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Brought to you by Mike Keeler, Vic's Auto Center - Automotive INSIDER -


VIC'S AUTO CENTER - Mike KeelerAuto safety is of paramount importance — not just for drivers and their passengers — but other vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians on the road.

September is a good time to think about child safety, with kids headed back to school and Child Passenger Safety Week on the horizon.

The Oregon DMV reminds drivers that the speed limit is 20 mph or less in any of the following situations:

· Anytime a yellow light of a school speed sign is flashing

· Between 7 am and 5 pm on school days

· Crosswalks near school grounds when children are present

Don’t pass a stopped school bus! Drivers must stop on the street or highway 20 feet or more from any school bus that has stopped and is flashing red warning lights.

This applies both to vehicles approaching from the rear and from the opposing lanes. All lanes of traffic must stop for the school bus, except in opposing lanes if the highway is divided with a center median. No vehicle may proceed until the bus resumes motion and has turned off the red warning lights.

Every 33 seconds, one child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash. Many times deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters, and seat belts.

Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 18-25, is sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Visit its website, safercar.com, to find car seat installation instructions and a search-by-zip-code list of nearby car seat inspection stations.

Safe travels!

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 -


DR. NGYN - Dr. Nancy SalisburySeptember 4 is World Sexual Health Day. It is a good time to reflect on where we are with female sexuality, here in Portland and worldwide.

In this country, we have sexual freedom. Women across the world are not beneficiaries of such rights. Mutilating procedures are being performed and women are living in fear of death if they cannot prove chastity.

The contrast to what we experience here in the U.S. is striking. We, too, have our challenges. However, much of the media attention for sexual dysfunction is geared towards men.

There are incessant erectile dysfunction commercials on the television, with little attention being aired about women’s struggles and solutions.

Women are sexual too, and need good information about where to get help. This is especially true if we are supporting men to ‘stay in the game’.

We all want to have a fulfilling, mutually satisfying intimate life. My practice is devoted to meeting the needs of women’s health. Sexuality is a part of this.

I offer solutions to help women ‘stay in the game’ too, as a Board-Certified Gynecologist and Surgeon. We do not trivialize problems and we meet women where they are.

Call for a consultation; we take most insurance plans. The first call is the hardest step and we will answer with respect.

Dr NGYN

17020 Pilkington Road

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-908-1646

www.drngyn.com/

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


EVCOT - Jonathan WisniewskiWhen you’re out enjoying the water with your dog, be aware of the signs of cyanobacteria, which can make pets fatally ill.

Cyanobacteria (better known as blue-green algae) grows in nutrient-rich warm water. It prefers stagnant water sources like lakes and reservoirs. The algae typically blooms in late summer months, from July through September. It can also be found in marine environments, though it’s rare. This was noted in Rio de Janeiro just prior to the Olympics.

The main route of transmission involves ingestion (drinking water), but smaller amounts can be absorbed through mucous membranes such as gums, tissue around eyes or the rectum.

There are many types of cyanobacteria, but three general classes of toxin are reported: 

· The first causes liver failure and clotting problems. Clinical signs include lethargy, vomiting/diarrhea, weakness, pale gums, hemorrhage and bruising.

· Two types of neurotoxin cause irreversible injury of brain cells and lead to seizures. Early signs of neurotoxins include drooling, excessive tearing, urination/defecation. When seizures occur, the pet is unlikely to survive. Treatment of neurotoxin involves seizure medications, fluids and supportive care.

Clinical signs often develop very shortly after exposure (as soon as 30 minutes after exposure of a large enough dose) and are often rapidly fatal.

Preventing exposure is key. If you’re out at a river, lake or park and there are blue-green algae advisories marked, stay out of the water and do not let your pets drink the water.

