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PACIFIC MEDICAL GROUP - Tigard Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer.

The good news is that self-exams, clinical exams and mammograms help with early detection. Most women can survive breast cancer, if it’s found and treated early.

Adult women of all ages are encouraged to perform breast self-exams at least once a month. Forty percent of diagnosed breast cancers are detected by women who feel a lump, so it’s important to establish a regular time to perform a self-exam.

While mammograms can help detect cancer before you can feel a lump, breast self-exams help you to be familiar with how your breasts look and feel so you can alert your healthcare provider if there are any changes. Find out how by visiting www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-self-exam

Clinical breast exams are an important part of early detection. An experienced professional may notice a suspicious area on the breast that may not register as a warning in the patient’s mind.

During a clinical breast exam, your healthcare provider will exam your breasts to look for differences in size or shape between your breasts as well as the skin covering your breasts for any rash, dimpling, or other abnormal signs.

Talk with your healthcare provider, especially between the ages of 40 and 49, when to schedule a mammogram. It is recommended that women ages 50 to 74 have a mammogram every two years, unless your provider recommends having a mammogram more often.

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Tigard, OR 97223

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IRINA MOGA DDS FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY - Irina MogaYou may wonder why you're suddenly getting cavities when you haven’t had them in years.

As we get older, we enter a second round of cavity-prone years.

One common cause of cavities in older adults is dry mouth. Dry mouth is not a normal part of aging. However, it is a side effect in more than 500 medications, including those for allergies or asthma, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, pain, anxiety or depression, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.

This is just one reason why it’s so important to tell your dentist about any medications you’re taking. Your dentist can make recommendations to help relieve your dry mouth symptoms and prevent cavities dry mouth symptoms. Here are some common recommendations:

· Use over-the-counter oral moisturizers, such as a spray or mouthwash.

· Consult with your physician on whether to change the medication or dosage.

· Drink more water. Carry a water bottle with you, and don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. Your mouth needs constant lubrication.

· Use sugar-free gum or lozenges to stimulate saliva production.

· Get a humidifier to help keep moisture in the air.

· Avoid foods and beverages that irritate dry mouths, like coffee, alcohol, carbonated soft drinks and acidic fruit juices.

· Your dentist may apply a fluoride gel or varnish to protect your teeth from cavities.

Dr. Irina Moga, DDS

14425 SW Allen Blvd.

Beaverton OR 97005

503-646-5909

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BEAVERTON LODGE - Margaret NormanFall is a great time to shop for a retirement community, before the colder weather hits and the holidays get under way.

Settle into your new home and enjoy the easy-care living and all the amenities.

At Beaverton Lodge, we have a relaxing heated mineral saline pool. Saline poolwater doesn’t have the side effects often associated with traditionally chlorinated pools, such as irritated eyes and skin to lung irritation and asthma-like symptoms.

There are a variety of activities right on-site, including indoor exercise classes, art shows and a movie theatre.

Turn over the shopping, housework and cooking duties to our staff and enjoy our delicious cuisine.

We’ve also got a high “cozy” quotient, with a fireplace in the sitting room.

No need to worry about power outages when the wind whips up. Our solar voltaic panels generate electricity and we have solar hot water heating.

There’s a back-up power generator in extreme weather conditions. If the power goes out, the generator comes on in 10 seconds, supplying electricity to the central building to keep it fully operational, including both elevators. Apartment hallways are lit by emergency lighting hallways stay warm. During a power outage, we can feed and support residents and staff and maintain communications with emergency personnel.

Make an appointment to visit, have a meal and ask about going on a trip with the residents. It’s a great way to talk with people who live in the community and learn more about life at Beaverton Lodge.

Beaverton Lodge

12900 SW Ninth St.

Beaverton, OR 97005

503-646-0635

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CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonConsumers, office managers, owners and non-profits routinely make the same expensive mistake when replacing printer cartridges.

We experience it daily. A business wants a standard or “low-yield” cartridge and is surprised to learn about a “high-yield” cartridge for the printer in question. The previous vendor never mentioned how they can reduce their cost-per-page by at least 30% with name brand high-yield cartridges, and significantly more with factory remanufactured or compatible alternatives.

