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Brought to you by Conley Lynch, M.D., at Maple Street Clinic in Forest Grove, HEALTH CARE INSIDER


CONLEY LYNCH, M.D.

Are you suffering from seasonal allergies? While most of the medications for seasonal allergies are now available over the counter, here at Maple Street Clinic in Forest Grove we still have many options to offer for those suffering from seasonal allergies.

While the mainstay of treatments for seasonal allergies are over the counter, non-sedating antihistamines such as Allegra, Claritin, or Zyrtec, there are still some prescription medications that we can use to augment the effects of these antihistamines. We can prescribe nasal steroids such as Flonase or other oral medications ~ Singulair, for example ~ to help stop the itching and sneezing. There are also several eye-drops available, both over the counter and by prescription, for people suffering from watery, itchy eyes. 

For people who continue to suffer with seasonal allergies, we can refer a person to an allergist for skin testing and other modalities of treatment. Once a person has had skin testing, a serum is developed and injected once or twice a week to help prevent allergies. We can administer those shots right here at Maple Street Clinic.

In the past, some people who work outside and are plagued by seasonal allergies have received systemic steroid shots once a year to keep their allergies at bay. This is a somewhat controversial treatment with serious potential complications and should not be taken lightly. However, for some people it may be a viable option, and we can discuss that with you at Maple Street Clinic.

MAPLE STREET CLINIC

1825 MAPLE STREET

FOREST GROVE, OREGON 97116

503.357.2136

www.maplestreetclinic.com

Brought to you by Kevin Kuntz, owner, Hybrid Heating & Air Conditioning, HEATING and COOLING INSIDER


KEVIN KUNTZ

You deserve to be comfortable. You’ve been working hard at your job all day, or perhaps you’ve been toiling in your garden in the midday heat. Either way, when you return to the sanctuary of your home, you deserve to feel comfortable. Your indoor space shouldn’t be a stuffy hotbox, and it should not be just as hot as the outside temperature.

In recent weeks, our area has had a number of cool, rainy days, but we’ve also seen hot sun with the thermometer climbing well over 80 degrees. With heat this intense this early, it makes you wonder what July and August might be like! But whether the temperatures turn hot or cool, Hybrid Heating & Cooling ~ located at 230 W. Baseline in Cornelius ~ stands ready to help.

Kevin Kuntz, owner of Hybrid Heating & Cooling, focuses on providing reliability, energy-efficiency, and comfort for his customers. The brand Kevin recommends most highly is Carrier, perhaps the most trusted name in the heating and cooling industry.

Hybrid Heating & Cooling is a factory-authorized dealer of Carrier equipment, and to demonstrate its confidence in the Carrier brand, Hybrid provides a 100% guarantee of its work ~ in writing. If within one year of the installation of your heating and/or cooling equipment the system does not live up to your expectations, Hybrid and Carrier will repair and resolve issues at no cost to the homeowner or refund the full cost. And that is a very comfortable deal!

HYBRID HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING

230 W. BASELINE STREET

CORNELIUS, OREGON 97113

503.357.5663

www.hybridhc.com

Brought to you by Michael Doherty, owner of Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center in Forest Grove, AUTOMOTIVE INSIDER


MICHAEL DOHERTY

Forest Grove’s new “Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center” is now open and ready to serve. Located on the Doherty Ford property, the service it offers is yet another demonstration of the Forest Grove auto dealership’s commitment to the automotive needs of the surrounding area.

Michael Doherty, owner of the Forest Grove business, said the investment was made for one basic reason: to offer better automotive service for the local community, “so people can get their cars in, out and get back on the road.”

The innovative Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center specializes in oil changes, vehicle maintenance, brakes, batteries, and tires for all makes and models. And customers can get service with no appointment necessary.

“It’s service without waiting, and we offer great deals on brakes, batteries, tires, and maintenance,” said Michael. “We can meet all your maintenance needs for all seasons, and there are five service bays, so no waiting.”

