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Brought to you by Mike Hall, Hasson Company Realtors - Real Estate INSIDER -


HASSON COMPANY REALTORS - Mike HallRecently a homeowner discovered their beautiful backyard fountain and garden were placed over the lot line onto a neighbor’s property.

The mistake was made years before their purchase and compounded by successive owners over time. Now, the only fix may be tearing out a gorgeous yard.

Knowing what you own, sell, or are buying takes more than looking at fences and shrubs which wander over the years.

A plat map shows the land’s exact location on paper, but usually there are no obvious marks directly on the land.

A good start is a careful read of the plat map and of the land. You may find clues as to how the map and the physical plot of land either line up (or don’t).

If you suspect an “encroachment,” where someone has taken over land they don’t actually own, the next step may be to hire a surveyor to re-locate the corners and tell you definitively where the line is. Encroachments can usually be remedied with some neighborly cooperation, and help from an attorney to do it right.

While additions, yard improvements and water features typically add value to your home, misplaced improvements can cause trouble.

Your Realtor® should be able to help you ask key questions, read the map and the land with you, advise you on your options, find a surveyor and attorney, and disclose properly to buyers if you’re selling.

Done right, good fences do make good neighbors. With a little extra care, you can get it right!

Mike Hall

Hasson Company Realtors

15400 SW Boones Ferry Road

Lake Oswego 97035

503-341-5915

mikehall.hasson.com/

Brought to you by Mike Keeler, Vic's Auto Center - Automotive INSIDER -


VIC'S AUTO CENTER - Mike KeelerAuto safety is of paramount importance — not just for drivers and their passengers — but other vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians on the road.

September is a good time to think about child safety, with kids headed back to school and Child Passenger Safety Week on the horizon.

The Oregon DMV reminds drivers that the speed limit is 20 mph or less in any of the following situations:

· Anytime a yellow light of a school speed sign is flashing

· Between 7 am and 5 pm on school days

· Crosswalks near school grounds when children are present

Don’t pass a stopped school bus! Drivers must stop on the street or highway 20 feet or more from any school bus that has stopped and is flashing red warning lights.

This applies both to vehicles approaching from the rear and from the opposing lanes. All lanes of traffic must stop for the school bus, except in opposing lanes if the highway is divided with a center median. No vehicle may proceed until the bus resumes motion and has turned off the red warning lights.

Every 33 seconds, one child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash. Many times deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters, and seat belts.

Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 18-25, is sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Visit its website, safercar.com, to find car seat installation instructions and a search-by-zip-code list of nearby car seat inspection stations.

Safe travels!

Vic’s Auto Center

15880 Boones Ferry Rd.

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-7896

www.vicsautoctr.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Nancy Salisbury, DrNGYN - Women's Health INSIDER -


DR. NGYN - Dr. Nancy SalisburySeptember 4 is World Sexual Health Day. It is a good time to reflect on where we are with female sexuality, here in Portland and worldwide.

In this country, we have sexual freedom. Women across the world are not beneficiaries of such rights. Mutilating procedures are being performed and women are living in fear of death if they cannot prove chastity.

The contrast to what we experience here in the U.S. is striking. We, too, have our challenges. However, much of the media attention for sexual dysfunction is geared towards men.

There are incessant erectile dysfunction commercials on the television, with little attention being aired about women’s struggles and solutions.

Women are sexual too, and need good information about where to get help. This is especially true if we are supporting men to ‘stay in the game’.

We all want to have a fulfilling, mutually satisfying intimate life. My practice is devoted to meeting the needs of women’s health. Sexuality is a part of this.

I offer solutions to help women ‘stay in the game’ too, as a Board-Certified Gynecologist and Surgeon. We do not trivialize problems and we meet women where they are.

Call for a consultation; we take most insurance plans. The first call is the hardest step and we will answer with respect.

