Keeping a cool head in a crisis

Keeping a cool head in a crisis

Lake Oswego's Valerie Fowler does America proud as a foreign service officer If you can keep...

Try something new - food festivals

Try something new - food festivals

Don't miss out on Feast PDX next year, or The Wedge this Saturday If you haven’t yet...

Clapp hits 'Peak' with new fitness center

Clapp hits 'Peak' with new fitness center

Longtime trainer offers best in training for all ages From all the barbells along the wall you...

Heather Roberts to present concert

Heather Roberts to present concert

Lake Grove Presbyterian Chuch kicks off concert series Lake Grove Presbyterian Church will kick...

Attend Julie Amici's CD release, Kickstarter party

Attend Julie Amici's CD release, Kickstarter party

Hear debut performance of "Yellow Roses" Julie Amici will host its “Yellow Roses”...

Mouser, Harman Ebner star in 'Jekyll & Hyde'

Mouser, Harman Ebner star in 'Jekyll & Hyde'

Former Miss America plays Emma Although Kirk Mouser and Katie Harman Ebner were both active in...

Zupan's partners with Buoy Beer on third beer in Farm-to-Market series

Zupan's partners with Buoy Beer on third beer in Farm-to-Market series

Zupan’s Markets has partnered with Buoy Beer Co. to release the third Farm-to-Market beer...

Trios Studio has three times the fun

Trios Studio has three times the fun

Popular jewelry store makes unique contribution to Lake Oswego When it comes to Trios Studio in...

Hear country, Americana at Wayne's World Coffee House

Hear country, Americana at Wayne's World Coffee House

Public invited to free concert Sept. 23 at Lake Oswego United Methodist Church Wayne Richards...

Michelle DeCourcy and the Rocktarts release first album

Michelle DeCourcy and the Rocktarts release first album

CD release party set for Saturday at The Gemini “Beyond psyched!” is how Michelle...

Taste touring Italian wines  at Oregon Wine Reserve

Taste touring Italian wines at Oregon Wine Reserve

Oregon Wine Reserve is hosting the Tour d’Italia Sept. 20. Three well-known Italian...

Be Friends of the Children

Be Friends of the Children

Nonprofit changes lives of high-risk kids Longtime former Lake Oswegan Duncan Campbell wants...

Experience the joy of singing

Experience the joy of singing

Children invited to audition for Oregon Children's Choir and Youth Chorale Sandra Miller is in...

The golden girls of gardening

The golden girls of gardening

— West Linn club is oldest in state of Oregon — Not many clubs in Oregon are...

Zipcar, Yakima join forces to make it easier to get outdoors

Zipcar, Yakima join forces to make it easier to get outdoors

Zipcar, a car sharing network, and Yakima Products Inc., which sells vehicle racks and cargo...

Polka Dot Express ready to again glamorize big show

Polka Dot Express ready to again glamorize big show

Polka Dot Express ready to again glamorize big show If you happen to catch a member of the Polka...

SEE HEAR DO

SEE HEAR DO

Aug. 25, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Music in the Park concert series presents The Paul Creighton Project, a...

Oregon Ballet Theatre holding open house

Oregon Ballet Theatre holding open house

All welcome to tour studio Aug. 31 The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre will host a grand opening...

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Brought to you by Mike Keeler, Vic's Auto Center - Auto Repair INSIDER -


VIC'S AUTO CENTER - Mike KeelerFall has arrived and the cold, wet weather is coming soon. It’s time to get your car ready for the months ahead. Here are some tips from the nonprofit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE):

Have engine drivability problems such as hard starts, rough idling, stalling or diminished power corrected at a good repair shop.

Check your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, more if your driving is mostly stop-and-go or consists of frequent, short trips.

The cooling system should be flushed and refilled as recommended. The level, condition and concentration of the coolant should be checked periodically. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps, and hoses should be checked by a certified auto technician.

The heater and defroster must be in good working condition for passenger comfort and driver visibility.

Replace old windshield wiper blades, stock up on windshield washer solvent and carry an ice-scraper.

Have your mechanic check battery strength, scrape away corrosion from posts and cable connections; clean all surfaces; and re-tighten all connections.

Inspect all lights and bulbs; replace burned out bulbs; and periodically clean road grime from all lenses with a moistened cloth or towel.

Worn tires will be of little use in winter weather. Examine tires for remaining tread life, uneven wearing, and cupping; check the sidewalls for cuts and nicks. Rotate as recommended.

Don’t forget your spare, and be sure the jack is in good condition!

Vic’s Auto Center

15880 Boones Ferry Rd.

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-7896

www.vicsautoctr.com/

Brought to you by Mike Hall, Hasson Company Realtors - Real Estate INSIDER -


HASSON COMPANY REALTORS - Mike HallAmong unfamiliar terms in real estate, “escrow” ranks near the top. When a buyer and seller come to contract, but haven’t yet closed, the deal is said to be pending or “in escrow.”

