Lake Oswego LifeStyle Magazine February 2023

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Yes, Bill Schonely was larger than life. The legendary Portland Trail Blazers broadcaster illuminated any room in which he entered. The author and mayor of Rip City had hundreds of thousands of fervent admirers cast throughout the state of Oregon and southwest Washington. But Schonely, who died on January 20 at age 93, was also a humble man, private in some ways. He enjoyed nothing more than spending a quiet night at home with his high school sweetheart and bride Dottie. He met friends for an occasional lunch and/or dinner date, but he wasn’t a man about town, not in his latter years.

The Schonelys lived in the south Metro area through much of their marriage — first for nearly 20 years in Charbonneau, then for two years in Tualatin, and finally at The Springs at Lake Oswego. They loved the area. Bill and Dottie were natives of Norristown, Pa. Bill went off to the Marines, became a sergeant and was stationed in Guam, where he served from 1948-51. Schonz worked for Armed Forces Radio and got his first taste of football and baseball play-by-play. He was an excellent singer, big band style, and had strongly considered a career in music. But gradually, his interests shifted to broadcasting.

Schonely’s career began at a radio and TV station in Baton Rouge, La., in 1952. He called LSU football and basketball and even served as ring announcer for pro wrestling, once being sprayed with perfume by the valet of the great Gorgeous George’s. Schonz was eventually talked into getting into the ring and wrestling four or five times — and that wasn’t the end of his “rasslin” career.

In 1955, he landed a job in Seattle, staying there for 15 years. He worked with the likes of Keith Jackson at KOMO radio for a spell, called Seattle Totems hockey and Seattle Rainiers minor league baseball, and even got back into the ring for a couple more pro wrestling matches. He also got behind the pipes to play goaltender at a Totems practice, winding up with a shoulder injury that required a cast on his arm.

In 1969, Schonely called play-by-play for the Seattle Pilots in their lone season in the American League. When the Pilots moved to Milwaukee, he thought about joining them. Fate intervened. Harry Glickman called with an offer to do play-by-play for the expansion Trail Blazers. Schonely took the job, and the rest is history.


1977 championship team.

“From the beginning, he made people believe that what (the Blazers) were doing was worth their interest, their attention, their commitment and their loyalty. Those were all human elements that Bill Schonely had in boundless abundance.”

Schonely’s popularity in Portland — and make no mistake, he is the most important figure in franchise history — stems from a couple of things. One, coaches and players changed often throughout the course of 50-plus years of Blazer basketball. Schonz was the one constant through the years, beginning with the inaugural 1970-71 campaign and continuing through his retirement in April of 2022. He spent much time in the community, representing the Blazers at luncheons and banquets. He emceed countless charity events — mostly gratis — because he was asked to. “I had a hard time turning anybody down,” Schonely told me. His name associated with any event was a big deal in making it a success. During the summers in the early years, Schonely led a caravan throughout the state, visiting radio affiliates and spreading the Blazer gospel. Sometimes, he would take players along. “None of us ever turned down a request from Bill,” Walton says. “We would drive to Bend or Astoria or Pendleton. We would just be friends in the car. Bill would get us there. We would get to the event and Bill had organized it for us to meet with advertisers, sponsors and civic leaders. And Bill would put the show on. It was great to be a part of it.”

During his years as an ambassador for the team, he continued to perform the aforementioned duties, and also had game-night responsibilities. He would start out on the concourse, visiting with fans entering the arena. He would stop by 10 Barrel Brewing’s “Schonely Taproom” for a glass of Chardonnay and more interaction with fans. Then he would head to the suite level, where he would meet with sponsors and suite-holders, many of them starstruck to have a few moments with this iconic character.

For the next 28 years and 2,500 preseason, regular-season and postseason games, Schonely was the voice of the Blazers. His “Rip City!” catch phrase was instituted that first season, and now has become the avant-garde nickname for the city of Portland. In 2012, Schonely was honored with the “Curt Gowdy Award” for excellence in sportscasting at the Naismith Basketball Hall Fame induction ceremony in Springfield, Mass. “Bill was the most important Blazer of us all,” says fellow Hall of Famer Bill Walton, the lynchpin of the

Schonely enjoyed it all. Hundreds have photos with him on their cell phones or in photo albums. There will be other broadcasters as the Blazers continue to play in the NBA through the years. There may never be one as beloved, however, as Bill Schonely.

(If you’re interested in purchasing Kerry’s new book, “Wherever You May Be ... Now: the Bill Schonely Story,” go to, hit the “store” tab atop the page, fill out the order form, and it will be mailed to you. The book is not available in bookstores or where books are sold.)

