September 2023

September 2023 articles

­­­Cedar Mill Cider Festival

Get ready for the best Cedar Mill Cider Festival ever! All the traditional activities return, including free fresh cider pressed by Troop 208, from 1000 pounds of apples, this year donated by Market of Choice.

New businesses, new owners!

• American Family Care urgent care grand opening celebration
• Chicken Shanty opens in Oak Hills
New owners
• Pet Barn
• The Wine Cellar

Development News: Hall St. Mixed Use

The “Westgate & Hall Mixed Use Development” would consist of a new seven-story mixed-use building partially located in the floodway fringe.

CPO News September 2023

• CPO 1 September Meeting: Water update
• Neighborhood meetings: Peterkort

Road News

• West Union culvert replacement
• Murray night paving
• Local streets paving

Nature & Garden News September 2023

• Washington County Master Gardener programs
• Cedar Mill Volunteer Tree Planting
• Treekeepers of Washington County
• September Gardening Calendar
• Audubon programs and information

Clothes for Kids

They let us know that they are particularly low on shoes for elementary students, sizes 11-4, and coats sizes 7 and up. We will collect items at the Cider Festival booth at the Cedar Mill Farmers Market on September 16 if you prefer to drop them by.

Obituaries

• George Choban, July 13,1929-September 9, 2022
• Sam Bosch, December 24, 1934 – July 29, 2023
• Lois Elaine Findley Taylor, November 30, 1933-June 11, 2023

Community News September 2023

• Master Recycler Class
• Beaverton’s Boards and Commissions Applications
• Christ UMC 60th Birthday
• Cedar Mill Community Club updates
• Musical Playground
• Cedar Mill Preschool
• Loaner life jackets sponsored by NSF-NW
• Tualatin Valley Creates
• Viva Village News
• Modern Square Dance Lessons
• Community Partners for Affordable Housing is Celebrating 30 Years!
• Misinformation, Fake News and Political Propaganda
• Golden Anniversary

Business News September 2023

• Bethany Village’s Oktoberfest
• Oak Hills Concert featuring Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band
• CMBA September Meeting
• Fall Open House
• Village Gallery of Arts news
• Back to School Savings Strategies by Sunset Credit Union
• Learn to support your liver and gallbladder
• Cedar Mill Farmers Market
• Cedar Mill’s real estate market: prepping your home to sell in 2024
• Potters’ Fall Fair

Park News September 2023

• Two new Rec Mobiles funded
• THPRD Fall registration is going on now!
• Join the Levy Task Force
• Bonamici assisting THPRD in grant request for emergency shelter funding
• Join us during Welcoming Week for Zumba from Around the World!
• Volunteer at Jackie Husen Park Community Garden
• Volunteer for Jackie Husen Dog Park project
• Hillsboro Parks events
• Portland Opera a la Carte presents “Romeo & Juliet”

Don’t rest on your laurels

Cherry laurels, or English laurels (Prunus laurocerasus) have glossy evergreen leaves, grow rapidly under most conditions, make good hedges, and sport upright clusters of white flowers in spring. What’s not to like about that? 

Library News September 2023

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• All ages
• Kids
• Teens & Tweens
• Adults
• Save year-round through Second Edition Resale!
• Library Book Sale

August 2023 Articles

Blueberries and Rainier cherries at the market

New Businesses August 2023 Cedar Mill Farmers Market Brings Diverse Vendors History in the News August 2023 Business News August 2023 CPO News August 2023 August 2023 Road News Washington County News Cider Festival update In first year, 988 crisis line helps more people than ever Nature & Gardens August 2023 Cedar Mill Community Club

New Businesses August 2023

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• Mio Sushi opening this month in Milltowner
• Roya Beauty Lounge
• Elephants Delicatessen Cedar Hills opening August 16
• US World Class Taekwondo Cedar Mill
• Cascadia Heights Taproom & Coffee House
• Active Wellness Chiropractic

Cedar Mill Farmers Market Brings Diverse Vendors

Apricots sold at the Granja Nuevo Horizonte stand

The Cedar Mill Farmers Market is in full swing this summer, bringing together community members and local farmers every Saturday in the parking lot of the Sunset Mall.

History in the News August 2023

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District (THPRD) announced this month that they are honored to receive a grant award of $17,310 from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department’s (OPRD) Preserving Oregon Grants, to complete structural repair work on the wood foundation sill of the John Quincy Adams Young (JQAY) House on Cornell. OPRD oversees the Preserving Oregon Grant, which is used to help preserve properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places, such as the JQAY house. The grant requires a one-to-one match, meaning THPRD will be utilizing other grant funding to help complete the repair work later this year.

Business News August 2023

• NW Restart Night Market
• Are you thinking of selling your home in 2024?
• Openings at Wow and Flutterville Playgardens
• Village Gallery of Arts August news
• Brave Care Pediatric Urgent Care

CPO News August 2023

• No CPO meeting in August
• Development News
• July meeting notes

August 2023 Road News

• Thompson Road realignment approved
• Pedestrian and Biking Improvement Projects Online Open House
• Metro survey on regional transportation policies, strategies, and investment priorities
• Cornell road work mostly completed!
• Oregon 217 Auxiliary Lanes Project continues

Washington County News

• Regulations on Public Camping Adopted by Board of County Commissioners
• New ambulance provider to start serving Washington County in August

Cider Festival update

The Cedar Mill Cider Festival has been sponsored by the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District (THPRD) since 2007. (With two years off because of COVID, this marks our 15th event!) The festival is a local celebration of food, music, and history. This year’s festival will feature music, barbecue, freshly pressed apple cider, and fun for the whole family.

In first year, 988 crisis line helps more people than ever

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Over the past year, Oregon’s 988 crisis call centers provided mental health support during more than 53,000 calls, texts and chats—a significant increase from before. Prior to the launch of 988 last summer, people called a 10-digit number to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which did not have texting or chat features.

Nature & Gardens August 2023

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• Treekeepers presents: Sanctuary of the Firs Tree Walk
• Join the Cedar Mill Garden Club
• Grow Together! Families in the Garden
• Online Organic Gardening Class

Cedar Mill Community Club updates

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Some changes have been made in the organization of the Club: Virginia Bruce has stepped back from the leading the Club and has asked Jan Dempsey to facilitate it. We have three upcoming events that will need our immediate attention at our September meeting: the Cider Festival, Sunday, September 24, needs volunteers; Adopt A Block organization and implementation, which Ric Battaglia has said he may chair; and our Holiday Tree Lighting, which Chris Mattocks will organize.

Park News August 2023

• Vote for the next parks and nature projects in your neighborhood
• Save the date for THPRD Fall registration 
• Adult and Young Adult Volleyball Registration
• Fall Native Plant Sale
• Stuhr Center Holiday Bazaar 
• Rec Mobile and Nature Mobile
• Summer Fitness in the Park
• August Events near Cedar Mill from THPRD
• Tri Together Pedal Run
• Native Plant Garden Work Party at Tualatin Hills Nature Center
• Community Garden Work Party at Bethany Lake Park

School News August 2023

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• Sunset Athletic Director Lukich retires
• City votes to keep armed officers in BSD schools
• Free Admission to Educators for Portland Cultural Attractions
• Sunset High Apollo Preview Days
• Getting ready for the new school year

Legislative news

• Reynolds Town Hall in the Park!
• Reynolds Legislative News
• Oregon gets nearly $700 million to expand broadband

Community News August 2023

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• Fiddler on the Roof 
• Childrens’ Book Drive & Ice Cream Truck
• Arbor Cascadian Neighborhood Yard Sales continue
• CMBA August meeting
• Bethany Village summer concerts
• SAMBA Bottle and Can Drive
• James Recycling Event
• Beaverton Night Market at The Round
• Raksha Bandhan: Living with Limitless Love
• Chess4Girls PDX
• Viva Village August events
• Ask WSCO
• TVF&R offers Career Day
• Master Recycler Class
• Big Horn Brass presents Walking with Giants

Library News August 2023

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All Ages
• Find Your Voice: 2023 Summer Reading Challenge
• Bethany Village summer concerts

Kids
• Create with LEGOs
• Grab and go crafts
• Dance party
• Pokémon party
• Family storytimes

Teens & Tweens
• Escape Room: Break out of Lemoncello’s Library
• Make your own candy sushi!
• Teen movie night

Adults
• Practice your Spanish skills!
• Bridging the divide
• Takohachi X performance
• Medicare 101
• Health coverage basics
• Winterize your garden
• Monthly groups for adults
• Save year-round through Second Edition Resale!
• Library book sale

July 2023

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Cider Festival in September: logo contest, vendors wanted

It’s time for the event to have its own logo! We’re gathering a prize package and calling for entries. It’s open to everyone—graphic designers, students, artists—and you may enter multiple designs. One way we would like to use it is for reusable cider cups that we’ll sell in advance, so we’re on a short deadline.

