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Brought to you by Dr. Nancy Salisbury, DrNGYN - Women's Health Insider -


DR NGYN - Dr. Nancy SalisburyThe Mona Lisa Touch is an FDA-approved CO2 laser that is used to rejuvenate the cells of the vagina.

Woman want this area to respond, lubricate and accommodate appropriately. By changing things at the cellular level, we are seeing profound changes for women, primarily those in menopause or experiencing disease states that do not allow hormones. To me, the treatment response has been astounding.

Women we treat are noticing improved tone, a better-behaving bladder and a better sexual response. Neither the literature, nor my experience, has revealed a down side. There have been no adverse effects from the treatment. Women are greater than 95 percent satisfied and many of the benefits have been a surprise.

It is an outpatient procedure that is $2,400 for three treatments, performed six weeks apart. There is no down time. Women are amazed when the procedure is not painful, because relations have been painful for so long.

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Come in and talk about it. I would love to help change things for the better or talk about all the options that might be available to you.

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Brought to you by Charles Branen, DMD, Lake Grove Dental - Family Dentistry Insider -


LAKE GROVE DENTAL - Charles Branen, DMDWith recent developments in detecting bacterial strains in the mouth and how they affect the presence of tooth decay and overall health, we are taking every step to discover and strategize for each of our patients the best way for them to have a healthy, cavity-free mouth and improved general wellness.  

Indicators evident in the mouth tell a great deal about your overall being. There are now discovered links between oral pathogens to tooth decay, pancreatic cancer, stillbirth or preterm babies. Periodontal disease is also now linked to heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, erectile dysfunction and more.

We now have methods to test the level of bacteria present in the mouth for those at high risk of tooth decay. In chronic cases, we can even do testing that determines which type of bacteria are present and take steps to reduce or eliminate those pathogens. A variety of new rinses and toothpastes are on the market, which use natural ingredients with anti-bacterial properties that surpass even antibiotics.

For a long time, the relationship of the mouth to the whole body’s wellness has been ignored. We now know that, instead, the mouth serves as a window into which we can see early signs of life-diminishing conditions, let alone tooth decay and periodontal disease.

Call us today for a no-cost caries (tooth decay) risk assessment and consultation at 503-636-3641.

Lake Grove Dental

16455 Boones Ferry Rd.

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-3641

www.lakegrovedental.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Mark Petroff, Petroff Center Plastic Surgery & Medi-Spa - Cosmetic Surgery Insider -


PETROFF CENTER - Dr. Mark PetroffHave you ever considered a hair removal treatment, but been wary of the price, permanence or the time involved?

At Petroff Center, we use the GentleMax Pro Laser, which powerfully yet gently removes hair with faster treatment times and decreased sensation.

Through the end of December, we are offering 20 percent off hair removal packages, which consist of a series of six treatments.

Unlike many previous professional laser hair removal options, GentleMax Pro generates permanent outcomes and is safe and effective on all skin tones.

Its Gentle Hair Removal technology features a patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD), which minimizes discomfort by releasing a quick burst of liquid cryogen before and after each laser pulse.

The cryogen rapidly evaporates, cooling the outer layers of the skin and making the treatment much more comfortable by removing the snapping and burning sensation generally associated with laser hair removal. During the treatment, a handpiece delivers a laser pulse into the targeted areas and a controlled amount of therapeutic heat that safely and effectively damages the hair follicles. The DCD technology makes treatments easy and comfortable for our patients.

GentleMax Pro has the industry’s largest handpiece spot size of 24mm, allowing us to drastically reduce treatment time. It is the only FDA-approved treatment for permanent hair reduction.

Hair removal treatments take anywhere from a few minutes to about an hour, depending on the area being treated. Since hair grows in three stages, six treatments spaced six weeks apart are recommended for optimal results.

Petroff Center Plastic Surgery & Medi-Spa

17720 Jean Way, Ste. 100

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-635-4886

www.petroffcenter.com/

Brought to you by Mike Hall, Hasson Company Realtors - Real Estate Insider -


HASSON COMPANY REALTORS - Mike HallIf you built your own home today, how would you want it oriented?  Rising sun in the East, kissing your master bedroom or breakfast area?  Sunsets on a West-facing patio?  Shade just right for midsummer afternoons?  

With so many choices and compromises to be made in finding a home, I find often that this one is often overlooked. 

