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July 25, 2014

Dance coach seeks pledges to help open Sherwood studio

by Barbara Sherman
Sarah Jakubowski has until Aug. 6 to raise $20,000 on Kickstarter Sarah Jakubowski is well known in the Sherwood and Tigard communities for coaching and choreographing high school dance teams,…
by: COURTESY OF MADELINE GARLAND - Nathan Doyel as Jean Valjean, and Matt Flanagan as Inspector Javert head up Sherwood Foundation for the Arts' production of 'Les Miserables.'
July 17, 2014

Les Miserables pulls out all the stops for park production

by Ray Pitz
With the production back on Broadway, this is the last time to see the show for three years When the Sherwood Foundation for the Arts presents “Les Miserables” at the end of July, it will be the…
July 21, 2014

Robin Hood Festival celebrates 60 years

by Susan Danz
With festivities celebrating the first official Robin Hood Festival in 1954, this year’s Robin Hood Festival July 18-19 promises to be a special event for people of all ages. We’ll be honoring…
by: FILE ART - From June 12 through July 7, four substation outages on the Westside and in North Portland were caused by adorably nimble, fluffy-tailed and unintentionally suicidal squirrels.
July 14, 2014

Furry critters blamed for four outages -- including one in…

by Kendra Hogue
The pesky animals took down power for four hours June 12 When the power goes out on a hot day, most people assume overuse of air conditioning is to blame. But from June 12 through July 7, four…
(Image is Clickable Link) Volunteers set up SheleterBox tents in Syria. The humanitarian group provides shelter and equipment to those involved in disasters.
June 27, 2014

Humanitarian work earns local man presidential award

by Ray Pitz
Learning recently that he would be receiving an award from “the president,” Rob Lucke just naturally assumed it would be the president of ShelterBox, the humanitarian group he’s associated with.…
by: GAZETTE PHOTO BY BARBARA SHERMAN - Sherwood Middle School students Sam Findtner (left) and Same Ettelstein hold up a drawing of their solar-powered Taiyo Drone that was a big hit with the 'sharks' in a version of Shark Tank' in their science class.

Sherwood Middle School students Sam Findtner (left) and Same Ettelstein hold up a drawing of their solar-powered Taiyo Drone that was a big hit with the 'sharks' in a version of Shark Tank' in their science class.
June 25, 2014

From solar scooters to drones, SMS students create own 'Shark…

by Barbara Sherman
Students get judges to buy into their products Mike Fisher is the biggest shark in the Sherwood Middle School “Shark Tank.” Actually, he is better known as the associate principal, but he and…
by: GAZETTE PHOTO BY RAY PITZ - Nancy Bruton, executive director of the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce, is heading to a new adventure, selling advertising at KGW-TV Channel 8.
June 25, 2014

After four years at chamber helm, Bruton exits for new venture…

by Ray Pitz
After more than four year’s leading Sherwood’s Chamber of Commerce, Nancy Bruton is heading out. Specifically, Bruton recently accepted a job in advertising sales with KGW TV Channel 8. “It…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - John Maximovich is reunited with the firefighters and medical personnel who helped save his life following a heart attack he suffered while
June 25, 2014

Sherwood worker thanks those who saved his life in April

by No author
John Maximovich suffered a heart attack while at his job at Treske Machining At 56 years old, John Maximovich was in reasonably good health. However on Jan. 2, his heart was not. Maximovich, a…
by: COURTESY OF SIERRA DONAHUE  -  Best of Show winner Gene Baxter poses with his son, Mat, in front of their 1934 Chevrolet 3 Window Coupe.
July 01, 2014

Cruisin' Sherwood attracts hundreds to Old Town Saturday

by Sierra Donahue
Gene Baxter’s love for cars started at a young age. “My dad owned a body shop in Newberg,” Baxter said June 14 at the 24th annual Cruisin’ Sherwood Classic and Custom Car Show. “And that’s where…
by: GAZETTE PHOTO: JOHN LARIVIERE - Ryan Pierce acknowledges shouts from family and friends after receiving his diploma Friday night at Sherwood High School's Aaron J. Conteras stadium.
July 01, 2014


by Ray Pitz
More than 300 graduate Friday night Sherwood High School graduates packed into the Aaron J. Conteras stadium Friday on a warm but windy evening. When it was all over, 318 graduates received…

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