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Volume 6, Issue 10


October 2008

Cedar Mill Business Association Member News

Mike’s improves your rear view

Mike’s Auto Parts now carries rear-window wiper blades for many cars that had only been available from dealers in the past. If you have a Subaru, Toyota, Nissan or other car with hard-to-find blades, come on into Mike’s – they can fix you up with speedy and free installation. Mike’s is located in the Milltowner Shopping Center at Cornell & Saltzman. Call them if you want to make sure they have the parts you need, 503-646-0623.

Alexander Technique—a proven cure for back pain

Christine Eidson, a native of France who now lives in Cedar Mill, teaches the Alexander Technique, a system of posture training and relaxation that has been proven to relieve and actually cure many painful conditions. The technique teaches patients how to sit, stand and walk in a way that relieves pain by focusing on coordination and posture.

A recent randomized study published in the British Medical Journal and widely publicized in the UK used a combination of normal GP care, massage and Alexander technique lessons on 463 patients over the course of a year. They found that by the end, the Alexander patients suffered as few as three days of back pain a month. This compared to 21 days for those receiving GP care, which included regular consultations, pain killers and exercise regimes, and 14 for those who had massages.

Eidson says the training “helps us examine our reaction habits. If we react with more poise, we use ourselves better, which in turn has positive effects on how we function.”

To celebrate the release of this groundbreaking study, The Alexander Learning Studio is offering two free lessons with the purchase of an initial 24-lesson course of study. This offer is good from now until December 31, 2008. Contact Christine Eidson at 503-643-9339 or visit her website for more information: alexanderlearningstudio.com.

Harmony School
From Harmony School's 2007 production of Alice in Wonderland

Harmony School auditions for Nuts and Crackers

The Harmony School of Performing Arts will hold an audition for their holiday comedy dance and music performance, Nuts and Crackers, on Saturday Nov. 1 at 2:30 pm at the Harmony School, 12849 NW Cornell Road. Director Rebecca Guyot says the auditions are open to, “anyone with talent!” Harmony students pay a $35 performance fee, others pay $75, and costumes are included. The perfomance will be on Saturday, December 13.

Find out more about The Harmony School and this performance on their website, theharmonyschool.org or phone 503-626-0166.

Home Video Studio wins award

Home Video Studio Portland recently won The New Franchise Quick Start Award at the 8th annual Home Video Studio (HVS) Getaway in Orlando, Florida. The award recognizes a new franchise that exceeds expectations. HVS is the largest international video production services franchise with studios located in the United States, Canada and Sweden.

In addition to being an honored guest at the gala black-tie ceremony, Philip participated in video production training in lighting, audio, camera techniques and video editing at the convention.

HVS studio owners provide at least 27 different types of professional video services, including video to DVD transfers, photo/video montage keepsakes, home movie transfers, videotape duplication, video editing, legal video services, and sports or music scholarship videos. Contact Philip Beech at 503-716-8578 or visit their website at www.homevideostudio.com

Fall Fashion Fundraiser

The ladies at Sassy Frocks, LLC, Elisa Bennett and Catherine Camp, are preparing for their annual 2008 Fall and Holiday Etcetera Collection trunk show October 25th - 28th. As active members of the Findley Elementary fundraising committee they understand the challenge schools face in funding student programs. During their trunk show they are offering women in our community a fashionable way to help a child’s school. With each client purchase they will donate 5% of the order to an area school of their client’s choice.

From the carpool lane to the cocktail party, some of the best-dressed women in politics and TV news, executives from real estate, education, professional and financial services, as well as busy moms are wearing Etcetera as their secret to a successful and noticeably fashionable wardrobe. To see pictures and sketches of the Etcetera Collection please visit etcetera.com or to make an appointment please visit sassyfrocks.com or call Sassy Frocks at 503-737-9055. These beautiful high quality clothes are shown by appointment only.

Alternative Giving Fair at St. Pius

Looking for a change of pace for your holiday shopping? St. Pius X Social Education Committee may have what you are looking for. An Alternative Giving Fair will be hosted on November 2 from 8-2 in the community center on St. Pius campus.

Representatives from Mercy Corps, Medical Teams International, Heifer International, Habitat West, Adelante Mujeres and Catholic Charities will be present to answer questions as well as accept gift donations. Gifts can be made in honor of a friend or family member and a card enclosure from the recipient charity will be completed for participants to present to their loved ones. Ddonations are fully tax deductible.

