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Abraham Lincoln And The Oregon Connection

| February 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
Abraham Lincoln And The Oregon Connection

Part 2: Oregon Friends and Legislation By Ann Koppy   Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Abraham Lincoln is likely the most studied, quoted, written about, portrayed, and respected president in all of American history. The man who “belongs to the ages”1 is linked to our state in several important ways. In part 1 last month, we saw […]

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Oregon’s first all-curling facility open for business

| February 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Oregon’s first all-curling facility open for business

By FOX 12 Staff A sport played on the ice is heating up in popularity in Beaverton. The Evergreen Curling Club hosted a grand opening in January for its new location at 10950 S.W. Fifth St., Suite 155. According to the club’s board members, it’s the first all-curling facility in Oregon, and the second on […]

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THPRD: connecting people, parks and nature

| February 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
THPRD: connecting people, parks and nature

District continues to make big strides with bond program by Bob Wayt, THPRD The Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District continues to fulfill the promise it made in a bond measure approved by voters in 2008. Eleven projects were completed in 2012, most notably the expansions/ renovations of the Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center and […]

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A ring’s journey from Afghanistan to Beaverton

| January 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
A ring’s journey from Afghanistan to Beaverton

By FOX 12 Staff Rings in our culture signify many important events like graduations, weddings and special achievements, just to name a few. For one local soldier, however, the ring he wears signifies something different. And to understand the incredible journey of this ring, you have to go to Afghanistan. The ring was lost by […]

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THPRD: connecting people, parks and nature

| January 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
THPRD: connecting people, parks and nature

Volunteer, 81, has inspired swimmers with special needs by Bill Evans, THPRD Gwen Foley is an unsung hero of the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District’s Specialized Aquatics program, volunteering her time to teach one-on-one swim lessons each Sunday at the Beaverton Swim Center for more than 30 years. “Sharron (Patapoff, swim center supervisor) asked […]

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