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Living here, back then

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Brought to you by Marcie Jones - Gentog - SENIOR DAYTIME RESPITE CARE INSIDER -


GENTOG - Marcie JonesWe all need a little inspiration. I’ve found that it is helpful to have a book or two on the bedside table that I can reach for when my spirits need a lift. Today I have 3 book suggestions for family caregivers.

Creating Moments of Joy by Jolene Brackey, encourages us to look beyond the challenges of Alzheimer's disease and focus more of our energy on creating moments of joy. We can’t always create a perfect day with someone who has dementia, but it is absolutely attainable to create some wonderful moments. This is an easy to read book, full of ideas and inspiration.

Color Yourself Happy was created by local artist Tara Reed. It is a coloring book for grown-ups who want to focus on being happy. Every picture has the word "Happy" in it. Just like in life, sometimes it is large and easy to spot and other times it's small and hidden. This book features 50 happy illustrations - 25 sayings and 25 designs. Coloring can be very therapeutic!

Bring Back the Fun by Marcie Jones is a compilation of ideas from my personal experience as the primary caregiver for my Gram, as well as the ideas that are used successfully every day at Gentog. The reading of this book is intended to be fun as well...it is written from the perspective of the person with dementia...mostly in the voice of my feisty Gram. You are sure to find several ideas that you can put to use right away. 

All of these titles can be purchased through Amazon.com. Life as a caregiver really can include the words Joy, Happy and Fun…find out how with these books.

Gentog

11535 SW Durham Rd #C5, Tigard, OR 97224

(503) 639-2600

www.gentog.com

Brought to you by Jarod Cogswell, FIT Academy - Fitness INSIDER -


Jarod Cogswell, FIT AcademyDid you know that there are more people at the gym struggling with the same life challenges... body image, depression, low self-esteem and other negative energy vampires? And believe it or not, even the fitness fanatics that look physically amazing are trapped by self-destructive emotions.

The truth is that fitness benefits contain much more than simply the physical rewards. Exercise gives us confidence, a sense of self-worth, pride and the list of positives for a happy life are in the thousands.

After 20-plus years of doing what I can to help change lives through fitness, I can honestly tell you that it doesn't matter what you look like. What matters is how you feel.

I’ve experienced quite a few people coming into the gym setting with a cloud of darkness above them and I always say, "Let's put a smile on your face and the body will follow."

Recently I asked random FIT Academy members what life lessons consistent exercise has given them.

Answers included:

“Don’t give up before the ‘miracles’ happen”

“Comparison is the thief of joy”

“Uncomfortability brings me growth”

“Never cheat yourself of the gift you have been given”

“I CAN!”

The other benefit of fitness? Friends. Support. Love. Hanging around like-minded people with similar challenges is motivating and inspiring. Connect with the right people, get results physically, mentally and spiritually.

Start transforming your life today. Don't wait. You get one shot. Make it count.

FIT Academy

9140 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97223

971-371-3666

fitacademyinc.com/

Brought to you by Steve Stolze, SLS Custom Homes - Construction INSIDER -


Steve Stolze, SLS Custom HomesFor homeowners who want to stay put as they age, Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists such as SLS Custom Homes can make what seems impossible, possible.

The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) offers the certification, which according to its website entails the following:

The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation program teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest-growing segment of the residential remodeling industry: home modifications for the aging-in-place.

The Baby Boom generation has many choices when they choose where to live as they age. But overwhelmingly, seniors would prefer to stay in their own homes. The CAPS designation allows seniors to seek what they need most: reassurance that a remodeler is well-versed in accessibility issues and can professionally advise them on how to make their home safe and secure.

In addition, a CAPS-certified remodel can make a senior’s home more “visitable.” Even if the homeowners don’t think they need additional task lighting, grab bars, and other home modifications for their own use, their family members and visitors might.

The CAPS designation enables us to help clients make the right choices and enjoy their home for many years to come.