Courtesy of the Portland Trail Blazers
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Tucked away in a little corner of Lake Oswego is an absolute oasis of bio-wellness. Evergreen Factor, creating quite a ripple since their July 2022 opening, has been redefining health and wellness with bio-hacking.

Evergreen Factor was created after two clinics, one focusing on biologic dentistry, while the other clinic focuses on integrative family medicine, saw a shared trend in their patients’ needs. “Patients are tired of being tired, not sleeping well, not able to concentrate, want more energy, and want to be pain-free.” said Dr. Tomas Gigena, Board-Certified Medical Doctor and CoFounder of Evergreen Factor. “They want to become healthier and have more control over their health, but didn’t know where to start.” While each clinic has a different scope, they both focus on holistic, natural means of reducing inflammation, addressing toxicity interferences and improving cellular health. After discovering this commonality of patient needs, the founders combined their shared expertise to create Evergreen Factor with an ultimate focus on longevity. They are very excited to offer this new concept of wellness to the greater Portland area.

The principles of Earthing, Hormesis, Nutrients, and Connection are simple to understand and are based on the healing elements of nature, using advanced bio-hacking technology to accelerate healing, optimize performance, enhance beauty, and improve overall longevity with a Plan. Longevity Plan? That’s right, a Longevity Plan. Evergreen Factor clients are encouraged to make a Longevity Plan, which helps you achieve your own personal ultra-health and increase energy, decrease inflammation and chronic pain. “Healthy” looks different from person to person, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach.

“Evergreen Factor will absolutely change the way you think about wellness,” said Dr. Pascal Nguyen, Biologic Dentist and Co-Founder of Evergreen Factor. “With advanced bio-hacking tools combined with Bio-Metrics, we help guests identify areas that need attention and then we match them to a more customized path to reach their specific health goals.”

“When people visit for the first time, Evergreen Factor can seem like a wellness playground,“ said Amy Gigena, CoFounder and Certified Integrated Health Coach. At first they

want to jump from modality to modality and try everything. They are so excited about how good they feel and are surprised to learn about how bio-hacking and bio-stacking is something they can build into their routine.” All of the treatments and modalities range from 3-60 minutes so it caters to a variety of self-care schedules. The focus is high impact with a low time commitment. One time is a spa experience, but with repeat visits and a plan, that is where the magic happens.”

Start with a 3D Body Scan to establish a baseline, or experience the cellular benefits of the Super Human Protocol. Feel refreshed and beautiful with any of the signature CryoBeauty Facials. Or try out the cooling boost of the Cryo Chamber, the rejuvenating Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber, the comfort of the Wellness Sauna Pod, the healing of the Red Light Bed, or the deep rest of the Vemi Sound Bed. Bring a friend and sit in the ambiance of the calming IV Lounge. Or book an IV session with an add-on relaxation experience for better absorption. If pain is an issue, tryout the Softwave Tissue Regeneration Therapy for fast, targeted pain relief. “There are so many options and combinations that fit all ages and abilities and health goals! Visiting Evergreen Factor is truly a wellness experience that inspires our clients back.” says Jennifer Senderkiewicz, Co-Founder and Holistic Wellness Lifestyle Coach.

To get started, stop in for a tour, book a day pass, or feel free to book any of the bio-wellness services. Get the new year started with 25% off any first time visits. Just mention this article for the discount.

Evergreen Factor offers day and week passes, as well as memberships ranging from 1 visit per week to unlimited. They have daily specials to make it easy to try out different modalities, as well as special events. They also book group events and corporate retreats. Every first Saturday of each month, they offer a free speaking series with wellness experts who come in to speak on various health topics.

Evergreen Factor is located at 16555 Boones Ferry Rd Suite 200 in Lake Oswego. Visit for more information, or give them a call at (844) 433-2286.

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Winter is here, and that means it is the season for laser skin rejuvenation treatments. The treatments are non-invasive and often take only 15-30 minutes. With regular treatments, laser skin rejuvenation helps reduce the appearance of sun damage, dark spots, acne scars, and more. There are two competing laser rejuvenation technologies –MOXI and Halo. Figuring out which is appropriate for any given skin type can be a challenge. An in-depth consult from a trained Advanced Aesthetician or medical professional will help us understand the difference between the two lasers and which one is right for us.

