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Brought to you by Randall Wilson - Huntington Terrace - ASSISTED LIVING INSIDER -


HUNTINGTON TERRACE - Randall WilsonIt’s no secret that senior living can be a major expense. Thankfully, two government programs offer a safety net to seniors. Read on for more information on Medicare and Medicaid.

Medicare

Medicare is a national health insurance program available to all Americans when they turn 65.

Similar to private health insurance, Medicare is great for reducing or eliminating the cost of certain prescription medications, doctor appointments and hospitalizations. After hospitalization, Medicare will usually pay for a skilled nurse or caregiver to visit you at home, but only during a set period of recovery.

Unfortunately, Medicare is intended only for short-term care, and generally does not pay for extended periods of treatment, including long stays at independent, assisted living or memory care senior communities.

Medicaid

Unlike Medicare, Medicaid can and regularly does pay for long-term senior living care, though certain requirements apply. In general, Medicaid recipients must show that they are low income, facing medical expenses that exceed their income or that they have already spent the majority of their savings on health care costs.

At this point, Medicaid benefits can pay for long-term “nursing home” care, as well as alternatives like in-home care or assisted living.

Prestige Senior Living and Huntington Terrace are committed to making senior living affordable for all. For more help, give one of our Prestige team members a call—they can help you navigate the system and determine your eligibility.

Prestige Senior Living - Huntington Terrace

1410 NE Cleveland Ave, Gresham, Oregon 97030

(503) 465-1404

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Brought to you by Rob Cook - Nancy's Floral - FLORIST INSIDER -


NANCY'S FLORAL - Rob CookWhen you think of Nancy’s Floral, it’s only natural to remember our amazing floral displays. But we don’t just sell flowers. Read on for a list of special extras that can make or break your gift.

Balloons. If it’s a holiday or special occasion, we’ve got a balloon for it. For the kids, we’ve got superheroes, Disney characters and even singing balloons.

Greeting cards. A personalized greeting card spells out exactly how you feel. We have styles appropriate for all occasions.

Crystal vases and glassware. A flower display is living art, but that doesn’t mean its container can’t be beautiful too. Our decorative receptacles come in metal, ceramic and sculpted glass.

Stuffed animals. Our plush animals are just adorable. These toys add a touch of fun to any floral display, for kids and adults alike.

Chocolate-dipped strawberries. Chocolate-dipped strawberries add a savory taste to our fragrant arrangements; strawberries are available in half dozen, dozen and bulk orders.

Sweet Shop truffles. Our best-selling chocolates, our candy case is full; select from over 45 different varieties of Truffles, Famous Brags and Nuts & Chewies, including the signature Fudge Love.

Keepsake items. Little charms, decor pieces and figurines help tell the story of your floral display. We have too many options to list here, but many are themed for special events.

Kay Berry memory stones. Another story-telling device, these stones are engraved with short memorial poems and inspirational words.

Fruit, gourmet baskets. Delicious and, well, sort of nutritious, the fruit baskets at Nancy’s Floral come with pears, bananas, pineapples and so much more. Add some gourmet goodies like a bottle of local wine, cheese, crackers and cookies to make your gift even more decadent.

Nancy’s Floral

620 NE Burnside Rd, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 716-4971

www.nancysfloral.com

Brought to you by Randy and Dori DeLaunay - Creative Visions Landscapes - LANDSCAPING INSIDER -


CREATIVE VISIONS LANDSCAPES - Dori and Randy DeLaunayThink you’ve got the perfect pond? Put your water feature to the test by entering our annual pond contest, running all month long exclusively at Creative Visions Landscapes and Water Garden Center!

We’ll be accepting entries from June 1 to 10. To enter, visit our website, then click on the “Annual Pond Contest” tab on the lefthand side. You’ll need to upload your photo along with a brief description.

We’ll publish every photo on our blog, and then invite the public to weigh in from June 15 to 22. A popular vote will decide the winner, so be sure to tell all your friends to cast their ballots.

Winners will be announced June 24 via email, Facebook and our website.

