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Brought to you by Dr. Irina Moga, Irina Moga DDS - Dental INSIDER -


IRINA MOGA DDS - Dr. Irina MogaBrushing and flossing are the best way to prevent cavities, but there’s another way to protect your teeth.

Sealant is a thin, protective coating that adheres to the chewing surface of your back teeth. They’re like a raincoat for your teeth!

The product, made of plastic or other dental materials, can keep cavities from forming and stop early stages of decay. Sealants reduce the risk of decay in molars by almost 80 percent.

Molars are especially good candidates for sealants because they are rough, uneven and a common place for bits of food and bacteria to linger.

Children and adults can benefit from sealants, but the earlier, the better.

First molars erupt around age 6, and second molars break through around age 12.

Sealing the teeth as soon as they emerge can keep them cavity-free from the start, which helps save time and money in the long run.

The process is quick and painless. Your dentist will clean and dry your tooth before placing an acidic gel on your teeth. The gel roughens the tooth’s surface so a strong bond will form between the tooth and the sealant. After a few seconds, the dentists will rinse off the gel and dry your tooth again before applying the sealant and using a blue light to harden it.

Some dental insurance plans cover sealants, so it’s worth checking out.

Call our clinic and find out if sealants are a good option for you and your family. 

Dr. Irina Moga, DDS

14425 SW Allen Blvd.

Beaverton OR 97005

503-646-5909

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Brought to you by Margaret Norman, Beaverton Lodge - Retirement Center INSIDER -


BEAVERTON LODGE - Margaret Norman“If I knew I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.”

This quote — from comedian George Burns, who lived to be 100 — is true for most of us.

The good news, according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), is that it is never too late.

Physical activity is key. It reduces the risk of dying from coronary heart disease; helps achieve and maintain healthy blood pressure; and reduces the risk of colon cancer and diabetes. It also helps maintain healthy bones, muscles and joints and reduces the risk of falling.

Older adults can achieve significant health benefits with just a moderate amount of physical activity.

At Beaverton Lodge Retirement, a variety of fun and stimulating physical and mental activities give independent seniors choices that fit their likes and physical levels.

We have a professional exercise instructor who specializes in working with seniors in our regular chairside stretch-balance classes, as well as water-aerobic classes in our indoor, heated mineral saline pool.

We have an exercise equipment area; massage therapists; a vibrating massage table; and a Solo-Flex vibrating platform that improves circulation and helps your legs feel good.

For mental exercise, attend our regular Brain Booster Classes.

To relax and express yourself, you can join the coloring class, which is enjoyed by both men and women. Our creek provides natural relaxation with a variety of birds to watch. Or you may attend to your raised-bed garden.

Beaverton Lodge

12900 SW Ninth St.

Beaverton, OR 97005

503-646-0635

beavertonlodge.com

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IRINA MOGA DDS, FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY - Dr. Irina Moga, DDSDo your teeth look dull and stained?

There are many causes for bright-looking teeth to darken, including drinking coffee, tea or red wine; using tobacco; aging; and using medications such as antihistamines, blood pressure medications and tetracycline.

Obviously, cutting out the coffee, wine and cigarettes would help. But beyond that, teeth whitening has become a popular option that produces results quickly.

Teeth whitening is a simple process. Whitening products contain one of two tooth bleaches (hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide). These bleaches break stains into smaller pieces, which makes the color less concentrated and your teeth brighter.

Whitening doesn’t work on all teeth, so it’s important to talk to your dentist beforehand. For example, yellow teeth will probably bleach well, brown teeth may not respond as well and teeth with gray tones may not bleach at all. Whitening options include:

Toothpastes —Look for the ADA Seal for safe whitening products that have special chemical or polishing agents to provide additional stain removal effectiveness.

In-office bleaching — Usually requires only one office visit. The dentist will apply either a protective gel to your gums or a rubber shield to protect your gums. Bleach is then applied to the teeth. A special light or laser might be used to enhance the action of the whitening agent.

At-home bleaching — Peroxide-containing whitening gel, placed in a tray to fit your teeth, actually bleaches the tooth enamel. The concentration of the bleaching agent is lower than what a dentist would use.

Dr. Irina Moga, DDS

14425 SW Allen Blvd.

Beaverton OR 97005

503-646-5909

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Brought to you by Margaret Norman, Beaverton Lodge - Retirement Living INSIDER -


BEAVERTON LODGE - Margaret NormanTucked away just a few blocks from the Beaverton Farmer’s Market, where you can find fresh local homegrown produce, you will find Beaverton Lodge Retirement.

