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Brought to you by Dr. Mark Petroff, Petroff Center Plastic Surgery & Medi-Spa - Plastic Surgery INSIDER -


Dr. Mark Petroff, Petroff Center Plastic Surgery & Medi-SpaDoes the appearance or function of your nose bother you?

Rhinoplasty is the medical term for any surgery regarding the nose or nasal structure. Most rhinoplasties I do are cosmetic, but other patients want the procedure because they have difficulties breathing, or have had an injury or accident affecting the nose.

The best candidates for rhinoplasty are at least 15 years old with a face that’s fully grown, are generally healthy and do not smoke. It’s important that the individual wants the surgery for personal reasons — rather than pressure from others — and has realistic goals for the procedure.

I will do a thorough evaluation of your nasal structure, medical history and overall health to determine whether the procedure is safe for you and meets your goals.

Rhinoplasty is performed in our state-of-the-art surgery center under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. There are two techniques used: a closed procedure, in which incisions are made within the nostrils; and an open procedure, in which an incision is made across the tissue between the nostrils.

Afterward, you can expect some bruising, soreness, and swelling for a week or so after your surgery. A nasal splint is used for a seven days to help your nose maintain its new shape.

Most patients are able to return to school or work 7-10 days following their procedure. Results are visible upon splint removal, however it may take months before you see the final result of your surgery.

Petroff Center Plastic Surgery & Medi-Spa

17720 Jean Way, Ste. 100

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-635-4886

www.petroffcenter.com/

Brought to you by Jonathan Wisniewski, DVM, Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin - Veterinary INSIDER -


Dr. Jonathan Wisniewski, EVCOTEmergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin (EVCOT) is on the move to a new and better facility in Tualatin.

On June 21 at 8 a.m., our current location will close and our new location will open the same day at 5 p.m., when our normal business hours will resume.

The address of the new location is:

8250 S.W. Tonka St.

Tualatin, OR 97062

The new facility will have a consultation and grieving room; an upgraded laboratory and pharmacy; separate cat and dog wards to reduce your pet’s anxiety; an additional procedure room; more cage and kennel space; and our own parking lot.

We will have a new isolation wing with two separate isolation wards (to prevent cross-contamination of different infectious diseases such as influenza and parvovirus). The isolation wing will have a separate entrance, pet walking area and individual examination room.

In the event your pet needs emergency care, EVCOT’s staff is ready, with a bigger and better facility that’s easier to find than our old location.

On June 30, look for this column to prepare for July Fourth. I’ll discuss preventive measures to keep your pet calm while fireworks explode in your area.

Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin

19314 SW Mohave Ct.

Tualatin, Oregon 97062

(503) 691-7922

evcot.com/

Brought to you by Justin Harnish, Harnish Properties - Real Estate INSIDER -


Justin Harnish, Harnish PropertiesQ: What's your best advice for first-time homebuyers?

A: Be prepared. Have your finances and lender in order so you are ready to “strike,” as the first-time homebuyer market (typically price-driven) is highly competitive.

Q: What does a Buyer’s Agent do?

A: A good broker has their finger on the pulse of the active market and shadow market. A broker is a guide to getting the right deal done and helps to remove the emotion from the transaction. Stick to business, it’s not worth overpaying no matter how hot the market is!

Q: Does it cost money to have a Broker’s help? What is a Buyer’s Agent?

A: It does not cost any additional money and in fact, a good broker will save you money. A Buyer's Agent represents the sole interests of the Buyer.

Q: Can't I just find homes for myself online?

A: One can certainly identify homes of interest online, as 98 percent of homebuyers begin on the internet, but it’s best to engage a Buyer’s Agent to represents your interests.

Q: How long does it take to buy a home and why?

A: In this market it can take a while; buyers need to be prepared to be patient and have their hearts broken due to the low inventory and competitive environment. The typical closing time from an accepted offer to close of escrow is 45-60 days. It can take quite a while to get an appraisal done due the high volume of transactions today.

Harnish Properties

425 Second St.

Downtown Lake Oswego

503-699-8483

www.harnishproperties.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Charles Branen, DMD, Lake Grove Dental - Dental INSIDER -


Dr. Branen, Lake Grove DentalDental implants are used to replace single or multiple missing teeth and have been in use since the 1970s.

While techniques and designs have improved steadily with time, dental implants have the highest success rate of any implanted surgical device.

