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November 2014 Hello LONovember 2014THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE CITY OF LAKE OSWEGOHello 2 New Seasons ORPA Award Managing Invasives Creeping Buttercup Energy Trust Award to City Board & Commission Vacancies 3 Parks & Recreation Winter Veggies City Library 4 Photo Contest Winners Holiday Tree Lighting Reunion Farmers’ Market Community Calendar Insert Winter Preparedness 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 VETERANS DAY TRIBUTE HONOR THEIR SERVICE - 2 P.M., NOVEMBER 11, ADULT COMMUNITY CENTER In continued commitment to community and Veterans, the City of Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Department is privileged to host an inaugural tribute to Veterans. The tribute - “Honor Their Service” - will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 11, at the Adult Community Center (505 G Avenue). All veterans, current military, and our community are invited to honor all those who have served. The patriotic program includes inspirational speakers - Colonel Daniel R. Kern, VFW Lake Oswego Post 12140 Commander Ken Kraft, and Commander Jonathan C. Puskas (US Navy) – in addition to other distinguished guests, musical entertainment, a Presentation of Colors from the Lake Oswego Police Department Honor Guard, Casing of the Colors by the Oregon National Guard, information booths, war museum pieces, military vehicles, and kids’ climbing wall. Also included at the event will be a Civil War reenactment performed by The North West Civil War Council. We invite you to fill out a complimentary thank you note during the tribute to let deployed soldiers know they earned the thanks of a grateful community. Veterans are our neighbors, co-workers, friends, family and heroes. Please join us to honor and provide thanks. This is a free event and no registration required. Continued on page 2 THOUGHTS REGARDING THE WIZER BLOCK BY MAYOR STUDEBAKER On Wednesday, September 24, after two full evenings of testimony, the City Council made a decision, by a 5-2 vote, to approve the application of the Evergreen Group to develop the Wizer Block. I want to first commend everyone who was involved in this three-day process. The courtesy and respect shown by all parties involved made this a productive effort, and it is one more reason I am glad to be a part of this community. There were times during this last year when emotions ran high. But healthy debate is a part of democracy and that is why we should all be a part of this community and this country. Your elected officials take their duties very seriously and this decision was not taken lightly by anyone on this City Council. Certainly, as individuals we may have had personal opinions about the pros and cons of the development but as members of your Council, we are tasked with making an objective decision based on our City Code. COMFORT, STRENGTH & INSPIRATION (CSI) CAREGIVER WELLNESS PROGRAM On Thursday, November 13, from 2 to 3 p.m., family caregivers are invited to join the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center (ACC) staff to learn about Caregiver Wellness: CSI, a group of programs, classes, and support groups designed to encourage and support self-care, engage in opportunities to enhance caregiving skills, and participate in social activities with other family caregivers. Featured speakers are Ruth Cohen, MSW, LCSW, who has 30 years of experience as a geriatric care manager and authors Samantha Ducloux Waltz and Wendy Bond. Waltz and Bond, both contributors to Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer’s & Other Dementia, will read their personal stories. In addition, ACC staff will provide an overview of the new and exciting nine- week, evidence-based “Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers” scheduled for 2015. Attendees will receive a copy of the new LOACC Family Caregiver Guidebook, and there will be drawings for massages and autographed copies of Chicken Soup for the Soul. Refreshments will be served. LOOKING FOR UNSUNG HEROES There is still time to nominate that special person or group who has made a positive difference in our community - folks who spend their free time volunteering, helping neighbors, or trying to make a difference in the lives of those around them. If you know an Unsung Hero, take a moment to nominate them by November 14. Nomination forms are available online at www.ci.oswego.or.us/ publicaffairs/unsung-heroes or by calling Diana Smith-Bouwer at 503-635-0257. LAKE CORP BEGINS LAKE DRAW DOWN For the next few months expect to see Oswego Lake waters lowered about ten feet to allow for repairs and construction. Beginning in early January 2015 refill will begin mainly from watershed and take about two months. STOCKINGS, STOCKINGS & MORE Help make the season a little brighter for