MOXI Laser

Moxi is a non-ablative fractionated laser that converts electrical energy into light, to target pigment by creating tiny perforations in the superficial top layer of skin. These micro-injuries stimulate the dermal repair process, revitalizing tone and texture and reducing the appearance of brown and red spots caused by sun damage or aging. MOXI is a gentle non-ablative laser with minimal recovery time and little to no downtime. Moxi Laser targets fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, melasma, enlarged pores, texture, and uneven skin tone – a wonderful solution for those looking to prevent signs of aging or work on minimal skin concerns.

HALO Laser

The Halo Laser is unique in that it simultaneously combines deep dermal rejuvenation, including collagen induction,

Our team of medical specialists and certified Aestheticians have years of experience. They have been trained in the latest technology specifically to help our patients get the results they want.

with epidermal renewal, like refining the skin’s texture and removing discoloration. Unlike older lasers, which deliver energy either to the shallow layers or the deeper layers, but not both, Halo’s unique Hybrid Fractional Laser technology is able to emit both types of energy. The Halo Laser is a hybrid of ablative and non-ablative wavelengths and penetrates deeper into the skin for more dramatic results than MOXI. The recovery period is about 3 to 5 days, and patients may return to work with light makeup. In short, the Halo laser is the crème de la crème of skinresurfacing and collagen induction.

The bottom line: MOXI vs. Halo Laser Treatment

Essentially, if the condition of your skin reflects your age, the MOXI Laser is for you. It’s a great way to maintain your skin, prevent future damage, and treat small areas of concern. It’s made for all ages and skin types. The Halo Laser is the better option for you if you are looking to reverse years of aging, acne scars, or other skin issues. This is because the Halo Laser targets the skin at a deeper level than the MOXI Laser. Be prepared to invest in a little downtime (only 3 to 5 days). The great thing about Halo is that it gives greater results in less downtime than other lasers on the market with the same strength.

Lumera Regenerative Medicine is located at 6464 SW Borland Road, Suite C3, in Tualatin. For more information, visit or call 503-852-9680.

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Red Velvet Cake

Cake itself dates back to the 13th century. And for hundreds of years, cakes were basically sweet bread or what we know today as fruitcake, with dried fruits and nuts, and pretty coarse as far as dessert goes. It took about 500 years for bakers to make better cakes, breaking down the flour for a more delicate and delicious cake. But where does the traditional red velvet cake come from?

Historians believe velvet cake was invented during the Victorian Era. In the 1800s, recipes using cocoa for gourmet cakes gained popularity, and the bakers called them “velvet” cakes and served them at fancy parties. To contrast how coarse cakes used to be, they specifically called them “velvet” so the guests would know how delicate and soft the cakes were. And it seemed that bakers were obsessed with trying to perfect the cake recipe. The ingredient cocoa–first imported from the Americas in the 17th century–broke down the coarseness of the flour, resulting in a soft and velvety cake. But where does the red come from? It’s said that the red color is due to a chemical reaction of acid and cocoa, as natural cocoa is high in acidity and functions well with buttermilk and baking soda, common ingredients in cake at the time. In addition to its delectable chocolate flavor, the cocoa is what makes the cake so “velvet.”

Later in the 1900s, cake recipes began using cocoa as the main ingredient. And bakers, home and professional, found recipes for cocoa velvet cakes, red cocoa cakes, and other types. Around 1943, a then successful cookbook, The Joy of Cooking, included a red velvet cake. Irma S. Rombauer, writer of the book, stated she never cared for the cake but felt compelled to include it. And this 1943 recipe was the first official mention of the red velvet cake in U.S. media.

At the outbreak of WWII, food and supplies were rationed to soldiers and civilians, including such baking ingredients as sugar and butter. This resulted in bakers, in lieu of using sugar, choosing beets and beet juice as a sweetener. Funny enough, modern red velvet cake recipes still call for beets! The bright and rich red color of beets made for a more appealing cake, at least aesthetically. Interestingly enough, the beets also made the cake soft and moist, preventing the cake from drying out so easily while being cooked. And during the trying times of war, civilians were actually quite happy to buy red velvet cake because it was different and somehow more special. The beets didn’t adversely affect the flavor, but rather created a soft and moist texture and the dramatic red color the cake is known for, impressing guests with a bright and rich red centerpiece on the dessert table. Still popular today, red velvet remains a wildcard in the baking world, and not just as cake anymore–there’s cupcakes, pie, cookies, and red velvet chicken and waffles! So, ultimately, who is credited as creating red velvet cake?

