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Brought to you by Jonathan Wisniewski, DVM, Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin - Veterinary INSIDER -


Dr. Jonathan Wisniewski, EVCOTEmergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin (EVCOT) is on the move to a new and better facility in Tualatin.

On June 21 at 8 a.m., our current location will close and our new location will open the same day at 5 p.m., when our normal business hours will resume.

The address of the new location is:

8250 S.W. Tonka St.

Tualatin, OR 97062

The new facility will have a consultation and grieving room; an upgraded laboratory and pharmacy; separate cat and dog wards to reduce your pet’s anxiety; an additional procedure room; more cage and kennel space; and our own parking lot.

We will have a new isolation wing with two separate isolation wards (to prevent cross-contamination of different infectious diseases such as influenza and parvovirus). The isolation wing will have a separate entrance, pet walking area and individual examination room.

In the event your pet needs emergency care, EVCOT’s staff is ready, with a bigger and better facility that’s easier to find than our old location.

On June 30, look for this column to prepare for July Fourth. I’ll discuss preventive measures to keep your pet calm while fireworks explode in your area.

Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin

19314 SW Mohave Ct.

Tualatin, Oregon 97062

(503) 691-7922

evcot.com/

Brought to you by Justin Harnish, Harnish Properties - Real Estate INSIDER -


Justin Harnish, Harnish PropertiesQ: What's your best advice for first-time homebuyers?

A: Be prepared. Have your finances and lender in order so you are ready to “strike,” as the first-time homebuyer market (typically price-driven) is highly competitive.

Q: What does a Buyer’s Agent do?

A: A good broker has their finger on the pulse of the active market and shadow market. A broker is a guide to getting the right deal done and helps to remove the emotion from the transaction. Stick to business, it’s not worth overpaying no matter how hot the market is!

Q: Does it cost money to have a Broker’s help? What is a Buyer’s Agent?

A: It does not cost any additional money and in fact, a good broker will save you money. A Buyer's Agent represents the sole interests of the Buyer.

Q: Can't I just find homes for myself online?

A: One can certainly identify homes of interest online, as 98 percent of homebuyers begin on the internet, but it’s best to engage a Buyer’s Agent to represents your interests.

Q: How long does it take to buy a home and why?

A: In this market it can take a while; buyers need to be prepared to be patient and have their hearts broken due to the low inventory and competitive environment. The typical closing time from an accepted offer to close of escrow is 45-60 days. It can take quite a while to get an appraisal done due the high volume of transactions today.

Harnish Properties

425 Second St.

Downtown Lake Oswego

503-699-8483

www.harnishproperties.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Charles Branen, DMD, Lake Grove Dental - Dental INSIDER -


Dr. Branen, Lake Grove DentalDental implants are used to replace single or multiple missing teeth and have been in use since the 1970s.

While techniques and designs have improved steadily with time, dental implants have the highest success rate of any implanted surgical device.

When patients lose teeth, the bone that supports those teeth is gradually lost. The jawbone loses its shape and density and, eventually, the facial skeleton changes, thereby changing the soft tissue structures like gum tissues, cheeks and lips.

Like the root of a tooth, an implant is secured in the jaw bone. Made of titanium, it is strong, lightweight and biocompatible so the body will not reject it.

After it has healed in place, a crown, bridge or denture can be attached. Dental implants are wonderful because they stabilize bone and prevent the loss that causes that sunken-face look.

Patients can eat, chew, smile, talk and look completely natural.

One of the first questions patients have about implants is the cost. Initially they are more costly, but since they last so much longer than traditional bridgework, they end up being more cost effective.

Dr. Branen has received extensive training and continues to work with one of the leading oral surgeon instructors in the Pacific Northwest.

Most implants are done in office with local anesthesia, just the same as a routine dental filling. To answer more questions on this or any dental concerns, call Lake Grove Dental or visit our website today.

Lake Grove Dental

16455 Boones Ferry Rd., Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-3641

www.lakegrovedental.com/

Brought to you by Stephen Andrews, The Bank of Oswego - Banking INSIDER -


Stephen Andrews, The Bank of OswegoIt’s graduation season, and plenty of students will face financial realities for the first time.

While it’s challenging to juggle the new responsibilities of college or a career, it’s important for young adults to incorporate practical financial practices into their daily lives.

The Bank of Oswego offers the following advice to young adults:

1. Set up and follow a budget that includes paying off a credit card balance. “Maxing out,” or charging up to your card’s credit limit, can make sticking to your budget more difficult and negatively affect your credit score.

2. Pay your bills on time — every time. Whenever your budget permits, pay more than the minimum payment to pay off the balance faster and save on finance charges.

