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Volume 6, Issue 7


July 2008

Cedar MIll Business Association Member News

Equity Education Loans

Oregon Community Credit Union has just made paying for education expenses a little easier ... and a little cheaper! A new Home Equity Loan product, the Equity Education Loan, allows homeowners to tap into their home equity for education expenses, ranging from tuition, to books, to room & board ... including preschool, college, or trade school! All this, at a discounted rate! Call (503) 276-3100 or visit us today.

Brian Harvey Agency moves to Sylvan

Brian Harvey has moved his American Family Insurance Agency up the hill to an office in the Sylvan area. The new office is at 1834 SW 58th Avenue, in Suite 103. Directions to the new office will be on their website, brianharveyagency.com.

Cash anytime at Sunset Credit Union

Sunset Credit Union has an ATM (cash dispensing only) that is accessible 24/7. The Credit Union is located at 1100 NW Murray, across from McDonalds. No surcharge fee to Credit Union members who are part of the Co-Op Network. Otherwise the fee is $1.50.

Sunset Medical adds Family Practice doctor

Sunset Medical Practice Group PC is pleased to announce the addition of Dr Patrick S. Williams to our group. Dr Williams will begin seeing patients at our office starting on July 1, 2008.

Patrick S Williams MD earned his medical degree from the Oregon Health and Science University Portland, Oregon. He completed his residency in Family Practice at the University of Missouri – Columbia. Dr Williams is board certified in family practice and has been in practice for over 13 years in the Portland area. Dr Williams is married to Dr Lisa McCluskey and together they have two boys.

Dr Williams grew up in the Portland area. He is an avid watercolor artist and a competitive runner.

Cyndie Christiansen - Reflections
Reflections, a watercolor by Cyndie Christiansen

Village Gallery News

The Village Gallery of Arts July group show will feature watercolor artist Cyndie Christiansen. She came to watercolor through calligraphy when she loaded her pen nib with paint instead of ink. Cyndie began her art studies with artist/teacher Linda Rothchild-Olis through Portland Community College and now studies at The Village Gallery of Arts with Chris Keylock Williams. Cyndie retired from Intel in 2003 and began her new life as a full time artist specializing in watercolor, quilting and book making.

The Village Gallery of Arts is a non-profit community gallery and art school located next to Cedar Mill Community Library. The all media show opens July 8th through August 2nd. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday 12 pm to 4 pm. Please call the Gallery at (503) 644-8001 or visit our website www.villagegalleryarts.org for additional information regarding the gallery, membership, classes, and special events.

Water: What you don’t know CAN hurt you

By Rosemary Levesque

Though considered “safe” in small quantities, measurable amounts of solvents, pesticides, anti-depressants and other drugs, flame retardants, heavy metals and other hazardous chemicals are found in our water supply and delivered to us through the tap. These contaminants in the water can have a chronic effect on our health as they accumulate in the body. Examples of the chronic effects of drinking water contaminants are various types of cancer, liver or kidney problems, reproductive difficulties and neurological disorders.

For our pets and children this is even more critical. Because of their smaller sizes they are more vulnerable to the toxic effects of chemicals in their environment. It’s not only what they drink but what they absorb through their skin, the largest organ in the body, which also matters.

Facts and Tips

  • Use a filter or be the filter. By putting a commercially purchased filter in front of your expensive filter, your kidneys, you can reduce the contaminants entering your body.

  • Bring a portable filter with you when you travel and store water in containers that are safe, like glass or stainless steel. Avoid plastic and aluminum bowls for your pets’ water.

  • Is bottled water better? Not really. About a third of bottled water is unfiltered tap water. Also, toxins from the plastic bottle leach into the water.

  • Drink more water than you think you should. Most people don’t drink enough and some symptoms associated with illness are likely a result of dehydration.

  • Take steps to remove the accumulation of toxins in the body before symptoms appear

  • Share this article with your neighbors to help create a toxin free environment for our families here in Cedar Mill.

Rosemary Levesque is a Reiki Master, a Biologist and an Animal Communicator. As an Independent Wellness Consultant and provider of alternative health solutions for people and animals, she addresses health crises, environmental toxicity and?education for the prevention of disease. She is the author of two new?upcoming books regarding natural health for pets. Contact Rosemary at 503-747-3307 or email Rosemary@RosemarysSolutions.com. Her website is www.RosemarysSolutions.com

Stephanie HoglundWest Hills Chiropractic adds practitioner

Dr. Stephanie A. Hoglund is joining West Hills Chiropractic Clinic and will be available to see new patients starting July 1, 2008. She is a graduate of Western States Chiropractic College and is specializing in family wellness including prenatal and pediatric care. After moving away from the northwest for a few years, she, along with her husband and daughter, are excited to be back.

There is a great special being offered to new patients so please call West Hills Chiropractic Clinic for your appointment, 503.644.5100.

Bales Cheese
Bales Cedar Mill Marketplace has a great selection of cheeses from around the world and the northwest. Overseeing this bounty is Cheese Steward Christina Baxter-Perry, a recent graduate of Western Culinary Institute. Sample cheese and wine every Friday afternoon, and be sure to ask Christina to help you select cheese for parties and recipes.

Library News and Events
Bethany’s Birthday Bash!

The Bethany branch of the Cedar Mill Community Library is celebrating one year of library service to the Bethany community! The Bethany community has really embraced its new library. In celebration, you’re invited to an afternoon of treats and magical entertainment with Ryan Thomas, a student magician who performs really “cool stuff!” Saturday, July 19, 2-4 pm. Free.




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