Dairy women say Aging fiberglass bovine has  'a lot of miles on her'

Dairy women say Aging fiberglass bovine has 'a lot of miles on her'

n With county fair looming, folks share memories of Betsy the cow It’s county fair time....

RIDING ON NOSTALGIA

RIDING ON NOSTALGIA

Three members of the Baldwin family will cruise into the 42nd annual Concours d'Elegance Ray...

A MEETING of MUSICAL MINDS

A MEETING of MUSICAL MINDS

Northwest String Summit brings bluegrass to Horning's Hideout July 17-20 Horning’s Hideout...

Big, loud 'teddy bear' takes to Tigard stage

Big, loud 'teddy bear' takes to Tigard stage

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by: COURTESY PHOTO: CHARLES WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY - Madam Shamhat, played by Sarah Ominski, leads her dancing girls and townsfolk on the stage.
July 23, 2014

HART stage flooded with young talent

by Karlyn Weaver
HART Theatre’s current production of “Crazy Old Man” follows Noah, played wonderfully by Nick Hamilton, through his trials and tribulations in building the Ark. In this new musical version of…
by: COURTESY PHOTO - The women in this adaptation of Love Labours Lost are strong and powerful, yet still sexy.
July 23, 2014

My kingdom for a Vespa

by David Roza
n Hillsboro director takes Shakespeare to 1960s Italy Have you had too much “Hamlet?” Are Romeo and Juliet droning on too long? Or perhaps you’ve grown mad with “Macbeth”? Worry not, Shakespeare…
by: COURTESY PHOTO - There are two upcoming opportunities in Hillsboro for folks who want to experience the stage.
July 16, 2014

It's never too late to give local theater a try

by Joann Boatwright
Senior workshop comes to Hillsboro senior center Local seniors can discover their inner actor — or perhaps their inner ham — in two events planned this summer by the Walters Cultural Arts Center…
by: COURTESY IMAGE - Summer childrens theater camp participants are putting on productions to show off their hard work.
July 16, 2014

Kids hit the stage at TITG

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Local kids have been practicing long and hard to get ready for the stage this summer — some even working to make their acting debuts. As part of Theatre in the Grove’s Children’s After School…
by: COURTESY PHOTO - The 234th Army Band tours Oregon and will make a stop in Cornelius this month.
July 09, 2014

Free Cornelius events aim to connect community

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The city of Cornelius is hosting free concerts and outdoor movie screenings throughout the summer in an effort to connect community members. July 20 will bring the first of two free concerts.…
by: COURTESY PHOTOS - A cast of about 30 make Crazy Old Man by local playwrights come to life for the frist time.
July 09, 2014

Local writers' Noah musical makes world debut

by Cindy Dauer
'Crazy Old Man' premieres at HART Theatre this weekend You may be familiar with the story of Noah’s Ark, but you have never heard the story told this way. Vaudeville-style villains, heartfelt…
by: COURTESY PHOTO - Historic race cars arent just for show; they can still go fast.
July 09, 2014

Speed to Portland for history, raceway fun

by Stephanie Haugen
Forest Grove resident promotes races Marcus di Sabella traded in his hectic Orange County, Calif., lifestyle for the friendlier, more relaxed pace of Forest Grove a few years ago. But every now…
by: NEWS-TIMES FILE PHOTO - The Forest Grove Firefighters Association will put on a fireworks show sure to be a blast.
July 02, 2014

Celebrate Independence Day in-county

by Stephanie Haugen
It's time for fireworks, powdered wigs and the best of summer Staying put for the Fourth of July? Options abound right here in western Washington County. Break out the (legal) fireworks,…
by: COURTESY PHOTO: RICK PAULSON - Dancing Chairs, a pair of whimsical sculptures by North Plains artist James Schmidt, is the current installment, which will be moved to 53rd Avenue Community Park.
July 02, 2014

Sculptors get chance to put art on display

by Stephanie Haugen
Artists have the opportunity to display a sculpture across from the Hillsboro Civic Center for two years. For the last several years, “Dancing Chairs” — a pair of whimsical sculptures by North…
by: COURTESY PHOTO - Ugly dolls, a phenomenon popular with youth, are featured on shirts and bags, and are also available as plush novelties.
July 02, 2014

