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Historical society hosts musical event Sept. 2 in barnyard

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Latest art exhibit shows artists' true colors

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Gresham will be 'Rockin Round the Block'

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Soulful Giving event will blanket big crowd in music

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Barlow actors emerge 'Stronger' from national competition

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Artists, Scots to converge HERE this weekend

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Park Place hosts Dynamic Duo

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Brought to you by Dr. Ryan Thomas - Hillcrest Chiropractic - CHIROPRACTIC INSIDER -


HILLCREST CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Ryan Thomas As part of its 2016 public awareness campaign, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has announced that October will mark the beginning of their #Chiropractic1st theme and hashtag. In the face of a nationwide opioid abuse epidemic, #Chiropractic1st advocates for a conservative approach to pain management where chiropractic services are the first line of defense against pain.

For those living with either acute or chronic pain, such as those injured in motor vehicle collisions, opioids are often turned to first by prescribing physicians. But the numbers indicate that opioids may be doing more harm than good.

According to the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), more than 259 million opioid painkiller prescriptions were written in 2012. The number of overdose deaths involving prescription opioids is four times higher than that same figure in 1999. Perhaps most shocking of all, overdose deaths related to opioid abuse have risen in every county of every state since 1999.

The alarming overuse and misuse of opioids has caught the eye of the Center for Disease Control (CDC); conservative care options such as chiropractic care are now preferred over opioids for treating chronic pain. Chiropractic care effectively treats acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries, like those suffered in automobile collisions, while potentially avoiding the risks of prescription opioids.

At Hillcrest Chiropractic, we utilize a variety of treatment types, including safe and gentle joint manipulation and mobilization, to treat musculoskeletal and nervous system injuries. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Thomas today and get on the path toward optimal health.

Hillcrest Chiropractic Clinic

329 NE Hood Ave, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 491-0388

hillcrestchiro.net

Brought to you by Randall Wilson, Prestige Care Huntington Terrace - Assisted Living INSIDER -


PRESTIGE CARE HUNTINGTON TERRACE - Randall WilsonSeptember is Healthy Aging month — a great time to consider ways to reinvent yourself.

According to Carolyn Worthington, editor-in-chief of Healthy Aging Magazine, it’s never too late to find a new career, sport, passion or hobby. Here are a few ideas to get you going:

Be pos­i­tive in your con­ver­sa­tions and your actions every day. When you catch your­self com­plain­ing, check your­self right there and change the con­ver­sa­tion to some­thing pos­i­tive.

Walk like a vibrant, healthy per­son. Come on. You can prob­a­bly do it. Ana­lyze your gait. Do you walk slowly because you have just become lazy or, per­haps, have a fear of falling? (Tip: Make a con­scious effort to take big strides, walk with your heel first, and wear com­fort­able shoes.)

Lonely? Stop brood­ing and com­plain­ing about hav­ing no friends or fam­ily. Do some­thing about it now. Right this minute. Pick up the phone, land­line, or cell and make a call to do one or more of the fol­low­ing: Vol­un­teer your time, Take a class, invite some­one to meet for lunch, brunch, din­ner, or cof­fee.

Get outdoors! Start walk­ing not only for your health but to see the neigh­bors. Have a dog? You’ll be amazed how the dog can be a con­ver­sa­tion starter. (Tip: If you don’t have time for a dog, go to your local ani­mal shel­ter and vol­un­teer.)

Make this month the time to set up your annual phys­i­cal and other health screen­ings. Go to the appoint­ments and then, hope­fully, you can stop wor­ry­ing about ail­ments for a while.

Prestige Senior Living - Huntington Terrace

1410 NE Cleveland Ave.,

Gresham, OR 97030

503-465-1404

www.prestigecare.com/assisted.php?id=102

Brought to you by Dan Schofield, Weston Kia - Automotive INSIDER -


WESTON KIA - Dan SchofieldFor those on tight budgets, skipping routine car maintenance services may be tempting, but it will cost you plenty down the road.

If you don't maintain your car, a vehicle that might have been driven for 200,000 miles will likely last only 100,000 miles.

Then there are the costly repairs for turning a blind eye to maintenance: bad brakes, failed emissions tests and maybe even a failed engine.

