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Beaverton Council on Aging: BCOA Resource Fair

| April 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Council on Aging: BCOA Resource Fair

By BCOA Staff On Saturday, March 11, the BCOA hosted a Resource Fair on Active Aging in Beaverton. It was a fantastic gathering of supportive vendors and interested community members. We would love to thank all those that attended and the folks that hosted tables. We truly appreciate that the following organizations/vendors for donating their […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Instead of giving up, she got up – and now inspires as fitness instructor

| April 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Instead of giving up, she got up – and now inspires as fitness instructor

by THPRD “I am enough.” THPRD instructor Emily Liedtke repeats this simple affirmation to herself at least once a day. It’s a reminder of who she is and how far she’s come. The Beaverton native lost an impressive 211 pounds in 24 months, was featured in Health magazine’s November 2016 issue, and inspires her students […]

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Food for Thought: Spring is a Time of Rebirth and Inspiration

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Food for Thought: Spring is a Time of Rebirth and Inspiration

By Celia Lambert, PhD The Merrick-Webster dictionary says: Inspiration has an unusual history in that its figurative sense appears to predate its literal one. It comes from the Latin inspiratus, “to breathe into, inspire” and in English has had the meaning “the drawing of air into the lungs” dating back to the middle of the […]

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Not Just For Seniors: April – Alcohol Awareness Month

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Not Just For Seniors: April – Alcohol Awareness Month

By Rhonda Kay Leonard United Homecare Services joins the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) in observing Alcohol Awareness Month in April.  One might not think of alcohol as an issue for people who are aging, but people of every age are at risk. The National Institute on Aging finds, “Families, friends, […]

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Community Spotlight: Living Wisdom School

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Community Spotlight: Living Wisdom School

By BRG Staff Living Wisdom School offers a unique educational experience that transcends our walls to include the greater Beaverton community. Our students enjoy visiting nearby parks, the library, and the costume shop before a big performance. We’ve been a part of the Farmer’s Market, the First Friday swim, and service projects in partnership with […]

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Community Submission: Controlling Spiders

| April 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Community Submission: Controlling Spiders

By Guaranteed Pest Control As warmer weather approaches, property owners might start to notice an increase in spider activity in and around their residences. To control spiders, pest management professionals (PMPs) must use an integrated approach, while also educating customers about proper techniques to prevent future infestations. Here are some tips to help customers identify […]

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Zoo News is Good News: Otter Babies! River otter Tilly is raising 2 new pups at zoo

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Zoo News is Good News: Otter Babies! River otter Tilly is raising 2 new pups at zoo

By Oregon Zoo Staff Tilly, a North American river otter, is raising two tiny pups at the Oregon Zoo. The new arrivals — one male and one female — were born Feb. 26, and it will likely be another month or so before visitors can see them in their Cascade Stream and Pond habitat. “Young […]

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Beaverton Bird Watch: Beaverton’s Friendliest Bird

| April 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Bird Watch: Beaverton’s Friendliest Bird

By Anne Harris No matter what time of year it is in Beaverton, suet feeders are woodpecker magnets. If you add an upside-down feeder (that foils the starlings), you will likely be introduced to the smallest – and friendliest – woodpecker in North America: the Downy. So named for its soft, fluffy feathers that are […]

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Sustainability: Climate Change Series, Part Two: Climate Change Impacts

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Sustainability: Climate Change Series, Part Two: Climate Change Impacts

By City Sustainability Staff What global and national impacts will climate change have on Oregon? Climate change will likely play a role in driving future national and global migrations with many looking at the Pacific Northwest as a place of refuge. Oregon and Washington State are already two of the fastest growing states in the […]

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Native Plant of the Month: Western White Pine

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Native Plant of the Month: Western White Pine

By City Landscape Staff Binomial Name: Pinus monticola Soil Type: Tolerates moist to fairly dry soils Sunlight: Full sun or light shade Plant Type: Large tree Form: Pyramidal Foliage: Evergreen Fruit/Flower: Cones Western white pines can be found from southern British Columbia south through the Olympics and Cascades. They reach all the way down through […]

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