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Flower Power: Flower secrets revealed, Valentine’s Day hints for next year

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Flower Power: Flower secrets revealed, Valentine’s Day hints for next year

By Keith Hill Valentine’s Day is a big deal.  Just over 54% of Americans celebrated Valentine’s Day this year.  Those in love will have spent $2 Billion on flowers according to the National Retail Federation.  Roses are naturally the most popular flower type with 250 million roses produced for this one day.  The average amount […]

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Zoo News is Good News: New kids on the block

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Zoo News is Good News: New kids on the block

By Oregon Zoo Staff Some adorable baby goats made their Oregon Zoo debut last month, joining the resident chickens and adult goats in the zoo’s Family Farm area. The tiny new arrivals, born Jan. 20 at a local farm and adopted by the zoo, had a one-week settling-in period at the zoo’s veterinary medical center, […]

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Beaverton Bird Watch: Bird feeders: to feed or not to feed

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Bird Watch: Bird feeders: to feed or not to feed

By Donna Wiench, Portland Audubon Before going to work for Portland Audubon two years ago, I liked watching birds, but hesitated to put a feeder outside my window. Why make birds dependent, I mistakenly thought. Fortunately, at Portland Audubon, one of my go-to colleagues for bird related information is Dan Van den Broek, our adult […]

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PGE Update: Heading Outside? 8 rules to help keep you safe

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
PGE Update: Heading Outside? 8 rules to help keep you safe

By PGE Staff Follow these electrical safety guidelines when working or playing outdoors this spring. Know what’s below: Call 811 before you dig to have underground utility locations marked. Look up! Check for overhead power lines before moving ladders, extension pruners or other longer tools. Fly kites, drones and model planes only in open areas […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Which is better, paper or plastic?

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Which is better, paper or plastic?

By Lani Garcia (11th Grader) “Paper or plastic?” I’m sure you get that question every time you go to the grocery store. You may answer paper, thinking they must be better for the environment, right? But in reality, both plastic and paper bags are horrible for the environment. The case against paper. Paper bags contribute […]

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Native Plant of the Month: Sitka Spruce

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Native Plant of the Month: Sitka Spruce

By City Landscape Staff Binomial Name: Picea sitchensis Soil Type: Moist Sunlight: Full sun to part shade Plant Type: Tree Form: Conical in young trees, cylindrical in mature trees Foliage: Evergreen needles Fruit/Flower: Cones One of the giant evergreens of the Cascades, the Sitka Spruce can reach heights of 230 feet. This grey-barked conifer is […]

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Community Message: Spirituality in a Global Age

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Community Message: Spirituality in a Global Age

By Minister John Shuck In 2017 we celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. In the 1500s, the Reformers were responding to the political changes of pre-modern Europe. The changes we face now are far beyond what could have been imagined by Luther or Calvin. The rise of modern science and technology, the human […]

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Catalyst – The Newsletter: Let Your Mind Wander

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Catalyst – The Newsletter: Let Your Mind Wander

By Spencer Rubin Have you noticed…No One day dreams anymore? Gone are the days of staring off into space, letting your mind wander, thinking of nothing, and allowing the boredom generate genius! Who has time to day dream anymore?  God forbid we allow ourselves to be bored.  If we’re not doing actual work, we are […]

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Travel Beaverton & Beyond: Celebrations Around the World

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Travel Beaverton & Beyond: Celebrations Around the World

January 18 – 28:   Sundance Film Festival, Park City Utah Love film? This one’s for you. The largest independent film festival in the US, Sundance showcases the world’s most innovative films in a setting that’s truly inspiring as well. February 4:   Super Bowl LII, Minneapolis, Minnesota Experience the thrill and excitement of the 2017-18 NFL […]

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Community Submission: It’s Time to Get Ready for Tax Season

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Community Submission: It’s Time to Get Ready for Tax Season

It’s time to get ready for tax season by gathering all your income statements, expenses, and deductions to properly and timely file your 2017 taxes. Again this year, we’ll get a couple extra days so Personal taxes need to be filed by April 17, 2018. Be on the lookout for your W-2’s, any 1099’s, Bank […]

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