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!

Urban Runoff and Green Neighbor Family Festival

You know it is spring when you see your neighbors running through the ‘hood! 

2018 Urban Runoff and Green Neighbors Family Festival

Join us on Earth Day with the City of Portland’s annual kick off for their Greener Neighborhoods Cleaner Streams program, which encourages residents to help keep Capisic Brook clean.

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Deering High School, Stevens Avenue, Portland
Cost: FREE!

The Urban Runoff leads into the Green Neighbor Family Fest, where families and community members take part in hands-on activities about water, learn steps to becoming a green neighbor, and have an all-around good time!

Electronic Waste Recycle Day: April 14th

Electronic Waste Recycle Day
Saturday April 14th, 2018pexels-photo-247932.jpeg
9:00am – 1:00pm

In lieu of disposal costs, we are accepting donations for:
Cultivating Community

USM Woodbury CampusCenter,
35 Bedford Street,
Portland, ME

TVS, Computer Equipment,
VCRs, DVD Players, Home Entertainment,
Telephones,Cell Phones,
Cameras, Video Games,
Microwaves, & Small Appliances

NO Refrigerators
NO Humidifiers
NO Air Conditioners
NO Household Appliances
NO Batteries
NO Light Bulbs
NO Smoke Detectors
NO Mercury Devices
NO Thermostats

DCNA Annual Meeting: Nov. 13, 2017

Deering Center Community Church

The DCNA Annaul Meeting will be held on Monday, November 13 at the Deering Center Community Church, 4 Brentwood Street, from 7-9 p.m.

Please join us and city staff who will be on hand for a conversation to discuss first steps in implementing the City’s new comprehensive plan, Portland’s Plan 2030 (…/Comprehensive-Plan-Documents).The first steps for implementation of Portland’s Plan 2030, will include a re-write of the City’s Land Use Code, and the development of citizen planning toolkits. They want to hear your questions, concerns, and innovative ideas early in the course of these related projects.

We will also get an update on the mixed-use development at 502 Stevens, and will review the past year’s activities and plan for the next.

Please bring a canned good to donate to the Deering Center Community Church’s pantry.


Harvest Celebration and Cider Pressing: Nov 5 at Brentwood Farms

BFCG Harvest 17

4th Annual Porchfest ! Official Map & Schedule for 2017

It is that time of year again in Deering Center when music fills our streets! Here is  the official Printable Schedule 2017

and here you’ll find  the Map for all sets ! 


Sunday, September 10th, 2017 : Printable Schedule 2017


New! This year: 12:15 Kick off parade!  Welcome noisemakers of all ages! 137 Brentwood Street
12:50 Alba Street Orchestra
1:00 First set
2:00 Second set
3:00 Third and final set


The best way to get the Porchfest news and band descriptions is to follow Porchfest on Facebook

Porchfest is best by bike

The Colliders – Porchfest 2016