Happy Holidays Tualatin!


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Stories from our December 4th publication



Youth Softball Just Got Better in Tualatin

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We are really excited to announce that the Softball Leagues in Tualatin have come together to create a stronger cooperative organization for the benefit of the community. Starting with the 2015 season Tualatin Youth Softball Association (TYSA) and Tualatin City Little League (TCLL) will be working together to offer T-Ball, Recreational and Tournament teams for girls ages 4-14. The cooperating organizations will be called [...]

Local Scouting units will be Scouting For Food, Dec. 6, 2014

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Tualatin BSA Troop 530, along with local cub scout packs and scout troops will be going door to door, collecting non-perishables for this year’s annual Scouting for Food drive being held on Saturday, December 6, 2014. This the largest one day event organized by the Cascade Pacific Council, Boy Scouts of America. Each year, our Scouts, unit leaders, and parents collect canned [...]

Vietnam Veteran Memorial Wall honors those who gave ultimate sacrifice As with other Washington, DC war monuments, can invoke painful memories


There are two old friends that I always visit when in our nation’s capital, Washington, DC. Think I’ve had more trips to DC over the years than most people; with an annual conference at IRS national headquarters while working for that agency, and a requirement to do two weeks active duty training in the Pentagon every four years throughout my 30 [...]

Helping You Navigate Your Journey Through Parenting Saying “No” Respectfully

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With the busy holiday season upon us, it seems I’m bombarded with wonderful opportunities to participate in cookie exchanges, gift exchanges, canned food drives, jewelry parties and candle parties. I have ample opportunity to volunteer on community committees, in work groups, on fundraising campaigns, and of course, be the team parent on sports teams. It is never ending, I love to help, and I should [...]

Tualatin’s Beekeeper

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It has been said that the key to the survival of the beleaguered honey bee lies in the many backyard beekeepers and its surroundings. Our agricultural food supply depends on the existence of these tiny pollinators.

Confessions of a Gardener

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I’ll be honest with you. I’ve never really learned to read a mall map. Those clunky, lighted signs are seen almost everywhere throughout any shopping mall and frankly, they’re embarrassingly hard to miss.

Through the Seasons, and the Ages

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Every month when Jonathan emails me that it is time once again to come up with a story about our little town’s past, I cringe. “Not already,” I whine. “ I just finished the last one.” It’s not that I mind the chore, actually, it is a pleasure to me, but it is sometimes difficult to come up with a theme. [...]


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