When patients lose teeth, the bone that supports those teeth is gradually lost. The jawbone loses its shape and density and, eventually, the facial skeleton changes, thereby changing the soft tissue structures like gum tissues, cheeks and lips.

Like the root of a tooth, an implant is secured in the jaw bone. Made of titanium, it is strong, lightweight and biocompatible so the body will not reject it.

After it has healed in place, a crown, bridge or denture can be attached. Dental implants are wonderful because they stabilize bone and prevent the loss that causes that sunken-face look.

Patients can eat, chew, smile, talk and look completely natural.

One of the first questions patients have about implants is the cost. Initially they are more costly, but since they last so much longer than traditional bridgework, they end up being more cost effective.

Dr. Branen has received extensive training and continues to work with one of the leading oral surgeon instructors in the Pacific Northwest.

Most implants are done in office with local anesthesia, just the same as a routine dental filling. To answer more questions on this or any dental concerns, call Lake Grove Dental or visit our website today.

Lake Grove Dental

16455 Boones Ferry Rd., Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-3641

www.lakegrovedental.com/

Brought to you by Stephen Andrews, The Bank of Oswego - Banking INSIDER -


Stephen Andrews, The Bank of OswegoIt’s graduation season, and plenty of students will face financial realities for the first time.

While it’s challenging to juggle the new responsibilities of college or a career, it’s important for young adults to incorporate practical financial practices into their daily lives.

The Bank of Oswego offers the following advice to young adults:

1. Set up and follow a budget that includes paying off a credit card balance. “Maxing out,” or charging up to your card’s credit limit, can make sticking to your budget more difficult and negatively affect your credit score.

2. Pay your bills on time — every time. Whenever your budget permits, pay more than the minimum payment to pay off the balance faster and save on finance charges.

3. Keep all of your financial account information confidential. Do not share your PIN, debit or credit cards and access to your bank accounts. Never give out such information over the phone or online, unless you initiated the contact and know who you’re dealing with.

4. Routinely access your account information online to track your spending and to quickly spot fraudulent transactions. If you see a transaction that is not yours or an error on your account, notify your card issuer immediately.

5. When making online transactions, whether to purchase products or pay bills, be sure the site is secure. Don’t let others watch you enter your card number, PIN or bank account number.

The Bank of Oswego

Lake Oswego

Lake Grove

503-635-1699

bankofoswego.com/

Brought to you by Mike Keeler, Vic's Auto Center - Auto Repair INSIDER -


Mike Keeler, Vic's AutomotiveQ: I’m planning on buying a used car, but I don’t want to buy a lemon. What do you recommend?

A: All used cars need to be professionally inspected by a certified shop. This is called a pre-purchase inspection, or PPI. The only exception I can think of is a dealership that sells pre-certified used cars. If a seller will not agree to a pre-purchase inspection, that’s a sign that the seller is hiding something. Walk away.

Q: What is included in a pre-purchase car inspection?

A: The car needs to be put up in the air. Ninety percent of information we get comes from the brakes, suspension, exhaust and tires. We will also scan a car’s computer system to see if it’s in readiness mode or has been altered (it has to be in readiness mode to pass DEQ). We do a long road test.

Q: How long does it take and how much does it cost?

A: It takes about two hours. We are thorough but efficient.

A pre-purchase inspection costs $100 to $150. In addition to the inspection, we’ll give a list any problems with the car and the estimated cost to fix them, in order of importance. That way, the buyer will know what he’s getting into, perhaps renegotiate the price, decide not to buy, or that the cost of the car and the repairs is fair and within budget.

Vic’s Auto Center

15880 Boones Ferry Rd., Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-7896

www.vicsautoctr.com/about-us

Brought to you by Mike Hall, Hasson Company Realtors - Real Estate INSIDER


Mike Hall, Hasson Company RealtorsDogs, cats, chickens — you name it, we love our pets! But for pet parents selling a home, there’s extra work if you want to sell for top dollar. 

Starting with the biggie: While sellers may not notice their own pet’s odors, buyers surely will.  Buyer allergies, or even sensitivity to smells in general, might shrink your pool of buyers and hamper your sale. Your Realtor should give frank advice, and you may ask a trusted friend who doesn't visit often to come over and give their honest input.  

Thorough cleaning, preferably by a pro, should include not only the visible pet hair and dander, but give special attention to furniture, rugs and pet bedding.  Litter boxes should be removed to a garage or remote area if possible.  Have your ductwork professionally cleaned; the hair hiding in there blows into every room and may set off your buyer’s sneeze alarm.  When you think you're ready, have your agent and friend revisit and check!

