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Brought to you by Karen Sottile, Nature's Pet Market - Pet Grooming & Supplies INSIDER -

NATURE'S PET MARKET - Karen SottileWhen customers arrive at Nature’s Pet Market in Gresham, they’re greeted by the store’s long-haired ambassador, Grace.

The store cat “is the best thing that ever happened to our store,” says shop owner Karen Sottile. “She’s aggressively friendly, like a therapy cat. We have people who come by just to see her.”

Sottile opened Nature’s Pet about 18 months ago, one of a small, locally owned franchise of pet stores that offer natural foods, ethically produced toys and grooming (both self-service and professional).

“Our store concentrates on dog and cats,” says Sottile, a lifetime pet owner whose former career as a jewelry metalsmith presented ethical quandaries and difficulty finding fair-trade gems.

Opening the shop perfectly combined her love of pets with her belief in natural, safe, local and ethically made products.

“My store is somewhat curated,” she said. “Most of the products that are here are because I think they’re good products, something my customers would want.

“Quality ingredients for food are very, very important – but we have to make sure it’s affordable.”

The store has been very well-received.

“People here in Gresham wanted a place nearby” to buy natural food, toys and coats, she said.

Nature’s Pet Gresham added grooming soon after opening, with self-wash stations as well as professional grooming.

“This has been great here,” she said of Gresham. “We’ve had wonderful customers and we love their pets.”

Nature's Pet Market

901 SW Highland Drive, Suite P

Gresham, OR 97080


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Brought to you by Gengee Ramirez, Prestige Care Huntington Terrace - Retirement Living INSIDER -

PRESTIGE CARE HUNTINGTON TERRACE - Gengee RamirezExercise and physical activity are important for everyone, including older adults. No matter your health and physical abilities, you gain a lot by staying active. In fact, in most cases you have more to lose by not being active.

At Prestige Care Huntington Terrace, we have a Wellness Coach who comes two to three times per week, offering her services free to all residents. Exercise is offered mainly in the morning, with an emphasis on fall prevention and strengthening.

Here are just a few of the benefits of physical activity for seniors:

· Can help maintain and improve your physical strength and fitness

· Can help improve your ability to do the everyday things you want to do

· Can help improve your balance

· Can help manage and improve diseases like diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis

· Can help reduce feelings of depression and may improve mood and overall well-being.

You may want to talk with your health care provider if you aren’t used to energetic activity and you want to start a vigorous exercise program or significantly increase your physical activity. Ask how physical activity can help you, whether you should avoid certain activities, and how to modify exercises to fit your situation.

Here at Prestige Care, we adhere to the maxim “If you don’t use it, you lose it.”

Schedule a visit to find out how we can help you or your loved one live a healthier, happier life.

Prestige Senior Living - Huntington Terrace

1410 NE Cleveland Ave.,

Gresham, OR 97030



Brought to you by Dan Schofield, Weston Kia - Automotive INSIDER -

WESTON KIA - Dan SchofieldWith the Portland International Auto Show coming Jan. 26-29 at the Oregon Convention Center, Weston Kia is gearing up to show off what’s new, cool, green and awesome from this year’s Kia lineup.

Denny Joseph, product specialist with Weston, says there’s a lot of excitement about the brand-new Optima Plug-In Hybrid, a four-door available as Hybrid Premium and Hybrid EX.

The Optima Plug-In Hybrid “has a lot of safety features and gets about 50 mpg,” says Joseph. Both are fully parallel hybrid systems with 192 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque.

Meanwhile, the extremely popular Kia Soul makes a power move as the new Turbo Soul in 2017, with a 1.6-liter, turbocharged Inline 4 engine and a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission with fuel economy of 26 city/31 hwy/28 combined mpg.

“There’s a totally new design on the Kia Cadenza,” says Joseph, “with elegant European styling.”

Later in 2017, expect a new SUV/crossover called the Kia Niro.

Look for the Smart Trunk, a feature that opens the trunk or tailgate by sensing you are behind it. The key fob in your pocket lets the car know you’re balancing a heavy load and need help!

Kia is coming off a great year, said Joseph. JD Power ranked Kia No. 1 for initial quality and the fewest repairs needed of any manufacturer, stripping Porsche of the prize.

For more information about the Portland International Auto Show or to purchase tickets, visit portlandautoshow.com/.

In the meantime, pop by our showroom to see all the new Kias.

Weston Kia

22309 SE Stark St.

Gresham OR 97030



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WESTON KIA - Dan SchofieldNever mind fitting the biggest present under the tree.

How about something big, shiny and new wrapped in a garage?

“Holidays on Us” is Weston Kia’s gift to you this season. Have you been eyeing 2016 Kia Optimas, Optima Hybrid or Kia Souls all year? Have you checked out the 2017 Kia Forte or Kia Sorento?

The time is right to come in for a test drive and choose your favorite.

Through Jan. 3, 2017, Weston Kia will make your season bright, offering:

· First two payments covered by us, up to $1,000

· Additional 90-day deferred payment option

· Zero percent interest for up to 66 months

(Offer applies only to qualified buyers financing their purchase through Kia Motors Finance.)

Come on by and we’ll tell you all about it.

Happy Holidays from Weston Kia!

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22309 SE Stark St.

