Blue Christmas service helps reconcile personal loss during holiday season

Blue Christmas service helps reconcile personal loss during holiday season

It's the time of year when people are encouraged to be 'happy and jolly, and yet sometimes in our...

Rose Villa program pairs people with dementia, volunteers

Rose Villa program pairs people with dementia, volunteers

The Opening Minds through Art program at Rose Villa is more than an arts and crafts program at a...

Clackamas County bakers make gingerbread creations with space theme at OMSI

Clackamas County bakers make gingerbread creations with space theme at OMSI

Gingerbread Adventures is supported by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Local business owner rises above adversity with HOODZ

Local business owner rises above adversity with HOODZ

When Carol Tippett's husband, Eddie Hedger, died in a motorcycle crash in 2014, she could have...

Ainsworth House & Gardens hosts 'Budacious' sculpture in Oregon City

Ainsworth House & Gardens hosts 'Budacious' sculpture in Oregon City

Kevin Yell had a 'serendipitous moment' at the Portland Home and Garden Show last February when...

Oregon City teen Kaden Brent wins awards at Pokemon tournaments

Oregon City teen Kaden Brent wins awards at Pokemon tournaments

Oregon City resident Kaden Brent, 13, is the 2016 state champion in his age group and 15th in the...

Local artists inspired by 'irreplaceable motivator,' Clackamas Community College art teacher David Andersen

Local artists inspired by 'irreplaceable motivator,' Clackamas Community College art teacher David Andersen

Three artists displaying their work in two very different settings all have ties to art classes...

Julie Chavez earns Girl Scouts' highest award working behind the curtain

Julie Chavez earns Girl Scouts' highest award working behind the curtain

How do you organize more than 2,000 costumes? This was the task confronting Julie Chavez last...

Artists welcome visitors to Open Studios of Beavercreek

Artists welcome visitors to Open Studios of Beavercreek

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PHOTO BY DOUG OLMSTEAD - At last year's Winter celebrations, Judith Kallio, left, instructs attendees how to make colorful paper chains for holiday tree decorating.
December 05, 2016

Winter Celebrations features free holiday fun, music and more…

by Ellen Spitaleri
North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District invites the community to Winter Celebrations, held from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 10 at the Milwaukie Center.
PHOTO BY KARMIN TOMLINSON - Santa, played by Sam Levi, is surrounded by adoring elves, who also sing and move scenery around in OCHS's 'Miracle on 34th Street,' opening on Dec. 7.
November 30, 2016

'Miracle on 34th Street' brings holiday cheer to Oregon City…

by Ellen Spitaleri
The play, based partly on the classic movie of the same name, opens on the main stage at Oregon City High School at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, and continues on Dec. 8, 9 and 10.
NEWS-TIMES/HILLSBORO TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Tree lighting will take place at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Hillsboro Civic Center Plaza, after an afternoon full of festivities during Holly Days.
November 23, 2016

Holly Days will ring in holidaycheer in downtown Hillsboro

by Michael Sproles
Back in 2008, Holly Days started as a way to bring the Hillsboro community together for a festive kickoff of the holidays. On Saturday, Nov. 26, the event will make a return to the Tom Hughes…


SUBMITTED PHOTOS - Naomi Rux will perform in two ballets this weekend in Portland. In this photo, she is wearing her costume from 'Gift Box.'
November 23, 2016

Oregon City resident Naomi Rux featured in Portland Ballet shows

by Ellen Spitaleri
Two Clackamas County residents will take to the stage when the Portland Ballet presents 'The Enchanted Toyshop' and 'Gift Box' on Nov. 25, 26 and 27 at Lincoln Hall, 1620 S.W. Park Ave., in…
PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Abigail Williams (Bailey McDonald) brings chaos to a court scene in 'The Crucible,' when she leads a group of girls in the sighting of a supernatural creature.
November 16, 2016

Gladstone High School Drama Department presents 'The Crucible,'…

by Ellen Spitaleri
'The Crucible' is a dramatization of the Salem Witch Trials of the late 1600s.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - This photo, taken in 1929, shows both the West Linn mill, background, far left, and Oregon City's Hawley Mill, black building foreground. Note the huge pile of pulp to the right of the OC mill.
November 16, 2016

Oregon City author Robert Bresky tells story of local paper…

by Ellen Spitaleri
The mills were located across the Willamette River from one another, in sight of Willamette Falls. The Oregon City mill closed in 2011, while the West Linn mill is still in operation.
PHOTO COURTESY: CCC - Billy McLendon as Tom in the Clackamas Community College production.
November 09, 2016

'The Glass Menagerie' begins season of American classics at…

by Ellen Spitaleri
Tennessee Williams' play 'The Glass Menagerie,' opening Nov. 10, kicks off what director James Eikrem calls 'A Season of American Classics' on stage at Clackamas Community College.
PHOTO BY ERIC GRISWOLD - In the background of Elisabeth Goebel in 'Glorious!' are Todd Carlson, playing her husband, and Mary Weigel, playing her best friend.
November 02, 2016

'Glorious!' returns to stage, hits all right notes

by Ellen Spitaleri
Those who missed the New Century Players production of 'Glorious!' last January will have another chance to see the show, beginning Nov. 4 in the Rex Putnam High School Blackbox Theatre.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Red Riding Hood is played by Whitney Wells and Redmond Riding Hood is played by Micheal Sutton.
November 02, 2016

'Red, With a Twist' kicks off Krayon Kids season

by Ellen Spitaleri
Follow the adventures of Redmond Riding Hood as he travels through classic fairy tales in the Krayon Kids Musical Theatre Company's production of 'Red, With a Twist,' opening Nov. 4 at the…
PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Sunny Burden, center, co-owner of Sunny's Diner, chats with, from left, Geri Adams and Carolyn Bonagofski, and right, Mol Craven.
October 19, 2016

Sunny's Diner offers home-cooked, wholesome goodness on 82nd…

by Ellen Spitaleri
Sunny’s Diner opened last May on 82nd Avenue near Goodwill, and even though there was no permanent signage at the time, “people still found us,” said co-owner Sunny Burden. Sunny’s serves a…

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PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Jerri Adams and Sandra Brown put finishing touches on two other baskets donated by Oregon Womans Club members.
Oct 19, 2016

Bring your holiday shopping list to Oregon City Woman's Club…

by Ellen Spitaleri
Here are just a few reasons to attend the Oregon City Woman’s Club annual auction on Oct. 30: restaurant gift cards, overnight stays, tickets to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, artwork by local…