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April 23, 2015

Just Another Point of View: As long as we're human, there will…

by Mikel Kelly
Last week’s Lake Oswego Review contained one of those boo-boos that leaves everybody in my business a little sick to their stomachs. On Page A9, a pair of guest commentaries by Steve Coury and…
April 23, 2015

Citizen's View: Celebrating Earth Day: Still a chance to save…

by Peter Wright
It was exactly 25 years ago — in April 1990 — that an enthusiastic group of young people in Palo Alto, Calif., felt as though they were on the brink of saving the world. They comprised Earth Day…
April 23, 2015

Citizen's View: Bob Barman: On listening and leadership

by Bob Barman
I like to campaign! I know that might sound odd or even self-serving, but for me, it’s about listening and leading. My wife, Katy, and I have owned gas stations and convenience stores in Oregon…
April 23, 2015

Citizen's View: Schools Foundation helps every child in Lake…

by Sarah Howell
I found myself searching for my sunglasses this week, unprepared for the beautiful weather we’ve been having. It occurred to me that summer is almost here. How is this possible? The school year…
April 23, 2015

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Why I’m voting for Barman Bob Barman’s heart is in the right place. He supports policy and decisions that protect and promote equity for all Lake Oswego students. I hold this characteristic in…
April 16, 2015

Just Another Point of View: When you reach this age, you'llbe…

by Mikel Kelly
Two important people in my life — the other person who lives at our house and my recently retired friend Jim — both admitted long ago that they were actively practicing (for when the time comes)…
April 16, 2015

Citizen's View: Foundation bridges funding gap, puts teachers in…

by Lara James and John Goerges
This year, we have been proud to serve as the co-chairs for the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation Annual Campaign. Together with nine school captains and a number of dedicated volunteers, we are…
April 16, 2015

Citizen's View: New 'civic center' in downtown Lake Oswego? Do…

by Gerry Good
At the April 7 City Council meeting, City Manager Scott Lazenby indicated he would be bringing the council a request to approve the purchase of land adjacent to City Hall at the April 21…
April 16, 2015

Citizen's View: Open minds will calm the waters, unite community

by Steve Coury
I’m a very fortunate guy whose life has been greatly influenced by this Lake Oswego community. My family moved here from Colorado in the mid-70s and I attended Lakeridge High School. I found…
April 16, 2015

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Thanks, Officer Druliner! Recently, after running errands throughout Lake Oswego, I stopped at a shoe store to make a very unneeded purchase and realized that I didn’t have my wallet. Credit…

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Apr 09, 2015

Just another point of view: A Kelly, by any other name, is…

by Mikel Kelly
I confess to being curious what would happen if I walked into a pub in Ireland and announced my name is Mike Kelly. Would somebody buy me a drink, or would they shout, in unison, “So?????” — you…
Apr 09, 2015

Citizen's View: LO Schools Foundation: a community institution

by Dr. Heather Beck
As a relative newcomer to Lake Oswego, I have learned much during the past year about our wonderful schools and this vibrant city. I have been struck by the strong sense of community and the…
Apr 09, 2015

Citizen's View: 'We have tried to be a positive influence in our…

by Paul and Teri Graham
We are retiring at the end of May, along with Graham’s Book & Stationery. We and the store are doing well. There are those who say doing business in Lake Oswego is challenging, difficult or…
Apr 09, 2015

Citizen's View: April is Community Banking Month

by Stephen G. Andrews
The Bank of Oswego and the Independent Community Bankers of America are recognizing Community Banking Month throughout April — dedicated to celebrating the long-standing tradition of local…
Apr 09, 2015

Citizen's View: Three steps to better school funding

by Rep. Ann Lininger
I spent Saturday helping at a debate tournament at Lake Oswego Junior High. Student debaters spoke on topics like “truth” and whether “a just government should provide food security to…
Apr 09, 2015

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Slow down on WEB I agree with Nancy Gronowski (“Let’s catch our breath and look at the West End Building one more time,” March 26) that our city leaders should take a deep breath and reconsider…
Apr 02, 2015

Citizen's View: Competition in the land of opportunity

by Peter Wright
Ah, the noble fight. The well-deserved victory. Give praise to competitors and the competitive spirit! How could America and the free-market system have thrived if rivalry had been reined in by…
Apr 02, 2015

Citizen's View: You can give back with the Lake Oswego Lions Club

by Denise Gordon
“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble.” — Hellen Keller We’d all love to accomplish “great and noble” or…
Apr 02, 2015

Citizen's View: Why demographics and economics are critical to…

by Dave Berg
“Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies.” — John F. Kennedy I recently wrote an article for The Review in which I discussed a presentation I made to the Leadership Lake…
Apr 02, 2015

Citizen's View: Exceptional community needs extraordinary…

by Patti Zebrowski
Springtime in Lake Oswego brings flowers, cherry blossoms, raindrops and the annual request by the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation for a contribution to support our 10 public schools. For 29…




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