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SDUWQHUHG ZLWK D ORFDO QRQSURŅW Boys & Girls Aid, to transform a neglected apartment building into a safe and stable home for homeless or at-risk youth. Several community organizations have donated time, money and materials to make this renovation possible. As the holidays approach, I encourage you to join me in helping those less fortunate. From now through Dec. 14, we will collect new, unwrapped toys and gift cards for low-income youth and foster children. Drop locations can be found at City Hall and our two city libraries. Of course, our Tree Lighting tradition continues at the Beaverton City Park and Library on Dec. 7 from 5-7 p.m. We’ll have a full lineup of music and choir performances, children’s craft workshops, a visit by Santa and more! Don’t forget to bring a toy for our toy drive! What I love most about being your Mayor is seeing or learning about your acts of kindness. :KHWKHU LWģV ŅQGLQJ VROXWLRQV WR homelessness or providing health care to our most vulnerable or delivering a gift to a small child, our citizens are so compassionate. It’s you, it’s all of us together, who truly represent The Best of Oregon.

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Santa and Holiday Cheer Return to Washington Square Here Comes Santa Claus! ontinuing an annual tradition, Washington Square, the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier shopping center, welcomes Santa Claus and his merry band of elves for another year of holiday enjoyment at his magical lodge. Children, young and old, can stop by for a photo with Santa and make sure he knows exactly what they want this year through December 24.

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tradition is back for another year of giving. Organized by Clipped Wings, a charitable organization RIFXUUHQWIRUPHUDQGUHWLUHGĹ&#x2020;LJKW attendants, the Sharing Tree annually provides more than 4,500 gifts WRORFDOQRQSURĹ&#x2026;WVVHUYLQJFKLOGUHQ and families in need. Thanks to the generosity of Washington Square shoppers, kids and young adults who may have gone with very little this holiday season will receive a gift from their own personal angel. Ornaments on the Sharing Tree describe what a particular individual needs and are available in Nordstrom Court from November 16 through December 19. Sounds of the Season It wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be Christmas without carolers. Coming from miles away, school choirs will deck the halls of Searsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Court with the sounds of the holidays between November 26-30 and December 3-7. Â&#x201E;

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holiday season when they decide to perform every Christmas story ever told â&#x20AC;&#x201C; hitting on carols, icons and traditions from around the world. Presented by the Beaverton Arts Commission, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!)â&#x20AC;? will run weekends begin-

ning Nov. 30 through Dec. 15 in the Beaverton City Library Auditorium (12375 SW 5th Street). Performances are scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. A question and answer session with the cast will follow the Sunday, Dec. 9 performance.Â&#x201E;

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Introducing a charming children's book by Beaverton author, Michael Patrick Stevens, and award winning illustrator, Izabela Ciesinska.

"We welcome you to share in Ellen’s incredible journey." Ellen Melon is a 32 page full color children's picture book suitable for children 3 years and up

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Meet Fritz, Julian and Ally "It's exciting to have a professional theatre environment at my own high school, especially with all the cuts to arts programs across the nation,â&#x20AC;? says Fritz, a senior who wants to study theater and communications in New York next year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has been an inspiration for me to be part of such a healthy program." Says Julian Alexander, a senior who plays Bentley Drummie in this show, appeared in Northwest Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Theaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (NWCT) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Narnia,â&#x20AC;? was â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jesusâ&#x20AC;? in ACMAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jesus Christ Superstar,â&#x20AC;? and dances with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dance West,â&#x20AC;? ACMAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s semi-professional dance troupe, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theatre is an outlet for

About Great Expectations The ACMA production follows the adventures of an orphan boy named Pip, who is given a chance to rise from his humble beginnings thanks to a mysterious benefactor. The Victorian comingof-age story explores the different social classes of early 19th century England. Through Pipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story, we meet an escaped convict named Magwitch, a bewitching girl, Estella, and an unforgettable, mentally unhinged rich woman, Miss Havisham. Tying into the playâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theme of increasing opportunity for under-privileged youth, ACMAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Great Expectationâ&#x20AC;? ZLOO EHQHĹ&#x2026;W ÄĽ%RRNV IRU .LGVÄŚ The Willamette Writers program collects and distributes thousands of books and gives them to under-privileged youth throughout Oregon and SW Washington, with a goal of increasing literacy. Giving back to the community is a tradition with the ACMA theater students. ACMAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Great Expectationsâ&#x20AC;? offers family entertainment with an underlying message about gratitude and dignity learned through adversity. The performance is at the Arts & Communications Magnet Academy Arts Center, 11375 Center St., Beaverton, 97005.

