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Polka Dot Express ready to again glamorize big show

Polka Dot Express ready to again glamorize big show If you happen to catch a member of the Polka...

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Oregon Ballet Theatre holding open house

Oregon Ballet Theatre holding open house

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Fresh faced Mussotto comes bursting into the art world

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Marylhurst's Art Gym opening unique outdoor exhibit

Marylhurst's Art Gym opening unique outdoor exhibit

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Lake Theater will be 'Professin' the Blues'

Lake Theater will be 'Professin' the Blues'

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Lake Oswego native brings his band back to town for fifth gig, July 23

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'Odysseo' adds additional show dates

'Odysseo' adds additional show dates

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CRT premiering 'One Slight Hitch'

CRT premiering 'One Slight Hitch'

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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 Entertainment Section

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Greg Shilling, Eric Nepon and Andy Barrett in Funhouse Lounges Stranded opens Aug. 12.
August 25, 2016

See 'Stranded' at Funhouse Lounge

by Pamplin Media Group
Comedy is improvised mashup of 'Gilligan's Island' and 'Lost' The Funhouse Improvisers will present the premiere of its next pop culture-inspired improvised show “Stranded” weekends through Sept. 3. What if the castaways…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Golden State-Lone Star Blues Revue will play at Lake Theater and Cafe on Sept. 6. The band includes (from left): Little Charlie Baty, Mark Hummel, Anson Funderburgh, with Wes Starr on drums and RW Grigsby on bass.
August 25, 2016

Golden State to play at Lake Theater

by Pamplin Media Group
Blues super-group Golden State-Lone Star Blues Revue will play at Lake Theater and Cafe on Sept. 6 to celebrate the release of its self-titled debut album. The band features Grammy-nominated harp blower/vocalist and…
COURTESY: GORMAN STUDIO - Belly, which injected a welcome dose of ethereal melody into the grungy mid-90s post-grunge music scene, reunited this year. The Boston-birthed band - comprising, from left, Chris Gorman, Tanya Donelly, Gail Greenwood and Tom Gorman - returns to Portland on Saturday to perform at Revolution Hall.
August 24, 2016

Belly bounces back, rises again

by Shannon O. Wells
Tanya Donelly shares her full-circle experience with reunited '90s alt-rock heroes The 1990s alt-rock scene is commonly caricatured as dominated by the Seattle-based grunge sounds of Nirvana and Pearl Jam, but the floodgates…


SUBMITTED ART - The logo of Battle of the Books.
August 18, 2016

WL Library big on Battle of the Books

by Rebecca Mayer
If you have a kid in West Linn, it’s likely you’ve heard about Oregon Battle of the Books. The statewide literary trivia tournament occurs every year, and here at the West Linn Public Library we know that West Linn kids are…
August 18, 2016

LTC holding auditions for "Murder on the Nile"

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Lakewood Theatre Company will have open auditions for Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Nile” on Aug. 27 and 28. Director Nancy McDonald is seeking 12 actors; five women, ages 20-60; and seven men in the same age bracket.…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: - Huberto Maestas and his grandson Amyas Maestas will attend the Unveil Your Art! celebration in Lake Oswego for the Gallery Without Walls. Both artists have sculpures that will be included in the outdoor exhibit.
August 18, 2016

Wait is over! Attend Unveil Your Art!

by Barb Randall
New sculptures in Gallery Without Walls to be unveiled Sunday The wait is nearly over. The new sculptures in the Gallery Without Walls will be revealed Sunday, Aug. 21 during a special celebration at Millennium Plaza Park…
SUBMITTED PHOTOS - Rock violinist Aaron Meyer will perform Aug. 19 at Lajos Balogh Performance Shell at Marylhurst University. The concert is free and begins at 7 p.m.
August 18, 2016

SEE HEAR DO

by Barb Randall
The free family entertainment in local parks and venues will draw to a close soon. Get these events on your calendar, so you can enjoy every last note of the summer concerts and theater offerings. Following is the last of…
August 18, 2016

Entertainment Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Rare Plant Research hosting Art in the Garden Rare Plant Research will open its gates for the third-annual Art in the Garden Party this weekend in Oregon City. During the event, plein air artists will be painting throughout…
SUBMITTED PHOTOS - Sabroso, formerly Toque Libre, will share its funk-Latin fusion music at Tanner Creek Park tonight.
August 11, 2016

