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


HASSON COMPANY REALTORS - Mike HallOf course there's seasonality in home sales. But let's ask exactly WHAT it is that's seasonal? 

Ease of showing homes may be the biggest seasonal difference. Days are longer, shorter, wetter or drier. Holidays and school cycles happen.  Total unit volumes peak in summer while days are long and school is out.  No surprise.

 

Having a Realtor® with a great handle on specific numbers (like volumes, inventory, or average days on market) for your market segment can drive a great deal or just a mediocre one.  But focusing on this alone can trap you into thinking your OPPORTUNITY is seasonal.  It's NOT. 

 

Stats and averages don't speak to individual motivations. In a way, the numbers don't matter. Instead, individual buyers and sellers, and their particular motivations are what matter most. Buyers and sellers continue to come and go in the market all year long. 

And it's worth noting that someone buying or selling in December is often highly motivated, more ready to sell or buy than fair weather folks touring in July for sport. While total inventory, active buyers, and number of sales will surely decline in the fall, it's no matter if you find the ONE person for your home, or the one perfect house to make home.

 

In the “off” season, when both inventory and buyers wane, call it a wash.  Motivations and opportunity are up!  The bottom line is, sell or buy when YOU are ready. 

 

Hasson Company Realtors

15400 SW Boones Ferry Road, Lake Oswego 97035

(503) 341-5915

mikehall.hasson.com/

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


PETROFF CENTER PLASTIC SURGERY & MEDI-SPA - Dr. Mark PetroffPlastic surgery for men is on the upswing, accounting for 8 percent of all cosmetic procedures performed in 2014, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

A total of 1.3 million cosmetic procedures were performed on men that year. More than 205,000 were surgical and more than 1 million were minimally invasive. Each year, the percentage of men seeking cosmetic procedures rises about 1 percent.

The number of cosmetic procedures for men jumped more than 106 percent between 1997 and 2012, according to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Why? Why not!

Sure, there are patients who want to look like a male model. But many men simply want to make themselves look younger and more attractive to boost their confidence. That may help further their careers, enhance their love lives, or serve as a “daddy do-over” much as “mommy makeovers” have for people in their 40s.

The top five male cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures are:

· Botulinum toxin Type A (411,000)

· Laser hair removal (191,000)

· Microdermabrasion (157,000)

· Chemical peel (99,000)

· Soft tissue fillers (93,000)

The top five cosmetic surgeries performed on men are:

· Nose reshaping/rhinoplasty (55,000)

· Eyelid surgery (29,000)

· Male breast reduction (26,000)

· Liposuction (24,000)

· Facelift/necklift (12,000)

Men are also getting surgical chin augmentation and non-surgical Ultherapy.

Make an appointment with Dr. Petroff for a consultation. Find out what we can do for you!

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 Jonathan Wisniewski, DVM, of Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin - Emergency veterinary Care INSIDER -


EVCOT - Jonathan Wisniewski, DVMDoes your dog go camping or fishing with you?

Make sure that your pet doesn’t get ahold of certain types of fish, which can cause a potentially fatal condition call “Salmon Poisoning Disease” or “Fish Disease.”

The disease is most prevalent in the Pacific Northwest, from Northern California to Puget Sound. It’s also see on inland rivers where fish migrate. Salmon and trout are the most commonly infected fish, but there are many other freshwater species affected. The fish must be eaten raw to develop clinical signs.

The disease is caused by a parasitic infection (a liver fluke) that takes 6-10 days to develop clinical signs. Cooking the fish kills the parasite.

Typical signs include fever, depression, anorexia, vomiting, diarrhea (often bloody in character), fever, weight loss and lymph node enlargement

Diagnosis is make through clinical signs and appropriate history and checking the animals stool for parasite eggs Treatment consists of specific antibiotics (doxycycline), IV fluids, nausea medications, and supportive care.

Without treatment, 90 percent of animals will die within two weeks.

Prevention included close monitoring of dogs when they are out with you at rivers, beaches and lakes. Keep them from eating fish entrails, keep your pet on a leash in high-risk areas, and cook all fish prior to feeding any to pets.

If your pet gets into raw fish, you can start treatment before clinical signs develop, or induce vomiting to prevent a potentially lengthy hospital stay.

Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin

19314 SW Mohave Ct.

Tualatin, Oregon 97062

(503) 691-7922

evcot.com/

Brought to you by Stephen Andrews of Bank of Oswego - Banking INSIDER -


BANK OF OSWEGO - Stephen AndrewsIt should be no surprise that when it comes to personal financial habits, parents hold the most sway over their children’s attitudes and behaviors about money. The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and the nation’s more than 6,500 community banks offer the following tips for parents with elementary-aged children. 

Look for ways to turn everyday experiences into teachable moments. A routine trip to the grocery store could turn into a discussion about the importance of budgeting and how to identify wants vs. needs.

Once children start to earn money by mowing lawns, dog-walking or babysitting, it’s important that they understand their pay is a limited commodity. If your child spends all of his or her money and asks to borrow more from you, don’t give in and spoil a valuable lesson.

When teaching children about money, it’s suggested that parents institute a tiered system that allocates money for spending, long-term goals and charity. By automatically taking 10 or 15 percent off the top of their earnings and designating it for savings, children can develop the habit of paying themselves first at a young age.

Be a good role model! Let your children see you set a savings goal and delay gratification until you have reached that goal.

Don’t go it alone. Community banks are excellent resources when it comes to teaching children about financial literacy. Take your kids to the local community bank to watch your transactions and learn more about managing their own accounts.

The Bank of Oswego

Lake Oswego

Lake Grove

503-635-1699

bankofoswego.com/

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


HASSON COMPANY REALTORS - Mike HallWhich comes first — selling your home or buying another? It’s a quandary, unless carrying two homes is no trouble for you. 

Buying first might require you to write an offer “contingent” on your sale … not ideal in a seller’s market.  Selling first makes your purchase “non-contingent” and stronger, but could leave you without a home temporarily. 

 

Among the many options to explore with your agent:

· Make your sale contingent upon finding your replacement property. Buyers make all kinds of concessions today, and if they love your home, they may find this perfectly acceptable. 

· Negotiate a long closing on your sale, and/or a “rent-back” to delay your departure.  Again, buyers might be glad to flex on timing.

· As a buyer, bridge loans used to help, but they’re mostly extinct today. Similarly, a line of credit on your home might be a perfect way to get temporary funds. 

· Consult your CPA or financial adviser about tapping other assets temporarily as bridge funds, “paying yourself back” once your home sells. 

· Make your purchase offer contingent. It’s not futile!  An otherwise strong offer and some creativity by your agent may be good enough to make a seller say yes! 

Simply be OK with moving twice. It’s not the end of the world. It’s simpler in a way. Neither the sell nor the buy is complicated. You can negotiate a little more firmly on both and come out ahead financially. 

Make it an adventure.  There are worse things in life. 

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 KeelerGetting ready for a road trip this summer? Make sure your vehicle is as ready to go as you are.

According to the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, the following should be professionally checked before you hit the road:

Tires – Rotate about every 6,000 to 7,000 miles and get tire pressure checked. Examine tires for tread life, uneven wearing, and cupping; check the sidewalls for cuts and nicks. An alignment is warranted if there's uneven tread wear or if your vehicle pulls to one side. Check the spare and be sure the jack is in good condition.

Brakes should be inspected as recommended in your manual, or sooner if you notice pulsations, grabbing, noises, or longer stopping distance.

Air Conditioning — A marginally operating system will fail in hot weather. Have the system examined by a qualified technician. Newer models have cabin air filters that clean the air entering the heating and air conditioning system.

Cooling System — The greatest cause of summer breakdowns is overheating. The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of the coolant should be checked periodically. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps, and hoses should be checked by a pro.

Other things that should be checked are engine performance, oil, oil filter, windshield wipers, lights and the battery.

Vic’s Automotive works on both domestic and foreign makes and models. Give us a call so we can make sure you have a trouble-free, comfortable trip.

Vic’s Auto Center

15880 Boones Ferry Rd., Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-7896

www.vicsautoctr.com/

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


DRNGYN - Dr. Nancy SalisburyWomen who have trouble remembering contraception, are perimenopausal, or have irregularities with their menstrual cycle may want to consider a long-acting birth control device. They are affordable (often free) and safe.

IntraUterine Devices (IUDs) are small, T-shaped devices made of flexible plastic. Inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy, IUDs may contain copper or the hormone progestin.

