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Brought to you by Griffin Hampson - Cartridge-Network - PRINTER, INK & TONER INSIDER -


CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonCan third-party laser toner cartridges save your office money? Absolutely. What about quality?

Aftermarket laser toner cartridges’ quality ranges from garbage—to illegal—to excellent. How does one know the good from the bad? Use a local vendor who knows the differences. Many very inexpensive cartridges sold via Amazon and certain online sellers (check customer dissatisfaction reviews) are poor quality. We love inexpensive items, laser toner cartridges included. But buying on price alone invites problems. Our quality and savings = value.

OEM (original equipment manufacturer) = name-brand cartridge. This is how printer companies make their profit. Nothing wrong here, but it is significantly higher on a cost- per-page basis.

For aftermarket cartridges, there are two good alternatives. Factory remanufactured and factory new compatibles. Depending on the brand and style of cartridge, either can be very satisfactory in both performance and savings.

Factory remanufactured cartridges are exactly that. An empty original cartridge, recycled and factory remanufactured. Tested, accepted, machine cleaned, new drum (one hopes), new blades and other parts and then filled with the appropriate toner formulation with a new or reset “chip.”

Factory “compatible” cartridges are “new build” cartridges with the appropriate toner and “chip.” Both styles can perform quite well at considerable savings. The factories we use for these cartridges produce very high-quality cartridges with very high customer satisfaction.

What about refill shops? It’s a question of job shop vs. factory quality. Universal laser toner (is garbage) vs. laser toner specifically intended for a specific printer, let alone the correct cartridge chip. We recycle lots of these from unhappy users.

Illegal cartridges on the internet? Yep! There have already been about a dozen seizures this year with the importer named including several for Amazon.

Black-only laser toner cartridges (printers) are the least expensive on a cost-per-page basis. Color laser cartridges (printers) are several times more expensive on a cost-per-page basis. There is a correlation between purchase price of the printer and the cost per page; the lower the price of the printer, the more costly on a cost-per-page basis.

Since businesses usually favor laser printers, we frequently recommend having a “beefier” all-in-one or multi-function black laser printer for the 70 percent to 80 percent of their printing that is only black and then having a separate color laser printer for when they need color. Since color goes into producing black print and black laser toner goes into making color more “colorful,” this is a very cost effective way to lower a businesses’ cost per page and provides redundancy in printing capabilities instead of having a single color all-in-one/multi-function color laser printer that is printing predominantly black.

Let us help you with cost effective high-quality cartridges. As a full-service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland-Beaverton border, Cartridge-Network stocks several thousand different OEM and aftermarket cartridges. Shipping is free! And we sell and services printers and copiers. We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a customer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet them.

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

www.cartridge-network.com

Brought to you by Linda Elder, Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence - ASSISTED LIVING INSIDER -


(Image is Clickable Link) LInda ElderAll Assisted Living communities in Oregon must operate under the same set of regulations, but beyond that, there are many differences to consider when choosing a home for you or your loved one. Some are not easy to see, as many facilities have a similar physical structure.

Carefully consider your lifestyle. What do you like to do, how do you decorate your surroundings? Do you like hustle and bustle or a peaceful walk in the garden?

For those of mature years, change is difficult and probably not a good time for major changes from what they are used to.

When you tour an Assisted Living community, look at it for how it fits you. The putting green, massive exercise room, pool or huge movie theater may be wonderful to look at — but would you use them?

Ask to see inspection surveys.

Walk around and talk with the staff or listen to them as they work. Are they friendly, do they seem happy? Ask about the management team. What is their experience in the field?

At Woodland Heights, we frequently hear that people chose us because it feels “comfortable.” They remark that “everyone was so helpful and friendly.” Of our care staff, nearly 20 percent have been here for 10 or more years. Our surveys since 2010 have been deficiency-free.

We think all of that speaks volumes.

Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence

9355 SW McDonald St., Tigard 97224

503-684-9696

woodland-heights-assisted-living.com/

Brought to you by Jarod Cogswell, Fit Academy - FITNESS INSIDER -


(Image is Clickable Link) Jarod CogswellMost people need extra motivation to get active, stronger and leaner.

