Artists rise to 'Rocket Girls' challenge

Artists rise to 'Rocket Girls' challenge

Artists' interpretations of 'Rise of Rocket Girls'

Start your day the Aztec way with pinole

Start your day the Aztec way with pinole

Is your breakfast not giving you go power? Try pinole, an ancient Aztec power food

Hood named CEO  of Mary's Woods

Hood named CEO of Mary's Woods

Mary's Woods new CEO began November 2016

Business briefs

Business briefs

News about business people in the area.

Attend these LO Reads events

Attend these LO Reads events

The month of February is filled with events, lectures, films and more programs supporting Lake...

Evans releases new title

Evans releases new title

Lake Oswego author Rosemary R. Evans has releasesd a new series of books. These are for preteens.

'Laid-back acoustic' night set for Feb. 13

'Laid-back acoustic' night set for Feb. 13

Ty Curtis, Jerry Jacques and Dave Kahl will perform at Lake Theater and Cafe Feb. 13

- Get tickets now for Art Throb -

- Get tickets now for Art Throb -

The Arts Council of Lake Oswego has two mahor fundraisers you can support this winter, ArtMart...

Marylhurst Speaker Series sparks dialogue on social justice

Marylhurst Speaker Series sparks dialogue on social justice

Maryhurst University's Speaker Series will focus on social justice issues

Stretch peace of Thanksgiving on #GivingTuesday

Stretch peace of Thanksgiving on #GivingTuesday

Want to keep the peaceful feeling going beyond Thanksgiving? Donate or volunteer on #GivingTuesday

Local couple helps bring top talent to Lake Oswego for Music Mondays

Local couple helps bring top talent to Lake Oswego for Music Mondays

Visit Lake Theater and Cafe for Music Monday concert series

Plenty of fun planned for holidays in WL

Plenty of fun planned for holidays in WL

Many events are planned for West Linn residents this holiday season.

Zupan's Markets, Coalition Brewing release fourth private label beer

Zupan's Markets, Coalition Brewing release fourth private label beer

Zupan's Markets and Coalition Brewing have released another private label beer just in time for...

Something for everyone at Holiday Gallery

Something for everyone at Holiday Gallery

Give everyone on your list a piece of art this year. The holiday gallery includes clothing and...

Santa  Sing-Along  set for  Nov. 26

Santa Sing-Along set for Nov. 26

Broadway Rose Theatre Company will present a Santa Sing-Along event you won't want to miss

Clay Circle artists to hold art show, sale

Clay Circle artists to hold art show, sale

West Linn artist Sara Swink and other artists from her Clay Circle Studio will hold a sale of...

Burn some calories before you feast

Burn some calories before you feast

Take part in West Linn's Turkey Trot, Trainer's Club's Calorie Crusher

Oswego Trading Co. offers hip design

Oswego Trading Co. offers hip design

New consignment shop offers eclectic mix of accessories, artwork and furnishings Out with the...

Palisades Floral has holiday open house Saturday

Palisades Floral has holiday open house Saturday

Palisades Floral will hold its annual holiday open house from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 10,...

Affiniti to present annual White Christmas gala

Affiniti to present annual White Christmas gala

Mary's Woods at Marylhurst will present Affiniti, Ireland's foremost Celtic classical trio, in...

Holy Taco hopes to fill Mexican food void in downtown Lake Oswego

Holy Taco hopes to fill Mexican food void in downtown Lake Oswego

Owners of Zeppo Italian Restaurant remake their popular space into a boutique eatery featuring...

A decade of golden memories

A decade of golden memories

Grizzled, aged reporter looks back with gratitude on 10 years in LO I did not want to write this...

Aji Tram owner to launch Lantern

Aji Tram owner to launch Lantern

Eric Mann opening second restaurant in central Eastside Portland It had been an ambition of...

Livestock Framing streamlines framing process

Livestock Framing streamlines framing process

Make heirloom treasures of digital photos Little more than a year ago, Mike Maloney was an...

'Carved by Nature' to open

'Carved by Nature' to open

David Haslett's stone sculptures and Larry N. Olson's photography on exhibit Nov. 4-19 The Arts...