Dr NGYN

17020 Pilkington Road

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-908-1646

www.drngyn.com/

Brought to you by Jonathan Wisniewski, Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin - Emergency Vet INSIDER -


EVCOT - Jonathan WisniewskiWhen you’re out enjoying the water with your dog, be aware of the signs of cyanobacteria, which can make pets fatally ill.

Cyanobacteria (better known as blue-green algae) grows in nutrient-rich warm water. It prefers stagnant water sources like lakes and reservoirs. The algae typically blooms in late summer months, from July through September. It can also be found in marine environments, though it’s rare. This was noted in Rio de Janeiro just prior to the Olympics.

The main route of transmission involves ingestion (drinking water), but smaller amounts can be absorbed through mucous membranes such as gums, tissue around eyes or the rectum.

There are many types of cyanobacteria, but three general classes of toxin are reported: 

· The first causes liver failure and clotting problems. Clinical signs include lethargy, vomiting/diarrhea, weakness, pale gums, hemorrhage and bruising.

· Two types of neurotoxin cause irreversible injury of brain cells and lead to seizures. Early signs of neurotoxins include drooling, excessive tearing, urination/defecation. When seizures occur, the pet is unlikely to survive. Treatment of neurotoxin involves seizure medications, fluids and supportive care.

Clinical signs often develop very shortly after exposure (as soon as 30 minutes after exposure of a large enough dose) and are often rapidly fatal.

Preventing exposure is key. If you’re out at a river, lake or park and there are blue-green algae advisories marked, stay out of the water and do not let your pets drink the water.

For current advisories about algae blooms in Oregon, visit:

public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/Recreation/HarmfulAlgaeBlooms/Pages/Blue-GreenAlgaeAdvisories.aspx

Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin

19314 SW Mohave Ct.

Tualatin, Oregon 97062

503-691-7922

evcot.com/

Brought to you by Justin Harnish, Harnish Properties - Real Estate INSIDER -


HARNISH PROPERTIES - Justin HarnishWhen you are looking to invest your hard-earned money into real estate, make sure that the community in which you settle down has a strong school system.

It is no secret that behind most, if not all, successful academic institutions (public or private) is a strong group of supportive citizens and financial backers who desire and even demand excellence.

So it is here in Lake Oswego, we as a community have benefitted from the foundation that a quality education provides, protecting community peace, promoting achievement in life, lifting our pride and stabilizing real estate values.

Our schools continue to excel and are the backbone to our stable and strong real property values. We must continue to invest in our school system just as we invest in our homes. 

It’s a fact that home values in Lake Oswego are full percentage points higher and more stable than some of the surrounding communities. We are lucky to live where do and we must not lose sight of that fact!

Harnish Properties

425 Second St.

Downtown Lake Oswego

503-699-8483

www.harnishproperties.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Charles Branen, Lake Grove Dental - Dental INSIDER -


DR. CHARLES BRANEN - Lake Grove DentalThere’s no question that regular brushing, flossing and dental checkups can help keep your mouth healthy. But if you fall short on your hygiene routine, can gum disease actually cause heart disease?

Common sense would say to pay attention!

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is an inflammatory disease caused by a bacterial infection. The gums and bone structure that support the teeth begin to disintegrate and eventually bone loss occurs. 

By the time your dental office can detect this in your mouth, the disease has already become systemic and the lining of the blood vessels in your body are inflamed.

“There are a vast number of studies linking periodontal disease to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, dementia and cancer” says Dr. Susan Maples. 

Research has shown that treating the gum disease has lowered some of the markers related to cardiovascular problems.

Gum disease and heart disease share risk factors such as smoking, age and diabetes, and both contribute to inflammation in the body.

Although these shared risk factors may explain why diseases of the blood vessels and mouth can occur simultaneously, some evidence suggests that there may be an independent association between the two diseases.

