Stretch peace of Thanksgiving on #GivingTuesday

Stretch peace of Thanksgiving on #GivingTuesday

Want to keep the peaceful feeling going beyond Thanksgiving? Donate or volunteer on #GivingTuesday

Local couple helps bring top talent to Lake Oswego for Music Mondays

Local couple helps bring top talent to Lake Oswego for Music Mondays

Visit Lake Theater and Cafe for Music Monday concert series

Plenty of fun planned for holidays in WL

Plenty of fun planned for holidays in WL

Many events are planned for West Linn residents this holiday season.

Zupan's Markets, Coalition Brewing release fourth private label beer

Zupan's Markets, Coalition Brewing release fourth private label beer

Zupan's Markets and Coalition Brewing have released another private label beer just in time for...

Something for everyone at Holiday Gallery

Something for everyone at Holiday Gallery

Give everyone on your list a piece of art this year. The holiday gallery includes clothing and...

Santa  Sing-Along  set for  Nov. 26

Santa Sing-Along set for Nov. 26

Broadway Rose Theatre Company will present a Santa Sing-Along event you won't want to miss

Clay Circle artists to hold art show, sale

Clay Circle artists to hold art show, sale

West Linn artist Sara Swink and other artists from her Clay Circle Studio will hold a sale of...

Burn some calories before you feast

Burn some calories before you feast

Take part in West Linn's Turkey Trot, Trainer's Club's Calorie Crusher

Oswego Trading Co. offers hip design

Oswego Trading Co. offers hip design

New consignment shop offers eclectic mix of accessories, artwork and furnishings Out with the...

Palisades Floral has holiday open house Saturday

Palisades Floral has holiday open house Saturday

Palisades Floral will hold its annual holiday open house from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 10,...

Affiniti to present annual White Christmas gala

Affiniti to present annual White Christmas gala

Mary's Woods at Marylhurst will present Affiniti, Ireland's foremost Celtic classical trio, in...

Holy Taco hopes to fill Mexican food void in downtown Lake Oswego

Holy Taco hopes to fill Mexican food void in downtown Lake Oswego

Owners of Zeppo Italian Restaurant remake their popular space into a boutique eatery featuring...

A decade of golden memories

A decade of golden memories

Grizzled, aged reporter looks back with gratitude on 10 years in LO I did not want to write this...

Aji Tram owner to launch Lantern

Aji Tram owner to launch Lantern

Eric Mann opening second restaurant in central Eastside Portland It had been an ambition of...

Livestock Framing streamlines framing process

Livestock Framing streamlines framing process

Make heirloom treasures of digital photos Little more than a year ago, Mike Maloney was an...

'Carved by Nature' to open

'Carved by Nature' to open

David Haslett's stone sculptures and Larry N. Olson's photography on exhibit Nov. 4-19 The Arts...

'All the Marys' honors women, past and present

'All the Marys' honors women, past and present

Dance, music performances based on Ana De Orbegoso's paintings of Mary Portland dancer Luciana...

Oregon Guitar Quartet  to present concert

Oregon Guitar Quartet to present concert

Portland Classic Guitar Concert Series continues Oct. 28 at Wiegand Hall on Marylhurst campus As...

Frightful fun planned for Halloween

Frightful fun planned for Halloween

Halloween is a time to dress in costumes, host a party, carve a jack-o'-lantern and of course,...

Scott Guynn now heads kitchen  at Clarke's

Scott Guynn now heads kitchen at Clarke's

Scott Guynn has been named executive chef at Clarke’s Restaurant in Lake Oswego. Guynn...

Make Halloween a thrilling, chilling holiday

Make Halloween a thrilling, chilling holiday

Festive foods, spooky costumes all part of the thrill She knew this stretch of road like the...

Seeking Toyland's highest office

Seeking Toyland's highest office

WL's John Morris tosses his Legos into the ring John Morris may only be 10 years old, but the...

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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.

Unfortunately, the treatment is not covered by insurance. Lasers are an expensive technology because the devices are a large capital expense.

Ladies AND Gentlemen, this is a game-changer if things are not right down there.