Michael said the response from the dealership’s customers has been gratifying.

“We are getting lots of positive feedback,” he said. “It’s a huge investment into the community and is reflective of the quality of the business climate in western Washington County.”

Right now, Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center is offering a special deal on tires, with up to $120 in rebates on virtually all tires through the end of June.

The Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

   Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center

4223 Pacific Avenue

Forest Grove, OR 97116

503.357.0258

www.dohertyford.com

Brought to you by Scott Palmer, artistic director, Bag&Baggage, THEATER INSIDER


SCOTT PALMER

One of the hallmarks of a Bag&Baggage show is our commitment to breathing new life into classic stories; whether it be Herman Melville’s Moby Dick or Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, B&B has an iron-clad commitment to telling familiar stories in new and innovative ways.

Our current production doubles down on that commitment, bringing great literature to life in our own unique style: Jane Austen’s Emma. Emma is, without question, of one the most popular and beloved of all English novels. Emma Woodhouse is one of Austen’s greatest inventions; a smart, sassy, strong female character who finds joy only in meddling in the love lives of others; that is until her own love life becomes tangled up with her matchmaking! Emma was Austen’s favorite heroine, but one that she felt would not be popular for long; how wrong she was! Emma has grown to be one of Austen’s most enduring creations.

B&B’s production, which runs until May 29, is an original adaptation of Austen’s novel by acclaimed British playwright Michael Fry. A delightful, charming, sparkling vision of the story that highlights the comedy and the romance that are hallmarks of Austen’s greatest prose.

As a theatre company, B&B has a reputation for excellence and accessibility. We work hard to ensure that all of our plays are of the highest standards, featuring professional actors who are supported in their work by some of the region’s most talented designers.

These great works of literature from our past have important messages for contemporary audiences, for young and old alike, and we are proud to be able to present these works for our community. Join us at The Venetian Theatre in downtown Hillsboro for an evening of charm, humor, and good old-fashioned English romance at Jane Austen’s Emma!

Tickets are on sale now at:

www.bagnbaggage.org

BAG&BAGGAGE

253 E. MAIN STREET

HILLSBORO, OREGON

503.345.9590

www.bagnbaggage.org

Brought to you by Tim Marble of Marble Law Office, LEGAL INSIDER in Forest Grove


TIM MARBLE

Tim Marble, who started his own law practice and has served as an attorney in Forest Grove since 1998, is running for the office of Washington County Circuit Court Judge. The election will be decided in Oregon’s May 17 primary election.

Tim’s philosophy is mirrored in a quote he features on his “Tim Marble For Judge” Facebook page: “In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.” ~ Albert Einstein

Tim graduated from Forest Grove High School in 1980, and went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Willamette University. He has served as Washington County Circuit Court Judge Pro-Tem since 2009, and is ready to work for the citizens of Washington County.

Tim said he looks at serving the public as an honor, not as a career, and his decision to run for the office comes from his desire to make a difference in how people’s voices are heard. His love for the community drives him, and his solid background makes him a great choice to serve as Circuit Court Judge.

“I am honored and grateful for the outpouring of support from everyone who has responded on Facebook and otherwise,” Tim said. “I am anxious to serve the voters of Washington County to the best of my abilities.”

For more information on Tim’s candidacy, please go to:

www.marbleforjudge.com

Ad paid for by Friends of Tim Marble

MARBLE LAW OFFICE

2013 19th AVENUE

Forest Grove, Oregon 97113

503.357.8248

www.marblelaw.com

Brought to you by Victoria Webster, owner of Tory's Place, FASHION INSIDER in Forest Grove


VICTORIA WEBSTER

I’m excited about this first monthly column on fashion. I cut my teeth on fashion in the 1990s working for Nordstrom, and have always had the idea that a few helpful tips can make it easier to look great! Also, it shouldn’t cost a fortune to look fabulous for less and getting the most out of your wardrobe dollars. So let’s talk about spring fashion with Capri Pants, and how to wear them.

