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Volume 3, Issue 6

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June 2005

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Ten years ago, as President of the Cedar Mill Little League, Bonnie Kost was having trouble finding a place to get team awards jackets embroidered with the League logo. “How difficult can this be?” she thought.

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History in the News
Saltzman Road

Saltzman Road is a main north-south artery of the Cedar Mill area. It was named for Peter Saltzmann who established a homestead near the crest of Skyline Ridge in 1893. By 1896, the road extended down the east side of the mountain to the river as well.

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Library Summer Reading Program

The Cedar Mill Community Library, on behalf of all the public libraries in Washington County, obtained grants from Verizon, PGE, Wells Fargo, State Farm and Starbucks to purchase Summer Reading Reward books for all the children in our county who complete the Summer Reading Program.

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Cedar Mill Farmers’ Market

After struggling for two years to run the non-profit Cedar Mill Farmers’ Market after the founding volunteers moved on to other projects, Dina Gross was looking for some help.


Cedar Mill News Subject Index

Over the two-and-a-half years that the Cedar Mill News has been published, we’ve covered a lot of topics, from history to business to nature – all focused on our little community. To help you catch up on topics of interest, we just completed a Subject Index on the Cedar Mill website: cedarmill.com/news/subject-index.htm

Each link leads to the full story on the website, complete with all graphics and often showing larger photographs than in the printed version.

Topics include: History in the News, The Nature of Cedar Mill, Town Center, Annexation, Development and much more. So if you’ve missed an issue or two, visit the site and read up on Cedar Mill.


Annexation Legislative Update

As we did last month, we asked Jerry Ritter of Oregon Communities for a Voice in Annexation to summarize legislative activity on the annexation issue during this past month. Here’s what he says:


Time to Renew your Cedar Mill Business Association membership

Next Meeting
Cedar Mill Business Association

Tuesday, June 21, 2005
4 pm

Place: Cedar Mill Community Library

Topic: The Cedar Mill Town Center
Speaker: Virginia Bruce, Cedar Mill News

Join us to explore the challenges of creating a town center in an existing suburban business area

Cedar Mill Community Calendar

June 7 CPO #1 Meeting,
7 pm, St. Vincent’s Hospital Souther Auditorium

June 14 State Rep. Mitch Greenlick Town Hall
6:45 pm Cedar Mill Library

June 21 Cedar Mill Business Association,
4 pm Cedar Mill Library

June 25 Cedar Mill Wetland Restoration
9-noon SW Stark/Barnes

June 17, June 24, July 8, July 15, July 22
Cedar Mill Park Ivy Pull
9 am - noon, 10385 NW Cornell

Preventing mail theft

A couple of months ago, a Cedar Mill street suffered a rash of mailbox thefts. Thieves used a credit card they found in one of the mailboxes to go out and buy TWO CADILLACS! Another area suffered thefts when someone followed the mail truck around and swiped all the packages that had been delivered.

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The Cedar Mill Wetland

The Cedar Mill Wetland is a sixteen-acre property located right in the middle of Cedar Mill, just southeast of the Teufel property spanning both sides of Barnes Road. Owned by The Wetland Conservancy, The Wetland has diverse topography and vegetation types.

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Cedar Mill Park project continues

On May 19th, twelve Boy Scouts from Troop 208 spent three hours of a cloudy morning while they were off from school, pulling ivy at Cedar Mill Park. The boys got into the spirit of the effort by competing to see who could pull out the longest vine.

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The Nature of Cedar Mill
Dear, There’s a Deer Here!

Here in this arm of the Coast Range known as the Tualatin Mountains (the West Hills to most of us) you are likely to see deer moving across the road, roaming across the meadows, or munching on vegetables in our yards.


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