For current advisories about algae blooms in Oregon, visit:

public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/Recreation/HarmfulAlgaeBlooms/Pages/Blue-GreenAlgaeAdvisories.aspx

Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin

19314 SW Mohave Ct.

Tualatin, Oregon 97062

503-691-7922

evcot.com/

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


HARNISH PROPERTIES - Justin HarnishWhen you are looking to invest your hard-earned money into real estate, make sure that the community in which you settle down has a strong school system.

It is no secret that behind most, if not all, successful academic institutions (public or private) is a strong group of supportive citizens and financial backers who desire and even demand excellence.

So it is here in Lake Oswego, we as a community have benefitted from the foundation that a quality education provides, protecting community peace, promoting achievement in life, lifting our pride and stabilizing real estate values.

Our schools continue to excel and are the backbone to our stable and strong real property values. We must continue to invest in our school system just as we invest in our homes. 

It’s a fact that home values in Lake Oswego are full percentage points higher and more stable than some of the surrounding communities. We are lucky to live where do and we must not lose sight of that fact!

Harnish Properties

425 Second St.

Downtown Lake Oswego

503-699-8483

www.harnishproperties.com/

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


DR. CHARLES BRANEN - Lake Grove DentalThere’s no question that regular brushing, flossing and dental checkups can help keep your mouth healthy. But if you fall short on your hygiene routine, can gum disease actually cause heart disease?

Common sense would say to pay attention!

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is an inflammatory disease caused by a bacterial infection. The gums and bone structure that support the teeth begin to disintegrate and eventually bone loss occurs. 

By the time your dental office can detect this in your mouth, the disease has already become systemic and the lining of the blood vessels in your body are inflamed.

“There are a vast number of studies linking periodontal disease to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, dementia and cancer” says Dr. Susan Maples. 

Research has shown that treating the gum disease has lowered some of the markers related to cardiovascular problems.

Gum disease and heart disease share risk factors such as smoking, age and diabetes, and both contribute to inflammation in the body.

Although these shared risk factors may explain why diseases of the blood vessels and mouth can occur simultaneously, some evidence suggests that there may be an independent association between the two diseases.

To keep gum disease at bay:

· With a soft toothbrush, brush teeth twice daily and with fluoride toothpaste

· Clean between teeth daily with floss and/or an interdental cleaner

· Eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks. Avoid acidic beverages: energy drinks, soda, juices

· Visit your dentist regularly for oral examinations and professional cleanings

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 PetroffYou see beautiful facelifts on a regular basis – either in person or on TV – but you don’t realize it because they are virtually undetectable. You only hear about the facelifts that went wrong.

What makes the difference? The choice of physician. That’s because there are as many ways to perform a facelift as there are surgeons.

Besides being an artist with a keen interest in design and architecture, Dr. Petroff has dedicated his career to facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He has been in practice for more than 25 years and studied under some of the most prestigious surgeons in the field.

Under his care, you can be assured that you will still look like yourself after your facelift, only 10 to 15 years younger. Technically known as rhytidectomy, a facelift rejuvenates the mid- to lower face and neck. It can correct:

· Midface sagging

· Deep creases under the eyes

· Deep creases between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds)

· Jowls due to loss of muscle tone

· Sagging/excess areas of fat

· Loose skin and fat under the chin and jaw

Many patients return to work by the second week. Our medical spa staff will assist you with makeup camouflage, lymphatic drainage facial massage, and ultrasound treatments.

One of the main advantages of Dr. Petroff’s facelift technique is that it can last 10 or more years.

Call Petroff Center today to schedule your facelift consultation.

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 Nancy Salisbury, DrNGYN - Women's Health INSIDER -


DRNGYN - Dr. Nancy SalisburyAfter recovering from breast cancer, women typically want to “live life to the fullest,” celebrating their triumph over the disease and the joy of feeling healthy again.

Pleasurable sexual activity is a vital part in the process. However, many women report having less sex after treatment than before their illness.

MonaLisa Touch, a recently introduced outpatient vaginal laser treatment, is designed to relieve sexual discomfort due to vaginal dryness after menopause or cancer surgery.

