'Les Mis' plays to packed house Thursday, all shows sold out

'Les Mis' plays to packed house Thursday, all shows sold out

It was a nice cool night at Stella Olsen Park for the performance The Foundation for the Arts'...

Historic 115-year-old Cedar of Lebanon to come down

Historic 115-year-old Cedar of Lebanon to come down

Private property owners are removing it because of storm damage (This corrects an earlier version...

Robin Hood Festival celebrates 60 years

Robin Hood Festival celebrates 60 years

Old Town Sherwood will host parade, archery contest and more The Sherwood Robin Hood Festival is...

Sherwood Walmart to open Aug. 13

Sherwood Walmart to open Aug. 13

The 149,000-square-foot store will not be open 24 hours Scot Gavic, manager of the new Sherwood...

Work on community arts center progressing

Work on community arts center progressing

Plans are to have it finished by the end of the year Work on a long-sought-after...

A bike-washing machine in Sherwood? Oh, yeah!

A bike-washing machine in Sherwood? Oh, yeah!

The Hales family creates a unique bike washer at their home in Heron Ridge subdivision They say...

New library manager selected for Sherwood

New library manager selected for Sherwood

Adrienne Doman Calkins most recently worked as senior circulation director in Olympia Sherwood...

Sherwood worker thanks those who saved his life in April

Sherwood worker thanks those who saved his life in April

At 56 years old, John Maximovich was in reasonably good health. However on Jan. 2, his heart was...

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July 27, 2014

Washington County considers ending development tax discount

by Kendra Hogue
Board hearing planned in August; some see confusion with vehicle fee Washington County’s Board of Commissioners unanimously decided July 15 to move forward with an amendment to remove a…
by: GAZETTE FILE PHOTO  - Patrick Allen
July 26, 2014

Council to mull up to seven charter changes for November ballot

by Ray Pitz
The measures could be sent to the November ballot Up to seven changes to the city charter — ranging from sending any consideration of Sherwood City Council compensation to voters to allowing the…
July 23, 2014

Man arrested, charged with theft in disappearance of over…

by Ray Pitz
Philip Greene is accused of taken over $114,000 pounds of metal A 62-year old Newberg man was recently arrested, charged with a variety of counts of theft in connection with the removal of at…
by: COURTESY OF MADELINE GARLAND - Nathan Doyel as Jean Valjean, and Matt Flanagan as Inspector Javert head up Sherwood Foundation for the Arts' production of 'Les Miserables.'
July 23, 2014

Les Miserables completely sells out all three nights

by Ray Pitz
The Sherwood Foundation for the Arts' “Les Miserables” has completely sold out all three performances, which begin Thursday night. The musicial, the largest show the organization has ever…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Captain Mark Daniel
July 18, 2014

Daniel graduates from FBI Academy

by Gazette staff
Courses held in Virginia last 10 weeks Sherwood Police Captain Mark Daniel was among 220 law enforcement professionals from 46 states, five branches of the military, several federal police…
July 15, 2014

Sherwood woman arrested after children found alone on downtown…

by Geoff Pursinger
Kids were found on First Ave. and Oak St. Sherwood Police have arrested a woman after her two small children were left wandering on the side of the road in Old Town Sherwood. According to…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Sherwood Boy Scout Troop 116, shown here during a volunteer appreciation gathering for senior citizens in March, will host its second annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser at the Sherwood Senior Center on Saturday, July 19, from 8 a.m. to noon.
July 14, 2014

Boy Scout Troop 116 hosts annual pancake breakfast July 19

by Ray Pitz
The breakfast is set for the Sherwood Senior Center Sherwood Boy Scout Troop 116 will host its second annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser at the Sherwood Senior Center on Saturday, July 19, from…
by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Segment 3-B of the Wilsonville-Sherwood water transmission pipeline was built through the Coffee Creek area, shown here facing south.
August 01, 2014

Wilsonville-Sherwood water line completed under budget

by Josh Kulla
Wilsonville recently completed the final segment in a joint water pipeline project carried out with the city of Sherwood. The Segment 3-B project is the last half-mile of a 48-inch water…
by: FILE PHOTO COURTESY OF KOIN LOCAL 6 -  Robert Paul Patton appears in Multnomah County Court in April 2013 after being sentenced to two years in prison for sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy.
July 02, 2014