3. Keep all of your financial account information confidential. Do not share your PIN, debit or credit cards and access to your bank accounts. Never give out such information over the phone or online, unless you initiated the contact and know who you’re dealing with.

4. Routinely access your account information online to track your spending and to quickly spot fraudulent transactions. If you see a transaction that is not yours or an error on your account, notify your card issuer immediately.

5. When making online transactions, whether to purchase products or pay bills, be sure the site is secure. Don’t let others watch you enter your card number, PIN or bank account number.

The Bank of Oswego

Lake Oswego

Lake Grove

503-635-1699

bankofoswego.com/

Brought to you by Mike Keeler, Vic's Auto Center - Auto Repair INSIDER -


Mike Keeler, Vic's AutomotiveQ: I’m planning on buying a used car, but I don’t want to buy a lemon. What do you recommend?

A: All used cars need to be professionally inspected by a certified shop. This is called a pre-purchase inspection, or PPI. The only exception I can think of is a dealership that sells pre-certified used cars. If a seller will not agree to a pre-purchase inspection, that’s a sign that the seller is hiding something. Walk away.

Q: What is included in a pre-purchase car inspection?

A: The car needs to be put up in the air. Ninety percent of information we get comes from the brakes, suspension, exhaust and tires. We will also scan a car’s computer system to see if it’s in readiness mode or has been altered (it has to be in readiness mode to pass DEQ). We do a long road test.

Q: How long does it take and how much does it cost?

A: It takes about two hours. We are thorough but efficient.

A pre-purchase inspection costs $100 to $150. In addition to the inspection, we’ll give a list any problems with the car and the estimated cost to fix them, in order of importance. That way, the buyer will know what he’s getting into, perhaps renegotiate the price, decide not to buy, or that the cost of the car and the repairs is fair and within budget.

Vic’s Auto Center

15880 Boones Ferry Rd., Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-7896

www.vicsautoctr.com/about-us

Brought to you by Mike Hall, Hasson Company Realtors - Real Estate INSIDER


Mike Hall, Hasson Company RealtorsDogs, cats, chickens — you name it, we love our pets! But for pet parents selling a home, there’s extra work if you want to sell for top dollar. 

Starting with the biggie: While sellers may not notice their own pet’s odors, buyers surely will.  Buyer allergies, or even sensitivity to smells in general, might shrink your pool of buyers and hamper your sale. Your Realtor should give frank advice, and you may ask a trusted friend who doesn't visit often to come over and give their honest input.  

Thorough cleaning, preferably by a pro, should include not only the visible pet hair and dander, but give special attention to furniture, rugs and pet bedding.  Litter boxes should be removed to a garage or remote area if possible.  Have your ductwork professionally cleaned; the hair hiding in there blows into every room and may set off your buyer’s sneeze alarm.  When you think you're ready, have your agent and friend revisit and check!

Take time and simply observe wherever pets have left their mark: screen doors, lawn spots, scratches and stains.  All are usually easy fixes.  

Finally, arrange to have Fido and Fifi off-site during showings. You want visitors to relax and visualize living there.  Some buyers and agents may spend less time in your home, and not see that vision, if their attention is on your pet.  

Hasson Company Realtors

15400 SW Boones Ferry Road, Lake Oswego 97035

(503) 341-5915

www.mikehall.hasson.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Nancy Salisbury, DrNGYN - Women's Health INSIDER -


Dr. Nancy Salisbury, DrNGYNIt’s often said to new mothers, “You are glowing!”

But what loved ones may not know is that behind the glow, there can be uncomfortable medical conditions some mothers suffer after childbirth.

New moms may keep their complaints to themselves, not knowing how their bodies should feel after giving birth. They may be too embarrassed to discuss such issues with other mothers, family members or a doctor. Their bodies have undergone a profound change during the process and it can be overwhelming.

In my practice, no question is too small. No topic is off limits. I’m here to make women comfortable enough to ask any question and get straightforward advice on solutions.

Some of the issues that may arise after childbirth are vaginal laxity, stress incontinence, chronic constipation and weakening of the pelvic floor. Women may also be concerned about the appearance of vulvar structures, as well as pain during lovemaking due to poorly healed episiotomy, laceration, or hormonal changes of nursing.

Stress incontinence is urinary leakage that is caused by any form of straining such as running, sneezing or laughing. I have performed hundreds of minimally invasive procedures called TVT, in which I place a vaginal “tape” to correct leaky bladder.

As an experienced vaginal surgeon, I’m proficient at surgical correction of female pelvic relaxation including cystocele (dropped bladder), rectocele (herniation of rectum in vagina), and uterine prolapse. I also pay special attention to the perineum so it looks and feels as it once did before the birth.