What better motivation than summertime, which begins June 20, just seven weeks from now?

Do the right things and you will see changes and improvement in as little as four to six weeks if you are disciplined about exercise and even semi-disciplined about food intake. You’ll experience remarkable changes in the way you look and feel.

After being stuck indoors for months, Oregonians love to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine.

And if you want to feel confident about dressing lighter, wearing shorts, T-shirts, sundresses and swimsuits, check us out at FIT Academy. We offer plenty of options, including Sundress Bootcamp, an overall fitness program to look leaner and feel stronger in those summer clothes.

The warmer season also features a plethora of local runs, with hordes of locals participating in fun runs such as the Beaverton Sun Run (July 24) and the Twilight Run in Tigard at Cook Park (June 25, in conjunction with the Tigard Festival of Balloons).

Last but not least, enjoy the beautiful Oregon outdoors. Get out for a bike ride, hike or a backpacking trip.

The bottom line is that more fit you are, the more fun you will have and less the likely you are to get injured!

Need more expert advice? Visit us at FIT Academy to make 2016 you best summer ever!

FIT Academy

9140 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97223

971-371-3666

http://fitacademyinc.com/

Brought to you by Pam Simon, Fidgets2Widgets - EDUCATION INSIDER -


(Image is Clickable Link) Pam SimonPam Simon of Fidgets2Widgets looks at digital play and learning as golden opportunities for youngsters, as long as guidance is provided.

“I think that we have kind of a swimming upstream approach,” says Simon, who started her after-school STEM learning program in Eugene three years ago and opened a second location in Portland this winter.

“We do seem to be in the minority, in that we are very positive about the possibilities that all this technology is offering,” she added. “Through the internet and the digital world, kids can go anywhere in the world through Google Earth. They can learn how to do anything through YouTube tutorials.”

“We want to leverage those resources for creativity, education and joy,” said Simon, who also offers curriculum about online safety, online citizenship and how to be a savvy consumer. “Children need to learn that the digital world presents the same pitfalls as the physical world.”

Simon says that research shows the average attention span for youngsters is 18 mins, “so we teach in 15-minute increments and schedule exer-breaks using Wii exercise and dance programs.”

Simon stays up-to-date with the latest digital technology, including having a 3-D printer on-site and Oculus Rift virtual reality.

Classes in both will be offered during Fidgets2Widgets’ summer programs, which begin June 6 and end Sept. 9. The 7,000-square-foot facility is open from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm in the summer. Find out more about theme weeks on the website.

Fidgets2Widgets

15495 SW Sequoia Parkway, Suite 100

Portland, OR 97224

503-310-3248

fidgets2widgets.com/

Brought to you by Jarod Cogswell, Fit Academy - GYM INSIDER -


(Image is Clickable Link) Jarod CogswellMost people need extra motivation to get active, stronger and leaner.

What better motivation than summertime, which begins June 20, just seven weeks from now?

Do the right things and you will see changes and improvement in as little as four to six weeks if you are disciplined about exercise and even semi-disciplined about food intake. You’ll experience remarkable changes in the way you look and feel.

After being stuck indoors for months, Oregonians love to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine.

And if you want to feel confident about dressing lighter, wearing shorts, T-shirts, sundresses and swimsuits, check us out at FIT Academy. We offer plenty of options, including Sundress Bootcamp, an overall fitness program to look leaner and feel stronger in those summer clothes.

The warmer season also features a plethora of local runs, with hordes of locals participating in fun runs such as the Beaverton Sun Run (July 24) and the Twilight Run in Tigard at Cook Park (June 25, in conjunction with the Tigard Festival of Balloons).

Last but not least, enjoy the beautiful Oregon outdoors. Get out for a bike ride, hike or a backpacking trip.

The bottom line is that more fit you are, the more fun you will have and less the likely you are to get injured!

Need more expert advice? Visit us at FIT Academy to make 2016 you best summer ever!

