Writers' bloc

Writers' bloc

More than two dozen local authors to gather at Beaverton Library for fair. A teenage con artist...

Living here, back then

Living here, back then

David Lewis will discuss Tualatin Valley's indigenous history in talk. What we think of as the...

Free for all

Free for all

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Pastor Dorothy Cottingham heeds the call

Pastor Dorothy Cottingham heeds the call

Cottingham answers the call at 64, joins Tigard's Christ the King Tigard’s Dorothy...

Electronic arts

Electronic arts

Tigard Library showcases digitally-created student art. Art is everywhere. Technology is...

It's showtime for Mask & Mirror's 'Trip to Bountiful'

It's showtime for Mask & Mirror's 'Trip to Bountiful'

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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

Brought to you by Dr. Quenton Gebeau, Q Family Dental - Family Dentistry INSIDER -


Dr. Quenton Gebeau, Q Family DentalDo you struggle with crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, or do you lack the confidence you deserve because you are unhappy with your smile?  Imagine straightening your teeth in a few months without needing braces! 

With Invisalign, a series of clear, removable aligners are worn over the course of a few months — for approximately two weeks each — slowly working towards ideal alignment.  

Benefits include:

Improved Function — Biting forces are balanced and teeth wear at a more normal rate

Improved Hygiene — Straighter teeth are easier to keep clean

Improved Esthetics — Straight teeth help make beautiful smiles

Invisalign often takes less time than traditional braces because of fewer visits during treatment. Usually the cost is less than braces.

Once we confirm the patient is doing well with treatment, we see the patient every two months for progress checks. Treatment can last from two months to 24 months, depending on your needs.  In certain situations, traditional orthodontics (braces) may be the best option.

 

Invisalign helps maintain good oral hygiene during treatment, allowing you to brush and floss normally without the headache of wires and brackets being in the way.  

Many people have an orthodontic benefit included in their dental insurance. We also offer payment options.  

Straight teeth and an ideal smile are closer than you think!  Call us today for a free consultation and insurance benefit check.

Q Family Dental

9370 SW Greenburg Rd., Tigard OR 97223

971-202-7244

qfamilydental.com/

Brought to you by Linda Elder, Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence - Assisted Living INSIDER -


Linda Elder, Woodland Heights Assisted Living ResidenceReducing your possessions is often one of the most challenging aspects of deciding to move to an assisted community. It can seem overwhelming and provoke anxiety and sometimes sadness. There are a lot of memories in your home.

Think about the things that are most important to you – either because you will need them or just because you enjoy them.

In most assisted living communities, you will not be cooking. Think about that beautiful 12-piece bone china set or the sterling silver you have not used for years. If they are family pieces, perhaps a relative or close friend would treasure them for you.

Keep your favorite photos and artwork. Keep your family albums. Keep your coffee pot and toaster and a few plates, utensils and glasses. Many stores sell small sets of service for 4 which are perfect for your new setting. You won’t need your vacuum or other small appliances. Consider buying yourself a few new towels to spruce up your new apartment. If you have large sofas and dressers, consider a garage sale and use the funds to purchase smaller chairs or recliners that don’t take up as much space.

If you are thinking of moving in the near future, start now to talk with family and reduce unnecessary items. You’ll be helping yourself toward a much easier move.

Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence

9355 SW McDonald St., Tigard 97224

503-684-9696

www.WoodlandHeightsAssistedLiving.com

Brought to you by Dr. Daniel Beebe - Beebe Chiropractic & Wellness Center - Chiropractic care INSIDER -


Dr. Daniel Beebe, Beebe ChiropracticIt isn’t just an old wives’ tale: Summer is the season when most babies are born, with August ranking as the primary month for births in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics.

For a healthy pregnancy, chiropractic care should be strongly considered. For those who are in discomfort or pain, chiropractic care can be extremely helpful.

Chiropractic is very safe during pregnancy. There are no contraindications against it, according to a New Zealand study by J.M. Fallon with the International Chiropractic Association.

In addition to its safety and effectiveness, chiropractic can significantly reduce time spent in labor. The Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics reports:

· With chiropractic care, first-time mothers have a 25 percent decrease in labor time.

· Subsequent pregnancies have a 33 percent decrease in labor time.

· Women who experience back pain during pregnancy find relief from chiropractic care in 85 percent of cases and the treatment can dramatically reduce back labor.

