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Beaverton Real Estate: Downsizing or Rightsizing?

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Real Estate: Downsizing or Rightsizing?

By Reese Policar, MBA, GRI, CRS Barb and Dave, a couple in their 80s, called me up one day and although they loved their home, Barb could no longer drive due to a recent stroke and Dave had other medical issues that prevented him from driving. Barb and Dave, still full of life and had […]

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Beaverton Real Estate: Does it pay to have a pre-inspection?

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Real Estate: Does it pay to have a pre-inspection?

By Kimberly Shute In springtime, people often plan to sell their homes. With flowers blooming, weather transitioning and the feeling of rejuvenation in the air, it sets the tone. It also motivates homeowners to begin maintenance and repair projects that have been deferred. Which begs the question, should the sale preparation include having a pre-inspection? […]

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KPTV FOX Channel 12: Beaverton retiree wins HGTV contest for new home in Tennessee

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
KPTV FOX Channel 12: Beaverton retiree wins HGTV contest for new home in Tennessee

By KPTV Staff A Beaverton retiree has a new home in Tennessee, thanks to HGTV. Magne Jensen’s name was picked from more than 65 million entries in the HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaway. Jensen’s prize package is valued at more than $600,000 and includes a remodeled and furnished bungalow-style home in Knoxville, Tennessee, plus $50,000 provided […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Thank you, Beaverton: Gift donations increase sharply, food drive next

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Thank you, Beaverton: Gift donations increase sharply, food drive next

by Bob Wayt Sure it’s March, and the holidays ended a couple months ago. But it’s never too late to share good news, right? And the results of THPRD’s annual holiday giving drive certainly qualify as that: The number of gifts collected from patrons and THPRD staff surpassed 600 – more than double the previous […]

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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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