Marshall Park writer debuts first novel

Marshall Park writer debuts first novel

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February 01, 2016

Community Calendar

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Tuesday, Feb. 2 Nerd Night: Trivia for Adults Adults can test their “little gray cells” solo or with a team at trivia night. Topics vary by month; questions generally include current events and…
February 01, 2016

Multnomah unscripted

by Kelsey O'Halloran
New, highly improvisational play puts the Village's neighborhood culture in the spotlight Eclectic. Friendly. Funky. Quaint. Amy Jo McCarville knows that Multnomah Village and the people who…
February 01, 2016

Community Connections

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Arnold Creek Neighborhood Assoc. Feb. 9, 7 p.m. Stephenson Elementary School staff lounge, 2627 S.W. Stephenson St. Ashcreek Neighborhood Assoc. Feb. 8, 7 p.m. Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 S.W.…
February 01, 2016

College Notes

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Graceland University Ryan Nilsen of Portland has been named to the fall 2015 President’s List at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa. To be named to the Dean’s List, students must have a 4.0…
PHOTO COURTESY OF WENDY YOUNKIN - Hayhurst second grader Stella Insalaco has read 25,000 pages since she started kindergarten.
December 18, 2015

School Briefs

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Second grader is a 'Superstar' Stella Insalaco, a second grader at Hayhurst Elementary School, has earned top recognition in the school's Superstar Reader program for reading 25,000 pages in her…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Karen Fryefield scoops vegetables into trays while volunteering at Meals on Wheels People during MLK Weekend of Service 2015.
December 18, 2015

Give back on MLK weekend

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Event offers more than 50 ways to help out United Way of the Columbia-Willamette and Hands on Greater Portland are teaming up for the ninth-annual MLK Weekend of Service to honor the legacy of…
December 18, 2015

College Notes

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Randolph-Macon Academy James Rutledge-Gorman of Portland has been named to the Dean’s List during his first quarter at Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal, Virginia. To be named to the list, a…
December 18, 2015

Community Calendar

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Tuesday, Jan. 5 Nerd Night: Trivia for Adults Adults can test their “little gray cells” solo or with a team at trivia night. Topics vary by month; questions generally include current events and…
December 18, 2015

Community band to make music in Southwest

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Kristin Rencher and Nick Caldwell are looking for a few dozen locals of all ages to play at Wilson High School concerts Southwest could soon have a sound all its own thanks to Kristin Rencher,…
December 18, 2015

Community Connections

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Arnold Creek Bylaws Committee Jan. 12, 6 p.m. Stephenson Elementary School staff lounge, 2627 S.W. Stephenson St. Arnold Creek Neighborhood Assoc. Jan. 12, 7 p.m. Stephenson Elementary School…

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CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Mary Jessel (left) completes a Baby Boot Camp workout while Madisyn Hasman checks out her resistance band.
Dec 18, 2015

Tough mothers

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Women find strength, support at Baby Boot Camp in Southwest Portland In the basement of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Multnomah, a dozen women line up beside their jogging strollers and wait…
Dec 01, 2015

Chances to do good

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Volunteer, charity and benefit opportunities in Southwest Toiletry Drive to benefit Neighborhood House Garden Home Community Library is hosting a toiletry drive to benefit Neighborhood House.…
Dec 01, 2015

Community Calendar

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Tuesday, Dec. 1 Nerd Night: Trivia for Adults Adults can test their “little gray cells” solo or with a team at trivia night. Topics vary by month; questions generally include current events and…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Alpenrose Dairy's Christmas in Dairyville
Dec 01, 2015

Seasonal events in Southwest

by Kelsey O'Halloran
A guide to the holiday festivities on our side of town Thursday, Dec. 3-Saturday, Dec. 5 Winter Arts and Crafts Sale MULTNOMAH — Those searching for a unique holiday gift are sure to find it at…
Dec 01, 2015

School Briefs

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Shopping local can fund scholarships for Wilson grads Local businesses are partnering with the Wilson Scholarship Initiative to help local high school students go to college. From Nov. 30-Dec.…
PHOTO COURTESY OF WILSON HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE - In Wilson High Schools production of Antigone, each student actor wore a mask on the back of his or her head to show another side of each character.
Dec 01, 2015

Antigone: Character's convictions strike a chord with students

by Kelsey O'Halloran
In Wilson High's fall play, students take a modern look at the classic Greek tragedy In Jean Anouilh’s 1944 rendition of the classic Greek play “Antigone,” the chorus explains that “tragedy is…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Since opening Silva Cafe in May 2014, Lisa Silva and Phil Miotto have spent six days a week serving coffee, espresso and baked goods from the food cart.
Dec 01, 2015

Drive-up duo

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Lisa Silva and Phil Miotto offer organic coffee, espresso and fresh baked goods at Silva Café Lisa Silva and Phil Miotto’s alarm sounds at 4:30 a.m. five days a week — and every once in a while,…
Dec 01, 2015

Community Connections

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Arnold Creek Bylaws Committee Dec. 8, 6 p.m. Stephenson Elementary School staff lounge, 2627 S.W. Stephenson St. Arnold Creek Neighborhood Assoc. Dec. 8, 7 p.m. Stephenson Elementary School…