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NEIGHBORS - The stories and goings on in McNary Estates neighborhood
IN THE KITCHEN - News about local Restaurants, Home Cooking and more
YOUR HEALTH - What may help keep you feeling good
ON THE GREENS - McNary Golf Club is the central hub of activities on the course and beyond
HOA NEWS - McNary Estates Home Owners Association current information
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LARGEST QUAKE DRILL HELPS TEACH WHAT TO DO WHEN THE SHAKING STARTS. Oregon Office of Emergency Management
Oregon is earthquake country. In 1993 western Oregon experienced two damaging earthquakes, Scotts Mills (magnitude 5.6) and Klamath Falls (magnitudes 5.9 and 6). Molalla High School and the State Capitol building were severely damaged. In addition to those crustal fault earthquakes, there is evidence that a massive subduction zone earthquake will happen off the coast from Northern California to British Columbia with force similar to that which hit Indonesia in 2004, and Japan in 2011, during subduction zone earthquakes and tsunamis. By preparing now for future earthquakes, we can protect our homes and families. Great ShakeOut earthquake drills are an opportunity to practice how to be safer during earthquakes by knowing how to "Drop, Cover and Hold On." ShakeOut organizers say that to react quickly you must practice often. You may only have seconds to protect yourself in an earthquake, before strong shaking knocks you down or drops something on you.
The Great Oregon ShakeOut earthquake drill is almost here and it’s time to think about what you would do during an earthquake. The world’s largest earthquake drill is Oct. 15 at 10:15 a.m., you can register at shakeout.org to participate and be counted.
Now You Know…. By Tom Dieker
What a welcome sight to see my friend Nancy and her husband Tony DeSantis in a golf cart last month. Even more special news, it was to my surprise they said were downsizing and moving to McNary Estates. Nancy was a top notch sales representative for many years when I was managing Roth's Fresh Market stores.
Tony started DeSantis Landscaping in 1974 by providing residential landscape services. The company, now run by his son, Dean, continues to excel in residential projects, but has long since expanded to become a leader in providing environmentally sensitive commercial landscaping from Portland to Corvallis, Oregon.
New neighbors, Tony and Nancy are retired and find yard work and of course golf an enjoyable past time while living at McNary Estates.
YOUR HEALTH Safe outdoor activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic doesn't have to halt all of your summertime fun. Here are several fun outdoor activities you can still enjoy.
By Mayo Clinic Staff
For many people, the summer of 2020 has been like no other in recent memory. Public health restrictions caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic have led to cancelled festivals, concerts and other events. Many vacations and large celebrations have been limited or put on hold.
Despite the changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, there's still plenty of fun to be had. In fact, seeking out fun activities may be even more important now. Doing something you enjoy can distract you from problems and help you cope with life's challenges.
When activities are near where you live and allow plenty of space between you and others, outdoor activities pose a lower risk of spread of the COVID-19 virus than indoor activities do.
Why choose outdoor activities?
The COVID-19 virus is primarily spread from person to person through respiratory droplets released into the air when talking, coughing, or sneezing. When you're indoors, you're more likely to inhale these droplets from an infected person, especially if you're in close contact, because you're sharing more air than you do outdoors. Poor building ventilation can cause droplets to hang in the air for a longer period of time, adding to the potential for infection.
When you're outside, fresh air is constantly moving, dispersing these droplets. So, you're less likely to breathe in enough of the respiratory droplets containing the virus that causes COVID-19 to become infected.
Being outside offers other benefits, too. It offers an emotional boost and can help you feel less tense, stressed, angry or depressed.
Low-risk ways to move more
Coming into close contact with people who don't live with you increases your risk of being exposed to someone infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. That's why, in general, any activity that allows you to keep a social distance of at least 6 feet (2 meters) from others is lower-risk.
There are many activities you can enjoy close to home, whether you're visiting your favorite public park or even spending time in your neighborhood. Get moving with these low-risk outdoor activities during the pandemic:
Walking, running and hiking
Rollerblading and biking
Fishing and hunting
Kayaking, boating and sailing
Fitness classes, held outside, that allow distance
Avoid crowded sidewalks and narrow paths and choose routes that make it easy to keep your distance. You don't have to wear a cloth face mask while exercising outdoors, but it's a good idea to have one with you if you can't maintain space from others.
Low-risk social activities
Many other outdoor activities can be good choices, too:
Picnics. Pack food from home or pick up takeout from your favorite restaurant or food truck and take it to enjoy at your favorite public park.
Farmers markets. If you can't maintain social distance from others, wear a face mask.
Gathering with friends. Allow for social distancing between people from different households and skip the hugs and handshakes. Plan activities that don't require close contact, such as sidewalk chalk for kids and games like Frisbee. And offer hand sanitizer.
