Rock, roll 'n' recycle

Rock, roll 'n' recycle

Portland-based Trashman and the Noise Band uses puppets crafted from reused objects Leave it to...

Planting a library

Planting a library

At a spring break day camp in Hillsdale, 4- and 5-year-olds help set up a new Little Free...

April Henry wins Oregon Book Award

April Henry wins Oregon Book Award

Multnomah author will soon publish the second book in her young adult mystery series...


SW Portland's Features

CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - New citizens read the Oath of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony at Southwest Charter School.
April 01, 2015

Students welcome new citizens

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Southwest Charter School hosts a naturalization ceremony for 10 people from 10 countries Inna Wilson could hardly contain her excitement as she stepped onstage to receive her certificate as a…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Craig Umhoefer plays Corny Collins in the upcoming PCC musical, 'Hairspray.'
April 01, 2015

PCC spritzes up classic 'Hairspray'

by Caitlin Feldman
Redo of '80s musical proves it still has body, shine Evan Tait never thought he’d play a love interest. Tait had been pigeonholed as the “best friend type,” an actor destined to be cast in roles…
PHOTO COURTESY OF LESLIE POHL-KOSBAU - Volunteers pitch in during a work party for Crossroads Community Garden.
April 01, 2015

New community garden sprouts in Southwest

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Volunteers will spend a year preparing the site for planting The hands that pitched in at the Saturday morning work party weren’t just pulling weeds, scraping up gravel and dismantling rotten…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Suzan Huntington is the president of Boys and Girls Aid.
April 01, 2015

Adoptee leads child welfare agency in Southwest

by Kelsey O'Halloran
New Boys and Girls Aid president Suzan Huntington will focus on advocacy, adoption Adopted as a 1-month-old baby, Suzan Huntington may not remember her own short experience in the foster care…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Carol Vial and Joseph Pete Gerber relax in their new office and sitting room, which soaks in natural light during the day.
April 01, 2015

Retirees remodel

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Carol Vial and Joseph 'Pete' Gerber update a 1940 home for easy living in their 80s Carol Vial may still live in her childhood home, but that doesn’t mean she’s afraid to change things up. In…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Christine Wilson, a West Hills Christian School parent, swabs the inside of her cheek to register as a marrow donor Jan. 30 as her daughter, Natalie Wilson, watches.
March 02, 2015

West Hills Christian School hosts marrow donor registry drive to…

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Dave Scriven didn’t know many of the parents and staff members at West Hills Christian School. His wife, Adonica Scriven, was so diligent about driving their children to and from school each day…

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