Precision Team first at roller skating nationals

Precision Team first at roller skating nationals

Ask the coaches and some of the skaters on the Oaks Senior Precision Team, and they will tell you...

Boat ride is wish come true for OC senior

Boat ride is wish come true for OC senior

When Sher Johnson found out that Betty Pointer, 88, had never been on a boat and would love to go...

Clark takes stage for Sundays at Seven

Clark takes stage for Sundays at Seven

Merideth Kaye Clark “sings beautifully and connects effortlessly with her audience,”...

Pure Bliss Bakery brings touch of sweetness to OC

Pure Bliss Bakery brings touch of sweetness to OC

Cinnamon rolls, scones and, yes, red velvet cupcakes, with a delectable, creamy frosting. These...

Climbing class offers views of the world

Climbing class offers views of the world

If you have ever fantasized about climbing way, way up into a tree, Tim Kovar has the means to...

See Elk Rock Island through artist's eyes

See Elk Rock Island through artist's eyes

Milwaukie resident Gary Michael to have solo show at In Bocca al Lupo For local residents who...

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Photo Credit: FILE PHOTO - Hurtis Hadley owned the Milwaukie Pastry Kitchen shop with his wife, Dorothy.
August 29, 2014

Couple made history with Milwaukie bakery

by Raymond Rendleman
In downtown Milwaukie, Hurtis Mixon Hadley Sr. opened the city’s first black-owned business and Oregon’s first black-owned bakery in 1977. Milwaukie Pastry Kitchen again made history when an…
Photo Credit: PHOTO BY: DICK TRTEK - Co-director Kirk Mouser, far right, constructs the set for IMHO, with help from, from left, Madie, Tessa, Omar, Emily and Roy.
August 20, 2014

One-night-only event allows Clackamas County youth to shine

by Ellen Spitaleri
All 11 teens who took part in this summer’s Youth Theatre for Change program will get to tell their stories to an audience for one night only. At 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, the Clackamas County…
August 20, 2014

Pita Pit packs in flavor, not calories

by Ellen Spitaleri
What sets Pita Pit apart from other fast-food places? “Real world-class, Greek-style pitas. They are a lot healthier than regular sandwiches, because pita bread is thinner and has fewer carbs,…
by: PHOTO BY MICHELE BERNSTEIN - Thomas Betts, co-owner of Hood River's Cascade Alpacas of Oregon, demonstrates the ins and outs of weaving with alpaca wool.
July 16, 2014

Where the 'wool hits the road'

by Ellen Spitaleri
The Traveling Ewe puts together fiber-focused adventures - Alpacas, lunch, yarn and wine — a day trip with The Traveling Ewe is all that and more. In fact, it is where the "wool hits the road,”…
by: PHOTO BY MICHELLE LEIGH - Double cast as Stuart Little are Jarrison Bolan, left, and Clayton Menta. The narrators behind them are: Azalinn Ennis, Jamaica Leland, Carmen Kamhoot, Ava Johnson, Alexis Davis and Kamryn Bolan.
July 16, 2014

'Stuart Little' set to delight audiences of all ages

by Ellen Spitaleri
Oregon City Children’s Theatre’s production of “Stuart Little,” the story of a tiny mouse and his adventures, is set to open on July 17, and audiences will find the show delightful, said…
by: CINDY FAMA - Artists in the field
July 09, 2014

Lavender Festival on tab at six area farms

by Cindy Fama
The Oregon Lavender Festival runs this weekend -- Saturday and Sunday, July 12-13 -- with dozens of locations featured statewide. There are six locations in the north valley, including Colton’s…
by: ERIKA PLUMMER PHOTOGRAPHY - Marti Mendenhall
July 09, 2014

OC native singer leads off concert series

by Ellen Spitaleri
Marti Mendenhall can’t wait to get up onstage July 13 and sing her heart out as the first guest performer in Clackamas Repertory Theatre’s new cabaret series, Sundays at Seven. Her performance…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - A deputy gives a young boater a candy voucher as a reward for wearing a life jacket while on the Clackamas River.
July 07, 2014

Wearing life vests on local waterways is sweet

by The Spokesman
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is handing out candy vouchers to kids who practice water safety - For the public, summer means fun and sun. For the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Marine…
by: PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Ava, 8, Luke, 5, and Olivia, 8, watch Colin Chasey work his magic on milk chocolate ice cream with Oreo bits at Mix 'n' Match Creamery.
July 02, 2014

A dose of HOPE

by Ellen Spitaleri
Cannabis community comes together to help girl, 4, fight rare cancer - On a recent sunny day, sisters Leah, 4, and Nora Merklin, 2, were awarded membership into a special club: the Mix ‘n’ Match…
by: PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Donna Smith, left, and Robyn Streeter check out the hail damage to cabbage leaves at their CSA farm in Milwaukie.
July 02, 2014

Two keep busy with Your Backyard Farmer

by Ellen Spitaleri
You expect rain in June, but you don’t expect hailstones the size of marbles to destroy your tomato plants. But that is exactly what happened to Donna Smith and Robyn Streeter when a freak storm…

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