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IN THIS ISSUE 7 BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: LANCE’S SUPERIOR AUTO 16 BULLWINKLES ENTERTAINMENT 23 MEET THE ARTIST: CARLY CARPENTER
16 BULLWINKLE’S ENTERTAINMENT Newly remodeled, fun, and an adventure close to home! With a recent multi-million dollar renovation, The Family Fun Center has transformed into what is now called Bullwinkle’s Entertainment, offering all the same great activities from before and including several new attractions too. There’s enough to keep even the most energetic visitors busy all day long. Grab a drink at their new bar and have fun in the brand new 16 Lane boutique bowling center. Make sure you visit the full story on pages 16 and 17 to find out what else they have to offer!
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WELCOME TO OUR LAST ISSUE OF 2019 IN WILSONVILLE LIVING MAGAZINE This month’s issue, we close out the 2019 year thanking all of our writers, designers, and local businesses throughout the Wilsonville area. You will get to read our featured story about Bullwinkle’s and how they have remodeled, learn how to make peppermint bark - a delicious treat to share with everyone, enjoy a fun activity page with crossword and sudoku puzzles, then learn about December’s 3 main holidays. You also won’t want to miss out on our community calendar to find out what is happening this month! There is always something new in this town, and Wilsonville Living is the publication to keep your social life busy. I hope you all have very healthy and happy holiday and a happy new year! See you around town. Matt Nelson, Publisher @2019 Active Media Publishing Group All Rights Reserved
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THINGS TO DO I December 6
Estate Planning 101
10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. Free, but must pre-register Class topics include wills, trusts, powers of attorney, etc. Wilsonville Community Center December 7
Sourdough Baking Basics Workshop December 3
10:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. 16+ • $27.50pp Wilsonville Community Center
Ages 12+ - $50pp Parks and Recreation Administrative Offices
Oil Painting "Silver Falls in Snow" Class
Community Tree Lighting FREE • All ages 5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. Town Center Park December 6
Multi-Chamber Holiday Mixer Hosted by Costco Wilsonville FREE • 8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M. Costco Wholesale • 25900 SW Heather Pl.
Oil Painting "Aurora Borealis" Class Ages 12+ • $50pp 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Parks and Recreation Administrative Offices December 8
Frozen Cupcake Decorating Class
Ages 5+ • $25 Noon – 1:00 P.M. Parks and Recreation Administrative Offices December 11
2019 WACC Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony 7:30 A.M. – 9:30 A.M. Chamber members ONLY Al Kader Shrine Center
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IN WILSONVILLE December 22
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Breakfast with Santa
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Cookies for Santa
Starts at 9 A.M. $18 adults, $13 kids 10 years and younger, under 6 months free Wilsonville Old Church & Pub - Wilsonville Old Church
Ages 5+ - $25 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M. Parks and Recreation Admin. Offices December 22- December 30
HAPPY HANNUKAH December 25
10:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. Ages 18+ • $27.50 Wilsonville Community Center
Homemade Pizza! Session 2
Noon – 5:00 P.M. Wilsonville Library
Daily Use of Therapeutic Essential Oils Class
Ages 14+ • $10 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Parks and Recreation Admin. Offices December 17
Performing Arts Classes Time-Out Tuesdays Ages 15+ • FREE 5:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. Tauchman House
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Starting at 6:30 P.M. McMenamins Wilsonville Old Church & Pub For more events and information, visit wilsonvilleparksandrec.com
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Lance’s Superior Auto
by Courtney Smith
• Make sure you get your oil changed every 5,000 miles. • Get your anti-freeze checked or changed every 5 years or less. • Batteries take a beating in hot and cold weather so make sure your battery isup to snuff. If you have a weak battery it will cause issues with your alternator and starter. • Check your windshield wipers and replace them as needed. • Make sure your tire tread depth is in the safe zone with the warning tread bar.