Take time and simply observe wherever pets have left their mark: screen doors, lawn spots, scratches and stains.  All are usually easy fixes.  

Finally, arrange to have Fido and Fifi off-site during showings. You want visitors to relax and visualize living there.  Some buyers and agents may spend less time in your home, and not see that vision, if their attention is on your pet.  

Hasson Company Realtors

15400 SW Boones Ferry Road, Lake Oswego 97035

(503) 341-5915

www.mikehall.hasson.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Nancy Salisbury, DrNGYN - Women's Health INSIDER -


Dr. Nancy Salisbury, DrNGYNIt’s often said to new mothers, “You are glowing!”

But what loved ones may not know is that behind the glow, there can be uncomfortable medical conditions some mothers suffer after childbirth.

New moms may keep their complaints to themselves, not knowing how their bodies should feel after giving birth. They may be too embarrassed to discuss such issues with other mothers, family members or a doctor. Their bodies have undergone a profound change during the process and it can be overwhelming.

In my practice, no question is too small. No topic is off limits. I’m here to make women comfortable enough to ask any question and get straightforward advice on solutions.

Some of the issues that may arise after childbirth are vaginal laxity, stress incontinence, chronic constipation and weakening of the pelvic floor. Women may also be concerned about the appearance of vulvar structures, as well as pain during lovemaking due to poorly healed episiotomy, laceration, or hormonal changes of nursing.

Stress incontinence is urinary leakage that is caused by any form of straining such as running, sneezing or laughing. I have performed hundreds of minimally invasive procedures called TVT, in which I place a vaginal “tape” to correct leaky bladder.

As an experienced vaginal surgeon, I’m proficient at surgical correction of female pelvic relaxation including cystocele (dropped bladder), rectocele (herniation of rectum in vagina), and uterine prolapse. I also pay special attention to the perineum so it looks and feels as it once did before the birth.

I understand the importance of a healthy sex life for women and their partners. There are treatments available that can make sex enjoyable again and bring back your inner glow. Yes, taking care of the baby is important, but so are you.

DrNGYN

17020 Pilkington Road

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-908-1646

www.drngyn.com/

Brought to you by Jonathan Wisniewski, DVM, Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin - EMERGENCY VETERINARY CARE INSIDER -


EMERGENCY VETERINARY CARE OF TUALATIN - Jonathan Wisniewski, DVMHeat prostration (or as it’s more commonly known, heat stroke) is a serious medical condition that can cause vomiting, blood clotting, organ failure and even death in dogs and humans alike.

In canines, heat prostration can be caused by a mix of external and internal factors. Keeping a pet in an enclosed space, exposing them to high temperatures or humidity and limiting their access to water all increase the likelihood of heat stroke.

There are also internal risk factors, including certain medications, hormonal imbalances, lack of exercise, fever, or the ingestion of macadamia nuts or hops.

Warning signs of heat stroke include dullness, weakness, wobbly behavior, collapsing, convulsions — even coma.

If you think your dog may be suffering from heat prostration, treat it like an emergency. The best thing you can do is lower the dog’s body temperature immediately, either by moving it to a cooler area or by wrapping it in a cool, wet towel. Then transport your animal to the nearest veterinary hospital.

Depending on the severity of the emergency, a veterinarian may insert a breathing tube or IV to provide supplemental electrolytes.

Most animals require a few days of intensive monitoring to ensure a complete recovery. Delayed symptoms can develop three to five days after an apparent recovery, including kidney failure, liver failure and sepsis.

Know the warning signs. Never trap a dog in a hot, enclosed space (like a locked car) for prolonged periods of time.

Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin

19314 SW Mohave Ct.

Tualatin, Oregon 97062

(503) 691-7922

evcot.com/

Brought to you by Justin Harnish of Harnish Properties - REAL ESTATE INSIDER -


HARNISH PROPERTIES - Justin HarnishQ: We plan to sell our house soon. What are the essentials to get a home ready to show and to sell at top dollar?

A: When preparing a home for market, it’s imperative that a seller think of the home being in competition with other “products” in the relevant market place.

Even in the current seller’s market, with low inventory of available homes and faster-than-usual sales, you want your home to make a strong impression and to command top dollar against competitors.

Q: In your view, what are the essentials to give a home dazzling curb appeal?

