District eyes 50 acres of land off Elwert Road for new high school

District eyes 50 acres of land off Elwert Road for new high school

Plans are to have the new school up and running by 2020 (This corrects a previous version of...

Commission approves 19-space parking lot, Commissioner Pearson resigns

Commission approves 19-space parking lot, Commissioner Pearson resigns

New parking lot approved while Commissioner Alan Pearson steps down effective immediately

The Springs at Sherwood plans major expansion this summer

The Springs at Sherwood plans major expansion this summer

The Springs at Sherwood, an assisted living and memory care facility near Old Town Sherwood,...

A bear, root beer floats and burgers - oh, my!

A bear, root beer floats and burgers - oh, my!

Only stand-alone A&W in the area opens in King City on Nov. 8

Shot down by the Germans in WWII, vet visits memorials honoring 'The Greatest Generation'

Shot down by the Germans in WWII, vet visits memorials honoring 'The Greatest Generation'

It’s been a long time since Guido Pinamonti was held as a prisoner of war by the Nazis after...

TVF&R reaches into history to restore 1950 engine

TVF&R reaches into history to restore 1950 engine

For the first time, fire district will have a piece of equipment from the Tualatin Rural Fire...

Clark reelected Sherwood mayor

Clark reelected Sherwood mayor

Krisanna Clark edges out Gail Cutsforth; Kim Young, Sean Garland and Dan King elected to councild...

Sherwood author takes on Ireland's 'The Troubles' in new novel

Sherwood author takes on Ireland's 'The Troubles' in new novel

A book signing is set for Nov. 4 in Portland After showing her chops at writing science fiction...

Water leak causes minor flooding to Sherwood City Council chambers

Water leak causes minor flooding to Sherwood City Council chambers

The Sherwood Planning Commission meeting set for Tuesday has been moved to the Sherwood Center...

Restaurant/brewery planned for Sherwood Center for the Arts space

Restaurant/brewery planned for Sherwood Center for the Arts space

The city of Sherwood has selected a restaurant/brewery to fill retail space at the Sherwood...

Other Pamplin Media Group sites


FRIENDS TO FOLLOW!

Social media posts from your local merchants.

Click here to visit the full version.

INSIDERS (Sponsored Content)

Brought to you by Russell J. Kort, D.C., Kort Chiropractic and Concussion Care - Chiropractic Care Insider -


KORT CHIROPRACTIC AND CONCUSSION CARE - Russell J. Kort, D.C.In recent articles, I have written about concussions and the effects they have on the brain.

Balance issues are common side effects of a concussion. These symptoms are most noticeable when our eyes are closed. Think about it. How often do you blink per day? The average is 28,800 times. However, if you are experiencing sensitivity to light or sound, that number could be much higher.

Balance is the key to life, and if your balance is altered with every blink of your eyes, your quality of life will be compromised. Falls are one of the top five causes of death of people over 50.

Most of us take balance for granted. Imagine for a second if every time you blink you thought you were falling. Do you think the muscles of your neck and back will be loose and relaxed? NOT A CHANCE!

People with balance issues are plagued with neck and back issues. This is because the brain is working constantly to stabilize them against the ravages of gravity.

If the source of the problem is not addressed, then the problem will never go away.

At Kort Chiropractic and Concussion Care, we have unique and proven solutions for balance and other brain and spinal issues.

Dr. Kort is the pioneering physician utilizing Acoustic Brain Body Exercise as a fundamental treatment program to improve and enhance the lives of those we touch.

Call today for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Kort.

Kort Chiropractic and Concussion Care

20407 SW Borchers Drive, Suite 201

Sherwood, OR 97140

503-625-5678

kortchiropractic.com/

Brought to you by Dr. C. Todd Wilson, Wilson Orthodontics - Orthodontics Insider -


WILSON ORTHODONTICS - Dr. C. Todd WilsonAs time passes, as a society, we are placing more and more value on having straight, cosmetically ideal teeth. That is not a bad thing for sure. It is definitely more the norm than the exception to have braces now.

In the not-far-distant past, your dentist was more likely to dismiss your orthodontic needs as “cosmetic” or “optional.” I treat a lot of adult patients who were told they did not need braces as kids. In more recent times, dentists are much more aware of the long-term benefits of having orthodontic treatment and are much more likely to recommend it.

But what exactly is the benefit? Is it just about having straight teeth?

Definitely not. In fact, I recommend treatment for primarily bite-related, or functional reasons. Cosmetics are sort of a side effect, if you will, of having the teeth aligned in the proper bite position.

