Forest Grove shelter opens to shivering guests

Forest Grove shelter opens to shivering guests

The cold, wet nights have already made life harder for homeless people in western Washington...

Recovery Club recovers  with help from outsiders

Recovery Club recovers with help from outsiders

Roofing company owner joins with city grant money and other donors

CHANGING OF THE GUARD

CHANGING OF THE GUARD

Richard Kidd III and Victoria Lowe take their leave as newcomers Timothy Rippe and Matt Vandehey...

Tree lightings  mark the start  of holiday season

Tree lightings mark the start of holiday season

Forest Grove and Banks held successful tree lightings over the weekend

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Brought to you by Holly Witte, A Blooming Hill Vineyard and Winery


Holly Witte

Jim and I went to a luncheon a week or so ago hosted by Wine America, a nationwide organization dedicated to helping our industry be suc­cessful. Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Suzanne Bonamici were the TERRIFIC guest speakers.

At a panel, after lunch, we heard some of the really big players talk about the indus­try, how the really BIG winer­ies (read, The Jackson Family) acquire properties of all sizes all over the world. Recent purchases in Oregon include Penner Ash and WillaKenzie. The theme of the talk was that we should all think of this sort of “consolidation” as a good thing.

As we left, Jim asked me what I thought about that and said that, at first, he thought maybe we are not using our time here as well as we should and that we should be think­ing about how to maximize our production. THEN, he remem­bered why he did this in the first place – to make wine and farm the land; to give people a warm welcome when they come here to taste.

We both left happy. We decided that growth is not always the overall objective when you have a chance to create and fulfill a dream. We believe there will always be a place in Oregon for the small and genuine winemaker who is content to spend days in the vineyard and winery and create something of pleasure than may not achieve world renown while still pleasing the palates of people who visit.

For that we are grateful. Warm Thanksgiving wishes to all.

5195 SW HERGERT ROAD CORNELIUS, OR 97113

503.992.1196

abloominghillvineyard.com

Brought to you by Scott Palmer, Artistic Director of BagNBaggage


Scott Palmer

November certainly started off the holiday season with a bang! In this complex and charged political environment, many members of our communi­ty are feeling nervous, worried, and anxious. At Bag&Baggage, we are feeling it too, and have put together a plan for how we can all come together as a com­munity in love, friendship, and hope.

Our holiday show this year is Parfumerie, the play that in­spired three incredibly iconic American films. You’ve Got Mail (the Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan romance), The Shop Around The Corner and In the Good Old Sum­mertime. You may remember that each of these movies tells the story of battling co-workers who fight and feud at work, but are secretly in love with each other in their letters (or, in some cases, emails!). Parfum­erie, written in the late 1930s by Hungarian playwright Miklos Laszlo, was the inspiration for those films, and we hope will be the inspiration for you and your family this holiday season.

Set in the charming sur­roundings of Christmas-time Bu­dapest in the late 1930s, the show features one of our largest ever casts (15 people!), a massive set, gorgeous period costumes, tons of perfume-shop props, a snow machine, and, (of course!) a hap­py ending!

Join us this holiday season for a lighthearted romantic romp where love conquers all in Parfumerie. Performances begin November 25th (the day after Thanksgiving) and run through December 23rd. We also have a special Holiday Family Pass available; consider giving the gift of theatre this holiday sea­son! Find out more online at ba­gnbaggage.org or call us at the box office at 503 345 9590. Happy holidays to you and yours from all of us at Bag&Baggage!

253 E MAIN STREET

HILLSBORO, OR 97123

503.345.9590

bagnbaggage.org

Brought to you by Chris and Victoria Garfield of John L. Scott Market Center Forest Grove


Chris and Victoria Garfield

Historically, home prices are lower during December than any other month. And, just as Chris predicted, the market has been slowing and prices are headed toward a healthy stabilization. The election has thrown markets into upheaval and raised mortgage rates. A rate rise could slow home prices, stop over-market-price offers and bidding wars. The everyday home buyer might have a better chance to get a home at a reasonable price and rate.

Closings in January show a dip in prices meaning that buyers in November and December got the best deals. Prices rise in the spring and move down in the late fall. This puts power in the hands of the buyer. There is less competition during December for existing homes, because really, who wants all that upheaval during the holidays?

Sellers avoid the wintry weather and short days at the end of the year and conventional wisdom says that buyers aren’t interested then. But a seller listing at the end of the year is someone who needs to sell and will be highly motivated to work with a buyer to make a sale. Older listings can be a real deal for buyers in December as well, because once again, a motivated seller!

