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Classic theater takes a modern twist

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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.
August 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.
August 15, 2014

Night of the blues

by Doug Burkhardt
August 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.
August 15, 2014

Full moon rising

by Doug Burkhardt
August 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…
August 08, 2014

Credit and comfort

by Kate Stringer
The circumstances that can lead a family to a homeless shelter are far from joyful, but a small gift called a “pajama pack” — which includes a blanket, book, stuffed animal and pajamas — can…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: DOUG BURKHARDT - Local residents are gearing up for the annual Banks Bar-B-Que, which features a whole lot more than good home cooking. This combine on Highway 26 between North Plains and Banks sets the spirit for commuters. The Texas Holdem poker tournament will be held Friday, Aug. 15, and the tractor and truck pulls happen Saturday, Aug. 16 and Sunday, Aug. 17. The crowd-favorite combine destruction derby and much-loved parade are grand finales set for Sunday. Visit bankssunsetpark.com for a complete schedule of old-fashioned fun.
August 08, 2014

Demo derby coming

by Stephanie Haugen
Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: DOUG BURKHARDT - The skies above North Plains were abuzz last weekend with a steady stream of adventurers going up for glider rides. The Willamette Valley Soaring Club operates from the airstrip along Highway 26 just west of North Plains, and business has been brisk.
August 08, 2014

Just gliding by

by Doug Burkhardt
Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: DOUG BURKHARDT - A team from Finegan Farms in Cornelius was busy with a combine harvesting wheat from a parcel of land alongside Highway 26 near North Plains over the weekend. Approximately 90 percent of the wheat harvested in Oregon is exported, mostly to Asian markets.
August 08, 2014

A bounty of wheat

by Doug Burkhardt
Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: DOUG BURKHARDT - Ten residents of the Rosewood Park Retirement & Assisted Living Residence in Hillsboro presented America, the Story of Us, Sunday afternoon. Members of the Rosewood Choir, accompanied by a pianist, performed several patriotic songs, including God Bless America, America the Beautiful, My Country Tis of Thee and several other iconic American tunes. About 50 people attended the free public event in Rosewoods Emperor Room. Sundays presentation, which was the second performance of the program by the Rosewood Choir last week, helped raise funds for the Alzheimers Association of Portland. With the choirs performance and other recent activities, Rosewood Park has raised more than $6,000 for Alzheimers research.
August 08, 2014

Senior choir

by Doug Burkhardt

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Aug 01, 2014

Another labour of love from Bag & Baggage

by Tina Arth and Darrell Baker
Bag & Baggage’s artistic director, Scott Palmer, has worked his magic scissors on yet another of Bill Shakespeare’s overblown fancies — in this case, the much ignored “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” a…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Cindy Vandehey-Parry is ready to reign during her eighth year as North Plains Elephant Garlic Festival Queen.
Aug 01, 2014

Stinky summer tradition brings back classics

by Joann Boatwright
Cool garlic ice cream, sweet, crunchy garlic brittle and savory burgers stuffed with garlic are on the menu at the 17th Annual North Plains Elephant Garlic Festival, coming to northwest…
Courtesy Photo: Steve Halpern
Aug 01, 2014

Cross-species community of parents eyes nest

by Debby de Carlo
Day after day, John Dull drove past the man and his mysterious mini-telescopes until he couldn’t stand it anymore. He parked at a nearby Latter-day Saints church and got out to investigate. “I…
Aug 01, 2014

Art Briefs

by Stephanie Haugen
Registrations are now open for Northwest Youth Theatre’s production of “Annie Jr.” Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, “Annie,” the production features several musical theater hits,…
by: COURTESY PHOTO - The women in this adaptation of Love Labours Lost are strong and powerful, yet still sexy.
Jul 25, 2014

My kingdom for a Vespa

by David Roza
Hillsboro director takes Shakespeare to 1960s Italy Have you had too much “Hamlet?” Are Romeo and Juliet droning on too long? Or perhaps you’ve grown mad with “Macbeth”? Worry not, Shakespeare…
Jul 25, 2014

Private art festival welcomes public in Scholls

by no byline
Head to the country hills in Scholls for the 11th annual Chehalem Mountain Art Affair this Saturday and Sunday. The event will include almost 20 booths featuring different local juried artists…
by: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Aloha author Clayton Callahan talks about his military service and how it influenced the story of his science fiction ebook, 'Tales of Screaming Eagle, The Legend of Kilroy.'
Jul 25, 2014

Back from Iraq, Aloha writer pens a fictional war story

by Shannon O. Wells
Author combines Middle East experiences, science-fiction in novel A preponderance of rocket ships, lasers and alien raider attacks clearly marks Clayton Callahan’s second novel, “Tales of the…
by: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: DOUG BURKHARDT - Betsy the cow and Megan Sprute, the Washington County Dairy Princess-Ambassador, were decked out in red, white and blue for this years Fourth of July parade in downtown Hillsboro.
Jul 18, 2014

THE UDDER TRUTH about BETSY THE COW

by Kathy Fuller
Retired from Washington County Fair, 50-year-old fiberglass bovine promotes county's dairy industry It’s almost fair time. That got us here at the Hillsboro Tribune talking about memories of the…
by: COURTESY OF JP CUTLER MEDIA - The Northwest String Summit rocked Hornings Hideout in North Plains last year, and it returns July 17 to 20.
Jul 18, 2014

A MEETING of MUSICAL MINDS

by Rob Cullivan
Northwest String Summit brings bluegrass to Horning's Hideout Horning’s Hideout in North Plains hosts one of the most popular summer roots music fests around, the Northwest String Summit. This…
by: COURTESY PHOTO: CHARLES WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY - Madam Shamhat, played by Sarah Ominski, leads her dancing girls and townsfolk on the stage.
Jul 18, 2014

HART stage flooded with young talent

by Karlyn Weaver
Children cast in many important roles in "Crazy Old Man" HART Theatre’s current production of “Crazy Old Man” follows Noah, played wonderfully by Nick Hamilton, through his trials and…




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