Besides the prestige and bragging rights, the winner will receive a $250 gift certificate to spend at our Water Garden Center. The runner-up will earn a $100 certificate.

Last year saw some stiff competition, with 16 different ponds for voters to choose from. But in the end, voters liked the lush greenery and reposing stone flamingos of Nancy Boyles’ water feature best. Harold Simmons’ tiki torch strewn rock grotto received second place.

So whether it’s a wonderful watering hole, loveable lake or just the most pleasant pool, we want to see it. Submit today!

NOTE: Contest limited to residential pond owners only. You must submit your name, phone number and address to apply. Incomplete submissions will be disqualified.

Creative Visions Landscapes and Water Garden Center

9965 SE Orient Drive, Boring, OR

(503) 663-5483

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Brought to you by Ken Mitchell-Phillips - The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips - LEGAL INSIDER -


THE LAW OFFICES OF KEN MITCHELL-PHILLIPS - Ken Mitchell-PhillipsAn experienced business attorney is crucial for creating a strong foundation for your business partnership. Without a written partnership agreement, your business will lack a clear outline of what roles, obligations and rewards are due to each partner.

Here are five things you can do to protect yourself when forming a business partnership.

Put everything in writing. When it comes to revenue sharing, intellectual property rights and start-up cost repayment, don’t assume a “handshake” deal will be honored years or even decades later. Use a trusted business attorney to create a legally-binding partnership agreement.

Have a long-term plan. Disagreeing on (or not even discussing) the long-term goals of your business partnership is practically failure by design. Having a comprehensive growth strategy helps you prepare for the future—and anticipate future headaches.

Consider a limited partnership. In a traditional partnership agreement, both partners assume liability (read: responsibility) for the actions of the other. A limited partnership narrows your liability to your own actions.

Make it uneven. Every business needs a boss, including business partnerships. A 60-40 or even 70-30 ownership split ensures that deadlocks will be broken and final decisions made.

Create an exit strategy. In the case of a break up, your partnership agreement should stipulate procedures for buying out a partner, splitting company property and sharing closing expenses.

For more information on drafting partnership agreements, contact The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips today!

The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips, P.C.

1217 NE Burnside Rd, Suite 801, Gresham, OR 97080

1-888-335-0161

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Brought to you by Marie Nicholson - Cherry Park Plaza - RETIREMENT INSIDER -


CHERRY PARK PLAZA - Marie NicholsonWhen it’s time to move to a retirement community, a checklist from an insider can be helpful. Marie Nicholson has a handful of insider hints that people often overlook.

Ask to tour and try the food. This will be your main restaurant. So, try it more than once. Ask about the chef and cooks, their experience and how long they have worked there. Where did they work before? Ask about dining hours, choices and special diets.

Ask about the community’s emergency plans, security and number of elevators.

Talk with the retirement community’s administrator. She hires, decides community policy and intercedes with the corporate folks about rate increases. Ask her how long employees have worked there, because new employees make it harder for YOU to adjust.

Observe employees’ interaction with residents. Are they respectful, cheerful and helpful? Are they friendly?

Decipher what is free and what is added on to the base cost as monthly or one-time fees. Ask about the costs for pets, transportation, parking (reserved or free), housekeeping, meal plans, utilities (Wi-Fi, cable, phone), community fees and deposits.  

Ask for everything in writing. If it’s not in writing with a signature, it’s not a real offer. Ask to read the retirement community’s contract before you leave a deposit. Remember, seeing is believing and better than promises.

Take pictures. After you narrow it down to two, go back and visit each retirement community again.

Cherry Park Plaza

(503) 491-1661

1323 SW Cherry Park Rd, Troutdale, OR 97060

www.cherryparkplaza.com

Brought to you by Cindy Passannante - C.P. Trips - TRAVEL INSIDER -


C.P. TRIPS - Cindy PassannanteLast month, we took a virtual trip to Disneyland. Today, I want to continue on our journey to the wonderful Walt Disney World, located just outside Orlando, Florida.

Like Disneyland, Disney World is the perfect vacation spot for multi-generational groups. The park’s planners have clearly thought about the differing needs of kids, teens, adults and elders, and they’ve done a great job catering to everyone.