According to The Adams Extract company, they claim to be responsible for inventing the cake in the United States, as they made a fortune selling red food coloring (instead of beets and beet juice) to make the cake possible. The Waldorf Astoria Hotel also claims they are the inventors and birthplace of red velvet cake. However, in this writer’s opinion, like language itself, it took many years and mouths and minds to evolve what we know today as red velvet cake, and no one person could possibly be credited. Next time you’re enjoying a rich slice of red velvet cake, remember all these bakers who perfected this recipe over hundreds of years!







Our speaker will be Commissioner Susheela Jayapal, who has proudly served as District 2 Multnomah County Commissioner since January 2019. She was born in India and came to the United States when she was 16 to attend college. An Oregonian since 1994, Susheela has lived in Northeast Portland for over 25 years and is the mother of two Grant High School graduates. Susheela is a lawyer, whose last legal job was as General Counsel for Adidas America. As General Counsel, she was responsible for all legal and human resources functions, and spearheaded work to improve conditions at the brand’s partner factories world-wide.


TUES, FEBRUARY 21, 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Please join us on Tuesday, February 21st at 5:30 pm for a presentation by local author Omar El Akkad. Omar El Akkad is an author and journalist. He was born in Egypt, grew up in Qatar, moved to Canada as a teenager and now lives in the United States. The start of his journalism career coincided with the start of the war on terror, and over the following decade he reported from Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay and many other locations around the world.

His new novel, What Strange Paradise, was released in July 2021 and won the Giller Prize, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers’ Award, the Oregon Book Award for fiction, and was shortlisted for the Aspen Words Literary Prize. It was also named a best book of the year by the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR and several other publications.



February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of the achievements of Black Americans. To help you celebrate, we’ve gathered sets of books for different ages and provide some discussion questions for your family. We encourage you to engage in family conversations throughout the month, perhaps adding read-aloud time to your family dinners or starting your own family book group. These sets of books may include biographies, history, joyful picture books, and short stories, as well as fiction and graphic novels.

The Lake Oswego Public Library is located at 706 Fourth Street, Lake Oswego. For more information, contact the Children’s desk at 503-697-6580 or visit www.

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The Bar Method - Lake Oswego NOT JUST ANY BARRE CLASS

Think you know barre? Think again. Yes, The Bar Method is the original barre workout, founded over 2 decades ago, but we’ve never stopped innovating. The result? Our clients enjoy strengthened bodies, clarity of mind, and a feeling of camaraderie from our community. Not to mention the workouts never get boring or stale!

Our signature method uses your own body weight, the ballet barre, and a few props to create a transformative workout that results in long, lean sculpted muscles. Not only does it reshape your entire body, but it allows you to channel your inner strength and leave class feeling strong, confident, and poised. Our highlytrained instructors customize the exercises to ensure they are safe and effective for any age and every body type, including modifications for pregnant women and students with injuries.

Over the years, we’ve expanded our class offerings to include strength training, cardio, restorative stretching, and even some yoga! We have 5 different class formats, each with a slightly different flavor. Each is available in a 55 or 45 minute “express” version. Many clients love our classic Bar Method class for its intervals of strength and stretching, along with personalized coaching. Others love the endorphin boost and the sweaty fast-pace of our Bar Move cardio class. Our newest class format is Bar Flow, which integrates Vinyasa yoga flows with our traditional barre exercises for a fun, energizing vibe.

Our clients range from workout beginners to seasoned athletes, and span all ages and abilities. The Bar Method is truly for every body, and our staff, instructors, and community are ready to welcome you!


Support Local Business

Community “hidden gems” depend on it

With all kinds of businesses permanently closing from the pandemic’s slow rebound and current economic conditions, it remains a struggle for independent, small business owners to establish new ventures, especially those that rely on customers’ discretionary income, such as art galleries and gift stores.

The Perfect Piece Gallery & Gifts is no exception. In the current economic climate, we are navigating the waters of economic uncertainty to stay the course and bring customers uniquely beautiful art and gifts while attempting to keep our doors open as the local “hidden gem” as so many have referred to our gallery.

We would love to be less “hidden” and more well

known and we, and the artists we represent, greatly appreciate those repeat customers and referrals that have kept us in business through our first year in Lake Oswego. We are aware of many local art galleries that have recently closed their doors or have reinvented themselves by offering less art and more wholesale products to stay open. In order to retain our incredible national and local artists, and keep bringing new art in all mediums, we rely on the local community support. We so greatly appreciate that we have repeat customers who always “find something new” and we work hard to be sure to have new art and mediums regularly.

Please help us continue our passion: bringing original art by amazing artists to you, the Lake Oswego community.

