B&B forges plan to buy new theater

B&B forges plan to buy new theater

Hillsboro-based company likely to secure own space for performances If all goes as planned,...

Independence Day celebrations abound

Independence Day celebrations abound

You can have a good old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration this Saturday right here in western...

Office art

Office art

The News-Times office has new art on display, this time by Lisa Griffen. Stop by anytime during...


Forest Grove's Features

July 01, 2015

Art briefs

by Stephanie Haugen
Forest Grove art projects receive funding Last week, the Forest Grove Community Enhancement Program (CEP) committee doled out $100,000 to 24 different nonprofits and city commissions, several of…
July 01, 2015

Grant helps Theatre in the Grove stage kids' 'Aladdin'

by Michael Sproles
$500 pays for play's royalties, makes production possible The Theatre in the Grove’s Children’s After School Theatre (CAST) Playhouse will be kicking off its seventh year of summer productions…
COURTESY PHOTO: THEATRE IN THE GROVE - Theatre in the Grove performer Alison Luey rehearses the song You Dont Consider The Rain from Somebodys Ripper.
June 24, 2015

Dark musical pays tribute to victims, work's writers

by Stephanie Haugen
'Somebody's Ripper' author works on stages and fights cancer For years, Tina Arth and Darrell Baker have been striving to support local county theater companies. This weekend, Theatre in the…
COURTESY PHOTO - The steelhead trout eggs at the Tillamook Forest Center have become fry in the last week, ready to be released into the cool waters of the Coast Range, on which they rely for survival.
June 24, 2015

Head to the forest this weekend for walks, classes, fun

by Stephanie Haugen
Escape the heat this weekend and spend it in the shade of the Coast Range. Head to the Tillamook Forest Center, 45500 Wilson River Highway, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the chance to release…
June 24, 2015

Art briefs

by (None)
Summer book club in Hillsboro starts today There will be a summer book club for families at the Shute Park Branch Library, 775 S.E. 10th Ave. in Hillsboro. The club will run every Wednesday from…
COURTESY PHOTO - Cate Kennedy, author of the highly acclaimed novel The World Beneath, will read next Friday, June 26, at Pacific University.
June 17, 2015

Pacific opens award-winning author readings to public

by (None)
The Pacific University Master of Fine Arts in Writing program will once again host readings with professional and award-winning writers during its annual 10-day residency on the Forest Grove…
COURTESY PHOTO - There will be a henna workshop in North Plains for teens as part of the Summer Reading Program Thursday, June 25.
June 17, 2015

Summer Reading Program includes henna, music

by Joann Boatwright
North Plains library hosting special events for youth The North Plains Public Library will bring two special events to the community next week as part of the popular and free Summer Reading…
COURTESY PHOTO - Laurence Cox as King Arthur and Mila Boyd as Lady of the Lake take the stage as talented cast members of Hart Theatres Spamalot.
June 10, 2015

HART's 'Spamalot' selling out shows

by Tina Arth and Darrell Baker
Musical modeled after 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' is sure to be fun In the words of the immortal Monty Python, “If life seems jolly rotten, there’s something you’ve forgotten, and that’s…
COURTESY PHOTO - The first Tillamook Forest Center pre-school storytime of the season is about butterflies.
June 10, 2015

Spend time in the forest this summer

by (None)
The Tillamook Forest Center, 45500 Wilson River Highway, will be open for special summer programs in June, July and August. The center will host preschool story times the second Saturdays of the…
COURTESY PHOTO - Ronald, played by Donald Cleland, and Kiki, played by Anne Kennedy, meet with Teeta, the only ordained showgirl minister in Las Vegas, played by Patti Speight.
June 03, 2015

'Mama Won't Fly' takes off at TITG

by Tina Arth and Darrell Baker
Light-hearted show offers theater-goers a fun few hours in the Grove Theatre in the Grove’s latest offering, “Mama Won’t Fly,” is one in a series of Southern-themed farces by the prolific…

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NEWS-TIMES FILE PHOTO - The Forest Grove Farmers Market is also a hot spot on Wednesdays, but tonight will offer even more attractions as part of First Wednesday.
Jun 03, 2015

First Wednesday showcases local attractions

by none
Downtown Forest Grove is the place to be tonight, June 3. Celebrate First Wednesday with art, food, wine and music until 8 p.m. This month’s theme is Staycation in Forest Grove, so take a stroll…
COURTESY PHOTO - Mama, played by Shelly Heesacker, informs her daughter, Savannah, played by Jessica Reed, that Mama wont fly.
May 27, 2015

TITG takes on family comedy

by (none)
It’s time for strawberries, farmers markets, summer planning — and community theater. There’s no better way to celebrate the upcoming summer season than with a play about traveling and all the…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTOS: STEPHANIE HAUGEN - Banks resident Jullane Rich will be selling her watercolors of animals and plants at Lindas Recreations in Forest Grove.
May 27, 2015

Artist's watercolors for sale in Forest Grove

by Stephanie Haugen
Pet portraits a specialty for Banks' Jullane Rich When Jullane Rich cancelled her trip to Africa for a getaway to Hawaii with her mom and sister, she never thought she’d discover the passion…
May 20, 2015

Calling Banks bikers, hikers and walkers

by Stephanie Haugen
Local residents have a few upcoming chances to help shape the future of transportation in Banks. Now is the time to offer input on future bike paths and pedestrian walkways. Planners are…
May 20, 2015

Network with other art and culture groups Thursday

by Stephanie Haugen
The Westside Cultural Alliance will host a networking event in Forest Grove Thursday, May 21. The bimonthly event is part of an ongoing series that rotates around Washington County. Thursday’s…
May 20, 2015

Art briefs

by (None)
TITG summer camp registration open Registration is now open for Theatre in the Grove’s children’s summer camps in Forest Grove. Students will spend two weeks (three and half hours a day) in CAST…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: MICHELLE THOMAS - Washington County planners have determined the Gales Creek Bridge to be inadequate and in need of replacement. Make comments tonight.
May 13, 2015

Comment on plans for bridge, wetlands

by (none)
Two public meetings this week are calling for community participation, starting with an open house about the Gales Creek Road Bridge Project tonight, Wednesday, May 13, at the Gales Creek Fire…
COURTESY PHOTOS: CASEY CAMPBELL PHOTOGRAPHY - (Left to right) Gary Strong as Cpt. Collins, Jessi Walters as Lt. Faddy, Damaris Webb as Lt. Johnstone, Peter Schuyler as Governor Phillip, Colin Wood as Major Ross and Luke Armstrong as Capt. Campbell bring Our Countrys Good to life on stage.
May 13, 2015

'Our Country's Good' couldn't be better

by Tina Arth and Darrell Baker
Strong cast gives strong script staying power in Bag&Baggage offering It’s always a challenge to review a show we’ve never seen — or even heard of. With shows that are new to us, we sometimes…
COURTESY PHOTO  - Rick Meyers will play banjo, guitar, spoons, musical saw, noseflute, limberjack, washboard and washtub bass at the Washington County Museum this Saturday.
May 06, 2015

Free old-time music comes to county museum

by (none)
The Washington County Museum will host a free pioneer music performance by local musician Rick Meyers at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, at the Museum’s downtown Hillsboro location, 120 E. Main St. in…




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