|Volume 10, Issue 5||
Second Edition Resale Shop, which supports the Cedar Mill Community Library Association, will be providing an opportunity for high school or college teens to gain retail and customer service skills.
They will be accepting up to five teens in Retail Sales Associate Positions. Teens must be able to commit for the summer months of June, July, and August, with two training times in May. One to two weeks may be taken off for vacation. Set shifts will be 2.5–3 hours long, either on a weekday or weekend (or both), one to two days/week depending on the teen volunteer's availability and shift schedules.
Volunteers will receive on-the-job retail training as a sales associate. This training includes interacting with customers on a one-on-one basis, providing customer service, and learning the proper way to stage merchandise. Teens will accumulate volunteer hours, obtain job experience and references, and have the opportunity to be promoted to a cashier position. In addition, they will have fun while helping to provide funding for the Cedar Mill Community Library and Bethany Branch.
Teens are invited to apply by picking up a Volunteer Application from either the library or Second Edition. Deadline for application is May 13, unless positions fill sooner. Questions should be directed to Kevin Kelley, Head of Volunteer Services, at 503-644-0043 x 111.
Spring is the season of cold-press coffee, sometimes referred to as cold-brewed or “toddy” coffee. Cold-brewed coffee came to the U.S. after Todd "Toddy" Simpson's trip to Peru in 1964, when he tasted coffee prepared by the "ancient Peruvian process.” When he returned home, he developed a similar method which combines coarsely-ground coffee beans and cold water, which are mixed together and allowed to stand at room temperature over a 12-hour period. The mixture is then strained using coffee filters, several layers of cheesecloth, a French press or an "official" Toddy maker. Because the coffee beans have never been exposed to the high temperatures used in hot brewing methods, the coffee concentrate is highly stable—it keeps for up to ten days. The concentrate may then be combined with boiling water for a fresh cup of hot coffee or with cold water for a very smooth cup of iced coffee.
A study done by Toddy revealed that cold-brewed coffee is 67 percent less acidic than hot-brewed coffee. That means it's easier on your stomach and your teeth. And, since you're dealing with a stable, low-acid solution, it's perfect for adding coffee flavor to your favorite recipes.
Poppa's Haven Coffeehouse, on the east side of Murray across from Science Park Drive, is now serving toddy coffee. Jane Bennett, one of the owners, states that she never liked iced coffee until trying this method. That's because cold-brewing prevents the oils (full of acidic compounds) from being released. The acids that come out in the hot-brewing process can prevent the drinker from being able to taste all the nuances in a particular coffee. Cold-brewing allows the coffee's other flavors to blossom, whether chocolaty, nutty or fruity. Stop in at Poppa's Haven and try a cup of iced coffee or try it in a blended coffee drink. The Peppermint Patty and the Mayan Mocha frappes are two favorites.
Westside Music School invites everyone to a ribbon-cutting on Tuesday May 8, following the CMBA monthly meeting. Their new location is 1800 NW 167th Place, Suite 110 (just across Cornell Road past Krispy Kreme Donuts and across from Chang's Mongolian Grill). Light refreshments including coffee from Poppa's Haven Coffee Shop. Live music including the Branson Duo who currently perform Tuesday nights at the Tastes Wine Bar on NW 23rd (half of the duo is Andrew Becker, our guitar instructor). An opportunity for all to "test drive" our musical instruments!
More information about classes, schedules and instructors is on the Westside Music School website at westsidemusicschool.org
Dinihanian Farms began providing fresh produce to the community in 2009 when they converted several acres of their holly farm to growing vegetables. They also partner with farms located around Oregon including Beaverton, Hood River, Sauvie Island, Dixie Mountain, and Yakima, which allows them to minimize the risk of crop failure for their members. This diversity also allows them to offer a wide variety of seasonal fruit in addition to vegetables.
They offer farm shares through their CSA program, where members pay up-front and receive weekly baskets of fresh food. They also sell produce in their store at 15005 NW Cornell Rd.
They expect to be fully open during the first or second week of June depending on the weather. This year they're adding Tualatin Valley beef, chicken, honey, locally-roasted coffee, and bread to their variety. Fresh eggs are in the store now, along with some blueberry bushes.
There are still a few CSA memberships available. Visit their revamped website at yourcsa.com for more information and to sign up.