My clinic, DrNGYN in Lake Oswego, is one of a few clinics offering this treatment in the Portland area.

Lubricants and hormonal cream are the standard treatments for vaginal dryness and pain after menopause. Those who choose not to use hormones, including cancer patients and survivors of cancer, need an alternative.

Lovemaking after breast cancer can feel like sandpaper or broken glass — or be impossible. It is supposed to be pleasurable for everyone involved.

MonaLisa Touch is an office-based, noninvasive treatment in which a CO2 laser probe is placed in the vagina to administer 360-degree micro-injuries (“micro-puffs”) that act on the mucosa-stimulating biosynthesis of new collagen growth and tissue regeneration.

The procedure takes 5 minutes and women feel no pain. Three treatments, six weeks apart, cost $2,400 and are not covered by insurance. Over 95 percent of patients are satisfied and there is no risk. The process is FDA-approved.

Breast cancer survivors have enough challenges. Helping ease the way of "sexuality after breast cancer" is something we do here. We will meet you where you are.

Dr NGYN

17020 Pilkington Road

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-908-1646

www.drngyn.com/

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


HARNISH PROPERTIES - Justin HarnishQ. I’m thinking of buying into a community with a Homeowners Association (HOA).

What are CC&R’s and what are some examples of rules that HOA members must adhere to?

A. CC&R stands for Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions. These are written and recorded policies and codes that govern the neighborhood. Examples include restrictions on house colors, roofing material types or even how many cars can be parked on the street. Other rules may prohibit changing your landscaping or leaving your garage door open for an extended period of time.

Q. What do monthly HOA fees typically pay for?

A. Monthly dues go toward maintenance of common areas such as landscaping; exterior building maintenance like window washing or painting; and interior maintenance for features such as elevators. Many HOA’s cover some utilities like water, garbage and natural gas.

Q. How can I tell whether an HOA budget is well-funded and can handle future repairs?

A. When buying into an HOA community, it is your broker’s job to obtain the last 6-12 months of the HOA minutes, financials and CC&R’s. Carefully review these to ensure the HOA is healthy, has reserve funds for repairs and unforeseen contingencies so you are not caught in an assessment!

Q. How can I find out whether HOA fees will go up in the near future?

A. You may call the HOA president. The details are typically spelled out in the monthly meeting minutes, as this would be part of ongoing discussion and plan that the officers would discuss and record.

Harnish Properties

425 Second St.

Downtown Lake Oswego

503-699-8483

www.harnishproperties.com/

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


LAKE GROVE DENTAL - Charles Branen, DMDBelieve it or not, babies are born with all of their teeth. 

The primary “baby teeth” are hidden in the gums and don’t peek through until about 6 months of age.  Even before that first tooth emerges, it is important to remember that from healthy gums come healthy teeth. 

Running a washcloth over baby’s gums after eating helps keep harmful bacteria away. Always take the bottle away after baby is done drinking and don’t put baby to bed with a bottle.

The ADA recommends a baby’s first visit occur at one year, but another common rule of thumb is about six months after the first tooth has emerged. 

The first visit is usually a quick “get to know us” visit, a ride in the chair, a peek in the mouth to do a visual check, instructions for parent and child about good homecare and what to expect, and a cursory cleaning, if the child is happy and allows it.  This is all about forming a good relationship and trust.

For homecare, brush the teeth two times per day with a soft child’s brush with water up until two years of age.

When the child is able to spit, toothpaste can be introduced, but no more than the size of a small pea. 