SLS Custom Homes & Remodeling

P.O. Box 1093, Tualatin, OR 97062

(503) 691-9878

www.slshomes.com/

Brought to you by Kurt and Sylvia Doctor, Foot Solutions - Arch Support INSIDERS


Sylvia Doctor, Foot SolutionsAsk the Pedorthist: Board-certified Pedorthist Sylvia Neal Doctor, staff Pedorthist at Foot Solutions in Tigard, answers questions about foot pain relief.

Q: I’m looking for cute sandals that I can wear with my arch supports. Do you have any? — K.D., Lake Oswego

A: Sandal season is in full swing here at Foot Solutions and we have many styles that will work with your arch supports.

We also carry styles that have arch support built right in.

Brands like Finn Comfort, Revere and Waldlaufer all have removable foot beds that will accommodate your arch supports. Vionic, Birkenstock and Aetrex are brands with arch support built in.

We have hundreds of pairs of stylish and supportive sandals that will help you enjoy the summer sunshine. Our expert fitting staff will work with you to select a style that is just right for you.

Did you know that each of your feet is made up of 26 bones, 33 joints and over 100 tendons, muscles and ligaments? With complexity like this, it’s no wonder that a basic “flip flop” with little or no support can lead to significant foot pain. Trust the experts at Foot Solutions to help eliminate your pain.

Remember, when your feet feel good, you feel good!

Please call 503-624-6400 to schedule an appointment today.

Foot Solutions Tigard

16200 SW Pacific Highway, Ste. G-2

Tigard, OR 97224

503-624-6400

footsolutions.com/tigard

Brought to you by Mike and Anne McCleskey, McCleskey Cellars - Winery INSIDERS


Mike McCleskeyAnne MCleskeyLooking for a wine tasting at a vineyard, without a long drive?

Look no further than Horseleap Vineyard, located about five miles from downtown Tigard off Beef Bend Road, owned by Mike and Anne McCleskey.

Mark your calendar for June 18, from noon to 5 pm, when the McCleskeys host a release party.

The 6.75-acre vineyard — planted in 2001 — has Pinot Gris, two clones of Pinot Noir and Gamay Noir grapes.

All McCleskey Cellars wines served in the Horseleap Saloon are made from grapes grown in the vineyard.

The rustic saloon feels like visiting a mountain lodge or a pub. Inside the wood-paneled room are walls lined with shot glasses, a cardboard cutout of John Wayne, an American flag and a bear hide. Above the bar is a maiden leading a ship out of the wall.

Horseleap, Ireland, is the ancestral home of Mike McCleskey’s family. Anne Campbell McCleskey shares Mike’s Celtic pride.

The couple hails from Wyoming, but has been in Oregon for decades. Mike went to medical school in Portland. After military service, he and Anne returned to Oregon, settling in Tigard, where Mike had a family practice until his retirement.

“A glass of pinot each day beats the hell out of an apple. Not too much, but certainly not too little” is the McCleskeys’ favorite saying.

Join them for a summer afternoon in June.

McCleskey Cellars

15590 SW April Lane

Tigard, OR 97224

503-590-0454

mccleskeycellars.com/

Brought to you by Askol Saieedi, Prestige Care Riverwood - Senior Living INSIDER -


Askol Saieedi, Prestige Care RiverwoodIt’s no secret that senior living can be a major expense. Thankfully, two government programs offer a safety net to seniors. Read on for more information on Medicare and Medicaid.

Medicare

Medicare is a national health insurance program available to all Americans when they turn 65.

Similar to private health insurance, Medicare is great for reducing or eliminating the cost of certain prescription medications, doctor appointments and hospitalizations. After hospitalization, Medicare will usually pay for a skilled nurse or caregiver to visit you at home, but only during a set period of recovery.

Unfortunately, Medicare is intended only for short-term care, and generally does not pay for extended periods of treatment, including long stays at independent, assisted living or memory care senior communities.