Most folks know generally that they like “light and bright,” but many aren’t great at knowing the compass points and where the sun moves.  Every home is different, and it’s one of those things you can’t upgrade by remodeling! 

I use a compass often when showing homes. It’s a standard app on most smartphones, and it lets you be certain of where South is on a dark day. I find where the sun’s path falls on the home, including where trees are located and whether they’re evergreen or deciduous.

There are also plenty of online calculators that help visualize the sun’s path, like www.suncalc.org/.  Just enter a home’s address and it overlays the lot, the structure and the sun’s path.  Slick! 

The other orientation that can be really important is to the prevailing winds/storms, which are usually southwesterly.  That side takes a beating, so having some cover to the southwest, whether porch or back patio, is valuable. 

Next time you look at a home, grab your phone/compass and give it some thought, and give me a call!

Mike Hall

Hasson Company Realtors

15400 SW Boones Ferry Road

Lake Oswego 97035

503-341-5915

mikehall.hasson.com/

Brought to you by Mike Keeler, Vic's Auto Center - Auto Repair Insider -


VIC'S AUTO CENTER - Mike KeelerNo one wants to find out their brakes are gone the hard way — by losing their brakes and colliding into a tree.

First things first:

· You need to have your brakes seriously looked at once per year.

· Your brake fluid should be changed every two to three years.

So, what are the signs that your vehicle’s brakes are veering toward failure?

Don't ignore your antilock brake system (ABS) light when it pops up on your dashboard. It could mean there's a wiring or electrical problem.

Listen to your brakes. Squealing or grinding noises are signs that your brake pads are wearing thin.

Brake pulsation when coming to a sudden stop or after applying the brakes for a long time isn’t a good sign. That typically means the rotors are warped, which can be corrected by putting them on a lathe and machining them smooth.

Be wary of excess drag while you accelerate. Rust may have built up on your emergency brakes, which leaves them "on" even when the lever's down.

When your car pulls from to the side, you have frozen brakes, brakes that are out of alignment, or fluid leaking on the brake pads or shoes.

Stopping distance — When your car takes longer to stop than you're used to, you may need a brake adjustment, new brake linings, or a replacement power booster.

If your brake pedal seems soft or spongy, there may be excess air in the brakes. Your mechanic can release the air through "brake bleeding."

Vic’s Auto Center

15880 Boones Ferry Rd.

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-7896

www.vicsautoctr.com/

Brought to you by Mary Wong, Trios Studio - Jewelry Insider -


TRIOS STUDIO - Mary WongHave you ever wondered what Fair-Trade gemstones are?

December is your chance to find out at Trios Studio in Lake Oswego. My business partners, Deborah Spencer, Kathe Mai and I have offered our Fair Trade Gems and Jewelry Event for nine years. We started it soon after we opened our shop in 2006.

Come and find out how Fair-Trade gemstones such as rubies and sapphires are produced by small, artisanal mines that are often family-owned. On Saturday, Dec. 3 from noon to 5 pm, we are holding an open house with refreshments, exhibits and conversations about the Fair-Trade movement and the beautiful end product.

The gemstones follow a strict set of protocols, with supply-chain transparency, protecting worker’s rights and the environment. It’s a grass-roots movement, growing around the world.

Mines and participating producers have to contribute to the communities, such as prohibiting long hours for workers or providing a well for a mining village. This year, a portion of our proceeds with go toward supporting a village school in Malawi, Africa.

The response to our fair-trade events has been inspiring. People are so relieved to find us, to learn more about the gemstones and about our little shop, with our traditional design, carving and casting we do to create unique artisan jewelry.

With fair-trade gems and local, handmade jewelry, we’re giving consumers choices that they can feel good about.

Happy Holidays from Trios Studios and don’t forget to visit us this season!

Trios Studio

Three Monroe Parkway, Suite I

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-496-1285

www.triosstudio.com/

Brought to you by Justin Harnish, Harnish Properties - Real Estate Insider -


HARNISH PROPERTIES - Justin HarnishThis is a great community, for which we give heartfelt thanks.

The homes in our area are special and unique. However, it is not only the homes that make Lake Oswego special to me.

Living here since 1978, and now blessed by being a principal in Harnish Properties (active since 1982), has allowed me to meet and be thankful for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of those people who make our community special.

In our frantic and frenetic daily lives, there is so much for which to be thankful.

