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Beaverton Real Estate: Let’s talk oil tanks

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Real Estate: Let’s talk oil tanks

By Kimberly Shute If an oil tank is found during a sweep, soil should be tested to see if there is contamination. If none is found, removing the tank is the best way to ensure no future problems. From there, you’ll file a soil report with Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality. If you’re curious about […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Plenty of summer fun ahead with music, triathlon for all, big trucks and more

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Plenty of summer fun ahead with music, triathlon for all, big trucks and more

by Bob Wayt Looking for family fun this summer? It’s hard to beat THPRD’s entertainment lineup. There’s something for just about every age group and interest. And to make it even better, most activities are free. Like music? Theater? How about trucks suitable for honking, or a non-competitive triathlon for people of all abilities? A […]

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Zoo News is Good News: New kid on the rock, Mountain goat Sassy has a baby

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Zoo News is Good News: New kid on the rock, Mountain goat Sassy has a baby

By Oregon Zoo Staff Visitors don’t need to go far to see the Oregon Zoo’s newest resident: a precocious newborn mountain goat. Sassy, one of the zoo’s adult mountain goats, gave birth May 19, and can be seen with her new kid amid the rocky crags of the Cascade Crest habitat just past the zoo’s […]

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Beaverton Bird Watch: Birding on the fly

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Bird Watch: Birding on the fly

By Donna Wiench, Portland Audubon The first time I went to Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve southwest of Hillsboro, was for an Audubon Society of Portland Birdathon outing. It was 7:00 am and raining hard. Still, without leaving the large covered porch, our group led by Jackson Bottom’s Education Director Steve Engel, identified about 25 species. […]

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PGE Update: Summer fun is waiting for you at PGE parks & campgrounds

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
PGE Update: Summer fun is waiting for you at PGE parks & campgrounds

By PGE Staff Question: Why does PGE own parks? Where are they located, and what activities can I do there? Answer: We’re committed to being good environmental stewards of the rivers and lands adjacent to our hydroelectric plants. We offer parks and campgrounds to help fulfill that responsibility and give back to the community. We […]

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Pets are People Too: Summer safety tips for pets & their owners

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Pets are People Too: Summer safety tips for pets & their owners

By Jennifer Keene Summer is our busiest time of year here at the Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter. While we certainly don’t want to be bored, we’d love to prevent some of the things that put animals in danger. Pets on the Loose Our busiest day of the year is the 4th of July. Many pets […]

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Native Plant of the Month: Golden Chinkapin

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Native Plant of the Month: Golden Chinkapin

By City Landscape Staff Common Name: Golden Chinquapin Binomial Name: Chrysolepis chrysophylla Soil Type: Dry Sunlight: Part shade to Part sun Form/Growth: Can vary in size from small shrub to 150’ tree Plant Type: Tree or shrub Foliage: Leathery, evergreen leaves. Flowering: Yes. Unique in several ways, the Golden Chinquapin is an especially beautiful part […]

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Beaverton Education Foundation: BEF receives WE Award!

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Education Foundation: BEF receives WE Award!

By BEF Staff On Thursday, May 10th, the Beaverton Education Foundation, along with the BSD Future Ready team received the Beaverton School District’s WE Award for Outstanding Community Partnership for their work on iX18. “When we were approached by the BSD Future Ready team about iX18, the Foundation was thrilled to help!  It was wonderful […]

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Community Message: June is a good time to get outside and meet your neighbors

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Community Message: June is a good time to get outside and meet your neighbors

By Rev. Jeff Binder When I was little, I remember the excitement that came with the first weeks of June: summer had arrived and school was done for the year! It was time to play outside and play outside we did! My friends and I would approach each day with simple joy, gathering at each […]

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Health & Happiness: Make May more about mom

| May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Health & Happiness: Make May more about mom

By Dr. Bryen Bell Sunshine, flowers, and the end of school! May is an exciting time full of sunshine and adventures. This month also brings a day dedicated to showing our love and appreciation for all of the moms in our lives. Often, Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to treat our moms to something […]

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