Owner Lance Griffin of Lance’s Superior Auto Serviceand his staff’s mission has always been to take care of their customers’ vehicles like they would their own - with quality and integrity at a fair price. Born and raised in Oregon, Lance was a young boy with a passion for fixing dirt bikes and that passion has never waned. He went on to work at a gas station, then gained further experience through the Chevron Automotive Program, as well as working under a Master Tech. Having been in the auto repair business for almost 40 years at this point, Lance believes that the profession chose him. Now employing two Master Tech Technicians, a Lube Tech, and a Service Advisor, he makes sure that his employees are trustworthy and knowledgeable about everything they specialize in. Lance and his staff are proud membersof the NAPA AutoCare Program, the AAA Authorized Repair Facility Program, the Better Business Bureau and the ASE Certified Blue Seal of Excellence Program. They are also an official State of Oregon DEQ Repair Facility. With state-of-the-art equipment, collectively over 85 years of experience, and continued innovative training, Lance and his staff can handle virtually any service or repair your vehicle may need. As the seasons change and the weather starts to get colder, Lance shares some advice of what you should do to keep your car in tip-top shape.
On top of being a first-rate service provider, Lance’s Superior Auto Service is an avid sponsor in our local community as well, sponsoring an array of different school events in the area. In Lance’s words, “Wilsonville is a big small community that is technologically advanced, and overall
growing, but at the end of the day it is a family community where we all work together, and I am proud to work with all of you!” Lance’s Superior Auto Service is conveniently located just off I-5 on Boones Ferry Road. You can get more information by visiting their website at lancessuperiorauto.com, call them at (503) 682-8522 or pay them a visit at 30775 SW Boones Ferry Rd. They are open Monday - Friday 7:30AM to 5:30PM (Closed Saturdays and Sundays. A night time drop box is available at rear entrance to shop).
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• Air conditioning service and repair • Alignments • Brake repair, including ABS systems • Check engine light/computer diagnostics • Cooling system services (water pumps, radiators, thermostats, flush, etc) • Electrical diagnostics (batteries, alternators, starters, etc) • Fuel injection diagnostics • Oil Changes • Steering and suspension • Tune ups • Timing belt replacements • All scheduled maintenance required for your vehicle including the more extensive 30k, 60k and 90k service intervals • And More! Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm
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Taste Of The Town Subway W By Courtney Smith
hile December is the month of holiday spirit and thickening waistlines, many of us will be thinking ahead to when the celebrations are past and it’s time to make our New Year’s resolutions. Subway is the restaurant known for their slogan “Eat Fresh,” and what better way to end one year and ring in another than with their delicious sandwich and salad options? Subway’s reasonably priced sandwiches are made with freshly baked bread and filled with loads of fresh ingredients. With dozens of customizable options, the step-by-step process is completed directly in front of each customer to ensure that their exact specifications are met. The expansive menu also offers wraps, salads, and even breakfast selections. Subway also provides catering for a wide variety of events, with sandwich platters, drinks, sides, and delicious cookies.
Starting in the 1990’s, new Subway locations started popping up all over the Wilsonville area. As Subway has evolved through the years, they have done an excellent job keeping their customers in mind, and the franchise method allows each store to continue developing with the local community. The latest project that Subway is working toward is making all of their stores eco-friendly and green. Getting all 40,000 of their stores to consistent with the 8 • WILSONVILLE LIVING MAGAZINE - DECEMBER 2019
new standards is an ambitious goal that will take some time, but that isn’t going to stop Subway.
If you want to end your year on a great note, here are the top ten healthiest subway sandwiches you should eat. (*calorie contents are not exact and vary depending on size and toppings)
1. Veggie Delight
The Veggie Delight is the healthiest Subway sandwich of them all. With no meat, you have no choice but to load it up with a ton of veggies. At only 230 calories (without cheese) for a 6-inch, this sandwich scores big points on the healthy scale.
2. Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki
Subway features teriyaki-glazed chicken in their fat-free sweet onion sauce. Altogether it’s 269 calories with some veggies.
3. Oven Roasted Chicken
At only 320 calories on their 9 grain wheat bread or the honey and oat, you’ll be extremely satisfied.
4. Rotisserie Style Chicken
With fresh chicken and crispy veggies on wheat bread, it’s just 350 calories and packs in 29 grams of protein.
5. Black Forest Ham
It’s fresh, full of flavor, and has 290 calories. I recommend adding a little honey mustard, which is low in calories and will give your salty sub a sweet twist.
6. Subway Club
For all those meat lovers out there, the Subway Club is a real treat. It is a combination of tender turkey breast, roast beef and black forest ham in one delectable sandwich for you to feast on. It’s also just 310 calories.
7. Roast Beef
You can get buff with a Roast Beef sandwich by making it your go-to Subway order on the day you work out. This healthy six-inch sandwich has 290 calories and 6 grams of fat.