July 2023 Development News

The Portland Rock Gym is completing one segment of their new location in the building that most recently housed Orchard Hardware.

Community Ed Courses and Unique Programs at PCC Rock Creek

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PCC’s Rock Creek Campus has been at the heart of the surrounding community ever since it opened in 1976. Today, the picturesque campus is home to 14 career tech programs, a Learning Garden and farm, and a 26,000 square foot airplane hangar. PCC Rock Creek offers many great courses for community members looking to pick up a new skill or hobby, as well as unique two-year degrees that are not available at other locations.

CMN Community Calendar

Cindy Schaufenbuel has been faithfully updating our Community Calendar since 2019. She and her family are moving to the Seattle area soon, so it’s time to recruit a new helper.

Business News July 2023

• Farm-fresh eggs in Bonny Slope
• CMBA July meeting• Why homeowners are staying put
• Village Gallery of Arts July news
• Sunset Credit Union offers financial literacy program for kids
• Polarity Therapy sessions available!
• Wow and Flutterville Playgardens NW Open House

July 2023 Road News

• Thompson Road improvements may face delay from county budget shortfall
• Pedestrian and Biking Improvement Projects online open house
• Cornell Road sidewalk grating to be removed

CPO News July 2023

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• July CPO Meeting
• Cedar Grove meeting room available
• Future of the CPO system
• Neighborhood meetings
• Development Applications
• June CPO 1 meeting

WashCo news July 2023

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• County working on rules for homeless camping
• County Budget adopted
• Franchise fees
• Election results

Pedaling My Way Through Bethany

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Most days I get on my electric cargo bike, often with my two kids in the back, and set off on various routine expeditions around Bethany—preschool, grocery stores, libraries, cafes, doctor visits, you name it. And potentially to help others, I have been recording my journeys and making the videos available on YouTube, with overlaid GPS map and elevation information. My goal is to augment trail/road maps with a first-person perspective of how I use a mix of different infrastructures to run my daily errands.

2023 Legislative report

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• Lisa Reynolds Legislative Report
• Virtual Town Hall
• Town Hall in the Park!

Noyes Development celebrates 30 years

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We wrote a Featured Business article in 2017 about this local developer. Now six years later, they are celebrating a big anniversary and they wanted to catch us up on recent news. Alex Vidal, Marketing Coordinator, shared these updates.

Garden News July 2023

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• Private garden plot available
• Master Gardener programs
• OSU Extension Service
• Home Orchard Education Center
• Japanese beetle eradication project
• Yard debris quarantine​

Park News July 2023

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• Fitness in the Park
• Rec Mobile & Nature Mobile
• July THPRD Events
• THPRD Budget Update
• Roadwork Impacts HMT Campus
• Bronson Creek Greenway
• Pickleball Lines

Community News July 2023

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• Bethany Village Summer Concert Series
• Street Tree Inventories
• Cooper Mountain Nature Walk 
• The Student Stop Summer Day Camps
• Reach for the Stars Fundraiser
• Sylvan Heights Nature Trail Work Parties 
• Ten Tiny Dances 
• Beaverton Night Market at The Round
• Sunset HS Marching Band Can & Bottle Drive
• Caregiving resources for seniors and families
• Hackers Hipsters and Hustlers Summer Camp 2023
• The “Just One More Story” Little Free Library 
• At the Reser in July
• Chalk Art Festival in Hillsboro
• Viva Village July events
• Arbor Cascadian Neighborhood Yard Sale

4-H Programs July 2023

• 4-H summer activity calendar
• 4-H Summer Camps

Library News July 2023

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• Writers’ Mill
• Owl Book Group
• Voices in Verse
• Save year-round through Second Edition Resale!
• Library Book Sale
• Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries Events and Programs, July 2023

June 2023

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Road News June 2023

• Thompson realignment project 
• Three pedestrian/bike improvements for Bethany area to be built this summer
• Cornell Road improvement
• Filbert sidewalk

June 2023 New business news

• Mio Sushi opening soon in Milltowner
• Life Time Work & Fitness open now

History News June 2023

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• Heritage Fruit Tree Saplings Available from Friends of the Young House
• Washington County Museum reopens June 24

Community Club news

Our first meeting was on May 17, in-person at the Cedar Mill library and via zoom. Virginia Bruce began with an introduction to current and proposed events and projects, plus her enthusiastic in-depth vision of what the club’s structure could eventually be. The meeting was a terrific start with people attending providing ideas about what we are interested in organizing.

CPO 1 News June 2023

• June meeting
• Dale Street Development
• Washington County and the State SNR Abatement Order
• Future of the CPO system
• Development Proposals
• CPO 1 May 2023 Meeting Notes
• Westside Multimodal Improvements Study
• Volunteering at BSD Schools, and District Update

WashCo News June 2023

• New animal shelter?
• Heat-mapping our region
• Short-term rental policy and the 2023-25 LUT Work Plan
• Time, Place, Manner Ordinance to address homeless camping

School News June 2023

• Architect works with Cedar Mill students
• Rock Creek Elementary Indigenous Games
• Local BSD students win national recognition
• Rishab Jain named 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholar
• Sunset High School will soon have a new track!

Business News June 2023

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• Cedar Mill Farmers Market June highlights
• CMBA monthly meeting
• Kick off summer in style at Cornell Farm’s Annual Solstice Celebration
• New Portland Animal Massage Studio
• Big Rocks Organizing presents: Ask the Organizer Series
• Three Generations of Rose Festival Royalty at Touchmark
• All Around Volleyball Academy
• Laurel Parc holds hiring event
• Village Gallery of Arts events and classes
• The Real Estate Market, season by season

Garden News June 2023

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* ODA suspends special yard debris collection over budget issues
• Master Gardener classes
• Meet the Mason bees and friends
• Native Plants and the Backyard Habitat Certification Program

Protecting Agricultural Viability in Washington County 

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As Oregonians, we are lucky to have agriculture deeply seeded in our economy and cultural heritage. The Willamette Valley is one of the most diverse agricultural regions on earth due to its rich, fertile soils and ample rainfall. Washington County is among the top-producing agricultural counties in the state and home to thousands of acres of farms, farming families, and farm-related businesses.

Park News June 2023

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• THPRD Park News
• THPRD’s newest Talking Walls Project celebrates Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage

Library News June 2023

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• Summer reading for all ages!
• Summer Reading Festival
• Home Depot Kids Workshop
• Who Would Win Party
• Red, White & Blue Wand Craft
• Storytimes
• Teens & Tweens
• Legendary Zelda Fest
• Health Coverage Basics
• Fraud Prevention Training
• Technology Open Lab
• Spanish Conversation Hour
• Medicare 101
• Monthly Groups for Adults
• Second Edition Resale
• Library Book Sale

Community News June 2023

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• Join us for a flea market at Skyline Grange!
• Major disaster prep
• Sunset HS marching band: firework fundraiser 
• Beaverton Community Band concert
• Treekeepers June events
• Milltown Soccer Camp
• Life Is Brewtiful blood drive
• Boat rentals from Tualatin Riverkeepers
• Discovery Day is right around the corner! 
• Master Recycler registration open
• Special Recycle+ collection in June
• Bethany Village Last Day of School celebration
• Ask WCSO
• New art exhibition and featured events to celebrate pride 
• Viva Village June events

May 2023

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Cedar Mill Community Club kickoff meeting Development News May 2023 No Wrong Door and the Connect Oregon Network CPO News May 2023 Business News May 2023­­­­ Park News May 2023 Road news May 2023 Garden News May 2023 Protect and build your soil! History news Library News May 2023 Community News May 2023

Cedar Mill Community Club kickoff meeting

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We created the Cedar Mill Community Club to capture the community spirit around our Holiday Tree. Now it’s time to see what we can do going forward to make Cedar Mill an even more welcoming, exciting, and neighborly place. Initially the group got going on Facebook, but we know a lot of our potential participants don’t use that, so we’re calling a meeting!

Development News May 2023

• Stay Prevents Residential Development in Some SNR Areas
• Peterkort northwest corner
• LUT Staffing delays—improvement on the horizon?
• County’s Building Services hires on track for July 1
• Building, Development fees to increase starting July 1

The Connect Oregon Network

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Many people who have ongoing mental and emotional health problems are survivors of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). These can have lasting, negative effects on health and well-being, as well as on education, job potential, and other life opportunities. They often have difficulty knowing where to turn for help.

