Publisher’s Note

Mike Antonelli

As 2016 comes to an end, it’s a good time to reflect over the last year and begin to contemplate the future. We’ve certainly seen a lot of changes here in Tualatin over the last year, and as we look forward, it is apparent that more change is in the air! We’ll have a new president who’s likely to shake things up on the national level, and here in Tualatin, we’ll soon have some new ideas with the addition of City Councilors Robert Kellogg, Paul Morrison, and a third, yet-to-be named councilor that should be appointed in the next couple of days. Welcome aboard! We’ll also be saying good-bye to outgoing councilors Ed Truax, Monique Beikman and Wade Brooksby. We thank them for their years of hard work and service to our community.

We’re also seeing a lot of physical changes transforming the landscape of Tualatin. Sadly, one of the biggest changes we’ve seen was the destruction of the Clark Lumber building. The Clark family continues to operate from the site and I was very happy to accept an advertisement from the company in this month’s issue (see page 3). We’ve seen many new businesses come to town over the last year… and it looks like even the Cracker Barrel that everybody’s been asking about has finally broken ground and will be opening early 2017!

Here at Tualatin Life, we’ll be contemplating a few changes as well. The first change you’ll be seeing is the transition to a true monthly. Moving forward, look for your monthly copy of Tualatin Life in your mailbox on or about the first of every month. We’ll also be revamping and adding new features to our website ( over the coming months. More on that later…

Please remember to keep our advertisers in mind as you make your purchasing decisions. It is through their support we’re able to continue bringing you this community forum.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Michael Antonelli – Publisher


  1. Mike,
    I’m interested to get more information about advertorials. Costs, timing, etc. We’d also be interested in potentially providing a run of short articles focused around Information Technology for small business and/or the value of serving others in our local and global community. (see our website). Tom Gillian, Sterling’s owner, is a long-time Tualatin resident and the company was housed there by the commons for several years. We serve many small to medium size business in Tualatin (including Integrity Staffing) and are now located just outside Tualatin across the highway from Trader Joes (near Home Depot and very much feel part of the Tualatin community. We’ve been in the top 1/4 of the top 100 places to work in Oregon for something like 10 or 12 years in a row. Thanks for the info and you can reach me at the email above, or at my office number 503-906-8246.


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