FIT Academy

9140 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97223

971-371-3666

fitacademyinc.com/

Brought to you by Linda Elder, Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence - ASSISTED LIVING INSIDER -


(Image is Clickable Link) Linda ElderAll Assisted Living communities in Oregon must operate under the same set of regulations, but beyond that, there are many differences to consider when choosing a home for you or your loved one. Some are not easy to see, as many facilities have a similar physical structure.

Carefully consider your lifestyle. What do you like to do, how do you decorate your surroundings? Do you like hustle and bustle or a peaceful walk in the garden?

For those of mature years, change is difficult and probably not a good time for major changes from what they are used to.

When you tour an Assisted Living community, look at it for how it fits you. The putting green, massive exercise room, pool or huge movie theater may be wonderful to look at — but would you use them?

Ask to see inspection surveys.

Walk around and talk with the staff or listen to them as they work. Are they friendly, do they seem happy? Ask about the management team. What is their experience in the field?

At Woodland Heights, we frequently hear that people chose us because it feels “comfortable.” They remark that “everyone was so helpful and friendly.” Of our care staff, nearly 20 percent have been here for 10 or more years. Our surveys since 2010 have been deficiency-free.

We think all of that speaks volumes.

Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence

9355 SW McDonald St., Tigard 97224

503-684-9696

woodland-heights-assisted-living.com/

Brought to you by Pam Simon, Fidgets2Widgets - EDUCATION INSIDER -


(Image is Clickable Link) Pam Simon Pam Simon of Fidgets2Widgets looks at digital play and learning as golden opportunities for youngsters, as long as guidance is provided.

“I think that we have kind of a swimming upstream approach,” says Simon, who started her after-school STEM learning program in Eugene three years ago and opened a second location in Portland this winter.

“We do seem to be in the minority, in that we are very positive about the possibilities that all this technology is offering,” she added. “Through the internet and the digital world, kids can go anywhere in the world through Google Earth. They can learn how to do anything through YouTube tutorials.”

“We want to leverage those resources for creativity, education and joy,” said Simon, who also offers curriculum about online safety, online citizenship and how to be a savvy consumer. “Children need to learn that the digital world presents the same pitfalls as the physical world.”

Simon says that research shows the average attention span for youngsters is 18 mins, “so we teach in 15-minute increments and schedule exer-breaks using Wii exercise and dance programs.”

Simon stays up-to-date with the latest digital technology, including having a 3-D printer on-site and Oculus Rift virtual reality.

Classes in both will be offered during Fidgets2Widgets’ summer programs, which begin June 6 and end Sept. 9. The 7,000-square-foot facility is open from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm in the summer. Find out more about theme weeks on the website.

Fidgets2Widgets

15495 SW Sequoia Parkway, Suite 100

Portland, OR 97224

503-310-3248

fidgets2widgets.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Daniel Beebe, Beebe Chiropractic & Wellness Center - CHIROPRACTIC INSIDER -


(Image is Clickable Link) Dr. Daniel Beebe and his poochWith summer coming soon, weight loss is something that’s on the minds of many.

At Beebe Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Tigard, we offer a weight-loss program designed to burn fat instead of muscle. The key elements are a diet and nutritional supplements.

In 60 days, for patients following the program, we’re seeing weight loss of 25 to 30 pounds. If the client needs to lose more to be healthy, the diet can continue on, to lose as much weight as needed.

Before starting a diet, we use an electric calibration system that measures fat, muscle and visceral (organ) fat to compute your “health age.” One’s “health age” varies. For example, a person who is 40 years old may have a health age of 30 or a health age of 60.

The diet we provide is all plotted out and straightforward, with menus and proportions listed. A nutritional supplement with no Ephedra is part of the plan. The only stimulant in the supplement is a bit of caffeine, equivalent to a cup of coffee.

The 60-day plan includes the initial appointment to calculate health age, the diet plan, once-a-week clinic check-ins for the first month and two additional appointments the second month. The $389 fee includes the first month of supplements, with an added fee for the second month of supplements.

Our patients look and feel better, but there are added benefits, such as a drop in blood pressure and the normalizing of glucose levels.