To keep gum disease at bay:

· With a soft toothbrush, brush teeth twice daily and with fluoride toothpaste

· Clean between teeth daily with floss and/or an interdental cleaner

· Eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks. Avoid acidic beverages: energy drinks, soda, juices

· Visit your dentist regularly for oral examinations and professional cleanings

Lake Grove Dental

16455 Boones Ferry Rd.

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-3641

www.lakegrovedental.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Mark Petroff, Petroff Center Plastic Surgery & Medi-Spa - Cosmetic Surgery INSIDER -


PETROFF CENTER - Dr. Mark PetroffYou see beautiful facelifts on a regular basis – either in person or on TV – but you don’t realize it because they are virtually undetectable. You only hear about the facelifts that went wrong.

What makes the difference? The choice of physician. That’s because there are as many ways to perform a facelift as there are surgeons.

Besides being an artist with a keen interest in design and architecture, Dr. Petroff has dedicated his career to facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He has been in practice for more than 25 years and studied under some of the most prestigious surgeons in the field.

Under his care, you can be assured that you will still look like yourself after your facelift, only 10 to 15 years younger. Technically known as rhytidectomy, a facelift rejuvenates the mid- to lower face and neck. It can correct:

· Midface sagging

· Deep creases under the eyes

· Deep creases between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds)

· Jowls due to loss of muscle tone

· Sagging/excess areas of fat

· Loose skin and fat under the chin and jaw

Many patients return to work by the second week. Our medical spa staff will assist you with makeup camouflage, lymphatic drainage facial massage, and ultrasound treatments.

One of the main advantages of Dr. Petroff’s facelift technique is that it can last 10 or more years.

Call Petroff Center today to schedule your facelift consultation.

Petroff Center Plastic Surgery & Medi-Spa

17720 Jean Way, Ste. 100

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-635-4886

www.petroffcenter.com/

Brought to you by Nancy Salisbury, DrNGYN - Women's Health INSIDER -


DRNGYN - Dr. Nancy SalisburyAfter recovering from breast cancer, women typically want to “live life to the fullest,” celebrating their triumph over the disease and the joy of feeling healthy again.

Pleasurable sexual activity is a vital part in the process. However, many women report having less sex after treatment than before their illness.

MonaLisa Touch, a recently introduced outpatient vaginal laser treatment, is designed to relieve sexual discomfort due to vaginal dryness after menopause or cancer surgery.

My clinic, DrNGYN in Lake Oswego, is one of a few clinics offering this treatment in the Portland area.

Lubricants and hormonal cream are the standard treatments for vaginal dryness and pain after menopause. Those who choose not to use hormones, including cancer patients and survivors of cancer, need an alternative.

Lovemaking after breast cancer can feel like sandpaper or broken glass — or be impossible. It is supposed to be pleasurable for everyone involved.

MonaLisa Touch is an office-based, noninvasive treatment in which a CO2 laser probe is placed in the vagina to administer 360-degree micro-injuries (“micro-puffs”) that act on the mucosa-stimulating biosynthesis of new collagen growth and tissue regeneration.

The procedure takes 5 minutes and women feel no pain. Three treatments, six weeks apart, cost $2,400 and are not covered by insurance. Over 95 percent of patients are satisfied and there is no risk. The process is FDA-approved.

Breast cancer survivors have enough challenges. Helping ease the way of "sexuality after breast cancer" is something we do here. We will meet you where you are.

Dr NGYN

17020 Pilkington Road

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-908-1646

www.drngyn.com/

Brought to you by Justin Harnish, Harnish Properties - Real Estate INSIDER -


HARNISH PROPERTIES - Justin HarnishQ. I’m thinking of buying into a community with a Homeowners Association (HOA).

What are CC&R’s and what are some examples of rules that HOA members must adhere to?

A. CC&R stands for Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions. These are written and recorded policies and codes that govern the neighborhood. Examples include restrictions on house colors, roofing material types or even how many cars can be parked on the street. Other rules may prohibit changing your landscaping or leaving your garage door open for an extended period of time.

Q. What do monthly HOA fees typically pay for?

A. Monthly dues go toward maintenance of common areas such as landscaping; exterior building maintenance like window washing or painting; and interior maintenance for features such as elevators. Many HOA’s cover some utilities like water, garbage and natural gas.