8. Carved Turkey*
This sandwich is a seasonal offering and is not available year round. If you want to go even healthier, ditch the bread and have the salad version instead . You automatically reduce your carb intake by 40 grams.
9. Egg and cheese
What better way to start your morning than with a multigrain flatbread with eggwhites, cheese, spinach, and tomatoes? This 380-calorie sub will keep you going for the rest of your busy day.
10. Turkey Breast
The Turkey Breast sandwich is part of the Fresh Fit menu. With 280 calories and 18 grams of protein, this is a great choice if you’re looking for a healthy lunch.
The next time you’re at Subway and you can, order any of these great sandwiches for a flavorful, filling meal. Still can’t decide on what to eat? Don’t worry, the Subway Sandwich Artists will help you customize a delicious well-seasoned sandwich, wrap, or salad that makes your taste buds dance.
You can visit them in person at their locations in Wilsonville or order online at subway.com, postmates.com or doordash.com
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WORLD OF SPEED EVENTS OTTO’S STORYTIME GARAGE
Join World of Speed for a weekly adventure for younger guests! Otto’s Storytime Garage combines books, art, music, learning, and fun, with a new program each week. Hear a story and then take part in an activity that goes along with the book.
EVERY FRIDAY AT 10:30 am December 7th, 10 am
GINGERBREAD GARAGE FAMILY WORKSHOP Join us for an exciting family workshop at World of Speed, Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to noon! We provide the gingerbread, candy, icing and other goodies — you provide the creativity! Families will each receive a blank gingerbread house, car, and base for decoration, and from there, it’s up to you! With a little imagination and engineering, your family will create a totally sweet holiday centerpiece and make some magical memories to cherish along the way.
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Part car show, part social gathering, all a great time. Join us Saturday mornings to drink some fantastic Portland coffee,
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HOLIDAY MAGIC WORLD OF SPEED PRESENTS
Join World of Speed for an all-new, three-night, holiday celebration! When the lights go down, the magic begins with fun activities and games for the whole family. All activities included with admission – FREE for Museum members!
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SUPERHERO & HOLIDAZE! SCI-FI FANTASY SATURDAY FRIDAY DECEMBER 20 6–8:30 PM
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OUT & ABOUT Getting to know folks who live, work and play in Wilsonville Republic Services: Waste Disposal and Trash Removal Services
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A Christmas Story
Polar Express (my son’s fave)
The Last Holiday
The one brick & mortar store you’re always going to check out when searching for Xmas gifts?
Barnes & Nobles
Fred Meyer in Wilsonville
Favorite food during the holidays?
Potatoes All Ways!
Mashed potatoes and gravy
Do you Live, Work or are you a visitor in Wilsonville Your favorite holiday movie?
If you could wave a magic wand what one skill would you like to master in 2020?
Painting, canvas and watercolor
If you were stuck in an elevator & could choose the one Xmas Baby it’s Cold Outside song that would continuously play, what would it be?
Prime Rib, done Prime Rib, in the smoker Tri-Tip, Salmon Spelling and punctuation, without the help of word.
Working in Excel
The Little Drummer Boy
Spirit of Christmas by Ray Charles
Bing Crosby, White Christmas
Martin Acoustic Guitar
Too Many Great Gifts to Pick One
My boyfriend gave me my first pair of wireless headphones and they revolutionized my daily runs.
What’s the one holiday gift you received that’s most memorable?
Sony Walkman CD Player
A book my son made me at school for christmas
If you could meet anyone in 2020 who would it be?
I’ve met everyone I want to meet.
PEPPERMINT BARK …............................................................
INGREDIENTS: 2-11oz Bags White Chocolate chips 1-10oz bag Crushed Peppermint Candy (divided) 2/3 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (optional)
DIRECTIONS: In a double Boiler Melt White Chocolate on Med/Low. Once melted Add all but 1/3 cup crushed candy. Mix well. Pour mixture onto a large sheet of parchment or wax paper and spread to a thin layer. Sprinkle remaining candy on top and lightly pat into mixture. Let candy cool complete. Break into desired pieces. Serve and Enjoy.
OPTIONAL CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE: Melt Semi-sweet chocolate in a microwave safe dish in 15 second intervals stirring between each interval until melted. Drizzle over candy mixture.