Subluxation (when bones such as vertebrae move and create pressure on nerves) often occurs to mothers during gestation. It’s easy to see postural changes through pregnancy – the center of gravity changes, the weight of the baby places increased pressure on the spine and pelvis, and towards the end of the pregnancy, changes are seen in gait pattern (often called the “waddle”).

Chiropractic treatment during pregnancy may include handwork or dropleaf tables, always with the mother’s comfort in mind.

Beebe Chiropractic & Wellness Center

13500 SW 72nd Ave.

503-620-1280

Tigard, Oregon 97223

beebechiro.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”

“Discomfort 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 Norm Matheis, Specialty Heating and Cooling - Heating and Cooling INSIDER -


SPECIALTY HEATING AND COOLING - Norm MatheisThe Portland area has had hotter-than-usual weather in recent years, making home cooling systems seem less like a luxury and more of a necessity. Here’s a look at the different types of Carrier products we install:

Heat Pumps provide both heating and cooling, so their efficiency is measured with two distinct ratings. In cooling mode, heat pumps receive a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio or SEER number. SEER is like gas mileage. The higher the gas mileage of SEER, the more efficient the automobile or system is. Most new heat pumps rate between 13.0 and 19.0 SEER.

Central Air Conditioners — While A/C units may look the same on the outside, some are quieter and more efficient than others, others are earth-friendly and save you money. The Carrier Infinity 21 has a 70 DBA sound rating, about the same as a new refrigerator. Higher SEER and EER numbers save you more money. If your air conditioner is old, more than likely it is operating an 8-10 SEER. According to Carrier, for every $100 spent using a 10.0 SEER air conditioner, a 21.0 SEER (the highest efficiency offered by Carrier) should cost you approximately $48.

Ductless systems, also known as ductless heat pumps, use a small, quiet outdoor unit and one to eight separate indoor units. They are mounted on walls or recessed into ceilings and operate by remote control. They are a great choice for hard-to-cool areas such as bonus rooms, family rooms and converted attics.

Specialty Heating & Cooling

7500 SW Tech Center Drive, Suite 130, Tigard, OR 97223

(503) 946-6396

www.specialtyheating.com/

Brought to you by Kurt and Sylvia Doctor, Foot Solutions - ARCH SUPPORT & FOOTWEAR INSIDER -


FOOT SOLUTIONS - Sylvia Doctor

Ask the Pedorthist: Board-certified Pedorthist Sylvia Neal Doctor, staff Pedorthist at Foot Solutions in Tigard, answers questions about foot health from people who want to maintain an active lifestyle, even when Mother Nature does not cooperate. Have a question? E-mail Sylvia at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Q: My doctor has suggested walking as a good exercise for me. I’ve started walking every day now that the weather is turning nice again, but my knees are killing me after only a few short walks. Can you help? — J.R. Newberg

A: Kudos to you, J.R., for being motivated to get up, get out and get moving.

We specialize in helping people who want to exercise, but run into aches and pains that hold them back.

At Foot Solutions, we are trained to understand how feet work, the kinds of things that can go wrong with them and what to do about it. We’ll begin by measuring and scanning your feet and watching you walk. (There is no charge for this evaluation).

Based on the results we observe, and what we learn by asking a few questions, we’ll suggest shoes of the proper size and width and explain the potential benefits you can achieve with arch supports.

Please call (503) 624-6400 to schedule an appointment and learn more about how arch supports can help relieve pain and keep you active.

Foot Solutions

16200 SW Pacific Highway, Ste. G-2

Tigard, OR 97224

503-624-6400

footsolutions.com/tigard

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


CRESCENT GROVE CEMETERY & MAUSOLEUM - Nancy FeltonNo one relishes thoughts of their own death, or the death of someone they love, but responsible adults understand the need to make plans for the future — even the part without us in it.

Here are five reasons to prearrange your final arrangements today.

Relieve their burden. The passing of a loved one is an emotional, heart-wrenching period for all involved. The last thing your family and friends need is to make these decisions for you. This can be prevented by taking care of the details yourself.

Stop the guessing. Don’t ask your family to play detective. If you do not prearrange your services, your loved ones can’t be sure they’ve honored your last requests.

Ensure quality. Every cemetery and funeral home is different. Researching options now will help you find the location and setting that will fulfill your needs.

Make it personal. Many spell out exactly what songs, prayers, poems (even jokes) they want shared at their service.  At the end of the day, it’s your service—and it should be conducted your way.

