Snow means soup and fun snowmen rolls

Snow means soup and fun snowmen rolls

Oh the weather outside was frightful, just perfect for making snowman shaped rolls and soup

Scouting beauty

Scouting beauty

West Linn resident Peggy Keonjian shares memories of her days as a field editor for Better Homes...

Sign up now for Oliphant Community Tourney

Sign up now for Oliphant Community Tourney

The annual Oliphant Community Golf Tournament shares spirit of beloved civic volunteer

- Get tickets now for Art Throb -

- Get tickets now for Art Throb -

The Arts Council of Lake Oswego has two mahor fundraisers you can support this winter, ArtMart...

Join Wishweavers Circle to change lives in 2017

Join Wishweavers Circle to change lives in 2017

Lake Oswego's Laura Handke invites women to join her Authentic Expressions Wishweavers Circle

18/8 stylists give more than great haircuts

18/8 stylists give more than great haircuts

Hair stylists at 18/8 are trained to look for signs of skin cancer

Sensory-Friendly Concert offered for families with special needs

Sensory-Friendly Concert offered for families with special needs

Marylhurst University's music therapy department and Portland Wind Symphony will present a...

Music in the Woods to feature Arnica String Quartet

Music in the Woods to feature Arnica String Quartet

Portland's Arnica String Ensemble will play at Mary's Woods Jan. 22, as part of the Music in the...

Enjoy Middle Eastern, Appalachian food in 2017

Enjoy Middle Eastern, Appalachian food in 2017

What food trends will we see in 2017? Barb Randall says we should sample Middle Eastern and...

Checkmate

Checkmate

The game of chess teaches youngsters to strategize, while still having fun.

MLK Jr. celebration to spotlight two civil rights activists, Jan. 14

MLK Jr. celebration to spotlight two civil rights activists, Jan. 14

Hear civil rights activist Geneva Craig, and Mary Liuzzo Lilleboe, daughter of the late civil...

Magnuson shares business strategies in new book

Magnuson shares business strategies in new book

Lake Oswego author and sales leadership veteran Lisa D. Magnuson has released a new book, 'The...

Marylhurst Speaker Series sparks dialogue on social justice

Marylhurst Speaker Series sparks dialogue on social justice

Maryhurst University's Speaker Series will focus on social justice issues

PCC Sylvania hosts 18th-annual 'Wacipi' Traditional Powwow

PCC Sylvania hosts 18th-annual 'Wacipi' Traditional Powwow

PCC will hold its annual Wacipi Traditional Powwow from noon to 9 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Sylvan campus.

The Armory to open  'Astoria: Part One' Jan. 20

The Armory to open 'Astoria: Part One' Jan. 20

Portland Center Stage will present the world premiere of 'Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas...

Elizabeth Woody  to read poetry  at Marylhurst

Elizabeth Woody to read poetry at Marylhurst

Elizabeth Woody, Oregon's eighth poet laureate, will read her poetry Jan. 20 at Marylhurst...

Stretch peace of Thanksgiving on #GivingTuesday

Stretch peace of Thanksgiving on #GivingTuesday

Want to keep the peaceful feeling going beyond Thanksgiving? Donate or volunteer on #GivingTuesday

Local couple helps bring top talent to Lake Oswego for Music Mondays

Local couple helps bring top talent to Lake Oswego for Music Mondays

Visit Lake Theater and Cafe for Music Monday concert series

Plenty of fun planned for holidays in WL

Plenty of fun planned for holidays in WL

Many events are planned for West Linn residents this holiday season.

Zupan's Markets, Coalition Brewing release fourth private label beer

Zupan's Markets, Coalition Brewing release fourth private label beer

Zupan's Markets and Coalition Brewing have released another private label beer just in time for...

Something for everyone at Holiday Gallery

Something for everyone at Holiday Gallery

Give everyone on your list a piece of art this year. The holiday gallery includes clothing and...

Santa  Sing-Along  set for  Nov. 26

Santa Sing-Along set for Nov. 26

Broadway Rose Theatre Company will present a Santa Sing-Along event you won't want to miss

Clay Circle artists to hold art show, sale

Clay Circle artists to hold art show, sale

West Linn artist Sara Swink and other artists from her Clay Circle Studio will hold a sale of...

