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Volume 16, Issue 9
September 2018


Business News September 2018

Safeway remodels
Bales drops garden supplier, adds sushi
Bethany Vet celebrates 20 years with Yappy Hour
Village Gallery of Arts
International speaker, author and memory care specialist presents at Touchmark
Sunset Credit Union introduces CyberScout HQ—the first identity management marketplace—for its members

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An example of the new signage and color palette that will be used in the store

Safeway remodels

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The Cedar Mill Safeway, at Murray and Cornell, is undergoing an extensive remodeling. They’re reconfiguring several areas of the store, including turning the Starbuck’s kiosk 90° and adding an outdoor seating area; moving the floral counter to the south wall to allow more space for display; and repainting the exterior.

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Local images will be featured on interior walls, including some from the Cedar Mill Historical Society collection. The work is expected to be complete by November.

caption: An example of the new signage and color palette that will be used in the store

Bales drops garden supplier, adds sushi

You’ve probably noticed the absence of the garden shop near the east entrance of the store. They’re looking for a new supplier, hopefully in time for fall planting.

Bales sushi

The new sushi case on the south end of the cheese counter is filled with delicious freshly made sushi, courtesy of Bik. He grew up in Burma, and immigrated to Georgia, where he worked as a chef. He decided that wasn’t the life for him and so he learned to make sushi, and recently moved to the area to supply our cravings! His company, Family Fresh Sushi, also offers platters and party trays. He’s a delightful guy, so stop by and say hi, grab a box or two, and think of them for your next party.



Bethany Vet celebrates 20 years with Yappy Hour

Saturday, September 8, 4-6 pm, Bethany Family Pet Clinic

Come join us for Yappy Hour to celebrate our 20th anniversary! Bethany Family Pet Clinic will host an open house with music, appetizers, desserts, wine tasting, and non-alcoholic drinks. We would like to show our appreciation for being able to serve you and your pets these past 20 years in Bethany. 

We are compiling pictures of our memories and would love to display some of yours too. Please email us your photos to photos.bfpc@gmail.com. We look forward to celebrating with you!

If you have any questions, please contact us at 503-614-9061. Learn more about our clinic and our amazing “Fear Free” program on our website.

Village Gallery of Arts

Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday 10 am-4 pm; Sunday 12 pm-4 pm, 12505 NW Cornell Road, next to the Cedar Mill Library.

September Show—New Members Showcase—Color Play

New member Vanaja Mulagada

Show Opens Monday, September 3, 10 am

Reception: Sunday, September 9, 2-4 pm. Free Event.

Join us for refreshments as we showcase and welcome our newest members.

Denise Hershey, Featured Crafter, will debut her primitive ceramic statues alongside her beautiful nature-inspired jewelry.

Art from the Farmers Market

Saturday, September 8. 9-11 am

Come to see art inspired by the market. Annie Salness has taught several art workshops, starting at the Farmers Market to pick out flowers, fruit or vegetables, and then taking them back to Village Gallery to set up still life paintings. They will be featured at the Cedar Mill Business Association booth. 

Gently Used Art Supply Sale

September 28, 29 & 30 at the Gallery

This is the perfect opportunity to visit the Gallery and pick up some great deals on gently-used art supplies. Bring your art students for supplies and inspiration.

Fall & Winter Classes

Please see our website for information on our complete class lineup at www.villagegalleryarts.org.

To register, visit or call the gallery at 503-644-8001

Kristi Roberts—Children’s Art Classes

Mondays: 3:45-4:45 pm for ages 7-11 years; Mondays: 5-6 pm for ages 11-16 years

Come join an exciting class learning a variety of art. I will develop your child’s art ability where they are at and give them an opportunity to try out different mediums so they can find what they enjoy. We will do units in drawing, watercolor, acrylic, pastels, clay and mixed media. I teach fine art concepts and techniques with each lesson. We explore a variety of subjects including landscapes, people, faces, animals, cartooning and perspective. This is a weekly class and you will need to register a month ahead in order to hold your spot for that month.

Leslie Boyce—Watercolor Elements

Tuesdays, September 11, 18, 25, 12-3 pm

Join me for a six-week class to learn basic watercolor techniques as we practice painting different elements: flowers, skies, rocks/mountains, water, etc. We will experiment with different styles of each element using value contrast, color theory and principles of composition.

Mary Burgess—Painting Portraits in Watercolor

Wednesdays, September 12, 19, 26 and October 10, 17, 24, 9:30 am-12:30 pm OR 6-9 pm

Let's take the fear out of painting faces! In this class, students will be guided through the steps to understanding facial structure, proportions, features and skin tones while capturing a likeness of the subject. Each session will focus on one aspect of portrait painting and will include activities to reinforce important concepts.