Escrow fundamentally refers to a neutral third party, and in some states that function is held by an attorney.  In Oregon, we usually use a “title company”. One company usually provides both escrow services and issues title insurance.

The escrow officer is neutral, executing instructions by all parties, holding and disbursing money and recording deeds. They don’t endorse or approve terms or make sure any party is protected.

The title officer researches title, looking for troublesome issues. If all looks good, a title insurance policy is issued.

When buyer, seller and lender have finished preparing to close and all are in final agreement, escrow may be closed and the money and title transferred between the parties.

Escrow can also refer to an “escrow account” used for borrowers who prepay and allow their lender to hold money for payment of future tax and insurance bills.  Those funds belong to the borrower and the lender merely holds them and forwards them when the bill comes.

In seller-financed (not bank-financed) transactions, often an escrow is opened as an intermediary to account for payments made between buyer and seller over a period of years.

Hasson Company Realtors

15400 SW Boones Ferry Road

Lake Oswego 97035

503-341-5915

mikehall.hasson.com/

 

Brought to you by Dr. Nancy Salisbury, DrNGYN - Women's Health INSIDER -


DR NGYN - Dr. Nancy SalisburyAs a gynecologist, I am uniquely suited to listen to women of all ages. I am a board-certified gynecologist providing the full spectrum of gynecological outpatient and surgical services.

It is such a privilege to hear, on a daily basis, the concerns that many women share.  What is striking is the lack of information available to men and women, as it relates to their bodies and intimacy.

The other night in my office, I was able to have an open house to talk about the dilemmas women have regarding their anatomy and sexual response.

While some of this is relational, some of it is physical. These women asked questions about anatomy, hormones and solutions.  They each had unique problems and challenges. They all felt confused as to what direction to take. 

It was stunning to see the relief when they realized they were not alone in the problem and that there were solutions.

Whatever the concern, we meet you there, from menopausal symptoms to pain -- or life after cancer. 

We are here to help you have the intimate life you want.  We offer hormonal solutions, physical therapy, C02 laser treatments (Mona Lisa Touch) or dilator therapy.

We refer to counseling when necessary.  We are patient and compassionate.

In the realm of intimate concerns, you are not alone and there are solutions.  Give us a call.

Dr NGYN

17020 Pilkington Road

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-908-1646

www.drngyn.com/

Brought to you by Jonathan Wisniewski, DVM, Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin - Emergency Veterinary Care INSIDER -


EVCOT - Jonathan Wisniewski, DVMIt’s more likely since recreational marijuana became legal in Oregon, your pet may come across the drug in one of its many forms. Just as you would be watchful to make sure your dog or cat isn’t gobbling down chocolate or pills that were dropped on the floor, keep an eye out for marijuana products.

All parts of the marijuana plant (cannabis sativa) are toxic to pets.

The components in marijuana act on the brain and influence the interpretation or stimuli from sensory organs. Animals may get excited or depressed. They may be nervous, restless and disoriented.

Drugs in concentrated oils and baked goods are much more dangerous and can cause severe respiratory depression. Smaller dogs are at larger risk.

There’s a large margin of safety between doses that cause early behavioral effects and doses that are lethal. Fatalities, though uncommon, are typically caused when a pet stops breathing from being overly sedate.

In addition to behavioral changes, a pet may suffer vomiting, diarrhea, urinary incontinence, tremors, weakness or dilated pupils. Symptoms may last 18-72 hours.

Since toxins are eliminated by urine, fluids will help to speed recovery. Induced vomiting may be recommended. Severe cases can be treated with intravenous lipid emulsion therapy to help bind the fat-soluble toxin and prevent additional effect.

Make sure your pet recovers in a safe place where they can’t fall off furniture or otherwise become injured.

Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin

19314 SW Mohave Ct.

Tualatin, Oregon 97062

503-691-7922

evcot.com/

Brought to you by Justin Harnish, Harnish Properties - Real Estate INSIDER -


HARNISH PROPERTIES - Justin HarnishIf you are looking for a home to buy, you may wonder whether to seek out the services of a buyer’s agent.

A buyer’s agent or buyer’s broker is a licensed real estate broker who specializes in the representation of a buyer looking to purchase real estate.

A buyer agency agreement is similar to a listing agreement or listing contract, only the buyer and the broker have a contractual agreement to work with one another in the purchase of real estate.

What’s the difference between a buyer’s agent and a listing agent?

In Oregon, many brokers perform both functions, but a dedicated buyer’s agent is tasked (contractually or not contractually) with representing the interests of a buyer throughout the purchase process.  A listing agent is contractually tasked with the listing, marketing and the representation of the interests of the seller.