Caring for a loved one? Sunset Presbyterian Church is partnering with Comfort Keepers to offer a care-giving workshop, open to the public. This six-session class will teach you how to care for your loved ones who are in need of more assistance. Topics that will be covered include:
The Aging Process & Chronic Health Conditions; Safe Transfers, Positioning, and Body Mechanics; Bathing, Dressing & Grooming; Preventing Complications; Nutrition and Dining
The class will be held May 29 and 31 (6:30-8:30 pm), June 2 (10-2:30 pm), June 5 and 7 (6:30-8:30 pm), and June 9 (10-2:30 pm). Registration is $35, which includes books and materials, but sign up soon, as space is limited. To register, or for more information, contact Leomarie Lind at Comfort Keepers, 503-643-2010.
Wet, mossy, and sometimes slippery. This Northwest weather can be tough on decks, so it is important to keep them clean, covered, and stained when needed. Sherwin-Williams offers their help, whether keeping your deck beautiful or reviving worn and weathered decks.
Like any other surface that needs painting, it is important to make sure your deck is clean, dry and dull before you begin your project. Start by identifying if your deck has any stain or sealer currently on it. If you plan on applying a solid color stain, it won't be necessary for you to completely strip your deck. However, if you plan on applying a semi-transparent stain you will need to strip old finish off your deck.
When choosing a stain, remember that solid color stains provide the best protection against mildew, fading and UV rays. Semi-transparent stains provide the real look of wood, with a hint of color and provide excellent protection against water and weathering.
Whatever stain you choose and whatever condition your deck is currently in, Sherwin-Williams can take you step-by-step as you prep and apply your deck stain. Also, from May 1-July 8, Sherwin-Williams exterior deck stain will be on sale, so you can save money and complete your project in time to enjoy the summer.
Sherwin-Williams carries a wide selection of deck stains, including the 'Deckscapes Semi-Transparent Stains' (water-based or oil-based) and 'Deckscapes Solid Color Stain' (water-based). Sherwin-Williams is located west of Safeway at 13555 NW Cornell. Call for more information at 503-646-7064 or email Mona Qaddoumi, Assistant Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 1961, Alethea's Garden was one and a half acres of nothing. Now it is an expansive haven, filled with perennials, trees and shrubs, and flowers for almost any month of the year.
This time of the season, plants need to be divided and babies need to be potted up, and Alethea's Garden is having an ongoing plant sale. Plants, flowers, and bouquets are reasonably priced. Visit Alethea's Garden on 107th Ave., just off Cornell Rd. The tall gate up their driveway is only to keep the deer out—just press the button on the post (on the left, just before you get to the gate). Please call ahead for flower arrangements at 503-644-0807.
From May 1-June 1, The Village Gallery of Arts hosts its Third Annual Art Challenge. Each of 113 artists from around the Willamette Valley are busy painting, collaging, waxing and drawing four six-inch-square canvases. Over 400 pieces of art will be for sale during the show which will cover all the gallery walls with affordable art ranging from $25-50. This non-juried show has traditionally brought close to 1000 people into the gallery. This year's participants are as young as two and include seasoned artists like Harold Walkup, Liz Walker, Mary Grout, Nancy Higgins, Anji Grainger and more!
Artists were given four, six-inch square canvases and 30 days to complete them. This is a challenge to artists, because most only work on one piece at a time. Many artists try something new and work outside their comfort zone.
This May, the VGA class schedule includes children's art classes with Kristi Roberts and Beth Fox (for ages four-six) and adult painting workshops in watercolors, acrylics, and marbling.
For more information regarding the gallery, membership, classes, and special events, please call the Gallery at 503-644-8001 or visit their website, villagegalleryarts.org.
“Honor is deep respect for what we know is right and true. It is living up to the virtues of our character. We honor our abilities by using them for a meaningful purpose...We honor others when we treat them with the dignity they deserve. Others can trust us to keep our word of honor. When we do things we are ashamed of, we restore our honor by taking responsibility and making amends. We do our duty, whatever sacrifice it requires. We act with integrity, not to be admired, but because it is the right thing to do.” Excerpts from Virtues Reflection Cards with permission by Linda Kavelin Popov.
Interested in the Virtues Project? Find more information or purchase Virtues products at virtuesproject.com.
Design expert Caryl Hoffmann is now officially partnered with Hunt Painting Co. Hoffmann says,”This collaboration has grown naturally over the past ten years, as Hunt has painted countless projects for me and many of my clients. By allowing me to offer both Color Consulting and Paint Estimate services, this joint venture will streamline my design projects and allow my clients to work directly with me without added phone calls or coordination. Hunt does both interiors and exteriors for both residential and commercial projects, and has been in business for 40 years, with a great staff of experienced painters (many have been with the company 20 years or more).