Burn some calories before you feast

Burn some calories before you feast

Take part in West Linn's Turkey Trot, Trainer's Club's Calorie Crusher

Oswego Trading Co. offers hip design

Oswego Trading Co. offers hip design

New consignment shop offers eclectic mix of accessories, artwork and furnishings Out with the...

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


VIC'S AUTO CENTER - Mike KeelerIs it time to have your vehicle emissions tested by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)?

The Vehicle Inspection Program of Oregon DEQ maintains a list of recognized automotive repair shops in the greater Portland metro area -- including Vic’s Auto Center -- at www.deq.state.or.us/

To make the list, a shop must demonstrate having the required diagnostic equipment and must employ at least one currently certified A.S.E. (Automotive Service Excellence) technician performing emission diagnoses, related adjustments and repairs.

DEQ vehicle emission tests lets motorists know when the pollution control devices on their vehicle malfunction. Any vehicle that has malfunctioning emission controls or is poorly maintained may emit up to three to four times more pollution than standards allow for new cars. You must pass a re-test before you can receive your DEQ Certificate of Compliance and renew your DMV vehicle registration.

Your Emissions Test Report provides data that can be useful to the person making the repairs on your vehicle.

There are dozens of reasons why your vehicle may fail the test, such as too much Carbon Monoxide, which could mean there’s a dirty air cleaner or air filter; contaminated oil; a stuck choke or malfunctioning fuel injectors.

Excessive Hydrocarbons may mean there’s a misfiring engine; faulty spark plugs, rotor, ignition coil or distributor caps; or a malfunctioning vacuum device.

Vic’s Auto Center knows them all. Vic’s technicians will find the problem, repair it and get you on your way.

Vic’s Auto Center

15880 Boones Ferry Rd.

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-7896

www.vicsautoctr.com/

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


HASSON COMPANY REALTORS - Mike Hall Looking at homes online and finding either poor-quality photos or sparse details, I cringe, knowing that the agent (and maybe the seller) doesn’t understand or care what kind of impression is being made.

In the internet age, with a tidal wave of information and shorter attention spans, making a first impression has never been more important.  With big dollars at stake, your Realtor should go all out for appeal in pictures and words, partnering with you to capture the best of your home.

A few things to consider:

Beyond basic attributes (such as four-bedroom, 3,000 square feet), set a scene for the buyer to experience what it’s like to be in your house. What will he or she see and feel when entering the home? Is there a view from the living room and if so, of what? Will they feel radiant-heat floors in the master bath?

Your photos may be lovely, but the visuals won’t tell the whole story. In the kitchen, is that a convection oven? Are those counters granite or composite? How big is the pantry? If there’s a nearby laundry room, say so.

What are the reasons you bought the home? They should be captured in pictures, words, or both.

Marketing your home with words and pictures isn’t rocket science, but there’s a huge difference between slapping a listing together, and going all out for first impressions.  Taking the time to do it right is essential. 

Mike Hall

Hasson Company Realtors

15400 SW Boones Ferry Road

Lake Oswego 97035

503-341-5915

mikehall.hasson.com/

Brought to you by Charles Braden, DMD, Lake Grove Dental - Family Dentistry INSIDER -


LAKE GROVE DENTAL - Charles Braden, DMDRemoving tooth decay is the first step towards preventing further tooth loss. The conditions that led to that tooth decay in the first place must be investigated and a strategy put in place to change those conditions.

Last month we talked about bacteria in the mouth, our ability to identify its presence and the role it plays in causing tooth decay. Fortunately, that problem can be diminished quickly with slight changes in one’s routine. There are other forces, however, that also lead to decay.

Our teeth are bathed in a remarkable fluid -- saliva. A lack of it creates an environment that tooth decay thrives in. Many things can lead to “dry mouth”. Commonly used medications can cause a lack of saliva, as can dehydration, smoking, receiving chemotherapy or radiation treatments and certain diseases.

The pH of saliva is another important aspect of preventing cavities. Healthy saliva is naturally neutral. Every time you eat or drink, the pH in your mouth changes. While the pH is in that non-neutral state, the acids in your mouth build up so that damage and decay occur.

Reducing consumption of highly acidic foods, reducing between-meal snacks, and using products that quickly return your mouth to a neutral state are all possible solutions. Those who suffer from acid reflux can take similar steps to minimize their risk.