Chat with us first about using fluoride toothpaste or supplements.  By three years, your child should visit the dentist every six months for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

Lake Grove Dental

16455 Boones Ferry Rd., Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-3641

Lakegrovedental.com

Brought to you by Mike Keeler of 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 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/


Lake Oswego's Community

August 25, 2016

SSA changes policy to accommodate seniors after Merkley's urging

by Pamplin Media Group
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) wrote a letter to Social Security Commissioner Carolyn Colvin recently to address his concerns over a new system that would block online access to benefits for seniors without a text-enabled…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - James and Eloise Caster eloped 75 years ago. They were married in Salome, Ariz.
August 25, 2016

Casters celebrate 75 years of marriage

by Pamplin Media Group
James and Eloise Caster of West Linn are celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary. The couple eloped Aug. 24, 1941 in Salome, Ariz. Eloise was employed as a tax assessor, and retired from the Los Angeles County tax office.…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Journalist Sonia Shah will be the guest speaker at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Researchs annual Saward Lecture, taking place Sept. 21 at the Newmark Theatre in Portland. The lecture is free, but tickets are required.
August 25, 2016

Investigative journalist Sonia Shah to speak at Saward Lecture

by Pamplin Media Group
Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research will host its annual Seward Lecture on Sept. 21 at Newmark Theatre in Portland. Keynote speaker Sonia Shah will speak at 7:30 p.m. on “Ebola, Cholera, Avian Flu, What’s Next?”…


SUBMITTED PHOTO - Carole Lukas, who is not related to George Lukas, helps serve and clean up lunches on Mondays at the West Linn Adult Community Center. More volunteers are needed for a variety of jobs.
August 25, 2016

Meet Carole Lukas for lunch on Mondays

by Doug Dickston
WLACC volunteer enjoys helping serve lunches Carole Lukas wishes she were related to filmmaker George Lukas, but she’s not. But instead of lamenting the relationship that isn’t, she’s decided to do something constructive…
August 25, 2016

What's Happening

by Pamplin Media Group
THURSDAY, AUG. 25 PORTLAND MEN’S CAREGIVING SUPPORT GROUP — 1 p.m., Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, 1015 N.W. 22nd Ave., Portland. Go to Building 2 in the second-floor board room above Devers Eye Clinic. WE TOASTED…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Getting enough sleep is one thing that can make a difference on how a person feels at any age.
August 25, 2016

- Learn tips on aging well -

by Maria Bigelow
We have been told that the current senior generation will live longer than previous generations. That is both good and bad news. There are so many factors to take into consideration when trying to make the most of the “bonus…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Relax and enjoy coloring while you sip a glass of wine. The popular Stay Within the Wines class will be held Sept. 8 at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center. Sign up now.
August 25, 2016

Creative coloring session planned

by Jan Wirtz
No need to stay within the lines at this class The popular Stay Within the Wines coloring session is back. This is an adult class where participants get to color while enjoying a glass of wine. We provide coloring pens,…
August 25, 2016

Community Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Flower bulbs to fund scholarships American Association of University Women’s Lake Oswego branch members are selling fall flower bulbs to help fund the club’s scholarship program. The bulbs can be planted now indoors or…
August 25, 2016

Frozen custard is not ordinary ice cream

by Kathryn Kendall
I want some frozen custard ice cream, preferably chocolate. Maybe it is me being sentimental because I grew up in Madison, Wis. Located right down the street from our family business was a drive-in that had vanilla and…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - As always, the Lakettes dugout was full of glee. Their success bred a huge sense of joy. Note the huge crowd.
August 18, 2016

The fun girls of summer

by Cliff Newell
l Lakettes softball team will join together one more time A reunion for the Lake Oswego Lakettes softball team? What a great idea! And it’s going to happen on Sept. 9 when the players, families and Gene Bevel the man who…
August 18, 2016

A Safe Place Family Justice Center wins NACO Award

by Pamplin Media Group
The National Association of Counties (NACo) recently presented Clackamas County with five Achievement Awards for implementing innovative county government programs. Among the winners is: A Safe Place Family Justice Center,…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Esther Halvorson-Hill and her husband spent a couple of months everyother year for about 10 years on Symi, one of Greek Islands.
August 18, 2016

