Local filmmaker seeks support, followers to complete 'More Than Only'

Local filmmaker seeks support, followers to complete 'More Than Only'

Oregon City resident needs $12,000 and the help of 500 people to complete the film in time to...

Clackamas County celebrates its commitment to environment

Clackamas County celebrates its commitment to environment

Hundreds of people turned out to admire wildlife, pick up litter and celebrate trees during Earth...

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PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Yvonne Weninger, treasurer of the Redland Pioneer Cemetery Board, looks at the grave of Spanish-American War veteran William Corry Hicinbothem who died in 1937.
May 17, 2017

Community invited to Redland Pioneer Cemetery open house

by Ellen Spitaleri
Redland Cemetery Board will hold a cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 20, to get the site ready for Memorial Day
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Dr. Roger Nickerson directs members of the East County Community Orchestra in a concert earlier this season. Their final concert is May 21.
May 17, 2017

Community orchestra presents 'Dancing Through Our Memories'

by Ellen Spitaleri
East County Community Orchestra director Roger Nickerson is from Oregon City
Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel on the cover of Ukulele magazine.
May 17, 2017

Craig Chee, Sarah Maisel teaching at the Milwaukie Center

by Ellen Spitaleri
Internationally acclaimed teachers and musicians make Milwaukie their one Portland-area stop


(Image is Clickable Link) ENTREE 2017 Reader's Food Survey
May 17, 2017

ENTREE 2017 Reader's Food Survey

by Pamplin Media Group
Let us know your favorite restaurants in the Portland Metro area for a chance to win a gift certificate to Clarke's in Lake Oswego
(Image is Clickable Link) ENTREE 2017 Reader's Food Survey
May 17, 2017

ENTREE 2017 Reader's Food Survey

by Pamplin Media Group
Let us know your favorite restaurants in the Portland Metro area for a chance to win a gift certificate to Clarke's in Lake Oswego
PHOTO COURTESY OF JERRY AND LOIS PHOTOGRAPH - Elisabeth Denny waits to hear her name called at the conclusion of the Miss Oregon USA 2017 pageant last October at Mt. Hood Community College.
May 10, 2017

Elizabeth Denny dares to dream big at Miss USA pageant

by Ellen Spitaleri
Denny, 26, competed in the Miss Oregon USA 2016 pageant as Miss Clackamas County USA and finished as second runner-up
PHOTO BY KARMIN TOMLINSON - Cast members of 'Miss Chudderley's Fairy Tales with a Twist' include: (left to right) Elijah Roach, Maddy Moyes, Jaedon Lewis, Alexis Davis, Makenna Palumbo, Ayumi Stewart, Alanis Graham and Gavin Seifert.
May 10, 2017

'Fairy tales with a twist' offered by Oregon City High School

by Ellen Spitaleri
'Miss Chudderley's Fairy Tales With a Twist!' is the spring offering from Karlyn Love's play production class
PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Anne (Carlyn Blount) is again in the middle, this time between two charming young men, above, played by Dirk Foley, left, and Mason Vancil.
May 05, 2017

New Century Players takes on period piece, 'Persuasion'

by Ellen Spitaleri
Adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel opens at 7:30 p.m. on May 12 in the Performing Arts Center at Rose Villa in Oak Grove
PHOTO BY JONATHAN HOUSE - Patrick Sherman, left, one of the organizers of International Drone Day, catches the drone, while Brian Zvaigzne, looks on. The two men are the founders of the Roswell Flight Test Crew, a website devoted to building and flying drones.
May 01, 2017

It's a bird, it's a plane: Celebrate International Drone Day

by Ellen Spitaleri
Hands-on action takes place on May 6 at Clackamette Park, 1955 Clackamette Drive, in Oregon City
ORIGINAL PHOTO AT 710 ASHBURY BY GENE ANTHONY; PHOTO OF ROSIE MCGEE BY SUSANA MILLMAN - Rosie McGee points to her younger self at San Franciscos de Young Museum's 'The Summer of Love Experience' exhibition, which featured a photo taken by Gene Anthony in 1967 of five San Francisco bands and their families, gathered on the steps of the Grateful Dead's residence.
April 26, 2017

