Artists share insight into creative process

Artists share insight into creative process

Washington County Open Studios tour is this weekend The fifth annual Washington County Open...

Cedar Mill Cider Festival returns Sunday

Cedar Mill Cider Festival returns Sunday

Community event offers festive food, music and fun for all The Tualatin Hills Park and...

Finding their sound

Finding their sound

Marianna Thielen and Reece Marshburn create music and perform as The Bylines, they have a show...

Art in the open air

Art in the open air

Beaverton Arts Mix begins with Quick Draw event and competition Sitting with an easel and canvas...

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Photo Credit: TIMES FILE PHOTO - The 11th annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta returns to the Tualatin Lake of the Commons on Saturday.
October 17, 2014

Giant Pumpkin Regatta invades Tualatin

by The Times
Lake of the Commons will host wacky water races The city of Tualatin presents the 11th annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta on Saturday at the Tualatin Lake of the Commons. Have you ever seen…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Gaillardia aristata is a native blanketflower that typically grows in clumps and is part of the sunflower family. It is one of 100 varieties of native plants featured in Saturday's sale.
October 09, 2014

Fall Native Plant Sale returns this Saturday

by Beaverton Valley Times
Tualatin Hills Nature Park hosts ninth annual event It’s that time of year to get native plants into the soil. Home gardeners can choose from among more than 100 varieties of trees, shrubs and…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Tigard Police K-9 Baxter poses for a photo with his handler and members of the Tigard Breakfast Rotary who are working to raise money to purchase a second police dog for the department.
October 09, 2014

Tigard Doggie Dash hopes to close gap for new K-9

by Geoff Pursinger
Runners and their dogs can still register After only six months of fundraising, the Tigard Breakfast Rotary has collected nearly all the money it needs to purchase a new police dog for the…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Elizabeth Ives warms up at the barre during rehearsal at the Portland Festival Ballet.
October 09, 2014

Dancing over borders

by Caitlin Feldman
Dancers from Portland Festival Ballet travel to Philippines to perform and offer aid When 16 dancers from Portland Festival Ballet and a handful from Northwest Classical Ballet in Vancouver,…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Renowned French flutist Jean Ferrandis performs Saturday at the Cedar Hills United Church of Christ.
October 08, 2014

French flutist Jean Ferrandis performs in Beaverton

by Beaverton Valley Times
The Greater Portland Flute Society will present a recital and reception Saturday featuring renowned French flutist Jean Ferrandis. The event is co-sponsored by Verne Q. Powell Flutes. Ferrandis…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Jonathan Larsen, of Tigard, is the owner of Edelweiss Tours, a small group tour company that brings people from all over the world to experience Switzerland, Germany and Italy.
October 02, 2014

Tigard guide has traveling Europe down to a science

by Geoff Pursinger
There was a time, not too long ago, when travel agents ruled the tourism market. They made travel arrangements, booked hotels and reserved spots on sightseeing trips. But these days, travel…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Jimmie Ray Cantrell and his wife, Cyndi, perform shows across  the country. Their tribute to Johnny Cash on Saturday in Hillsboro serves as a benefit for the Beaverton Historical Society.
October 01, 2014

Johnny Cash tribute show benefits Beaverton Historical Society

by Ray Pitz
Jimmie Ray Cantrell, a former Oregonian, to perform Cash hits Jimmie Ray Cantrell’s love of Johnny Cash goes deeper than the fact both share/shared a love for America, trains and their wives.…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Tualatin artist Diane Hicks works from photos and paints with watercolors to create paintings that she deems, 'Realistic, but not.'
October 01, 2014

Supporting the community through art

by Caitlin Feldman
Celebrate the Gifts Art Festival returns to Calvin Presbyterian Church in Tigard this weekend With technology and advances in digital photo editing, snapping the perfect picture is much easier…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - People in need are invited to head to the Union Gospel Mission's 14th annual Operation Overcoat block party today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Portland.
September 27, 2014

Operation Overcoat provides meals, clothes and services

by Christina Lent
Update: Union Gospel Mission attracts hundreds with downtown street fair Hundreds of the Portland area's homeless and low-income community received clothing and a meal Saturday during the Union…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Oregon Food Bank volunteer Lynn Shaker helps sort apples for donation boxes. Groups and individuals as young as six can sign up for two-hour shifts at the food bank, doing everything from sorting and repacking to leading gardening or cooking classes.
September 25, 2014