Beebe Chiropractic & Wellness Center

13500 SW 72nd Ave.

503-620-1280

Tigard, Oregon 97223

beebechiro.com/

Brought to you by Marissa Phillips, ComForCare Home Care - HOME HEALTH CARE INSIDER -


(Image is Clickable Link) Marissa Phillips From time to time, our family needs a brief break from caring for my elderly mother. What do you suggest?

There are private caregivers who can assist, however, make sure that they are appropriate for your needs and you have the proper insurance to cover any problems that may arise.

Utilizing an agency that is licensed for In-Home Care is a very practical solution. They are available 24/7, the caregivers are trained and properly vetted through background checks and drug testing, and they’re required to have training.

For a short getaway, we just need someone to spend an evening or two looking after her. We’re considering asking an acquaintance to come by and look in on her, but he has no background in eldercare.

We hear that concern a lot, and we are used to helping out on short notice. You need a night out to be you and not have to worry. The neighbor wants to help out, but doesn’t know how to do the intimate care — nor is your parent likely to be comfortable with that.

The beauty of hiring an Agency is that once you are in our system, it’s easy to use our services in the future. We have several families we assist when they have appointments they need to attend alone. Many people start with these random times and, once they realize how relaxing it is to know that their loved one is cared for and safe, they start to plan regular outings.

In May, I’ll answer questions about arranging respite care for a full-length summer vacation.

ComForCare Home Care

10580 SW McDonald St., Ste. 202

Tigard OR 97224

971-801-7606

comforcare.com/oregon/greaterpw

Brought to you by Dr. Quenton Gebeau, Q Family Dental - DENTAL INSIDER -


(Image is Clickable Link) Dr. Quenton GebeauWe understand that going to the dentist is a scary thought for many people. Unfortunately, this fear keeps patients from receiving the care they need in order to maintain a healthy mouth and body.

Sedation dentistry offers a way to allay those fears about sitting in the dentist’s chair. Three main types are used in dentistry:

Inhalation Sedation: A mask is placed over your nose is connected to a supply of nitrous oxide (a.k.a. 'laughing gas'). When you breathe in, the gas helps you relax and relieves anxiety. Once treatment is complete, you return to normal feeling almost immediately. Nitrous oxide is very safe for patients of all ages.

Oral Sedation Typically a pill, similar to Valium, is taken one hour prior to your appointment. The result is a general feeling of relaxation. Most of the time, patients don’t remember the procedure at all. The effects of oral sedation stay in your system longer, so transportation is required.

IV Sedation: The sedative is administered intravenously, so sedation occurs more quickly and a deeper level of sedation is achieved. The effects of IV sedatives may last for several hours, so transportation is required.

If you or someone you know struggles with a fear of going to the dentist, one of these options may help you receive the important care you deserve. As always, your first consultation with Dr. Gebeau is always free.

Call today to discuss which option can best help you!

Q Family Dental

9370 SW Greenburg Rd., Tigard OR 97223

971-202-7244

www.qfamilydental.com/

Brought to you by Norm Matheis, Specialty Heating and Cooling - Heating and Cooling INSIDER -


SPECIALTY HEATING & COOLING - Norm MatheisTomorrow, April 22, is Earth Day.

Here at Specialty Heating & Cooling, we’re doing everything we can to make our business easier on the Earth and to offer our clients greener products and services.

For our clients, we recommend regular cleaning of their HVAC system and ductwork, or a new HVAC system — including ductless options — to save energy and enjoy cleaner air in their homes. We have electronic thermostats that will continuously monitor comfort levels and adjust for energy savings of up to 20 percent.

Our Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms alert the household when and if there’s an unsafe emission of the colorless, odorless and highly toxic gas.

As a company, we recycle a massive amount of metal and refrigerant, which consumers may not realize are a big factor in the heating and cooling industry.

In 2015, we recycled 123,000 pounds (61 tons) of scrap metal. We also recycled 558 pounds of R22 refrigerant, enough for 117 air conditioners. All of the refrigerant can be recycled and reused, which is important because it’s bad for the environment.

Our company actually has an employee on staff called the Master Recycler, who oversees everything from scrap metal and refrigerant recycling to paper, cardboard to oil.