Remember that just getting together for a chat at a safe distance can offer a valuable opportunity to be with people you care about — and boost your mood at the same time.
Drive-in movies. The COVID-19 pandemic has launched a drive-in movie theater comeback in the U.S. It's something many people can enjoy together with plenty of physical distance.
Low- to moderate-risk outdoor activities
Depending on how they're done, many popular outdoor activities can also be done safely, including:
Restaurant patio dining. Outdoor patio dining at uncrowded restaurants where patio tables are spaced appropriately is safer than indoor dining. Wear a mask when not eating or drinking.
Camping. If you only have close contact with people you live with, camping is low-risk.
Swimming pools and beaches. Close contact (closer than 6 feet, or 2 meters) with others — not water itself — can make these activities risky. If you go to the beach and come into close contact with others, your risk is higher. Water itself doesn't seem to spread the COVID-19 virus to people.
BBQs and outdoor potlucks. Keep your gathering small, maintaining social distance from others. Plan activities that don't require close contact. You may even choose to have everyone bring their own food and drinks to enjoy the togetherness with less chance of virus spread. Wear a mask when not eating or drinking.
Sports and sporting events. Contact sports, such as wrestling and basketball, carry more COVID-19 risk than others. Team sports such as tennis, baseball, softball and soccer, pose less risk because players can maintain physical distance. It's important for spectators, players and coaches to keep social distance. Wear a mask, use hand sanitizer and ensure you have enough social distance — at least 6 feet (2 meters) — between you and other spectators, whether you're standing, sitting in chairs or sharing bleachers.
High-risk outdoor activities
Bringing many people together in close contact for a longer period of time poses the highest risk of COVID-19 spread.
Large gatherings. Being in large crowds of people where it's difficult to stay spaced at least 6 feet (2 meters) apart poses the highest risk. The longer people are together in these situations, the higher the risk. Weddings, festivals and parades are examples.
Summer camp activities. Camps are generally high-risk because campers come from different locations and spend a lot of time together indoors, in close contact.
Camps can pose less risk if campers are from the same area, don't share objects, wear masks, and spend time outdoors with at least 6 feet (2 meters) between them.
Playgrounds. The many frequently-touched surfaces of playground equipment make it easier to transmit the virus that causes COVID-19. However, in many areas, parks and playgrounds are open. Children who use playground equipment should maintain distance from others and wash their hands afterwards to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Think safety and enjoyment
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it's important to take care of yourself and those around you. Practicing good hand hygiene such as washing your hands, not touching your face with unwashed hands, social distancing from others, and wearing a mask when you can't avoid being near other people are all good steps to take. These steps are especially important for those with a higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19.
At the same time, well-being also includes doing things that make life worth living. With the right information, you can make thoughtful choices about ways to bring a sense of normalcy and joy to your life during the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Bob Balmer
Don’t Leave Home Without It
Half a block from home, an eerie feeling overwhelms me. I hear what, to me, is the sound track from the movie Jaws; you know that bumph, bumph, bumpha sound indicating that ravenous Great White people eater is near. It’s a sound that makes my heart literally grow lips, jump into my throat and scream: “Noooooooooooooooooo….” I pull over quickly and check my rear-view mirror for Richard Dreyfuss.
Or the shark.
Am I being chased by enemy agents? Is somebody sick? Did I forget to let Fido out? Is there a pan on the stove spitting bacon grease onto my overly sensitive amaryllis?
I forgot my: PHONE.
Once upon a time my “must haves” when leaving home were: wallet, keys, glasses. Missing any of those activated a neuron that sent adrenaline rushing through me at the speed-of-light, rendering me a loud, jittering, demanding mess until I found either the wallet, keys or glasses.
And sometimes all three.
Now add my cell phone to that “must-have” list.
Statistics have not shown that more people would rather lose a kidney than go a day without a cell phone, but I’ll bet it’s true. Go out to dinner-- someone pulls out their phone. Walking down the street, people are on their phone. On the toilet-- say it’s not so-- okay, as my wife’s son said, “At least use the mute button.”
Thus the meditation app I (when I can’t find my phone) use that purrs: “Your phone is not your life,” as if its talking me off a ledge on Tax Day.
Before cell phones conversations were in person or on a landline. Today it’s not unusual to see two people at a coffee shop talking on phones, though not necessarily to each other. It’s as if a social outing is a two-for-one: One person goes to the coffee shop with you so you’re not physically alone; another person is on the phone to talk with you.
What was once a twosome is now a threesome.
To enable more Quality-Me-alone-time, I have considered activating two phones with two different numbers so I can talk to myself. The dilemma: How can I drink my coffee?
Eventually I’ll have a phone collection in the manner some people collect stamps, guns or jewelry. But first I need to go home, find my phone. I can almost see that carnivorous Great White in my rear view mirror.
Or is that Richard Dreyfuss? I can’t tell. His phone is hiding his face.