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Oregonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Washington County is home to some of the best festivals and events the state has to offer. Just minutes from downtown Portland and set in the heart of the agricultural area of northwestern Oregon, summer ushers in agricultural events, farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; markets and myriad family festivals.

The Forum meets from 11:45 am to 1 pm at the Old Spaghetti Factory (18925 NW Tanasbourne Drive, across from the Evergreen movie theaters in Hillsboro). Founded in 1956, the Public Affairs Forum provides a common meeting place for the interchange of ideas and to stimulate thinking on civic matters. Each week the Forum brings together community leaders, members and guests who care about what happens in Washington County, the metro region and the state of Oregon. Speakers from government, business, science, the arts and education address the Forum. Members have the opportunity to question speakers - sometimes the most interesting part of the program. The Forum is a neutral arena for the education of members and the public. It endorses no particular point of view and takes no responsibility for the opinions expressed by speakers, which are not necessarily the opinions of the Forum, its members or its Board of Directors. Â

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he December exhibit at Art On Broadway Gallery, 12570 SW Broadway Street, Beaverton, Oregon, features hand-crafted ornaments, holiday cards, small original paintings and assemblages, one-of-a-kind holiday trees, and other artist-designed items for holiday giving. The public is invited to join the artists at a festive reception with complimentary refreshments on Saturday, December 8, 2012, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Offered are unique gifts and decorative holiday items found exclusively at Art On Broadway â&#x20AC;&#x201D; sets of notecards with images by our local artists; ornaments of all

Date: December 3, 2012 Topic: Bicycles: Transportation, Fitness & Fun in Washington Co. Speaker: Hal Ballard Transportation Solutions ByCycle Speaker: George Harris Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wellness Sergeant Speaker: Mike Manning Fit4Ever Wellness Studios Speaker: Dick Schouten Washington County Commissioner

Date: December 10, 2012 Topic: Prisons: Can Oregon Afford Its Present Corrections System? Speaker: John Foote District Attorney, Clackamas County Speaker: Larry Matasar J.D. Criminal Defense Attorney

Date: December 17, 2012 Topic: Christmas Music Program Speaker: (Performers to be announced)

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kinds including glass icicles and mouth blown glass bulbs, porcelain stars and red ceramic hearts, ornaments created with recycled materials such as wine corks and jigsaw puzzle pieces, fused glass jewelry, holiday trees, and more. Art On Broadway is located at 12570 SW Broadway Street, Beaverton, Oregon, within walking distance of the Max stop at Beaverton Round and just a few doors west of the Beaverton History Center. Open Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Phone 503-601-3300 for more information or go to http:// artonbroadway.net. Â

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he holidays are the perfect time to drop into the Beaverton History Center where now meets then throughout the year. This oil painting which can be seen hanging in the center is titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now and Then - Beaverton History Centerâ&#x20AC;? and combines scenes of an old fashioned Christmas with the cheer of holiday street lights, dancers and musicians of today.

There is a story here. I have been a volunteer with the History Center since its opening in the summer of 2010. I was asked to volunteer when dropping in on LWVĹ&#x2026;UVWGD\RIRSHUDWLRQ0\FXULosity about Beavertonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history was stoked while I was working on a job integrating signage and art for the MAX lines here in town. Every step of light rail station

development involved considering and respecting the history of the land and area surrounding each station while making decisions about station naming and art to be placed in each station. Now, I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t at the time very familiar with the history of Beaverton even having been a resident for 40 years. But being retired I was happy to help out logging and indexing all of the titles in the centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s growing library of reference materials. There are now over 450 titles all about early pioneers who settled WKH DUHD IDFWV DQG Ĺ&#x2026;JXUHV ORUH and legends, education, religion, politics, society, arts and crafts and real life heroes. As I became familiar with the books, wonderful images of the people who brought Beaverton, Washington County and Oregon to life inspired the oil painting you see on the cover. This 24 x 36 inch oil painting was Ĺ&#x2026;QLVKHG LQ WLPH IRU WKH $QQXDO