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SUBMITTED PHOTOS  - The succulent plant aloe vera has numerous medicinal qualities. It used to be common practice to have a plant in houses.
February 16, 2017

- Aloe good for you inside, out -

by Barb Randall
Looking for a natural remedy for just about anything that ails you? try Detoxwater
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - At 93, Sample stays busy with her artwork and visits from friends.
February 16, 2017

Life in color

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Lake Oswego resident Gloria Sample keeps life colorful and content with her art
February 16, 2017

Providence Willamette Falls honored by World Health Organization, UNICEF

by Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center
Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center is certified Baby Friendly


STAFF PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE  - From left, Randall Fastabend, Kevin Bryck and Lis Clipton, ham it up with tools they will use to repair items at the Repair Fair set for Feb. 25 at Robinwood Station. The trio are the organizers of the event, which aims to stop the cycle of consumption. Rather than replace an item when it breaks, try to fix it, they encourage.
February 16, 2017

Repair Fair will be fun, beneficial

by Barb Randall
Before you throw that item away, take it to the Repair Fair - it might be fixable!
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Peregrine Literary Series on Feb. 19 will be a celebration of Brian Doyle, and a benefit for his family.
February 16, 2017

Keep on Laughing for Doyle

by Barb Randall
The literary works of Lake Oswego author Brian Doyle will be focus of Sunday's Peregrine Literary Series.
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Longtime West Linn Adult Community Center Marge Russell is looking to the future, and planning to sell her house.
February 16, 2017

Marge Russell is planning ahead

by Doug Dickston
Seniors face many challenges, including how to live independently with comfort
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Beef Bolognese sauce over pasta is on the menu for Friday, Feb. 17. Lunch is served three days a week at the LOACC, and starting in March, you can join the Sunday Supper Club and the Tuesday Salad Bar.
February 16, 2017

More great food available at LOACC

by Maria Bigelow
Lake Oswego Adult Community Center is adding a Sunday Supper Club and Tuesday Salad Bar. Come and eat!
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Stephanie Bell and Justin Gutierrez are engaged to be married. A July 2017 wedding is planned.
February 16, 2017

Engagement

by Pamplin Media Group
Stephanie Bell of Lake Oswego and Justin Gutierrez, formerly of Heppner, are engaged
February 16, 2017

What's Happening

by Barb Randall
Meetings and events of special note
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Those wishing to babysit can sign up for the two-day Babysitter Bootcamp offered March 3-4 through Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation.
February 16, 2017

Potential sitters can sign up for Babysitter Bootcamp

by Judy Nelson
Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation is offering a Baby-sitting Bootcamp March 3 and 4
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - State Rep. Bill Kennemer, R-39, represents an area that includes rural Oregon City. He will speak at the Lake Oswego Republican Womens meeting Feb. 21.
February 16, 2017

State Rep. Kennemer to speak on Legislative Assembly

by Pamplin Media Group
Join the Lake Oswego Republican Women to hear Rep. Bill Kennemer talk on the 79th Legislative Assembly
February 16, 2017

Master Gardeners to receive award at conference

by Pamplin Media Group
Master Gardeners from throughout the world will gather this summer for the international Master Gardener Conference.
STAFF PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE  - Timna Rockman, left, is serving as a shelicha, or emissary, from Israel, sharing Israeli culture with American students in an effort to correct common prejudices about the Israeli-Arab conflict. She is a houseguest of Michelle Minch and her family in West Linn.
February 09, 2017

Woman shares Israeli culture, life with local students

by Barb Randall
Israel's Timna Rockman is in the US to share a true picture of Israeli life, culture
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Grapefruit has long been enjoyed by those wishing to lose weight. It is low in calories and high in fiber. But it can be dangerous for those taking certain medications.
February 09, 2017

Eating grapefruit can be good for some, bad for others

by Barb Randall
Barb Randall shares warnings about mixing some medications with grapefruit, and also Valentine's Day wine events
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Jade Aguilar, assistant professor of sociology and womens and gender studies at Willamette University, will open Marylhurst Universitys Speakers Series on Feb. 23 with a discussion on gender issues.
February 09, 2017

Talks on gender, race beginning at Marylhurst

by Barb Randall
Marylhurst University kicks off its Speakers Series on social justice Feb. 23
February 09, 2017

Tree hazards and prevention to be shared

by Pamplin Media Group
Clackamas County Master Gardeners invite the public to attend a special presentation on warning signs that trees may be in trouble
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Portland area resident Debbie Ethell, the executive director of KOTA Foundation, will address members of the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center Feb. 13. She is working to keep elephants from extinction.
February 09, 2017

Elephants are more like humans than you know

by Maria Bigelow
The Lake Oswego Adult Community Center will host a special program on KOTA Foundation Feb. 13
SUBMITTED PHOTOS  - Reference librarian Jane Carr will be the guest speaker at the Lake Oswego Womens Coalition meeting Feb. 15. Carr will share slides showing how the space program influenced American life.
February 09, 2017