ON THE GREENS
McNary Men’s Golf Club Results
By Mark Piercy, Men’s Club Secretary
Sixteen 3-man teams descended on McNary Golf Club for the Men’s Club 3-Man ABC 2-Best Balls Tournament, Saturday, July 11. First Gross was claimed by the team of Don Holland, Wayne Neuburger, and Bob Cyran with a score of 154 or +12 to par. They split first place prize money of $210. Ed Patterson, Bart Heath, and John Glen took second, four back at 158. They split $160. Third went to Don Baer, Brian Canini, and Arnie Vohland, at 160, splitting $110. Fourth at 161 and splitting $60 was Rob Schuster, David Zahradnik and Dustin Stephens. On the Net side, the team of Perry Sinasone, David Smith, and Mike Hampton, with a score of 131 or -11 to par, narrowly defeated the tie at second place. They split $210. The second-place tie, just one stroke back, was between the team of Mark Morris, Robert Olson, and Terry Thies; and the team of Jeff Jones, Chris Morrison, and Jesse Rodriguez. Those two teams each split $135. Fourth went to Tim Bowman, Chris Buck, and Greg Pedersen, splitting $60. Next on the Men’s Club schedule is the Greg Williams Championship, August 1 and 2. Winners of the three gross divisions will receive paid entries to the OGA Championships. The divisions are Open, Senior-age 50-64, and Super Senior-age 65+. The tournament will also recognize an overall Net Champion as well. He will also receive a paid entry into the OGA Net Championship. The summer long match Play Tournament continues with over 3/4 of the matches concluded. There is a one loss bracket in which the participants can earn their way back into a title match requiring back to back wins to take the Championship. The field started with 32 players.
The Heart and Soul of McNary Golf Club
By Mark Piercy, Golf Club Member
Imagine McNary Golf Club is a living breathing organism, perhaps a grand old Dame, dressed in a sea of shades of green; adorned with towering firs, majestic redwoods and giant sequoias, silent sentinels standing guard; her jewels and accessories the many manicured backyards and rear facades of McNary Estates homes. If the course is her body, then it follows the members are her respiratory and circulatory system, their dues the oxygen and blood that is pumped throughout her body, nourishing every limb; the Director of Club Operations and the professional staff her brain and central nervous system, their management keeping her body and all its parts working in harmony; and the Course Superintendent and grounds crew her immune system, their work and preventative care ensuring her body is its healthiest, that she remains beautiful and ageless. But what about her heart, at least her figurative heart…and her soul or spirit?
McNary Golf Club was born in 1962. She is in her 59th year of life. Soon she will be sixty. She has endured many seasons and seen many changes in her lifetime. In her infancy and childhood, long before she was surrounded by the homes of McNary Estates, she was raised by a corporation. She has grown up, and when she turned 30, evolved into a member owned club with 200 some odd stakeholders, the members whose dues she depends upon for life. She has become a classic timeless beauty. But there is much more than dues, management, and maintenance that keeps her going. Her heart and soul, her spirit, the part that gives her character and personality, the essence of her being, is sustained by her legion of volunteers. Whether they provide labor, or services or material; whether they serve on committees or boards; or simply at large; their tasks, small and large, vary widely; each adding to her legacy in some way. A few will be identified here; but many more will be unnamed, like endless waves washing ashore, leaving their mark momentarily, then giving way to the next wave. In return, she provides a sanctuary where we recreate and practice our passion called golf, an affinity that connects us. But more importantly she promotes community and fellowship.
Pictured on left MGC Volunteers L-R Linda Stevens and Maxi McKibben; on right MGC Volunteers Bev Davidson and Mary Ann Zielinski
The perennial “Festoon Platoon,” the 2020 iteration manned by Patti Lee, Amber Anderson, Bev Davidson, Cindy Marion, Dottie Moriarity, Susie Rea, Jackie Tennant, and Mary Ann Zielinski; embellish our Lady with flowers and shrubs; not just planting, but weeding, fertilizing, and watering as needed. The platoon is supported by honorary helpers, husbands Charlie Davidson and Harold Tennant. Missing is Molly McVey, a veteran of the effort, who moved away this year. Then there is Jeff Penick, Fernando Martinez, and board member Jerry Splonski quietly painting her bridges and markers. Fernando, Charlie, and Jesse Rodriguez can be spotted renewing her painted white cart lines, protecting her vulnerable areas from wayward carts. Bill Hutchins, AKA “Goose Patrol,” is her ever-present persistent protector from invading waterfowl. Kent Ward, “The Rodent Ranger” and another turf guardian, pursues pesky pocket gophers, defending her against otherwise unrestrained prolific tunneling. Don Byard is often seen giving her a trim and operating the leaf machine, removing nature’s fall litter. Members Maxi McKibben and Linda Stevens provided hard labor, dislodging and removing the large boulders and unsightly debris that had accumulated around a weeping cedar. They serve on the Greens Committee with Chris Morrison, Steve Ostrin, Michael Hampton, Fernando, Carol Prall, and board member Jim Jobes. Board member Greg Holland donated and installed new quartz counter tops in the clubhouse bathrooms and touchless devices for removing balls from the cups. Greg’s wife, Brittnie, serves on the Membership and Activities Committee with Mary Ann, Zoya Howe, Cindy Bowman, Mary Jones, Sheryl McDonnell, and Board member Tim Mounce. David Zahradnik, and his fellow Finance Committee members Jeff Jones, Joel Leming, Nathan Bauer, and Paul Butler, give meaning to her complex numbers. Throw in a few current and past board and committee members, including Brenda Rodriguez, Todd Petzel, Tom Fischer, Jim White, Bob Zell, and John McGregor. Do not forget her annual Spring dress up, when a small army of members like John Glen, Bill Link, Jim Marion, Jeff McDonnell, and Greg Pedersen; and McNary High School golfers is mustered. Too numerous to name all, they descend upon her grounds like a swarm of worker bees.