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he Beaverton Historical Society will celebrate with a Christmas Gathering on Tuesday, December 11. Join us for the sounds, tastes and sights of the holiday season. Enjoy our special display of vintage toys. Music will be provided by Heartstrings, a regionally recognized husband and wife duo from Tualatin who play historical and contemporary music on dulcimer and string bass. Nancy and Rob Downie will offer a delightful selection of seasonal arrangements and will have their CDs available for purchase. A tasty assortment of specialty desserts and candies, including Mamie Eisenhowerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Favorite Million Dollar Fudge, will be available for purchase. Enjoy complimentary punch and cider as you view the centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exhibits. Admission is free and appropriate for all ages.

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Beaverton Celebration Day on September 8, 2012 and you can see it proudly displayed in the Beaverton History Center on Broadway Street. I have received numerous positive comments about it so it gives me great pleasure to share it with the whole community as the cover of this monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s issue of the resource guide.Â

1VDIBTJOH*OGPSNBUJPO Greeting cards and bookmarks with this â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now and Thenâ&#x20AC;? image are available at the history center or by emailing: lanalnelson@comcast.net. Please also contact me to see other paintings online or to commission work. 503-830-7894

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Admission free but donations welcome!

Heartstrings performs for all types of festivals and events and provides both background music and stand-alone programs for historical functions, conferences and conventions, and private parties, as well as service music for churches and weddings. With backgrounds in classical and church music, Nancy and Rob are equally at home playing Bach or "Whiskey Before Breakfast." Their offerings include folk songs, traditional Americana, classical favorites, seasonal music, and popular fare. Â Presentations are held at the Beaverton History Center 12412 SW Broadway St Admission is FREE 'PSNPSFJOGPSNBUJPO Beaverton History Center 503-430-5231

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Come See Heartstrings Perform Live eartstrings is a Tualatin, Oregon based husband-and-wife duo playing "music for all times" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; period and historical as well as contemporary. Nancy plays the hammered dulcimer, a unique folk instrument with many courses of strings which, as the name implies, are struck with little wooden hammers. The sound is something like a harpsichord. Nancy also plays violin and some mountain dulcimer. Rob plays stand-up string bass and a bit of banjo. Nancy and Rob both SOD\1DWLYH$PHULFDQVW\OHĹ&#x2020;XWHV

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"A Taste of Vintage Holidays" Friday, December 7th, 7-9pm You are invited to an Open House Sponsored by the Beaverton Downtown Association Friday, December 7th,7 to 9 p.m. (after the City's Tree Lighting in City Park).

Preschool- Grade 7 Enjoy your car interior AND outshine your neighborâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s car! $5 Loaner Cars Avail (BMWs!) www.FreshStartDetail.com 503 641-3285 C3

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Proudly celebrating 75 years! Enjoy a stroll along Broadway, Special treats at the Beaverton Bakery, Holiday Gift Boutique at "Art on Broadway" Gallery, Tea at "Quilter's Corner Store", "Holiday Photos with Santa" at the The Beaverton History Center & More!

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Learn About our Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Past through historic photos, artifacts, exhibits and more! Op Tu/Th from noon to 4pm. Open www.historicbeaverton.org C3

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Optometrists Dr. Dan Miller Visit our Maximized Living clinic! beavertonfamilychiropractic.com 5075 SW Griffith Dr, Suite 120 503-644-8844 E4

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For your Smile, For your health, For you! 503-646-5909 www.drmoga.com B4

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Family Practice Spanish, Hindi & Punjabi speaking providers available. Mon-Sat Extended Hours 503-644-1171 E3

Antiques & Modern The Best in Mexican food, gifts and more! Located next to La Fogata Restaurant. 3905 SW 117th Ave # D (503) 626-7765 D2

