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


COMFORCARE HOME CARE - Marissa PhillipsAs our population ages and healthcare improves, we are seeing a higher rate of dementia in our population.

ComForCare Home Care and other agencies are now specializing in this area and are able to support not only the individual living with it, but the families as well.

September is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and in this spirit, ComForCare Home Care will be hosting FREE Workshops for professionals and family members on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Embassy Suites, 9000 SW Washington Square Rd., Tigard.

The workshop for professionals will take place from 8 am to 12:15 pm. All attendees will receive 3 CEU.

The family workshop from 2 to 4:30 pm will cover methods that can be implemented in your home quickly and change the way you manage life moving forward.

Previous attendees have RAVED about this workshop, saying they wished they knew this stuff months ago and “It’s great to know I’m not alone in this.”

Through our DementiaWise program, ComForCare delivers custom, in-home care services designed to make your loved one’s days better. We take special care to recognize behavioral triggers to help prevent or reduce any challenging dementia behaviors.

With the help of our specially trained caregivers, our home care services allow individuals with any type or stage of dementia do more of what they enjoy in the familiarity and comfort of their own home.

For more information or to register, call 971-801-7606 or visit www.dementiawise.com/events/tigard/

ComForCare Home Care

10580 SW McDonald St., Ste. 202

Tigard OR 97224

971-801-7606

comforcare.com/oregon/greater-portland-west

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


CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonOK, envision this. Why? Since we can’t include the actual image of our Free 2016 Duck & Beaver magnet schedule for fans in this column, we’ll guide you to seeing it.

To view our 2016 Ducks and Beavers game schedule refrigerator magnets, visit our landing page.

If you’re a fan or someone who follows either team, you can decide if you want to swing by our store and get your free complimentary 2016 season schedule after seeing it.

Our other seasonal promotion is “Back to School”, of course. Teachers and students save 15% off already low pricing on all non-OEM, factory remanufactured or compatible ink or laser printer cartridges. The extra savings last through late September. Again, click to the landing page.

Seniors and non-profits always enjoy a 10% savings off already low pricing on all non-OEM, factory remanufactured or compatible ink or laser printer cartridges.

And all customers get every 11th cartridge free.

As a full-service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland – Beaverton border, Cartridge Network sells and services printers and copiers.

“We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a buyer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet their needs.”

We stock several thousand different cartridges. Shipping is free.

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

www.cartridge-network.com

Brought to you by Pacific Medical Group - Family Practice INSIDER -


PACIFIC MEDICAL GROUP - TigardYes, because at Pacific Medical Group in Tigard, we are a Patient-Centered Primary Care Medical Home.  We will better coordinate your care to get you the services you need, when you need them. 

We listen to your concerns and answer your questions. We offer after-hours help and alternatives to the emergency room or urgent care.  We help you play an active role in your health.  As your Patient-Centered Medical Home, we ask that you make us aware of any other providers or clinics that may be assisting you with your healthcare needs.

At Pacific Medical Group, we can care for all ages, from newborns to seniors.  We provide vaccinations for infants, pediatric care to growing children, and treat sports injuries. For adults, we offer chronic disease management for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. We stress preventative medicine for the whole family, and also offer gynecological care for women and girls.

At our location, we have care management, physical therapy, bone density screening, an on-site laboratory and X-ray services.  We treat on-the-job injuries and can do minor procedures and biopsies.  Our Electronic Medical Records ensures accurate and efficient care.  We offer Online Services to help manage your care by allowing you to view lab results, request prescription refills, schedule routine appointments, pay your bill online, and email your provider.

We are accepting new patients and look forward to assisting you with all your healthcare needs. 

Pacific Medical Group - Tigard

13200 SW Pacific Hwy

Tigard, OR. 97223

503-598-2000

www.pacificmedicalgroup.com/

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Brought to you by Kara Tobey, Prestige Senior Living Riverwood - Senior Living INSIDER -


PRESTIGE SENIOR LIVING RIVERWOOD - Kara TobeySeptember is Healthy Aging month — a great time to consider ways to reinvent yourself.

