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Volume 3, Issue 3

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March 2005

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Why Buy Local

With the threatened invasion of big-box retail giant Wal-Mart hanging over our future, let’s explore some of the reasons why it makes sense to buy from locally owned businesses.

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Wal-Mart proposal brings out opposition

On February 8, one day after Beaverton annexed the site, the Peterkort Corporation announced that Wal-Mart would build a store on their property at the southwest corner of Cedar Hills Boulevard and Barnes Road.

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History in the News
Fire! Fire!

Fire protection, like other services in Cedar Mill, began on a small scale and improved over the years. Protection was originally provided by the Beaverton Fire Department, formed in 1924 and located about 4 miles from the area.


Time to Renew your Cedar Mill Business Association membership

Next Meeting
Cedar Mill Business Association

Tuesday, March 15, 2004
4 pm

Place: Cedar Mill Community Library

Topic: Business Recycling – A New Approach
Speakers: Paul Seitz & Robert Weeks,
Washington County Cooperative Recycling Program

Join us for a sneak preview of the Program's new approach to business recycling and help them shape it with
your feedback and ideas.

Cedar Mill Business Association elects new officers, adopts projects

During the annual membership meeting on February 15, 2005, the Cedar Mill Business Association endorsed the Cedar Mill History Project, and agreed to sponsor No Ivy Day in Cedar Mill Park May 7 (see article on next page). The association will also once again support the 2nd annual Concert in the Park slated for August.

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Community Calendar

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

March 10
Wal-Mart Neighborhood Review, 
7 pm, Kingstad Center

March 15
Cedar Mill Business Association,
4 pm Cedar Mill Library

March 17
Cedar Mill History Project, 6:30 pm Cedar Mill Library

State Legislators address annexation issues

Cedar Mill’s state representative Mitch Greenlick and our state senator Charlie Ringo, along with other House and Senate reps have introduced several bills addressing the issues involved with cities annexing unincorporated areas.

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Proposed traffic light, road realignment to ease congestion and improve safety

Bales/Findley LLC, the property management company of former Thriftway owner Ken Findley, has proposed a new alignment for Dogwood, the street that runs along the north end of the Thriftway parking lot, so that it crosses into the parking lot between the library and Walgreen’s.

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Rock Creek Watershed Partners sponsors Naturescaping workshop

Love gardening but hate weeding, watering and using poisons? On Saturday, March 12, a free Basic Naturescaping Workshop will be offered at the Tualatin Hills Nature Park at 15655 SW Millikan in Beaverton.


What's the matter with Ivy?

Invasive non-native plants have taken hold in the majority of the small patches of “wild” vegetation throughout the region. Some of the negative impacts these plants have on the watershed include increased erosion and fire hazard, degraded water quality and decreased biodiversity and wildlife habitat.


Barnes/Cornell project update

Tired of the construction delays yet? Well, hang on, we have quite a few months to go. However, everything’s pretty much on track, and major roadwork may be completed by fall, according to the contractor.


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