Call for a free consultation to evaluate why you and your family keep getting cavities!

Lake Grove Dental

16455 Boones Ferry Rd.

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-3641

www.lakegrovedental.com/

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


DR NGYN  - Dr. Nancy SalisburyWomen who have trouble remembering contraception or have very heavy menses may want to consider a long-acting birth control device.

Such devices can be used by all ages, are safe, and are a covered benefit under affordable care. Placement is an office procedure with no down time.

IntraUterine Devices (IUDs) are small, T-shaped devices made of flexible plastic. Inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy, IUDs may contain copper, no hormones, or a hormone such as progestin or levonorgestril.

Paragard is completely hormone-free, has copper as an active ingredient and prevents pregnancy for up to 10 years.

Kyleena, new to the market as of October, is a five-year hormonal IUD.

There are two other hormonal IUDs: Skyla and Mirena, each of which have a less-than-98 percent conception rate.

Skyla is a three-year IUD that is smaller in size, has a lower hormone dose and is great for women who have not had children.

Mirena is a five-year IUD with a slightly higher hormone dose (which remains in the uterus) and usually results in light periods or none at all.

A hormonal implant is another option. Nexplanon is safe, convenient and effective. It is a matchstick-sized rod inserted into the arm by a healthcare provider.

At Dr NGYN, we offer all of these devices. We check with your insurance provider for benefits; they are often placed at no cost to you.

Please call for information or a consultation.

Dr NGYN

17020 Pilkington Road

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-908-1646

>www.drngyn.com/

Brought to you by Mary Wong, Trios Studio - Jewelry INSIDER -


TRIOS STUDIO - Mary WongPurchasing diamond jewelry can present an ethical dilemma for consumers who are deeply concerned about such issues as human rights for miners and mining’s negative effects on the environment.

Here at Trios Studio, shoppers needn’t sacrifice their ethics to purchase a stunning diamond sparkler. We have found a supplier of ethically produced diamonds and we’re proud to offer Canadian diamonds for use in our jewelry.

Diamonds are typically mined by very large corporations overseas. The U.S. Congress mandated that diamonds sold in the U.S. must be conflict-free and not fund terrorist activities, but it did not place regulations on human rights for miners or environmental concerns.

Meanwhile, there’s a strict code of conduct for diamond mines in Canada.

We buy natural, mined, conflict-free diamonds from our supplier, Canada Pride, which then sends the rough diamonds for precision cutting in Israel. These are the real thing, not diamonds made in a laboratory.

Canadian diamonds are very white in color, with good clarity and brilliant sparkle (the result of precision cutting). They can then be set in eco-gold, platinum or silver.

Most of our jewelry designs are handmade in our shop, from start to finish. We are designer-goldsmiths and input from our clients is essential. They are involved in design and production decisions before creating the final piece.

We love giving consumers choices that they can feel good about.

Come visit our studio for a free consultation.

Trios Studio

Three Monroe Parkway, Suite I

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-496-1285

www.triosstudio.com/

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


HARNISH PROPERTIES - Justin HarnishQ. When’s the best time of year to put my house on the market?

A: We always say that “now is the best time to you sell your home” because you never know when a buyer is out looking! But we do find that most new inventory comes on the market starting around mid- to late January.

Q. What’s the first step?

A. Do your research on local real estate experts. The next step is to set interviews with those Brokers.  Once you have selected a Listing Broker, then their strategy will unfold as you work together to start the process.

Q. I’d like to sell my home for the highest possible price. What will the house require to look its best, inside and out?

A. Getting your home ready for sale and taking it seriously is very important. As part of the implementation of the strategy, a good listing agent will walk you through what to do to improve curb appeal and the general look and feel of the home’s interior.

Q. Is there anything I should consider now that interest rates are beginning to rise again?

A. As rates climb, and they will climb, it’s important that buyers stay in close communication with their Mortgage Brokers to be aware of what each incremental increase does to their borrowing power and monthly payment. As a seller, it’s equally important to stay in tune, as such increases affect them as well!

Harnish Properties

425 Second St.

Downtown Lake Oswego

503-699-8483

www.harnishproperties.com/

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


PETROFF CENTER - Dr. Mark PetroffHere at Petroff Center, we’re excited have a brand-new skin resurfacing system to offer our patients for the New Year!