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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Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-908-1646

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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 Community

The West Linn tree is lit.
December 08, 2016

It's a jolly old time!

by Barb Randall
West Linn's new living holiday tree glows beautifully in civic center
STAFF PHOTO BARB RANDALL - Brunkager cookies are a favorite Scandinavian treat which Randall enjoys sharing during the holidays.
December 08, 2016

Fill holiday with what you want to savor

by Barb Randall
It's time to start your holiday baking! Barb Randall offers two Scandinavian cookie recipes
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - The Healing Garden at Meridian Park Medical Center is intended for patients, caregivers and families to use year round. Learn what makes it special for patients at the Clackamas County Master Gardeners meeting Dec. 12.
December 08, 2016

The healing found in the garden

by Barb Randall
Wonder what the difference is between a garden and a therapeutic garden? Brian Bainnson will tell what makes the gardens different at the Clackamas County Master Gardeners' meeting Dec. 12.


SUBMITTED PHOTO: - Chucks Place will be transformed into a Tiny Holiday Market on Sunday. All are invited to shop for unique gifts offered by crafters and vendors.
December 08, 2016

Shop at Tiny Holiday Market at Chuck's

by Barb Randall
Looking for unique gifts for those on your list? Don't miss the Tiny Holiday Market at Chuck's Place in Lake Oswego Sunday
SUBMITTED PHOTO - About 150 Clackamas County children can shop with cops Saturday at the Clackamas Walmart.
December 08, 2016

Shop with a Cop set for Saturday

by Pamplin Media Group
Local police officers will be shopping for Christmas gifts with children Saturday, aiming to build better relationships
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Marylhust Chamber Choir, under the direction of Justin Smith, director of choral activities at Marylhurst University, will present a program of seasonal songs at the Lake Oswego Womens Coalition meeting Dec. 21. All are invited to attend.
December 08, 2016

LOWC invites all to attend musical treat

by Barb Randall
The Lake Oswego Women's Coalition invites the public to attend a holiday luncheon with entertainment by the Yoon Family Trio and Marylhurst University's Chamber Choir on Dec. 21
The Windermere Lake Oswego office is selling poinsettias Friday, Dec. 9, from noon until they are gone, as a benefit for Windermere Foundation, which raises money to support low-income children and families. White, red and Jingle bell (variegated) poinsettias will be available, in three sizes, ranging in price from $10 to $25. Stop by 220 A Ave. in downtown Lake Oswego, as close to noon as possible, because these will go quickly. To pre-order email Kerri Miller at millerks@windermere.com.
December 08, 2016

Get festive with Windermere poinsettias

by Pamplin Media Group
Ho Ho Ho! Windermere Foundation selling poinsettias to raise funds to support low-income families
December 08, 2016

Christ Church invites community to holiday season services

by Pamplin Media Group
Parishioners at Christ Church Episcopal Parish in Lake Oswego invite the community to worship with them this holiday season, and into the New Year.
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - The 50+ program offered through the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center will dine at The Grant House, located at Fort Vancouver National Historical Site. Join the fun and sign up for the tour today.
December 08, 2016

Make 2017 the year for trips, new things

by Maria Bigelow
Lake Oswego Adult Community Center will sponsor day trips, lunches and other fun activities in the New Year. Join the fun!
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - A variety of camps are available for kids during the winter holiday break; choose from morning, afternoon or all-day camps, with care provided between morning and afternoon sessions.
December 08, 2016

Holiday break camps will keep kids happy, busy

by Judy Nelson
Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation is holding a variety of camps during winter break. Check them out.
December 08, 2016

Community Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
This time of year can be taxing to people. A Blue Christmas service is planned at Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ, and Narconon can help overcome addiction
December 08, 2016

What's Happening

by Pamplin Media Group
Take a look at these special events and meetings - there could be something you don't want to miss
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Intrepid tree-trimmers gather around their creation. Come view the Christmas tree during center hours.
December 08, 2016

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

by Doug Dickston
West Linn Adult Community Center is hoppin' this holiday season. Stop in to learn about the activities planned.
December 08, 2016

Heroes are ordinary people doing extraordinary things

by Peggy Keonjian
Woman remembers friends who are true heroes in her book.
December 01, 2016

Community Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
News about special meetings and events happening in the area
December 01, 2016

