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

CRESCENT GROVE CEMETERY - Nancy FeltonIn August, TIME magazine featured a story about cremation, which for the first time in U.S. history passed traditional burial rates.

According to industry figures collected by TIME, the cremation rate rose to 49 percent in 2015, while the burial rate slipped to 45 percent.

That’s a huge change in a generation. In 1980, fewer than 10 percent of consumers chose cremation. In Oregon, the cremation rate is quite a bit higher at 76 percent.

While the reasons for choosing cremation or burial vary — and are highly personal — planning you own final arrangements will ensure your wishes are fulfilled.

Preplanning will:

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.

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



Brought to you by Annette Saarinen, AccounTax of Oregon - Accounting INSIDER -

ACCOUNTAX OF OREGON - Annette SaarinenTo help preserve the integrity of tax returns, the IRS is implementing new strategies for 2016 Taxes.

For the Earned Income Tax Credit, the IRS is asking for more proof of due diligence for each taxpayer.

The American Opportunity Tax Credit, the Lifetime Learning Credit, and the tuition and fees deduction will all require a form 1098-T with the federal ID number of the institution. The taxpayer must figure out how much they actually paid.

The Child Tax Credit will also be covered by the due diligence requirements. More questions will be asked about residency.

Taxpayers counting on these large refundable credits should know that the IRS will not process them until February 15, 2017. You may need to budget accordingly. The IRS is asking for those who can file early to please do so to avoid a bottleneck.

They are requiring businesses to e- file the 1099 and W-2s by January 31, 2017 so they can compare the W-2 income to tax returns. These new rules are being implemented based on the Security Summit results. The Security Summit is made up of business volunteers and government staff to address ID Theft and Fraudulent returns.

The Affordable Care Act will require tax preparers to review form 1095-A, B, or C in order to prepare a client’s return. The “Shared Responsibility” extra tax for not having health coverage has gone up substantially.

If you are need of a Health Insurance review, AccounTax has several contacts for referral.

Accountax of Oregon

8050 SW Pffafle St., Suite 110

Tigard, OR 97223



Brought to you by Kara Tobey, Prestige Senior Living Riverwood - Retirement Living INSIDER -

EPRESTIGE CARE RIVERWOOD - Kara Tobeyvery 11 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury, according to the National Council on Aging.

Many of these falls are preventable. Here are six simple steps to prevent falling:

· Find a good balance and exercise program. Look to build balance, strength and flexibility with an activity such as tai chi. Contact your local Area Agency on Aging for referrals. Find a program you like and take a friend.

· Talk to your health care provider. Share your history of recent falls and ask for an assessment of your risk of falling.

· Regularly review your medications with your doctor or pharmacist. Make sure side effects aren’t increasing your risk of falling. Take medications only as prescribed.

· Get your vision and hearing checked annually and update your eyeglasses.

· Keep your home safe by removing tripping hazards, increasing lighting, making stairs safe and installing grab bars in key areas.

· Talk to your family members and caregivers. Enlist their support in taking simple steps to stay safe.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also recommends that patients and caregivers check out its STEADI program (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries) online at www.cdc.gov/steadi/index.html. The link includes educational materials and brochures for patients, as well as videos, tests, fact sheets and case studies for providers.

Falls are not an inevitable part of aging. Here at Prestige Care, we know how important it is to keep our residents safe, healthy and happy.

Prestige Senior Living - Riverwood

18321 SW Pacific Highway

Tualatin, OR 97062



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

WOODLAND HEIGHTS ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE - Linda ElderA frequently asked question we get is, “What’s the difference between the different types of senior facilities?” Here’s an overview of Independent, Assisted Living, and Memory Care:

Independent Living appears much like an apartment building, but is limited to seniors. They provide some meals and usually social activities, events and outings and shopping via their vehicles. Some also have care options where they contract with a home health group to provide you things like shower assistance, companionship, and medication assistance at an additional charge.

