Celebrate Halloween with 'slow boil' spooky thriller

Celebrate Halloween with 'slow boil' spooky thriller

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From quartermaster to glass master

From quartermaster to glass master

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Holocaust sculptures on display at Pacific

Holocaust sculptures on display at Pacific

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October 22, 2014

Review: Observing October with malice and mayhem

by Tina Arth and Darrell Baker
Bag&Baggage's Halloween show is more subtly creepy This year’s Bag & Baggage homage to the spooky season has no zombies, werewolves, or vampires. Rather, it is a play having fun with the dark…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Laurie Weiss, a Cornelius resident who hand-crafts books, has opened her studio for the county tour two other years.
October 15, 2014

Local artists open work spaces for tour

by Joann Boatwright
Gaston and Cornelius studios among stops Dozens of artists from one end of the county to the other will open the doors to their most intimate space — their studios. The fifth annual Washington…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - A young girl got the chance to play one of Oregon Symphony musician Ken Finchs mini cellos, a viola with an added point on the end.
October 15, 2014

Symphonic ambassadors make storytime fun

by Stephanie Haugen
For many youngsters at the Forest Grove City Library last Wednesday, it was their first taste of live classical music. The library will host Symphony Storytimes each Wednesday in October from…
October 15, 2014

Cast talent shines through confusing comedy

by Tina Arth and Darrell Baker
Set design 'brilliant' in TITG's adaptation of 'As You Like It' The last 500 years have made much of Shakespeare’s work impenetrable to modern theater audiences, making it challenging for actors…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Voices of Africa has visited Pacific Universitys Forest Grove campus before, but the group has been experimenting with new faces and new energy since then.
October 15, 2014

Pacific hosts African musical group

by Pamplin Media Group
The nationally acclaimed female musical group, “Voices of Africa,” is coming to Washington County. The group will perform Thursday, Oct. 16, in the Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center, 2014…
October 08, 2014

You can help solve mysteries at the museum

by Joann Boatwright
Local historians bring grusome mysteries to light Ken and Kris Bilderback work to make history fun, but can murder, suicide and mysterious deaths actually be fun? Audience members can be the…
October 08, 2014

Forest Grove library website replaced

by Stephanie Haugen
The Forest Grove City Library website will merge with the city of Forest Grove's website this Friday, Oct. 10. The current website, fglibrary.plinkit.org, will redirect to the city website.
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Gavin Knittle, who landed in Forest Grove to attend Pacific University, is directing his first show at Theatre in the Grove.
October 08, 2014

TITG takes on Shakespeare with new director

by Joann Boatwright
A classic romantic comedy hits the stage this weekend Gavin Knittle will make his directorial debut this weekend in Theatre in the Grove’s production of William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.”…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Tualatin Valley Harmony Masters members pride themselves on their unique costumes, like these Confederate soldier uniforms.
October 08, 2014

Barbershop show celebrates 40 years

by Stephanie Haugen
The Tualatin Valley Harmony Masters will present their 40th anniversary reunion show, “Thanks for the Memories” this Saturday. Chuck Olson of Forest Grove co-founded the group four decades ago…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: STEPHANIE HAUGEN - The tour started off with this yellow charmer on 18th Avenue built in 1885.
October 01, 2014

Homes tour called one of best in history

by Stephanie Haugen
Sunday’s annual historic homes tour organized by the Friends of Historic Forest Grove was one of the most successful the group has ever had, according to FHFG member Diane Morris. In addition to…

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Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: STEPHANIE HAUGEN - There was a short ceremony at the Forest Grove library last Tuesday for Adelante Mujeres young quilt makers and their mentors from the Westside Quilters Guild.
Oct 01, 2014

Adelante girls' quilt now on display at library

by Stephanie Haugen
Bobbie Rodriguez and Diane Bohan of the Westside Quilters Guild helped girls enrolled in Adelante Mujeres’ programs to create a quilt, which is now displayed in the Forest Grove Library.…
Oct 01, 2014

Art briefs

by Stephanie Haugen
Valley Art makes Wednesdays art night Valley Art Gallery, 2022 Main St. in Forest Grove, will host family art nights every Wednesday in October, 5 to 7 p.m. Make fun art projects to take home.…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Pianist George Winston will return to the Walters Cultural Arts Center next weekend for the first time since 2009.
Sep 24, 2014

Philanthropic piano star offers two shows

by Joann Boatwright
George Winston takes Hillsboro stage this month Legendary pianist George Winston will return to the stage at the Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hillsboro for two concerts, Sept. 26 and 27.…
Sep 24, 2014

Art briefs

by Stephanie Haugen
Washington County Museum set to close for one week The Washington County Museum will be closed Sept. 29 to Oct. 6 as staff members reset exhibits and make improvements to the space. Frontier…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO: DIANE MORRIS - Many of the houses on Forest Groves historic homes tour are within walking distance.
Sep 24, 2014

Historic homes tour, photo website launch Sunday

by Stephanie Haugen
The Friends of Historic Forest Grove will offer its popular annual tour of selected local historic homes this Sunday, Sept. 28. This year’s tour will feature seven homes in addition to the A.T.…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Head to the Washington County Fair Complex for the Oregon Renaissance Festival, featuring stage entertainment, dancing and music.
Sep 17, 2014

Renaissance lovers have one more weekend

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The second annual Oregon Renaissance Festival in Hillsboro is only open for one more weekend, so gather the whole family and head to the Washington County Fair Complex, 873 N.E. 34th Ave. in…
Sep 17, 2014

Burkhardt to sign books

by Stephanie Haugen
Aloha author D.C. Jesse Burkhardt, also known as Doug Burkhardt, associate editor of the Hillsboro Tribune, will sign copies of his newest book at Jacobsen’s Books & More, 211 E. Main St. in…
Sep 17, 2014

Art briefs

by Stephanie Haugen
TITG holds auditions for ‘Shrek’ Auditions for Theatre in the Grove’s production of “Shrek The Musical,” directed by Jeanna Van Dyke, are Sunday and Monday, Sept. 28 and 29. “Shrek The Musical”…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: JOANN BOATWRIGHT - Elizabeth Hodgson is a veteran of the plein air competition and thrives on the unique challenge the contest presents.
Sep 10, 2014

Outdoor art contest draws county crowd

by Joann Boatwright
Hillsboro's annual plein air competition set this weekend See how creative folks really work at this weekend’s Hillsboro Plein Air, the eighth annual “in the open” celebration of the city and…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - In The Last Five Years, the shows two characters meet only once on stage.
Sep 10, 2014

TITG stages 'impressively entertaining' two-person show

by Tina Arth and Darrell Baker
Actors and orchestra master tough music Theatre in the Grove’s production of “The Last Five Years” represents the realization of a longtime dream for actors and directors James W. Grimes and…



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