I understand the importance of a healthy sex life for women and their partners. There are treatments available that can make sex enjoyable again and bring back your inner glow. Yes, taking care of the baby is important, but so are you.

DrNGYN

17020 Pilkington Road

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-908-1646

www.drngyn.com/

Brought to you by Jonathan Wisniewski, DVM, Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin - EMERGENCY VETERINARY CARE INSIDER -


EMERGENCY VETERINARY CARE OF TUALATIN - Jonathan Wisniewski, DVMHeat prostration (or as it’s more commonly known, heat stroke) is a serious medical condition that can cause vomiting, blood clotting, organ failure and even death in dogs and humans alike.

In canines, heat prostration can be caused by a mix of external and internal factors. Keeping a pet in an enclosed space, exposing them to high temperatures or humidity and limiting their access to water all increase the likelihood of heat stroke.

There are also internal risk factors, including certain medications, hormonal imbalances, lack of exercise, fever, or the ingestion of macadamia nuts or hops.

Warning signs of heat stroke include dullness, weakness, wobbly behavior, collapsing, convulsions — even coma.

If you think your dog may be suffering from heat prostration, treat it like an emergency. The best thing you can do is lower the dog’s body temperature immediately, either by moving it to a cooler area or by wrapping it in a cool, wet towel. Then transport your animal to the nearest veterinary hospital.

Depending on the severity of the emergency, a veterinarian may insert a breathing tube or IV to provide supplemental electrolytes.

Most animals require a few days of intensive monitoring to ensure a complete recovery. Delayed symptoms can develop three to five days after an apparent recovery, including kidney failure, liver failure and sepsis.

Know the warning signs. Never trap a dog in a hot, enclosed space (like a locked car) for prolonged periods of time.

Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin

19314 SW Mohave Ct.

Tualatin, Oregon 97062

(503) 691-7922

evcot.com/

Brought to you by Justin Harnish of Harnish Properties - REAL ESTATE INSIDER -


HARNISH PROPERTIES - Justin HarnishQ: We plan to sell our house soon. What are the essentials to get a home ready to show and to sell at top dollar?

A: When preparing a home for market, it’s imperative that a seller think of the home being in competition with other “products” in the relevant market place.

Even in the current seller’s market, with low inventory of available homes and faster-than-usual sales, you want your home to make a strong impression and to command top dollar against competitors.

Q: In your view, what are the essentials to give a home dazzling curb appeal?

A: The home must be show-ready and sale-ready at a moment’s notice. This means that the broker and the seller must cooperate prior to market in the preparation by decluttering, staging, exterior and interior cleanup and maintenance checkups.

Q: Will a good broker have resources to suggest, such as landscapers, painters, handypersons, sewer-scopers and oil-tank removers?

A: Your home is dynamic and the systems must be in top shape. They will be inspected upon purchase, so they must be in order. A seasoned broker will have a list of trusted vendors to help get the home prepared for market and complete deferred maintenance, all of which is typically not easy!

Q: How important is home staging?

A: Very important! Statistics show that a properly prepared and staged home will sell 88 percent faster.

Harnish Properties

425 Second St.

Downtown Lake Oswego

503-699-8483

www.harnishproperties.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Nancy Salisbury, DrNGYN - WOMEN'S HEALTH INSIDER -


DRNGYN - Dr. Nancy SalisburyFor women experiencing vaginal dryness and discomfort, there are plenty of products and treatments that can help. Make sure what you’re using is safe. Also, try them out and find out what works best for you and your partner.

The North American Menopause Society offers the following solutions.

Lubricants can be water-based, silicone-based or oil-based:

· Water-based products include Astroglide and Femglide. YES is an organic, water-based lubricant free of additives.

· Silicone-based products include ID Millennium, Pink and Pjur.

· Avoid oil-based products such as mineral oil, petroleum jelly and baby oil, which can cause irritation and latex condom breakage.

Vaginal moisturizers, unlike lubricants, are absorbed into the skin and mimic natural secretions. Moisturizers are more long-term, lasting up to four days. Replens is available over the counter.

Low-dose vaginal estrogen therapy acts to reverse the thinning and dryness of tissues. It comes in several forms, including creams, low-dose vaginal rings, and a tablet called Vagifem.

Those who choose not to use hormones at all need an alternative.

MonaLisa Touch, a recently introduced outpatient vaginal laser treatment, is designed to relieve sexual discomfort due to vaginal dryness after menopause or cancer surgery.

My practice, DrNGYN, is the only clinic offering the treatment in the Portland area. MonaLisa Touch is an office-based, noninvasive treatment that is FDA-approved. The procedure takes 5 minutes, women feel no pain and more than 95 percent of patients are satisfied.

