crochet lady purpleYou’re invited to bring a project to work on and enjoy a few hours of craft making. Men and women welcome!

This get together is about knitting, crocheting, quilting, sewing or working on a craft idea you enjoy making and would like to share with others.

Let’s get together for a fun day of making crafts, sharing ideas and meeting your neighbors. This will be our first meeting and hopefully we can look forward to a monthly get together!

Date: Saturday, November 21, 2015
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Fire Station, CNN office, 4415 NE 87th Ave, Portland, OR

Snacks and refreshments will be provided.  Questions? Email

typingonlaptopAt each monthly SAN Community Meeting the minutes from the previous meeting are presented. This is a quick way to stay on top of things!

If you weren’t able to attend the September meeting, read the minutes here.

The next meeting—it’s really an informative gathering—is Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 at 7:00pm. It is always held at the CNN office, 4415 NE 87th Ave (behind the fire station). Arrive at 6:30 for social time and yummy treats.


Click the image above to view the newsletter.

Our tireless newsletter crew is out delivering the latest issue of the Sumner SUN straight to your door! The Fall 2015 issue will help us get ready for the winter while reflecting on our summer.

Inside this issue:

  • Radon talk at the October 20th community meeting.
  • A map and listing of the trees to be planted along I-205
  • An update on the crosswalks on Sandy Blvd.
  • Photos from Sumner’s summer events!
  • News briefs of local interest

You should receive your copy soon. You can also pick up a copy at the CNN office behind the fire station.


SAN-lot-tree-flyer-colorCome to the next SAN general meeting learn about the plans

Since the I-205 S at Killingsworth Ave. on-ramp was expanded, there’s an opportunity for new trees to be planted in the area referred to as the “SAN lot”. This name came about because the old-timers in the neighborhood referred to this field next to I-205 (along NE 92nd Ave north of NE Sandy Blvd) as the “sandlot” — their pronunciation dropping the ‘d’. Before the I-205 freeway was completed in 1976, the SAN lot was the Sandy Blvd Drive-In movie theater.

The planting will be in December of this year. Learn more details at the meeting. View the draft of the proposed tree planting plan for the SAN Lot area.

A representative from Friends of Trees will be at the meeting to talk about the types of trees being planted and answer any questions. ODOT still needs to get final approval on the proposed plan prior to moving forward. We look forward to hearing any helpful input from Sumner residents.

SAN General Meeting
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015
-refreshments and social time starts at 6:30pm
-meeting starts at 7:00pm
CNN Office: 4415 NE 87th Ave, Portland, OR 97220
(behind the fire station

You can be a part of this historic planting!

As a volunteer you can learn from the experts about the proper methods of introducing trees to our area. Over the years you can watch the trees take root and grow, knowing you had a hand in it all. The planting is currently scheduled for Saturday, December 12th, 2015, from 9am to 1pm.

Here are a couple of helpful for those wanting to explore more about the species at the Friends of Trees and USDA – NRCS Plants Database websites:

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