Thanks to my parents, extended family, wife, children and friends. Thanks to my dedicated co-workers. Thanks to appraisers, lenders and our title company partners.

Thanks to the City of Lake Oswego, mayor, council, staff, police, firefighters, parks workers, street department and maintenance (and those who put up the beautiful holiday lights).

Thanks to the school district, administrators, teachers, coaches, staff, volunteers and janitors.

Thanks gas station workers, doctors, nurses, dentists, lawyers, grocery workers, electricians, plumbers, builders and restaurants. Thanks coffee shops, dry cleaners and health clubs.

Thanks to our churches and those who serve our community’s heart and soul.

In short, we could triple our “problems” and we’d still be in the best place in the world.

Thanks, America! Thank God we are here, free, blessed and enjoying the beauty of Oregon and the people that make our every day possible.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Harnish Properties

425 Second St.

Downtown Lake Oswego

503-699-8483

www.harnishproperties.com/

Brought to you by Jonathan Wisniewski, DVM, at Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin (EVCOT) - Emergency Veterinary Care Insider -


EVCOT - Jonathan Wisniewski, DVMThe holiday season is upon us, and many pet parents plan to include their furry companions in the festivities. Not to be a Grinch, but I recommend keeping a sharp eye on your pet around the following holiday perils:

The Thanksgiving feast is full of dangerous temptations for pets, including turkey carcasses, bones and candy. Keep pets away from the table (in a crate or behind a locked door), whisk away unattended plates of food and secure the lids on garbage cans.

Seasonal decorations are pretty … indigestible. Your cat will be interested in batting at glass ornaments and tinsel (which can cause digestive tract obstructions, severe vomiting, dehydration and even surgery).

Christmas tree water — which may contain fertilizers that can cause stomach upset — can become a breeding ground for bacteria and cause nausea or diarrhea.

Holiday plants, including holly, mistletoe, lilies and poinsettias, may look delicious to a pet, but ingestion can cause gastrointestinal upset or (in the case of lilies) kidney damage.

Goodies for your pet: Stick with chew toys that are basically indestructible, such as Kongs that can be stuffed with healthy foods or chew treats that are designed to be safely digestible. Stringy things are a feline's dream, but the most risky toys for cats involve ribbon, yarn and loose little parts that can get stuck in the intestines. Instead, choose a new ball that's too big to swallow, a stuffed catnip toy or an interactive cat dancer.

Happy Holidays to you and your fur babies from EVCOT!

Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin

8250 SW Tonka St.

Tualatin, OR 97062

503-691-7922

evcot.com/

 

 

Brought to you by Mike Hall, Hasson Company Realtors - Real Estate INSIDER -


HASSON COMPANY REALTORS - Mike HallNot all homes have soaring glass and abundant natural light, giving that airy, bright feeling we all respond well to. When prospective buyers enter a home for sale, one of the most compelling, feel-good features is light. 

As we enter the darkest time of the year, what can sellers do to make sure their home in shown in its best light?

  

· Trim trees, remove or pull back window coverings and screens, be sure every light works and is using its maximum safe wattage bulb

· Add lighting in dark corners and invest in lighter paint for dark rooms

· Where rooms are challenging, consider giving the eye something interesting to see, such as a special piece of furniture or art.  An accent that will captivate and create a mood other than just being “dark.”

· Invest in staging advice (when needed, I pay a stager to come and consult about how best to stage for buyers’ eyes).  Even if you don’t need full staging services, the designer’s eye and advice can be incredibly valuable. 

· Light it up DURING showings. I know it’s not the “green” thing to do, but turn all lights on and leave them on when there may be showings.  You’ll spend 10 or 20 extra dollars on electricity, but it’s worth it.  Showing by appointment-only, or only during daylight hours, helps manage the light.

Work with your agent to make sure your home is as bright and appealing as possible!

Mike Hall

Hasson Company Realtors

15400 SW Boones Ferry Road

Lake Oswego 97035

503-341-5915

mikehall.hasson.com/

 

Brought to you by Charles Branen, DMD, Lake Grove Dental - Family Dentistry INSIDER -


LAKE GROVE DENTAL - Charles Branen, DMDEvery year, we see patients exit the year without taking advantage of their dental benefits. These are benefits that the patient or their employer pays for. To those patients we say, why are you paying for those services and what are you waiting for?