CPO News May 2023

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• May meeting
• Future of the CPO system
• Neighborhood Meetings
• Development applications
• April meeting notes

Business News May 2023­­­­

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• 77 Fitness now fully open!
• CMBA Happy Hour
• Live music at Wildwood!
• Free fitness class for Mother’s Day
• Important steps to selling your home
• Shred event
• Village Gallery of Arts
• Sunset Credit Union offers scholarships and more
• Farmer’s Market opens!
• Bethany Village Spring Market
• Night Market
• Rightsizing for Seniors
• American Family Care Urgent Care Announces Seventh Portland-Area Clinic 
• Prepare for the summer watering season
• Outdoor play classes at Tinkergarten

Park News May 2023

• May is National Water Safety Month!
• Splash Pads Open on Memorial Day Weekend
• Community Events
• Glow in the Park at Hansen Ridge Park
• Nature Family Fun Night
• Restore the Natural Areas of The Bluffs Park
• Youth Volunteers Needed for Summer
• Tualatin Hills Nature Park trail repairs
• Apply for a Paid Internship with Diversify!

Road news May 2023

• Walker Road Phase 2 Meet the Contractor Open House
• Filbert sidewalk update
• URMD gets ten more years

Garden News May 2023

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• Terra Nova Plant Sale
• Beaverton Garden Club plant sale
• Weed Watchers Workshops
• May garden news from WCMGA
• Cornell Farm Houseplant Swap at Bethany Village

Protect and build your soil!

Most soils in the Cedar Mill area formed in material deposited 13,000 to 15,000 years ago during the last part of the ice age. The remarkable “Missoula Floods” of that time, described in the book Cataclysms on the Columbia (Allen et al., 2009), explains how these soil-forming materials arrived.

History news

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* Let’s talk about our historic house!
• New exhibit at Five Oaks Museum
• Beaverton History Association meetings

Library News May 2023

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• Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries
• Kids
• Teens & Tweens
• Adults

Community News May 2023

• Two band concerts and an auction
• Sunset HS Marching Band Can & Bottle Drive
• Treekeepers of Washington Country Events
• TriMet to Mt. Hood or Columbia Gorge?
• Mental Health Resource Fair
• Music Night at Amaterra
• Become a “Changemaker” in the Eco-School Network
• Viva Village May events
• Ask WCSO
• Washington County Forum

April 2023

New restaurants open now and coming soon! April 2023 Development News Si Senor begins to recover from fire Business News April 2023 When Seconds Count: Lessons Learned from a House Fire Garden News April 2023 ­­­CPO News April 2023 Park News April 2023 FLIP! A new children’s museum! April 2023 Library News Library of Things!

New restaurants open now and coming soon!

• Grand Opening of Ninja Ramen & Bento!
• Elephants Deli opening this summer on CHB
• Pop Pizza and more coming to Milltowner

April 2023 Development News

• Life Time Fitness & Work opening soon
• Wetland work on THPRD’s Laidlaw property

Si Senor begins to recover from fire

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The ceiling and roof collapsed into the main section of the kitchen, and smoke filled the building. All the food, fresh and packaged, and all the liquor will have to be discarded. Almost all of the equipment will need to be replaced.

Business News April 2023

Village Gallery of Arts 60 years logo featuring black diamond and brushstroke on red background

• Second Edition Expands Hours!
• Local author’s book is published
• Support Community Action and celebrate with us at Kaleidoscope!
• Bethany Village Easter Egg Hunt!
• Integrative Bodywork session with Sea Cummins available!
• Celebrate Youth Month at Sunset Credit Union
• Village Gallery of Arts
• Wildwood Wine Tasting
• Easter Service at Skyline Memorial Gardens!
• Youth track program

When Seconds Count: Lessons Learned from a House Fire

Did you know that home electrical fires are a top danger in the winter? What would you do if you smelled smoke in your house, but you and the fire department couldn’t find the source? My husband Bill and I are the cofounders of Cedar Hills Ready!, a local disaster preparedness group. We found ourselves in this challenging situation early this year. Our story—how neighborhood readiness helped prevent a potentially devastating fire—underscores the importance of community preparedness.

Garden News April 2023

• Japanese Beetle Eradication update
• Another harmful pest on our doorstep
• Master Gardener programs
• Gardenfest Plant Sale
• SWCD hosts spring workshops and events
• Weed Watchers
• Soil School

­­­CPO News April 2023

• April CPO1 meeting
• CPO 7 Special Event
• March meeting notes
• LUT Transportation Improvement Project Update
• Recycling Basics, Food Waste Reduction and More

Park News April 2023

• THPRD Summer registration—save the date!
• 25th Anniversary of the Nature Center and Park
• Park Development Updates
• District Events
• Volunteer Opportunities
• Nature in Neighborhoods community choice grants Idea Generating Workshops

FLIP! A new children’s museum!

FLIP: Families Learning through Inspired Play, is an effort underway to restore this important resource to families now that the former Portland Children’s Museum is no more.

April 2023 Library News

• Parent Information Series
• Kids
• Teens & Tweens 
• Programs for Adults 
• Monthly Groups for Adults
• Save year-round through Second Edition Resale!
• Find your next read at the CMBCL Library Book Sale!

Library of Things!

When you think of a library, do you think of sewing machines, musical instruments, and robots? Most people associate libraries with books and educational programs. But Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries have expanded their collection to include what they call a Library of Things. This new collection features a wide variety of items including technology, board games, and educational toys. The ability to borrow items from libraries also gives users an opportunity to try a product out before deciding to purchase it.

Summer camps

• Cedar Mill Summer Camp
• Summer camps at Lovegood!
• WashCo Bikes offers Summer Camp and classes

School News April 2023

• Bonny Slope Elementary Kindergarten orientation
• Cedar Mill excels at OBOB!
• Host families needed for exchange students

Washington County anticipates budget cuts

As our Board of County Commissioners (BCC) enters another busy budget season at Washington County, it is no secret that our County is facing tough financial challenges for fiscal year 2023-24. Community members may be hearing about a projected $25.3 million gap in revenue and expenditures in our General Fund. Many may be wondering how the County got to this point and what we are planning to do to address the issues in the short and long term. 

April 2023 Road News

• Westside Multimodal Improvements Study
• Cornell sidewalk needs work

Community News April 2023

• K9 Trials
• Arbor Month Family Friendly Tree Walk
• Trees for Cooler Schools
• Neighborhood Ready! Disaster Scenario Game
• Washington County Forum
• What you get when you call 988
• A Time for Families Weekly Forum
• WCSO Community Academy
• Curtains up! A sampling of April events at the Reser
• Young women: Explore a career as a firefighter at Portland Metro Fire Camp
• TVF&R invites local scouts to register for Scouts Day!
• Viva Village April events
• Cedar Mill Scouts Troop 207
• Ask WCSO: How can I protect myself from mail theft?
• Reser Gallery shows

March 2023

Handling ‘Snowmageddon!’ Recycling News March 2023 Park News March 2023 Business News March 2023 CPO News March 2023 Garden News March 2023 WCK offers Parent Series and Afterschool is Cool Contest Wapato Lake Welcome Ceremony Library News March 2023 Road News March 2023 Special Districts elections in May, filing due in March Legislative News March

Handling ‘Snowmageddon!’

We asked three of the major service providers in our area about the behind-the-scenes activity that takes place as they dealt with the unexpected and amazing snow event in late February. (Is it over yet?)

Recycling News March 2023

• SHS Climate Change Club Recycling Drive
• PlanetCon rescheduled!
• ReStore offers more donation options

Park News March 2023

• Spring Break camps and activities
• Volunteer opportunities
• What’s open, what’s not, and why
• Park development updates
• Spring Native Plant Sale
• Holi Celebration
• Summer registration opens soon
• Comprehensive Plan Update complete
• Swim Instructor shortage

Business News March 2023

• CMFM 2023 planning underway!
• Visit Symphony Coffeehouse
• Have you heard of Sunset Credit Union?
• Wow and Flutterville Playgardens Open House
• Free Home Seller Seminar
• Backflow assemblies protect the water system
• Portland’s Real Estate Spring Sweet Spot
• Village Gallery of Arts
• Stickmen Brewing coming to Kirkland this summer
• CMBA monthly meeting

CPO News March 2023

• March meeting: road projects, recycling
• Hybrid CPO meetings?
• Development news
• West Union gas station
• February meeting notes
• Central Beaverton Neighborhood Association Committee Meeting

Garden News March 2023

• Learn more about Cedar Mill soils
• Soil School
• Tree and native plant sale at Skyline Grange
• TSWCD workshops
• WCMGA offers March gardening events
• Oregon Garden Calendar for March
• Free native garden plan

WCK offers Parent Series and Afterschool is Cool Contest

Washington County Kids (WCK) was founded in 2009 with the vision of a world where all children are given the opportunity to reach their full potential. Washington County is the second most populated Oregon county with over 137,549 children ages 0-17. WCK fills an important need in the county as the only county-wide coordinator serving after-school and summer programs. We are also a liaison to the county’s early learning hub.

