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

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Meet Beaverton’s Super Kids: Highlighting local kids who excel at school

By South Beaverton Kumon What’s a Completer? At Kumon, students can study math or reading from Pre-K all the way through college level coursework. The kids who persevere to the end of the coursework for either math or reading are termed “Completers” for that subject. In other words, “Completers” have finished a curriculum that shows […]

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Beaverton Business: BUILD! MAINTAIN! GROW! THRIVE!: Customer Service Examples: One Great… One Not So Much

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Business: BUILD! MAINTAIN! GROW! THRIVE!: Customer Service Examples: One Great… One Not So Much

By Spencer Rubin I thought it was time to write another Catalyst Article focused on the theme of: EXAMPLE 1: I was having issues with an on-line service I subscribe (and pay) for. Something was not working correctly. I got on their website and could not find an answer. There were plenty of Upgrade Your […]

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Cover Story: Welcome, Spring, to the Tualatin Valley

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Cover Story: Welcome, Spring, to the Tualatin Valley

By WCVA Staff Springtime in the Tualatin Valley is a feast for the senses. Crimson clover bloom in fields of brilliant scarlet red, sounds of songbirds, ducks and geese fill the air, and wineries celebrate new spring wine releases. It’s hard to believe that this rich countryside is only 30 minutes from the bustling cityscape […]

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Introducing Journey Theater Arts Group: The most dynamic, farthest-reaching youth theater program in Beaverton

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Introducing Journey Theater Arts Group: The most dynamic, farthest-reaching youth theater program in Beaverton

Journey casts approximately 600 kids in 12 professional-quality musicals in four locations including Beaverton, as well as the greater Portland/Vancouver area. More than 80 classes in drama, dance, voice, improv, and even stage combat are offered during the school year while Journey hosts themed day camps for children and teens as well as a community […]

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Beaverton Historical Society Presents: Simple Living, How We Ate, 1843-1893

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Historical Society Presents: Simple Living, How We Ate, 1843-1893

By Ann Koppy Simple living in modern life is usually a choice. We can rethink consumer culture, slow the pace of everyday activities, and moderate what we eat. For most urban and rural Americans in the mid to late 19th century, it was a necessary lifeway. The majority lived on farms or in small towns […]

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Speeder Spotlight: Enjoy senior friendly late winter strolls

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Speeder Spotlight: Enjoy senior friendly late winter strolls

By Jolene Guptill Hasn’t our weather been amazing? The daffodils are blooming and our sunrises and sunsets have been beautiful the last few weeks. So, why not enjoy the outdoors for a bit before the next late winter freeze, eh? But of course looking for a good place to walk with flat and paved walkways […]

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Stunning Aerial Pics Offer Peek At Zoo’s New Elephant Lands: The biggest project in Oregon Zoo history is taking shape

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Stunning Aerial Pics Offer Peek At Zoo’s New Elephant Lands: The biggest project in Oregon Zoo history is taking shape

By Oregon Zoo Staff Construction on Elephant Lands — the fourth of eight major projects funded by the community-supported 2008 zoo bond measure — will reach a major turning point this spring with the completion of the new indoor facility and the north meadow portion of the habitat. Although zoo visitors won’t get a good […]

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Native Plant of the Month: Bleeding Heart

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Native Plant of the Month: Bleeding Heart

By Jared Lane This perennial plant spreads by rhizomes in the soil and by seed creating a lush patch usually in tree understories. Bleeding hearts can grow to about one and a half feet tall and three feet wide in the right conditions. In early spring this plant will send out stalks which hold rows […]

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Planning for Your Spring Garden? Tips to help you with what to plant and when

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Planning for Your Spring Garden? Tips to help you with what to plant and when

By Rachel Bigby The sun is shining, flowers are beginning to bloom, and it is starting to feel like spring is coming early this year! Now is the time to begin planning for your spring and summer garden. There are many things you can do now to prepare such as: start a compost bin, get […]

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Busy Beavers at Beaverton High: Introducing senior Imogene Herrnberger

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Busy Beavers at Beaverton High: Introducing senior Imogene Herrnberger

By Hailee Meacham & Laila Mottaghi While most seniors at Beaverton High spent the first semester learning the ropes of being the leaders of the school, senior Imogene Herrnberger instead spent it in Europe and even Northern Africa. While there, she visited Switzerland, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, and Morocco. The majority of her time […]

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