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Brought to you by Nancy Felton, Crescent Grove Cemetery & Mausoleum - CEMETERY & MAUSOLEUM INSIDER -


CRESCENT GROVE CEMETERY & MAUSOLEUM - Nancy FeltonNo one relishes thoughts of their own death, or the death of someone they love, but responsible adults understand the need to make plans for the future — even the part without us in it.

Here are five reasons to prearrange your final arrangements today.

Relieve their burden. The passing of a loved one is an emotional, heart-wrenching period for all involved. The last thing your family and friends need is to make these decisions for you. This can be prevented by taking care of the details yourself.

Stop the guessing. Don’t ask your family to play detective. If you do not prearrange your services, your loved ones can’t be sure they’ve honored your last requests.

Ensure quality. Every cemetery and funeral home is different. Researching options now will help you find the location and setting that will fulfill your needs.

Make it personal. Many spell out exactly what songs, prayers, poems (even jokes) they want shared at their service.  At the end of the day, it’s your service—and it should be conducted your way.

Save money. Preplanning your cemetery arrangements makes sense, It also price-guarantees the fees at today's costs.

Crescent Grove Cemetery & Mausoleum is Tigard’s only nonprofit, non-denominational cemetery. Call, click or visit us today for more information on prearrangement at one of the oldest cemeteries in Oregon.

Crescent Grove Cemetery & Mausoleum

9925 SW Greenburg Rd.

Tigard, OR  97223

(503) 639-5347

www.crescentgrovecemetery.com

Brought to you by Pacific Medical Group - FAMILY PRACTICE INSIDER -


Yes, because at Pacific Medical Group in Tigard, we are a Patient-Centered Primary Care Medical Home.  We will better coordinate your care to get you the services you need, when you need them. 

We listen to your concerns and answer your questions. We offer after-hours help and alternatives to the emergency room or urgent care.  We help you play an active role in your health.  As your Patient-Centered Medical Home, we ask that you make us aware of any other providers or clinics that may be assisting you with your healthcare needs.

At Pacific Medical Group, we can care for all ages, from newborns to seniors.  We provide vaccinations for infants, pediatric care to growing children, and treat sports injuries. For adults, we offer chronic disease management for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. We stress preventative medicine for the whole family, and also offer gynecological care for women and girls.

At our location, we have care management, physical therapy, bone density screening, an on-site laboratory and X-ray services.  We treat on-the-job injuries and can do minor procedures and biopsies.  Our Electronic Medical Records ensures accurate and efficient care.  We offer Online Services to help manage your care by allowing you to view lab results, request prescription refills, schedule routine appointments, pay your bill online, and email your provider.

We are accepting new patients and look forward to assisting you with all your healthcare needs. 

Pacific Medical Group - Tigard

13200 SW Pacific Hwy

Tigard, OR. 97223

(503) 598-2000

www.pacificmedicalgroup.com/

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Brought to you by Askol Saieedi, Prestige Care Senior Living Riverwood - RETIREMENT LIVING INSIDER -


PRESTIGE CARE RIVERWOOD - Askol SaieediThe residents at Prestige Senior Living Riverwood already know they’re living in Tualatin’s premier senior living community.

You may need more (or less) medical care than Riverwood currently offers. Here’s an overview of the differences between independent and assisted living:

Independent Living. Independent living communities are perfect for seniors looking for more opportunities to socialize with people their own age — or who are tired of the endless hassle of home maintenance and upkeep.

Independent living centers generally include a variety of studio, one- or two-bedroom apartments or cottages. A full kitchen is typical, and residents can choose between preparing their own meals or eating at a central dining hall. A meal plan is generally not included in the base price, though transportation and recreational activities are. Housekeeping services are usually provided as well.

Assisted Living. Assisted living communities provide all the amenities of independent living — plus a little extra care for those daily tasks of living. The on-call staff at assisted living homes can aid with grooming, dressing, personal hygiene, mobility and medication management.

Apartments generally feature a kitchenette and full bathroom. Planned excursions and other leisure activities are included in the base price, along with a meal plan.

