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View city’s history from Oswego Lake

History lovers are invited to get on board Sept. 6 for the 2014 Classic Houses & History Boat Tour, which will view more than 50 classic homes and historic sights from the welcoming waters of Oswego Lake.

The third-annual event has become the signature fundraiser for the Lake Oswego Historic Preservation Society. It follows years of research by LOPS board member Erin O’Rourke-Meadors, who has identified the architects and original homeowners to create an informative and entertaining tour.

Following light refreshments and introductory remarks at 9 a.m. (an afternoon tour has already sold out), boats will head out for a two-hour cruise from the docks at Sundeleaf Plaza. A guide will be on each boat, equipped with a microphone and the complete tour narrative.

Tour director Marylou Colver says 100 percent of the proceeds from the event will help fund historical preservation projects in Lake Oswego.

Tickets, which are going fast, cost $75, with $25 of that considered a tax-deductible charitable donation.

To purchase tickets and for more information, send an email to tickets@lakeoswegopreservationsociety.org or go to the LOPS website at www.lakeoswegopreservationsociety.org.

Celebrate remodeling of New Seasons

New Seasons Market is unveiling a newly revamped Mountain Park store this week, with a redesigned wine and beer department, an expanded cheese and charcuterie department, a wok and ramen bar, a burrito bar and a bigger dining area with additional seating.

Much of the store has been remodeled, including the meat, seafood, bulk foods and Solutions departments. There’s a new express check-out lane up front and more natural light and natural wood to brighten the overall shopping experience throughout.

“Authentic customer service is at the heart of what we do,” said Erin Chambers-Leiker, Mountain Park store manager.

A series of special events and daily prize drawings are being held throughout the week. Beer, wine and food samplings are planned every day, many starting as early as11 a.m. and continuing through the afternoon. On Saturday, an Iron Chef competition will take over the Solutions counter from noon to 2 p.m., and the Dick Saunders Trio will perform during a “mocktail hour” from 4-6 p.m. Sunday’s schedule includes Kathy Bethel’s Road Show in the produce department from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and a variety of tastings and samplings throughout the day.

The Mountain Park New Seasons Market is located at 3 Monroe Parkway in Lake Oswego. The store is open every day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.                 

Help families with Cards for Guards

Lake Oswego residents can help the children of deployed Oregon National Guard soldiers be ready for school by contributing to the Cards for Guards program.

Program founder Becky Cartier says the donation of gift cards has proven to be an excellent way to help Guard families by providing them with a way to purchase essential items like food, clothing, gasoline and school supplies. The program is now in its 11 year.

“These families have made great sacrifices for our country,” Cartier says. “The citizens of our state can help by purchasing a gift card for any amount from stores that sell school supplies or clothing.”

The gift cards will be distributed weekly by the Oregon National Guard Association. To contribute, send gift cards to:

Oregon National Guard Association

PO Box 14350

Salem, OR 97309

Send us your back-to-school photos

Breathe easy, parents: Summer is almost over, and the start of school is right around the corner.

When you send your student off to his or her first day of school next month, be sure to snap a photo. And when you’re done posting it to Facebook, send the picture to The Review so we can put it in the paper.

Send photos to Editor Gary M. Stein at gstein@lakeoswegoreview.com.

Be sure to include the student’s name, school, grade and favorite subject, favorite club or activity, or something else they love about school.

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