IUDs are very effective and last three to 12 years. The devices must be inserted by a health care provider in the office.

There are three types of hormonal IUDs. Mirena is effective for five years. Skyla and Liletta are effective for three years. Mirena is best used for cycle control. Periods often dissipate. It’s an excellent choice to manage the irregular bleeding of menopause.

A hormonal implant is another option. Implanon and Nexplanon are two such products that are safe, convenient and effective. They are matchstick-sized rods inserted into the arm by a healthcare provider. The main side effect is irregular bleeding in up to 20 percent of patients. These are very popular with patients who have trouble remembering daily pills, or those who have trouble getting to a pharmacy.

Long-acting birth control devices can be used in all ages and are usually a covered benefit under affordable care.

At Dr NGYN, we offer all of these devices. We check with your insurance provider for benefits; they are often placed at no cost to you.

Please call for information or consultation. It is our pleasure to care for you!

Dr NGYN

17020 Pilkington Road

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-908-1646

www.drngyn.com/family-planning/

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


LAKE GROVE DENTAL - Charles Branen, DMDIt’s no secret that we only have one chance to make a great first impression.

Research done by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry has shown that your smile is one of the first features noticed when meeting someone new, and that you are more likely to be perceived as intelligent, interesting and successful with a bright, healthy smile.

Given the importance of a perfect smile, most people surveyed would be willing to spend money safeguarding their teeth as they age. The good news is, it doesn’t have to cost a lot to make changes that will enhance your natural smile.

Regular dental cleanings help keep away stains and the biofilm that leads to plaque build-up and dental decay.

Whitening products are widely available now. The products that dental offices provide are usually safer and more effective than over-the-counter products because they contain stronger ingredients, yet are less acidic.

We offer multiple choices for whitening, but two popular techniques stand out. The first is at-home custom trays that the patient loads with a whitening solution and wears for a short duration over a couple weeks or until satisfactory results are achieved. The cost is under $100 and the trays are reusable.

The other method is an in-office bleaching that takes about 90 minutes and can leave teeth multiple shades lighter. The cost is under $400 and also includes a set of trays for touch-ups.

Call our office today for a free consultation.

Lake Grove Dental

16455 Boones Ferry Rd., Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-3641

www.lakegrovedental.com/

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


HARNISH PROPERTIES - Justin HarnishQ. How important is it to get pre-approved for a mortgage, especially when making an offer on a home?

A. Being pre-approved is paramount when preparing to make an offer. A listing agent and/or seller will not take your offer seriously unless they know that you can afford it.

Q. What are jumbo loans -- and how do they differ from conventional loans?

A. A jumbo loan in our area of the country (this varies around the U.S.) is any loan amount that is more than $417,000. A conventional loan is any amount borrowed that’s less than or exactly $417,000. The difference is the rate structure and how much interest one pays for either. In most cases, a conventional loan will have a more attractive interest rate.

Q. How much money will I need for a down payment? What other fees will I have to pay?

A: A borrower typically has to put 20 percent down. In addition, there are closing costs, pre-paid taxes and lender’s origination fees.

Q: What tips can you offer on choosing a mortgage lender?

A: Use a lender with a local presence! Many loans being advertised today are on the web or on your phone. You will be sent to a call center and go through the same process you would with a local lender you meet face-to-face. The rates won’t dramatically change, but what will is the accountability and the ability to communicate directly with your mortgage professional!

Harnish Properties

425 Second St.

Downtown Lake Oswego

503-699-8483

www.harnishproperties.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Mark Petroff, Petroff Center - Cosmetic Surgery INSIDER -


PETROFF CENTER - Dr. Mark PetroffSummer is here, with its whirl of weddings, reunions and special events.

If you’re considering a cosmetic pick-me-up to brighten your appearance, non-surgical beauty treatments provide quick results. Dr. Mark Petroff personally administers non-surgical 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 also plump the lips, 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.

Voluma — Have your cheeks lost their youthful contours? Voluma can bring it back. It 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 — Smooth 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.

No downtime is required after these injections. Some patients experience minor swelling, bruising, redness, and/or itching for just a few days, but any discoloration can be covered with makeup.