An orthodontist is trained to place your teeth in proper position in the bite, down to fractions of a millimeter. This is important as the enamel of your teeth, though super-strong, is weaker under certain types of forces. In general, having a proper bite will lead to less wear on your teeth, less dental work over time, less tendency for periodontal disease and healthier jaw joints.

Is it OK to want braces just to get your teeth straight? Sure! But be sure to also consider the health benefits to your teeth and jaw structures.

Wilson Orthodontics

17680 SW Handley St., Suite 202

Sherwood, OR 97140

3100 Haworth Ave., Suite 210

Newberg, OR 97132

503-925-1566

smilebywilson.com/

Brought to you by Benjamin Aanderud, Nathan Doyel and Richard McKinney, New Smiles Dental - Cosmetic Dentistry Insider -


NEW SMILES DENTAL - Dentists Nathan Doyel, Benjamin Aanderud and Richard McKinney.Leo Buscaglia said it well: “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”

At New Smiles we do believe in the power of nice and how a smile really can make a difference. For a loved one who hides their smile due to dull, stained, broken or missing teeth or unhealthy gums, how about give the gift of a smile? Here are just a few ideas:

New Smile in a Day – Our innovative “New Smile in a day” procedure brings hope to those who are concerned about the appearance of their teeth, but fearful of dental work or lack the time for repeat visits. Patients will walk away with entirely functioning, long-lasting teeth.

Electric toothbrush – For those who don’t brush consistently, thoroughly, who have dexterity challenges and/or who have dental work that makes teeth-cleaning difficult or who just want to preserve their dental work-- an electric toothbrush would be a welcome gift. Some of the best-selling models are Oral B & Philips Sonicare.

Whitening -- Professional whitening is the only way to safely and successfully obtain noticeable and rapid results. Easy custom fit trays to wear during the day or night make a whiter smile possible. At New Smiles, new and continuing patients receive this gift FREE.

Happy Holidays from New Smiles!

New Smiles Dental

17680 SW Handley St., Suite 101

Sherwood, OR 97140

503-925-9595

www.newsmiles.com/

Brought to you by Jason Thompson - Budget Blinds - WINDOW TREATMENT INSIDER -

Brought to you by C. Todd Wilson, DDS - Wilson Orthodontics - Orthodontics INSIDER -


WILSON ORTHODONTICS - C. Todd Wilson, DDSAs we approach Thanksgiving each year I, like many of you, take time to reflect on what I’m thankful for.

First, I am thankful for all of you who have been a part of my practice family over the past 15 years. I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to provide orthodontic care for you. I take great pride in what I do, and it’s very gratifying to see all of those beautiful smiles out in the community.

My gratitude for this opportunity motivates me to continue to give back to the community by sponsoring community events, school fundraisers, athletics, the arts, and the list goes on.

Second, it is extremely important to me that you have a positive experience as members of my practice family. This is an area I understand can always be improved upon, and we constantly strive to do better.

It stands to reason that a practice that has focused on providing excellent care and treating people with kindness and respect would get very busy over time. This presents ongoing challenges.

I want to make sure that we are always meeting your expectations in this regard, so I encourage honest and ongoing feedback. I don’t take it lightly that you have choices as to providers. My goal is to provide the best possible care with the best possible outcome in every situation.

Thanks again to all of you. At the end of the day, for me, it’s about treating others as I want to be treated.

Wilson Orthodontics

17680 SW Handley St., Suite 202

Sherwood, OR 97140

3100 Haworth Ave., Suite 210

Newberg, OR 97132

503-925-1566

smilebywilson.com/

Brought to you by Russell J. Kort, Kort Chiropractic and Concussion Care - Chiropractic Care INSIDER -


KORT CHIROPRACTIC AND CONCUSSION CARE - Russell J. Kort, DCMy first career as an EMT-I on a paramedic unit helped me understand and evaluate injuries associated with auto collisions – an invaluable skill in my chiropractic career.

When you are involved in a collision, there are many forces exerted on your body. Forces such as seatbelts, air bags and other impacts to your car play a role in stopping your movement and creating injuries to you and your passengers.

Did you know that 17 percent of all concussions (TBIs) are the result of car accidents? We know that and therefore evaluate all MVA patients for concussions.

Many people involved in collisions are more concerned about the damage to their cars than damage to themselves.

STOP! Your vehicle saved your life. It did not prevent you from being injured. Urgent Care checks to see if you have any life-threatening injuries.

At Kort Chiropractic and Concussion Care, we look past the obvious. We examine all aspects of your brain and body. With this information, we develop a comprehensive brain-body program to get you back on track.

