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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!

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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City Proposes to Move Homeless Shelter to Barron Center



map from Portland Press Herald posted June 21, 2018

As reported in the Portland Press Herald, Portland officials are recommending that a 200-bed homeless service center be built on a parcel of city-owned land at the Barron Center campus on Brighton Avenue.

There is a Health and Human Services and Public Safety committee meeting on Tuesday June 26  from 5:30 – 8 in Room 24 (basement)  Room Change: this meeting has been moved to Council Chambers on the Second Floor – of City Hall for a preliminary discussion. This meeting is open to the public.

A public hearing on the recommendation has been scheduled for July 10 from 5:30 – 8 in room 209, City Hall.

Friends of Evergreen’s Fifth Memorial Day Procession


Monday, May 28th at 2:00 pm

The line of march begins at Longfellow School and continues along Stevens Avenue to Evergreen’s South Gate.
The procession includes VFW Color Guard, riderless horse, Claddagh Mhor Pipe Band, participants carrying signs remembering the fallen from the Revolution to the present, Brownie Scouts as well as flower girls who will scattered petals over veterans’ burial markers.

A brief program, under a white tent, follows and finishes with a volley salute and Taps.

The remembrance concludes in the Wilde Chapel where local historian Herb Adams will give a talk about “The Great War” in recognition of the centennial year of World War I’s conclusion.
All are welcome!