The HydroPlus Facial Skin Resurfacing system is a professional-grade, crystal-free treatment that can reduce the effects of aging on your skin. Featuring the patented DiamondTome and Hydro Wand, the device provides a safe, therapeutic treatment for superior skin care results.

Skin Resurfacing is an exfoliation technique for removing the topmost layer of skin, leaving it more supple and vibrant. The DT2 Skin Resurfacing System removes this layer by gently exfoliating the skin with natural diamond chips at the tip of a wand, while at the same time vacuuming the exfoliated skin cells away in a controlled manner. Removing this outer layer of dead skin cells leaves a smoother texture and promotes growth of healthy new skin cells.

The HydroPlus Facial combines the benefits of exfoliation with the infusion of therapeutic serums. The new Hydro Wand infusion system allows for deeper product penetration, hydration and skin nourishment all in one treatment. This system can be customized to your individual skin type. The Petroff Center offers serums for skin brightening and lightening, a blemish fighter for acne, a power hydration formula and an antioxidant Vitamin C formula.

A trained esthetician administers treatments. The HydroPlus Facial treatment is non-invasive, pain-free and requires no down time.

For best results, several treatments are recommended for healthier, younger-looking skin.

Call us today for more information and a 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 Jonathan Wisniewski, DVM, Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin - Emergency Veterinary INSIDER -


EVCOT - Jon Wisniewski, DVMWith New Year’s celebrations just a few days away, remember to think about your pets.

New Year's noise: As you count down to the New Year, please keep in mind that strings of thrown confetti can get lodged in a cat's intestines, perhaps necessitating surgery. Noisy poppers can terrify pets and cause possible damage to sensitive ears. Remember that many pets are also scared of fireworks, so be sure to secure them in a safe, escape-proof area as midnight approaches. Consider a Thundershirt for your dog, which swaddles and calms the pet.

Medications? Plan ahead: Many medications can take several weeks to reach peak effects. Sedatives alone (such as acepromazine) can be used, but do not fix the anxiety — they just reduce the pet's response to the anxiety. As an emergency veterinarian, I cannot prescribe medications without a doctor-patient relationship, meaning I cannot dispense the medications without performing a physical examination (it's state and federal law). 

Careful with cocktails: If your New Year’s Eve celebration or next-day football party includes adult beverages, be sure to place your unattended alcoholic drinks where pets cannot get to them. If ingested, your pet could become weak and ill.

Dangerous food: Make sure to keep your pets away from the table and unattended plates of food, and be sure to secure the lids on garbage cans. Fatty, spicy human foods, as well as bones, should not be fed to your furry friends.

Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin

8250 SW Tonka St.

Tualatin, OR 97052

503-691-7922

evcot.com/

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


DR NGYN - Dr. Nancy SalisburyThe Mona Lisa Touch is an FDA-approved CO2 laser that is used to rejuvenate the cells of the vagina.

Woman want this area to respond, lubricate and accommodate appropriately. By changing things at the cellular level, we are seeing profound changes for women, primarily those in menopause or experiencing disease states that do not allow hormones. To me, the treatment response has been astounding.

Women we treat are noticing improved tone, a better-behaving bladder and a better sexual response. Neither the literature, nor my experience, has revealed a down side. There have been no adverse effects from the treatment. Women are greater than 95 percent satisfied and many of the benefits have been a surprise.

It is an outpatient procedure that is $2,400 for three treatments, performed six weeks apart. There is no down time. Women are amazed when the procedure is not painful, because relations have been painful for so long.

Unfortunately, the treatment is not covered by insurance. Lasers are an expensive technology because the devices are a large capital expense.

Ladies AND Gentlemen, this is a game-changer if things are not right down there.

Come in and talk about it. I would love to help change things for the better or talk about all the options that might be available to you.

Dr NGYN

17020 Pilkington Road

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-908-1646

>www.drngyn.com/

Brought to you by Charles Branen, DMD, Lake Grove Dental - Family Dentistry Insider -


LAKE GROVE DENTAL - Charles Branen, DMDWith recent developments in detecting bacterial strains in the mouth and how they affect the presence of tooth decay and overall health, we are taking every step to discover and strategize for each of our patients the best way for them to have a healthy, cavity-free mouth and improved general wellness.  

