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Faster coverage versus long-term aesthetics for Wilsonville

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WILSONVILLE VETERINARY CLINIC - Dr. Kristen HardingeBuying a new puppy is a major endeavor, and choosing a breeder is a very important decision. There are numerous things that you can do as the new pet’s owner to ensure that you are choosing an ethical breeder, increasing the chances that you will purchase a healthy puppy.

First, ensure that the breeder performs all the requisite health testing recommended for your breed. Each breed has different health conditions that affect it, some of whose presence can be tested for.

The breeder should encourage you to come visit their kennel, to see the dogs’ temperament and the environment in which the puppies will be raised. The breeder should engage in active socialization practices for the puppies starting at birth and continuing through weaning.

The breeder should spend a great deal of time interviewing you as the new puppy owner. This often includes completing a questionnaire to try to match each puppy with the best owner, based on its temperament and the activity level that the puppy will have. Breeders should do temperament testing, have health exams, deworm and vaccinate the puppies before they go to their new homes.

Breeders should also make themselves available to the new owners for the life of the pet – to answer questions, assist with problems, and ensure that, if the puppy or adult dog needs to be surrendered for any reason, it will go to an appropriate home and not end up in a shelter.

Wilsonville Veterinary Clinic

9275 SW Barber St, Wilsonville, OR 97070

(503) 682-3737

www.wilsonvilleveterinaryclinic.com

Brought to you by Dr. Laura LaJoie - Joy of Life Chiropractic - CHIROPRACTIC INSIDER -


JOY OF LIFE CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Laura LaJoie In a recently released report, the American Heart Association studied existing evidence surrounding the link between sitting and health. Their findings have linked sitting for long periods of time with a number of health concerns.

When you sit for a prolonged period, your body is affected in a number of different ways. The calories you burn while sitting drops to just one calorie per minute, causing your muscles to burn less fat. Your abs and glutes go unused, your hips become tighter, and your shoulders can slump, leading to back pain. Your spine can become inflexible and prone to injury during everyday activities like tying your shoe.

Having to sit for extended periods of time can make staying healthy and at a proper weight feel like a constant battle. If you have to sit all day for work or school, try to get up and get moving more. The Mayo Clinic recommends that you stand while talking on the phone or eating lunch, and that you alternate sitting and standing at your work station.

If you can’t stand at your work area, get up and walk every 30-60 minutes to increase circulation and raise your metabolic rate, and spend a few minutes each day stretching your back and hip flexors to maintain mobility.

Sitting to the spine is like sugar to the teeth. It is imperative to see your chiropractor to keep your spine in optimal health. Joy of Life is your best choice, call (503)-682-9596 for an appointment today.

Be healthy by choice, not by chance.

Joy of Life Chiropractic

29955 SW Boones Ferry Road, Suite J, Wilsonville, OR 97070

503-682-9596

www.joyoflifechiropractic.com

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THE HASSON COMPANY REALTORS - Lisa WillettAs a homeowner, when the time comes to sell, you may be tempted to list your house “For Sale By Owner”, or FSBO. Listing your home by yourself carries the obvious benefit of saving you a commission that would normally be paid out to your real estate agent. With the right listing price and a little marketing know-how, it appears FSBO homeowners can pocket thousands of dollars more on a sale, simply by not paying out a commission.

There are, however, numerous issues that homeowners will face when listing a home themselves. For starters, they are not home sale experts. Realtors understand the current market for your home and can recommend home improvements and set effective listing prices and strategies that help your home sell more quickly and at a higher price.

An agent knows the right questions to ask potential buyers, their extensive networks mean a larger pool of potential buyers, and a network of professionals needed throughout the transaction makes for a smoother sale. Once your home has an offer, agents are experienced negotiators who can get you the maximum value for your home.

The greatest value a realtor provides, however, is as an ally. Selling your home can be an emotional ordeal. A realtor can steer you away from mistakes such as overpricing your home or giving in too easily during a negotiation, and their ability to put a positive spin on negative feedback about your home is invaluable.

If you’re ready to list your home for sale, contact me today to get started!