Medicaid

Unlike Medicare, Medicaid can and regularly does pay for long-term senior living care, though certain requirements apply. In general, Medicaid recipients must show that they are low income, facing medical expenses that exceed their income or that they have already spent the majority of their savings on health care costs.

At this point, Medicaid benefits can pay for long-term “nursing home” care, as well as alternatives like in-home care or assisted living.

Prestige Senior Living and Riverwood are committed to making senior living affordable for all. For more help, give one of our Prestige team members a call—they can help you navigate the system and determine your eligibility.

Prestige Senior Living - Riverwood

18321 SW Pacific Highway

Tualatin, OR 97062

503-716-4971

www.prestigecare.com/assisted.php?id=104

Brought to you by Annette Saarinen, Accountax of Oregon - Accounting INSIDER


Annette Saarinen, Accountax of OregonDid you know that day camp may qualify as day care for the Child and Dependent Care Credit?

This does not apply to overnight camp. As you are planning for summer care for your dependents, you may be eligible for this credit.

To take this credit, you will need the daycare provider’s full name, address, social security number or Federal Employer ID number, and the amount paid for the day care expense. The Expense limit is $3,000 per dependent or $6,000 if there are two or more qualifying dependents.

The Federal credit percentage used to calculate the credit (20 -35 percent) is based on Adjusted Gross Income (AGI). The maximum credit for federal would be $1,050 for one child. The percentage rate decreases as the AGI increases.

If you qualify for the federal credit, you may also qualify for the Oregon credit which is based on a percentage of Taxable Income. The Oregon credit phases out at $45,000 of taxable income.

This is a non-refundable credit, but it can be carried forward for the next 5 years.

There are other rules regarding eligibility for this credit, including (but not limited to) earned income, age of the dependent, age of the provider, relationship of the provider to the taxpayer/dependent, and custody of the dependent, and whether you have day care assistance from your employer’s plan.

If you have questions about deductibility of day care expenses, please call our office and talk to one of our licensed tax preparers.

Accountax of Oregon

8050 SW Pffafle St., Suite 110

Tigard, OR 97223

503-619-1040

accountaxoforegon.com/

Brought to you by Marcie Jones - Gentog - SENIOR DAYTIME RESPITE CARE INSIDER -


GENTOG - Marcie JonesProviding care to your spouse is an act of love and sacrifice. It does not, however, need to be 24 hours per day, every day, to be a true act of love. You can—and should—find time to replenish your soul.

If you never take time for you, there will be nothing left of you to give. Your tenderness, your kindness and your love will begin to lose the battle to impatience and resentment. Without intending to, you’ll stop providing loving care and begin to feel burdened. And he will sense that. Neither of you will be happy.

Finding an alternative for even a few hours a week will make a difference. Studies show that caregivers need at LEAST four hours per week to do something that they enjoy—that will truly replenish their spirit—in order to stay healthy. So how can you find that time? Get creative!

Start with family. Ask your children to come visit Dad so you can get away for a few hours. They might surprise you and say yes!

Ask your friends. Maybe your best friend’s husband would enjoy visiting with your husband while the two of you go to a movie.

Find a professional. In-home care agencies abound. Find one that you trust and make arrangements for a regular caregiver to come in and allow you to go out.

Find an adult day program. While you enjoy your time out, your spouse can actually enjoy making new friends, participating in meaningful activities, exercising and lunching with pals. Imagine that—BOTH of you could enjoy a few hours apart. Imagine how pleasant the evening could be after a day like that.

If you’re looking for a great place for your loved one to spend time while you take time for you…check out the program at Gentog. We’re here for you!

Gentog

11535 SW Durham Rd #C5, Tigard, OR 97224

(503) 639-2600

www.gentog.com

Brought to you by Nancy Felton, Crescent Grove Cemetery & Mausoleum - Cemetery INSIDER -


Nancy Felton, Crescent Grove Cemetery & MausoleumThis year in Tigard, Memorial Day will be recognized May 30 at 11 a.m. by the American Legion Post 158 at Crescent Grove Cemetery, 9925 S.W. Greenburg Road.