SEE HEAR DO

by Pamplin Media Group
Get this week's concerts and outdoor performances on your calendar now The entertainment is free and fun! Pack a picnic or plan to purchase food from vendors at the events. Bring blankets or low sand chairs and enjoy an…
SUBMITTED PHOTOS: TOPGOLF - Topgolf offers more than 100 hitting bays spread over three floors, with games for all ages and skill levels.
August 11, 2016

Topgolf tees up the fun factor

by Pamplin Media Group
International entertainment venue opens in Hillsboro Topgolf opened its doors in Hillsboro last week, marking the 28th location for the global sports entertainment giant. Topgolf is a unique entertainment experience,…
August 11, 2016

Don't miss this year's Clackamas County Fair

by Pamplin Media Group
Fair opens Aug. 16 with something special planned each day The 110th-annual Clackamas County Fair and Rodeo opens Aug. 16 and continues through the 21. There is “Something Spectacular for Everyone” at this year’s fair, to be…
Doman
August 11, 2016

Doman dances in Crater Lake National Park for book

by Pamplin Media Group
West Linn dancer participates in Dance Across the USA project West Linn dancer Mika Doman was photographed dancing in Crater Lake National Park for a national book showcasing dancers in national parks in each of the 50…
August 11, 2016

Entertainment Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Go camping in Clackamas County parks Remember that Clackamas County parks are open for camping. If you need further incentive, you can watch free movies under the stars every Saturday night at Barton Park and Metzler Park.…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - The art of Lake Oswego artist Regina Atwood, including this piece titled Paris Nights, will be featured at Trainers Club during the month of August. Atwood is a plein air artist working in oil and watercolor. Her love of nature inspires the subjects and situations she paints, she says, adding that outdoor lighting is a wonderful teacher to bring compositions to life. Trainers Club is located at 333 S. State St. Visit between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily.
August 11, 2016

Atwood exhibiting at Trainer's Club

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SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lake Oswego artist Molly Reeves is exhibiting her art at the Sunriver Art Fair, to be held Aug. 12-14 in Sunriver.  Learn more online at sunriverartfair.com.
August 11, 2016

Reeves exhibiting art at Sunriver

by Pamplin Media Group
The 17th annual Iranian Festival will be held Aug. 6 in the Portland State University Park Blocks.
August 04, 2016

Entertainment Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Plan to attend Iranian Festival Aug. 6 The 17th-annual Iranian Festival showcases the values and traditions of Persian arts, culture and heritage. And, the goal is to keep this vibrant culture flourishing. The event will…
SUBMITTED PHOTOS - The Junebugs will appear Aug. 4 at Tanner Creek Park as part of West Linns Music in the Park concert series. If you miss that show, or simple want to hear them again, catch their show Aug. 21 at Lake Oswegos Millennium Plaza Park.
August 04, 2016

SEE HEAR DO

by Pamplin Media Group
Get this week's concerts and outdoor performances on your calendar now The entertainment is free and fun! Pack a picnic or plan to purchase food from vendors at the events. Bring blankets or low sand chairs and enjoy an…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Frank Fritz, left, and Mike Wolfe of American Pickers will be coming to Oregon to film this summer. They are looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasures.
August 04, 2016

'American Pickers' coming to Oregon

by Pamplin Media Group
Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz looking for interesting people with interesting items Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and the team from the History Channel’s “American Pickers” are returning to Oregon. They plan to film episodes of the…
August 04, 2016

Kiddie Capers Parade kicks off Clackamas County Fair

by Clackamas County Fair
Participants in parade get free admission to fair Kids and parents have a fun way to get free admission to opening day of this year’s Clackamas County Fair, by participating in the annual Kiddie Capers Parade on Aug. 16 in…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Broadway Rose Theatre Company presents A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the Deb Fennell Auditorium in Tigard through Aug. 21.
August 04, 2016

Broadway Rose presents 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum'

by Pamplin Media Group
Broadway Rose Theatre Company continues its 25th -anniversary season with “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” opening tonight at the Deb Fennell Auditorium. The company’s take on this light, fast-paced,…
August 04, 2016

