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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/

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


DR. CHARLES BRANEN - Lake Grove DentalThere’s no question that regular brushing, flossing and dental checkups can help keep your mouth healthy. But if you fall short on your hygiene routine, can gum disease actually cause heart disease?

Common sense would say to pay attention!

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is an inflammatory disease caused by a bacterial infection. The gums and bone structure that support the teeth begin to disintegrate and eventually bone loss occurs. 

By the time your dental office can detect this in your mouth, the disease has already become systemic and the lining of the blood vessels in your body are inflamed.

“There are a vast number of studies linking periodontal disease to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, dementia and cancer” says Dr. Susan Maples. 

Research has shown that treating the gum disease has lowered some of the markers related to cardiovascular problems.

Gum disease and heart disease share risk factors such as smoking, age and diabetes, and both contribute to inflammation in the body.

Although these shared risk factors may explain why diseases of the blood vessels and mouth can occur simultaneously, some evidence suggests that there may be an independent association between the two diseases.

To keep gum disease at bay:

· With a soft toothbrush, brush teeth twice daily and with fluoride toothpaste

· Clean between teeth daily with floss and/or an interdental cleaner

· Eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks. Avoid acidic beverages: energy drinks, soda, juices

· Visit your dentist regularly for oral examinations and professional cleanings

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 - Dr. Mark PetroffYou see beautiful facelifts on a regular basis – either in person or on TV – but you don’t realize it because they are virtually undetectable. You only hear about the facelifts that went wrong.

What makes the difference? The choice of physician. That’s because there are as many ways to perform a facelift as there are surgeons.

Besides being an artist with a keen interest in design and architecture, Dr. Petroff has dedicated his career to facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He has been in practice for more than 25 years and studied under some of the most prestigious surgeons in the field.

Under his care, you can be assured that you will still look like yourself after your facelift, only 10 to 15 years younger. Technically known as rhytidectomy, a facelift rejuvenates the mid- to lower face and neck. It can correct:

· Midface sagging

· Deep creases under the eyes

· Deep creases between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds)

· Jowls due to loss of muscle tone

· Sagging/excess areas of fat

· Loose skin and fat under the chin and jaw

Many patients return to work by the second week. Our medical spa staff will assist you with makeup camouflage, lymphatic drainage facial massage, and ultrasound treatments.

One of the main advantages of Dr. Petroff’s facelift technique is that it can last 10 or more years.

Call Petroff Center today to schedule your facelift consultation.

Petroff Center Plastic Surgery & Medi-Spa

17720 Jean Way, Ste. 100

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-635-4886

www.petroffcenter.com/

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


DRNGYN - Dr. Nancy SalisburyAfter recovering from breast cancer, women typically want to “live life to the fullest,” celebrating their triumph over the disease and the joy of feeling healthy again.

Pleasurable sexual activity is a vital part in the process. However, many women report having less sex after treatment than before their illness.

MonaLisa Touch, a recently introduced outpatient vaginal laser treatment, is designed to relieve sexual discomfort due to vaginal dryness after menopause or cancer surgery.

My clinic, DrNGYN in Lake Oswego, is one of a few clinics offering this treatment in the Portland area.

Lubricants and hormonal cream are the standard treatments for vaginal dryness and pain after menopause. Those who choose not to use hormones, including cancer patients and survivors of cancer, need an alternative.

Lovemaking after breast cancer can feel like sandpaper or broken glass — or be impossible. It is supposed to be pleasurable for everyone involved.

MonaLisa Touch is an office-based, noninvasive treatment in which a CO2 laser probe is placed in the vagina to administer 360-degree micro-injuries (“micro-puffs”) that act on the mucosa-stimulating biosynthesis of new collagen growth and tissue regeneration.

The procedure takes 5 minutes and women feel no pain. Three treatments, six weeks apart, cost $2,400 and are not covered by insurance. Over 95 percent of patients are satisfied and there is no risk. The process is FDA-approved.

Breast cancer survivors have enough challenges. Helping ease the way of "sexuality after breast cancer" is something we do here. We will meet you where you are.

Dr NGYN

17020 Pilkington Road

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-908-1646

www.drngyn.com/

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


HARNISH PROPERTIES - Justin HarnishQ. I’m thinking of buying into a community with a Homeowners Association (HOA).

What are CC&R’s and what are some examples of rules that HOA members must adhere to?

A. CC&R stands for Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions. These are written and recorded policies and codes that govern the neighborhood. Examples include restrictions on house colors, roofing material types or even how many cars can be parked on the street. Other rules may prohibit changing your landscaping or leaving your garage door open for an extended period of time.

Q. What do monthly HOA fees typically pay for?

A. Monthly dues go toward maintenance of common areas such as landscaping; exterior building maintenance like window washing or painting; and interior maintenance for features such as elevators. Many HOA’s cover some utilities like water, garbage and natural gas.