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BOWL • EAT • DRINK PARTY • PLAY written by Courtney Smith
f you haven’t been into Bullwinkle’s recently, you are missing out! They’ve come a long way from where they started out 25 years ago as Wilsonville’s Family Fun Center. A recent multi-million dollar renovation has transformed the space into what is now called Bullwinkle’s Entertainment, offering all the same great activities from before and including several new attractions too. There’s enough to keep the even the most energetic visitors busy all day long. One of the biggest changes attendees will notice is the brand new 16 Lane Boutique Bowling Center. The new bowling lanes have the latest scoring technology, comfortable couch seating, a premium sound system and high definition video on huge 4 lane-wide video screens for a bowling experience like no other. 16 • WILSONVILLE LIVING MAGAZINE - DECEMBER 2019
Other attractions include: Lazer xtreme - virtual reality comes to life during your experience in the laser tag arena, filled with music, fog and strobe lights. Battle your opponents in this exciting attraction to compete for the highest score. The XD Dark Ride - an interactive movie experience featuring intense motion, stunning 3D graphics and amazing special effects. Up to eight riders at a time compete against each other for the highest score using their laser blasters to battle on-screen enemies. You’ll literally feel like you’re inside the action! Sky Trail - test your courage and challenge yourself on this not-soordinary ropes course 20 feet above the ground. Have the time of your life trying to maneuver through four different ropes obstacles. Guests are harnessed to ensure a fun & safe time! Miniature Golf - features two beautifully landscaped miniature golf courses. both courses have 18 holes with multiple obstacles and
attractions that feature bridges, creeks, miniature buildings, caves and even a castle. Fun for all ages and open rain or shine. Bumper Boats - a wild ride in motorized boats on water. Try to avoid getting wet from fellow boaters as they try to drench you with their water squirters or bump you into other boaters or even trap you near the water fall! Water squirters are available Spring through Fall! Arcade - over 100 video and redemption games are ready and waiting to challenge your gaming skills, with ticket rewards that can be redeemed at the Prize Center. Come test your skills on some of our favorites: Wheel of Fortune, Deal or No Deal, Air Hockey, Star Wars Battle Pods, Crossy Roads, Nascar Racing, Wizard of Oz and much more! Soaring Eagle Zipline - the next generation of zipline rides, an 800 foot two-way thrill ride which takes you backwards 75 feet high to the top of the tower then zips back down, reaching speeds of 25 mph. Kidopolis Playland - Kids can jump, swing, play, climb and slide in our giant 4 story indoor soft play area. Parents can relax in our seating area with views under the play area. We even have Free Wi-Fi!
Frog Hopper Ride – takes you high into the air, then bounces your way down. Six children may ride at a time. The fun never stops with all of the entertainment options at Bullwinkle’s! A sizeable menu offering everything from burgers to pizza to salads will keep you fueled up during your visit. If you are 21 and older you can even check out their new bar with specialty drinks like Moscow Moose, Dudley’s Done Right, Natasha’s Nectar, The Peabody, Rockyrita, and Boris Badenov’s Old Fashioned. Stop in for their happy hour Monday – Friday 3:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. to check out all of their specials. Another new feature of the renovated venue is a brand new 4000 square foot corporate meeting space that seats 250 people. There’s plenty of room for birthday parties for all ages, events for school or youth groups, holiday parties, company events, and so much more. No matter the occasion, everyone is sure to have a wonderful time! The changes that have been made are impressive to say the least, but Bullwinkle’s isn’t stopping there; even now they have future remodeling plans in the works. Their goal is to make sure that they accommodate everyone, bringing in the best and most modern fun, and they won’t stop until that goal is accomplished. Bullwinkle’s Entertainment is located at 29111 SW Town Center Loop W, Wilsonville, OR 97070. They are open seven days a week, though their hours change depending on the day and for holidays, so be sure visit their website at www.fun-center.com or call them at (503) 685-5000 for more information. DECEMBER 2019 • WILSONVILLE LIVING MAGAZINE • 17
Garden Gallery Ir o n Wo r k s Article and Images by Courtney Smith
Treating every customer like family with the best service possible! custom-made, one of a kind iron work products. All of the iron works are made of hand-welded steel and each piece is created with precision and care. They make over 850 different items that are finished in two different ways – either rust or black, to accomodate both the rustic and refined tastes of their clients. Garden Gallery Iron Works aims to create the very finest in iron decor and in doing so, they take pride in knowing that when you buy one of their products, it will last a lifetime.
arden Gallery Iron Works is a privately owned and operated family business located in Hubbard, OR. They have an array of products to decorate yards, gardens, and homes of all kinds and there is always something to be found that you didn’t know you needed.
