February 22, 2010

U Haul Reuse center

Category: Uncategorized — admin @ 11:48 am

**Apologies for the delay everyone . . . had some publishing issues**


The Uhaul Reuse Center in the Portland Metro Area is at the Hillsboro Location.


This is where customers can drop off unwanted, gently used materials and then pick up stuff they may be able to put to good use.

February 3, 2010

Cars for grades (well at least one car)

Category: Uncategorized — admin @ 12:13 am

While kids these days seem to grasp the idea that good grades will eventually lead to a brighter future, it never hurts to add a little incentive into the mix just for giggles.

Some parents offer cash bribes for every B+ or A.  Five bucks for a B, 10 bucks for an A (the parents at GNPDX did not subscribe to this concept.  We are considering a class-action law suit).

How about a Brand News Honda Civic for a few A’s?  Or $15K Cash?  Think that would be enough to get your teen to hit the books?

Dick Hannah thinks it will.  The dealership is offering every kid in Clark County the opportunity to enter to win a free 2010 Honda Civic for improving their GPA by .5  (from a 2.5 to a 3.0 for example).  Of course students with a 3.6 or above which mathematically cannot raise their GPA by .5 are automatically eligible.

Entries are due in a couple weeks so check out their special website here.

February 1, 2010


Category: Uncategorized — admin @ 11:16 am

We’ve had some technical difficulties in the GNPDX newsroom and so in the interest of expediency we are combining our two most recent stories into one, handy-dandy post. 

Last week we told you about Amy Wood, a local realtor and contractor who got resourceful when times got tough.  Rather than complain about the state of affairs, she registered for her food handlers card and OLCC license so whenever a money-making opportunity presented itself, she could pounce.  She is still taking on client and is open to new gigs if you’d like to get in touch.  Her e-mail is AWOOD@PRU-NW.com


And this morning we told you about Fences for Fido.  Have you ever driven by a home and seen a dog, chained up in the yard?  Eating, sleeping, going to the bathroom and living most of his or her days in a small patch of grass and dirt.  That does not necessarily mean the owners are cruel.  They may just not have any better option.  Fences for Fido creates an alternative.  Volunteers show up and build a brand new fence, install a warm dog house and offer a free spay and neuter in the space of one afternoon.  Right now they are hitting about 6 homes a month but could do a lot more (they are already wait listed into mid-spring) but they need your help.  Check them out for more on how you can get involved.