Take a 'musical journey' for a good cause

Take a 'musical journey' for a good cause

Landscapes 2016 will benefit Pioneer Pantry, help feed hungry youth - Landscapes 2016, a benefit...

Youth Theatre for Change offers outlet for young voices

Youth Theatre for Change offers outlet for young voices

“Seek first to understand, then to be understood,” said Kirk Mouser, adding, “Our...

'The Music Man' marches onstage at Clackamas Repertory Theatre

'The Music Man' marches onstage at Clackamas Repertory Theatre

There may be trouble in River City, but on the stage of Clackamas Repertory Theatre the sounds...

Oregon City-based Super Specific Vinyl, Vinyl On Demand earn five-star reviews

Oregon City-based Super Specific Vinyl, Vinyl On Demand earn five-star reviews

In Jennifer Dawson’s opinion, the love of vinyl records is more than a fad, more than...

Beavercreek's Emerson Chase wins rowing contest

Beavercreek's Emerson Chase wins rowing contest

Emerson Chase, a high school sophomore from Beavercreek attending Oregon Connections Academy,...

Tiny home rentals perfect fit for Mt. Hood Village Resort

Tiny home rentals perfect fit for Mt. Hood Village Resort

They may be tiny, but they have a huge impact, and the public is invited to tour the five small...

North Clackamas Community Choir, partners present 'Of Sea and Song'

North Clackamas Community Choir, partners present 'Of Sea and Song'

Oregon State University Meistersingers and selected high school boys join in May 16 concert - ...

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PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Shay Tupper, 18, a graduate of Clackamas High School, cuddles with a friend's Hampshire Soffolk-mix sheep that had already been shorn. Her own sheep were sold at auction.
August 22, 2016

Clackamas County Fair attendees survive heat, win awards at event

by Ellen Spitaleri
Hot temperatures, live music, food booths, livestock displays and competitions characterized the Clackamas County Fair this year. In the Main Pavilion, it was awards time as Susan Sommers,…
PHOTO BY KEVIN YELL - Gathered around the piano as they rehearse for 'Stairway to Paradise' are, left to right, Dirk Foley, Brian Smith, musical director David Hastings, Sarah Kelley and Brandee Leibrand.
August 17, 2016

Partnership between Rose Villa, New Century Players to benefit…

by Ellen Spitaleri
Both Kelley Marchant and Vassar Byrd agree that the new partnership between Milwaukie’s New Century Players and Rose Villa Senior Living is a win-win-win situation. The theater company wins…
August 17, 2016

Singer brings favorite Broadway hits to Clackamas Rep stage

by Ellen Spitaleri
Merideth Kaye Clark has appeared with many regional theaters, participated in numerous concerts, originated roles in two off-Broadway musicals and performed the role of Elphaba in the first…


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…
August 10, 2016

Register for annual Johnson Creek cleanup

by Ellen Spitaleri
Volunteers expected to collect more than 3 tons of trash Danielle Miles, the outgoing volunteer and outreach coordinator for the Johnson Creek Watershed Council, suggests that volunteers sign up…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Diana Sharer loves to wear this shirt covered in Elvis photos.
August 03, 2016

Diana Sharer, 'Elvis Lady of Gladstone,' to lead Gladstone…

by Ellen Spitaleri
Ladies and gentlemen, Elvis has not left the building — at least he has not left “Graceland West,” which is what Diana Sharer calls her home in Gladstone. That house is filled with memorabilia…
August 01, 2016

Gladstone Books on Buses aims to get kids reading

by Ellen Spitaleri
This September, parents of Gladstone schoolchildren should not be surprised to see their sons and daughters coming home with books they found in a huge bag on the school bus. Before the school…
PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Jean Herrera and Lori Prouty tend to the weeds in the rain garden behind the fellowship hall and education wing of the Clackamas United Church of Christ. The swale, which filters rain water into the garden, snakes through the site just in front of the two women.
July 20, 2016

Clackamas United Church of Christ rain garden, hedgerow win…

by Ellen Spitaleri
Members of the congregation of the Clackamas United Church of Christ knew that the rain garden and native hedgerow that church members created in 2013 would help flooding in the Upper Kellogg…
Susannah Mars
July 13, 2016

Susannah Mars debut to kick off Clackamas Repertory Theatre's…

by Ellen Spitaleri
She’s a six-time Drammy winner who has appeared in over 100 productions and concerts around the country, and now singer/actress Susannah Mars will grace the Clackamas Repertory Theatre stage at…
PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Lisa Halcom, left, owner of Happyrock Coffee, and Nancy Slavin, organizer of The Other Side Reading Salon, plan for the next reading salon.
July 06, 2016

The Other Side Reading Salon: Get a taste of Gladstone and local…

by Ellen Spitaleri
Nancy Slavin knows that in times of transition, the best thing to do is gather in a coffee shop, meet other people and try to change the world. And that is exactly how The Other Side Reading…

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