Learn safe food preservation techniques

Learn safe food preservation techniques

Providence Milwaukie Hospital and Oregon State University are offering food preservation classes...

Volunteer for yourself, others

Volunteer for yourself, others

West Linn Parks and Recreation recognizes the value of volunteers.

A new season

A new season

Mike Darcy knows that gardeners like to share what is happening in their garden

J. Willy's opens 19th Hole at LO golf course

J. Willy's opens 19th Hole at LO golf course

the 19th Hole has opened at the Lake Oswego municipal course

Farm to Fit makes healthy eating simple, tasty

Farm to Fit makes healthy eating simple, tasty

Farm to Fit delivers customized, portion-controlled meals with deliciousness at their core

Art sale to benefit The Wetlands Conservancy

Art sale to benefit The Wetlands Conservancy

Artists Jan Rimerman and Dave Haslett are opening their studio for a special art show and sale...

Handmade musical instruments on exhibit this weekend

Handmade musical instruments on exhibit this weekend

Wondering how guitars and other bowed and string instruments are made? Learn at the Handmade...

Illusionist Jason Michaels to perform May 4

Illusionist Jason Michaels to perform May 4

See Live on Stage Canby's show of Illusionist Jason Michaels May 4

Cool things to do

Cool things to do

Looking for something to do this week or weekend? Check out our list of entertainment.

Tinker, learn in WL library's Makerspace

Tinker, learn in WL library's Makerspace

Visit the West Linn Library's Makerspace in the teen room.

Zupan's Markets partners with Commons Brewery on fifth beer

Zupan's Markets partners with Commons Brewery on fifth beer

Zupan's Markets and Commons Brewery have collaborated on a fifth Farm-to-Market beer

Bringing the songs

Bringing the songs

Musicians, longtime friends collaborate to promote musical productions on regional and national...

'I followed my passion'

'I followed my passion'

Dale LaFollette of West Linn named to Northwest Motorsports Hall of Fame

Civil Rights activists to speak at Mary's Woods

Civil Rights activists to speak at Mary's Woods

Hear civil rights activists Carol Ruth Silver and Claude Liggins at Mary's Woods March 4.

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...

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Lake Oswego's Community

SUBMITTED PHOTOS  - Pea tendrils are one of the delightful spring delicacies we can enjoy now. Simply cut them off your pea plant, or purchase them at specialty grocery stores.
April 27, 2017

Taste buds are teased by spring

by Barb Randall
Spring is coming - and gardens are just starting to produce vegetables. First up are peas.
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Visitors to Crater Lake National Park and the other four national parks help support the Oregon economy.
April 27, 2017

National park visitors contribute $186 million to Oregon economy

by National Park Service
More than 1.3 million people visited Oregon national parks in 2016.
Phillip Margolin
April 27, 2017

'Worthy Brown's Daughter' topic of First Wednesday Lecture

by Pamplin Media Group
Don't miss the First Wednesday Lecture at Oswego Heritage House.


SUBMITTED PHOTO:  - Esther Halvorson-Hill imagines tiny houses could be an attractive solution for housing for seniors.
April 27, 2017

Could a tiny house village solve elder housing issues?

by Esther Halvorson-Hill
Jottings contributor Esther Halvorson-Hill just might have a winning idea of using tiny houses for senior living.
April 27, 2017

Gardeners to share tips on aging gardens

by Pamplin Media Group
Clackamas County Master Gardeners invite the community to attend its monthly program.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Part of the criteria for accrediation to become a Center of Excellence is addressing enrichment and socialization for seniors. This photo was taken on a field trip to the Willamette Pie Company in Silverton, one of the many field trips planned for participants.
April 27, 2017

LOACC named Center of Excellence

by Maria Bigelow
The Lake Oswego Adult Community Center will celebrate its continued accreditation as a Center of Excellence May 23
April 27, 2017

Community Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
News about special events happening in the community. Don't miss out
April 27, 2017