What's Happening

by Pamplin Media Group
meetings and events of special note that you don't want to miss attending
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Tualatin School House Pantry Program Coordinator Tracy Smith said pantry volunteers geared up to distribute more than 400 turkeys for Thanksgiving.
November 24, 2016

Pantry gives 400 turkeys, fixings for Thanksgiving

by Barb Randall
Tualatin School House Pantry is a great place to donate, volunteer
November 24, 2016

Entertainment Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Events of special note happening in the area
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - The Age-Cured Hams, will present a show of Holiday Hilarity Dec. 2 starting at 5 p.m. All are welcome; bring an unwrapped toy for KGWs Great Toy Drive. From left: front row, Alice Johansson, Janet Morgan, Joan Hallinan; and back row, Carol Shiveley, Chris Morgan, Warren Guest, Mark Thomason.
November 24, 2016

Get holiday hilarity when you donate a toy

by Doug Dickston
West Linn Adult Community Center will host the Age-Cured Hams in Holiday Hilarity
November 24, 2016

Consider color, class and culture to end racism

by Norma Heyser
Jottings group member shares insight into racism from childhood into adulthood
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - The glass artists from Roses Glassworks Art School in Tigard will teach how to make fused glass ornaments in their studio Dec. 10. Sign up through Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation.
November 24, 2016

'Tis the season to get creative, active

by Judy Nelson
Lake Oswego Parks and Rec offers many classes related to the holidays plus fitness
SUBMITTED PHOTO - People of all ages need to feel connected, supported and loved. Reach out to others this week and show your appreciation.
November 24, 2016

- Caregivers - let's do lunch -

by Maria Bigelow
November 24, 2016

What's Happening

by Pamplin Media Group
Meetings and events of special note
November 24, 2016

Kids to College opening tree lot

by (none)
College students selling Christmas trees, greens this season
SUBMITTED PHOTOS:  - Heres a view from Bethel Heights, one of the earlier wineries established in the Willamette Valley. The Willamette Valley was just named Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
November 17, 2016

Cheers to Willamette Valley wineries!

by Barb Randall
Willamette Valley chosen at Wine Region of the Year For local wine lovers, some of the best news came on the heels of last week’s polarizing events. While much of the country was still reeling from the presidential election…

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The West Linn Community Chorus rehearses at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church.
Nov 17, 2016

West Linn Community Chorus relies on humor, talent

by Phil Favorite
Blind singer/musician Jane McIver uses 'feel and breath' to become integral part of West Linn group If you’re a member of the West Linn Community Chorus, you’re familiar with the refrain, “Keep…
Nov 17, 2016

Get involved with Teen Advisory Board

by Elaine Spence
“Talking about ways to enhance the community, books and anything else that remotely has to do with the library.” That is how eighth-grader Holly Jones describes her participation in West Linn…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - WLACC will fit in a quick, relaxing field trip to Yvonnes for breakfast, and then to Coin Toss Brewing, both in Oregon City, the day before Thanksgiving. Tim Hohl, of Coin Toss Brewing, will share information and samples.
Nov 17, 2016

Relax on field trip before Thanksgiving

by Doug Dickston
OK. Let’s say it’s the day before Thanksgiving. You need something to take your mind off all the stress that might be coming your way tomorrow. The relatives will probably be at each other.…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Members of Lake Oswegos Youth Action Committee are making fleece blankets for Childrens Center, which serves children suspected to be victims of child abuse and neglect. You can donation fleece fabric to the campaign through Dec. 2.
Nov 17, 2016