Please help us continue our passion: bringing original art by amazing artists to you, the Lake Oswego community.

Costa Rica Spanish Immersion and Wellness Program at VILLAS DEL REY

Costa Rica Spanish Immersion and Wellness Program at VILLAS DEL REY

Visiting another country will open minds and doors for young adults, and there is no better way to learn Spanish and experience the Pura Vida lifestyle than visiting Costa Rica. Students will stay in a private 20-acre gated estate including 7 houses, 3 pools, a clubhouse, and private fishing pond, all on-site for safety and convenience. This is a real full-time immersion program as students will speak Spanish every day with instructors, locals, and each other.

This 7-day program, designed to safely promote self-growth and independence, is open to young adults ages 13-18. Students will wake up to yoga sessions overlooking the property and then enjoy a home-cooked Costa Rican breakfast, including fresh fruit, eggs, rice & beans (pinto), and local juice and coffee. As well as classes, students will learn Spanish by talking to locals, keeping a daily Spanish journal, cooking lessons, and through excursions to the different ecosystems of Costa Rica, including a waterfall, volcano, animal refuge sanctuary, and tropical canopies. Other activities include guided wellness/yoga, ziplining, a coffee farm tour, and local farmers markets. There’s also the catamaran excursion to Tortuga Island, where students can enjoy banana boating, snorkeling, music, and a beach buffet.

Friendships will be made, as well as lifelong memories with unconventional activities that will help students learn and practice Spanish. The earlier young minds start gaining experience overseas, the more they improve their chances for: being admitted to a prestigious university; learning and remembering other languages; acquiring international jobs; and feeling comfortable in different environments and cultures. Students also get to visit and volunteer at a local elementary school, working with underprivileged kids and giving away back-to-school kits. This is a meaningful experience which opens minds and sets all students on a path towards international cooperation and leadership.

Owned, operated, and supervised by Costa Ricans living in Lake Oswego. Students will be accompanied from Lake Oswego to Costa Rica and back again.

*We have no affiliation with any school districts

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES For Ages 13-18 Daily Spanish Classes Learning Excursions Private Chefs Music FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE EMAIL

Maxem Health Urgent Care The Care You Need When You Need It!

Maxem Health Urgent Care has perfected the balance of providing patients with convenience while delivering exceptional care, without sacrificing that personal touch! President and CEO of the organization, Brianne Whitney, admitted it’s a tricky balance but she credited their southern roots. Maxem Health opened their first clinic in 2007 in Mississippi, then expanded into Louisiana and Alabama, and they brought that legendary southern hospitality with them! Their first Northwest location opened in Lake Oswego, which has been thriving since April 2022. The Milwaukie location opened just this January, where they offer the same great services. And they are expanding to the Clackamas area this June.

So what is it about Maxem Health Urgent Care that helps them stand out in such a competitive market? Besides that extra dose of sincere and friendly customer service, they offer a plethora of services not found in many other clinics. Affordability is one of their chief priorities and concerns, and they offer many discounted services and programs. Healthcare is not cheap, especially the ER or an outof-network physician. At Maxem Health they offer alternatives to assist! If you’re insured, the clinic is covered by most insurance companies and will work directly with yours for billing. If you don’t have insurance, that’s okay, too! They will beat any competitor’s price and they are completely transparent about costs! Because they are independently-owned they can offer unique discounts, and they even have their own Medical Discount Program if you are so inclined!

They will also work directly with your primary care physician to make sure your records stay updated. While Maxem Health is not designed to replace your primary physician, they are absolutely capable of doing so, and at minimum can work in tandem with your primary. This is a walk-in clinic, appointments aren’t necessary, and the average wait time is around 30 minutes. Maxem provides the same level of care as a primary’s office, without the hassle of making an appointment and at a lower cost.

The doctors staffing the clinic are an elite team with access to the best modern technology. They handle: regular health exams, diagnostics and testing for both illnesses and injuries—including lacerations, X-rays, COVID rapid testing and vaccinations, flu shots, and a wide array of services for employers such as workers comp and pre-employment. Forthcoming services at the Lake Oswego clinic include Botox and Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Nobody plans to get sick, and with everyone’s busyness, we don’t have time for it! And Maxem Health understands. Their system is designed to accommodate even the busiest professionals. Independently-owned, their staff genuinely cares about patients and the communities they serve. Brianne lives right here locally, and she was completely sincere that the people they treat are not simply patients, but family. Sponsoring local events and school sports activities is just one way they like to give back to the “family.” Next time you’re feeling under the weather, head down to Maxem Health Urgent Care. You’ll never have the desire to go anywhere else again!

