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Cultural Creatives Change Retail

A year ago the changes were in publications. This year it is new age bookstores. If you haven't already heard, Centergees is closing its doors. The Hollywood District may never be the same. Kathy and Richard are closing the doors after many years on NE 39th Ave. in Portland's Hollywood District. However, they will continue to operate their Flower Essence wholesale mail order business from Sandy, Oregon. To order essences, call 668-7160 or 800-343-8693.

Sellwood Spirit Feathers opened its doors only a few months ago at 7704 SE 13th (on Antique Row). They are members of the Community ConneXion Co-op Directory (see ad on page 24 or go to They offer everything to tickle your spirit: Books, gifts, CD's, essential oils, jewelry, clothing, candles and even cappuccino. Classes include: yoga, Reiki, meditation, creating sacred space, astrology, mask making and power animal retrieval. Call them at 503-230-2469.


SE Division St. Expands New Age Services

Near Nature's (SE 30th and Division Streets) two new retail stores have opened their doors. Gypsies of the Sea is featuring Feng Shui solutions for your home and yourself. Lisa Hersh, a 16-year resident of Portland and Feng Shui consultant, has now opened a retail location at 3041 SE Division. Lisa is a member of the Community ConneXion Co-op Directory (see ad on page 30). She will offer psychic readings and, in conjunction with a neighboring retail establishment, classes, workshops and women's circles: Manifesting Your Dreams with Candle Magic, Creating Abundance with Earth Energy, and Working with Tarot. Call Lisa at 503-238-8681 for more information.

Also new on SE Division, 3 blocks east of Nature's health food store, is Full Spectrum Health Center, recently opened by Deborah Santomero, DC, LMT at 3303 SE Division. Deborah is a chiropractor and massage therapist. Cindy Anderson, the licensed acupuncturist in the center, has a masters in Chinese medicine. Liz Sutherland, a naturopathic doctor, uses homeopathy and Reiki. Mary Jane O'Rourke, LMT utilizes Swedish, deep tissue and polarity techniques. Also available are Ana-Pana yoga classes. Call 503-236-9882 for more information.


Brooklyn Neighborhood Gets Spiritual Center

The Interfaith Spiritual Center (ISC) offers a wide variety of resources for spiritual development and growth. Spiritual mentors from various world religious traditions offer individual direction and mentoring, as well as retreats and workshops on spiritual life and practices of the major world religions. All services and resources are provided on a sliding fee scale that is based on income and ability to pay. The ISC offices are located at 3910 S.E. 11th in Portland, Oregon. Free parking is ample and the building is wheelchair accessible. For more information about the center, or to arrange a meeting with a spiritual mentor, please call the ISC at 233-2026. (See related article on page 14.)


Community ConneXion Online - CCO

Our Cyber edition,, will soon be as popular as Community ConneXion. We carry the full print edition on-line. Features, articles, calendar of events, resource directory and advertising are available world wide through our internet connection. Also, our Wholistic Resource Guide is a map to our cyber edition as well as a source of information on membership, rates, internet access, keywords and other stuff our 100,000 print readers have been asking for. We are just starting to measure our cyber readership. The potential is gigantic and global. You can access any of our features by adding the keyword, found at the end of each article and throughout the directory, to the end of our internet address ( / keyword) and go directly to that information from anywhere in the world or you can search by menu from our home page.


WEB SITE a Great Success

The online edition of Community ConneXion was featured in the May issue of Fun with Success ( Tips and Strategies for creating success online. It said "be sure to check out their calendar before vacationing there."

Randall Henderson of Grey Seal Counseling, said, "Thanks! I love the web site!"

Robyn, "I read the latest edition and decided to check out your web page. It is great!"

Elana, "I just enjoyed your site and the opportunity of being able to be in the Seattle area and learn about lectures and workshops in the Portland area. Wow! I travel quite a lot and usually don't find out that kind of information until I get to a city."

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CCX - Print Edition / Distribution Policy

In a letter from Bill we found a very interesting statement, "Mr. Knight has put his stickers on Community ConneXion all over town." What we think Bill has discovered is one of our free distribution methods. We have 35 areas around Portland where volunteers distribute our paper FREE. In order to maintain coverage of over 1,000 locations, we allow locals to insert their flyers inside CCX and distribute them to their local neighborhoods or shopping centers. We also offer a free 4"x2" business card size space on the front cover next to our logo, which is normally used for our mailing label. However, our newsstand copies don't require mailing labels, so we prefer the space to be used for courtesy copy distribution information. We are looking for more volunteers who want to distribute Community ConneXion to your local retail establishments and major shopping centers, with your own insert. If you have questions about these policies, please call:
John Poling - Advertising: Tel: 503-810-8382
Miriam Knight - Editorial: Tel: 503-892-3300

John Poling, Publisher