The holiday season has arrived and Garden Gallery Iron Works has everything you need for gifts and decor. They start preparing for the Christmas season in September, setting up a dozen trees of all different sizes, and festooning them with hundreds of ornaments for your viewing pleasure. Beautiful holiday displays and charming knickknacks can be found around every corner, offering tantalizing gift options for those with a festive nature. For those with a more practical taste, a new gardening or kitchen tool makes a fabulous
Garden Gallery Iron Works started in the early 80’s manufacturing ranch and farm equipment and products, and later moved into the garden market. Their first store was located at the Woodburn Mall, which spurred significant growth over the next 12 years. In 2016 they said goodbye to their retail space at the mall and moved into their manufacturing warehouse in Hubbard, where they have a large retail space
Christmas gift. Everything to be found is one of a kind and sure to bring a smile to the face of your loved ones. They will also be selling live wreaths for the perfect holiday touch. of about 6000 square feet and 15 employees. Filling their enormous retail space are products from approximately 100 different Oregon vendors to make your garden look just the way you want. Garden Gallery Iron Works is mostly known for their 18 • WILSONVILLE LIVING MAGAZINE - DECEMBER 2019
Don’t forget that Winter is practically here, bringing with it all kinds of precipitation! Garden Gallery Iron Works suggests protecting your patio furniture from the elements by covering them up or putting them away. For more information about Garden Gallery Iron Works, pay them a visit at 2967 Industrial Ave., Hubbard, OR 97032, give them a call at 503-981-0297, or send an email to email@example.com Store Hours: Monday - Saturday 10 A.M. – 4 P.M. Closed Sunday
LIKE NO PLACE ON EARTH! BY MELINDA GALLAGHER
music coming from an orchestra playing nearby. That’s right. Three to four small orchestras play in the piazza at different locations, from morning into the night. This is Venice.
One day we decided to explore some of the historical buildings of Venice and toured St. Mark’s Basilica with a rich history of not only worship, but originally built to house sacred relics—that were once stolen! It is a fascinating story and you can see it told in a beautiful mosaic on a wall nearby the entrance. We spent a lot of time gazing at the all the mosaics throughout the basilica…over 85,000 square feet covering walls, some vaults and even the cupolas.
We arrived by train from Rome and connected to a vaporetto (water bus) to take us to the stop nearest our hotel. Then, with directions in hand we walked the rest of the way to our hotel. You see, there are no cars on the island. What? No motorcycles, no scooters, not even pedal bicycles. None. No other transportation -- just boats and feet! Well, after a couple wrong turns (we expected to get lost just a little) we arrived at our hotel right off Campo San Stefano, a small piazza with restaurants, a small market, and a church. After checking in, the hotel receptionist handed us a better, more detailed paper map of Venice (no mobile GPS devices at that time) and off we went! Right turn, left turn, over multiple small canals, more turns and then…Piazza San Marco.
Right next door is Doge’s Palace, initially built between the 10th and 11th century, with multiple expansions over the centuries. For hundreds of years, the chief magistrates (doges) ruled Venice from this palace. In the 17th century a prison was added across the nearby canal. After prisoners were tried in court and if convicted, they would have to pass over the famous Bridge of Sighs…where the convicts would take one last look at beautiful Venice and… sigh, realizing they may never see Venice again. What a sight to see! We ended our first trip to Venice with a quiet dinner in a restaurant near our hotel. We enjoyed the local wine, pizza with fresh buffalo mozzarella, and the creamiest gelato ever - Wow!
he first time I visited Venice, Italy, it was a jaw-dropping, “WOW” kind of experience. I was fascinated by the island, like so many thousands of visitors before me. Venice was born a lagoon over 1500 years ago, surrounded by water with 150 canals that weave in and about the entire island. Yes, the entire island!
Can you imagine how long people have been gathering in this square? Today Piazza San Marco is a great spot for tourists where you can dine, shop and people watch while swaying to beautiful
Venice…it really is like no other place on earth. I cannot wait to go back.