There will be a Veteran’s Color Guard and bagpipe music from the Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Pipe Band. An Avenue of Flags will be displayed all weekend.

Weather permitting, there will be an F-15 flyover.

The origins of Memorial Day trace back to May 1868, in the wake of the Civil War, to honor the many war dead across the nation. The 30th of May was designated as “Decoration Day,” for the purpose of strewing veterans’ graves with flowers – union and confederate soldiers alike.

In May 1966, President Lyndon Johnson declared Waterloo, N.Y., the birthplace of Memorial Day. In 1971, Congress declared the last Monday in May a national holiday to honor any Americans who died fighting in any war.

A 1915 poem by John McCrae, “In Flanders Fields,” lauded poppies as a symbol of remembrance to the war dead. By 1922, the poppy had become the symbol of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in America, Britain, France, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Please join us at Crescent Grove Cemetery for a day of remembrance and to honor the men and women who gave their lives for our country.

Crescent Grove Cemetery & Mausoleum

9925 SW Greenburg Rd.

Tigard, OR  97223

(503) 639-5347

www.crescentgrovecemetery.com

Brought to you by Griffin Hampson - Cartridge-Network - PRINTER, INK & TONER INSIDER -


CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonAny inkjet printer with four or more “tank” ink cartridges has a separate printhead. Cartridges lock into the printer’s carriage feeding ink to the printhead.

This differs from the two-cartridge system; a black and a tri-color cartridge, where the printhead is a physical component of each cartridge.

Guess what? Tank-style printheads clog up. Lots of use, little use or general use. They clog up.

So, all Brother, Epson, Canon and HP printers with four or more cartridges have a printhead which needs to be cleaned periodically.

At Cartridge Network’s store we ask customers purchasing tank-style cartridges if they clean their printer’s printheads. Maybe 15 percent say they do. Ten percent know about it but don’t and 75 percent look at us as if we’re nuts.

We go over a handout with short instructions for each type of printer and give it to them. Come in or call us for a copy.

One can clean the printhead directly from the printer or from one’s computer. A test page is the first step indicating if all the nozzles are printing correctly or clogged. If clogged, do a “deep clean.” If they are severely clogged, you may have to repeat the process many times.

If they become too clogged you will be looking for a new printer. Really? We recycle several printers daily which are old or have clogged printheads. We probably have a good new printer waiting for you.

Why do we go to these lengths explaining printhead clearing? Because so many people come in with print quality samples or their actual printers. Most are astonished by the process. So easy. Once they’re aware and clean periodically, everyone’s life is easier.

Yes, you will use a little ink, but doing so sure beats having a poor print when you are actually trying to print something.

As a full-service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland – Beaverton border, Cartridge Network sells and services printers and copiers. “We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a buyer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet their needs.” We stock several thousand different cartridges. Shipping is free.

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

www.cartridge-network.com

Brought to you by Dr. Scott Johnson - Oregon Hearing Solutions - HEARING CARE INSIDER -


OREGON HEARING SOLUTIONS - Dr. Scott JohnsonThe repercussions of poor decision-making reverberate far longer than our actions. This can be especially hard for younger folks to understand.

This message hits home after learning that Brian Johnson, lead singer of iconic rock-and-roll group AC/DC, can no longer perform with his band.

Johnson recently told CNN that he risked “total deafness” if he continued to perform in large stadiums and arenas. In a statement, he said that he already has difficulty hearing the guitars and other musicians on stage.

Johnson called his new diagnosis his “darkest day.” It’s a poignant reminder that we often don’t appreciate what we have until it’s gone.

The culprit? Sensorineural hearing loss. Damage to the inner ear caused by overexposure to loud noises is usually permanent and cannot be repaired, either by surgery or medication. But, like all forms of noise-induced hearing loss, it is entirely preventable.