Q. How can I tell whether an HOA budget is well-funded and can handle future repairs?

A. When buying into an HOA community, it is your broker’s job to obtain the last 6-12 months of the HOA minutes, financials and CC&R’s. Carefully review these to ensure the HOA is healthy, has reserve funds for repairs and unforeseen contingencies so you are not caught in an assessment!

Q. How can I find out whether HOA fees will go up in the near future?

A. You may call the HOA president. The details are typically spelled out in the monthly meeting minutes, as this would be part of ongoing discussion and plan that the officers would discuss and record.

Harnish Properties

425 Second St.

Downtown Lake Oswego

503-699-8483

www.harnishproperties.com/

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


LAKE GROVE DENTAL - Charles Branen, DMDBelieve it or not, babies are born with all of their teeth. 

The primary “baby teeth” are hidden in the gums and don’t peek through until about 6 months of age.  Even before that first tooth emerges, it is important to remember that from healthy gums come healthy teeth. 

Running a washcloth over baby’s gums after eating helps keep harmful bacteria away. Always take the bottle away after baby is done drinking and don’t put baby to bed with a bottle.

The ADA recommends a baby’s first visit occur at one year, but another common rule of thumb is about six months after the first tooth has emerged. 

The first visit is usually a quick “get to know us” visit, a ride in the chair, a peek in the mouth to do a visual check, instructions for parent and child about good homecare and what to expect, and a cursory cleaning, if the child is happy and allows it.  This is all about forming a good relationship and trust.

For homecare, brush the teeth two times per day with a soft child’s brush with water up until two years of age.

When the child is able to spit, toothpaste can be introduced, but no more than the size of a small pea. 

Chat with us first about using fluoride toothpaste or supplements.  By three years, your child should visit the dentist every six months for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

Lake Grove Dental

16455 Boones Ferry Rd., Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-3641

Lakegrovedental.com

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


VIC'S AUTO CENTER - Mike KeelerNo one wants to find out their brakes are gone the hard way — by losing their brakes and colliding into a tree.

First things first:

· You need to have your brakes seriously looked at once per year.

· Your brake fluid should be changed every two to three years.

So, what are the signs that your vehicle’s brakes are veering toward failure?

Don't ignore your antilock brake system (ABS) light when it pops up on your dashboard. It could mean there's a wiring or electrical problem.

Listen to your brakes. Squealing or grinding noises are signs that your brake pads are wearing thin.

Brake pulsation when coming to a sudden stop or after applying the brakes for a long time isn’t a good sign. That typically means the rotors are warped, which can be corrected by putting them on a lathe and machining them smooth.

Be wary of excess drag while you accelerate. Rust may have built up on your emergency brakes, which leaves them "on" even when the lever's down.

When your car pulls from to the side, you have frozen brakes, brakes that are out of alignment, or fluid leaking on the brake pads or shoes.

Stopping distance — When your car takes longer to stop than you're used to, you may need a brake adjustment, new brake linings, or a replacement power booster.

If your brake pedal seems soft or spongy, there may be excess air in the brakes. Your mechanic can release the air through "brake bleeding."

Vic’s Auto Center

15880 Boones Ferry Rd., Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-7896

www.vicsautoctr.com

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


HASSON COMPANY REALTORS - Mike HallOf course there's seasonality in home sales. But let's ask exactly WHAT it is that's seasonal? 

Ease of showing homes may be the biggest seasonal difference. Days are longer, shorter, wetter or drier. Holidays and school cycles happen.  Total unit volumes peak in summer while days are long and school is out.  No surprise.

 

Having a Realtor® with a great handle on specific numbers (like volumes, inventory, or average days on market) for your market segment can drive a great deal or just a mediocre one.  But focusing on this alone can trap you into thinking your OPPORTUNITY is seasonal.  It's NOT. 

 

Stats and averages don't speak to individual motivations. In a way, the numbers don't matter. Instead, individual buyers and sellers, and their particular motivations are what matter most. Buyers and sellers continue to come and go in the market all year long. 

And it's worth noting that someone buying or selling in December is often highly motivated, more ready to sell or buy than fair weather folks touring in July for sport. While total inventory, active buyers, and number of sales will surely decline in the fall, it's no matter if you find the ONE person for your home, or the one perfect house to make home.

 

In the “off” season, when both inventory and buyers wane, call it a wash.  Motivations and opportunity are up!  The bottom line is, sell or buy when YOU are ready. 