For some of you, the end of the year also means the expiration of your reimbursable healthcare plan, or flexible spending account. This is an important time of year to review availability or possible loss of your account balances that may occur.

If you and your family are without dental coverage, we have a program for you that can make your care more affordable.

We call it our in-house Loyalty Plan. You pay a monthly fee that is about equal to a dental insurance premium; for that, you receive dental cleanings, examinations, X-rays and more, plus a 15 percent discount on any other services you need.

There are NO maximums or limitations like there are with insurance plans. Every patient enrolled has come out ahead with this program, according to our cost analysis. Patients who need extensive services have saved greatly, in some cases, because of the low maximums dental benefit providers allow.

With only two months left in the year, get your appointment scheduled now; December is already filling fast!

Lake Grove Dental

16455 Boones Ferry Rd.

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-3641

www.lakegrovedental.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Mark Petroff, Petroff Center Plastic Surgery & Medi-Spa - Cosmetic Surgery INSIDER -


PETROFF CENTER PLASTIC SURGERY - Dr. Mark PetroffNewBeauty Magazine has named board-certified Lake Oswego plastic surgeon Dr. Mark A. Petroff a Top Doctor and Expert Injector of 2016. Both honors are testament to Dr. Petroff’s artistic skill and finesse in both surgical and non-surgical treatments.

If you’re considering a cosmetic pick-me-up to brighten your appearance for the holidays, non-surgical beauty treatments provide quick results. Dr. Petroff personally administers injectables, including:

Juvederm — A versatile, all-around injectable filler, Juvederm gel gently reverses many signs of aging in the face, including fine lines and wrinkles, crow’s feet and loosening skin. It can sculpt the cheeks and restore a youthful, oval shape to the face. It is made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body that works with collagen and elastin to give volume and support to the skin. It is non-animal-based and highly biocompatible. Results last about 6-9 months.

Juvederm Volbella XC — An injectable gel is used for lip augmentation and correction of perioral fine lines.

Voluma — Provides subtle lift in the cheek area and can reshape and contour the mid-face area. Results last up to two years with a single treatment.

Botox — Smooths crow’s feet, smile lines, frown lines and other wrinkles caused by muscle activity. This treatment relaxes muscles that cause wrinkles, allowing the skin to smooth and wrinkles to fade away. Treatment takes just a few minutes.

Schedule a consultation with us to find the best solution to your beauty needs!

Petroff Center Plastic Surgery & Medi-Spa

17720 Jean Way, Ste. 100

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-635-4886

www.petroffcenter.com/

Brought to you by Justin Harnish, Harnish Properties - Real Estate INSIDER -


HARNISH PROPERTIES - Justin HarnishQ. We would like to buy a house, but homes are listed and sold so quickly these days, we’re frustrated. What do you recommend?

In certain price categories and in certain locations, this is very common. The inventory is swarmed when it hits the market and many times, the subject home won’t hit the market. In this scenario, it’s essential to have a Buyer’s Agent who will communicate with the neighborhood listing brokers and offices to ensure you, the buyer, get a shot at the new inventory!

Q. How do brokers find homes that may be on the market soon?

In every marketplace there is a “shadow market,” commonly called a “pocket listing.” Most Listing Brokers have listings that are “coming soon,” or are able to be shown prior to listing. A good Buyer’s Agent communicates with the area Listing Agents who specialize in a certain price range or neighborhood.

Q. What are the advantages to hiring a broker who has sold homes in the target market for many years?

Expertise, market knowledge and a strong customer and referral base. When a broker can stand in the back yard of a home and knows what most of the neighboring homes sold for and who owns them, it’s helpful to a buyer. This same broker will have a very good handle on the shadow market as well.

Don’t go it alone in this fast-moving market! An experienced agent will take the worry off your shoulders and get the job done.