Q. How can I tell whether an HOA budget is well-funded and can handle future repairs?

A. When buying into an HOA community, it is your broker’s job to obtain the last 6-12 months of the HOA minutes, financials and CC&R’s. Carefully review these to ensure the HOA is healthy, has reserve funds for repairs and unforeseen contingencies so you are not caught in an assessment!

Q. How can I find out whether HOA fees will go up in the near future?

A. You may call the HOA president. The details are typically spelled out in the monthly meeting minutes, as this would be part of ongoing discussion and plan that the officers would discuss and record.

Harnish Properties

425 Second St.

Downtown Lake Oswego

503-699-8483

www.harnishproperties.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Charles Branen, Lake Grove Dental - Dental INSIDER -


LAKE GROVE DENTAL - Charles Branen, DMDBelieve it or not, babies are born with all of their teeth. 

The primary “baby teeth” are hidden in the gums and don’t peek through until about 6 months of age.  Even before that first tooth emerges, it is important to remember that from healthy gums come healthy teeth. 

Running a washcloth over baby’s gums after eating helps keep harmful bacteria away. Always take the bottle away after baby is done drinking and don’t put baby to bed with a bottle.

The ADA recommends a baby’s first visit occur at one year, but another common rule of thumb is about six months after the first tooth has emerged. 

The first visit is usually a quick “get to know us” visit, a ride in the chair, a peek in the mouth to do a visual check, instructions for parent and child about good homecare and what to expect, and a cursory cleaning, if the child is happy and allows it.  This is all about forming a good relationship and trust.

For homecare, brush the teeth two times per day with a soft child’s brush with water up until two years of age.

When the child is able to spit, toothpaste can be introduced, but no more than the size of a small pea. 

Chat with us first about using fluoride toothpaste or supplements.  By three years, your child should visit the dentist every six months for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

Lake Grove Dental

16455 Boones Ferry Rd., Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-3641

Lakegrovedental.com

Brought to you by Mike Keeler of Vic's Auto Center - Auto Repair INSIDER -


VIC'S AUTO CENTER - Mike KeelerNo one wants to find out their brakes are gone the hard way — by losing their brakes and colliding into a tree.

First things first:

· You need to have your brakes seriously looked at once per year.

· Your brake fluid should be changed every two to three years.

So, what are the signs that your vehicle’s brakes are veering toward failure?

Don't ignore your antilock brake system (ABS) light when it pops up on your dashboard. It could mean there's a wiring or electrical problem.

Listen to your brakes. Squealing or grinding noises are signs that your brake pads are wearing thin.

Brake pulsation when coming to a sudden stop or after applying the brakes for a long time isn’t a good sign. That typically means the rotors are warped, which can be corrected by putting them on a lathe and machining them smooth.

Be wary of excess drag while you accelerate. Rust may have built up on your emergency brakes, which leaves them "on" even when the lever's down.

When your car pulls from to the side, you have frozen brakes, brakes that are out of alignment, or fluid leaking on the brake pads or shoes.

Stopping distance — When your car takes longer to stop than you're used to, you may need a brake adjustment, new brake linings, or a replacement power booster.

If your brake pedal seems soft or spongy, there may be excess air in the brakes. Your mechanic can release the air through "brake bleeding."

Vic’s Auto Center

15880 Boones Ferry Rd., Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-7896

www.vicsautoctr.com

Brought to you by Mike Hall of Hasson Company Realtors - Real Estate INSIDER -


HASSON COMPANY REALTORS - Mike HallOf course there's seasonality in home sales. But let's ask exactly WHAT it is that's seasonal? 

Ease of showing homes may be the biggest seasonal difference. Days are longer, shorter, wetter or drier. Holidays and school cycles happen.  Total unit volumes peak in summer while days are long and school is out.  No surprise.

