Attend these LO Reads events

Attend these LO Reads events

The month of February is filled with events, lectures, films and more programs supporting Lake...

Evans releases new title

Evans releases new title

Lake Oswego author Rosemary R. Evans has releasesd a new series of books. These are for preteens.

'Laid-back acoustic' night set for Feb. 13

'Laid-back acoustic' night set for Feb. 13

Ty Curtis, Jerry Jacques and Dave Kahl will perform at Lake Theater and Cafe Feb. 13

Marylhurst Speaker Series sparks dialogue on social justice

Marylhurst Speaker Series sparks dialogue on social justice

Maryhurst University's Speaker Series will focus on social justice issues

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

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...

'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,...

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VIC'S AUTO CENTER - Mike KeelerIs it time to have your vehicle emissions tested by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)?

The Vehicle Inspection Program of Oregon DEQ maintains a list of recognized automotive repair shops in the greater Portland metro area -- including Vic’s Auto Center -- at www.deq.state.or.us/

To make the list, a shop must demonstrate having the required diagnostic equipment and must employ at least one currently certified A.S.E. (Automotive Service Excellence) technician performing emission diagnoses, related adjustments and repairs.

DEQ vehicle emission tests lets motorists know when the pollution control devices on their vehicle malfunction. Any vehicle that has malfunctioning emission controls or is poorly maintained may emit up to three to four times more pollution than standards allow for new cars. You must pass a re-test before you can receive your DEQ Certificate of Compliance and renew your DMV vehicle registration.

Your Emissions Test Report provides data that can be useful to the person making the repairs on your vehicle.

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HASSON COMPANY REALTORS - Mike Hall Looking at homes online and finding either poor-quality photos or sparse details, I cringe, knowing that the agent (and maybe the seller) doesn’t understand or care what kind of impression is being made.

In the internet age, with a tidal wave of information and shorter attention spans, making a first impression has never been more important.  With big dollars at stake, your Realtor should go all out for appeal in pictures and words, partnering with you to capture the best of your home.

A few things to consider:

Beyond basic attributes (such as four-bedroom, 3,000 square feet), set a scene for the buyer to experience what it’s like to be in your house. What will he or she see and feel when entering the home? Is there a view from the living room and if so, of what? Will they feel radiant-heat floors in the master bath?

Your photos may be lovely, but the visuals won’t tell the whole story. In the kitchen, is that a convection oven? Are those counters granite or composite? How big is the pantry? If there’s a nearby laundry room, say so.

What are the reasons you bought the home? They should be captured in pictures, words, or both.

Marketing your home with words and pictures isn’t rocket science, but there’s a huge difference between slapping a listing together, and going all out for first impressions.  Taking the time to do it right is essential. 

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Lake Oswego 97035

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CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: LILA REED - If youre feeling energetic on your trip to Couples Swept Away in Jamaica, you could spend a little time in the resorts lap pool.
February 20, 2017

Get swept away to sun, fun in Jamaica

by Lila Reed
Few know about this special gem of a resort in Negril, Jamaica, but now you can experience Couples Swept Away resort. It should be on your bucket list.
SUBMITTED PHOTOS  - This is a photograph of the women artists who sell their art through ZAP.
February 09, 2017

Trainer's Club showing art with a mission

by Barb Randall
Trainer's Club is exhibiting art from Zimbabwe. A special reception will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 17
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Stumptown Stages recently was awarded the Yolanda D. King Award. Yolanda Denise King was the oldest child of Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King.  The award goes to an artist who, through her or his work, embodies the messages of the King family and Rosa Parks. Yolanda D. King, who died in 2007 at age 51, was an actress and motivational speaker who promoted racial harmony. The awardees must bring people of all walks of life together with the power of their talent and create a unique harmony and unity. Pictured are: Stumptown Stages Associate Artistic Director Julianne Johnson and Executive Artistic Director Kirk Mouser at the awards ceremony.
February 02, 2017

Stumptown Stages receives Yolanda D. King Award

by Pamplin Media Group
Stumptown Stages earns Yolanda D. King Award


SUBMITTED PHOTO - One of Tad Savinars art pieces on exhibit at Lewis & Clark Colleges Hoffman Gallery is 2064: Englands Master Architect Presents to the House of Commons, the Plan to Add Minarets to Buckingham Palace. The exhibit continues through March 5.
February 02, 2017

Youniverse - Past, Present and Future at Hoffman Gallery

by Barb Randall
Contemporary Portland artist Tad Savinar has a show at Lewis and Clark College's Hoffman Gallery
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Daihm includes from left,Gabe McVarish on fiddle, Murdo Cameron on mandola, Angus MacKenzie on pipes, Ellen MacDonald, vocalist, and Ross Martin on guitar.
February 02, 2017

IrishPDX hosting ceili (fun) event, concert

by Pamplin Media Group
Get ready to enjoy Irish music, dancing and funGet ready to enjoy Irish music, dancing and fun
SUBMITTED PHOTO: PAT MORAN - The Starlings are the stars of NWCTs The Tail of Sleeping Beauty with Puppets opening Jan. 28.
January 26, 2017