Preventing sensorineural hearing loss costs as little as a pair of foam ear plugs. If you or a loved one are routinely exposed to constant loud noise over 85 decibels (about as loud as a vacuum cleaner), make sure to dampen those sounds or leave the area.

The good news? If you have already been diagnosed or suspect you may suffer from noise-induced hearing loss, there are excellent options and technology available to help you regain the sounds you’ve been missing. Give us a call to learn more about sensorineural hearing loss, how it can be prevented, or what to do after being diagnosed.

Oregon Hearing Solutions

21323 SW Sherwood Blvd, Sherwood, Oregon 97140

(503) 625-4111

www.oregonhearing.com

Brought to you by Marissa Phillips, ComForCare Home Care - In-home care INSIDER -


Marissa Phillips, ComForCare Home CareQ: We’re hoping to go on a one- or two-week vacation this summer for the first time in ages, but we’re very concerned about leaving my mother without proper care. Is respite care from a company such as yours a possibility?

A: Absolutely!

Our staff will come and do an assessment to make sure we can meet your mom’s needs.

The RN will create a care plan specific to her and we will identify the staff we feel will be a good fit with her situation. You are welcome to meet the caregiver at your home or at our office and ask questions.

We have one family that calls us every summer to stay with Mom while the family goes camping in the wilderness for a week.

It’s been wonderful for all of them, including Mom.

Q: What services are provided for longer-term respite care?

A: Every case is different, we can start out slow and go to full 24/7 care if needed.

We provide care for one family that has a private caregiver and we fill in on their vacation/sick time. We have other families that live out of the country.

Care Management is one of our specialties. We take clients to doctor’s appointments, assist at the hospital and help manage the care needs once they are discharged.

Recently a family member texted me, saying, “Thanks for doing this, it’s the first time in 5 years I haven’t had to put my family on the back burner when my brother got sick.”

ComForCare Home Care

10580 SW McDonald St., Ste. 202

Tigard OR 97224

971-801-7606

comforcare.com/Oregon/greaterpw


Tigard's Features

TIMES FILE PHOTO - Juggler and magician Henrik Bothe will perform at the Sherwood Center for the Arts on July 5.
June 23, 2016

Out & About

by Mark Miller
Theater ‘HMS Pinafore’ — Come aboard Gilbert & Sullivan’s storied ship for this romantic drama on the high seas, as presented by the Light Opera of Portland through Sunday, June 26. The curtain comes up on this musical production 7 p.m. Friday and…
James Allen will display his work Fashion as part of the Special Exhibit.
June 23, 2016

Immerse yourself in art at Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

by Barb Randall
Art of every imaginable type available at the three-day festival Be prepared, Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts attendees — there is not one, but six special exhibits at this year’s Festival of the Arts, which opens Friday and continues through…
June 23, 2016

Weekly Meetings

by Mark Miller
Beaverton Area Coffee Connection — The Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce holds a weekly networking meeting on Friday mornings. From 7:45 to 9 a.m. Friday, June 24, the meeting will be hosted by 9Round, 4105 S.W. 117th Ave., Suite D, in Beaverton.…


June 23, 2016

Religion Notes

by Mark Miller
St. Pius X Catholic Church holding ‘Adapted Liturgy’ On Sunday, June 26, St. Pius X Catholic Church in Cedar Mill is having a shorter Mass that celebrates the lives and gifts of all people, including those with physical and developmental…
June 16, 2016

Religion Notes - June 16, 2016

by Mark Miller
Jonathan Swanson Trio kicks off MoTA concert series this weekend Mission of the Atonement Summer Concert Series presents the Jonathan Swanson Trio at 7 p.m. Saturday. Advance tickets cost $15 for adults and $8 for kids and can be purchased by…
June 16, 2016

