In Alameda neighborhood we are proud of the diversity and uniqueness not just of the homes and streets that make up Alameda, but of our community of neighbors. In April the neighborhood association board adopted the following statement created by a group of residents a to show support for all neighbors and visitors to our community: Our community declared Alameda neighborhood a hate-free zone in 1995. Today, we reaffirm Alameda’s commitment to be a loving, caring, supportive and inclusive community for all who reside, work, do business or visit our neighborhood. We stand against hatred, racism, xenophobia, discrimination and/or marginalization of any kind. We are committed to growing, nurturing and sustaining a community where all feel welcomed, safe and included.
Have you played on, taken your dog or walked by the recreation field at Alameda Elementary (27th and Klickitat) recently? It’s in pretty sorry shape these days. With our help it could look like the beautiful and functional field pictured here–as soon as next summer! The Alameda School PTA is working to raise money this fall to improve the field to provide a safe, clean, fun field to play on. Many neighbors use this field after school and on weekend as a dog park. Learn more or support the project here http://alamedafield.org/ Portland Public Schools has approved the project which will cost an estimated $300,000 and you may wonder why PPS pay for the renovation, but with lots of deferred maintenance including water fixtures with lead that need to be replaced at many schools, the field is not a high priority. Neighbors and the Alameda PTA take action!
Congratulations to the Grant Constitution Team for winning an invitation to the National Competition in Washington DC in April! The Grant Team won the national tittle last year in the “We the People” competition, which simulates a congressional hearing with judges from across the country. The team needs to raise $65,000 to send the 25 students to Washington DC and is seeking the support of neighbors and businesses to help fund this once-in-a-lifetime experience. If you are interested in sponsoring these young scholars with a tax deductible contribution see their sponsorship page: https://grantboosters.schoolauction.net/con16/give.
Now through March 1, help select the sign topper design that will become a permanent part of Alameda history! You can also add comments if you have a design suggestion. Survey takes approximately 90 seconds. http://goo.gl/forms/WBXO9aJPaz
Enter through the mouth of the green monster–if you dare! On Halloween the Alameda Neighborhood Association is again hosting the very popular Alameda Haunted House–a spooktacular affair aimed at kids ages 4-12. Now in its third year, the haunted house is known in northeast Portland as not-to-be-missed Halloween attraction a for trick-or-treaters. Alameda Haunted House Saturday Oct. 31, 2015, 5-9 pm FREE 3900 block of NE 28th between Dunkley & Bryce Last year over 600 children and neighbors visited the Alameda Haunted House a for a frightfully good time with spooks, witches, haunting sounds, creepy sights and glowing other-worldly lights. This year organizers have added new themes, special effects and surprises. As always there will be lots of candy for trick-or-treaters! Haunted House will run rain or shine! Note: street closure of NE 28th Ave between Dunkley and Bryce in effect from 8 am on 10/31. Any donations will benefit Alameda neighborhood projects.