DrNGYN

17020 Pilkington Road

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-908-1646

www.drngyn.com/

Brought to you by Mike Keeler, Vic's Auto Center - AUTO REPAIR INSIDER -


VIC'S AUTO CENTER - Mike KeelerWhile it’s true that the price of gas at the pump has dropped considerably, that’s no reason to waste it.

With Earth Day just a week in the rear-view mirror, it’s worth considering the many ways we can improve fuel economy and be as energy-efficient as possible.

Proper vehicle maintenance is a must. Make sure that the air and fuel and air filters are serviced regularly, once or twice a year. Check engine performance; if it’s running efficiently, your gas mileage will improve an average of 4 percent. Fixing a faulty oxygen sensor can improve mileage as much as 40 percent.

Get your tire pressure checked. Tires lose on average a lb. of pressure per month, or 12 lbs. annually. If you don’t inflate them regularly, your fuel economy will be compromised. Properly inflated tires improve gas mileage up to 3.3 percent.

Drive smoothly, avoiding jackrabbit starts and hard-brake stops. Keep a steady pace, avoid traffic jams, and use cruise control when on the highway.

Empty your trunk occasionally, which may sound off, but some people use it as extra storage. There might be 400 lbs. of stuff back there, weighing down your vehicle.

If you have a roof rack, remove it when not in use to cut down on drag.

Use top-tier fuel, which is certified as gas that has been qualified to meet a certain standard. Chevron, Texaco, Shell and Costco carry top-tier fuel in all the gas.

Vic’s Auto Center

15880 Boones Ferry Rd., Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-7896

www.vicsautoctr.com/

Brought to you by Mike Hall, Hasson Company Realtors - REAL ESTATE INSIDER -


HASSON COMPANY REALTORS - Mike HallWhether you are a visitor or a seller, here are some smart tips to make open house season worthwhile:

As a seller: Your open house is a big debut. Plan to make a splash. Even in a strong seller's market, remember you’re not selling in a vacuum.

Your agent should recommend how best to prepare your home the big day. First impressions are important, so don’t rush and cut corners.

Many people who come to see your home will have seen homes more and less appealing.  You want to try to generate maximum interest in a short period of time, so consider leaving town for a weekend away so your agent can coordinate showings in one big burst. 

As a visitor: Prepare a little bit.

Have an idea of what you care about most, and look specifically for it. Bring a checklist if you need to.

Wear booties when provided, or take your shoes off.  Know that the agent hosting (not always the listing agent) may have an exclusive agency relationship with the seller, and be bound to look out for the interests of the seller not you.  If you are working with an agent already, let the hosting agent know, and chat them up — they can be a valuable resource! 

Even if you’re just casually looking and seeing what’s out there, open houses will build your own market perspective.

Hasson Company Realtors

15400 SW Boones Ferry Road, Lake Oswego 97035

(503) 341-5915

www.mikehall.hasson.com/


Lake Oswego's Community

SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Marjorie Belson will share experiences publishing her book Nothing is Promised, a tale which captures the American spirit of recovery and redemption, at the LOWC meeting June 8. All are welcome to attend.
May 26, 2016

Hear story of spirit of recovery, redemption at LOWC

by The Review, Tidings
Lake Oswego Women’s Coalition will hold a final meeting of its program year June 8 at The Stafford Boutique Retirement Center, 1200 Overlook Drive in Lake Oswego. Guest speaker will be Marjorie Belson, who will share her…
Marines from the Oregon City recruitment center fold the flag to close the Military Luncheon.
May 26, 2016

LO Republican Women hold Military Luncheon

by Andrew Bantly
The Lake Oswego Republican Women held its annual Military Luncheon on May 17 at the Tualatin Country Club. The event honored “the men and women for their service to our country regardless of political affiliation,” said Liz…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - The Howl at the Moon adventure run will take place July 29 at Luscher Farm. Sign up now.
May 26, 2016

Howl at the Moon run set

by Jan Wirtz
Sign up for the Howl at the Moon Adventure Run Sign up for Lake Oswego Park’s Howl at the Moon Adventure Run taking place July 29. Navigate 3.1 miles of natural terrain while making way through challenging obstacles. There…


SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Richard Hunt is a helpful computer coach at the WLACC.
May 26, 2016

Get computer help at WLACC

by Dianne Gorveatt
They say two heads are better than one, and nowhere is that more true than when you find yourself in front of a computer. It doesn’t matter if it’s the first time, or if you have been around since the Pong days. At some…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Forest Hills Elementary fifth-graders Eric Newheiser, left, and Oberon McDaniel have created a Kindness Board at the LOACC. Post notes about the acts of kindness you witness.
May 26, 2016

