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History Center Presentation Death & Mourning Habits in the 1800s

| May 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
History Center Presentation Death & Mourning Habits in the 1800s

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 (7:00pm) Rebecca Ross has been a Civil War reenactor for 22 years. Her focus has been on civilian life, with a primary interest in how death and mourning habits were handled by men and women during the 1800s. Rebecca has researched undertaking and embalming to do an undertakers impression at reenactments. […]

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Beaverton Historical Society: What Would $1.00 Buy in 1905?

| May 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Historical Society: What Would $1.00 Buy in 1905?

By Ann Koppy The first “dollar stores” opened in the mid-1980s but the concept was pioneered decades earlier. The “five & dime” variety emporiums that originated in the late 19th and early 20th centuries sold a little of everything for nearly everyone. Among them were Newberry’s, Sprouse Reitz, and Woolworth’s. Many readers will remember locally-owned […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen

| May 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen

Fighting Boredom in Beaverton! By Brigid Fitzpatrick As a Beaverton teen, there are often times when life gets a little slow causing the brain to stop thinking of new ideas for what to do and where to go. Even when I get together with my friends, the conversation can sometimes be the typical “soooo, whaddya […]

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Chief’s Message May 2013

| May 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
Chief’s Message May 2013

Public Safety Facility Update The Beaverton Police Department and the City’s Public Safety Center Advisory Committee will soon be kicking off a public awareness campaign to raise awareness about the need for a new public safety building.  A recent survey showed that 57 percent of respondents were unaware of the issues facing our police, court, […]

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The Literary Corner: Getting to know April Henry

| April 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
The Literary Corner: Getting to know April Henry

by Lisa Ard That’s the catchy first line on April Henry’s website. This local, award-winning author has penned dozens of thrillers, appealing to both adults and young adults with her short, high interest novels. Many of her books, including The Night She Disappeared and Girl, Stolen, have a real-life connection, with Henry drawing on news […]

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Tales of a Beaverton Super-Mom

| April 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Tales of a Beaverton Super-Mom

Kids Bloom Where They’re Planted… Right? by Maureen Wilson Just like every parent who has come before us, my husband and I have worked hard to give our children a good life—not necessarily better than the one that we had– just different in the things we thought we lacked. But lately I’ve been missing my […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen

| April 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen

Art and Music: A Precious Treasure By Brigid Fitzpatrick For a while now, I’ve noticed that pop culture in our society, including my high school here in Beaverton (Southridge High), has begun to change. Everyone has an iPod filled with a world of apps and hundreds of songs. Perhaps I’m too young to remember a […]

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Learn About: Police Community Service Officers

| April 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Learn About: Police Community Service Officers

By BPD Staff Although they are not Police Officers by definition, they do carry guns and have powers of arrest. They wear a uniform unlike those worn by patrol officers and drive marked police cars and vans. Who are they? Beaverton Police Community Service Officers (CSO). Originally tasked with enforcing parking violations on foot and […]

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Traffic Q&A With the Beaverton Police Department

| April 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Traffic Q&A With the Beaverton Police Department

By Officer Mark Hyde   Q: Is it legal to change lanes in the middle of an intersection? A: No lane changes can take place in the middle of an intersection.   Q: From time to time I see cars and trucks double-park when loading or unloading. The ones who do it the most are […]

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Care & Feeding of Your HOME

| April 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Care & Feeding of Your HOME

By Bob Strong Spring Cleanup I’ll bet I’m not the only one who is happy to see the rains slowing down and the sun shining a bit more. But, what that means is it’s time for some spring cleaning on the outside of the house. With all the rain we’ve had this winter and spring, […]

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