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Dances with 'Wolf'

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Electronic arts

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Brought to you by Nancy Felton, Crescent Grove Cemetery & Mausoleum - CEMETERY & MAUSOLEUM INSIDER -


CRESCENT GROVE CEMETERY & MAUSOLEUM - Nancy FeltonNo one relishes thoughts of their own death, or the death of someone they love, but responsible adults understand the need to make plans for the future — even the part without us in it.

Here are five reasons to prearrange your final arrangements today.

Relieve their burden. The passing of a loved one is an emotional, heart-wrenching period for all involved. The last thing your family and friends need is to make these decisions for you. This can be prevented by taking care of the details yourself.

Stop the guessing. Don’t ask your family to play detective. If you do not prearrange your services, your loved ones can’t be sure they’ve honored your last requests.

Ensure quality. Every cemetery and funeral home is different. Researching options now will help you find the location and setting that will fulfill your needs.

Make it personal. Many spell out exactly what songs, prayers, poems (even jokes) they want shared at their service.  At the end of the day, it’s your service—and it should be conducted your way.

Save money. Preplanning your cemetery arrangements makes sense, It also price-guarantees the fees at today's costs.

Crescent Grove Cemetery & Mausoleum is Tigard’s only nonprofit, non-denominational cemetery. Call, click or visit us today for more information on prearrangement at one of the oldest cemeteries in Oregon.

Crescent Grove Cemetery & Mausoleum

9925 SW Greenburg Rd.

Tigard, OR  97223

(503) 639-5347

www.crescentgrovecemetery.com

Brought to you by Pacific Medical Group - FAMILY PRACTICE INSIDER -


Yes, 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/

M-F 7:30am-7pm/Sat 9:00am-1pm

Brought to you by Askol Saieedi, Prestige Care Senior Living Riverwood - RETIREMENT LIVING INSIDER -


PRESTIGE CARE RIVERWOOD - Askol SaieediThe residents at Prestige Senior Living Riverwood already know they’re living in Tualatin’s premier senior living community.

You may need more (or less) medical care than Riverwood currently offers. Here’s an overview of the differences between independent and assisted living:

Independent Living. Independent living communities are perfect for seniors looking for more opportunities to socialize with people their own age — or who are tired of the endless hassle of home maintenance and upkeep.

Independent living centers generally include a variety of studio, one- or two-bedroom apartments or cottages. A full kitchen is typical, and residents can choose between preparing their own meals or eating at a central dining hall. A meal plan is generally not included in the base price, though transportation and recreational activities are. Housekeeping services are usually provided as well.

Assisted Living. Assisted living communities provide all the amenities of independent living — plus a little extra care for those daily tasks of living. The on-call staff at assisted living homes can aid with grooming, dressing, personal hygiene, mobility and medication management.

Apartments generally feature a kitchenette and full bathroom. Planned excursions and other leisure activities are included in the base price, along with a meal plan.

Assisted-living caregivers can’t provide the same medical services as a hospital or hospice, nor are they equipped to handle persons with severe cognitive impairment or memory issues.

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 - Annette SaarinenNow that you have filed your 2015 tax returns, you may be wondering how long it will take to get your federal or state refunds. These can be handled online or by phone.

After 24 hours of the IRS’ receipt for e-filing, or within four weeks of mailing your paper return, there are two ways to check on your federal refund:

Online at IRS.gov. Choose Refunds. You will need your Social Security Number or ITIN, your Filing Status, and the exact refund amount in whole dollars.

Fill in the blanks on the form requests and click Submit. The site will show if the return has been processed, when the refund will be sent, or where to call if there is a delay.

Call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040. Listen to the phone tree to get to the right service. Be prepared to wait on hold. Afternoons and after Tuesday is a better time to call. Have the above information ready to give the agent.

Oregon Refund:

Online at secure.dor.state.or.us/refund/index.cfm, under Quick Links, fill in the Oregon information from your state return. That includes your ID type, your ID number and the exact refund amount. Then follow the rest of the instructions.

Or call the Oregon Dept. of Revenue at 503-378-4933 or toll-free 1-800-356-4222. Follow the phone tree list of services. Have your Oregon tax return in front of you to give the information required.

Accountax of Oregon

8050 SW Pffafle St., Suite 110

Tigard, OR 97223

503-619-1040

accountaxoforegon.com/

Brought to you by Mike and Anne McCleskey, McCleskey Cellars - WINERY INSIDER -


MCCLESKEY CELLARS - Mike McCleskey MCCLESKEY CELLARS - Anne McCleskeyAh, spring has sprung. The birds are singing. Old couples are holding hands. The vineyard is alive and green. What luck to live in Tigard, a town with fresh air, clean water and green spaces.

Being at one with nature promotes health and happiness. Thoreau said “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately.” Going to the vineyard is just as therapeutic.

Watching a hawk soar eases our madness. We are renewed and mindful. Worries are reduced. Nature helps us find choices that are good for our families and our planet. A green space even helps us smile at our in-laws. Strolling with a loved one and a glass of wine allows us to soar with the hawk.

Wine, like a green space, can be healthy, but one must be cautious. One glass per day is the maximum for a woman, two glasses for a man. (Sorry ladies; life isn’t always fair). Wine has not been shown to improve the health of young people. Pregnant women should abstain completely.

Should a teetotaler start drinking for health reasons? Probably not. But generally speaking, a glass of pinot, every day, beats the heck out of an apple a day.

Our next release event is scheduled for Saturday, June 18. In the meantime, bring your friends for a private tasting in our Horseleap Saloon and include a walk through our vineyard to see the growth of this year’s vines.

McCleskey Cellars

15590 SW April Lane

Tigard, OR 97224

503-590-0454

mccleskeycellars.com/

Brought to you by Steve Stolze, SLS Custom Homes & Remodeling - REMODELING INSIDER -


SLS HOMES - Steve StolzeAre you planning on hiring a builder or remodeler this year? There’s no substitute for experience.

SLS Custom Homes & Remodeling has more than 30 years of experience doing remodels, room additions and new-home construction. In addition, we specialize in whole-house remodeling, are a Certified Green Building Professional, Certified Master Builder and Certified Aging-in-Place builder.

When shopping for a builder or remodeler, find contractors with experience and solid references. The Oregon Construction Contractors Board (Oregon.gov/CCB) offers the following guidelines:

· Get written, detailed bids from three contractors. Compare the bids and ask questions. Don’t assume that the lowest bid is the best deal.

· Verify that the contractor’s license is active and check the complaint history at hirealicensedcontractor.com or call 503-378-4621.

· Ask for and check references. Look at other jobs the contractor has completed.

Ask the potential contractor the following questions:

· Do you have the experience and expertise to do the work I want to get done?

· Who will do the actual work: the contractor, subcontractors or employees?

· Who will get the permits?

· How many other jobs will the contractor be working on at the same time as yours?

· What written warranties are offered?

· Who can I call if I have questions or concerns during the project?

Get a maximum of three bids, throw out the lowest and choose between the last two. Never put down more than 10 percent down on a job and structure the remaining payments over the weeks of the project’s progress.

SLS Custom Homes & Remodeling

P.O. Box 1093, Tualatin, OR 97062

(503) 691-9878

www.slshomes.com

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/


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…