Remembering fun summers in exotic Greece

by Esther Halvorson-Hill
Symi, a relatively unknown Greek Island in the Dodecanese chain not far from Rhodes, was a place of enchantment in the 1980s. I had made a study of lesser-known Greek Islands in preparation for an extension of a European…
STAFF PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Darcy White of Lake Oswego has twice been stricken with lung cancer because of radon poisoning. But she is not giving up the fight.
August 18, 2016

Radon victims have friend in Darcy White

by Cliff Newell
Lake Oswego woman set for Free to Breathe walk on Sunday When Darcy White came down with lung cancer she couldn’t even get any sympathy. People would nod slowly and unsympathetically and say, “Ohhhhhhhhh, you smoked.” But…
August 18, 2016

What's Happening

by Pamplin Media Group
THURSDAY, AUG. 18 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…
August 18, 2016

Community invited to step up for kids

by Pamplin Media Group
Children's Center announces fifth-annual Healing Garden Gala on Sept. 15 Children’s Center will host its fifth-annual Healing Garden Gala on Sept. 15 at The Oregon Golf Club in West Linn. Presented by Airstream Adventures…
August 18, 2016

Blood donations urgently needed in the final weeks of summer

by Pamplin Media Group
The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a critical summer blood shortage. Donors of all blood types are urgently needed to give now to help ensure blood is available…
Emily Frankie and Scott Steussy were married April 26, 2016. She will retain her maiden name.
August 18, 2016

Wedding

by Pamplin Media Group
Frankie - Steussy Scott Steussy and Emily Frankie were married April 16 in a double-ring ceremony at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Father Martin King officiated the Mass. The bride wore an off-white A-line gown with a…
SUBMITTED PHOTO:123RF - Many seniors cut corners when it comes to their food budget, which can cause malnutrition. Learn how to eat well on a budget in a special seminar planned for Sept. 13.
August 18, 2016

Are you getting enough to eat?

by Maria Bigelow
Dietician to share tips on eating well on a budget Ever think you might be malnourished? Most people would not consider themselves malnourished or undernourished, but we at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center know it can…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - A new club is forming at the West Linn Adult Community Center. Luella Hunt will lead a Craft of the Month club, featuring a different craft each month. The first meeting is Sept. 12, but you can sign up now.
August 18, 2016

Join WLACC's new Craft Club

by Doug Dickston
Luella Hunt will present a new craft each month Longtime West Linn Adult Community Center member Luella Hunt is excited about starting a Craft of the Month class. Tentatively, the class will meet from 1-3 p.m. the second…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Journey tribute band Stone in Love will perform Wednesday night as the last Sounds of Summer concert for the season. The concert takes place at West Lake Park and begins at 6:30 p.m.
August 18, 2016

Summer concerts coming to a close

by Jan Wirtz
Still plenty of sounds to hear this summer It’s hard to believe, but the summer concerts will draw to a close soon. Pack and picnic, and get to Westlake Park on Wednesday to hear the Sounds of Summer concert featuring Stone…
August 11, 2016

State program offers up to $35,000 in assistance to struggling homeowners

by Oregon State Housing and Community Services
The State of Oregon will launch Home Rescue, a foreclosure prevention program, throughout the state on Aug. 17. The program provides assistance to homeowners struggling to pay their mortgage in two ways: Through monthly…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Learn to make pickled vegetables in a class taught by OSU Extension Service volunteers Aug. 18.
August 11, 2016

Sign up now for food preservation classes

by OSU Extension Service
Oregon State University Extension Service is offering food preservation classes again this summer. Classes offered include two Basic-4 Food Preservation Classes and four Specialty Food Preservation Classes. Classes are…
August 11, 2016

Sign up for Run With Love

by Pamplin Media Group
Clackamas Love INC aims to collect 1,200 pairs of shoes for children in need Clackamas Love INC, an organization of community and church members in Clackamas County, is collecting new shoes for students throughout the county…
August 11, 2016

