Still-relevant 'Crucible' honors youth, classic tale

Still-relevant 'Crucible' honors youth, classic tale

Bag&Baggage play remains relatable on stage Bag&Baggage Productions’ upcoming show, Arthur...

TITG's newest musical not a fairy tale

TITG's newest musical not a fairy tale

Realistic look at love hits Forest Grove stage Theatre in the Grove will present six...

First Wednesday brings sweet words, fun, art

First Wednesday brings sweet words, fun, art

Next Wednesday brings another First Wednesday celebration to Forest Grove with art receptions,...

Artists come together

Artists come together

Green 'cabbies' join forces for upcoming events “If not now, when?” Penny Forrest asked...

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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.
September 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.
September 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…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - The Wicked Tinkers are bringing their Tribal Celtic music to EF Nursery in Forest Grove on Saturday.
September 10, 2014

Night of music raises funds

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Wicked Tinkers will perform a benefit concert for the Forest Grove United Church of Christ at 7 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 13. Pioneers of the growing Tribal Celtic movement, the Wicked Tinkers…
September 03, 2014

Quilt Barn Trail gets green light

by Stephanie Haugen
The Washington County Board of Commissioners passed ordinance changes last week that will allow organizers of a Quilt Barn Trail to start moving forward. The new regulations will be effective…
August 20, 2014

Author to talk about 'uncomfortable details'

by Joann Boatwright
Poet, memoirist and performance artist Leanne Grabel will be at Hillsboro Public Library’s Conversations With Writers series Monday, Aug. 25. Grabel is no stranger to live audiences: She’s also…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES FILE PHOTO - Big Ron Sabin of Cornelius will play at the Unger Farm Store this summer, where they are now hosting music and serving wine and beer on select summer nights.
August 20, 2014

Farm store hosts 'Savor the Summer'

by Stephanie Haugen
The Unger Farm Store, 34880 S.W. Johnson School Road in Cornelius, is now a music venue. The Ungers are hosting their Savor the Summer Series with weekend music, food, and wine and beer. Friday,…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Adam Burgess as Jack and Lilian Wakefield as his mother rocked their roles in Into the Woods, Jr.
August 20, 2014

Play has 'great songs' and 'no dark side'

by Tina Arth and Darrell Baker
Forest Grove's C.A.S.T. presents 'Into the Woods Jr.' When “Into the Woods” made its Broadway debut in 1987, many audience members opined the show should have ended on the “happily ever after”…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTOS: DOUG BURKHARDT - For the second year in a row, Cole Duyck won the Combine Destruction Derby in his Duyck Dynasty combine and celebrated with his Golden Wrench award.
August 20, 2014

Combines, dust mark Banks Bar-B-Que

by Doug Burkhardt
A crowd of 6,000 raises funds for park during annual event It was a perfect weekend for the annual Banks Bar-B-Que: No rain, not too hot, and no wild breezes to send the dust flying. The task of…
August 13, 2014

County quilt trail slowly headed this way

by Stephanie Haugen
Pair of hearings set before event can come to fruition Organizers of the Washington County Quilt Barn Trail are inching toward seeing their dreams come to fruition. They were hoping to start…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Ken Dembo (top row left), Ravyn Jazper-Hawke, Tory Mitchell (top row right), Elizabeth Houghton (lower right), Sarah Keyes Chang (lower left) will bring Molieres classic tale, The Would-be Gentleman to life in Hillsboro.
August 13, 2014

Regional event features Smith's work

by Joann Boatwright
Moliere's 'Gentleman' sets performances on Civic Center steps Theater Masque Alfresco brings “The Would-be Gentleman,” Moliere’s satire on social climbing, to the steps of the Hillsboro Civic…

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Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTOS: JIM FOLTS - Last years outdoor Willamette Shakespeare production of Romeo & Juliet was at Stoller Vineyards in Dayton.
Aug 06, 2014

'Twelfth Night' in Forest Grove is three nights

by Joann Boatwright
Outdoor Shakespeare comes to Montinore Shakespeare, wine and food will be served this weekend at Montinore Estates, as the winery holds its annual outdoor summer celebration with the Bard’s…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES FILE PHOTO - Children at last years Summer Fest dressed up for dancing, one of many fun activities that will return this year, along with face painting, pony rides and more.
Aug 06, 2014

Celebrate the season at Summer Fest

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Join Forest Grove public safety officers and parishioners of St. Anthony Catholic Church for a blowout summer festival this Sunday, Aug. 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the field at the…
Aug 06, 2014

Art briefs

by Stephanie Haugen
Philharmonic looks for musicians The Pacific University Philharmonic is recruiting members. Their first tenth-season rehearsal is Wednesday, Aug. 27. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m.…
Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: DOUG BURKHARDT - Cherry Grove resident Gunawan Murhadi, who became a U.S. citizen in 1995, celebrated his roots with a solo entry in Hillsboros July 4 parade.
Aug 06, 2014

Immigrant brings slice of Indonesia to county

by Doug Burkhardt
Cherry Grove man shares music, spreads 'good life' message in Oregon Bringing the phrase “one-man band” to life, Gunawan Murhadi decided to appear in Hillsboro’s Fourth of July parade a month…
Jul 30, 2014

Another labour of love from Bag & Baggage

by Tina Arth and Darrell Baker
Local adaptation cuts to the chase Bag & Baggage’s artistic director, Scott Palmer, has worked his magic scissors on yet another of Bill Shakespeare’s overblown fancies — in this case, the much…
by: COURTESY PHOTO - Cindy Vandehey-Parry is ready to reign during her eighth year as North Plains Elephant Garlic Festival Queen.
Jul 30, 2014

Stinky summer tradition brings back classics

by Joann Boatwright
n 17th annual garlic festival hits North Plains Aug. 8-10 Cool garlic ice cream, sweet, crunchy garlic brittle and savory burgers stuffed with garlic are on the menu at the 17th Annual North…
by: COURTESY PHOTO: CHARLES WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY - Madam Shamhat, played by Sarah Ominski, leads her dancing girls and townsfolk on the stage.
Jul 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.
Jul 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: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: DOUG BURKHARDT - Betsy the cow and Megan Sprute, the Washington County Dairy Princess-Ambassador, were decked out in red, white and blue for this years Fourth of July parade in downtown Hillsboro.
Jul 23, 2014

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

by Kathy Fuller
n With county fair looming, folks share memories of Betsy the cow It’s county fair time. That got us here at the News-Times talking about memories of the fair over the years. One favorite memory…



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