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/services/non-surgical/

Brought to you by Stephen Andrews, Bank of Oswego - Banking INSIDER -


BANK OF OSWEGO - Stephen AndrewsGoing on a trip this summer?

Make sure to take your sunscreen with you — and don’t forget to ensure you won’t get financially burned while you’re away.

The safest and most convenient way to travel with your money is to take a small amount of cash with you. Debit cards and credit cards are also a good choice because they’re easy to carry, easy to use and often offer the lowest fees and the best exchange rates. In the event that it’s stolen, you can easily have it deactivated.

The Independent Community Bankers of America recommends the following tips for travelers:

· Let your community bank know when and where you’ll be traveling so that you will avoid any potential denials or fraud alerts when out-of-the-ordinary transactions are presented.

· Ask your bank about daily spending and withdrawal limits to avoid an on-the-road card denial.

· Find out which ATM or debit card fees you may be subject to at your destination.

· Take the bank’s customer service number with you, in case you have to report your card missing or stolen.

· Have a backup card stored in a different place when you travel.

· Make sure your card brands are accepted at the locations or countries to which you are traveling.

· Avoid logging into your online or mobile banking account via public wi-fi networks. Use cellular data networks or call the bank directly. When using cellular data, use virus protection to protect your accounts and phone.

Bon voyage!

The Bank of Oswego

Lake Oswego

Lake Grove

503-635-1699

bankofoswego.com/

Brought to you by Jonathan Wisniewski, DVM, Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin - Veterinary INSIDER -


EVCOT - Jonathan Wisniewski, DVMJuly 4 is almost here! While it’s a celebration for many, your scaredy cat or dog may be miserable once the fireworks start flying — sometimes days in advance.

If you know your pet suffers from noise phobias (including fear of thunder), it’s wise to plan ahead.

First of all, be aware that not all anxiety medications work the same, and efficacy varies patient to patient. Many medications can take several weeks to reach peak effects. Sedatives alone (such as acepromazine) can be used, but do not fix the anxiety — they just reduce the pet's response to the anxiety. 

As an emergency veterinarian, I cannot prescribe medications without a doctor-patient relationship, meaning I cannot dispense the medications without performing a physical examination (it's state and federal law). We get many calls every year from clients who wait until the last minute to get sedatives or medications for their pet and are upset that we cannot dispense medication without the patient coming to our hospital for a physical examination.

Pet shelters recommend the following safeguards to help calm your pet and keep it from running away:

Check your fencing for loose boards and escape routes.

Consider a Thundershirt for your dog, which swaddles and calms the pet.

Keep an eye on your cat, who won’t express its fear as dramatically as a dog, but may panic and dart out the door.

Make sure your pets have identification on their collars and are microchipped with the most current information.

Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin

19314 SW Mohave Ct.

Tualatin, Oregon 97062

(503) 691-7922

evcot.com/


Lake Oswego's Community

STAFF PHOTO: CLIFF NEWELL - Father Gregg Bronsema is happy that Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Parish is located right in the heart of Lake Oswego.
July 28, 2016

New milepost on a journey of faith

by Cliff Newell
Father Gregg Bronsema joins pastoral staff at Our Lady Father Gregg Bronsema is the new vicar at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Parish in Lake Oswego. Talk about long, strange trips. A rock-solid Protestant for most of his…
July 28, 2016

Community Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Photographers invited to enter Lake Oswego photo contest Amateur and professional photographers are invited to enter their best images in the eighth-annual City of Lake Oswego photo contest. There are seven categories, with…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - CASA of Clackamas County will hold its fourth-annual charity golf tournament at Oregon Golf Club Aug. 29. Sign up now to play.
July 28, 2016

Tee it up to help children

by Barb Randall
CASA of Clackamas County to host annual golf tournament Child Advocates Inc., also known as CASA of Clackamas County, is hosting its fourth-annual charity golf tournament Aug. 29 at the Oregon Golf Club in West Linn. The…


July 28, 2016

What's Happening

by Pamplin Media Group
THURSDAY, JULY 28 PORTLAND MEN’S CAREGIVING SUPPORT GROUP — 1 p.m., Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, 1015 N.W. 22nd Ave., Portland in Building 2, second-floor board room above Devers Eye Clinic. WE TOASTED TOASTMASTERS CLUB —…
July 28, 2016