A: The home must be show-ready and sale-ready at a moment’s notice. This means that the broker and the seller must cooperate prior to market in the preparation by decluttering, staging, exterior and interior cleanup and maintenance checkups.

Q: Will a good broker have resources to suggest, such as landscapers, painters, handypersons, sewer-scopers and oil-tank removers?

A: Your home is dynamic and the systems must be in top shape. They will be inspected upon purchase, so they must be in order. A seasoned broker will have a list of trusted vendors to help get the home prepared for market and complete deferred maintenance, all of which is typically not easy!

Q: How important is home staging?

A: Very important! Statistics show that a properly prepared and staged home will sell 88 percent faster.

Harnish Properties

425 Second St.

Downtown Lake Oswego

503-699-8483

www.harnishproperties.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Nancy Salisbury, DrNGYN - WOMEN'S HEALTH INSIDER -


DRNGYN - Dr. Nancy SalisburyFor women experiencing vaginal dryness and discomfort, there are plenty of products and treatments that can help. Make sure what you’re using is safe. Also, try them out and find out what works best for you and your partner.

The North American Menopause Society offers the following solutions.

Lubricants can be water-based, silicone-based or oil-based:

· Water-based products include Astroglide and Femglide. YES is an organic, water-based lubricant free of additives.

· Silicone-based products include ID Millennium, Pink and Pjur.

· Avoid oil-based products such as mineral oil, petroleum jelly and baby oil, which can cause irritation and latex condom breakage.

Vaginal moisturizers, unlike lubricants, are absorbed into the skin and mimic natural secretions. Moisturizers are more long-term, lasting up to four days. Replens is available over the counter.

Low-dose vaginal estrogen therapy acts to reverse the thinning and dryness of tissues. It comes in several forms, including creams, low-dose vaginal rings, and a tablet called Vagifem.

Those who choose not to use hormones at all need an alternative.

MonaLisa Touch, a recently introduced outpatient vaginal laser treatment, is designed to relieve sexual discomfort due to vaginal dryness after menopause or cancer surgery.

My practice, DrNGYN, is the only clinic offering the treatment in the Portland area. MonaLisa Touch is an office-based, noninvasive treatment that is FDA-approved. The procedure takes 5 minutes, women feel no pain and more than 95 percent of patients are satisfied.

DrNGYN

17020 Pilkington Road

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-908-1646

www.drngyn.com/

Brought to you by Mike Keeler, Vic's Auto Center - AUTO REPAIR INSIDER -


VIC'S AUTO CENTER - Mike KeelerWhile it’s true that the price of gas at the pump has dropped considerably, that’s no reason to waste it.

With Earth Day just a week in the rear-view mirror, it’s worth considering the many ways we can improve fuel economy and be as energy-efficient as possible.

Proper vehicle maintenance is a must. Make sure that the air and fuel and air filters are serviced regularly, once or twice a year. Check engine performance; if it’s running efficiently, your gas mileage will improve an average of 4 percent. Fixing a faulty oxygen sensor can improve mileage as much as 40 percent.

Get your tire pressure checked. Tires lose on average a lb. of pressure per month, or 12 lbs. annually. If you don’t inflate them regularly, your fuel economy will be compromised. Properly inflated tires improve gas mileage up to 3.3 percent.

Drive smoothly, avoiding jackrabbit starts and hard-brake stops. Keep a steady pace, avoid traffic jams, and use cruise control when on the highway.

Empty your trunk occasionally, which may sound off, but some people use it as extra storage. There might be 400 lbs. of stuff back there, weighing down your vehicle.

If you have a roof rack, remove it when not in use to cut down on drag.

Use top-tier fuel, which is certified as gas that has been qualified to meet a certain standard. Chevron, Texaco, Shell and Costco carry top-tier fuel in all the gas.

Vic’s Auto Center

15880 Boones Ferry Rd., Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-7896

www.vicsautoctr.com/


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SUBMITTED PHOTO - The preservation of the beautiful Emma Austin House is one of the success stories of the Lake Oswego Preservation Society.
June 23, 2016

Lake Oswego preservationists have big plans

by Cliff Newell
The current scorecard for the Lake Oswego Preservation Society reads two wins: one undecided and a really, really big upcoming case that will affect the future of history preservation in Oregon. Ambition has never been a…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Over Memorial Day weekend, Zupans Markets partnered with the Oregon Military Museum Project (OMMP) to support their fundraising efforts. The store donated 2 percent of the weekends sales for a total of $15,200 to the museum project. Pictured are store owner Mike Zupan and Tommy Thayer. Local ROTC volunteers helped bag customers groceries and carried them out to their cars. OMMP is a nonprofit organization founded by Tommy Thayer, Amy Maxwell and James Thayer, Jr., to raise funds needed to complete the construction and exhibits of the museum. For more information, visit oregonmilitarymuseumproject.org.  For more information about Zupans, visit zupans.com.
June 23, 2016