“Capri Pants” have a hem from one to several inches below the knee. They typically come down to between knee and mid-calf, almost to the ankle. They are meant to be worn in warm weather, and are a fun, chic, but still casual alternative to shorts.

The name “Capri Pants” originates from the Italian Isle of Capri, due to the influence of Princess Grace Kelly, who wore this style of pants while vacationing on the island. Capri pants subsequently gained popularity in the late 1950s and early 1960s in the United States because of the movie star’s influence and many 1960s television shows.

Capris show off more of the leg than ankle-length pants, so if you want to show off your calves, capris are the way to go. If you don’t wish to highlight your calves, opt for ankle length. The most flattering length is one that ends at the narrowest part of your leg. For capris, this is above the swell of the calf; for ankle, this is above the ankle. Either way, avoid pants that end midway, at the widest part of your calf. Keep in mind that cuffs and pleats are usually best avoided. Cuffs make the leg look shorter. Wear cuffs only if you have long legs. Pleats create the appearance of a larger midriff, which most people want to avoid!

In order to get the most out of your pants, you want to have the right shoes on hand. In cooler weather, flats or loafers are a good shoe option, and as the weather warms up bring out your sandals, wedges, or sling backs (yes, lots of options!). Remember, it's never "in fashion" to wear Capris with any type of nylons, and socks almost always look out of sync as well.

The difference between Capris and an ankle length pants is subtle. The key here is that the hem is at ankle length, allowing the entire bridge of the foot to be shown but not exposing any of the calf. You can go a bit higher than this and still be in ankle-length territory as long as the hem is no higher than the narrow part of the lower calf.

The choices of hem lengths and the rules for wearing them are loosely written and broader than ever. The best choice is the one that makes you feel most comfortable and shows off your body type to its best advantage. Choose the style that makes you smile the most when you look into a mirror!

TORY'S PLACE

2015 19th AVENUE

FOREST GROVE, OREGON 97116

503.858.0635

www.torysplace.com

Brought to you by Barb Colter, Practice Administrator for Maple Street Clinic, HEALTH CARE INSIDER in Forest Grove


BARB COLTER

Maple Street Clinic, located at 1825 Maple Street in Forest Grove, is a physician-owned, family practice medical clinic that has expertly served the community since 1964. 

“We specialize in patient care for those 2 years of age and older,” said Barb Colter, practice administrator at Maple Street Clinic.

Three highly experienced doctors base their practices out of Maple Street Clinic: Douglas Holmes, D.O; Roger Reynolds, D.O.; and Conley Lynch, M.D. Two dedicated physician assistant ~ Joy Gephart and Nell Rafalovich ~ round out the provider roster.

Tragedy hit about a year ago, when beloved PA Michelle Stewart passed away suddenly.

“Mickey had a very loyal patient base. We knew it would take a special provider to fill the void created by her absence.” Colter reflected. “Since joining our team in September, Nell Rafalovich has far surpassed our expectations.”

Colter, who came to Maple Street Clinic last December, has been in health care administration for more than 10 years. Previously, she served as Director of Pacific University’s College of Optometry. Throughout her career in health care, assuring patients are taken care of has been Colter’s passion.

“My goal at Maple Street Clinic is to achieve the very highest level of patient satisfaction and to make certain our clinic and providers are well-known throughout the community,” Colter said. “We are working to make the facilities shine as the excellence-center we strive to be.”

To contact Maple Street Clinic, call 503-357-2136.

MAPLE STREET CLINIC

1825 MAPLE STREET

FOREST GROVE, OREGON 97116 503.357.2136

www.maplestreetclinic.com

Brought to you by Nathan Boyd, owner of The Gym, FITNESS INSIDER in Forest Grove.


NATE BOYD

We all started somewhere. This can be said in almost any walk of life, particularly working out. It does not matter how old you are or where you are at in life, you can start. The benefits of physical activity will always help.