Indicators evident in the mouth tell a great deal about your overall being. There are now discovered links between oral pathogens to tooth decay, pancreatic cancer, stillbirth or preterm babies. Periodontal disease is also now linked to heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, erectile dysfunction and more.

We now have methods to test the level of bacteria present in the mouth for those at high risk of tooth decay. In chronic cases, we can even do testing that determines which type of bacteria are present and take steps to reduce or eliminate those pathogens. A variety of new rinses and toothpastes are on the market, which use natural ingredients with anti-bacterial properties that surpass even antibiotics.

For a long time, the relationship of the mouth to the whole body’s wellness has been ignored. We now know that, instead, the mouth serves as a window into which we can see early signs of life-diminishing conditions, let alone tooth decay and periodontal disease.

Call us today for a no-cost caries (tooth decay) risk assessment and consultation at 503-636-3641.

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 PetroffHave you ever considered a hair removal treatment, but been wary of the price, permanence or the time involved?

At Petroff Center, we use the GentleMax Pro Laser, which powerfully yet gently removes hair with faster treatment times and decreased sensation.

Through the end of December, we are offering 20 percent off hair removal packages, which consist of a series of six treatments.

Unlike many previous professional laser hair removal options, GentleMax Pro generates permanent outcomes and is safe and effective on all skin tones.

Its Gentle Hair Removal technology features a patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD), which minimizes discomfort by releasing a quick burst of liquid cryogen before and after each laser pulse.

The cryogen rapidly evaporates, cooling the outer layers of the skin and making the treatment much more comfortable by removing the snapping and burning sensation generally associated with laser hair removal. During the treatment, a handpiece delivers a laser pulse into the targeted areas and a controlled amount of therapeutic heat that safely and effectively damages the hair follicles. The DCD technology makes treatments easy and comfortable for our patients.

GentleMax Pro has the industry’s largest handpiece spot size of 24mm, allowing us to drastically reduce treatment time. It is the only FDA-approved treatment for permanent hair reduction.

Hair removal treatments take anywhere from a few minutes to about an hour, depending on the area being treated. Since hair grows in three stages, six treatments spaced six weeks apart are recommended for optimal results.

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 Mike Hall, Hasson Company Realtors - Real Estate Insider -


HASSON COMPANY REALTORS - Mike HallIf you built your own home today, how would you want it oriented?  Rising sun in the East, kissing your master bedroom or breakfast area?  Sunsets on a West-facing patio?  Shade just right for midsummer afternoons?  

With so many choices and compromises to be made in finding a home, I find often that this one is often overlooked. 

Most folks know generally that they like “light and bright,” but many aren’t great at knowing the compass points and where the sun moves.  Every home is different, and it’s one of those things you can’t upgrade by remodeling! 

I use a compass often when showing homes. It’s a standard app on most smartphones, and it lets you be certain of where South is on a dark day. I find where the sun’s path falls on the home, including where trees are located and whether they’re evergreen or deciduous.

There are also plenty of online calculators that help visualize the sun’s path, like www.suncalc.org/.  Just enter a home’s address and it overlays the lot, the structure and the sun’s path.  Slick! 

The other orientation that can be really important is to the prevailing winds/storms, which are usually southwesterly.  That side takes a beating, so having some cover to the southwest, whether porch or back patio, is valuable. 

Next time you look at a home, grab your phone/compass and give it some thought, and give me a call!

Mike Hall

Hasson Company Realtors

15400 SW Boones Ferry Road

Lake Oswego 97035

503-341-5915

mikehall.hasson.com/


Lake Oswego's Community

January 19, 2017

Community Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Take note of these special meetings and notices.
DoveLewis reminds pet owners that if it is cold to you, it is also cold to your pet.
January 19, 2017

Keep your animal warm: cold weather safety tips for pet owners

by DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital
DoveLewis Animal Hospital shares tips to keep your pets safe during the cold weather.
January 19, 2017

Learn of World Vision's response to refugee crisis

by Pamplin Media Group
All are invited to learn more about Women of Vision's strategic work in response to Syria's humanitarian crisis


SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Meet Bob Moore, founder of Bobs Red Mill, during the tour of the mill and store Wednesday, Jan. 25. The group will also eat lunch at the on-site restaurant. Cost is $10 per person.
January 19, 2017