Local owners Alex and Laura Ross Paul opened the lodge in 1988, situated along a tranquil portion of Beaverton Creek, where the natural landscape is home to local creatures such as ducks and a large variety of bird species.

Residents love the walking paths and gardens, with plenty of benches to stop sit and enjoy the beauty and sounds. A few blocks away are the Beaverton Library, farmers market and park, as well as the Elsie Stuhr senior center.

Residents enjoy many of the special features one would want in a retirement community: large retirement apartments with oversized storage closets; a full-service dining room; a relaxing mineral saline pool and spa; and a movie theater with fresh popcorn.

Family and friends are welcome any time to stroll through “the golden gallery,” where local artists showcase their paintings and other art.

This time of the year, residents tend their raised-bed gardens, which produce tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, squash and many other fresh veggies.

We offer a full activity program, weekly housekeeping and linen service, scheduled transportation, and resident managers on call 24 hours a day — all with an affordable month-to-month rent.

Stop by and meet our friendly staff and residents. Enjoy a home-cooked meal.

You will see why we say local, homegrown retirement is better.

Beaverton Lodge

12900 SW Ninth St., Beaverton, Oregon, 97005

(503) 646-0635

beavertonlodge.com/

Brought to you by Pacific Medical Group - Medical Family Practice INSIDERS -


Pacific Medical GroupAugust is National Immunization Awareness Month, designed to make people of all ages check to make sure they are up-to-date on the vaccines recommended for them. Communities throughout the country spend the month raising awareness about the vital role vaccines play in preventing serious, sometimes deadly diseases.

For school-age children, it’s time to get the immunizations needed to go back to class.

Getting vaccinated according to the recommended immunization schedule is one of the most important things a parent can do to protect their child’s health. Diseases can quickly spread among groups of children who aren’t vaccinated.

Child care facilities, preschool programs, schools and colleges are prone to outbreaks of infectious diseases. Children in these settings can easily spread illnesses to one another due to poor hand washing, not covering their coughs, and other factors such as interacting in crowded environments.

When a child comes down with an illness such as whooping cough, chickenpox or the flu, he or she may miss a lot of school while recovering – and somebody will need to stay home to provide care and make trips to the doctor.

Children can spread diseases to newborns too young to have received all doses of recommended vaccines, or people with weakened immune systems, such as some people with cancer and transplant recipients who are also at higher risk of disease.

Call Pacific Medical Group today to make sure your family is properly vaccinated. Immunization Schedule: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/child-adolescent.html

Pacific Medical Group - Beaverton

4510 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97005

(503) 644-1171

www.pacificmedicalgroup.com/

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Brought to you by Griffin Hampson - Cartridge-Network - PRINTER, INK & TONER INSIDER -


CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonNew printers for both consumers and business have a cautionary warning. Both buy on price or perceived savings while rarely having knowledge of each printer’s associated cost-per page (CPP).

New printer models generally replace a previous model with similar capabilities. Rarely do new models possess startling new capabilities. Printers have a market life cycle of three to four years until replaced by another new model for that segment, just like cars. The new Ford Fairlane, replaces the previous Fairlane. However gasoline is gasoline.

If you use aftermarket factory remanufactured or compatible cartridges which provide 30% to 60% savings, there is another key factor involved with buying a new model printer.

New model printers use “new to the world” cartridge(s) only capable of working in a specific model or series. Each new model or series’ OEM cartridges are your only alternative for a year, or more, until aftermarket factories catch up with collected empty / recycled cartridges, reverse engineered chips, parts and the appropriate ink or toner formulation. So your cartridge cost and associated CPP will be full retail.

Furthermore, most printers ship with an “Introductory”, “Set Up” or “Starter” cartridge(s) with a fraction of the Standard or Low Yield cartridge(s)’ stated “page rating”, let alone the High Yield version with significantly higher page rating and as a consequence a much lower CPP.

How do we approach customers’ printer purchases? Know your “needs” vs. “wants”. Color vs. black only?, copy & scan?, wireless?, duplexing? Routine volumes (measured by reams of paper), user(s) environment. Call or stop by to learn how to get the most value for your money.

