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Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue

Voters will Consider Replacement Levy for Fire and Medical Services this May Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (TVF&R) provides firefighting, emergency medical, rescue, and fire prevention services for 454,000 citizens in nine cities and portions of Washington, Clackamas, and Multnomah counties. On May 20, voters will decide whether to continue funding for TVF&R that would […]

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Jason’s Epic Adventure: Raising Funds for Assistance League

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jason’s Epic Adventure: Raising Funds for Assistance League

Do you know who Jason Zacher is? No? Neither did most of the member volunteers of Assistance League® of Greater Portland until last month when he contacted us and said that he would like to do an “Epic Run” for Operation School Bell®. Our thanks to Shauna Parsons, our newest member of the Advisory Council, […]

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The Ribbon Cutting at The Round

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Ribbon Cutting at The Round

On March 13, SKB, the Portland investment company leading the redevelopment of the Round, celebrated the culmination of the many promised renovations, including the parking lots, at The Round with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The celebration included some words of thanks and enthusiasm from Mayor Doyle as well as gratitude and excitement from Gil Munoz, […]

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Written in Stone: What a Simple Visit to the Cemetery Can Tell the Curious Visitor or Historian

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Written in Stone: What a Simple Visit to the Cemetery Can Tell the Curious Visitor or Historian

The search for local history often takes the researcher and heritage explorer into the field and far away from books, microfilms, and library shelves. The study of gravestones from the late 19th and early 20th century provides a wealth of information in addition to their purpose: to memorialize the deceased and family members often buried […]

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Beaverton Goes 100% Green!

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Goes 100% Green!

First City in Oregon to Purchase All of its Electricity from PGE’s Renewable Power Program The City of Beaverton now secures 100 percent of its electricity needs from wind power sources, and is the only city in the state that purchases all of its power from PGE’s renewable energy program. Beaverton has achieved PGE’s Platinum […]

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Beaverton’s Native Plant of the Month: Pacific Willow

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Beaverton’s Native Plant of the Month: Pacific Willow

Common Name: Pacific Willow Binomial Name: Salix lucida ssp. Lasiandra Soil Type: Tolerant, prefers moist Sunlight: Best in full sun Plant Type: Large shrub/small tree Form: Tall, slender Foliage: Deciduous Fruit/Flower: Yes (catkins) Reaching heights of 20 – 60 feet, the Pacific Willow is a short-lived, fast-growing large shrub or small tree. It grows particularly […]

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Earth Day in Beaverton

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Earth Day in Beaverton

Millions of people around the world gather to celebrate Earth Day each year on April 22nd. But how did Earth Day begin? Earth Day originated in the 1960s, when a small but vocal group of scientists and environmentalists became increasingly concerned that pesticides, sewage and industrial pollutants were poisoning the air and water. In 1969 […]

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Beaverton Farmers Market: Cool Spring Days = Lots of Greens in the Market

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Farmers Market: Cool Spring Days = Lots of Greens in the Market

Cool Spring weather typically means that we will be seeing a lot of greens in the market. It will be a while before summer’s heat brings a wider variety of produce to our farmers’ stalls. This is not a bad thing. It just means that it is important to have a large arsenal of tasty […]

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Dogs Don’t Know How to Lie

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Dogs Don’t Know How to Lie

Beaverton Business: Build! Maintain! Grow! Thrive! If You Don’t Have A Dog…You Should! Lot’s of Love and Therapy…and We can learn a lot from Dogs! Last weekend…my 16-year old son said something that did not resonate until a few days ago, when a human being I know looked me in the eye and lied to […]

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William Henry Studio Pinot Noir Pen: A Tangible Piece of Oregon’s history

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
William Henry Studio Pinot Noir Pen: A Tangible Piece of Oregon’s history

It’s Spring and the vineyards of the Willamette Valley are very busy getting ready for the growing season. Among those vineyards is the storied Eyrie Vineyard, who first planted pinot noir grapes in McMinville in the 1970’s. It is the same Eyrie Vineyards that in 1975 produced the first American pinot noir to successfully compete […]

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