Harnish Properties

425 Second St.

Downtown Lake Oswego

503-699-8483

www.harnishproperties.com/


Lake Oswego's Education

December 08, 2016

School Notes

by Pamplin Media Group
Lake Oswego High School is holding a holiday bazaar this Saturday to raise funds for student artists
REVIEW PHOTO: JILLIAN DALEY - Lake Oswego High School A Cappella Choir students rehearse Morten Lauridsen's 'O Magnum Mysterium' in the high ceiling of the lobby at their school on Nov. 18.
December 01, 2016

Take in a winter concert

by Pamplin Media Group
Local high schools offer holiday music to celebrate the season this month Every winter, local high school ensembles put on seasonal concerts. Most concerts are free, but some serve as fundraisers. Here are the details: Lake…
December 01, 2016

School Notes

by Pamplin Media Group
Check out “You and Your Racist Brain: The Neuroscience of Prejudice” Larry Sherman will be presenting “You and Your Racist Brain: The Neuroscience of Prejudice” at Lake Oswego High School on Tuesday. Sherman, a professor of…


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December 08, 2016

Lakeridge Junior High School - Student All Stars - Dec. 1, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Aidan Bissett, Sophia Ruger and Luke Yannello of Lakeridge Junior High School for being selected as the Wilsonville Spokesman's Student All-stars. The Spokesman's Student All-stars program is a community…
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Fifth-grader Henry Butler stacks cups at Westridge Elementary School during World Sport Stacking Associations quest to set the Guinness World Record for Most People Sport Stacking at Multiple Locations in One Day on Nov. 17.
November 24, 2016

Students at Forest Hills and Westridge helping set Guinness World Record

by Jillian Daley
Effort seeks to beat last year's record for 'Most People Sport Stacking at Multiple Locations in One Day' All over the world — and at Forest Hills and Westridge elementary schools in Lake Oswego — groups of people were…
Courtney-Durrett
November 24, 2016

SWAG members discuss school start time

by Jillian Daley
Most say LOSD should keep the schedule as is to accommodate extracurricular activities Should the morning bell ring a little later each day? In October, the Lake Oswego School District formed a School Start Time Task Force…
WILLIAMS
November 24, 2016

A senior in limbo

by Claire Williams
Pacer Notes Being a senior in high school is weird. Many parts of my life are ironically juxtaposed. For example, I was born Nov. 9, so I celebrated my 18th birthday one day after the election. That meant I was just barely…
November 24, 2016

School Notes

by Pamplin Media Group
Time to get SASEE Lake Oswego Rotary Club has hit a snag with its Service Above Self: Educational Excellence Awards — and the club needs the public’s help. The SASEE Awards (pronounced “sassy”) are debuting in an effort to…
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November 23, 2016

Lake Oswego High School - Student All Stars - Nov. 23, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Camryn Leland, Connor Pancoast and Selena Zhang of Lake Oswego High School for being selected as the Wilsonville Spokesman's Student All-stars. The Spokesman's Student All-stars program is a community…
SUBMITTED PHOTO:  - Laker dancers show off their moves in a qualifier for Dance & Drill Coaches Association of Oregon.
November 17, 2016

Lakers advance in qualifier

by Jillian Daley
Both LOHS and Lakeridge dancers will compete in the annual DDCA championships in December It’s official: Teams from both sides of Oswego Lake will be competing in the Dance & Drill Coaches Association of Oregon Category…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Anna Seely (right), with Shannon Miller, an Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics, and little brother Brett Seely, are all smiles at the Oct. 19 Heroes of the Heart ceremony.
November 17, 2016

Amazing Kid honored again

by Jillian Daley
Lake Oswego cancer survivor Anna Seely pockets more honors Anna Seely is making a habit of winning piles of awards. Anna, an eighth-grader at Lakeridge Junior High, has garnered several accolades this year for her community…
HULL
November 17, 2016

Why I don't have a driver's license

by Moriah Hull
Maverick Notes I carry in my wallet an expired driving permit. It expired last March, exactly one year after I got it. I remember waiting at the DMV, nervously watching the other kids struggle with their tests as I waited…
Carman Beall
November 17, 2016

Heard Around School

by Pamplin Media Group
Oak Creek Elementary School students weigh in on Thanksgiving Editor’s Note: For Heard Around School (HAS), The Review visits classrooms throughout the Lake Oswego School District, asking questions just for the fun of…
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November 17, 2016

Lake Oswego Junior High School - Student All Stars - Nov. 16, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Leila Hardy, Blaise Heher and Gabriel Fernandez Hombrados of Lake Oswego Junior High School for being selected as the Wilsonville Spokesman's Student All-stars. The Spokesman's Student All-stars program is…
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November 11, 2016

