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Zoo News is Good News: Zoo Backs Kickstarter Campaign to Save Imperiled Penguins

| June 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Zoo News is Good News: Zoo Backs Kickstarter Campaign to Save Imperiled Penguins

By Oregon Zoo Staff African penguin populations are in trouble. Over the decades, commercial interests have harvested nearly all of the guano deposits they need for nesting, and the birds are struggling to raise their young. Now the Oregon Zoo has joined forces with other zoos and aquariums to help reverse this trend — and […]

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Local Flower Power: Where do Florists Buy their Flowers?

| June 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Local Flower Power: Where do Florists Buy their Flowers?

By Keith Hill So you want to buy some flowers? You may be faced with a dizzyingly array of choices that all look fairly good. So would you ask a banker where to buy the best quality steaks? No. When you want quality you ask the expert in that field. Florists are the flower experts […]

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Sustainability: Solar in Beaverton

| June 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Sustainability: Solar in Beaverton

By City Sustainability Staff This year the City of Beaverton is one of nine new communities, along with Hillsboro, to achieve the highest designation of SolSmart Gold. The SolSmart designation program is a government backed national initiative launched in April of 2016 which recognizes cities and counties that have streamlined solar development processes through faster, […]

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Beaverton Bird Watch: Nom De Plume

| June 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Bird Watch: Nom De Plume

By Anne Harris Remember the term “onomatopoeia” from your English classes of yore? It’s the name given to a word that sounds like the thing it describes. Rude people slurp and the ruder ones burp. Cats say meow and dogs say bow-wow. But birds rule the repartee roost: They peep and cheep, twitter and tweet, […]

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Native Plant of the Month: Oregon Oak

| June 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Native Plant of the Month: Oregon Oak

By City Landscape Staff Binomial Name: Quercus garryana Soil Type: Drought-Tolerant Sunlight: Prefers Full Sun Form/Growth: Oval Form, Groves Create a Canopy Plant Type: Medium-Sized Tree Foliage: Deciduous Flowering: Yes (Catkins) Reaching up to 75 ft tall and 60 ft wide, Oregon oaks are also occasionally grown small and shrubby.  The 5” long leaves are […]

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Message from the Mayor: By Mayor Denny Doyle

| June 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Message from the Mayor: By Mayor Denny Doyle

Can you believe it’s already late spring and we’re ready to start summer barbeque season? I had a lot of fun in April getting to throw the opening pitch for the start of the Murrayhill Little League season. It is so great to see the kids burst onto the field with energy to start the […]

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Beaverton Super Kids: Meet Hana & Kaiyan, Super Kids!

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Super Kids: Meet Hana & Kaiyan, Super Kids!

About Hana Hana N. is a 10 year old, 4th grader at Valley Catholic Elementary School. Hana is a super student because she is working three years above grade and has accomplished G by 4 which is doing advanced algebra as a 4th grader. Besides Kumon, Hana plays the violin and piano for the Valley […]

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Literary Corner: The Most Beautiful Library

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Literary Corner: The Most Beautiful Library

It really was the most beautiful library. Since its groundbreaking and controversial renovation, every wall had turned from stone to glass, which meant the entire city block glowed from sunset until closing. The adjudicator approached the building from the northeast corner of the intersection, crossing with the light and carrying a hardcover volume of Ezra […]

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Catalyst – The Newsletter: It’s on You

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Catalyst – The Newsletter: It’s on You

Recently, I was waiting in line, to pay for my merchandise at Dick’s Sporting Goods. By waiting in line, I mean I was only the 2nd of 2 people in line. It was not really a line, and the guy in front of me was almost done paying, so I was just seconds away from […]

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Beaverton Farmers Market Vendor Spotlights2017 : Ken & June’s Hazelnuts Melcher Family Farm

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Farmers Market Vendor Spotlights2017 : Ken & June’s Hazelnuts Melcher Family Farm

The Melcher family has been in the business of growing hazelnuts for over 50 years. Ken & June Melcher began farming hazelnuts in 1957 on a 40-acre farm in their home town of St. Paul, Oregon. It was one of the largest filbert orchards in the Willamette Valley at the time. As second generation farmers, […]

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