Assisted-living caregivers can’t provide the same medical services as a hospital or hospice, nor are they equipped to handle persons with severe cognitive impairment or memory issues.

Prestige Senior Living - Riverwood

18321 SW Pacific Highway

Tualatin, OR 97062

503-716-4971

www.prestigecare.com/assisted.php?id=104

Brought to you by Annette Saarinen, AccounTax of Oregon, ACCOUNTING INSIDER


ACCOUNTAX - Annette SaarinenNow that you have filed your 2015 tax returns, you may be wondering how long it will take to get your federal or state refunds. These can be handled online or by phone.

After 24 hours of the IRS’ receipt for e-filing, or within four weeks of mailing your paper return, there are two ways to check on your federal refund:

Online at IRS.gov. Choose Refunds. You will need your Social Security Number or ITIN, your Filing Status, and the exact refund amount in whole dollars.

Fill in the blanks on the form requests and click Submit. The site will show if the return has been processed, when the refund will be sent, or where to call if there is a delay.

Call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040. Listen to the phone tree to get to the right service. Be prepared to wait on hold. Afternoons and after Tuesday is a better time to call. Have the above information ready to give the agent.

Oregon Refund:

Online at secure.dor.state.or.us/refund/index.cfm, under Quick Links, fill in the Oregon information from your state return. That includes your ID type, your ID number and the exact refund amount. Then follow the rest of the instructions.

Or call the Oregon Dept. of Revenue at 503-378-4933 or toll-free 1-800-356-4222. Follow the phone tree list of services. Have your Oregon tax return in front of you to give the information required.

Accountax of Oregon

8050 SW Pffafle St., Suite 110

Tigard, OR 97223

503-619-1040

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Brought to you by Mike and Anne McCleskey, McCleskey Cellars - WINERY INSIDER -


MCCLESKEY CELLARS - Mike McCleskey MCCLESKEY CELLARS - Anne McCleskeyAh, spring has sprung. The birds are singing. Old couples are holding hands. The vineyard is alive and green. What luck to live in Tigard, a town with fresh air, clean water and green spaces.

Being at one with nature promotes health and happiness. Thoreau said “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately.” Going to the vineyard is just as therapeutic.

Watching a hawk soar eases our madness. We are renewed and mindful. Worries are reduced. Nature helps us find choices that are good for our families and our planet. A green space even helps us smile at our in-laws. Strolling with a loved one and a glass of wine allows us to soar with the hawk.

Wine, like a green space, can be healthy, but one must be cautious. One glass per day is the maximum for a woman, two glasses for a man. (Sorry ladies; life isn’t always fair). Wine has not been shown to improve the health of young people. Pregnant women should abstain completely.

Should a teetotaler start drinking for health reasons? Probably not. But generally speaking, a glass of pinot, every day, beats the heck out of an apple a day.

Our next release event is scheduled for Saturday, June 18. In the meantime, bring your friends for a private tasting in our Horseleap Saloon and include a walk through our vineyard to see the growth of this year’s vines.

McCleskey Cellars

15590 SW April Lane

Tigard, OR 97224

503-590-0454

mccleskeycellars.com/

Brought to you by Steve Stolze, SLS Custom Homes & Remodeling - REMODELING INSIDER -


SLS HOMES - Steve StolzeAre you planning on hiring a builder or remodeler this year? There’s no substitute for experience.

SLS Custom Homes & Remodeling has more than 30 years of experience doing remodels, room additions and new-home construction. In addition, we specialize in whole-house remodeling, are a Certified Green Building Professional, Certified Master Builder and Certified Aging-in-Place builder.

When shopping for a builder or remodeler, find contractors with experience and solid references. The Oregon Construction Contractors Board (Oregon.gov/CCB) offers the following guidelines:

· Get written, detailed bids from three contractors. Compare the bids and ask questions. Don’t assume that the lowest bid is the best deal.

· Verify that the contractor’s license is active and check the complaint history at hirealicensedcontractor.com or call 503-378-4621.

· Ask for and check references. Look at other jobs the contractor has completed.