Zupan's supports vets, OMMP

by Pamplin Media Group
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - The 2016 Friends of the West Linn Adult Community Center Board includes in seated in back row left to right, Marsha Wilkins, Mieke Wiegman and Bill Barger; front row, left to right, Irene Jones, Margaret DeJardin, Lorene Bay and Warren Guest.
June 23, 2016

Friends of WL Adult Community Center welcome new board members

by Doug Dickston
The Friends of the West Linn Adult Community Center held its annual meeting last week. A tribute was paid to Peggy Dickston, Janet McDonald and Dave Pitzer who transitioned off the board after serving admirably for two…


SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Lake Oswego Parks & Rec offers Skyhawks sports camps in a variety of sports so kids can try out several sports this summer.
June 23, 2016

Try something new this summer

by Jan Wirtz
Lake Oswego Parks & Rec is pleased to offer Skyhawks Youth Sports Camps for kids ages 3 1/2 to 12. The programs afford kids the opportunity to explore a variety of sports with an emphasis on fun and fundamentals. Great for…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Aspen Meadow Band will present a free concert Sunday as a benefit for CASA.
June 23, 2016

Aspen Meadow Band benefit show to help foster kids

by Pamplin Media Group
Tractors, Trucks, and Teddy Bears set for June 26 in Colton Aspen Meadow Band will present Tractors, Trucks, and Teddy Bears, a free outdoor country music concert celebrating heartland values and the innocent spirit of…
June 23, 2016

Donate blood, receive 12-ounce pack of coffee from Whole Foods Market

by Pamplin Media Group
Local nonprofit Bloodworks Northwest has teamed up with Whole Foods Market on a series of blood drives to offset a shortage in blood donations this summer. If you sign up to donate at your local Whole Foods Market blood…
June 23, 2016

AG launches 'Just Hang Up!' campaign

by Oregon Dept. of Justice
Tips to help Oregonians avoid fraud and imposter phone scams Every year, Oregonians lose thousands of dollars to telephone scams. Last year, Jeff D. from Silverton learned his aging father wired $1,300 to a scammer in Paris,…
June 23, 2016

Men caregivers should take self-care

by Pamplin Media Group
The job of a caregiver knows no seasons, so summertime isn’t necessarily “easy,” as the “Porgy and Bess” song might imply. “Each season is the same, our caregiver jobs don’t recognize seasons. We work 24/7,” says Howard…
June 23, 2016

What's Happening

by Pamplin Media Group
THURSDAY, JUNE 23 PORTLAND MEN’S CAREGIVING SUPPORT GROUP — 1 p.m., Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, 1015 N.W. 22nd Ave., Portland, Building 2, second floor board room above Devers Eye Clinic. WESTSIDE WOMEN’S CODEPENDENTS…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: 123RF - Learn to play pinochle or other games at the LOACC.
June 23, 2016

Join fun of playing cards, other games

by Maria Bigelow
Like to play pinochle? We need a few more players at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center. Come on down and join the fun. According to Wikipedia, we can thank the Germans for introducing Americans to the card game…
June 23, 2016

Community Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Parking will be limited at Tryon Creek The main parking lot at Tryon Creek State Natural Area is under construction until August. Portions of the parking area will be closed as needed for the project, and there will be days…
June 23, 2016

Recalling freedom, fun of summer camp

by Peggy Keonjian
Each summer in the early 1950s, I impatiently watched the scenery pass by as my dad drove his big Buick higher into the Colorado Rockies from our Denver home. Finally, around the last curve, there it was, nestled in a valley…
REVIEW, TIDINGS PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - Jay Haladay, despite his thriving business career, always made sure he had lots of time for his four children.
June 16, 2016

Lake Oswego dads do it best

by Cliff Newell
Haladay, Snaadt honored as ADA Fathers of the Year Everyone can agree that some fathers are better than others. Then there are the fathers who are really, really good. But standing at the pinnacle this year are two of Lake…
SUBMITTED PHOTOS:  - Southeast Wine Collective is an urban winery and wine bar located at 35th Place and Division Street in Portland. The collective features the wines of 10 wineries and food.
June 16, 2016

