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Typically the Davis Graveyard private party I’ve been invited to falls right on my workweek’s “Friday.” There’s very little time to come home on an 18-mile commute and then changes. Usually, I go as something simple and without a mask (one year I did appear as a werewolf). This year I went as t

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American moviegoers are long overdue for a decent werewolf movie. A movie with a reasonable werewolf, graphic effects, and story. Dark Sky Films Late Phases just may be the solution for lycan fans. From what I have seen in the trailer, this doesn’t look like a teen-targeting, beefcakes, or cuddle dog werewolf movie. I

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Davis Graveyard “grave masters” Jeff and Chris Davis were on Oregon Public Broadcasting “Think Out Loud” with Dave Miller on Wednesday to talk about the Davis Graveyard. You can listen to the full interview at “Milwaukie’s Davis Graveyard is not for Faint of Heart.”

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A late afternoon rainbow over Milwaukie, Ore., on Oct. 20, 2014.

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Davis Graveyard does like to share it’s visitor’s comments on its Facebook page. On Sunday night, Davis Graveyard posted an image of the hand-written note from an anonymous, unhappy visitor on their publicly available Facebook page. The note read: 10/18/2014 To Whom It Concerns: You shut this down too early. We

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October’s Bike Milwaukie ride happened on a very gorgeous fall day. About a dozen riders met up at Milwaukie City Hall this morning for a short, 90-minute ride through a few of Milwaukie’s neighborhoods. Matt Menely and Greg Barrtz-Bowman led the ride. One feature stop on today’s ride was Milwaukie’s

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A night at the Davis Graveyard when the lights go out.

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The sun casts a warm glow off the clouds above Bend, Oregon. In the background is the cool blue sky. A good mix between a warm and cool feeling.

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The upcoming Bike Milwaukie ride will be a simple one. On Sunday, October 19th, Bike Milwaukie riders will ride the “Neighborhood Ride” on a 8 to 10-mile loop through multiple Milwaukie neighborhoods. Ride starts at Milwaukie City Hall at 9:30 a.m. and returns to city hall and Milwaukie Farmers Market about one-

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As reported by WUSA 9, a man wearing a werewolf mask robbed a convenient store in Fort Washington, Maryland. Apparently, the alleged lycan suspect and another accomplice hit two stores Sunday night. Looking at the typical potato-quality surveillance image, the large-eared, slender pointy-snout “ratboy” hit the s

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The Davis Graveyard has risen from the year-long sub-subterranean slumber. The home haunt display of Jeff and Chris Davis returns for another month-long showing to entertain visitors at 8703 SE 43 Ave. (SE 43rd. Ave. and SE Johnson Creek Blvd.) in Milwaukie. Between October 1 and October 31, the display will be lights only

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As Liz’s Creative Cafe’s name implies, the tiny Ardenwald coffee shop does inspire to be creative in an artistic way. Sitting at the windowside bar with my breakfast burrito, cup of mocha and tablet in front of me, I flipped open an available sketchbook to a blank page. I picked out a semi-dull No. 2 pencil from

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Last night I had the enjoyment to watch the original RoboCop (1987) movie at Hollywood Theatre in Portland (which ended up selling out). I’ve seen the movie when it first came out in theaters (and the recent reboot).  Well, I’m not here to today to compare the 1987 and 2014 movies. Instead, my RoboCop experienc

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With three months remaining in 2014, three Bike Milwaukie ride events remain. Sunday, October 19, 2014 ride route is yet to be determined. Please stay posted for this event. Sunday, November 16, 2014 ride route is yet to be determined. At the end of September’s ride, it was announced that this ride may head to Oregon

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Ardenwald’s newest coffee shop-deli-art class, Liz’s Creative Cafe is now on Twitter! Twitter users can follow Liz’s Creative Cafe at @LizCreativeCafe.