According to Carolyn Worthington, editor-in-chief of Healthy Aging Magazine, it’s never too late to find a new career, sport, passion or hobby. Here are a few ideas to get you going:

Be pos­i­tive in your con­ver­sa­tions and your actions every day. When you catch your­self com­plain­ing, check your­self right there and change the con­ver­sa­tion to some­thing pos­i­tive.

Walk like a vibrant, healthy per­son. Come on. You can prob­a­bly do it. Ana­lyze your gait. Do you walk slowly because you have just become lazy or, per­haps, have a fear of falling? (Tip: Make a con­scious effort to take big strides, walk with your heel first, and wear com­fort­able shoes.)

Lonely? Stop brood­ing and com­plain­ing about hav­ing no friends or fam­ily. Do some­thing about it now. Right this minute. Pick up the phone, land­line, or cell and make a call to do one or more of the fol­low­ing: Vol­un­teer your time, Take a class, invite some­one to meet for lunch, brunch, din­ner, or cof­fee.

Get outdoors! Start walk­ing not only for your health but to see the neigh­bors. Have a dog? You’ll be amazed how the dog can be a con­ver­sa­tion starter. (Tip: If you don’t have time for a dog, go to your local ani­mal shel­ter and vol­un­teer.)

Make this month the time to set up your annual phys­i­cal and other health screen­ings. Go to the appoint­ments and then, hope­fully, you can stop wor­ry­ing about ail­ments for a while.

Prestige Senior Living - Riverwood

18321 SW Pacific Highway

Tualatin, OR 97062

503-716-4971

www.prestigecare.com/assisted.php?id=104

Brought to you by Annette Saarinen, AccounTax of Oregon - Accounting INSIDER -


ACCOUNTAX OF OREGON - Annette SaarinenIf you pay for college in 2016, you may receive some tax savings on your federal tax return, even if you’re studying outside of the U.S.

Both the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit may reduce the amount of tax you owe, but only the AOTC is partially refundable.

Here are a few things you should know about education credits:  

1. American Opportunity Tax Credit - The AOTC is worth up to $2,500 per year for an eligible student. This credit is available for the first four years of higher education. Forty percent of the AOTC is refundable. That means, if you’re eligible, you can get up to $1,000 of the credit as a refund, even if you do not owe any tax.

2. Lifetime Learning Credit - The LLC is worth up to $2,000 per tax return. There is no limit on the number of years that you can claim the LLC for an eligible student.

In general, qualified expenses for the education tax credits include tuition and required fees for the enrollment or attendance at eligible post-secondary educational institutions (including colleges, universities and trade schools).

The expenses paid during the tax year must be for an academic period that begins in the same tax year or an academic period that begins in the first three months of the following tax year.

Room and board, transportation, insurance, medical expenses and such are not covered.

If you have any questions about how you may qualify for an additional tax credits, please feel free to contact us.

AccounTax of Oregon

8050 SW Pffafle St., Suite 110

Tigard, OR 97223

503-619-1040

accountaxoforegon.com/

 

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


WOODLAND HEIGHTS ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE - Linda ElderThe hot summer days of August and September are certainly here.

Our chef at Woodland Heights has been busy changing menus to lighter fare such as the wonderful Fresh Mango and Tarragon Chicken Salad for lunch and the new Fresh Peach Bars added to the ever-opulent dessert cart.

Our Life Enrichment crew has been scurrying to change the daily walk groups to mornings instead of afternoons and reschedule weekly outings to shaded sites with cool refreshments. Our care staff is diligently encouraging fluids to all of our residents during the day, including passing water and juice throughout the building.

For those of you at home, we hope you are keeping well also.

Dehydration can creep up on you before you notice it and cause changes like confusion, lethargy and imbalanced walking. Many folks are not fans of drinking plain water. Use those fresh fruits and juices packed with nutritious fluid to keep hydrated. Avoid caffeine, which flushes fluid from your body.

Do your shopping in the morning when it’s cool. Pull curtains to keep heat out. At night, if you have screens and adjustable locking windows, leave the windows open a bit to allow the cool night air into your home. Keep out of the sun for more than a short time. Garden in the early morning.

Or come on over for a tour of our nicely air-conditioned home in the woods set quietly up above the traffic and congestion. We’ll even buy you lunch!

Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence

9355 SW McDonald St.

Tigard, OR 97224

503-684-9696

woodland-heights-assisted-living.com/

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


SPECIALTY HEATING & COOLING - Norm MatheisSpecialty Heating & Cooling is looking for the next stars of its new ad campaign, and any student group, school, or youth educational organization could win up to $5,000 in the process.

Starting Thursday, September 15, contestants can upload and submit their video clips for the #SHCJingleContest, which challenges students, schools, and youth organizations to record and submit their own rendition of the Specialty Heating & Cooling jingle for a chance to win a cash prize and/or inclusion in a future commercial.

“We’re really excited to be able to contribute to local schools and educational organizations,” said Norm Matheis, the company’s owner. “We really can’t wait to see how students will interpret our jingle and look forward to seeing all the submissions come in.”

From September 15 through Monday, Oct. 31, contestants can upload their video clips to YouTube and post them on the Specialty Heating and Cooling Facebook page or on Instagram using the hashtag #SHCJingleContest.

Eligible recordings will be published to www.specialtyheating.com/shcjinglecontest/, where the general public will be encouraged to vote for their favorite video. The top-voted submissions will be eligible to win a share of $8,500 in cash prizes (Grand Prize $5,000) and all entries have a chance at being included in a future Specialty Heating & Cooling commercial.

For more information about the #SHCJingleContest, full contest rules, and eligibility requirements, please visit www.specialtyheating.com/shcjinglecontest/, and may the best video win!

Specialty Heating & Cooling

7500 SW Tech Center Drive, Suite 130

Tigard, OR 97223

503-946-6396

www.specialtyheating.com/

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


BEEBE CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Daniel BeebeWhile the U.S. suffers an ever-rising opioid epidemic, The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is building on its efforts to raise awareness of the value of a conservative approach to pain management.   "Chiropractic services are an important first line of defense against pain and, in some cases, can lessen a patient's reliance on addictive painkillers or prevent their use altogether," said ACA President David Herd, DC.

"It makes sense to exhaust conservative forms of treatment such as chiropractic before moving on to riskier, potentially addictive pain medications."   Statistics show that as many as one in four patients who receive prescription opioids long-term for non-cancer pain in primary-care settings struggles with addiction. In addition, every day more than 1,000 people are treated in the emergency room for misusing prescription opioids.   Using treatments such as spinal manipulation, chiropractic physicians take a drug-free approach to treating back pain, neck pain and other musculoskeletal disorders. High-quality research has found spinal manipulation to be effective for acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain.   In the wake of the opioid epidemic, many respected health care organizations now recommend non-drug treatments.

For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — in its 2016 guidelines for prescribing opioids — notes that nonpharmacologic therapies are preferred for treating chronic pain.

In addition, the National Pain Strategy, an initiative by several federal agencies, recognizes chiropractic's value as a method for pain management.

Beebe Chiropractic & Wellness Center

13500 SW 72nd Ave.

Tigard, Oregon 97223

503-620-1280

beebechiro.com/

 

Brought to you by Marissa Phillips, ComForCare - In-home care INSIDER -


COMFORCARE - Marissa PhillipsAs our population ages and healthcare improves, we are seeing a higher rate of dementia in our population.

ComForCare Home Care and other agencies are now specializing in this area and are able to support not only the individual living with it, but the families as well. It’s common for a family member to burn out or get ill long before the individual they are caregiving for.

September is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and in this spirit, ComForCare Home Care will be hosting a FREE Workshop for Professionals and Family members on September 27. The Professional event will be in the morning and all attendees will receive 3 CEU.

The Family workshop is in the afternoon and will go through some methods that can be implemented in your home quickly and will change the way you manage life moving forward.

Previous attendees have RAVED about this workshop, saying they wished they knew this stuff months ago and “It’s great to know I’m not alone in this.”

Through our DementiaWise program, ComForCare delivers custom, in-home care services designed to make your loved one’s days better. We take special care to recognize behavioral triggers to help prevent or reduce any challenging dementia behaviors.

With the help of our specially trained caregivers, our home care services allow individuals with any type or stage of dementia do more of what they enjoy in the familiarity and comfort of their own home.