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

www.cartridge-network.com

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CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonDo “bargain” (cheap) printers save you money? Rarely. Consumers and businesses are sold printers and buy on price, without understanding a printer’s actual cost-per-page (CPP).

Office supply stores, warehouse clubs (limited selection / knowledge) and general merchandise big chain stores (limited selection / knowledge), have printers “on special” for $60 or $70 with $40, $50+ in savings from “regular pricing”. Buyer beware. The least expensive printers have higher CPP. You’ll spend more money for cartridges with a high CPP.

Fully costed CPP costs range as follows: inkjet from $0.05 - $0.30+, black laser from $0.01 to $0.05, color laser from $0.06 to $0.25.

Spending $30 or $40 more on a better inkjet model, or $100 for a laser printer now, saves hundreds (or thousands) of dollars over time, because CPP costs are significantly lower. There are several superior performing and low CPP inkjet printers currently available for about $100. Why save $40 or $50 for an inferior printer?

And remember if you’re interested in factory remanufactured or compatible cartridges, buying the newest printer, which replaced a virtually identical model, means only OEM cartridges are available for a year or more, so you can’t reduce further your CPP for quite a while, with aftermarket cartridges.

How we approach customers’ printer purchases: know your “needs” vs. “wants”. Color vs. black only?, copy & scan?, wireless?, duplexing? Routine volumes (measured by reams of paper), user(s) environment. Call or stop by our store to learn how to get the most value for your money.

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

www.cartridge-network.com

Brought to you by Jessica Spenst, Waterhouse Ridge Memory Care - Memory Care INSIDER -


WATERHOUSE RIDGE - Jessica SpenstMemory-care patients fare better when they are physically active, involved in activities that stimulate the mind, and experience positive social interactions that generate warm feelings.

According to the National Institute on Aging, there are many activities that memory-care patients can participate in — with help if needed.

The first thing to consider is the individual’s interests in life.

Does listening to, singing or playing music make him feel calm and happy? Does digging in a container garden make her feel more at home, productive and content?

Playing cards and games with others can keep the mind sharper and more focused, build positive social interactions, and is good fun — as long as the individual isn’t overly competitive!

Hobbies such as knitting and painting take concentration, keep hands busy and produce a tangible result.

Walking, swimming, chair aerobics, gentle yoga or dancing are all wonderful ways to move one’s body, generating endorphins to lessen pain and stress and boost the immune system.

These are just a few of the many activities that a memory-care patient may enjoy.

Here at Waterhouse Ridge, which opened in March, our staff is accustomed to making memory-care patients feel comfortable and cared for — and that includes activities.

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, an ideal opportunity to learn more about the many aspects of memory loss. For more information, visit the Alzheimer’s Association’s website, www.alz.org/

Meanwhile, make an appointment to take a free tour of our community. We are here to help.

Waterhouse Ridge Memory Care

115 NW 158th Ave., Beaverton OR 97006

503-791-0599

www.waterhouseridge.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Irina Mona, Irina Moga DDS Family and Cosmetic Dentistry - Dental INSIDER -


IRINA MOGA DDS FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY - Dr. Irina MogaDental implants are titanium posts that are surgically positioned in the bone beneath your gums to replace lost teeth or support dentures. Because implants integrate with your bone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth. Dentures and bridges attached to implants won't slip or shift in your mouth — an important benefit when eating and speaking. This secure fit helps the dentures, bridges and crowns placed over implants feel more natural.

For some people, ordinary bridges and dentures aren’t an appropriate option, due to sore spots, poor support, or gagging. In addition, ordinary bridges must be attached to teeth on either side of the space left by the missing tooth, requiring extensive dental work for these teeth which may not already be necessary. With implants, no adjacent teeth need to be prepared to hold your replacement tooth in place.

To receive implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone. Common conditions can prevent implants from healing properly, including diabetes and smoking. Regular check-ups and routine cleanings are necessary to ensure the long-term health of implants and restorations.

Our clinic offers a full range of dental clinic services, including cleanings and prevention, tooth whitening, crowns, bridges, emergency dentistry, dentures and partials, root canals, Opalescence whitening, Invisalign and more.

Make an appointment for an exam and consultation, so we can assess your dental concerns and offer solutions.

There’s nothing more attractive than a sparkling, beautiful smile!