Songs give comfort, hope for peace

by Joan Waldron
The song “Bridge over Troubled Water” was written by the American music duo Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel and played for the first time in 1970, a time of great turmoil in our country. President John F. Kennedy had been…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - The Howl at the Moon 5K run/walk will be held at Luscher Farm July 29. After the run, stay for the barn bash. Sign up now.
July 28, 2016

Get outdoors and Howl at the Moon

by Jan Wirtz
Join the fun as the sun goes down on the rolling hills of Luscher Farm on July 29, and take part in the Howl at the Moon 5K Adventure Run. The run covers 3.1 miles of farm terrain and 16 obstacles including a super SlipN’…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: 123RF - Learn to play Bunco, a fun game of chance played with dice.
July 28, 2016

New social groups forming at LOACC

by Maria Bigelow
Looking for ways to have a little fun and meet new friends? The Lake Oswego Adult Community Center has a couple ideas that just might fit the bill. Folks at the center will host a Bunco event from 2-3:30 p.m. Aug. 5. Bunco…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - The West Linn Adult Community Center offers many classes to help seniors stay fit and healthy.
July 28, 2016

Exercise has many benefits for seniors

by Keli Stevens
We at the West Linn Adult Community Center know there are many reasons why we should exercise at all ages, but we recognize it is most important for people in later stages of life. For older adults, maintaining flexibility,…
SUBMITTED PHOTO:  - Artist Jason Johnston, left, and Arts Council volunteer Bob Liddell pose by Zip which was uninstalled recently.
July 21, 2016

The ritual of the sculpture exchange begins

by Barb Randall
It’s that time of year again. Time for the summer ritual of the Arts Council of Lake Oswego, when on-loan sculptures in the Gallery Without Walls are exchanged with new pieces chosen to adorn the streets of Lake Oswego. The…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Jo Ann Parsons grandson David and his bride Rachel were married July 2 on Lake Union in Seattle.
July 21, 2016

Grandson's wedding is summer highlight

by Jo Ann Parsons
The Fourth of July weekend was definitely the highlight of my summer — and quite possibly for the entire year. The main event was my grandson David’s marriage to Rachel on July 2 aboard the Skansonia on Lake Union in…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: QUILLDANCER - Black-oil sunflower seeds attract the greatest variety of birds, including chickadees.
July 21, 2016

Birds welcome variety that comes with feeders

by OSU Extension Service
Even in summer when there’s plenty of sustenance from plants and insects, birds welcome the variety of seeds and nuts offered in bird feeders. When putting out a banquet of supplemental food, top quality is essential, said…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: 123RF - Dont miss out on the fun of attending the Clackamas County Fair this summer. The LOACC will provide transportation Aug. 18. Sign up now.
July 21, 2016

Experience the fun of the county fair

by Maria Bigelow
The sights, sounds and smells of a county fair were often the highlight of summers I remember from my childhood. The fair was the gathering spot where you saw friends you hadn’t seen since the last day of school. There was a…
July 21, 2016

Community Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Attend free wellness fair, picnic In observance of July being National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, a free wellness fair and picnic will be held from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 30 at Hillendale Park Picnic Shelter,…
July 21, 2016

What's happening

by Pamplin Media Group
THURSDAY, JULY 21 WE TOASTED TOASTMASTERS CLUB — Noon, WE Communications, 3 Centerpointe Drive, fifth floor, Lake Oswego. Email erikb@waggeneredstrom.com or visit wetoasted.toastmastersclub.org. MARYLHURST TOASTMASTERS CLUB…
SUBMITTED PHOTOS  - Rev. David Alexander from New Thought Center for Spiritual Living in Lake Oswego will be one of the speakers at the Gathering the Conscious Majority event to be held Aug. 10 at the center in Lake Oswego. All are welcome to attend.
July 21, 2016

Event aims to awaken spiritually motivated activism

by Pamplin Media Group
In an effort to make the world a better place, New Thought Center for Spiritual Living (NTCSL) in partnership with the Association for Global New Thought (AGNT) will present a program next month titled “Gathering the…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: NEIGHBORHOOD MEMORY CAFE - The WLACC will offer Neighborhood Memory Cafes, support groups for those with memory loss and their caregivers. Attend an initial meeting July 26 to learn more.
July 21, 2016