Lakeridge High School - Student All Stars - Nov. 10, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Nancy Bignell, Sebastian Marin-Quiros and Libby Hornecker from Lakeridge High School for being selected as the Wilsonville Spokesman's Student All-stars. The Spokesman's Student All-stars program is a…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Simon Chuang completes a mile run as part of Civil Air Patrols physical training requirements for all cadets. 'He must meet a time standard based on his age, gender and grade (often referred to as 'rank') within CAP,' Aurora Composite Squadron Captain Marc Minato says. 'He is not competing against the other cadets.'
November 10, 2016

Local cadet earns national praise

by Andrew Kilstrom
Civil Air Patrol's Simon Chuang, of Riverdale High, earns two prestigious awards.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - River Grove Elementary jogathon on Oct. 12, like other local events, supports school programming and equipment.
November 10, 2016

Jogathons 'a huge success'

by Jillian Daley
Local events raise funds to support school programs
SUBMITTED PHOTO: SUZANNE YOUNG - Pacer dance team took the top spot in a qualifying competition last weekend for the Dance & Drill Coaches Association of Oregon Category Championships.
November 10, 2016

Pacers qualify for championships

by Jillian Daley
Lakers plan to compete this weekend
KWARTLER
November 10, 2016

PEP POWER

by Sarah Kwartler
Laker Notes
November 10, 2016

School Notes

by Pamplin Media Group
Discover some of the latest kid- and school-related happenings in Lake Oswego.
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November 04, 2016

Lake Oswego High School - Student All Stars - Nov. 3, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Shawn Chang, Matthew Kinner and Shannon Smith of Lake Oswego High School for being selected as the Wilsonville Spokesman's Student All-stars. The Spokesman's Student All-stars program is a community…
SUBMITTED FILE PHOTO: GAYLE MICKEY - Stage Band members performed during a concert in December 2014, including the trio playing in the front row (from left): Jeremy Ackerman, Owen Kaufmann and Penelope Tharp.
November 03, 2016

School Notes

by (none)
Civil War ‘O’ Grams offered Want to taunt or treat a fellow football fan with some team-specific tunes as the Ducks and Beavers prepare for their Civil War game on Nov. 26? During its second-annual Civil War ‘O’ Grams, the…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: CITY OF LAKE OSWEGO - Jeremy Christensen, who works in facilities for the City of Lake Oswego, was instrumental in the installation of a ballot drop box behind City Hall at 380 A Ave. Facilities Manager Rachael Petersen also supported the project.
November 03, 2016

SWAG members weigh in on election

by Jillian Daley
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump fascinate student writers Packed with extensive election coverage and reams of readers’ letters, The Review has had to hold onto a series of biographies introducing the members of the 2016-17…
ZHANG
November 03, 2016

A Clear Hu

by Serena Zhang
Laker Notes It was Christmas when my uncle placed a mahjong set on the coffee table. The dark, wooden box had no shortage of dust piled on its surface, indicative of a lengthy sojourn in the attic. My uncle undid the clasp…
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - From left are: Henry Fillmore (Kurt), Cara Starke (Brigitta), Scout Buckner (Louisa), Madeline Vera (Gretl), Danielle Smith (Maira), Julia Wolf (Liesl), Ryan Miller (Freidrich) and Sullivan Draper (Marta).
November 01, 2016

Romance in the shadow of war

by Jillian Daley
Lake Oswego High School takes on 'The Sound of Music,' a classic musical based on the von Trapp family's real-life exploits In Lake Oswego, the hills will soon be alive with “The Sound of Music.” Starting Nov. 10, Lake…

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Oct 28, 2016

Lakeridge High School - Student All Stars - Oct. 27, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Lily Bartel, Colin Hardy and Isabella Hoffman of Lakeridge High School for being selected as the Wilsonville Spokesman's Student All-stars. The Spokesman's Student All-stars…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: CYNDI SPEAR - Derek Spear and his fellow students are working together on Socktober.
Oct 27, 2016

Socktober returns at Westridge

by Jillian Daley
Fifth-grader Derek Spear collects pairs of feet warmers for people in need Socktober’s back for the third year in a row — this time with a bigger goal and more beneficiaries. Westridge…
GENTRY
Oct 27, 2016

The issues of standardized testing

by Tim Gentry
Maverick Notes My alarm sounds at 6 a.m. on Saturday, blaring “Good Vibrations” by the Beach Boys in a desperate attempt to cheer me up at such an ungodly hour. Why was I up that early on a…
Oct 27, 2016