That being said, there are some key differences between the two sites. The most obvious is size.

Disney World is enormous—about 40 square miles in total. That’s basically the same size as San Francisco!

On the plus side, you could probably spend a month at Disney World and still not experience everything. But for multi-generational families, mobility becomes a much bigger issue. Disney World does a great job of providing free transportation via bus lines, a monorail system and even boats. But simply put, there’s going to be more walking, and that can wear out anyone.

Disney World also has a lot more amenities. Walt Disney World has 34 on-site hotels; Disneyland has just three. It’s almost always cheaper to stay off site, but that adds transportation time too.

Finally, if you’re interested in the newest rides for “Star Wars,” “Avatar” and “Frozen,” many are coming to Florida before they hit the West Coast.

Well, that’s all for now. For more information on planning your dream Disney vacation, give me a call!

C.P. Trips

Damascus, OR 97089

(503) 658-5646

www.cptrips.com

Brought to you by Deb-ee Jones, RN - Bridge City Medical Aesthetics - AESTHETIC MEDICINE INSIDER -


BRIDGE CITY MEDICAL AESTHETIC - Deb-ee Jones, RNDo you have spider veins? Bridge City Medical offers two great options to remove them.

The first option is called sclerotherapy. It works by injecting a salt-based irritant directly into the blood vessel, scarring the vein and causing the body to reroute blood through healthier avenues. The blocked vein is then reabsorbed into the body.

Sclerotherapy works best on the legs and hands, and is generally the quicker and less expensive option.

But if your problem is spidery veins on your face, you may be a great candidate for surface laser therapy. Much like sclerotherapy, the heat from a laser can cause scar tissue to form inside spider veins. These blocked vessels then shrivel and die.

Some patients report that laser therapy is more uncomfortable than sclerotherapy, but in both cases no anesthetic is necessary. Most patients can resume their normal exercise routines after three or five days.

For more information on treatment options, schedule an appointment at Bridge City Medical Aesthetic!

Bridge City Medical Aesthetics

1410 NE 106th Ave, Portland, OR 97220

(971) 777-0303

www.bridgecitymedical.com

Brought to you by Randy Preston - Honke Heating & Air Conditioning - HEATING AND COOLING INSIDER -


HONKE HEATING - Randy PrestonSummer is on its way, and the last thing you need is a broken AC unit. Thankfully, doing some simple maintenance now can save you time and money later. Read on for seven steps to keep your AC working.

Change your filters. Sometimes, the easiest step is also the most important. Yet many people still skip this simple upkeep activity. Dirty filters reduce your system’s efficiency, costing you more in the long run. A dirty filter can also cause your AC coil to freeze and leak water outside the indoor unit.

Clear area around outdoor condenser. If you stored anything around your outdoor condenser coil over the winter, it’s time to clear it out. There needs to be at least 18 inches of clearance around the outdoor condenser for correct air flow. If there are any leaves that have accumulated around the outdoor unit, those also need to be cleared out so that they are not sucked up against the outdoor coil, causing a restriction in the air flow.

Check the outdoor coil. Inspect the outdoor coil to see if there has been a collection of debris, such as cotton wood debris. If this is the case, you may need to have someone come out and clean the coil.

Check the air vents. Check to make sure that at least 90 percent of your supply air vents are open and that your return grilles are not blocked. This assures that there is proper air flow going across the indoor evaporator coil.

Check the coolant line. The coolant pipes that connect your evaporator to the outdoor condenser are usually covered in some sort of foam insulation. You’ll need to replace it if the insulation is torn or missing.

Thermostat batteries. If your thermostat is electronic and has batteries, this is a good time to change them. This will help in keeping the communication between your thermostat and your cooling system running smooth.

Consider a tune-up. Prepping your AC system can be a little daunting, especially if it's your first time. Our skilled service technicians can give your system a complete checkup to ensure an easy and breezy summer. Stay cool!