For office and business laser printers, determine if there is a high-yield cartridge. Not doing so costs your organization dearly. Office superstores generally do not mention the high-yield cartridge unless asked.

Retail “tricks of the trade” are numerous. The ink cartridge “Value Pack” is rarely a real savings. Typically there is a high-yield black and low-yield colors. The cost-per-page is 30% or more than high-yield cartridges’. General merchandisers (Walmart, Target & Fred Meyer) usually do not sell high-yield cartridges so your per-page cost will always be the most expensive.

As a full service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland – Beaverton border, Cartridge Network sells and services printers and copiers. “We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a buyer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet their needs. We stock several thousand different ink & laser toner cartridges and offer free shipping.

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

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CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonOK, envision this. Why? Since we can’t include the actual image of our Free 2016 Duck & Beaver magnet schedule for fans in this column, we’ll guide you to seeing it.

To view our 2016 Ducks and Beavers game schedule refrigerator magnets, visit our landing page.

If you’re a fan or someone who follows either team, you can decide if you want to swing by our store and get your free complimentary 2016 season schedule after seeing it.

Our other seasonal promotion is “Back to School”, of course. Teachers and students save 15% off already low pricing on all non-OEM, factory remanufactured or compatible ink or laser printer cartridges. The extra savings last through late September. Again, click to the landing page.

Seniors and non-profits always enjoy a 10% savings off already low pricing on all non-OEM, factory remanufactured or compatible ink or laser printer cartridges.

And all customers get every 11th cartridge free.

As a full-service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland – Beaverton border, Cartridge Network sells and services printers and copiers.

“We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a buyer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet their needs.”

We stock several thousand different cartridges. Shipping is free.

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

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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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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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by Pamplin Media Group
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PCC keeping, expanding the 'Promise' in 2016-17

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Moon shot

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Council hears update from Beaverton PAL

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Money magazine honors Beaverton's livability

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Money names Beaverton as the ninth best place to live in the U.S. Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle began the week with a pleasant surprise. Money magazine reinforced something Doyle has been telling…
Sep 22, 2016

Beaverton Celebration Parade hosts thousands, names…

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
On Sept. 10, Beaverton High School celebrated its centennial with a parade that lined the streets with more than 4,700 people along the parade route and an additional 1,700 people participating…
Sep 22, 2016

Beaverton celebrating Welcoming Week

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
Beaverton has long been known for the diversity of its growing population. Now, the city wants all its residents to know just how much they are appreciated. A proclamation in honor of Welcoming…
Sep 22, 2016

Beaverton Police Logs

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
Monday, Sept. 12 n Ted Swyers, 58, of Beaverton, was stopped on suspicion of DUII. He also had an outstanding warrant. It was reported that subsequent searches led to discovery of heroin,…
Sep 22, 2016

Local start-ups tout technology, tackle meth in Beaverton

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
Oregon Technology Business Center hosts Challenge Showcase event Some of the Beaverton-area’s most promising new businesses were recognized as such on Friday afternoon. Oregon Technology…
Sep 22, 2016

No idle time

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
Beaverton Police Department outfitted with energy-saving systems The Beaverton Police Department is reducing its carbon footprint by installing energy-saving anti-idle systems in 16 new police…
Sep 22, 2016

City of Beaverton to host artist workshops

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
The City of Beaverton’s Arts Program is hosting artist workshops this fall presented by Jeffrey Howard at several Beaverton locations. This program is funded by the city of Beaverton and the…
Sep 22, 2016

Home Depot, Beaverton police team up on anti-graffiti project

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
Home Depot volunteers will use anti-graffiti paint on a visible overpass When Beaverton police responded to reports of homeless camps a year ago, they had no idea that their efforts would carry…
Sep 22, 2016

Candidates listed in contested Washington County elections

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
Check out our list of who's running for what in and around Beaverton Election Day is approaching on Nov. 8, and there’s a lot to be decided by local voters. The following is a breakdown of…
HERMISTON SCHOOL DISTRICT - A sink that tested positive for elevated lead levels in the Hermiston School District. The Legislature is working on a plan to pay schools for lead testing.
Sep 22, 2016

Schools could get $5 million to pay for lead testing

by Paris Achen
Public schools could receive up to $5 million to help pay for the cost of testing for lead in campus drinking water under a proposal lawmakers will consider on Friday. The proposal sets up a…
WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Leighton Tilford Olson
Sep 18, 2016

