Local actor designs B&B's promotional art banners

Local actor designs B&B's promotional art banners

Pacific University grad Alec Lugo creates Bag&Baggage's 2017-18 promo posters.

The rich and poor play the 'game of life' at HART

The rich and poor play the 'game of life' at HART

1960s allegorical musical set for May 26 through June 18 at Hillsboro's HART Theatre.

'KING' OF THE STREET TO LEAD STARLIGHT PARADE

'KING' OF THE STREET TO LEAD STARLIGHT PARADE

John Schroder has been known as simply 'Elvis' for a long time in Portland.

Forest Grove garden tour returns June 4

Forest Grove garden tour returns June 4

Tickets are on sale now for popular 23rd annual Friends of Historic Forest Grove Garden Tour.

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Hillsboro's Features

COURTESY PHOTO - CAROLINE KENNEDY
May 29, 2017

Kennedy in town with 'High Hopes'

by Lyndsey Hewitt
JFK's only surviving child pays a visit to Portland Sept. 19.
COURTESY OF DAVID FURNAL - Illustrator David Furnal, left, is mentored by Larry Elmore prior to the awards ceremony.
May 27, 2017

Beaverton illustrator receives international award

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
David Furnall recognized for wielding a wicked pencil; mentored by fantasy artist Larry Elmore.
NEWS-TIMES/HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: KATHY FULLER - The Orenco elms in the old Orenco neighborhood of Hillsboro are among the heritage tree sites listed in the updated Travel Oregon brochure of the states historical markers and heritage trees. The free guide is available now.
May 25, 2017

Community briefs -- event and activities in Washington County

by News-Times/Hillsboro Tribune
Here are a few tidbits of community news from in and around Washington County,


COURTESY PHOTO - Khentrul Rinpoche travels all around the world to share his teachings regarding dharma. Hell be speaking at the New Renaissance Bookshop in Portland on May 30.
May 25, 2017

Abbot to give talk about finding joy in hard times

by Michael Sproles
New Renaissance Bookshop in Portland hosts Khentrul Rinpoche May 30.
COURTESY PHOTO - Around 400 student musicians -- instrumentalists and singers -- will attend Music in May at Pacific University this week.
May 24, 2017

Music in May returns to Pacific campus

by News-Times/Hillsboro Tribune
Forest Grove tradition celebrates its 69th year at Pacific University.
A car show and lots of other activities are happening on Memorial Day -- May 29 -- at Hare Filed in Hillsboro. This is a free, family friendly event.
May 24, 2017

Community calendar -- May 24-June 3, 2017

by Kathy Fuller
A roundup of events, concerts, plays, meetings and other opportunities for fun and learning.
COURTESY OF DAVID FOSS - David Foss of King City took almost five months to create this B-17 bomber model, which contains a clear fuselage side so viewers cam see inside.
May 23, 2017

King City man donates model replica of B-17 to Evergreen Museum

by Ray Pitz
Don Anderson was a tail gunner in a B-17 during WWII.
COURTESY PHOTO: JOURNEY THEATER - Journey Theater Arts Group will offer five performances of 'Guys and Dolls Jr.' at Alpenrose Opera House later this month.
May 20, 2017

'Guys and Dolls' take the stage in youth production

by News-Times/Hillsboro Tribune
Journey Theater Arts Group performs at Alpenrose Opera House in Portland.
NEWS-TIMES/HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: KATHY FULLER - Old cemeteries like Hill Cemetery in Gaston can fall into disrepair as stewards get older. Ken and Kris Bilderback will talk about the colorful history and the future of Hill Cemetery Saturday at the Washington County Museum.
May 19, 2017

HISTORIANS SHARE TALES FROM THE GRAVE

by Michael Sproles
Ken and Kris Bilderback talk about Gaston's historic Hill Cemetery at county museum.
Ken and Kris Bilderback
May 19, 2017

Hill Cemetery holds plentiful local and state history

by Ken and Kris Bilderback
Gaston graveyard holds interesting and sometimes mysterious stories from long ago.
COURTESY PHOTO - Great Blue Heron
May 18, 2017