“I am still offering my full line of design services, including Home Staging, Interior Design, Re-modeling, and Construction Management, so please feel free to give me a call if you have need of other services as well at 503-807-1348.”
Tip: It's best to get your exterior bids for painting now, as soon as the sun hits all the painters will be busy for the summer.
Care packages are a great way to send your love to mothers and grandmothers this Mother's Day. Tim Kimble at The UPS Store offers tips on properly packing your care package items to help them arrive intact:
Send items that will travel well, such as oatmeal, sugar or peanut butter cookies, brownies, molasses bars, biscotti, shortbread, dried fruit or snack mixes and hard candy. Use a coffee can or a potato chip canister as a cookie cutter and then use the same container to ship the cookies. They stack perfectly and won't crumble.
Avoid items that can't withstand heat or other extreme temperatures, such as chocolate or foods that require refrigeration. Consider sending your treats via UPS Next Day Air or another expedited shipping method.
Pack soft cookies with a slice of bread to help them retain moisture. Don't package crisp cookies in the same container as soft ones. Moisture from the soft ones will soften the crisp ones. Fill air gaps with squares of bubble cushioning to soften the vibration and prevent cookies or brownies from breaking.
Use a new box specifically designed for shipping, which you can purchase at The UPS Store, and wrap each item in bubble cushioning surrounded by at least two inches of packaging peanuts. If you're not the do-it-yourself type, the certified packing experts at The UPS Store can help you pack and ship your items so they arrive intact.
The UPS Store is located at 10940 SW Barnes Rd and has convenient hours: M-F 9 am-7 pm and 9 am-7 pm Saturday For additional information, visit theupsstorelocal.com/3379 or call 503-646-9999.
Little and local, Les Couleurs de Provence specializes in kitchen linens from Provence France. This season they are excited to be offering a new 50" diameter round tablecloth (in addition to the regular 70" diameter cloth). Also available is a large selection of Teflon jacquard, rectangular cloths in 96", 84", and 76" sizes. Call Mireille Nett for more information at 503-679-1681, or find her soon at the Cedar Mill Farmers Market. The best choice is at the beginning of the season!
Refinish First LLP is a newly-formed, locally- and family-owned business that offers services in re-facing, refinishing and painting for interior woodwork. They are offering Cedar Mill Business Association members a 10% discount on their services. They support the local community by purchasing from Oregon businesses and have pledged to donate 3% of their net sales to Oregon Charities. Contact Claire at 503-522-6188 or email@example.com.
May 11: Basel Cellars of Walla Walla; May 18: Tyrus Evans (Ken Wright Cellars); May 25: Lachini Vineyards.
Tastings are $10 per person or free with bottle purchase. Join us Friday 4-7 or Saturday 12-5. The store is located behind Mazatlan Restaurant at 13486A NW Cornell Road. Visit their website at portlandwinecellar.com or phone 503-643-5655 for details.
Do you know a child who loves to help in the kitchen? The Libertine is offering a series of kids' cooking classes just for them. In this series of classes, students will learn how to prepare cuisine in the Libertine style—healthy comfort food! The class will teach the basics of cooking, making good food choices and exhibiting contemporary table manners.
The course cost is $100/student, offering discounts for siblings in same class. Call Mellisa at 503-317-3229 to register. Limit six students per class. Ages 10 to 13: June 18-21, Mon to Thurs 9-11 am or July 16-19, Mon to Thurs 9-11 am. Ages 7 to 9: June 25-28, Mon to Thurs 9-11 am and July 23-26, Mon to Thurs 9-11 am
Santosha Yoga in Bethany Village is offering a new class in response to a request by the physical therapists next door to them. Owner Katy Nadal explains,”One of the issues they encounter with their patients is that they don't use their breath properly as they move. To get the best results in any healing process, breathing is paramount.”
Santosha's new class,”Just Breathe,” is designed to teach individuals how to breathe more effectively. The class is held Thursdays at 5:30 pm in their studio. Though it is a great class for anyone going through physical therapy or athletic training, all are welcome.
Additionally, Santosha will continue to offer their free Beginning Class at 12:30 on Saturdays through June, when the class schedule will shift to Sunday afternoons. It is open to anyone and can be taken on a continuing basis.
Ray Pitz, a local journalist, has just authored an "Images of America" Arcadia Publishing volume on the history of firefighting in Washington County. The book includes photos from all the various agencies that eventually merged into Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue.