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Blissful Massage with Marilyn Froude, LMT Call for Holiday Specials! Beaverton Healing Center 503-277-2460

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The Elsie Stuhr Center is designed for adults 55 years and better. Classes, trips events, fitness center, lunch and friends 503-629-6342 C5

Breakfast-Lunch-Diner 30 varieties of pancakes & waffles. Beaverton’s Favorite Restaurant! 503-646-2688

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Travel & Cruises, LLC **Layaway Plans Available**. www.sunconnections.com 503-655-4850 D3

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Dr. Carolle Chapman Naturopathic Physician, Energy Healer. Life should be joyful. Beaverton Healing Center. 503-277-2460 E3

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HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE | Beaverton City Library 5 PM

City Program Displays (Meeting Rooms A, B & Conference Room) Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Craft Workshop (Meeting Rooms A&B) Santa Visiting Hour (In front of Library) Beaverton Community Band (In front of Library) 6 PM Santa Visiting Hour Ends 6:30 PM Open House Ends

TREE LIGHTING PROGRAM | City Park 6 PM Radio Disney 6:20 PM Leikarringen of Portland, Scandinavian Dancing 6:35 PM ACMA Synergy Choir

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Healthy Affordable Pet Supplies Grooming & Self-wash. Cat adoptions available. www.naturespetmarket.com 503-579-2403 A

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STORYTIME .BJO-JCSBSZ Baby Bugs (Age under 1) Wed 11:45am Fun for 1s (Age 1) Wed 10:15 & 11am Toddler Storytime (Ages 2-3) Tues 10:15 & 11:15am Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-6) Thurs 10:15am & 1pm PJ Storytime (All ages) Tues. 7pm Family Storytime (All ages) Sat 1pm Spanish Storytime (Ages 2-5) Sat 3pm Japanese Storytime (Ages 0-6) 2nd Fri 10:30am .VSSBZ4DIPMMT#SBODI Toddler: 2-3 years old Thursdays, 11:30 AM Preschool: 3-6 years old Tuesdays, 9:30 AM

Book Discussion Kits The Library is adding new book discussion kits for adults to our collection. These kits are designed to make your book discussion group easy! Each kit contains 10 titles of the book, plus a resource guide with discussion questions, information about the author and more. To ďŹ nd a complete list of book discussion kits use a keyword search in the online catalog and type â&#x20AC;&#x153;book club kit Beaverton.â&#x20AC;? The search will provide a list of the Beaverton City Library book club kits for adults and children Library Will Soon Offer eBooks Coming Soon! Curious about eBooks? Borrow an E-reader from the library and read a selection of pre-loaded eBooks. Thanks to a generous donation from the New Friends of the Beaverton City Library, the library will soon be lending out eBooks loaded on E-readers. We will have a collection of eBooks for adults, teens and children available at both Beaverton City Library locations Families: Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament - Thursday, Dec. 20, 2pm Enjoy a family movie with a holiday theme. Children under 10 must be with an adult.

TEENS For more information: Please call the Teen Desk (503) 350-4001.

The Book Corner For gently used books at affordable prices w/ proceeds donated to the Beaverton library. 503-643-5188

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5FFO8JOUFS3FBEJOH 1SPHSBN Friday, Dec. 21 - Friday, Jan. 4 Stave off cabin fever this winter break with books! Read books or graphic novels of your choice and submit reviews for your chance to win gift cards to area businesses! Reviews may be submitted until January 4; drawing will be held the following week. PDFs of the review sheets can be obtained at www.beavertonlibrary.org or in the libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teen room during the program. Grades 6-12. "OJNF$MVC Tuesday, Dec. 11, 5:30-8pm Hang out with fellow fanatics while enjoying Japanese snacks, anime and drawing. Grades 6-12.

