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Beaverton Super Kids: Meet Super Student Jackson Compton

| September 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Super Kids: Meet Super Student Jackson Compton

6-year-old Jackson Compton is a First Grader at Hope Chinese Charter School (HCCS). Jackson is a super student because he is working one year above grade level! For fun, Jackson plays in Beaverton Aloha Little League. He started Taekwondo at age 4 and has participated in 3 tournaments. He’s active in soccer, basketball, swimming and […]

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Literary Corner: Harvestmen

| September 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Literary Corner: Harvestmen

There is an old, wooden shed under a mountain of ivy where the harvestmen come and go. The ancient hinges, rusted the color of dried blood, creak when the door is pulled open. The rocky hills echo their groans of protest, causing forest dwellers to perk their ears for a moment before returning to their […]

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Sharing the Arts: Professional Actor Finds Value in Beaverton’s Community Theatre

| September 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Sharing the Arts: Professional Actor Finds Value in Beaverton’s Community Theatre

“Once we had the first rehearsal [for School House Rock] I said, ‘This is what I’m supposed to be doing. This feels right. I’m supposed to be a performer.’” And Brittain Jackson couldn’t be more right. “Following my dreams and passions is my only way of living,” he continued, “I can’t do anything else.” His […]

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The Affordable Care Act: Success and Failure

| September 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
The Affordable Care Act: Success and Failure

By Christopher Levesque Since the implantation of the Affordable Care Act (aka ACA or Obama Care), most of us have seen our health care change. If you are on an employer sponsored plan you may have seen the amount you contribute to the cost of the plan increase. Your deductible may be higher and the […]

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Health & Happiness: Keeping Kids Healthy and Safe in School Sports

| September 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Health & Happiness: Keeping Kids Healthy and Safe in School Sports

By Dr. Bryen Bell Back to school season has arrived and one of the main things on every parent’s mind is keeping their child healthy and safe in school sports. Undoubtedly, even with the possible dangers, most parents recognize the benefits of sports participation. Kids burn off excess energy, learn team participation, and reap the […]

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(Dis)abilities + Work + Beaverton = No Problem! Introducing Ryan Guthrie, Employed with the Portland Timbers!

| September 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
(Dis)abilities + Work + Beaverton = No Problem! Introducing Ryan Guthrie, Employed with the Portland Timbers!

By Dirkse CC Team Have you ever been “Employee of The Month”?  Ryan Guthrie, a 21-year-old from Beaverton recently received that honor before he hit his 90-day mark; not many of us could achieve such accolades so quickly.  As a person with Down Syndrome, Ryan has overcome many barriers including finding his first job.  Once […]

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Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue: Home alone: talk to your kids about fire and life safety

| September 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue: Home alone: talk to your kids about fire and life safety

By Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue It’s that time again — when Beaverton students will head back to class. And for many students, this may be the school year where they will be trusted to be home alone after school. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue encourages parents and caregivers to review fire and life safety […]

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Beaverton Police Department: Back to school driving reminders

| September 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Police Department: Back to school driving reminders

By Police Staff As the summer draws to a close and fall is around the corner, schools are back in session and drivers will need to be more vigilant in school zones. Additionally, this is also a good time for a refresher on some common driving errors. ORS 811.155 – Failure to stop for bus […]

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Ask The Beaverton Car Guy: What’s wrong with my car battery?

| September 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Ask The Beaverton Car Guy: What’s wrong with my car battery?

By Larry “The Car Guy“ Ferguson Hello loyal Beaverton Readers! Over the last couple of months, I have received calls and emails about car battery failure. Usually when a vehicle will not start it is due to human error, such as a door that wasn’t shut, causing the dome light to stay on. Here are […]

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Health & Happiness: Reduce stress by sticking to a routine

| September 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Health & Happiness: Reduce stress by sticking to a routine

By Jennifer Means, ND, LAC For many of us, it seems like time just keeps speeding up. Our lives are demanding more every day, and we have to rise to the occasion and better our coping skills. Our stress response system is like a light switch that is meant to turn on and off as […]

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