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Beaverton Bird Watch: Ravens vs Raptors

| October 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Bird Watch: Ravens vs Raptors

By Anne Harris Part of the fun of bird behavior is figuring out why they do the perplexing things they do. Take “mobbing,” for example. Mobbing is a coordinated swarming technique employed by some birds, like crows, to oust competitors or predators from their territory by making a lot of noise and annoying the heck […]

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Native Plant of the Month: Osoberry (Indian plum)

| October 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Native Plant of the Month: Osoberry (Indian plum)

By City Landscape Staff Binomial Name: Oemleria cerasiformis Soil Type: moist to rather dry Sunlight: part shade Plant Type: shrub or small tree Foliage: Deciduous Fruit/Flower: small plums/ greenish white flowers Indian plum is a unique shrub or tree because it is the only species in the genus Oemeria. They are usually found in understories […]

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Message from the City: Volunteer at the Severe Weather Shelter

| October 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Message from the City: Volunteer at the Severe Weather Shelter

By City Staff The Beaverton Severe Weather Shelter was opened in January 2017 to provide a warm, safe space for adults experiencing homelessness to stay during the winter. The shelter is operated by Just Compassion of East Washington County. This winter, it will be open on Thursday nights from Nov. 2-Mar. 29, 2018 (5:30 p.m. […]

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Beaverton Super Kids: Meet Ryan, Super Kid!

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Super Kids: Meet Ryan, Super Kid!

Ryan K. is 15 years old and going to be a 10th grader at Tualatin High School. Ryan is a super student because he has completed the Kumon Math program this summer. This means that at 15 years old, Ryan has studied up to and including differential calculus! He is on the Honor Roll from […]

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Literary Corner Flash Fiction: Windows

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Literary Corner Flash Fiction: Windows

“It ain’t the worst job in the world,” he said, pulling his T-bar from his hip bucket and swiping at the window. “Decent hours, decent pay. And you never know what you’re gonna see.” He chuckled and swapped his T-bar for a squeegee. The cage dangled three stories above the ground. He’d been at it […]

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Catalyst – The Newsletter: Giving it Away for Free

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Catalyst – The Newsletter: Giving it Away for Free

A lot of business owners and managers don’t like giving stuff away for free. There are all kinds of theories about this. Some believe it is productive, and gets people to come back…or simply be more connected with the business.  Some believe it doesn’t result in anything productive, and simply trains people to expect free […]

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Travel Beaverton & Beyond: Cruise the Rhine River

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Travel Beaverton & Beyond: Cruise the Rhine River

A tribute to the queen of Europe’s great rivers, the captivating Rhine. Begin in the legendary city of Amsterdam, with its myriad canals and distinctive architecture. Visit the majestic Gothic cathedral in Cologne, the German university town of Heidelberg and medieval Strasbourg. Conclude your journey with the optional visit to Switzerland’s snow-capped vistas, with scenic […]

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Farmer’s Market Vendor Spotlight

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Farmer’s Market Vendor Spotlight

Vendor Spotlight: Lonely Lane Farms Lonely Lane Farms Booth Offers New Products and Celebrates 15 Years at the Market Mike and Patty Kloft of Lonely Lane Farms are third and fifth generation family farmers from Mount Angel, Oregon, near Salem, offering grass-fed and grass-finished beef and lamb and heritage pork raised sustainably in the Willamette […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature Thanks, Mike: Historic Schlottmann House at HMT gets period paint

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature Thanks, Mike: Historic Schlottmann House at HMT gets period paint

by Bill Evans With THPRD’s historic Schlottmann House in need of a fresh coat of paint, the park district didn’t have to look very far for a project manager. Mike Janin, THPRD’s superintendent of Security Operations, maintains his office in the early 20th century residence, which is part of the Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex […]

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Not Just for Seniors: Healthy Aging

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Not Just for Seniors: Healthy Aging

By Rhonda Kay Leonard What makes one’s life enjoyable and meaningful all the way through late adulthood? In part it’s the ability to engage in enjoyable activities and share life with neighbors, friends and family. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that two of three older Americans have multiple chronic conditions. Because poor […]

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