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Native Plant of the Month: Western Serviceberry

| February 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Native Plant of the Month: Western Serviceberry

By City Landscape Staff Commonly found in forest understories, this large shrub can grow up to 26 feet tall and about half as wide. In the mid-spring to early summer this native plant will bloom a white flower with narrow petals, these flowers are then followed by a purple berry like fruit. The berry has […]

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Meet Beaverton’s Super Kids: Highlighting local kids who excel at school

| February 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Meet Beaverton’s Super Kids: Highlighting local kids who excel at school

Banks Babjak is 5 years old and attends the South Beaverton Kumon Center. He is excited to start Kindergarten next Fall! Banks is a super kid because he is a pre-schooler reading at a first grade level. He really enjoys reading to his little brother. Banks loves to swim, dance and sing along to his […]

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Announcing the Patricia Knecht Memorial Award Fund at BEF: Benefiting programs for fitness, activity, health and wellness

| February 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Announcing the Patricia Knecht Memorial Award Fund at BEF: Benefiting programs for fitness, activity, health and wellness

By BEF Staff The Beaverton Education Foundation announced today that it has received a bequest from Patricia Knecht, a Physical Education teacher in the Beaverton School District for thirty-eight years, as well as a long time donor to BEF. In honor of Ms. Knecht, the Foundation has established the Patricia Knecht Memorial Award Fund to […]

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Words…so simple…: Beaverton Business: BUILD! MAINTAIN! GROW! THRIVE!

| February 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Words…so simple…: Beaverton Business: BUILD! MAINTAIN! GROW! THRIVE!

WORDS…so simple…yet so powerful. They can make you feel happy…or sad. 10-feet tall…or just an inch. They can bring people and worlds together…or destroy them. Words can empower…they can drain…they can CRUSH! How are you using your words every day? Words that don’t come from the heart, are empty shells. How and when you use […]

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Grass Roots Alternative to Assisted Living: Viva Village! Moves into 2nd Year

| February 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Grass Roots Alternative to Assisted Living: Viva Village! Moves into 2nd Year

Public information session, Feb. 28, 11-1pm Viva Village!, the Beaverton area, participant-driven alternative to assisted living for residents who prefer to age independently in their own homes and neighborhoods, is in its second year of development. 2014 was a year of community-building, information-sharing, organizing and fund-raising. Monthly planning meetings kept the process going, while in-home […]

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HomePlate Youth Services: Serving Youth Experiencing Homelessness in Washington County

| February 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
HomePlate Youth Services: Serving Youth Experiencing Homelessness in Washington County

HomePlate Youth Services is Washington County’s only non-profit provider of drop-in centers and street-outreach for young people ages 12-24. Our mission is to support the positive development of young people experiencing homelessness or housing instability through community building, education, access to resources, and youth empowerment. HomePlate was started in 2005 when a group of youth […]

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Literary Corner: Highlighting local Beaverton authors

| February 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Literary Corner: Highlighting local Beaverton authors

Divide by Zero by Sheila Deeth Divide by Zero: It takes a neighborhood to raise a child, but sometimes it takes a child to raise the neighborhood. Divide by Zero is Sheila Deeth’s first novel, recently released by Second Wind Publishing and available online through Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. The novel is slowly reaching […]

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Zoo News is Good News: New form of lumber makes debut at zoo elephant habitat

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Zoo News is Good News: New form of lumber makes debut at zoo elephant habitat

By Oregon Zoo Staff In a state famous for its timber industry, a new form of lumber recently made its debut at the Oregon Zoo. A visitor center at the zoo’s under-construction Elephant Lands habitat is believed to be the first in Oregon to use cross-laminated timber. Made from planks of wood cross-hatched together into […]

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The Care & Feeding of Your Home: Old Man Winter Can Bring Frozen Water Pipes

| February 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
The Care & Feeding of Your Home: Old Man Winter Can Bring Frozen Water Pipes

By Bob Strong When water freezes, it expands. That’s why a can of soda explodes if it’s put into a freezer to chill quickly and forgotten. When water freezes in a pipe, it expands the same way. If it expands enough, the pipe bursts, water escapes and serious damage can result. Why Pipes Burst Surprisingly, […]

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Join the Young Entrepreneurs Academy! Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce YEA! Program is back for year two!

| February 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Join the Young Entrepreneurs Academy! Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce YEA! Program is back for year two!

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a year-long program that teaches middle and high school students how to start and run their own REAL businesses. The Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to be the first and only Chamber in Oregon offering this program. YEA! guides middle and high school students through the process […]

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