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Beaverton Farmers Market

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Farmers Market

Message From the Market Master After you come home from the market do you just throw your purchases, still in their plastic produce bags, right into the refrigerator? If you do, you are committing a terrible crime. As the self-appointed Produce Police of the Beaverton Farmers Market, let me tell you why. The two enemies […]

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Smith & Bevill Jewelers Presents

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Smith & Bevill Jewelers Presents

Lessons in Jewelry Buying Story It happens all too often – a heartbreaking conversation at the counter with a client. Their story usually goes something like this: they bought a ring during their cruise ship vacation in the Caribbean. It was beautiful and sparkly and seemed like a really good deal. But then, they were […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen

Escape School, Read a Book! So Now that Summer is Over, How About a Break? Teens, we’ve traded in our swimsuits, free time and sunshine for all the accessories of school: homework, supplies and, of course, books. While summer is all fun and games, school is hard work. But it can be very fun too! […]

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Heroes save father of two who collapsed at gym

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Heroes save father of two who collapsed at gym

By FOX 12 Staff A 52-year-old father of two with no history of heart problems was running on a treadmill at a Beaverton gym when everything went dark. Chris Augustine went into cardiac arrest at the Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center on April 19. “I don’t remember any symptoms at all prior to going down,” […]

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THPRD: connecting people, parks and nature

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
THPRD: connecting people, parks and nature

Contractor hired to manage events at Jenkins Estate by Bill Evans, THPRD The Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District has hired Elephants Catering & Events to take over management of events and catering at the Jenkins Estate. Elephants was awarded a two-year contract after a formal RFP (request for proposal) process this spring. The Portland-based […]

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The Literary Corner: Getting to know Mark Fearing

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
The Literary Corner: Getting to know Mark Fearing

I asked Mark Fearing what advice he had for a child that wants to become an illustrator. “Draw a lot,” answered Fearing, illustrator of How Martha Saved her Parents from Green Beans. “Keep drawing and thinking, not just seeing, but understanding what you’re drawing,” continued Fearing. “For example, if you’re drawing a tree, what makes […]

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Beaverton’s Car Guy: Congratulations! You are now the proud owner of a new car! Now what?

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Beaverton’s Car Guy: Congratulations! You are now the proud owner of a new car! Now what?

It’s a hassle, but you really do have to maintain your car properly if you want it to run well and maintain its’ value. But where should you take your car for service? Do you go to the dealership for maintenance or do you go to an independent repair shop? Is there a difference between […]

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The Care and Feeding of Your House: Extension Cord Safety… Know It!

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
The Care and Feeding of Your House: Extension Cord Safety… Know It!

OK, so it’s time for fun in the yard and that means powering up water features, tools, exterior lighting and lots of other neat stuff we like to play with during the summer. So out comes the extension cord. But just because the cord has the length to reach the outlet across the yard, does […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: A ‘Journey’ of a Thousand Miles

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: A ‘Journey’ of a Thousand Miles

From what I can gather, wolves are rather popular creatures in our pop culture. I’ve seen everything: guys and gals dubbing wolves as their favorite animals, teenaged artists creating their ‘wolf-sanas’ (what they would look like if they were actually born a wolf), and the ever-popular series Twilight, which took place in the Pacific Northwest […]

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Speeder Spotlight: RSVP Help For Seniors

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Speeder Spotlight: RSVP Help For Seniors

Washington County Retired and Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP) is in need of volunteers who are 55 years or older. Seniors Keeping in Touch (SKIT), a telephone reassurance program where a volunteer senior calls another is to check in, just received a huge influx of clients. This program normally provides a safety call once a day […]

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