Field trip set for Bob's Red Mill

by Doug Dickston
Join members of the West Linn Adult Community Center on a field trip to Bob's Red Mill.
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Stephanie Barnett-Herro, the Older Adult Systems of Care coordinator for Clackamas County Health, Housing and Human Services, has developed a class that puts to practice the newest trends in brain games.
January 19, 2017

Brain health benefits from games, art

by Maria Bigelow
The Lake Oswego Adult Community Center is offering brain games for seniors to exercise the brain
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Plans for the 2017 Lake Oswego Farmers Market are beginning. Vendors may apply until Feb. 27.
January 19, 2017

Calling all vendors - apply for LO Farmers Market 2017

by Judy Nelson
Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation is preparing for these classes and events
January 19, 2017

Tax season officially opens Jan. 23

by Oregon Department of Revenue
Gather your tax information - it's time to prepare your 2016 tax return
January 19, 2017

What's Happening

by Pamplin Media Group
Meetings and special events happening this week.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Maria Kretchman and Adam McWade are engaged to be married March 2017.
January 12, 2017

Engagement

by (none)
Lake Oswego High grad Adam McWade is engaged to marry Maria Kretchman, a Colorado native.
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Sarah Baltazar, pictured, and her husband, Mundo Catering Executive Chef Javier Baltazar, are pleased to be serving lunches at the West Linn Adult Community Center Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Stop in and enjoy a fine lunch.
January 12, 2017

New catering crew brings flavorful lunches to center

by Doug Dickston
The noontime meals served at the West Linn Adult Community Center are being prepared by Mundo Catering and feature global cuisines.
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Aqua Yoga is a new class being offered by Lake Oswego Parks and Rec. The class is taught at The Springs at Carmen Oaks.
January 12, 2017

Try a new class: Aqua Yoga

by Judy Nelson
Don't let the month slip away. If you intended to begin a new exercise regime in the New Year, Lake Oswego Parks and Rec has options for you.
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Local playwright Cynthia Whitcomb will share stories of her life of writing for the stage and Hollywood at the Lakewood Center Associates meeting Jan. 19. All are welcome to attend.
January 12, 2017

Whitcomb to share stories of Hollywood

by Pamplin Media Group
Playwright Cynthia Whitcomb will present 'Things I've :earned in a Life of Writing for the Stage and Hollywood' at the Lakewood Center Associates' meeting Jan. 19.
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Oregon Museum of Science and Industry has inspired many children and adults to explore science.
January 12, 2017

Science history: Learn the backstories of OMSI's foundation

by Maria Bigelow
The Lake Oswego Adult Community Center will host a presentation by Marilynne Eichinger, former president of OMSI, on her book 'Lives of Museum Junkies' Jan. 23.
January 12, 2017

Tips shared for aging gracefully

by Nancy Dunis
Nancy Dunis shares tips on aging gracefully, which a friend forwarded to her, found on the internet.
January 12, 2017

What's Happening

by Pamplin Media Group
Meetings and events of special note
SUBMITTED PHOTO: CASEY DUNN - Nicole Nathan, executive director of the Arts Council of Lake Oswego, along with artist Margaret Snow Benoit, the vice president of the Arts Councils board of directors, will share information about the master plan behind Lake Oswego's Public Art Collection at the Lake Oswego Womens Coalition meeting Jan. 18.
January 12, 2017

Learn about master plan for Gallery Without Walls

by Pamplin Media Group
The master plan of Lake Oswego's Public Art Collection will be explained by Arts Council of Lake Oswego Executive Director Nicole Nathan and Margaret Benoit Snow, a member of the Public Art Master Plan committee, at the Lake…
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Home Cooking, From Our House to Yours was recently released by Holiday Retirement, based in Lake Oswego.
January 12, 2017

Holiday Retirement releases cookbook

by Pamplin Media Group
Holiday Retirement has released a cookbook filled with their residents' homecooking recipes, plus recipes from their professional chefs.
This branch didn't break upon the car, but was heavily loaded with snow.
January 11, 2017

Snow is snow, beautiful, but hard on cars

by Barb Randall
Lake Oswego was covered in soft snow this morning. The snow was heavy however, and weighted down tree branches, causing damage in a number of locations.
January 05, 2017

Workshop provides tools for healthy living

by Pamplin Media Group
SUBMITTED PHOTO - You dont need special equipment to dance - just your favorite music. For those needing a little motivate to get started the LOACC offers dance classes, even a free try it out class set for Jan. 9.
January 05, 2017

