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Volume 2, Issue 2

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February 2004

The Nature of Cedar Mill
The Nutria that ate my yard!

With so many streams, small ponds, and wetlands in Cedar Mill, it’s not surprising that our water-loving wildlife neighbors do so well. One of the most successful of these is the nutria, an exotic rodent from South America. Adults weigh in at 15-20 pounds and look like a very large rat, with brown fur, a hairless tail, and large, orange front teeth.

Featured Business

Cedar Mill's Hidden Treasure

Dabra Shields had worked at the Hobitt Café as a waitress for 12 years. She’d dreamed of owning the place, but didn’t have the money. When the owner, Wong Chong Lee, decided to sell the restaurant last summer, she figured, “I guess I’ll just go home and do my artwork. The next thing I knew I owned a restaurant!” Shields marvels.

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Next Meeting
Cedar Mill Business Association

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Time: 12 noon
Place: Cedar Mill Community Library

Topic: Washington County Update
Speaker: John Leeper, Washington Cty. Commissioner

Join us for lunch to discuss current county issues
that might affect Cedar Mill

Meet your business neighbors

Free lunch courtesy of TBA
bring your own beverage

Meetings are free and open to anyone interested in
the Cedar Mill Business Community

The Cedar Mill General Store

Mary Hall arrived in Cedar Mill with her family in 1852. George Reeves arrived here in 1865 and they married that same year. In 1882, they established the Cedar Mill General Store on land belonging to Mary’s family.

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Cedar Mill Park Summer Concert

The planning committee held their first meeting last month to organize a free community concert. It will take place on Tuesday, August 10 with food booths opening at 6:30 and music from 7-8:30 pm. Cedar Mill Park is located adjacent to Cedar Mill School on Cornell.

The committee is seeking sponsorship to pay for expenses, and we’re looking for suggestions for music and food. Contact Terri O’Brien, Volunteer & Special Activities Coordinator, THPRD at 503-645-6433 X 298 or tobrien@thprd.org


Health Fair at St. Pius X

St. Pius X Parish is hosting a Health Fair on Sunday, February 22 from 8:30 am-2:30 pm. It is open to all Cedar Mill community members. They will have Providence Medical Group booths, massage, foot care, nutrition, dental and alternative medicine information. Many local businesses will also be involved with their own booths as well as contributing door prizes. If you have any questions call Katie at (503)887-4210.

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