Lakeridge class of ’82 reunion set

Lakeridge High School’s class of 1982 will hold its 30-year reunion Aug. 17 and 18. A tour of the school is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Aug. 17 and a no-host event will be held that evening at Gemini Pub at 7 p.m. Attendees should dress in casual cocktail attire. Aug. 18 is open for whatever plans classmates would like to make.

For more details, contact Diana Black Harrell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Janet Sanders Ramey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Teen writing group to meet July 26

Teen writers ages 13 to 17 are invited to develop their skills at the Lake Oswego Public Library’s Teen Writers Workshop to be held July 26 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The workshop is facilitated by Dave Jarecki.

Attendees should come prepared to write, share and experience the art and craft of writing. Snacks will be available. No signups are required.

For more information, contact Jarecki at or call 503-697-6580.

Special services office moves to junior high

The Lake Oswego School District’s special services office has relocated to the Bryant campus of Lakeridge Junior High. Contact information for the staff has not changed.

OPB to air ‘Every Day is a Holiday’ next week

“Every Day is a Holiday,” a warm and intimate portrait of Chinese-American filmmaker Theresa Loong’s father, which unveils his secret past as a prisoner of war in Japan and his journey to becoming an American, will air July 24 at 8 p.m. and July 25 at 5 a.m. on Oregon Public Broadcasting, local channel 10.

Filmmaker Theresa Loong discovered her father’s diary, written when he was a teenager and POW in a Japanese work camp during WWII. In it, he vowed to make “every day a holiday” if he ever survived. Told through Loong’s eyes, the film tells the life-affirming story of her father’s unlikely journey, from Chinese Malay teenager and Japanese POW to merchant seaman, American soldier, Veterans Affairs doctor and proud citizen of the country that liberated him: the United States. Using intimate conversations, rare archival footage and his wartime diary, the film traces how, through sheer strength of will and a remarkably positive outlook, Paul Loong overcame the horrors of war and obstacles as an immigrant, truly making “every day a holiday.”

Email list removal automatic for grads

If you will no longer have students in the Lake Oswego School District in 2012-13, your email address will be removed from school and district lists automatically as enrollment records are updated over the summer.

There is no need to send an email requesting the action to take place. Likewise, if your student is changing schools within the district, your email address will follow your student to your new school’s list.

If you have a student continuing in the same school, you will remain a subscriber for that school’s list.

Teens sought to serve on city advisory boards

Is someone in your family a junior or senior in high school who might be interested in serving on one of the city’s advisory boards?

The city of Lake Oswego is seeking youths to serve on the following advisory boards: historic resources, library, natural resources, parks and recreation, transportation and sustainability. There will be two youth positions on the sustainability board.

Those interested in applying should call Jane McGarvin at 503-635-0236 or download an application at The deadline to apply is Sept. 14.

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