Some buyers choose to be contractually bound to a buyer’s agent, some choose not to. The buyer broker agreement, like the listing contract, solidifies the commitment that the buyer and broker have to one another throughout the process.

Who pays the buyer’s agent? When purchasing an active listing, both the buyer’s agent and listing agent are paid by the commission agreed upon in the listing contract with each particular seller. Occasionally a buyer’s agent will be paid directly by the buyer, but that is rare.

No matter whether you’re a buyer or a seller, it’s a good idea to have representation!

Harnish Properties

425 Second St.

Downtown Lake Oswego

503-699-8483

www.harnishproperties.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Charles Branen, Lake Grove Dental - Family Dentistry INSIDER -


LAKE GROVE DENTAL - Charles BranenThe kickoff of the school sports season brings safety awareness to the forefront.

As dental providers, Fall is when we see an increase in sports-related injuries to the head and face. While the importance of head and eye protection is well-known, mouth guards are becoming more common to protect the hard and soft tissues of the mouth.

“Mouth guards create a cushion that provides stabilization of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) while also helping to prevent injury to the joint,” according to The Academy of Sports Dentistry. “They can also substantially reduce the type of injury affecting the soft tissues — such as the lips and gum tissues surrounding the teeth. In general, mouth guards can help provide protection against numerous serious injuries.”

There are different types of mouth guards available: boil-and-bite mouth guards (available at retail stores) and custom, dentist-made mouth guards. The thermoplastic boil-and-bite type provided to school athletes are usually the low-end, poorer-fitting mouth guards.

Custom-fitted mouth guards are fabricated in a dental office from a cast to accurately fit your teeth. They are typically made using acrylic and contain hard outer layers and soft inner layers for comfort. Custom trays are more comfortable to wear and stay positioned around the teeth during athletic events, enhancing breathing and performance.

Custom guards are relatively inexpensive at $59 in our office and take about 24 hours to make.

Call or visit Lake Grove Dental for a consultation.

Lake Grove Dental

16455 Boones Ferry Rd.

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-3641

www.lakegrovedental.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Mark Petroff, Petroff Center Plastic Surgery & Medi-Spa - Cosmetic Surgery INSIDER -


PETROFF CENTER PLASTIC SURGERY & MEDI-SPA - Dr. Mark PetroffEyes are the windows to the soul – which sounds lovely, unless the eyes are surrounded by sags, bags and wrinkles.

Blepharoplasty may not sound very poetic, but its result can be.

Also known as eyelid surgery or an eyelid lift, blepharoplasty can rejuvenate puffy, sagging or tired-looking eyes by removing excess fat, skin, and muscle from the upper and/or lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery may be performed for cosmetic reasons or to improve sight by lifting droopy eyelids out of the patient’s field of vision.

Blepharoplasty is ideal for the correcting:

· Loose, sagging, and/or folded upper eyelids that may limit vision

· Puffy fat deposits in the upper eyelids

· Under-eye bags

· Excess skin in the lower eyelids

· Fine wrinkles in the lower eyelids

· Tear trough furrows that create the appearance of “dark circles”

Eyelid surgery is performed in our state-of-the-art surgery center with local anesthesia and IV sedation. The procedure usually takes 60-90 minutes.

Incisions are made along the eyelids in inconspicuous places, such as the natural creases of the upper lids for an upper-eyelid procedure and just below the lash line on the lower lids for a lower-eyelid procedure. If no skin needs to be removed, the incision can be made inside the lower eyelid, resulting in no visible scars.

Eyelid surgery is a delicate, highly customized procedure, particularly on the lower eyelids, so the skill and experience of your surgeon is crucial to achieving an excellent result.

Dr. Petroff specializes in facial plastic surgery and has been in practice for more than 25 years.

Petroff Center Plastic Surgery & Medi-Spa

17720 Jean Way, Ste. 100

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-635-4886

http://www.petroffcenter.com/

Brought to you by Mike Hall, Hasson Company Realtors - Real Estate INSIDER -


HASSON COMPANY REALTORS - Mike HallRecently a homeowner discovered their beautiful backyard fountain and garden were placed over the lot line onto a neighbor’s property.

The mistake was made years before their purchase and compounded by successive owners over time. Now, the only fix may be tearing out a gorgeous yard.

Knowing what you own, sell, or are buying takes more than looking at fences and shrubs which wander over the years.

A plat map shows the land’s exact location on paper, but usually there are no obvious marks directly on the land.

A good start is a careful read of the plat map and of the land. You may find clues as to how the map and the physical plot of land either line up (or don’t).

If you suspect an “encroachment,” where someone has taken over land they don’t actually own, the next step may be to hire a surveyor to re-locate the corners and tell you definitively where the line is. Encroachments can usually be remedied with some neighborly cooperation, and help from an attorney to do it right.

While additions, yard improvements and water features typically add value to your home, misplaced improvements can cause trouble.