Wapato Lake Welcome Ceremony

Wapato Lake in Gaston was a major winter home for the Atfálati band of Kalapuya Indians, the first people in the Tualatin Valley. Colonist farmers attempted to drain it and grow crops there in the early 20th century but after repeated floods, the land went to the US Fish & Wildlife Service. It became a National Wildlife Refuge and opened to the public last October.

Library News March 2023

• All Ages
• Kids
• Teens & Tweens
• Adults

Road News March 2023

• Sidewalk gap on Barnes
• ODOT seeks feedback on proposed projects

Special Districts elections in May, filing due in March

The Washington County Elections Division has published the list of positions that will be on the ballot for the May 16, 2023 Special District Election. That list is available on the Candidate and Measure Filings page. March 16 is the last day for a district candidate to file a declaration of candidacy, a nominating petition,

Legislative News

• Lisa Reynolds Virtual Office Hours
• Joint Town Hall on Poverty Reduction for Families with Children
• Constituent Coffee with Washington County Commissioner Pam Treece

March 2023 School News

Cultural and Religious Holidays and Observances The Beaverton School District has a richly diverse student population. To support our students and reduce conflicts between their academic achievement and observation of important cultural and religious traditions, the BSD School Board has revised Policy IGACA – Recognition and Accommodation of Religious and Cultural Beliefs, Customs and Observances.

Community News March 2023

• Mean Girls the Musical
• The Big One? How to Become Earthquake Safe in Your Home”
• Dance Around the World!
• Holy Week events at CUMC
• Friends of Trees Cedar Mill volunteer tree planting
• Garage Sale at Skyline Grange
• Beaverton Symphony Orchestra presents Spring concert:
• Tree Walk: Learn to identify local trees
• Bonny Slope Auction & Gala
• Join Cedar Mill Scouts Troop 207
• Beaverton Community Band presents: “Remembrance, Gratitude, & Honor”
• Viva Village March events
• NW Dance Project presents Common Ground
• Ask WCSO: How do I know if it’s safe to leave my child home alone?
• Getting geared up for PE with BEF
• STEP classes added to 4-H Washington County offerings
• Cash for old wood stoves!
• Lovegood offers first Spring Break Camp & Summer Camps
• Sunset HS Marching Band Bottle & Can Drive
• The Constitution: Fulfilling Democracy’s Promise? – The Constitution, Democracy and Representation

February 2023

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What can we do to prevent power outages? Road News February 2023 CPO News February 2023 Business News February 2023 Washington County News February 2023 Transit News February 2023 Street Tree Inventory: get involved! Development News February 2023 Legislative News February 2023 Recycling News February 2023 Garden News February 2023 Park News February 2023 School

What can we do to prevent power outages?

downed tree

During late December and early January, high winds and prolific precipitation put stress on large trees in the area, resulting in branches and entire trees falling on power lines and causing frequent and sometimes widespread power outages. We talked to PGE and local arborists to find out if there were steps we could take to mitigate the danger.

Exit 21

Erick Siffert started Exit 21 Apparel Solutions LLC, an apparel consulting company, in 2009, after 20 years working at Nike and three years at lululemon. The company moved into their office on the upper level of the new Milltowner Center last fall, relocating from Old Town Portland because it had just gotten too dangerous.

Road News February 2023

project location map along nw thompson road

• Thompson Road surveying work
• Huntington Ave. sidewalk open house
• Traffic easing programs encounter high barriers in Washington County

CPO News February 2023

• Peterkort plans, Clean Water Services for February CPO
• Hybrid CPO meetings?

Business News February 2023

aurora oliva artwork

• Community ‘Shred-It’ Day at Sunset Credit Union
• Cedar Mill Farmers Market: Ramping up for 2023!
• Wine Tasting Event featuring Cabernets from around the world
• Village Gallery of Arts
• February Reception
• DIY Valentines!
• CMBA speed networking
• Create a collage that is beautiful and meaningful
• 2023 Spring Housing Market Update
• Performances at The Reser

Washington County News February 2023

terra linda original plat map

• Washington County map search options
• Include a permit in plans for events in the right-of-way

Transit News February 2023

bus service changes map

• 2023-24 TriMet service changes
• Share feedback on major transit proposals

Street Tree Inventory: get involved!

treekeeper in orange vest holding measuring equipment

Treekeepers of Washington County has begun to inventory street trees in urban unincorporated Washington County. Street trees are those that grow in the public right-of-way, in boulevard medians, and along streets without sidewalks and curbs.

Development News February 2023

mcdaniel road development map

• West Union Gas Station proposal approved by Hearings Officer

• Neighborhood Commercial to Residential?

Legislative News February 2023

house district 34 map

• State Representative Lisa Reynolds
• State Senator Steiner

Recycling News February 2023

purple recycling bin

• Zero Waste Initiatives

• Purple bin update

Garden News February 2023

mason bee

• WCMGA offers February gardening events
• Rose Pruning Demo with Portland Rose Society

Park News February 2023

native plant with purple blossoms

• Spring Native Plant Sale
• 2023-24 THPRD Preschool Open House
• Elsie Stuhr Senior Center Newcomers’ Welcome event
• New Dog Run coming to Ridgewood Park
• Westside Trail Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge Earns Metro Funding
• Hearing on North Tualatin Mountains Nature Park trails and access

School News February 2023

• Sensory bins support learning
• Sunset student tutors at Terra Linda

Local teen heading for national competition

Abby Taylor, age 14, resident of Cedar Mill, won the title of Miss Oregon Teen Volunteer. She will be representing the state of Oregon at the National Competition in Jackson, Tennessee from March 8-12. Her platform is “Encouraging Acceptance.”

Community News February 2023

• Oregon Symphonic Band presents Music Masterpieces
• Sunset HS Marching Band Bottle & Can Drive
• Sunset Youth Lacrosse, register now!
• BRC offers many ways to share the love this Valentine’s Day
• ACMA “Spectacularly 30” celebrates 30 years
• Oregon Chorale presents: The Trials and Festivals of Gilbert & Sullivan
• Mean Girls the Musical
• WCK Parent Speaker Series!
• Fees waived for behavioral health social worker licenses
• Sign up for the Wetlands Conservatory Amphibian Egg Mass Survey training
• Treekeepers presents Tree Walk: Learn to identify local trees
• Bonny Slope Elementary Pancake Breakfast!
• TVF&R offers life-saving tips regarding cardiac arrest
Join the Cedar Mill Scouts Troop 207
Viva Village February events

Library Events and Programs February 2023

library owl logo

• Multiple Age Groups
• Kids
• Teens & Tweens
• Adults

January 2023 Cedar Mill News

The Nature of Cedar Mill CPO News January 2023 Recycling News January 2023 Cedar Mill Holiday Tree Garden News January 2023 Business News January 2023 Community News January 2023 WashCo News January 2023 Road News January 2023 School News January 2023 Park News January 2023 Library News January 2023 Jeannette L Moore 1934-2022

The Nature of Cedar Mill

• Wetland Cleanup at Cedar Mill
• WashCo quarantine to slow the emerald ash borer
• Treekeepers of Washington County events
• Newts on the move

CPO News January 2023

• No January meeting
• Neighborhood Meetings: Peterkort Albertson’s building proposal

Recycling News January 2023

• Tree recycling
• Sunset Band bottle and can drive
• SHS Recycling drive
• PlanetCon returns!
• Recycling electronic devices
• Appliance recycling

Cedar Mill Holiday Tree

In early November, Chris Mattocks asked if there was going to be a community tree in Cedar Mill on the Cedar Mill News Group Facebook page. A small and energetic group coalesced around the idea, and with the aid of Ken Findley and his Milltowner Center crew, it became a reality!

Garden News January 2023

• Hot Peppers! From Seed to Salsa
• Solve Pest & Weed Problems
• 10-Minute University: pruning!

Business News January 2023

• Owen West Electric
• Wildwood Taphouse has new hours
* Aura Aesthetics Open House
• Mortgage Rates Drop and Housing Prices Remain the Same
• Clear out your records and get ready for ‘Shred-it” Day
“• Ask the Organizer” Series – Scheduling for a Successful New Year!
• Electronics Unlimited Computer Service & Repair
• Recycle+ for Beaverton
• Village Gallery of Arts 
• DuFresne’s Auto Service—Frenchy’s Espresso
• Touchmark adding new building dedicated to active, social living
• West Multnomah SWCD is Hiring!

