King's Raven Winery to host Children's Center yoga benefit

King's Raven Winery to host Children's Center yoga benefit

If practicing yoga in a gorgeous outdoor setting while benefiting a worthy cause has appeal, then...

Happy Valley resident to be store director of new Fred Meyer

Happy Valley resident to be store director of new Fred Meyer

Potential employees encouraged to attend job fairs Sept. 9-10 - Brenda Roeter’s dream of...

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These are a few of the 2015 quilts that won top honors at last years NW Quilting Expo. Attendees of the show will be amazed by the quality of all the quilts. 2015 Best in Show: 'Hard Times' by Lynn Czaban
September 23, 2016

NW Quilting Expo - Bigger and better than ever

by Andrew Kilstrom
The northwest's largest quilt expo runs through this Saturday at Portland Expo Center The Northwest Quilting Expo is back for a 16th edition, and it’s bigger and better than ever – again. If…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lisa Smith's photo exhibit, 'Epic and the Everyday,' is on view through Oct. 31 at Oregon City's In Bocca al Lupo Fine Art.
September 21, 2016

Lisa Smith finds beauty in everyday life at Oregon City's In…

by Ellen Spitaleri
Lisa Smith demonstrates that beauty can be found in in the things we see around us in "Epic and the Everyday," her photography exhibit at Oregon City's In Bocca al Lupo Fine Art. Her solo show…
Donna Prinzmetal
September 14, 2016

Donna Prinzmetal kicks off 10th poetry season at Milwaukie's…

by Ellen Spitaleri
Poet Donna Prinzmetal describes Milwaukie as “a community that is alive with literature and writing,” and that's why she's pleased to be the first reader in the tenth season of the Milwaukie…


SUBMITTED PHOTO - Photographer and author Wafa Ghnaim, a 2001 graduate of Milwaukie High School, will introduce her new book during three sessions at the Ledding Cultural Forum.
September 14, 2016

Milwaukie High School grad Wafa Ghnaim reveals Palestinian…

by Ellen Spitaleri
The key to understanding Wafa Ghnaim’s presentations at the Ledding Cultural Forum on Sept. 17, 18, and 19 is in the title of her book: “Tatreez & Tea: Embroidery & Storytelling in the…
September 07, 2016

Patriot theme set for final Other Side Reading Salon on Sept. 11

by Ellen Spitaleri
The Other Side Reading Salon promises to be a fun one, said Nancy Slavin, the organizer of the event. For the final salon of the year, at 2 p.m. Sept. 11, at HappyRock Coffee Company in…
PHOTO BY KELLEY MARCHANT - Brian Smith, Sarah Kelley, Dirk Foley and Brandee Leibrand sing the tunes that make Broadway memorable in 'Stairway to Paradise,' opening Sept. 9 at the Rose Villa Performing  Arts Center.
September 07, 2016

'Stairway to Paradise' nostalgic look at origins of classic…

by Ellen Spitaleri
Featuring “heart-touching songs and memorable, singable melodies,” the upcoming New Century Players’ production of “Stairway to Paradise” is sure to be a crowd pleaser, said David Hastings, the…
PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Jerry Herrmann, left, watches as crew members push a replica wagon into place at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. Pictured, left to right, are Lucio Perez, Gabriel Gunvaldson, Craig Holfeld, Owen Civica, Isaac Ehrich and Cody Carver.
August 31, 2016

Rivers of Life Center crew builds community

by Ellen Spitaleri
Jerry Herrmann has spent this summer training another group of young men, giving them life skills and leadership opportunities in order to make them more appealing to employers. And this year’s…
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…

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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.
Aug 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…
Rick Trostel
Aug 10, 2016

Take a 'musical journey' for a good cause

by Ellen Spitaleri
Landscapes 2016 will benefit Pioneer Pantry, help feed hungry youth - Landscapes 2016, a benefit concert Aug. 13 at Zion Lutheran Church in Oregon City, will take the audience on “a good musical…
Aug 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…
PHOTO BY TRAVIS NODURFT - Carter Christianson (Winthrop Paroo) tries out his new trombone, while Kelly Lanzillo (Marian Paroo) and Dave Sweeny (Prof. Harold Hill) proudly look on.
Aug 03, 2016

'The Music Man' marches onstage at Clackamas Repertory Theatre

by Ellen Spitaleri
There may be trouble in River City, but on the stage of Clackamas Repertory Theatre the sounds will be joyous as 33 cast members bring Meredith Wilson’s “The Music Man” to life. The production…
PHOTO BY LISA SMITH - Kirk Mouser, the executive artistic director of Stumptown Stages, and playwright Jenni Green Miller interact with participants in the Clackamas County Arts Alliance Youth Theatre for Change program.
Aug 03, 2016

Youth Theatre for Change offers outlet for young voices

by Ellen Spitaleri
“Seek first to understand, then to be understood,” said Kirk Mouser, adding, “Our youth in Clackamas County hold the key to our future.” Mouser directs an upcoming play being staged by young…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Diana Sharer loves to wear this shirt covered in Elvis photos.
Aug 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…
Aug 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…