Summer has arrived at the LOACC

by Maria Bigelow
Summer is in full swing at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center. And what does summer hold for us, you ask? We have partnered with Eric Newheiser and Oberon McDaniel, a couple of fifth-graders from Forest Hills Elementary…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Esther Halvorson-Hill at far left, posed during a graduation ceremony at Southern Oregon University with Naran, her interpreter during her stay in Mongolia; Susan Bakewell-Sachs, the dean of Oregon Health & Science Universitys School of Nursing; Yondonsu, an administrator at the hospital in Mongolia; and Juliana Cartwright, OHSU School of Nursing associate dean.
May 26, 2016

Trip to Mongolia proves to be paradise, not punishment

by Esther Halvorson-Hill
As I was growing up my mother would say “If you don’t behave I’ll send you to outer Mongolia.” Little did I know that I would actually go there much later in my life. I was planning my sabbatical from teaching when I…
May 26, 2016

Don't pack stress: 9 tips for saving money on vacation

by Take Charge America
Nonprofit credit counseling agency helps families curb expenses during the high-cost travel season It’s that time of year when Americans pack their bags, beckoned by the beach, the mountains or a visit with loved ones. And…
May 26, 2016

What's Happening

by the Review, Tidings
THURSDAY, MAY 26 WE TOASTED TOASTMASTERS CLUB — Noon, WE Communications, 3 Centerpointe Drive, fifth floor, Lake Oswego. Email erikb@waggeneredstrom.com or visit wetoasted.toastmastersclub.org. PORTLAND MEN’S CAREGIVING…
STAFF PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE  - Shannen Knight, left, who has been involved with West Linns farmers market for the last three years, poses with Erika Vincent with a poster advertising Wednesdays in Willamette.
May 19, 2016

Don't miss Wednesdays in Willamette from June 1 through Aug. 31

by Barb Randall
Don't miss Wednesdays in Willamette from June 1 through Aug. 31 Tie a string around your finger, set your alarm and circle Wednesdays from June 1 - Aug. 31 in red on your calendar. Do whatever it takes to remind yourself of…
May 19, 2016

Teen literature fun, quick reading

by Elaine Spence
If you are looking for your next good read, search no further than the teen department at West Linn Public Library. There are many qualities that make teen literature a great choice for teen readers and adults alike — and…
May 19, 2016

Visit experimental research farm this summer

by The Review, Tidings
The North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC) is offering tours of their experimental farm south of Wilsonville, beginning this month. The tours will be held the last Friday of each month from May through…
REVIEW, TIDINGS PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - A man and his medals. Douglas Barman had an excellent service record in World War II. But until recently he was reluctant to talk about it.
May 19, 2016

A life worth writing about

by Cliff Newell
Douglas Barman's sons convince him to tell his story “Family, God, Country.” That was always the motto of Douglas Barman. This Lake Oswego man with solid values has had a wonderful life, but he has never felt compelled to…
May 19, 2016

New Seasons recognized for support of Meals on Wheels

by Barb Randall
New Seasons Mountain Park grocery store has been selected as a Community Impact Award Business by the Clackamas County Community Action Board. The organization honors individuals and organization that achieve significant…
SUBMITTED PHOTO:  - Seniors can take a fitness test to see how they stack up against peers in terms of flexibility, strength and agility May 25 at the LOACC.
May 19, 2016

Enjoy day of health, fitness May 25

by Maria Bigelow
Work that waist line. Touch those toes. These sayings give me flashbacks to actress and exercise guru Jane Fonda trying to get me to “feel the burn” and work up a sweat in my living room. For decades now Americans have been…
May 19, 2016

Five traditions we could do without

by Valerie Ilustre
I believe life would be better without these five traditions: Tests of manhood When I was teaching in urban Los Angeles I’d hear my students say someone “wasn’t black enough.” Some Socratic questioning usually led to the…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation offers Skyhawks Youth Sports Camps all summer long. Sign up now.
May 19, 2016

Sign up for Skyhawk camps

by Jan Wirtz
Skyhawks Youth Sports Camp programs allow kids ages 3 1/2-12 to explore a variety of sports with an emphasis on fun and fundamentals. Great for young sports enthusiasts as they take their first steps into athletics, and for…
May 19, 2016

What's Happening

by The Review, Tidings
THURSDAY, MAY 19 WE TOASTED TOASTMASTERS CLUB — Noon, WE Communications, 3 Centerpointe Drive, fifth floor, Lake Oswego. Email erikb@waggeneredstrom.com or visit wetoasted.toastmastersclub.org. LAKE OSWEGO LIONS CLUB — 6:30…
SUBMITTED PHOTOS: KERRY BLACKBURN PHOTOGRAPHY  - David Specter of Bells Up Winery is celebrating the winerys first anniversary with special events this weekend and next.
May 19, 2016

