visible from the street. LORA was told this was necessary for the project to “pencil out.” However, it is still to be decided whether the City should grant an exception under the Code to allow for the fifth story. Unfortunately, there has been some misinformation put out about the process. As noted above, on August 13 the LORA Board held a full public hearing on the Development Agreement and then had a lengthy meeting on August 27 to review the design aspects of the project to see if they met the requirements of that agreement. However, the process to determine if the project meets the City’s Development Code requirements – including those relating to the number of stories, proposed exceptions, traffic impacts, parking requirements, etc. – is still pending. There will be a hearing in front of the Development Review Commission, probably in mid-December. At that time all of the facts and the design details will be set forth, and citizens will have another opportunity to weigh in. Council is truly as concerned to get this right as is the rest of the citizenry. It is not about the money. It is about allowing Mr. Wizer to develop his private property, but in a way that makes economic and aesthetic sense to the community. Council will continue to listen to input, but the ultimate decision-maker to either go forward with the project or to embrace an alternative is Mr. Wizer. For more information, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/lora/block-137-development-wizer-block. WILLAMETTE SHORE TROLLEY EXPECTED TO REOPEN SPRING 2014 Given the lateness of the season, the Oregon Electric Railroad Historical Society, operators of the Willamette Shore Trolley, have decided to postpone the reopening of trolley passenger service from this fall to next spring. This will give the Historical Society volunteers additional time to further refurbish the new “Vintage” Trolley that will operate on the rail line. For the next few years, the Trolley will run on a limited route. The full 5.5-mile line between Lake Oswego and Portland will reopen in 2016 when the Sellwood Bridge project and additional repairs to the Willamette Shore Line are scheduled for completion. SAFETY SEAT CLINIC The Lake Oswego Fire Department and the Lake Oswego Police Department hold free quarterly safety seat clinics open to all citizens. Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will check for correct installation, damage, recalls, and size and age appropriateness. Each seat takes about 30 minutes to check. The next clinic will be on November 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Main Fire Station, 300 B Avenue. Call 503-635-0275 during regular business hours for more information. SCHOOL DISTRICT: ALL-GREEN! The Lake Oswego School District is the largest district in the state of Oregon to have all of its schools certified as Oregon Green Schools. The Oregon Green Schools program supports schools in setting up effective waste reduction programs, and celebrates their success with three successive levels of certification: Green, Merit, and Premier. See http://oregongreenschools.org for more information. In Lake Oswego, we have two schools with Premier status (Hallinan and Oak Creek), two schools with Merit level certification (Westridge, Lakeridge Jr. High), and six schools with Green level recognition (Forest Hills, Lake Grove, River Grove, Lake Oswego Jr. High, Lake Oswego High, and Lakeridge High). Lake Oswego schools have been successful in establishing permanent and effective sustainability programs due to a coordinated effort between the district, the school board, Republic Services, the city, the county, and the amazing parents, teachers, students, and administrators. Students from Lake Oswego schools regularly present at Oregon Green Schools’ annual statewide conference and are positive examples for schools throughout Oregon. Recycling at Lake Oswego Junior High cafeteria. For more information call: Main Number, 503-636-7628 Reference Desk Number, 503-675-2540 or visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/library 3 y o u r C o m m u n i t y r e s o u r C e F o r i n F o r m a t i o n a n d e n r i C h m e n tCITY LIBRARY d i s C o v e r a C t i v e l i v i n gPARKS & RECREATION West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way For more information, call 503-675-2549 or visit www.lakeoswegoparks.org PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS First Tuesday Music Series-Steve Hale Tuesday, November 5, 7 p.m. At this encore performance, don’t miss Steve Hale playing guitar and singing original soul inspired ballads. His love for melody is woven deeply into the choral fabric of his songs, making his music rich, sultry, glowing and delicious. Special Event – Home Swapping Basics Tuesday, November 12, 7 p.m. Frugal-living expert Sara Tetreault, who writes and speaks about living well on less with thoughtful