Artists hit the Hillsboro outdoors

Artists hit the Hillsboro outdoors

See how creative folks really work at this weekend’s Hillsboro Plein Air, the eighth annual...

Hillsboro show inspired by life of memories

Hillsboro show inspired by life of memories

Amy Osborne’s art work from her early life sat in a box for decades. “I started...

Still-relevant 'Crucible' honors youth, classic tale

Still-relevant 'Crucible' honors youth, classic tale

Bag&Baggage Productions’ upcoming show, Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” will...

WHEAT KINGS

WHEAT KINGS

Combines have been in action around Washington County in recent weeks as the annual wheat harvest...

Combines and dust

Combines and dust

Last weekend was a perfect time for the annual Banks Bar-B-Que: No rain, not too hot, and no wild...

Big crowd spices up Garlic Festival weekend

Big crowd spices up Garlic Festival weekend

Organizers say more than 25,000 people headed to North Plains last weekend to celebrate one of...

Classic theater takes a modern twist

Classic theater takes a modern twist

Theater Masque Alfresco brings “The Would-be Gentleman,” Moliere’s satire on...

Mustang girl

Mustang girl

Molly Burton has an easy smile and a confident, calm demeanor. Perhaps that’s why Lucy, the...

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Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTOS: JAIME VALDEZ - Doug Burkhardt, an Aloha resident and associate editor of the Hillsboro Tribune, has released a new book about the history of Washington County railroads under the pen name D.C. Jesse Burkhardt.
September 19, 2014

Local railroads come alive in new book

by Shannon Wells
Growing up in the sleepy town of Jackson, Mich., D. C. Jesse Burkhardt found trains mysterious and alluring. “I would hear them at night as a kid,” the Aloha resident said. “I was curious where…
September 19, 2014

Modern witch hunts target of B&B's 'Crucible'

by Tina Arth and Darrell Baker
Since Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” was first produced in 1953, it has been venerated as a brilliant allegory about the communist “witch hunts” of the McCarthy era. However, by casting his…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Pianist George Winston will return to the Walters Cultural Arts Center next weekend for the first time since 2009.
September 19, 2014

Philanthropic piano star offers two shows

by Joann Boatwright
Legendary pianist George Winston will return to the stage at the Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hillsboro for two concerts Sept. 26 and 27. Known for his introspective and almost tranquilizing…
September 19, 2014

County libraries expand e-book options

by Stephanie Haugen
A new simpler option is coming for Washington County Cooperative Library Services library cardholders as of Sept. 23. The service links to WCCLS online accounts and has many new titles for all…
September 12, 2014

Art Briefs

by Stephanie Haugen
Talent show looks for unusual skills Organizers of the Renaissance Festival of Hillsboro are looking for talents that would have been appreciated 100 years ago. All entertainers, including…
September 12, 2014

RUSH IN TO SEE 'FOOLS'

by Stephanie Haugen
Evidently, divorce is not always a bad thing. It was allegedly Neil Simon’s split from actress Marsha Mason that indirectly inspired “Fools,” one of the funniest shows we’ve seen all year. An…
September 05, 2014

HART comedy 'Fools' provides moral lesson

by Stephanie Haugen
HART Theatre’s newest production, “Fools,” opens Friday, Sept. 5, and runs through Sept. 21. Steve Kelsey will direct the comedy, which was written by Neil Simon. The setting takes place in the…
September 05, 2014

Quilt Barn Trail gets green light

by Stephanie Haugen
The Washington County Board of Commissioners passed ordinance changes last week that will allow organizers of a Quilt Barn Trail to start moving forward. The new regulations will be effective…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTOS - Photographer Doug Pettitts work will be showcased as part of the September exhibit at Sequoia Gallery + Studios.
August 29, 2014

First Tuesday brings student works, jewelry, photos

by Stephanie Haugen
The First Tuesday celebration in downtown Hillsboro always means new art for local art lovers to gaze upon. There will be openings receptions for September’s exhibits next Tuesday, Sept. 2 at…
September 15, 2014

Indian murder mystery gets cultural twist

by Stephanie Haugen
There will be one detective, two murder victims, and many suspects. There will be multiple rounds of interrogation. But the mystery will be solved in one evening. Anita Menon, founder and…

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Aug 22, 2014

Walters sets the stage with new voices, old favorites

by Stephanie Haugen
Tickets for the Walters Cultural Arts Center 2014-2015 concert series are now on sale. The series kicks off in September with two intimate performances by pianist George Winston Friday, Sept.…
Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTOS: CHASE ALLGOOD - In celebration of the original inhabitants of the Helvetia area, the sixth annual Helvetia Culture Fest hosted dramatic, colorful dancers from the Painted Sky Northstar Dance Company of Portland.
Aug 27, 2014

Helvetia dances to history beat.

by chase allgood
Aug 22, 2014

Cancelled: Centro Cultural Mexican film screenings

by Stephanie Haugen
The News-Times featured Centro Cultural of Washington County's Mexican film festival on the top of page A4 in the Aug. 13 edition. The films screenings have been cancelled and postponed until…
Aug 22, 2014

Author Grabel brings 'uncomfortable details' to Hillsboro event

by Joann Boatwright
Poet, memoirist and performance artist Leanne Grabel will be at Hillsboro Public Library’s “Conversations With Writers” series at 7 p.m. Aug. 25. The series gives audience members the…
Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - A colorful new mural from Portlands Angelina Marino-Heidel was unveiled last Saturday at the Hillsboro Public Librarys Shute Park Branch.
Aug 22, 2014

New mural celebrates journey, discovery

by Stephanie Haugen
Community members and library patrons gathered last Saturday for the unveiling of a new mural at the Hillsboro Public Library Shute Park Branch, “Bird Child: Travels Through History.” After…
Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: DOUG BURKHARDT - Action was hot and dusty Sunday with the annual Banks BBQ Truck & Tractor Pull and the Combine Demolition Derby in full swing at Sunset Speedway. Here, a customized tractor, Double Shot, bounces into the air as it struggles to move a heavy sled during tractor pull events Sunday.
Aug 20, 2014

Dirt track heroes

by Doug Burkhardt
Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: DOUG BURKHARDT - Robert Cray rocked Washington County at the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District complex Saturday evening. Cray blasted through a 90-minute set of rhythm and blues music that included Right Next Door, Dont You Even Care? and Your Good Thing is About to End. Several hundred people turned out to enjoy the music outdoors on a warm summer evening.
Aug 15, 2014

Night of the blues

by Doug Burkhardt
Aug 15, 2014

Artsy quilt trail slowly headed toward county

by Stephanie Haugen
Organizers of the Washington County Quilt Barn Trail are inching toward seeing their dreams come to life. Quilt enthusiasts were hoping to start hanging artistic painted quilt blocks on local…
Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: DOUG BURKHARDT - The weekends full moon was billed as the biggest and closest full moon of 2014, and in Washington County, we luckily had clear skies so we could see it in its full, beaming magnificence.
Aug 15, 2014

Full moon rising

by Doug Burkhardt
Aug 08, 2014

Art Briefs

by Stephanie Haugen
Philharmonic looks for more musicians The Pacific University Philharmonic is recruiting members. Their first tenth-season rehearsal is Wednesday, Aug. 27. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 7 to 10…



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