local families by participating in the Fill a Stocking, Fill a Heart program or by donating food, basic household items, coats, and blankets along with a few special gifts. Local volunteer-run non-profit organizations will provide your donations to the neediest families. Pick up an empty stocking or drop off coats, blankets and food at City Hall. Please return filled stockings by December 12. Coats, blankets and food can be delivered throughout the month of December. For additional information, call Diana Smith-Bouwer, Citizen Information Center, 503-635-0257. NIGHTTIME CONSTRUCTION ALONG HWY 43 In early November, night crews will begin installing about two miles of large diameter pipeline along Highway 43, from Laurel Street in Lake Oswego to Mapleton Drive in West Linn. To help complete the work as quickly as possible, two crews will be operating, one working south from Lake Oswego towards West Linn, and the other working north from West Linn towards Lake Oswego. To increase safety while minimizing the impacts to businesses and traffic, work will occur Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. No construction activities are scheduled between 5 a.m. on Friday through 8 p.m. on Sunday or on legal holidays. In most areas, one lane of traffic will be open in each direction. In some narrow areas, one lane will be open at a time with flaggers guiding traffic in each direction. All travel lanes will be open during the day.Continued on page 2 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 following: • Development Review Commission • Historic Resources Advisory Board • 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. ENERGY TRUST AWARDS CITY $80,086 Thank you Energy Trust of Oregon for your big check of $80,086! This incentive was given to the City for completing Phase 1 of the LED streetlight project where 1,406 streetlights were upgraded to LEDs. This Phase is expected to save the City $132,000 per year in lower payments to Portland General Electric (PGE). This very successful project was completed seven months early and under budget. In Phase 2a, which is expected to begin in November, the City will upgrade approximately 800 additional streetlights to LEDs. This phase of the LED project, expected to cost $200,000, will save the City an additional $55,000 per year in reduced energy and maintenance costs. Oliver Kesting (Business Sector Lead for Energy Trust of Oregon) with Mayor Studebaker and Anthony Hooper (Project Manager, City of Lake Oswego). INVASIVES… GOT THEM? LEARN HOW TO MANAGE THEM! On Thursday, November 6, learn about the impacts of invasive plants, how to identify them, and techniques for their removal. At this workshop, Lake Oswego’s Parks and Open Space Crew Leader Megan Big John and staff from the Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District will provide information and resources for managing plants on your property. If you have concerns about a specific plant, bring in a sample of that plant and get tailored advice! The workshop will be held from 6 to 7:30pm at the West End Building - Santiam Room, 4101 Kruse Way. To register, please contact Shannan Stoll at 503-675-3737 or sstoll@ci.oswego.or.us. NEW SEASONS ORPA PRIVATE SECTOR PARTNER AWARD WINNER Congratulations to Lake Oswego’s New Seasons Market for receiving the Oregon Recreation and Parks Association (ORPA) Private Sector Partner Award! On September 9, the Private Sector Partner Award was given to New Seasons for its support and partnership with the Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Department (LOPR). New Seasons has been a valued friend of LOPR for over seven years for its work at the Adult Community Center (ACC), the Farmers’ Market and Luscher Farm parks and programs. Ann Adrian, ACC Manager, officially nominated New Seasons for the award. New Seasons has provided grant funds that sponsor various nutritional education experiences and a money match for up to five dollars for SNAP customers at the Farmers’ Market. At the ACC, New Seasons employees help serve lunches to seniors. New Seasons also supports fundraising for the Lake Oswego Meals On Wheels Annual Harvest Fundraiser, soon to celebrate its sixth year. The New Seasons Green team has also given time and muscle to the Children’s Garden to create pizza and flower cutting garden areas at Luscher Farm. During the award presentation, a short movie (www. ci.oswego.or.us/tools/download/?548) was shown to honor and thank New Seasons for the work it has done for LOPR and the community. Debra Meadow, New Seasons Community Coordinator, was present to receive the Private Sector Partner Award. “I’m so fortunate that every day that I get to see positive differences made by the things that we do.” Pictured: Jeff Munro, Parks Superintendent, Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation; Debra