Honke Heating & Air Conditioning

840 NE Cleveland Ave, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 666-3725

www.honkeheating.com

Brought to you by Donivon McCord - McCord Construction - CONSTRUCTION INSIDER -


MCCORD CONSTRUCTION - Donivon McCordA shed can add utility and value to your property, and McCord Construction can help you with every step of the process. But if you’ve decided to go it alone, here are five factors to consider before breaking ground.

Determine a design. Before you plan your shed, you need to know its intended purpose. A storage shed likely doesn’t need electricity, natural lighting or much in the way of ventilation, but a “workshop” space may need all these things. Decide now, before you build.

Check your codes. In Gresham, you can generally build a “non-habitable one-story detached accessory structure” (read: shed) without applying for a permit. But the structure’s floor space must not exceed 200 square feet, and the building’s height is limited to 10 feet.

Stipulate a size. In my experience, amateur shed builders are far more likely to underestimate the amount of space they will need than overestimate. A good rule of thumb is to increase your initial floor space by 25 percent.

Find a foundation. Poured concrete slabs are probably the most standard flooring option for sheds, but many others use gravel, a joisted floor on footings or pressure-treated lumber.

Be honest. Before beginning any home-improvement project, it’s important to take a step back and honestly assess the time, money and skills needed to succeed. As a builder, I understand the DIY impulse—but don’t be afraid to hire a contractor to help get the job done.

McCord Construction

500 NW 20th St STE 202, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 348-2366

www.mccordconstructionllc.com

Brought to you by Doug Lepper - Crown Carpets - FLOORING INSIDER -


CROWN CARPETS - Doug LepperWhile Crown Carpets will never guarantee any carpet to be stain proof, the reality is that the science of stain resistance technology has come a very long way in the last several years.

For a long time, the best the carpet manufacturers could do was to apply topical treatments to carpet after it had been manufactured. The best known of these treatments was Scotchgard. The problem with topical treatments is just that… they only coat and protect the top of the yarn. If enough liquid is spilled to soak in, it will stain the yarn from the bottom up. Moreover, topical treatments can wear away over time with foot traffic, vacuuming and professional cleanings, making it necessary to re-apply them to maintain any level of protection.

Today’s more advanced treatments are built into the fiber before it is made into carpet, resulting in total coverage that virtually eliminates stains from penetrating into the carpet. Additionally, these treatments permanently alter the fiber to produce enduring protection to repel liquids and soil even after repeated cleanings. And on top of that, it has been found that carpet treated with modern stain-resist technology is less likely to trap and hold household odors. So, when it comes to carpet that is more resistant to stains, soil and odors, they don’t make ‘em like they used to… they make them much better!

Crown Carpets

21655 SE Stark, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 665-4162

www.crowncarpets.com

Brought to you by Dr. Ryan Thomas - Hillcrest Chiropractic Clinic - CHIROPRACTIC INSIDER -


HILLCREST CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC - Dr. Ryan ThomasAre you sitting down? You may want to stand up before you read this important news: spending too much time sitting down is now the fourth leading cause of premature deaths worldwide.

Prolonged sedentary time (usually defined as spending eight hours a day or more off one’s feet) has been associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes, according to a 2015 study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

The average U.S. adult now spends 10 hours sitting each day—so much that even an hour of vigorous exercise can’t counterbalance the deleterious effects of that much low energy-expending behavior.

Given the prevalence of sitting, it’s no surprise that eight out of 10 Americans now say they suffer from back pain. Of that population, at least 40 percent blame the long hours they spending sitting.

The truth is that the discs in your back are designed to expand and contract regularly. Physical activity (not just standing upright) allows the back to absorb blood and nutrients. In contrast, prolonged sitting compresses your back, leading to less flexibility over time. Too much sedentary behavior also increases your risk of a herniated disc.

If you think your back pain may be tied to your work and living habits, schedule a professional consultation with Dr. Thomas today. He and his staff will help you develop a healthy lifestyle regimen that eliminates your pain. Call today!

Hillcrest Chiropractic Clinic

329 NE Hood Ave, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 491-0388

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Brought to you by Ken Mitchell-Phillips - The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips - LEGAL INSIDER -


THE LAW OFFICES OF KEN MITCHELL-PHILLIPS - Ken Mitchell-PhillipsA comprehensive business plan is the single most important document you can create before founding a new business.