YAC making cozy blankets for kids

by Judy Nelson
Help make a difference in a child’s life. Youth Action Council (YAC) is collecting fleece fabric to make and decorate blankets for the Children’s Center, a child abuse intervention center for…
The Lake Oswego branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) recently installed its new board of directors.  The branch includes members from Lake Oswego, West Linn and surrounding communities. Serving on the board are (from left) President Pat Squire, Lynn Rothert (AAUW Funds), Penny Hansen (Hospitality and Historian ), Secretary Jane Taft,  Immediate Past President and Inter-Branch Council representative Judy Hale, Interest Groups Coordinator Marty Maharg, Vice President-Membership Dixie Kroupa, Karen Rottink (Public Information) and Vice President-Program Donna Needham.  Not pictured are Vice President-Finance Margaret Bowman Ricks, Newsletter Editor Stephanie Carter, Public Policy Coordinator Robi Ingram-Rich, University Liaison Carol Cooper and Website Coordinator Esther Halvorson-Hill. AAUW is a nationwide network of more than 170,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches and 100 college and university partners.  For 135 years, AAUW members have examined and taken on the fundamental issues of the day -- educational, social, economic and political.  AAUWs mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.  The Lake Oswego Branch offers regular presentations that are mission-oriented, free and open to the public.  Recent speakers have included Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court Tom Balmer. In addition, the branch offers opportunities for leadership development, community service, socializing and friendships, five book groups, two bridge groups, a Lunch Bunch, a dining group and Exploring our Northwest. Membership is open to all graduates who hold an associate or higher degree from a college or university on the AAUW list of qualified institutions. The group seeks a diverse membership, with no barriers to full participation on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or class.  The branch supports AAUW Funds as well as providing a local scholarship at Marylhurst University.   Women interested in learning more about upcoming programs or joining the organization are encouraged to contact Karen Rottink at rottinkbk@comcast.net or 503-636-9755, or Dixie Kroupa at dixie.kroupa@comcast.net or 503-697-8028.
Nov 17, 2016

AAUW LO installs new board

by Pamplin Media Group
Nov 17, 2016

What's Happening

by Pamplin Media Group
THURSDAY, NOV. 17 WE TOASTED TOASTMASTERS CLUB — Noon, WE Communications, 3 Centerpointe Drive, fifth floor, Lake Oswego. Email erikb@waggeneredstrom.com or visit wetoasted.toastmastersclub.org.…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Members of Youth Action Council are collecting fleece to make blankets for children visiting The Childrens Center in Oregon City. Donations of fleece will be accepted through Dec. 2.
Nov 17, 2016

Get out and give support to Meals on Wheels, Children's Center

by Maria Bigelow
Enjoy Thanksgiving lunch Nov. 23 The Lake Oswego Meals on Wheels program has partnered with glassybaby, makers of hand-blown glass votives, “drinkers” (cups) and more, to raise money for the…
Nov 17, 2016

Making that list of what must be said before we go

by Roy Houston
Being a reasonably normal gently aging guy, feeling pretty good about life in general, and my life in particular, I was surprised by my reaction to the death of a close friend of my sons. He was…
Nov 10, 2016

TPB presents holiday ballets

by (none)
Annual Thanksgiving weekend ballets kick off holiday season The Portland Ballet’s annual Thanksgiving weekend show kicks off the holiday season with productions which appeal to families and…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Author Dana Haynes will be the guest speaker at the Lake Oswego Womens Coalition meeting Nov. 16 at The Stafford. All are welcome to attend the luncheon meeting, which begins with networking at 11:30 a.m.
Nov 10, 2016

LOWC to hear novelist's lament

by Pamplin Media Group
Author Dana Haynes will share what happens when news is stranger than fiction Author Dana Haynes will be the guest speaker at the Nov. 16 meeting of the Lake Oswego Women’s Coalition at The…
STAFF PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - Lavonne Holland, owner of Salon Lavonne, has a tradition of decorating her salon for Halloween. It takes her all day to adorn the shop to be spooky. The public is invited to visit the salon through Nov. 5 to view the displays.
Oct 27, 2016

Hair raising fun found at Lavonne's Salon

by Barb Randall
Halloween is a holiday that is easy for businesses to overlook, but not Salon Lavonne in Westlake Village. For the past 21 years owner Lavonne Holland has pulled out all the stops in decorating…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Clackamas County Commissioner Martha Schrader will be the guest speaker at the AAUW Lake Oswego meeting Nov. 12. The event is free and open to all.
Oct 27, 2016

Schrader to share info on affordable housing

by Pamplin Media Group
American Association of University Women Lake Oswego branch will welcome Clackamas County Commissioner Martha Schrader at their meeting Nov. 12, to present “Affordable Housing and Efforts…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Avoid dressing up your pets, unless you know for certain that they love it. Costumes should not restrict an animals movement or hearing, or obscure vision.
Oct 27, 2016

