Clackamas County celebrates its commitment to environment

Clackamas County celebrates its commitment to environment

Hundreds of people turned out to admire wildlife, pick up litter and celebrate trees during Earth...

Local author Joan Lubar helps find joy, health at any age

Local author Joan Lubar helps find joy, health at any age

Happy Valley resident shares her story in her newly released book 'Rock & Roll at Any Age.'

Milwaukie sprouts first certified Backyard Habitat

Milwaukie sprouts first certified Backyard Habitat

Lisa Batey, the president of the Milwaukie City Council and an Island Station resident, is the...

Oregon City resident Chris Truax opens gallery on Main Street

Oregon City resident Chris Truax opens gallery on Main Street

Truax moved to Oregon City right out of high school and began taking art classes at Clackamas...

OC's Mesa Fresca offers fresh Mexican, Peruvian food

OC's Mesa Fresca offers fresh Mexican, Peruvian food

Mesa Fresca offers beer drinkers the opportunity to enjoy the new Three Knives lager, made by...

Mobile vet Lori Braun lets pet owners say farewell at home

Mobile vet Lori Braun lets pet owners say farewell at home

Milwaukie resident Julie Brundage turned to Lap of Love when her cherished dog, Baloo, began to...

Oregon City resident Naomi Rux to appear in Portland Ballet's dancers showcase

Oregon City resident Naomi Rux to appear in Portland Ballet's dancers showcase

Rux especially enjoyed working with choreographer Zachary Carroll on 'Rip/Tide.'

'Picnic,' by William Inge, opening March 2 at Clackamas Community College

'Picnic,' by William Inge, opening March 2 at Clackamas Community College

The play won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 and is the second in the college's Season of American...

Oregon City High School plays offer avenues to deal with bullying

Oregon City High School plays offer avenues to deal with bullying

The OCHS Theatre Arts Department will present 'The Bully Plays,' five short student-directed...

Internment survivor George Nakata: 'In America, freedom is fragile'

Internment survivor George Nakata: 'In America, freedom is fragile'

At Clackamas Community College's campus in unincorporated Milwaukie, he will tell his story in a...

Peter Franc of Oregon Ballet Theatre soars into Milwaukie Ledding Library Pond House

Peter Franc of Oregon Ballet Theatre soars into Milwaukie Ledding Library Pond House

Franc will play Prince Siegfried in the OBT production of 'Swan Lake,' opening Feb. 18 at the...

Rex Putnam High School's Kelley Marchant takes on many roles in Fertile Ground productions

Rex Putnam High School's Kelley Marchant takes on many roles in Fertile Ground productions

Among the characters that she plays are Simone Fabrikant, a therapist attempting to help a young...

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PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Jody Bean, a sixth grade teacher at Gardiner Middle School in Oregon City, uses her SMART Board to show her class what a Venn diagram looks like.
April 19, 2017

Kids master technology in Jody Bean's sixth-grade classroom at Gardiner Middle School in…

by Ellen Spitaleri
SMART Board is an interactive whiteboard that allows teachers and students to organize and present content
PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Russ and Connie Cross have learned to read food labels in the grocery store to help Russ stick to his strict diet of 40 grams of fat per day.
April 19, 2017

Local man raises awareness of rare disease familial chylomicronemia syndrome

by Ellen Spitaleri
Unincorporated Clackamas County resident Russ Cross has become an advocate for those with FCS
PHOTOS BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Above, Oberon, king of the fairies (Isaac Carrillo), and Titania, queen of the fairies (Ava Johnson), deal with jealousy and anger before reconciling in 'A Midsummer Nights Dream-The Musical.'
April 12, 2017

Gladstone High gives Shakespeare a modern twist

by Ellen Spitaleri
The production is a modern-language version of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' which director and drama teacher Emmett Pearson thinks is…


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March 29, 2017

Staged! After School seeks local students for theater workshop

by Ellen Spitaleri
Theater class for student ages 7 to 13, from 3 to 5 p.m. April 12 through May 31 in Oregon City
SUBMITTED PHOTOS - At the Xuantunich ruins in Belize, are, left to right, Hannah Teel, Alanna Murphy, Isabella Cannelos, Cassidy Paasch, Maia McNamara, Kyla Wheeler and Paige Olson.
March 29, 2017

Oregon City Girl Scout trip to Belize, Guatemala develops leadership skills, friendships

by Ellen Spitaleri
Hannah Teel, 16, a sophomore at Oregon City High School, and 15-year-old Kyla Wheeler, a sophomore at West Linn High School, noted…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Drummer Paul Singer gets down with the beat as he accompanies the John Munger Memorial Jazz Band. The band plays at noon every Friday at the Milwaukie Center.
March 22, 2017

John Munger Memorial Jazz Band gets toes tapping to big-band sounds

by Ellen Spitaleri
North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District hoping to attract more dancers
PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Patti Jay, left, and Rev. Becca Wieringa, pastor at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, sort through clothing donated to the Veterans and Families Resource Center of Oregon.
March 20, 2017

Veterans and Families Resource Center of Oregon offers helping hand to those who served

by Ellen Spitaleri
Nonprofit organization operating out of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Milwaukie connects veterans to services
SUBMITTED PHOTOS - Jerry Sutherland is the author of a book about Calvin Tibbets.
March 08, 2017

Local author Jerry Sutherland to explain why Calvin Tibbets is 'Oregon's First Pioneer'

by Ellen Spitaleri
Not much is known about Tibbets' life before setting out for the Oregon Territory
PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Twins Ben and Jake Harvey plant a fir tree during the Rock Creek Watershed Wide event in March of 2015. This year's event takes place on March 11 at various sites in Happy Valley.
March 08, 2017

Rock Creek Watershed Wide event set for Happy Valley

by Ellen Spitaleri
Volunteers are asked to preregister for the event and meet at 8:30 a.m. March 11 at Happy Valley City Hall, where shuttles will take…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Detailed masks and colorful costumes help real-life brothers AJ Gaytan, left, as young Simba, and Steven Gaytan, as older Simba, bring their characters to life in 'Lion King Jr.'
March 08, 2017

'Lion King Jr.' roars to life in new Oregon City Children's Theatre production

by Ellen Spitaleri
The Disney classic follows the adventures of the young lion, Simba, the heir to Mufasa
PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - David Smith-English, CRT artistic director, is shown here talking to young cast members of last years production of 'The Music Man.' He will direct 'Bakersfield Mist,' CRT's first Bar Theatre venture.
March 01, 2017

Clackamas Repertory Theatre to present first Bar Theatre at Oregon City Brewing Co.

by Ellen Spitaleri
Debut of 'Bakersfield Mist,' a staged reading directed by David Smith-English
PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Assistant director Brianna Norris, left, works with a group of young women in 'Midsummer/Jersey,' rehearsing them for a musical number that they will perform in the show.
March 01, 2017

New Century Players, Rex Putnam High School team up to present 'Midsummer/Jersey'

by Ellen Spitaleri
The play is a hilarious, high-octane retelling of Shakespeare's 'Midsummer Night's Dream' set on the boardwalk of a seaside town in…

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