Whether it’s a full-scale commercial enterprise or a business run out of your garage, a business plan outlines the goals and strategies of your company—everything from marketing and financing to revenue projections and competitor analysis.

The best thing about a business plan is that it forces you, the budding entrepreneur, to face facts and answer the hard questions in an always-changing business environment. But a business transactional lawyer can help you answer the questions you didn’t even think to ask.

For instance, federal and state law enforces restrictions on advertising content for almost every industry. A business lawyer can help you ensure compliance with existing codes while also preventing your liability from charges of misleading marketing.

A business transactional lawyer can provide legal advice pertaining to your financial situation, ensuring you get the best deal from shareholders, co-partners and lenders.

Depending on whether you’re planning on hiring full, part-time or contractor employees, a business transactional lawyer can pinpoint the relevant laws and regulations that will affect employee compensation, retention and benefits.

Business and law are inextricably intertwined. Personally, I have decades of experience drafting business documents, minimizing corporate liability and ensuring compliance, working with Fortune 500 companies and small start-ups. Visit The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips for a professional consultation today!

The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips, P.C.

1217 NE Burnside Rd, Suite 801, Gresham, OR 97080

1-888-335-0161

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Fifteen arrested on sex charges

by Pamplin Media Group
Men from Troutdale, Happy Valley caught in sting operation A man from Troutdale and one from Happy Valley were among 15 men caught up in an undercover sting to combat online sex trafficking, the Portland Police Bureau announced. Kenneth John…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Gold Rush cast member Andy Spinks fires at a trap target Saturday at the Portland Gun Club during a fundraiser for Sandy Young Life.
May 16, 2016

IN PHOTOS: 'Gold Rush' cast highlights Young Life trap shoot

by Josh Kulla
Sandy Young Life hosted a fundraising trap shooting event at the Portland Gun Club Saturday, May 14. The event featured appearances by a host of cast members from the popular reality show "Goldrush," including Todd Hoffman, Jim Thurber, Andy Spinks…
USGS - A series of small quakes began Sunday night and continued through Monday on Mt. Hood.
May 16, 2016

Swarm of small quakes rumble under Mount Hood

by Elizabeth Kellar
Dozens of temblors recorded since Sunday night A swarm of small earthquakes is shaking the ground beneath Mount Hood near Government Camp. The quakes began on Sunday night and continued through Monday. The first was detected at 6:17 p.m. on Sunday,…
May 13, 2016

Gresham considers funding options for long overdue street repairs

by Jodi Weinberger
Nearly 40 percent of Gresham’s 900 miles of roads are in failing condition, and the city is going to ask residents how to pay to fix them. Anyone who drives through Gresham can tell that some local roads have deteriorated to the point of needing to…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: TERESA CARSON - Barlow freshman and speech champion Katie Card displays a poster for her May 16 human trafficking awareness event.
May 13, 2016

Barlow students organize trafficking awareness event and fundraiser

by Teresa Carson
Katie Card was in middle school when she read an article about young girls being forced into sexual slavery. Distressed and curious, she went to the library and checked out a stack of books on the issue. That knowledge has pushed her into an early…
May 13, 2016

MHCC deploys sophisticated bond plan

by Teresa Carson
Mt. Hood Community College boosters, mindful the college has not passed a money measure since Richard Nixon was president, have fielded a sophisticated, penetrating and expensive campaign in support of a $125 million bond on Tuesday’s ballot. “This…
May 13, 2016

County prepares for flood of primary ballots

by Quinton Smith
A contested primary in which no presidential candidate has yet clinched their party’s nomination means Oregon’s primary actually matters — and resulted in a record number of registered voters in Multnomah County. The last contested presidential…

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May 13, 2016

Oregon Medical Board investigates Gresham pediatrician John…

by Teresa Carson
Dr. John Calcagno, a Gresham pediatrician, could lose his medical license according to charges brought against him by the Oregon Medical Board, which licenses physicians in the state. The board…
May 13, 2016