A good realtor can help you decide the best time to buy a house depending on what makes the most sense for your situation. Chris and Victoria Garfield know the local market consider it their calling to put the client first. Talk to Chris or Victoria soon to get the home of your dreams.

1936 PACIFIC AVENUE

FOREST GROVE, OR 97116

503.359.9100

forestgroveoffice.johnlscott.com

Brought to you by Dr. Scott Hein, PT, DPT, OCS of Therapeutic Associates


Dr. Scott Hein, PT, DPT, OCS

As Physical Therapists, we often hear things like “My x-rays showed that I have arthritis in my knee, so there’s nothing you can do for me,” or “My MRI showed degenerative discs of my spine, so I’ll always have back pain.”

Are these beliefs accurate?

Many studies now contradict the bias that pain and arthritis are directly linked. Let’s start with some cool statistics regarding the low back:

• We now know that most of us develop a little arthritis in our spine when we are in our early 20s. (1)

• While imaging studies confirm that arthritis rates for the low back increase steadily with age, the occurrence of low back pain actually peaks when we are in our 40s, then declines as we get older from there. (2)

What about the neck?

• In 2015, it was found that in 1,211 subjects without neck pain, 88% of those aged 20-80 had cervical disc bulges! (3)

And the knee?

• It has been found that only 50% of people with arthritis experience knee pain. (4)

So, research is showing consistently that findings of arthritis do not necessarily mean that you should expect to live a life in pain. Call and request a PT appointment to find out how exercise and movement-based treatment can help diminish pain even in the presence of arthritis!

1. Twomey LT, Taylor JR. Clin Orthop Relat Res. Nov 1987 (224): 97-104.

2. Brinjikji W. Luetmer PH, Comstock B. et al. American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2015;36(4): 811-816.

3. Nakashima H, Yukawa Y, Suda K, Yamagata M, Ueta T, Kato F. Spine. 2015;40(6):392-398.

4. Munk B, Lundorf E, Jensen J. Acta Orthop Scand. Feb 2004;75(1):89-92.

Therapeutic Associates

Forest Grove Physical Therapy

2005 ELM ST #200,

FOREST GROVE, OR 97116

503.357.9810

therapeuticassociates.com

Brought to you by Kevin Kuntz, Hybrid Heating and Cooling


Kevin Kuntz

Hybrid is proud to offer the Infin­ity heating and cooling system, the ultimate comfort system of the future. From Carrier, the Infinity system removes and kills air born germs and allergens, and it’s the most energy-efficient system on the market.

The only system you can buy that combines top rated Carrier technologies, such as Hybrid Heat, ComfortHeat, IdealHumidity and Puron Refrigerant, Infinity allows you to enjoy fresh, clean air with a smart system that can even de­tect when your filter needs to be changed. Infinity is so advanced, it automatically adjusts for peak effi­ciency and performance.

The Infinity system includes:

Infinity Control and Remote ac­cess is the only control you can buy that allows you to control tem­perature, humidity, air quality, fan speed and ventilation.

Infinity Gas Furnace—Provides reliable, high efficiency heating for long-lasting comfort and energy savings.

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Infinity Air Purifier—Improves air quality by eradicating harmful and irritating airborne pollutants from the air in your home.

Humidifier—Replenishes mois­ture to dry air.

UV Lamp—Reduces the amount of pollutants, such as mold, bacte­ria, fungi and viruses from your in­door coil, leaving your home with cleaner, fresher air.

Ventilator—Combines fresh out­door air with conditioned indoor air for improved air quality and maximum efficiency—great for to­day’s tightly constructed home.

Contact Hybrid Heating & Air Conditioning to see how the Infin­ity System can make your life more comfortable.

KEVIN KUNTZ

230 W BASELINE STREET

CORNELIUS, OR 97113

503.357.5663

hybridhc.com

Brought to you by Nate Boyd, Fitness Expert


Nate Boyd

Are you ready for pumpkin pie and turkey gravy? How about Christmas fudge, cookies and egg nog? Or New Year’s Eve champagne and nibbles? Of course you are, because you are going to follow these tips for maintaining you fitness this holiday season.

Increase your weekly workouts—you will be calories ahead if you burn ‘em before you put ‘em in!

Portion control—the hardest thing, but just eat one, cookie, truffle, helping of artichoke dip, instead of two. Or more!

Don’t show up hungry— eat something nutritious and drink a full glass of water to fill up ahead of time. Things will look less tempting if you aren’t hungry.

