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Volume 12, Issue 2
February 2014


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Local eggs, beef and honey at Dinihanians

Even though the Farm store is presently not open for regular hours, we still have organic eggs, grass fed beef, and local honey from family farm hives available for purchase. On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 10 am to 3 pm, customers can come by and pick up these goods.

We also have seasoned holly firewood for sale by the bin. All you need to do is call ahead and place your order by leaving your name and phone number, a brief message about what you are interested in and we will call you back and finalize your purchase.

CSA signups for the 2014 season have begun. Shares are limited, so don’t miss out on your chance to receive a weekly share of fresh, delicious, locally grown produce. Visit for details.

One very exciting thing to know about our farm is that we are continuing to work toward organic certification. At the present time, the farm is what is considered to be in “transition to organic. ” meaning that we are using organic methods just like a certified farm does for the three years prior to receiving certification. This is a lengthy process and we are making excellent forward progress. We will have more on that in the weeks to come.

Alder & Mitchell Dentistry

Beaverton’s Alder & Mitchell Family Dentistry has relocated to a new custom office on the third floor of the new building at 15390 Cornell Rd. The new office has bigger rooms and is more spacious than their previous location, and includes a new waiting room. The office opened on December 2 and is always looking for new patients!

Bryant Alder started his Portland dental practice in 1951, and then moved the practice to Beaverton in 1979. His son, Dr. James Alder, started at the practice in 1982, and works there now with Dr. Jerem Mitchell, who joined six years ago. Both Alder and Mitchell went to Sunset High School and come from a family of dentists.

With two dentists and three hygienists, the business has new customers as well as lifelong ones and has room for more! Call them at 503-641-5667 or learn more online at

bonesGreat Bones Opens to save your bones

Great Bones, a local company dedicated to bone health, reversing osteoporosis, and improving mobility, is celebrating their grand opening on February 27 from 10 am to 7 pm with food, drinks and raffle prizes, including a year of personal strength training sessions.

The company focuses on improving overall wellness and athletic performance, and reversing some of the common issues associated with aging.

The Rasmussens, the family behind Great Bones, are outdoor enthusiasts, active in cycling as well as various water and snow sports. Their passion for health and their venture with Great Bones is personal. While on vacation, Art and Phyllis were first introduced by family friends to the equipment that would become the heart of Great Bones. Art saw immediate improvement—improved balance, reduced joint and back pain, and increased flexibility. Upon returning home, they shared their excitement with son Martin, who was a personal trainer while attaining his college degree, and he was intrigued.

Further research by the family revealed that the bioDensity and Power Plate machines were proven to slow and reverse osteopenia and osteoporosis, common issues for women as well as men as they age. Great Bones opened their doors in the “Triangle” shopping center in early December.

“Our clients range from women battling osteoporosis to athletes seeking to improve their strength and mobility. We all personally use the equipment, and know that it works. Our goal is to share this with others to improve their quality or life and overall health,” stated Rasmussen.

Great Bones welcomes anyone with interest, and offers the first two sessions absolutely free. They are located at 485 NW Saltzman Road. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am-5 pm and Saturdays from 9 am-12 pm. For more information call 503-575-9261 or visit the website. You can also visit Great Bones on Facebook.

Free Design Workshops

Join professional Color Consultant and Interior Designer Caryl K. Hoffman of CK Hoffman Design for a series of three Design Workshops. Caryl is a paint color specialist with a Design Degree from UCLA. She has been in the construction and design industry for over 25 years and was named “Best of Houzz for 2013”, the premiere design ideas and professionals referral website.

Workshop Schedule:


February 20, 6-7 pm: Selecting the Perfect Paint Colors for Your Project

March 20,6-7 pm: Beautiful and Easy Kitchen Remodels

April 17, 6-7 pm: Fantastic Exterior Paint Color Ideas

These Thursday Workshops will be held at the Sherwin Williams Store—Cedar Mill, 13555 NW Cornell Rd. The workshops will be fun and informative. The evenings will include light refreshments and a door prize at each event. Sign-up in the store because they will need a minimum of four participants to hold the workshops, so please consider bringing along two or three friends! For questions please contact Caryl Hoffman at 503-807-1348 or

Another Bob Rosson Award!

Bob Rosson of Peninsula Insurance in Cedar Mill has earned the Safeco Insurance Award of Excellence, an honor recognizing superior underwriting skill that is only achieved by a select group of agents across the country who sell Safeco Insurance. “Peninsula Insurance is dedicated to providing the protection our clients need at the right price,” said Rosson. “Safeco shares that same dedication, and we are thrilled to be recognized as one of the company’s top agent partners.”

Rosson has now earned the Award of Excellence nine times. The award honors outstanding agents who have developed a solid underwriting relationship with Safeco and whose agencies have qualified for the Safeco Insurance Premier Partner Award, the company’s top recognition program.

Peninsula Insurance has served the Cedar Mill community since 1992. Peninsula is an independent insurance agency, representing a number of insurance carriers offering auto, home, business, and life insurance. For more information about Safeco Insurance, go to To contact Bob Rosson call 503-644-5333 or email him at

Village Gallery News

Featured Artist:

Angela Grainger—February 4- March 2. Watercolor paintings by local artist Angela Grainger, an award-winning watercolor artist and instructor with works shown throughout Oregon and currently in Milan, Italy. Angela is President of the Watercolor Society of Oregon and is a juried member of the Oregon Society of Artists. Her work derives its inspiration from the magic and wonders of nature.