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members, relatives, personal attendants, co-workers and neighbors to include in your network. Make arrangements, prior to an emergency, for your support network to immediately check on you after a disaster and, if needed, offer assistance. Exchange important keys. Show them where you keep emergency supplies. Share copies of your relevant emergency documents, evacuation plans and emergency health information card. Agree on and practice methods for contacting each other in an emergency. Do not count on your telephones working. You and your personal support network should always notify each other when you are going out of town and when you expect to return. The relationship should be mutual. You have a lot to contribute! Learn about each other's needs and how to help each other in an emergency. Sounds like a good excuse for a lunch date to me. . . now, where to go? Remember to check your speed and enjoy the ride! Â

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is a frequent speaker on estate planning. His law practice is devoted primarily to estate planning law and related matters. He has been practicing for over 30 years and is the co-author of A Will Is Not Enough In Oregon, a resource book for Oregon consumers. Mr. Schneider is licensed to practice law in Oregon, Washington and New York. He is a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. In addition, he is DIĹ&#x2026;OLDWHGZLWK(OGHUVLQ$FWLRQÂ&#x201E;

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MOVING for SENIORS . com Announcements Family Support Group Every 3rd Wed at 7:00 pm @ Creekside Village 503-643-9735 We will discuss such topics as Demntia, Alzheimer's and communication with family members declining health. Email your senior events to: BRG@cedarhousemedia.com Shop Local â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Give Local â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Stay Localâ&#x20AC;Ś this is how we build a better Beaverton.

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Homes in 97005 Residential/Commercial Responsive & Proactive. Let us cure your rental headaches! 503-597-7790 www.robynsnestpm.com

2965 Sw 122Nd Ave 2/1/915 = $179,900

14764 Nw Glacier Ln 3/2.1/1490 = $249,900 17840 Nw Fieldstone Dr 3/3/1994 = $269,900 18910 Sw Honeywood Dr 4/2.5/1894 = $289,289

70 Sw 131St Ave 3/1/1132 = $194,000

Homes97007 in 97007

13780 Sw Walker Rd 3/2/2227 = $199,950

20773 Sw Skiver St 3/2.1/1511 = $152,000

985 Sw Perfecta Ave 3/2/1292 = $210,000

4190 Sw 187Th Ave 3/2/1482 = $225,000

5945 Sw Taralynn Pl 4/2.1/1842 = $239,200

17824 Sw Keiko St 3/2.1/1846 = $249,900

Working w/buyers, sellers & investors. Westside Specialist. Call Lisa w/The Sunset Group: 503-679-8477

14145 Sw Windjammer Way 4/2.1/1854 = $249,900

17731 Sw Robert Ln 4/2.1/2132 = $272,900

1934 Sw 144Th Ave L 122 4/2.1/1748 = $317,538

17780 Sw Zenith Pl 4/2.1/2112 = $300,000

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5610 Sw Schiffler Pl 4/2.1/2019 = $329,900

17471 Sw Sapphire Ln 4/2.1/2167 = $319,995

13185 Sw Butner Ct 3/2/1662 = $349,900

8122 Sw 174Th Ter 4/2.1/2167 = $324,995

13290 Sw Hazel 3/2.1/2142 = $365,000

16270 Sw Loon Dr 3/2.1/2304 = $335,000

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Installation and Cleaning Moss removal, pressure washing, yard clean up, roof repair. FREE estimates. 503-268-9121

Homes97006 in 97006 2925 Sw 198Th Ave 4/2/2247 = $160,000

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10773 Sw Oriole Cir 5/3/2447 = $399,000 17475 Sw Kemmer Rd 5/3/2719 = $399,950

3108 Sw 176Th Ave 2/1/806 = $183,500

Homes97008 in 97008

3089 Sw 173Rd Ave 3/2.1/1339 = $199,000

6585 Sw 124Th Ave 3/2/1140 = $199,999

3112 Sw 174Th Ave 4/2.1/1572 = $224,000

12750 Sw Percheron Ln 3/2/1404 = $239,500

17855 Sw Frances St 3/2/1460 = $229,500

9105 Sw Davies Rd 3/2/1312 = $244,900

17446 Sw Waterleaf Ln 3/2.1/1737 = $239,000

11325 Sw Bel Aire Ln 3/2/1702 = $249,000

16785 Sw Whitley Way 3/2/1727 = $247,900

7095 Sw 105Th Ave 4/2.1/1682 = $279,000 7355 Sw Hyland Way 3/2/1823 = $299,000 11455 Sw Clifford St 4/2.1/1842 = $299,950 14255 Sw Barlow Rd 4/3/2740 = $319,500 8440 Sw Morgan Dr 4/2.1/2195 = $345,500 14040 Sw Spaniel St 4/2.1/2831 = $379,000

