Grandmas make the best volunteers at Deer Creek Elementary

Grandmas make the best volunteers at Deer Creek Elementary

Barbara Gornick is one of three grandma helpers at the school Barbara Gornick showed up early at...

Monks and visitors alike find peace at Trappist Abbey

Monks and visitors alike find peace at Trappist Abbey

King City Travel Club leaves modern world behind and visits Our Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Abbey ...

'Elephant man' has never found an elephant he doesn't like (or hasn't purchased)

'Elephant man' has never found an elephant he doesn't like (or hasn't purchased)

Bob Granquist has been around elephants simce the day he was born Bob Granquist knows exactly...

Holocaust survivor tells his 'sad' story to Sherwood High School students

Holocaust survivor tells his 'sad' story to Sherwood High School students

Alter Weiner is on a mission to share his story so the world doesn't forget the atrocities...


King City's Features

Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - Barry Becker, who moved to King City in 2006, has written a spy thriller that delves into the worlds of espionage, war and nuclear threats, and is sure to keep readers riveted once they read the first page.
February 26, 2015

For first-time author, writing a thriller is second nature

by Barbara Sherman
Barry Becker uses his background and imagination to write a novel about Navy SEALs, spies, bombs and terrorists How does a man living quietly in King City come to write a novel about a Navy SEAL…
Photo Credit: AL STEWART/TUALATIN - Actors in ''Gone with the Wind' meets Texas' include (from left) Stephen Radley, Virginia Kincaid, Sarah Ominski, Michael Allen, Janelle VanPelt, Diana LoVerso, Ted Schroeder, Tyler Beadle, Pat Romans, Aurea Taylor and Pamela Hough.
February 26, 2015

Mask & Mirror presents comedy, 'Dearly Beloved,' on Calvin stage

by Contributor
The show features three oddball sisters and other hilarious characters in G-rated family production Mask & Mirror Community Theatre’s next show, “Dearly Beloved,” opens Feb. 28 and features…
Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - Stella's life now as a well-fed (and dressed) pampered pet is a far cry from the time she spent survivng the tough streets of Portland.
January 29, 2015

Stella is another success story in the dog-rescue annals

by Barbara Sherman
Two women work to save chow and find her a loving home with Karl Vockert The old dog was spotted wandering the streets of Southeast Portland throughout October. After the black-and-gray chow was…
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…
Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - In her living room, one of Shirley Kane's favorite treasures is this chest she purchased while visiting Hong Kong, although it was a fair amount of trouble getting home.
January 29, 2015

Shirley Kane spends her career in the Foreign Service

by Barbara Sherman
The King City resident served in a dozen posts, including Saigon during the Vietnam War The U.S. Foreign Service is part of the Department of State and includes about 15,000 people carrying out…
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: BARBARA SHERMAN - Following his presentation at the Summerfield Clubhouse, Dan Murphy of the Broadway Rose Theatre Company chats with Jill Hanson of Salem, who was visiting a friend in Summerfield.
January 29, 2015

Locals learn all about Broadway Rose history and community…

by Barbara Sherman
Dan Murphy entertains a group in the Summerfield Clubhouse Summerfield residents who attended a Jan. 14 presentation by Dan Murphy of the Broadway Rose Theatre Company learned about the history…
Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - Just before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Deer Creek Elementary students get a mini-lesson in his life and those of other African-Americans from teacher Maria Copelan.
January 29, 2015

Deer Creek teacher brings a legend to life

by Barbara Sherman
Maria Copelan gives presentations to all the grades about Martin Luther King Jr. in anticipation of the holiday The Deer Creek Elementary media center was turned into a Martin Luther King Jr.…
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…

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