Community News January 2023

* DMV Cedar Hills closed until January 17
• Cedar Hills Ready! The Big One?
• Sunset Youth Baseball
• TriMet fare increase Open Houses
• Takumi Kato Japanese Drum Concert
• Bonny Slope Elementary’s Pancake Breakfast returns in February!
• Dance Around the World
• Winter storm safety tips from TVF&R 
• Viva Village January events
• Ask WCSO
• Cedar Mill Scouts Troop 207
• Oak Hills opens aquatic training to all

WashCo News January 2023

• Housing voucher waitlist
• Participants needed for Veterans History Project
• Washington County 2023 Legislative Agendas
• Boards and Commissions Vacancies
• Land Use and Transportation Annual Report

Road News January 2023

• Big puddle in new turn lane
• 217 Update

School News January 2023

• Afterschool is Cool Poster contest
• ACMA at 30 years

Park News January 2023

• Winter Registration is Open
• Save the Date for Spring Registration!
• Winter Fitness in the Park
• Personal Training Available at THPRD
• Abbey Creek Park—Phase 2 Update: 
• Introducing Capulin (kehp-uh-leen) Park

Library News January 2023

• 2023 Library Survey
• Library news and events
• Second Edition Resale 
• The Writer’s Mill

Jeannette L Moore 1934-2022

Jeannette L. Moore was a native of Portland. Her parents emigrated from Sweden thru Ellis Island. She graduated from Grant High School (class of 1952), where she still holds the record for scoring 50+ points in a game for the women’s basketball team (without a three-point line)!

December 2022 Articles

Everyone’s invited to join us to light up our first ever Cedar Mill Holiday Tree! Click on the poster for more details!

The people behind The News

This month, Cedar Mill News wants to celebrate all the hard work that makes this community newspaper possible. The News wouldn’t happen without the local community members who put in the hours to serve the Cedar Mill Area.

Habitat protections take another hit

Rapid development in Washington County has taken a toll on the large, mature trees that have made it such an inviting place to live.

A recent application in Cedar Mill was submitted and approved by the County. This 15-home, four-acre development is in a protected Significant Natural Resource area (SNR).

WashCo News December 2022

• Law enforcement collaborates with Jiffy Lube to deter catalytic converter theft
• Auditor report critical of county efforts to diversify advisory boards 
• New Commissioner Districts adopted
• Town Hall December 6
• Special Recycle+ string lights collection

Holiday News December 2022

• Cedar Mill Holiday Tree
• Insomnia Holiday Makers Market
• 12 Kegs of Christmas
• Christmas tree recycling supports Scout Troop 207
• Holiday Service of Remembrance
• Portlandia Brass Ensemble – Let’s Do This! Holiday

CPO News December 2022

December meeting: Beaverton Education Foundation; State Senator Elizabeth Steiner

Road News December 2022

• Snow removal response times may increase due to operator shortage
• Tolling Ahead for I-5 & I-205

Business News December 2022

• 77 Fitness opens December 6
• Sunset Credit Union teams up with Family Promise of Washington County
• ASL Classes
• DuFresne’s 19th annual Free Brakes
• Mild Recession Forecasted for 2023
• Village Gallery of Arts News
• Grand Central Bakery Cedar Mill new hours!
• Catlin Gabel offers arts programs for the community
• North Beaverton Ski and Snowboard bus
• Dine out and donate
• Healthy pets through the holidays
• Generosity – The Root of Great Leadership

Opinion: Re-Imagining the Hillsboro Airport

According to a Feb. 14, 2021, Oregonian article, “The Port of Portland is considering a major overhaul…the restructuring is part of a sweeping philosophical shift away from facilitating trade for powerful business interests to a ‘shared prosperity initiative’ intended to spread the wealth to people of color, the poor and the marginalized. In some cases, that could mean selling off profitable operations in order to pursue these new, broader aims, which are taking root amid a resurgent civil rights movement.”

Community News December 2022

• COVID-19 resources undergo transition
• Local Organization helps our neighbors in need
• Light Up a Life: Care Partners’ Service of Remembrance 
• Learn and enjoy dances from around the world!
• December Viva Village events
• Afterschool Is Cool! Poster Contest
• PlanetCon returns!
• WashCo Bikes clinics

School News December 2022

• BEF funding benefits all Cedar Mill schools
• Fourth Annual Beaverton School District Walk + Roll Art Contest
• BSD public outreach
• Oak Hills Scholastic Online Book Fair
• ACMA Restaurant Night Fundraiser
• Sunset HS Marching Band Bottle & Can Drive 
• Deadline extended to apply for Language Arts and English Language Proficiency Project Team
• PCC bond will benefit Rock Creek campus

Garden News December 2022

• It’s ivy pulling season! 
• WCMGA presents three classes in December 
• Leaves: Bring ‘em or leave ‘em
• 10-Minute University offers videos and more

Library News

• Holiday Book Sale 
• Winter Reading Challenge: Winter Nights & Cozy Reads 
• Annual Kids’ Books Fundraiser 
• Events for Multiple Age Groups 
• Kids 
• Teens & Tweens 
• Adults

Park News December 2022

• Winter Registration is Here!
• Holiday Gift Card Drive Underway
• Winter Break Camps
• Letters to Santa
• Personal Training Available at THPRD

November 2022 articles

The print and PDF versions of this issue will be done by Thursday, November 3.This is a placeholder to separate issues…until I figure out how to add a proper line (and we’re working on that now!)! Read the articles by clicking on the titles!

77 Fitness opening soon

SAC-deck

The newest addition to SAC pays homage to the founding in its name, 77 Fitness.

What is Cedar Mill?

cedar mill cdp

In some ways you could more easily approach this issue as, “What Cedar Mill isn’t.” It is not a city or town. It doesn’t have its own zip code. Its only official designation is “a census-designated place” on the census map.

Cedar Mill News news November 2022

cover of January 2003

As we near the beginning of our 21st year of publishing Cedar Mill News, I wanted to share some changes and talk about our plans.

Development News November 2022

bethany gas station

• Gas station hearing rescheduled
• American Family Urgent Care in the Kirkland segment of Timberland
• Milltowner update

Holiday News November 2022

skyline arts fair

• Holiday resale
• Donate new items to homeless and at-risk teens
• KGW Toy Drive
• VGA Holiday Sale!
• Dia de Los Muertos Festival
• Skyline Grange Artisans Holiday Fair
• Holiday Bazaar at Beaverton High
• Big Horn Brass Welcome Christmas Concert
• Bethany Village Annual Tree Lighting
• Beaverton Winter Lights: Holiday Bazaar and Tree Lighting

Road News November 2022

Life Time roadwork

• Barnes Road widening nears completion
• Repairs to Cornell near Sunset High completed
• Ridge Road at McDaniel now open
• Springville Road Open House

Neighborhood Streets Program: A county program needing reform

neighborhood program

Urban unincorporated Washington County—for example Aloha, Bethany and Cedar Mill—are expanding rapidly. And for many neighborhoods that can mean streets suddenly change from being local roads to major traffic collectors. The result is often an increase in speeding and traffic accidents. It makes other road users, like cyclists and pedestrians, feel unsafe. In my neighborhood in North Bethany, Joss/Brugger Avenue was intended to be a neighborhood street but, due to delayed development of new larger streets around us, Joss has become a permanent traffic collector.

Washington County News November 2022

• Commissioner District adjustments gets approval
• County appeals flavored tobacco ruling
• County seeks public input about broadband service
• “Operation Green Light” supports local veterans
• Washington County provides integrated homeless services

Soils of Oregon by local author

picture of healthy soil with a worm

Cedar Mill resident Dean Moberg co-authored a book, The Soils of Oregon, which was published this year as part of a series describing soils around the world. Moberg is a director on the board of the Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District (currently up for re-election) and is one of seven co-authors of the book.

Saltzman Affordable Housing

groundbreaking

County and housing leaders, neighbors, and partners gathered together in late September to celebrate the Saltzman Road Apartments groundbreaking and learn more about this new community slated to open in October 2023.