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Safety belts: ÄŞ A child taller than 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122;9â&#x20AC;? OR age 8 or older must be properly secured with the vehicleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s safety belt. ÄŞ The child is properly secured if the lap belt is positioned low across the thighs and the shoulder belt is positioned over the collarbone and away from the neck. The transition from booster seat to seat belt confuses some SHRSOH WU\LQJ WR Ĺ&#x2026;JXUH RXW WKH safety requirements. The following may help: 1. Is the child tall enough to sit with their back against the vehicle seat back? 2. Do the childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s knees bend comfortably at the edge of the vehicle seat? 3. Does the belt cross the shoulder over the collarbone? 4. Is the lap belt low, touching the thighs? 5. Can the child stay seated like this for the entire trip?

CHILD RESTRAINTS: Rear Facing Seats A rear-facing car seat is the best seat for your young child to use. It has a harness and in a crash, cradles and moves with your child to reduce the stress to the childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fragile neck and spinal cord. Forward Facing Car Seat The forward-facing car seat has a harness and tether that limits your childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s forward movement during a crash. ÄŞ Child passengers must be restrained in an approved child safety seat until they weigh 40 pounds. ÄŞ Infants must ride rear facing until they reach both one year of age AND 20 lbs.

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Any â&#x20AC;&#x153;Noâ&#x20AC;? answers suggests the child should continue riding in a booster seat for best protection. Pick-up Truck Beds And, just in case the question comes up, children under 18 canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ride in the open bed of a pick-up truck. Save Your Money Effective January 1st of 2012: Failure to properly use safety belts RUFKLOGUHVWUDLQWVLVD&ODVV'WUDIĹ&#x2026;F YLRODWLRQZLWKDĹ&#x2026;QHÂ Questions can be directed to the Child Safety Seat Resource Center at (503) 643-5620. Car seat clinic at Kuni Collision Center 3725 SW Cedar Hills Blvd December 15th 9am - 12:30pm

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"EWFOUVSFTJO#FBWFSUPO 5IF-JUFSBSZ #FBWFSUPO)FSPFT As we come to the close of 2012, I want to pause to recognize and thank all of the Beaverton Heroes throughout the year who are doing something $PSOFS special for our community and beyond...

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by Parisjat Umscheid

January 2012: Martha Cook Beaverton Resident and Director of Casey's Corner, a food pantry located at The Murrayhill Christian Church on Wier Rd. http://www.murrayhills.org/ outreach/food_pantry.htm

Getting to Know Book Fan Friday

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s your child an avid writer? An enthusiastic artist? Want to stimulate their literary interest? Check out Book Fan Friday at Cedar Hillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Powellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, a monthly program led by award-winning author Rosanne Parry. Now in its third year, Book Fan Friday provides mentorship for young writers and illustrators. Every second Friday from October thru May, kids ages 10-18 join authors, editors, and other book professionals for interactive discussions and hands-on workshops. In a recent session, Parry skyped in Jim Thomas of Random House Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Books for a talk on book cover design that included showLQJ WKH Ĺ&#x2026;IWHHQ FRYHUV FRQVLGHUHG for Rachel Hartmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Seraphina. On December 14, author/illustrator Barry Deutsch will speak on creating comics and graphic novels. According to Parry, â&#x20AC;&#x153;For Powellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Book Fan Friday helps promote literary awareness, which is a key part of their mission.â&#x20AC;? Â

February 2012: Jim Hayhurst Beaverton Resident who started the Hayhurst Kids Triathlon where all proceeds go to support CARRA (Childhood Arthritis & Rhematology Research Alliance). www.friendsofcarra.org March 2012: Huy Nguyen Beaverton Resident, Founder and Executive Director of Metro Toy Drive. (www.metrotoydrive.com)

April 2012: Candlelighters Providing support, education and advocacy to Beaverton and NW families who have children with cancer. (4kidswithcancer.org) May 2012: JoLynn Sirak Beaverton Resident helping to build schools in Nicaragua. www.fh.org June 2012: The Bracelet Bunch Six 4th and 5th Grade Beaverton students supporting The Ameena Project helping children in Kenya.

