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Beaverton Bird Watch: The Hairy Woodpecker

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Bird Watch: The Hairy Woodpecker

By Anne Harris You may remember reading a few months ago about Beaverton’s friendliest bird, the downy woodpecker (Picoides pubescens), and maybe you’ve noticed this little guy at your feeder lately. Or have you? The downy woodpecker‘s markings are so similar to its cousin, the hairy woodpecker (Picoides villoses), that it is nearly impossible to […]

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Local History: Our Town – Our Story: Summer Memories from Beaverton’s Past, One family’s memories from the 1920s to the 1960s

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Local History: Our Town – Our Story: Summer Memories from Beaverton’s Past, One family’s memories from the 1920s to the 1960s

By Jeannette Culver Jeannette Culver’s family has lived in Beaverton for generations and here are a few Summer highlights that her and her family members have done over the years 1925: During the summer, it was fun looking for a good book to read at the Beaverton Library which was located in the city’s first […]

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Community Submission: Rats on the Increase

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Community Submission: Rats on the Increase

By Geary Lydell In the last few years the rodent calls coming into our office, especially rat calls, have increased dramatically with both Norway and Roof rat infestations. Rat’s reproduce at a very rapid rate. A brown rat’s life cycle in an ideal environment would normally give birth to six litters a year consisting of […]

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PGE Update: Got AC? Run It Efficiently on Hot Days!

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
PGE Update: Got AC? Run It Efficiently on Hot Days!

By PGE Staff Q: Is it more cost effective to maintain a constant temperature with air conditioning or turn if off during the day while I’m at work? A: Whether you have air conditioning or a heat pump, here’s Portland General Electric’s advice to keep your cooling costs in check: Set the thermostat 10 degrees […]

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Zoo News is Good News: Zoo Welcomes Two New Cheetahs, Changing their spots

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Zoo News is Good News: Zoo Welcomes Two New Cheetahs, Changing their spots

By Oregon Zoo Staff An important changing of the guard took place this summer in the Oregon Zoo’s Predators of the Serengeti section. Mary Jane and Darlene, a pair of young female cheetahs from San Diego Zoo Safari Park, have moved in — while Ranger and Strike, the 7-year-old male cheetahs who formerly lived here, […]

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Sustainability: Solar Beaverton Campaign

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Sustainability: Solar Beaverton Campaign

By City Sustainability Staff The sun is shining, the incentives are great and the Solar Beaverton campaign is nearing its August 15th deadline. This campaign is meant to provide interested Beaverton households with solar information and the opportunity to install solar PV at discounted group rates. Using residential solar lowers energy bills, can increase energy […]

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Native Plant of the Month: Common Name: Blue Elderberry

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Native Plant of the Month: Common Name: Blue Elderberry

By City Landscape Staff Binomial Name: Sambucus nigra Soil Type: Moist to rather dry Sunlight: Full sun Form/Growth: Multi-stemmed Plant Type: Shrub or small tree Foliage: Deciduous Flowering: Yes The blue elderberry can be classified as either a shrub or a small tree depending on the size. They can usually grow anywhere from ten to […]

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Beaverton Super Kids: Vrishank and Catherine

| July 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Super Kids: Vrishank and Catherine

About Vrishank Vrishank is a Double Completer of Kumon which means he is doing college level work in reading and math while still being in the 9th grade at Sherwood HS. He is on the Varsity Swimming team and the Junior Varsity Track and Field Team. He is a member of the National Juniors Honor […]

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Literary Corner: The App

| July 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Literary Corner: The App

Graham Stratton fumed over the statement he’d just received in the mail. CFO of a Fortune 500 company and he’d fallen for the oldest trick in the book. Forty-five thousand dollars he’d invested using the Hoodwin app. It had promised a quick return, free stock trading, the convenience of a slick interface on all mobile […]

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Catalyst – The Newsletter: Don’t Blame Amazon

| July 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Catalyst – The Newsletter: Don’t Blame Amazon

So, the other day, the Kids Action Company I own (Play.Fit.Fun) had an obstacle course set up at an event. A business owner I know was there and was complimenting me on the set up. With one of the challenges, we have canvas sand bags holding a piece of equipment down, and he asked me […]

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