Garden News November 2022

sweet potatoes

• Make your community pollinator friendly
• Growing the Good Stuff: from Sweet Potatoes to Bitter Melons
• Education Garden gets certified

CPO News November 2022

• No November CPO 1 meeting
• CPO 7 November meeting
• October CPO 1 notes

School News November 2022

• ACMA Chipotle fundraiser
• Option School/Program Applications open now

Community News November 2022

wetland

• A concert in honor of BSO Conductor Travis Hatton
• Beaverton Community Band Fall Concert
• SHS Bottle & Can Drive
• Volunteer for the Wetlands Conservancy cleanup in Cedar Mill
• Treekeepers’ Fall Color photo contest deadline extended
• NW Restart presents NW Creations Night Market
• County offers in-home vaccinations
• Family Caregiver Conference
• Chess4Girls PDX!
• MAX Blue Line disruption
• November Viva Village events
• Cedar Mill Scouts meet weekly
• Prevent flooding during the rainy season
• Tualatin Valley Creates networking event
• Put a Lid on Cooking Fires

Business News November 2022

• Wildwood Wednesday Nights with Will
• Help wanted for tree sales
10th Annual Coat Drive
• Help make the holidays better for those in need
• Village Gallery of Arts: November events
• Wow and Flutterville Playgardens Open House
• Tinkergarten outdoor nature play-based classes

Library News November 2022

• Writer’s Mill: Learn to sell your book on Amazon!
November events and programs:
• All Ages
• Kids
• Teens & Tweens
• Adults

October 2022 Articles

The print and PDF versions of this issue will be done by Tuesday, October 4.This is a placeholder to separate issues…until I figure out how to add a proper line (and we’re working on that now!)! Read the articles by clicking on the titles!

Aura Aesthetics

Aura reception area

Suzanne Jagger and her staff want you to feel comfortable as soon as you step into the Aura medspa. “Come as you are,” is more than a slogan. They even welcome well-behaved kids. “We will always encourage our clients to bring in their kids instead of missing their appointment,” says manager Savannah Yates.

Development News October 2022

• Peterkort Rock Gym
• Starbucks
• Cedar Hills Apartments approved
• Redevelopment of former Hall Street Grill
• Gas station next to a wetland up for consideration again

Beavers: nature’s firefighters!

beaver

Smokey the Bear may be famous as the animal who helps prevent forest fires, but North American beavers, Castor canadensis, are much better at fire prevention.

CPO News October 2022

registration

• October CPO 1 meeting agenda: Election Forum!
• Neighborhood Meetings
• September 2022 Meeting Summary

Business News October 2022

• Open House dinner for Estate Planning Questions
• CMBA Meeting
• Oregon Potters Association Fall Fair at Cornell Farm
• Village Gallery of Arts October Events
• Look-ahead to the housing market through 2024?
• Wow and Flutterville childcare open house
• Celebrate International Credit Union Day!

School News October 2022

findley-BSE-boundary

• New Sunset Principal Elisa Schorr
• New boundary between Bonny Slope and Findley elementary schools
• Proposed levy renewal added to the November 8 ballot
• Beaverton School District awarded funding for a new electric school bus

WashCo News October 2022

• County rolls out new website design
• Boards & Commissions vacancies
• Sign up for WashCo alerts
• HHS promotes Repair Fairs
• WashCo awards $2M to hire community health workers and improve COVID-19 health literacy
• Help your community access free interpretation for government-funded services

4-H in Washington County

4-H robotics

The four H’s stand for Head, Heart, Hands and Health. Throughout the 100+ years of 4-H, Oregon State University Extension professionals and devoted adult volunteers have been on the cutting edge of education with experiential learning—”learn by doing.” During the 1918-19 school year, Oregon became the first state to offer 4-H in a metropolitan area. Portland-area school grounds were used for the first victory gardens in World War I with help from 4-H.

Update to public safety radio communications system

The radio system serving most law enforcement and fire/Emergency Management Systems (EMS) agencies of Clackamas and Washington County was upgraded to a digital system in January 2022.

Park News October 2022

Abbey Creek Park concept plan

• Community meeting for future dog run
• Abbey Creek Park concept plan• Volunteer for a THPRD advisory or budget committee
• THPRD winter term registration
• FREE fitness in the park
• Basketball leagues starting soon!
• Looking for spooktacular Halloween happenings?

Garden news

tree planting

• Fall planting gives trees a head start
• From Seed to Shining Seed: How restoring diversity will save us all

Library News October 2022

zombie plushies

• All Ages
• Kids
• Teens & Tweens
• Adults
• Visit Second Edition Resale for Holiday must-haves
• October Writer’s Mill

Community News October 2022

kalapuyan land

• Skyline Grange Garage Sale
Treekeepers’ Fall Color photo contest
• Specialty bikes at the ReStore
• Indigenous Peoples Day
• Clean Water Services leaf disposal and food drive
• Emergency Preparedness Fair
• Booverton Halloween Festival
• 101 Extraordinarily Awful & Truly Terrible Ways to Die (In One Night)
• Who’s ready for Halloween?!
• A Spooktacular Blood Drive
• SHS Grad Party Holiday Pie Sale
• SHS Climate Change Club Recycling Drive
• Bottle & Can Drive
• Sunset Classic Marching Band Competition
• Metro transportation online survey
• TriMet survey and open house
• October events by Viva Village
• October happenings at The Reser
• Public Affairs Forum
• Cedar Mill Scouts, Troop 207
• Your organization could receive up to a $5,000 grant!
• Organizing for Caregivers with Whitney Zeigler

September 2022 articles

The print and PDF versions of this issue will be done by Wednesday, September 7.This is a placeholder to separate issues…until I figure out how to add a proper line (and we’re working on that now!)! Read the articles by clicking on the titles!

September 2022 Road News

We asked LUT Public Affairs and Communications Manager Melissa De Lyser for an update on the various road projects in progress or scheduled for the roads we travel.

Cider Festival returns!

The annual Cedar Mill Cider Festival returns after two long years of the pandemic. We will bring together history, music, food, and fun for the community on the grounds of the historic John Quincy Adams Young House in Cedar Mill.

Business News September 2022

diwali celebration

• CMBA September Meeting
• Badger helps Blanchet House
• Upcoming events at Cascadia Taphouse
• White Birch Designs opens September 8
• Learn (and earn) financial literacy without spending a dime
• Are we in a real estate bubble!?
• Cornell Family Dental Wishes Dr. Randall N. Freed A Happy Retirement!
• Village Gallery of Arts news
• Catlin Gabel offers Community Art programs

Under the spreading hickory tree

hickory nuts on the tree

You can enjoy the large, spreading shade of a special tree, a Shellbark Hickory (Carya laciniosa), right here in Cedar Mill, at the John Quincy Adams Young House park.

CPO News September 2022

housing

September meeting agenda: Recycle+ How-to; WashCo Housing

Community News September 2022

Petty Fever

• CASA for Children Needs Volunteers
• Powerful Tools for Caregivers
• Oktoberfest at Bethany Village!
• Oak Hills 1st annual fun run and music festival!
• Bottle & Can Drive
• Green Days Recycling Event!
• Nature Night: Cats Safe at Home
• Caring Discipline Series
• Beaverton Arts Mix!
• Cedar Mill Scouts Troop 207 Back to School BBQ
• Beaverton Welcoming Week
• The Reser presents Dakhabraka in Concert
• Big Horn Brass Fall Concert
• Share your fall tree color photos and win!
• Washington County Forum update
• It’s time to consider a Woodstove Exchange
• Parenting Workshops
• Cultivating Humility workshop
• Beaverton High School Band
Electronic Recycle Event
• Grave Matters cemetery tour
• Skyline Grange Garage Sale
• Safe Routes to School
• Multilingual volunteer trainers for Suicide Prevention Program needed
• Waste Prevention Educator position
• September events by Viva Village
• What are some back-to-school safety tips for myself and my student?
• Talk to Your Kids About Fire and Life Safety

Before-and-after-school care for kids at the Student Stops

student stop managers

The Student Stop (TSS) was the brainchild of a mom with several children at Cedar Mill Elementary in 1992, according to their Executive Director Christina Bennett and Assistant Director Marjorie Thompson. That need for quality before and after school care became a non-profit with a seven-member Board of Directors serving Cedar Mill Elementary and Bonny Slope Elementary students to this day.

Garden news September 2022

• Cedar Mill Garden Club is active again!
• How Climate Change is Affecting Trees in Oregon
• Managing Soils in the Garden
• Success with Pacific Northwest Native Plants
• Naturescaping workshops

OSU Extension spotlight

OSU Master Gardener Bonamici visit

I was honored to attend the August 16 gathering at Portland Community College-Rock Creek Learning Garden, hosted by the OSU Extension Washington County Master Gardener Association™, to showcase the services offered by OSU Extension and their partnerships with a wide array of community organizations.

WashCo News

hazards

• Redesigned county website debuting in September
• Budget-focused Town Hall meeting
• We want your feedback to make our community safer!

Recycle+ coming to Beaverton!

On August 16, Beaverton City Council members unanimously approved resolution 4811 which will establish rates for optional expanded recycling services provided by solid waste and recycling franchisees who serve Beaverton residents.