We are so fortunate to live and work in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Let’s keep it beautiful, clean and Earth-friendly by paying more attention to the systems at work in our homes.

Specialty Heating & Cooling

7500 SW Tech Center Drive, Suite 130, Tigard, OR 97223

(503) 946-6396

www.specialtyheating.com/

Brought to you by Marcie Jones - Gentog - SENIOR DAYTIME RESPITE CARE INSIDER -


GENTOG - Marcie JonesOne of the ways I have navigated the care for my parents without feeling alone is by using Facebook. You may think of Facebook as just a silly program on the computer that kids use to gossip and overshare. I recognized the true value of Facebook as I reflected on two separate incidents with my parents.

Twelve years ago, my father had an accident that nearly killed him. That day, as I stood by my mom and worried that my dad would die from his injuries, I desperately needed to reach out to my siblings. They all live far away – and in three very different time zones (California, Virginia and Germany). Getting in touch with each of them and re-telling the story each time, was emotionally draining. They worried and wanted to be updated often, and that was not easy with poor cell reception and odd hours. I felt scared and disconnected, and I felt like all of the responsibility of care rested on my shoulders.

Two years ago my mother was diagnosed with lymphoma. I remember the dread that I felt and that intense need to connect with my siblings immediately. This time I was able to type in the news quickly –just once – and within minutes everyone knew what was happening and began supporting each other. Research began, and was shared. Calendars were checked, travel plans were made. Everyone knew who was flying in to help. Throughout the months of care, we all stay connected daily. Whoever was caring for the folks, kept the others updated. We faced the challenge together as a family, and we used Facebook messaging as our main avenue of communication.

The crisis is past (mom is in remission), but we continue to stay connected daily through Facebook. We share news of kids and grandkids, jobs and health challenges. We share family photos and funny quotes and ideas of all kinds. Sometimes we share publicly so all of our friends can see…sometimes we cry together in private discussions. That’s the beauty of Facebook – so many ways to communicate using just one tool.

As a caregiver, you are often isolated. Facebook is one way to stay connected with the people that you love…and that can make all the difference in the world.

"To read about other ways to use social media as a caregiver, check out my blog at www.gentog.com."

Gentog

11535 SW Durham Rd #C5, Tigard, OR 97224

(503) 639-2600

www.gentog.com


Tigard's Features

FILE PHOTO - Arts & Communication Magnet Academys Dance West will perform a showcase beginning Friday, April 29.
April 28, 2016

Out & About

by Mark Miller
Art Findlay Community Art Exhibition — View the exhibited work of Portland-based photographer Brian Belefanti at this inaugural community event at Findlay Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Wilsonville from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Saturday, April 30. This…
SUBMITTED PHOTOS:  - West Linns Sara Swink is one of the 150 ceramicists who will be showing her art at the 34th-annual Ceramic Showcase April 29, 30 and May 1 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
April 28, 2016

34th-annual Ceramic Showcase set

by The Review, Tidings
n Oregon Potters Association is one of the nation's largest all-ceramic shows The 34th-annual Ceramic Showcase, featuring the art of members of the Oregon Potters Association, is a three-day event that kicks off this month and showcases more than…
COURTESY PHOTO: CASEY CAMPBELL PHOTOGRAPHY - Clara Hillier stars as Jane and Joey Copsey as Robert in Bag&Baggage Productions Emma.
April 28, 2016

Jane Austen's 'Emma' still sassy after 200 years

by Michael Sproles
Bag&Baggage serves up character's bicentenary on Hillsboro stage Jane Austen’s heroine, Emma Woodhouse, is one of the most prominent female protagonists in Western literature. Precocious, witty and with a penchant for matchmaking, Emma is on a…


April 28, 2016

Religion Notes

by Mark Miller
Intergenerational Outreach Choirs hosting benefit concert at Southminster The Intergenerational Outreach Choirs will present the second annual production of “Mamalogues,” weaving music with original stories honoring women as mothers, sisters,…
April 28, 2016

