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Why Your Vitamin D Level Matters

Vitamin D

BY BIJANA KADAKIA, ND, TRUE HEALTH MEDICINE PC Since December 21, our days are getting longer. Though it may be imperceptible, the seasonal shift towards spring has started. We’ve still got several months of cold wintery weather remaining though, including shorter days and overcast skies. As Vitamin D production requires sunlight, these conditions can contribute […]

Tualatin ABC Project Team Update on Mobile Makerspace

tualatin mobile makerspace

After being named one of eight national finalists, the Tualatin ABC Team (Tualatin Chamber of Commerce, Mask & Mirror Community Theatre, Tigard Tualatin School District (TTSD), Tualatin Tomorrow and the City of Tualatin) has been busy over the last few months and making major progress implementing plans for the Tualatin Mobile Makerspace, and further developing […]

January Events

January events

Enjoy these upcoming events in our hometown, compiled by Tualatin Tomorrow, the citizen long-range vision committee where arts and culture-related goals identified by residents are monitored. To submit an item, email larry.mcclure@gmail.com. COMMUNITY THEATRE RETURNS TO TUALATIN January 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22. Mask and Mirror Community Theatre opens its new “Unmasked” adult-theme play […]

Pedestrian Safety

BY CHARLIE BENSON, EAST CIO PRESIDENT The New Year has arrived and with it a return to work and school. Limited hours of daylight and inclement weather make for challenging driving conditions and increased hazards, especially for pedestrians. As we begin the year, our CIOs (Citizen Involvement Organizations) would like to urge all citizens to […]

Change Coming to Tualatin City Council

Tualatin City Council

BY REID IFORD, TUALATIN LIFE By passing the term limits measure in the November election, Tualatin voters made it clear they want to see a shakeup of the status quo at City Hall. They will begin to see the effects of that change in January. While no existing council members are immediately affected by term […]

Clark Lumber: Open for Business

Clark Lumber

Clark Lumber and True Value Hardware is up and providing for their community, despite a tragedy several months. Even without a full facility, they are stocked with lumber, pellets, keys and more! Anything special ordered can be ready in just a couple days. On July 31 of this year, Clark Lumber was destroyed in a […]

Osteopathic Medicine: A profound and uniquely effective approach to health care


BY DR. STEPHANIE NANI Whether you struggle with chronic pain or illness, recently suffered an injury or simply want to enjoy a higher level of overall health, osteopathic medicine can help. Osteopathy is not a set of techniques, it is an approach to health and healing that when applied in medical practice can have a […]

Katie’s Compassion & Protection

Katie Frazer

By Jenny Lind Conlee Back in September 2016, I shared with you about Katie Frazer – and 8 year old girl with a big heart to change the world. Katie was on a mission to raise $24,000 for Village of Hope to build another home for children. Katie was told she could name the house, […]

Tualatin Future Business Leaders of America Kick the Holidays off with Community Service


BY DANIEL SHELL, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER, TuHS FBLA The Tualatin Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) have gotten a quick start into the Holiday spirit by partaking in multiple community service events. They have participated in events such as a March of Dimes fundraiser and put together Thanksgiving food baskets for needy families in […]

A Tree Remembered

a tree remembered

BY JONN KARSSEBOOM I cut down a big tree on our property just the other day. It was a once magnificent Douglas fir that stood just short of 100 feet tall. It was the kind of tree that when I hugged it with my arms outstretched and my face smooshed against its rough bark my […]

Protect Your Most Valuable Asset – You!

BY CYDNI KLAUSS Open enrollment is underway. More Oregonians than ever now have insurance coverage, thanks to expansion of the Oregon Health Plan and subsidies that help pay for commercial health plans. Oregon’s uninsured rate stands at 5 percent. If you are not part of the 95% with coverage, now is the time to line […]

Citizens hold Candlelight Vigil for International Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day

BY EMMA GRAY Nearly one hundred people in Tualatin braved the pummeling rain and frigid temperatures on Saturday December 10th to celebrate International Human Rights Day and recommit to work toward community unity in the wake of a polarizing national election season. Tualatin City Council member Frank Bubenik, as emcee of the event, reminded the […]

Integrity Staffing ‘Sweatshirt Drive 2016’ a HUGE success!