Charlton charged with attempted murder in April shooting

by Teresa Carson
David Allen Charlton, who was involved in a shoot-out with police in late April, was charged with four counts of attempted aggravated murder and eight other crimes, the Gresham Police Department…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JODI WEINBERGER - Dr. Juan Piantino, pediatricic neurologist, says Viri Orozco-Hernandez has a long road to recovery. He spoke about her condition during a press conference with Viri's sister, Yahaira, and mother, Fatima.
May 11, 2016

Family ends silence on girl's slow recovery from severe brain…

by Jodi Weinberger
Viri Orozco-Hernandez is one of two girls hit by van April 20 while walking home from school in Gresham Fatima Orozco-Hernandez has not left her daughter’s side since the day she was airlifted…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSHUA KULLA - Multnomah Eduation Service District nurse Laurie Coe talks about her passion for school nursing in her office at Reynolds Middle School.
May 11, 2016

Local schools lack enough nurses

by Shasta Kearns Moore
New revenue sources sought in lieu of classroom funding When a crisis happens, most people reflexively shrink back. Nurses rush forward. But now, some say, it’s the nurses themselves who are in…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Exterior construction is complete on the future home of Columbia Medical Center, an expanded version of the Columbia Pain & Spine Institute, which will relocate from its space across Burnside Road to the two story building once interior work is completed sometime this summer.
May 11, 2016

Burnside building projects to yield spine clinic, restaurants

by Shannon O. Wells
Former Midnight Roundup site to contain Killer Burger, MOD Pizza. Exterior work on the Columbia Pain & Spine Institute’s new building at 831 N.W. Council Drive along Northeast Burnside Street is…
May 10, 2016

Pair hopes to start refugee support center in Rockwood

by Jodi Weinberger
An Egyptian immigrant and a long-time Gresham volunteer are teaming up to establish a refugee welcome center in Rockwood. John Baskaron, the pastor of Arabic Christian Church, and Nancy Molina,…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Staton and Skipper on election night, May 18, 2010. Forced to step down early, Skipper had designated Staton to succeed him. The 2010 primary cemented Staton in the role.
May 10, 2016

Former sheriff urges Staton to step down

by Nick Budnick
Former Multnomah County Sheriff Bob Skipper, who handed off his job to Dan Staton seven years ago, says it’s time for his successor to go. In addition, the union representing patrol deputies…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Logan Crouser's family is shown here at Main City Park, from left, Lizzie, Lilly, Chris and Michelle. Logan is in front.
May 10, 2016

Little man - big heart

by Anne Endicott
- Logan Crouser embodies empathy, compassion well beyond his 10 years All Logan Crouser wanted to do was join a game of football at recess. But a classmate told Logan he wasn’t welcome in the…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - The Beaverton-areas Amazing Kid, Coral Lara Rizo of Aloha, had a moment in the spotlight Monday with Trail Blazers great Terry Porter and Mark Garber, president of Pamplin Media Group.
May 10, 2016

Terry Porter delivers inspiration to Portland area's 'Amazing…

by Shasta Kearns Moore
NBA legend speaks at event for 2016 contest honorees Following a passion — especially one for community service — can inspire others and build a brighter future. That was the message from NBA…
May 10, 2016

Reynolds will reduce staff

by Teresa Carson
Facing weaker funding, the Reynolds School District will reduce staff by 40 people for next year to save money, according to the recently released proposed budget. “Reynolds School District is…
May 09, 2016

Some Damascus voters received incorrect ballots

by Jodi Weinberger
Damascus has contracted with a financial temp-service organization based in Lake Oswego to handle it’s finances after its agreement ends with West Linn. In February 2015, Damascus entered into…
May 09, 2016

Commissioner hopefuls share vision for Rockwood

by Jodi Weinberger
The three hopefuls vying for the District 4 spot on the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners presented their views on a variety topics pertaining to Rockwood this week in the first debate of…
May 06, 2016

Business Briefs: Axis Design, pastry cafe coming to downtown

by Shannon O. Wells
Axis Design to renovate downtown building Axis Design Group architectural firm recently purchased downtown Gresham-based Whitney Architects and plans to renovate a vacant building at 52 N.W.…
May 06, 2016