Assisted Living is similar in the physical building, but in addition, they have staff awake 24 hours a day to provide a full range of services. Assisted Living is regulated by the State of Oregon to assure that care is provided safely. Assisted Living facilities have an RN on site to oversee medical care. Residents can select from minimum care services up to full care. Full meals are served.

Memory Care is a specialized facility to care for our seniors that have dementia. These buildings have a locked access to the outside for safety. The staff has specific training related to dementia.

Woodland Heights is a licensed Assisted Living facility. Several of our residents are completely independent and require no care. They choose to live here because they know care is immediately available if their health suddenly changes. It gives them a sense of security.

Woodland Heights Assisted Living

9355 SW McDonald St., Portland OR 97224



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

CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonConsumers, office managers, owners and non-profits routinely make the same expensive mistake when replacing printer cartridges.

We experience it daily. A business wants a standard or “low-yield” cartridge and is surprised to learn about a “high-yield” cartridge for the printer in question. The previous vendor never mentioned how they can reduce their cost-per-page by at least 30% with name brand high-yield cartridges, and significantly more with factory remanufactured or compatible alternatives.

For office and business laser printers, determine if there is a high-yield cartridge. Not doing so costs your organization dearly. Office superstores generally do not mention the high-yield cartridge unless asked.

Retail “tricks of the trade” are numerous. The ink cartridge “Value Pack” is rarely a real savings. Typically there is a high-yield black and low-yield colors. The cost-per-page is 30% or more than high-yield cartridges’. General merchandisers (Walmart, Target & Fred Meyer) usually do not sell high-yield cartridges so your per-page cost will always be the most expensive.

As a full service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland – Beaverton border, Cartridge Network sells and services printers and copiers. “We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a buyer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet their needs. We stock several thousand different ink & laser toner cartridges and offer free shipping.


6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665


Brought to you by Norm Matheis, Specialty Heating & Cooling - Heating & Cooling INSIDER -

SPECIALTY HEATING & COOLING - Norm MatheisThere’s a nip in the air. Leaves are falling, sunny days are dwindling. It won’t be long before you’ll reach over to turn your furnace on.

Before that day arrives, is your furnace ready to go? Has it been checked or tuned up? Don’t wait until the chilly, busy season to find out your furnace isn’t working properly or needs to be replaced. Specialty Heating can do the job for you and if necessary, recommend repairs or replacement.

If the words “furnace replacement” put a lump in your throat, they needn’t.

Furnaces cost between $4,000 and $8,000, depending on the efficiency, size and overall scope of the installation. If you have an older gas furnace and upgrade to a new one, you could possibly see a reduction in your energy bills.

On a new gas furnace, customers can save up to $1,150 with a combination of tax credits and various incentives, depending on the gas furnace they choose.  They can also save up to $3,825 on a new HVAC system that includes a furnace and outdoor unit for cooling, either an A/C or Heat Pump.

Beat the rush before the temperatures drop; Carrier Cool Cash ends Nov 15.  Link to our special offers page:  www.specialtyheating.com/services/special-offers/

Financing is available and can be customized to your budget with low payments, no interest, and no payments and no interest same-as-cash financing options.  Here is the link to our financing page:  www.specialtyheating.com/financing/

Give us a call. We’re here to help.

Specialty Heating & Cooling

7500 SW Tech Center Drive, Suite 130

Tigard, OR 97223



Brought to you by Dr. Daniel Beebe, Beebe Chiropractic & Wellness - Chiropractic INSIDER -

BEEBE CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS - Dr. Daniel BeebeFirst pregnancies among women age 35 and up have jumped significantly in the last few decades -- in Oregon and across the country, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Oregon is among several states where the first-birth rate since 1990 rose 40 percent or more among women aged 35-44.

For a healthy pregnancy, chiropractic care should be strongly considered. For those who are in discomfort or pain, chiropractic care can be extremely helpful.

