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Blessings from Heaven Welcomes a New Pope

| April 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Blessings from Heaven Welcomes a New Pope

By Bev Meese Blessings from Heaven welcomes Pope Francis as the new leader of the Catholic faith. As the son of an Italian railway worker, Pope Francis is known to have championed the poor, the elderly and the sanctity of life. In turn, Pope Francis, in his inaugural address on March 19th, called all people […]

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Jesse Nathan Griffith, 1852-1942 The Man behind the Street & Park near City Hall

| April 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Jesse Nathan Griffith, 1852-1942 The Man behind the Street & Park near City Hall

By Ann Koppy His name is memorialized by a Beaverton street and park. The Perkins-Kennedy school debate was held on the porch of his store. He married three times, fathered nine children, moved frequently, and found employment in an assortment of occupations. Jesse Nathan Griffith was born February 8, 1852 in Farmington, Washington County, Oregon […]

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Beaverton Historical Society presents Who Was Dr. John McLoughlin?

| April 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Historical Society presents Who Was Dr. John McLoughlin?

After retiring in 2008 as a manager of a small company, I became a volunteer for the National Park Service at the McLoughlin House in Oregon City. As I grew in my calling as docent I wanted to know more about Dr. McLoughlin and the history of the region, so for the last 4 years […]

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Artist Spotlight: Jim Brooks

| April 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Artist Spotlight: Jim Brooks

Jim always liked the idea of painting as a child and fooled around with doodling and drawing. As an adult he told himself that when he retired he would learn to paint. So at the age of 67 he began with some books and has been painting ever since. He joined a painting group at […]

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Beaverton Civic Theatre News

| April 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Civic Theatre News

By Melissa Riley Audition Notice: The Crucible Thurs, 5/9, from 6:30pm – 8:30pm; and Sat, 5/11, from 11am – 1pm The Beaverton Civic Theatre will hold open auditions for Arthur Miller’s, The Crucible, directed by Doreen Lundberg. Auditions will be held at the City Library Auditorium. No appointment is necessary. Please plan on being there […]

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H.A.R.T. Theatre presents: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

| April 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
H.A.R.T. Theatre presents: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By H.A.R.T. Staff William Shakespeare’s classic tale “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” has been anything but a dream for the HART Theatre troop in Hillsboro this Winter. It’s late February and twenty-four actors, (not including understudies), and another ten or twelve production team members are almost half-way through a nine- week rehearsal process for this preformance […]

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Mayor’s Message April 2013

| April 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Mayor’s Message April 2013

In mid-January, I delivered my annual State of the City Address. I shared our successes from my first term and our priorities for 2013 and beyond. Nearly 350 community, business and government leaders attended. In the address, I thanked the 5,000 residents who shared their bold vision for how we could improve our city. Our […]

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Beaverton Historical Society presents Newberg: Oregon’s Hooverville

| March 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Historical Society presents Newberg: Oregon’s Hooverville

Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 7:00 PM Admission FREE (Donations Welcome!) The Hoover-Minthorn House in Newberg, Oregon, was home to Herbert Hoover, 31st President of the United States, from 1885-1889. It is now preserved as a memorial to him and to the lifestyle of the Quaker community which shaped his boyhood experience. It has been fully […]

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Patent Medicines, Sure Cures, And Snake Oils

| March 4, 2013 | 1 Comment
Patent Medicines, Sure Cures, And Snake Oils

Medicine in the 18th & 19th Centuries by Ann Koppy Unregulated and often deadly, patent medicines were often the first choice for home health care in the 18th and 19th centuries. These drug compounds– seldom patented, but usually trademarked– originated in England as proprietary medications granted “Patents of royal favor” by kings and queens. Colonists […]

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Cedar Hills Crossing March Events

| March 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
Cedar Hills Crossing March Events

Red Cross Blood Drive Friday, March 8, 12pm-5pm Did you know? Your single donation could save up to 3 lives! To schedule a donation appointment contact the Red Cross at 1-800-RedCross or go online to:  www.redcrosssblood.org, sponsor code: CHCCrossing. Radio Disney Saturday, March 16, 1pm-2:30pm Join us for a  Disney themed  “Oz The Great and […]

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