Twist Yoga hosting special love-filled yoga class

by Pamplin Media Group
Twist Yoga will host a special love- and gratitude-filled yoga class at noon Aug. 12 to benefit Do It for the Love Foundation. “The Do It for the Love Foundation’s goal is simple,” said Michael Franti, founder and musical…
SUBMITTED PHOTOS - The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council says different regions enjoy different condiments. The New York hot dog is topped with steamed onions and pale yellow, deli-style mustard.
August 11, 2016

Is a hot dog a sandwich?

by Barb Randall
Survey says most Americans say hot dogs are more than just a sandwich I get, literally, hundreds of emails each day, and have over the years become a master at prioritizing what to open first based on the subject line. The…

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SUBMITTED PHOTO: PENELOPE FAIN - Laura Alterman finds some cheerful photo subjects during her visit to Rwanda with the mission team from Freeman Motors. Laura is the daughter of Penelope Fain.
Aug 11, 2016

Stretching out to the world community

by Cliff Newell
Eric Freeman makes it his business to help kids in Rwanda Eric Freeman is past the point where he has to defend Freeman Motor Company for being a used-car business. Because of the success of his…
Aug 11, 2016

Community Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Meals on Wheels holding fundraiser at Farmers’ Market While shopping at the Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market Aug. 13 purchase some farm-fresh produce to be used in meal preparation for Lake Oswego…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lynne McNamee, second from left, poses with some students who are studying to become world servant leaders at Co-Serve International. Standing in the middle is C0-Serve founder Bob Christianson.
Aug 11, 2016

Co-Serve gala Aug. 20 in Lake Oswego

by Cliff Newell
Organization to celebrate success in developing 'Servant Leaders' Co-Serve International has a lot to celebrate, and it’s going to do it on Aug. 20 in Lake Oswego. The gala will be held at…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Memories in the Making is a watercolor class for people with Alzheimers disease offered at the LOACC.
Aug 11, 2016

Take a break by painting, learning to deal with stress

by Maria Bigelow
Not as often as I would like, I get to spend time painting. I find it amazingly cathartic. I can block out the rest of the world and creatively express myself. You don’t have to be “good” at it,…
Aug 11, 2016

What's Happening

by Pamplin Media Group
THURSDAY, AUG. 11 NEWCOMERS WELCOME CLUB OF LAKE OSWEGO/WEST LINN AND SURROUNDING AREAS — Monthly luncheon at local restaurant. Call Joanne at 503-656-1924 or visit…
Aug 11, 2016

More traditions we could do without

by Valerie Ilustre
A few months ago, I wrote about a few traditions I thought should be retired, among them sugar, coffee and high heels. Update: I no longer drink coffee, and my steadier nerves and shrinking…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Try rowing during the Rookie Week offered Aug. 22 through 26.
Aug 11, 2016

Get Outdoors!

by Jan Wirtz
Take advantage of Rookie Week with LO Community Rowing Calling all potential rowing team members: Lake Oswego Community Rowing is hosting a trial week for new rowers who are interested in…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - The writing group includes, front row (from left), Marlene Fellman, Michael Wendt, Karen Faw, Patty Montgomery. Back row (from left), are Jim Stell, Cynthia Gibson, Barbara Nuxall Isom, Ethel Inaba, Dorothy Deline, Warren Guest and Dwight Kennedy.
Aug 11, 2016

Making friends is what it is all about

by Luella Hunt
Making friends is what it is all about The Honoring our Memories Writing Group at the West Linn Adult Community Center has entered its ninth year of existence, and we would like to have you come…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - These walkers have good reason to smile after celebrating 25 years of walking. From left (front): Ginann Mott, Jan Jones and Deborah Sanberg; (back) Corinne Spiegel, Pat Billups, Jane Burns and Betsy Fontenot.
Aug 04, 2016

