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Brought to you by Chris & Victoria Garfield, Real Estate Experts


Chris & Victoria GarfieldYou have decided to sell your home. How do many improvements should you make to increase the selling price? Will you recover your investment in a new kitchen or bathroom? What can I do to make my home more valuable to a buyer?

Get the advice of a professional, like Victoria and Chris Garfield of John L. Scott Market Center in Forest Grove, before spending a lot of money. “Most of our clients are surprised with our advice not to spend as much money as they thought.”

Buyers are looking for home that they will stay in for a while so they are willing to make some improvements themselves in a house that fits in other ways, like location and size. Chris says. “Always, always, always declutter, paint and update your flooring. A clean and well maintained home makes the space feel brand new.”

”If a buyer can’t mentally move their things in, they aren’t as willing to spend on updates.” Victoria says, “Open, clean walls and floors allow the buyer to place the sofa here, the Christmas tree there. Cosmetic changes will always give you a return on your investment.” And while you may hate those empty off white walls, you won’t be living with them. That teal wall you love because it matches Aunt Ethel’s painting may not appeal to anyone else, ever. If a beige wall increases the price by $10,000, paint it.

For more helpful advice or to list your home call Victoria and Chris today. They will help you get your home market ready.

John L. Scott Market Center

1936 Pacific Ave.

Forest Grove, OR 97116

503-359-9100

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Brought to you by Holly Witte, Wine Connoisseur


Holly WitteCork is an experience in it­self. The feeling of the cork­screw burrowing into the soft cork, the lift from the bottle, the satisfying pop as it leaves the bottle and releases the first tantalizing aromas. Screw-caps just twist, turn and lift, maybe with a little squeak.

So why use them at all? The reason most people of­fer is that it eliminates the possibility of corked wine, something that happens in about 2-5% of all corks (Not very much…) from a chemi­cal compound called TCA. Back in the day, corks were cleaned in chlorine, the TCA causing culprit. Since the banning of chlorine and the cork industry’s commitment to accelerated scientific pro­cess , the incidence of TCA has dropped dramatically.

Proponents tell you screw-caps keep oxygen from the wine, preserving it as it was bottled. While this may be true, as Phil Durrett, Sales Director at ACIC Cork and Closures and an expert in the cork industry says, “that means the wine develops no interest, no softening of the tannins, no depth.”

Cork is better for the en­vironment; made from tree bark, the tree lasts for 250 years and is replaced by two when finally removed. Tin screw-caps are made from Bauxite, which is strip mined in some of the most environ­mentally sensitive areas of the world.

Fine wines are still under cork. Go to your local wine purveyor and observe what’s on the shelf. Then have a lovely glass of Oregon wine.

A BLOOMING HILL VINEYARD & WINERY

5195 SW HERGERT ROAD

CORNELIUS, OR 97113

503.992.1196

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Brought to you by Kevin Kuntz, Heating and Cooling Expert


Kevin KuntzWe’re officially into the summer months! That means that residents of the Pacific Northwest will be seeing some hot days in the next several weeks. If your air conditioning isn’t keeping you cool enough, there may be something going wrong with it. Here are some potential reasons.

#1: The outdoor unit is dirty. Outdoor HVAC systems need to be cleaned regularly. If not, debris and dirt will collect on the surface as well as the internal components and this could cause issues with efficiency.

#2: You need a new air filter. Did you know that you need to change the air filter in your HVAC system every one or two months? If you aren’t, the filter will have buildup of dirt, dander, and debris and this means the airflow could be slowed down and dirty air filters cause debris and dirt to enter your home.

#3: Your unit is the wrong size. Your HVAC unit will only be efficient if it’s the right size for your home. If you have a small unit, you can’t expect it to cool the entire house. We’ll be happy to take a look at your current system to see if it is the right size to keep you cool and comfortable everywhere.

With summer in full swing, it’s time to get your air conditioner replaced so you can stay comfortable for the remainder of the summer months. Call us today to have our team of experts look at your HVAC system and see what’s going on with it. If you need repairs, we can do that for you at a fair price. If you need a completely new system, we can provide you some options that won’t stretch your pocketbook too much.

HYBRID HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING

230 W. BASELINE STREET

CORNELIUS, OREGON 97113

503.357.5663

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Brought to you by Nate Boyd, Fitness Expert


Nate BoydIt is essential that you stay hydrated if you want to build muscle and experience optimal performance in the gym.

You need to drink water before, during and immediately after exercise. If you don't replenish your fluid loss during exercise, you will tire and possibly cramp. Here are three ways to stay hydrated:

Drink 17 to 20 ounces of water 2 to 3 hours before you start exercising

Staying hydrated while exercising is important because of the added sweat loss (compared to activities like working at a desk or watching TV). Lean muscle contains more than 75 percent water, so when the body is short on water, muscles are more easily fatigued. Drinking water while working out can also help fight fatigue and prolong endurance. When your muscles feel too tired to finish a workout, try drinking some water and resting for a bit before getting back at it.