Sweatshirt drive

BY JONATHAN CRANE Integrity Staffing’s 1st annual Sweatshirt Drive was a major success and through their efforts collected more than 400 sweatshirts from local businesses benefiting the homeless shelter at Calvin Presbyterian Church in Tigard. The warm clothing (including many coats, wool hats and gloves) were put to immediate use and were distributed to local […]

Bluegrass Music Group Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising to Make Rare Hometown Appearance

Phoenix Rising

On Saturday, January 14th Tualatin’s own international acclaimed bluegrass music group Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising will “bring it home” with a rare home town appearance as part of the Second Saturday Community Concert Series at the Winona Grange, located at 8340 SW Seneca Street. Based out of Ground Zero Studios (also in Tualatin), Kathy […]

Live Theatre Returns to Tualatin: “String of Pearls” Opens January 13th

SUBMITTED BY: GARY ROMANS Mask & Mirror Community Theatre has its own inauguration this coming January: the first show in its new Mask & Mirror UnMasked series of plays which bring live theatre back to the City of Tualatin. “String of Pearls” by Michele Lowe opens January 13, 2017 for six performances at The Tualatin […]

Mike Beason: From PTSD to Freedom

Mike Beason

BY REID IFORD, TUALATIN LIFE Mike Beason is a dynamic, outgoing bodybuilder filled with vibrant, positive energy. He is a motivational speaker, has started a charity to raise money to help veterans dealing with PTSD, and will be appearing in an upcoming movie. As hard as it is to believe when you meet this lean, […]

Raising Self-Disciplined Children

Road to Responsibility

BY KIM DEMARCHI Parents ask me frequently what they can do so that their children have self discipline. Parents need to provide opportunities for meaningful roles and contribution in the family for children to develop the skills toward self discipline. Parents usually have great intentions, and sometimes they do things that support the development of […]

Rosie’s Kitchen: Tualatin’s Best Kept Secret

Rosie's Kitchen

BY MARÍA ANTONIÉTA REYES Rosie’s Kitchen quietly opened in October, but it’s authentic Mexican food is starting to draw a crowd. Since opening its doors, Rosie’s Kitchen’s lunch hours have been stocked full of hungry professionals. I have admittedly become a junky for their traditional food. The food has a true, authentic flavor from Mexico, […]

TuHS’s ‘Shrek The Musical’ Puts a Twist on the Popular Fairy Tale

Shrek the musical

BY STAN CARLBERG We all know the story of the lovable, big green ogre who, along with his chatty donkey friend, rescues Princess Fiona to break her spell with true love’s kiss. But if you’re interested in seeing a fresh musical twist to this hilarious fairy tale, don’t miss Tualatin High School’s live production of […]

Glass is His Canvas

Donut Land, Tualatin

BY REID IFORD, TUALATIN LIFE Steve Weichold, Window Painter. In one respect, the name says it all. But if you look for deeper meaning, it barely scratches the surface. Yes, the Tualatin artist paints on glass. But his story, like his work, is so much more complex. You may not know it, but you’ve seen […]

A Few of my Favorite Things

Buswell plane

BY LOYCE MARTINAZZI As we proceed into the new year, with our usual winter weather; snow, ice, rain and more rain, I like to hunker down and reflect on the past. The cold of winter, the hope of spring, heat of summer and beauty of autumn are still with us, each in it’s own time. […]

TuHS Music Program Seeks Public’s Help in Purchasing New Piano

TuHS music program

BY JENNIFER BOSKET, TuHS CHOIR BOOSTER PRESIDENT Besides a dedicated choir director, can you guess what a high school music program needs in order to be successful each day? Yes, a piano! The Tualatin High School vocal music program is asking the generous Tualatin community to help us close the gap in our endeavor to […]

A Shout-Out for Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue


BY WENDY JANE HENSON We all have seen the ad. A woman sprawled on a floor moans, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.” Never again will I chuckle at that cornball ad. Not since 4 AM the morning after Christmas when I got up to use the bathroom. With a bizarre twist, I tripped, […]

B-17 co-pilot Bradley Summers’ Memoirs provide details about his 22 month captivity as a POW in German Stalag 111 Prison Camp. Fortunate to receive humane treatment

Bradley Summers

BY DALE POTTS My previous two columns covered Army Air Corps Major Bradley Summers’ two B-17 crashes in WWII; the second being shot down over Germany, resulting in him becoming a POW with 22 months of captivity, primarily in Stalag 111, located 100 miles southeast of Berlin. The site had sandy soil, selected to hinder […]


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