ComForCare

10580 SW McDonald St., Ste. 202

Tigard OR 97224

971-801-7606

comforcare.com/oregon/greater-portland-west

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


Q FAMILY DENTAL - Dr. Quenton GebeauRecent news reports question whether existing scientific research supports the oral health benefits of flossing.

The bottom line? A lack of strong evidence doesn’t equate to a lack of effectiveness. Dentists are in the best position to advise their patients on oral hygiene practices because they know their patient’s oral health status and health history.

The longstanding recommendation to clean between teeth daily is still supported by the Surgeon General, the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), flossing is an essential part of taking care of your teeth and gums.

Cleaning between teeth removes plaque that can lead to cavities or gum disease. In fact, up to 50 percent of the tooth’s surface is missed by brushing without flossing. 

Inter-dental cleaning is proven to help remove debris between teeth that can contribute to plaque and tartar buildup. Together with food debris and other components, the plaque buildup around the teeth and gums will contribute to periodontal disease and cavities.

To maintain good oral health, the American Dental Association continues to recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, cleaning between teeth once a day with an interdental cleaner and regular dental check-ups. 

So remember, F.B.I. (Floss, Brush, Irrigate). 

Live well, smile often and “May the floss be with you!!”

Q Family Dental

9370 SW Greenburg Rd.

Tigard OR 97223

971-202-7244

qfamilydental.com/

Brought to you by Annette Saarinen, AccounTax of Oregon - Accounting INSIDER -


ACCOUNTAX OF OREGON - Annette SaarinenPart of the PATH Act of 2015 requires educational institutions to issue Forms 1098-T, showing the amount paid for qualified tuition and related expenses beginning with calendar year 2016 forms.

 

The educational institutions were told they had to report the amounts paid during the year. 

Many institutions told the IRS they had difficulty doing this, so the IRS allowed extra time to get their software set up.

Then the IRS gave them the option of reporting the amounts either when paid (Form 1098-T, box 1) or when billed (Form 1098-T, box 2).  IRS has stated many times that the amount shown in box 2 is not sufficient proof of the amount paid during the year and that a taxpayer should obtain records showing how much was paid to the institution during the applicable year.

However, IRS examiners focused on the amount on Forms 1098-T — regardless of which box the amount was in — and denied credits when there was a discrepancy between the amount on the form and the amount claimed on the return.

 

Since PATH Act of 2015 requires the institutions to show the amounts paid, many tax professionals have expressed relief that the institutions will now have to provide information that will be more likely to match with the real amount of tuition paid during the year. 

Many of the Forms 1098-T that our clients receive for the 2016 calendar year still will not show the amounts paid. 

Give us a call and let our tax professionals clear the PATH for you.

AccounTax of Oregon

8050 SW Pffafle St., Suite 110

Tigard, OR 97223

503-619-1040

accountaxoforegon.com/

Brought to you by Kara Tobey, Prestige Senior Living at Riverwood - Retirement Living INSIDER -


PRESTIGE SENIOR LIVING - Kara TobeyDeciding to move to an assisted living community isn’t always an easy decision, but it’s better than leaving a problem unsolved. Here are five signs it's time to consider a new home at Prestige Senior Living – Riverwood.

Altered eating habits. Forgetting to eat or losing interest in food altogether are both signs of poor health. Alternatively, seniors with memory issues can overeat or repeat meals. A kitchen stocked with spoiled, half-eaten or expired food suggests a senior who can no longer manage their diet alone.

Antisocial behavior. Losing interest in friends, withdrawing from social situations or neglecting a previously cherished hobby may indicate depression, memory loss or a decline in cognitive abilities.

Worsening finances. A senior who forgets to pay bills (or pays them multiple times) may need help managing their household finances. Look for unwanted magazine subscriptions or donation solicitations that can easily drain a bank account. Scammers routinely target seniors as well.

Poor personal hygiene. Many seniors feel uncomfortable asking for help with personal hygiene. Bad odors, a disheveled appearance or indications of skipped showers and baths all suggest that a senior can no longer perform daily grooming tasks unaided.

Decline in safety. For a senior, a fall in the shower (and the subsequent hospitalization) can be a life-threatening injury. A senior who leaves the stove on or forgets how often to take their medication may need more daily help.

