Thursday, May 23, 2013
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June 26, 2012
Grand Ronde library, CCRLS to partner
GRAND RONDE -- Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service and the Grand Ronde Tribal Library will partner in a new project to provide access to CCRLS material through the Grand Ronde Tribal Library.
Patrons will need to have a basic or full service library card from a member library in CCRLS. With this card individuals can request material from any CCRLS library to be sent for pickup at the Grand Ronde Tribal Library. When finished with, the material can be returned to Grand Ronde.
The Tribal Library is not becoming a member of CCRLS and the circulation rules of the CCRLS library will apply.
The service will be available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 6 p.m. Nearby CCRLS libraries are in Dallas, Willamina, Sheridan, McMinnville and Salem.
For more information: www.ccrls.org; http://www.grandronde.org/departments/education/library/.
Pancake feed benefit set for July 4
INDEPENDENCE -- The Polk County No. 1 Firefighter's Association is hosting its annual pancake feed fundraiser on the Fourth of July.
The event will take place from 6 to 10 a.m. at Polk County Fire District No. 1's Main Station, 1800 Monmouth St. in Independence.
Cost is $5 per person for pancakes, eggs and ham. The association is also selling raffle tickets -- $3 for one ticket, $5 for two -- for rides on engines and ladder trucks during the Grand Parade at noon that day.
Raffle tickets will be sold during breakfast.
For more information: Volunteer Firefighter Cody Carlson, 541-297-0458.
New restaurant scheduled to open
INDEPENDENCE -- Mangiare Italian Restaurant will open at 114 S. Main St. in downtown soon, though the co-owner of the building that will house the eatery isn't certain when.
Jennifer Goodman said she just recently signed a lease with the restaurateurs, who she declined to name. The Itemizer-Observer was unable to reach the operators of the new restaurant before press time.
Bizznaga 303, a restaurant that had been located in the building, closed about two months ago. A menu for the new establishment is posted in its windows and there has been interior redecorating at the storefront in recent weeks.
Goodman also gave scant information on the abrupt closure three weeks ago of Lenora's Ghost next door, or its future. Humberto Alarcon, Bizznaga 303's owner, had been renting the space for the bar.
"The lease was terminated because they closed the restaurant," is all that Goodman would say.