Gresham OR 97030



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SUBMITTED PHOTO - Park Place house band Night Folk will perform its monthly show on Jan. 28 alongside Kelly Brighwell and Dan Dover.
January 17, 2017

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by Hannah Rank
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January 17, 2017

Steppin' Out

by Hannah Rank
COURTESY: KATHERINE WILSON - The members of the Delta Tau Chi fraternity in the movie 'Animal House,' which itself is the subject of a new documentary, 'Animal House of Blues 33 1/3,' by Katherine Wilson. The film's relationship to Oregon is explored in the new documentary. That's the late John Belushi in the middle, fourth from left.
January 13, 2017


by Rob Cullivan
They were both “depressives,” and shy enough that they gravitated toward one another. “We could be quiet together, and not have to be ‘on,’” says Eugene resident Katherine Wilson. “We both loved music, and he would go hang in the record store I was…

January 10, 2017

Community calendar: Jan 11-20, 2017

by Kathy Fuller
Events and activities in the western Washington County area between Jan. 11 and 20. THEATER TEMPEST — Forest Grove High School presents Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” for five perfomances. Jan. 13, 14, 20, 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $9 for…
January 09, 2017

Steppin' Out

by Hannah Rank
January 09, 2017

Out and About

by Hannah Rank
Upcoming arts, culture, and music events in the Gresham area
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - The exceptionally talented stonemason George Pinner is well known for the craftsmanship of his beautiful stone fireplaces that adorn some lucky historic mountain homes. Even though George was practically blind, he was said to be able to split a rock to his suiting by "smelling" the grain of the stone. George is pictured here in the 1930s on the porch of his all rock residence that he built on Faubion Loop. In George's honor, just a pine cone toss away is today's Pinner Road.
January 06, 2017

More inside scoops on our mountain area road names

by Paul Keller
All will be revealed -- from the mysterious to the derogatory.
COURTESY: NBC UNIVERSAL - 'Grimm' stars David Giuntoli (Nick Burkhardt) and Bitsie Tulloch (Juliette/Eve), who are engaged, plan to live in Portland after the end of the show.
December 26, 2016

As series wraps up, cast members laud Portland

by Jason Vondersmith
'Grimm' co-stars Bitsie Tulloch and David Giuntoli are engaged to be married, and they plan on living part-time in Portland.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - The Tummybuckles, seen here performing at Portland's Cafe Artichoke, will host a free New Years Eve party at Gresham club Spinella's.
December 20, 2016

Americana musicians to ring in the New Year at Spinella's

by Rob Cullivan
The Tummybuckles quartet features members of The Baron Ward If you’re on a tight budget but still want to party on New Year’s Eve, a quartet of acoustic musicians known as The Tummybuckles will celebrate Saturday, Dec. 31, with a free show from 9…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - 'Autumn's End' by Caroline Green is among the works on display in the Member Show by the Gresham Art Committee.
December 13, 2016

Show highlights members' work

by Rob Cullivan
Reception takes place Dec. 13 at Gresham Visual Arts Gallery The Gresham Art Committee’s annual member show is up and ready for viewing 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Thursday, Feb. 2. A reception takes place 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, in the…
December 13, 2016

Out and About

by Rob Cullivan
Planetarium “2017 Sky Preview” — Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 S.E. Stark St. Planetarium Sky Theater located beneath the college library. 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, and 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13. $5 admission, $2 for…
COURTESY: SARA HOTTMAN/OREGON ZOO - Asian elephant Packy, at 54 the oldest male of his species in North America, enjoys a swim at the Oregon Zoo earlier this fall.
December 12, 2016

Packy keeps going as he battles tuberculosis

by Jason Vondersmith
Famous Oregon Zoo elephant no longer responds to disease treatment.
KAREN HAWLEY PHOTOGRAPHY - Alex Hugo, left, plays Tiny Tim and Brook Mackaness plays Ebenezer Scrooge in Corbett Children's Theater production of 'A Christmas Carol.'
December 06, 2016

Ghosts of Christmas haunt Corbett Children's Theater stage this weekend

by Rob Cullivan
Dickens' classic 'Carol' wraps up run Sometimes it takes a nice guy to act mean. Just ask Brook Mackaness a junior at Corbett High School. Mackaness plays Ebenezer Scrooge in the stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’ famed 1843 novella “A Christmas…
FILE PHOTO - The Express will add three extra runs to Government Camp and Timberline.
December 01, 2016

Mt. Hood Express boosts bus service

by Teresa Carson
The Villages shuttle now will run daily. You heard it here first.
PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Sarah Moyle, left, and Rachel Ciula, owner of Delice Chocolates and Confections, pipe frosting onto the set pieces of GingerTardis, on display now as part of Gingerbread Adventures at OMSI.
December 01, 2016

Building an edible dream house

by Ellen Spitaleri
Bakers, architects create gingerbread creations with space theme at OMSI..
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - The Gresham Community Choir marks 25 years singing for area audiences, with a holiday concert Dec. 4.
December 01, 2016

Deck the halls with anniversary silver with community choir

by Rob Cullivan
Dec. 4 concert to feature carols, singalongs at Reynolds High The Gresham Community Choir marks its silver anniversary this year with a holiday concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in Reynolds High School Performing Arts Center, 1698 S.W. Cherry Park…
December 03, 2016

Out and About

by Rob Cullivan
Planetarium “The 13 Zodiac Constellations and Their Hidden Treasures” — Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 S.E. Stark St. Planetarium Sky Theater located beneath the college library. 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, and 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Friday,…
COURTESY: DISNEY - West Linn's Lauren Bushnell and Ben Higgins recently finished filming their show 'Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After? The show airs Tuesdays on channel Freeform starting at 5 p.m. PT.
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Lauren B returns to the limelight

by Andrew Kilstrom
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