Weekly Meetings - June 16, 2016

by Mark Miller
Beaverton Area Coffee Connection — The Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce holds a weekly networking meeting on Friday mornings. From 7:45 to 9 a.m. Friday, May 13, the meeting will be hosted by Fred Meyer, 15995 S.W. Walker Rd. in Beaverton. The May…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - The annual Tigard Festival of Balloons is coming back to Cook Park from June 24 to June 26, featuring craft and business vendor booths, a beer garden, carnival attractions, live music and more.
June 16, 2016

Out & About - June 16, 2016

by Mark Miller
Theater ‘Disney’s High School Musical Jr.’ — Be swept up in the drama of high school and swept away by some catchy musical numbers as Journey Theater Arts Group in Beaverton puts on this family-friendly production at the Alpenrose Opera House…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - The annual Tigard Festival of Balloons is coming back to Cook Park from June 24 to June 26, featuring craft and business vendor booths, a beer garden, carnival attractions, live music and more.
June 08, 2016

Out & About

by Mark Miller
Theater ‘Disney’s High School Musical Jr.’ — Be swept up in the drama of high school and swept away by some catchy musical numbers as Journey Theater Arts Group in Beaverton puts on this family-friendly production at the Alpenrose Opera House…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Good Samaritan Ministries International Day of Prayer & Fasting begins at noon Saturday at the Mission of Atonement Prayer Labyrinth, 7400 S.W. Scholls Ferry Road in Beaverton.
June 02, 2016

International Day of Prayer and Fasting due this weekend

by The Times
Good Samaritan Ministries will hold its 25th annual International Day of Prayer and Fasting June 4-5, and several local organizations are helping make it happen. According to a press release from Good Samaritan Ministries, “No one knows the full…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Light Opera of Portland opens its season June 17 with the Gilbert & Sullivan classic HMS Pinafore.
June 02, 2016

Out & About

by Mark Miller
Music Movie Night Pops Concert — Finish the school year with the Tualatin High School Instrumental Music Department’s largest concert of the year at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 7. Eight performing groups will play movie theme music, and Beaverton’s own…
June 02, 2016

Religion Notes

by Mark Miller
Beaverton Christian Church women’s ministry sewing for Haiti this month It’s sewing-central at Beaverton Christian Church on June 11, when volunteers from the women’s ministry will be making clothing and other items for the children and ladies in…
June 02, 2016

Weekly Meetings

by Mark Miller
Beaverton Area Coffee Connection — The Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce holds a weekly networking meeting on Friday mornings. From 7:45 to 9 a.m. Friday, June 3, the meeting will be hosted by Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 13475 S.W. Millikan Way…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Steve Gerber, post commander for American Legion Beaverton Post 124, stands in front of the U.S. Air Service Memorial at Veterans Memorial Park.
May 26, 2016

Respect and remembrance on Memorial Day

by Mark Miller
Programs around Washington County will honor veterans both living and dead. Correction appended. Monday is Memorial Day, and beyond the sales, the cookouts and the day off from school, it is a solemn holiday for Americans to remember those who…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - The annual Tigard Festival of Balloons is coming back to Cook Park from June 24 to June 26, featuring craft and business vendor booths, a beer garden, carnival attractions, live music and more.
May 26, 2016

Out & About

by Mark Miller
Art Apollo Arts Festival — Take in student art at Sunset High School as it puts on its first annual arts festival from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26. For years, the school has held small-format art shows attended by friends and families of the…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - No Boundaries, by Jan Heigh is one of many abstract paintings by the group PDX!WAM that will be displayed as part of Art on Broadway Gallerys June Guest Show.
May 26, 2016

'Abstracts Abound' at Beaverton's Art On Broadway Gallery

by The Times
Color, shape and expression take center stage at Beaverton’s Art on Broadway during June as it features the abstract paintings of PDX!WAM. Art On Broadway’s Guest Show during June will feature the art of PDX!WAM, a group of Portland metro area…
COURTESY: WAVE PDX - Enthusiastic volunteers take to a community service project recently as part of Wave PDX (WavePDX.org). Says founder Steve Oster: 'We're creating a social invitation for folks to get out and do something.'
May 26, 2016