SE Wine Collective home to many winemakers

by Barb Randall
10 winemakers share their special wines under one roof I don’t have to tell you it’s been unseasonably hot already this summer. But that just makes the pinot noir rosé that much more refreshing. Over Memorial Day weekend,…
STAFF PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE  - Christine Turner, who founded the art therapy program at Marylhurst 35 years ago, will step down this month to devote more time to her private practice, write, garden and complete home projects.
June 16, 2016

Christine Turner resigns as head of Art Therapy

by Barb Randall
Public invited to attend open houses to learn about art therapy Marylhurst University students have Christine Turner to thank for the opportunity to participate in the school’s art therapy counseling master’s program. When…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - From left, Joyce Jacobsen, Jeannie Woehl, Jack Wright, Carol Middendorff, Jenna Steele, Alice Johansson and instructor Sharon Miller stand in the Embrace the Moon pose with a tai chi smile.
June 16, 2016

Try some beautiful dancing at WLACC

by Doug Dickston
Sharon Miller, the West Linn Adult Community Center’s tai chi instructor, says that unlike many martial arts, tai chi isn’t based on mutual combat. Rather it was designed to be defensive, deflecting an attacker until the…
June 16, 2016

Exercise your mind this summer at the West Linn Public Library 

by Sarah Flathman
Our annual summer reading program kicked off June 10, with the slogan, “On Your Mark, Get Set ... READ!” Participation consists of tracking time read over the summer along with exciting events and cool incentives. The Kid’s…
SUBMITTED PHOTO:  - Tigger adopted the Needhams as much as they adopted her. They met at the neighborhood tennis court.
June 16, 2016

How Tigger found a home

by Donna Needham
My husband and I discovered a small, very thin cat at the neighborhood tennis court early one morning. She came onto the court crying and just missed a serious blow from my husband’s racquet. He ran after her apologizing,…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Join the fun of rafting the North Santiam with a group from Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation.
June 16, 2016

Experience a rafting trip down the exciting North Santiam

by Jan Wirtz
The North Santiam River is a popular paddling destination with several class II and III rapids. Float along past dense forests and small cliffs, get wet and swim in deep pools. For more information visit www.awloutdoors.org.…
June 16, 2016

Are you recuperating? We can help

by Maria Bigelow
LOACC loans medical equipment, has medical escort services and Meals on Wheels for people recuperating from illness, surgery It’s that time — time to replace the knee. You consult with the surgeon, schedule a date and the…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - The Rogerson Clematis Collection is located at Luscher Farm in West Linn. Pictured here is a fine example of the Ernest Markham variety of clematis. The garden is open daily from dawn to dusk.
June 16, 2016

Friends of Rogerson Clematis receive grant

by The Review, Tidings
The Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Collection have been awarded a Clackamas County Tourism Community Partnership Grant of $3,500. The grant is intended to increase visitors from outside a 50-mile radius, to increase hotel…
June 16, 2016

Consumer beware: 8 money moves you'll regret

by Take Charge America
Nonprofit credit counseling agency Take Charge America shares common money habits that can ultimately cause financial ruin If you’re like most Americans, you’ve probably used credit when cash was short, or splurged on a…
June 16, 2016

What's Happening

by The Review, Tidings
THURSDAY, JUNE 16 WE TOASTED TOASTMASTERS CLUB — Noon, WE Communications, 3 Centerpointe Drive, fifth floor, Lake Oswego. Email erikb@waggeneredstrom.com or visit wetoasted.toastmastersclub.org. MARYLHURST TOASTMASTERS CLUB…
SUBMITTED PHOTOS: PONZI VINEYARDS, MICHELLE SKIDMORE - Leda Garside, registered nurse, shares with journalists how the mobile clinic provides services in vineyards to workers and their families.
June 09, 2016

Summertime Salud! shouldn't be missed

by Barb Randall
If you drink Oregon wine you really ought to support Salud! Get this date on your calendar, friends — you don’t want to miss the summer’s biggest party with a purpose. It’s the Big Dinner — the Summertime ¡Salud! an event…
Mary Cekly enjoys the new puppet show in the childrens area.
June 09, 2016

West Linn library is the place to be

by Barb Randall
On your mark, get set ... Read! That’s the slogan of the West Linn Public Library’s summer reading program, kicking off this Friday, June 10. The library staff, led by Director Doug Erickson welcomes readers of all ages to…