NWCT to open 'Sleeping Beauty' with puppets

by Northwest Children's Theater & School
Northwest Children's Theater will present The Starlings in 'The Tail of Sleeping Beauty'
STAFF PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE  - Presenting Fertile Ground readings of their plays at Lakewood Theatre Company are front row from left, Hayley Green, Haley Phillips, Meghan Mueller, Nikolas John Alves and YPF Program Director Megan Kate Ward, and back row, left to right, Cynthia Whitcomb, Laurence Overmire, Nancy McDonald and Father Richard Berg. Not pictured are Ron Lee, Austin Green and Natalie Schur.
January 26, 2017

See Fertile Ground works at Lakewood

by Barb Randall
Fertile Ground, a festival of new works, is on. Lakewood Center for the Arts will present four works.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Portland-based Arnica String Ensemble will perform Jan. 22 as part of the Music in the Woods concert series.
January 19, 2017

Music in the Woods to feature Arnica String Quartet

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland's Arnica String Ensemble will play at Mary's Woods Jan. 22, as part of the Music in the Woods concert series
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Johnny Nicholas will appear with Scrappy Jud Newcomb Jan. 23 as part of Lake Theater and Cafes Music Mondays concert series. Tickets are available now.
January 19, 2017

Johnny Nicholas, Scrappy Jud Newcomb at Lake Theater

by Pamplin Media Group
Lake Theater and Cafe's Music Monday to feature Johnny Nicholas and Scrappy Jud Newcomb
SUBMITTED PHOTOS - Author Robert Bresky will present information about his new book, The Papermakers: More Than Run of the Mill at an event Jan. 21.
January 19, 2017

Bresky to share new book

by Pamplin Media Group
Local author Robert Bresky will share stories from his book 'The Papermakers' Jan. 21 at the West Linn Library.
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - The second-annual Sensory-Friendly Concert will be presented by Portland Wind Symphony and Marylhurst music therapy students Feb. 4. The concert is free and open to all.
January 19, 2017

Sensory-Friendly Concert offered for families with special needs

by Karen Pederson
Marylhurst University's music therapy department and Portland Wind Symphony will present a Sensory Friendly Concert Feb. 4.
January 19, 2017

Entertainment Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Don't miss these upcoming entertainment events
SUBMITTED PHOTO: KATE SZROM - Clockwise from top, Leif Norby as John Jacob Astor, Ben Rosenblatt at Capt. Jonathan Thorn, Shawn Fagan as Wilson Price Hunt and DeLanna Studi as Marie Dorion in Astoria: Part One opening Jan. 20 at The Armory.
January 12, 2017

The Armory to open 'Astoria: Part One' Jan. 20

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland Center Stage will present the world premiere of 'Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition and Survival' in two parts. The first part opens Jan. 20 at The…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - The public is invited to attend the 18th-annual Wacipi Traditional Powwow at PCCs Sylvania campus on Jan. 21.
January 12, 2017

PCC Sylvania hosts 18th-annual 'Wacipi' Traditional Powwow

by Pamplin Media Group
PCC will hold its annual Wacipi Traditional Powwow from noon to 9 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Sylvan campus.
SUBMITTED PHOTO: LUCY HOBBS - Funhouse Lounge will present the next generation in comedy with live, unscripted episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, returning for the fifth straight year. This fan favorite promises to be better than ever. Using audience suggestions the Funhouse Improvisers craft brand new episodes of the sci-fi classic television show complete with improvised songs. See the beloved and familiar characters in fun, unexpected and unfamiliar ways. Pictured from left are: Andy Barrett, Eric Nepom, Mandy Khoshnevisan, Landy Hite and Aden Nepom. Jim Liptak serves as musical director. Performances are set for Jan. 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28 at the Funhouse Lounge, 2432 S.E. 11th Ave. in Portland. Tickets are $12 in advance or $16 at the door. Priority seating is available. Learn more online at funhouselounge.com or call 503-841-6734.
January 12, 2017

'U.S.S. Improvise: The Next Generation: The Musical' to open at Funhouse Lounge

by Pamplin Media Group
Back by popular demand is 'U.S.S. Improvise: The Next Generation: The Musical' by the zany improvisational actors at Funhouse Lounge
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Kids can fish free at the trout pond set up at the Pacific Northwest Sportsmens Show, Feb. 8-12 at the Portland Expo Center.
January 12, 2017

Entertainment Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Add these fun and entertaining events to your calendar.
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Oregons eighth poet laureate, Elizabeth Woody, will read her poems in Flavia Salon on the Marylhurst campus Jan. 20. All are welcome to attend the free event.
January 12, 2017

Elizabeth Woody to read poetry at Marylhurst

by Pamplin Media Group
Elizabeth Woody, Oregon's eighth poet laureate, will read her poetry Jan. 20 at Marylhurst University.
STAFF PHOTO: KELSEY OHALLORAN - Tess Creasy, 14, plans to release her second studio album this spring.
January 05, 2017

Teen sings from an 'old soul'

by Kelsey O'Halloran
SUBMITTED PHOTOS  - Julia Oldhams Werewolf Mother, Petite Book of Monsters, Ink on paper, 2016
January 05, 2017

MOTHERS to open at The Art Gym

by Pamplin Media Group

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