Just say no—your Aunt Myrtle makes the very best pecan pie and wants you to eat a great big piece. She also weighs 250 pounds. Practice your polite refusals now.

Limit alcohol intake—full of calories and they weaken your resolve to control your eating.

Veggie and Fruit trays—bring your own and go wild with carrots and broccoli.

Let The Gym help you stay in shape this holiday season. Their workout experts can help you with new moves and equipment and don’t forget that you can work out at any time day or night!

NATE BOYD

1901 MT. VIEW LANE

FOREST GROVE, OR 97116

503.359.9213

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Brought to you by Holly Witte, Wine Connoisseur


Holly Witte

This time of the year we head into one of our biggest weekends of the entire sea­son – Thanksgiving Weekend Open House! The air is crisp while it is always cozy inside We have the fireplace warm­ing the room, plenty of tasty snacks, holiday gifts and wine.

From the winery’s point of view, there is a great ex­citement in the air when it is busy, of course, and we love that. If you love the idea of a big party, these are the week­ends for you. People tend to run into each other at the win­eries and, by the end of the weekend, new friends have definitely been made. We love the opportunity to visit with people so we also open on the quieter days in our corner of the Willamette Valley. Tues­days through Thursdays, by appointment, you can come in and spend time talking to us. We’ve met people from all over the world. We’ve had couples celebrating birth­days or anniversaries in our romantic setting. We’ve had people curious about the pro­cess of growing the grapes and turning them into the magic in their glass. Just this week, we had outgoing senior citizens from Hillsboro who go on monthly jaunts and got to do a barrel tasting with us.

Your choice – bustling and social with lots of folks; cozi­er and more intimate. Either way, we’re here to please

5195 SW HERGERT ROAD CORNELIUS, OR 97113

503.992.1196

abloominghillvineyard.com

Brought to you by Nate Boyd of The Gym


Nate Boyd

We’ve all heard about those fabulous early morning workouts at the gym, but what if you are a night owl? Not all of us leap out of bed first thing in the morning rarin’ to go to the gym. And what about the insomnia we are supposed to get if we exercise before bed, or that we won’t stick to our routine?

Here are some surprising benefits of working out at night.

No crowds. They are all at home in bed resting up for that early rising.

You can be more social. Understandably morning exercisers tend to be less chatty.

You can let out the frustrations of a bad day. Sweat it out, yeah!

To go with the reason above, you can destress. Aah.

Your mornings will be calmer. No more throwing stuff in your bag and dashing to the gym. You can also have a normal breakfast. And a cup of coffee.

You can sleep better. One study found that people who lifted weights in the evening had a higher quality and duration of sleep than people who did the same workout in the morning. See, night workouts are good.

Working out first thing in the morning works great for some people, but if you still feel half asleep during your workout in the morning, you are probably not getting the most out of your exercise. However, if you start your workout with a higher energy level, like at night, you may be doing yourself a favor for a better workout.

The Gym is open 25 hours a day so you can work out at night or in the morning. Either way we are here for you!

1901 MT. VIEW LANE

FOREST GROVE, OR 97116

503.359.9213

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Brought to you by Chris and Victoria Garfield of John L. Scott Market Center Forest Grove


Chris & Victoria Garfield

Have you been waiting for the housing market to calm down before looking for a new home? Chris Garfield of John L. Scott Market Center in Forest Grove believes “the rave is over, and we will likely be coming in to a correction.” While a hot market is great for sellers, it is difficult for a buyer to get a good value during one.

When choosing a realtor it is important to choose someone knowledgeable and invested in the community you want to live in. Chris and Victoria Garfield live here and were sponsors of the recent Uncorked event, which brings winemakers and distillers, live music and fun to downtown Forest Grove every summer. Chris describes his mode of operation as “less about the home and more about the circumstances” of his clients. Both Chris and Victoria are “always driven to focus on the community itself.”

In working with Chris or Victoria their clients receive a special advantage of a partnership of two professionals. Chris collaborates with his wife Victoria Garfield in a team approach to delivering real estate expertise to their valued clients. Servicing their clients as a team Chris’ and Victoria’s efforts complement each other to ensure that their client’s needs are thoroughly attended to. Whether it’s establishing a marketing plan, showings for a property, or a review of the technical points of the transaction, Chris’ and Victoria’s team approach delivers impressive results.

Now that a correction has occurred in the market and you can think about buying a new home call Chris and Victoria at John L. Scott Market Center in Forest Grove for their help finding your new dream home.