Arts Council seeking plein air artists

by Pamplin Media Group
The Arts Council of Lake Oswego invites artists to participate in its third annual Plein Air Lake Oswego being held Sept. 22-25 in multiple parks and public plazas around the City from sun-up to sun-down. To participate,…
July 21, 2016

Do a little armchair traveling to Brazil

by Cheryl Hill
Rio de Janeiro in Brazil is host to the Summer Olympics in August, and it is the first time a city in South America has ever hosted an Olympics. Want to learn more about Brazil, and read some novels that are set there? The…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - 'That's Me in the Bar' is A.J. Croces acclaimed album, first released in 1996. Croce will present a concert of the songs on the album Aug. 1 at Lake Theater and Cafe in Lake Oswego.
July 21, 2016

A.J. Croce presents concert

by Pamplin Media Group
Concert celebrates 20th anniversary and re-release of 'That's Me in the Bar' Fresh off the release of his most ambitious project yet, A.J. Croce is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his acclaimed album, “That’s Me in the…
July 21, 2016

Entertainment Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Newberg Community Band to perform The Newberg Community Band will perform at the Old Fashioned Festival from 1-2 p.m. July 31. The band will play marches, a Big Band medley, music from “The Lion King” and “Home Stretch” by…
REVIEW, TIDINGS PHOTO: CLIFF NEWELL - Author Jack Estes displays his new novel A Soldiers Son, a book about a father fighting to prevent his son from repeating his own experience in the Vietnam War.
July 21, 2016

Helping soldiers to heal

by Cliff Newell
Father-son trauma is subject of new Estes book Serving in the Vietnam War turned Jack Estes’ soul inside out. He has been on a journey to find healing ever since. Now, the Lake Oswego-based journalist has written “A…

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SUBMITTED PHOTO - Masque Alfresco will present The Trickster of Seville on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at George Rogers Park through Aug. 7.
Jul 21, 2016

SEE HEAR DO

by Pamplin Media Group
Get this week's concerts and outdoor performances on your calendar now The entertainment is free and fun! Pack a picnic or plan to purchase food from vendors at the events. Bring blankets or low…
Jul 14, 2016

Entertainment Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Cheney-Parr showing art at Sandy library Lake Oswego artist Leslie Cheney-Parr is exhibiting her art inspired by "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher" at Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd.…
SUBMITTED PHOTO:  - Trios Jewelry Studio is showing the Dreamtime Opal Collection of Yowah matrix opals.
Jul 14, 2016

Rare Yowah opal collection on display

by Pamplin Media Group
Trios Jewelry Studio is showing “The Dreamtime Opal Collection” through Aug. 27. Opals are unique and popular gemstones; the most prized examples flash neon lightning in a full spectrum of…
SUBMITTED PHOTOS - Tillamook Burn, the mother-daughter duo of Lauren Sheehan, left, and Zoe Carpenter, will share the stage with Nathan James on July 18 at Lake Theater and Cafe.
Jul 14, 2016

Tillamook Burn, Nathan James to play Americana music

by Pamplin Media Group
Two diverse, yet overlapping, talents will team up for a double billing at Lake Theater and Cafe’s Music Monday performance July 18. The Music Monday series features jazz, blues and roots…
Jul 14, 2016

Portland Classic Guitar announces new season

by Pamplin Media Group
Concerts to take place at Marylhurst and Portland'5 Center for the Arts Portland Classic Guitar has announced the lineup of its 2016-17 season. “Perhaps the biggest news of next season is that…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Elizabeth Woody, Oregons Poet Laureate, will make a special appearance at the Portland Planetary Dance on July 17 at Kelley Point Park in Portland.
Jul 14, 2016

All invited to Planetary Dance

by Pamplin Media Group
Movement ceremony features special appearance by Oregon's Poet Laureate The second-annual Portland Planetary Dance gets grooving July 17 at Kelley Point Park in Portland. This event kicks off…
SUBMITTED PHOTO:  - Cloverdayle, formerly of West Linn and now residing in Nashville, will perform in West Linn as part of its 2016 Wildfire Summer Tour.
Jul 14, 2016