This leads us to the question, how do you get started? First, if and when you have the inclination to workout, act on it. Acting on it may be as simple as getting up and walking. It may be doing a few pushups a day. Or it may even be summoning the courage to walk through the door of a workout facility. Anything is great because that means you just took the first step to doing something you weren’t doing before.

Second, keep pushing when the going gets rough. On those days when you just don’t feel like doing your workout, those are the days your body needs it the most. The physical activity will promote circulation, delivering fantastic nutrients and oxygen through your body, helping you revitalize and energize.

Third, by joining a workout facility, you are joining a club of peers that have already or are in the process of “starting somewhere.” You’re not alone in this.

As always, it is in your hands and you have the ability to make the changes you want. The tools are out there waiting for you when you’re ready. It’s never too late, and it can always help. Keep exercising and stay strong, my friends.

THE GYM

1901 MT. VIEW LANE

FOREST GROVE, OREGON 97116

503.359.9213

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Brought to you by Chris and Victoria Garfield, owners, John L. Scott Market Center, REAL ESTATE INSIDERS in Forest Grove


CHRIS & VICTORIA GARFIELD

There are many components to making sure a real estate transaction closes ~ in a timely manner and with as few surprises as possible. But how can a buyer or seller help to control this?

The truth is, you can't ~ at least not completely. However, there are a few decisions you can make to be sure you are fully prepared from day one. In the current fast-paced, low-inventory market, one key to a successful real estate transaction will be the person who is guiding you: your agent. If you don't already have a trusted agent you work with, it’s a good idea to make sure you and your agent have common goals in mind. 

Your agent should be able to communicate with you and all parties involved effectively and in a professional, timely manner. He or she should have creative negotiation skills, knowledge of your market, and be fully understanding of your expectations as a client. 

Just asking a few basic questions can ensure you have found the right agent: What’s the average selling price in my neighborhood? Can you explain the buying/selling process to me? Is there anything you do for your clients that might be different from other agents?

There is no guarantee of a perfect transaction, even with the most qualified agents. But taking a little extra time to interview your agent could make a huge difference in whether your experience with buying or selling a home is an enjoyable one.

JOHN L. SCOTT MARKET CENTER

1936 PACIFIC AVENUE

FOREST GROVE, OREGON 97116

503.359.9100

www.johnlscott.com

Brought to you by Kevin Kuntz, owner of Hybrid Heating & Cooling, HEATING AND COOLING Insider in Cornelius


KEVIN KUNTZ

If your commercial building is operating with an outdated heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, you may have noticed that your building is not operating as efficiently as it could be. Here are the top reasons why you should consider upgrading your existing HVAC equipment.

1) Efficiency. Commercial buildings use a lot of energy, and that accounts for a large portion of your company’s electricity bill. A new system can easily make up the initial cost of the system when you factor in the rising costs of energy, and this is one of the simplest ways to save money and bolster your bottom line.

2) Increased comfort. Looking for consistent temperatures, humidity control, or better air quality? A new system will do all of these things for you.

3) Equipment is under warranty. Our heating and cooling systems come with warranties that allow you to make repairs if needed ~ rather than having to come up with hefty repair costs later.

Your new commercial HVAC system is built to withstand all sorts of Northwest weather ~ extreme heat during the summer and chilly winter days. No matter what the temperature is outside, a new system will keep you comfortable inside and give you the reliability, energy efficiency, and comfort you want and need.

Our talented and experienced sales team is ready to help you decide which system is right for you and your budget. Call to make an appointment for us to come out and take a look!

HYBRID HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING

230 W. BASELINE STREET

CORNELIUS, OREGON 97113

503.357.5663

www.hybridhc.com

Brought to you by Holly Witte of A Blooming Hill Winery, WINE INSIDER


HOLLY WITTE

What exactly does a mineral from the Earth taste like, anyway? I ask myself this every time I hear another wine critic talk about minerality in the wine. We know what they mean: it tastes bright and crisp, maybe a little sharp … but there seems to be a need to be a little out there in writing descriptions.