Your Realtor® should be able to help you ask key questions, read the map and the land with you, advise you on your options, find a surveyor and attorney, and disclose properly to buyers if you’re selling.

Done right, good fences do make good neighbors. With a little extra care, you can get it right!

Mike Hall

Hasson Company Realtors

15400 SW Boones Ferry Road

Lake Oswego 97035

503-341-5915

mikehall.hasson.com/

Brought to you by Mike Keeler, Vic's Auto Center - Automotive INSIDER -


VIC'S AUTO CENTER - Mike KeelerAuto safety is of paramount importance — not just for drivers and their passengers — but other vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians on the road.

September is a good time to think about child safety, with kids headed back to school and Child Passenger Safety Week on the horizon.

The Oregon DMV reminds drivers that the speed limit is 20 mph or less in any of the following situations:

· Anytime a yellow light of a school speed sign is flashing

· Between 7 am and 5 pm on school days

· Crosswalks near school grounds when children are present

Don’t pass a stopped school bus! Drivers must stop on the street or highway 20 feet or more from any school bus that has stopped and is flashing red warning lights.

This applies both to vehicles approaching from the rear and from the opposing lanes. All lanes of traffic must stop for the school bus, except in opposing lanes if the highway is divided with a center median. No vehicle may proceed until the bus resumes motion and has turned off the red warning lights.

Every 33 seconds, one child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash. Many times deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters, and seat belts.

Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 18-25, is sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Visit its website, safercar.com, to find car seat installation instructions and a search-by-zip-code list of nearby car seat inspection stations.

Safe travels!

Vic’s Auto Center

15880 Boones Ferry Rd.

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-7896

www.vicsautoctr.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Nancy Salisbury, DrNGYN - Women's Health INSIDER -


DR. NGYN - Dr. Nancy SalisburySeptember 4 is World Sexual Health Day. It is a good time to reflect on where we are with female sexuality, here in Portland and worldwide.

In this country, we have sexual freedom. Women across the world are not beneficiaries of such rights. Mutilating procedures are being performed and women are living in fear of death if they cannot prove chastity.

The contrast to what we experience here in the U.S. is striking. We, too, have our challenges. However, much of the media attention for sexual dysfunction is geared towards men.

There are incessant erectile dysfunction commercials on the television, with little attention being aired about women’s struggles and solutions.

Women are sexual too, and need good information about where to get help. This is especially true if we are supporting men to ‘stay in the game’.

We all want to have a fulfilling, mutually satisfying intimate life. My practice is devoted to meeting the needs of women’s health. Sexuality is a part of this.

I offer solutions to help women ‘stay in the game’ too, as a Board-Certified Gynecologist and Surgeon. We do not trivialize problems and we meet women where they are.

Call for a consultation; we take most insurance plans. The first call is the hardest step and we will answer with respect.

Dr NGYN

17020 Pilkington Road

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-908-1646

www.drngyn.com/

Brought to you by Jonathan Wisniewski, Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin - Emergency Vet INSIDER -


EVCOT - Jonathan WisniewskiWhen you’re out enjoying the water with your dog, be aware of the signs of cyanobacteria, which can make pets fatally ill.

Cyanobacteria (better known as blue-green algae) grows in nutrient-rich warm water. It prefers stagnant water sources like lakes and reservoirs. The algae typically blooms in late summer months, from July through September. It can also be found in marine environments, though it’s rare. This was noted in Rio de Janeiro just prior to the Olympics.

The main route of transmission involves ingestion (drinking water), but smaller amounts can be absorbed through mucous membranes such as gums, tissue around eyes or the rectum.

There are many types of cyanobacteria, but three general classes of toxin are reported: 

· The first causes liver failure and clotting problems. Clinical signs include lethargy, vomiting/diarrhea, weakness, pale gums, hemorrhage and bruising.

· Two types of neurotoxin cause irreversible injury of brain cells and lead to seizures. Early signs of neurotoxins include drooling, excessive tearing, urination/defecation. When seizures occur, the pet is unlikely to survive. Treatment of neurotoxin involves seizure medications, fluids and supportive care.

Clinical signs often develop very shortly after exposure (as soon as 30 minutes after exposure of a large enough dose) and are often rapidly fatal.

Preventing exposure is key. If you’re out at a river, lake or park and there are blue-green algae advisories marked, stay out of the water and do not let your pets drink the water.

For current advisories about algae blooms in Oregon, visit:

public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/Recreation/HarmfulAlgaeBlooms/Pages/Blue-GreenAlgaeAdvisories.aspx

Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin

19314 SW Mohave Ct.

Tualatin, Oregon 97062

503-691-7922

evcot.com/

Brought to you by Justin Harnish, Harnish Properties - Real Estate INSIDER -


HARNISH PROPERTIES - Justin HarnishWhen you are looking to invest your hard-earned money into real estate, make sure that the community in which you settle down has a strong school system.

