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NEWS-TIMES FILE PHOTO - The Forest Grove Library Foundation fundraises for projects like Mollies Garden, a glass art installation highlighted by the skylight.
August 26, 2015

Support library projects at Grand Lodge

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A “friends and family night” is scheduled at McMenamins Grand Lodge Tuesday, Sept. 1, in support of the Forest Grove Library Foundation. Half of the proceeds from food and drink sales from 5…
NEWS-TIMES FILE PHOTO - The parade Friday night is one of the most popular Wapato Showdown events in Gaston.
August 19, 2015

Parade, car show, steak feed mark annual Wapato Showdown

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Gaston’s biggest event of the year is back with old traditions. The annual Wapato Showdown will take place Friday, Aug. 21, and Saturday, Aug. 22, in Gaston with all the regular favorites that…
NEWS-TIMES FILE PHOTO - Forest Groves Fernhill Wetlands will be bustling Saturday with tours, face painting, food and fun.
August 12, 2015

Bird lovers, brew lovers unite at Fernhill

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The Friends of Fernhill Wetlands will put on its fourth annual Birds and Brew Festival Aug. 22. The family-friendly fun at Fernhill Wetlands, 1399 Fern Hill Road in Forest Grove, starts at 9…
COURTESY PHOTO: MAXINE LEACH - This photo from 1959 shows Boy Scout Mike Leach and his father Carl Leach from Portland replanting an area of the Tillamook Burn just past the summit of Highway 6 near the north fork of the Wilson River.
August 12, 2015

After 'The Burn,' 72 million seedlings rise again

by Stephanie Haugen
The Tillamook Forest Center will host a weekend of related activities More than 80 years after the first in a series of wildfires that devastated Tillamook State Forest land, local residents…
August 12, 2015

Art briefs

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Math, science, art opportunities come to North Plains Library The North Plains Public Library will be offering free educational opportunities for both children and adults. There will be a math…
August 12, 2015

C.A.S.T. brings youth favorite 'Bye Bye Birdie' to Forest Grove

by Tina Arth
Summer show demonstrates level of professionalism on stage How do you turn a generation of tiny-screen texters into a legion of live-theater lovers? Get them on stage having real, face-to-face…
NEWS-TIMES FILE PHOTO - The annual parade often features an elephant float of some kind to celebrate elephant garlic, which is closely related to leeks.
August 05, 2015

Fun stinks! Garlic festival hits North Plains

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Things are going to get garlicky in North Plains again this weekend when the community celebrates its signature Elephant Garlic Festival. Each year, chefs gather to create dishes featuring…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: MICHAEL SPROLES - Pacific University graduate and Yamhill native Tara Velarde is spearheading The Tara Novellas, trying to make it in music.
August 05, 2015

Pacific grad taking the stage, blazing a trail

by Michael Sproles
Tara Velarde studied music education in Forest Grove before forming a band For the last year, a Pacific University graduate has been making the push to get her band’s name noticed by setting up…
COURTESY PHOTO: JEANNA VANDYKE - The whole cast of 'Bye Bye Birdie' lined up outside on Main Street to sing at the Forest Grove Farmers Market.
August 05, 2015

'Bye Bye Birdie' to open despite roof repairs

by Stephanie Haugen
TITG summer musical could be staged in alternate location Theatre in the Grove’s production of “Bye Bye Birdie” will open this Friday, Aug. 7. The show is a product of TITG’s 2015 CAST…
July 29, 2015

'Richard III' a funny, campy version of bloody drama

by Tina Arth
Scott Palmer, artistic director of Hillsboro’s Bag&Baggage Productions, is notorious for his irreverent interpretations of Shakespeare’s hallowed output — but this summer’s plein air cartoon…

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Jul 29, 2015

Art Briefs

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Farm bureau seeks calendar submissions The Oregon Farm Bureau invites the public to submit photos for its 2016 Oregon’s Bounty calendar. The award-winning calendar celebrates all aspects of…
COURTESY PHOTO - Check off outdoor movies on the summer to-do list at McMenamins Grand Lodge.
Jul 22, 2015

Outdoor movies a summer staple

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Now is the time to experience as many iconic summer nights as possible, so head to McMenamins Grand Lodge to watch movies under the stars. Nothing says summer quite like spreading out blankets…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTOS: STEPHANIE HAUGEN - Dale Brintle and William Castor each have plots at the Forest Grove Senior & Community Center community garden, which will be on the Dairy Creek Community Food Webs annual garden tour Aug. 1.
Jul 22, 2015

Forest Grove tour features food gardens

by Stephanie Haugen
Masterminds behind community space due at 'Farm Your Yard' event Aug. 1 Every day, William Castor drives his electronic wheelchair from The Elms Retirement Community in Forest Grove over to his…
COURTESY PHOTO: CASEY CAMPBELL PHOTOGRAPHY - Peter Schuyler plays the comedic Richard III in Bag&Baggage Productions version of the Shakespearean play, opening Wednesday, July 22.
Jul 23, 2015

Tragic 'Richard III' dark, funny

by Stephanie Haugen
Nothing says summer like watching a little theater outside on a warm evening with one of Shakespeare’s most famous villains. Opening day for Bag&Baggage Productions’ “Richard III” is Wednesday,…
Brycen Everette Hostynek
Jul 21, 2015

Brittaney and Jesse Hostynek announce the birth of their son,…

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Brittaney and Jesse Hostynek of Forest Grove announce the birth of their son, Brycen Everett Hostynek. Brycen was born at 9:14 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2015, in Hillsboro. He was 7 pounds, 11…
COURTESY PHOTO - Molly Gloss will be at the North Plains Public Library July 25 to talk about her work, including her newest one, Falling from Horses.
Jul 17, 2015

Oregon author to discuss work in North Plains

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Oregon author Molly Gloss will be in North Plains at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25, to discuss her work as Friends of the North Plains Public Library hosts “An Evening with an Author” at the library.…
COURTESY PHOTO: MICHAEL HENLEY/CONTEMPORARY IMAGES - Kathleen Silloway, Aaron Morrow and Karlyn Weaver brought their characters to life on stage during the opening weekend of Agatha on the Rise.
Jul 15, 2015

Local playwright's work rises to the stage

by Tina Arth
HART's Page to Stage winner now showing in Hillsboro For the past three years, Hillsboro Artists’ Regional Theater (H.A.R.T.) has given local playwrights the opportunity to enter scenes from…
COURTESY PHOTO - Paul Orris read aloud to the audience at a previous Lend an Ear Come and Hear. Twenty-fivewriters are signed up to share this year.
Jul 08, 2015

Writers gather annually to share heartfelt pieces

by Stephanie Haugen
Free event encourages all levels of writers to share Each writer will choose how they use their four minutes. Some will read humorous first-hand accounts of their home towns. Others will read…
COURTESY PHOTO - The late Jane Moore, a former Banks residents who helped found the library, will be the namesake of the new community room.
Jul 08, 2015

Public invited to be part of Banks library addition

by Stephanie Haugen
Community members and city and library staff will gather Saturday, July 11, for a special kick-off ceremony at the Banks City Library to celebrate the Jane Moore Community Room addition to be…
Darrell Baker
Jul 08, 2015

Beloved playwright succumbs to cancer

by Stephanie Haugen
Washington County playwright and theater reviewer Darrell Baker died last Friday, July 3, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Survivors include his wife, Tina Arth. Beaverton residents…

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