October 2016 Tualatin Life

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The Return of a Legacy. Regatta Run Returns for Eighth Year

Regatta Run 2016

BY KATHRINE HOLLAMON If you’ve been around Tualatin in the Fall for the past 8 years, you probably have heard of the Regatta Run. In fact, the Regatta Run has become a “thing” in Tualatin (as my students put it), and the community looks forward to it every year. Sponsors graciously support it, and people- […]

West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta

Pumpkin Regatta in Tualatin, October 15, 2016

BY HEIDI MARX, EVENT SPECIALIST, CITY OF TUALATIN Fall is in the air so that must mean that it is almost time for the 13th Annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta! The Regatta has become one of the most anticipated events in the Northwest. Last year approximately 17,000 people gathered around the Lake of the […]

Looking for the Owner

Paul Morrison, Tualatin

BY JONN KARSSEBOOM It was an awkward moment when I first met him because I was busy chit chatting with another dear customer I hadn’t seen for some time. I could tell from the corner of my right eye though, he was a big guy and his back and forth pacing meant he was on […]

Plans to Move Post Office to Teton Rd. Facility Thwarted

Tualatin Post Office

BY REID IFORD, TUALATIN LIFE The United States Postal Service is a pretty formidable organization, but they had no idea what they were getting themselves into when they announced they were moving the Tualatin Post Office from its longtime downtown location to an industrial area on SW Teton Avenue. They quickly found out. When a […]

Mask & Mirror Community Theatre Announces Three Plays For Season Six!


By Gary Roman Mask & Mirror Community Theatre is excited to announce that it has selected three high quality plays for production during its sixth season. These plays were selected, in part, through public comment and participation in the monthly public play readings and discussions held by Mask & Mirror at the Tualatin Public Library. […]

Tualatin Haunted House is Sure to Scare you Silly!

haunted house, tualatin

Thrills and chills are coming to Tualatin, as they do every year at Halloween. Tualatin residents are in for a fright if they dare to visit the Haunted House at the Van Raden Community Center, located inside Tualatin Community Park. “This is a terrifying haunted house, created and operated by members of the Tualatin Youth […]

Helping You Navigate Your Journey Through Parenting. The Five Love Languages, Part 2 of 2

the five love languages

BY KIM DEMARCHI In my article last month, I introduced the book, The 5 Love Languages of Children, written by Gary Chapman. In his book, he distinguishes five ways that children (and adults) prefer to be shown love. We usually tend to express love to others the way we prefer love to be expressed toward […]

A Huge Return on Local Businesses’ Investment: Tualatin’s Mobile Maker Space

ABC - mobile maker space

BY CHARLIE HOPEWELL, SUNSET MANUFACTURING/TUALATIN ABC TEAM If we wish to, as Gandhi put it, “Be the change you wish to see in the world” – then we have to start helping to guide that change along. At the heart of our effort, this is really what the intent of Tualatin’s Mobile Makerspace (MMS) is […]

Tualatin/Tigard Selected as Potential “Blue Zone” Demonstration Community

Blue Zone

BY TUALATIN MAYOR LOU OGDEN Recently we received word from the Oregon Business Council that together, the two communities of Tualatin and Tigard, have been selected as finalists for consideration as a Blue Zones Demonstration Community, part of the Oregon Healthiest State Initiative. Our two cities have come together, along with dozens of community partners, […]

100 Year Reunion of Tualatin Old Timers

Casteel family

BY LOYCE MARTINAZZI About 100 kin and kith of the Casteel family met recently at George and Evie Andrews’ spacious home and yard on 65th Avenue in Tualatin, in a reunion that began 100 years ago. What started as a gathering of Casteels, and those who married Casteels, the Robbins, Rays, and Days soon morphed […]

Living Legends: Del Judy

Del Judy

BY LARRY McCLURE At age 55, Del Judy decided if the last of her four kids wouldn’t leave home, then she would. In 1978, after the death of husband Clayton, Del joined the Peace Corps and accepted a two-year assignment in Thailand. But taking on an overseas challenge when others her age were dreaming of […]

Community Warehouse awarded $5,000 from Fournier Group, Inc. through the 2016 Safeco Insurance® Make More Happen Awards program.

Community Warehouse

SUBM ITTED BY CARLY SANDERS Fournier Group, Inc. in Portland has earned a 2016 Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Award for its community work with Community Warehouse in Portland and Tualatin. The award includes a $4,000 donation to Community Warehouse from Safeco Insurance. Fournier Group, Inc. agent, Dirk Fournier, and Community Warehouse also had a […]

Aging in Place

Candidate forum

BY SUSAN NOACK, CHAIR, TUALATIN AREA AGING TASK FORCE Social Isolation – what is it and how do you overcome it? The textbooks tell us that social isolation is a result of being physically removed from others, like living in a remote area, or from the perception of being removed from a community, such as […]

Garden Corner Concept Study Begins in October


BY ROBERT KELLOGG, IBACH CIO PRESIDENT Since the establishment of the Ibach CIO in October 2011, no issue has commanded more attention and resident complaints than the dangerous conditions in the Garden Corner Curves (105th, Blake and 108th). The roadway through the Curves undulates significantly, providing short to non-existent sight lines, and contains no bike […]

Katie Frazer: Kid Leader

Katie Frazer

By Jenny Lind Conlee Three years ago, a then five year old Katie Frazer told her parents, Matt and Tammy, “I want to do something, but you’re going to tell me I’m too little.” As if that statement wasn’t heart-wrenching enough, Katie expressed that what she wanted to do was raise $1,000 to give to […]

Move With Purpose, Move to Be Fit

move with purpose

BY BY RYAN J. STILLS, WELLNESS DIRECTOR, CLUBSPORT OREGON Many people underestimate the importance of movement in daily life. When I say movement, I’m not talking about throwing your arms in the air or wiggling around in your chair – as fun as that can be – but rather movement with the purpose of being […]

S and A Events and Entertainment Announces 7th Season of Community Concerts

The Gothard Sisters

BY SAM KEATOR Sam Keator and wife Anne Doherty (as S & A Irish Entertainment) work hard throughout the year to provide Cultural Community events in Tualatin. 2016 marks their 10th year at the Winona Grange in Tualatin providing Irish Ceili (folk) dance and live music and 7th year hosting Community Concerts with several different […]

Prevention During Cold and Flu Season


BY BIJANA KADAKIA, ND, TRUE HEALTH MEDICINE PC At our clinic, cold and flu season doesn’t coincide with the change in the weather as much as with the return of children to school. We’ve already been seeing patients come in with head colds, lingering coughs and even a case of pneumonia. Much of the advice […]

Two brothers each received Purple Heart in famous WWII battles, One in Iwo Jima in South Pacific; other in the Battle of the Bulge

Two brothers, October 2016

BY DALE POTTS Tualatin resident Marc Anderson’s father and his uncle each received a Purple Heart for their service in famous World War II battles. Marc’s father, George Anderson was a Marine at Iwo Jima in the South Pacific. George’s brother, Leroy Anderson, was an Army soldier in the Battle of the Bulge in Europe. […]


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