Chiropractic is very safe during pregnancy. There are no contraindications against it, according to a New Zealand study by J.M. Fallon with the International Chiropractic Association.

In addition to its safety and effectiveness, chiropractic can significantly reduce time spent in labor. The Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics reports:

· With chiropractic care, first-time mothers have a 25 percent decrease in labor time.

· Subsequent pregnancies have a 33 percent decrease in labor time.

· Women who experience back pain during pregnancy find relief from chiropractic care in 85 percent of cases and the treatment can dramatically reduce back labor.

Subluxation (when bones such as vertebrae move and create pressure on nerves) often occurs to mothers during gestation. It’s easy to see postural changes through pregnancy – the center of gravity changes, the weight of the baby places increased pressure on the spine and pelvis, and towards the end of the pregnancy, changes are seen in gait pattern (often called the “waddle”).

Chiropractic treatment during pregnancy may include handwork or dropleaf tables, always with the mother’s comfort in mind.

Beebe Chiropractic & Wellness Center

13500 SW 72nd Ave.


Tigard, Oregon 97223


Brought to you by Dr. Quenton Gebeau, Q Family Dental - Dental INSIDER -

Q FAMILY DENTAL - Dr. Quenton GebeauPerhaps you had a particularly irritating commute home from work, and you realize that your jaw was clenched tight the entire time. Or maybe you grind your teeth when nervous or anxious.

Most people grind their teeth from time to time, but it’s important to recognize the signs and symptoms of chronic tooth grinding. Known as bruxism, this condition can lead to oral health problems and dental issues if left uncorrected.

Your partner might notice or hear you grind your teeth while you sleep. People who grind their teeth on a regular basis often do so during the night, and aren’t necessarily aware it is happening.

You might experience a persistent and unexplained headache if you grind your teeth often. Take note of any headaches you may have that you can’t attribute to any other source, especially if you wake up with a headache.

Your jaw will more than likely become sore and tired if you suffer from bruxism. If you wake up in the morning and have any discomfort or fatigue in your jaw, grinding may be the culprit.

While many people associate tooth-grinding with stress, it can be caused by crooked teeth, an over bite or under bite. If left untreated, bruxism can lead to complications such as dental injuries, hearing loss, and the onset of Temporal Mandibular Dysfunction (TMD).

If you think you might be a chronic tooth grinder, contact us at Q Family Dental and Dr. Gebeau will be happy to help with the best treatment options for you!

Q Family Dental

9370 SW Greenburg Rd.

Tigard OR 97223



Brought to you by Marissa Phillips, ComForCare Home Care - Home Care INSIDER -

COMFORCARE HOME CARE - Marissa PhillipsAs our population ages and healthcare improves, we are seeing a higher rate of dementia in our population.

ComForCare Home Care and other agencies are now specializing in this area and are able to support not only the individual living with it, but the families as well.

September is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and in this spirit, ComForCare Home Care will be hosting FREE Workshops for professionals and family members on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Embassy Suites, 9000 SW Washington Square Rd., Tigard.

The workshop for professionals will take place from 8 am to 12:15 pm. All attendees will receive 3 CEU.

The family workshop from 2 to 4:30 pm will cover methods that can be implemented in your home quickly and change the way you manage life moving forward.

Previous attendees have RAVED about this workshop, saying they wished they knew this stuff months ago and “It’s great to know I’m not alone in this.”

Through our DementiaWise program, ComForCare delivers custom, in-home care services designed to make your loved one’s days better. We take special care to recognize behavioral triggers to help prevent or reduce any challenging dementia behaviors.

With the help of our specially trained caregivers, our home care services allow individuals with any type or stage of dementia do more of what they enjoy in the familiarity and comfort of their own home.

For more information or to register, call 971-801-7606 or visit www.dementiawise.com/events/tigard/

ComForCare Home Care

10580 SW McDonald St., Ste. 202

Tigard OR 97224



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

CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonOK, envision this. Why? Since we can’t include the actual image of our Free 2016 Duck & Beaver magnet schedule for fans in this column, we’ll guide you to seeing it.