 

Hasson Company Realtors

15400 SW Boones Ferry Road, Lake Oswego 97035

(503) 341-5915

mikehall.hasson.com/


Lake Oswego's Community

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

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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…
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,…
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…


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…
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…
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

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September 15, 2016

What's Happening

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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…
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.
September 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 is a private, nonprofit…
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.
September 15, 2016

- Celebrate LGPC's 92nd birthday -

by Pamplin Media Group
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 long overdue. They invite all to…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Keonjian poses for a photo in front of a stately building during her Oxford school days.
September 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 fading into the twilight. The…
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.
September 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 speech therapy support — or…
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.
September 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 made a batch of our Grandma…
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.
September 08, 2016

Schauffler to share story of her extraordinary journey

by Pamplin Media Group
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 lunch and presentation by Lake…
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.
September 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 turn it into a sanctuary for…
POLLY CAMPBELL
September 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 appearances in Lake Oswego, at the…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: 123RF.COM - Thought-provoking discussion groups are popular activities at the LOACC. Members enjoy learning and sharing ideas.
September 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 share ideas. ACC member Art…
September 08, 2016

Community Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
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. Clackamas County Master…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - The first Crosstoberfest features a Cyclocross at Luscher Farm on Oct. 29.
September 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 hills of Luscher Farm, 125…

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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

by Pamplin Media Group
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

by Pamplin Media Group
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

by Pamplin Media Group
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

by Pamplin Media Group
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…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Danny James presents a monthly cooking class at the West Linn Adult Commuity Center. A recent class covered knife skills, and James showed how to cut a chicken into parts.
Sep 01, 2016

Enjoy monthly cooking demonstration at WLACC

by Doug Dickston
Danny James is a cut up. Give him a whole chicken, a pineapple, a cantaloupe and a watermelon, and just a few minutes later, you’ll have bite-sized fruit salad pieces and herbed roasted chicken…
Sep 01, 2016

What's Happening

by Pamplin Media Group
THURSDAY, SEPT. 1 NEWCOMERS WELCOME CLUB OF LAKE OSWEGO/WEST LINN AND SURROUNDING AREAS — Meet and greet at various locations. Contact Judy Valen at jkvalen1@gmail.com or Connie Bettencourt at…
SUBMITTED PHOTOS:  - Peaches are at the peak of their season. Pick some and freeze them for later use, after you try the Peach Dressing recipe and No-Church Peach Ice Cream recipes Randall offers today.
Aug 25, 2016

No-cook meals to cool you down

by Barb Randall
Take advantage of fresh produce for easy, satisfying dinners Some days it is just too hot to cook. As I write this, we are anticipating the temperature to top 100 F for the next three days, and…
Aug 25, 2016

SSA changes policy to accommodate seniors after Merkley's urging

by Pamplin Media Group
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) wrote a letter to Social Security Commissioner Carolyn Colvin recently to address his concerns over a new system that would block online access to benefits for…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - James and Eloise Caster eloped 75 years ago. They were married in Salome, Ariz.
Aug 25, 2016

Casters celebrate 75 years of marriage

by Pamplin Media Group
James and Eloise Caster of West Linn are celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary. The couple eloped Aug. 24, 1941 in Salome, Ariz. Eloise was employed as a tax assessor, and retired from the…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Journalist Sonia Shah will be the guest speaker at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Researchs annual Saward Lecture, taking place Sept. 21 at the Newmark Theatre in Portland. The lecture is free, but tickets are required.
Aug 25, 2016

Investigative journalist Sonia Shah to speak at Saward Lecture

by Pamplin Media Group
Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research will host its annual Seward Lecture on Sept. 21 at Newmark Theatre in Portland. Keynote speaker Sonia Shah will speak at 7:30 p.m. on “Ebola,…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Carole Lukas, who is not related to George Lukas, helps serve and clean up lunches on Mondays at the West Linn Adult Community Center. More volunteers are needed for a variety of jobs.
Aug 25, 2016

Meet Carole Lukas for lunch on Mondays

by Doug Dickston
WLACC volunteer enjoys helping serve lunches Carole Lukas wishes she were related to filmmaker George Lukas, but she’s not. But instead of lamenting the relationship that isn’t, she’s decided to…
Aug 25, 2016

What's Happening

by Pamplin Media Group
THURSDAY, AUG. 25 PORTLAND MEN’S CAREGIVING SUPPORT GROUP — 1 p.m., Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, 1015 N.W. 22nd Ave., Portland. Go to Building 2 in the second-floor board room above Devers…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Getting enough sleep is one thing that can make a difference on how a person feels at any age.
Aug 25, 2016

- Learn tips on aging well -

by Maria Bigelow
We have been told that the current senior generation will live longer than previous generations. That is both good and bad news. There are so many factors to take into consideration when trying…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Relax and enjoy coloring while you sip a glass of wine. The popular Stay Within the Wines class will be held Sept. 8 at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center. Sign up now.
Aug 25, 2016

Creative coloring session planned

by Jan Wirtz
No need to stay within the lines at this class The popular Stay Within the Wines coloring session is back. This is an adult class where participants get to color while enjoying a glass of wine.…
Aug 25, 2016

Community Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Flower bulbs to fund scholarships American Association of University Women’s Lake Oswego branch members are selling fall flower bulbs to help fund the club’s scholarship program. The bulbs can…