Former 'Grimm' producer out to do some good

by Jennifer Anderson
Volunteer-based concerts bring social factor to nonprofit work Kurt Vile & The Violators are one of the hottest bands around. According to fellow musician Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth, the group features old-soul, acoustic sound and lyrics that are all…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Deidrie Henry will play Blanche in Portland Center Stages A Streetcar Named Desire opening May 14.
May 26, 2016

Portland Center Stage's 'Streetcar' continues through June 20

by The Review, Tidings
Portland Center Stage has announced its full cast for Tennessee Williams’ iconic play 'A Streetcar Named Desire,' which continues through June 20. Demetrius Grosse and Deidrie Henry from NBC’s new drama “Game of Silence” take on the roles of Stanley…
May 26, 2016

Weekly Meetings

by Mark Miller
Beaverton Area Coffee Connection — The Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce holds a weekly networking meeting on Friday mornings. There will be no meeting on Friday, May 27. From 7:45 to 9 a.m. June 3, the meeting will be hosted by Habitat for…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Beaverton author Mary Elizabeth Summer holds up one of the Beaverton City Library's copies of her first published book, 'Trust Me, I'm Lying.'
May 19, 2016

Writers' bloc

by Mark Miller
More than two dozen local authors to gather at Beaverton Library for fair. A teenage con artist swept into a world of mystery and intrigue. A galactic empire on the brink of interstellar war. A singing cowboy on a mission to wrest his hometown from…
PHOTO COURTESY OF TUALATIN VALLEY FIRE & RESCUE - Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue volunteer firefighter Teddy Wollam helps a young visitor spray a fire hose during last years Sherwood Community Services Fair at Station 33.
May 18, 2016

Out & About

by Mark Miller
Art Apollo Arts Festival — Take in student art at Sunset High School as it puts on its first annual arts festival from 4:30 to 7 p.m. May 26. For years, the school has held small format art shows attended by friends and families of the student…
May 18, 2016

Religion Notes

by Mark Miller
Two 55+ events scheduled by Beaverton Christian Church The Senior Adults Ministry at Beaverton Christian Church, 13600 S.W. Allen Blvd., has scheduled two upcoming special events for adults ages 55 and older. The senior adults will attend the…
May 18, 2016

Weekly Meetings

by Mark Miller
Beaverton Area Coffee Connection — The Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce holds a weekly networking meeting on Friday mornings. From 7:45 to 9 a.m. Friday, May 20, the meeting will be hosted by Rivermark Community Credit Union, 14985 S.W. Barrows…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Beaverton's Katelyn Fabian won her Girls Scouts Gold Award for launching a new color guard group at Meadow Park Middle School; the group will perform with the Meadow Park marching band at the Rose Festival Junior Parade.
May 18, 2016

Beaverton's Katelyn Fabian wins Gold Award for new color guard

by The Times
Local Girl Scout starts new program at Meadow Park MS Katelyn Fabian was going for the gold herself, but along the way, she helped others get there, too. Fabian, a Girl Scout and a student at Meadow Park Middle School in Beaverton, recently won her…
May 18, 2016

Sherwood Community Services Fair Returns on Saturday

by Miles Vance
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue and the City of Sherwood are co-hosting the annual Sherwood Community Services Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Sherwood Fire Station 33, 15440 S.W. Oregon St. Community members of all ages are invited to attend…
Bonzer-Parker
May 18, 2016

Wedding

by Miles Vance
Erin Bonzer-Brian Parker Erin Bonzer and Brian Parker have announced that they will be married in July. Bonzer, the daughter of Robert and Lela Bonzer of Beaverton, is a 2014 Southridge High School graduate who is currently a student at the…

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SUBMITTED PHOTO:  - Canyon Sonata by Lisa Wiser will be on display at Realty Trust Group through June.
May 12, 2016