 

Having a Realtor® with a great handle on specific numbers (like volumes, inventory, or average days on market) for your market segment can drive a great deal or just a mediocre one.  But focusing on this alone can trap you into thinking your OPPORTUNITY is seasonal.  It's NOT. 

 

Stats and averages don't speak to individual motivations. In a way, the numbers don't matter. Instead, individual buyers and sellers, and their particular motivations are what matter most. Buyers and sellers continue to come and go in the market all year long. 

And it's worth noting that someone buying or selling in December is often highly motivated, more ready to sell or buy than fair weather folks touring in July for sport. While total inventory, active buyers, and number of sales will surely decline in the fall, it's no matter if you find the ONE person for your home, or the one perfect house to make home.

 

In the “off” season, when both inventory and buyers wane, call it a wash.  Motivations and opportunity are up!  The bottom line is, sell or buy when YOU are ready. 

 

Hasson Company Realtors

15400 SW Boones Ferry Road, Lake Oswego 97035

(503) 341-5915

mikehall.hasson.com/


Lake Oswego's Education

SUBMITTED PHOTO: BRETT HAYES - Run to Mtulu figures to be another big success at Uplands Elementary School on Saturday. Shown at last year's event are runners Aliya DiVergilio (left) and Grant Wise. Wearing the elephant mask is Hannah Negri.
September 29, 2016

Uplands to host fun run for Kenya Keys

by Cliff Newell
Run to Mtulu will help local students better understand the lives of their African counterparts Students at Uplands Elementary School will raise money for their counterparts in Africa on Saturday at the Run to Mtulu. The…
KWARTLER
September 29, 2016

Laker Notes: Logic, life and 'lections

by Sarah Kwartler
Since Leonard Nimoy (and Spock) left us, our culture has been devoid of two critical things: tribbles and logic. Instead of logic becoming more prevalent as we near the age of the Enterprise, we are becoming as estranged…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lake Oswego Interact Club members and their families volunteered at the Oregon Food Bank's garden on Sept. 17. From left: back row, Patrick Mullen, Angie Sandblast, Molly Mullen, Karina Sandblast, Lolly Posotti, Karthik Sreedhar and Ted Ricks; and front row, Reilly Mullen, Connor Grosse, Savannah Grosse and McKinley Mullen.
September 29, 2016

Lake Oswego Interact Club provides some rainy-day volunteering

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Local students spend hours helping at the Oregon Food Bank The Lake Oswego Interact Club visited the Oregon Food Bank on Sept. 17 to donate some time — but not in the typical way most people volunteer at the food bank,…


September 29, 2016

School Notes

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Good-neighbor transportation options available for Lakeridge Homecoming If you’re heading to the homecoming game at Lakeridge High School on Friday, you can help the school maintain its good neighbor practices by walking or…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lakeridge will host its Homecoming Cheerleading Clinic from 4-6 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Lakeridge High School wrestling/cheer gym, 1235 Overlook Drive.
September 22, 2016

Lakeridge hosting cheer clinic

by Jillian Daley
Next week's instructional event is aimed at K-5 kids Lakeridge High School is hosting its annual Homecoming Cheerleading Clinic on Sept. 29. The event, for girls and boys in grade levels K-5, affords participants the chance…
EUCKER
September 22, 2016

Individuality

by Ava Eucker
Pacer Notes Students are back in school, returning to the routine of waking up early, meeting new teachers and learning about an array of topics, including “affect” vs. “effect,” the Pythagorean theorem and the Cold War. Yet…
September 22, 2016

School Notes

by Pamplin Media Group
New union leadership announced The leaders of the Lake Oswego School Employee Association classified union were introduced at the Sept. 19 Lake Oswego School Board meeting: — Melissa Siegel, president (president since 2010),…
September 15, 2016

School Note

by (none)
Learn about the school district Lake Oswego School District's Citizens Academy, which starts up next month, still has openings, and the deadline to apply is a couple of weeks away. Citizens Academy offers community members…
September 15, 2016