Damascus councilor asks county to stop disincorporation vote

by Jodi Weinberger
A Clackamas Circuit Court judge has ordered a hearing on a Damascus councilor’s lawsuit to stop the May 17 election on disincorporation. Councilor Jim De Young filed the suit on April 18 as a…
May 06, 2016

Corbett asks for $11.9 million schools bond

by Teresa Carson
After three unsuccessful tries in as many years to pass a bond, Corbett School District is coming back to voters for a fourth try, this time asking voters to approve an $11.9 million bond to…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: TERESA CARSON - Jessica Nguyen, newly minted Gates Millennium scholarship winner, says the money will allow her to attend her dream school.
May 06, 2016

CAL student wins full-ride Gates scholarship

by Teresa Carson
Jessica Nguyen, an 18-year-old senior from the Center for Advanced Learning and Reynolds High School, earned a prestigious Gates Millennium scholarship, which will pay all expenses for her at…
May 06, 2016

Gresham-Barlow gets $1.37 million tech grant

by Teresa Carson
The Gresham-Barlow School District received a $1.37 million technology grant from the Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission to improve reading skills of some of the district’s youngest students.…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: TERESA CARSON -  Cheryl Williamson, Centennials director of curriculum and student learning, shows off the teacher guide for the new open source math materials.
May 06, 2016

Free books: that's good math

by Teresa Carson
Centennial School District is saving money and getting some up-to-date new math lessons by passing over traditional math books, and instead downloading materials for the whole district free from…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: QUINTON SMITH - Proposed locations for new OLCC liquor sales licenses include, clockwise from left, the Corbett Country Market on Historic Columbia River Highway, the Tobacco Outlet at 1173 N.E. Division St., Troutdale Mixer Shop, 2705 N.E. 238th Drive, and the Wood Village Walmart, 23500 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
May 06, 2016

OLCC proposes 4 more stores in area

by Quinton Smith
Linda Miller has owned Tobacco Outlet in a strip mall along Northeast Division Street in Gresham for 19 years. She sells beer, wine, cigars, cigarettes, some food and soft drinks and boasts of…
May 06, 2016

Fairview City Councilor takes 60-day leave of absence

by Katy Sword
Fairview City Councilor Brian Cooper is taking a 60-day leave of absence the council. Effective April 26, Cooper does not intend to attend council meetings, saying the leave time is to address…
May 06, 2016

Troutdale voters to consider council, manager discussions

by Katy Sword
Troutdale voters have an extra measure to consider on the May 17 ballot. Measure 26-172 intends to clarify what the mayor and council can discuss with the city manager. The current charter…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - More than 350 products sold under 42 different brands, including Columbia River Organics, are included in a massive recall of frozen foods announced this week.
May 05, 2016

Northwest company expands recall of frozen foods over listeria…

by The Review
More than 350 products sold under 42 brands at Costco, Safeway, Trader Joe's, Walmart and other stores are included More than 350 frozen food products sold under 42 different brands at stores…
May 05, 2016

Victim identified in sheriff, pedestrian accident

by Katy Sword
Police have identified the victim in a sheriff-involved accident April 29 in Wood Village. Stephen Robert Heberliing, 68, was struck by a Multnomah County Sheriff deputy patrol car while…
CITY OF GRESHAM - Volunteers are on hand throughout May to help Gresham residents with their bicycle issues for Bike Month.
May 03, 2016

Gresham pedals new events for Bike Month

by Jodi Weinberger
Bike month returns to Gresham this May with a special addition for the whole community. Bikes for Humanity, a nonprofit organization with a mission to substantially increase public access to…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Regina Wollrabe, a k a Cha Cha the Clown, enjoys a laugh with Gresham resident Carla Piluso at Sunny Hans restaurant.
May 03, 2016

New clown in town

by Jodi Weinberger
Gresham resident Regina Wollrabe takes international Clown of the Year honors Regina “Cha Cha” Wollrabe is the best clown in the world — and she lives right here in Gresham. Just last month,…