Lisa Willett - The Hasson Company Realtors

15400 Boones Ferry Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

(503) 318-7585

lisawillett.hasson.com

Brought to you by Dr. Kristen Hardinge - Wilsonville Veterinary Clinic - VETERINARY INSIDER -


WILSONVILLE VETERINARY CLINIC - Dr. Kristen HardingeTraditionally in the US, veterinarians have advocated for spaying or neutering dogs prior to their first heat cycle or the onset of puberty to prevent unwanted pregnancy. However, recent research is proving that this may not be the best approach in every breed or for each individual pet. One of the most important factors in making this decision is understanding the home environment, which requires an in-depth discussion with each individual owner. Lifestyle, attendance at doggy day care, exercise routines, types of family members (children vs adults) and other pets in the home should all be discussed. Other factors to be considered include breed and disease prevalence in that breed.

For cats, spaying or neutering at or around 6 months of age is still recommended in most cases as there seem to be far fewer potential benefits of leaving them intact and there are numerous behavioral and reproductive consequences of not neutering or spaying prior to the onset of the first heat or puberty.

This is an ever evolving field, with new research being published regularly, which makes it very important to ensure that your veterinarian is up to date on the most recent research and is willing to entertain a discussion about what is best for your particular pet. There should no longer be an across the board recommendation that a dog is spayed or neutered. Please see the Reproductive Revolutions website ( www.reproductiverevolutions.com/ ) for more information on this important topic.

Wilsonville Veterinary Clinic

9275 SW Barber St, Wilsonville, OR 97070

(503) 682-3737

www.wilsonvilleveterinaryclinic.com

Brought to you by Dr. Laura LaJoie - Joy of Life Chiropractic - CHIROPRACTIC INSIDER -


JOY OF LIFE CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Laura LaJoieDr. Laura LaJoie of Joy of Life Chiropractic loves to see great activity out of her patients, especially her child patients.

“With P.E. cut to two days a week at local elementary schools, and confined to just one semester a year for middle schoolers, it is especially important that kids are active and moving during the summer, too” says LaJoie. Summer is a terrific time to improve your overall fitness for the coming year.

If you’re going to be active by hiking, swimming, or playing outdoor sports like soccer or golf, you’ll want to do a few things to protect your joints and muscles. It’s always important to stretch before and (especially) after activity in order to enjoy more strength and flexibility.

It is also a great idea to do activities that use both sides of the body in order to maintain symmetry in movement and minimize injury.

“Any time you’re performing a side-specific movement, such as a golf or baseball swing, you want to also perform the same motion with the other side of your body,” notes LaJoie. “At Joy of Life Chiropractic, we offer performance assessments that examine each person’s body mechanics, and offer fitness and sport specific programs that work to correct asymmetry.”

In addition to performance assessments, Joy of Life offers sports physicals for student athletes at the middle school and high school levels. The deadline is coming up fast; WHS sports physicals are required by Monday, August 15th.

Joy of Life Chiropractic

29955 SW Boones Ferry Road, Suite J, Wilsonville, OR 97070

503-682-9596

www.joyoflifechiropractic.com

Brought to you by Lisa Willett - The Hasson Company Realtors - REALTY INSIDER -


THE HASSON COMPANY REALTORS - Lisa WillettIn a competitive market like the Portland metro area, I’m often asked if buying a house now is smart. After all, according to realtor.com the median list price of homes in the area has jumped 17.5 percent in the last 12 months. It’s clear that Portland is a hot market for housing right now; and that is exactly why the time to buy a home is now.

Expected growth in the housing market means the median list price of homes will continue to rise in the coming year. Veros Real Estate Solutions, a company specializing in real estate collateral valuation management, predicts that Portland properties will appreciate at an 11.1 percent rate within the next twelve months, driven by a growing population. As demand continues to rise, the median list price of homes is sure to follow.

In addition to the expected appreciation of properties, mortgage rates are also likely to rise in the coming year as well. The Federal Reserve expects inflation rates to be at 1.4 percent by January, still well below the Fed’s stated goal of 2 percent by the end of 2018. As inflation rates increase, mortgage-backed securities (MBS) drop in value. Mortgage rates are determined by the value of MBS’s; the greater the MBS value, the lower the mortgage rate. It’s simple math: Increasing inflation=Lower MBS value=Higher mortgage rates.