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SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Lake Oswego resident Mark Donham will ride from Congressman Kurt Schraders office in Oregon City to his office in Washington, D.C., to raise awareness and funds for finding a cure for Alzheimers disease.
Jun 09, 2016

Longest Day focuses on awareness, fundraising for Alzheimer's…

by Barb Randall
The summer solstice — the longest day of the year — is cause for celebration in countries in the Northern Hemisphere. The inhabitants of these countries revel in sunshine lasting nearly 24 hours…
SUBMITTED PHOTOS: BLAINE TRUITT COVERT - Patricia Brewer-Jones gives instruction to a dancer.
Jun 09, 2016

Portland Ballet received $100,000 grant

by The Review, Tidings
The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust has awarded The Portland Ballet $100,000 — the full amount requested — to expand the smallest of its three studios by 400 feet in order to accommodate increased…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Rev. Kelly Boubel Shriver
Jun 09, 2016

Emmanuel Presbyterian gets new pastor

by The Review, Tidings
For The Review, Tidings Emmanuel Presbyterian Church will welcome a new pastor when Rev. Kelly Boubel Shriver is installed at 10:30 a.m. June 12 at the church, located at 19200 Willamette Drive…
Jun 09, 2016

Extension offers food preservation classes

by OSU Extension Service
For The Review, Tidings The Clackamas County Extension Service is offering a series of food preservation classes this summer that teach basic food preservation methods, including water bath…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - For decades people have wanted to formally honor fathers with a national holiday. Finally, the national holiday was granted by President Richard Nixon in 1972.
Jun 09, 2016

Head over to LOACC for a Father's Day lunch barbecue

by Maria Bigelow
We at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center recognize that fathers play very important roles in raising children, whether they are bread winners or stay-at-home dads. The traditional roles have…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence will be shown June 26 at West Linn Lutheran Church, as part of the Films on 43 Documentary and Discussion series. The event is free and open to all.
Jun 09, 2016

'Trigger' shows 'ripple effect' of gun violence

by The Review, Tidings
Last in Films on 43 series on screen June 26 For The Review, Tidings In light of June being Gun Violence Awareness Month, Films on 43: Documentaries and Discussions will feature a screening of…
Jun 09, 2016

Cast your vote for new Friends of WLACC board members

by Doug Dickston
Every year in June, members of the West Linn Adult Community Center meet to elect new officers to the board of directors of the Friends of the WLACC. This year’s meeting will take place next…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Lacrosse Northwest will run girls lacrosse camps through Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation this summer.
Jun 09, 2016

Sign up for lacrosse camp and more through parks and rec

by Jan Wirtz
Sign up now for girls lacrosse camps, offered through Lake Oswego Parks and Rec. In partnership with the experienced coaches of Lacrosse Northwest, take advantage of this opportunity to take…
Jun 09, 2016

What's Happening

by The Review, Tidings
THURSDAY, JUNE 9 NEWCOMERS WELCOME CLUB OF LAKE OSWEGO/WEST LINN AND SURROUNDING AREAS — Monthly luncheon at local restaurant. Call Joanne at 503-656-1924 or visit…
Jun 09, 2016

Adapting youngster's car makes for a memorable day

by Josie Seymour
It is a beautiful day in early May as I head to my car — on time for once. I am on a maiden journey to Jefferson High School for a Go Baby Go workshop where occupational therapist Barb and I…
STAFF PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE  - Richard Hertzbergs mother Katherine Joseph enjoyed many careers in her lifetime, include being a photojournalist. Here he poses with a camera she gave him many years ago.
Jun 02, 2016

A mother's mystery is discovered by her children

by Cliff Newell
Photojournalist Katherine Joseph was at the pulse of American life Richard Hertzberg had always thought of his mother as a woman of quiet yet strong virtues. Katherine Hertzberg was the wife of…
SUBMITTED PHOTOS - Webers New American Barbecue, A Modern Spin on the Classics is written by written by James Beard Award nominee and New York Times best-selling cookbook author Jamie Purviance.
Jun 02, 2016

Get a summer's worth of new grilling recipes

by Barb Randall
New cookbooks offer unique tastes off the barbecue Inhale deeply — can you smell it? The aroma of grilled meats has been wafted on the breeze all week. Memorial Day is the kickoff of barbecue…
Jun 02, 2016