WLACC forming memory support groups

by Doug Dickston
Memory loss can be devastating, not just for the afflicted, but also for those living with and caring for them. Social connections become severed just when they are needed most. Neighborhood Memory Café gatherings are one…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Bring blankets and pillows or low sand chairs to watch the Movie in the Park on Thursday evenings through Aug. 11.
July 21, 2016

Movies in the Park start tonight!

by Jan Wirtz
'Inside Out' to screen at dusk at Millennium Plaza Park Celebrate a warm summer evening with your family and neighbors by enjoying an outdoor movie at Millennium Plaza Park. The screen is larger than life, so everyone can…
Judith Hutchinson, left, and Marilyn Ellwood of the West Linn Garden Club wave to the parade crowd.
July 21, 2016

Viewers 'dig in' and enjoy the 60th Old Time Fair parade

by Pamplin Media Group
West Linn celebrated 60 years of community fun at the Old Time Fair this past weekend, with several special anniversary events coinciding with traditional events like the Old Time Fair Parade and the coronation of a new Fair…
SUBMITTED PHOTOS - Barb Randall recently discovered Flamous Brands chips, which she is excited to share with readers. They come in many flavors, all delicious.
July 14, 2016

Food finds are real treasures

by Barb Randall
Update cuisine with healthy, delicious foods and authentic Latin recipes Ready to kick your summer cooking up a notch? I have discovered three new, delicious and good-for-you products that I encourage you to try. The first…
July 14, 2016

You could be a winner at the Clackamas County Fair

by Pamplin Media Group
But you can't win if you don't enter! Participation in the Clackamas County Fair & Rodeo, to be held Aug. 16-21, is not limited to 4-H and FFA participants only. The fair also includes a large array of public competition…
July 14, 2016

Address book triggers memories

by Jeanie Oakleaf Anderson
Does anyone out there still use that little, black book these days? Or an old fashioned address book? Or have most people moved on to the iPad or cell phone or iPhone? Those things that contain access to not just phone…
STAFF PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Susan Marek of Lake Oswego is bringing the state of Oregon into the fight against modern slavery by beginning a chapter of Durga Tree International.
July 14, 2016

'Mama Bear' Marek on prowl against slavery

by Cliff Newell
Lake Oswego woman starts Oregon Chapter of Durga Tree As soon as Susan Marek heard about Durga Tree International, she said, “Count me in.” The goal of the organization is monumental: ending modern slavery in the world.…
July 14, 2016

See what happens down on the farm

by Maria Bigelow
Visit to Luscher Farm on tap at LOACC We have the privilege of playing, living and working in gorgeous Lake Oswego. Native Americans and settlers realized how special this area was, being the first to call it home before…
July 14, 2016

Community Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Backyard Habitat open house set for July 16 The Friends of Tryon Creek is hosting a Backyard Habitat open house from 1-4 p.m. July 16 at a private Lake Oswego residence. Those wishing to attend can register online at…
July 14, 2016

Get great bargains on books

by Barb Randall
Friends of West Linn Library holding Overstock Book Sale Summer days are made for reading. If your family needs some great summer reading material, head to the Friends of the West Linn Library’s Overstock Book Sale, going on…

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Jul 14, 2016

What's Happening

by Pamplin Media Group
THURSDAY, JULY 14 NEWCOMERS WELCOME CLUB OF LAKE OSWEGO/WEST LINN AND SURROUNDING AR EAS — Monthly luncheon at local restaurant. Call Joanne at 503-656-1924 or visit…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Join the fun of an excursion to Timberline Lodge. This photo was taken on the last trip organized to the historic landmark by WLACC in 2012.
Jul 14, 2016

Field trip to Timberline planned

by Doug Dickston
The last time the West Linn Adult Community Center offered a bus trip to Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood was in 2012, and the seniors who came back alive (only kidding) raved about the…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Take a break from playing outside by attending one of many indoor camps offered by Lake Oswego Parks & Rec.
Jul 14, 2016

Have fun indoors through Parks & Rec

by Jan Wirtz
OK, so you can’t be outside playing all the time. Lake Oswego Parks & Rec offers a variety of fun indoor activities too. Find camps Video Game Design — This is a fun, interactive look at the…
STAFF PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - Artist Holly Monroe has many fans, including Ronna Schneider. Her artwork and calligraphy, its absolutely extraordinary, Schneider says.
Jul 07, 2016

