- New! Garden Survey for Brentwood Farmers!
- Maine Memory Network: 1924 Portland Tax Records Archive
- Deering Center Caroling Party!
- DCNA Fall Meeting: Monday Nov. 12 7:00 pm
- Brentwood Farms Season 3: Giving Thanks
- Painting the DC Spooky!
- Portland Adult Education Opportunity
- Friends of Portland’s Community Gardens Potluck: Aug. 3rd
- Bike Helmet Give-Away: Portland Police Department
- DCNA & BFCG Calendar of Events
Was your Deering Center house built before 1924? If so, you may be able to find a picture of it in the City’s 1924 tax survey archives, which are stored in the Planning Department’s files on the fourth floor of City Hall. Happily now, most of these records have been uploaded to the Maine Memory Network at the Maine Historical Society.
The 1924 survey effort was part of a city-wide re-evaluation, and offers a look into the past. The entire collection consists of 131 books containing approximately 30,000 pages, with each page a photograph and written description of a single property (properties with more than one building will generally have a page for each building). Here is the picture and description of the greenhouse operations at what is now the site of Brentwood Farms Community Garden .
O Come all Ye Carolers!
Deering Center Neighborhood Association
invites all ages to a Caroling Party
on Sunday December 23rd
Meet at Jet Video at 4:30
Promenade Around the Neighborhood
Return to Jet Video for cocoa and cookies!
The annual Deering Center Neighborhood Association Fall Meeting will take place on Monday November 12 at 7:00 pm at the Central Square Baptist Church at the corner of Stevens and Brentwood. Please join us to connect with neighbors and learn what is happening in the DC.
At times the words “thank you” seem inadequate to express the gratitude we feel to so many in our community and beyond, who have helped make our third gardening season a great success! For those of you who celebrated our Harvest Celebration on a glorious fall day – thanks for being a part of it!
To the Risbara family, Roccy and Marcia, and Peter and Claudia, whose generosity knows no bounds – thank you!
To the Stoddard family, for the use of the old fashioned cider press – thank you!
To our distinguished panel of judges for our first ever pie contest: Nancy English, Shelia Donofrio, and Erinn Conn – thank you!
Here’s to next season! See you in the spring!
Because of the rain this event will take place next week, October 21 from noon to 2:00 – paint a window and then join us at the Brentwood Farms Community Garden Harvest Celebration!
The Deering Center local businesses will get the spooky window treatment once again this year! Jet Video’s Maren Crabill is looking for young artists to help turn Steven’s Ave into a Halloween Ghost and Goblin Gallery. Plan to meet with her outside Jet Video at the corner of Pleasant and Stevens, Sunday, Oct. 21 at 12:00 pm to paint the town spooky!