'Called to teach,' Mormon missionaries serve as community volunteers

'Called to teach,' Mormon missionaries serve as community volunteers

While their role is to spread the gospel, elders and sisters also give back to their temporary...

Beaverton dancers take stage at Portland Ballet concert

Beaverton dancers take stage at Portland Ballet concert

A senior at Arts & Communication Magnet Academy is among the stars of 'Festival Russes' and 'Who...

Brandi Carlile, Conner Oberst and more headed to Oregon Zoo

Brandi Carlile, Conner Oberst and more headed to Oregon Zoo

The Oregon Zoo announced its full summer concert series last week.

Hopstory

Hopstory

An OSU beer expert will discuss connection between Oregon's farm and science history and today's...

Leaders of three faiths to break bread together

Leaders of three faiths to break bread together

This Portland event is designed to help neighbors understand neighbors.

Big Horn Brass tunes in on Oregon history

Big Horn Brass tunes in on Oregon history

The local brass band will include a historical twist in its Beaverton spring concert.

Bringing 'Queen of Country' to life on stage

Bringing 'Queen of Country' to life on stage

'Hey Loretta! ' honors Loretta Lynn, and benefits the Oregon Food Bank.

Shining a light on the 'darkness' of depression

Shining a light on the 'darkness' of depression

Artist Angela Ridgway creates metal art works from the 'abyss.'

Beaverton quilt show includes Oregon Trail heirloom

Beaverton quilt show includes Oregon Trail heirloom

The show will be hosted by Hearthstone at Murrayhill, a senior living community.

Facing trauma head-on in 'Villain Songs'

Facing trauma head-on in 'Villain Songs'

Beaverton poet Tammy Robacker will host a reading with other Pacific Nortwest poets this Sunday.

Beaverton's New Living Room

Beaverton's New Living Room

Here's what to expect from Beaverton's soon-to-be-built Center for the Arts.

'Anatomy of Gray' puts 'interesting twist' on Midwestern small town

'Anatomy of Gray' puts 'interesting twist' on Midwestern small town

The upcoming Tigard Mask and Mirror production is billed as a 'children's play for adults.'

'Death by Design' draws on classic English mysteries

'Death by Design' draws on classic English mysteries

The latest Beaverton Civic Theatre production is inspired by Agatha Christie and Noel Coward.

Swimmer, hiker, teacher, author

Swimmer, hiker, teacher, author

Carolyn Wood has spent a lifetime learning how to start and finish things - and to excel.

Vietnam War combat pilot charts his own course

Vietnam War combat pilot charts his own course

Bob Rodzwell volunteered to go to Vietnam and moved his family to Bangkok to see them frequently.

JFK: Inspiring a new generation

JFK: Inspiring a new generation

Oregon Historical Society marks the president's 100th birthday with a display of rare items.

Community remembrance set for Chinese-American leader

Community remembrance set for Chinese-American leader

Mary Nom Lee Leong helped keep alive history, culture of Chinese community.

Race, culture and expression: 'Constructing Identity' showcases African American art

Race, culture and expression: 'Constructing Identity' showcases African American art

The Portland Art Museum's curator suggests the exhibit is an effort to rectify a 'crime of...

Actress wears her heart on her sleeve

Actress wears her heart on her sleeve

Andrea Enright is still grieving loss of her husband, but returning to acting is bringing her new...

Hard-driving Raindriver

Hard-driving Raindriver

The band is playing at the Dublin Pub, 6821 S.W. Beaverton Hillsdale Highway, 7 p.m., Saturday, ...

'Grimm' tidings

'Grimm' tidings

As the television series wraps up, the cast lauds the local community.

Looking back, learning a lot and living here

Looking back, learning a lot and living here

The Times takes a look back at some of the fun stories that headlined our Living Here section in...

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Tigard's Features

COURTESY - The African penguin is endangered in part due to lack of guano, or bat excrement, for it to use to build its nests. The Oregon Zoo is getting involved with a Kickstarter campaign to build artificial nests for the penguins.
May 25, 2017

Oregon Zoo helping with 'Invest in the Nest' project for penguins

by The Times
The flightless birds are running low on a valuable building material for their nests in Southern Africa.
COURTESY PHOTO - Nicole Apelian has long been an outdoors enthusiast, and she appeared on the second season of the History Channel's 'Alone.' She has never let multiple sclerosis slow her down.
May 25, 2017

Nicole Apelian gets back to basics

by Lyndsey Hewitt
Apelian and her partner, Alan Kay, starred on the History Channel show 'Alone.' They live in North Portland.
COURTESY PHOTO - Edna Vasquez
May 18, 2017

Homegrown singer-songwriter Edna Vasquez returns to Hillsboro

by Michael Sproles
Although born in western Mexico, Vasquez's musical journey began at Century High School.