Keep your water near you. If you need to stop and head to the drinking fountain, it will slow your workout and interrupt your tempo.

For most people, water is all that is needed to stay hydrated. But, if you will be exercising at a high intensity for longer than an hour, a sports drink may be helpful. The calories, potassium, and other nutrients in sports drinks can provide energy and electrolytes to help you perform for a longer period of time. Choose a sports drink wisely. They are often high in calories from sugar and may contain high levels of sodium. If you use a sports drink that contains caffeine, be careful not to get too much caffeine in your diet.

Being properly hydrated can mean the difference between a great gym session and a mediocre one. "And as always, stay strong my friends.”

THE GYM

1901 MOUNTAIN VIEW LANE

FOREST GROVE, OREGON 97116

503.359.9213

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Brought to you by Nell Rafalovich, PA-C of Maple Street Clinic, Health Expert


Summer Skin Care

Nell Rafalovich, PA-COregonians love to go outside. We bike, hike, rock climb and ski. As soon as the sun comes out, we pare down our clothing and get out in it! We seek that healthy, tanned look. But, did you know that Oregon has one of the highest skin cancer rates in the nation? In our state, 2200 people are diagnosed with skin cancer every year; of those, 150 die. Melanoma is now one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in young women and children who get a sunburn are more likely to develop melanoma later in life. What is an active, outdoor loving Oregonian to do?

The very best way to avoid skin cancer is to use sun protection. Nell Rafalovich, PA-C, of the Maple Street Clinic recommends that you apply a broad spectrum sunscreen with a minimum 15 SPF 15-20 minutes prior to exposure and every 2 hours after. If you are outside a lot or are participating in sports you should use a SPF 30 sunscreen.

There are other ways to avoid exposure besides sunscreen, including wearing a hat, sunglasses and protective clothing. Stay in the shade between 10:00 am and 4:00 p.m. and remember that water, snow and sand reflect the sun. For children under 6 months the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends avoiding the use of sunscreen altogether, so make sure your baby is covered, wears a hat, and sunglasses.

Early detection is the key to the successful treatment for skin cancer. Have a yearly skin check performed by your PCP or a dermatologist. Do monthly checks at home, inspecting every inch of skin. If you find a suspicious spot, especially in a high exposure area, make an appointment to see your health care provider.

MAPLE STREET CLINIC

1825 MAPLE STREET

FOREST GROVE, OREGON 97116

503.357.2136

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Brought to you by Scott Palmer, Theatre Expert


So Much More Than Entertainment

 

Scott PalmerOver the past nine years, Bag&Baggage has presented a wide range of theatrical productions: from the familiar (Steel Magnolias, Crimes of the Heart, Dial M For Murder) the to obscure (Our Country’s Good, Coriolanus, and The Six Gentlepersons of Verona), all with a commitment to high production values, compelling story-telling, and the very best acting talent in the region. But B&B’s work is about so much more than entertainment; in fact, we believe that theatre can (and should) ask our community important questions about our past and our future. Who are we? Where do we come from? Who do we want to be? What does our future hold?

 During the 2016-2017 Season, we will continue this commitment to combining the very best in theatrical entertainment with provocative social exploration. Over the coming months, B&B will look at our past via the Pacific Northwest premiere of The Graduate, based on the hit novel and movie from the 1960s, and explore the very beginnings of the sexual revolution and America’s counter culture. In October, we will present a recent hit from Canada, The Drowning Girls, based on a horrific series of murders from England in the late 1800s and a show that questions how our judicial system treats crimes of passion and domestic violence. Our holiday show, Parfumerie, is a delightful romantic comedy set in 1930s Budapest, and celebrates the power of love, forgiveness, and hope. As a theatre company, we take our work very seriously. Not only in the quality of the performances we present, but also in the questions and issues we choose to explore.

We are so proud to do this work for our community, and invite everyone who has an interest in both live theatre and the future of our community to join us for a season of provocative and highly entertaining work. We hope to see everyone at a show.

BAG&BAGGAGE

253 E. MAIN STREET

HILLSBORO, OREGON

503.345.9590

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Brought to you by Dr. Scott Hein,PT, DPT


Meet the staff at Therapeutic Associates Forest Grove Physical Therapy.

Dr. Scott Hein, PT, DPTOur physical therapists and front-office staff maintain a high standard of care, which allows patients to better understand their condition, the expectations of their rehabilitation, and how long it will take to reach their goals.

Therapeutic Associates Forest Grove Physical Therapy is a warm, friendly clinic that values one-on-one personal interactions with each patient. We treat everyone with respect and pride ourselves on the skilled care of our well-trained manual therapists. Treatment plans target each patient’s needs and are developed based on individual goals. We create a welcoming, comfortable environment where patients are able to establish a sincere connection with their therapist.