Meadow, Community Coordinator, New Seasons Market, Mountain Park; Stephanie Redman, Executive Director, Oregon Recreation and Park Association; and Ann Adrian, Adult Community Center Manager, Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation MAYOR’S THOUGHTS ON WIZER’S Continued from page 1 From a strictly legal standpoint, once LORA had approved the project, the decision by Council had a framework – the City Code. First of all, the project is on private property, so the City has no power to dictate the nature of the project once Code requirements are met. This is unlike Lakeview Village where the City owned the land on which the project was built. I have read the applicable Code provisions a number of times and done some research on their origin. The City Code references “village character,” then proceeds to identify specific criteria on how to achieve that village character. The Code specifically states that the “village character” is met when the explicit criteria are met. Both the Development Review Commission and City staff declared that those criteria were satisfied. If I had decided that was not enough, it would put me in a position to be subjectively judging the appropriateness of any development project. A number of people felt subjectivity would be desirable for this project. But here I have to caution – be careful what you wish for. You may not want me or other Council members to be the taste arbiters for another project. Subjectively declining a project after a developer meets Code would set a dangerous precedent that could haunt us for years to come in terms of business development in the City of Lake Oswego. If citizens want to make changes in our Code with which a majority agree, then that is an acceptable way to change things. The project does have favorable aspects. It will add vitality and bring a number of people to the downtown area within short walking distance to the present retail district which needs more customer traffic. That is one of the reasons it is supported by our Chamber of Commerce. Secondly, it provides more public parking for the downtown area. The Redevelopment Agency has committed to pay $749,000 toward construction, and up to $5.2 million toward development fees (most of which will go to the City) in order to have the additional public parking together with the pedestrian walkway across the property. Finally, the project does provide for 36,500 sq. ft. of commercial space in the downtown area. That is not a huge amount, but it should attract more shoppers to the downtown retail district. This decision of Council is also important to other firms desirous of working in Lake Oswego. They need confidence that there is some certainty in our Code and its application. Businesses should be more comfortable that if they abide by our Code and get approval of their plans, they will be able to carry the project to completion rather than spending money for which they will not realize a return. It behooves us as a city to avoid the perception that it is extremely difficult to do business here. Making difficult decisions is a part of being a member of the City Council. I am hopeful people felt heard on this matter. It is also my hope that this project does not cause a division in our wonderful community. I believe our citizens are intelligent, thoughtful people. We will, from time to time, disagree with each other, but we still need to respect each other’s sincerely-held opinions. Let’s not have our entire perception of the City shaped by what happens on this one block. We have a lot of wonderful, positive things going on in our City that continue to make this a great place for all of us to live. Prior to the pipe installation, portions of the roadway where the pipe will be placed will be saw-cut. To help minimize noise impacts, these portions will be cut from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in short durations. For more information, visit All Work Underway at lotigardwater.org, email lotwater@ci.oswego.or.us or call 503-697-6502. To check ODOT traffic updates, call 5-1-1 or visit www.tripcheck.com. HWY 43 Continued from page 1 CREEPING BUTTERCUP - PLANT "BULLY" Have you noticed a newer, unwanted addition to your landscape? If it has light green leaves with runners (stolons), is located in a moist, compacted soil area, has yellow flowers in summer and spreads quickly, you may have Creeping Buttercup (Ranunculus repens). Although this plant is not listed on the ODA invasive list, it is one to watch. This perennial can overwinter and can spread over 40 square feet with just one plant. In grazing areas it can be toxic to animals. With the rains upon us, now is a good time to dig them up and remove them. Prevention now will save more labor in the spring and summer. Grasses and sedges like Juncus and Carex are good planting substitutes. 