LOWC to see how space impacts life then, now

by Barb Randall
Lake Oswego Women's Coalition will participate in LO Reads, with a presentation on how the space program impacted pop culture by Reference Librarian Jane Carr Feb. 15
February 09, 2017

Home is where your heart is

by Roy Houston
Where is your home? Roy Houston ponders that question and gives his answers.
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Doug Dickston encourages senior travelers to Mexico to use a cane when walking on uneven walkways and to remember the phrase no lo hice, which means I did not in situations where you might be blamed for doing something you did or did not do.
February 09, 2017

Language no barrier for sunny trip to Mexico

by Doug Dickston
Doug Dickston offers tips for easy communication while on vacation in Mexico
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Lake Oswego Park Ranger Ben LaBounty and his daughter Emma enjoyed the Daddy Daughter Dance in 2016. Sign up now for this years dance.
February 09, 2017

Daddy Daughter Dance goes under the sea

by Judy Nelson
Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department offers plenty of fun events, classes during February
SUBMITTED PHOTOS  - Michelle Girts
February 09, 2017

Pioneer female scientists to share journeys

by (none)
As part of Lake Oswego Reads program Lakewood Center Associates will present a special program featuring women scientists
SUBMITTED PHOTO - West Linn artist Jan Rimerman will exhibit The Stone and Water Collection at Cascade Sothebys International Realty Company in Portlands Pearl District through Feb. 28. An opening reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. Feb. 2.  Rimerman takes inspiration from what she sees in nature: Water flows over stones making them smooth while revealing past life symbols. Hidden images that are revealed as the light changes daily and seasonally.  This piece is titled Water Sprites. Cards of the 30-piece collection will be available for purchase at the First Thursday event Feb. 2. Cascade Sothebys Pearl District office is located at 1321 N.W. Hoyt in Portland. Learn more online at janrimerman.com.
February 02, 2017

Rimerman opening new exhibit at Cascade Sotheby's

by Pamplin Media Group
West Linn artist Jan Rimerman will open a new show at Cascade Sotheby's in Portland's Pearl District
February 02, 2017

Community Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Information you will want to know.
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Girls just want to have fun playing lacrosse. Sign up now for skill camps through Lake Oswego Parks and Rec.
February 02, 2017

Lacrosse skills camps offered

by Judy Nelson
From drop in adult sports to cooking classes, Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation has something for everyone.

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SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Pacific Pie Co. is the second stop on the West Linn Adult Community Centers field trip Feb. 22. You can have a slice of sweet or savory pie, or both.
Feb 02, 2017

Coffee and pie are focus of field trip

by Doug Dickston
Pie and coffee are sure to please! Take the field trip with West Linn Adult Community Center to have a slice.
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Nobel Prize winner Gertrude Bell Elion is one of the women scientists who wil be portrayed in Breaking the Sound Barrier: Celebrating Unsung Heroes in Science Feb. 11. The program is presented by AAUW as part of the Lake Oswego Reads program.
Feb 02, 2017

AAUW presents 'Breaking the Sound Barrier'

by Pamplin Media Group
Attend a live reader's theater as part of the Lake Oswego Reads program
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Wheatley
Feb 02, 2017

Oregon's response to climate change explained by Wheatley

by Pamplin Media Group
Willamette Women Democrats will host Thomas Wheatley at their meeting Feb. 9
Feb 02, 2017

Regain independence with Uber, Lyft

by Esther Halvorson-Hill
Transportation doesn't have to be an issue for seniors with modern day services life Uber, Lyft
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - The invasive Japanese beetle is cause for serious concern in Oregon. Oregon Department of Agriculture has plans to eradicate the insect beginning this spring.
Feb 02, 2017

ODA aims to get rid of Japanese beetles

by Oregon Dept. of Agriculture
Japanese beetles to be eradicated this spring
Feb 02, 2017

What's Happening

by Pamplin Media Group
Meetings and events of special note
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - More than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimers disease, according the Alzheimers Association. Experts from the association will share tips on recognizing Alzheimers and how to cope with it Feb. 10.
Feb 02, 2017

When is it time to worry about memory loss?

by Maria Bigelow
Everyone has memory lapses, but could they be attributed to dementia?
Jan 26, 2017