Dr. Irina Moga, DDS

14425 SW Allen Blvd.

Beaverton OR 97005

503-646-5909

drmoga.com/

Brought to you by Margaret Norman, Beaverton Lodge - Retirement Living INSIDER -


BEAVERTON LODGE RETIREMENT RESIDENCE - Margaret NormanFor many seniors looking into retirement living, one of the first questions they ask is about whether the community will allow them to bring their pet.

Pets provide unconditional love and companionship and keep their masters busy with demands for food, play and regular walks outdoors.

Beaverton Lodge recognizes the importance of pets to our residents. We currently have about a dozen residents with pets and one set of resident managers with a dog.

We welcome most any dog who is a safe good neighbor, without a barking or nipping problem. We ask that dogs reside only on the first floor so their owners can take them outside easily and not use the elevators.

Cats stay in the apartments, so they can live on any floor as long as the owner cares for them properly and is able to keep the litter box clean and so on.

Pet birds can reside on any floor.

The owners of all pets must be able to take care of their needs and clean up after their pet. As with any pet, you would want to have it licensed and vaccinated.

When residents are ill or away from home, some have used a dog walker or at times had other residents look after their pet for a time.

Don’t hesitate to call and ask further questions about our pet-friendly policies. We can also arrange a tour so you can meet some other residents with pets.

Beaverton Lodge

12900 SW Ninth St., Beaverton, Oregon, 97005

(503) 646-0635

beavertonlodge.com/

Brought to you by Jarod Cogswell, FIT Academy - FIT Academy -


FIT ACADEMY - Jarod CogswellThe fitness industry is exploding with an array of options and choosing the right facility can be confusing.

There are now so many studios competing for their share of the fitness market featuring specific disciplines such as yoga, barre, personal training, and boot camps.

And of course, the franchise gyms, low-priced chain facilities, and full-service clubs continue to offer traditional fitness and then some.

 

So which one should you choose? Some factors to consider:

 

Price

What can you afford? What type of value do you put on your personal health? Be realistic about your budget, but remember, you get what you pay for. Higher rates usually relate to better service and quality fitness experiences.

 

Your Health and Fitness Goals

Whether your goal is to lose weight, improve athletically, connect with new friends, or learn a new activity, choose the environment best suited for you. Do you like to exercise with other people? Do you prefer one-on-one training? Would you rather keep to yourself? The best facilities focus on building a motivating culture to help you reach your goals.

The Intangibles

Consistent exercise is challenging for most people. Unfortunately, the fitness industry has a less-than-stellar reputation when it comes to providing a clean and supportive environment.

This impacts the exercise experience, so be selective. Tour the facilities. Meet the staff and members. If you can envision happiness and being sincerely cared for, you probably have found the place for your fitness journey to continue or begin.

FIT Academy

9140 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97223

971-371-3666

www.fitacademyinc.com/

Brought to you by Jarod Cogswell, FIT Academy - Fitness INSIDER -


Jarod Cogswell, FIT AcademyDid you know that there are more people at the gym struggling with the same life challenges... body image, depression, low self-esteem and other negative energy vampires? And believe it or not, even the fitness fanatics that look physically amazing are trapped by self-destructive emotions.

The truth is that fitness benefits contain much more than simply the physical rewards. Exercise gives us confidence, a sense of self-worth, pride and the list of positives for a happy life are in the thousands.

After 20-plus years of doing what I can to help change lives through fitness, I can honestly tell you that it doesn't matter what you look like. What matters is how you feel.

I’ve experienced quite a few people coming into the gym setting with a cloud of darkness above them and I always say, "Let's put a smile on your face and the body will follow."

Recently I asked random FIT Academy members what life lessons consistent exercise has given them.

Answers included:

“Don’t give up before the ‘miracles’ happen”

“Comparison is the thief of joy”

“Uncomfortability brings me growth”

“Never cheat yourself of the gift you have been given”

“I CAN!”

The other benefit of fitness? Friends. Support. Love. Hanging around like-minded people with similar challenges is motivating and inspiring. Connect with the right people, get results physically, mentally and spiritually.

Start transforming your life today. Don't wait. You get one shot. Make it count.

