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About the Senior Citizen’s Advisory Committee

| January 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
About the Senior Citizen’s Advisory Committee

By Jim Brooks The Senior Citizens Advisory Committee (SCAC) is one of many City of Beaverton committees whose mission is to advise the City Council about needs in our community. The SCAC is made up of 11 community volunteers who are appointed by City Council at the recommendation of the Mayor. The committee meets the […]

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Wellness On Wheels: This Unique, One Of A Kind, Fitness Program Will Come To You

| January 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Wellness On Wheels: This Unique, One Of A Kind, Fitness Program Will Come To You

By Ann Satterfield Our purpose is to bring fitness programming to “55 and better” district residents who are unable to come to the Elsie Stuhr Center for their fitness classes. We will deliver our proven, award-winning, functional fitness program to the community. Our fitness programs will travel to independent living facilities, low-income housing facilities, hospitals, […]

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The Fine Art of Customer Retention: From the Desk of Beaverton’s Car Guy

| January 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Fine Art of Customer Retention: From the Desk of Beaverton’s Car Guy

By Larry Ferguson Knowing your customers beyond their vehicle is the first critical step to creating a retention program. Anyone in the sales or marketing understands relationship building both socially and professionally. Think about it. The customers that have been with you the longest are the ones that have interacted with you the most in […]

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To Relocate or Not to Relocate: What should the Police Department Do?

| January 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
To Relocate or Not to Relocate: What should the Police Department Do?

City Hall offices will be relocating to The Round in the summer of 2014. This relocation presents an opportunity to solve long standing public safety issues. A citizens advisory committee concluded that the Police Department is operating in roughly one third the space it needs to operate efficiently, so the City Halls move presents an […]

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3 Dishes Restaurant Spotlight: Otherworldly Cheesecakes

| January 1, 2014 | 1 Comment
3 Dishes Restaurant Spotlight: Otherworldly Cheesecakes

By Greg Mattie To ring in the 2014 New Year, I get to do something a little different. Instead of profiling a local Beaverton eatery, I am focusing on a local start-up business that specializes in delicious, made-to-order cheesecakes. Otherworldly Cheesecakes, operated by Amanda Alsterberg, morphed from a hobby of cheesecakes she liked making for […]

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Why I Went Solar: A True Story

| January 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Why I Went Solar: A True Story

By Michael Wong Take a good look at the letter I regularly receive with my PGE bill for November, 2013 (below left). Take a really good look and pay attention to the red circle. It’s reads “Your net usage for this month was 0 kWh”. In fact, I ended up generating back to PGE 5 […]

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What is sustainability? Where Do I Go for More Information?

| January 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
What is sustainability? Where Do I Go for More Information?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other […]

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The City of Beaverton Presents: Get involved in Community Sustainability!

| January 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
The City of Beaverton Presents: Get involved in Community Sustainability!

By Stevie Freeman Montes The City of Beaverton’s Sustainability Division strives to foster a more sustainable community. By working together we can make Beaverton a greener city. Here are three things you can do to become more involved. Action 1: Be a part of a community action team, beginning in spring of 2014. To join, […]

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Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue: Can Your Ashes

| January 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue: Can Your Ashes

By TVF&R Staff With the cold temperatures outside, a lot of people are using their fireplaces and woodstoves. Each winter, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue responds to fires that are caused by improperly disposed hot coals or ashes from fireplaces and woodstoves. To avoid such fires, we urge community members to “can your ashes” even […]

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New Year Resolution: It is a perfect time to do a ”jewel box review.”

| January 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
New Year Resolution: It is a perfect time to do a ”jewel box review.”

By Kaaren Bedi January is the time of year we resolve to be healthier and more organized. This includes your jewelry box. Start by doing a little inventory- separate your jewelry into categories: costume and ‘fun’ jewelry and fine jewelry (its considered fine jewelry if it contains sterling silver, karat gold or platinum often with […]

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