So don’t be left out of the equation, call me today to start your search!

Lisa Willett - The Hasson Company Realtors

15400 Boones Ferry Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

(503) 318-7585

lisawillett.hasson.com

Brought to you by Dr. Laura LaJoie - Joy of Life Chiropractic - CHIROPRACTIC INSIDER -


JOY OF LIFE CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Laura LaJoieDr. Laura La Joie, owner of Joy of Life Chiropractic clinic, overheard a set of parents telling their kids that they were going kite surfing. Then they asked the kids, “What are you guys doing?”

Most likely, spending time indoors, La Joie mused.

She noted that kids are sitting more than they did 20 years ago.

“How many kids these days ride a bike to their friends, skate, or walk places?”

Additionally, in the summer, parents reward their kids with free time, and for many of those kids, their choice is to be inside.

On the computer, playing X-box, watching Netflix.

While she understands the digital draw, she encourages families to be intentional with their extra time.

“Summer is the opportunity to get kids off their chairs and move to improve their balance and the function of their body,” she said.

A key focus of Joy of Life Chiropractic is family wellness.

And, while many kids do have too much screen time, they are also at various sports camps in the summer.

“Young athletes are calling on their bodies to do a lot of different activities.”

She says it’s important for kids to have a chiropractic performance evaluation and risk assessment. Through this, she is able to identify issues before they become a problem.

La Joie noted that her practice is for all ages.

“I see kids from four days old to 98 days old.”

Joy of Life Chiropractic

29955 SW Boones Ferry Road, Suite J, Wilsonville, OR 97070

503-682-9596

www.joyoflifechiropractic.com

Brought to you by Eric Anderson - Canby Ford - AUTOMOTIVE INSIDER -


CANBY FORD - Great deals can be yours at Canby Ford!Whether you are an outdoor adventurer or an urban explorer, the return of summer means it’s time to get back out there and discover what you’ve been missing. The newly redesigned 2017 Ford Escape, with its fuel-efficient engine, stylish body, and seamlessly integrated tech features, is the perfect vehicle for your perfect summer!

Offering up to 30 highway miles per gallon (MPG), the 1.5 Liter (L) EcoBoost engine features Auto Start-Stop technology to help save fuel and limit emissions. Looking for a little more punch in your driving? The 2.0L Twin-Scroll EcoBoost boasts 245 Horsepower while still giving you a combined 25 MPG, a seamless blend of power and fuel-efficiency.

The Escape is not only powerful and efficient, but stylish as well, offering tons of customizable features. The foot-operated lift gate makes trunk access a breeze, and available technology can alert you to lane drift, point out vehicles in your blind spot, and alert you to potential collisions with the vehicle ahead of you.

Perhaps best of all, the available Enhanced Active Park Assist feature helps you say goodbye to parking anxiety. The Parallel Parking and Reverse Perpendicular Parking modes ensure your Escape can fit into a space, then help steer your Escape into the spot.

The 2017 Ford Escape is available now at Canby Ford, visit today to learn more and check it out.

Canby Ford

24315 Hwy 99E, Canby, OR 97013

(503) 266-2097

www.canbyford.com

Brought to you by Dr. Kristen Hardinge - Wilsonville Veterinary Clinic - VETERINARY INSIDER -


WILSONVILLE VETERINARY CLINIC - Dr. Kristen HardingeBuying a new puppy is a major endeavor. Choosing a breeder is a very important decision and there are numerous things that you can do as the new pet owner to ensure that you’re choosing an ethical breeder. This increases the chances that you will purchase a healthy puppy.

First, ensure that the breeder performs all the requisite health testing recommended for your breed. Each breed has different health conditions that affect it, some of which can be tested for.

The breeder should encourage you to come visit their kennel, to see the dogs’ temperament and the environment in which the puppies are raised. The breeder should engage in active socialization practices starting at birth and continuing through weaning.

