Upcoming changes at Bread & Roses

Jody Suhrbier, the association president, recently sent this email to her list of regular contacts:

This evening, I received a phone call from Selena Kilmoyer, administrator at Bread & Roses, who operates the shelter on 8th Ave. Some temporary changes are coming to this location, and I suspect some of you will want to know about them.

Bread & Roses also operates a men’s shelter on Devoe St., which is being replaced by a larger facility. It was originally thought that the men in this shelter could stay in the old unit while the new one was being built. They have recently found out that this will not be possible. Selena met with members of the Transitional Housing Authority to identify the best solution to the situation last week, and together they decided the
following:

-the women currently housed at the 8th Ave. women’s shelter (duplex) will be
moved into apartments ASAP.

-8 men will be moved from Devoe street to the 8th Ave. shelter as soon as
next week.

Selena assures me that the 8 men will be screened to be the safest men of the group, though we didn’t get into detail about this.

These changes are temporary and expected to last until December of 2006.

If you have any questions or comments, please let me know, and I can compile them and speak again with Selena in a few days.

See the contact page for Jody’s email address and phone number.  You can also discuss this topic on the ENA forum.

Eastside Active Lifestyle Club

The kick-off event on June 3 will include several presentations, information booths, and workshops on bicycle maintenance, safety and health issues, and the like.

Those in attendance will get a copy of the Eastside Neighborhood Active Lifestyle Club bicycle route and walking tour booklet, a pedometer, and a Cliff energy bar.

The Eastside Neighborhood Active Lifestyle Club seeks to involve all who have an interest in biking or walking, including those who may not currently do so.

We will be sponsoring eight Saturdays of walking or bike riding this summer. Check our site for more information soon!

Annual Picnic

Our annual picnic will be held on Saturday, August 19 in Lion’s Park.  Are you interested in helping with food or music?  Contact Jody to volunteer!

Wood-chipping event

The ENA has arranged for a City of Olympia chipper and a two-person crew to
come to the neighborhood for two hours of free wood chipping. This year, there are two chipping events scheduled.

The first was on May 13. The second event is in the Southeast part of the neighborhood at 14th and Lybarger, on June 3rd.
What CAN Be Chipped?

  • Limbs and branches up to 6” in diameter (longer is better)
  • Woody debris from shrubs and plants

What CAN NOT Be Chipped?

  • Vines like ivy and blackberry
  • Holly or thorny material
  • Juniper
  • Twisted branches like rhododendron
  • Limbs with wide forks
  • Dirt-covered branches
  • Lumber (we can’t risk damaging the machine with a nail)

If you have questions or would like to join in the event, please contact Jody Suhrbier, at 709-5234.

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