1936 PACIFIC AVENUE

FOREST GROVE, OR 97116

503.359.9100

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Brought to you by Scott Palmer, Theatre Expert


Scott Palmer

Do your friends really need another pair of socks? Do your family members really need an­other fruitcake? Why not con­sider giving your loved ones the gift of an experience this holiday season?

Hillsboro’s arts and culture scene is growing and thriving. In addition to the work produced by Bag&Baggage, Hillsboro’s resident professional theatre company, residents of Hillsboro also have the opportunity to at­tend performances and events at the Walters Cultural Arts Cen­ter, the HART Theatre, Stages Youth Theatre, the Hillsboro Community Youth Choir, the Washington County Museum, the Hillsboro Symphony Orches­tra, the Oregon Chorale, and many, many more! Our growing arts scene needs your support to stay strong, and one of the very best ways you can help us is by giving the gift of arts and culture this holiday season.

Attending a concert, going to a live theatre show, visiting a gallery together; these expe­riences are not only “once in a lifetime,” they are also about building a greater sense of com­munity and connecting more with your neighbors. Giving your family tickets to a show not only creates lasting memories, it is also a great way to support the arts and culture organiza­tions throughout Hillsboro. So, why not pass on the neck tie, the video game, or the fruit bas­ket this holiday season and give your loved ones, and yourself, the gift of culture! Bag&Baggage has a special “Family Four Pass” for our holiday show, Parfumerie for only $100, and I know that al­most all of the other arts groups in town have amazing things planned for the holidays. More information about our special gift passes, and about our holi­day show, can be found online at www.bagnbaggage.org

Brought to you by Joy Gephart, P.A.-C


Joy Gephart, P.A. -C

In October, pink is every­where—from profession football to yogurt containers. It is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we at the Maple Street Clinic would like to take this opportu­nity to encourage you schedule all of your preventative care ex­ams (including a mammogram) in addition continuing to per­form your monthly self-exams.

Breast cancer affects more than 240,000 women, and nearly 2000 men, every year. Annually, 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer and about 40,000 women will die from the disease. When caught early, however, the 5-year sur­vival rate is close to 100%. Breast cancer is the 2nd most common cancer occurring in American women, after skin cancer.

Factors that might elevate risk of breast cancer are some­times within your control. These include: obesity, heavy drink­ing, and a sedentary lifestyle. Some risk factors are outside of your control but are important to note; such as: genetics, early menstruation, high breast den­sity and aging. Previous treat­ments, such as birth control pill usage, hormone therapy, and radiation exposure may also el­evate your risk of breast cancer.

Symptoms of breast cancer vary from person to person. These may include a lump in the breast or armpit, thicken­ing, irritation, itching, redness, discharge, or change in size or shape of breast or nipple. If you have any signs or symptoms that are of a concern be sure to see your health provider right away.

A healthy lifestyle may lower your risk of developing cancer, and improve your chances of surviving cancer if it occurs. If you have any questions about staying healthy, the importance of preventative care, or any breast health concerns call us at the Maple Street Clinic. We are here to help.

Maple Street

Clinic P.C.

1825 MAPLE ST.,

FOREST GROVE, OR 97116

503.357.2136

www.maplestreetclinic.com

Brought to you by Kevin Kuntz, Heating and Cooling Expert


Kevin Kuntz

You know, the earthquake that will severely damage our area. Often after earthquakes gas lines into homes are bro­ken creating a fire hazard. The last thing a homeowner needs after an earthquake is a fire. Hybrid Heating and Cooling is proud to carry Firefighter seismic gas shut off valves. Because no one can accurately predict an earthquake, Fire­fighter Gas Safety Products developed this automatic gas shutoff valve that activates and shuts off your home or business natural gas supply in the event of a 5.4 or greater earthquake.

The AGV-100 & VAGV-100 series valves are used in large homes and some small indus­trial applications. At your home or office, Firefighter valves work 24-7 to protect lives and property from earthquake re­lated gas fires. Please remem­ber Firefighter gas valves meet or exceed the requirements of the City of Los Angeles, and are laboratory tested and cer­tified. When safety counts, de­pend on Firefighter Gas Safety Products.

Peace of mind and safety for your family is why we devel­oped it. Our valves are manu­factured using state of the art CNC machining equipment that allows us to build consis­tent and reliable valves you can trust. Quality and safety are paramount in the production of our valves. Your family’s lives depend on our product work­ing properly and we test every valve that leaves our plant for that very reason. Call Hybrid for installation costs and pro­tect your home and family after the ‘Big One’.

Hybrid Heating & Air Conditioning

230 W BASELINE STREET

CORNELIUS, OR 97113

503.357.5663

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