Hannah the Pet Society interns learn real-world skills

Hannah the Pet Society interns learn real-world skills

If the words “student internship” conjure up images of young people sitting behind...

Clackamas Fire preparing for the worst

Clackamas Fire preparing for the worst

Summer is officially here, so hoards of families are heading to Oregon City’s municipal...

Milwaukie High Schoool environmental science-based time capsule to be opened May 30, contains items from 1990

Milwaukie High Schoool environmental science-based time capsule to be opened May 30, contains items from 1990

Mark your calendars now for the unearthing of a time capsule at Milwaukie High School at 3 p.m....

Get caught in 'Charlotte's Web' at Oregon City High School

Get caught in 'Charlotte's Web' at Oregon City High School

Wilbur and Charlotte are among the most loved characters in children’s literature, brought...

Milwaukie's Our Lady of Grace Pro-Cathedral celebrates 100th birthday

Milwaukie's Our Lady of Grace Pro-Cathedral celebrates 100th birthday

Our Lady of Grace Pro-Cathedral has a long name, and an even longer history; the building is the...

North Clackamas Urban Watersheds Council's Earthday E-waste E-cycle Event grows on success

North Clackamas Urban Watersheds Council's Earthday E-waste E-cycle Event grows on success

On Saturday April 25, 2015 the North Clackamas Urban Watersheds Council (NCUWC) held its...


Clackamas' Features

SUBMITTED PHOTO - A young patient at Doernbecher Childrens Hospital holds onto Dr. Hope, a therapy dog, while having her blood drawn.
June 17, 2015

Grant enables Friends Involved in Dog Outreach to provide cat…

by Ellen Spitaleri
Linda Cloud has always wanted to add a more comprehensive cat food program to the dog food program run by FIDO, Friends Involved in Dog Outreach, and now, thanks to a $5,000 grant from the…
PHOTOS BY ELLEN SPITALERI - From left, Kate Bodin, associate director of Earthtones Music Therapy Services, intern Sandra Galli, Melodie Reid, activities and volunteer coordinator at Rose Villa, and resident Nancy Bosh check out the fast-growing peas in the courtyard garden boxes. The garden boxes are easily accessible to residents with mobility issues.
June 10, 2015

Horticultural therapy blooms at Rose Villa senior community

by Ellen Spitaleri
Melodie Reid is always looking for better ways to get to know the residents at Rose Villa, and she has found that perfect match with horticultural therapy. “It sparks cognitive stimulation, and…
FILE PHOTO - Sears
June 03, 2015

Oregon poet laureate Peter Sears to read at Milwaukie Ledding…

by Ellen Spitaleri
The Ledding Cultural Forum, in partnership with Oregon Humanities, presents Peter Sears, Oregon’s seventh poet laureate, from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, at the Pond House, 2215 S.E.…
PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Matthew Brown, right, deomstrates how to plant a seedling to assistant teacher Erika Garcia, and a group of 3, 4 and 5-year-old students at Oregon City View Manor Head Start Center.
June 03, 2015

FoodWaves on a mission at Clackamas County Head Start centers

by Ellen Spitaleri
Matthew Brown is passionate about food. Sure, he likes a good meal as much as the next person, but he is most excited about making sure that low-income people in Clackamas County have access to…
PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - MHS History teacher Scott Roosevelt holds a collection box for donations for junior Klenia Moscoso, right, who needs a kidney transplant as soon as possible.
June 03, 2015

Mustangs raise funds for Klenia Moscoso

by Ellen Spitaleri
Milwaukie High junior needs kidney transplant soon - Students at Milwaukie High School have a time-honored tradition of raising money for cancer awareness and other causes, but now they and the…
PHOTO BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ - Photographer Kristin Schultz said that she was stunned by the devotion of the attendees at a Mass at the Mother Theresa House in Calcutta, India. It was there she took this photo of a woman mourning at the gravestone of Mother Theresa. The woman was hugging the gravestone and sobbing.
May 27, 2015

Kristin Schultz's photos 'give voice to the human condition' at…

by Ellen Spitaleri
Kristin Schultz is a storyteller, but instead of using words, she uses her camera to find “authentic moments” in order to tell the stories of other people. And those moments, those connections,…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Neylana Bezerra, center, will lead a mini Zumba Gold class during North Clackamas Parks and Recreation Districts Senior Fun Day.
May 20, 2015

Have a field day at North Clackamas Park's senior event

by Ellen Spitaleri
Seniors over age 50 can act like kids again and not feel guilty about it during the North Clackamas Park & Recreation District’s Senior Field Day from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 27, at the…
FILE PHOTO - Carson Ellis
May 06, 2015

Decemberists' collaborator Carson Ellis to speak at Ledding…

by Ellen Spitaleri
Carson Ellis’s presentation at the Ledding Cultural Forum will be a bit different, since she is mainly an illustrator of books for children. At the event, from 7 to 8 p.m. May 7 at the Pond…

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