Save money. Preplanning your cemetery arrangements makes sense, It also price-guarantees the fees at today's costs.

Crescent Grove Cemetery & Mausoleum is Tigard’s only nonprofit, non-denominational cemetery. Call, click or visit us today for more information on prearrangement at one of the oldest cemeteries in Oregon.

Crescent Grove Cemetery & Mausoleum

9925 SW Greenburg Rd.

Tigard, OR  97223

(503) 639-5347

www.crescentgrovecemetery.com

Brought to you by Pacific Medical Group - FAMILY PRACTICE INSIDER -


Yes, because at Pacific Medical Group in Tigard, we are a Patient-Centered Primary Care Medical Home.  We will better coordinate your care to get you the services you need, when you need them. 

We listen to your concerns and answer your questions. We offer after-hours help and alternatives to the emergency room or urgent care.  We help you play an active role in your health.  As your Patient-Centered Medical Home, we ask that you make us aware of any other providers or clinics that may be assisting you with your healthcare needs.

At Pacific Medical Group, we can care for all ages, from newborns to seniors.  We provide vaccinations for infants, pediatric care to growing children, and treat sports injuries. For adults, we offer chronic disease management for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. We stress preventative medicine for the whole family, and also offer gynecological care for women and girls.

At our location, we have care management, physical therapy, bone density screening, an on-site laboratory and X-ray services.  We treat on-the-job injuries and can do minor procedures and biopsies.  Our Electronic Medical Records ensures accurate and efficient care.  We offer Online Services to help manage your care by allowing you to view lab results, request prescription refills, schedule routine appointments, pay your bill online, and email your provider.

We are accepting new patients and look forward to assisting you with all your healthcare needs. 

Pacific Medical Group - Tigard

13200 SW Pacific Hwy

Tigard, OR. 97223

(503) 598-2000

www.pacificmedicalgroup.com/

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


PRESTIGE CARE RIVERWOOD - Askol SaieediThe residents at Prestige Senior Living Riverwood already know they’re living in Tualatin’s premier senior living community.

You may need more (or less) medical care than Riverwood currently offers. Here’s an overview of the differences between independent and assisted living:

Independent Living. Independent living communities are perfect for seniors looking for more opportunities to socialize with people their own age — or who are tired of the endless hassle of home maintenance and upkeep.

Independent living centers generally include a variety of studio, one- or two-bedroom apartments or cottages. A full kitchen is typical, and residents can choose between preparing their own meals or eating at a central dining hall. A meal plan is generally not included in the base price, though transportation and recreational activities are. Housekeeping services are usually provided as well.

Assisted Living. Assisted living communities provide all the amenities of independent living — plus a little extra care for those daily tasks of living. The on-call staff at assisted living homes can aid with grooming, dressing, personal hygiene, mobility and medication management.

Apartments generally feature a kitchenette and full bathroom. Planned excursions and other leisure activities are included in the base price, along with a meal plan.

Assisted-living caregivers can’t provide the same medical services as a hospital or hospice, nor are they equipped to handle persons with severe cognitive impairment or memory issues.

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


ACCOUNTAX - Annette SaarinenNow that you have filed your 2015 tax returns, you may be wondering how long it will take to get your federal or state refunds. These can be handled online or by phone.

After 24 hours of the IRS’ receipt for e-filing, or within four weeks of mailing your paper return, there are two ways to check on your federal refund:

Online at IRS.gov. Choose Refunds. You will need your Social Security Number or ITIN, your Filing Status, and the exact refund amount in whole dollars.

Fill in the blanks on the form requests and click Submit. The site will show if the return has been processed, when the refund will be sent, or where to call if there is a delay.

Call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040. Listen to the phone tree to get to the right service. Be prepared to wait on hold. Afternoons and after Tuesday is a better time to call. Have the above information ready to give the agent.

Oregon Refund:

Online at secure.dor.state.or.us/refund/index.cfm, under Quick Links, fill in the Oregon information from your state return. That includes your ID type, your ID number and the exact refund amount. Then follow the rest of the instructions.

Or call the Oregon Dept. of Revenue at 503-378-4933 or toll-free 1-800-356-4222. Follow the phone tree list of services. Have your Oregon tax return in front of you to give the information required.