An artist with grand intentions

by Cliff Newell
Calligrapher Holly Monroe works from the soul The font of regular words is not enough for what Holly Monroe wants to communicate. Her mission statement is: “To feed the soul by making meaningful…
SUBMITTED PHOTOS - Headlining Rox in Sox will be the OzoKidz, the percussive, world-beat family band of Ozomatli.
Jul 07, 2016

OzoKidz to headline Rox in Sox Festival

by Pamplin Media Group
This is the fourth annual musical gathering For the fourth year in a row, Rox in Sox will host a free festival of children’s music and reading from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 30. Headlining…
Jul 07, 2016

What's Happening

by The Review, Tidings
THURSDAY, JULY 7 NEWCOMERS WELCOME CLUB OF LAKE OSWEGO/WEST LINN AND SURROUNDING AREAS — Meet and greet at various locations. Call Joanne at 503-656-1924 or visit…
Burgerville helped the West Linn Adult Community Center by hosting a fundraiser.
Jul 07, 2016

Burgerville helps the WLACC with fundraising

by Doug Dickston
On the face of it, this partnership should be a win-win. And, really, the idea is genius. The local Burgerville at 18350 Willamette Drive is partnering with community organizations to help them…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: LO PARKS - Residents enjoy the Lake Oswego Swim Park
Jul 07, 2016

Enjoy the LO Swim Park

by Jan Wirtz
There's so much to do this summer, starting with splasing in cool, refreshing water at Lake Oswego Swim Park. Get Outdoors! Lake Oswego Swim Park — If you can’t stand the heat, get out to the…
SUBMITTED PHOTOS:  - Join one or more of the discussion groups at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center. A new group is launching Friday, July 8.
Jul 07, 2016

Get in on the coffee and conversations at LOACC

by Maria Bigelow
Every state or region has its own personality, a uniqueness that helps define the culture. That idea can be brought to the micro-level of a city or town. And at the Lake Oswego Adult Community…
Jul 07, 2016

Generations after generations see changes as they age

by Norma Heyser
We are aging through our generations. Each generation — Gen Xers, millennials, baby boomers — spans about 20 years. In America, we are almost unrecognizable after each saeculum, which is the…
SUBMITTED PHOTOS:  - Maud Durlan is one of 11 artists who will exhibit their work in 11 Views of Summer, opening at 510 Museum and ARTspace on July 8. This piece is titled 'Summer Creek.'
Jun 30, 2016

See artists' visualization of summer

by Pamplin Media Group
Arts Council to present new exhibit by Buffalo Grass artists The Arts Council of Lake Oswego will present “11 Views of Summer,” an exhibition by 11 Buffalo Grass Art Society members, from July…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - This summer will be the 60th anniversary of West Linns Old Time Fair. To help celebrate the tradition, all former Old Time Fair court members are invited to attend this years opening ceremony at 6 p.m. on July 15 at Willamette Park, 1100 12th St. in West Linn. Court members from all years are encouraged to confirm their attendance by calling Terri Jones at 503-557-4700 or emailing tjones@westlinnoregon.gov. An area of reserved seating and special acknowledgement of royalty is planned. A special tribute will be paid this year to the West Linn Garden Club, which was founded in 1916. The club will serve as grand marshal at the parade, which will have a theme of Dig It, Plant and Watch it Grow! To participate in the parade or to volunteer, call Angela Pernisco at 503-807-2146 or email angelapernisco@gmail.com.
Jun 30, 2016

Calling all Old Time Fair court members

by (none)
60th anniversary will honor former court members, West Linn Garden Club
Jun 30, 2016

Summer pop-up events to feature Oregon specialty crops

by Oregon Department of Agriculture
Public invited to a series of 'crop up' dinners and farmers' markets around the state The Oregon Department of Agriculture and Oregon State University are teaming up this summer to offer five…
Tesoaria Wines are getting plenty of notice from the winerys 1,500 wine club members and wine industry authorities. The wines have won 107 awards so far this year.
Jun 30, 2016

Rest, rejuvenate with fun excursions

by Barb Randall
Husband Mark and I have a pretty rigorous work week; we often won’t get the entire weekend off together, so we look for opportunities to rejuvenate mind, body and spirit that are close to home,…
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - The Raf Mod Band entertains Friday evenings crowd.
Jun 30, 2016