Wiser showing 'Seasonal Color-Inspirational Paths'

by The Review, Tidings
Lake Oswego artist Lisa Wiser will exhibit a new body of work at the Lake Oswego Realty Trust Group office during the months of May and June. An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. May…
COURTESY ART ON BROADWAY - In the Afternoon, She Flies is one of several works by Wendy Givens that will be on display through May at Beavertons Art on Broadway, 12570 S.W. Broadway St.
May 11, 2016

Wendy Givens' work featured in May at Art on Broadway

by The Times
She lets texture and color lead to her art's creative subject matter Wendy Givens’ recipe is unique. Take texture, then add color and shape, sprinkle with inspiration and get ... beauty. Givens…
FILE - Mask & Mirror Community Theatre is presenting its new play Catch Me if You Can at Tigards Calvin Church through May 22.
May 11, 2016

Out & About

by Mark Miller
Art Apollo Arts Festival — Take in student art at Sunset High School as it puts on its first annual arts festival from 4:30 to 7 p.m. May 26. For years, the school has held small-format art…
May 11, 2016

Religion Notes

by Mark Miller
Two 55+ events scheduled by Beaverton Christian Church The Senior Adults Ministry at Beaverton Christian Church, 13600 S.W. Allen Blvd., has scheduled three special events for adults ages 55 and…
COURTESY: ANDREA JOHNSON - From valley wineries such as Willamette Valley Vineyards (pictured) to SE Wine Collective spots in Portland, it'll be a festive time during Oregon Wine Month in May. See below for event listings for more on Oregon Wine Month.
May 11, 2016

Raise a glass to Oregon Wine Month

by Jennifer Anderson
With more than 675 wineries here, it's a good time to celebrate There have never been as many places to sip wine in Oregon as there are now. That’s great news for wine lovers, who get to…
May 11, 2016

Weekly Meetings

by Mark Miller
Beaverton Area Coffee Connection — The Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce holds a weekly networking meeting on Friday mornings. From 7:45 to 9 a.m. Friday, May 13, the meeting will be hosted by…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JASON VONDERSMITH - Mike Floyd's project has special meaning for him, as he honors people who have affected his life.
May 11, 2016

Love, gratitude fly on wings of 1,000 cranes

by Jason Vondersmith
Mike Floyd reaches halfway point on ambitious project to honor people who have affected his life A little more than three years ago, Mike Floyd of Portland set out to stitch 1,000 8 x 8-inch…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Johnny B. Connolly will perform at the Irish ceili finale at the Winona Grange on Friday, May 6.
May 05, 2016

Out & About

by Mark Miller
Music May Irish Ceili — Enjoy a dance lesson and live music by Johnny B. Connolly as this year’s season of Irish dance and music at the Winona Grange comes to a close, with doors opening at 7:30…
May 05, 2016

Weekly Meetings

by Mark Miller
Beaverton Area Coffee Connection — The Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce holds a weekly networking meeting on Friday mornings. From 7:45 to 9 a.m. Friday, May 6, the meeting will be hosted by…
May 05, 2016

Religion Notes

by Mark Miller
Beaverton Christian men’s breakfast speaker to address Psalm 18 Jim Marr, a certified public accountant and church elder, will be the speaker at the men’s breakfast at Beaverton Christian…
COURTESY PHOTO: OREGON HUMANE SOCIETY - Puppies like these at the Oregon Humane Society will be the beneficiaries of the Girl Scout Silver Award Pet Walk, a fundraiser for the Oregon Humane Society at 6:30 p.m. May 13; the walk begins at Cook Park in Tigard and ends at Tualatin Community Park.
May 05, 2016

Girl Scouts host pet walk to earn Silver Award

by Miles Vance
Girl Scout Troop 797 is aiming for silver. In addition, they’re likely to get golden coats, tabby fur and more. Girl Scouts Lily Roth, Paige Lester, Lucy Feuerherdt, Tegan Kelley and Sofia…