What's Happening

by Pamplin Media Group
Events and meetings of special note. To list your event email [email protected]
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Dont miss out on the fun being organized by Youth Action Council — sign up for the 50s Rock n Roll Bash on May 13.
April 27, 2017

Want to dance?

by Judy Nelson
Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation's Youth Action Council is hosting a '50s Rock 'n' Roll Bash May 13
SUBMITTED PHOTOS  - Attend the second-annual Taste.Learn.Celebrate. grand wine tasting event hosted by Cascade Foothills Winegrowers on May 6. The event features the wines made in the Willamette Valleys cooler east side.
April 20, 2017

Learn something new every day

by Barb Randall
Winemakers are preparing to release their new wines this month. Here is a lineup of events happening soon.
STAFF PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - Peggy Sagers, RNC (Registered Nurse - Certified) helps expectant mothers learn to self-administer nitrous oxide to relieve pain during labor.
April 20, 2017

Breathe deep for labor pain relief

by Barb Randall
Providence Willamette Falls Hospital is the first of the Providence hospitals to offer nitrous oxide to expectant mothers for pain relief
April 20, 2017

Reflection polishes teen's outlook

by Lynn Deal
Jottings contributor Lynn Deal uses the space this week to share a sample of her short story writing.
Conrad Michael Lyon
April 20, 2017

Birth

by Pamplin Media Group
Lake Oswego residents George Michael Anthony and Monica Schneider are new grandparents of Conrad Lyon
April 20, 2017

It's milk month, enjoy Oregon's official state beverage

by Oregon Department of Agriculture
Got milk? It's Oregon's state beverage, and April is Oregon Milk Month
April 20, 2017

LCA to learn about Cultural Crossing expansion at Japanese Garden

by Barb Randall
The Japanese Garden's expansion project is completed. Learn about it at the Lakewood Center Associates meeting April 27
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - The Golden Arrows have been members of Pi Beta Phi for 50 years or more. They include, from left: back row, Suzi Ramsby Bayless, Pat Flanagan Peters, Judy Ross Swanson; and front row, Katie Freeman Bullard, Jeanne Krouse Bliss, Patty Batchelder Melrose, Linda Laush Livermore and Doris Rademacher-Dramov. Bayless, Bullard and Melrose are founding members of the Lake Oswego-Dunthorpe Alumnae Club.
April 20, 2017

Local Pi Beta Phi chapter has reason to celebrate

by Pamplin Media Group
Lake Oswego's Pi Beta Phi Fraternity is celebrating its 50 years of community service this month.
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Join the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program at Luscher Farm and receive a box of fresh, locally grown produce each week through October.
April 20, 2017

Gardening, produce is focus of LO Parks

by Judy Nelson
Need help planting a garden? Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation offers many classes
April 20, 2017

Staying informed in a fake news era

by Oregon State University
Oregon State University will host a series of lectures on the subject of fake news.
April 20, 2017

What's Happening

by Pamplin Media Group
meetings and events of special note which you don't want to miss
April 20, 2017

Community Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Take note of these community news briefs, as they contain news you can use.
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - The annual Mothers Day Tea hosted by the City of West Linn at the West Linn Adult Community Center takes on a French spin this year. Get tickets now for this popular event.
April 20, 2017

Get tickets for fancy Mother's Day Tea

by Keli Stevens
Calling all moms, friends of moms, anyone who has ever had a mom - Get tickets for WLACC Mother's Day Tea
April 13, 2017

Learn about addictive behaviors

by Barb Randall
Attend a workshop on addictive behaviors offered by the Oregon Episcopal Diocesan Recovery Commission
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Watch Smart Money for tips on making the most of Social Security benefits. A recent episode featured Alan Edwards, left, Social Security Administrator Senior Public Affairs Specialist interviewed by hosts Julia Anderson and former KGW Business reporter Joe Smith. Smart Money is a series geared toward helping viewers make informed decisions about their financial future.
April 13, 2017