It is no secret that behind most, if not all, successful academic institutions (public or private) is a strong group of supportive citizens and financial backers who desire and even demand excellence.

So it is here in Lake Oswego, we as a community have benefitted from the foundation that a quality education provides, protecting community peace, promoting achievement in life, lifting our pride and stabilizing real estate values.

Our schools continue to excel and are the backbone to our stable and strong real property values. We must continue to invest in our school system just as we invest in our homes. 

It’s a fact that home values in Lake Oswego are full percentage points higher and more stable than some of the surrounding communities. We are lucky to live where do and we must not lose sight of that fact!

Harnish Properties

425 Second St.

Downtown Lake Oswego

503-699-8483

www.harnishproperties.com/


Lake Oswego's Community

SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Donna Marie Drucker
September 29, 2016

Community Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Attend Caring for the Caregiver Workshop tonight A workshop on Caring for the Caregiver will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. tonight, Sept. 29, at Mountain Park Rec Center, 2 Jefferson Terrace in Lake Oswego. The free workshop will…
September 29, 2016

Report shows Oregon women contribute more than Oregon men, women nationwide

by Women's Foundation of Oregon
The first report on the status of Oregon women and girls in two decades highlights startling disparities between women and men in Oregon as well as between Oregon women and women nationwide. The Women’s Foundation of Oregon…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Oregon Chief Justice Tom Balmer will be the guest speaker at the Oct. 8 AAUW Lake Oswego meeting. He will present information on the general welfare of Portland.
September 29, 2016

Chief Justice Balmer to speak on welfare of Portland

by Pamplin Media Group
AAUW meeting open to all The American Association of University Women Lake Oswego invite the public to hear Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court Tom Balmer on Oct. 8. Balmer will share insights on the status of the…


SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Join the fun when the WLACC visits the Interactive Museum of Gaming and Puzzlery in Beaverton Oct. 26.
September 29, 2016

Trip to Interactive Museum of Gaming and Puzzlery planned for Oct. 26

by Keli Stevens
Trip to Interactive Museum of Gaming and Puzzlery planned for Oct. 26 George Bernard Shaw got it right when he said, “We don’t stop playing because we get old; we get old because we stop playing.” There are countless reasons…
September 29, 2016

Free fall prep advice will jump start spring gardening

by Pamplin Media Group
Attend Fall into Gardening event Oct. 8 Fall into Gardening with Clackamas County Master Gardeners on Oct. 8 in Milwaukie. The Master Gardeners will offer free 10-Minute University classes, soil pH testing service and…
September 29, 2016

Standing strong as We the People

by Jeanie Oakleaf Anderson
It was right after the horrific 9/11 attack on our country. I was stuck in freeway traffic and began observing drivers on the overpass as well as motorists in nearby lanes. I was struck by our commonality as well as our…
SUBMITTED PHOTO:  - This artwork, Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn), is one of the more famous prints created by Andy Warhol.
September 29, 2016

View collection of Andy Warhol prints

by Maria Bigelow
Sign up for trip to Portland Art Museum, lunch American artist Andy Warhol (Aug. 6, 1928 - Feb. 22, 1987) was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship of artistic…
September 29, 2016

- Be a weed warrior -

by Jan Wirtz
Help remove invasive species at area parks It was right after the horrific 9/11 attack on our country. I was stuck in freeway traffic and began observing drivers on the overpass as well as motorists in nearby lanes. I was…
September 29, 2016

What's Happening

by Pamplin Media Group
THURSDAY, SEPT. 29 WE TOASTED TOASTMASTERS CLUB — Noon, WE Communications, 3 Centerpointe Drive, fifth floor, Lake Oswego. Email erikb@waggeneredstrom.com or visit wetoasted.toastmastersclub.org. MARYLHURST TOASTMASTERS CLUB…
Fall is a great time to get out in Oregon's vineyards.
September 22, 2016

Get the VIP treatment from Eola-Amity Hills wineries

by Barb Randall
There is a crispness in the air that some folks might associate with football season. To me, the crisp air, the slant of the sun and the changing colors of the leaves are signals that it is time to get out in the vineyards.…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Portland wine writer Katherine Cole will host The Four Top, a biweekly podcast covering pressing food-and-drink issues of the day.
September 22, 2016

'The Four Top' podcast takes on food and beverage culture

by Pamplin Media Group
Bi-weekly podcast explores food, drink in conversational manner People are more engaged with what they eat and drink than ever before. “The Four Top,” hosted by Katherine Cole and produced in partnership with Oregon Public…
September 22, 2016

Community Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
OLL invests animals for blessings Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Parish will hold an animal blessing at 10 a.m. Oct. 1 under the parish center covering. Special guest will be Monsignor Don Buxman. All God’s creatures are…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The second-annual Bingo Blast, Beer and Brats fundraiser for Lake Oswego Meals on Wheels is set for Sept. 23. Get tickets now.
September 22, 2016

