November 2015, Tualatin Life

Stories From Our Latest Publication:

Jessi’s Story

Jessi, November 2015

I will try to make this short and sweet. For those of you that don’t know me, my name is Jessi Thorne. I’m a 25-year-old mother who needs a lifesaving brain surgery that my insurance is not going to cover because it is out of network. I have a beautiful two-year-old son; some days he […]

Tualatin Resident Finalist in National Songwriting Competition

Nat Botsford

Tualatin resident Nate Botsford was selected as one of top two finalists in a national songwriting competition and traveled to NYC last week for a mentoring session with recording artist Ingrid Michaelson. Nate is opening the show for her and will play for fans, record execs and other music industry professionals. This is really big […]

1851 Tualatin Oregon Trail Pioneers

Tualatin History, November 2015

John and Catherine Hedges arrived in Oregon in 1851, after a harrowing trek across the mountains and plains. After two years’ employment as on-site managers of an Oregon City boarding house, they filed a 281 acre Tualatin land claim and moved into the log cabin they built on site. Their property straddled what is now […]

Regatta Doubles in Size

Pumpkin Regatta 2015

The Pumpkin Regatta has always been popular, with a sort of cult following, but this year it just exploded. We estimated the crowd to have been between 15,000 -18,000. That would be about double what it was last year. Full article

Veteran’s Corner

Veterans Corner

You just never know! Bill Manderfeld moved down the street from me in 1978. His oldest daughter, Keri, quickly became best friends with my oldest daughter Janet. I found that he also worked for IRS. Bill had served in the Army in Vietnam and then finished college. I had served in the Navy after college. We both finished our active military duty […]

Take the Hassles out of Homework!

homework time

Now that we are into the swing of the new school year, it’s back to Homework Time for the kids. But homework can be as much work for parents as it is for children! Full Article

I-5 Connection Chorus Christmas Concert


The I-5 Connection Community Chorus is holding a holiday concert at 3 pm on Saturday, December 5, 2015, at the Meridian United Church of Christ (Frog Pond), 6750 Boeckman Road in Wilsonville. Director Jocelyn Higgins leads the group in singing a mix of sacred and secular songs for the afternoon’s program, “From Us to You”, […]

Arts & Culture for November

Arts and Culture, November 2015

Third Annual Veterans Recognition Breakfast, November 9 Book signing, November 14 Mask and Mirror Community Theatre, November 6-22 Irish Cultural Events Juanita Pohl Center Families Celebrate Christmas Full article


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