The best part is, you’re covered by Oregon law for your care following a collision. This means your insurance company cannot tell you who you can see for treatment. In most cases, there are no out-of-pocket expenses to you and your occupants.

You owe it to yourself and your passengers to seek care from a physician who looks past the obvious.

It is this attention to detail that sets Kort Chiropractic and Concussion Care apart from the rest.

Kort Chiropractic and Concussion Care

20407 SW Borchers Drive, Suite 201

Sherwood, OR 97140

503-625-5678

kortchiropractic.com/

Brought to you by Benjamin Aanderud, Nathan Doyel and Richard McKinney - New Smiles Dental - Cosmetic Dentistry INSIDERS -


NEW SMILES DENTAL - Dentists Nathan Doyel, Benjamin Aanderud and Richard McKinneyHas fear kept you or a loved one from visiting the dentist? Have you lost the hope that you could ever have the youthful smile you once had?

For many patients, fear has lead to neglect and an overwhelming breakdown of their oral health.

Moreover, if you have several missing teeth, are in pain, have difficulty chewing, are embarrassed to smile or are unsatisfied with your denture, New Smiles is here to help.  The innovative “New Smile in a day” procedure brings hope back and allows us to restore your smile in one procedure.

Quality dental implants feel and function like natural teeth and are the standard in permanent tooth replacement.  

“New Smile in a day” means just that: You will walk away with entirely functioning, long-lasting teeth. After a comprehensive exam and thorough planning (all done in-office), our doctors use the most advanced technology and training to restore your smile. You do not need to visit multiple doctors, multiple times.

At New Smiles, our doctors are available to discuss all of your options and costs, then design a plan with you that will bring back confidence and health comfortably in an efficient, timely manner. 

The "New Smile in a day" approach has proven that when you change your smile, you change your life.

New Smiles Dental

17680 SW Handley St., Suite 101

Sherwood, OR 97140

503-925-9595

www.newsmiles.com/

Brought to you by Benjamin Aanderud, Nathan Doyel and Richard McKinney, New Smiles Dental - Cosmetic Dentistry INSIDERS -


NEW SMILES DENTAL  - Nathan Doyel, Benjamin Aanderud, Richard McKinneyDo you have headaches or grind your teeth at night?

A night guard is a great solution to those problems. But beware! Not all guards are created equal.

Mouth guards at department or sporting goods stores are primarily used and recommended during sports to protect the teeth from major injury. Softened in hot water at home, boil-and-bite mouth protectors are made from thermoplastic material and are then placed in the mouth and shaped around the teeth. Because they are not designed for night use or to prevent grinding, they could do more harm than good.

Custom-fabricated mouth guards, called night guard appliances, are primarily worn at night. They are individually designed and prevent damage to teeth due to grinding and clinching, which many patients don’t even realize they do. Through an examination, our dentists will be able to diagnose whether a night guard would be beneficial by discussing your symptoms, such as sensitive teeth, headaches, jaw tightness and jaw popping or clicking and by noting if your teeth show wear patterns or signs of fracturing.

Night guards can help relax the muscles and stop costly damage to your teeth and jaw. An effective night guard should be comfortable, durable, easy to clean, and should not restrict breathing. The process is simple and takes a few minutes at two short visits.

Give us a call to find out more. Let’s lessen your pain, protect your teeth and help you get a better night’s sleep!

New Smiles Dental

17680 SW Handley St., Suite 101

Sherwood, OR 97140

503-925-9595

www.newsmiles.com

Brought to you by Russell J. Kort, Kort Chiropractic and Concussion Care - Chiropractic Care INSIDER -


KORT CHIROPRACTIC AND CONCUSSION CARE - Russell J. Kort, D.C.Soccer season is here – and with it, the risk of injury and concussions.

Soccer is a great sport and part of the game is the HEADER. Recently, I listened to an interview of a professional women’s soccer player. She was discussing how to head the ball safely. I don’t agree with this concept. Make no mistake, it is repetitive impacts over time that cause CTE or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.

The fact is this, the brain floats in fluid. Sometimes the brain hits the inside of the skull. It is this movement and contact within the skull that causes damage to the child’s brain.

The U.S. Soccer Federation implemented new guidelines in January 2016 that eliminate heading for children under 10 years of age and limit the amount of heading in practice for children 11 to 13 years of age.

Many parents of kids suffering from concussion presume their symptoms will go away. Unfortunately, months and even years later, some still experienced symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, depression, anxiety, irritability, memory loss, insomnia, difficulty concentrating, and sensitivity to light and noise.