Bietschek completes basic training

by The Review, Tidings
U.S. Air Force Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Josh Bietschek graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Sophie Coleman is a new volunteer at the WLACC, helping prepare lunch on Wednesdays.
Jun 02, 2016

Meet Sophie Coleman, a new WLACC volunteer

by Doug Dickston
Sophronia “Sophie” Coleman used to visit the West Linn Adult Community Center’s gift shop occasionally and chat with the volunteers she met there. Coleman says she was impressed with the…
Jun 02, 2016

Sending notecards puts smiles in mail

by Kathryn Kendall
Today in the mail I received one personal notecard and four offers to sell my stuff. I smiled as I recognized the handwriting on the card. Walking back to my apartment, my mind drifted to the…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The June Health and Wellness Chat at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center is on the many benefits of massage. The talk will be presented June 22 at 10 a.m.
Jun 02, 2016

Learn about the many benefits of massage

by Maria Bigelow
Every month, the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center’s Human Services team — Berta Derman and Dana Tassos — put together a Health and Wellness Chat. The chat is an opportunity to listen to a…
Jun 02, 2016

What's Happening

by The Review, Tidings
THURSDAY, JUNE 2 NEWCOMERS WELCOME CLUB OF LAKE OSWEGO/WEST LINN AND SURROUNDING AREAS — Meet and greet at various locations. Call Joanne at 503-656-1924 or visit…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Kids ages 5-7 are invited to attend Beginning to Rock camp, offered through Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation.
Jun 02, 2016

Camps cover a variety of activities

by Jan Wirtz
Summer is fast approaching. Are you signed up for camps? Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation offers a number of fun and interesting camps for all ages. Beginning to Rock Camp — Newcomers are invited…
Jun 02, 2016

Community Briefs

by The Review, Tidings
Get on waiting list for Rotary’s Lobster Feed The 32nd-annual Lake Oswego Lobster Feed & Charity Auction has sold out, but a waiting list is being compiled. The event takes place June 18 at…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Marjorie Belson will share experiences publishing her book Nothing is Promised, a tale which captures the American spirit of recovery and redemption, at the LOWC meeting June 8. All are welcome to attend.
May 26, 2016

Hear story of spirit of recovery, redemption at LOWC

by The Review, Tidings
Lake Oswego Women’s Coalition will hold a final meeting of its program year June 8 at The Stafford Boutique Retirement Center, 1200 Overlook Drive in Lake Oswego. Guest speaker will be Marjorie…
Marines from the Oregon City recruitment center fold the flag to close the Military Luncheon.
May 26, 2016

LO Republican Women hold Military Luncheon

by Andrew Bantly
The Lake Oswego Republican Women held its annual Military Luncheon on May 17 at the Tualatin Country Club. The event honored “the men and women for their service to our country regardless of…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - The Howl at the Moon adventure run will take place July 29 at Luscher Farm. Sign up now.
May 26, 2016

Howl at the Moon run set

by Jan Wirtz
Sign up for the Howl at the Moon Adventure Run Sign up for Lake Oswego Park’s Howl at the Moon Adventure Run taking place July 29. Navigate 3.1 miles of natural terrain while making way through…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Richard Hunt is a helpful computer coach at the WLACC.
May 26, 2016

Get computer help at WLACC

by Dianne Gorveatt
They say two heads are better than one, and nowhere is that more true than when you find yourself in front of a computer. It doesn’t matter if it’s the first time, or if you have been around…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Forest Hills Elementary fifth-graders Eric Newheiser, left, and Oberon McDaniel have created a Kindness Board at the LOACC. Post notes about the acts of kindness you witness.
May 26, 2016

Summer has arrived at the LOACC

by Maria Bigelow
Summer is in full swing at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center. And what does summer hold for us, you ask? We have partnered with Eric Newheiser and Oberon McDaniel, a couple of fifth-graders…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Esther Halvorson-Hill at far left, posed during a graduation ceremony at Southern Oregon University with Naran, her interpreter during her stay in Mongolia; Susan Bakewell-Sachs, the dean of Oregon Health & Science Universitys School of Nursing; Yondonsu, an administrator at the hospital in Mongolia; and Juliana Cartwright, OHSU School of Nursing associate dean.
May 26, 2016

Trip to Mongolia proves to be paradise, not punishment

by Esther Halvorson-Hill
As I was growing up my mother would say “If you don’t behave I’ll send you to outer Mongolia.” Little did I know that I would actually go there much later in my life. I was planning my…