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Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter: Holiday Pet Safety Tips

| December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter: Holiday Pet Safety Tips

By Jennifer Keene The holidays can be stressful and even dangerous for your pets. While it is impossible to list every holiday hazard, here are a few big ones to be aware of. Be Careful in the Kitchen Pets will eat all sorts of things: other pets’ food, people food and things that nobody should […]

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Zoo news is good news! 6 pro tips for a luminous ZooLights experience

| December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Zoo news is good news! 6 pro tips for a luminous ZooLights experience

By Oregon Zoo Staff ZooLights is back! The Oregon Zoo’s walk-through winter wonderland of more than 1.6 million colored lights runs through Jan. 5 and it’s more popular than ever. Zoo guest services manager Ivan Ratcliff offers the following tips to save money, avoid lines and get the most enjoyment out of your ZooLights experience. […]

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Native Plant: Pacific Madrone

| December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Native Plant: Pacific Madrone

By City Landscape Staff Binomial Name: Arbutus menziesii Soil Type: rocky, moist Sunlight: Sun to partial shade Plant Type: Tree Foliage: Broadleaf Evergreen The pacific madrone is the only native broadleaf evergreen tree to this region. Mainly found at the coast and in some moist wooded settings they are known to thrive on sloped rocky […]

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Tualatin Hills Park Foundation: Bridging the Gap, Creating Access for All

| December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park Foundation: Bridging the Gap, Creating Access for All

By THPRD Staff When it came to sports, 15-year-old Michael Hasler sat on the sidelines. As a person experiencing disability, he never had a chance to race, compete or feel the pride of physical achievement. It’s an all-too-common scenario.  Michael and his peers experiencing disability often face exclusion from community sports, either intentionally or by […]

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THPRD: Make a Difference Today & All Year Long At THPRD

| December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
THPRD: Make a Difference Today & All Year Long At THPRD

By THPRD Staff Next time you visit a THPRD center be sure to check out our Holiday Giving Tree (or wreath or garland.) More than decoration, these displays are filled with opportunities to make the holiday season warmer for students and families in need. Simply pick out a gift tag, go shopping for the clothes […]

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Beaverton’s new trail: KPTV FOX Channel 12

| December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton’s new trail: KPTV FOX Channel 12

By KPTV Staff The city of Beaverton is celebrating the opening of the Crescent Connection Trail. A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the opening of the trail. The Crescent Connection Trail is a shared-use path that links the Beaverton Transit Center to Beaverton Central and the future home of the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts. The […]

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Business Spotlight: Got books? Trade them at Jan’s

| December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Business Spotlight: Got books? Trade them at Jan’s

By Lori Carroll Jan’s is an independently owned bookstore specializing in selling and trading books. Jan’s opened in 1981 in Aloha. After 37 years in Aloha, Jan’s lost its lease, but fortunately found a great building in Downtown Beaverton just waiting for a bookstore! Quick guide to how trade works. When you bring in a […]

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Catalyst Newsletter: Don’t forget to reply

| December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Catalyst Newsletter: Don’t forget to reply

By Spencer Rubin Well, it’s the last month of 2018, and I have spent the better part of this year watching…and listening. One of the things that has seemed to worsen over time is: Correspondence! There is not a day that goes by, that I don’t call, text or email customers, employees, vendors…asking some kind […]

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Our Town – Our Story, Beaverton Then and Now… Now and Then

| December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Our Town – Our Story, Beaverton Then and Now… Now and Then

“The more things change, the more they stay the same,” is attributed to French journalist Alphonse Karr. Written in 1849, it has come to mean that current events thought to be new and different are very similar to what has happened before. It seems that history does repeat itself. NOW (2015) “Taking care of our […]

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Uplifting Message: Giving always comes back

| December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Uplifting Message: Giving always comes back

By Joanne Merrick A couple of years ago, I went to find a special gift for a special grand child and came home with a wooden, unpainted castle that opened up and had stairs to the upper floor. It even had a garden area on the rooftop. “Good planning Nana”, I thought. Figuring it out, […]

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