Conveniently located on the corner of Pacific avenue and Elm street, two blocks from Pacific University, our physical therapy services include treatment of arthritis, neck and back care, TMJ and headache treatment, orthopedic and sports therapy, ASTYM, post-surgical rehab, aquatic therapy,  women’s health, and work conditioning.

We are committed to our community and regularly provide support and sponsorship of Pacific University and Forest Grove High School athletics. We believe in doing our part in assisting and educating our patients and community members to allow them to maintain healthy and active lifestyles.

For this first column we introduce Scott Hein, Doctor of Physical Therapy:  Though Scott is the clinic manager, he spends the majority of his time treating patients and has been doing so in Forest Grove since 2007. Scott has felt connected to the community of FG since his time as a student at Pacific and appreciates the small-town feel that FG offers as he was born and raised less than a half-hour from his clinic. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, boating, water skiing, hiking, camping, and music.

THERAPEUTIC ASSOCIATES FOREST GROVE PHYSICAL THERAPY

2005 ELM ST. #200

FOREST GROVE, OR 97116

503-357-9810

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Brought to you by Janet Peters, Insurance Expert.


Janet PetersIn 2015 Forest Fires destroyed thousands of homes in the Pacific Northwest, many in Oregon, and this year’s wildfire season is predicted to pose a substantial threat across the state. Is your home insured in case of forest fire? Are the contents of your home and landscaping covered by your policy? What if your car is destroyed by flood or landslide?

All these questions, and any more that you have about your coverage in case of a catastrophic event can be answered by Janet Peters, your local Allstate agent. Janet has a wide range of expertise in insuring your home and autos and can advise you if your home is near a flood plain, for example, or if there have been forest fires in your area in the past. She will be able to help you get the coverage you need to protect your assets.

And if such a thing should happen she will be there to help with claims, “In fact,” Janet says “Allstate’s outstanding financial strength and superior claims service received an A+ (Superior) rating by A.M. Best. Quality service, strength and satisfaction – that’s something I’m glad to be a part of.”

Stop in or call Janet today for help with all your insurance questions, “I’m committed to helping you protect what you have today and prepare for tomorrow.”

JANET PETERS ALLSTATE INSURANCE

1951 OAK STREET, SUITE B

FOREST GROVE, OREGON

503.357.7179

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Brought to you by Barb Colter, Health Care Expert


The statistic surrounding men’s health are alarming.

On average, men die earlier than women. They are more likely to die from all leading causes of death – including cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Approximately 230,000 men are diagnosed with -- and 30,000 men die from -- prostate cancer annually in the U.S. Each year 24,000 depressed men and boys take their own lives. Overall, suicide is the eighth-leading cause of death for males, and third for young men ages 15-24.

Fortunately, these worrisome statistics may be turned around. June is Men’s Health Month, which aims to create awareness of men’s health issues and to encourage early detection and treatment.

One of the more unique challenges men face is their reluctance to seek health care. However, many health risks may actually be prevented and treated with earlier diagnosis. Screening tests often find diseases early, when they are easier to treat. It is crucial that men go against their tendency to avoid health care and get regular checkups and screenings.  

Men’s health issues don’t affect only men – they have a significant impact on their family and friends, too. At Maple Street Clinic, we encourage men and their families to continually discover ways they may improve their health.

To get on the road to wellness, it is important to make a few simple lifestyle changes like eating healthy - including saying yes to breakfast, committing to exercise by choosing activities that are enjoyable to stay motivated, and making prevention a priority - see your medical provider for an age-appropriate checkup and screening.

Brought to you by Todd Barth, Senior Care expert


Todd Barth, Senior Care Expert

Falls are the No. 1 reason that seniors end up in the hospital. In fact, 33 percent of all hospital visits are caused by falls and accidents at home.

Many falls are preventable. Exercise can help reduce the risk of falls by improving strength, balance, coordination and flexibility. With a doctors’ permission, encourage your loved one to enjoy activities like walking, water workouts or Tai Chi. Simple chair exercises and stretches can also provide benefits.

Physical therapy is another option for seniors who avoid physical activity because they are afraid to fall. A therapist can create a custom exercise program aimed at improving balance, flexibility, muscle strength and gait.

Also, be mindful of medications. Some medicines – or combinations of medicines – can cause adverse side effects like dizziness or drowsiness, which make the likelihood of a fall greater. Ask a doctor or pharmacist to review medications to reduce the risk.

“Home Instead Senior Care was birthed to serve seniors by our founders caring for their own Grandmother,” said Todd Barth, owner of the Hillsboro Home Instead franchise. “Our franchise and personal mission is to provide compassionate care and inspiration to our local seniors.”

