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Zoo News is Good News: Kids Urban Nature Overnights at the Zoo

| August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Zoo News is Good News: Kids Urban Nature Overnights at the Zoo

By Oregon Zoo Staff As a 10-year-old, Bricenda Avila was new to camping when she joined the Inukai Boys & Girls Club for one of the Oregon Zoo’s Urban Nature Overnights. Now 17, Avila is leading the trips herself. “It’s the best thing ever,” said Avila. “Growing up, my family wasn’t the camping type, but […]

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Pets are People Too: Give Your Cat the Best Summer Ever

| August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Pets are People Too: Give Your Cat the Best Summer Ever

By Jennifer Keene Consider a Catio to help your best feline friends enjoy this summer to the fullest. What is a catio? A catio is an outdoor enclosure for cats to safely enjoy fresh air, optimal sunbeams and the sights and sounds of nature all year round, while protecting them from cat fights, disease, cars, […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Protecting sharks: it’s the right thing to do

| August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Protecting sharks: it’s the right thing to do

By Lani Garcia (11th Grader) The 30th annual Shark Week on Discovery Channel and National Shark Awareness Day took place last month, but that doesn’t mean we should forget about these misunderstood predators. Thanks to movies like Jaws and 47 Meters Down, sharks have to deal with the consequences of being portrayed as monsters who […]

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Native Plant of the Month: Common Snowberry

| August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Native Plant of the Month: Common Snowberry

By City Landscape Staff Binomial Name: Symphoricarpos albus Soil Type: Prefers Moist Sunlight: Ideal in Shade Plant Type: Flowering Shrub Form: Erect Main Stem with Side Shoots Foliage: Deciduous Fruit/Flower: Yes, Both The white “berries” of the Common Snowberry makes this shrub a popular ornamental with people. Though they’re small (around a centimeter wide), the […]

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Community Message: Look for the signs of beauty

| August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Community Message: Look for the signs of beauty

By Minister John Shuck And your Lord inspired the bee, saying, ‘Build yourselves houses in the mountains and trees and what people construct. Then feed on all kinds of fruit and follow the ways made easy for you by your Lord.’ From their bellies come a drink of different colors in which there is healing […]

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Beaverton Super Kids: Meet Super Student Elina

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Super Kids: Meet Super Student Elina

Elina is a super student because she was chosen to be an inspirational student speaker at the annual Kumon Instructor’s conference for Kumon North America. She is a reading program completer and should be completing the math program by the end of the summer, all before going into high school! About Elina Elina is a […]

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Literary Corner: Needs Improvement

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Literary Corner: Needs Improvement

Needs Improvement? What a load of crap. He’d been senior technical specialist at Alynium Engineering for fourteen years. Not once had he gotten a Needs Improvement as his annual review rating. He stared at the offending document on his desk, freshly printed and requiring—no, demanding that he sign it, that he comply with corporate convention […]

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KPTV FOX Channel 12: Goodbye to bad intersection

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
KPTV FOX Channel 12: Goodbye to bad intersection

By KPTV Staff A nightmare intersection in the Beaverton area is finally getting some upgrades. Washington County is working with the Oregon Department of Transportation to make it easier and safer to turn onto Cedar Hills Boulevard from Highway 26. “I got on 26 one time to do that and it took me forever,” Dennis […]

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Health & Happiness: Staying hydrated during the hot months, Summer Health Tips

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Health & Happiness: Staying hydrated during the hot months, Summer Health Tips

By Dr. Bryen Bell Summer has officially arrived, and there is no denying that it is hot outside! You are probably donning a pair of sunglasses, slathering on sunscreen, and heading to the beach or pool to stay cool. With the rise in the mercury, it becomes even more paramount to stay hydrated. Staying Hydrated […]

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Health & Happiness: The healing power of nature

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Health & Happiness: The healing power of nature

By Jennifer Means, ND, LAC One of the basic tenets of naturopathic medicine is “Vis Medicatrix Naturae” or The Healing Power of Nature. This is the inherent self-organizing process of living systems which establishes, maintains and restores health. To me, this speaks to the intelligence of the vital force that strives for balance and health, […]

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