At Kort Chiropractic and Concussion Care we look at all aspects of concussion. A comprehensive exam, customized treatment plans, and brain based therapeutic exercise programs are the the basics in our treatment and your recovery.

Your child’s brain is still developing. An injury to it now may have lifelong consequences.

Call today for your complementary consultation to see if we are a good fit.

Kort Chiropractic and Concussion Care

20407 SW Borchers Drive, Suite 201

Sherwood, OR 97140

503-625-5678

kortchiropractic.com/

Brought to you by C. Todd Wilson, Wilson Orthodontics - Orthodontics INSIDER -


WILSON ORTHODONTICS - C. Todd Wilson, DDSWant to earn some extra cash this Halloween? Trick-or-Treating can be more than just fun, there is an opportunity to earn some dollars!

This year marks Wilson Orthodontics’ 15th Annual Halloween Candy Buyback. The program consists of paying kids $1 per pound of Halloween candy they surrender to our office. The goal, of course, is to provide incentive for kids to eat less candy, while still allowing them to enjoy Trick-or-Treating.

We are also sponsoring the program in conjunction with local schools to collect candy as a fundraising activity. Last year we returned over $8,000 to local schools through this program. The schools that bring in the most candy receive a bonus over and above the candy they bring in.

Last year we collected over 2,000 pounds of candy. How much candy is that, you ask? That is enough to fill your bedroom floor-to-ceiling with boxes of candy.

What do we do with all that candy? Does Dr. Wilson eat it? No (well ok, some). We in turn donate the candy to various local charities that can benefit from it. St. Vincent DePaul, a local food bank, gets much of it. We also donate some to the Easter Egg Hunt for Hope. Some goes to Boy Scout fundraising.

Every year we also ship candy overseas to our U.S. military personnel. It has been rewarding to receive letters and thank you notes from our troops who appreciate the gesture.

Check our website smilebywilson.com for times you can bring in your candy!

Wilson Orthodontics

17680 SW Handley St., Suite 202

Sherwood, OR 97140

3100 Haworth Ave., Suite 210

Newberg, OR 97132

503-925-1566

smilebywilson.com/

Brought to you by C. Todd Wilson, DDS, of Wilson Orthodontics - Orthodontics INSIDER


WILSON ORTHODONTICS - C. Scott Wilson, DDSRemember wooden nickels? Your parents definitely do.

Back in the day, when you went to your orthodontist you got wooden nickels as a reward for brushing well. You may have kept them under your bed, or in a box in the garage. Some of you might still have some! You could cash them in for (cheesy) prizes at your dentist’s office.

The main point of such programs is to give kids incentive to brush well, to wear their elastics and follow other protocols during orthodontic treatment. This promotes good oral health, which in turn leads to fewer cavities and less time in braces.

Today, like everything else, our Rewards Program has gone digital. Patients are issued a rewards card at their new patient exam. Points go on the card electronically. You can earn points by being on time for your appointment, practicing great dental hygiene, or just by being a great patient. You can go online at any time and check your point totals.

When it’s time to cash in your points, you simply go online. You can select gift cards from over 200 different stores, like Target, Best Buy and Apple iTunes. Point and click, and the cards are delivered right to your mailbox. No more rubber dinosaurs and plastic parachute men.

Another exciting aspect of our Rewards Program is that you can get points for things totally unrelated to your teeth. This includes things like getting straight A’s, community service, and celebrating personal achievements. Sign up today!

Wilson Orthodontics

17680 SW Handley St., Suite 202

Newberg, OR 97132

503-925-1566

smilebywilson.com/

Brought to you by dentists Nathan Doyel, Benjamin Aanderud and Richard McKinney - Dental INSIDERS


NEW SMILES DENTAL - Dentists Nathan Doyel, Benjamin Aanderud and Richard McKinney.Recent news articles have trumpeted a shocking discovery: You don’t need to floss!

On a tip from his son’s orthodontist, a reporter for the Associated Press filed a Freedom Of Information Act request for research on flossing’s benefits.

When the request turned up only poor-quality studies, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services quietly dropped the recommendation to floss in the latest edition of their Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Many news organizations have taken this to mean that there’s no reason to floss. But as anyone who has ever had a piece of corn stuck in their front teeth knows, you don’t need a study to tell you that flossing is very good for you.

Aside from the fact that having food stuck between your teeth is uncomfortable and unsightly, leaving food fragments wedged against your gums can encourage bacterial growth.

Bacteria can cause tooth decay, gum disease and other problems; infections in your mouth can spread to other parts of the body.