Accountax of Oregon

8050 SW Pffafle St., Suite 110

Tigard, OR 97223

503-619-1040

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Tigard's Features

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…
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 12, and all are welcome to attend. The exhibit, titled…
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 is the featured artist for May at Beaverton’s Art On…
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 shows attended by friends and families of student artists.…
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 older this month. On Thursday, May 12, the church will…
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 celebrate the bounty of the state’s agriculture and the…
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 Fred Meyer, 15995 S.W. Walker Rd. in Beaverton. The May…
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 quilt squares with an origami crane on each of them. His…
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 p.m. Friday, May 6. A dance lesson at about 7:45 p.m.…
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 Servpro, 16490 S.W. 72nd Ave. in Tigard. The May 13…
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 Church, 13600 S.W. Allen Blvd., at 7 a.m. Saturday, May 7.…
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 Gregson — all eighth-graders at Hazelbrook Middle School —…
FILE PHOTO - Arts & Communication Magnet Academys Dance West will perform a showcase beginning Friday, April 29.
April 28, 2016

Out & About

by Mark Miller
Art Findlay Community Art Exhibition — View the exhibited work of Portland-based photographer Brian Belefanti at this inaugural community event at Findlay Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Wilsonville from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Saturday, April 30. This…
SUBMITTED PHOTOS:  - West Linns Sara Swink is one of the 150 ceramicists who will be showing her art at the 34th-annual Ceramic Showcase April 29, 30 and May 1 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
April 28, 2016

34th-annual Ceramic Showcase set

by The Review, Tidings
n Oregon Potters Association is one of the nation's largest all-ceramic shows The 34th-annual Ceramic Showcase, featuring the art of members of the Oregon Potters Association, is a three-day event that kicks off this month and showcases more than…
COURTESY PHOTO: CASEY CAMPBELL PHOTOGRAPHY - Clara Hillier stars as Jane and Joey Copsey as Robert in Bag&Baggage Productions Emma.
April 28, 2016

Jane Austen's 'Emma' still sassy after 200 years

by Michael Sproles
Bag&Baggage serves up character's bicentenary on Hillsboro stage Jane Austen’s heroine, Emma Woodhouse, is one of the most prominent female protagonists in Western literature. Precocious, witty and with a penchant for matchmaking, Emma is on a…
April 28, 2016

Religion Notes

by Mark Miller
Intergenerational Outreach Choirs hosting benefit concert at Southminster The Intergenerational Outreach Choirs will present the second annual production of “Mamalogues,” weaving music with original stories honoring women as mothers, sisters,…
April 28, 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, April 29, the meeting will be hosted by the Beaverton School District as a celebration of…
TIMES PHOTO: ADAM WICKHAM - Pendulum Aerial Arts founder Suzanne Kenney poses for a photo before rehearsal for Pendulum's upcoming show 'The World is a Circus.'
April 21, 2016

Air show

by Mark Miller
Pendulum Aerial Arts putting on a 'poignant' performance this weekend. When Suzanne Kenney takes the stage this weekend at the French American International School, it will be for the last time. Kenney is stepping back from performing with Pendulum…
COURTESY CINDY ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY - The annual coronation of the Robin Hood Festival Maid Marians Court is set for 6 p.m. April 28 at the Sherwood Public Library.
April 20, 2016

Out & About

by Mark Miller
Art Findlay Community Art Exhibition — View the exhibited work of Portland-based photographer Brian Belefanti at this inaugural community event at Findlay Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Wilsonville from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through April 30. This display…
COURTESY BEAVERTON CIVIC THEATRE - In Beaverton Civic Theatres Around the World in 80 Days, James Van Eaton (from left) plays Phileas Fogg, Adam Caniparoli is Passepartout, Priscilla Howell portrays Aouda.
April 20, 2016

Check out BCT's 'Around the World in 80 Days'

by Miles Vance
CBS’ “The Amazing Race” has been around since way back in 2001, and during its 16-year run has averaged almost 10 million viewers per season. But whether you’re a fan or not, you have to honest — that show is more than 100 years late to the party.…

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Apr 20, 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 a special event for adults ages 55 and…
Apr 20, 2016

Weekly Meetings

by Mark Miller
Tigard Area Good Morning Tigard — The Tigard Chamber of Commerce meets for a networking session hosted by a different chamber member on Thursday mornings. Servpro will host the meeting at 16490…
Kyle Van Velkinburgh
Apr 20, 2016