The breeder should spend a great deal of time interviewing you. This often includes completing a questionnaire, in order to try to match each puppy with the best owner, based on its temperament and the activity level that the puppy will have.

Breeders should do temperament testing, have health exams, deworm and vaccinate the puppies before they go to their new homes. Breeders should also make themselves available to the new owners for the life of the pet—to answer questions, assist with problems and ensure that if the puppy or adult dog needs to be surrendered for any reason, that it will go to an appropriate home and not end up in a shelter.

Wilsonville Veterinary Clinic

9275 SW Barber St, Wilsonville, OR 97070

(503) 682-3737

www.wilsonvilleveterinaryclinic.com

Brought to you by Lisa Willet - The Hasson Company Realtors - REALTY INSIDER -


THE HASSON COMPANY REALTORS - Lisa WillettIf you’re buying a house, you probably need a loan. And if you want a loan, you’re going to need a trustworthy credit score. Read on to learn about five credit errors that can put your dream home permanently out of reach.

Making late payments. It’s not exactly shocking to learn that lenders expect to be repaid on time. But regardless of your overall financial situation, late payments can lower your credit score by up to 30 percent.

Applying for another loan. If you’re good enough for one loan, a second should be no problem, right? Wrong. Creditors see more loans as a sign that you may default soon. If you’re already buying a home, take a pass on that new car.

Maxing out credit cards. Another classic sign of an irresponsible borrower, many banks may penalize you for making the minimum payment on your credit card bills, no matter how timely you are.

Disputing credit report items. It’s usually a good idea to correct errors on your credit report, as it may raise your score. But it’s crucial that you do so before applying for a loan, otherwise, the banks may think you’re gaming the system.

Having no credit history. Shakespeare advised “neither a borrower nor a lender be,” but unfortunately most lenders demand a reputable credit history. Paying for groceries and gas with a credit card is a good way to build up a bona fide history.

Lisa Willett - The Hasson Company Realtors

15400 Boones Ferry Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

(503) 318-7585

lisawillett.hasson.com

Brought to you by Dr. Todd Wilson - Wilson Orthodontics - ORTHODONTIC INSIDER -


WILSON ORTHODONTICS - Dr. Todd WilsonIf you want to play like the pros, you need to wear the same specialized equipment that keeps professional athletes safe and performing at their peak.

But here’s a hint—I’m not talking about their shoes or jerseys. I’m talking about mouthguards.

That’s why Wilson Orthodontics has provided free custom mouthguards to student athletes for the past 14 years. This year, we’ll distribute roughly 500 protectors to football and lacrosse athletes in Sherwood, Newberg and the surrounding communities.

But mouthguards are important for athletes in every sport. So here’s a breakdown that will help you choose the best option.

Ready Made. A ready made (or “stock”) mouthguard is fine, especially if practice is in 20 minutes. But they’re the least safe, least effective and least preferred option. In your mouth, one size really doesn’t fit all.

Mouth Formed. “Boil and bite” mouthguards are probably the most common out there. When heated in boiling water, they become pliable, allowing you to bite down and mold them. Unfortunately, the process isn’t perfect, and these still tend to shift during play.

Custom Made. Hands down, this is the best option. At Wilson Orthodontics, we can make a custom molded mouthguard, and can tailor your mouthguard to your dental history and chosen sport. These are the safest option, and it’s what the pros use too.

Wilson Orthodontics

17680 S.W. Handley St., Suite 202, Sherwood, OR 97140

3100 Haworth Ave., Suite 210, Newberg, OR 97132

(503) 925-1566

www.smilebywilson.com

Brought to you by Eric Anderson - Canby Ford - AUTOMOTIVE INSIDER -


CANBY FORD - There's always something new at Canby Ford. Stop by today!The Ford Mustang is America’s original pony car, and consumers have long admired the iconic muscle machine for its dynamic styling, elegant chassis and powerful engine options.

None of that has changed—but the 2016 Ford Mustang now comes with more standard features, bold color options and a range of hands-free technologies.

One big change is the return of hood vent-integrated secondary turn signals. Fans are calling it a throwback from Mustang’s history, and this heritage feature now comes standard for buyers of the 2016 Mustang GT.