Gum disease is a very, very common problem. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that almost half of all Americans suffer from some form of periodontal disease. For Americans over 65, that number rises to over 70 percent.

If the studies to back up flossing are of poor quality, perhaps that’s a sign that more and better studies need to be done. It’s not a sign that you can stop flossing! There is just no good reason to stop using such a simple, affordable, effective tool to help keep your gums and teeth healthy.

New Smiles Dental

17680 SW Handley St., Suite 101

Sherwood, OR 97140

503-925-9595

www.newsmiles.com/

Recent Comments


Sherwood's Latest News

COURTESY OF CINDY AGGSON - Runners and walkers pose for a photo (in a downpour) during this year's annual Give n' Gobble held on Thanksgiving Day.
December 03, 2016

Despite massive rain, 2016 Give n' Gobble a success, raising over $40,000

by No author
Annual event draws estimated 2,500 to SHS, collecting more than 8,000 pounds of food
GAZETTE FILE PHOTO - The annual parade, tree lighting and choirs singing are always popular events at the annual Robin Hood Winter Festival.
December 02, 2016

Holiday cheer abounds at Dec. 3 Winter Festival

by Susan Danz
The annual festival includes a parade, followed by a tree lighting in Cannery Square Plaza
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP/JAIME VALDEZ - Alter Wiener says his September appearance at the Sherwood Center for the Arts was his last public appearance
November 28, 2016

Holocaust survivor Alter Wiener says Sherwood public appearance was last he'll make

by Ray Pitz
In his lifetime, Wiener has shared his story with almost 1,000 live audiences


November 28, 2016

Sheriff's Office warns county after arrest warrant telephone scam continues

by Pamplin Media Group
New scam claims bogus warrants issued after missing jury duty
COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - A hydrograph from the National Weather Service as of Monday afternoon shows the Tualatin River above its action stage in the rural Farmington area, upriver from Tualatin, but almost three feet shy of its flood level.
November 28, 2016

Tualatin River high but shy of flood stage in Farmington area Monday

by Mark Miller
The river is above its action stage upstream from Tualatin and West Linn, but it is not expected to flood.
November 28, 2016

Washington County accepting applications to fill boards and commissions vacancies

by Pamplin Media Group
Washington County has more than a dozen openings for advisory positions in wide variety of committees.
COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - A hydrograph Friday evening shows the Tualatin River in Farmington rising to almost 30 feet Sunday, above the action level but below what is considered to be the flood stage.
November 25, 2016

Tualatin River expected to crest below minor flood stage in Farmington

by Mark Miller
Heavy rain on Thanksgiving has swollen local rivers and creeks, but no major impacts are forecast.
PHOTO COURTESY OF SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY - Small businesses across the Beaverton area are hoping to make their presences felt for the upcoming Small Business Saturday shopping event that's sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday following Thanksgiving.
November 24, 2016

Local businesses take center stage on Small Business Saturday

by The Times
The day (after Black Friday) encourages shoppers to think and shop locally.
COURTESY CITY OF SHERWOOD - A new 19-space parking lot in Old Town Sherwood has been approved on First Street, directly east of the former Ray's Old Town Produce.
November 23, 2016

Commission approves 19-space parking lot, Commissioner Pearson resigns

by Ray Pitz
A new paved parking lot has been approved in Old Town while Commissioner Alan Pearson steps down effective immediately
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - A formerly homeless woman visits Human Solutions, a shelter program in outer Southeast Portland. Portland Public Schools has more homeless students than any other district in the state. Hillsboro ranks 17th, although it's the state's fourth largest district.
November 22, 2016

New data show homelessness on the rise in schools

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Nearly 8,000 public school children — a 9.3 percent increase from two years ago — in the tri-county area meet the federal definition of homeless.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - The Washington County Sheriff's Office will be conducting a sting on drivers in Washington County on Tuesday, reminding them of the importance to move one lane over when passing emergency vehicles.
November 14, 2016

Police to enforce Oregon's Move Over law during Tuesday sting

by Geoff Pursinger
Washington County Sheriff's Office, others, to focus on enforcement during one-day sting. Drivers in Washington County on Tuesday should get out of the way, or face a fine. Washington County Sheriff's deputies, Oregon State Police troopers and the…
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Lake Oswego resident Brian McCarl tries to calm a frantic nun (played by Michelle Hahn) who fears for the safety of trapped earthquake victims during a disaster simulation Saturday in Lake Oswego. It's all part of the city's Community Emergency Response Team training.
November 12, 2016