Get that body moving

by Maria Bigelow
SUBMITTED PHOTO: EPICURIOUS CHELSEY KYLE - Epicurious Editor David Tamarkin encourages all to join the #cook90 Challenge, and cook each breakfast, lunch and dinner eaten in January.
January 05, 2017

Take the cook90 challenge

by Barb Randall
It's not too late to start the cook90 Challenge. Start cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner every day in January.
January 05, 2017

WLACC has new things in store for 2017

by Doug Dickston
STAFF PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Ted Gabrielson has lost 180 pounds by riding his recumbent bicycle daily in West Waluga Park.
January 05, 2017

'Free as a bird'

by Kelsey O'Halloran
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Jean Houston, known as the Mother of the Human Potential Movement, will be in Lake Oswego for presentations Jan. 27-30. Get tickets now.
January 05, 2017

Mother of the Human Potential Movement to visit LO

by Pamplin Media Group
January 05, 2017

What's Happening

by Pamplin Media Group

Don't miss the local news

SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Woody and Betty Knouse
Jan 05, 2017

Knouses celebrate 70 wedded years

by (none)
REVIEW TIDINGS FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE  - Mindful Meditation instructor Surja Tjahaja will lead meditation classes for Lake Oswego Parks and Rec in January. Sign up now.
Jan 05, 2017

Experience Living Well in LO in 2017

by Judy Nelson
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Lotus Tower by Joel Cottet has been reinstalled at an entry to Marylhurst University on Pacific Hwy., welcoming motorists to Lake Oswego. A reinstallation celebration will be held at 4 p.m. Jan. 18 at Marylhurst. All are welcome to attend.
Jan 05, 2017

'Lotus Tower' reinstalled at Marylhurst entry

by Pamplin Media Group
SUBMITTED PHOTOS  - Burdick
Jan 05, 2017

Hear priorities of legislative session at W2Dems meeting

by Pamplin Media Group
Jan 05, 2017

No need to feel lonely

by Kathryn Kendall
Isolation and loneliness can befall anyone at any age. Check in on those around you.
Jan 05, 2017

Community Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Take note of these special events and oppportunities
STAFF PHOTO: KELSEY OHALLORAN  - Newlywed Hattie Smith was happy to receive a wedding photo album that was erroneously shipped to another bride in Nebraska. The album was mailed by that family to Lake Oswego City Hall, where Dave Arpin made it his mission to find the couple and give them the book.
Dec 29, 2016

Christmas miracle occurs, thanks to city employee

by Barb Randall
Newlywed Hattie Smith experienced a Christmas miracle, thanks to Dave Arpin of the City of Lake Oswego.
SUBMITTED PHOTO: EPICURIOUS - These Chocolate Dipped Salted Caramel Marshmallows will add a delicious touch to a mug of hot cocoa, or a dessert plate shared with friends and family.
Dec 22, 2016

Why not take yourself a snow day and play?

by Barb Randall
Barb Randall enjoyed the snow the area received last week and encourages all to take a 'snow day' even in good weather.
SUBMITTED PHOTO: BONNY GLENDENNING, OPTIQUE PHOTOGRAPHY - Jessica Steinberg poses with her sons Nate and Pete.
Dec 22, 2016

Lung cancer survivor urged others to be 'sur-THRIVE-ers'

by Barb Randall
Former Lake Oswego resident Jessica Steinberg helps those with lung cancer by sharing her experiences.
STAFF PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - JoJo Namuddu, right, is spending the holidays in West Linn with her sponsor, Roxanne Waterman, left.
Dec 22, 2016

'A new family'

by Kelsey O'Halloran
JoJo Namuddu of Uganda travels to spend holidays with West Linn sponsor
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Nathan, Liam and Braylon Abbott found one of Lake Oswegos Community Treasure Hunt holiday ornaments hidden in the Lake Oswego Public Library last week. Not only do they get to keep the porcelain ornament for their own holiday tree, but if they present it at the Holiday Gallery in the 510 Museum and ARTspace (510 First St., Lake Oswego), theyll also get a 10-percent discount on purchases. The Holiday Gallery features art created by 30 local artists. Better hurry -- it closes Dec. 23.
Dec 22, 2016