Young Men helping Nicaraguan orphans

by The Review
Lake Oswego chapter is collecting gear for soccer-loving youngsters The Lake Oswego Chapter of the National League of Young Men is lending a helping hand for some soccer-loving kids in Nicaragua. The club is now collecting…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: CHRIS BUHLMANN - The annual Laker cheer clinic for children is going on this Thursday. Pictured is last year's clinic.
September 15, 2016

Youth Cheer Clinic on tap Thursday

by Jillian Daley
Lake Oswego High is hosting a Youth Cheer Clinic this Thursday, Sept. 15. The annual event, for grade levels pre-K to eight, offers the opportunity to try a little tumbling and stunting, and to witness the cheer team leap,…
REVIEW PHOTO: JILLIAN DALEY - At the first meeting of the 2016-17 year on Friday were (from left): front row, Kristin Hazard (Special Services Parent Advisory Committee), Brandy Begin and Sandra Andrews (Hallinan Elementary), Lisa Shaw Ryan and Margie Johnson (Lake Oswego High School), Darryl Fleck and Jerome Lee (Westridge Elementary); and back row, Robin Walsh (Lakeridge Junior High), Laura Zenner and Jessica Stalick (Lake Grove Elementary), Jen Brown and Kristy Cory (Forest Hills Elementary), Sheri Buck (River Grove Elementary), Jennifer Zagacki and Erin Watson (Lake Oswego Junior); Sosanda Erdmann (Oak Creek Elementary). Not pictured: Carrie Wood, Lakeridge High School and Janell Herman from Lakeridge Junior.
September 14, 2016

Coordinating Council kicks off 2016-17

by Pamplin Media Group
Longtime group keeps parent clubs connected Presidents, co-presidents and vice president-elects of all the parent clubs at Lake Oswego School District schools meet monthly at the district office as part of the Coordinating…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: HEATHER WICK - The Hallinan Harvest Party on Sept. 9 offered opportunities for hands-on learning about where food comes from. Second-grade teacher Dawn Butcher tries some zucchini bread and spends time with her students, including Tilly Siger (right) and Jack Lindsey.
September 13, 2016

Hallinan harvesters

by Jillian Daley
Celebration last week teaches children where food comes from, and how tasty fresh produce can be The second-annual Hallinan Harvest Party last week featured sumptuous treats packed with produce, educational stations complete…
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Park Ranger Deb Hill chats with kids while giving a tour of Tryon Creek State Natural Area in August 2015.
September 08, 2016

School Notes

by Pamplin Media Group
Free outdoor passes for fourth-graders All fourth-graders and their families can now claim an Every Kid in a Park pass, which allows free entry into all federal parks, forests and recreation areas through Aug. 31, 2017.…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - During the summer, Lakeridge High School junior Ava Eucker was a babysitter for this kiddo, who is wearing his Octoman costume and about to dive into a huge pile of pillows and stuffed animals.
September 08, 2016

Jenga and swimming

by Jillian Daley
Two SWAG members share a day in the life at summertime jobs In honor of summertime jobs, The Review asked members of the Student Writers Advisory Group to share a play-by-play story about their working lives. The two…
WILLIAMS
September 08, 2016

My last day of summer, well spent

by Claire Williams
Pacer Notes “Can you tell me where F-7 is?” It's orientation day at Lakeridge High, and a short freshman with sandy-blonde hair is looking for a little help. “Of course!” I respond. “Just head down the hall, go up the…
September 08, 2016

College Notes

by Pamplin Media Group
The Review regularly prints lists of college graduates, academic dean’s list honorees, scholarship winners and new college students. Announcements, which are sent to the newspaper by parents and schools, are released in the…
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Les 'Pee Wee' Harrison teaches third-grader Nuala Stenson a basketball trick.
September 06, 2016

