Theater eyes purchase of local bank building

Theater eyes purchase of local bank building

Bag&Baggage eyes move from The Venetian to eventual 150-seat theater The city of Hillsboro and...

'Spitfire Grill' best 'show you never heard of'

'Spitfire Grill' best 'show you never heard of'

TITG production brings review team to tears It is not often that a play inspires audience members...

Pacific hosts reception for new art display

Pacific hosts reception for new art display

Pacific University is opening a new art installation today. Feb. 4. “Interlopers: Unintended...


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Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO: CASEY CAMPBELL PHOTOGRAPHY - (From top left) Cassie Greer as Proteus, Jessi Walters as Silvia, Arianne Jacques as Julia, and Clara Hillier as Valentine are ready for opening night of Six Gentlepersons of Verona.
March 04, 2015

B&B stages adapted Shakespeare comedy

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Bag&Baggage Productions’ opening night of “Six Gentlepersons of Verona” is March 5. William Shakespeare didn’t live to see his very first comedy, “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” performed on…
March 04, 2015

Art briefs

by Stephanie Haugen
TITG holds auditions for spring comedy Theatre in the Grove will hold auditions for its spring production, “Mama Won’t Fly,” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 9, and Tuesday, March 10, at Theatre in the…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Left to right: Percy (played by Jessica Reed), Hannah (played by Jeanna VanDyke) and Shelby (played by Jennifer Yamashiro) enjoy a laugh while poring over raffle entries.
February 25, 2015

'Spitfire Grill' opens Friday at TITG

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Theatre in the Grove will stage the critically acclaimed contemporary musical “The Spitfire Grill” this month and next. Directed by TITG veteran Darren Hurley, the show focuses on a feisty…
February 25, 2015

Arts briefs

by Stephanie Haugen
St. Patty’s parade in need of entrants The Murphy’s Furniture Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is Saturday, March 14, in downtown Hillsboro and entries are still needed. Staging time is at 9 a.m. and…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Shook Twins will bring original lyrics and beautiful harmonies to the Walters Cultural Arts Center Friday, Feb. 27.
February 18, 2015

Folk twins are set to visit county

by Stephanie Haugen
Shook Twins will play at Walters Cultural Arts Center Katelyn Shook wakes up every day knowing what she wants to do with her life. “Finding what you want to do, finding that purpose in life…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Attend the Washington County Master Gardener Associations demonstration this Saturday to learn to prune roses, shrubs, grapes and fruit trees for free.
February 18, 2015

Learn to prune properly this Saturday

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Experienced gardeners and those considering greening their thumbs can spend a morning learning from professional arborists and longtime growers and planters. The Oregon State University…
February 11, 2015

Museum sets 3-week seismic upgrade closure

by Kathy Fuller
Contractors will reinforce exhibit hall's walls The Washington County Museum will close next week for three weeks of construction. The temporary closure, scheduled for Feb. 12 through March 10,…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - (Left to right) Robbie Estabrook, Debbie Davis, Chuck Weed, Sarah Kollars, Cindy Swager and Steve Pitzel make up the cast of Spoon River Anthology.
February 11, 2015

Century-old classic features new music, twists

by Stephanie Haugen
On the 100th anniversary of Edgar Lee Masters’ “Spoon River Anthology,” Hillsboro Artists Repertory Theater is putting on the stage version adapted by Charles Aidman with a few of its own…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Pacific University student Kayla Wiley delivers her lines on stage during a Vagina Monologues rehearsal.
February 11, 2015

Pacific show calls attention to sexual violence

by Joann Boatwright
'Vagina Monologues' performed locally and across nation Pacific University’s Center for Gender Equity and the new applied theater program will present “The Vagina Monologues” this week as part…
February 11, 2015

Art briefs

by Stephanie Haugen
Singing Valentines gearing up for weekend The Tualatin Valley Harmony Masters barbershop chorus groups will be busy this Valentine’s Day with their annual fundraiser, the Singing Valentines.…

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Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO: STUDIO MCDERMOTT - Bass-baritone Brandon Morales plays Doctor Bartolo in the bilingual adaptation of The Barber of Seville.
Feb 04, 2015

'Barber of Seville' for all ages, languages

by Joann Boatwright
Portland Opera To Go is coming to Hillsboro Portland Opera will offer a musical appetizer for those who wish to try the group’s signature dish this weekend. Portland Opera’s educational program,…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - The women of Pacific Universitys Phi Lambda Omicron sorority are coordinating efforts with other Greek groups to put on a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Feb 04, 2015

Pacific's 'Greek Stars' call for community support

by Stephanie Haugen
Talent show raises funds for Make-A-Wish Pacific University sophomore Ashley McKenzie grew up around children with life-threatening illnesses. McKenzie and her mom started a soccer league in…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Chuck Neighbors, a professional actor and storyteller, will perfom this Saturday in Forest Grove.
Jan 28, 2015

Forest Grove performance tackles parenting

by Stephanie Haugen
Professional actor and storyteller Chuck Neighbors will perform his one-man show at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Forest Grove Seventh Day Adventist, 1950 Mountain View Lane. Neighbors will…
Photo Credit: POST PHOTO: TROY WAYRYNEN - Janelle Wellman, left, director of business development at the American Heart Association, and Patti Hallgren, of Welches, enjoy conversation while snowshoeing along the Trillium Lake Trail Thursday Jan. 15. Hallgren started snowshoeing with friends on her birthday 10 years ago to stay heart healthy in honor of her mother, who died of a heart attack.
Jan 28, 2015

Welches women's annual walk raises $2,500 for American Heart…

by Kylie Wray
Forest Grove's Gayle Miller speaks to group that raised $2,500 for national nonprofit For her 69th birthday, Patti Hallgren helped raise awareness about heart disease in women, introduced…
Jan 28, 2015

Youth trap shooters aim high

by Kathy Fuller
Sport of quick reflexes, keen eye popular in Washington County It takes a steady hand. Quick reflexes. Concentration. And a competitive drive. If it sounds like a sport, it is. It’s trap…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Washington County residents George and Linda Starbird donated their extensive toaster collection to the county museum to be displayed.
Jan 21, 2015

Local collectors make a toast - to toasters

by Stephanie Haugen
County museum exhibit features unique models of commonplace appliance For 30 years, George and Linda Starbird spent their free time scouring antique stores, junk shops and flea markets. They…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Dessa Myatt does a fine job as Belle with her pleasant voice and demeanor.
Jan 21, 2015

Cast and masks make magic at TITG

by Tina Arth and Darrell Baker
'Beauty and the Beast, Jr.' is fun, youthful There’s no denying it — Disney sells. Near-capacity crowds at Theatre in the Grove’s current production of “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” are providing…
Jan 21, 2015

Workshop scheduled for landowners looking to lease

by Stephanie Haugen
Farmer, attorney join panel at Forest Grove UCC Jan. 25 Those with a few extra unruly acres on their hands no longer have to resort to their lawn mowers or hungry goats for help. That land could…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Robin Cody has won numerous awards, including an Oregon Book Award and a Western Writers of America Silver Spur Award.
Jan 21, 2015

Oregon author kicks off local lecture series

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Free 'Evening with an Author' event comes to North Plains library Saturday The Friends of the North Plains Public Library members are introducing their “An Evening with an Author” series with…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES FILE PHOTO - Students line the steps of Marsh Hall at Pacific University and listen to speakers during last years Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in Forest Grove.
Jan 14, 2015

Pacific hosts annual MLK Day celebration

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The public is invited to join Pacific University students, faculty and staff in celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 19. The annual celebration begins…




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