Social Security experts share tips on 'Smart Money'

by Pamplin Media Group
Learn about Social Security and other financial issues in new show 'Smart Money'
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Oregon State University students conduct a blood pressure screening on campus.
April 13, 2017

Elevated blood pressure not a high mortality risk for elderly with weak grip

by Oregon State University
Oregon State University researchers discover elevated blood pressure doesn't increase mortality risk for all
April 13, 2017

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

by Pamplin Media Group
Take the pledge to not drive with distractions this month - it's safer for everyone.

Don't miss the local news

Apr 13, 2017

What's Happening

by Pamplin Media Group
Take note of these meetings and special events. They might be exactly what you are looking for.
Apr 13, 2017

Community Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Take note of these community events happening and get involved.
Apr 13, 2017

Men invited to chew the fat

by Maria Bigelow
A new men's group is being formed to give the guys an opportunity to talk about aging
Apr 13, 2017

Vote for your choice of Movies in the Park

by Terri Jones
Planning on attending the Movies in the Park this summer? Vote for what you'd like to see!
Apr 13, 2017

Join CASA, OC Women's Club in action for Child Abuse Prevention…

by Pamplin Media Group
Women taking action for Child Abuse Prevention Month -
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Providing shuttle service during Oswego Heritage Councils Historic Home Tour & More will be this refurbished 1945 Chevy school bus, the Green Machine.
Apr 13, 2017

Historic Home Tour filled with exciting facts

by Nancy Dunis
Get the Historic Home Tour on your calendar. It is the annual tour organized by Oswego Heritage Council.
Apr 13, 2017

The WLACC has something for everyone

by Pamplin Media Group
The West Linn Adult Community Center offers free and fee-based classes and activities all week long.
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Lake Oswego resident and pickleball enthusiast George Kent recently celebrated his 96th birthday with a game of pickleball. Drop-in sessions are available all week long for others to play the sport. Its fun for all skill levels.
Apr 13, 2017

Pickleball could be the secret to a long and healthy life

by Judy Nelson
Pickleball is good for all ages, and a fun game to play.
STAFF PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - When Steve Munts cat, Zee, was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease three years ago, the Lake Oswego resident sought out unconventional ways to save her life.
Apr 13, 2017

Saving Zee

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Steve Munt saves his cat, Zee, from unique and severe illness.
SUBMITTED PHOTOS  - The Seder plate can be fancy or ordinary, as long as it has the main symbols of Passover.
Apr 06, 2017

Passover brings renewal, hope and peace

by Barb Randall
Passover begins at sundown Monday, April 10. This holiday is an opportunity for Jews to recommit themselves and reconnect with their Jewish identity.
STAFF PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - Phil Rees and Maury Morse pack bags for the Home Plate program, which provides hot and filling foods for children to eat over the weekend, when food might not be readily available.
Apr 06, 2017

Home Plate gets hot, filling food to kids in need

by Barb Randall
Thanks to the folks at West Linn Food Pantry, elementary school children eat warm, filling food on the weekend
STAFF FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE  - Thousands of Easter eggs — made of plastic and filled with candies and other treats — can be collected at area egg hunts this week and next.
Apr 06, 2017

Easter egg hunts are planned all around

by Barb Randall
Don't miss these Easter egg hunts this weekend and next.
SUBMTTED PHOTO  - Artist Diana Crites of Woebegone Art will be the guest speaker at the Lake Oswego Womens Coalition meeting April 19. Reserve a seat at the luncheon meeting today.
Apr 06, 2017

Artist Diana Crites to speak at LOWC

by Barb Randall
Former West Linn resident and artist Diana Crites will be the guest speaker at the Lake Oswego Women's Coalition meeting April 19.
SUBMITTED PHOTOS  - Lake Grove Garden Club recently held its annual Daffodil Day, where they plant daffodils and other spring flowers around the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, and provide potted daffodils for delivery to Meals on Wheels participants. The club is preparing for its annual plant sale to take place April 29.
Apr 06, 2017