Elizabeth Higgins – Gelli-Plate Printing & Collage two-day workshops

Saturday and Sunday, September 15 -16, 9 am-12 pm; OR Saturday and Sunday, November 10-11, 9 am-12 pm

Print your own unique papers and then collage with them in this two-day workshop. On Saturday, we will make colorful textured papers using a Gel printing plate (www.gelliarts.com), texture tools and acrylic paints. Sunday will be spent making collages with these papers. In addition to learning printmaking techniques, students will also learn elements of design as they compose finished collages suitable for greeting cards or framed works of art. 

Susan Pfahl—Copperplate Calligraphy

Thursdays, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, 7–9 pm

Learn Copperplate Calligraphy! As the ability to refine metals grew, it became possible to replace square ended pens with pointed pen nibs. A series of cursive writing styles soon emerged. These styles are still used today for highly formal documents and invitations. Copperplate is the predecessor of the cursive style handwriting most of us learned in grade school. We will also play with flourishing.

Village Gallery is a non-profit educational art gallery in operation since 1963. Learn more at www.villagegalleryarts.org or call 503-644-8001.

International speaker, author and memory care specialist presents at Touchmark

Monday, September 17, 11:30 am and 6 pm, 840 SW Touchmark Way Portland, free and public invited

David Troxel

David Troxel, an international leader on Alzheimer’s disease who co-created a revolutionary approach for caring for people with dementia, will speak on trends in care and the innovative approach. Troxel is the co-author of “The Best Friends™ Approach to Dementia Care” as well as five other books. Now used around the world, the Best Friends Approach is built on a seemingly simple premise: what people living with memory loss need most is a friend—a best friend. Troxel teaches caregivers and professionals how to understand and fulfill the Best Friends role, including special caregiving techniques and tools. His Portland presentation—Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care: The Year Ahead—will address current trends, look at the future of dementia care and offer practical caregiving tips that families and professionals can use to help individuals with dementia lead the best possible life.

There are two opportunities to hear Troxel and visit with him: A luncheon presentation at 11:30 am and a happy hour presentation at 6 pm. Both presentations are open to the public, and there is no charge, but seating is limited. All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of “A Dignified Life: The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer’s Care.”

To RSVP, call 503-954-1640 by September 13.

Touchmark has worked with Troxel over the years, and Touchmark communities are certified as a Best Friends Environment. Touchmark Vice President of Clinical Services Wendy Schrag, RN-BC, is a certified Best Friends Master Trainer and has worked with people living with dementia for 15 years. “I can attest to the power and effectiveness of this life-affirming model,” says Schrag about the Best Friends Approach. “It really can change your experience as a family or professional caregiver.”

An informative and engaging speaker, Troxel holds a master’s degree in Public Health from Rutgers Medical School (now UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School). During his 25 years in the field, he has also served as an executive board member of the American Public Health Association and a member of the Ethics Advisory Panel for the Alzheimer’s Association.

The number of Oregonians diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease is now 65,000. This number is expected to grow nearly 30 percent by 2025, according to a 2018 report from the Alzheimer’s Association. Currently, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. Located on a wooded hillside in the West Hills near Forest Heights, Touchmark offers unparalleled services, commanding views and a range of active-adult living and award-winning wellness offerings. More information is available at TouchmarkPortland.com.

Sunset Credit Union introduces CyberScout HQ—the first identity management marketplace—for its members

It’s been a year since one of the largest cyber-security breaches hit the credit-reporting agency Equifax. In this breach, which affected over 143 million people (about half the country) cyber-criminals accessed people’s sensitive information—including names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and the numbers of some driver's licenses. In the wake of this event and other high-profile data breaches and ransomware attacks, Sunset Credit Union has introduced CyberScout HQ—the online marketplace for identity management, privacy and cyber security service.Cyber Scout logo

CyberScout offers products and services designed to protect people from hackers, con-artists and identity thieves. “With identity theft running rampant and thieves being more and more sophisticated when it comes to hacking personal information, we wanted to offer our members something more to protect them,” said Rhonda Baggarley, CEO/President of Sunset Credit Union. “Because we feel this is so important, anyone who joins Sunset Credit Union before September 30, 2018 will receive our LifeStages Identity Management Services free.”

Once a person joins the credit union, they’ll be able to access a variety of preventive services to protect them and their family against identity theft and fraud. Should a breach occur, Sunset’s award-winning support team will be there 24/7 to manage the recovery of your identity, privacy and security.

To learn more and to join Sunset Credit Union, visit their website at sspfcu.com or stop by their office located at 1100 NW Murray Blvd.

* Sunset Credit Union is a full service, not-for-profit financial institution serving anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Washington County. You can learn more about them by visiting their website at www.sspfcu.com. You can easily join the credit union by visiting JOIN.SSPCU.COM.


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