Maxem Health Urgent Care is located at 10582 SE 32nd Ave. in Milwaukie (conveniently located next to Providence hospital) and 17437 SW Boones Ferry Rd. Suite #100 in Lake Oswego. Check out their website,, for more details.

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Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake


2 cups all-purpose flour

1/3 cup white sugar

¼ cup cocoa powder

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

½ cup butter

1 cup milk

2 pints strawberries, sliced

¼ cup white sugar

1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

2 tablespoons chocolate syrup


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease two 9-inch layer pans.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, 1/3 cup sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk, mixing until just moistened. Spread batter evenly into the prepared layer pans.

3. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool.

4. Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl, combine strawberries and remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Let mixture stand for 10 minutes.

5. Remove shortcake layers from the pans. Place one layer on a serving plate; cover with 1/2 of the of strawberry mixture and 1/2 of the whipped topping. Place remaining shortcake layer on top, then remaining strawberry mixture and remaining whipped topping. Drizzle chocolate syrup over top.

RECIPE Serve this chocolate strawberry shortcake on Valentine’s Day. It’s delicious and looks beautiful.
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Happy 75th Anniversary!

Happy 75th Anniversary, Standard TV & Appliance! With the advent of the cyber marketplace, so many smaller brick-and-mortar businesses have been forced to close their doors. Even some of the larger, corporate-owned box stores have struggled. So, it’s incredibly rewarding for us to be able to highlight locally-owned and -operated businesses like Standard TV & Appliance, and to remind everyone they are still out there, still thriving, and still providing superior products and services to our local communities!

Clement and Hazel Gander founded the company back in 1947. Since then, it has expanded from 1 store with a handful of employees to 4 retail locations and almost 300 employees! Their growth can mostly be attributed to the fact that they have structured their organization around 2 core principles: always conduct business with integrity, and always give back to the community. As a result, they are now the largest independent appliance, electronics, and mattress retailer in Oregon!

Current President and co-owner, Jeff Jarvis, stated that the key to their success lies in strict adherence to those original core values while simultaneously incorporating new strategies to ensure continued growth. In recent years, they’ve focused on their showroom displays– completing significant remodels to provide the largest exhibits in the market, including live appliances! Jeff insists that customers should know what they are buying; they should be able to see it and test it within a real kitchen setting.

They’ve also placed added focus on both their service and services. We’re all familiar with the supply chain woes caused by COVID, but at Standard, they’ve worked hard to secure the largest inventory of any retailer in the market–including exceptionally hard to find items like built-in refrigerators,

luxury ranges, and microwave-oven combos. Unique to the industry, they also have their own highlytrained delivery teams, installation teams, and service department, so there is no reliance on unknown third party vendors. They do the work themselves so it’s guaranteed!

Their 75th anniversary celebration was nothing if not a time to celebrate the employees and customers who helped them reach this milestone. As a testament to their corporate culture, they recognized 15 employees for being there 20 years or more! Obviously, as customers of Standard, we’re not only receiving the best products on the market, we’re also getting the most experienced and knowledgeable sales assistance! The next big event to look forward to is their President’s Day Sale in February, so mark your calendars!

Locally-owned and -operated, by people who are clearly invested in the business, the products, and the services they provide, Standard TV & Appliance truly sets the bar! And as active members of the community–supporting Providence Festival of Trees, Boys & Girls Club of Portland, ReFIT Portland, and a multitude of other local charities–they sincerely take care of not only their customers and employees, but also the communities they reside in. Come in today and check out the “Standard” difference!

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Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Oregon is expanding and will open a second location in Beaverton this February!

You are invited to join us for a Grand Opening Soirée Friday, March 10, 2023 for an elegant evening of small bites, drinks, social dancing. Prepare to be entertained and inspired by a Professional Show including performances by FADS Oregon Studio Owners, featuring FADS World & National American Rhythm Vice Champions, Ryan & Danelle Lockhart!

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Wedding Singer (1998)

One of my alltime favorite Adam Sandler movies, this is absolutely drenched in ’80s pop culture–movies, cars, fashion, and music. The story follows a talented, funny, and likable wedding singer (Sandler) living in his brother’s basement and who’s terribly in love with the wrong girl. His heart gets broken (of course) and he plunges into a deep pit of despair but refuses to quit working–singing for couples in love–to much expected comedy. Eventually he meets his dream girl (a very cute Drew Barrymore) who’s in love with the wrong guy. Hilarity, flirting, and crossed signals abound, it also stars Alexis Arquette, Christine Taylor, Allen Covert, and more, plus a cameo by Billy Idol. It’s bright and cute and wacky. Rated a strong PG13 for language and mature content, save this for the older kiddos.

