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Beaverton’s Super Kids: Meet Super Kid, Rafael

| October 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Beaverton’s Super Kids: Meet Super Kid, Rafael

Rafael, aka “Rafi”, is 7 years old and attends Scholls Height Elementary school as a second grader. He loves math! In fact, he does math for fun after school using various computer games and also likes to code via code.org. Rafael is a super student because he is working an amazing 4 years above grade […]

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Catalyst – The Newsletter: GRATITUDE! Is it dead?

| October 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Catalyst – The Newsletter: GRATITUDE!  Is it dead?

By Spencer “The Catalyst“ Rubin Honestly…I sometimes think it is…but truthfully I’m not sure. If Gratitude is not dead, it definitely is stage 4 and on death row. Recently I read this interested Thank You Note from ex Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould. https://www.google.com/amp/www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/chicago-bears-kicker-robbie-gould-thank-you-letter-fans-cut-090916.amp.html http://www.robbiegould.net/blog/thank-you-chicago After many years and team kicking records, the Bears cut […]

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Travel, Beaverton & Beyond: Set Your Sights on SE Asia, Part 2

| October 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Travel, Beaverton & Beyond: Set Your Sights on SE Asia, Part 2

This is my personal journey through the Mekong Delta. I’ll have to make do and cut my story short for the column. But I think you get the idea of what an incredible journey this was for everyone involved. After traveling most of the day we finally made it to Vietnam for the first leg […]

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Local History: Our Town – Our Story: A Woman’s Work is Never Done, Mend on Wednesday

| October 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Local History: Our Town – Our Story: A Woman’s Work is Never Done, Mend on Wednesday

by Ann Koppy, BHSoc Historian Wash on Monday. Iron on Tuesday. Mend on Wednesday. Churn on Thursday. Clean on Friday. Bake on Saturday. Rest on Sunday. Wednesday’s Chore Pioneer women set Wednesday aside to mend clothing during the day, in the evening, or whenever they had a spare moment. They had ironed garments and other […]

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Family Promise of Beaverton

| October 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Family Promise of Beaverton

By Jolene Guptill Last school year, there were over 1,300 students effected by homelessness and housing instability in the Beaverton School District. Family Promise of Beaverton is proud to be part of a nationwide effort to help children and families who are experiencing homelessness regain their sustainable independence.  Family Promise of Beaverton started developing this […]

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Jewelry Trends for Fall

| October 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Jewelry Trends for Fall

By Kaaren Bedi What’s your jewelry style? Take a minute and see which of these descriptions resonates with you. Romantic You loved Sex in the City- even the movies! Love does after all bring about the best happy endings. Your jewelry style is romantic. Organic shapes and fine detail are hallmark. Diamond pave’ soft colors […]

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(Dis)abilities + Work + Beaverton = No Problem! Meet Michael Takata, Employed

| October 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
(Dis)abilities + Work + Beaverton = No Problem! Meet Michael Takata, Employed

By The Dirkse CC Team Michael Takata is a 23 year old from Beaverton who loves trains, is very friendly, warm, endearing and kind to everyone he meets.  As a person affected by Autism, he often will mimic the voice tones of others, frequently lowering and raising his pitch and changing his facial expressions to […]

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Art & Culture Spotlight: Classical Music Appreciation

| October 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Art & Culture Spotlight: Classical Music Appreciation

By BRG Staff Tuesday morning, 10 o’clock. About ten people are assembled in a cozy room, eager to hear excerpts of works by a European composer of classical music. Some of them have been coming to Anna’s class for a few years, some are new, having heard about the class from a friend. Some are […]

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Bone and Joint Health: By Rhonda Kay Leonard

| October 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Bone and Joint Health: By Rhonda Kay Leonard

Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week begins October 12th. This observance week was created in order to bring to light the importance of musculoskeletal health and what can be done to prevent and care for these conditions. For adults over the age of 60, one minor fracture could be life-threatening. Here are some preventive […]

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Beaverton Committee on Aging: Men’s Health, Our Age Old Stubbornness

| October 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Committee on Aging: Men’s Health, Our Age Old Stubbornness

By Jeff Menzel “Just shake it off.” Since we were young boys the age-old adage of powering through an injury will simply make it go away is ingrained deep within our skulls. Men in particular have the misconception that an ache or pain, whether by injury or randomly developing oddity, will simply pass with time. […]

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