Forest Grove's Features

July 29, 2015

'Richard III' a funny, campy version of bloody drama

by Tina Arth
Scott Palmer, artistic director of Hillsboro’s Bag&Baggage Productions, is notorious for his irreverent interpretations of Shakespeare’s hallowed output — but this summer’s plein air cartoon…
July 29, 2015

Art Briefs

by (None)
Farm bureau seeks calendar submissions The Oregon Farm Bureau invites the public to submit photos for its 2016 Oregon’s Bounty calendar. The award-winning calendar celebrates all aspects of…
COURTESY PHOTO - Check off outdoor movies on the summer to-do list at McMenamins Grand Lodge.
July 22, 2015

Outdoor movies a summer staple

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Now is the time to experience as many iconic summer nights as possible, so head to McMenamins Grand Lodge to watch movies under the stars. Nothing says summer quite like spreading out blankets…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTOS: STEPHANIE HAUGEN - Dale Brintle and William Castor each have plots at the Forest Grove Senior & Community Center community garden, which will be on the Dairy Creek Community Food Webs annual garden tour Aug. 1.
July 22, 2015

Forest Grove tour features food gardens

by Stephanie Haugen
Masterminds behind community space due at 'Farm Your Yard' event Aug. 1 Every day, William Castor drives his electronic wheelchair from The Elms Retirement Community in Forest Grove over to his…
COURTESY PHOTO: CASEY CAMPBELL PHOTOGRAPHY - Peter Schuyler plays the comedic Richard III in Bag&Baggage Productions version of the Shakespearean play, opening Wednesday, July 22.
July 23, 2015

Tragic 'Richard III' dark, funny

by Stephanie Haugen
Nothing says summer like watching a little theater outside on a warm evening with one of Shakespeare’s most famous villains. Opening day for Bag&Baggage Productions’ “Richard III” is Wednesday,…
Brycen Everette Hostynek
July 21, 2015

Brittaney and Jesse Hostynek announce the birth of their son,…

by Pamplin Media Group
Brittaney and Jesse Hostynek of Forest Grove announce the birth of their son, Brycen Everett Hostynek. Brycen was born at 9:14 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2015, in Hillsboro. He was 7 pounds, 11…
COURTESY PHOTO - Molly Gloss will be at the North Plains Public Library July 25 to talk about her work, including her newest one, Falling from Horses.
July 17, 2015

Oregon author to discuss work in North Plains

by (none)
Oregon author Molly Gloss will be in North Plains at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25, to discuss her work as Friends of the North Plains Public Library hosts “An Evening with an Author” at the library.…
COURTESY PHOTO: MICHAEL HENLEY/CONTEMPORARY IMAGES - Kathleen Silloway, Aaron Morrow and Karlyn Weaver brought their characters to life on stage during the opening weekend of Agatha on the Rise.
July 15, 2015

Local playwright's work rises to the stage

by Tina Arth
HART's Page to Stage winner now showing in Hillsboro For the past three years, Hillsboro Artists’ Regional Theater (H.A.R.T.) has given local playwrights the opportunity to enter scenes from…
COURTESY PHOTO - Paul Orris read aloud to the audience at a previous Lend an Ear Come and Hear. Twenty-fivewriters are signed up to share this year.
July 08, 2015

Writers gather annually to share heartfelt pieces

by Stephanie Haugen
Free event encourages all levels of writers to share Each writer will choose how they use their four minutes. Some will read humorous first-hand accounts of their home towns. Others will read…
COURTESY PHOTO - The late Jane Moore, a former Banks residents who helped found the library, will be the namesake of the new community room.
July 08, 2015

Public invited to be part of Banks library addition

by Stephanie Haugen
Community members and city and library staff will gather Saturday, July 11, for a special kick-off ceremony at the Banks City Library to celebrate the Jane Moore Community Room addition to be…

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Darrell Baker
Jul 08, 2015

Beloved playwright succumbs to cancer

by Stephanie Haugen
Washington County playwright and theater reviewer Darrell Baker died last Friday, July 3, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Survivors include his wife, Tina Arth. Beaverton residents…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: DOUG BURKHARDT - Bag&Baggage Productions will transform the old Wells Fargo bank building on East Main Street into space for its theater offerings if a deal goes through in Hillsboro next week.
Jul 02, 2015

B&B forges plan to buy new theater

by Stephanie Haugen
Hillsboro-based company likely to secure own space for performances If all goes as planned, Bag&Baggage Productions will be moving its offices and getting to work planning the remodel of its…
NEWS-TIMES FILE PHOTOPHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - The fireworks show presented in Forest Grove by the Western Washington County Firefighters Association is always popular.
Jul 01, 2015

Independence Day celebrations abound

by (None)
You can have a good old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration this Saturday right here in western Washington County. There will be an Independence Day party at Tom McCall Upper Elementary School,…
Jul 01, 2015

Art briefs

by Stephanie Haugen
Forest Grove art projects receive funding Last week, the Forest Grove Community Enhancement Program (CEP) committee doled out $100,000 to 24 different nonprofits and city commissions, several of…
Jul 01, 2015

Grant helps Theatre in the Grove stage kids' 'Aladdin'

by Michael Sproles
$500 pays for play's royalties, makes production possible The Theatre in the Grove’s Children’s After School Theatre (CAST) Playhouse will be kicking off its seventh year of summer productions…
COURTESY PHOTO: THEATRE IN THE GROVE - Theatre in the Grove performer Alison Luey rehearses the song You Dont Consider The Rain from Somebodys Ripper.
Jun 24, 2015

Dark musical pays tribute to victims, work's writers

by Stephanie Haugen
'Somebody's Ripper' author works on stages and fights cancer For years, Tina Arth and Darrell Baker have been striving to support local county theater companies. This weekend, Theatre in the…
COURTESY PHOTO - The steelhead trout eggs at the Tillamook Forest Center have become fry in the last week, ready to be released into the cool waters of the Coast Range, on which they rely for survival.
Jun 24, 2015

Head to the forest this weekend for walks, classes, fun

by Stephanie Haugen
Escape the heat this weekend and spend it in the shade of the Coast Range. Head to the Tillamook Forest Center, 45500 Wilson River Highway, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the chance to release…
Jun 24, 2015

Art briefs

by (None)
Summer book club in Hillsboro starts today There will be a summer book club for families at the Shute Park Branch Library, 775 S.E. 10th Ave. in Hillsboro. The club will run every Wednesday from…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: KATHY FULLER - The News-Times office has new art on display, this time by Lisa Griffen. Stop by anytime during regular business hours to take a look. Griffen is a member of Green Cab, a group of local artists, and the president of the board of directors at Village Gallery of Arts in Portland. She recently finished two shows, one a reading-themed show at Beach Books in Seaside, and the other Village Gallerys 6th annual Art Challenge. Find more information at lisagriffen.com or on Facebook.com/lisaegriffin. The News-Times office is located at 2038 Pacific Ave.
Jun 17, 2015

Office art

by Pamplin Media Group
The News-Times office has new art on display, this time by Lisa Griffen. Stop by anytime during regular business hours to take a look. Griffen is a member of Green Cab, a group of local artists,…
COURTESY PHOTO - Cate Kennedy, author of the highly acclaimed novel The World Beneath, will read next Friday, June 26, at Pacific University.
Jun 17, 2015

Pacific opens award-winning author readings to public

by (None)
The Pacific University Master of Fine Arts in Writing program will once again host readings with professional and award-winning writers during its annual 10-day residency on the Forest Grove…




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