Sample Oregon wines this month

by Barb Randall
So many wines, so little time. The month of May is designated as Oregon Wine Month, and I am sorry to say that even with a month, you will not be able to sample all the world-class wines made in our state. Oregon now boasts…
STAFF PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - Jon Stucky of Lake Oswego gives his son Jacob a kiss on the head after the two completed the 5k race together.
May 12, 2016

A perfect day for runners

by Cliff Newell
2016 Lake Run attracts 351 competitors Was there anything that the 2016 Lake Run lacked? The answer: nothing. The event had a happy 40th anniversary in downtown Lake Oswego on Saturday, attracting 351 runners of all ages.…
SUBMITTED PHOTOS: BROADWAY ROSE THEATER - Broadway Rose Theater is presenting Church Basement Women, a comedy about food and its importance to church life. From left are Zoe Randol, Debbie Hunter, Kymberli Colbourne and Lori Paschall.
May 12, 2016

Add a Lutheran 'hotdish' to our virtual table

by Barb Randall
Does art imitate life or is it the other way around — life imitates art? You may have to ponder that; this week we are adding the virtual dinner plate of our Lutheran friends from Minnesota to our table. I was inspired by…
Lake Oswegos Youth Action Committee and Lake Oswego Adult Community Center is putting on a special dance May 14.
May 12, 2016

YAC, LOACC putting on the Ritz

by Jan Wirtz
Come experience a Gatsby-inspired dance presented by the Youth Action Council and the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center. Adorn yourself in your best bootlegger or flapper ensemble and shake a tail feather. Enjoy ‘20s era…
May 12, 2016

Learn about book excavations with LCA

by the Review, Tidings
The Lakewood Center Associates will hold a meeting and luncheon May 19 in the community room at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St. in Lake Oswego. To kick off the Festival of the Arts, James Allen, one of the…
May 12, 2016

The Bloom Project expects one of its largest annual floral donations

by The Review, Tidings
Oregon-based nonprofit gives unsold flowers a second life with hospice patients In what was expected to be one of largest floral gifts The Bloom Project will receive this year, following Mother’s Day many floral retailers —…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - From left are John Harris, Art Manning, Peter Thompson, Tiffany Carlson, Bill Spiller, Don Wheeler, John Ferenz, dressed in their finest at the Mothers Day Tea.
May 12, 2016

Tea party was a smashing success

by Doug Dickston
The tea hats came in all shapes and sizes and colors during the annual Mother’s Day Tea. The variety in head adornment was stunning and so were the mothers, and the new, recently added large room at the West Linn Adult…

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SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Tapping, or Emotional Freedom Technique, could improve your health and life. Learn more at a free session May 25.
May 12, 2016

Could tapping improve your life?

by Maria Bigelow
Most of us at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center rely on modern medicine for one thing or another, whether it be a prescription drug for depression, anxiety or an over the counter medicine…
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May 12, 2016

Methodists to hold world conference

by The Review, Tidings
The United Methodist General Conference, involving United Methodist delegates from around the world, will take place at the Oregon Convention Center May 10-20. During the conference, volunteers…
May 12, 2016

'Comma Queen' creates fun reading

by Nancy Dunis
“Toe-may-toe ... toe-mah-toe ... Poe-tay-toe ... Poe-tah-toe. Let’s call the whole thing off.” Those are the lyrics of a popular song from yesteryear. “Let’s call the whole thing ... confusing”…
May 12, 2016

What's Happening

by The Review, Tidings
THURSDAY, MAY 12 NEWCOMERS WELCOME CLUB OF LAKE OSWEGO/WEST LINN AND SURROUNDING AREAS — Monthly luncheon at local restaurant. Call Joanne at 503-656-1924 or visit…
STAFF PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE  - Sandra Breuer is an Asset Preservation Specialist with NEDCO. She is the teacher of NEDCOs Financial Foundations class, which aims to improve peoples financial literacy rate.
May 05, 2016

Gain financial literacy, confidence with NEDCO

by Barb Randall
NEDCO is a national nonprofit community development program dedicated to improving the economic stability and wellbeing of low-income people and neighborhoods. Sandra Breuer is a woman with a…
REVIEW PHOTO: CLIFF NEWELL - If you think Allie Roth loves babies, you are right. The Lake Oswego womans remarkable organization is growing by leaps and bounds and helping more and more foster children.
May 05, 2016