Park News September 2022

group fitness class

• Annual passes are back!
• Plant native this fall, order now!
• Welcoming Week: “Where We Belong”
• Volunteer to help improve THPRD services
• Free monthly admission to THPRD facilities!

Help with internet and power bills!

Internet for All

Part of Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), gives low-income households a discount on internet services.

Library News September 2022

truffle dog

• Fall Into Reading
• Board Game Evenings
• Oregon Truffle Hunting Industry & Dog Training
• Teen Crafternoon: Morse Code Wristband
• Graphic Novel Book Club
• Owl Book Group
• Writer’s Mill hosts author Natalie Dale
• Kalapuya Dictionary Available at CML

August 2022 articles

The print and PDF versions of this issue will be done next week.This is a placeholder to separate issues…until I figure out how to add a proper line! Read the articles by clicking on the titles!

August 8 update

• Commissioner Districts Survey
• Neighborhood meeting for 9495 SW Taylor St
• Paving schedules
• Fall Care Fair for afterschool programs
• Flea Market at the Skyline Grange
• WashCo Bikes Repair Clinic
• Storytimes in different languages
• Water District proposes rate hike, offers listening sessions
• Fall Native Plant Sale at THPRD Nature Center
• James Recycling Event at Columbia Sportswear

New Business Roundup

The next business to open in the Milltowner Center is something really different for Cedar Mill! White Birch will bring a variety of home goods, clothing, specialty food items, and more.

An ash tree’s worst nightmare

ashborer holes

The emerald ash borer (EAB) beetle (Agrilus planipennis) is being called the most destructive forest pest in North America, and that’s saying something when you consider the devastation caused by other pests such as gypsy moths and bark beetles.

Work with us to bring The News to Cedar Mill!

We’re looking for a new Managing Editor! The job involves compiling the raw material we receive each month from all our sources, posting it in our Google Docs space, assigning it to our team of volunteer editors, and proofreading their work before it gets to me.

Cedar Mill Cider Festival returns next month

September 18: Enjoy free freshly pressed apple cider, live music, cultural and craft booths, the History Tent where you can learn about the community’s history, kids’ activities, and one or more food trucks serving lunch!

CPO 1 News August 2022

• Neighborhood meetings
• Development applications
• Gas station next to a wetland
• Cedar Hills Apartments
• Leahy Estates appeal is denied
• CPO 1 July meeting notes

Road News August 2022

puddle

• Help plan Washington County’s transportation future
• Dangerous sidewalk puddle gets fixed

August Park News

• New dog run at Ridgewood Park
• Fall Native Plant Sale ordering starts
soon
• Bonny Slope play structure among
THPRD projects getting Metro
funds
• Summer events at THPRD
• THPRD is hiring
• Save the date for Fall THPRD
registration

­­­Smart watering techniques for summer gardeners

drip irrigation

Watering the garden is essential to keep plants thriving. When the weather warms, plants need more water, as the summer sun evaporates moisture from the leaves and ground.

Grow Together: Families in the Garden

Come visit, look, feel, smell, and taste what happens in a garden. PNW natives, fruits, vegetable beds, ornamentals, herbs, deer resistant plants, carnivorous plants, water-wise and pollinator friendly plants…

Business News August 2022

• Farmers Market as a teaching tool!
• Luau Party at the Ackerly
• CMBA August networking meeting
• Wine Cellar offers in-person events!
• Owen West Electric
• Blood drive at Cornell Family Dental
• Annual Music on the Patio summer concert series
• Village Gallery of Arts
• Back to School Savings Strategies from Sunset Credit Union
• What impact will a recession have on the housing market?

Library News August 2022

• Events for Kids
• Events for Teens & Tweens
• Events for Adults
• Summer Reading Program: Read Beyond the Beaten Path
• Second Edition Resale

Community News August 2022

bethany village concert

• NW Restart presents NW Creations Night Market
• Sunset HS Marching Band Bottle & Can Drive
• Beaverton Night Market
• Conflict Resilience Workshop
• Beaverton Flicks by the Fountain presents Encanto
• Bethany Village summer concert
• The Link of Pure Love
• Viva Village
• Sharing the road with farmers in Washington County
• TVF&R offers tips to prevent window falls
• WCSO investigates child predators

WashCo News

boundary map

• Transit Development Plan and Survey
• Commissioner boundary changes
• Washington County Boards and Commissions position openings

Scout Troop 207

scouts

Started in 1928, Cedar Mill Scout Troop 207 has been having fun, providing service, and growing youth into resourceful, responsible leaders for nearly 100 years!

Walker Garbage offers Recycle+

We are excited to offer Recycle+, a new service offered to residential customers in urban unincorporated Washington County since July 1, 2022.

July 2022 Articles

The print and PDF versions of this issue will be done next week (paper may not be distributed until Friday (!) due to a delay at the printer).This is a placeholder to separate issues…until I figure out how to add a proper line! Read the articles by clicking on the titles!

Terra Nova students learn science through farming

Terra Nova students

Students, teachers, and local farmer/county commissioner Greg Malinowski had worked over the years to create three acres of fertile soil from hard playground.

New Business: Wildwood Taphouse

The next new business to open in the Milltowner Center at Cornell and Saltzman will be the second location of Wildwood Taphouse. Partners Andrew Bradford and Will Witt are awaiting a couple of final inspections and hope to open mid-July.

Thompson Crossing decision raises questions about county planning

We asked Stephen Roberts, Director of Washington County’s Land Use and Transportation Department (LUT) to clarify the department’s reasoning in allowing the exceptions to county standards and plans for the Thompson Crossing development. While he didn’t explicitly answer every question, we’re including his responses below.

July 2022 Business News

• CMBA July meeting
• MOC Annual Music on the Patio summer concert series
• Polarity Therapy with Sea Cummins
• Protect your home while on vacation – some simple tricks to make your summer vacation less stressful
• Village Gallery of Arts News
• Cedar Mill Market News: Let’s build community!
• Oregon Care Home Consulting & Training podcast
• Watercolor class with local artist Veronica Lake
• Wow & Flutterville Play Gardens Open House
• When is the market going to tank? Not anytime soon!

CPO News

saltzman proposed alignments map

After updates from our service providers, a TriMet spokesperson will attend to explain the elimination of Line 50, the only bus that served Cedar Mill and Bonny Slope; give us an update on the Last Mile effort (how to get people from their homes to the Transit Center); and provide any other details on how the agency can help us take advantage of public transit.

Washington County News

• Middle Housing Ordinance adopted
• Ridwell sues again but Recycle+ is available now
• Reduced rates for garbage and recycling

THPRD News

THPRD summer camp

* Summer Camps Kick Off
* Eid ul-Adha Celebration & Bazaar
* Cedar Hills Park Concert
* Volunteer with THPRD!

Garden News

The Washington County Master Gardener™ Association (WCMGA) sponsors a wide variety of gardening–related demonstrations, lectures, seminars, and workshops in various Washington County Oregon locations.

Shade-loving hostas add color and texture

Hostas! They are champions of variety among plants we can grow in shade. Cool blues, greens, and variegations of white, chartreuse, and yellow paint many hostas, giving us seemingly endless choices.

July 2022 Community News

• Beaverton Night Market
• Bethany Village Summer Concert Series
• Ask WCSO: What is the Sheriff’s Office’s response to drug abuse and overdose in our community?
• SAMBA can and bottle collection continues year-round
• Tualatin Valley Water District (TVWD) Seeks Volunteers for Rate Advisory Committee
• Celebrate the Fourth of July Safely
• Water District updates billing system
• Metro’s Rid Patrol cleans up illegal dumping
• Live Art, Entertainment, and Family Fun at La Strada dei Pastelli Chalk Art Festival
• Viva Village news

Library News

Find event calendars, storytime schedules, and more at the library website.

June 2022 articles

The print and PDF versions of this issue will be done Monday, June 6 (paper may not be distributed until Wednesday due to a delay at the printer).This is a placeholder to separate issues…until I figure out how to add a proper line! Read the articles by clicking on the titles!

It falls over lava! The geology of Cedar Mill Falls

falls

Cedar Mill Falls is the only waterfall in eastern Washington County, and one of the only urban-area falls in Oregon.

