Wednesday, September 12, 2012
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With the Melrose Park Commission voting 3-2 to rescind a recent dog ban at Mt. Hood, we'd like to know: Do you support the Park Commission's decision to rescind Mt. Hood dog ban? Let us know where you stand on the compromise reached between stakeholders and the commission by posting a comment in the comments section below.
On Monday the Park Commission voted 3-2 to rescind the total dog ban at Mount Hood.
The Melrose Park Commission narrowly voted to rescind a total dog ban at Mount Hood, according to multiple sources. On Monday the Commission voted 3-2 to overturn the dog ban, as dogs will be allowed in the park but not on the fairways or greens, according to Mayor Rob Dolan's blog. "The ban has been replaced by a compromise, and now dog owners as well as Golf Management, Inc., and city staff must all do their part to ensure that all parties—dog walkers, golfers, and those who are simply out for a stroll—can enjoy Mount Hood," wrote Dolan. "This means that dogs must be on a leash at all times, and dogs are not allowed at all on the fairways, greens, or roughs of the golf course. "Golf Management has the primary responsibility for …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Happy Windsday. Crafts at the library; painting at the Milano Center; Mount Hood audit.
1) Happy Windsday, Piglet: Sunny with a high near 87. Northwest wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight (Forecast by the National Weather Service.) 2) It had been given a crafty smith to make: Browning FTW. It's Crafty Wednesday at the Melrose Public Library from 10 a.m-2 p.m. This drop-in creative arts program is for children entering kindergarten through the 5th grade. Craft highlights include noodle art, paper sculptures and picture frame art. 3) Counts his money every morning: The Melrose Park Commission meets this morning at 8:30 a.m. for the Mount Hood audit and budget. 4) The yuppies networking: Don't let that dissuade you—…
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Temps approach 100; Summer solstice celebration in the Fells; Park Commission meets; election of new Memorial Hall Trustees chairman.
Share your news and expertise by blogging on Melrose Patch! 1) Heatwave! This is the island in the sun: Areas of fog before 8 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 100. Heat index values as high as 104. (!!) West wind between 7 and 11 mph. Tonight, mostly clear, with a low around 73. West wind between 6 and 10 mph. (Forecast by the National Weather Service.) 2) You remember why it got dark and why it is getting light again: Join Boot Boutwell and the Friends of the Fells today at 6:30 p.m. in celebrating the summer solstice, the day when the midday sun reaches it’s highest point in the sky. The summer solstice, which occurs this year at 7:09 p.m. on June 20, marks the longest day (and shortest night) of the year. The …
Monday, June 18, 2012
A reader shares a video of dogs enjoying the new off-leash dog park at the East Knoll.
Melrose Patch reader Joe Harrington shared a video with us of dogs enjoying the new off-leash dog park at the East Knoll. The new park officially opened after the aldermen approved (after some last second objections) the rules and regulations that govern the park on June 4. On Tuesday, June 26, the city in conjunction with the Melrose Dog Society are presenting a Dog Play video and presentation from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall. The presentation will teach dog owners about good dog play, how to help their pets get along with other dogs at the new park and when to intervene to prevent problems before they happen.
Monday, June 11, 2012
'Snoopy' musical performances today; youth theater auditions; Park Commission meets.
Share your news and expertise by blogging on Melrose Patch! 1) The water's clear and innocent: Partly sunny today, with a high near 74. Southeast wind between 7 and 11 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy, with a low around 55. South wind between 7 and 9 mph. (Forecast by the National Weather Service.) 2) He's probably getting ready to take off in the Sopwith Camel on the next dawn patrol: The public is invited to two performances of the musical “SNOOPY!!!” at 3 and 8 p.m. today MVMMS. The production is in honor of Courtney Elyse Beauchesne. 3) You've got to take direction! You've got to have discipline! You've got to have respect for your director! Auditions for Wakefield Repertory Youth Theatre's The Prince and the Pauper will be held at …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Water and sewer rate hikes; Lloyd Memorial Pool open date; Mt. Hood requests for proposals.
Share your news and expertise by blogging on Melrose Patch! 1) Thunder on the mountain, and there's fires on the moon: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming east between 5 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Tonight, a slight chance of showers before 10 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Southeast wind at 7 mph becoming west. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. (Forecast by the National Weather Service.) 2) There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, "Morning, boys, how's the water?" And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Some residents decried the park's proximity to The Knoll World War I memorial, but others said the creation of the dog park would help spruce up a neglected area.
Rules and regulations that govern the new off-leash dog park at The East Knoll received unanimous final approval from the Melrose Board of Aldermen Monday night, but not before some residents decried its proximity to The Knoll World War I memorial. The Park Commission approved the creation of the new dog park at its meeting on April 9 and construction has already begun. However, allowing dogs off leash in the park requires the aldermen to amend the city's leash ordinance. Three years ago, the aldermen told the group that if they found a location, they'd change the ordinance. Those rules and ordinance change went before the aldermen's Appropriations Committee on Thursday, May 24, and were recommended for final passage after a slight change…
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Melrose Schools early release day; Park Commission discusses Mt. Hood audit.
Get Melrose Patch each morning in your inbox with our daily newsletter! 1) Summer's thunder time of year: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. West wind between 6 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Tonight, a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. South wind at 8 mph becoming west. (Forecast by the National Weather Service.) 2) I don't feel tardy. Class dismissed! Today's an early release day for Melrose Public Schools (for teacher professional development). They'll be getting out at 12:30 p.m. 3) Swing, swing, swing: The Melrose Park Commission meets this morning at 8 a.m. to discuss an audit of Mount Hood Golf Course, with …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The aldermen's Appropriations Committee gave an initial OK to rules for the new dog park at The Knoll.
Editor's note: This article was updated on Tuesday at 9:35 a.m. Rules and regulations that would govern the new off-leash dog park at The Knoll received an initial OK from the Melrose Board of Aldermen last Thursday night. The Park Commission approved the creation of the new dog park at its meeting on April 9 and construction has already begun. However, allowing dogs off leash in the park requires the aldermen to amend the city's leash ordinance. Three years ago, the aldermen told the group that if they found a location, they'd change the ordinance. The rules recommended for passage by the aldermen's Appropriations Committee on Thursday were drafted by Ward 2 Alderman Monica Medeiros, who shared them with the Park Commission which voted …