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Flash Fiction (mystery): Christmas Cookies

| December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Flash Fiction (mystery): Christmas Cookies

By Mary Elizabeth Summer Polly scrunched her nose in concentration as she lined one last sugar cookie with a strip of purple frosting. Purple wasn’t technically a Christmas color, but it was Polly’s favorite, so she thought it was appropriate. She washed her hands, some of the purple sticking to her fingers. Normally, she would […]

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Teen Essay (Musings of a Beaverton Teen): Driving tips from a teen learning to drive

| December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Teen Essay (Musings of a Beaverton Teen): Driving tips from a teen learning to drive

By Kili Garcia (10th Grader) I’m currently learning how to drive and let’s just say it’s not the easiest thing in the world. Though I turned 15 in July, I’d been putting off getting my permit for a while because I was nervous for the test. I finally decided to study and just take it […]

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Spotlight Story: A True Success Story at Amplify! Success Event

| December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Spotlight Story: A True Success Story at Amplify! Success Event

By Dirkse CC Team Disability Workplace Inclusion: What is Your Vision? This was the theme of the second annual Amplify! Success event held on October 23, 2018 at Nike World Headquarters. The goal of Amplify! is to improve access to competitive integrated employment for job seekers with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities by engaging employers and […]

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Health & Happiness: Eating on a budget? How healthier meals could actually save you money

| December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Health & Happiness: Eating on a budget? How healthier meals could actually save you money

By Aloha Curves/Jenny Craig If you’re like many Americans living in today’s busy world, you may have developed an all-too-familiar habit of eating out, whether you opt for fast food, restaurant meals or takeout. After a long day at work and tending to your never-ending to-do list, it’s hard to argue with the convenience of […]

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Health & Happiness: Habitually Healthy

| December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Health & Happiness: Habitually Healthy

By Dr. Bryen Bell We as Americans consistently fall behind our goals for improving our health and fitness, and our New Year’s Resolutions to change that seem to melt away faster than snowflakes come February. The CDC’s decade-long study on improving our country’s health found that as a country we fail to meet our improvement […]

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Senior Living: Connect the Generations

| December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Senior Living: Connect the Generations

By Rhonda Kay Leonard The holidays bring opportunities to connect the generations. The benefits of connecting elders and youngers are well documented.  Spense and Radunovich, with the University of Florida find, “Linking older adults with youth can provide advantages for both groups. For example, such relationships can: Provide an opportunity for both to learn new […]

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Health & Happiness: Holidays your way

| December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Health & Happiness: Holidays your way

By Camille Keith During this time of year there is often an emphasis on celebrating the holidays and spending time with family. There seems to be an expectation that you are supposed to have fun and be jolly. But what if the holidays cause you more stress than joy? Remember that even though everyone around […]

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Real Estate: What is HOWNW.com™

| December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Real Estate: What is HOWNW.com™

By Dave Hiller, Broker HOWNW.com™ is a great web site resource for homeownership information without obligation. The site that offers multi-lingual translation with information on: the home buying process loan programs homeownership ABCs avoiding foreclosure & rescue scams homebuyers education/counseling military/financial/renovation homeownership As a HOWNW.com™ Certified Specialist, I have received training on the information offered […]

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Real Estate: Helpful holiday tips for your home showings

| December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Real Estate: Helpful holiday tips for your home showings

By Kimberly Shute Holidays are upon us and we are on our way to wrapping up 2018, which has been a transitional year for real estate.  If you have your home on the market, it can add additional stress with the calendar being a little fuller, cooking, shopping and entertaining. If you have your home […]

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PGE Update: Why we’re making the grid smarter, A more modern electrical system will serve you better

| December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
PGE Update: Why we’re making the grid smarter, A more modern electrical system will serve you better

By PGE Staff More than 100 years ago, we built the nation’s first long-distance electric lines. Back then, electricity flowed in a one-way stream from where it’s generated to where it’s used. Today, we’re using that same pioneering spirit to re-imagine the system and make it more flexible, secure and integrated — in a word, […]

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