Preparing for disaster

by Gary M. Stein
For Community Emergency Response Team trainees in Lake Oswego, the final exam can feel very, very real
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The popular Give 'n' Gobble is celebrating its 10th year of giving back to the community.
November 10, 2016

Popular Give n' Gobble run celebrates 10th year

by Ray Pitz
Over the past 10 years the Give n’ Gobble run, walk and community food drive has received overwhelming support from generous local businesses and an army of loyal volunteers. “I never imagined it would grow this fast when I started it. This year we…
GAZETTE FILE PHOTO - Residents were favoring not allowing the sale of recreational marijuana inside city limits Tuesday evening.
November 08, 2016

Voters ban sale of recreational marijuana in Sherwood

by Ray Pitz
Ban prohibits sales inside city limits (This story has been updated twice since its original posting.) Sherwood voters approved a measure that bans the sale of recreational marijuana in the Sherwood city limits. Ballot Measure 34-264 passed 56…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: SHANNON WELLS - Longtime Gresham resident Julie Sunderland decided to spend the day after the election tooling around town with the word 'United' taped in the back of her SUV.
November 09, 2016

Mourn? Cheer? Most seek unity after contentious presidential race

by Pamplin Media Group
'We had three people (Trump, Obama and Hillary Clinton) coming together. Good or bad, this is how democracy works.'
November 15, 2016

Voters approve Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District

by Geoff Pursinger
When the election results were posted on Tuesday, Nov. 8, John McDonald had no idea whether he had “How did we do?” Mcdonald, the executive director of the Tualatin Soil & Water Conservation District, asked reporters on Tuesday evening. “Did we…
GAZETTE FILE PHOTO - One of the biggest changes in store for the Sherwood School District with the passage of the bond measure will be a new high school.
November 08, 2016

Sherwood voters approve school bond measure

by Barbara Sherman
UPDATE: The $247.5 million measure has 55% support from voters, according to Wednesday's results.
Vial
November 08, 2016

Rich Vial leading in HD26 race

by Geoff Pursinger
Republican farmer to replace Rep. John Davis, of Wilsonville, early election results show
GRAPHICS DEPARTMENT - There are still places to drop off ballots.
November 08, 2016

Here's where to drop off last-minute ballots

by Pamplin Media Group
Washington County elections officials are encouraging voters to mail or drop off their ballots as soon as possible this election season so that all ballots are processed in a timely manner. Voters throughout Oregon should have received their ballots…
FILE PHOTO BY JOSH KULLA - A dispute over franchise fees between the city of Sherwood and Cleanwater Services, which provides storm and wastewater services, has been ongoing since an ordinance to collect franchise fees went into effect in 2008.
November 03, 2016

City franchise fee with Clean Water Services becomes campaign issue in mayor's race

by Ray Pitz
A letter sent by Gail Cutsforth's campaign says the agency plans to notify customers of a temporary rate increase, something CWS denies A mediation process involving a franchise fee imposed on Clean Water Services by the city of Sherwood recently…
COURTESY OF THE CITY OF TUALATIN - A rendering of what a Cracker Barrel location in Tualatin could look like was included in the restaurant's application to the city's Community Development Department.
November 02, 2016

Cracker Barrel set to open Tualatin restaurant in April

by Mark Miller
The first Cracker Barrel Old Country Store on the West Coast is on track to open in Tualatin next April. The Tennessee-based chain is developing three Portland-area locations, with the Tualatin restaurant expected to open first, according to a…
COURTESY OREGON SYMPHONIC BAND - The Oregon Symphonic Band will open its 30th year with a concert at the Sherwood Arts Center on Friday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m.
November 01, 2016

Oregon Symphonic Band opens season at Sherwood Center for the Arts

by Ray Pitz
The Oregon Symphonic Band will open its 30th year with a concert at the Sherwood Arts Center on Friday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 pm. The theme of OSB's fall concert is "The Three Bs and Then Some." The "Three Bs" are generally considered to be Bach,…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Sherwood Rotarians Maureen Clifford, at right, and Karen Strickland are pictured with the new peace pole established at St. Francis Church.  Ms. Clifford is the chair of Rotarys Peace Committee and a member of St. Francis.
November 01, 2016

Rotary dedicates Peace Pole at St. Francis

by No author
On Sunday, Oct. 2, the Sherwood Rotary Club dedicated a peace pole on the grounds of St. Francis Catholic Church and School. The ceremony was held during St. Francis’ annual Family Picnic which was attended by over 100 parishoners. The four-sided…
COURTESY SHERWOOD MAIN STREET - Dylan and Hailey Blue of Sherwood were among the volunteers who helped out at last year's Old Town Sherwood Halloween event. The event continues this year beginning at 3 p.m. on Oct. 31.
October 31, 2016