COURTESY: IMAGO THEATRE - Actors Todd Van Voris (left) and Anne Sorce (middle) join a three-woman chorus in acting on a moving stage in Imago Theatre's 'Medea,' April 21-May 20. It's been a 'challenge' to get 'sea legs' on the stage, Van Voris says.
May 18, 2017

Imago puts new slant on 'Medea'

by Jason Vondersmith
The Greek tragedy is given an ethereal staging by the innovative theater company.
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May 17, 2017

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by Pamplin Media Group
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COURTESY PHOTO - Washington County Museum's Ladies of the Valley exhibit showcases items from museum archives.
May 04, 2017

Museum offers glimpse into Tualatin Valley's women in the mid-1800s

by Michael Sproles
How have lifestyles changed? Hobbies? Fashions? 'Ladies of the Valley,' a new exhibit at the Washington County Museum, explores the region's history.
COURTESY OF DAVID FOSS - David Foss of King City took almost five months to create this B-17 bomber model, which contains a clear fuselage side so viewers cam see inside.
May 04, 2017

King City man donates model replica of his old B-17 to Evergreen Museum

by Ray Pitz
Don Anderson was the tail gunner in a Flying Fortress during World War II, flying sorties over Germany.
COURTESY: BRUD GILES - Oregon Symphony plans the the 'Sound of Home' series next season, emphasizing immigration, environment and homelessness; immigration issues hit home for Carlos Kalmar symphony music director. Earlier this season, for its 'SoundSights' series, the symphony put on Bartok's 'Bluebeard's Castle' (above), featuring art by Dale Chihuly.
May 04, 2017

Oregon Symphony keeps time in a new world

by Lyndsey Hewitt
The symphony plans to feature music that explores the human condition, from immigration to homelessness to incarceration.
TIMES FILE PHOTO - ISing will perform three concerts in the Portland area before embarking on a tour of Japan.
May 03, 2017

Voices reaching across the globe

by Blair Stenvick
ISing to perform concerts in Beaverton - and its Japanese sister city.
COURTESY OF THE BEAVERTON CITY LIBRARY - Emile Dultra and Ajai Terrazas Tripathi star as a young Frida Kahlo and her father Guillermo in 'Fridita.'
May 04, 2017

Frida Kahlo's childhood takes stage in 'Fridita'

by The Times
Teatro Milagro is staging a free performance of the play at the Beaverton City Library.
COURTESY OF DAVID FURNAL - Illustrator David Furnal, left, is mentored by Larry Elmore prior to the awards ceremony.
April 27, 2017

Beaverton illustrator receives international award, and more

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
David Furnal attended a workshop by famed fantasy artist Larry Elmore and was honored for winning the International Illustration Contest.
COURTESY PRESTIGE SENIOR LIVING BEAVERTON HILLS - Verna Peterson, in pink, celebrated her 105th birthday with family and friends.
April 25, 2017

Lifelong Beaverton resident celebrates 105th birthday

by The Times
Family and friends joined Verna Peterson to mark the occassion.
April 20, 2017

Two Portland authors share Jewish women's wisdom

by The Times
Prikei Imahot, by Lois Sussman Shenker and Assistant Rabbi Eve Posen, is an update on an ancient Jewish text.
COURTESY: LAIKA/FOCUS FEATURES - Travis Knight, president and CEO of Laika, has been a major player in the Portland area's animation world. He's the son of Nike co-founder Phil Knight, who owns Laika.
April 20, 2017

OPB, museum peek behind curtain at Laika

by Jason Vondersmith
A new documentary and exhibit explore the work of the Hillsboro animation studio.
BROADWAY ROSE THEATRE COMPANY: CRAIG MITCHELLDYER - Antonia Darlene (center) will wow audiences with her vocal chops singing 1960s pop music songs like 'One Fine Day' and 'A Natural Woman' in Broadway Rose's 'Beehive.'
April 13, 2017

Antonia Darlene's 'worst-ever audition' couldn't keep her off the stage

by Barbara Sherman
The actress is appearing in Broadway Rose's production of 'Beehive.'
April 13, 2017

Children's Theater shines light on migrant youth

by Blair Stenvick
'Tomas and the Library Lady' is based on the childhood of Mexican-American educator Tomas Rivera.
COURTESY VALLEY CATHOLIC - Dan Schauffler, band director at Valley Catholic, finally received a gold record over 30 years after the Nu Shooz hit 'I Can't Wait.'
April 13, 2017

Beaverton resident, former Nu Shooz member, finally gets gold record

by Blair Stenvick
The Valley Catholic High School band director, Dan Schauffler, was honored for the track 'I Can't Wait.'
COURTESY: NADYA OKAMOTO - Okamoto, 19, founded Period., formerly Camions of Care.
April 06, 2017

Local teen Nadya Okamoto runs for public office in Massachusetts

by Lyndsey Hewitt
A Catlin Gabel alumna is running for Cambridge City Council while she attends Harvard University.
COURTESY PHOTO - Sit and sip while taking in the beauty of Oregon's wine country during North Willamette Vintners Wine Trail weekend April 8 and 9.
April 06, 2017

Wine trail offers unique taste of Oregon in Washington County

by Michael Sproles
Tickets are $60 for the weekend, $40 for a single-day pass.
April 06, 2017

Lakewood Theatre to hold auditions for two plays

by The Times
'Visit to a Small Planet' and 'To Kill a Mockingbird' are seeking actors.
FILE - Past concerts at the Oregon Zoo have included The Indigo Girls in 2015.
March 30, 2017

Oregon Zoo announces six summer concert acts

by Blair Stenvick
Summer concerts at the zoo have been happening since 1979.
FILE PHOTO - Construction continues on the $33.5 million Cultural Crossing expansion.
March 30, 2017

Portland Japanese Garden's top 5 things to see

by Jennifer Anderson
Cultural Village expansion brings new galleries, a tea cafe, gardens and buildings.
COURTESY OF FLUTE FAIR - Flutist Peter Sheridan, an expert in extra-low-range flutes, will offer master classes and a performance at the event.
March 30, 2017

Low-flute specialist Peter Sheridan at Saturday's Flute Fair

by The Times
The event, presented by the Greater Portland Flute Society, takes place at Aloha High School.

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