Weekly Meetings

by Mark Miller
Beaverton Area Coffee Connection — The Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce holds a weekly networking meeting on Friday mornings. From 7:45 to 9 a.m. Friday, April 29, the meeting will be hosted by the Beaverton School District as a celebration of…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Pastor Dorothy Cottingham is reveling in her new position at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Tigard, her first call as pastor at age 64.
April 27, 2016

Pastor Dorothy Cottingham heeds the call

by Miles Vance
Cottingham answers the call at 64, joins Tigard's Christ the King Tigard’s Dorothy Cottingham has felt the call to ministry all her life. She first heard it when she was 6 or 7, growing up in Mulino. She continued to hear it as she got older,…
COURTESY CINDY ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY - The annual coronation of the Robin Hood Festival Maid Marians Court is set for 6 p.m. April 28 at the Sherwood Public Library.
April 20, 2016

Out & About

by Mark Miller
Art Findlay Community Art Exhibition — View the exhibited work of Portland-based photographer Brian Belefanti at this inaugural community event at Findlay Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Wilsonville from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through April 30. This display…
April 20, 2016

Religion Notes

by Mark Miller
Two 55+ events scheduled by Beaverton Christian Church The Senior Adults Ministry at Beaverton Christian Church, 13600 S.W. Allen Blvd., has scheduled a special event for adults ages 55 and older next week. On April 28, the seniors will meet for…
April 20, 2016

Weekly Meetings

by Mark Miller
Tigard Area Good Morning Tigard — The Tigard Chamber of Commerce meets for a networking session hosted by a different chamber member on Thursday mornings. Servpro will host the meeting at 16490 S.W. 72nd Ave., Tigard, from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m.…
Kyle Van Velkinburgh
April 20, 2016

Local Eagle Scout to aid Tigard Legion

by Miles Vance
Tualatin’s Kyle Van Velkinburgh has long been connected to Tigard American Legion Post 158, so when it came time for his Eagle Scout project, it only made sense to give back. Van Velkinburgh, a sophomore at Tualatin High School, will build a new…
CRAIG MITCHELLDYER/BROADWAY ROSE THEATRE COMPANY - In the basement of the Tigard United Methodist Church, Broadway Rose 'church ladies' (from left) Zoe Randol as Signe, Debbie Hunter as Karin, Kymberli Colbourne as Mavis and Lori Paschall as Vivian ham it up with food prepared by Broadway Rose Guild members.
April 13, 2016

'Church Basement Ladies' ham it up in real church

by Barbara Sherman
Photo shoot for Broadway Rose show takes place in local church basement When Broadway Rose Theatre Company Marketing Director Alan Anderson was scouting locations for the photo shoot for the 1960s-based “Church Basement Ladies,” which opens April…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Tualatin's own cowboy poet Tom Swearingen will be reading some of his poetry at the Tualatin Public Library on Monday, April 18.
April 13, 2016

Out & About

by Mark Miller
Art Findlay Community Art Exhibition — View the exhibited work of Portland-based photographer Brian Belefanti at this inaugural community event at Findlay Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Wilsonville from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through April 30. There will…
April 13, 2016

Weekly Meetings

by Mark Miller
Tigard Area Good Morning Tigard — The Tigard Chamber of Commerce meets for a networking session hosted by a different chamber member on Thursday mornings. The Portland Clinic will host the meeting at 6640 S.W. Redwood Ln., Portland, from 7:30 to…
COURTESY ART ON BROADWAY - Pam Nichols' 'Safari Ride' is one of 21 panels‚ each measuring 36-inches-by-6-inches‚ included in her show 'Ride,' which continues through April 28 at Art on Broadway in Beaverton.
April 13, 2016

Pam Nichols' 'Ride' featured at Art on Broadway

by The Times
Spring is in the air, color is everywhere, and nowhere is that more true than at Beaverton’s Art on Broadway. Pam Nichols is the featured artist for April at Art On Broadway. Her show “Ride,” which continues through April 28, will include 21…
April 13, 2016