Teens can make free ugly dolls

by Stephanie Haugen
Sign up for a craft class at a local Washington County library before things get ugly. This summer, teens can take a free class to learn to make ugly dolls, a flat, fleece stuffed animal…

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Jul 02, 2014

Art Briefs

by Stephanie Haugen
‘Fools’ auditions July 12, 14 HART Theatre is holding auditions for Neil Simon’s “Fools,” directed by Steve Kelsey. Auditions are at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 12, and at 7 p.m. Monday, July 14.…
by: COURTESY PHOTO: JOANN BOATWRIGHT - Flo Christiansen hand-crafted Antique Stars  (left) for a neighbor and Poppy Field (right) with a long-arm quilter by Becky Knopt.
Jun 25, 2014

Quilt exhibit keeps history in stitches

by Joann Boatwright
Museum quilt show displays even the worn Evidence of use — a bit of fraying, a stain or two — shows the quilts in the Washington County Museum’s current show, “Timeless Stitches,” have been well…
by: COURTESY PHOTO - Western Washington County residents have two chances to see Charlie Browns juggling and comedy show this Thursday.
Jun 25, 2014

Juggling show brings fun to Banks, Forest Grove

by Stephanie Haugen
Local families will have two chances to see Charlie Brown — touted as one of the finest cigar box jugglers in the world — tomorrow. As part of the Washington County Cooperative Library Services'…
Jun 25, 2014

Love Rocks a part of 'Noah's Quest' event

by Kylie Wray
Sandy links with Forest Grove linked to remember children who have died Love Rocks are crossing the Willamette River again Saturday, June 28, at the invitation of Carol Cohen, who began the…
by: COURTESY PHOTO - Included in The Fine Art of Jazz exhibit at the Washington County Museum is this photo of Queen Bey was the first jazz artist to receive the Governors Arts Award recognizing her efforts in promoting the heritage of jazz and the blues.
Jun 18, 2014

Traveling jazz exhibit graces county museum

by Joann Boatwright
Kansas City 1920s and '30s musicians captured in photos “The Fine Art of Jazz,” a traveling exhibit of 50 black-and-white photographs celebrating the music and musicians of early 20th Century…
by: COURTESY PHOTO - Indiana Jones and other classics will play at McMenamins Grand Lodge throughout the summer.
Jun 18, 2014

Outdoor movies mark the start of summer

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A Forest Grove summer tradition is back. Pack up the family and head to McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove, for outdoor film screenings Friday and Saturday nights…
by: COURTESY PHOTO - Taylor-Meade, Pacific Universitys performing arts building, was ranked among the top 15 college arts buildings in the nation.
Jun 18, 2014

Pacific arts center feted as top facility in nation

by Joe Lang
BestValueSchools.com has ranked Pacific University’s Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center 14th nationally among its “25 Most Amazing University Performance Arts Centers.” Home to Pacific…
Jun 18, 2014

B&B gala funds free shows for students

by Stephanie Haugen
TEN4ONE has given away free tickets for five years Hillsboro’s Bag&Baggage Productions is hosting their annual fundraiser gala dinner and auction Saturday, July 19, at Oakwood Gardens, 11785…
by: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: JOANN BOATWRIGHT - Melissa Lowery of Hillsboro greeted guests who attended the first showing of her film Black Girl in Suburbia Saturday.
Jun 11, 2014

Race film sparks conversations, tears

by Joann Boatwright
Documentary about local race issues points to broader issues Just as she’d hoped, the premier of Melissa Lowery’s film, “Black Girl in Suburbia,” sparked plenty of conversation. The Hillsboro…
by: COURTESY PHOTO: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS - Getting along with neighbors is always important, but particularly in a condominium development where amenities (and responsibilities) are often shared.
Jun 11, 2014

Is a condo the right choice for a new home?

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There are pros and cons to condominiums If you’re about to sell your house, a condominium can be a charming choice for a new home. Condos are often less costly to purchase than houses or…




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