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Volume 9, Issue 3
March 2011

Business News

Shop locally for battery needs

You don't have to leave Cedar Mill to get those specialty batteries for all your electrical devices. Mike's Auto Parts continues to increase their stock of standard and rechargeable batteries for everything from motorcycles to mobility chairs, computers to burglar alarms. Stop in and talk to them about your power needs, if they don't have it they can most likely get it. Located in the Milltowner Center at Cornell and Saltzman, they're open daily.

NW Organizing Solutions makes up for lost time

Daylight Saving Time returns March 13, and extends daylight by an hour in the afternoons during spring and summer.But it also removes a precious hour from our already busy day. You'll hear people complain about losing that hour, but you seldom hear them complain about the average eight hours a week that we lose looking for things. We look for our keys, socks, papers, files, and even the recipe ingredient we knew we had somewhere.

Don't fuss about losing one hour, instead regain all the time you are losing due to disorganization. Beth Giles, a professional organizer with NW Organizing Solutions, knows how important your time is. She is sure that getting organized can save you not just minutes but hours. She has helped people organize their homes and offices to work effectively and efficiently.

NW Organizing Solutions wants to help you gain back time by offering their, "Get an Extra Hour" special. Buy ten hours of organizing services and get an extra hour for free. To schedule your organizing session or find out more about their services, contact Beth at 503-709-0791, or

Village Gallery News

Art Challenge deadline looms!

Application deadline for our Second Annual Art Challenge is March 13. To join in the challenge, download the application from our website or drop by the gallery at 12505 NW Cornell Rd., next to the Cedar Mill Library. The Art Challenge is open to all community members. You will create your entry on four stretched 6" x 6" canvases. The work must be created in the month of April. The Art Challenge show will run throughout May with an evening reception of all artists on May 6th. The application fee is $25, which includes the four canvases.

The March featured artist is local Cedar Mill resident Cate Jones. Her show will include works in acrylic, watercolor and colored pencil. Cate will have her artist's reception on Saturday, March 12 from 7-9 pm. The community is welcome.

New! After-School Bookmaking Classes for children (pre-school through grade 5)! Beginning in March we welcome Sarah Fagan as one of our gallery instructors to fill the need for more art classes for children. Please stop in to register as classes begin soon. Find out more on the Village Gallery website at

New Smiles website, new staff

World of Smiles, Pediatric Dentistry launched their new website this month at With our practice's goal to be paperless by the end of 2011, this updated website integrates online patient forms for new and returning patients, and even provides opportunities for patients to request an appointment online! And kids will have fun looking at the colorful graphics and videos.

Dr. Michelle Stafford and the team are also excited to announce the addition of Kylie Brasmer as the new Patient Care Coordinator. World of Smiles, Pediatric Dentistry has enjoyed amazing growth over the past two-and-a-half years, and we know that with Kylie's experience in the dental industry, patient families will continue to be able to enjoy individualized attention for their questions and concerns.

Kylie comes to World of Smiles with four years in the dental field, beginning as a dental assistant and transitioning to the dental front office. She grew up in Warren, Oregon and after a brief time out of state, she has returned to her home state. She says, "Being involved in the dental field brings with it the rewards of knowing that I'm able to help people on a daily basis." We hope you'll join with us in welcoming Kylie to our community!

World of Smiles, Pediatric Dentistry is located at 11790 SW Barnes Rd. You can connect with them at, call them at 503-626-9700, or view their updated website at! Don't forget to Fill the World with Smiles!

Yoga Center moves to Cedar Mill

Sunset Yoga Center will be relocating from Cedar Hills to our new location at 12923 NW Cornell Road #203, effective March 27. Our new space is light-filled and inviting!

Weekly classes include gentle, level 1 (beginning), level 2 and level 3 as well as back care and family yoga classes. We also offer special workshops and yoga retreats.

To celebrate our move we will have an Open House on Sunday, April 17 and a number of free classes throughout the month of April. The free schedule is as follows:

  • April 10 Using yoga for relaxation 4-6 pm
  • April 16 Vinyasa Class (Flows) 2-3:30 pm
  • April 17 Backbends 8-10 am
  • April 21 Free Introduction to Yoga 7:30–8:30 pm
  • April 22 Kid's class, 5:00–5:45 pm
  • April 22 Pranayama, 7:15-8:30 pm
  • April 23 Extensions with Ropes: forward and back, 2-3:30 pm

Call Nina Pileggi at 503-539-4504 or visit for more information.

Images: Cameron Huber and Claire McKinney

OCAC Juried High School Exhibition March 3-24

The Oregon College of Art and Craft Juried High School Exhibition highlights the best work from 26 public and private high schools. As an institution dedicated to local and regional art and craft outreach, OCAC is proud to support our community's young artists, their high school visual art programs, and their instructors.

The show is in the Hoffman Gallery at the College, 8245 SW Barnes Road, Portland OR 97225 . Opening reception is Thursday, March 3 from 4-7 pm.

Celtic harp at CUMC

Internationally acclaimed Celtic harpist and vocalist Elizabeth Nicholson helps us celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a beautiful evening of traditional and more contemporary Irish and Celtic music on March 19.

Rave In The Nave, a performance arts series sponsored by Christ United Methodist Church, continues through June. All shows start at 7:30 pm. Get your tickets today by calling 503-646-1598; some tickets will also be available at the door. Individual tickets are $15.

CUMC is located at 12765 NW Dogwood in Cedar Mill. Visit their website, for more information, or connect with them on Facebook by searching for cumcpdx.

Local store raises money for literacy

Thanks to the generosity of our community, The UPS Store® located at 10940 SW Barnes Rd., raised $188 for the third anniversary of the Toys for Tots Literacy Program. All proceeds donated locally benefit children in Portland and the surrounding communties.

Throughout November and December 2010, The UPS Store offered customers the opportunity to purchase donation cards. Every donation helps the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation buy a book for a deserving child.

"The community's participation in the Program was a key component to the success of this promotion," said The UPS Store franchisee Tim Kimble. The center will continue additional fund-raising activities throughout the year, including a coin box program for customers to donate their spare change.

The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. network is the exclusive sponsor of the Toys for Tots Literacy Program. Since launching the program in March 2008, nearly $1.6 million has been raised, helping to deliver hundreds of thousands of books to less-fortunate children across the country. For more information, please visit

The UPS Store is open Monday-Friday 9 am-7 pm and 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday. For more information, call 503-646-9999 or visit

Virtue of the month: Patience

Patience is quiet hope and faith that things will turn out right. We trust the process of life… Patience helps us to endure things we cannot control with a peaceful heart.

The Practice of Patience: I am hopeful and expectant. I do not rush. I am gentle with myself and others when we make mistakes. I am confident that my life is unfolding as it should. I live fully in the present moment.

Affirmation: "I am thankful for the gift of Patience. It helps me keep my peace."

Excerpted from the Virtues Reflection Cards, with permission from Linda Kavelin Popov, Now available at New Renaissance Book Store and from our local CMBA member: Delaram Hakiman-Adyani 503-267-0202

Awakening the Virtues CD set, Narration of the Family Virtues Cards, includes an inspirational quote, description of 52 virtues, songs of success and affirmation. Call today for free and quick delivery. Look for the Virtues Posters and Virtues Decorative Tree in a Cedar Mill Business near you! Do a Free Virtues Pick and remember to be patient!



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