Hope still exists, even if hope chests don't

by Lynn Deal
It used to standard practice for women to handmake quilts for their families, packing them away in hope chests.
STAFF PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - At home in Dunthorpe, Pamela and Marc Zemp enjoy hanging out in the kitchen, where Marc can be found making pizzas.  Before: The Zemps took their kitchen down to the studs as they renovated their 1912 home.
Jan 26, 2017

Old house, new life

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Marc and Pamela Zemp have restored their Dunthorpe home to its original glory
Jan 26, 2017

LO Reads begins

by Barb Randall
Lake Oswego Reads program kicks off! These events are planned for it this week.
Jan 26, 2017

What do snowbound seniors do?

by Doug Dickston
The West Linn Adult Community Center was closed during the snowstorm. Seniors had to devise their own entertainment.
Jan 26, 2017

- Learn to spot a scam -

by Maria Bigelow
The Lake Oswego Adult Community Center will present a free presentation by Ellen M. Klem from the Oregon Attorney General's office on how to spot a scam Feb. 13.
Jan 26, 2017

What's Happening

by Pamplin Media Group
Meetings and special events you won't want to miss. Get these on your calendar.
SUBMITTED PHOTO: KATHRYN ELSESSER PHOTOGRAPHY - Maxine Borcherding says she came to be serious about wines later in life. She earned the title of sommelier and  when she was 60.
Jan 26, 2017

Maxine Borcherding aims to give wine lovers confidence to make…

by Barb Randall
World Class Wines presents Maxine Borcherding to teach wine classes this winter. Join the fun!
FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE  - Lake Oswego best-selling authors Nancy Bush, left, and her sister, Lisa Jackson, pose with a few of their books in 2014. The authors have more than 150 titles to their credit. Jacksons newest book Expecting to Die will be released Feb. 28.
Jan 26, 2017

Lisa Jackson to release 'Expecting to Die'

by Barb Randall
Lake Oswego award-winning author Lisa Jackson will release 'Expecting to Die' Feb. 28
SUBMITTED PHOTOS:  - Fleischmanns Yeast shares this creative recipe for making Snowmen Rolls. Get the family to help make these from scratch rolls.
Jan 19, 2017

Snow means soup and fun snowmen rolls

by Barb Randall
Oh the weather outside was frightful, just perfect for making snowman shaped rolls and soup
STAFF PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Peggy Keonjian of West Linn worked as a contract field editor for magazines such as Better Homes and Gardens for more than a decade.
Jan 19, 2017

Scouting beauty

by Kelsey O'Halloran
West Linn resident Peggy Keonjian shares memories of her days as a field editor for Better Homes and Gardens magazine.
SUBMITTED PHOTOS  - Doug Oliphant was a pillar in the Lake Oswego community and since his death in 2014, friends and family have organized the Oliphant Community Golf Tournament. Proceeds from the charity tournament were recently dispersed.
Jan 19, 2017

Sign up now for Oliphant Community Tourney

by Barb Randall
The annual Oliphant Community Golf Tournament shares spirit of beloved civic volunteer
Jan 19, 2017

Community Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Take note of these special meetings and notices.
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Meet Bob Moore, founder of Bobs Red Mill, during the tour of the mill and store Wednesday, Jan. 25. The group will also eat lunch at the on-site restaurant. Cost is $10 per person.
Jan 19, 2017

Field trip set for Bob's Red Mill

by Doug Dickston
Join members of the West Linn Adult Community Center on a field trip to Bob's Red Mill.
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Stephanie Barnett-Herro, the Older Adult Systems of Care coordinator for Clackamas County Health, Housing and Human Services, has developed a class that puts to practice the newest trends in brain games.
Jan 19, 2017

Brain health benefits from games, art

by Maria Bigelow
The Lake Oswego Adult Community Center is offering brain games for seniors to exercise the brain
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Plans for the 2017 Lake Oswego Farmers Market are beginning. Vendors may apply until Feb. 27.
Jan 19, 2017

Calling all vendors - apply for LO Farmers Market 2017

by Judy Nelson
Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation is preparing for these classes and events
Jan 19, 2017

Tax season officially opens Jan. 23

by Oregon Department of Revenue
Gather your tax information - it's time to prepare your 2016 tax return
Jan 19, 2017

What's Happening

by Pamplin Media Group
Meetings and special events happening this week.
DoveLewis reminds pet owners that if it is cold to you, it is also cold to your pet.
Jan 19, 2017

Keep your animal warm: cold weather safety tips for pet owners

by DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital
DoveLewis Animal Hospital shares tips to keep your pets safe during the cold weather.