FIT Academy

9140 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97223

971-371-3666

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Beaverton's Features

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Portland ceramic artist Thom Caccamo will display several of his pieces at Beavertons Art on Broadway gallery throughout the month of September.
August 25, 2016

Stark shapes highlight ceramics exhibit at Art on Broadway

by The Times
Show features the work of Portland ceramicist Thom Caccamo Art is the center of Thom Caccamo. To read the full version of this story...Click
FILE PHOTO - Sixteen Sherwood Old Town shops hosted over 200 visitors during the most recent Art Walk; the next iteration is scheduled for Sept. 15
August 25, 2016

Out and About

by Ravleen Kaur
Theater Open Auditions for Northwest Senior Theatre — Adults 55 and older are invited to audition for Northwest Senior Theatre’s Musical Variety Show, which is looking for new cast members for the 2016-17 season. Auditions are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday,…
COURTESY: PORTLAND FRUIT BEER FESTIVAL - Pizza and beer are a tasty combination at the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, which has accentuated the hunger (and thirst) for libations made from fruit. The trend has been a boon for the Northwest fruit industry.
August 25, 2016

Portland's fruit beer scene ripens

by Jennifer Anderson
From the Portland Fruit Beer Festival and Cider Summit in June to the Peche Fest coming up in October, Portland summers are awash in juicy, ripe fruit — in easy drinking form. The new fruit beer and cider revolution — showing no signs of slowing…


SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Golden State-Lone Star Blues Revue will play at Lake Theater and Cafe on Sept. 6. The band includes (from left): Little Charlie Baty, Mark Hummel, Anson Funderburgh, with Wes Starr on drums and RW Grigsby on bass.
August 25, 2016

Golden State to play at Lake Theater

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Blues supergroup Golden State-Lone Star Blues Revue will play at Lake Theater and Cafe on Sept. 6 to celebrate the release of its self-titled debut album. The band features Grammy-nominated harp blower/vocalist and bandleader Mark Hummel with…
August 25, 2016

Religion Notes

by Ravleen Kaur
St. Pius X Catholic Church hosts Adapted Liturgy The public is invited to St. Pius X for its Adapted Liturgy at 2:45 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. This shorter Mass celebrates the lives and gifts of all people, including those with physical and…
August 25, 2016

Weekly Meetings

by Ravleen Kaur
Beaverton Area Coffee Connection — The Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce holds a weekly networking meeting on Friday mornings. From 7:45 to 9 a.m. Sept. 2, the meeting will be hosted by Elephants Catering and Events and will meet at Jenkins Estate,…
COURTESY: GORMAN STUDIO - Belly, which injected a welcome dose of ethereal melody into the grungy mid-90s post-grunge music scene, reunited this year. The Boston-birthed band - comprising, from left, Chris Gorman, Tanya Donelly, Gail Greenwood and Tom Gorman - returns to Portland on Saturday to perform at Revolution Hall.
August 24, 2016

Belly bounces back, rises again

by Shannon O. Wells
Tanya Donelly shares her full-circle experience with reunited '90s alt-rock heroes The 1990s alt-rock scene is commonly caricatured as dominated by the Seattle-based grunge sounds of Nirvana and Pearl Jam, but the floodgates that scene opened…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: STEVEN BROWN - This 1950 Merc belong to Brad Venderberg.
August 13, 2016

Car shows roll into Metro area

by Pamplin Media Group
Whether you're in Gresham, Hillsboro or Clackamas County, there are plenty of car show on tap this week. Thousands of people converged on downtown Gresham on Saturday, taking in the sights of hundreds of vintage cars and trucks during the annual…
STAFF PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Because of her drive and talent, Natalie Mussotto of Lake Oswego is well on her way to a successful career in the art world.
August 11, 2016

Fresh-faced Mussotto comes bursting into art world

by Cliff Newell
Natalie Mussotto gets curating job fresh out of college Natalie Mussotto does not believe in being a struggling artist. She much prefers achieving success right away. And that’s just what she’s done. With her freshly minted degree from Portland…
CRAIG MITCHELLDYER/BROADWAY ROSE THEATRE COMPANY - Dan Murphy as Pseudolus continues to entertain in Broadway Rose Theatre Company's “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.”
August 11, 2016

Out & About

by Ravleen Kaur
Theater ‘Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical’ — A trip to the laundromat goes awry when a child’s toy bunny is left behind. Beaverton Civic Theatre presents this children’s musical full of adventure and gigantic dancing laundry. The free performance…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - ACMA graduate and photographer Megan Paetzhold is showing work this month at Gallery 114.
August 11, 2016

