Oregon City's NW Ferments sells DIY starter culture kits for yogurt, sourdough, kefir, kombucha

Oregon City's NW Ferments sells DIY starter culture kits for yogurt, sourdough, kefir, kombucha

New Oregon City business sells starters for yogurt, kefir, kombucha and sourdough bread, rather...

Funds needed for Schoolyard Farms' job-training program

Funds needed for Schoolyard Farms' job-training program

The organization's pilot farm is located at Candy Lane Elementary in Jennings Lodge; the one at...

Oak Grove's Robert Gehrke rises above adversity to help others with Parkinson's

Oak Grove's Robert Gehrke rises above adversity to help others with Parkinson's

In 2009 Gehrke was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and essential tremor, and also has Type 2...

Blue Christmas service helps reconcile personal loss during holiday season

Blue Christmas service helps reconcile personal loss during holiday season

It's the time of year when people are encouraged to be 'happy and jolly, and yet sometimes in our...

Rose Villa program pairs people with dementia, volunteers

Rose Villa program pairs people with dementia, volunteers

The Opening Minds through Art program at Rose Villa is more than an arts and crafts program at a...

Clackamas County bakers make gingerbread creations with space theme at OMSI

Clackamas County bakers make gingerbread creations with space theme at OMSI

Gingerbread Adventures is supported by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Local business owner rises above adversity with HOODZ

Local business owner rises above adversity with HOODZ

When Carol Tippett's husband, Eddie Hedger, died in a motorcycle crash in 2014, she could have...

Ainsworth House & Gardens hosts 'Budacious' sculpture in Oregon City

Ainsworth House & Gardens hosts 'Budacious' sculpture in Oregon City

Kevin Yell had a 'serendipitous moment' at the Portland Home and Garden Show last February when...

Oregon City teen Kaden Brent wins awards at Pokemon tournaments

Oregon City teen Kaden Brent wins awards at Pokemon tournaments

Oregon City resident Kaden Brent, 13, is the 2016 state champion in his age group and 15th in the...

Local artists inspired by 'irreplaceable motivator,' Clackamas Community College art teacher David Andersen

Local artists inspired by 'irreplaceable motivator,' Clackamas Community College art teacher David Andersen

Three artists displaying their work in two very different settings all have ties to art classes...

Julie Chavez earns Girl Scouts' highest award working behind the curtain

Julie Chavez earns Girl Scouts' highest award working behind the curtain

How do you organize more than 2,000 costumes? This was the task confronting Julie Chavez last...

Artists welcome visitors to Open Studios of Beavercreek

Artists welcome visitors to Open Studios of Beavercreek

Painter Jude Welter and her daughter, Becky Buchanan, a stained-glass artist, have been sharing a...

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PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Dan Strong, left, counts the gulls, coots, ducks and geese on the pond at the Giadanj Estates just off King Road, while Ron Myers records the numbers, during the Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 31.
January 10, 2017

Bird numbers up; Christmas counters record 90 species

by Ellen Spitaleri
More than 64 bird counters fanned out over the Southeast Portland and Milwaukie areas during the Christmas Bird Count, held Dec. 31.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Fellows appears as Lou Henry Hoover, wife of Pres. Henry Hoover, in 'First Lady Lou.'
January 04, 2017

Jane Fellows to portray powerful women

by Ellen Spitaleri
Fellows has been performing 'The Belle of Amherst' since 1985, and characterizes the show as a personal visit for tea in Emily Dickinson's family home in Amherst, Massachusetts.
PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Bethany Nemec points out details in the mural in the entry hall at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive & Visitor Information Center to Jerry Herrmann, center, and Adam Doty.
January 04, 2017

Reliving history at the End of the Oregon Trail

by Ellen Spitaleri
The center has partnered with the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, has added displays about Oregon's female and black pioneers, and currently is featuring new exhibits that allow visitors…


PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Patti Serres, executive director of Building Blocks 4 Kids, shares a laugh with Ben and Barbie, mannequins dressed in new clothes at the Bloomin' Boutique in Oregon City.
December 21, 2016

Oregon City's Building Blocks 4 Kids helps build confidence at…

by Ellen Spitaleri
Building Blocks 4 Kids is a nonprofit organization committed to providing foster children and underprivileged youth opportunities, support and services.
PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Kimberly Bean, right, looks over the sheet music for 'Somebody to Love' with Margie Phillips, choir, piano and world drumming teacher at Alliance Charter Academy. Bean attended the All-National Honor Ensembles in mid-November.
December 14, 2016

Oregon City Alliance Charter Academy senior Kimberly Bean in…

by Ellen Spitaleri
The rehearsals were long and tiring, but Kimberly Bean, 17, loved every minute of her experience at the All-National Honor Ensembles on Nov. 10 through 13 in Grapevine, Texas.
PHOTO BY DOUG OLMSTEAD - At last year's Winter celebrations, Judith Kallio, left, instructs attendees how to make colorful paper chains for holiday tree decorating.
December 05, 2016

Winter Celebrations features free holiday fun, music and more…

by Ellen Spitaleri
North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District invites the community to Winter Celebrations, held from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 10 at the Milwaukie Center.
PHOTO BY KARMIN TOMLINSON - Santa, played by Sam Levi, is surrounded by adoring elves, who also sing and move scenery around in OCHS's 'Miracle on 34th Street,' opening on Dec. 7.
November 30, 2016

'Miracle on 34th Street' brings holiday cheer to Oregon City…

by Ellen Spitaleri
The play, based partly on the classic movie of the same name, opens on the main stage at Oregon City High School at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, and continues on Dec. 8, 9 and 10.
NEWS-TIMES/HILLSBORO TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Tree lighting will take place at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Hillsboro Civic Center Plaza, after an afternoon full of festivities during Holly Days.
November 23, 2016

Holly Days will ring in holidaycheer in downtown Hillsboro

by Michael Sproles
Back in 2008, Holly Days started as a way to bring the Hillsboro community together for a festive kickoff of the holidays. On Saturday, Nov. 26, the event will make a return to the Tom Hughes…
SUBMITTED PHOTOS - Naomi Rux will perform in two ballets this weekend in Portland. In this photo, she is wearing her costume from 'Gift Box.'
November 23, 2016

Oregon City resident Naomi Rux featured in Portland Ballet shows

by Ellen Spitaleri
Two Clackamas County residents will take to the stage when the Portland Ballet presents 'The Enchanted Toyshop' and 'Gift Box' on Nov. 25, 26 and 27 at Lincoln Hall, 1620 S.W. Park Ave., in…

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