Trolls (2016)

With pure blissful technicolor and heart-thumping pop music by Justin Timberlake, the Trolls movie skywrites in bombastic sparkly letters the message of love, joy, happiness, and positivity. A classic Us vs. Them, the meanie ogre Bergens threaten to capture the Trolls once for all–to eat the Trolls one-by-one and finally feel happy. Surely, there’s a better way to find happiness! And through conflict, trial-and-error, and lessonlearning, the Trolls teach the Bergens how to be happy WITHOUT eating others. On a smaller scale, there’s a classic love story: the untrusting hermit, Branch (Justin Timberlake), meets the happy-go-lucky girl-next-door, Princess Poppy (Anna Kendrick). Their relationship very much parallels the Bergens vs. Trolls in their quest to conquer grumpiness and trust. And shocker, they fall in love. There’s singing, dancing, love, good feelings, and colors you’ve never seen before! Rated PG for mild rude humor and the threat of being eaten (I did tell you).

Eternal Sunshine Of The MindSpotless (2000)

This mindblowingly original sci-fi drama romance came barreling out of the early 2000s with an Academy Award for Best Writing and a slew of other awards. One of Jim Carrey’s earlier dramatic roles, his and Kate Winslet’s characters have a bad breakup and opt to have their relationship erased from memory by an experimental doctor, played by Tom Wilkinson. Also starring Kirsten Dunst and Elijah Wood. It’s surreal, quirky, indie, funny, sad, and far too relatable. As chaotic as it is, it’s utterly human with a heartwarming ending. Rated R for language, drug and mature content .

Stream these movies where available, or rent from your local movie store, library, or rental kiosk.


All in a Day’s Work

Second-generation firefighter continues serving community

One of the common traits that seem to be found in many unsung heroes is a genuine sense of humility, even surprise, particularly when asked where they found the courage or gumption to accomplish the things they have. To them, it appears to be a natural extension of just being who they are.

David Nelson is a perfect example of that kind of “What? I never thought it was unusual. I was just doing my job!” Born in 1942 in Seattle, David spent his childhood years growing up with an older sibling on a 20-acre family farm in Woodinville, a small town northeast of the city. His dad was a member of the local volunteer fire department, and as David clearly remembers when he was five, his dad came home one evening wearing a badge, cut out from a large cardboard box of kitchen matches, pinned to his jacket and bearing the words “Fire Chief.” His dad had been appointed that night by his fellow volunteers.

David also recalls that after that promotion, along with their regular home phone that was on a 10-party line, they also now had a special fire phone in their home designated just for emergency calls. His dad would go get the fire engine, and his mother would start calling the firemen on the home

phone. And so, at age 18, it seemed natural as breathing that he would choose to volunteer for the department, too.

After attending a junior college for two years, David learned that Oklahoma State University in Stillwater had a special program in Fire Protection Technology. He transferred there the following year and completed his degree in that field. Shortly after graduation, he married his wife of now 58 years and moved to Oregon, where

TOP: David Nelson wins a local car show award for his vintage 1947 Ford/ Howard Cooper Fire Engine. ABOVE: Covered in soot, David (second from right) with fellow students at Oklahoma State University’s Fire Protection Technology program in 1963. LEFT: Summit Fire Department members (from left): Joe Night, Ed Nelson (David’s cousin), Fire Chief Art Nelson (father), David Nelson, and Ted McBee, circa 1963.

he took a position with Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company. The couple lived in Beaverton where David joined the local fire department as a volunteer. He and Linda become the proud parents of two children.

In 1966, David was drafted into the U.S. Army and assigned to the fire department at Fort Lewis, Washington. After 18 months of service at the Gray Army Air Field Crash Rescue Station, he was discharged and returned home. In January 1969, he left the insurance company and joined the Beaverton Fire Department as a paid firefighter. By the 1970s, David had taken a position in the Fire Marshal’s office, spending a good amount of his time performing inspections and enforcing preventions.

During his years with the Fire Department, he held positions as Firefighter, Inspector, Fire Marshal for Beaverton, Director


of the Fire Marshal’s office for Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, Director of Special Services, and Operations Manager for TVF&R’s Regional Training and Simulation Center. After 30 years, he and his wife, who taught 34 years as a kindergarten teacher in Lake Oswego, retired.

