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September 18, 2014

Around Town

by Isabel Gautschi
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September 11, 2014

Around Town

by Isabel Gautschi
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Photo Credit: ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Jordan Winthrop demonstrates how to use this Estacada Area Chamber of Commerce QR code.
September 05, 2014

Winthrop: TraffiQR for tourism

by Isabel Gautschi
When one thinks of tech hubs, Estacada might not be the first place that comes to mind. But local computer whiz Jordan Winthrop has developed a popular app that he hopes will be used to make…
September 04, 2014

Around Town

by Isabel Gautschi
Around Town submissions Have an event you’d like to see in Around Town? Send a brief description via email of who, what, when, where and other relevant information to Isabel Gautschi at…
Photo Credit: ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Fun is an important part of learning, Dinsdale says, and she strives to incorporate it into every lesson. Even with memorization. Dinsdale teaches students various ways to learn music from the tactile kinesthetic of playing, to creating a story for each part of the piece and giving the sections (sometimes silly) names, to playing the piece out of order and so on... For Dinsdale, truly learning music is much more engaged and involved than playing by rote.
September 03, 2014

Learn to love music

by Isabel Gautschi
Jessica Burnett Dinsdale tells parents that if they walk in to pick up their child, and teacher and student are acting out a scene from “The Three Stooges,” the lesson is right on target.…
August 28, 2014

Around Town

by Isabel Gautschi
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Photo Credit: ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Candace Larson holds up her huckleberry haul, destined to be turned into a pie.
August 27, 2014

Welcome to Huckleberry Heaven

by Isabel Gautschi
Gatherers go to great lengths — and distances — in search of the coveted berry It’s a long, but beautiful drive from Estacada following the Clackamas River along Highway 224 then Forest Service…
Photo Credit: ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Andrew and Courtney Young are the new owners of The Grind Coffee House.
August 27, 2014

New owners, but same old Grind

by Isabel Gautschi
Youngs plan a way to give back You may have noticed that local caffeine haven The Grind Coffee House is under new ownership. But Andrew and Courtney Young hope the change hasn’t been too abrupt.…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED - Family History Day and Ice Cream Social A panel of local historians and genealogy experts will share ways to research your family history during Family History Day at Philip Foster Farm on Saturday, Aug. 16. Wifi will be available during the event. The farm opens at 11 a.m., the Heartstrings Duo will perform live music at 1 p.m., a Meet the Experts introduction will be held at 1:30 p.m., there will be opportunities to learn from historians and genealogists from 2-4 p.m., ice cream sundaes will be served at 2:30 p.m. and a Rose Ramble guided tour of the farms historic blossoms will be given at 3 p.m. Admission is $5 a person or $20 for a family for non-members. The farm is at 29912 S.E. Highway 211, Eagle Creek. For more information visit www.philipfosterfarm.com or call 503-637-6324.
August 14, 2014

Around Town

by Isabel Gautschi
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Photo Credit: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Caren Jones is the Spiral Gallery's featured artist for August.
August 13, 2014

Wearing the woods

by Isabel Gautschi
Artist asks audience to write themselves a love letter The frame is as important as what it showcases. At least that’s the case in Caren Jones’ “Picture in a Frame of Mind” show at the Spiral…

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Aug 07, 2014

Around Town

by Isabel Gautschi
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Photo Credit: ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Mark and Amy Cate, owners of Estacada's newest restaurant, say a few words at a ribbon cutting ceremony for The Mason Jar on Thursday, July 31, as Rep. Bill Kennemer looks on.
Aug 07, 2014

The Mason Jar makes a splash

by Isabel Gautschi
Owners envision a gathering house By the numbers — 360 hot dogs, three gallons of lavender syrup and 12 gallons of lemonade: That’s how Amy Cate measures The Mason Jar’s first week in business.…
Jul 30, 2014

Around Town

by Isabel Gautschi
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by: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - A young man checks out the new puppet made by artist Nina Bradford for the 2014 Estacada Summer Celebration.
Jul 30, 2014

Estacada parties arty

by Isabel Gautschi
It’s not every day you’re likely to pass a juggler on stilts or be dwarfed by giant puppets while walking down Broadway Street. But during the Estacada Summer Celebration July 25-26, these were…



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