Our first experience with this was a sensational review of our 2008 Pinot Noir in Burghound, a very well respected publication all about Burgundies. We were so pleased, but a little puzzled with the ending: “A very pretty nose combines notes of red cherry, raspberry, and a hint of cranberry … good mid-palate concentration with fine volume … mildly somber finish that avoids any hint of austerity.” That was good, right, because it avoided the austerity.

But somber? Austere? Was this a wine review or a preview of an Agatha Christie mystery on public television?

It made us pay attention to some of the more florid descriptions. Like this review in a recent Wine Spectator: “An appealing hint of barnyard graces the black cherry and mineral flavors in this beefy red …” I don’t know about barnyards and beef in my wine.

The next time you’re in our Tasting Room, ask to see the great book we carry, The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert. That plus a thesauraus, and you, too, can be a wine reviewer.

Join our Wine Club and come to our Wine School. Next class is on Reislings.

A Blooming Hill Vineyard & Winery

5195 S.W. Hergert Road

Cornelius, Oregon 97113

503-992-1196

www.abloominghillvineyard.com

Brought to you by JANET PETERS, owner, Janet Peters Allstate Insurance, INSURANCE Insider


JANET PETERS

Whether it's a wedding, a baby shower or your parents' 50th anniversary party, HYPERLINK "www.allstate.com/tools-and-resources/event-insurance/what-is-special-event-insurance.aspx" special events can take a lot of time, energy, and money to arrange. And while you're sure you've thought of every last detail, what happens if your event doesn't go off without a hitch?

If Uncle Ed doesn't just shake a leg but breaks one getting to the dance floor, what do you do? Or what if the DJ damages a door frame carrying equipment in and out, and the venue wants you to pay for repairs? Should you be found responsible for property damage or an injury caused during your celebration, event liability coverage may help protect you.

Event liability coverage is typically valid for the day of the event, but you may want to make sure you have a policy in place at least a day prior to the event. Coverage is usually available for private events, such as weddings, anniversary parties, baby showers, birthday parties, housewarmings, and retirement parties.

If an event will be held at your home, review your HYPERLINK "www.allstate.com/tools-and-resources/home-insurance/what-does-home-liability-cover.aspx" homeowners policy's liability coverage to see what is included in your coverage. While you may wonder what could possibly happen during a baby shower in your backyard, if your cousin trips on a broken step, you may be on the hook for the hospital bills for her broken ankle.

Hopefully your event goes exactly as planned, but event liability insurance may help protect you should something unfortunate detract from your celebration.

JANET PETERS ALLSTATE INSURANCE

1951 Oak Street Suite B

Forest Grove, Oreogn

503-357-7179

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Perhaps inspired by the yearlong discussion over whether to ban plastic bags in Forest Grove, the city’s Sustainability Commission —…
BRUNO GEGENHUBER
May 18, 2016

Pacific seniors win Fulbright awards for further study, research

by Joe Lang
Mia Prohaska will study in Thailand, Bruno Gegenhuber in Germany Two Pacific University seniors are the recipients of prestigious…
May 18, 2016

Pacific University commencement schedule May 21

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Wednesday, May 18 ¦ Award Ceremony and Commencement Rehearsal, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center, McCready Hall…
May 17, 2016

Preliminary election results: Western Washington County

by Pamplin Media Group
The following are unofficial preliminary election returns as of 10 p.m. from races, levies and bonds in western Washington County.…
May 17, 2016

Sims leads challenger Marble in judge race

by Pamplin Media Group
Ted Sims appeared to be retaining the Washington County judgeship he was appointed to earlier this year against a challenge from…
May 17, 2016

Gaston school bond passing in early returns

by Stephanie Haugen
Voters in the Gaston School District appeared to be approving a bond that will replace a decrepit old gym with a multi-level building…
May 17, 2016

Banks set to extend partnership with WCSO

by Stephanie Haugen
Banks residents appeared Tuesday night to be approving a levy that will continue the city's contract with the Washington County…