Sublime vision

by Ravleen Kaur
ACMA graduate showcases abstract photography alongside her former teacher Artist Megan Paetzhold has always seen the world a little differently. This month, the Arts and Communication Magnet Academy graduate is sharing her vision at Gallery 114 in…
COURTESY: FARM 2 FORK - The Orchard Stroll Farm 2 Fork event is a fundraiser for The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce and to raise awareness of agritourism. It's part of a farm dinner trend of connecting farmers with residents.
August 11, 2016

August is prime time for dinners in the field

by Jennifer Anderson
Field & Vine, Plate & Pitchfork events link people, charities Imagine, for a second, strolling through a vineyard with wine glass in hand, then sitting down at a long, candle-lit communal table for a six-course dinner inspired by the bounty of the…
COURTESY PHOTO - The Columbia River Gorge, including Ruthton Point near Hood River, is only a short drive away for Portland-area residents.
August 11, 2016

Columbia Gorge getaways made easy

by Jennifer Anderson
Centennial events, guide book point the way to summer fun It used to be that people drove to the Columbia River Gorge just to see the waterfalls and wildflowers. Those are still top attractions, but nowadays, the gorge — one of Oregon’s top visitor…
August 11, 2016

Religion Notes

by Ravleen Kaur
Beaverton Christian Church Collecting School Supplies Beaverton Christian Church is conducting its annual school supply drive for the students at Fir Grove Elementary School. To read the full version of this story...Click
August 11, 2016

Weekly Meetings

by Ravleen Kaur
Beaverton Area Coffee Connection — The Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce holds a weekly networking meeting on Friday mornings. From 7:45 to 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, the meeting will be hosted by Insurance Lounge, 11835 N.W. Cedar Falls Dr. No. 115.…
COURTESY PHOTO - The Breitling Jet Team is wrapping up its North American tour this year, and officials with the Oregon Air Show say its unclear when, if ever, the jet team will return to perform in Hillsboro.
August 04, 2016

Oregon International Air Show to take flight Aug. 5

by Geoff Pursinger
This may be the 29th year of the Oregon International Air Show, but the popular Hillsboro event will feature plenty of firsts when planes take to the air next weekend. The air show returns to the Hillsboro Airport Friday, Aug. 5, through Sunday,…
COURTESY PHOTO - Garden Home Community Library continues its Free Foreign Film series with a screening of 'Theeb,' an international film from Jordan,
August 04, 2016

Out & About

by Ravleen Kaur
Theater ‘Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical’ — A trip to the laundromat goes awry when a child’s toy bunny is left behind. Beaverton Civic Theatre presents this children’s musical full of adventure and gigantic dancing laundry. The free performance…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Edwards Center in Aloha will host an Art Day for people with disabilities and others from 2 to 6 p.m. Aug. 10.
August 04, 2016

Griffin's Place teams with Edwards Center, Zot Artz for unique art event

by The Times
It’s art day in Aloha on Aug. 10. On Aug. 10 at the Edwards Center, Griffin’s Place (a non-profit that serves individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families in Washington County) will partner with Edwards Center to…
August 04, 2016

Religion Notes

by Ravleen Kaur
Beaverton Christian Church hosts Blood Drive All blood types are needed during Beaverton Christian Church’s blood drive for the American Red Cross from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. According to the American Red Cross, someone in the U.S. is in…
Henderson-Casey
August 04, 2016

Weddings

by Miles Vance
Henderson-Casey Autumn Henderson and Kevin Casey of Beaverton announced at the end of July that they will be married on Sept. 18 at Silver Falls State Park. Henderson, the daughter of Jerry and Diane Henderson of Woodburn, is a 2001 graduate of…
CRAIG MITCHELLDYER - Dan Murphy as Pseudolus and Deanna Olsen White as Tintinabula are sure to entertain audiences in 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.'
July 28, 2016

Expect Dan Murphy to be pretty darn funny in Broadway Rose's 'Forum'

by Barbara Sherman
A few funny things happened to actor on his way to running Tigard theater company When Dan Murphy talks to the audience during Broadway Rose’s next show, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” he won’t be doing his usual “curtain talk.”…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - The annual Party in the Park sponsored by Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District is set for Saturday at the Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex in Beaverton.
July 28, 2016