Pictured above: MGC Volunteers Back L-R Patti Lee, Bev Davidson, Amber Anderson Front L-R Dottie Moriarity, Jackie Tennant; Pictured below right: MGC Volunteers Harold and Jackie Tennant; Pictured below left: MGC Volunteers L-R Cindy Marion and Susie Rea
The names go on and on, some no longer with us. Afterall, our grand old Dame has held court over nearly 60 years of followers. There are as many expressions of why they do this for her as there are in their numbers; but two common threads run throughout. First, all are linked by her ancient and noble game, sometimes befuddled, occasionally masters. Second, all are givers and doers, whose every voluntary act renews their pledge to the community she bestows upon us. Regardless the reason, each enrich her in some way or leave a personal mark in her history. They are the Heart and Soul of McNary Golf Club.
MCNARY HOA NEWS
McNary Estates Owners,
Both Coast Pavement Services and I wanted to thank all the owners in the community for your cooperation during the paving project a few weeks ago. It went smoother than anticipated due to your efforts. A special thanks is due to the owners on the streets that received the work. Many of you had to move appointments, park elsewhere, or cancel plans to make sure the project went well. We also heard of owners helping other owners get to medical appointments on the days where someone could not get out but had a medical appointment. The golf course also should receive appreciation for working with us to complete the project.
Again, we are encouraged by everyone’s efforts this year and the pavers will be back the next couple of years to finish out the rest of the community. Thank you.
Community Manager, CCM, CMCA, PCAM
Community Management, Inc.
2105 SE 9th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214 503-233-0300
July paving project a success.
Garage Sale Committee Cancels Event Due to COVID-19
The Garage Sale Committee met July 28th and decided to not have the garage sale this year. They felt there's no way to control the crowd and assure everyone would wear masks and stay six feet apart.
Chairwoman Pam Getty said, "Our sale is so big that we just felt it is too much of a risk for everybody to be exposed. We are very very sorry that we have to cancel it but we want to look out for our neighbors and the clients that come to the sale. We feel sad but we feel it's a much safer situation."
McNary Estates Homeowners Association Board of Directors Meeting: Agenda Date: August 6, 2020 Location:Virtual via Zoom (conference call/video program) Time: 7:00 p.m.
I. Call to Order II. Board Member Appointment III. Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes – July 2, 2020 IV. Reports and Discussions A. President’s Report – Patty Scruggs B. Treasurer & Finance Report – Larry Newcomer C. Architectural Review Committee Report – Lisa Mador D. Welcome Committee E. Garage Sale Committee V. Old Business A. Completed Work: 1. Roadway Repairs 2. Curb Repairs 3. Bridge Masonry Repairs B. Bridge Painting C. Directory D. Roadway Weed Treatment E. Mailbox Replacement VI. New Business A. Insurance Renewal B. Brick Repairs Along the Trevino & Lakeshore Wall C. Pickle Ball Court - Castle Pines VII. Next Meeting Date – September 3, 2020 via Zoom VIII. Owner’s Forum IX. Executive Session: Accounts Receivable X. Adjournment Community Updates:
GARBAGE CANS: We continue to have problems with garbage cans being put to the curb too early on Wednesday and left at the curb or front of the house too late on Thursday. According to the CC&R’s garbage cans should NOT be put out for collection before 5:00 on Wednesday and put away by 7:00 pm Thursday. If this time frame poses a problem for you, please ask a neighbor to wheel your cans to the side of your house. Leaving cans at the curb can act as a red flag to potential burglars that you are not home.
Remember that if you are planning to do any work this summer to the exterior of your home like painting, roofing, landscaping etc. Contact CMI for an ARC form or obtain one via the web portal.