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Health & Happiness: Learning from our mistakes

| May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Health & Happiness: Learning from our mistakes

By Camille Keith April showers bring May flowers. This common saying is often used as a reminder that better things are to come. It also helps remind us that we often have to experience something we don’t like to get a result that we do want. Instead of thinking of a challenge as a problem, […]

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Senior Living: Engage at every age

| May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Senior Living: Engage at every age

By Rhonda Kay Leonard President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May as Older American’s month in 1963. This month we celebrate the contributions older Americans make to Beaverton and surrounding communities. According the US Census Bureau, 12.7% of Beaverton’s population was age 65 or older in 2016, up from 10.7% in 2010. People in this age […]

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City News: Beaverton named award finalist, All-America City

| May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
City News: Beaverton named award finalist, All-America City

By City Staff The National Civic League has announced its list of finalists for the 2018 All-America City (AAC) Award. Beaverton was selected as one of 20 finalists, and the only Oregon city to make this year’s list. This year’s award, which will ultimately be given to 10 cities, celebrates and recognizes communities that engage […]

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Beaverton Real Estate: Reviewing Multiple Offers, 3 Seller Tips

| May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Real Estate: Reviewing Multiple Offers, 3 Seller Tips

By Kimberly Shute We talked last month about navigating a multiple offer scenario for buyers, now I’m sharing some tips for sellers. Multiple offers may seem like a seller’s dream, but without preparation, it can create an entirely new set of obstacles. Figure out what is important to you. Offers can vary by more than […]

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Community Submission: Rotifer the Rat, A true story

| May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Community Submission: Rotifer the Rat, A true story

by Judith Liggett The beginning of Rotifer’s life was inauspicious. As a matter of fact, the first time Carol met him, he was being held by the tail pursuant to being flushed down the toilet. This was not because Rotifer was a research rat. He had been bought by the manufacturer of the copper enamel […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Fitness in the Park, Walk with Me, updated trails map…all are free from THPRD

| May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Fitness in the Park, Walk with Me, updated trails map…all are free from THPRD

by Bob Wayt In the summer of 2017, THPRD introduced a series of free Fitness in the Park and Walk with Me events. They were designed to bring high-quality health and wellness opportunities – the same kind residents get at THPRD facilities – to neighborhoods. Response was positive, so the district is bringing the events […]

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Zoo News is Good News: Lucky Asian Elephant Samson has a new home at the Oregon Zoo

| May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Zoo News is Good News: Lucky Asian Elephant Samson has a new home at the Oregon Zoo

By Oregon Zoo Staff Portland’s prodigious pachyderm family just got four tons bigger. Samson, a 19-year-old Asian elephant from ABQ BioPark Zoo in Albuquerque, N.M., arrived in town last month and caregivers are eager to welcome the extra-large newcomer into the Oregon Zoo herd. Keepers hope Samson can serve as a “big brother” to the […]

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Flower Power: Why do we remember Mother’s Day?

| May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Flower Power: Why do we remember Mother’s Day?

By Keith Hill Most of us have experienced the touch, look, and feel of a newborn of the human kind. The complete lack of ability for a newborn Homo Sapiens is hard to fathom in the survival of our species. The utter reliance of the new baby on their caregivers is remarkable and is the […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: The amazing world we live in

| May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: The amazing world we live in

By Lani Garcia (11th Grader) Many people travel so they can see new places, meet new people, and experience new cultures. Going to different countries makes us more open-minded too and allows us to gain new perspectives on life that we didn’t have before. I am so thankful to have recently had the opportunity to […]

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Native Plant of the Month: Bleeding Heart

| May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Native Plant of the Month: Bleeding Heart

By City Landscape Staff Binomial Name: Dicentra formosa Soil Type: moist, rich, porous soil Sunlight: Full shade to part sun Plant Type: Flowering, deciduous Form: multi-stemmed, fern-like Foliage: blue-green leaves This perennial plant spreads by rhizomes in the soil and by seed creating a lush patch usually in tree understories. Bleeding hearts can grow to […]

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