Prestige Senior Living - Riverwood

18321 SW Pacific Highway

Tualatin, OR 97062

503-716-4971

www.prestigecare.com/assisted.php?id=104


Tigard's Features

These are a few of the 2015 quilts that won top honors at last years NW Quilting Expo. Attendees of the show will be amazed by the quality of all the quilts. 2015 Best in Show: 'Hard Times' by Lynn Czaban
September 23, 2016

NW Quilting Expo - Bigger and better than ever

by Andrew Kilstrom
The northwest's largest quilt expo runs through this Saturday at Portland Expo Center The Northwest Quilting Expo is back for a 16th edition, and it’s bigger and better than ever – again. If that seems like a recurring theme — the expo growing in…
COURTESY PHOTO - Put on your Santa hat and give Tualatin Valley Harmony Masters a whirl this holiday season. Rehearsals are beginning now for holiday performances.
September 20, 2016

Like to sing? Try barbershop

by Kathy Fuller
The Tualatin Valley Harmony Masters barbershop chorus invites men of all ages to give barbershop harmony a try. Rehearsals are beginning now for Christmas season performances. Director Chuck Olson invites men who enjoy singing to give it a try and…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Alter Wiener, one of last Holocaust survivors in the Portland area, will speak during this lecture from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Sherwood Public Library.
September 15, 2016

Out & About

by Ravleen Kaur
Theater Sneak Peak of ‘The Addams Family’ — Beaverton Civic Theatre presents a sneak peak of its upcoming production of “The Addams Family” during an event from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Beaverton City Library. Audience members are…


September 15, 2016

Religion Notes

by Ravleen Kaur
Holy Trinity Social Justice Committee sponsors candlelight vigil on Sept. 30 In conjunction with Campaign Nonviolence, Holy Trinity Social Justice Committee will hold an Ecumenical Candlelight Vigil for peace from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20.…
September 15, 2016

Weekly Meetings

by Ravleen Kaur
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, Sept. 16, the meeting will be hosted Carlson Law Group and Century 21 Wright & Assoc., 12655…
Karina Shah
September 15, 2016

Westview Girl Scout serves seniors with Gold Award project

by Miles Vance
While Girl Scouts are, by the very nature of their organization, youthful, Karina Shah focused on helping the elderly in her Gold Award project. Shah, 17 and a senior at Westview High School, created for her Gold Award project a summer day camp for…
COURTESY: CASEY CAMPBELL PHOTOGRAPHY - Arianne Jacques as Elaine, Eric St. Cyr as Benjamin and Kymberli Colbourne as Mrs. Robinson star in Bag&Baggage's upcoming production of 'The Graduate.'
September 15, 2016

Bag&Baggage aims to seduce with a familiar tale

by Michael Sproles
Benjamin Braddock has just finished college and, back at his parents’ house, he’s trying to avoid the one question everyone keeps asking — what does he want to do with his life? The tale of the young man’s first disastrous sexual odyssey is coming…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Beaverton Civic Theatre will present a sneak peak of its upcoming production of 'The Addams Family' during an event from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Beaverton City Library.
September 08, 2016

Out and About

by Ravleen Kaur
Theater Open Auditions for Northwest Senior Theatre — Adults 55 and older are invited to audition for Northwest Senior Theatre’s Musical Variety Show, which is looking for new cast members for the 2016-17 season. Auditions are at 10:30 a.m.…
September 08, 2016

Weekly Meetings

by Ravleen Kaur
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, Sept. 9, the meeting will be hosted at The Springs at Tanasbourne, 1950 NW 192nd Ave. in…
September 08, 2016

ELCA congregations work to improve communities

by Miles Vance
Christ the King Lutheran Church in Tigard is one of nearly 10,000 congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) participating in “God’s work. Our hands” on Sunday. Across the country, thousands of ELCA members are engaging in…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - The Alpine Echoes Band will provide the sounds, and vendors normally found at the famous Mount Angel Oktoberfest will provide the food and beer.
September 08, 2016

