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Scott Palmer
December 21, 2016

The OTHER British Bard? Ach, Aye!

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Scott Palmer, Artistic Director, BagNBaggage When people say “the British Bard,” most of the time they are referring to the one and only William Shakespeare. There is, however, another British poet that has captured the hearts and…
Kevin Kuntz
December 21, 2016

Oregon Code Changes for Family Dwellings

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Kevin Kuntz, Hybrid Heating and Air Conditioning To keep our customers informed of Oregon code changes and sys­tem enhancement products, we have two items to highlight. Locking Refrigerant Access Ports: All new installations of…
Barb Colter, Practice Administrator
December 21, 2016

Holiday Survival Tactics

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Barb Colter, Practice Administrator, Maple Street Clinic We hope your holiday sea-son is merry, bright and jolly! We hope you are excited for the magic of the season to take hold. But if you find yourself not so jolly, or flat out…


Dr. Scott Hein, DPT, PT, OCS
December 21, 2016

Got Low Back Pain?

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Dr. Scott Hein, DPT, PT, OCS Therapeutic Associates Forest Grove Physical Therapy Are you one of the nearly 80 million Americans suffering from low back pain at this moment? Do you think injection or surgery may be the answer? Do…
Todd Barth, Home Insead Senior Care
December 09, 2016

It takes a village

by Liz Hutchison
Brought to you by Todd Barth, Home Instead Senior Care In the senior industry that statement is so true! To our knowledge there are no classes on aging well. After the age of 80 often seniors find themselves isolated, lonely and hopeless. They are…
Todd Barth, Home Instead Senior Care
December 09, 2016

Seniors can beat the heat and stay cool this Summer.

by Liz Hutchison
Brought to you by Todd Barth, Home Instead Senior Care Fun family get-togethers, trips to the beach, backyard barbecues, vacations and other festivities make summer one of the most enjoyable times of the year. But when you plan your summer…
Todd Barth
December 09, 2016

Physical activity reduces the risk of falls

by Liz Hutchison
Brought to you by Todd Barth of Home Instead Senior Care in Hillsboro Falls are the No. 1 reason that seniors end up in the hospital. In fact, 33 percent of all hospital visits are caused by falls and accidents at home. Many falls are preventable.…
Chris and Victoria Garfield
November 30, 2016

There are good reasons to buy a home during the Holidays.

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Chris and Victoria Garfield of John L. Scott Market Center Forest Grove Historically, home prices are lower during December than any other month. And, just as Chris predicted, the market has been slowing and prices are headed…
Dr. Scott Hein, PT, DPT, OCS
November 30, 2016

I have arthritis, am I doomed to a life of pain?

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Dr. Scott Hein, PT, DPT, OCS of Therapeutic Associates As Physical Therapists, we often hear things like “My x-rays showed that I have arthritis in my knee, so there’s nothing you can do for me,” or “My MRI showed degenerative…
Kevin Kuntz
November 30, 2016

The Infinity Heating and Cooling System

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Kevin Kuntz, Hybrid Heating and Cooling Hybrid is proud to offer the Infin­ity heating and cooling system, the ultimate comfort system of the future. From Carrier, the Infinity system removes and kills air born germs and allergens,…
Nate Boyd
November 30, 2016

Be Prepared and stay fit during the Holidays

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Nate Boyd, Fitness Expert Are you ready for pumpkin pie and turkey gravy? How about Christmas fudge, cookies and egg nog? Or New Year’s Eve champagne and nibbles? Of course you are, because you are going to follow these tips for…
Holly Witte
November 30, 2016

Small and Happy

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Holly Witte, A Blooming Hill Vineyard and Winery Jim and I went to a luncheon a week or so ago hosted by Wine America, a nationwide organization dedicated to helping our industry be suc­cessful. Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Suzanne…
Scott Palmer
November 30, 2016

Love Conquers All This Holiday Season

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Scott Palmer, Artistic Director of BagNBaggage November certainly started off the holiday season with a bang! In this complex and charged political environment, many members of our communi­ty are feeling nervous, worried, and…
Todd Barth
December 07, 2016

Be a Santa to a Senior

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Todd Barth, Home Instead Senior Care Whether we are ready or like it, the holiday season is upon us. For many seniors the holiday season is a time of loneliness, BUT not on our watch! Home Instead Senior Care organizations across…
Holly Witte
October 28, 2016

Are the big weekends the best time to taste?