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 or to register for Parks & Recreation programs, call 503-675-2549 or visit www.loparks.org. Election Day - Drop off Ballots at the Library Library volunteers will be stationed in the street outside the Library from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4, so that voters can have “drive-by” service to drop off their ballots. First Tuesday Music Series - Sally Harmon November 4, 7pm Enjoy a wonderful evening of good company, piano and bass with Sally Harmon and Frank Gruner. They will play a full set of old and new favorites from musicals to classical and pop for this special fall concert. Performing Arts Series - Shoehorn Wednesday, November 12, 1pm Michael Shoehorn Conley is an original performance artist who creates music with his feet and dances with his horn. He has combined organic body rhythms and sophisticated jazz forms and concepts into an entertaining spectacle. Tech Discussion Group Every Second Friday from 10:30 to 11:30am The next meeting is scheduled for November 14. Come participate in this discussion group, share knowledge and questions about the latest trends. Author Program - Tony Wolk Tuesday, November 18, 7pm Wolk is the author of novels and his latest collection, The Parable of You, delivers a feast of stories that challenge our assumptions about history, reality, and what stories reveal about their tellers. Special Music Presentation - Enric Sifa Thursday, November 20, 7pm Singer/songwriter Enric Sifa grew up in Rwanda and lived through the Rwandan Genocide. Sifa shared his story and music as part of LO Reads 2013. His new album is The Coronation Ceremony. Guests will easily feel the African roots and soul behind the lyrics. 3-D Fridays Friday, November 21, 3 to 4pm Come see the Library’s FlashForge Creator 3-D printer in action and learn about the potential of 3-D printing. PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN Children’s Storytimes Special reading adventures tailored for a range of ages. Baby Storytime (birth - 18 months) Tuesdays at 11:45am; Toddler Storytime (19 months - 3 years old) Wednesdays at 11:45am; Preschool Storytime (3 - 5 year olds) Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30am. Special Series: Chirp Musical Laptime with Keeley St. Clair Thursdays at 10:30am For families with babies from birth through 18 months, Chirp is an early childhood music program that focuses on healthy brain development, deepening bonds, and the magic of creative self-expression. Lego Club for Grades 3-6 Monday, November 10, 4 to 5:30pm Kids are invited to work on projects and learn more about LEGOs with Blair Amos. Materials are provided but registration is required. PROGRAMS FOR TEENS No School Wii Gaming Friday, November 7, 1 to 3pm Students in grades 6-12 are invited to play Wii games at the Library. Participants can bring their own games as long as they are rated E or E plus. Knit a Headband Saturday, November 22, 11am to 1pm Knitters of all ages and skill levels are invited to knit in the Library! Staff and teen volunteers will be available to help those new to the craft. High School Fine Arts & Ceramics Show November 1 through November 30 The Library is delighted to host its ninth 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 and prints, and ceramics will be on display. FESTIVAL OF WORDS AT THE LIBRARY Join us for the 4th Annual Lake Oswego Public Library Festival of Words! Saturday, November 8, Schedule: • Friends of the Library Children’s Book Giveaway 10am to 12 noon • Are We There Yet with Anne-Louise Sterry 11am to 11:45am • Step Into Storytelling Workshop: Learning to Entertain Family & Friends with Stories with Ken Iverson & Anne Rutherford 2 to 3:30pm (please register) • Story Swap with emcee Ken Iverson 4 to 5pm • Flying in the Wind: Tales of Adventure, Travel & Dreams featuring Ken Iverson, Anne Penfound Anne Rutherford and emcee Terry Jordan 7 to 9pm Sunday, November 9, Schedule: • Train Travel with Terry Jordan 1:15 to 2pm • Artful Storycatching Workshop with Carole Demar 2:15 to 4:30pm (please register) • Storytelling Matinee with Habiba Addo 2:15 to 3pm • Storytelling Matinee with Julie Strozyk 3:15 to 4pm For specific details, visit www.lopl.org/festivalofwords. programs appropriate for children and families. CITY LEAGUE ADULT BASKETBALL Team Registration Process Managers must register first to set up team. To register and pay, each player needs to know manager’s name and team name (50% LO residency is required). Individuals are not placed on teams. The season includes ten regular games plus double elimination tournament. Games are played weeknights, Monday through Thursday, mid- January through mid-April. Ages 18+, Registration opens on Wednesday, November 12. The registration deadline for a minimum of eight players is Thursday, December 