Sherwood Main Street hosts second annual Halloween Extravaganza

by Ray Pitz
For the second year in a row, Sherwood Main Street is sponsoring a community Halloween event in Sherwood’s historic Old Town. In partnership with Sherwood Center for the Arts and the Sherwood Public Library, the Second Annual Old Town Halloween…
COURTESTY PHOTO: MARLYS MOCK, WILLAMETTE WATER SUPPLY PROGRAM - The first stick of pipe arrived and was installed on October 10 at the Kinsman Road Partnership Project in Wilsonville.
October 28, 2016

Water district officials celebrate pipe installation, which will eventually run along 124th…

by Travis Loose
Pipe will be laid in conjunction with the 124th Avenue Extension Project, most likely in Novemberrry roads. The project, which Mock anticipates will begin in November, The Willamette Water Supply Program saw its first bit of tangible progress this…

Don't miss the local news

COURTESY OF SHS FFA - Members of Sherwood High Schools Future Farmers of America hold two baby pigs that made the rounds at local businesses as part of the annual Pass the Pig fundraiser for the Oregon Food Bank.
Nov 01, 2016

'Pass the Pig' raises more than $2,000 for Oregon Food Bank

by Ray Pitz
This year’s Sherwood Future Farmers of America/Les Schwab “Pass the Pig” event raised $2,195 for the Oregon Food Bank. The annual event, held this year on Oct. 20, featured two baby pigs who…
The city has issued a water boiling advisory for a portion of the city.
Nov 01, 2016

City issues precautionary water boiling alert

by Ray Pitz
No Sherwood schools are included The city of Sherwood Public Works Department has issued a “precautionary boil water advisory” following a water main break off Willow Court caused an…
COURTESY OF TVF&R - Brian Almquist, general manager of an industrial distribution company in Tualatin, signed up as a volunteer firefighter in April 1994 and works closely out of Sherwood Station No. 33.
Oct 29, 2016

Local TVF&R volunteers find rewarding program, volunteer open…

by TVF&R Public Information Staff
Volunteer open houses set for November and December Among the hardworking and dedicated Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue volunteers are two men who volunteer at Sherwood Station No. 33. They are…
GAZETTE FILE PHOTO - Voters will decide on Nov. 8 if they want to allow the recreational sale of marijuana in the city.
Oct 25, 2016

Committee, council president urge voters to turn down ban on…

by Ray Pitz
Council President Jennifer Harris said allowing rec sales would create new jobs and generate revenue (This story has been updated) A political action committee is urging voters to vote “no” on…
PHOTO: GEOFF PURSINGER - Ray Lister, a Democratic candidate for House District 26 has come out in opposition to Oregon's Measure 97. Lister, who lives in Wilsonville, had previously supported the measure, calling it 'absolutely needed' for the state.
Oct 25, 2016

District 26 candidate switches stance on Measure 97

by Geoff Pursinger
A Democratic legislative candidate has come out against Measure 97, despite having supported the measure's message in the past. Speaking at the Washington County Public Affairs Forum in Aloha on…
BARBARA SHERMAN - Judi Wandres (center) chats with Summerfield neighbor Judy Richter, who has just donated the bag of food held by Judi's husband J. Wandres for the Portland Food Project.
Oct 15, 2016

Food pantries benefit many people with minimal effort

by Barbara Sherman
Portland Food Project's simple concept makes donating food easy for everyone About three years ago, someone from the Portland Food Project came knocking at the Cedar Mill home of J. and Judi…
GAZETTE PHOTO: RAY PITZ - John McGuigan recalls the day a Japanese torpedo struck the side of the USS North Carolina and he yelled to closed the compartments, keeping the ship from sinking in the South Pacific.
Oct 23, 2016

WWII veteran recalls day he helped save torpedoed battleship

by Ray Pitz
John McGuigan saw enough action during World War II to last him a lifetime. And that includes yelling an order to close compartments aboard a U.S. battleship after it had been struck by a…
Oct 20, 2016

Resident wants public to vote to decide the fate of Sherwood YMCA

by Ray Pitz
A Sherwood resident wants voters to have the final say on who will ultimately run the Sherwood YMCA. The city recently signed off on ballot title language on an initiative petition Sherwood…
Oct 20, 2016

Council, advisory board mull merits of contracting for sheriff…

by Ray Pitz
The Sherwood City Council and the Sherwood Police Advisory Board met Oct. 4 in a work session to continue discussing the merits and feasibility of contracting with the Washington County…
GAZETTE PHOTO: RAY PITZ - Odge Gribble said she was thrilled to have a street named after her, noting that she likes the fact its next to the Sherwood Center for the Arts, a building she had advocated for a long time.
Nov 01, 2016