Ask the potential contractor the following questions:

· Do you have the experience and expertise to do the work I want to get done?

· Who will do the actual work: the contractor, subcontractors or employees?

· Who will get the permits?

· How many other jobs will the contractor be working on at the same time as yours?

· What written warranties are offered?

· Who can I call if I have questions or concerns during the project?

Get a maximum of three bids, throw out the lowest and choose between the last two. Never put down more than 10 percent down on a job and structure the remaining payments over the weeks of the project’s progress.

SLS Custom Homes & Remodeling

P.O. Box 1093, Tualatin, OR 97062

(503) 691-9878

www.slshomes.com

Brought to you by Griffin Hampson - Cartridge-Network - PRINTER, INK & TONER INSIDER -


CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonCan third-party laser toner cartridges save your office money? Absolutely. What about quality?

Aftermarket laser toner cartridges’ quality ranges from garbage—to illegal—to excellent. How does one know the good from the bad? Use a local vendor who knows the differences. Many very inexpensive cartridges sold via Amazon and certain online sellers (check customer dissatisfaction reviews) are poor quality. We love inexpensive items, laser toner cartridges included. But buying on price alone invites problems. Our quality and savings = value.

OEM (original equipment manufacturer) = name-brand cartridge. This is how printer companies make their profit. Nothing wrong here, but it is significantly higher on a cost- per-page basis.

For aftermarket cartridges, there are two good alternatives. Factory remanufactured and factory new compatibles. Depending on the brand and style of cartridge, either can be very satisfactory in both performance and savings.

Factory remanufactured cartridges are exactly that. An empty original cartridge, recycled and factory remanufactured. Tested, accepted, machine cleaned, new drum (one hopes), new blades and other parts and then filled with the appropriate toner formulation with a new or reset “chip.”

Factory “compatible” cartridges are “new build” cartridges with the appropriate toner and “chip.” Both styles can perform quite well at considerable savings. The factories we use for these cartridges produce very high-quality cartridges with very high customer satisfaction.

What about refill shops? It’s a question of job shop vs. factory quality. Universal laser toner (is garbage) vs. laser toner specifically intended for a specific printer, let alone the correct cartridge chip. We recycle lots of these from unhappy users.

Illegal cartridges on the internet? Yep! There have already been about a dozen seizures this year with the importer named including several for Amazon.

Black-only laser toner cartridges (printers) are the least expensive on a cost-per-page basis. Color laser cartridges (printers) are several times more expensive on a cost-per-page basis. There is a correlation between purchase price of the printer and the cost per page; the lower the price of the printer, the more costly on a cost-per-page basis.

Since businesses usually favor laser printers, we frequently recommend having a “beefier” all-in-one or multi-function black laser printer for the 70 percent to 80 percent of their printing that is only black and then having a separate color laser printer for when they need color. Since color goes into producing black print and black laser toner goes into making color more “colorful,” this is a very cost effective way to lower a businesses’ cost per page and provides redundancy in printing capabilities instead of having a single color all-in-one/multi-function color laser printer that is printing predominantly black.

Let us help you with cost effective high-quality cartridges. As a full-service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland-Beaverton border, Cartridge-Network stocks several thousand different OEM and aftermarket cartridges. Shipping is free! And we sell and services printers and copiers. We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a customer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet them.

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

www.cartridge-network.com

Brought to you by Linda Elder, Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence - ASSISTED LIVING INSIDER -


(Image is Clickable Link) LInda ElderAll Assisted Living communities in Oregon must operate under the same set of regulations, but beyond that, there are many differences to consider when choosing a home for you or your loved one. Some are not easy to see, as many facilities have a similar physical structure.

Carefully consider your lifestyle. What do you like to do, how do you decorate your surroundings? Do you like hustle and bustle or a peaceful walk in the garden?

For those of mature years, change is difficult and probably not a good time for major changes from what they are used to.

When you tour an Assisted Living community, look at it for how it fits you. The putting green, massive exercise room, pool or huge movie theater may be wonderful to look at — but would you use them?

Ask to see inspection surveys.