Local Eagle Scout to aid Tigard Legion

by Miles Vance
Tualatin’s Kyle Van Velkinburgh has long been connected to Tigard American Legion Post 158, so when it came time for his Eagle Scout project, it only made sense to give back. Van Velkinburgh, a…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Lauren Wattenburg of Bend will be playing the part of the wolf in 'Peter and the Wolf,' the third time she will be performing the ballet with Northwest Dance Theatre.
Apr 14, 2016

Dances with 'Wolf'

by Mark Miller
Northwest Dance Theatre hopes to hook families on ballet with 80-minute program. Maybe ballet “isn’t your thing.” It can be long, and intricate, and maybe you just don’t want to sit through…
CRAIG MITCHELLDYER/BROADWAY ROSE THEATRE COMPANY - In the basement of the Tigard United Methodist Church, Broadway Rose 'church ladies' (from left) Zoe Randol as Signe, Debbie Hunter as Karin, Kymberli Colbourne as Mavis and Lori Paschall as Vivian ham it up with food prepared by Broadway Rose Guild members.
Apr 13, 2016

'Church Basement Ladies' ham it up in real church

by Barbara Sherman
Photo shoot for Broadway Rose show takes place in local church basement When Broadway Rose Theatre Company Marketing Director Alan Anderson was scouting locations for the photo shoot for the…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Tualatin's own cowboy poet Tom Swearingen will be reading some of his poetry at the Tualatin Public Library on Monday, April 18.
Apr 13, 2016

Out & About

by Mark Miller
Art Findlay Community Art Exhibition — View the exhibited work of Portland-based photographer Brian Belefanti at this inaugural community event at Findlay Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Wilsonville…
Apr 13, 2016

Weekly Meetings

by Mark Miller
Tigard Area Good Morning Tigard — The Tigard Chamber of Commerce meets for a networking session hosted by a different chamber member on Thursday mornings. The Portland Clinic will host the…
COURTESY ART ON BROADWAY - Pam Nichols' 'Safari Ride' is one of 21 panels‚ each measuring 36-inches-by-6-inches‚ included in her show 'Ride,' which continues through April 28 at Art on Broadway in Beaverton.
Apr 13, 2016

Pam Nichols' 'Ride' featured at Art on Broadway

by The Times
Spring is in the air, color is everywhere, and nowhere is that more true than at Beaverton’s Art on Broadway. Pam Nichols is the featured artist for April at Art On Broadway. Her show “Ride,”…
Apr 13, 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 special events for adults ages 55 and…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Actors Michaela Warren and Rich Cohn-Lee, who play the parts of Trixie and Dad in 'Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical,' perform in a preview performance for families at the Beaverton City Library.
Apr 07, 2016

A little Mo action

by Mark Miller
Beaverton Civic Theatre begins children's series of shows with Mo Willems' 'Knuffle Bunny' musical. This story has been updated from its original version. Beginning on Saturday, Beaverton Civic…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Tom Swearingen will be bringing his cowboy poetry to the Art of the Story Storytelling Festival.
Mar 31, 2016

Telling it like it is

by Mark Miller
Professional storytellers to criss-cross county for Art of the Story Festival Any day of the week, you can walk into a local library and pick out a story to read. But for all the many pleasures…
COURTESY PHOTO BY CRAIG MITCHELLDYER - From left, Debbie Hunter, Lori Paschall, Kymberli Colbourne and Zoe Randol star in Church Basement Ladies, opening on the Broadway Rose Main Stage on April 15.
Mar 31, 2016

Out & About

by Mark Miller
Art Findlay Community Art Exhibition — View the exhibited work of Portland-based photographer Brian Belefanti at this inaugural community event at Findlay Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Wilsonville…
Knuffle Bunny
Mar 31, 2016

'Knuffle Bunny' musical coming with $5 price tag

by The Times
Shows are set for April 9 and April 16 at the Beaverton Library Among life’s many entertainment options, live theater is hard to beat — but it’s not always affordable. Beaverton Civic Theatre,…
Mar 31, 2016

Weekly Meetings

by Mark Miller
Tigard Area Good Morning Tigard — The Tigard Chamber of Commerce meets for a networking session hosted by a different chamber member on Thursday mornings. Luke Dorf will host the meeting at the…
Mar 31, 2016

Religion Notes

by Mark Miller
Board of elders chairman is speaker at Beaverton Christian Church breakfast Kevin Marple, president of Beaverton-based Benz Air Engineering Company Inc., will be the speaker at the men’s…