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(Dis)abilities + Work + Beaverton = No Problem! Beaverton Business with a Social Mission, Celebrates 20 Years of Service

| January 1, 2017 | 2 Comments
(Dis)abilities + Work + Beaverton = No Problem! Beaverton Business with a Social Mission, Celebrates 20 Years of Service

By Heidi Dirkse-Graw, MS, CRC, LPC What is a business with a social mission? It is a company that weaves the cultural change they want to make in the world, directly into their products and services. Dirkse Counseling and Consulting, Inc. (Dirkse CC) is such a company and January 2017 marks 20 years of collaborating […]

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Not Just for Seniors: January is Glaucoma Awareness Month!

| January 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Not Just for Seniors: January is Glaucoma Awareness Month!

By Rhonda Kay Leonard Did you know that glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world? The National Institutes on Health (NIH) reports, “About 2.3 million Americans suffer from glaucoma. It is estimated that an additional 2 million have the disease but don’t know it.” Everyone is at risk for glaucoma, but […]

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Beaverton Committee on Aging: What’s on your 2017 Bucket List?

| January 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Committee on Aging: What’s on your 2017 Bucket List?

By Jo Anne Baumann As I change my calendar and move into a new year, I always pause and reflect on how I spent the last 365 days of my life. Where did the year go? What did I do? What didn’t I do that I said I was going to do? Like most Americans, […]

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Local History: Our Town – Our Story: A Woman’s Work Is Never Done: Part 6, Bake on Saturday

| January 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Local History: Our Town – Our Story: A Woman’s Work Is Never Done: Part 6, Bake on Saturday

by Ann Koppy, BHSoc Historian Pioneer women followed a regular routine for household chores: Wash on Monday. Iron on Tuesday. Mend on Wednesday. Churn on Thursday. Clean on Friday. Bake on Saturday. Rest on Sunday. Saturday’s Chore Quiz: These are a few of the words familiar to homesteading families, but less common today. Do you […]

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Ask the Beaverton Car Guy: Too Many Leaves, Not Enough Air

| January 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Ask the Beaverton Car Guy: Too Many Leaves, Not Enough Air

By Larry “The Car Guy“ Ferguson Hello Beaverton Readers! The past couple of weeks we have had a number of calls as well as emails regarding the snow and ice. From clearing a frozen windshield to being stuck in the snow. Let’s start with clearing the windshield of snow and or ice. Pat emailed and […]

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Beaverton Police Department: Looking Back on a Successful Year

| January 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Police Department: Looking Back on a Successful Year

By Police Staff It’s a new year and we here at Beaverton Police have a lot to be thankful for. At the top of this list is a big thank-you to the voters in Beaverton who displayed their trust and confidence in us by approving Bond Measure 34-250 paving the way for a new public […]

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Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue: Tips to Carry You Safely into 2017

| January 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue: Tips to Carry You Safely into 2017

By Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue With the New Year and resolutions on everyone’s minds, now is the time to think about some personal and home safety tips that can help carry you and your family safely into and through 2017, as well as save you time and money by avoiding winter-related damage to your […]

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Cover Story: Coyotes in Beaverton

| January 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Cover Story: Coyotes in Beaverton

By Zuriel Rasmussen Are coyotes dangerous? What do they eat? What should I do if I see a coyote? Providing answers to questions like these is one of the main goals of the Portland Urban Coyote Project (PUCP). The PUCP, a partnership between Portland State University’s Department of Geography and the Audubon Society of Portland, […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Park district work helps high school grads with disabilities prepare for adult life

| January 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Park district work helps high school grads with disabilities prepare for adult life

by Bill Evans Three young men eagerly filled wheelbarrows and trudged through dirt, spreading wood chips along soft-surface trails at THPRD’s Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex at 158th and Walker Road, Beaverton. There was no complaining and little chatter, just shovels hitting dirt on a cold and wet October morning. “It’s a great way to […]

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Beaverton Teen Talk: A New Life Can Start Amid Death

| January 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Teen Talk: A New Life Can Start Amid Death

By Qlirim Murseli (12 Grade) My family hears gunshots and explosions. They gather up together, no time to pack anything with them. My dad loads my brothers and sister into an old trailer attached to our tractor. Grandma climbs in too and Dad and Grandma help my mom up. This isn’t easy because my mom […]

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