DMA Transitions to new Board of Directors Officers By Lori Boisen
In May, DMA’s President Lorelei Young announced she was stepping down from the board. A general sense of sadness and loss swept the Board at her announcement. Ms. Young has been involved with DMA for over four years. Lorelei was DMA’s secretary for three years before serving as president in 2015-16. For four years she has been the chair of the Events Committee and the primary force behind the Festival of Nations. Staff and board members quickly came together to fill the gap by electing a new board President. Read More
Lorelei Young Completes Term as DMA Board President By Kem A. Marks
The DMA May Board meeting was humming along just as usual, until the bombshell went off near the end. Board President Lorelei Young announced that she would not be seeking a second term at the June elections, and would be stepping down from the Board altogether. Read More
Midway cleans up with new trash cans By Lori Boisen During DMA’s visioning process, the Capital Improvement Committee heard the community’s voice loud and clear, “The district needs trash cans.” The committee collaborated with TriMet, Midway businesses and PDC to clean up the district. Committee member Travis Fanucchi walked the district and determined strategic trashcan locations in areas. Travis targeted areas with large trash accumulation near already maintained TriMet stops or businesses that would help maintain them. Read More
Casa del Sol Improves Storefront with Grant from DMA By Lori Boisen
Every year, Santiago Asael, the owner of Casa del Sol, makes visible improvements to his restaurant at 14324 SE Division Street. Since purchasing the restaurant Santiago has repaved, fenced and painted the exterior of Casa del Sol; he has also remodeled much of the interior as well. Read More
Business spotlight: Changes afoot but Mail Room Plus still go-to spot By Kem Marks
If you’ve had occasion to stop by Mail Room Plus lately you may have found yourself asking, “Where’s Fred?” Ask and you’ll learn that officially Fred retired earlier this year and is currently living a life of leisure with business owners Andy and Melody Bittner.
Even without Fred, Mail Room Plus is still East Portland’s ‘go to’ store for domestic and international mail and parcel services. Mail Room Plus is about a lot more than mail and parcel services. Additional services include: Click here to get a great coupon
Upcoming Events in Midway Thursday, July 28, 3-6 p.m., Ice Cream Social & Business Mixer. Day Chiropractic, 3758 SE 122nd Ave. A perfect opportunity to meet your Midway area neighbors, enjoy treats and listen to bluegrass while celebrating 30 years of Dr. David Day’s practice here in Southeast Portland.
Saturday, July 30, 6:30 p.m., Movies in the Park, Earl Boyles Park, Southeast 112th Ave. & Boise St. Division Midway Alliance is a sponsor for a showing of family flick “Hotel Translyvania 2.” Pre-movie festivities including music begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information about the Portland Parks series, check out https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/69554
Thank you to all of our 2016 Festival of Nations Sponsors. Your generous suppor makes the festival possible.
Silver Sponsors: T-Mobile
Inter West Properties
Hazelwood Neighborhood Assoc.
Keepsake Family Tree Video
Disc Golf Depot
Northwest Priority Credit Union
Centennial Community Assoc.
Powellhurst Gilbert Neighborhood Assoc.
Midway Business Assoc.