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

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

Escape the heat this weekend and spend it in the shade of the Coast Range. Head to the Tillamook...

Dark musical pays tribute to victims, work's writers

Dark musical pays tribute to victims, work's writers

'Somebody's Ripper' author works on stages and fights cancer For years, Tina Arth and Darrell...

Summer Reading Program includes henna, music

Summer Reading Program includes henna, music

North Plains library hosting special events for youth The North Plains Public Library will bring...

Office art

Office art

The News-Times office has new art on display, this time by Lisa Griffen. Stop by anytime during...


Forest Grove's Features

June 24, 2015

Art briefs

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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…
COURTESY PHOTO - Cate Kennedy, author of the highly acclaimed novel The World Beneath, will read next Friday, June 26, at Pacific University.
June 17, 2015

Pacific opens award-winning author readings to public

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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…
COURTESY PHOTO - Laurence Cox as King Arthur and Mila Boyd as Lady of the Lake take the stage as talented cast members of Hart Theatres Spamalot.
June 10, 2015

HART's 'Spamalot' selling out shows

by Tina Arth and Darrell Baker
Musical modeled after 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' is sure to be fun In the words of the immortal Monty Python, “If life seems jolly rotten, there’s something you’ve forgotten, and that’s…
COURTESY PHOTO - The first Tillamook Forest Center pre-school storytime of the season is about butterflies.
June 10, 2015

Spend time in the forest this summer

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The Tillamook Forest Center, 45500 Wilson River Highway, will be open for special summer programs in June, July and August. The center will host preschool story times the second Saturdays of the…
COURTESY PHOTO - Ronald, played by Donald Cleland, and Kiki, played by Anne Kennedy, meet with Teeta, the only ordained showgirl minister in Las Vegas, played by Patti Speight.
June 03, 2015

'Mama Won't Fly' takes off at TITG

by Tina Arth and Darrell Baker
Light-hearted show offers theater-goers a fun few hours in the Grove Theatre in the Grove’s latest offering, “Mama Won’t Fly,” is one in a series of Southern-themed farces by the prolific…
NEWS-TIMES FILE PHOTO - The Forest Grove Farmers Market is also a hot spot on Wednesdays, but tonight will offer even more attractions as part of First Wednesday.
June 03, 2015

First Wednesday showcases local attractions

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Downtown Forest Grove is the place to be tonight, June 3. Celebrate First Wednesday with art, food, wine and music until 8 p.m. This month’s theme is Staycation in Forest Grove, so take a stroll…
COURTESY PHOTO - Mama, played by Shelly Heesacker, informs her daughter, Savannah, played by Jessica Reed, that Mama wont fly.
May 27, 2015

TITG takes on family comedy

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It’s time for strawberries, farmers markets, summer planning — and community theater. There’s no better way to celebrate the upcoming summer season than with a play about traveling and all the…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTOS: STEPHANIE HAUGEN - Banks resident Jullane Rich will be selling her watercolors of animals and plants at Lindas Recreations in Forest Grove.
May 27, 2015

Artist's watercolors for sale in Forest Grove

by Stephanie Haugen
Pet portraits a specialty for Banks' Jullane Rich When Jullane Rich cancelled her trip to Africa for a getaway to Hawaii with her mom and sister, she never thought she’d discover the passion…
May 20, 2015

Calling Banks bikers, hikers and walkers

by Stephanie Haugen
Local residents have a few upcoming chances to help shape the future of transportation in Banks. Now is the time to offer input on future bike paths and pedestrian walkways. Planners are…
May 20, 2015

Network with other art and culture groups Thursday

by Stephanie Haugen
The Westside Cultural Alliance will host a networking event in Forest Grove Thursday, May 21. The bimonthly event is part of an ongoing series that rotates around Washington County. Thursday’s…

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May 20, 2015

Art briefs

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TITG summer camp registration open Registration is now open for Theatre in the Grove’s children’s summer camps in Forest Grove. Students will spend two weeks (three and half hours a day) in CAST…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: MICHELLE THOMAS - Washington County planners have determined the Gales Creek Bridge to be inadequate and in need of replacement. Make comments tonight.
May 13, 2015

Comment on plans for bridge, wetlands

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Two public meetings this week are calling for community participation, starting with an open house about the Gales Creek Road Bridge Project tonight, Wednesday, May 13, at the Gales Creek Fire…
COURTESY PHOTOS: CASEY CAMPBELL PHOTOGRAPHY - (Left to right) Gary Strong as Cpt. Collins, Jessi Walters as Lt. Faddy, Damaris Webb as Lt. Johnstone, Peter Schuyler as Governor Phillip, Colin Wood as Major Ross and Luke Armstrong as Capt. Campbell bring Our Countrys Good to life on stage.
May 13, 2015

'Our Country's Good' couldn't be better

by Tina Arth and Darrell Baker
Strong cast gives strong script staying power in Bag&Baggage offering It’s always a challenge to review a show we’ve never seen — or even heard of. With shows that are new to us, we sometimes…
COURTESY PHOTO  - Rick Meyers will play banjo, guitar, spoons, musical saw, noseflute, limberjack, washboard and washtub bass at the Washington County Museum this Saturday.
May 06, 2015

Free old-time music comes to county museum

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The Washington County Museum will host a free pioneer music performance by local musician Rick Meyers at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, at the Museum’s downtown Hillsboro location, 120 E. Main St. in…




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