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Love Your Library: One Book, One Beaverton

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Love Your Library: One Book, One Beaverton

What if all of Beaverton read the same book? Can sharing in the experience of a work of literature spark meaningful discussion that brings us together as a community? Beaverton City Library is pleased to announce that the inaugural title we’ve selected for One Book, One Beaverton is The Wanderers by Meg Howrey. Howrey’s gripping […]

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KPTV FOX Channel 12: Beaverton baseball star Wants to bring the MLB to Portland

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
KPTV FOX Channel 12: Beaverton baseball star Wants to bring the MLB to Portland

By KPTV Staff A former Southridge High School and Oregon State University baseball star is bringing more big-league experience to the push for Major League Baseball in Portland. The Portland Diamond Project announced Darwin Barney has signed on as an advisor and an investor for the group. Barney, a Beaverton native, is a current MLB […]

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Zoo News is Good News: Zoo sets stage for new Polar Passage, the walls come down

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Zoo News is Good News: Zoo sets stage for new Polar Passage, the walls come down

By Oregon Zoo Staff At 1,200 psi, polar bears have one of the most powerful bites in the animal world, but some even stronger chomping took place at the Oregon Zoo last month: A huge “concrete-eating” excavator with dinosaur-like jaws devoured the last section of wall at the zoo’s former polar bear area, clearing the […]

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Beaverton City News: Support for Homelessness – City expands efforts

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton City News: Support for Homelessness – City expands efforts

By City Staff The City of Beaverton is committed to finding ways to support individuals and families experiencing homelessness. These efforts currently include: Nonprofit grant funding, with a focus on homelessness and housing affordability, through the Social Services Funding and Community Development Block Grant programs. Family Promise of Beaverton Support: Through partnerships with several faith-based […]

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Business Spotlight Story: Get fired up for Super Skills!

| October 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Business Spotlight Story: Get fired up for Super Skills!

By Phil Galvin A new and exciting sports skill development company launched operations in Beaverton this summer. Introducing Super Skills, LLC! Executive Director Phil Galvin brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Super Skills program. He spent 5 years as an assistant coach at USF a was a part of the 1998 NCAA […]

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Business Spotlight Story: Steinitz Chess Academy

| October 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Business Spotlight Story: Steinitz Chess Academy

By Larry Ball Five years ago, after his retirement from a marketing career, Larry Ball started the Steinitz Chess Academy in the back room of his Northeast Portland home. He started with just a few students but now teaches as many as forty kids each week from a half dozen Metro area schools. Those kids […]

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Connecting People, Parks & Nature: Pickleball—The Next Big “Dill”

| October 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Connecting People, Parks & Nature: Pickleball—The Next Big “Dill”

By Eric Apalategui Dozens of people sporting visors and athletic gear swarm THPRD’s stadium court, where familiar jokes and “great shot!” compliments punctuate quick volleys. But there isn’t a tennis ball in sight. What’s the big “dill,” you might ask? It’s pickleball. The mostly retirees who reserve courts at the Babette Horenstein Tennis Center (BHTC) […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Steve Irwin and his family’s impact on my life

| October 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Steve Irwin and his family’s impact on my life

By Lani Garcia (12th Grader) Steve Irwin, aka The Crocodile Hunter, was a legendary conservationist that inspired people around the world to love and care about all animals. While he unfortunately passed away before I got to discover his show, The Irwin Family is following in his footsteps and reaching out to a new generation. […]

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Pets are People Too: County gives new Kevlar vests for Animal Services Officers

| October 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Pets are People Too: County gives new Kevlar vests for Animal Services Officers

By Jennifer Keene Many people don’t realize that Washington County Animal Services Officers interact daily with one of the most dangerous and aggressive species on the plant – other humans. While a big part of their job is certainly capturing animals in order to hopefully reunite them with their owners, officers are also responsible for […]

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Sharing the Arts: Professional Actor Finds Value in Beaverton’s Community Theatre

| September 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Sharing the Arts: Professional Actor Finds Value in Beaverton’s Community Theatre

“Once we had the first rehearsal [for School House Rock] I said, ‘This is what I’m supposed to be doing. This feels right. I’m supposed to be a performer.’” And Brittain Jackson couldn’t be more right. “Following my dreams and passions is my only way of living,” he continued, “I can’t do anything else.” His […]

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