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The History of Mother’s Day

| May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
The History of Mother’s Day

The earliest history of Mother’s Day dates back to the ancient annual spring festival the Greeks dedicated to maternal goddesses. The Greeks used the occasion to honor Rhea, wife of Cronus and the mother of many deities of Greek mythology. Ancient Romans celebrated a spring festival, called Hilaria dedicated to Cybele, a mother goddess. The […]

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Message from the Chief – Bangladesh Community Police

| May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Message from the Chief – Bangladesh Community Police

Over the past few months, the Beaverton Police Department has partnered with the Portland Police Bureau in their Bangladesh Community Police Partnership Program. Thanks to funding from the United States Department of Justice International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program, the program is able to send police officers to Bangladesh each year to enhance the United […]

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With Horse’s Help, 4-Year-Old Girl with Cerebral Palsy Learns To Walk

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
With Horse’s Help, 4-Year-Old Girl with Cerebral Palsy Learns To Walk

Four-year-old Abigail Fantz giggles and her curls bounce as she stands straight up on a moving horse. She’s held in place by a team of adults, but she’s not practicing a circus trick. She is in a unique therapy called hippotherapy. Hippo is Greek for horse. Abigail has cerebral palsy and can’t walk without a […]

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Tales of a Beaverton Super-Mom: ROFL! My Life as an Acronym

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tales of a Beaverton Super-Mom: ROFL! My Life as an Acronym

My life is slowly becoming an acronym. Not in a hip, cutting edge way, where I’m two steps ahead of the texting lingo of today’s youth (“ILYSM!!” “No, you’re MY WCW!!” Emoji, emoji, emoji), but mostly from a condition a friend’s husband coined—and very accurately, I might add—OCI, or “Over-Commit-Itis”… where the most-used acronyms are […]

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The Care & Feeding of Your Home: Spring Cleaning

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Care & Feeding of Your Home: Spring Cleaning

I’ll bet I’m not the only one who is happy to see the rains slowing down and the sun shining a bit more. But, what that means is it’s time for some spring cleaning on the outside of the house. With all the rain we’ve had this winter and spring, I’ve seen a lot of […]

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Busy Beavers: Outstanding Students at BHS, Fencing Champion Conner Weinstein

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Busy Beavers: Outstanding Students at BHS, Fencing Champion Conner Weinstein

Many think sword fights only happen in Hollywood, but for some, it’s an everyday occurrence, like for senior Conner Weinstein from Beaverton High School, and his teammates, Alexandre Crepeaux, Gregory Mitberg and Michael Nikitins. Weinstein is a fencer with the Northwest Fencing Center, with coaches Christophe Duclos and Simon Abram. This year was extra special […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: The World-Wide-Wonderful Web

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: The World-Wide-Wonderful Web

An Exploration of Four Popular Web Sites I’m a 21st Century teenager with access to Wi-Fi and a need for entertainment- Obviously, I like the internet. And I know my friends and fellow teens do as well (They don’t call us the “Google Generation” for nothing, right?). So, I thought it would be fun and […]

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Senior Citizen’s Advisory Committee: Have you heard about the Parish Nurse?

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Senior Citizen’s Advisory Committee: Have you heard about the Parish Nurse?

As a member of the Senior Advisory Committee, I am always interested in the guest speakers that present at our monthly meetings. Recently I was pleasantly surprised when a guest speaker from the field of Parish Nursing (also known as Faith Community Nursing) made a visit. As a former RN, I had never heard of […]

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Speeder Spotlight: Farmington Square Beaverton

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Speeder Spotlight: Farmington Square Beaverton

Farmington Square Beaverton is an assisted living community located near Murray and Farmington. They have a campus setting offering several houses, with great private and shared apartments. Each residence has 25 or less residents, each with its own activity staff and dining area, providing great personalized care. They have more staff available per resident than […]

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New Business Spotlight: Young Art Lessons

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
New Business Spotlight: Young Art Lessons

Children’s art store and studio Young Art Lessons is pleased to be one of the newest additions to Washington Square Mall. Since opening on March 1st beside Nordstrom, Young Art has received an enthusiastic reception from families who are excited to discover the new concept of “dropping off your child for an art lesson while […]

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