Festival of Arts deemed 'spectacular'

by Barb Randall
From the first event to the last, the 53rd-annual Festival of the Arts could only be described as “spectacular.” At the first event, Thursday evening’s patrons’ party, Lakewood Center for the…
Jun 30, 2016

Musings on being short, fat and old

by Roy Houston
I am 5 feet, 4 inches short, 150 pounds fat, 71 years ancient, and I regularly forget what I am doing halfway through doing it. How could I possibly be happy? Am I crazy? Well, I wake up each…
Jun 30, 2016

Sign up to play Bingo at the ACC

by Maria Bigelow
Bring the grandkids or come by yourself Remember the excitement of playing Bingo as a child? The game didn’t require skill; it was just the luck of having the right numbers on your Bingo card.…
Jun 30, 2016

What's Happening

by (none)
THURSDAY, JUNE 30 WE TOASTED TOASTMASTERS CLUB — noon; WE Communications, 3 Centerpointe Drive, fifth floor. Email erikb@waggeneredstrom.com or visit wetoasted.toastmastersclub.org. MARYLHURST…
Jun 30, 2016

Come for lunch - The Stafford is cooking

by Doug Dickston
Boutique retirement center is now preparing meals served at WLACC Cooking lunches for the seniors who frequent the West Linn Adult Community Center requires culinary skills, an even temper,…
Jun 30, 2016

Enjoy Fourth of July fun

by Jan Wirtz
Local weekend activities include a Fourth of July parade and concert band performance. This summer, the fun continues through the month, and beyond. Independence Day excitement Millennium…
SUBMITTED PHOTOS:  - Matt Alford, chief hog herder at Elkhorn Farm and Forge, raises and sells humanely raised pigs for sale. Barb Randall and her friends could taste a difference from store-bought pork.
Jun 23, 2016

Matt Alford of Elkhorn Farm and Forge offers pork from pigs…

by Barb Randall
Matt Alford of Elkhorn Farm and Forge offers pork from pigs raised the old fashioned way You know what hog heaven feels like: total and complete happiness and bliss. Know what it tastes like?…
STAFF PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - Niki Strealy, the Diarrhea Dietitian, poses with a plush poop and copy of her book, The Diarrhea Dietitian: Expert Advice, Practical Solutions, and Strategic Nutrition.
Jun 23, 2016

Dietitian not afraid to talk about poop

by Barb Randall
Niki Strealy aims to change lives through diet Niki Strealy’s nickname doesn’t roll off the tongue easily, and it may cause you to blush when you say it. She is known as the Diarrhea Dietitian;…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The preservation of the beautiful Emma Austin House is one of the success stories of the Lake Oswego Preservation Society.
Jun 23, 2016

Lake Oswego preservationists have big plans

by Cliff Newell
The current scorecard for the Lake Oswego Preservation Society reads two wins: one undecided and a really, really big upcoming case that will affect the future of history preservation in Oregon.…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Over Memorial Day weekend, Zupans Markets partnered with the Oregon Military Museum Project (OMMP) to support their fundraising efforts. The store donated 2 percent of the weekends sales for a total of $15,200 to the museum project. Pictured are store owner Mike Zupan and Tommy Thayer. Local ROTC volunteers helped bag customers groceries and carried them out to their cars. OMMP is a nonprofit organization founded by Tommy Thayer, Amy Maxwell and James Thayer, Jr., to raise funds needed to complete the construction and exhibits of the museum. For more information, visit oregonmilitarymuseumproject.org.  For more information about Zupans, visit zupans.com.
Jun 23, 2016

Zupan's supports vets, OMMP

by Pamplin Media Group
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - The 2016 Friends of the West Linn Adult Community Center Board includes in seated in back row left to right, Marsha Wilkins, Mieke Wiegman and Bill Barger; front row, left to right, Irene Jones, Margaret DeJardin, Lorene Bay and Warren Guest.
Jun 23, 2016

Friends of WL Adult Community Center welcome new board members

by Doug Dickston
The Friends of the West Linn Adult Community Center held its annual meeting last week. A tribute was paid to Peggy Dickston, Janet McDonald and Dave Pitzer who transitioned off the board after…