18. Per Player Fee: Residents/Employed in LO $72, Non-Residents $90. TEEN LOUNGE COUCH FUND After seven years of couch potato-ing, couch surfing and couch jumping, our tried and true Teen Lounge couches have finally retired. And we need YOUR help! We are fundraising to purchase two beautiful new couch sets for the Teen Lounge and the After School Activity Program (ASAP). Donations are always tax deductible and will only be used to purchase the couches pictured. Donations can be made online at www.LOTeenScene. org or in person at the Lounge, 4101 Kruse Way. Thank you for your support! SIGN-UP FOR SOME HOLIDAY FUN There are several classes offered this Season to keep you busy. Bob Ross Oil Painting; Christmas Candle and Winter’s Lace, Fused Glass Christmas Ornaments, Stars and Snowflakes, Holiday Poetry Greeting Card Workshop, Holiday Craft Workshop, and Holiday Smoothies are just a few classes to check out! BOOST YOUR HEALTH AND WELLNESS The Holidays can be a demanding time of year. Make the decision to boost your Health and Wellness by setting aside time to exercise. Give yourself the gift of a healthy lifestyle. Meditation with Surja Tjahaja Actively develop a healthy mind & body and remove stress with comfortable meditation postures. Good for all health conditions, pain management and open to all abilities. Ages 16+, Thursdays, November 6 to December 18, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. No class 11/27. $34. Foam Roller Experience myo-fascial release giving you an improved sense of well-being and ease in your body with the help of a foam roller, your own body weight and gravity. Great for releasing muscle tension, relieving pain and reducing stress. Everyone can benefit. Bring a roller if you have one. Rollers available to purchase at class for $20, payable to instructor. Instructors: Cynthia Ferrier, MD, and Ryan Crosby, MSW, RYT. Ages 18+, Saturday, November 15, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. $34. TRE-Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises with Ryan Crosby TRE is a simple technique using exercises to release stress or tension from the body. Everyone can benefit from TRE which may reduce pain, increase mobility and aid healing of past injuries. For more information, visit www.traumaprevention.com. Bring a blanket and yoga mat to this two-session class. Ages 18+, Monday, November 17 to November 24, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. $34. HOLIDAY CLASSES AT LUSCHER FARM Herbal Gift Workshop The perfect Holiday gift! Learn how to infuse oils and make your own salt scrubs, lip-balm, and massage oils using products from the garden. Take samples home for personal use or gift giving. Ages 16+, Saturday, November 29, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. $45. Gingerbread House Workshop Holiday baking fun! Come to the cozy farmhouse kitchen 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 6-13, Saturday, December 6, and Sunday, December 7, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. $52. Knitting for Beginners-Adults Enjoy the Farmhouse Parlor while learning to knit and purl, cast on and cast off. Using these skills, create a headband, a scarf, a hat or a small bag. Sip on tea and sit by the fire while you learn! Supply list: One ball of Sugar’n Cream Yarn, and size 9 or 10 needles, (preferably bamboo made by Clover), available at Michaels or JoAnn Fabrics. Ages 16+, Sunday, November 2 to November 23, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. $48. WINTER VEGGIES Summer isn’t the only time to get tasty vegetables! The winter season Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares are available now! Luscher Farm partners with 47th Avenue Farms to provide citizens with an opportunity to reconnect with the land and receive healthy, sustainably-grown vegetables. The Winter CSA harvest starts in the beginning of November through mid-April. Shareholders come to Luscher Farm twice a month to pick up their shares of produce which include 8-10 different vegetables and herbs. Whole and Half Shares are available for purchase online at www.loparks.org or call Luscher Farm for more information at 503-534-5284. 