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PAMPLIN MEDIA PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - Caren Pennington has been training at Fit For Life for more than 20 years, and says the key to each of her four classes is a loose, family-like environment.
March 16, 2017

A trainer for life

by Patrick Malee
Caren Pennington has spent more than 20 years teaching in Fit For Life's unique and welcoming environment
PHOTOGRAPHS BY VERN UYETAKE - Mathnasium Owner/Director Bruce Withycombe works with fourth-grader Tripp Moussavi.
March 16, 2017

Mathnasium offers SAT prep for high schoolers

by Andrew Kilstrom
This tutoring center functions similar to a gymnasium with monthly memberships
TIDINGS PHOTO: KELSEY OHALLORAN - Brianna Bliquez, an Edible Arrangements fruit expert, shows off the Shamrock Celebration basket.
March 16, 2017

The sweetest way to celebrate

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Edible Arrangements in West Linn creates beautiful fruit baskets for any occasion


PHOTO CREDIT: VERN UYETAKE - Advantis West Linn Branch Manager Nick Kehoe says that the branch takes member-first service to a whole new level by treating each member like the co-owners that they are.
March 16, 2017

Keep your money close to home

by Claire Green
Stay in control of your finances at Advantis Credit Union in Central Village
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - Chef Laura Bliss, left, and Bakery Manager Kaylin Schimpf  show off just a few of the delectable treats available at Market of Choice.
February 09, 2017

Icing on the cake

by Patrick Malee
Out shopping for Valentine's Day? Don't forget treats at Market of Choice
VERN UYETAKE - Impress your someone special with a beautiful arrangement from Wishing Well this Valentines Day. To shake things up from the classic gift of red roses, choose a mixed bouquet with fragrant and long-lasting lilies, lush greenery and delicately pale roses.
February 09, 2017

Nothing says 'I love you' like gifts on Valentine's Day

by Claire Green
Romance your sweetheart with flowers and chocolates this year: You won't regret it!
VERN UYETAKE - Luc Lac beef is always a La Sen favorite, featuring cubed filet mignon marinated in rice wine, tossed in butter and red onions with mixed greens and served with jasmine rice.
February 09, 2017

La Sen provides perfect setting for Valentine's Day

by Andrew Kilstrom
Local restaurant La Sen at Progress Ridge has new food on the menu for Valentine's Day dinner dates
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - State Optical Co. frames are handmade in Chicago.
February 09, 2017

At You & Eye, glasses look good and do good

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Each eyewear purchase gives back in some way, says optometrist Nicole Pearce
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Angela Patrick founded Forge Hot Yoga studios, formerly known as Bikram Yoga, in West Linn and Happy Valley.
January 19, 2017

Forge a new path to fitness with hot yoga, Pilates

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Formerly known as Bikram Yoga, West Linn studio has added Pilates,Yin Yoga classes
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Robin Mennis does a trunk rotation exercise with trainer Louise Gillis.
January 19, 2017

Fit For Life trainer shows clients age is just a number

by Andrew Kilstrom
Louise Gillis teaches clients to MELT pain away, specializes in helping those 55 and older improve their daily lives

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PHOTOGRAPHS BY VERN UYETAKE - Raw foods, according to Hartmann, are akin to what a dog might eat in the wild — much healthier than common processed foods.
Jan 19, 2017

Don't forget your pet in your New Year's resolution

by Patrick Malee
Nature's Pet has all you need for a healthier best friend
PHOTOS BY VERN UYETAKE - Massage therapost Alexandra Hayes readies her room for a session.
Jan 19, 2017

Beat the cold and flu season while relaxing

by Claire Green
Help your immune system be at full strength with Elements Massage Beat the cold and flu season while relaxing
Patients of Legacy-GoHealth Urgent Care will like the bright and open feel of the clinics waiting area. Legacy-GoHealth just opened at West Linn Central Village.
Nov 18, 2016

Improving urgent care

by Kelsey O'Halloran
West Linn's new Legacy-GoHealth facility looks to brighten the walk-in clinic experience The bright, high-tech waiting room at West Linn’s newest urgent care facility is just one of many ways that Legacy-GoHealth Urgent Care…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: VERN UYETAKE - For those who want to keep their centerpieces intact until the Thanksgiving meal begins, there are decorative fruit boxes. Filled with chocolate dipped fruit, each piece is drizzled with festive chocolate swizzle.
Nov 18, 2016

Elegantly display harvest's bounty

by Claire Colby
Why not try something delicious for your centerpiece? There’s a fine balance between decoration and functionality while working out the real estate available on the Thanksgiving feast table. A holiday staple for many holiday…
TIDINGS PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - Sous chefs Benjamin Calvillo, left, and Robert Carlile show off the restaurants parmasean crusted petrale sole.
Nov 18, 2016

(five-0-three) packs delicious punch

by Andrew Kilstrom
Restaurant embraces holiday spirit with variety of tasty offerings November means Thanksgiving and the delicious foods that come with the beloved holiday. From mashed potatoes to butternut squash, the start of winter calls for…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: VERN UYETAKE - Advantis representatives say it is important to create a spending plan before you begin your holiday shopping, and follow it closely.
Nov 18, 2016

Planning ahead with Advantis

by Patrick Malee
Already worrying about holiday spending? Advantis Credit Union is here to help Though stressful in its own right, Thanksgiving can be thought of as “the calm before the storm” as far as holiday seasons go. Sure, you have to…
Master Frenel Ostin leads the class through a drill
Oct 24, 2016

A life of taekwondo

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Master Frenel Ostin emphasizes discipline, education at One Taekwondo Academy For Master Frenel Ostin, taekwondo is more than a sport — it’s a lifestyle. At One Taekwondo Academy in West Linn, he teaches his students about…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - A selection of roosting pockets are good to put up in your yard to provide overnight motel room for roosting birds.
Oct 24, 2016

Cold weather birds of a feather flock together

by Claire Colby
Head to the Backyard Bird Shop for all of your fall and winter essentials Large swaths of migratory birds have taken to the sky over West Linn to find more hospitable climates to hunker down and establish their cold weather…
PAMPLIN MEDIA PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - Sushi Hurray chef Nathan Ou arrived in West Linn after spending four years as a chef in Vancouver, Washington.
Oct 24, 2016

Make your day at Sushi Hurray

by Patrick Malee
New sushi restaurant gaining popularity at Central Village If you’re looking for sushi around town, look no further than West Linn Central Village for a fresh new option. Emphasis on the word “fresh”: at Sushi Hurray, which…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Rilynn Berg smiles at her new haircut.
Oct 24, 2016

Sit Still prepares for Halloween celebration

by Andrew Kilstrom
Salon offers face-painting, courtesy of professional makeup artists With the leaves turning from green to orange, fall is officially upon us, and with fall comes the favorite holiday of many kids in West Linn: Halloween. With…