Milwaukian Rosie McGee to discuss memoir about Grateful Dead

by Ellen Spitaleri
'The Grateful Dead: Before, During and After the 'Summer of Love'' at 7 p.m. May 4 at the Ledding Cultural Forum at the Pond House in Milwaukie

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PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Jody Bean, a sixth grade teacher at Gardiner Middle School in Oregon City, uses her SMART Board to show her class what a Venn diagram looks like.
Apr 19, 2017

Kids master technology in Jody Bean's sixth-grade classroom at…

by Ellen Spitaleri
SMART Board is an interactive whiteboard that allows teachers and students to organize and present content
PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Russ and Connie Cross have learned to read food labels in the grocery store to help Russ stick to his strict diet of 40 grams of fat per day.
Apr 19, 2017

Local man raises awareness of rare disease familial…

by Ellen Spitaleri
Unincorporated Clackamas County resident Russ Cross has become an advocate for those with FCS
PHOTOS BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Above, Oberon, king of the fairies (Isaac Carrillo), and Titania, queen of the fairies (Ava Johnson), deal with jealousy and anger before reconciling in 'A Midsummer Nights Dream-The Musical.'
Apr 12, 2017

Gladstone High gives Shakespeare a modern twist

by Ellen Spitaleri
The production is a modern-language version of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' which director and drama teacher Emmett Pearson thinks is one of Shakespeare's best plays
PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Joan Lubar shares her secrets for staying healthy, vibrant and joyful in her book 'Rock & Roll at Any Age.' She will sign copies of the book on April 18 in West Linn.
Apr 10, 2017

Local author Joan Lubar helps find joy, health at any age

by Ellen Spitaleri
Happy Valley resident shares her story in her newly released book 'Rock & Roll at Any Age.'
PHOTO BY GABRIEL OLSON - Lisa Batey, left, president of the Milwaukie City Council,  received certification in the Backyard Habitat Program on March 28, the first time the program has moved into Clackamas County. Handing her the certificate is Susie Peterson, Backyard Habitat Program manager for Columbia Land Trust.
Apr 05, 2017

Milwaukie sprouts first certified Backyard Habitat

by Ellen Spitaleri
Lisa Batey, the president of the Milwaukie City Council and an Island Station resident, is the first local resident to receive that certification since the program expanded
PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Chris Truax, owner of the newly opened Truax Gallery in downtown Oregon City, notes that this guitar shrine is his sentimental favorite, as it showcases the guitar left to him by his grandfather.
Apr 05, 2017

Oregon City resident Chris Truax opens gallery on Main Street

by Ellen Spitaleri
Truax moved to Oregon City right out of high school and began taking art classes at Clackamas Community College
SUBMITTED PHOTO - From left, Ryan Jeske and Brandon Neldner, co-owners of Shattered Oak Brewing, and Kara Castillo and Roy Galvan, co-owners of Mesa Fresca, share a glass of Shattered Oaks Three Knives Lager, made with the restaurants cilantro-lime sauce.
Mar 29, 2017

OC's Mesa Fresca offers fresh Mexican, Peruvian food

by Ellen Spitaleri
Mesa Fresca offers beer drinkers the opportunity to enjoy the new Three Knives lager, made by Oregon City's Shattered Oak Brewing
Chanda Hall
Mar 29, 2017

Staged! After School seeks local students for theater workshop

by Ellen Spitaleri
Theater class for student ages 7 to 13, from 3 to 5 p.m. April 12 through May 31 in Oregon City
SUBMITTED PHOTOS - At the Xuantunich ruins in Belize, are, left to right, Hannah Teel, Alanna Murphy, Isabella Cannelos, Cassidy Paasch, Maia McNamara, Kyla Wheeler and Paige Olson.
Mar 29, 2017

Oregon City Girl Scout trip to Belize, Guatemala develops…

by Ellen Spitaleri
Hannah Teel, 16, a sophomore at Oregon City High School, and 15-year-old Kyla Wheeler, a sophomore at West Linn High School, noted that they learned things about themselves and the people they…