A new recipe to fight hunger

by Jennifer Anderson
Oregon Food Bank pushes for education, more fresh produce Susannah Morgan marvels at the shiny purple eggplants that hang on the vine, the bright rows of rainbow chard, beets, tomatoes and pole…

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Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTOS: CHASE ALLGOOD - Jo Linden, program coordinator for Tigard-based Cascade Education Corps, shows a group of Farmington View Elementary School students how to properly prepare a tree for planting.
Sep 25, 2014

Volunteers dig into '1 Million Trees' project

by Kendra Hogue
Tree-planting has been improving the Tualatin River Watershed for 10 years Scott Fogarty, executive director of Friends of Trees, wondered if he heard right when Paul Allen, owner of the…
Sep 24, 2014

Munada Market offers local and African crafts

by Beaverton Valley Times
Oregon Heritage Farms hosts benefit for people in need in Zambia A unique collection of African arts and crafts products is on sale at the third Munada Market at Heritage Farms, 22801 S.W.…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Patriot Guard rider Greg Keller stands at attention during Friday night's dedication ceremony prior to the start of Southridge's third annual Memorial Football Game versus Westview.
Sep 24, 2014

A lasting tribute

by Beaverton Valley Times
Southridge continues Memorial Game tradition with patriotic dedication of new Community Plaza Friday was a night for paying tribute to military veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice in…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO: PAUL RICH - Hot on the trail of a killer in 'Whodunit ... the Musical' are (from left) Mike Dedarian as the detective; Debbie Hunter as Carrie Innes, the wealthy spinster who rents the summer cottage; and Jennifer Goldsmith as her cockney maid.
Sep 18, 2014

'Whodunit' actress assumes opposite role

by Barbara Sherman
Broadway Rose Theatre Company challenges Debbie Hunter to tap into spinster character Debbie Hunter is playing against type in the Broadway Rose Theatre Company production of “Whodunit ... the…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Healing energy is just one of several positive messages featured on a BlankieGram that Shelly Pollock and Gene Banducci created.
Sep 22, 2014

Covering the world in hugs, one blankie at a time

by Caitlin Feldman
New BlankieGram enterprise donates one blanket for each one purchased When Shelly Pollock was diagnosed with melanoma years ago, she felt a lack of support from friends and family. It wasn't…
Photo Credit: TIMES FILE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Sunday Trailways event will highlight Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District's 60-mile trails network and the many ways people enjoy it.
Sep 17, 2014

Sunday Trailways event celebrates Westside Regional Trail

by Beaverton Valley Times
Variety of activities and music will highlight festivities Families and community members are invited to walk, run, ride or roll along the Beaverton portion of the Westside Regional Trail on…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO: MICHAEL DURHAM - Oregon Zoo visitors can catch up with Gus, believed to be the worlds oldest male Steller sea lion, during the zoos annual Senior Safari. Anyone 65 or older, along with one companion, can visit the zoo for free on Tuesday.
Sep 13, 2014

Seniors can visit the zoo for free Tuesday

by The Times
Local seniors have the opportunity to reconnect with wildlife Tuesday during Senior Safari, a free day at the Oregon Zoo for anyone 65 or older. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., seniors, who may each…
Sep 11, 2014

Project aims to help people with disabilities

by The Times
Washington is one of 12 counties piloting Oregon Project Independence Washington County is one of 12 counties participating in a year-long Oregon Project Independence pilot project. Project…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Kathy Norris flings a patriotic blanket that was initially intended to be donated, but her Marine veteran husband convinced her to let him keep it.
Sep 11, 2014

Helping hands

by Caitlin Feldman
Tigard Auxiliary's Kathy Norris has been making blankets for veterans since 2009, and is on her 128th creation It takes Kathy Norris 30 minutes to crochet one row of a blanket and 45 hours to…
Sep 11, 2014

Tour de Parks explores Tigard on Saturday

by The Times
On your mark, get set, ride! Bicyclists from across Washington County will converge on Tigard this weekend for the seventh annual “Tour de Parks” bike ride. The free bicycle ride will travel…

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