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Job well done

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Aidan Kelly, a member of Boy Scouit Troop 71, built this kiosk at a trailhead leading into Springbrook Park for his Eagle Scout project.Special thanks and congratulations to Aidan Kelly, who just completed his Eagle Scout project.

Aidan is a senior at Lake Oswego High School and an active member of Boy Scout Troop 71. Aidan raised the funds to purchase the materials for his kiosk. He cut all the wood and preassembled the project. He placed the kiosk near the end of Sundeleaf Drive on a trail entering Springbrook Park.

With help of friends, the roof was installed and a window to cover the contents of the bulletin board. The kiosk has a metal roof and meets the design standards of Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation. Thanks again, Aidan. Great working with you.

Paul J. Lyons

Lake Oswego

Teen Tech a success

It is a time of year when most of us count our blessings and express gratitude for what we have. This season, I am very grateful to have had the privilege of working with some of the most caring and engaged young people and adults in our great community.

I met the Interact teen group through Ted Ricks of the Lake Oswego Rotary Club. Among their varied activities, the teen group plans meaningful service projects and wanted to do something special for seniors at the Adult Community Center.

Dubbed Teen Tech, a special outreach was planned for Saturday, Nov. 7, with three teens and two Rotary members visiting one-on-one with seniors who brought their electronic devices and questions. Said one senior, “This was wonderful! (The teen volunteer) was so patient and kind. I got all my questions about my iPhone answered. And I didn’t have to wait in line at the store!”

I thank the Lake Oswego Rotary Club and Interact for their wonderful service, creativity and gifts!

Ann Adrian, manager

Lake Oswego Adult Community Center

Attend preschool forum

We are lucky to live in a community that cares so deeply about the education of our young ones. Time and again, data shows Lake Oswego has an excellent school district. One of the reasons for this is a commitment to early education, beginning with preschool.

The Lake Oswego Mothers Club, together with our partner, the Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Department, is pleased to be hosting the 11th Annual Preschool Forum. More than 40 facilities will come together from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, at the Parks & Rec Department (1500 Greentree Road in Lake Oswego) to showcase their schools for parents of toddlers and preschool-ready children.

Parents are invited to attend this free event to learn more about the myriad of options available in our area. Local schools will be on hand to introduce their staff and teaching philosophies and help parents make this first education choice.

We hope to see parents with little ones on Jan. 8. There is no better way to spend a Friday night than at a free event with child care for those over 12 months of age and ample parking.

Learn more at lomoms.com/events/preschool-forum.

Shannon Roarke and Kristen Hedgecoe

co-chairs, LOMC Preschool Forum

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