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Okay, the moment I have been waiting for: who will I pick for Milwaukie City Mayor and Council. Here we go. Mayor PICK! Jeremy Ferguson: Running uncontested, he’s been supportive of community projects such as the Walk Safely Milwaukie Program, Milwaukie Main Street and later Moving Forward Milwaukie, public transit, a

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The average 34.5-mile round trip Milwaukie-Boring bike spin on the Springwater Corridor Trail. The weather was much more tolerable with cloudy sky and temperatures in mid to upper 60s. Signs of fall is evident as leaves begin changing color and dropping onto the trail. Most equestrians continue to fail cleaning up after the

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Following the Bike Milwaukie “Tour de Murals”, our trip finished at Milwaukie City Hall. Today being Sunday, the Milwaukie Sunday Farmers Market is happening. Milwaukie’s favorite wine bar, Wine:30, served up some refreshing mimosa for a Sunday special price of $5 per glass. This certainly was a fabtastic

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Today’s Bike Milwaukie event is a preview of what Milwaukians might see soon. Milwaukie City Council unanimously approved the code changes at its regular meeting back on June 4, 2014. This code passage opens the door for new murals within the Milwaukie city limits. I supported the ordinance. When it passed, I joined t

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Somewhere in the midst of today’s Bike Milwaukie bicycle ride, the discussion of the diagonal intersection at SE Johnson Creek Blvd. and SE Bell Ave. came up. Activated on May 22, 2012, the diagonal intersection allowed bicyclists to cross the intersection in one pass instead of two via pedestrian crosswalks. Placing

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Sound the “Call to Post.” As posted on Clackamas Country Elections website, Milwaukie 2014 general elections candidates are announced and heading into the starting gate. Milwaukie City Council positions do not have party affiliations. Each position serves a four-year term with a maximum of two terms. Mayor: Jere

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If you truly want a hefty-sized, good quality, full breakfast or lunch meal quickly, then Biscuits Cafe is the place to sit down and chow down. The breakfast means business, as you can see the Meat Lover’s Scramble with hash browns and pancakes in the photo above. Biscuits offers a full breakfast and lunch menu that v

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With the passage of Milwaukie Mural Code Changes on June 4, 2014, murals may become the thing of Portland’s southeastern neighbor. Bike Milwaukie next ride on Sunday, September 21, 2014, will tour into Portland and see some of the murals. The route map has not been posted yet, but it is approximately 15 to 20 miles at

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Construction work begins on a new deck at Wine:30 in downtown Milwaukie. A two-year pilot program adopted by the Milwaukie City Council allows three businesses to construct a “parklet” in existing downtown parking spaces in front of the business. The purpose of a “parklet” is to attract more people,

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Some Halloween night displays are elaborate, hand-crafted with detail to attention, spooky sounds, creepy animatronics, and haunting lighting effects. Displays like the one described also attract crowds, day and night. Spectators show up at night with camera in hand and snap photos. Flash! That strobe light was not part of

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Pigeons flock onto a yard at SE Marion St. & SE 19th Ave. in southeast Portland Sellwood Neighborhood. The pigeons remained until the flock flew off when the people and dog on the sidewalk approached. SE 19th Ave. is a bikeway bypass for the Springwater Corridor Trail. Pigeons are also quite daring to cut into a bicycli

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Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, arf, arf! Tailwags. :3 That sums up this year’s Tour de Lab, a bicycle event that explores the routes and three or four Lucky Lab establishments. Riders had the options to choose the 19-mile “Puppy” route (elevation gain of 539 feet) or the 42-mile “Big

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Ah, breakfast for dinner. In southeast Portland along SE Powell Blvd. just west of the Ross Island Bridge is a all-nighter diner that just serves the need. Original Hotcake House serves satisfying amount of breakfast, lunch, or dinner menu items all day and all night. As quoted from the restaurant’s website, “Ou

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If your plans for this upcoming weekend included bicycling the Portland-Milwaukie “Rollin’ on the River Ride” bicycle ride, there is some bad news: there is no ride for September. Milwaukie Rules, a sponsor of the summer monthly ride, Tweeted “No ‘Rollin On The River’ this month!” T

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