Foster kids getting that loving feeling

by Cliff Newell
Baby S, the beautiful baby was so cute and cuddly that Allie Roth could not bear to part with her at the open house for With Love on April 14. Roth sashayed all over the place cradling Baby S…
STAFF PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE  - Christ Church Episcopal Parish is hosting a Pentecost Party complete with Southern barbecue, live music and games May 15. All are welcome to attend the free event. Pictured are from left Naomi Woodrum, Jessica Tosti, Associate Rector Alison Schultz and Rector Jeremy Lucas.
May 05, 2016

Boogie down with the Episcopalians

by Barb Randall
Christ Church to shed Frozen Chosen title at Pentecost Some Episcopalians have been tagged the Frozen Chosen, due to the reserved nature of their worship. However, the clergy and congregation at…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Teens can get valuable work experience volunteering at West Linn Parks and Recs Safety Town this summer. Applications are now being accepted.
May 05, 2016

Volunteer at Safety Town for fun work experience

by Terri Jones
Along with providing a beneficial camp for 4-6 year olds, the West Linn Parks & Recreation program Safety Town provides a first-time job experience for middle and high school students. “How do…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Alice Johansson, left, and Carol Shively of the Age-Cured Hams rehearse for the upcoming Spring Follies.
May 05, 2016

- Don't miss 'Spring Follies' -

by Doug Dickston
In his play, “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,” playwright Tom Stoppard assigns to one of his characters the line, “We’re actors — we’re the opposite of people!” The six principal actors…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Blue Heron Chapter of National Charity League Inc., (NCL) recently honored its senior class with a gathering for families at Waverly Country Club.  The young women were recognized for the volunteer work they accomplished during their six years involved in NCL. They set a goal to contribute twice the required volunteer hours during their last two years and most accomplished that goal. In all, the group volunteered more than 3,000 hours during their membership years.  In addition to the philanthropic work, the group of mothers and daughters focused on developing leadership and personal strength through activities such as self-defense, stress relief strategies, business etiquette, professional development and effective group management. Members include, from left: front row, Haley Wagy, Lydia VanWinkle, Dani Moscow; second row, Audrey Easley, Selah Crisp, Sam Willis, Talia Lichtenberg, Aubrey Kraemer, Jill Kraemer, Leah Olson, Amber Wagy, Leah VanWinkle, Corinia Carmen, Morgan Kaye; third row, Jill Easley, Linda Crisp, Sally Willis, Layla Lichtenberg, Jennifer McCarthy, Gina Olson, Rosa Wells; and back row, Catherine Marioni, Samantha Marioni, Bridget McCarthy, Katie Kelley, Elizabeth Kelley, Sophia Wells, Lindsey Wignot, Cindy Wignot, Gabby Socolofsky, Tami Socolofsky, Lauren Anderson, Kathy Anderson, Kathleen Mayfield, Brenda Kaye.
May 05, 2016

Blue Heron chapter of NCL honors seniors

by The Review, Tidings
May 05, 2016

What's Happening

by The Review Tidings
THURSDAY, MAY 5 NEWCOMERS WELCOME CLUB OF LAKE OSWEGO/WEST LINN AND SURROUNDING AREAS — Meet and greet at various locations. Call Joanne at 503-656-1924 or visit newcomerswelcomeclub.weebly.com.…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Tap dancing is a great way to explore dance and keep yourself in shape.
May 05, 2016

Learn to shuffle off to Buffalo

by Jan Wirtz
Learn to tap dance and much more through LO Parks and Recreation Get moving with tap dance classes for adults Tap for Adults — Get your workout in while working on rhythm, technique. Tap dancing…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Ashley Casebeer and Stephen Hodges
May 05, 2016

Engagement

by the Review, Tidings
Casebeer-Hodges Ashley Casebeer and Stephen Hodges are engaged to be married. A September 2016 wedding in planned to be held in Helvetia, Ore. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Kevin and Carrie…
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May 05, 2016

Woman formed weight-loss support group

by The Review, Tidings
In-person accountability could be the key to success Like many Americans, Kimberly Kersey of Tualatin has struggled with her weight her entire life. “From my highest weight I have lost a total…
May 05, 2016

Community Briefs

by The Review, Tidings
Window preservation workshop offered Clackamas County Historical Society and Oregon State Historic Preservation Office are hosting a series of free workshops on historic home preservation and…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Come with Lake Oswego Adult Community Center to Albertina Kerrs Antique Roadshow event June 16. Each participant can have two items appraised.
May 05, 2016

Antique appraisals benefit children

by Maria Bigelow
Since 1907, Albertina Kerr has strengthened Oregon families and communities by providing programs and services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health…
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up had an affect on Joan Waldron.
May 05, 2016