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BUILDING BUSINESS - BUILDING COMMUNITY
We Wish You A Very Merry Christmas, A Very Happy Holiday Season and A Peaceful, Prosperous New Year. From Your Friends at the Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce These business leaders are volunteers that ensure the direction and continuity of the Wilsonville Chamber. They volunteer their time, their talent and their minds, to the success of our organization. We are grateful and thankful for our team. Although this is the December issue ... Halloween After Hours did take place after the magazine deadline for November. So here are a couple of pics from a very fun event! Special Thanks to Sarah Macomber, Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy! Games, costumes, LOTS of prizes, awesome food and mustn’t forget … lots and lots of people!! 20 • WILSONVILLE LIVING MAGAZINE - DECEMBER 2019
COMMUNIT Y BUSINESS NEWS Wilsonville Chamber Hosts November "Morning Spark" Events
The first Morning Spark in November was our Multi-Member Spark. Hosts included: Enhance Your Life Coach Jan Gagnon, An Enduring New Compass Deborah Tuttle-Neef, Petra Technologies Chris Cummings and World of Speed. We had a wonderful time, with lots of new faces! A tour of the museum after the program was enjoyed by many.
Our last November Morning Spark was hosted by Office Depot, Wilsonville. Aaron and his crew did a great job! We love seeing so many people come out to support one another! Be sure to join us and you will see for yourself how “top of mind” truly works!
DO YOU NEED TO RAISE FUNDS FOR A NON-PROFIT, SPORTS TEAM, SCHOOL OR OTHER CHARITABLE CAUSE? The Chamber is accepting strategic partner applications for the 2019 Our Community Raffle. We plan to donate $5000 to local not for profit causes. For more information email kevin@WilsonvilleChamber.com or phone 503-682-0411 X:2
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arly Carpenter is not just a photographer. She is an artist with a great eye and huge imagination for design, who gives 110% in order to provide beautiful portraits that bring more joy than could be imagined. Carly was raised here in Wilsonville, and is now very happy to be raising her three children here as well. She has been photographing families and children in the area since 2011, and now offers her services for weddings, professional headshots, senior portraits, community events, and more. Carly is passionate about her work and her art, and she loves working with clients to make the process fun from start to finish, beginning with an introductory meeting with each client to plan for their session. Carly is brimming with helpful tips on everything, like figuring out what to wear or what pose is most flattering, so that you can be at ease and have wonderful time in front of the camera. Carly focuses on connecting to each of her clients on a personal level, though her ability to connect with squirmy little ones is the greatest gift. An active mother of 3 kids, ranging in age from 4 to 13, she is a pro when it comes to taming the chaos and high energy that is unavoidable when photographing
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Work weather-wise. If placing lights outside, be sure to use exterior grade with outdoor lights, surge protectors and extension cord connectors. You’ll also want to have a weather-protected outlet nearby. Check for damage. Inspect your holiday lights for frayed wires, bare spots, gaps in insulation, broken or cracked sockets, and excessive kinking or wear. Discard strands that are damaged.
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Assign tree captains. If you plan to use a live tree, it’s time to delegate. Assign a few people to be in charge of dropping by the tree daily to make sure all is well. They should think about adding water if needed and checking the electrical connections to be sure everything’s running smoothly.
he holidays are a great time to decorate your business, have a party and celebrate with co-workers. But amidst all the fun, be sure that safety remains a priority at your place of business. Whether you’re planning on decorating and making the mood more festive or going all-out and planning a holiday party, stay focused on the wellbeing of your guests and employees. Here are some tips to help keep your holidays happy and your employees protected. DAZZLE THEM WITH HOLIDAY LIGHTS
Twinkly seasonal lights give your building a warm holiday feel and they can raise employee spirits. With a little planning and preparation, your light decorations will be beautiful, lasting and safe. Spread the joy wisely. Install your decorative lights near outlets. Extension cords can be a problem. They can turn into tripping hazards if they cross areas where staff or guests will be walking. Try taping cords down that cross walkways using duct tape to keep them flat to the floor. Protect the power. Plug your lights into surge-protected outlet strips. This simple step can really help to protect your business from fire. And at the end of each workday, be sure all power strips are unplugged from their outlets to be sure everything will be safe overnight. Connect carefully. Never link more than three strands of lights, unless the directions say it’s safe to do so. Too many Christmas lights strung in a row can get warm. Keep the heat down by limiting the number of strands.
