Burbank Branch Library to re-open: August 23rd!

Portland Public Library has announced the re-opening of Burbank Branch Library on Tuesday August 23.  There will be a Burbank Branch Open House on Friday, Sept. 9 from 3-6pm – all are welcome!  Read more at The Portland Public Library Blog


photo courtesy of Scott Simons Architects 

Baxter Woods Stormwater and Pond Project

IMPORTANT: This meeting has been cancelled and the project indefinitely postponed. See posted letter to Hartley Street neighbors: Baxter Letter 07-26-16 (1)
Image 7-21-16 at 8.30 AMThere will be a public informational meeting on the ongoing project to improve stormwater run-off and build a wet pond basin at the Forest Ave entrance of Baxter Woods.

When: Thursday, July 28th, 6:00 pm

Where: Deering High School Auditorium

Who: District 4 Council Rep. Justin Costa and Portland Public Works


Art is happening, in the DC


UNE Art Gallery, Portland Campus

Local art lovers, be sure to catch Vision & Verse show at UNE’s gallery from July 6- October 2, 2016. The show features the works  of New England Wax (N.E.W.), a professional organization of encaustic artists living and working in the six New England states, including a few Portland artists. Each work is paired with a poem,  exquisitely paired.  The UNE Art Gallery is located on UNE’s Portland Campus at 716 Stevens Avenue, Portland, Maine 04103.  Art Gallery Hours are Wed, Fri, Sat and Sun, Noon – 5 p.m., and Thurs, noon – 7 p.m..

In addition,  Black Cat Coffee at 463 Stevens Ave. has become one of our favorite places for good coffee, ice cream, and art. What more do you need?  On Thursday, July 14 there is opening show for Jane Williams’ Word Paintings, 5-7 pm. jane's show

Friends of Evergreen 25th Annual Meeting

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25th Anniversary Celebration & 2016Annual Meeting

Tuesday, June 14th
Friends of Evergreen.
Woodfords Club, 179 Woodford Street, Portland

Gather at 5:30 pm;  meeting will begin at 6:00 pm.
The celebration will  feature guest speakers, information about current programs and exciting new initiatives.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please respond to: friendsofevergreen@gmail.com or by calling: 207.619.3072

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May 21: Stuff the Bus! Food Drive

dcccThis Saturday Deering Center Community Church is sponsoring “Stuff the Bus.” The church van will be in front of the church on Stevens Ave.  Saturday, May 21st from 9 AM until 2 PM. They are asking the neighborhood to “Help Us Feed Our Neighbors in Need.” They are asking for donations of non perishable foods. They are hoping to “Stuff the Bus” so that the proceeds can benefit the Thursday night Community Dinner patrons as well as students in need at Deering High School.

Deering Day: Neighborhood Clean Up: May 21


May 21, 2016

9 am – noon 

 Longfellow School: 432 Stevens Ave.

Michelle Praught has asked us to help spread the word. She writes:

Deering Day is a neighborhood cleanup event. Meet at Longfellow Elementary as a group or clean up your own nearby street. Portland Public Works will supply bags and gloves. Kids are very welcome and if you know of a group who would like a service project i.e girl scouts, boy scouts please pass on the info. Invites to schools on Stevens Ave are also welcome. We’ll concentrate on Stevens Ave to Baxter Woods, Ludlow St to the skating pond, Baxter Pines, and any other direction the wind blows us. Wagons would be great to tow our bags to the drop off corners.


Let’s help ’em out!

Neighborhood Meeting: Forest Ave. Parking Changes

What: Forest Ave Pavement Marking &  Parking Changes
Where: Ocean Ave, Elementary School Library: 150 Ocean Ave.
When:  Tuesday, April 12, 2016  6:00 – 7:00 pm

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