Happy medium needed when tidying up

by Joan Waldron
“The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” written by Marie Kondo, tells in great detail “the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing.” A friend told me about the book (wonder why?), and I…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Leah Tutin, left, and Taya Geiger, founders of Scratch and Grain Baking Co., will be the guest speakers at the Lake Oswego Womens Coalition meeting May 11 at The Stafford. All are welcome to attend.
Apr 28, 2016

Cookie Kingpins to speak at Women's Coalition meeting

by The Review, Tidings
Taya Geiger and Leah Tutin, founders and “Cookie Kingpins” of Lake Oswego-based Scratch and Grain Baking Co., will be the guest speakers at the Lake Oswego Women’s Coalition meeting May 11 at…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - More than 330 members and family of the National Charity League Inc., (NCL Inc.)  Lake Oswego Chapter recognized the Class of 2016 April 17, 2016 at The Sentinel Hotel. The 30 graduating seniors, attending Lake Oswego and Lakeridge high schools, have volunteered more than 10,900 hours across 33 philanthropic organizations in the local community since seventh grade.  Pictured from left are: back row, Samantha Castle, Sophie Croome, Emily Souers, Maddie Rabing, Ellie Howie, Sarah Wallin, Peyten Boutwell, Elise Anderson, Mackenzie Sandor, Olivia Bridwell, Mckenna Murray, Lauren Rotticci, Madeline Bliss; middle row, Casey Lum, Shannon Walton, Darby Buhlmann, Anna Martin, Graeson Fish, Katelyn Bradley, Peyton Robertson, Katie Day, Amy Moring, Ann Monroe, Rileigh Hamilton; and front row, Lindsay Wilson, Julia Bullard, Abby Castle, Frances Lowe, Elise Harrell, Elle Meyer. The Lake Oswego Chapter of NCL Inc. currently has 384 members and provides hands-on volunteer service for 33 philanthropic organizations in the community. Members are women and their daughters in grades seven-12. Through community service, NCL Inc. develops socially responsible community leaders and strengthens the mother-daughter relationship. The traditional six-year core program also includes leadership development and cultural activities. Mother-daughter teams nationwide are responsible, dedicated, skilled volunteers actively engaged in local community work in 23 states across the country. To date, there are more than 200 chapters, six of which are in the Portland area. Learn more online at nationalcharityleague.org.
Apr 28, 2016

NCL Lake Oswego chapter honors graduates

by the Review, Tidings
Apr 28, 2016

Donate blood during May

by The Review, Tidings
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood and help save lives in honor of World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day. Each year, the local and global…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Wear your fanciest hat to the WLACCs annual Mothers Day Tea to be held May 2. Get your tickets now.
Apr 28, 2016

Attend WLACC's most elegant event

by Doug Dickston
Annual Mother's Day Tea open to all The West Linn Adult Community Center’s annual Mother’s Day Tea is about as inclusive as an event can be. In order to attend, you must have or have had a…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Beeping eggs make it easy for sight-impaired children to experience a traditional Easter egg hunt.
Apr 28, 2016

Did you hear that egg?

by Jeanie Oakleaf Anderson
Sight-impaired children hunt for "beeping eggs" To be sure it was an Easter egg hunt, but it was not the typical scramble for brightly colored eggs. This hunt, sponsored by the Blind Baby…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Arts Council of Lake Oswego needs volunteers to remove the winter dust from the sculptures in the Gallery Without Walls. All are invited to help clean the sculptures. Arrive at the Arts Council offices, 520 First St. in Lake Oswego by 9:30 a.m. May 7. For more details, call Arts Council Executive Director Nancy Nye at 503-675-3738. To download a walking tour brochure of the Gallery Without Walls visit artscouncillo.org. Here Margie Beckett, left, and Bonnie Cartwright give the sculpture Anillos a good scrubbing.
Apr 28, 2016

Help with sculpture scrub-a-dub

by The Review, Tidings
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Gregory Breuner was awarded a pin for 20 years of service to the Lake Oswego Public Library by library Reference Manager Jane Carr (at the podium) and Cyndie Glazer, program coordinator.
Apr 28, 2016

LO library honors adult volunteers at luncheon

by Cyndie Glazer
The adult volunteers of the Lake Oswego Public Library were honored at the 40th-annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon held at the Oswego Lake Country Club April 1. The invitation to the event…
Apr 28, 2016

Community Briefs

by The Review
Attend National Day of Prayer event The 15th annual Lake Oswego Celebration of the National Day of Prayer will be held at noon May 5 by the flagpole at City Hall, 380 A Ave., in Lake Oswego.…