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The Care & Feeding of Your Home: Avoid Home Improvement Fraud

| July 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Care & Feeding of Your Home: Avoid Home Improvement Fraud

By Handyman Bob Strong Once you’re the victim of a home repair scam, you won’t ever get your money back and you’ll have to pay for the repairs and possible additional damage. Prevention is the best form of protection. Following is Handyman Bob’s Top Ten List of ways to avoid home improvement fraud: Verify the […]

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Creating Wildlife Habitat in Your Backyard

| July 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Creating Wildlife Habitat in Your Backyard

Jen Nelson Sneed, Tualatin SWCD Did you know your own backyard may be just the refuge native turtles, frogs and birds need from the bustle of city life? We all need homes to live in, schools to attend, places to shop and roads to get us where we are going. This infrastructure breaks up habitat […]

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Beaverton Bird Watch: Green Heron

| July 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Bird Watch: Green Heron

By Anne Harris We were raised on water. On a recent visit to the family cottage, my husband and I toasted a great blue one named “Harold” the heron with our morning coffee each day as he fished from a point that juts out into the lake. But perhaps because they are nocturnal (unless they […]

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Zoo News Is Good News: Chupacabra Moves Into Carnivore Ward at Zoo Vet Center

| July 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Zoo News Is Good News: Chupacabra Moves Into Carnivore Ward at Zoo Vet Center

By Oregon Zoo Staff A Chupacabra moved in at the Oregon Zoo this summer, arriving in Portland last month and quickly making himself at home in the carnivore ward of the zoo’s veterinary medical center. Unlike the bloodthirsty creature of folklore, however, this Chupacabra is a vegetarian. “Chupacabra is his name, but actually he’s a […]

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Landscape and Urban Forestry: Forestry Program Receives SMA Accreditation

| July 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Landscape and Urban Forestry: Forestry Program Receives SMA Accreditation

The City of Beaverton, Oregon is the latest community to join a prestigious group of communities accredited by the Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA). SMA accreditation is the highest honor for municipal urban forestry programs. To obtain this honor takes a professional and compassionate approach to tree care.  SMA accredited programs must have an ISA […]

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Native Plant of the Month: Oregon Iris

| July 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Native Plant of the Month: Oregon Iris

By City Landscape Staff Binomial Name: Iris tenax Soil Type: Moist to rather dry Sunlight: Full to partial-sun Form/Growth: Dense, compact clumps Plant Type: Perennial bulb Foliage: Grassy clumps of deciduous leaves Flowering: Yes This perennial bulb grows in grassy clumps about a foot tall in less than perfect conditions. Can tolerate a variety of […]

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Message from the Chief: Season of Safety

| July 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Message from the Chief: Season of Safety

By Chief Geoff Spalding The City of Beaverton launched the Season of Safety campaign in June. The aim of this campaign is to build a safer community by helping both residents and community members get prepared, be safe, and live Beaverton Ready. Throughout the summer months you may see advertisements, social media, website messages, and […]

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Beaverton’s Super Kids: Meet Super Kid Dabin So

| June 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Beaverton’s Super Kids: Meet Super Kid Dabin So

Highlighting Local Kids Who Excel at School Dabin So is a very bright and a joyful kid who has a very big open heart. He is a second grader at Sexton Mountain. When Dabin began school he was diagnosed with a communication disorder. He had fallen behind in his academic development by 2-3 years. Dabin’s […]

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Vendor Spotlights

| June 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Vendor Spotlights

Dovetail Coffee Many among us have humble beginnings. Great products start with simple ideas and big dreams. Dovetail Coffee Roasters humble beginnings can be traced to a community coffee house in Aloha, Oregon called The Coffee Brake, founded by Ron Davis in 1993. In 2008 Cathy, a long-time customer stepped in and worked tirelessly to […]

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Literary Corner: Brain Health for Life

| June 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Literary Corner: Brain Health for Life

Beyond Pills, Politics and Popular Diets Karen V. Unger, author of Brain Health for Life, Beyond Pills, Politics and Popular Diets appeared at the Beaverton Library’s first local authors fair, Author! Author! Saturday April 25, 2015 from 10:00 to 1:00 pm. Twenty- six other authors representing fiction, nonfiction, memoirs and poetry gathered to talk about […]

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