Get tickets for Bingo Blast, Beer and Brats

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Fundraiser for Meals on Wheels set for Sept. 23 The Lake Oswego Adult Community Center will host the second-annual Bingo Blast, Beer and Brats benefit for Lake Oswego Meals on Wheels on Sept. 23. “The event is sponsored,…
September 22, 2016

War should never be a sound bite

by Norma Heyser
Violent death is also not a victory The Public Broadcasting System recently aired the documentation “Of Men and War” on the OPB program “POV” (Point of View). The film occupies my thoughts and begs inclusion in this Jottings…
September 22, 2016

What's Happening

by Pamplin Media Group
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22 PORTLAND MEN’S CAREGIVING SUPPORT GROUP — 1 p.m., Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, 1015 N.W. 22nd Ave., Portland, in Building 2 in the second-floor board room above Devers Eye Clinic. WE TOASTED…
REVIEW, TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - When it comes to meeting famous people, Jerry Ghiglieri is way ahead of the pack. Most of them were great. Some of them werent.
September 22, 2016

A wall covered with media memories

by Cliff Newell
Jerry Ghiglieri looks back on 'news gal' days in 1970s Jerry Ghiglieri just might be the biggest patriot in America. Her blood type is red, white and blue. The Lake Oswego woman’s support of U.S. service men and women and…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - West Linn photographer Grant Noel is exhibiting his art at the West Linn Adult Community Cernter gallery for an extended time. This piece, titled Glad Creek Grist Mill, was taken in West Virginias Babcock State Park.
September 22, 2016

West Linn photographer Grant Noel exhibiting at WLACC

by Doug Dickston
Grant Noel is a local photographer whose pictures are currently on display at the West Linn Adult Community Center’s gallery. Nature is a frequent subject, and the current exhibit includes photos of familiar mountains,…
September 22, 2016

Are you raising grandchildren? We can give a helping hand

by Maria Bigelow
You thought raising kids was tough, raising grandkids might be tougher. The website HelpGuide.org offers many helpful insights into raising grandkids and shares the upside and downside. The upside can include a deeper…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Dont miss the fun of the Harvest Celebration at Luscher Farm on Sept. 24. Its a car-free day, and attendees should park at Christian City Church across Stafford Road from the farm and walk over or take the shuttle.
September 22, 2016

Don't miss Luscher Farm's Harvest Celebration

by Jan Wirtz
Join Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation, Friends of Luscher Farm and farm partners for some good ol’ live music, old-fashioned fun and games at the Luscher Farm Harvest Celebration to be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 24. The…
SUBMITTED PHOTOS: CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF  - The Juicy Lucy Burger moves the cheese from the top of the burger to the inside of the patty.
September 15, 2016

Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day on Sunday

by Barb Randall
Certified Angus Beef brand encourages all to keep grilling year round School is back in session, tailgating has begun. Are you getting the hint that summer is drawing to a close? Not so fast, friends. At least we can savor…
September 15, 2016

Join in church's Nonviolence Peace Vigil

by Pamplin Media Group
Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ invites parishes and congregations to gather for a Washington County Peace Vigil Stand for Peace on Hall Boulevartd at S.W. 5th St. in Beaverton at 6 p.m. Sept. 20. The vigil,…
SUBMITTED GRAPHIC - The Lake Oswego Adult Commuity Center is all about Oktoberfest. You can attend two events this next week.
September 15, 2016

Celebrate Oktoberfest twice

by Maria Bigelow
Beer, brats and Bingo! Oh, my! It is Oktoberfest season — a favorite time of year at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center. Beer and brats are being consumed in record numbers this time of year, and the board of directors…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Lake Oswego Republican Women will hold a luncheon meeting 11:30 a.m. Sept. 20 at the Grand Hotel at Bridgeport, 7265 S.W. Hazel Fern Road in Tigard. Guest speaker will be Daniel Crowe, Republican candidate for Oregon Attorney General. He will compete with incumbent Democrat Ellen Rosenblum and Libertarian Lars D.H. Hedbor in the November general election. Crowes campaign website states that his campaign themes are justice, unity, sunshine, tolerance. Cost of the lunch is $22, and reservations are requested. Call 503-590-6843 or 503-579-2590 to make a reservation.
September 15, 2016

Crowe to address LO Rep Women

by Pamplin Media Group
September 15, 2016

What's Happening

by Pamplin Media Group
THURSDAY, SEPT. 15 LAKEWOOD CENTER ASSOCIATES — 10:30 a.m., business meeting followed by lunch and program featuring award-winning author Brian Doyle at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego. Cost is…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - StarCycle will bring stationary bikes to Millennium Plaza Park for an instructor-led ride in the park. The event will raise funds for Parks & Recs scholarship program.
September 15, 2016