When queried about his source of courage to run into, not away from, a burning structure, he answered with his modest but ever-present good humor, “From the beginning, you learn there’s a job to do. You just get on with it and get it done. You put the wet stuff on the hot stuff, and the rest follows!”

At that time, as a chief officer, he also played a direct role in managing the consolidation of the Fire Marshal’s offices into the TVF&R organization. Today, TVF&R functions in its vital role providing essential services to a 390-square-mile area encompassing the cities of Beaverton, Durham, King City, Newberg, North Plains, Rivergrove, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin, West Linn, Wilsonville, and unincorporated portions of Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington, and Yamhill counties.

When asked about his style of management, he readily disclosed he’s

not a disciplinarian but rather more of a coordinator who enjoys bringing talent and commitment to the table to get the job done. He also acknowledged that any success he has had was in great part due to the folks who were on the team, not just who was sitting at the head of the table. The people he chose to put on his staff were always good, high-quality individuals who enjoyed their jobs. All he had to do was coordinate things to “keep the trains running on time.”

David had only one leadership rule, and it has proven, once again, to be one of the keys to success for any leader: He never asked anyone to do something he couldn’t do. When pressed further, he confessed that he’s always been able to see the big picture in any situation, and then, of course with time, hard work and commitment, he acquired the technical skills to back up his ideas.

Along with his unwavering devotion to the fire departments he has served, David has always enjoyed a number of other interests and hobbies. He loves woodworking and is currently trying his talents on a wood lathe making table lamps. He’s been restoring vehicles for years, with the assistance of his son, Matt, and owns a 1947 Ford/Howard Copper Fire Engine and a 1946 Ford pickup truck. He loves to build frames for pictures, likes to play golf and ski.

He also has been a trustee for several years for the Tigard United Methodist Church and can always be counted on to take care of any maintenance issues that come up. He’s been playing the trumpet since fourth grade and joined the Tualatin Valley Community Band when it was first formed more than 30 years ago. He’s one of the band’s original members, playing with the group during rehearsals on Tuesday evenings and concerts on holidays throughout the year, as well as playing taps at friends’ or colleagues’ funeral or memorial services.

As if that isn’t enough to keep one man very busy, he’s been a dedicated, avid runner who logged every mile and place he’s ever run. His 16,000th mile occurred on his 71st birthday. And to add to this list of tasks accomplished, he’s even documented the many complicated facts involving his family’s ancestry. He and other fire department retirees are currently working with the City of Beaverton and TVF&R to create a collage of photos, plaques and memorabilia to celebrate the 82 years of the Beaverton Fire Department, which consolidated into TVF&R in 1996.

Simply put, the man is a doer. He’s organized, curious and self-motivated to get whatever interests him done. And with his good humor, generous spirit, and measured demeanor, he is an inspiration to us all.

“From the beginning, you learn there’s a job to do. You just get on with it and get it done. You put the wet stuff on the hot stuff, and the rest follows!” DAVID NELSON
RIGHT: David Nelson fights a blaze off Denny Road in Beaverton in mid-’70s. FAR RIGHT: David works in the Beaverton Fire Marshal’s office. BELOW: David’s turnout coat and helmet from his days in the Beaverton Fire Department.

Happy Valentine’s Day Happy Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Fashion in Lake Oswego

Valentine fashion: 3 children wear cotton heart dresses by Lucky Me Boutique Lake Oswego

Colleen wears red top with red pants and pink sweater /w heart by Chico by the Lake



Creative Director for Photo Shoot: Kerry Yu

Photographer: Toan Le. ( IG: captivate_this)

Writing: Emily Palmer and Ophilia Lu

Models: Derek Osting, Tracy Stepp,

Patricia Billings (89 year old)

Larry Turner ( 94 year old )

Scarlett, Monica, Avery, Colleen

Make up /Hair: Madeline Roosevelt Defuria

Fashion Wardrobe stylist: Kerry Yu

Glasses: EDA Frame, BTS eyewear brand

The years have left deep marks on our faces. Our shoulders are like branches in which a thick layer of snow covers, bent down to the Earth to share the burden together. For love, we need no promises, no sweet words yet we always have each other’s hands and we share heartfelt care for and deep dependence on each other. Maybe our presence for each other and the unconditional trust is the best manifesto of love? Isn’t it all that matters? Going through the years together makes us cherish each other; we have always moved forward with patience, compromises, tolerance and understanding. The childlike innocence towards love will always be there, forever. Happy Valentine’s Day!



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