spending, will provide information about home swapping as a way of travel. Having completed ten home exchanges in nine years, Sara loves to cook with food from world famous markets to little known street stalls - all while experiencing life as a local. Second Wednesday Performing Arts Series – Gideon Freudmann Wednesday, November 13, 1 p.m. A cello innovator, Freudmann has created his own style of music called CelloBop - a fusion of blues, jazz, folk and much more. His solo CDs, featuring exclusively original songs and lyrics, have received international distribution, extensive national and international airplay and glowing critical reviews. Third Tuesday Author Series – Alan Corson Tuesday, November 19, 7 p.m. Corson, author of The Family Guide to Survival: Skills that Can Save Your Life and the Lives of Your Family, will discuss shelter, fire, safe drinking water, and the myths and facts of emergency survival. You'll leave with everyday emergency- preparedness measures you can take today for the safety and survival of yourself and your family. A Call for Fiber Art The Library is looking for quilts, table runners or wall hangings with a nature theme to display in the Library during the months of January and February to celebrate the centennial of William Stafford. All fiber techniques are welcome. For more information, contact Cyndie Glazer at cglazer@ci.oswego.or.us. Library2Go Appointments Learn how to get ebooks from your library and use them on your devices! Individual appointments are available throughout the month of November. Call the Reference Department to schedule an appointment. Sign up for free classes for adults held at the Library: • Beginning Keyboarding & Internet Searching Class • 24/7 Library: Searching Online Resources • Adult Craft: Make an Artist’s Book • Beginning Drawing • Introduction to Illustration • Search the Internet! Advanced Google Searching Call 503-675-2540 for dates and times. PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN Children’s Storytimes Special reading adventures tailored for a range of ages. Baby Storytime (birth - 18 months) Tuesdays at 11:45 a.m.; Toddler Storytime (19 months - 3 years old) Wednesdays at 11:45 a.m.; Preschool Storytime (3 - 5 year olds) Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Special Series: Musical Laptime with Anne Clark Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. (no class on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 28) Families with babies from birth through 18 months are invited to a series of musical laptimes presented by early childhood music specialist Anne Clark. “Food, Glorious Food” - Penny’s Puppet Productions Saturday, November 9, 11 a.m. This entertaining show is a musical celebration of the wonderful foods we eat to stay healthy and happy. Penny Walter has been bringing kids puppet fun for ten years, and she teaches puppetry classes for teachers, professionals, and families. PROGRAMS FOR TEENS High School Fine Arts & Ceramics Show November 1 through November 30 The Library is delighted to host its eighth annual high school art show featuring pieces created by students at all grade levels from Lake Oswego High School and Lakeridge High School. Paintings, drawings, prints, photos, mixed media pieces, ceramics and other works from art and photography classes will be on display. Poetry Slam! Thursday, November 7, 7 p.m. The Library’s Teen Board presents an open mic opportunity for teens in grades 8-12 to share their passion for poetry. Teen poets are encouraged to participate. Audience members and performers are welcome. Register at loteen@ci.oswego.or.us or 503-697-6580. Teen Writers Group Monday, November 18, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Teen writers in grades 8-12 are invited to develop their skills at the Library's Teen Writers Group facilitated by Tiah Lindner, a writer, editor, teacher, and practicing poet. Participants in this hands-on workshop should come prepared to write, share, and experience the art and craft of writing. For information, contact us at loteen@ci.oswego.or.us. LO SPORTS City League Adult Basketball registration begins November 13 Online registration is at www.lakeoswegosports.com. Team entry fee is $575. Registration and payment deadline is December 19. High School City League Basketball registration began October 16 Information is available at www.lakeoswegosports. com. Registration and payment deadline is November 6. There will be a mandatory all Team Manager/Adult Supervisor meeting on Wednesday, October 30, from 5:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. HOLIDAY FUN! Parks & Recreation is offering several classes to keep you busy over the holiday season. Holiday Poetry Greeting Card Workshop, Holiday Craft Workshop, Holiday Gift Workshop for Adults, Fused Glass Stars and Snowflakes, Make a Holiday Wreath or Swag, and Holiday Smoothies are just