If it's September, it must be Oktoberfest

by Pamplin Media Group
For more than a decade, West Linn’s Oktoberfest celebration has offered all the requisite items: bratwurst and beer, accordions, and lederhosen. This year, local brewery Feckin Irish Brewing Company joins the mix, bringing its unique Irish flare to…
TIMES PHOTO BY JAIME VALDEZ - Jennifer Whitaker of Beaverton visits with Andy McCandless, founder/organizer of Michelle's Love. Whitaker who has breast and thyroid cancer, has been receiving prepared meals by Dream Dinners through Michelle's Love organization.
September 01, 2016

Serving up love

by Ravleen Kaur
Michelle's Love provides meals, financial assistance, and everyday help for single moms with cancer Four years ago, when Jennifer Whitaker learned she had breast cancer, the only person she had by her side was her daughter, Mac, who was 9 years old.…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - During Experience Theatre Project's June production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' at The Round in Beaverton, Oberon (Murren Kennedy, right) tells Puck (Catherine Olson) to use a special flower to make Lysander (Matthew Sunderland) fall in love with the next creature he sees.
September 01, 2016

Recent grant guarantees more from Experience Theatre

by Miles Vance
The group pledges to continue its summer Shakespeare productions. If you liked the Experience Theatre Project’s summertime production of “A Misummer Night’s Dream,” then this is a good day for you. Experience Theatre Project, which staged its first…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Jonathan Gillespie (right) shows off the new courtyard he helped create at Westside Christian High School in Tigard in August 2015 for his Eagle Scout project.
September 01, 2016

Jonathan Gillespie soars through Eagle Scout project at Westside Christian

by Miles Vance
Jonathan Gillespie made sure that his Eagle Scout project helped Westside Christian High School soar. Gillespie, 17, planned and coordinated the project when he was a 16 and a junior at Westside Christian. In the project, he renovated a…
September 01, 2016

Sherwood's Class of 1953 plans reunion for Sept. 14

by The Times
The Sherwood High School Class of 1953 is holding a reunion Sept. 14 and invites everyone from that class to come and have a good time. The event will be a potluck, so everyone is invited to bring a dish. It will start at noon and last until guests…
TIMES PHOTO: JOHN LARIVIERE - Conductor Jeff Williams leads a recent rehearsal of the Rose City Trombones as the group prepares for its upcoming trip to China.
August 25, 2016

'Bones in the spotlight

by Ravleen Kaur
The Rose City Trombones are traveling to China next month to perform, represent the U.S. “One, two, three, four, one, two, three!” said Jeff Williams as he conducted the musicians of the Rose City Trombones during a rehearsal this week. One trombone…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Portland ceramic artist Thom Caccamo will display several of his pieces at Beavertons Art on Broadway gallery throughout the month of September.
August 25, 2016

Stark shapes highlight ceramics exhibit at Art on Broadway

by The Times
Show features the work of Portland ceramicist Thom Caccamo Art is the center of Thom Caccamo. He has made art, looked at art and collected art for most of his life. Although he has made ceramics since 1980, it is only in the last five years that he…
FILE PHOTO - Sixteen Sherwood Old Town shops hosted over 200 visitors during the most recent Art Walk; the next iteration is scheduled for Sept. 15
August 25, 2016

Out and About

by Ravleen Kaur
Theater Open Auditions for Northwest Senior Theatre — Adults 55 and older are invited to audition for Northwest Senior Theatre’s Musical Variety Show, which is looking for new cast members for the 2016-17 season. Auditions are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday,…
COURTESY: PORTLAND FRUIT BEER FESTIVAL - Pizza and beer are a tasty combination at the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, which has accentuated the hunger (and thirst) for libations made from fruit. The trend has been a boon for the Northwest fruit industry.
August 25, 2016

Portland's fruit beer scene ripens

by Jennifer Anderson
From the Portland Fruit Beer Festival and Cider Summit in June to the Peche Fest coming up in October, Portland summers are awash in juicy, ripe fruit — in easy drinking form. The new fruit beer and cider revolution — showing no signs of slowing…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Golden State-Lone Star Blues Revue will play at Lake Theater and Cafe on Sept. 6. The band includes (from left): Little Charlie Baty, Mark Hummel, Anson Funderburgh, with Wes Starr on drums and RW Grigsby on bass.
August 25, 2016

Golden State to play at Lake Theater

by (none)
Blues supergroup Golden State-Lone Star Blues Revue will play at Lake Theater and Cafe on Sept. 6 to celebrate the release of its self-titled debut album. The band features Grammy-nominated harp blower/vocalist and bandleader Mark Hummel with…
August 25, 2016

