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DCNA : New Board of Directors

As spring arrives and our neighborhood comes out of its winter slumber, we welcome many new faces to our 2019 Board of Directors:

Executive Board:

President: John Thibodeau
Vice President: Naomi Mermin
Secretary: Terri Petnov
Treasurer: Scott Segal


At-Large Board Members:

Colin Apse , Zachary Enright, Amy Thompson, Karen Wilson, Alison Kenway, Amy Bell Segal, Elizabeth Tarasevich.


thanks to all for stepping up!





Winter Solstice Gathering 2018

solsticeWinter Solstice Gathering
Share the longest night of the year and welcome the return of light.
Friday, December 21st 
at Brentwood Farms Community Garden
All Welcome!
4 – 6pm: Walk the Solstice Spiral (Walking the spiral takes about 5 minutes.  Arriving anytime between 4 & 6 is fine.)
5pm: Gathering around the fire
6pm: Winter Solstice ceremony (~30 minutes)
Pot luck at 118 Leland Street after ceremony (The Thompson Lynch Family)
Come for one or come for all. If you plan to be at the ceremony please arrive before or at 6pm. If you’d like to drop off food early for the pot luck, have questions or would like to get involved, email Amy at

2018 DCNA Annual Meeting

Deering Center Community Church

The 2018 Annual Meeting of the DCNA will take place on Monday, December 10 from 7-9 pm at the Deering Center Community Church at 4 Brentwood Street.

Please bring a canned food item for the Wayside kitchen pantry that supports the community dinners.

Please join us!

Ludlow Pond Meeting: September 25

Ludlow Pond Public Meeting Tuesday, September 25th, 6:30pm Deering High School Cafeteria Join Councilor Kim Cook and city staff for a community discussion on Ludlow Pond. Hear about the history of the pond, current management practices, and changes made since the last Public Meeting in June 2017. The city currently maintains the pond to serve as a skating pond, wildlife habitat, and storm water resource. Community members have expressed interest in the future management of the pond, so this is one way to learn more about the pond and discuss how our community will be managing it into the future. Public comment and questions welcomed! Questions? Portland Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department 207-808-5400

Neighborhood Clean Up: Saturday September 22

The Deering Center Community Church (4 Brentwood Street)  is sponsoring a neighborhood cleanup Saturday, September 22nd from 9-Noon. They will be picking up trash, cleaning out weeds in the sidewalk, washing windows, and doing whatever is necessary to spruce up our neighborhood. The City of Portland is providing tools and equipment and trash bags.

The DCCC hopes as many neighbors as possible will join them in this effort – many hands make light (and fun) work! The work will conclude at noon with a neighborhood cookout.

Please pitch in!

Village Pocket Park at 502 Stevens Ave. Welcome!

5th Annual Deering Center Porchfest: Sept. 9 2018

pf imageSunday, September 9th from 1 – 4 on a neighbor’s porch near you!  Put on your sneakers, grab a bike and get out there to listen to some of the finest music you’ll hear all year! An enormous thank you to Amy Thompson, Stewart Linsmith, and all of the talented musicians and generous porch hosts that make this day one of the very best in our neighborhood!

To print out the schedule:  Porchfest Printable Schedule 2018

To link to the Google Maps: All Set Locations

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