September 2012: Bev Ecker & Shawn Mitchell Through Catalyst Partnerships, these Beaverton Residents help the elderly through home repair and remodels. www.catalyst-partnerships.com

July 2012: Mary Petillo Beaverton Resident and volunteer helping families get back on their feet at Good Neighbor Center www.goodneighborcenter.org

October 2012: Murrayhill Triathlon Participants Neighbors exercising to raise money for the Good Neighbor House.

Lisa Ard leads a charmed life with her husband and two children just north of Beaverton. She is the author of the Dream Seeker series. www.authorlisaard.com

November 2012: Laura Gibson & Melissa Anctil 2ZQHUVRI&URVVĹ&#x2026;W6:%HDYHUWRQ who donate to charities as their customers get in shape. ZZZFURVVĹ&#x2026;WVZEHDYHUWRQFRP

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August 2012: Jennifer Abeyratne The former owner and teacher at Aloha Montessori Preschool whose love and teaching made a positive difference in hundreds of children's lives.

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ready to celebrate most anything, right down to remembering to spit when she brushes her teethâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;was SUPER pumped about my big day. She began discussing her love of the age of â&#x20AC;&#x153;fwee,â&#x20AC;? followed with some pining for 8, then suddenly wanted to know how old I would be when SHE turned 14, the random, magical age she believes all wishes and privileges come true (like every AG doll becomes yours, popsicles are served for breakfast, and naps are forbidden). I told her 52, which must have sounded something like, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to DISNEYLAND!!â&#x20AC;? for the enthusiasm that spewed forward caught me off guard. She practically jumped out of her seat,

hollering, â&#x20AC;&#x153;FIFTY-TWO???? THAT IS AWE-THOM!! Do you KNOW how much FUN 52 ith gonna BE???â&#x20AC;? (Uh, no.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;When Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m 52, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m gonna feel like LOVING EVERYTHING!! And EVERYBODY!! The THUN ith gonna SHINE on that OCEAN!!â&#x20AC;? Okay, well, wow. You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to break out the gospel. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m actually starting to get kind of excited. Fast forward to another day of buckling and unbuckling car seats while being eternally late for something that "matters", all the while running a continuous mom monologue of how we HAVE to get going or elseâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Or elth what?â&#x20AC;? she asks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well, or else weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be late and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disrespectful if someone is waiting.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mama,â&#x20AC;? she says with only a slightly exasperated sigh. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mama, it-th jutht gonna have to be a late day. And thath jutht gonna have to be okay. Okay?â&#x20AC;? she says, patting my hand sympathetically. Well, when you put it like that, then yeah. I actually feel like it is okay. But one morning while I was simultaneously cleaning the kitchen, signing school forms, and putting out lunches, I told her how we were heading to a party of a 5 yr-old that afternoonâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;that is, after school and the babysitter and carpool to her sistersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; activities. Her enthusiasm for older age and busy schedules suddenly waned. She

got teary-eyed and choked, â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I GRQÄŁWZDQWWRJURZXSDQGEHĹ&#x2026;YH I WIKE being fwee and a half!â&#x20AC;? I tried to console her with all the fun privileges she would have with every passing year (while silently commiserating that I would love for her to remain at this fabulous stage), when she mournfully wailed, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mama, thith life ith going too FATHT for me. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;th going too FATHT for my little heart.â&#x20AC;? Good Lord. Let me pour a bowl of Cheerios and sit down next to you, my love, because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going too fatht for me, too, and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss one more moment. Â

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maureen Wilson is an educator, Girl Scout leader, and often frazzled parent to three active girls. She ďŹ nds motherhood to be a far more humorous and humbling experience than she ever imagined.â&#x20AC;? Maureen can be contacted at: BRG@cedarhousemedia.com

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