Religion Notes

by Ravleen Kaur
St. Pius X Catholic Church hosts Adapted Liturgy The public is invited to St. Pius X for its Adapted Liturgy at 2:45 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. This shorter Mass celebrates the lives and gifts of all people, including those with physical and…
August 25, 2016

Weekly Meetings

by Ravleen Kaur
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. Sept. 2, the meeting will be hosted by Elephants Catering and Events and will meet at Jenkins Estate,…
PMG PHOTO: NICOLE THILL - Kate Nootenboom, an intern at the Sauvie Island Center, talks to a group of campers about the various parts of a plant's structure. Learning about the physical aspects of a plant is just one area of education students learn about during the five-day camp.
August 18, 2016

Kids learn farm life, food origins at Sauvie Island camps

by Nicole Thill
Thousands of students converge on a 16-acre organic farm on Sauvie Island each summer to learn about growing vegetables and to see up-close where food comes from. At the Sauvie Island Center housed at Howell Territorial Park on the island, program…
TIMES PHOTO BY JONATHAN HOUSE - Former Aloha High School student Lauretta'Reye Austin addresses the crowd and introduces her group, PDX Formation.
August 17, 2016

Art and justice in formation

by Ravleen Kaur
These days, Lauretta’Reye Austin knows and celebrates her beauty and worth. At 21, she’s already spent years on the front lines of a movement to usher in social change and justice for communities of color. Last week, Austin officially launched PDX…
STAFF PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Because of her drive and talent, Natalie Mussotto of Lake Oswego is well on her way to a successful career in the art world.
August 11, 2016

Fresh-faced Mussotto comes bursting into art world

by Cliff Newell
Natalie Mussotto gets curating job fresh out of college Natalie Mussotto does not believe in being a struggling artist. She much prefers achieving success right away. And that’s just what she’s done. With her freshly minted degree from Portland…

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CRAIG MITCHELLDYER/BROADWAY ROSE THEATRE COMPANY - Dan Murphy as Pseudolus continues to entertain in Broadway Rose Theatre Company's “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.”
Aug 11, 2016

Out & About

by Ravleen Kaur
Theater ‘Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical’ — A trip to the laundromat goes awry when a child’s toy bunny is left behind. Beaverton Civic Theatre presents this children’s musical full of…
COURTESY: FARM 2 FORK - The Orchard Stroll Farm 2 Fork event is a fundraiser for The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce and to raise awareness of agritourism. It's part of a farm dinner trend of connecting farmers with residents.
Aug 11, 2016

August is prime time for dinners in the field

by Jennifer Anderson
Field & Vine, Plate & Pitchfork events link people, charities Imagine, for a second, strolling through a vineyard with wine glass in hand, then sitting down at a long, candle-lit communal table…
COURTESY PHOTO - The Columbia River Gorge, including Ruthton Point near Hood River, is only a short drive away for Portland-area residents.
Aug 11, 2016

Columbia Gorge getaways made easy

by Jennifer Anderson
Centennial events, guide book point the way to summer fun It used to be that people drove to the Columbia River Gorge just to see the waterfalls and wildflowers. Those are still top attractions,…
Aug 11, 2016

Religion Notes

by Ravleen Kaur
Beaverton Christian Church Collecting School Supplies Beaverton Christian Church is conducting its annual school supply drive for the students at Fir Grove Elementary School. “Sixty percent of…
Aug 11, 2016

Weekly Meetings

by Ravleen Kaur
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, Aug. 19, the meeting will be hosted by…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: ADAM WICKHAM - Talieson Solmon (right) and Joshua Palmer spar in preparation for a medieval historical re-enactment by their group â€' the Barony of Dragon's Mist â€' at Saturday's Beaverton Farmer's Market.
Aug 04, 2016

Modern-day medieval

by Ravleen Kaur
Historical re-enactment society will share its arts and crafts at the Beaverton Farmer's Market. By day, Jason Christiansen is an accountant. But under the basketball hoops at Witch Hazel…
COURTESY PHOTO - The Breitling Jet Team is wrapping up its North American tour this year, and officials with the Oregon Air Show say its unclear when, if ever, the jet team will return to perform in Hillsboro.
Aug 04, 2016

