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

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Meet Beaverton’s Super Kids: Highlighting local kids who excel at school

Sponsored by South Beaverton Kumon This month’s Beaverton Super Kid is Kayla Bui, a 4th grader at Greenway Elementary in Beaverton. Kayla is a Super Kid because through Kumon (proud sponsors of this column), she is studying at an incredible 3 years above grade level and received a Gold Star in Math and the Silver […]

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Courage Comes From Within: Beaverton Business: BUILD! MAINTAIN! GROW! THRIVE!

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Courage Comes From Within: Beaverton Business: BUILD! MAINTAIN! GROW! THRIVE!

By Spencer Rubin COURAGE! Of all of the important leadership characteristics, arguably courage tops the list! Just showing up…every day…willing to celebrate the wins, and the first to raise your hand when something goes wrong. Resisting the urge to quit…and to focus on that dream, vision and hope that others criticize…That Takes Courage. Stepping up […]

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Care and Feeding of Your Home: Christmas Light Safety

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Care and Feeding of Your Home: Christmas Light Safety

By Bob Strong There are two major safety considerations when hanging Christmas lights: Ladder Safety Electrical Safety Always use a real ladder and not a chair or a stool or a pail to stand on. Thanksgiving weekend is not a great time to spend in the emergency room with a broken arm. If using a […]

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Business Spotlight: Banfield Pet Hospital in Progress Ridge

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Business Spotlight: Banfield Pet Hospital in Progress Ridge

Happy, healthy pets. Partnerships with clients. Quality preventive care. These are just a few things pet owners in the Beaverton area can experience at their local Banfield Pet Hospital on Horizon Boulevard. A very important part of the hospital’s work is building a strong partnership between the veterinarian and pet owner and it extends beyond […]

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Remembering the Day We Landed on the Moon: I was there, and so was the Omega Speedmaster.

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Remembering the Day We Landed on the Moon: I was there, and so was the Omega Speedmaster.

By Kaaren Bedi Before we landed a rover on a comet, we landed men on the moon. Here is a wonderful story from our local Beaverton family jeweler Bill Bevill about his view of that historic event. In the summer of 1969, I was a young sailor aboard CVS 12, the aircraft carrier Hornet, steaming […]

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Beaverton Historical Society Presents: Christmas through the decades

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Historical Society Presents: Christmas through the decades

By Ann Koppy This month we’re looking at Christmas traditions, everyday news, and other December happenings in the Beaverton area over the last several decades. Washington Independent, Hillsboro, January 1877 “The Christmas tree at Beaverton is a tree that never happened Saturday night the I.O.G.T. had a tiptop time, an oyster supper and initiated three […]

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Remembering Beaverton 100 Years Ago: “HOT FIRE” read the headline in December 1914

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Remembering Beaverton 100 Years Ago: “HOT FIRE” read the headline in December 1914

By Beaverton Library Foundation Early Friday morning, the big cow barn at St. Mary’s Home caught on fire by one of the lanterns being upset on the hay, while the boys were feeding the cows at 5:30am. Before the boys could do anything, the barn was a mass of flames. Joe Finta, with the aid […]

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Beaverton Dispute Resolution Center: Conflict happens- we can help!

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Dispute Resolution Center: Conflict happens- we can help!

By Sally Simon, SCAC These are the empowering words of the Beaverton Dispute Resolution Center (DRC), a community program of the City of Beaverton Mayor’s Office. An active team of highly experienced and trained staff and volunteers offer conflict resolution services and education to residents of Washington County. The services are free, confidential, and voluntary. […]

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Speeder Spotlight: Hands on Greater Portland

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Speeder Spotlight: Hands on Greater Portland

By Jolene Guptill During the holiday season, we tend to reflect on our lives and be thankful for what we have. Family, friends, good health, etc. Upon reflection, we tend to want to give back to our community and to those who are less fortunate. If you want to volunteer your time and/or your resources, […]

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Helpful Tips to Survive and Thrive! Holiday Stress?

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Helpful Tips to Survive and Thrive! Holiday Stress?

By Dawn-Starr Crowther, LAc The holidays are often a time of great enjoyment and connection with those we love and care for. We may have special personal rituals or religious activities that are deeply meaningful. For many of us, the holidays are also the time when we come face-to-face with old beliefs, unmet desires, and […]

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