Prayer, love and laughter

Prayer, love and laughter

Even at the age of 72, Carol Briggs is still an energetic humanist who wants to better the lives...

Performing from the HEART

Performing from the HEART

A big crowd gathered Jan. 31 at the Walters Cultural Arts Center in downtown Hillsboro for the...

'Unconventional' music

'Unconventional' music

Hillsboro singer Gayle Ritt’s new album release has been a bit of a serendipitous journey....

Once an idol, an idol once again?

Once an idol, an idol once again?

Hillsboro has a singer in the hunt to become the 2015 American Idol. Seventeen-year-old Lovey...

Starr reflects on two decades of public service

Starr reflects on two decades of public service

Bruce Starr is no longer a state senator. But in the wake of his narrow defeat at the hands of...


Hillsboro's Features

February 20, 2015

'Spoon River' show explores depths of sin, corruption

by Tina Arth and Darrell Baker
Every once in awhile it is comforting to be reminded that sin, corruption and hypocrisy are not recent creations of a godless, materialistic present that has somehow eluded the timeless virtues…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Shook Twins will bring original lyrics and beautiful harmonies to the Walters Cultural Arts Center Friday, Feb. 27.
February 20, 2015

Sisterly folk duo comes to Hillsboro

by Stephanie Haugen
Katelyn Shook wakes up every day knowing what she wants to do with her life. “Finding what you want to do, finding that purpose in life while I’m relatively so young, that’s nice,” Shook said.…
The Walters Cultural Arts Center gallery will feature Karen Swallows work through February. Not Near, Not Far reflects the significant influence of eastern aesthetics and philosophies that have come to bear on her approach. This collection of scrolls explores the thematic symbol of the waterfall through the mediums of sumi ink, rice paper, beeswax encaustic and calligraphy. Swallow was a ceramic potter, then focused on Polaroid transfer photographs and hand-tinted silverprints, and eventually concentrated her efforts on Chinese calligraphy.
February 20, 2015

Walters displays calligraphy work

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Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - (Left to right) Robbie Estabrook, Debbie Davis, Chuck Weed, Sarah Kollars, Cindy Swager and Steve Pitzel make up the cast of Spoon River Anthology.
February 13, 2015

Century-old classic features new music, new characters

by Stephanie Haugen
On the 100th anniversary of Edgar Lee Masters’ “Spoon River Anthology,” Hillsboro Artists Repertory Theater is putting on the stage version adapted by Charles Aidman with a few of its own…
February 13, 2015

Art Briefs

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Artists can serve as jurors The Hillsboro Public Art Program is accepting applications from artists who want to serve on a volunteer jury for public art projects. Terms are two years. For each…
February 06, 2015

Art Briefs

by Stephanie Haugen
Summer Reading art contest entries due Feb. 14 Young artists ages 12 to 18 can submit a design for the Washington County Cooperative Library Services 2015 summer reading program. The winning…
Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTOS: CHASE ALLGOOD - Hillsboro Mayor Jerry Willey begins his speech in front of a large crowd at the Hillsboro Main Librarys Event Room Jan. 29. Willey spoke for about 45 minutes with an address titled Successful by Design.
February 06, 2015

A FESTIVE STATE of the CITY

by Pamplin Media Group
Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTOS: KATHY FULLER - Lanaya Clapshaw, 10, takes aim at a clay target during a junior trap shoot league competition at Hillsboro Trap & Skeet Club as her dad, Sam Clapshaw, offers her some tips.
January 30, 2015

Hillsboro youth trap shooters aim high

by Kathy Fuller
It takes a steady hand. Quick reflexes. Concentration. And a competitive drive. If it sound like a sport, it is. It’s trap shooting. Trap shooting is one of three disciplines involving shooting…
January 23, 2015

Art briefs

by Stephanie Haugen
Operating support available for arts and culture The Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council (HACC) is now accepting applications for 2015-16 Community Arts & Culture Grants. In an effort to support…
January 23, 2015

Art Briefs

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Operating support available for arts and culture The Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council (HACC) is now accepting applications for 2015-16 Community Arts & Culture Grants. In an effort to support…

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Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Two pilots with the U.S. Navys Blue Angels precision flying team came to the Hillsboro Airport Jan. 7 to begin advance preparations for their appearance as part of this years Oregon International Air Show. Capt. Jeff Kruss and Capt. Corrie Mays became members of the Blue Angels last September. This years air show is set for July 17-19.
Jan 23, 2015

GO BLUE

by Doug Burkhardt
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO: - John Pierces Strawberry Skies will be displayed at the Hillsboro Main Library this month and next.
Jan 16, 2015

Shutterbug group offers tips, travel

by Joann Boatwright
Members of the Orenco Photography Club unveiled 118 photos called “The First Three Years” for a two-month show at the Hillsboro Public Library’s Main Branch last week. The show features work…
Jan 16, 2015

Love, reason, cell phones mark play

by Tina Arth and Darrell Baker
On a cold, rainy winter afternoon, spending two hours watching more than 20 young teens sing, dance and act can be a real treat. The STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy production of “Disney’s…
Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: STEPHANIE HAUGEN - Twice a month, the Odd Fellows Hall in downtown Hillsboro fills up with square dancers who love to swing and seesaw.
Jan 09, 2015

More than dancing

by Stephanie Haugen
Most of the time, the cavernous second-floor dance hall in downtown Hillsboro sits silent. But two evenings a month, dancing shoes scurry across polished wood. Skirts twirl as dancers twist.…
Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Washington County Cooperative Library Services staffers Stephanie Lind and Martin Blasco are focused on promoting Spanish-language materials in the countys public libraries.
Jan 09, 2015

REFORMA boosts state's libraries

by Stephanie Haugen
More communication, better connections, increased support — these are a few of local librarians’ favorite things. And now Oregon libraries can join a national networking chapter designed with…
Jan 09, 2015

Art Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
LEGO-Palooza set at North Plains center The Jessie Mays Community Center will host its second annual LEGO-Palooza Monday, Jan. 19. Drop by from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and create something fantastic.…
Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - A mural at the Shute Park branch of the Hillsboro library now stands out colorfully in the childrens section.
Jan 02, 2015

Hillsboro arts scene continues to thrive

by Stephanie Haugen
In early 2014, county libraries hosted numerous events dedicated to the centennial of the birth of William Stafford, Oregon’s former Poet Laureate. The Hillsboro and North Plains libraries held…
Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: DOUG BURKHARDT - Washington County is home to numerous elk, and sometimes they are not hesitant to show themselves. Members of this herd seemed to be enjoying the holiday season as they grazed and relaxed in a field near Gaston on Dec. 26.
Jan 02, 2015

Enjoying a peaceful holiday

by Doug Burkhardt
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Fly with the Sun II, a metal sculpture created by artist Jesse Swickard of Sherwood, is now on display at the corner of Southeast Second Avenue and  Washington Street in Hillsboro.
Dec 28, 2014

Art program feeds Hillsboro's growing downtown creativity

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Stop by the corner of S.E. Second Avenue and Washington Street in downtown Hillsboro to check out “Fly with the Sun II,” artwork created by metal sculptor Jesse Swickard of Sherwood. The 12-foot…




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