Oregon International Air Show to take flight Aug. 5

by Geoff Pursinger
This may be the 29th year of the Oregon International Air Show, but the popular Hillsboro event will feature plenty of firsts when planes take to the air next weekend. The air show returns to…
COURTESY PHOTO - Garden Home Community Library continues its Free Foreign Film series with a screening of 'Theeb,' an international film from Jordan,
Aug 04, 2016

Out & About

by Ravleen Kaur
Theater ‘Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical’ — A trip to the laundromat goes awry when a child’s toy bunny is left behind. Beaverton Civic Theatre presents this children’s musical full of…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Edwards Center in Aloha will host an Art Day for people with disabilities and others from 2 to 6 p.m. Aug. 10.
Aug 04, 2016

Griffin's Place teams with Edwards Center, Zot Artz for unique…

by The Times
It’s art day in Aloha on Aug. 10. On Aug. 10 at the Edwards Center, Griffin’s Place (a non-profit that serves individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families in…
Aug 04, 2016

Weekly Meetings

by Ravleen Kaur
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, Aug. 12, the meeting will be hosted by…
Henderson-Casey
Aug 04, 2016

Weddings

by Miles Vance
Henderson-Casey Autumn Henderson and Kevin Casey of Beaverton announced at the end of July that they will be married on Sept. 18 at Silver Falls State Park. Henderson, the daughter of Jerry and…
Aug 04, 2016

Religion Notes

by Ravleen Kaur
Beaverton Christian Church hosts Blood Drive All blood types are needed during Beaverton Christian Church’s blood drive for the American Red Cross from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. According…
CRAIG MITCHELLDYER - Dan Murphy as Pseudolus and Deanna Olsen White as Tintinabula are sure to entertain audiences in 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.'
Jul 28, 2016

Expect Dan Murphy to be pretty darn funny in Broadway Rose's…

by Barbara Sherman
A few funny things happened to actor on his way to running Tigard theater company When Dan Murphy talks to the audience during Broadway Rose’s next show, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The three little fairies (left to right), Leila (played by Sarah Ohminski), Celia (Samantha Hughes) and Fleta (Jan Rosenthal) create mischief and humor in Gilbert and Sullivan's 'Iolanthe.'
Jul 28, 2016

Light Opera of Portland to stage 'Iolanthe'

by The Times
Hilarious Gilbert & Sullivan political satire comes to Alpenrose Dairyville in August Has there ever been a better time to make fun of politicians? Light Opera of Portland would say no, and…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - The annual Party in the Park sponsored by Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District is set for Saturday at the Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex in Beaverton.
Jul 28, 2016

Out & About

by Ravleen Kaur
Theater Into the Woods by ACMA — This musical intertwines several classic fairy tales, such as “Cinderella,” “Rapunzel” and “Little Red Riding Hood,” into an epic new journey at 7 p.m. July…
Jul 28, 2016

Religion Notes

by Ravleen Kaur
Westside United Methodist Church hosts free neighborhood gathering on Saturday Westside Journey United Methodist Church in Beaverton is hosting a free neighborhood gathering from 11 a.m. to 2…
Jul 28, 2016

Weekly Meetings

by Ravleen Kaur
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, Aug. 5, the meeting will be hosted by…
COURTESY PHOTO - Jamie Bestwick, an X Games star, will drive a race-prepped Toyota Yaris in the Rose Cup Races, July 29-31.
Jul 28, 2016

New era revving up for Rose Cup Races

by Jeff Zurschmeide
Auto racers start their engines with Friends of PIR at the wheel The first Rose Cup Races took place in Portland in the summer of 1961, and for 55 years, the event has attracted amateur and…
COURTESY: ELLEN MORRIS BISHOP - Author Ellen Morris Bishop and her faithful companion, Diesel, hike Hurricane Creek Trail.
Jul 28, 2016

Happy trails and tails: Dog-friendly hikes abound

by Jennifer Anderson
Make pet safety and comfort the priority With its abundance of dog parks, dog-friendly restaurants and dog-themed events around every corner, the Portland metropolitan area is undoubtedly a…