Ford also unveiled a few new color schemes, including over-the-top racing stripes and jet black roof paneling.

When it comes to the engine, the 3.7-liter V6, 2.3-liter EcoBoost and 5-liter V8 all provide the force and fire necessary to conquer the open road. That being said, keeping up with technological change has become (almost) as important as what’s under the hood, and Ford aficionados have plenty to look forward to on that front.

Engineers have been touting SYNC 3’s voice recognition system, as well as the smartphone-like touchscreen and graphic interface.

It’s also worth noting that the Mustang is one of Ford’s safest cars ever, earning five-star ratings for frontal, side and rollover collisions. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Mustang a five-star crash test rating overall.

The 2016 Ford Mustang is available now at Canby Ford. Stop by today to learn more.

Canby Ford

24315 Hwy 99E, Canby, OR 97013

(503) 266-2097

www.canbyford.com

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by Jake Bartman
Group uses passion for quilting to help local foster children The children with whom local Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) work often enter the foster system with no belongings to…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JAKE BARTMAN - The City of Wilsonville installed Do not block intersection signs at the Wilsonville Road/Boones Ferry Road intersection several weeks ago in an effort to reduce congestion there. Red light cameras could be added to the intersection as well, but might not address the issue of drivers blocking the intersection after a signal change.
Aug 08, 2016

Red light cams considered for troubled Wilsonville intersection

by Jake Bartman
Cameras could be added to Wilsonville/Boones Ferry intersection The Wilsonville City Council took a look last month at a new way to address congestion problems at the Wilsonville Road/Boones…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Joe Chambers has driven a United Parcel Service (UPS) truck without an accident for over 40 years, making him the safest UPS driver in Oregon.
Aug 03, 2016

GOING THE DISTANCE

by Jake Bartman
Oregon's safest UPS driver a longtime Wilsonville resident I feel a certain amount of camaraderie with Joe Chambers as he hops from his boxy brown van and greets me in this Oregon City parking…
SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO - The Lambs Natures Choice Market on Wilsonville Road will become a Safeway this month. It was sold to Bales Marketplace in June 2015.
Aug 03, 2016

Safeway buys Wilsonville's Lamb's Nature's Choice Market

by The Spokesman
A representative from Safeway has confirmed that the company recently purchased the Lamb’s Nature’s Choice Market on Wilsonville Road from Bales Marketplace. The existing store will be remodeled…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Corbin Stoddard leads the third grade group around the track during its division race at the Wilsonville Kiwanis Fun Run July 30.
Aug 03, 2016

RUNNING FOR THE FUN OF IT

by The Spokesman
Annual Kiwanis event raises funds for youth Appropriately, the Wilsonville High School wildcat won the ‘mascot race’ at this year’s Kiwanis Fun Run July 30 at Wood Middle School. A free event…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Erin Johnson of Wilsonville douses Elijah Brown with a bucket of water at last weeks teen water fight at Murase Plaza.
Aug 03, 2016

NO HOLDS BARRED

by Jake Bartman
Teen water fight caps library's summer reading program With political squabbles at the beginning of the Democratic National Convention looming large Monday, July 25, it would have been easy to…
Aug 03, 2016

Police Log

by Spokesman
Wilsonville Police Department is run under contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. Information for the police log comes from the public record, and all persons named therein are…
Aug 03, 2016

News in brief

by Spokesman
Youth orchestra auditions scheduled Auditions for orchestral/chamber music instruments for the Junior Symphony of Vancouver will be held Monday, Sept. 19, 2016. Auditions are arranged by…
Aug 03, 2016

Bartman says so long to Spokesman

by Jake Bartman
Reporter Jake Bartman, who covered city government and other goings-on around Wilsonville for the Spokesman, has filed his final story with this newspaper. Bartman joined the Spokesman in July…
Aug 01, 2016

Average Portland-area home price hits record $412,000

by Jim Redden
The average sales price of a home in the Portland region hit a new record high of $412,000 in June, up 2.4 percent from the previous month and 11.5 percent from a year ago. The jump happened…