Regular oil changes help keep your engine clean and lubricated, says Deanna Sclar, author of "Auto Repair for Dummies."

"Oil cuts down on the friction that can literally wear away the parts of the engine," she says. "One of the most important maintenance-related things you can do is change your oil frequently."

The recommended two oil changes per year cost about $60, while the cost of engine replacement can easily exceed $5,000.

An annual brake inspection allows us to spot wear before it gets dangerous and costly. Replacing brake pad and shoes costs as little as $99 per axle, while replacing rotors or drums can add several hundred dollars for NO reason!

Timing belt replacement at the manufacturer’s suggested interval can save big bucks. If the timing belt fails, the engine can stall resulting in a big towing bill. Replacing a timing belt costs about $450, while repairing the engine following a timing-belt failure could run about $5,000.

All told, regular maintenance of your car will cost a fraction of one major repair, a small price to pay to avoid costly repairs, vehicle life span and safety concerns.

Weston Kia

22309 SE Stark St.

Gresham OR 97030

503-676-2100

www.westonkia.com/

Brought to you by Tony Kriss - Advanced Firearms Training - FIREARMS INSIDER


ADVANCED FIREARMS TRAINING - Tony KrissDo you consider yourself an avid hunter? So does Tony Kriss. Kriss, the owner of Advanced Firearms Training in Gresham, OR, has been working in the firearms business since 1979. With a wealth of expertise at his disposal, Tony has a few tips to help you have your best hunting season ever.

Whether you are trying new ammunition, or you have purchased a new rifle and/or scope, you will want to sight-in your rifle for more predictable shot placement during the season. Make sure to use the SAME ammo for sighting-in that you will use while hunting. It’s a good idea to use the same ammo brand and lot# for added consistency.

Additionally, you should sight-in for distances that match the area you will be hunting. Normal range for the Coast is 100 yards, whereas Central and Eastern Oregon have ranges of several hundred yards.

Depending on the conditions and your shooting distances, your sighted-in firearm may be the wrong caliber for a given hunt, however. For blacktail deer, .30-30 caliber rifles work well in dense brush settings, along with .444 and .44 Magnum. In contrast, more open hunting areas make the .30-06 and .308 Winchester excellent calibers for hunting blacktail deer.

For more friendly hunting advice and a wide selection of firearms, ammunition, and much, much more, visit Advanced Firearms Training in Gresham today!

Advanced Firearms Training

(503)-912-1842

1121 NE Division St., Gresham, OR 97030

www.aftusa.net/

Brought to you by Donivon McCord - McCord Construction - CONSTRUCTION INSIDER -


MCCORD CONSTRUCTION - Donivon McCord How old are your home’s windows? If you answered more than 15 years old, it’s time to consider upgrading to newer, more energy-efficient windows.

Windows have multiple functions that they perform for your home. First, beautiful windows will add to your property’s aesthetic look and can even boost your property’s resale value. Secondly, windows allow light into your home, brightening rooms and creating a more open and welcoming environment.

However, these same windows are also perfect conduits for hot air to travel through, whether it’s heated air escaping your home in the winter or the outside heat flowing into your home in the summer. Many older windows do not have protective tinting or are single-paned, and therefore inefficient at regulating your home’s temperature.

Upgrading your home to newer, more energy-efficient windows carries a number of benefits. According to the Efficient Windows Collaborative, replacing the old windows of a 2,600 square foot, 2 story house with energy-efficient windows will save you at least 15% annually on your heating and cooling costs. Depending upon the condition of the old windows, these savings can be even higher, especially if air leakage is reduced by the new windows.

New windows will also add value to your home. For even average-quality vinyl windows, the National Association of Realtors 2015 Remodeling Impact Report states that roughly 80% of project costs can be recouped in added home value.

If you’ve decided that your windows definitely need replacing, McCord Construction would love to work with you; call us today!

McCord Construction

500 NW 20th St STE 202, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 348-2366

www.mccordconstructionllc.com

Brought to you by Maleesa Madsen - Cherry Park Plaza - SENIOR LIVING INSIDER -


CHERRY PARK PLAZA - Maleesa MadsenYou don’t have to be a scientist to figure out that our pets make us feel good. Whether it’s your cat’s thunderous purr or the simple tail wag of an excited dog, an affectionate relationship between seniors and their pets can improve mental health while lowering the risk of depression and stress-related illnesses—for both seniors and their pets!