Walk around and talk with the staff or listen to them as they work. Are they friendly, do they seem happy? Ask about the management team. What is their experience in the field?

At Woodland Heights, we frequently hear that people chose us because it feels “comfortable.” They remark that “everyone was so helpful and friendly.” Of our care staff, nearly 20 percent have been here for 10 or more years. Our surveys since 2010 have been deficiency-free.

We think all of that speaks volumes.

Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence

9355 SW McDonald St., Tigard 97224

503-684-9696

woodland-heights-assisted-living.com/

Brought to you by Jarod Cogswell, Fit Academy - FITNESS INSIDER -


(Image is Clickable Link) Jarod CogswellMost people need extra motivation to get active, stronger and leaner.

What better motivation than summertime, which begins June 20, just seven weeks from now?

Do the right things and you will see changes and improvement in as little as four to six weeks if you are disciplined about exercise and even semi-disciplined about food intake. You’ll experience remarkable changes in the way you look and feel.

After being stuck indoors for months, Oregonians love to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine.

And if you want to feel confident about dressing lighter, wearing shorts, T-shirts, sundresses and swimsuits, check us out at FIT Academy. We offer plenty of options, including Sundress Bootcamp, an overall fitness program to look leaner and feel stronger in those summer clothes.

The warmer season also features a plethora of local runs, with hordes of locals participating in fun runs such as the Beaverton Sun Run (July 24) and the Twilight Run in Tigard at Cook Park (June 25, in conjunction with the Tigard Festival of Balloons).

Last but not least, enjoy the beautiful Oregon outdoors. Get out for a bike ride, hike or a backpacking trip.

The bottom line is that more fit you are, the more fun you will have and less the likely you are to get injured!

Need more expert advice? Visit us at FIT Academy to make 2016 you best summer ever!

FIT Academy

9140 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97223

971-371-3666

http://fitacademyinc.com/

Brought to you by Pam Simon, Fidgets2Widgets - EDUCATION INSIDER -


(Image is Clickable Link) Pam SimonPam Simon of Fidgets2Widgets looks at digital play and learning as golden opportunities for youngsters, as long as guidance is provided.

“I think that we have kind of a swimming upstream approach,” says Simon, who started her after-school STEM learning program in Eugene three years ago and opened a second location in Portland this winter.

“We do seem to be in the minority, in that we are very positive about the possibilities that all this technology is offering,” she added. “Through the internet and the digital world, kids can go anywhere in the world through Google Earth. They can learn how to do anything through YouTube tutorials.”

“We want to leverage those resources for creativity, education and joy,” said Simon, who also offers curriculum about online safety, online citizenship and how to be a savvy consumer. “Children need to learn that the digital world presents the same pitfalls as the physical world.”

Simon says that research shows the average attention span for youngsters is 18 mins, “so we teach in 15-minute increments and schedule exer-breaks using Wii exercise and dance programs.”

Simon stays up-to-date with the latest digital technology, including having a 3-D printer on-site and Oculus Rift virtual reality.

Classes in both will be offered during Fidgets2Widgets’ summer programs, which begin June 6 and end Sept. 9. The 7,000-square-foot facility is open from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm in the summer. Find out more about theme weeks on the website.

Fidgets2Widgets

15495 SW Sequoia Parkway, Suite 100

Portland, OR 97224

503-310-3248

fidgets2widgets.com/

Brought to you by Jarod Cogswell, Fit Academy - GYM INSIDER -


(Image is Clickable Link) Jarod CogswellMost people need extra motivation to get active, stronger and leaner.

What better motivation than summertime, which begins June 20, just seven weeks from now?

Do the right things and you will see changes and improvement in as little as four to six weeks if you are disciplined about exercise and even semi-disciplined about food intake. You’ll experience remarkable changes in the way you look and feel.

After being stuck indoors for months, Oregonians love to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine.

And if you want to feel confident about dressing lighter, wearing shorts, T-shirts, sundresses and swimsuits, check us out at FIT Academy. We offer plenty of options, including Sundress Bootcamp, an overall fitness program to look leaner and feel stronger in those summer clothes.