Former SHS principal sentenced to 10 years for child pornography

by Pamplin Media Group
Robert Paul Patton was sentenced in U.S. District Court A former Sherwood High School principal has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison following his plea of guilty to possession of…
by: COURTESY OF JOSH PARTEE - Kids play in the Cannery Square fountain last year. Sherwood was recently named as a top 'serene' city by the website DreamPlanGo.com. Last summer, Sherwood was ranked as the fifth best city to live in by CNN Money magazine for a city with a population between 10,000 and 50,000 residents.
July 01, 2014

Sherwood named one of 6 top serene towns in U.S.

by Ray Pitz
Looks like Sherwood is on another list of favorite cities, this time on the travel site DreamPlanGo.com, as part of “6 Serene U.S. Towns that Won’t Be Secret for Long.” DreamPlanGo.com, a…

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by: GAZETTE PHOTO: RAY PITZ - Signals have already been installed along Roy Rogers Road at Beef Bend Road (shown here) and Scholls-Sherwood Road. They are awaiting final road-paving improvements with plans to be operational by the end of July or beginning of August.
Jul 01, 2014

Days of signal-less Roy Rogers Road are coming to a close

by Ray Pitz
While motorists have long enjoyed a stoplight-free cruise along Roy Rogers Road from Scholls Ferry Road all the way into Sherwood, those days are numbered. Two stoplights have been installed…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lana Painter Cole
Jun 30, 2014

Sherwood chamber selects new executive director

by Ray Pitz
Lana Painter Cole, who helped coordinate Cruisin' Sherwood, has been selected to head the organizations The Sherwood Chamber of Commerce has selected Lana Painter Cole as its newest executive…
(Image is Clickable Link) Volunteers set up SheleterBox tents in Syria. The humanitarian group provides shelter and equipment to those involved in disasters.
Jul 01, 2014

Humanitarian work earns local man presidential award

by Ray Pitz
Learning recently that he would be receiving an award from “the president,” Rob Lucke just naturally assumed it would be the president of ShelterBox, the humanitarian group he’s associated with.…
Jun 25, 2014

Clackamas County deputy sues over anti-Semitic remarks

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Clackamas County sheriff's corrections deputy Rich Sneath is suing the county for discrimination, claiming he was harassed and ridiculed because he is Jewish. Sneath’s lawsuit, filed June 24 in…
by: COURTESY OF TUALATIN VALLEY FIRE & RESCUE - A young volunteer gets some pointers on how to correctly hose down a fire by a Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue volunteer.
Jun 25, 2014

Around Sherwood

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Community Services Fair a hit, Bowmen Football to host annual youth camp Sherwood Community Services Fair a hit The city of Sherwood and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue held their annual Community…
by: GAZETTE PHOTO BY RAY PITZ - Nancy Bruton, executive director of the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce, is heading to a new adventure, selling advertising at KGW-TV Channel 8.
Jun 25, 2014

After four years at chamber helm, Bruton exits for new venture…

by Ray Pitz
After more than four year’s leading Sherwood’s Chamber of Commerce, Nancy Bruton is heading out. Specifically, Bruton recently accepted a job in advertising sales with KGW TV Channel 8. “It…
by: GAZETTE PHOTO BY RAY PITZ - Pam North is ready to turn the page as she retires from Sherwood Public Library after 18 years, the last eight spent as head librarian.
Jun 25, 2014

Sherwood librarian ready to turn page

by Ray Pitz
After 18 years with the Sherwood Public Library, Pam North retires When Pam North began her duties as a part-time assistant for the Sherwood Public Library in 1996, the library was housed in a…
by: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Steve Holgate portrays Abraham Lincoln as he entertains seniors at the Sherwood Senior Community Center by reciting speeches Lincoln read in his day.
Jun 22, 2014

Of the people, by the people, for the people

by Caitlin Feldman
“We’ll start with volunteers,” the Abraham Lincoln portrayer said. “Who here would like to be a slave? (Awkward laughter) Let’s try it another way. Who here would own one?” It’s a great…
Jun 18, 2014

County sends vehicle fee to voters

by Kendra Hogue
Washington County commissioners voted Tuesday to put a proposed $30-a-year vehicle registration fee on the ballot in November. The decision followed a a two-hour public hearing in which 19…
by: FILE PHOTO - Wildcat Haven Sanctuary has agreed to pay a $5,600 fine after its head keeper was killed in November 2013.
Jun 06, 2014

Wildcat Haven agrees to pay OSHA fine

by Geoff Pursinger
Wildcat Haven Sanctuary, a big cat rescue in rural Sherwood, has withdrawn its appeal and agreed to pay penalties after one of its cougars killed a keeper last year. In March, the Oregon…

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