To view our 2016 Ducks and Beavers game schedule refrigerator magnets, visit our landing page.

If you’re a fan or someone who follows either team, you can decide if you want to swing by our store and get your free complimentary 2016 season schedule after seeing it.

Our other seasonal promotion is “Back to School”, of course. Teachers and students save 15% off already low pricing on all non-OEM, factory remanufactured or compatible ink or laser printer cartridges. The extra savings last through late September. Again, click to the landing page.

Seniors and non-profits always enjoy a 10% savings off already low pricing on all non-OEM, factory remanufactured or compatible ink or laser printer cartridges.

And all customers get every 11th cartridge free.

As a full-service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland – Beaverton border, Cartridge Network sells and services printers and copiers.

“We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a buyer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet their needs.”

We stock several thousand different cartridges. Shipping is free.


6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665


Brought to you by Pacific Medical Group - Family Practice INSIDER -

PACIFIC MEDICAL GROUP - TigardYes, 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



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Brought to you by Kara Tobey, Prestige Senior Living Riverwood - Senior Living INSIDER -

PRESTIGE SENIOR LIVING RIVERWOOD - Kara TobeySeptember is Healthy Aging month — a great time to consider ways to reinvent yourself.

According to Carolyn Worthington, editor-in-chief of Healthy Aging Magazine, it’s never too late to find a new career, sport, passion or hobby. Here are a few ideas to get you going:

Be pos­i­tive in your con­ver­sa­tions and your actions every day. When you catch your­self com­plain­ing, check your­self right there and change the con­ver­sa­tion to some­thing pos­i­tive.

Walk like a vibrant, healthy per­son. Come on. You can prob­a­bly do it. Ana­lyze your gait. Do you walk slowly because you have just become lazy or, per­haps, have a fear of falling? (Tip: Make a con­scious effort to take big strides, walk with your heel first, and wear com­fort­able shoes.)

Lonely? Stop brood­ing and com­plain­ing about hav­ing no friends or fam­ily. Do some­thing about it now. Right this minute. Pick up the phone, land­line, or cell and make a call to do one or more of the fol­low­ing: Vol­un­teer your time, Take a class, invite some­one to meet for lunch, brunch, din­ner, or cof­fee.

Get outdoors! Start walk­ing not only for your health but to see the neigh­bors. Have a dog? You’ll be amazed how the dog can be a con­ver­sa­tion starter. (Tip: If you don’t have time for a dog, go to your local ani­mal shel­ter and vol­un­teer.)

Make this month the time to set up your annual phys­i­cal and other health screen­ings. Go to the appoint­ments and then, hope­fully, you can stop wor­ry­ing about ail­ments for a while.

Prestige Senior Living - Riverwood

18321 SW Pacific Highway

Tualatin, OR 97062



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Kitzhaber addresses meeting of chaplains in Tualatin

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Name of suspect in Portland hotel robbery, later shot by police, released

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by Mark Miller
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TIMES PHOTO BY JONATHAN HOUSE - Bridgeport Elementary students take their new track for a test run.
Oct 13, 2016

Bridgeport school track crosses the finish line

by Ravleen Kaur
As fifth-grader Grace Love completed her first jog around the brand-new track at Bridgeport Elementary School, she felt a bounce in her step. “I like how the track springs when you jump,” she…
TIMES PHOTO BY JAIME VALDEZ - U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker talks with high school students during a Manufacturing Day event at LAM Research.
Oct 13, 2016

Secretary of commerce meets with students on Manufacturing Day

by Ravleen Kaur
Penny Pritzker visits Lam Research in Tualatin, along with local high school classes. When U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker addressed Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood high school students…
COURTESY OF SAMARA HOWELL - Art in the Burbs has played a major role in keeping Art Literacy programs alive in schools throughout the Tigard-Tualatin School District, last year giving $1,000 grants to every elementary school in the district (and more to middle and high schools).
Oct 13, 2016