Out & About

by Ravleen Kaur
Theater Into the Woods by ACMA — This musical intertwines several classic fairy tales, such as “Cinderella,” “Rapunzel” and “Little Red Riding Hood,” into an epic new journey at 7 p.m. July 28-30 and 1 p.m. July 30. Evening shows are $10 for…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The three little fairies (left to right), Leila (played by Sarah Ohminski), Celia (Samantha Hughes) and Fleta (Jan Rosenthal) create mischief and humor in Gilbert and Sullivan's 'Iolanthe.'
July 28, 2016

Light Opera of Portland to stage 'Iolanthe'

by The Times
Hilarious Gilbert & Sullivan political satire comes to Alpenrose Dairyville in August Has there ever been a better time to make fun of politicians? Light Opera of Portland would say no, and therefore takes a shot at political rivalries with its…
July 28, 2016

Religion Notes

by Ravleen Kaur
Westside United Methodist Church hosts free neighborhood gathering on Saturday Westside Journey United Methodist Church in Beaverton is hosting a free neighborhood gathering from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. This party celebrates Westside UMC's…
July 28, 2016

Weekly Meetings

by Ravleen Kaur
Beaverton Area Coffee Connection — The Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce holds a weekly networking meeting on Friday mornings. From 7:45 to 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, the meeting will be hosted by Buffalo Wild Wings, 11995 S.W. Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy.…

Don't miss the local news

COURTESY PHOTO - Jamie Bestwick, an X Games star, will drive a race-prepped Toyota Yaris in the Rose Cup Races, July 29-31.
Jul 28, 2016

New era revving up for Rose Cup Races

by Jeff Zurschmeide
Auto racers start their engines with Friends of PIR at the wheel The first Rose Cup Races took place in Portland in the summer of 1961, and for 55 years, the event has attracted amateur and…
COURTESY: ELLEN MORRIS BISHOP - Author Ellen Morris Bishop and her faithful companion, Diesel, hike Hurricane Creek Trail.
Jul 28, 2016

Happy trails and tails: Dog-friendly hikes abound

by Jennifer Anderson
Make pet safety and comfort the priority With its abundance of dog parks, dog-friendly restaurants and dog-themed events around every corner, the Portland metropolitan area is undoubtedly a…
Pacific Growlers
Jul 26, 2016

Get your laugh on at Pacific Growlers

by Miles Vance
In this area of presidential politics and rhetorical rampages, it'd be good to have a laugh. Pacific Growlers Taphouse, 11427 S.W. Scholls Ferry Road, has the answer for you at 7 p.m. Aug. 3.…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Artist Ram Singh Bawa sits in his living room with a painting that will be featured at the Beaverton Night Market this month.
Jul 21, 2016

A universe of art

by Ravleen Kaur
Award-winning painter Ram Singh Bawa will showcase work at Beaverton Night Market Ram Singh Bawa’s house overflows with his art. Framed paintings grace the orange and green walls, but canvases…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Beaverton Night Market was a huge success during its one-night debut in 2015. This year, festival-goers might have twice as much fun with two nights planned. The city is looking for vendors for one market each in July and August.
Jul 21, 2016

Out & About

by Ravleen Kaur
Theater Into the Woods by ACMA —This musical intertwines several classic fairy tales, such as “Cinderella,” “Rapunzel” and “Little Red Riding Hood,” into an epic new journey at 7 p.m. July 28-30…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Art on Broadway Gallery in Beaverton is calling for entries of original artwork for an upcoming exhibition titled Through the Looking Glass.
Jul 21, 2016

Art On Broadway opens call for 'Through the Looking Glass'

by The Times
Art On Broadway Gallery in downtown Beaverton is calling for entries of original artwork for its August Guest Show, “Through the Looking Glass.” The exhibition is open to 2D, 3D, and jewelry…
Jul 21, 2016

Weekly Meetings

by Ravleen Kaur
Beaverton Area Coffee Connection — The Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce holds a weekly networking meeting on Friday mornings. From 7:45 to 9 a.m. Friday, July 29, the meeting will be hosted by…
Jul 21, 2016

Religion Notes

by Ravleen Kaur
Beaverton Christian Church hosts Neighborhood Party All are invited to Beaverton Christian Church’s neighborhood party from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 22. The outdoor event will feature a…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: CHASE ALLGOOD - There are fairs happening all around Portland, including the Washington County Fair.
Jul 21, 2016

It's fair time nearby, a short drive away

by Jason Vondersmith
Musical lineups are strong, including at Oregon State Fair From St. Helens to Hillsboro to Salem, it’s fair season. Make your plans for the following (and make sure to check websites for…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Craig Maxwell has been practicing the art of bagpiping for most of his life.
Jul 07, 2016

