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Beware of charity ripoffs following wildfires

The Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and western Washington, urges consumers to be on the lookout for bogus charities and scammers trying to capitalize on a natural disaster.

Officials warn of slick con artists who pose as agents for official-sounding charities and target well-intentioned donors who want to help victims of the fires.

The BBB urges donors to follow these tips to give wisely:

  • Beware of demanding solicitors.
  • Use qualified charities.
  • Verify contact information.
  • Block fake solicitations.
  • BBB advises consumers to contact potential charities directly. For more information, visit bbb.org or give.org, a website run by the Council of Better Business Bureaus.

    SunGarden Montessori to hold open house Sunday

    Prospective families are invited to attend an open house and tour of SunGarden Montessori Children’s House from 10:30 a.m. to noon Sunday. The school supports the development and learning path of children ages 2 1/2 to 6.

    SunGarden Montessori is located at 2284 Long St. in West Linn. Call 503-655-2609 for more information.

    Lakeridge students can register to vote

    The League of Women Voters of Clackamas County have partnered with Lakeridge High School to provide voter registration information and forms for any students who are eligible to register and are choosing to do so. To register to vote, a student must provide a valid Oregon driver’s license, permit or ID number. If the student does not have a valid Oregon ID, they can provide the last four digits of his/her Social Security number. Other acceptable alternatives are listed on the Oregon Voter Registration card.

    Seventeen-year-olds are eligible to register, but will not receive a ballot until an election occurs on or after their 18th birthday.

    In the entire Lake Oswego School District, approximately 35 17-year-olds and 217 18-year-olds are currently registered to vote, according to the Clackamas County Elections Office. Learn more at clackamas.us/elections.

    Lakeridge Class of 1974 to hold 40th reunion

    The Lakeridge High School Class of 1974 will hold its 40 reunion Sept. 12 and 13 at Oregon Golf Club, 25700 SW Petes Mountain Road in West Linn. For complete details and to register, visit Lakeridge Alumni Class of 1974 Facebook page.

    Classmates are requested to send their contact information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..




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