The fourth 'R'

by Jillian Daley
Students learn about responsibility through visit from Harlem All-Stars Somedays, it’s all about the three “Rs” in a school, but last week, Forest Hills Elementary students focused on a fourth “R”: responsibility. On hand to…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lake Oswego High School senior Erika Wong's piece, called 'Eyes,' will be on display in Washington, D.C., for a full year.
September 01, 2016

Laker artist honored in year-long Washington, D.C., national exhibit

by Jillian Daley
Erika Wong's piece 'Eyes' gains national recognition Lake Oswego High School art teacher Katie Brink learned recently that one of her students’ pieces will be part of a national exhibit. Tendo Mutanda, the Scholastic Art &…
HURLIN
September 01, 2016

The voting rights of today

by Skye Hurlin
Maverick Notes As we draw ever closer to the 2016 presidential election, it’s important to understand how fortunate we are to be able to vote for the people who lead our country. It’s alarming to know that people in some…
SUBMITTED GRAPHIC - LOSD's Citizens Academy offers a window into how local schools and the central office function.
September 01, 2016

School Notes

by Jillian Daley
Learn about the school district If you’ve ever been curious about the inner workings of the Lake Oswego School District, consider attending the LOSD’s Citizens Academy this fall. Citizens Academy consists of four two-hour…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Kimarie (from left) and Karrie Wilkie beam on the first day of school in 1962.
September 01, 2016

Blast from the past

by Jillian Daley
A first-day memory from Forest Hills Elementary When The Review invited members of the community to share their back-to-school photos, Joanne Wilkie offered up this image from her daughters’ first day at Forest Hills…
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Corrine Buich is the new principal at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School.
August 29, 2016

Our Lady of the Lake's new principal is a familiar face

by Jillian Daley
Corrine Buich grew up in Lake Oswego, and her family attended OLL Corrine Buich may be the new principal at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School, but she is no stranger to Lake Oswego — or OLL. Before moving on to Jesuit…
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Reese Dennett gathers his books during freshmen
registration.
August 25, 2016

Registration kicks off the school year

by Jillian Daley
Local high schoolers gear up for another year with school pictures and more Thousands of students were gearing up for high school last week throughout Lake Oswego. At Lakeridge High School, about 1,000 students registered,…
REVIEW FILE PHOTO: JILLIAN DALEY - River Grove Elementary School substitute Liz Simmons greets children on the first day of school last year, including then-first-grader Ryley Hamness, as they come off the bus.
August 25, 2016

Driving carefully around school buses

by Pamplin Media Group
Experts offer bus safety tips for motorists, parents and kids — just in time for the first day of school When the school year beginsnext week, school buses will roll along their 47 routes throughout Lake Oswego, making it…
MYSORE
August 25, 2016

A rough draft of the future

by Meghana Mysore
Laker Notes Ever since I graduated from high school, the idea of actually going to college has seemed far away. College has been something I’ve pushed to the back of my mind, like a book I’ve wanted to read for a long time,…

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SUBMITTED PHOTO - Casey Dunn beams in this Facebook post of him at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada.
Aug 23, 2016

Lake Oswego High says farewell to Casey Dunn

by Jillian Daley
Beloved math teacher dies after long bout with cancer Casey Dunn didn’t start out wanting to teach math, but he changed career paths in his mid-30s, and became an inspiration to others. Dunn…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - TV star Henry Winkler, who has dyslexia, spoke at Park Academy during one of the nonprofit school's fundraisers. The school has two other events coming up, one of which involves a performance by Cloverdayle this Saturday.
Aug 18, 2016

School Notes

by Pamplin Media Group
Park Academy fundraiser on tap Saturday, golf tourney in September The Boot Scootin’ BBQ is shuffling into Park Academy school founder Piper Park’s home on the lake Saturday. The event will…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lakeridge and Lake Oswego high schools' cheer teams tumbled their way to tons of honors at a recent competition at the University of Oregon.
Aug 18, 2016