Everything's Coming Out Roses - Angela Grainger

Featured Workshops:

Mary Burgess—Ukrainian Egg (Pysanky) Decorating: Saturday, March 1, 10 am-3 pm, $50 includes tools and supplies. Ages 15-adult. Learn how to create beautiful intricate patterns on egg shells using a wax resist method in the traditional Ukrainian way. Egg shells are waxed and dyed using a kistka, a special waxing tool used to “write” patterns on the egg. Colorful dyes are applied in succession for a dramatic effect.

Linda Rothchild Ollis—Acyrlic Potential, Transparent and Opaque: Monday, March 10, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, $60 includes supplies. Ages 16-adult. Are you ready for a new approach to awaken your painting potential? This class starts with a step-by-step process and completed painting by the instructor; students then create their own with supplies and tools provided. You can visit Linda's website at

For more information about membership, classes and special events, call the Gallery at 503-644-8001 or visit their website.

2005 again?

When it comes to the real estate market, things are starting to feel awfully reminiscent of 2005. Don’t panic, that was two to three years before the market decline, so there is more appreciation to come in 2014. But the reality is, if you are considering a move in the next 24-36 months, a meeting with Lee Davies Real Estate two-broker team will provide you with the foresight to plan for your future. Here are some things to consider today:

Buyers, expect interest rates to rise, prices to increase, and bidding wars on homes. The current available housing inventories are low and the best homes sell within days of going live on the market, if not before.

Existing homeowners wanting to buy (and sell your current home), sit down today with your LDRE broker team and discuss the pros and cons of each strategy to achieve your 2014 moving goals. It can take time and foresight, but the preparation will make all of the difference when it comes to alleviating stress and reducing or eliminating risk throughout the process of buying or selling your home.

If you are a seller and not planning to buy, you are sitting in the crown position today. The only question is; when do you sell, if the market is still appreciating? As of now, it would seem that you have plenty of time to ponder that decision.

Please contact your Lee Davies Real Estate Broker today, they are eager and here to help you layout your real estate plans for the next few years. Call 503-292-1500 or visit

Virtue of the month: Loyalty


“Loyalty is unwavering commitment to the people and ideas we care about. We are steadfast through good

time and bad. Even when others disappoint us, we are resilient and forgiving. We invest in our relationships and do what it takes to keep them whole and strong.” Excerpt from Virtues Reflection Cards by Linda Kavelin Popov,

The practice of Loyalty: I am steadfast in commitment to those I love. I stand by my loved ones through good times and bad. I forgive mistakes. I am devoted to keeping my relationships strong. I do not allow misplaced loyalty to endanger me. My first commitment is to the truth.

Affirmation: “I am thankful for the gift of loyalty. It nurtures my commitments.“

Please contact Delaram Adyani for more information 503-267-0202 or join their Facebook Page: Virtues Connection Portland, Oregon.

HealthSource of Cedar Mill collecting donations for the Oregon Humane society

HealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab wants to extend a helping paw to local animals by providing a Free Community Health Screening in exchange for a donation to the Oregon Humane Society.

Donations of animal treats, chew toys, animal food, and monetary donations will be accepted at the office located at 13305 NW Cornell Rd Suite E Portland, OR 97229 up until February 28. Contributors are encouraged to call and set up an appointment.

The 19-point health screenings (a $189 value) will help track down even the smallest amounts of pain, including those suffering from a wide range of problems such as low back pain, headaches, neck pain, shoulder or arm pain, bulging or herniated discs, leg pain, numbness and more. Even X-Rays will be included if necessary.

Each year, approximately 5-7 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide. Low adoption rates are one factor driving the high number of animals in shelters, but every year, millions of dogs and cats are relinquished by their owner or rescued from the streets by animal control officers and private citizens, and brought to animal shelters. These circumstances leave shelters and rescue groups with a large number of animals in need of homes, and an even larger need for donations in order to help take care of them.

To learn more about the Oregon Humane Society donation drive, or to schedule an appointment, call 503-746-5085 today.

bluefronOpen House for preschool

Blue Frogs Jump is a private preschool housed in a beautiful home in Cedar Mill. It offers a warm, inviting, stimulating environment. Michele Erard, Ms.Ed., is an experienced, highly educated teacher who cares about offering high quality experiences for the young child. 

Blue Frog's program subscribes to a balanced, eclectic philosophy, drawing strengths from play based, structured, Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio philosophies. Imagination, Creativity, Problem Solving, Language Development, Math and Reading Readiness, Large and Fine Motor Skills, and Socialization are considered when preparing the daily environment.

Meals are served with cloth napkins, stainless steel utensils, and tempered glass. Erard uses balanced meals that follow and surpass USDA Guidelines. Foods is freshly prepared using local and organic foods as much as possible.

We are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. Two, three, and five-day schedules available  Visit our website to learn more.

Call 503-925-3919 or email to schedule a tour with Michele, or better yet come to our Open House on Saturday, February 15, from 10 am to noon. You'll get a chance to view the space, ask questions, and determine if Blue Frogs would be a good fit for your family.

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