Reserve a bike for StarCycle ride

by Dina Balogh
Oct. 1 event to raise funds, awareness of Parks & Rec scholarship program Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation is partnering with StarCycle for a special fundraising event next month. StarCycle under the Stars, kicking off at 6…

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SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Ride Connection is a nonprofit organization that helps seniors and people with disabilities get to where they need to go. Ride Connection will pick you up.
Sep 15, 2016

Get a ride with Ride Connection

by Doug Dickston
If you’re a senior who could use some help with local transportation, you should attend Ride Connection’s presentation at the West Linn Adult Community Center at 1 p.m. Sept. 20. Ride Connection…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Lake Grove Presbyterian Churchs transitional pastor Jeff Bridgeman welcomes all to attend the churchs 92nd birthday party from 12:30-4 p.m. Sept. 18. The church is located at 4040 Sunset Drive in Lake Grove.
Sep 15, 2016

- Celebrate LGPC's 92nd birthday -

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Community invited to attend party Sunday Lake Grove Presbyterian Church has been meeting at 4040 Sunset Blvd. in Lake Grove for 92 years — and church leaders believe that a birthday party is…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Keonjian poses for a photo in front of a stately building during her Oxford school days.
Sep 21, 2016

Oxford lessons give memories to last a lifetime

by Peggy Keonjian
The window in my small third-floor dorm room was cranked open. Outside, in the distance, were what I had hoped for 20 years to see again: the "dreaming spires" of Oxford, their ancient towers…
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Stefan Seiji Dassise (left), a junior at Lake Oswego High, and Lakeridge High School graduate Alex Dassise hold a new product, the DiscJam.
Sep 15, 2016

For his brother

by Jillian Daley
Lakeridge grad Alex Dassise creates a device that could help people with disabilities A 2015 graduate of Lakeridge High School is pioneering a tool for his brother and people everywhere who need…
SUBMITTED PHOTOS: OREGON FERMENTATION FESTIVAL - The second-annual Oregon Fermentation Festival will be held Saturday at Krugers Farm on Sauvie Island Road in Portland. Learn about pickling and fermenting foods at the event.
Sep 08, 2016

I can pickle that, but can I ferment it?

by Barb Randall
Find out at Oregon Fermentation Festival this Saturday, Sept. 10 My favorite farmers market vendor had pickling cucumbers this week. I didn’t buy any, but after my sister bragged that she had…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Gretchen Schauffler, founder of Devine Color Paints and more Devine Color businesses, will be the guest speaker at the LOWC meeting Sept. 21. Make reservations now to attend.
Sep 08, 2016

Schauffler to share story of her extraordinary journey

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LO entrepreneur to share how her businesses became a national household name in the home interior industry Lake Oswego Women’s Coalition (LOWC) will kick off its program year Sept. 21 with a…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: ROGER LONG - The Giving Tree on Evergreen Road in Lake Oswego is dying. Artist Roger Long intended to drill holes in the snag to create small bird habitats. Those interesting in helping can call Long at 503-635-2677.
Sep 08, 2016

Giving birds a new home

by Barb Randall
Lake Oswego’s octogenarian, working artist and nature lover Roger Long has noted that one of the Douglas fir trees he planted on Evergreen Road is dying. Rather than remove the tree, he plans to…
POLLY CAMPBELL
Sep 08, 2016

Get happy with Polly Campbell

by Cliff Newell
Noted speaker, author set for two appearances When people tell Polly Campbell what not to do, she goes out and does it anyway. Campbell will share the secrets of her success in two upcoming…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: 123RF.COM - Thought-provoking discussion groups are popular activities at the LOACC. Members enjoy learning and sharing ideas.
Sep 08, 2016

Join discussion groups at LOACC

by Maria Bigelow
Learning and discussion groups are gaining popularity at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, which makes sense when you consider that ACC users are an intelligent bunch who love to learn and…
Sep 08, 2016

Community Briefs

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Master Gardeners to present talk on Sex on Six Legs Insects are capable of highly complex courting, mating and parenting behaviors, despite having a collection of neurons in place of a brain.…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - The first Crosstoberfest features a Cyclocross at Luscher Farm on Oct. 29.
Sep 08, 2016

Get outdoors for Cyclocross

by Jan Wirtz
First-ever Cyclocross at Crosstoberfest set for Oct. 29 Join Lake Oswego Parks & Rec for the first Cyclocross event coming up on Oct. 29. Crosstoberfest will take place on the rolling and muddy…
STAFF PHOTO: BARB RANDALL - Maggidah Batya Podos
Sep 08, 2016