Pacers, Lakers triumph at tourney

by Jillian Daley
LOHS and Lakeridge pocket stacks of awards at July cheer event Lakeridge and Lake Oswego high schools’ cheerleading teams scored scads of accolades during the National Cheerleaders Association’s…
KWARTLER
Aug 18, 2016

Steer clear of fear

by Sarah Kwartler
Laker Notes There’s been a boggart in my closet ever since I saw "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban." For the Muggles among us, a boggart is a magical monster that morphs into whatever…
Aug 18, 2016

College Notes

by Jillian Daley
The Review regularly prints lists of college graduates, academic dean’s list honorees, scholarship winners and new college students. Announcements, which are sent to the newspaper by parents and…
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Christi Hogan is the Lake Oswego School District's new food services director.
Aug 18, 2016

LOSD hires new food services director

by Jillian Daley
Christi Hogan is working to add more produce to school menus Even before Christi Hogan had joined the Lake Oswego School District as the new director of food services, she had begun working to…
SUBMITTED FILE PHOTO - LOJ's Architecture Club members include (from left): Nathan Griffin, Sammi Tessier, Sydney Blem, Dexter Benton, Abby Strege, Ryan Miller, Simon Roe, David Morgan and Rylan Boyles.
Aug 11, 2016

School Notes

by Jillian Daley
LOJ Architecture holding fundraiser The Lake Oswego Junior High School Architecture Club is trying to raise funds, so the whole team can attend the SchoolsNext’s international competition. After…
REVIEW FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - First-grader Kiahn Cutlip gets a big hug from his mom after his first day of school at Lake Grove Elementary in 2015.
Aug 11, 2016

First-day photos

by Jillian Daley
The Review wants your pictures celebrating the start of the school year, past and future Every year, The Review covers the first day of school with pages of photos and interviews highlighting…
CREASY
Aug 11, 2016

How does music affect mood?

by Tess Creasy
Pacer Notes Have you ever felt down, listened to some music and then become more energetic after hearing an upbeat tune? Have you ever thought of your favorite music artist as your therapist?…
Aug 11, 2016

College Notes

by Jillian Daley
The Review regularly prints lists of college graduates, academic dean’s list honorees, scholarship winners and new college students. Announcements, which are sent to the newspaper by parents and…
REVIEW FILE PHOTO: JILLIAN DALEY - Which Sailors earned a place on the LOJ third-trimester honor roll? Found out in the listing below.
Aug 04, 2016

Honor roll: Lake Oswego Junior High School

by Pamplin Media Group
The following Lake Oswego Junior High School students earned a place on the third-trimester honor roll: Grade eight, 4.0 GPA Samuel Abere, Alexander Alberte, Alyssa Almer, Kevin Amborn, Sonja…
ROGERS
Aug 04, 2016

Goodbye to Oregon, it's time to start a new life chapter

by Christena Rogers
Pacer Notes I think it’s fitting that by the time this goes out to the masses (thanks, by the way, to those who stopped to read this last hurrah), I’ll be comfortably living in the…
REVIEW FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Nita Van Pelt, who retired at the end of this school year, was instrumental in reviving the music programs for grade school children. The programs are starting up again this September, so sign up your musically gifted child.
Aug 04, 2016

School Notes

by Pamplin Media Group
Musical opportunities awaiting your gifted kid How do you encourage a gifted child? In the “Simpsons,” Homer discovers one way is by buying a musical instrument. That’s how Lisa ends up playing…
Aug 04, 2016

College Notes

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The Review regularly prints lists of college graduates, academic dean’s list honorees, scholarship winners and new college students. Announcements, which are sent to the newspaper by parents and…
REVIEW FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Jeniffer Pahl (center), with help from Reese Ericson (left) and Ella Peake, dishes up coleslaw at the Lakeridge Junior High School back-to-school barbecue last year.
Aug 03, 2016

Welcome-back events kick off this month

by Jillian Daley
Barbecues, open houses, back-to-school nights and more are on tap during the next several weeks Every year, the Lake Oswego School District kicks off the school year a few weeks before Day One…