At Cherry Park Plaza, we encourage our residents to live life well. Our residents should bring the best parts of their lives with them to Cherry Park Plaza, including their pets! Community residents are encouraged to bring their small cat or dog into our family, provided that they have received current vaccinations and can be given the proper care.

Pets provide both their owners and our community with many great benefits. Being a responsible pet owner nurtures a sense of purpose and family for a pet owner, helping to combat loneliness and elevate their mood. Pets also keep seniors moving and their heart rates up; dogs in particular are the best furry personal trainers around, encouraging their owners to be active.

For both old friends and new acquaintances, pets can be a great conversation starter; bring your dog to a social activity and you are sure to be the life of the party. Have a friend over, and your cat can provide hours of entertainment.

Are you and your pet ready to live life well? Then make Cherry Park Plaza your new home! For complete pet policy details, visit us at 1323 SW Cherry Park Rd.

Cherry Park Plaza

(503) 491-1661

1323 SW Cherry Park Rd, Troutdale, OR 97060

www.cherryparkplaza.com

Brought to you by Randy and Dori DeLaunay - Creative Visions Landscapes and Water Garden Center - LANDSCAPING INSIDER


CREATIVE VISIONS LANDSCAPES - Dori and Randy DeLaunayFeed well—During the summer fish grow and consume more food than any other time of year. Be sure you are feeding a summer blend feed with a higher protein content to accommodate your fish’s faster metabolism and ensure proper nutrition.

Be prepared for temperature change—A pond thermometer is a pond keeper’s best friend. Water temperature varies greatly depending on environmental factors like surrounding trees, elevation, and air temperature. New in stock this season are small digital thermometers that a very easy to read and only cost $10.

Transition feed—Anywhere from late September to early October water temperatures will drop to 64 degrees, and that’s when you transition to a spring and fall blend fish feed to prevent bloating and indigestion from excess protein.

Hibernation ready—It takes until around Thanksgiving for water temperatures to drop down to 50 degrees. When the water is consistently below 50, it’s time to stop feeding and let your fish hibernate for the winter. Add pond salt at a rate of 2.5 pounds per 100 gallons to achieve a salt reading of 3 parts per million. This keeps your fish free of parasites when they’re most susceptible.

Netting—Falling leaves in autumn can cause many problems for pond owners. The best way to prevent a dirty pond and a clogged pump is to put netting over the pond before the leaves start falling. We sell pond netting in a large assortment of sizes here at Creative Visions.

Creative Visions Landscapes and Water Garden Center

9965 SE Orient Drive, Boring, OR

(503) 663-5483

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Brought to you by Rob Cook - Nancy's Floral - FLORAL INSIDER


NANCY'S FLORAL - Rob CookIf you’ve received one of Nancy’s Floral’s beautiful rose arrangements, there are a number of steps you can take to help your roses last. Roses should last a minimum of 5-7 days; follow these tips, however, and it is not uncommon for rose arrangements to last 2 weeks or more!

Keep your roses in an environment that has a temperature range of 72°-74° Fahrenheit.

Sunlight and air from vents and ceiling fans will dehydrate your arrangement, so keep your roses away from exposed areas.

Roses are very thirsty flowers, therefore rehydration is a must. Keep the water level in the vase at its highest point, refilling with lukewarm water often. Re-cut the stems and change the water (and floral food) every five to seven days—bacteria in the water can clog stems and shorten the life of your flowers. All of our rose arrangements are shipped with floral food already in the water.

If you do have any roses that prematurely wilt, they can usually be revived! Premature wilting usually indicates that air is trapped in the stem and the preservative solution cannot flow properly up the stem. Look for a cut or scrape in the bark above the water level. Re-cut the stem above the injured section under water and then submerge the entire rose in a shallow pan of warm water (about 100 degrees Fahrenheit), keeping the stem and head straight; the rose will usually revive within an hour.

Nancy’s Floral

620 NE Burnside Rd, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 716-4971

www.nancysfloral.com

Brought to you by Randy Preston - Honke Heating - HEATING AND COOLING INSIDER -


HONKE HEATING - Randy PrestonYou may think that all HVAC technicians are created equal, but that’s just not the case. Working with NATE-certified technicians provides numerous advantages to working with technicians not certified by NATE. But just what is NATE, and why do I want a NATE-certified technician? Read below to find out:

What Does NATE Stand For?

NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence, a not-for-profit organization that trains on the latest heating, cooling and air conditioning technologies. It’s the only nationwide program accepted by the entire HVAC industry, including contractors AND manufacturers.

Technicians who are NATE members must take periodic classes and tests on their knowledge of HVAC topics to keep on top of developments in the industry. NATE certification proves that technicians are experts in their chosen field. This program ensures that qualified technicians have a core set of competencies and can be trusted by those who hire them.

Why NATE Certification Is Important

An important part of NATE membership is regular training to update HVAC skills as technology is constantly changing. NATE-certified technicians can efficiently and properly install, repair, service and replace many different types of HVAC equipment. Properly detecting and fixing problems is essential because of the nature of these mechanical systems; if equipment is not serviced or installed properly, systems may not operate properly, resulting in higher energy consumption and more expensive bills.

Thanks to the extra training and updated skills that NATE technicians have, they have the ability to understand and handle both newer and older HVAC equipment models, providing consumers with peace of mind, regardless of the type or brand of equipment.

NATE certification is not only voluntary, it is also rigorous. Although other third-party certification programs are present in the HVAC industry, most have extremely high pass rates. NATE has the lowest pass rate of any industry certification program. This means that if you choose a NATE-certified company like Honke Heating and Air Conditioning, you are assured of having the best possible HVAC technicians complete your job. NATE certification was developed in conjunction with the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), which developed testing procedures to ensure high professional standards.

NATE-Certified, Licensed HVAC Professionals

Honke Heating and Air Conditioning is NATE-certified to properly and effectively take care of all of your HVAC needs. Our licensed and professional HVAC techs are here for you!

Honke Heating & Air Conditioning

840 NE Cleveland Ave, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 666-3725

www.honkeheating.com

Brought to you by Ken Mitchell-Phillips - The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips - LEGAL INSIDER -


THE LAW OFFICES OF KEN MITCHELL-PHILLIPS - Ken Mitchell-PhillipsProtecting your intellectual property, such as your business name, your inventions, or your trade secrets, is crucial to the success of your business. This intellectual property may be as valuable as the business itself and often times may be your business’ most valuable asset. If your business hasn’t protected its intellectual property, here are 5 ways it can do so:

Patents protect products or processes that are unique, useful, and non-obvious. Under the protection of a patent, you can stop third parties from making, using, or selling your invention for a period of years.

Copyrights protect an original work of authorship, such as literature, music, or computer software. Filing for a copyright is voluntary, but doing so will make it easier to seek court enforcement of your copyright.

Having a unique, identifiable name for your product gives your business an advantage over its competitors. A trademark protects the name of your product by preventing other businesses from selling a product under the same name.

When you create a new organization, you reveal your valuable product ideas, marketing plans, and other intellectual property to employees, suppliers, and other business relationships. Non-Disclosure Agreements control the disclosure and use of your business’ intellectual property, ensuring that your trade secrets are maintained.

If you still have steps to take to ensure your intellectual property is protected, be sure to contact The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips today.

The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips, P.C.

1217 NE Burnside Rd, Suite 801, Gresham, OR 97080

1-888-335-0161

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Brought to you by Deb-ee Jones - Bridge City Medical Aesthetics - AESTHETIC INSIDER -


BRIDGE CITY MEDICAL AESTHETICS - Deb-ee Jones, RNTired of shaving, tweezing, and waxing to remove unwanted hair? Then laser hair removal, the most prevalent and widespread laser treatment today, is worth considering. Laser hair removal is effective, it is safe, and at Bridge City Medical Aesthetics, it is affordable.

Virtually anywhere on the body can be treated, so long as the hair is darker than the skin. We use two gold-standard platforms to optimally treat all hair types with the exception of grey, white, and true red hair, which the laser cannot “see” during the procedure. We keep pricing simple by offering 4 packages sold in sets of 6 treatments: Small (lip, chin, sideburns, cheeks, happy trail, fingers, toes, neck front, neck back, areola), Medium (basic bikini, lower arms, upper arms, face, buttocks, underarms), Large (lower legs, upper legs, upper back, full face and neck, full arms, extended bikini or Brazilian), and Extra Large (full legs, torso front, torso).