a few classes to check out! Visit www. lakeoswegoparks.org for dates and times. Featured Holiday Classes: Teen Thanksgiving Pie Workshop Teens will take the fear, mystery and unknown out of cooking! Join us in the farmhouse kitchen and discover how to make your favorite Thanksgiving Pie. Learn kitchen safety, proper food handling, cooking, and baking techniques. Ages 13 to 18, Saturday, November 23, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., $27 Gingerbread House Workshop Join us this holiday season and come to the cozy farmhouse kitchen at Luscher Farm and learn to bake with Chef Laura Content. Bake gingerbread, decorate a gingerbread house, and take home some dough to bake. When you’re done, make holiday cards to share. Ages 6 to 13, Saturday, December 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., $40. LAKE OSWEGO PUBLIC GOLF COURSE 17525 Stafford Road 503-636-8228, www.lakeoswegogolf.org Golf Course winter operating hours and rates effective November 1, 2013 – February 28, 2014 • Course Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Practice Range: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (subject to closure for manual ball retrieval in extreme wet conditions) • Pro Shop: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Casa del Pollo Restaurant: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Winter Fees M-F Weekends/Holidays 18 holes $15 $20 9 holes $9 $12 Senior 18 $12 $15 Senior 9 $ 7 $9 Junior 18 $12 $15 Junior 9 $ 7 $9 ADULT COMMUNITY CENTER 505 G Avenue, 503-635-3758 Computer Learning Center Classes Still working on conquering the changes with today’s computer programs and technology? The ACC provides a friendly, unintimidating environment to master your computer skills. The instructors are very knowledgeable and truly enjoy sharing their time to teach others. All classes are hands-on. Class offerings: • Introduction to PowerPoint • Beginning Excel • Introduction to Windows 8 • Beginning Windows 7 • Digital Camera • Intro to iPad • Intro to iPhone/iPod • Intro to Mountain Lion For class information and to register, visit www. ci.oswego.or.us/acc/classes or call 503-635-3758. Thanksgiving Lunch Don’t miss the annual Thanksgiving lunch on Wednesday, November 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Suggested donation $4 for those 60+ and $5 for all others. Seating is limited. Call 503-635-3758 to make your reservations. HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES Saturday, November 30, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 7, 4 to 8 p.m. Slow down and savor the sights and sounds of the Holiday Season with a memorable sleigh ride through the First Addition neighborhood. Snuggle under the blankets and enjoy the magic of the majestic horses and twinkling lights. Adults and children alike insist on making this an annual holiday tradition! Adults 18+ $3 and Youth (0-17) $2. Rides start at the Adult Community Center, 505 G Ave. 44 This newsletter is printed on 100% recycled content paper, using soy-based ink. Citizen Information Specialist and HelloLO Editor Bonnie Hirshberger 503-675-3992 bhirshberger@ci.oswego.or.us For inFormation about the City and its serviCes, go to www.Ci.oswego.or.us or Call 503-635-0257. Event dates are subject to change. More details are available online at: www.ci.oswego.or.us/calendar. For more information, call 503-675-3992. November 1 Friday 2 Saturday • Child Safety Seat Clinic, Main Fire Station, 10am-2pm 3 Sunday 4 Monday • HRAB Special Meeting, 6:30pm • DRC Meeting, 7pm 5 Tuesday • City Council Regular Meeting, 7pm • Library Music Series, 7pm 6 Wednesday • First Addition/Forest Hills Neighborhood Coordinating Mtg, 7pm 7 Thursday 8 Friday 9 Saturday 10 Sunday • Friends of Iron Mtn Work Party, 1-3pm 11 Monday • Veteran’s Day - CITY OFFICES CLOSED 12 Tuesday 13 Wednesday • Library Performing Arts Series, 1pm • Tryon Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant CAC Mtg, 4-6pm • NRAB Meeting, 6:30pm • Planning Commission, 6:30pm • HRAB Meeting, 7pm • LAB Meeting, 7pm • TAB Meeting, 7pm 14 Thursday 15 Friday 16 Saturday • Mayor and Neighborhood Chairs Meeting, 8:30am • America Recycles Day Collection Event, WEB, 2-5pm 17 Sunday 18 Monday • LO Tigard Water Partnership Over- sight Committee Mtg, 5:30pm • SAB Meeting, 6:30pm • DRC Meeting, 7pm 19 Tuesday • City Council Regular Meeting, 7pm • Library Author Series, 7pm 20 Wednesday • PRAB Meeting, 6:30pm 21 Thursday 22 Friday 23 Saturday • Reunion Farmers’ Market, MPP, 10am-2pm 24 Sunday • Lake Oswego Millennium Concert Band, Lakeridge High School Auditorium, 7:30pm 25 Monday • Planning Commission, 6:30pm 26 Tuesday 27 Wednesday 28 Thursday • Thanksgiving - CITY OFFICES CLOSED 29 Friday • City Holiday - CITY OFFICES CLOSED • Holiday Tree Lighting, 5:30pm 30 Saturday • Celebrate Small Business Saturday • Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, ACC, 