Aloha man arrested on sex, child porn and invasion of privacy…

by Pamplin Media Group
Washington County Sheriff's Child Abuse detectives are looking for additional victims following the arrest of an Aloha man who was arrested for allegedly stealing women's underwear and…
Adeladilew A. Mekonen
Sep 16, 2016

Detectives arrest hospital caregiver At Providence St. Vincent…

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
Washington County Detectives arrested a Certified Nursing Assistant from Providence St. Vincent Medical Center for sexual contact with patients. On Sept. 14, Washington County Sheriff's Office…
Rico-Ortiz
Sep 16, 2016

Aloha rapist sentenced to 56 years after conviction

by Pamplin Media Group
An Aloha man convicted of kidnapping and raping two women in 2015 will spend more than 50 years behind bars, a Washington County judge ruled this week. Jose Omar Ortiz-Rico was sentenced to 56…
COURTESY OF THE BEAVERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT - West Tualatin View Elementary School parents were out in force at Mondays meeting at Sunset High School, expressing their strong preference to remain within the Sunset attendance boundaries.
Sep 15, 2016

BSD parents still trying to re-shape district boundaries

by Ravleen Kaur
Parents from West TV Elementary make their voices heard on Monday It was a sea of purple, red and protest signs at Sunset High School on Monday. Nearly 400 people gathered to attend the first of…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Vose Elementary teacher Janice Lewis leads her class out for physical education.
Sep 15, 2016

Vose students swing into new school

by Ravleen Kaur
Students will attend class at the Timberland building while Vose Elementary School is rebuilt As a steady stream of Vose Elementary School students trickle down a staircase and into a bright,…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - A member of the Ritual Azteca Huitzilopochtli dance group performs during the 2016 Party in the Park at the Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Center in Beaverton.
Sep 15, 2016

Aztec dance workshop comes to Beaverton library

by Ravleen Kaur
Dance group will share heritage, teach steps at 2 p.m. Saturday Through Aztec dancing, Kelly Carlos teaches her children appreciation for the natural world. “We wake up in the morning every day…
Sep 15, 2016

Beaverton's real estate market eighth most expensive in Oregon,…

by Pamplin Media Group
Coldwell Banker compared four-bedroom, two-bath homes in 19 communities across the state As it turns out, it costs a lot of money to live in Beaverton. Beaverton ranks as the eighth most…
PHOTOS SUBMITTED BY KATHY MIER - St. Stephens Academy students paint a mural at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.
Sep 15, 2016

Art students create regional mural at medical center

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
Students from St. Stephen’s Academy spent several days at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center painting a mural on the wall near the inpatient pharmacy. The mural is at the end of a long…
Sep 15, 2016

Oregon launches initiative to support student inventors

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
The state of Oregon announced a new initiative to encourage young inventors and entrepreneurship in colleges and universities called “InventOR.” Business Oregon will partner with The Lemelson…
PHOTOS BY MANDY FEDER-SAWYER - Cardiologist Michael A. Wilson provides a demonstration and explanation of how the dissolving stent works and its benefits.
Sep 15, 2016

Woman first in metro area to receive dissolving arterial stent

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
Absorb device promotes healing of arteries. Cheryl Godfrey of Scholls is the mother of four adult sons, a grandmother of eight, a wife, and a coding analyst at Providence St. Vincent Medical…
TIMES PHOTO: MANDY FEDER-SAWYER - Ann Wolf has lived at Heritage Village for five years. She owns a modest and tidy mobile home that was built in the 1980s.
Sep 14, 2016

Living in fear at Heritage Village

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
Mobile park residents deeply concerned about the fate of their living space Heritage Village Mobile Home Park is abuzz with work these days, with people scrubbing, painting, refurbishing and…
TIMES PHOTO: MANDY FEDER-SAWYER - The Beaverton High School marching band was featured in Saturday's 59th annual Beaverton Celebration Parade.
Sep 14, 2016

59th annual Beaverton Celebration Parade rolls through town on…

by The Times
The sun shone, the good people of Beaverton gathered along the city's streets and the 59th annual Beaverton Celebration Parade brought the fun and pageantry on Saturday morning. And Valley Times…