Treatment sessions go relatively quickly. The sensation of laser hair removal is often described as a soft rubber band snap; thicker, coarser hair creates a more intense sensation, with many patients claiming that each treatment is easier than the last because there is approximately 15-20% less hair after each session. Topical anesthesia is typically unnecessary, but we do have it available for ultra-sensitive individuals.

If you are ready to take your first steps towards smooth, hair-free skin, schedule your complimentary consultation with Bridge City Medical Aesthetics today!

Bridge City Medical Aesthetics

1410 NE 106th Ave, Portland, OR 97220

(971) 777-0303

www.bridgecitymedical.com

Brought to you by Cindy Passannante - C.P. Trips - TRAVEL INSIDER -


C.P. Trips - Cindy PassannanteOne of the big recent developments in the travel and tourism industry is the rise of the solo traveler. In the past, travel was centered on couples and families. Particularly on cruises, singles were often subject to a single supplement fee, which meant paying for double occupancy rooms as a single. Over the last several years, however, solo travelers have grown substantially, and the industry is doing its part to cater to this new demographic.

Cruise companies Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines have added studio cabins free of single supplement fees to several of their cruise ships. Holland America Line has launched what they call their SinglePartners Program, which matches solo travelers together to share a stateroom on one of their cruise ships. Best of all, SinglePartners travelers are guaranteed the lower rate of a double occupancy room even if a match can’t be found.

Travel companies such as Abercrombie & Kent and Go Way Travel have similarly begun designing excursions specifically for solo travelers. These tours are often done in small groups of 10-20 people, and are a great way for travelers to experience a new destination without feeling lost in a crowd.

And at C.P. Trips, we are reviving our Classy Lady Travels (& Couples Too) program in 2017. Whether local, regional, or around the world, our program is focused on creating world-class trips for singles to experience in a group of like-minded travelers.

For more information, call or visit C.P. Trips today!

C.P. Trips

Damascus, OR 97089

(503) 658-5646

www.cptrips.com


Gresham's Latest Features

PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: SHANNON O. WELLS - Ty Segall, right, tears it up on guitar and lead vocals with his band the Muggers on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 7, at the 18th-annual Pickathon music festival in Happy Valley. The high-energy musician is one of the regular visitors to the indie-roots music event.
August 12, 2016

IN PHOTOS: Pickathon 2016

by Shannon O. Wells
Perfect summer weather draws thousands to 18th-annual indie-roots music festival The 18th-annual Pickathon indie-roots music festival brought thousands of music fans to Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley from Thursday, Aug. 4, though Sunday, Aug. 7, to…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: PAULINA MENCHACA  - Pup Creek Falls, at 100 feet, is one of the many sights along the Clackamas River Trail.
August 08, 2016

A river runs through it

by Emily Lindstrand
Trails offer scenes of river, forest - The Mt. Hood National Forest is a hiker’s paradise that is home to countless natural treasures, including one that flows right past Estacada — the Clackamas River. Some of the forest’s hiking trails run…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - When two children are playing in a bounce house, they can track each other. But when you add a third or more to mix, that's when injuries happen.
July 29, 2016

Springing safely in bounce houses

by Teresa Carson
Watch for signs of heat illness - Bounce houses are big fun at block parties and birthday bashes, but it’s important to protect children from leaping into serious injuries in these inflatable play yards. “Unsafe play in bounce houses can lead to…


ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - Ray Shelnutt teaches his daughters Sarena and Sophia the basics of fishing at Small Fry Lake in Promontory Park.
July 22, 2016

Getting out there: The top nature sites around

by Emily Lindstrand
Sites, activities available for all ages - Whether pitching a tent or hooking up a recreational vehicle, many people love to camp during the summer months. Neighbored by both the Mount Hood National Forest and the Clackamas River, Estacada has no…
July 06, 2016

Out and About

by Rob Cullivan
Art “The Industrial Show” — Gresham Art Committee show, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 4, Public Safety & Schools Building, 1331 N.W. Eastman Parkway. Free. Info: art4gresham.tripod.com. Concerts Soulful Giving — 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.…

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