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 Saturday • Child Safety Seat Clinic, Main Fire Dept, 10am-1:30pm 2 Sunday 3 Monday • DRC Meeting 4 Tuesday • Election Day - Drop off Ballots at the Library, 8pm • City Council Regular Meeting, 6:30pm • Library Music Series, 7pm 5 Wednesday • NRAB Meeting, 6:30pm • First Addition/Forest Hills Neighborhood Coordinating Meeting, 6:30pm • First Wednesday, Oswego Heritage House, 7-8pm • Evergreen NA Meeting, 7pm 6 Thursday • Invasive Plant Mgmt Workshop, WEB, 6-7:30pm 7 Friday 8 Saturday • Library - Festival of Words • Friends of Library Book Giveaway, Booktique, 10am-12pm 9 Sunday • Library - Festival of Words 10 Monday • Planning Commission, 6:30pm 11 Tuesday • Veterans Day - CITY OFFICES CLOSED • Veterans Day Tribute, ACC, 2pm 12 Wednesday • Library Performing Arts Series, 1pm • TAB Meeting, 7pm • HRAB Meeting, 7pm • LAB Meeting, 7pm 13 Thursday 14 Friday • Caregiver Wellness Program, ACC, 2-3pm • Deadline to nominate Unsung Hero 15 Saturday • Mayor & Neighborhood Chair Mtg, 8:30-10am 16 Sunday 17 Monday • 5 Days of Giveaways begins, ACC • SAB Meeting, 6:30pm • Planning Commission - Special Mtg, 6:30pm • DRC Meeting 18 Tuesday • LORA Meeting, City Hall, 6pm • City Council Regular Meeting, 6:30pm • Library Author Series, 7pm 19 Wednesday • PRAB Meeting, WEB, 6pm • Conversations about Dementia, ACC, 6:30-8pm 20 Thursday • Uplands Neighborhood Association Board Mtg, 7pm • Special Music event - Enric Sifa, Library, 7pm 21 Friday 22 Saturday • Reunion Farmers’ Market, 10am-2pm • Holiday Craft Wksp, WEB, 11am-1pm 23 Sunday 24 Monday 25 Tuesday 26 Wednesday 27 Thursday • Thanksgiving - CITY OFFICES CLOSED 28 Friday • City Holiday - CITY OFFICES CLOSED • Holiday Tree Lighting, 5:30pm 29 Saturday 30 Sunday December 1 Monday • DRC Meeting 2 Tuesday • City Council Regular Meeting, 6:30pm 3 Wednesday • NRAB Meeting, 6:30pm • First Addition/Forest Hills Neighborhood Coordinating Meeting, 6:30pm • Evergreen NA Meeting, 7pm Community Calendar ACC Adult Community Center DRC Development Review Commission HRAB Historic Resources Advisory Board LAB Library Advisory Board 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 WEB West End BuildingGlossary50 YEARS OF HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING The City of Lake Oswego and the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce invite you to ring in the holiday season with the lighting of our City Holiday tree celebrating 50 years of community cheer! Friday, November 28, 5:30 p.m., bring your family and join your friends and neighbors at the corner of 5th Street and A Avenue. We will sing and connect with old friends as we count down to the lighting of the Bigelow Plaza Holiday Tree. We continue the holiday cheer parading down A Avenue to Millennium Plaza Park to light the Millennium Tree. It’s an evening filled with music performed by our two High School Choirs and a presentation by the award-winning Millennium Concert Band, along with free treats, singing, laughing, connecting with friends and a special appearance by our guest direct from the North Pole! We are also collecting donations of nonperishable canned foods, coats and toys for families in need at Millennium Plaza Park, or you can drop off donations at City Hall throughout the Holiday Season. Make the holidays brighter for others and celebrate the season! Category 1 2nd: Morning Beach Walk by Susan Mann 3rd: Holden Attacks by John Hoch Category 2 2nd: Reflections on Oswego Lake by Francie Manning 3rd: State Street Power Station by Steven Craig Bilow Category 3 2nd: Painting at the Lake by Connie Frank 3rd: Cruising Through Summer by Dienne Irwin Category 4 2nd: Hobbies by Connie Frank Category 5 2nd: River Dreamer by Susan Mann 3rd: My Dog Being Her Typical Self by Sophie Richards Category 6 2nd: Safe by Jake Bishop 3rd: Salamander by Jake Bishop AND THE WINNERS ARE... With 922 votes, the winners of Lake Oswego’s sixth annual Photo Contest have been selected. Congratulations! You are invited to meet and congratulate the winners at the December 2 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/2014-winning- photos. Category 1 – Life in Lake Oswego Group Jump by Genita Costello Category 2 – Places in Lake Oswego Fall Run by Holly Gibson Category 3 – People of Lake Oswego Playing at Foothills Park by Janis Reid Category 4 – Positive Aging in LO Perspective Painter at Stevens Meadows by Holly Gibson Category 5 – Pets Muse by Kyle Schenone Category 6 – Youth (photographer age 18 years or under) Vesper by Jesse Marcell 1ST PLACE 2ND & 3RD PLACES REUNION FARMERS’ MARKET SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 10 A.M. TO 2 P.M. If you’ve been missing your favorite Farmers’ Market vendors since the market closed down in October, we have wonderful news for you! Farmers’ Market vendors are returning one day only to provide you with the bounty of their fall harvest on Saturday, November 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Millennium Plaza Park. You’ll also find delectable complements to enhance your celebration including cheeses, nuts, shortbread and jellies. Plus, you’ll have a merry back-drop of live music from Wayne Richards & his Southern Nights from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Make a day of it and cozy up as you enjoy a brisk fall day on a horse-drawn wagon ride through the streets of downtown Lake Oswego. Wagon rides take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $3 for adults and $2 for youth (0-11).