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SUBMITTED PHOTO - Rides on the Willamette Shore Trolley pass through the 1,400-foot Elk Rock tunnel on a 40-minute, four-mile roundtrip.Trolley begins weekend runs from downtown Lake Oswego

All aboard! The Willamette Shore Trolley has resumed its trips into Lake Oswego’s past with weekend rides that depart from the downtown depot at 311 N. State St.

Scenic 40-minute, four-mile roundtrips will depart at noon and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through June 28. In July, the trolley will add Friday trips and additional departures. Fares are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors 55 and over and $3 for children ages 3-12.

Riders will learn about the Willamette Shore Line’s historic past while enjoying a relaxing ride on Trolley 514, an authentic vintage trolley that has been restored with modern safety features, wicker seats, solid brass fixtures and ornate, solid oak woodwork.

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Girls on the Run 5K set for Saturday in Beaverton

Girls on the Run Portland will host its inaugural 5K race on Saturday for the more than 500 girls it served in 2015, including a group from Forest Hills Elementary in Lake Oswego.

The nonprofit program, now in its ninth season in the Portland metropolitan area, teaches third- through fifth-grade girls how to build endurance, pace themselves and use mental strength to complete a 5K race. Volunteer coaches also encourage the girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games.

Saturday’s event is the culmination of the 12-week program. It will take place at 9 a.m. in Greenway Park in Beaverton, with parking available at nearby Greenway Elementary School, 9150 S.W. Downing Drive.

Volunteers for the 5K event are still being accepted, and the race is also open to 100 runners not involved in the program. For more information, go to

Windemere Stellar, Chamber of Commerce donate funds

-- Brokers from Windemere Stellar donated $1,150 to Lake Oswego’s Boy Scout Troop 230 last week to help three Scouts facing financial hardship participate in camp activities this summer. Bill Futrell, a Windermere Stellar real estate broker, and Kerri Miller, Windermere Foundation representative and a Windermere Stellar broker, presented the check to Troop 230 Scoutmaster Steve Miles.

-- More than 80 people raised more $1,450 for the Children’s Center of Clackamas County at a Chamber of Commerce gathering hosted last week by Freeman Motor Company. Participants donated prizes and bought tickets for a raffle at the Friday-morning event. Many also brought coloring books, sticker books and crayons for the center, which provides support for suspected victims of abuse and neglect. In addition, Freeman Motor Company donated $10 for every first-time visitor to the weekly networking sessions and donated the weekend use of a deluxe loaner car as a grand prize.

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