Six tips to make Halloween a treat for pets

by Oregon Humane Society
Halloween can be a scary time for pets. Here are six tips from the Oregon Humane Society to help you keep your dogs and cats safe during the season of ghosts and goblins: 1. Halloween candy is…
SUBMITTED PHOTO:  - Our Saviors Lutheran Church is hosting a benefit dinner to raise funds to bring emergency aid to victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. This picture shows the devastation the people face.
Oct 27, 2016

Dinner set to raise funds for Haitian relief

by Pamplin Media Group
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Lake Oswego will host a benefit dinner Oct. 29 to raise funds for emergency food, water, medicine and shelter for people in the remote villages of southwest Haiti…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Don your favorite spooky or political costume for the costume contest on Halloween. This photo shows the costumes popular in 2014.
Oct 27, 2016

- Have a haunting Halloween -

by Doug Dickston
The fun starts with a spooky lunch Monday Don’t miss Monday’s special Halloween costume contest at the West Linn Adult Community Center. The Stafford will serve something deliciously sini ster,…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Actress Virginia Madsens documentary I Know a Woman Like That will be show Nov. 18 at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center. The active lifestyle of her mother, Elaine Madsen, was the inspiration for the film.
Oct 27, 2016

Film, discussion offered on impactful women

by Maria Bigelow
Pulitzer Prize-winning history professor Laurel Thatcher Ulrich said “well-behaved women seldom make history.” Her book of the same title chronicles how not-so-well-behaved women have shaped…
Oct 27, 2016

Friends of the Library gives $22,710 to library programs

by (none)
The board of directors of the Friends of the Library has approved a $50,000 grant to the Lake Oswego Public Library. The funds will be dispersed in two allotments; $22,710 will be dispersed now…
Oct 27, 2016

What's Happening

by Barb Randall
THURSDAY, OCT. 27 WE TOASTED TOASTMASTERS CLUB — Noon, WE Communications, 3 Centerpointe Drive, fifth floor, Lake Oswego. Email erikb@waggeneredstrom.com or visit wetoasted.toastmastersclub.org.…
Oct 27, 2016

Conversations on Aging are interesting, confidential

by Kathryn Kendall
I discovered Volunteers Involved for the Emotional Well-Being of Seniors (VIEWS), a program of Cascade Behavioral Health, in the fall of 2015. I attended one of their Conversations on Aging…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Learn the art of paper quilling at a special class to be held Nov. 12.
Oct 27, 2016

Kids can learn the art of quilling

by Brenda Falson
Paper quilling or paper filigree, is an art form that involves rolling and gluing thin strips of paper into different shapes and arranging them to form designs. Try it. This class is for ages…
STAFF PHOTO: CLIFF NEWELL - Tara Rolstad can make people laugh. More importantly, she makes them think about mental health illnesses instead of pushing them out of their attention zone.
Oct 21, 2016

'Shattering Stigma'

by Cliff Newell
Tara Rolstad turns light upon mental illness issues Tara Rolstad wants to walk beside you when a particular type of crisis strikes your family. That is why the Lake Oswego woman has started…
Oct 21, 2016

Learn to 'Refuse to be a Victim'

by Pamplin Media Group
The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Training Center will present a class on Oct. 23 called “Refuse to be a Victim,” which is designed to help participants create a personal…
STAFF PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Lori Goldstein, left, and Nicole Nathan get a great view of downtown Lake Oswego when they look through Fat Tire, a work by Lance H. Carleton on the corner of A Avenue and State Street.
Oct 21, 2016

Perfect guides for LO's art scene

by Cliff Newell
Lori Goldstein, Nicole Nathan combine credentials and fervor Since Lake Oswego has such a dynamic art scene, are Lori Goldstein and Nicole Nathan the dynamic duo? Certainly. Step outside any…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Learn to conquer the upcoming holiday stress in workshops offered in November at the LOACC.
Oct 21, 2016

LOACC aims to educate, engage and enrich lives

by Maria Bigelow
One of the goals of the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center is to offer a variety of programs to educate, engage, and enrich the lives of people who are 50 and older. Dana Tassos, our client…
Oct 21, 2016

Facing off with Marion the Librarian

by Nancy Dunis
John Steinbeck wrote "Travels with Charlie"; I'm writing "Travels with Martha and Marion." Who’s Martha? Who’s Marion? Don’t get your seatbelt all in a jam. Martha (not her real name) is the…