SEE HEAR DO

by Barb Randall
Get this week's concerts and outdoor performances on your calendar now The entertainment is free and fun! Pack a picnic or plan to purchase food from vendors at the events. Bring blankets or low…
STAFF FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE  - New York artist Anthony Heinz May crafted his wood sculpture onsite for Lake Oswegos Gallery Without Walls. The piece is one of 14 that was officially unveiled in late August 2015.
Jul 07, 2016

Unveil Your Art event set for Aug. 21

by Arts Council of Lake Oswego
Mark your calendar for Unveil Your Art! The annual sculpture unveiling and community celebration taking place at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 21 in Millennium Plaza Park, 200 First St., Lake Oswego. The…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: CRAIG MITCHELLDYER - Mia Pinero as Maria and Andrew Wade as Tony in Broadway Rose Theatre Companys production of West Side Story, running July 1-24 at the Deb Fennell Auditorium in Tigard.
Jul 07, 2016

Broadway Rose presents 'West Side Story'

by Pamplin Media Group
Broadway Rose Theatre Company continues its 25th-anniversary season with “West Side Story,” playing at the Deb Fennell Auditorium. Based on Shakespeare’s greatest love story, “Romeo and Juliet,”…
Jul 07, 2016

Inaugural Oregon Polo Classic coming to Hidden Creek Polo Club

by Classic Wines Auction
n Benefit event set for July 23, 24 The Oregon Polo Classic, the state’s first charity polo event, is set for July 23-24 at Hidden Creek Polo Club in West Linn. Presented by the Classic Wines…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Dont miss the 17th-annual Alpenrose Velodrome Challenge taking place July 8, 9 and 10 at Alpenrose Dairy. The event is free.
Jul 07, 2016

Don't miss Alpenrose Velodrome Challenge

by Pamplin Media Group
Alpenrose Dairy is gearing up to host the 17th-annual Velodrome Challenge this weekend. This elite three-day competition, to be held July 8-10, draws cyclists from around the world and the…
REVIEW, TIDINGS PHOTO: CLIFF NEWELL - Bill Baker has been many things in his life of 92 years, and with his new memoir Leaving Lila he is now an author.
Jul 07, 2016

A Depression waif finds first love

by Cliff Newell
When Bill Baker reached the age of 18, he must have asked himself, “Will my life ever be any good?” Up to that point, the Lake Oswego man had been like a character who had wandered out of a…
Jul 01, 2016

'Club Bridgeport' seeks to draw families to Bridgeport Village…

by Mark Miller
Bridgeport Village will be offering a series of free and “nearly free” summer activities for children this summer on Wednesdays. The activity series, called “Club Bridgeport,” is geared toward…
STAFF PHOTOS:  - Madeline Marin-Foucher (left) and Jamie Inglis pose at Foothills Park. The Lake Oswego Parks & Rec employees are preparing for the start of this summer's outdoor concert series, which begins at Foothills Park on Wednesday with the music of Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts.
Jun 30, 2016

Summer outdoor performances begin next week

by Barb Randall
Free concerts, movies and plays will be available weekly in local parks Get the picnic basket out and dust off your sand chairs. The area’s summer concert series are about to begin. A wealth of…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lake Oswego artist Rosalyn Kliot will be exhibiting her art at the café at the New Seasons store in Tualatin during the month of July. Kliot describes the paintings as being mostly mixed media collage utilizing a variety of papers and materials, and inspired by both nature and the city. 'My process is generally experimental and intuitive, although I am formally trained,' Kliot writes in her artist statement. 'I work in a variety of media including fiber, and some of the collage works will have a textural quality.' The exhibit opens July 5 and continues through the end of July. New Seasons is located at 7703 Nyberg Road in Tualatin.
Jun 30, 2016

Kliot exhibiting art at New Seasons

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REVIEW/TIDINGS FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Greg Lang, a member of the Lake Oswego High School Class of '64, drove his 1923 Ford T-bucket in the Star Spangled Parade last year.
Jun 30, 2016

Weekend is packed with Fourth of July fun

by Barb Randall
Events in LO start Saturday with a community barbecue Every possible component is in place for a patriotic Fourth of July celebration that starts Saturday and continues through the holiday…