Still time to seek ornaments

by (none)
About 30 artists have gone together to host a holiday gallery where you can buy artistic gifts for everyone on your list. Hurry! The gallery closes Dec. 23 at 5 p.m.
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Boy Scouts of West Linn Troop 396 will pick up and recycle Christmas trees in the West Linn area on Dec. 30, Jan. 2 and Jan. 8 for a $10 donation. The scouts ask that trees be left at the curb by 9 a.m. on the morning of the pick-up, with the donation attached in a resealable plastic bag.  To arrange for a pick-up, call 503-660-8396 or email trees@troop396.us. Learn more online at troop396.us.
Dec 22, 2016

Scouts will recycle Christmas trees

by Pamplin Media Group
A West Linn Boy Scout Troop is earning money by recycling Christmas trees. Call to schedule a pick up of your tree.
Dec 22, 2016

What's happening

by Pamplin Media Group
Many regularly held meetings are cancelled this week because of the holidays. Check before you go.
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - The glow of a Christmas tree fills a home with warmth.
Dec 22, 2016

Christmas trees trigger fond memories

by Joan Waldron
Joan Waldron shares memories of Christmas trees she has decorated in her past.
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Local artist Laura Bock turns books into unique art pieces.
Dec 22, 2016

Folded book pages make unique art

by Doug Dickston
The West Linn Adult Community Center's gift shop is filled with unique gifts, art and other items, including Retold Book Fold Art.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital shares tips for keeping pets safe this holiday season.
Dec 22, 2016

Protect pets during holidays

by DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital
The holidays are fun for all, but are filled with potential dangers for pets.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The holidays give us an opportunity to express gratitude to those around us for all they do and mean in our lives. Dont miss the chance to tell someone how much you care.
Dec 22, 2016

Express gratitude to friends, family

by Maria Bigelow
The holiday season is a great time to tell others how much they mean to you
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Learn intermediate watercolor painting skills in a class offered in January through Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation.
Dec 22, 2016

Learn watercolor skills, try a class for free

by Judy Nelson
Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department offers fitness classes and many activities for all ages.
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Mr. and Mrs. Jake Banning
Dec 22, 2016

Wedding

by (none)
Jake Connor Banning and Katherine Anne Garrote Ramos were married this summer. The couple lives in Tigard.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Dancers from the Academy of Ballet and Dance Arts in Lake Oswego recently performed for residents at The Springs at Carmen Oaks. The dance studio has made it a tradition to entertain and visit with seniors during the holidays.  This year, the dancers performed classical solos from the ballets Graduation Ball and Paquita, as well as traditional Ukranian character dances and contemporary dance pieces like The Red Hat Dance and High Society. Pictured are (from left): back row, Natalie Lloyd, Anna Therkelsen, Maddie Francis and director and instructor Wendy Goldthwaite; middle row: Katie Gunter, Lauren Vance, Chloe Crawford and Sonnet Lawson; and front row, Olivia Turley, Matea Goode, Mimi Goldthwaite and Hana Menasco. The studio is located at 311 B Ave. in downtown Lake Oswego. Learn more online at abdalakeoswego.com.
Dec 22, 2016

Dancers bring holiday cheer to The Springs

by Barb Randall
Academy of Dance Arts students share talent, spread joy during the holiday season
Dec 22, 2016

Community Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Take note of these special notices.
STAFF PHOTO: BARB RANDALL - Coq au vin is a dish Barb Randall doesnt prepare often; its perfect to prepare when you are snowbound.
Dec 15, 2016

Snow days call for cooking up a storm

by Barb Randall
Snow and colder weather call for warming foods. Make this dish tonight.
Cassidy Renwaldt celebrates at the finish line.
Dec 15, 2016

Holiday run, parade provide fun, toys and joys

by Barb Randall
West Linn kicks off the holidays in fine style with the annual Ugly Sweater Run and the Holiday Parade
Dec 15, 2016

What's Happening

by Pamplin Media Group
Meetings and events of special note
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Bring a wrapped gift suitable for a man or a woman to the gift exchange planned at the West Linn Adult Community Center.
Dec 15, 2016

Loosen that belt before attending holiday lunch

by Doug Dickston
The West Linn Adult Community Center invites all to attend the annual holiday luncheon Dec. 16 and participate in the gift exchange