If this event sounds familiar it is! Christ United Methodist has sponsored a similar event in the past. We hope to provide a stress-free and thoughtful gift buying experience for the Cedar Mill Community.

dancing with cowsLooking for more clients?

Attend this Marketing Seminar and make 2009 Your Best Year - Ever! If you find yourself spending more time looking for clients than working with clients, here’s a solution! Sunset Science Park Federal Credit Union is proud to sponsor Terry Taylor of “Dancing with Cows” Marketing to teach small business owners and professionals “17 Secrets to Maximize Your Marketing and Get More Clients.”

The 90-minute seminar will be offered twice: Monday, October 27 from 6:30 - 8 pm and Wednesday, October 29 from 9-10:30 am. This information-packed seminar is sure to jump start your marketing efforts, help you gain new clients and increase the amount of products and services you sell to your existing clients.

In addition to growing your business revenue, you’ll also enjoy refreshments from local restaurants and have the chance to win a variety of door prizes. To register for either seminar, or to learn more, contact Jenny Bevard at 503-643-1335 or via email at jenny@sspfcu.com. Hurry! Space is limited and we expect these events to fill up fast!

Farmers’ Market in October? Depends on weather…

In October, we plan to open the Cedar Mill Farmers’ Market on Saturdays when the weather is good. We’ll be making the decision as early in the week as we feel confident in calling Saturday’s weather, so that may mean we won’t know until Friday. Our farmers still have tons of great produce—an extra abundance because the summer got off to a late start and the good weather stuck with us.

We’d like to add people to our e-news mailing, so we can let them know if there is or is not a market (since sometimes what I call good weather, others may not think is so great). Email Dina Gross at dina@thegnar.org to be added to the list.

Musical anniversary at Westside Music School

In celebration of 20 years in business at the Cornell Road location, Westside Music School is planning several special events for the week of October 20-26, including free preview classes, a raffle to benefit Music Link Foundation, and a Sunday afternoon open house featuring informal performances by students and special guests. For more information, contact the office at 503-626-7181. Westside Music School is located at 13486 NW Cornell Road, across from the Safeway shopping center.

Spooky Stuff at Second Edition

Second Edition will have Spooky and Fun Halloween costumes and decorations available beginning Monday, Sept. 29. In this issue of the News, you will find a coupon in keeping with the “spirit.”

In case you missed it, we are now open on Mondays from noon to 6 pm, and we take credit/debit cards! The Cedar Mill Community Library strives to be as “green” as possible and your purchases from Second Edition not only benefit the library, but also help our environment by keeping used items out of the dump.

"Pond" by Patti Isaacs

Village Gallery News

The October group show, a juried show judged by Portland watercolor artist Gene Gill, will feature artist Patti Isaacs. The show runs October 7-November 4, Tuesday-Saturday10 am to 4 pm; Sunday 12-4 pm.

Patti Isaacs works with paint and dyes on silk. She uses a water-based material called a “resist” that is painted on the fabric, and when it dries it acts as a barrier for the dye or paint when they are applied to the silk. Patti finds inspiration in everyday experiences but often her work includes leaves, vines and flowers. She is also the vice president of the The Village Gallery of Arts.


World of Smiles for kids

World of SmilesWorld of Smiles, Pediatric Dentistry is now open and accepting new patients. Dr. Michelle Stafford is a pediatric dentist who specializes in making a trip to the dentist a positive experience for children. This unique office is home to a chameleon, a turtle and a crew that loves finding new and exciting ways to educate parents and children on the importance of good oral hygiene and a healthy diet.

To celebrate their Grand Opening they are offering complimentary exams to children under the age of two. Dr. Stafford believes that, “education and prevention lead to healthy smiles and happy kids.” To learn more about this distinctive office and the importance of early dental check-ups, call 503-626-9700 or visit their website: visitworldofsmiles.com.

Mini-League Basketball at CMBC

Calling all boys and girls 3rd-6th grade! We want you to come be a part of Cedar Mill Bible Church’s Mini League Basketball program. Mini League basketball is a fun and exciting way for boys and girls to learn how to win and lose gracefully, develop teamwork and learn sportsmanlike conduct. The fundamentals of basketball are taught by two coaches per team. Modified rules and smaller equipment also make it easier for players to develop basic skills.

Registration starts on October 5 either on-line, or at the church office. Early registration is $65.00 while registration after Nov.1 is $75.00. Every player receives an individual medal for participation, a team and individual picture, a jersey and a Bible. Practices start the end of November, games start in January and the season goes through the middle of March. For questions, go to www.cmbc.org, or call the church office at 503-644-3156.



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