Religion Notes

by Mark Miller
Two 55+ events scheduled by Beaverton Christian Church The Senior Adults Ministry at Beaverton Christian Church, 13600 S.W. Allen Blvd., has scheduled two special events for adults ages 55 and older in April. On Thursday, April 14, the 55-and-older…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Tom Swearingen will be bringing his cowboy poetry to the Art of the Story Storytelling Festival.
March 31, 2016

Telling it like it is

by Mark Miller
Professional storytellers to criss-cross county for Art of the Story Festival Any day of the week, you can walk into a local library and pick out a story to read. But for all the many pleasures of reading, there is something powerful, even primal,…
COURTESY PHOTO BY CRAIG MITCHELLDYER - From left, Debbie Hunter, Lori Paschall, Kymberli Colbourne and Zoe Randol star in Church Basement Ladies, opening on the Broadway Rose Main Stage on April 15.
March 31, 2016

Out & About

by Mark Miller
Art Findlay Community Art Exhibition — View the exhibited work of Portland-based photographer Brian Belefanti at this inaugural community event at Findlay Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Wilsonville from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 1; the exhibit…
Knuffle Bunny
March 31, 2016

'Knuffle Bunny' musical coming with $5 price tag

by The Times
Shows are set for April 9 and April 16 at the Beaverton Library Among life’s many entertainment options, live theater is hard to beat — but it’s not always affordable. Beaverton Civic Theatre, however, is doing its best to address that one…
March 31, 2016

Weekly Meetings

by Mark Miller
Tigard Area Good Morning Tigard — The Tigard Chamber of Commerce meets for a networking session hosted by a different chamber member on Thursday mornings. Luke Dorf will host the meeting at the chamber office, 12345 S.W. Main St., Tigard, from 7:30…
March 31, 2016

Religion Notes

by Mark Miller
Board of elders chairman is speaker at Beaverton Christian Church breakfast Kevin Marple, president of Beaverton-based Benz Air Engineering Company Inc., will be the speaker at the men’s breakfast at Beaverton Christian Church, 13600 S.W. Allen…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Beaverton resident Grant Bywaters holds his first book  'The Red Storm,' which was published in December.
March 24, 2016

Prize writer

by Mark Miller
Beaverton author's tale of a boxer-turned-P.I. wins debut novel award It’s been quite a journey for Grant Bywaters. More than 10 years ago, the Beaverton resident worked off and on as a private investigator. In need of more steady work, he left that…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Winona Grange in Tualatin will host its popular annual Garden Party on April 2.
March 23, 2016

Out & About

by Mark Miller
Art Findlay Community Art Exhibition — View the exhibited work of Portland-based photographer Brian Belefanti at this inaugural community event at Findlay Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Wilsonville from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 1 through April 30. This…
COURTESY PHOTO - Bryan Luttrell (Walter Flood), Karen Huckfeldt (Kenni Flood), Carl Dahlquist (Chris Foster), Paul Roder (Steve Singletary), David Roberts (Joe Foster) and Patti Speight (Becky Foster) star in Beckys New Car, premiering at HART Theatre on Friday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m.
March 23, 2016

New HART play takes a look at mid-life muddle

by Michael Sproles
Ensemble cast presents 'Becky's New Car,' about the 'randomness of life' The latest play by HART Theatre captures the essence of middle-age muddle. HART Theatre, 185 S.E. Washington St., is staging “Becky’s New Car,” a play by Stephen Dietz and…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Allen Bower, owner of Clancy's Pub and Restaurant in Sherwood, is preparing for St. Patrick's Day festivities. He says this year's celebration will be the biggest yet.
March 17, 2016

Irish gig

by Mark Miller
Sherwood pub hopes this year's St. Patrick's Day blowout becomes annual community festival St. Patrick’s Day is here, and if Allen Bower has his way, you’ll be headed to Sherwood for what he predicts will be the biggest area celebration of the…
FILE PHOTO - The Mask & Mirror Theatre production of The Trip to Bountiful closes Sunday, March 20.
March 16, 2016

Out & About

by Mark Miller
Art Findlay Community Art Exhibition — View the exhibited work of Portland-based photographer Brian Belefanti at this inaugural community event at Findlay Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Wilsonville from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 1 through April 30. This…

