By Carrie Wenninger
A new regular feature offering an insight into what’s on the minds of Concordians
Curious about the news du jour right here in Concordia? From lost pets and found wallets to free mulch, hot tubs and kids’ clothing (just to name a few things!), from neighborhood crime and safety warnings to coyote sightings to opinions on the newest urban development projects, NextDoor.com is a free resource offering hyper-local social interaction via its web site and app. From their site: “It’s the easiest way for you and your neighbors to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world.”
This writer has used it personally to quickly raise funds and clothing donations for a family friend’s severely burned young son at Legacy Oregon Burn Center. Within minutes, neighbors began turning up with cash, clothes, offers of homemade lasagna and more, showcasing the power and immediacy of social networking. Here’s a look at last month’s discussions:
May-June 2016 NextDoor.com Hot Topic Round Up
- Doug the dog is still lost! Surely you’ve seen his sweet mug plastered on telephone poles; this ginger long-haired dachshund is greatly missed by his family. He’s been gone since mid-April, but continues to be spotted about town
- Orange Splot’s new development project, Camp Cully, highlights the changing Portland home building scene and stirs up all manner of emotions.
- ‘Tree of Heaven’ labeled invasive species from… the other place, should be pulled up/dug out/girdled immediately, say garden enthusiasts.
- Dog poop: take it or leave it? Neighbors sound off on how to best dispose of the baggie… in a neighbor’s trash can or by packing it home.
- Vernon Elementary School gets high marks from effusive parents! Goooooo Vernon!
- City wildlife is alive and well…another coyote sighting on June 13.
Carrie is a resident of NE 29th Ave. and a freelance writer with a penchant for poetic prose who tries to look for the humor in everyday life. She is also a mom and world traveler and, with her partner, owns a company that restores and repurposes vintage homes. If you see her, please say hello or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org