Artists who educate: Art in the Burbs continues to fund art…

by Ravleen Kaur
For the 17th year in a row, local artists are gathering to help raise funds for student artists during the annual Art in the Burbs festival, hosted by The Foundation for Tigard Tualatin Schools.…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: PATRICK MALEE - From left, Ryan Haffner, Rep. Julie Parrish and Paul Southwick addressed a number of issues during a forum held at West Linn High School Oct. 4.
Oct 14, 2016

HD 37 candidates square off at school forum

by Patrick Malee
The local mayoral race may have taken center stage at a candidate forum hosted by the West Linn High School Lobby Club Oct. 4, but candidates for Oregon House District 37 also took turns…
Paul Southwick.
Oct 13, 2016

Paul Southwick says family inspired HD 37 run

by Mark Miller
Top priorities of Democratic attorney include education, transportation. With Gov. Kate Brown leading in public polls and the presidential race at the top of the ballot expected to drive up…
Julie Parrish.
Oct 13, 2016

Julie Parrish seeks another term representing HD 37

by Patrick Malee
Republican hopes to build on lessons learned in Oregon Legislature. Julie Parrish’s political career began with a simple glance at an article in The Oregonian. She had always been an avid…
Oct 13, 2016

Tigard/Tualatin Police Log: Oct. 4-10

by The Times
TIGARD The Tigard Police Department reported the following arrests from Oct. 4 to Oct. 10: driving while suspended — 2; drug offense — 1; embezzlement — 1; theft — 2; warrants — 6. Monday, Oct. 10 •…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - The federal government has approved a grant to help plan redevelopment along the Southwest Corrdior where Tigard voters could determine the fate of the proposed MAX line at the November general election.
Oct 12, 2016

Feds approve $895,000 for Southwest Corridor planning

by Jim Redden
The Federal Transit Administration has awarded Metro an $895,000 grant to help create an equitable economic development and housing strategy for the Southwest Corridor, where the elected…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Tualatin City Council candidates Paul Morrison, left, and Robert Kellogg talk about the issues during a forum at the Juanita Pohl Center Tuesday afternoon.
Oct 12, 2016

Tualatin council candidates interact with seniors at…

by Mark Miller
Robert Kellogg, Paul Morrison field four prepared questions, converse with audience. Only half of the field of four candidates running for seats on the Tualatin City Council were able to show up…
FILE - Cars parked along the south side of Southwest Hazelbrook Road constrict traffic, and some members of the Tualatin City Council have voiced safety concerns.
Oct 12, 2016

Tualatin moves toward restricting some parking on Hazelbrook Road

by Mark Miller
City Councilor Frank Bubenik proposes prohibiting south-side parking on curves. Responding to concerns they have said they have received from the public, Tualatin city councilors agreed Monday…
COURTESY OF THE CITY OF TUALATIN - The latest draft of the concept map for the Basalt Creek area, showing industrial zoning in blue and purple and residential in yellow and orange, was presented at Monday's meeting of the Tualatin City Council.
Oct 11, 2016

Buffers for single-family homes a big topic in Basalt Creek…

by Mark Miller
Tualatin City Council considers altering draft concept map. As Tualatin moves toward adopting a concept plan for the Basalt Creek planning area, it is still deciding exactly how to zone the…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - From left, candidates Tom Anderson, Tristan Kira Irvin, Bret Lieuallen and Jason Snider fielded questions from the Tigard Chamber of Commerce onstage at Broadway Rose Theatre Co. Monday.
Oct 18, 2016

Tigard candidates share thoughts on business, transportation,…

by Mark Miller
Four contenders for Tigard City Council answer questions on the issues at Chamber forum. Prospective voters had an opportunity Monday night to meet the four people who are campaigning for seats…
BARBARA SHERMAN - When invited to use the King City Safeway store manager's office for his interview, courtesy clerk Andy Gardner immediately made himself at home and jokingly threatened to fire a couple of intruders.
Oct 11, 2016

