BAXTER WOODS DIG REVEALS CLUES TO DEERING’S PAST

By Squirrel Staff

If you walked through Baxter Woods this fall, you may have noticed, and wondered about, the mysterious cluster of blue tarps and topographical markers dotting the woods just below Stevens Avenue. While your first thought might have been that you had stumbled onto a crime scene, or the set of CSI:Portland, in fact, the tarps and markers were actually part of an archaeological excavation, aimed at uncovering a long-forgotten piece of Deering Center history.   Continue reading BAXTER WOODS DIG REVEALS CLUES TO DEERING’S PAST

A TREE GREW ON BRENTWOOD STREET

For the second time in five years, a tree from Deering Center will become the City of Portland’s Christmas Tree in Monument Square. Thank you to Dave and Mikki, of Brentwood Street, who donated this beautiful spruce, and to City Arborist Jeff Tarling and crew who make this tradition possible. Be sure to drop by and see the tree in its new digs this holiday season.

FIRE BOXES

By Michele Praught

Have you ever wondered about Portland’s old red fire boxes? In the days before people had telephones, many neighborhoods, including Deering Center, had fire alarm boxes posted on streets to aid residents in reporting emergencies. These devices were generally either a fire alarm call box or fire alarm pull box which notified the fire department in the event of an emergency. Continue reading FIRE BOXES

WE’RE SO PLEASED!

We’re so pleased to be asked to write a regular column for the new Deering Center newsletter!  And what a great name! The Deering Squirrel. The beautiful old trees that shade our streets here in this historic neighborhood are filled with these industrious creatures whose chattering spreads the news to their fellow tree dwellers. Now those of us confined to earth can learn what the squirrels know!   Continue reading WE’RE SO PLEASED!

GET AIR

By Hope C. and reprinted from Lion’s Roar, a publication of Lincoln Middle School

Have you heard about the new trampoline park called Get Air? If not, you will want to read this. Get Air is an indoor trampoline park with wall-to-wall trampolines. There are also activities such as Slam Ball (basketball), Dodgeball, a Slack Line, a Ninja Course, a foam pit, and a Fidget Ladder. New activities are coming soon! It is located at 921 Riverside Street, in Portland, near Spare Time Bowling.   Continue reading GET AIR