A publication of the Cedar Mill Business Association
Volume 1, Issue 6


June 2003

cedarmill.org – your online community resource

Did you know that Cedar Mill has its own website? Since 1998, there’s been a site growing at cedarmill.org – with information about the Cedar Mill Community Library, local history, a business directory, and many other useful features.

Peter Leonard, Director of the library, started the site in 1998. However it became outdated because of staff changes. In 2000, website designer Virginia Bruce volunteered to develop it further. Working with Leonard, she developed the site into a community resource.

An extensive site has been created for the library (cedarmill.org/library) with links to the Washington County Cooperative Library System (WCCLS) including renewal and search/hold capabilities. There’s also a library events calendar (cedarmill.org/calendar) and information on library policies, resources, the bi-monthly newsletter, and a volunteer signup form. Library employee Deborah Genge now does most of the updating for the library site.

The “Business Directory” (cedarmill.org/biz) should be your first stop for finding local businesses. It has listings in twelve main categories, from “Home & Garden” to “Money & Legal.” We’re adding businesses all the time, and our goal is to list every business in the area. To suggest a business for the free listing, go to cedarmill.org/biz/bizlisting.html.

The “About Cedar Mill” section includes basic facts about our “census-designated place” (the only official designation for the community). “Cedar Mill History” contains excerpts from the book of the same name, by Linda S. Dodds and Nancy A. Olson, and also personal historical recollections from past and current Cedar Mill residents. Do you have stories to tell? We’d love to publish them.

Rock Creek Watershed Partners, a coalition of stream groups, has a section at cedarmill.org/RCWP, and the site also includes sections for “Government and Public Services,” and “Schools and Organizations” with links to public representatives and many other resources.

And of course The Cedar Mill Business Association has a section at cedarmill.org/CMBA with information about the group, meeting schedules, and an online form for joining the association.

Plans for the future include a section about the geology of Cedar Mill, gardening tips, an improved community event calendar, and updates from our local legislators. We’re always looking for news and information to include in the site, and we’d love to have volunteers to help with the calendar. To offer suggestions or help, email Virginia Bruce at cedarmill@teamweb.com.