These women are made for walking

by Cliff Newell
Lake Oswego ladies celebrate 25 years of morning strolls and close friendship The Walking Women of Lake Oswego have seen a lot on their morning journeys over the past 25 years. Such as Ned the…
Aug 04, 2016

Labryinth Group to hold peace walk

by Barb Randall
The Labyrinth Group at Marylhurst University is sponsoring a walk for peace from 4-6 p.m. Aug. 8, starting at Flavia Hall on the campus, located at 17600 S.W. Pacific Highway. The walk is in…
Autumn Henderson and Kevin Casey
Aug 04, 2016

Engagement

by Pamplin Media Group
Henderson-Casey Kevin Casey and Autumn Henderson of Beaverton are engaged to be married. A September 2016 wedding at Silver Falls State Park is planned. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jerry…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - The brown marmorated stink bug was first discovered in 2004 as a home pest in Portland.
Aug 04, 2016

ODA finds stink bug biocontrol agent already in Oregon

by Oregon Department of Agriculture
Discovery of the tiny wasp could hasten controlled releases to fight the invasive pest A natural predator of the invasive brown marmorated stink bug has found its way into Oregon on its own,…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The first nine holes of play during the Glow Golf event will be in daylight, but bring a flashlight and glow-in-the-dark golf balls for the back nine holes.
Aug 04, 2016

Sign up for Moonlight Golf & Dinner

by Jan Wirtz
Get a golf buddy for the Moonlight Golf & Dinner. You and your partner will play 18-holes, alternating shots. The tourney begins with a shotgun start promptly at 6:30 p.m. Play the opening nine…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Fitness professional Jacqueline Rodgers teaches a number of classes at the West Linn Adult Community Center. Try one this week.
Aug 04, 2016

Fitness pro Jacquelyne Rodgers gets seniors fit

by Keli Stevens
Jacquelyn Rodgers loves the West Linn Adult Community Center, and the West Linn Adult Community Center loves Jacquelyn Rodgers. This amazing young woman is one of the valued instructors at the…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - An annual house cleaning is beneficial to remove unwanted or unneeded household items. You might find, after you remove the items, that your house is just the right size for you.
Aug 04, 2016

Is your residence the right size for you?

by Maria Bigelow
The dreaded task of cleaning out the house: It is something everyone should do once a year. Every year, we accumulate more than we need. Items like well-intentioned gifts that we will honestly…
Aug 04, 2016

What's Happening

by Pamplin Media Group
THURSDAY, AUG. 4 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…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Dunis enjoyed reading Gertrude Bell Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations this summer.
Aug 04, 2016

Adventure high on the list for summer reading

by Nancy Dunis
Summertime, and the livin’ is easy. Maybe I should re-word that to the livin’ is relaxed and add the readin’ is lazy. Someone in my book group shared the “Reader’s Bill of Rights” (developed on…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: MARC BAKER - Leah Brown Harrison sings straight from the heart during the Brown Sisters performance at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. Hearts pounded and tears were shed.
Jul 28, 2016

'Voices of angels'

by Cliff Newell
Listeners hear real deal from mega-talented Brown Sisters You don’t listen to the Brown Sisters just with your ears. You also listen with your heart and soul. That is what Lake Oswego music…
STAFF PHOTOS: BARB RANDALL - David Nemarnik is the visionary behind Alloro Vineyard. He runs the estate as a holistic Old World farm.
Jul 28, 2016

Why not take a 30-minute drive to Italy?

by Barb Randall
Alloro Vineyard in Sherwood transports visitors to a Tuscan farm Want to go to Italy this summer? It won’t take but 30 minutes to get there, and you don’t need to dig out your passport or even…
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.
Jul 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…
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.
Jul 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…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - The West Linn Adult Community Center offers many classes to help seniors stay fit and healthy.
Jul 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…
Jul 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.…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: 123RF - Learn to play Bunco, a fun game of chance played with dice.
Jul 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…
Jul 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.…