Select a young tree. When buying a live tree, ask the seller when the tree was cut down. Stay away from trees that are more than a month old or trees whose needles pull off easily. Position strategically. Place trees away from fireplaces, hot air vents or other sources of heat. This will help keep the tree from getting too dry too quickly. Apply fluids liberally. As trees get older, they lose their moisture and become brittle. It’s best not to keep your tree for more than two weeks, and have workers make sure there is always water in the stand. A thirsty tree is a fire hazard.
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Holiday foods make every party better! Make sure safe foodhandling practices are a serious focus when making food for your holiday event. Prepare with care. Avoid cross-contamination by keeping raw meat, poultry, seafood and eggs (including their juices) away from areas used to prepare ready-to-eat foods. Watch the temp. Always cook foods to the proper temperature, and refrigerate items promptly. Serve hot food in food warmers, slow cookers or warming trays. Cold food should be served by nestling serving dishes or bowls in ice, or use small serving trays and swap them out frequently. Store smartly. Don’t leave perishable foods out for more than two hours. Especially meats and items cooked with eggs. Bacteria can accumulate quickly on these dishes, so it’s best to swap them out sooner rather than later. After all that hard work, check in with your Kyle and his team and be sure your coverage fits your holiday business plans. Now that you’ve got the tools to celebrate the holidays safely, get out there and enjoy them!
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here are a lot of reasons to celebrate in December with many different holidays, but the big three are Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. In the United States, there is a lot of overlap between these holidays; families in which one parent is Jewish and one is Christian may celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas, and African American families may celebrate both Kwanzaa and Christmas, or you may come across someone who simply loves holidays and celebrates them all.
Christmas is celebrated each year on December 25 with gift-giving, songs, and a Christmas tree, and often includes pre-holiday festivities and traditions such as tree decorating, hanging of stockings, Secret Santa, and cookie baking. While originally a Christian holiday to meant honor the birth of Jesus, Christmas is now celebrated by over 90% of Americans, according to a recent survey. This includes over 80% of those in the United States who don’t identify as Christian. It is now a holiday for the masses and has become quite the commercial event, with Christmas-specific sales beginning as early as the day after Halloween. A variety of traditions from non-religious celebrations of the winter solstice have also become ingratiated into common Christmastime festivities. However, Christmas wasn’t always solely focused on pine trees, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, or a large bearded man in a red suit, and it still isn’t completely. Each year 62% of Americans attend church service on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Hanukkah is an eight-day festival of lights, that also has a great tradition of eating fried foods like jelly doughnuts and latkes (potato pancakes)! Every year the dates change since the Hebrew calendar and the Gregorian 28 • WILSONVILLE LIVING MAGAZINE - DECEMBER 2019
calendar do not exactly align. This year, Hanukkah begins on December 22 and goes until December 30th. The history of Hanukkah began thousands of years ago, during a battle between Jewish and Syrian forces. A synagogue was raided and the supply of oil was almost completed destroyed, leaving enough oil for only one day. Miraculously, that oil lasted for eight days, beginning the celebration of the festival of lights. Each day of Hanukkah, one additional candle is lit. Families often gather for delicious meal and play a game with a dreidel (a spinning toy that has a Hebrew character written on each side) and chocolate coins, kind of like poker. While Hanukkah was not originally a holiday that required gift giving, other holidays like Christmas have heavily influenced the holiday, and led to an increase of decorations and presents in the celebration process. Kwanzaa (translated to “fruits first” from Swahili) is a week-long annual celebration held in the United States and other nations to honor African-American heritage, and it is celebrated each year from December 26th to January 1st. Unlike Christmas and Hanukkah, Kwanzaa is not a religious holiday, but a cultural one. Established officially in the U.S. in 1966, Kwanzaa was initially associated with the Black Power movement. The holiday encourages the celebration of African heritage, gatherings between family and friends, and the reflection on seven African values (called the Seven Principles, or the Nguza Saba). These Seven Principles are unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith and are represented by seven candles in a kinara. Each of the seven days of Kwanzaa is dedicated to one of the principles, and each day of Kwanzaa, one of the candles is lit. On the final day of Kwanzaa, celebrators are encouraged to reflect on who they are, who they want to be, and what it means to be of African descent. Whatever holiday you choose to celebrate, or if you don’t celebrate anything, enjoy the people that surround you and make you happy, reflect on what is good in your life, and have a happy new year!
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