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Health & Happiness: Adding more movement to your life

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Health & Happiness: Adding more movement to your life

By Camille Keith With the longer days of summer we may have more energy and more opportunities to spend time outside. We usually think of being active as having positive effects on our physical health, but it can also help improve mental health. When you’re feeling anxious you may have excess energy you’re not sure […]

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Business Spotlight: Lease with the option to buy

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Business Spotlight: Lease with the option to buy

By Marc Anthony The Portland Metro area is expected to continue to grow with continuing migration from California.  This presents a future where rental housing and house prices may be out of reach for many households.  There is a significant segment of the population who see the need to buy a home now and aren’t […]

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Beaverton Real Estate: Home prices rise, Buyers Seek Down Payment Options

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Real Estate: Home prices rise, Buyers Seek Down Payment Options

By Julia Carriott Think you need a large down payment to purchase a home? Think again. Even if you are not a first time homebuyer there are down payment options available. Two conventional home loans called HomeReady and Home Possible offer 3% down programs. With HomeReady, this program fits buyers who have low to moderate […]

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Beaverton City News: Beaverton’s Neighborhood Program Selected as Finalist for Two National Awards

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton City News: Beaverton’s Neighborhood Program Selected as Finalist for Two National Awards

By City Staff Five Oaks Triple Creek Neighborhood Association Committee (NAC) and Highland NAC have been selected for Neighborhoods USA, Neighborhood of the Year Awards for their creative efforts in communities. The Five Oaks Triple Creek NAC is a finalist for the Neighborhood of the Year Beautification Award for their restoration improvements in local parks. […]

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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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