The warmer season also features a plethora of local runs, with hordes of locals participating in fun runs such as the Beaverton Sun Run (July 24) and the Twilight Run in Tigard at Cook Park (June 25, in conjunction with the Tigard Festival of Balloons).

Last but not least, enjoy the beautiful Oregon outdoors. Get out for a bike ride, hike or a backpacking trip.

The bottom line is that more fit you are, the more fun you will have and less the likely you are to get injured!

Need more expert advice? Visit us at FIT Academy to make 2016 you best summer ever!

FIT Academy

9140 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97223

971-371-3666

fitacademyinc.com/

Brought to you by Linda Elder, Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence - ASSISTED LIVING INSIDER -


(Image is Clickable Link) Linda ElderAll Assisted Living communities in Oregon must operate under the same set of regulations, but beyond that, there are many differences to consider when choosing a home for you or your loved one. Some are not easy to see, as many facilities have a similar physical structure.

Carefully consider your lifestyle. What do you like to do, how do you decorate your surroundings? Do you like hustle and bustle or a peaceful walk in the garden?

For those of mature years, change is difficult and probably not a good time for major changes from what they are used to.

When you tour an Assisted Living community, look at it for how it fits you. The putting green, massive exercise room, pool or huge movie theater may be wonderful to look at — but would you use them?

Ask to see inspection surveys.

Walk around and talk with the staff or listen to them as they work. Are they friendly, do they seem happy? Ask about the management team. What is their experience in the field?

At Woodland Heights, we frequently hear that people chose us because it feels “comfortable.” They remark that “everyone was so helpful and friendly.” Of our care staff, nearly 20 percent have been here for 10 or more years. Our surveys since 2010 have been deficiency-free.

We think all of that speaks volumes.

Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence

9355 SW McDonald St., Tigard 97224

503-684-9696

woodland-heights-assisted-living.com/

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Two arrested after foot chase in Tualatin burglaries

by The Times
Tualatin Police said they arrested two men in connection with thefts in a neighborhood early Tuesday afternoon after a foot chase. Police said they responded to a theft report at about 12:30 p.m. in the 21300 block of Southwest Makah Court after a…

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Orlando Pouncey
Apr 26, 2016

Trial begins in Tigard shooting of Beaverton man

by Geoff Pursinger
Prosecutors allege Orlando Pouncey was part of 'murder-for-hire' plot to kill Jerry Duy Nguyen Orlando Pouncey was acting in self-defense when he fatally shot a Beaverton man three times outside…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Tualatin City Councilor Ed Truax, pictured here in December 2015, presided over Monday's meeting at the Juanita Pohl Center.
Apr 26, 2016

Tualatin plans forums, survey to gauge public support for city…

by Mark Miller
City faces decision over whether to place bond measure before voters this fall. Tualatin's city manager and members of its City Council discussed a public involvement plan Monday to gather input…
PMG PHOTO: BARBARA SHERMAN - Curtis Tigard (center of table) enjoys the festivities with (from left) daughter-in-law Sandra, son David, best friend Bud Ossey and Dottie Buss, who helped organize the party, as KGW's Christine Pitawanich (left) film and Phil Pasteris (right) shoots photos at the Royal Villas party.
Apr 25, 2016

Curtis Tigard celebrates 107th birthday in style

by Barbara Sherman
Three parties cap whirlwind week of festivities for beloved local resident. Curtis Tigard celebrated his 107th birthday this month with three parties, and why not? A descendant of the family…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: TIGARD POLICE  - This is the second accident this month on Hwy. 217 involving a wrong way driver.
Apr 23, 2016

Wrong way driver crashes on 217

by Tigard Police
Tigard Police were called to a motor vehicle crash which occurred as a result of a motorist traveling the wrong direction on Hwy 217 in Tigard. The crash occurred at approximately 3:35AM on the…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Amy Zirkelbach has organized, I Run for Desmond 5k run, for the last three years that raises money for special ed program at Charles F Tigard Elementary School where Desmond is a third-grader.
Apr 21, 2016