Safeway courtesy clerk finds joy in the job

by Barbara Sherman
Andy Gardner marks 20 years as the King City Safeway's most enthusiastic employee. Customers shopping in the King City Safeway around 10 a.m. Wednesday were the first to hear the news: Courtesy…
FILE - A patron waits for his order to be prepared at the Cartlandia food cart pod on Southeast 82nd Avenue in Portland after dusk. The Tualatin City Council has directed city staff to prepare a draft ordinance that would allow food carts and trucks in Tualatin but prohibit them from staying in place overnight.
Oct 10, 2016

Popular support for food carts, but Tualatin City Council,…

by Mark Miller
Councilors reject 'complex' regulations proposed by planners, overnight stays for carts. This story has been updated from its original version. Stationary food carts might not be coming to…
Wade Brooksby.
Oct 10, 2016

Wade Brooksby resigns from Tualatin City Council

by Mark Miller
Councilor, first elected in 2010, says he is moving to Utah for work. This story has been updated from its original version. Less than a month before the election, the Tualatin City Council has…
FILE - Jerry Larson salutes the flag during last year's veterans breakfast at the Juanita Pohl Center.
Oct 10, 2016

Annual breakfast for veterans to be held Nov. 10 in Tualatin

by The Times
The Juanita Pohl Center will host a free appreciation breakfast for veterans in one month's time. Military service veterans can eat for free on Nov. 10, the day before Veterans Day, at…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Tigard Police Officer Eric Enzenberger chats at the Well & Good Coffee House during National Coffee with a Cop Day.
Oct 07, 2016

Tigard police sit down with members of the public over coffee

by Mark Miller
Four police officers took up half the seats at a table near the front of Well & Good Coffee House in Tigard Friday morning. The other seats at the table were wide open. The Tigard Police…
COURTESY OF THE CITY OF TIGARD - A map shows the outlines of the proposed Tigard Triangle Urban Renewal Area, roughly bounded by Highway 99W, Highway 217 and Interstate 5.
Oct 07, 2016

Mayor: Tigard has 'started the ball rolling' toward urban…

by Mark Miller
City eyes creation of new district for Tigard Triangle, expansion of Main Street-focused area. Tigard took a big first step Tuesday toward realizing city officials' vision of a more urbanized,…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Staff and students at Templeton Elementary School posed for a photo to commemorate the school's 50th birthday this February
Oct 06, 2016

Templeton rebuild would increase safety and capacity

by Ravleen Kaur
On rainy days, kindergarteners at James Templeton Elementary School can’t play on the jungle gym. Instead, they crowd together and play along a covered walkway that borders their classrooms.…
TIMES PHOTO BY JAIME VALDEZ - Students put the finishing touches on concrete and tile mosaics at Alberta Rider Elementary School on Bull Mountain, thanks to funds from Art in the Burbs.
Oct 06, 2016

Art in the Burbs festival returns at new location

by Ravleen Kaur
Art is back in the ‘burbs, and there’s more to enjoy and choose from than ever. For the 17th year in a row, local artists are gathering to help raise funds for student artists during the annual…
TIMES PHOTO BY JAIME VALDEZ - Lind Mizar walks with her son, Sebastian, to Templeton Elementary School during International Walk and Bike to School Day.
Oct 06, 2016

Tigard celebrates 'Walk to School Day'

by Ravleen Kaur
This week, the “wheels on the bus” were little feet splashing through puddles. On Wednesday, the city of Tigard marked International Walk to School Day. Elementary schoolers across the…
Oct 06, 2016

Tualatin Area Aging Task Force to hold its own candidate forum

by Mark Miller
Would-be city councilors to answer questions about senior issues. Candidates for Tualatin City Council will appear on Tuesday at another forum, this one put on by the Tualatin Area Aging Task…