School Notes

by Pamplin Media Group
Start Time Task Force process continues The next phase of the Lake Oswego School District’s public input on the start time at the high schools is coming up. The district is using an online…
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School volunteers Arianne Cakarnis. right, and Moya Costello are leading the student council and their own kids in a brand-new Drive for Refugee Families.
Oct 26, 2016

'Act justly, love tenderly'

by Jillian Daley
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School launches a drive for refugee resettlement Two moms are leading Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School in arranging a Drive for Refugee Families. The drive to…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: JULIA HENRY - Carly Wood (Princess Winnifred) and Riley Watkins (Prince Dauntless) are an atypical couple in a fairy tale world.
Oct 27, 2016

Not 'a damsel in distress'

by Jillian Daley
Lakeridge's 'Once Upon a Mattress' features a collection of cartoonish characters, set to saucy tunes Carly Wood says she learned about the complexity of gender and relationships while…
EUCKER
Oct 20, 2016

'One of a kindness'

by Ava Eucker
Pacer Notes Glassybaby was formed 15 years ago as a small cry against cancer. Today, it is a large, thriving business that helps fund more than 400 organizations, aiding those in need. Lee…
Oct 20, 2016

School Notes

by (none)
Enjoy a band concert Lakeridge and Lake Oswego high schools’ bands will be performing this month. The LOHS band will play from 7-8 p.m. today (Oct. 20) in the auditorium at the school, 2501…
(Image is Clickable Link) LO REVIEW - 10.20.16
Oct 20, 2016

Lake Oswego Junior High School - Student All Stars - Oct. 20,…

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Michelle Creitz, Braylon Ramirez and Stella Walsh of Lake Oswego Junior High School for being selected as the Wilsonville Spokesman's Student All-stars. The Spokesman's…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The group at With Love supported the organization's mission of providing clothes to foster children.
Oct 18, 2016

Teaching kids how to help

by Jillian Daley
LOJ Community Service Day offers valuable life lessons Lake Oswego Junior High School’s second-annual Community Service Day offered several potential lessons, but the main one parents say they…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: JENNA KISOR - Lake Oswegos Park Academy joined forces with nine other schools and organizations to light up the Morrison Bridge in honor of Dyslexia Awareness Month.
Oct 18, 2016

Lighting it up red

by Pamplin Media Group
Event brightens Morrison Bridge on Oct. 14 Nine local organizations and schools, including Lake Oswego’s Park Academy, joined forces to light the Morrison Bridge red from Oct. 13-15 in…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: PJ CLARK - Forest Hills fifth-grade teacher Mary Neerhout leads the charge during one group's jaunt at the Falcon Run on Sept. 23.
Oct 13, 2016

Falcon Run flies into Forest Hills

by Jillian Daley
Kids in grades K-5 take part in annual event Students from kindergarten to fifth grade at Forest Hills Elementary School divested themselves of many joules of energy during the annual Falcon Run…
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Oct 13, 2016

The rawness of live theater

by Claire Williams
Pacer Notes “Five, six, five six seven eight!” As our director, drama teacher Andy Ballnik, shouts from center stage, I stand in an arc alongside the rest of the cast and count time in my head…
Oct 13, 2016

School Notes

by Pamplin Media Group
Lakeridge auction is riding in Lakeridge High School’s Buckaroo Ball, featuring live music by Hit Machine, dancing and an auction, is just around the corner. The event will be held from 5:30-11…
(Image is Clickable Link) LO REVIEW - Oct. 13, 2016
Oct 13, 2016

Lakeridge Junior High School - Student All Stars - Oct. 13, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Sadie Fashana, Colby Larrance and Evelyn Miller of Lakeridge Junior High School for being selected as the Wilsonville Spokesman's Student All-stars. The Spokesman's Student…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: KERSTAN RUFFER - Oak Creek Elementary's event is called October Walk/Bike/Bus to School Day/Love Our Earth Day, and many Oak Creek students take the bus to school from the Elementary Orchestra and Beginning Strings programs, which is held in the morning at the former Uplands Elementary School building.
Oct 12, 2016

LOCALS PARTICIPATE IN INTERNATIONAL EVENT

by Jillian Daley
Students walk, bike to school to promote physical fitness, clean air Three Lake Oswego elementary schools participated in International Walk to School Day last week — but the locals were as…