I Run For Desmond fundraiser kicks off this weekend

by Geoff Pursinger
Tigard fun run aims to raise money for special ed children's programs It’s said that you can’t run away from your problems, but for the Zirkelbach family in Tigard, running has turned into the…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Tualatin Mayor Lou Ogden, seen here giving his 'State of the City' address in February, will present Tualatin's community revitalization plan at the America's Best Communities Summit next Wednesday.
Apr 21, 2016

Tualatin girds for 'round of 15' in America's Best Communities…

by Mark Miller
Community could win $100k if named a finalist. Tualatin is one step closer to being named one of the best places in the country, and its mayor sounds confident the city will go all the way.…
Apr 21, 2016

Tigard/Tualatin Police Log: April 12-18, 2016

by Mark Miller
TIGARD The Tigard Police Department made the following arrests between April 12 and 18: Furnishing alcohol to a minor — 3; theft — 10; warrants — 3; arson — 1; driving under the influence of…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Members of Tigard High Schools astronomy club gaze through telescopes at the night sky on April 18. The club is planning more star gazing parties this spring.
Apr 21, 2016

Tigard Astronomy Club gets up close with Jupiter, space station

by Geoff Pursinger
About 40 students spread out on the grass outside Twality Middle School on Monday, to get an education on the stars. Tigard High School’s astronomy club met at the middle school with telescopes…
SUBMITTED PHOTOS - Members of Girl Scout Troop 45060 brought two cars full of supplies and cookies to Camp Courage earlier this month. The supplies were packed into care packages, which were sent to soldiers stationed all over the world.
Apr 21, 2016

Scouts donate packages to soldiers

by Pamplin Media Group
U.S. troops across the globe are smiling this week after receiving special care packages from Tigard Girl Scouts. Troop 45060, a group of six elementary-school aged girls from across the city,…
DONALDJTRUMP.COM - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has set up campaign offices in Tigard and Eugene, according to OPB News.
Apr 20, 2016

Trump campaign opens offices in Tigard and Eugene

by Pamplin Media Group
The Times' news partner Oregon Public Broadcasting is reporting that Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has set up campaign offices in Tigard. According to reporter Jeff Mapes, Trump's…
COURTESY PHOTO: TRUMP CAMPAIGN - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has opened two campaign offices in Tigard and Eugene.
Apr 20, 2016

Trump campaign opens offices in Tigard, Eugene

by Jeff Mapes/OPB
Republican Donald Trump has two presidential campaign offices in Oregon, and his state director says the New York businessman will definitely visit here before the May 17 primary. Trump's…
COURTESY OF TUALATIN VALLEY FIRE & RESCUE - Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews responded to a basement fire in a home in the rural Tualatin area Tuesday.
Apr 20, 2016

Residential fire damages basement of Tualatin-area home

by The Times
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue said a residential fire Tuesday in the 6400 block of Southwest Wilhelm Road, just outside Tualatin, was contained to a basement and caused no injuries to the home's…
Apr 20, 2016

Website claims sexual assault allegations not taken seriously by…

by Geoff Pursinger and Mark Miller
Tualatin principal warns parents that school is addressing situation. Parents of Tualatin High School students were assured this week the school takes reports of sexual assault seriously.…
COURTESY OF TUALATIN HIGH SCHOOL - The Tualatin High School orchestra wowed judges with its performance last Thursday at the Three Rivers League Orchestra Festival and earned an automatic berth at the state contest May 12.
Apr 20, 2016

Tualatin High orchestra places first in league, advances to state

by Mark Miller
School's musicians edge Lake Oswego High for top honors in Three Rivers League. “Our goal really was just to qualify,” said director Reggie Stegmeier. “Well, when it all came down to it at the…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Sixth-grader Parker Johnson listens as Oregon Tech student Huy Le offers his help during a coding class at Hazelbrook Middle School.
Apr 19, 2016

Code is hot at Hazelbrook Middle School

by Mark Miller
Oregon Institute of Technology partnership brings computer science know-how to classroom. This story has been updated from its original version. On Mondays and Wednesdays, 20 students at…
COURTESY OF JEANNINE MILLER - An art bench that uses concrete castings of mammoth femur bones as its footings was installed outside Tualatin High School on Monday.
Apr 19, 2016

