Mobile vet Lori Braun lets pet owners say farewell at home

Mobile vet Lori Braun lets pet owners say farewell at home

Milwaukie resident Julie Brundage turned to Lap of Love when her cherished dog, Baloo, began to...

Oregon City resident Naomi Rux to appear in Portland Ballet's dancers showcase

Oregon City resident Naomi Rux to appear in Portland Ballet's dancers showcase

Rux especially enjoyed working with choreographer Zachary Carroll on 'Rip/Tide.'

'Picnic,' by William Inge, opening March 2 at Clackamas Community College

'Picnic,' by William Inge, opening March 2 at Clackamas Community College

The play won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 and is the second in the college's Season of American...

Oregon City High School plays offer avenues to deal with bullying

Oregon City High School plays offer avenues to deal with bullying

The OCHS Theatre Arts Department will present 'The Bully Plays,' five short student-directed...

Internment survivor George Nakata: 'In America, freedom is fragile'

Internment survivor George Nakata: 'In America, freedom is fragile'

At Clackamas Community College's campus in unincorporated Milwaukie, he will tell his story in a...

Peter Franc of Oregon Ballet Theatre soars into Milwaukie Ledding Library Pond House

Peter Franc of Oregon Ballet Theatre soars into Milwaukie Ledding Library Pond House

Franc will play Prince Siegfried in the OBT production of 'Swan Lake,' opening Feb. 18 at the...

Rex Putnam High School's Kelley Marchant takes on many roles in Fertile Ground productions

Rex Putnam High School's Kelley Marchant takes on many roles in Fertile Ground productions

Among the characters that she plays are Simone Fabrikant, a therapist attempting to help a young...

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SUBMITTED PHOTO - Drummer Paul Singer gets down with the beat as he accompanies the John Munger Memorial Jazz Band. The band plays at noon every Friday at the Milwaukie Center.
March 22, 2017

John Munger Memorial Jazz Band gets toes tapping to big-band sounds

by Ellen Spitaleri
North Clackamas Park & Recreation Department hoping to attract more dancers
PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Patti Jay, left, and Rev. Becca Wieringa, pastor at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, sort through clothing donated to the Veterans and Families Resource Center of Oregon.
March 20, 2017

Veterans and Families Resource Center of Oregon offers helping hand to those who served

by Ellen Spitaleri
Nonprofit organization operating out of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Milwaukie connects veterans to services
SUBMITTED PHOTOS - Jerry Sutherland is the author of a book about Calvin Tibbets.
March 08, 2017

Local author Jerry Sutherland to explain why Calvin Tibbets is 'Oregon's First Pioneer'

by Ellen Spitaleri
Not much is known about Tibbets' life before setting out for the Oregon Territory


PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Twins Ben and Jake Harvey plant a fir tree during the Rock Creek Watershed Wide event in March of 2015. This year's event takes place on March 11 at various sites in Happy Valley.
March 08, 2017

Rock Creek Watershed Wide event set for Happy Valley

by Ellen Spitaleri
Volunteers are asked to preregister for the event and meet at 8:30 a.m. March 11 at Happy Valley City Hall, where shuttles will take…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Detailed masks and colorful costumes help real-life brothers AJ Gaytan, left, as young Simba, and Steven Gaytan, as older Simba, bring their characters to life in 'Lion King Jr.'
March 08, 2017

'Lion King Jr.' roars to life in new Oregon City Children's Theatre production

by Ellen Spitaleri
The Disney classic follows the adventures of the young lion, Simba, the heir to Mufasa
PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - David Smith-English, CRT artistic director, is shown here talking to young cast members of last years production of 'The Music Man.' He will direct 'Bakersfield Mist,' CRT's first Bar Theatre venture.
March 01, 2017

Clackamas Repertory Theatre to present first Bar Theatre at Oregon City Brewing Co.

by Ellen Spitaleri
Debut of 'Bakersfield Mist,' a staged reading directed by David Smith-English
PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Assistant director Brianna Norris, left, works with a group of young women in 'Midsummer/Jersey,' rehearsing them for a musical number that they will perform in the show.
March 01, 2017

New Century Players, Rex Putnam High School team up to present 'Midsummer/Jersey'

by Ellen Spitaleri
The play is a hilarious, high-octane retelling of Shakespeare's 'Midsummer Night's Dream' set on the boardwalk of a seaside town in…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Mark Perlman, conductor, leads the Willamette Falls Symphony in concert at Mt. Angel in November 2014. The symphony's concert on Feb. 19 in Oregon City features Gustav Holst's 'The Planets.'
February 15, 2017

Willamette Falls Symphony presents 'The Planets and Heavens'

by Ellen Spitaleri
At the Oregon City United Methodist Church, 18955 S. South End Road, the concert will be conducted by Mark Perlman, on 3 p.m. Sunday,…
PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Lynn Papazian, art director for the Exceed Enterprise's Emerge Arts Program, watches as David Herzog puts the finishing touches on a watercolor painting, while Kristina Detton also works on a watercolor painting.
February 15, 2017

Exceed Enterprises' Emerge Arts Program encourages artists to develop talents

by Ellen Spitaleri
Milwaukie-based Exceed Enterprises has been providing vocational and personal development services for adults with intellectual or…
PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Amber Duncan will be featured in a multi-page spread in the March issue of Woman's Day; she was chosen as one of five women to participate in the Live Longer & Stronger Challenge.
February 08, 2017

Woman's Day magazine names Gladstone's Amber Duncan a health hero

by Ellen Spitaleri
When she began the challenge in June, Duncan weighed 250 pounds; she subsequently lost 45 pounds, following the guidelines sent to her…
PHOTO BY BUD NODURFT - Caterwauling cats Spit, Dennis Kelly, far right, and Spat, Jayne Stevens, left, sing their hearts out while embracing Jennifer Whitten in CRT's 'Wing It,' opening Feb. 11.
February 08, 2017

'Wing It' and 'Doubt' open Clackamas Repertory Theatre season

by Ellen Spitaleri
'Wing It' starts with a catfight, of sorts, but in the end, works out all for the best
COURTESY PHOTO - Annie must outsmart the mob of Russian, Irish and Italian mobsters her in-laws have hired to kill her in HART Theatre's production of 'My Inlaws are Outlaws,' opening Feb. 10.
February 04, 2017

HART Theatre brings on the laughs with 'My Inlaws are Outlaws'

by Michael Sproles
First play of 2017 comes from New Zealand native Devon Williamson.
PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Artist David Mayfield chose specific local landscapes to appeal to residents who come into Milwaukie City Hall to see his current exhibit there. Left is a painting featuring mossy rocks and tree trunks, and right is a view of Mt. Hood on a cloudy day.
February 01, 2017

David Mayfield captures local landscapes at Milwaukie City Hall

by Ellen Spitaleri
David Mayfield has lived in Milwaukie for 19 years and has a master's degree in art from San Francisco State University.
PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Dr. Russell Lieblick said Christina Mercier's new smile is awesome and heartwarming, while Mercier describes the dental procedure as amazing.
February 01, 2017

Christina Mercier gets second chance for a beautiful smile in Milwaukie

by Ellen Spitaleri
Mercier, a St. Helen's resident, is the first of the recipients to complete the program.

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