Local legend gets her own street

by Ray Pitz
â– Odge Gribble Lane unveiled; a Sherwood resident for 86 years, she has seen many changes Add a street named in her honor to the list of accolades and accomplishments longtime resident Odge…
COURTESY OF SHERWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT - The Sherwood Police Facebook page praised residents of the Lavender Avenue and Daylily Street for their response to a downed tree. They came out with tools in hand and helped remove the tree from the road. We are proud to serve such a great community.
Oct 19, 2016

Weekend storms end up dropping trees, branches on five vehicles…

by Ray Pitz
No one seriously injured by weather-related incidents That major wind and rain storm of Oct. 13, 14 and 15 kept city Sherwood Public Works crews and police hopping, responding to numerous…
FILE PHOTO: RAY PITZ - Members of the Sherwood FFA chapter hold one of the pigs they took around to local businesses last year in order to raise money for the Oregon Food Bank.
Oct 17, 2016

FFA 'Pass the Pig' fundraiser set for Thursday

by Ray Pitz
The annual event helps raise money for the Oregon Food Bank The Sherwood and state chapters of FFA are pairing up with local Les Schwab stores in an effort to fight hunger in our community with…
GAZETTE FILE PHOTO - The Sherwood School Board has approved naming the football field at Sherwood High School after Jason Goodding, the Seaside officer and SHS graduate who was shot and killed earlier this year. Two days after Goodding was shot in February, family and friends gathered on SHS football field to pay tribute to him.
Oct 13, 2016

School board agrees to name SHS athletic field after Jason…

by Barbara Sherman
Directors now in favor of plan to honor SHS graduate who was killed in the line of duty as a police officer The second time turned out to be the charm for supporters wanting to name the Sherwood…
COURTESY CITY OF SHERWOOD - The Sherwood City Council created the  second phase of a parking district in the Woodhaven subdivision on Oct. 4.
Oct 13, 2016

Second parking district created in Woodhaven

by Gazette staff
The Sherwood City Council approved the second phase of creating a parking district in the Woodhaven subdivision on Oct. 4. The Woodhaven Phase 2 parking district will include Villa Drive from…
Oct 13, 2016

Washington County officials advise precaution as wind, rain move…

by Pamplin Media Group
High winds and heavy rains forecasted for the next several days could create hazardous road conditions, and travelers are advised to take precautions, according to a press release from…
GAZETTE PHOTO: RAY PITZ - Members of the St. Francis Knights of Columbus monitor the many racks of firemans recipe chicken Oct. 8 at Archer Glen Elementary School. By days end, they had moved 500 halves of chicken.
Oct 08, 2016

Residents pack Archer Glen for 30th Annual Great Onion Festival

by Ray Pitz
The Oct. 8 event included moving more than 500 halves of fireman's recipe chicken Residents packed Archer Glen Elementary School Oct. 8 to celebrate the 30th Great Onion Festival. The annual…
FILE - The Portland Community College center at Willow Creek is hosting a series of landlord forums this fall and winter.
Oct 06, 2016

Washington County Sheriff's Office, police departments team up…

by Pamplin Media Group
The 17th season of a series of monthly forums intended to assist landlords and property managers in Washington County kicks off on Wednesday. The landlord forums are a collaboration between the…
GAZETTE PHOTO: RAY PITZ - Candidates for the Sherwood City Council and those running for mayor gathered Oct. 5 to answer questions during a voters forum at Sherwood High School.
Oct 05, 2016

Candidate forum brings out council, mayor candidates to discuss…

by Ray Pitz
The forum was sponsored by the Sherwood Chamber and SHS's governement class. Questions about who will ultimately run the Sherwood YMCA, whether the city will contract for night time police…
Oct 05, 2016

Tualatin-Sherwood, Basalt Creek road projects selected for…

by Peter Wong and Mark Miller
The Tualatin area is in line for critical transportation funding after Washington County commissioners voted Tuesday to approve a five-year plan to spend $175 million, most of which will go…
SHERWOOD GAZETTE - Here's a look at the what the issues and platforms are for the two mayoral candidates and six candidates for Sherwood City Council.
Nov 01, 2016

Here's a look at November's candidates for council and mayor

by Ray Pitz
This year’s Nov. 8 election will play host to two Sherwood residents running for mayor and a field of six candidates running for three seats on the Sherwood City Council. Both current Mayor…