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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature, Iconic Northwest bands to share Groovin’ on the Grass stage Aug. 19

| July 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature, Iconic Northwest bands to share Groovin’ on the Grass stage Aug. 19

by Bill Evans THPRD’s seventh annual Groovin’ on the Grass show returns to Beaverton on Saturday, Aug. 19. This outdoor concert event will feature a trio of iconic Northwest acts sharing the stage for the fi rst time. Quarterflash, The Curtis Salgado Band and Nu Shooz will perform live at THPRD’s Howard M. Terpenning Recreation […]

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Not Just For Seniors: Honoring Informal Caregivers

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Not Just For Seniors: Honoring Informal Caregivers

By Rhonda Kay Leonard We know that families and friends provide the vast majority of all caregiving. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, the average informal caregiver provides 20-25 hours of assistance per week. Many middle-aged sons and daughters give more time than that, forgoing work and spending evenings and weekends with […]

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Community Submission: Raleigh Hills Assisted Living

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Community Submission: Raleigh Hills Assisted Living

By Michelle Satter Raleigh Hills Assisted Living recently celebrated 15 years of service by two employees, Tom Werdmuller and Rosie Sanchez. Tom is the maintenance manager and is adept at handling the many requests that come at him on a daily basis. His dedication and skill are apparent to all! Rosie is a favorite in […]

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Washington County Public Health: Avoid Heat-related Illnesses This Summer Such as heat cramps, heat stroke and heat exhaustion

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Washington County Public Health: Avoid Heat-related Illnesses This Summer Such as heat cramps, heat stroke and heat exhaustion

By County Staff Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year and claiming more lives each year than floods, lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes combined. The most vulnerable individuals are those who work or exercise outdoors, adults over 65, infants and children under four, the homeless […]

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Food for Thought: What Brings You Joy?

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Food for Thought: What Brings You Joy?

By Celia Lambert, PhD When asked, “What is the one thing you want,” most Americans answered; “to be happy.” Do you ever find yourself wishing for something bigger, better, brighter than what you think you have. What if I told you that you are full of hidden treasures and that you possess many of the […]

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Zoo News is Good News: Cotton-top Tamarin Babies Debut at Zoo

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Zoo News is Good News: Cotton-top Tamarin Babies Debut at Zoo

By Oregon Zoo Staff Sharp-eyed visitors to the Oregon Zoo may spot a couple of tiny, furry and objectively adorable new arrivals in the Fragile Forests area. Two cotton-top tamarin babies made their zoo debut recently, riding through the habitat on the backs of their parents, Mariposa and Carl. Cotton-top tamarins, named for the striking […]

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Local Flower Power: Featuring Peterkort Roses

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Local Flower Power: Featuring Peterkort Roses

By Keith Hill Last month we mentioned some of the sources that florists can get their flowers from; including South America, California, and right here in Oregon. The delicate nature of flowers means they must endure some real travels but most would rather not. This means that local farms have an advantage in how much […]

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Beaverton Bird Watch: Attracting Birds to Your Home

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Beaverton Bird Watch: Attracting Birds to Your Home

By Anne Harris Encounters with wild animals? Sounds dangerous! But it happens daily here in Beaverton, thanks to the large number and variety of birds that share our trees, decks, yards and balconies, or would like to, depending on what you offer them to eat and how. Safety: There is no one food liked by […]

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Sustainability: Climate Change Series, Part Four: Actions

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Sustainability: Climate Change Series, Part Four: Actions

By City Sustainability Staff Combating climate change may seem like a daunting global challenge, but it’s important to remember that leadership, action and change often occur at the individual and local level. The City of Beaverton is committed to lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and advancing sustainable practices and behavior. To help promote renewable energy […]

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Native Plant of the Month: Salmonberry

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Native Plant of the Month: Salmonberry

By City Landscape Staff Binomial Name: Rubus spectabilis Soil Type: moist to rather wet Sunlight: Full sun to full shade Plant Type: rhizomatous shrub Foliage: Deciduous and evergreen Flowering: Yes Salmonberry can be a very aggressively spreading shrub which reach up to ten feet high, under dry conditions the growth can be suppressed though. They […]

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