Rich with anecdotes and including an instructive flowchart on the evolution of our fire agencies, the book is sure to interest local history buffs. Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, $21.99, Arcadia Publishing, is available at local retailers, including Ace Hardware, online bookstores, or through Arcadia Publishing at arcadiapublishing.com.
Erin Glenn took over the deli department at the Cedar Mill Bales Thriftway store in April. Her previous experience includes management of local restaurants and delis.
She's not planning any major changes in the deli, which includes both the cold cuts, salads and prepared foods in the cold case, the fresh sandwiches, the salad and olive bar, and the hot counter. She wants to continue focusing on customer service, and is always glad to have customer suggestions for dishes and even special requests.
“We will change some of the offerings in the hot case. We're going to try some new soups and we'll also offer fresh barbecued pork. Things don't have to be the same every day—we'll be offering fresh seasonal fruit in the salad bar, for example.”
Fresh home-made chicken pot pies have been very popular, and they may try beef pies since customers have been asking for them. And if you haven't tried one of their fresh sandwiches, they are wonderful. It's easy to order using their form, which gives you a choice of breads fresh from the bakery daily, meats and cheeses, veggies and their own signature mustard and mayo blends, including my favorite, chipotle mayo.
Erin grew up in the area, graduating from Sunset. The youngest of her four children is graduating this year and heading to the University of Portland. Her oldest daughter is now in medical school. Say hi to Erin next time you're at the deli counter.
Mike and Sara Hogan took over the former Mr. James Hairstyling space a year ago, upon the retirement of James Newcomer. Sara had worked at the salon for several years, and with the assistance of husband Mike, they did a top-to-bottom renovation of the space. The walls now feature artwork from members of the nearby Village Gallery.
They have brought back popular stylist Stacy, and added nail and waxing services. Experienced stylist Janice Duckworth and her clients will be joining the salon this month. They still have space for a couple more contract stylists in their Tuesday-Saturday schedule. They offer products for sale from Paul Mitchell, Sebastian, Joico, Matrix and more.
Salon 503 is located in the southwest corner of the Milltowner Center at 12505 NW Cornell at Saltzman. There's plenty of free parking, and you can make an appointment by phoning 644-5161.
Judy Makela, who has been with the credit union for over 33 years, has announced her retirement as President. Until October 2012, Judy will be acting in an advisory capacity. Board Chair John Tate says,“Words cannot begin to describe Judy's dedication to the Credit Union movement, and her loyalty. Judy has given everything and has done so much for the Credit Union and its membership over the past 33 years. Her undying philosophy of,”People helping people,” has helped establish what the Sunset Credit Union is today.”
With careful consideration and discussion, the Board of Directors is proud to announce that Rhonda Baggarley has accepted the role of President of Sunset Science Park Federal Credit Union as of December 1, 2011. Rhonda has been with Sunset Credit Union for 23 years. She has extensive knowledge of the overall operations of the Credit Union, and has many successes in the growth of our Credit Union. She was paramount to the success of our Real Estate Loan program and her consistent mentoring of our other staff members has been vital over the years.
Tate continues, “Rhonda shares the same commitment and philosophy as the rest of the team and the Board is excited to have her in this new role. We are confident that the Credit Union will continue to grow and offer the same great service we have experienced over the years.”
The Staff and Board will be planning a retirement ceremony for Judy in October of 2012. If you have any ideas, special stories or “Thank Yous,” please write them down or send them to Stephanie at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The club began in April 1977 with a focus on racquetball, a small area for Universal Gym equipment, and an aerobics room. Four indoor and two outdoor tennis courts were opened the next year, along with the outdoor pool.
Owner Chuck Richards recalls that, “The Oregon recession of the 1980s (yes, we have been there before) and a fire in 1995 slowed/stopped any more facility growth for a while. Opportunity for expansion came again in 2002, and in '03 Phase One of our expansion opened with the new FitCenter upgrade.
“With the patience of our members, and a ton of hard work, we successfully worked through three more expansion phases over the next five years, tripling the size of the club (second only to Multnomah Athletic Club in Oregon). In addition to our size, there has been an evolution of equipment, staff training, certification, and skill sets, all of which have been instrumental in our growth.”
Richards is proud to share the credit for the success of the club with his outstanding team, including General Manager Carleen Prentice. He says, “These exceptional people demonstrate the dedication, professionalism, and positive attitude that continue to make our success a reality.” They are planning a memorable 35th Anniversary celebration this summer.
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