Saturday is for the birds at Tualatin River Festival

by News-Times/Hillsboro Tribune
Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge hosts full day of free activities for all ages.
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: NANCY TOWNSLEY - Vinyl siding is the most popular home siding material used by homebuilders today, requiring only an occasional soap and water cleaning.
May 18, 2017

Spring Home&Garden: What to know before replacing your siding

by Pamplin Media Group
A certain amount of upkeep is necessary to protect your siding investment.
COURTESY PHOTO: OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY - Create a fire-resistant circle of safety around your home to protect it from wildfire.
May 18, 2017

Home landscaping is first line of defense against wildfire

by Pamplin Media Group
Create of 'circle of safety' around you home before the hot weather hits to keep it safe from wildfire.
May 17, 2017

Gales Creek slates communitywide sale

by Kathy Fuller
Fourth annual Gales Creek Community Garage Sale set for Saturday, May 20.
COURTESY PHOTO - Guitar duo Bossa Infinite plays a free concert May 31 at Portland Community College Rock Creek campus.
May 17, 2017

Community calendar -- May 17-26, 2017

by Kathy Fuller
Events, meetings, plays and concerts coming up in western Washington County.
(Image is Clickable Link) ENTREE 2017 Reader's Food Survey
May 17, 2017

ENTREE 2017 Reader's Food Survey

by Pamplin Media Group
Let us know your favorite restaurants in the Portland Metro area for a chance to win a gift certificate to Clarke's in Lake Oswego
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: JOAN BROWN - After an estimated 450 hours of work to build their composite deck, Rebecca and Al Johnston can now sit back, relax and not worry about it for another 20 years.
May 16, 2017

Spring Home&Garden: The right deck can open up outdoor space

by Joan Brown
The pros and cons of composite building materials for backyard decks.
Banks Library will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking on Saturday for a new addition.
May 16, 2017

Celebrate Banks Library's addition; attend Conversations meeting

by News-Times/Hillsboro Tribune
Community briefs -- Events and meetings coming up this week and next in western Washington County.
COURTESY PHOTOS - Nicole Forbes teaches classes at Dennis 7 Dees in Washington County. She says this winter had an unusually big impact on plants and trees like the one at left.
May 14, 2017

Long, wet winter took toll on greenery

by Dana Haynes
A little tender loving care is in order for your yard and garden after a tough winter.
COURTESY PHOTO - Edna Vasquez
May 13, 2017

Homegrown singer-songwriter Vasquez returns

by Michael Sproles
Edna Vasquez plays at the Walters Cultural Arts Center on Friday, May 19.

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FILE PHOTO - Learn how and where to safely recycle your electronics.
May 13, 2017

Learn new ways to recycle electronics

by Metro
In Oregon, it's illegal to put electronics in the garbage.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JAIME VALDEZ - Workers from the Tube Art Group remove the first section of the Portland sign at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. The historic sign was installed in 1984 and is undergoing a renovation.
May 13, 2017

This and That -- arts and entertainment news

by Jason Vondersmith
This and That -- arts and entertainment news and tidbits from the Portland Tribune.
COURTESY PHOTO - Anjali School of Dance presents 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Saturday at the Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hillsboro.
May 11, 2017

Shakespeare with twist - Indian dance school interprets the Bard's classic

by Michael Sproles
Anjali School of Dance presents 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Saturday at the Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hillsboro.
COURTESY PHOTO - Vermont duo Hungrytown comes to town next week for two free concerts.
May 11, 2017

Vermont duo to play two free concerts

by Michael Sproles
Hungrytown plays at Forest Grove and North Plains libraries May 17,19.
COURTESY PHOTO - Martin Blasco holds his Oregon Library Association award.
May 11, 2017

Washington County librarian, association win statewide awards

by News-Times/Hillsboro Tribune
Oregon Library Association recognized Martin Blasco as Librarian of the Year.
West Linn Adult Community Center will host a number of Alzheimer's programs this month.
May 11, 2017