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Mar 16, 2016

Weekly Meetings

by Mark Miller
Tigard Area Good Morning Tigard — The Tigard Chamber of Commerce meets for a networking session hosted by a different chamber member on Thursday mornings. Home Turf Sports Public House will host…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: OWEN CAREY - James Luster as the Musician gives Edward Tulane a ride in his backpack.
Mar 16, 2016

Join Edward Tulane on his 'Miraculous Journey'

by the Review, Tidings
The new Oregon Children's Theatre show will please audiences of all ages Oregon Children’s Theatre will present “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” April 2-24 at Winningstad Theatre, 1111…
Mar 16, 2016

Religion Notes

by Mark Miller
Beaverton Christian Church to host blood drive Beaverton Christian Church, 13600 S.W. Allen Blvd., will host a blood drive for the American Red Cross on Monday from 2 to 7 p.m. All blood types…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - New Shilling will put on a showcase of Irish music at the Winona Grange on Saturday, March 12.
Mar 10, 2016

Out & About

by Mark Miller
Art Findlay Community Art Exhibition — View the work of Portland-based photographer Brian Belefanti at this inaugural community event at Findlay Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Wilsonville from 10…
COURTESY: WATERSTONE GALLERY - 'Portland Printmaking Now,' which showcases 35 artists in conjuction with a printmaking conference here, features the likes of R. Keaney Rathbun's 'Synchronous Dreams' at Waterstone Gallery through April 3.
Mar 10, 2016

Art springs forth at many area galleries

by Jason Vondersmith
Art, art, everywhere art. If you’re in a mood to stretch yourself and your visions of art, we’ve got a deal for you, with a cornucopia of offerings that continue for weeks to come. — “Northwest…
Mar 10, 2016

Weekly Meetings

by Mark Miller
Tigard Area Good Morning Tigard — The Tigard Chamber of Commerce meets for a networking session hosted by a different chamber member on Thursday mornings. The chamber will host the meeting from…
John Shuck
Mar 10, 2016

Religion Notes

by Mark Miller
St. Anthony’s Catholic Church holding women’s retreat The women of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church invite all women to their retreat, “Hope for the Journey,” on Friday and Saturday. The women will…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Writer David Ritchie, a longtime patron of the West Slope Library, will bring his one-act play - 'A Little Horseplay in the Library' - to the library on Saturday.
Mar 03, 2016

Two Civil War generals walk into a library...

by Mark Miller
History professor, writer David Ritchie presenting one-act play. It’s time for “A Little Horseplay in the Library.” The West Slope Community Library will be hosting longtime patron David Ritchie…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - From left, Jaiden Wirth of Tigard and Tristan Avery of West Linn star in The Arabian Nights, opening on Friday, March 4, at Portland Community Colleges Sylvania campus.
Mar 03, 2016

Out & About

by Mark Miller
Art Celebration of Creativity — Find something for everybody at this exhibit and sale of fine art from Thursday, March 3, to Sunday, March 6, at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Beaverton.…
Mar 02, 2016

Weekly Meetings

by Mark Miller
Tigard Area Tigard Noon Rotary Luncheon — The Tigard Noon Rotary Club has its weekly luncheon on Thursdays upstairs at Nicoli's Grill & Sports Bar, 17880 S.W. McEwan Rd., Tualatin. Peggy…
Mar 02, 2016

See both beauty and beastliness at Valley Catholic

by Miles Vance
The VC Drama Department to stage "Beauty and the Beast" in March Magic. Love. Jealousy. Hatred. Fear. Violence. Redemption. “Beauty and the Beast” — which will be performed by the Valley…
Laurie Larson Caesar
Mar 02, 2016

Religion Notes

by Mark Miller
Area pastors continue sermon series Five Beaverton-area Christian pastors move into week four of their five-week Lenten sermon series on Sunday. In the series, the five self-described…
Hansen-O'Grady
Mar 02, 2016

Engagements, Anniversaries, Births

by Miles Vance
Hansen-O'Grady Natalie Hansen and Kevin O'Grady of Tigard have announced their plans to be married. Hansen is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Colorado State University who…