Art history? It's more like art prehistory at Tualatin High…

by Mark Miller
Ancient bones provide template for student artwork. At Tualatin High School, some fine arts students are getting acquainted with the classics — and some are working with material that goes back…
Bacon
Apr 19, 2016

Sherwood Police say PSU football player impersonated police…

by Geoff Pursinger
Troy Bacon charged with impersonating a police officer during March traffic stop. Sherwood Police have arrested a Portland State football player after he allegedly impersonated a police officer…
Apr 19, 2016

Tigard, Tualatin, Sherwood named safest cities in Oregon

by Pamplin Media Group
If you’re going to live anywhere in the state, you could do worse than Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood, according to a new report that ranks the safest cities in Oregon. The report, released…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Bridgeport Village is getting into the farmers market business with a new market that launches at the Tualatin shopping center on May 18.
Apr 19, 2016

Bridgeport Village to start farmers market next month

by Geoff Pursinger
Tualatin mall says market will fill niche for mid-week produce. Farmers' market season is fast approaching, but as locals prepare for farm fresh produce and local goodies, one new farmer’s…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Rachel Stucky came to the district in 2014 as the curriculum and instructor director. This month, Stucky announced she would leave the district for other education opportunities.
Apr 18, 2016

TTSD director Rachel Stucky to leave this summer

by Geoff Pursinger
The head of curriculum for Tigard-Tualatin schools has announced she’s leaving the district in June. Rachel Stucky, who was hired in 2013 to manage curriculum and instruction in the district,…
PMG PHOTO: JAKE BARTMAN - Cutting the ribbon at Republic Services' new fueling station in Wilsonville, from left: Clackamas County Commissioners Paul Savas and Jim Bernard, Clackamas County Commission Chair John Ludlow, Wilsonville Mayor Tim Knapp, Republic Services North County and Portland Metro Area General Manager Jason Jordan, Republic Services Area President Mike Huycke, Lake Oswego Mayor Kent Studebaker, Republic Services Area Director of Operations Bob Bennett and Lake Oswego City Councilor Jon Gustafson.
Apr 18, 2016

Republic celebrates natural gas fueling station

by Jake Bartman
Quieter collection trucks added to Wilsonville-based fleet, which also serves Tualatin, Lake Oswego, beyond. A waste disposal company that serves the Tualatin-Sherwood area held a ceremonial…
Nieradka
Apr 15, 2016

Special Forces sergeant named 2016 Distinguished Alumni at…

by Geoff Pursinger
This year’s inductees into Tigard High School’s academic hall of fame could be counted on one hand. In fact, you only need one finger. The school announced on Friday that Army Sergeant First…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: ROSE MONEY - Four of the boys who made the clothing drive for Caring Closet such a success were, from the left, Carter Daniels, Caden Saefke, Jake Daniels and Jackson Saefke
Apr 15, 2016

TTSD's Caring Closet gets a boost - from students in a…

by Cliff Newell
Lake Oswego Junior High boys collect underwear for program Rose Money is looking for all the compassion she can get at the Caring Closet in Tigard. But she found a very unexpected fountain of…
COURTESY OF THE CITY OF TUALATIN - An artist's rendering depicts a possible future three-story Tualatin City Hall, which would include retail and commercial space, alongside the Lake of the Commons in between Southwest Seneca and Nyberg streets.
Apr 15, 2016

As Tualatin considers city hall, public opinion a key concern

by Mark Miller
Portland suburb has no city hall, but councilors seeking to build one — if voters will approve it. Should Tualatin build a new city hall? That's the question city councilors are hoping residents…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Claire Bleckmann colors a metal bird for an art project at Curtis Tigard Elementary.
Apr 13, 2016

Tigard students flock to new art project

by Geoff Pursinger
All-school art project will hang outside CFT for years to come Students at Charles F. Tigard Elementary School have birds on the brain. This week, students at the school are getting out their…