Our goal is to keep seniors safe at home. Through our safety program, available at no charge to all seniors, our care consultants can help you and the senior you love identify safety and care needs in the home. Call today for a free consultation, 503-530-1527.

Linda Baker, Holistic Healing Insider


Linda Baker, Holistic Healing InsiderIf you are looking for empowerment, Sacred Light Academy, located at RoseSprings Center, 5215 N.E. Elam Young Parkway, in Hillsboro, offers sacred knowledge, tools and guidance to manifest the life that you desire. The courses presented are based on ancient wisdom and spiritual truths that respond to the laws of the Universe.

The secret to changing your life is knowing the rules that govern the universal laws of creation (life) and know-how to apply these teachings, so that you can create the changes you desire. It is a bit like a video game, if you don't know the rules or how to navigate it, you are not likely to get to the next level with ease. However, with the understanding of the nature of the game and a few hacks, tricks and tips, you can conquer it with ease and flow.

The journey to empowerment is a personal experience that can be reached from diverse paths or studies. At Sacred Light Academy, you will find something that resonates with your spiritual tradition. Astrology, Energy Healing, Mediumship, Movement, New Consciousness, Shamanism -- we also offer ongoing introductory classes that may help you find your passion and path, while making new friends.

We like to have fun, share stories, and sometimes simply engage our creative side, like our Kombucha and Canvas Paint Nite, or Ecstatic Dance nights. For more information or to contact us, visit our website: Sacredlightacademy.com.

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HILLSBORO, OREGON 97124

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Brought to you by Victoria and Chris Garfield of John L. Scott Market Center


Victoria and Chris GarfieldHousing prices in Forest Grove have risen 15% over the last year, with an average 3 bedroom home selling for near $300,000. Add a desperately low inventory of homes and it’s a seller’s market. You may have received a phone call from a Portland realtor asking if you would like to list your home with them. Perhaps your interest has been piqued. How much is my home worth? What would I be able to afford in a replacement home? Is now the time to get that troublesome rental off my hands?

Before you talk to a realtor from Portland, who doesn’t know this area and is interested only in a sale, Victoria and Chris Garfield of John L. Scott Market Center invite you to talk to them first.

“I have always been driven to focus on community itself,” Chris says. “We are client centered – it is less about the home sale than the circumstances of our clients.” John L. Scott Market Center has the most knowledgeable, long term and successful realtors who live right here in Forest Grove. “Many of our agents are multi-generational, being even more rooted in the community.”

If a phone call has triggered your interest in selling your home, Chris says, “Call us, we will take care of you.”

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COURTESY PHOTO - Pacific University president Lesley Hallick, right, with KISS guitarist and university trustee Tommy Thayer, host of the schools Legends fundraiser since 2007. Thayer was honored for his service to the university at the final Legends event June 26 in Portland.
Jul 14, 2016

Final Legends event raises $500,000for Tommy Thayer endowment fund

by Fuller, Kathy
Pacific University paid tribute to one of its longtime trustees, Beaverton native and KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer, during the annual…
Jul 14, 2016

Enhanced patrols nab 60 for DUII

by Staff Report
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested 60 impaired drivers in June. Of those, at least six were impaired with drugs. Deputies…
NEWS-TIMES FILE PHOTO - This lot will likely be filled with apartment, a laundromat, a small store and maybe a drive-through coffee stand.
Jul 13, 2016

Apartments, store, coffee kiosk might fill vacant lot

by Stephanie Haugen
Old Haggen property east of Ace Hardware will likely see new development The long-vacant Haggen property on Pacific Avenue in Forest…
NEWS-TIMES FILE PHOTO - Five years ago, Linda Taylor converted a UPS truck into the Wonder Wagon, which she'll continue using to deliver books and crafts to children around Washington County in her new self-appointed role as Librarian-at-large.
Jul 13, 2016

Born for books

by Stephanie Haugen
Longtime Forest Grove librarian leaves paid position but will continue handing out free books in Washington County When Linda Taylor…
COURTESY PHOTO - When first designed, the 600 was so heavy Mercedes-Benz constructed a brand-new V8 engine to power it.
Jul 13, 2016

The coupe of the coup is coming to Concours

by Ryan Lackey
Luis Pacheco is in a very small club whose members include John Lennon, Elvis Presley and Jack Nicholson: all have owned a…
Jul 13, 2016

Forest Grove opens doors to marijuana industry

by Travis Loose
City council approves indoor pot production Forest Grove’s mantra of being a place where families and businesses thrive now also…
COURTESY PHOTO - Gulacy was sentenced to 13.5 years in prison for two cases of arson in Forest Grove.
Jul 13, 2016

Gulacy sentenced to 15 years for arson

by Ryan Lackey
Convicted in two arson cases, Gulacy will spend 13.5 years in prison and two more in jail Forest Grove resident Henry Louis Gulacy was…