Deer Creek teacher brings a legend to life

Deer Creek teacher brings a legend to life

Maria Copelan gives presentations to all the grades about Martin Luther King Jr. in anticipation...

Locals learn all about Broadway Rose history and community activities

Locals learn all about Broadway Rose history and community activities

Dan Murphy entertains a group in the Summerfield Clubhouse Summerfield residents who attended a...

Shirley Kane spends her career in the Foreign Service

Shirley Kane spends her career in the Foreign Service

The King City resident served in a dozen posts, including Saigon during the Vietnam War The U.S....

Stella is another success story in the dog-rescue annals

Stella is another success story in the dog-rescue annals

Two women work to save chow and find her a loving home with Karl Vockert The old dog was spotted...


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Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - Gail O'Connell-Babcock, who initially saw Stella at the Multnomah County Animal Shelter, checks on her progress while another dog on the Vockert farm watches.
January 29, 2015

Babcocks have been helping animals for 20 years

by Contributor
Reb Babcock and Gail O'Connell-Babcock work different fronts to save animals A Rottweiler named Pookie is what drove Gail O'Connell-Babcock and Reb Babcock, who is an attorney, to get involved…
Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - Susan Burson of Summerfield gathers pine needles and turns them into baskets that are truly works of art.
January 29, 2015

Crafter creates beautiful baskets out of pine needles she finds…

by Barbara Sherman
Susan Burson finds a source close to home at Hoyt Arboretum Susan Burson is the first to admit that she knows way more about pine needles than she ever thought she would need to, but there is a…
January 29, 2015

Bob Christenson to host book signing in Summerfield

by Pamplin Media Group
Summerfield resident Bob Christenson is hosting a book reading and signing for his new book, "Sand, Sawdust, and Scotch," at the Summerfield Clubhouse, 10650 S.W. Summerfield Drive, on Saturday,…
Photo Credit: CRAIG MITCHELLDYER/BROADWAY ROSE THEATRE COMPANY - Jennifer Goldsmith first appeared in a Broadway Rose show in 1993, and this is only her fourth show with the company as she has stayed busy performing in other metro-area theaters.
January 28, 2015

Jennifer Goldsmith is back on the boards at Broadway Rose…

by Barbara Sherman
In 'The World Goes 'Round,' she is working with friends and returning to her roots Jennifer Goldsmith lives, eats and breathes theater: Her day job is working at Portland Center Stage as the…
Photo Credit: CRAIG MITCHELLDYER/BROADWAY ROSE THEATRE COMPANY - Pictured from left is the cast of Broadway Rose's 'The World Goes 'Round.' including Ecaterina Lynn, Joey Cote, Jennifer Goldsmith, Erin Charles and Andrew W. Foster.
February 01, 2015

Broadway Rose presents 'The World Goes 'Round'

by Broadway Rose Theatre Company
Musical revue runs Jan. 29 through March 1 in Tigard Broadway Rose Theatre Company kicks off its 2015 “Season of Bright Beginnings” with a retrospective of two of musical theater's greatest…
Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - The Deer Creek Elementary fourth-grade Cyclops Crushers team consists of (from left) Alex, Megan, Morgan and Ryan.
January 28, 2015

Battle of the Books rages at Deer Creek Elementary

by Barbara Sherman
School always has lots of teams in the competition All the Deer Creek Elementary students who signed up to participate in this year's Oregon Battle of the Books are winners because they…
Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - Sue Mattecheck (left), Barb Lance, holding her 1960s' United Airlines uniform, and Pat Dufort have fun reminisicing about their high-flying days.
December 29, 2014

Three 1960s' stewardesses take to the skies again later in life…

by Barbara Sherman
Three local women share stories of life and death in the sometimes not-so-friendly skies When three former stewardesses who flew in the 1960s (and again in the 1990s or 2000s) get together over…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF BARB LANCE - Members of the Portland chapter of Clipped Wings who met at the Summerfield Clubhouse on Nov. 8 included a 100-year-old stewardess who flew in 1937.
December 29, 2014

Former United Airlines flight attendants can become part of…

by Contributor
Metro-area group meets for Founder Day Lunch at Summerfield Clubhouse on Nov. 8 The Portland Chapter of Clipped Wings met at the Summerfield Clubhouse on Nov. 8 to celebrate 65 years of service…
Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - Deer Creek Elementary cook Sandy tells the awe-struck kids in Angie Deuth's kindergarten class that after she took a Gingerbread Man out of the oven, he hopped up and ran away.
December 29, 2014

A fairy tale comes to life for Deer Creek kindergartners

by Barbara Sherman
They chase the Gingerbread Man all over the school before finding (and eating) him Deer Creek kindergartners got to live out a real-life fairy tale shortly before Christmas that had the entire…
Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - Santa Claus (aka Don Waddell) takes a brief break fron the North Pole to stop by the King City Clubhouse in December.
December 29, 2014

Santa Claus just loves his job, wherever it takes him

by Barbara Sherman
Don Waddell has lived a double life for more than 30 years Usually in December, Santa Claus is far too busy to do interviews, but this year he had a break in his schedule and had time to share a…

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Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - Fran Walston sings 'Do You Hear What I Hear?' at the King City Music Club's Dec. 1 open mic, and she also sings in the music club's chorus and directs the Pacific Pointe Chorale.
Dec 29, 2014

At 91, Fran Walston sings solos and directs a choir

by Barbara Sherman
World War II came along, and the Navy veteran never became a music teacher, but she's making up for it now Fran Walston is the epitome of following a dream: Always interested in music and…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF CIVIL AIR PATROL - Hellenmerie 'Rie' served as a teenage cadet in Oregon's Civil Air Patrol during World War II and rejoined after her husband died.
Dec 29, 2014

Oregon Civil Air Patrol plays vital role in WWII

by Major Scott Maguire, CAP
'Rie' Walker was part of war effort on the home front Hellenmerie "Rie" Walker, who served as a teenage cadet in the Civil Air Patrol during World War II and is the only surviving WWII veteran…
Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - After getting a little warm in the King City clubhouse, Santa Claus removes his heavy coat before joining Shirley Frank in leading a sing-along of Christmas carols.
Dec 29, 2014

King City Welcome Committee brings back the joy to the holiday…

by Barbara Sherman
'Twas the beginning of the holidays for King City residents Some King City residents got into the spirit of Christmas a little early when they had fun decorating cake houses, winning prizes and…