11am-3pm December 1 Sunday 2 Monday • DRC Meeting, 7pm 3 Tuesday • City Council Regular Meeting, 7pm 4 Wednesday 5 Thursday 6 Friday • Holiday Market, WEB, 5-8:30pm 7 Saturday • Holiday Market, WEB, 10am-4pm • Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, ACC, 4-8pm Community Calendar ACC Adult Community Center DRC Development Review Commission HRAB Historic Resources Advisory Board LAB Library Advisory Board LONAC Lake Oswego Neighborhood Action Coalition LORA Lake Oswego Redevelopment Agency MPP Millennium Plaza Park NA Neighborhood Association NRAB Natural Resources Advisory Board PRAB Parks and Recreation Advisory Board SAB Sustainability Advisory Board TAB Transportation Advisory Board TAC Transportation Advisory Council WEB West End BuildingGlossaryAND THE WINNERS ARE... With over 700 votes, the winners of Lake Oswego’s fifth annual Photo Contest have been selected. Each winning photo portrayed Lake Oswego and displayed quality and creativity. While we received many wonderful photographs, these stood out in their respective categories. You are invited to meet and congratulate the winners at the December 3 City Council meeting at City Hall. Category winners will receive a $100 gift card. Second and third place winners will receive a $50 and $25 gift card, respectively. A collection of outstanding photos will be on display at City Hall, 380 A Avenue, beginning in December. Take a moment to stop by and enjoy scenes from our community! Thank you to everyone who submitted photos! All winning photographs can be viewed online at: www.ci.oswego.or.us/publicaffairs/2013-winning-photos AMERICA RECYCLES DAY COLLECTION EVENT The City and Republic Services are teaming up to host a unique recycling collection event on Saturday, November 16, in recognition of America Recycles Day. Smaller items that cannot be recycled at the curb such as batteries, compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), eyeglasses, ink cartridges, cell phones, and plastic film will be collected for reuse or recycling through various collection partners. Plus Trash for Peace, a local non-profit, will be collecting 750ml or smaller plastic bottles for their projects. Join us at the West End Building - Willamette Room, 4101 Kruse Way, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and bring your acceptable items for recycling. Learn more about curbside recycling, business recycling, and other great reuse and recycling programs in and around Lake Oswego. For more information and a full list of items that will be collected, visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/ sustainability. Category 1 – Life First Place: Summer at Lake Grove Swim Park by Ronda Sol Category 2 – Places First Place: Footbridge in the Fall at George Rogers Park by Haven Seagraves Category 3 – People First Place: A Boy and His Dog by Annelie Adams Category 1 – Life in Lake Oswego Second: Field Day for Girls Lacrosse at Hazelia by Erik Graham Third: 1938 Woody Wagon at George Rogers Park by Bruce C. Lee Category 2 – Places in Lake Oswego Second: Artwork at Lower Millennium Plaza by Bruce C. Lee Third: Breezeway at Lake Grove Zupans by Bruce C. Lee Category 3 – People of Lake Oswego Second: Lakeridge Homecoming Queen Gets Hug from Brother by John Hoch Third: Enjoying the Last Days of Summer at George Rogers Park by Connie Frank Category 4 – Positive Aging in Lake Oswego Second: Labor of Love by Judith Kozlowski Third: Retirement in Lake Oswego by Michael Berger Category 5 – Youth Second: The Jump at Pacer and Lakers Track Meet by Sophie Richards Third: The Gaze by Sophie Richards Category 4 – Positive Aging First Place: Dave Cutting a Rut at Sunrise by Greg Wagner Category 5 – Youth (photographer under 18) First Place: Lines by Nicole Humphreys TREE LIGHTING CELEBRATION KICK OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, AT 5:30 P.M. Join the City and the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce for the 49th Tree Lighting celebration the day after Thanksgiving in downtown Lake Oswego. Enjoy free cookies and treats while choir members from Lake Oswego High School bring the season alive with joyous caroling. Mayor Kent Studebaker will welcome the crowd and count down to the lighting of the tree. After the lighting of the sequoia, festivities continue as the Lake Oswego Fire Department leads the community down A Avenue to Millennium Plaza Park for the lighting of the Millennium Tree. Continue the holiday excitement and enjoy free live music by Lakeridge High School’s “Company” and the award- winning Millennium Concert Band. Warm your hands by the fire and enjoy a visit from our special guest direct from the North Pole! Donations of non-perishable canned foods for the Oregon Food Bank and/or unwrapped toys will be accepted from anyone wishing to make a donation for families in need. Look for collection bins at Millennium Plaza Park.