A musical journey

by Ravleen Kaur
Beaverton bagpipe player heading to Scotland for world championship For Craig Maxwell, there are moments when playing the bagpipe is an out-of-body experience. “It’s only happened a very few…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - The Rose City Rollers roller derby team will come to the Beaverton City Library on Sunday to share their
message of empowerment and athleticism with girls.
Jul 07, 2016

Out & About

by Ravleen Kaur
Theater ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ — Enter a world of fantasy and fairies as Experience Theatre Project stages an outdoor production of William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy at The Beaverton…
COURTESY: DEE DEE MURRY - The horses are the stars in Cavalia's 'Odysseo,' which stages at Zidell Yards starting Thursday, July 7. Cavalia owns about 200 horses, about a third of them retired. It is paramount that the horses are allowed to live and behave 'naturally,' says Normand Latourelle, Cavalia creator and producer.
Jul 07, 2016

'Odysseo' unharnesses horsepower

by Jason Vondersmith
Portland saddles up for big top horse show 'Odysseo' The creator and producer of Cavalia’s “Odysseo” — the grandest horse show in the world — has sat on the back of one of his beautiful and…
Jul 07, 2016

Weekly Meetings

by Ravleen Kaur
Beaverton Area Coffee Connection — The Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce holds a weekly networking meeting on Friday mornings. From 7:45 to 9 a.m. Friday, July 15, the meeting will be hosted by…
Jul 07, 2016

Religion Notes

by Ravleen Kaur
Beaverton Baha’i Community holds Interfaith Devotional Everyone is welcome at Beaverton Baha’i Center’s Interfaith Devotion at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, July 10. Each multi-faith program features…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Students of the the Rhythms Dance Academy beginner team perform a classical Indian dance.
Jun 30, 2016

Rhythms Dance Academy's Sudeshna Ganguly has a rhythm of her own

by Ravleen Kaur
Bethany dance teacher brings Bollywood to kids and teens As a little girl in Kolkata, India, Sudeshna Ganguly couldn’t stop herself from dancing — even when it wasn’t her turn at the classical…
CRAIG MITCHELLDYER/BROADWAY ROSE THEATRE COMPANY - The cast of the Broadway Rose production of 'West Side Story' features Andrew Wade as Tony and Mia Pinero as Maria, star-crossed lovers who fight to be together against all odds.
Jun 30, 2016

Actor Andrew Wade comes home to play 'classic' role

by Barbara Sherman
After five years working in LA, Wade returns to Portland to play Tony in 'West Side Story' Andrew Wade has returned to his Portland roots this summer, starring as the doomed protagonist Tony in…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Blues musician Curtis Salgado will headline the first concert in Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation Districts Concert & Theater in the Park series, set for 6 p.m. July 7 at Garden Home Park.
Jun 30, 2016

THPRD's free Concert & Theater in the Park series opens July 7

by The Times
Curtis Salgado takes the stage at 6 p.m. July 7 at Garden Home Park You may be loving the summer weather, but there's always time for the blues, and Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District…
CRAIG MITCHELLDYER/BROADWAY ROSE THEATRE COMPANY - Andrew Wade as Tony and Mia Pinero as Maria star in 'West Side Story,' which is one of the most powerful and revered musicals in history.
Jun 30, 2016

'West Side Story' opens June 30

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Broadway Rose Theatre Company continues its 25th anniversary season with “West Side Story,” with a preview performance Thursday, June 30, opening night Friday, July 1, and performances…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: MILES VANCE - Experience Theatre Project's production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' runs through July 10 at The Round in Beaverton.
Jun 30, 2016

Out & About

by Ravleen Kaur
Theater ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ — Enter a world of fantasy and fairies as Experience Theatre Project stages an outdoor production of William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy at The Beaverton…
Jun 30, 2016

Weekly Meetings

by Ravleen Kaur
Beaverton Area Coffee Connection — The Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce holds a weekly networking meeting on Friday mornings. From 7:45 to 9 a.m. Friday, July 8, the meeting will be hosted by…
Jun 30, 2016

Religion Notes

by Ravleen Kaur
Beaverton Baha'i Community holds Interfaith Devotional Everyone is welcome at Beaverton Baha'i Center's Interfaith Devotion at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 3. Each multi-faith program features…