Podos named Beit Haverim's new religious education director

by Barb Randall
Beit Haverim Jewish community has welcomed Batya Podos as its new religious school director. An experienced educator, Podos has taught all levels, from kindergarten through university classes,…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - This is a collage of photos taken at previous Festival at the Farm benefits for the White Oak Savanna. This is the final year of the fundraiser, and $200,000 is needed to meet the goal.
Sep 08, 2016

Attend Festival at the Farm on Saturday

by Barb Randall
A fundraiser for the White Oak Savanna is on tap this weekend. The sixth-annual Festival at the Farm will take place Sept. 10 at Fiala Farms in West Linn. “We have been working for 12 years to…
Sep 08, 2016

East Coast, West Coast are worlds apart

by Donna Needham
Maybe you’ve all heard this before, but wow! What a difference there is between the East and West coasts of the United States. I grew up in New England and became familiar with the beaches…
Sep 08, 2016

What's Happening

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 8 NEWCOMERS WELCOME CLUB OF LAKE OSWEGO/WEST LINN AND SURROUNDING AREAS — Monthly luncheon at local restaurant. Call Joanne at 503-656-1924 or visit…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND - Join the fun when WLACC tours the training facilities of Guide Dogs for the Blind on Sept. 28.
Sep 08, 2016

Learn how cute pups become guide dogs

by Doug Dickston
WLACC hosting tour of facilities of Guide Dogs for the Blind Sept. 28 these dogs are selected and trained to assist people with visual impairment, then you’ll want to sign up for the West Linn…
SUBMITTED PHOTO:  - Members of Lake Oswego Womens Club have been preparing for the annual fashion show since February. Pictured are: seated Patricia Raclot, and, from left: Nell Diamond, Tammy Blaskowsky, Tamara Vanderpool, Minita Feldsien, Annie Arkebauer, Jane Schmits, Jackie Moody and Karen Norgaard. Using the theme of a garden party, they have created hundreds of paper flowers, which will be used as decorations for the event. Tickets can be purchased online at lowomensclub.org.
Sep 08, 2016

LOWC hosting Garden Party fashion show

by Barb Randall
Since February, members of the Lake Oswego Women’s Club have been preparing for the annual fashion show. After the Lake Run, this is the nonprofit’s biggest fundraiser and proceeds support the…
STAFF PHOTO BARB RANDALL - A small garden is thriving in Second Street Alley. Someone has planted tomatoes, peppers and chiles, which enjoy the hot full day sun.
Sep 01, 2016

- Tomatoes are ready and ripe -

by Barb Randall
How will you eat your allotted 24 pounds this year? Whether you call them to-MAY-toes or to-MAH-toes, they are ripe! That is the best news I can share with you today. My husband Mark brought…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - During the hurly-burly of the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Danny and Anne Schauffler take time for a cuddle. Because of them, LOFOA is a great place to play and listen to music.
Sep 01, 2016

Sax Man and the Art Angel

by Cliff Newell
Danny and Anne Schauffler bring great music to art festival Because of Danny and Anne Schauffler, the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts has become a real happening place. That was evident on the…
Sep 01, 2016

Veteran Benefit Expo set for Sept. 8

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The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs' second-annual Veteran Benefit Expo will be held Sept. 8 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, bringing together close to 100 federal, state and local…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Brian Doyle
Sep 01, 2016

Doyle to speak to LCA on writing

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Lakewood Center Associates will hold a meeting and luncheon Sept. 15 at the Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego. Guest speaker will be award-winning author, essayist and editor Brian…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Stephanie Wagner is the former executive director of the Friends of Tryon Creek State Park. Wagner will be the guest speaker at the AAUW LO meeting Sept. 10. All are welcome to attend.
Sep 01, 2016

AAUW to hear about formation of Tryon Creek Park

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Former Friends of TCSP executive director to share history The American Association of University Women Lake Oswego invites the public to attend a talk on “Local Women Spearheaded Creation of…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: 123RF.COM - Family caregivers of those with memory loss can take advantage of the LOACC respite program each Wednesday beginning Sept. 14.
Sep 01, 2016

Respite program to resume Sept. 14

by Maria Bigelow
The Lake Oswego Adult Community Center’s respite program took a hiatus this summer, but it returns on Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 14. The respite program is designed to give a four-hour break to…
Sep 01, 2016

If it's Labor Day, it must be time for apples

by Josie Paulson Seymour
Thunk! Thunk! The sound of apples caught in baseball gloves echoed through the early September afternoon. Tall ladders stretched into the apple trees as one of the brothers tossed apples to the…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Students in grades 3-8 are invited to run with the cross country teams from Lakeridge and Lake Oswego high schools on Thursdays.
Sep 01, 2016

Students invited to run with high school cross country teams

by Jan Wirtz
Students in grades 3-8 are invited to join the Thursday one-mile cross country runs with the cross country teams from Lakeridge and Lake Oswego high schools. Runs begin at 4:30 p.m., and…