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Holly Witte, Wine Connoisseur This time of the year we head into one of our biggest weekends of the entire sea­son – Thanksgiving Weekend Open House! The air is crisp while it is always cozy inside We have the fireplace warm­ing…
Nate Boyd
October 28, 2016

The Benefits of Exercising at Night

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Nate Boyd of The Gym We’ve all heard about those fabulous early morning workouts at the gym, but what if you are a night owl? Not all of us leap out of bed first thing in the morning rarin’ to go to the gym. And what about the…
Chris & Victoria Garfield
October 28, 2016

The Cooling Housing Market and the Time to Buy

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Chris and Victoria Garfield of John L. Scott Market Center Forest Grove Have you been waiting for the housing market to calm down before looking for a new home? Chris Garfield of John L. Scott Market Center in Forest Grove believes…
Joy Gephart, P.A. -C
October 23, 2016

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Joy Gephart, P.A.-C In October, pink is every­where—from profession football to yogurt containers. It is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we at the Maple Street Clinic would like to take this opportu­nity to encourage you schedule…
Scott Palmer
October 23, 2016

Giving the Gift of Culture this Holiday Season

by Liz Hutchison
Brought to you by Scott Palmer, Theatre Expert Do your friends really need another pair of socks? Do your family members really need an­other fruitcake? Why not con­sider giving your loved ones the gift of an experience this holiday season?…
Kevin Kuntz
October 23, 2016

Are you prepared for the'Big One'?

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Kevin Kuntz, Heating and Cooling Expert You know, the earthquake that will severely damage our area. Often after earthquakes gas lines into homes are bro­ken creating a fire hazard. The last thing a homeowner needs after an…
Nicki Ruegsegger
October 21, 2016

Intoducing Nicki, our newest Physical Therapist

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Therapeutic Associates Forest Grove Physical Therapy Therapeutic Associates, Forest Grove would like to introduce our new Physical Therapist, Nicole Ruegsegger, PT, DPT. Nicki completed both her undergraduate and doctorate degrees…
Janet Peters
October 21, 2016

Plan Your Annual Insurance Review

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Janet Peters, Insurance Expert An annual insurance review is important to protect your family’s home and belongings and to prevent what is called a coverage gap. A coverage gap occurs when the value of your belongings exceeds your…
Todd Barth
December 07, 2016

Make a senior's home safe for peace of mind

by Liz Hutchison
Brought to you by todd Barth, Home Insead Senior Care It’s not always easy to understand the physical limitations that could make home a virtual minefield for an aging parent. Sensory changes that come with age often affect an older adult’s…
Nate Boyd
September 28, 2016

Now offering UNLIMITED ACCESS to our training and fitness equipment

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Nate Boyd Insider Fitness Expert It is here, finally. The Gym is proud to present: UNLIMITED ACCESS to our training and fitness equipment. We now have all access memberships, meaning we stay open 24 hours a day for our members.…
Chris and Victoria Garfield
September 28, 2016

Whether Buyer or Seller, You Need an Agent

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Chris and Victoria Garfield, Real Estate Experts So you are driving by a beautiful house for sale and you call the agent listed on the for sale sign. But this call goes to the listing agent, who represents the seller. This means…

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Holly Witte
Sep 28, 2016

Get Ready for Some Great Wines From the 2016 Harvest!

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Holly Witte, Wine Connoisseur Good news! Every year we live by the weather in the vine­yard. This year, the surprisingly warm April and May gave us an early start, which proved…
Scott Palmer
Sep 26, 2016

Boo! It's That Time of Year!