Lake Grove Garden Club beautifies Lake Oswego

by Pamplin Media Group
Get ready for Lake Grove Garden Club's 92-annual plant sale April 29
Apr 06, 2017

What's Happening

by Pamplin Media Group
Add these events and special meetings to your calendar. Learn how to list your events at the bottom of this list.
Apr 06, 2017

Questions of trust arise

by Jeanie Oakleaf Anderson
Jeanie Oakleaf Anderson has many questions about trust at this time in her life.
Apr 06, 2017

Community Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Take special note of these community events and meetings. Add them to your calendar.
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Students can learn how to grow a successful garden using raised beds and trellises at a class offered through Lake Oswego Parks and Rec.
Apr 06, 2017

Learn to nurture your green thumb

by Judy Nelson
Want to learn how to garden so that is it easier and more productive? Take a class at LO Parks and Rec.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Even if the weather is still drippy, summer will come, and with it West Linns Music in the Park concert series. The lineup was recently announced.
Apr 06, 2017

West Linn announces Music in the Park lineup

by Terri Jones
West Linn Parks and Rec staff are thinking about summer - they've just released the summer concert lineup
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Participating in classes and activies at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center is actualy good for your health, according to a study done by the Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging. Come to the center to learn more.
Apr 06, 2017

Community centers are good for your outlook, health

by Maria Bigelow
The Lake Oswego Adult Community Center offers many activities.
SUBMITTED PHOTOS: ANDISHEH CENTER - The Andisheh Center hosted a New Year celebration recently for Portlands Iranian community at Oaks Park. The family-focused event included food, music and dancing.
Mar 30, 2017

Celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year, with great foods

by Barb Randall
Iranian friends starting New Year with colorful festivities, fragrant foods
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - The Classic Wines Auction raised a record-breaking $3.5 million dollars for its charity partners this year. More events will take place beginning in June, so you can still support the cause.
Mar 30, 2017

Classic Wines Auction breaks record, raises $3.5 million for…

by Pamplin Media Group
Classic Wines Auction generated a record-breaking amount of money to donate to charity partners
STAFF PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE  - The members of the Lakewood Center Associates members have put out a call for donations for their annual One More Time around Clothing Sale to take place April 6-8 at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St. in Lake Oswego. Jan Coulton, left, and Nancy Sergeant remind the community this is a good time to go through your closets and get rid of gently used dresses, coats, sweaters, blouses, tank tops, jackets, pants, jeans, shorts, belts, purses, shoes, scarves and hats. Mens and childrens clothing also is being sought. Donations can be brought to the center between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. April 4 and 5, and contributions are tax deductible. Sale hours will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 6; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. April 7 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 8. Those needing to arrange for an early donation time should call Nancy Sergeant at 503-635-5221. Lakewood Center Associates is the supporting auxiliary of the Lakewood Center for the Arts. They raise funds to support the programs of the center.  All are welcome to attend their monthly luncheon and programs, which take place the third Thursday of each month in the lower level of the Lakewood Center for the Arts. Learn more online at lakewood-center.org or speak with a member at the clothing sale.
Mar 30, 2017

Clear out closets for annual One More Time Around Sale

by Pamplin Media Group
Lakewood Center Associates will hold its annual One More Time Around clothing sale
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Take advantage of special discounts and other perks granted to senior citizens. Some discounts start at age 50.
Mar 30, 2017

Being a senior has its perks

by Marie Bigelow
Start taking advantage of senior discounts - you can as early as age 50 at some stores
STAFF PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Dorothy Ann Cole says empathy is about connecting with a persons feelings and needs.
Mar 30, 2017

Speaking the Language of Peace

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Dorothy Ann Cole works for peace through Language of Peace



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