Community center is great resource for many things

by Mieke Wiegman
Alzheimer's isn't a normal part of aging. Learn more about the disease and other memory loss and dementia at the WLACC.
COURTESY PHOTO - Biblical storyteller Patrick McWilliams presents 'The Story of David' at All Saints Episcopal in Hillsboro on May 15. He also hosts a free storytelling workshop on May 17 at the church.
May 10, 2017

Biblical storyteller comes to All Saints Episcopal in Hillsboro

by News-Times/Hillsboro Tribune
Patrick McWilliams will perform 'The Story of David' May 15 and host a free workshop May 17.
FILE PHOTO - Friends of Cornelius Library hold a books sale Thurday and Friday in the Cornelius City Council chambers.
May 10, 2017

Community calendar -- May 10-19, 2017

by Kathy Fuller
Events and happenings this week in the western Washington County area.
FILE PHOTO - Forest Grove Amerian Legion sponsors three camps this summer.
May 10, 2017

Forest Grove American Legion sponsors Boys and Girls State, law enforcement camps

by News-Times/Hillsboro Tribune
Forest Grove American Legion sponsors Boys and Girls State, law enforcement camps.
COURTESY: IMAGO THEATRE - Actors Todd Van Voris (left) and Anne Sorce (middle) join a three-woman chorus in acting on a moving stage in Imago Theatre's 'Medea,' April 21-May 20. It's been a 'challenge' to get 'sea legs' on the stage, Van Voris says.
May 10, 2017

IMAGO PUTS NEW SLANT ON 'MEDEA'

by Jason Vondersmith
Innovative theater company puts actors on shifting, moving 'gyroscope' stage.
HILLSBORO TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - More than 200 people sat down to a five course meal in the middle of downtown Hillsboro last year, during the Hillsboro Downtown Partnership's inaugural Farm to Table dinner.
May 09, 2017

Hillsboro Farm to Table tickets now available

by News-Times/Hillsboro Tribune
Second annual outdoor dinner event scheduled for July 14 on Hillsboro's Main Street.
Plenty of plant sales and gardening workshops coming up to keep your green thumb busy.
May 09, 2017

Home & Garden calendar -- plant sales, gardening workshops and much more

by Pamplin Media Group
Upcoming plant sales and classes for the aspiring gardener in western Washington County.
COURTESY PHOTO - The folks behind the Oregon Black PIoneers put out publications and put on exhibitions, conference, bus tours and even stage productions.
May 07, 2017

Oregon Black Pioneers focus on African American history

by Lyndsey Hewitt
Oregon Black Pioneers win an historic preservation award for work to identify historically significant sites.
May 06, 2017

Orchestra saddles up for western-themed concert

by News-Times/Hillsboro Tribune
Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra will play Friday, May 12 at Trinity Lutheran Church.
COURTESY PHOTO - Sergey Kirillov
May 05, 2017

Organist brings stellar talents to Aloha church

by Michael Sproles
Sergey Kirillov comes to Reedville Presbytrian Church via Ukraina and Russia.
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: CLAIRE GREEN - At the unveiling of the latest World of Speed exhibit, American Muscle, excited museum members and special guests marvelled at the 15 classic cars that will be on display until December 2017.
May 05, 2017

World of Speed honors American muscle

by Claire Green
Wilsonville museum will showcase 15 classic American muscle cars through December,
May 05, 2017

Garden calendar - classes and plant sales coming up

by Pamplin Media Group
Check out the spring plant sales and free gardening classes coming up in western Washingtin County.
FILE - Sprinklers should be used wisely to avoid wasting water.
May 05, 2017

Learn the important steps to a waterwise garden

by Pamplin Media Group
Seven steps to follow to keep your landscape beautiful while saving water.
FILE PHOTO - Theatre in the Grove
May 04, 2017

Theatre in the Grove hosts May 13 gala

by Pamplin Media Group
Tickets are on sale for Theatre in the Grove's gala fundraiser; proceeds will go to building improvement.
Celso Machado plays at Portland Community College Rock Creek campus.
May 03, 2017

Community calendar -- May 3-12, 2017

by Kathy Fuller
Theater, library and tons of other events coming up this week in the western Washington County area and beyond.