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Scott Palmer, Theatre Expert For the past three years, Bag&Baggage (Hillsboro’s resi­dent professional theatre compa­ny) has been embracing the Hal­loween season with a series…
Dr. Scott Hein, PT, DPT, OCS
Sep 26, 2016

America is in Pain

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Dr. Scott Hein, PT, DPT, OCS, of Therapeutic Associates Forest Grove Physical Therapy America is in pain. Current data indicates more than 100 million people in the US suffer…
Nell Rafalovich, PA-C
Sep 26, 2016

Combat Childhood Obesity for a Healthier Future

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Nell Rafalovich, PA-C, of Maple Street Clinic About one-third of children and adolescents in the United States are either overweight or obese. At Maple Street Clinic, family is…
Janet Peters, Allstate Agent
Sep 26, 2016

Life Insurance Awareness Month

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Janet Peters, Allstate Agent It's not easy to think about: What would happen if you were to pass away? When it comes to protecting your loved ones with life insurance, it's…
Kevin Kuntz
Sep 26, 2016

Consult Hybrid Experts for Design and Install

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Kevin Kuntz, Heating and Cooling Expert When building your dream house, the heating and cooling systems are often an afterthought. Home builders can arrange them for you but…
Chris & Victoria Garfield
Aug 24, 2016

Forest Grove Housing Market Facts

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Chris & Victoria Garfield, Real Estate Experts Here are some facts about the housing market in Forest Grove and the surrounding area. Forest Grove Home prices have increased…
Nate Boyd
Aug 24, 2016

Getting Back into Your Gym Routine for Fall

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Nate Boyd, Fitness Expert If you didn’t read the June column about why you should go to The Gym in the summer (tsk, tsk!) this column is especially for you! You didn’t stay in…
Holly Witte
Aug 24, 2016

Harvest is Drawing Near

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Holly Witte, Wine Connoisseur The grapes on the vines look beautiful, plump and taste sweet. We love them…but so do the birds! Neighbors are preparing for the annual annoyance…
Dr. Scott Hein, PT, DPT, OCS
Aug 17, 2016

Meet The Rest of the Staff at Therapeutic Associates Forest…

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Scott Hein, PT, DPT, OCS, Physical Therapy Expert Maria Sanchez, Doctor of Physical Therapy, is involved with full-time patient care. She is continuously training in her field…
Janet Peters
Aug 17, 2016

Should Your College Student Have Renter's Insurance?

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Janet Peters Allstate, Insurance Expert Every student should have a policy to protect their belongings. Living on campus, a student’s stuff is covered under their parent’s…
Nell Rafalovich, PA-C
Aug 17, 2016

Fall Sports Season is Fast Approaching

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Nell Rafalovich, PA-C, Maple Street Clinic Fall Sports Season is Fast-Approaching Fall is just around the corner. For many, this is the start of a new school year and the…
Scott Palmer
Aug 17, 2016

CooCooCaChoo! The Graduate is performed at The Venetian Theatre

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Scott Palmer Theatre Expert The Graduate is performed at the Venetian Theatre from September 8 - October 2, 2016. Bag&Baggage has an artistic mission to crack open and explore…
Kevin Kuntz
Aug 17, 2016

Getting Your Furnace Ready for Fall

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Kevin Kuntz, Heating and Cooling Expert The US Federal emergency Management Agency suggests checking your furnace before cold weather arrives. Nothing like switching the…
Holly Witte
Jul 28, 2016

Today we will talk about cork v. screw-cap

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Holly Witte, Wine Connoisseur Cork is an experience in it­self. The feeling of the cork­screw burrowing into the soft cork, the lift from the bottle, the satisfying pop as it…
Chris & Victoria Garfield
Jul 28, 2016

How to Prepare Your Home for Sale

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Chris & Victoria Garfield, Real Estate Experts You have decided to sell your home. How do many improvements should you make to increase the selling price? Will you recover your…
Nate Boyd
Jul 28, 2016

Staying hydrated while exercising is important

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Nate Boyd, Fitness Expert It is essential that you stay hydrated if you want to build muscle and experience optimal performance in the gym. You need to drink water before,…
Kevin Kuntz
Jul 28, 2016

Why isn't my air conditioner keeping me cool enough?

by Pamplin Media Group
Brought to you by Kevin Kuntz, Heating and Cooling Expert We’re officially into the summer months! That means that residents of the Pacific Northwest will be seeing some hot days in the next…