Cedar Mill welcomes a variety of new businesses

• Insomnia Coffee
• Shaka Brah Grill
• Target
• More new tenants in Milltowner
• Aurora Coffeehouse

­­­­­Road News­­­­­ June 2022

cornell tunnel

• Upper Saltzman
• Cornell Tunnel set to open this month

CPO News June 2022

• June meeting: Civics for high school; District 2 update; Biggi appeal update
• Appeal against Leahy Estates development
• Cedar Hills multi-family housing development
• West Union gas station hearing cancelled, new design submitted
• May CPO 1 Meeting Notes

Washington County News June 2022

• Hauler recycling plan set to begin in July
• Virtual Town Hall: Needs of Older Adults
• Board will address Significant Natural Resources regulations
• Short-term rental requirements and license process
• Commercial food scraps collection services

Sunset Service Day and a goodbye to Principal John Huelskamp

Sunday, May 22, 2022, was a day of service at Sunset High School. Over 200 community members came together to beautify our school by painting, bark dusting, and otherwise cleaning up our school grounds.

SAMBA: volunteers raise funds to support Sunset band programs

For over 30 years, the Sunset Apollo Marching Band & Auxiliary (SAMBA) Parent Club, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, has supported band players and the associated color guard dancers at Sunset High School.

Ash trees cool the water for fish

ash leaf

Ash trees provide more than just wood for baseball bats. Oregon ash trees (Fraxinus latifolia) are particularly suited to soggy soils and give back by shading streams for fish.

Beware of the aggressors!

sedum angelina stonecrop plant

There are a few plants in my garden that I regret planting because they are hard to control, spreading themselves beyond where I want them. I bought most of them at nurseries and thought they were safe.

Garden News

pollinator garden

• Growing Herbs in Your NW Garden
• Bees In Your Garden
• Conifers in the Pacific Northwest

Thank you Beatrice Kahn, CMN volunteer editor

beatrice

Cedar Mill News could not exist without its enthusiastic team of volunteer editors. Each month we help edit the business and community news submissions for style and content. At this time, Virginia Bruce and the editing team want to give a big thank you to volunteer editor Beatrice Kahn who is leaving and heading off to college in the Fall.

Community News June 2022

kaleidoscope

• Celebration of Life for Mr. James
• It’s prep time. Let’s get ready for the wildfire season together.
• Join us “virtually” at the Washington County Public Affairs Forum!
• Metro funding for Westside Trail? Take the survey
• Civics for Adults
• Scavenger Hunt and Food Drive to support DVRC
• Meet Your Watershed Navigator
Legislative Town Hall
• Tualatin Valley Creates: Kaleidoscope from the Sea
• Fourth of July concert with Britnee Kellogg
• Museo Ambulante—Walking Museum
• Ask WCSO: My kids are good swimmers; is there still an expectation for them to wear life jackets?
• Retirement 101
• City of Beaverton events
• Gallery at The Reser
• Access to the arts: Cultural Coalition survey
• Beaverton Community Band Spring Concert
• Sunset HS Marching Band Bottle & Can Drive
• PlanetCon Fair offers recycling, gear swap, learning, and more
• Become a Master Recycler
• Cedar Hills Ready! presents: Emergency Water Filter Workshop
• Viva Village

Business News June 2022

• Cedar Mill Farmers Market is ready for Summer to come
• Real Estate Market update
• Cornell Farm’s 35th Anniversary Summer Solstice Celebration
• Beaverton Farmers Market offers dog sitting services
• Sunset Credit Union’s Auto Check makes car buying easier than ever
• Polarity therapy with Sea Cummins
• All Around Volleyball Academy
• Village Gallery of Arts news

Library News

read beyond logo

• Summer Reading Program: Read Beyond the Beaten Path
• Summer Reading Festival
• For Kids
• For Teens & Tweens
• For Adults

May 2022 articles

The print and PDF versions of this issue will be done Monday, May 2.This is a placeholder to separate issues…until I figure out how to add a proper line! Read the articles by clicking on the titles!

Election News May 2022

• Vote by May 17
• Campaign finance information
• Track your ballot

Multistory housing replaces a sentimental old home

demolition

When I first moved to Cedar Mill in 1969, I was a teenager, not interested in the community around me. We shopped at Bales Milltowner in its original location, and I would often sit in the car while mom shopped.

Road News May 2022

western option from Laidlaw

• Cornell Tunnel update
• County seeks input on two options for Saltzman Road

A huge thanks!

We raised nearly $2000 between GoFundMe donations, other online donations, and checks mailed to us from our request last month. Plenty for the new iPad and the renewal of our software licenses that let us put together the News every month. Your generous donations help us keep the News free for everyone and encourage us to keep at it!

CPO News May 2022

thompson road map

• May Meeting: Ballot Measures, Cedar Hills development
• CPO 1 appeals the Thompson Crossing development approval, Biggi sues the county
• CPO 1 April Meeting Summary

Recycle News May 2022

repairs by hand

• Washington County to launch new Recycle+ program
• Repair Fair at Beaverton Library
• SAMBA Bottle & Can Drive
• Climate Club recycling

Garden News May 2022

kids eating veggies

• Volunteer to learn vegetable gardening
• Gardening for Healthier Watersheds
• Propagation by Stem Cuttings
• Meet the Mason Bees!
• TSWCD Spring Workshops

Glorious spring color!

Peony (Paeonia Suffruticosa) Image from Wikimedia, Taken by Fanghong

So many catalogues are arriving to tempt me! Several offer bulbs for fall planting and spring bloom.

Business News May 2022

cornell farm flowers

• CMBA May meeting
• Cedar Mill Farmers Market opens!
• Cornell Farm Nursery and Café
• Secure important documents in a Safe Deposit Box
• New online billing system for Tualatin Valley Water District and Clean Water Services
• Village Gallery of Arts

Adopt One Block

picking up litter

Does it bother you to see trash and discarded items littering your neighborhood? Would you like to feel empowered and prepared to do something about it? There’s a group for that!

Call Before You Dig

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Tualatin Valley Water District (TVWD) reminds you to “Call before you dig.” Many of us get outdoors when the Spring weather arrives and start projects like repairing or installing fencing and decks or planting trees. There are many underground utilities, water, wastewater, fiber internet and other telecommunications cables, and power and gas lines. Fortunately, the risk can be avoided.

Preserving the county’s disappearing farmland

tswcd stoneboat farm

As Oregonians, we are lucky to have agriculture deeply seeded in our economy and cultural heritage. The Willamette Valley is one of the most diverse agricultural regions on Earth due to its rich, fertile soils and ample rainfall. Washington County is among the top-producing agricultural counties in the state and is home to numerous farming families, thousands of acres of farms, and a bright array of farm-related businesses.

Washington County CAN!

Washington County-CAN logo

Washington County Citizen Action Network (WC CAN) is a coalition of grassroots advocates (individuals and groups) dedicated to improving quality of life in Washington County by promoting healthy and sustainable communities, social and economic justice, and open and responsive government.

Library News May 2022

• Library News
• All Ages
• For Kids
• For Adults
• Monthly Groups for Adults

Community News May 2022

firefighter

• THPRD Summer Camps
• WashCo Bikes
• Rep. Maxine Dexter’s Town Hall
• Moving mom in—tips for a successful transition
• Apollograms
• Young Artists Concert
• Bethany Village Spring Market
• Ask WCSO: How does law enforcement respond to houselessness in our community?
• Young women can explore a career as a Firefighter
• Host a Prepare Your Neighborhood! meeting
• Take Action This Month!
• Celebrating diverse Asian American experiences in Oregon
• Civics for Adults: Citizen Activism 101: Making Change Happen
• Public Affairs Forum in May
• Rice Museum offering guided tours
• Viva Village May events
• Games! Games! Games!

April 2022 articles

The print and PDF versions of this issue will be done Monday, April 4.This is a placeholder to separate issues…until I figure out how to add a proper line! Read the articles by clicking on the titles!

Development News April 2022

SAC roof

• Milltowner update
• Bonny Slope Estates application submitted
• Estates at Leahy Park application approved
• Catlin Gabel expansion
• Village Baptist school expansion
• Saltzman Road Apartments approved

Where the sidewalk starts: Washington County pedestrian facilities

roadway diagram

Because there has been confusion and frustration among neighbors recently over what the county requires in the way of “road amenities,” we asked Melissa De Lyser, Public Affairs and Communications Manager for the county’s Land Use and Transportation Department, to give us a rundown on what the county requires in various situations.

Cedar Mill News’ News April 2022

• More new tech for CMN?
• Changes to our publishing schedule
• Comments and membership
• Can you cover a “beat?”

Business News April 2022

farmers market stands

• Second Edition Resale
• Open a youth account at Sunset Credit Union and earn up to $50!
• Mother’s Day discount at Les Couleurs De Provence
• Irene’s Foot Care: Sandal Season is approaching!
• Cedar Mill Farmers Market
• Skyline Memorial Gardens Easter Service, funeral planning events
• Village Gallery of Arts News and events
• The Importance of Movement for Managing Parkinson’s

CPO News April 2022

• April meeting: Candidate Forum
• Land use and your CPO
• Neighborhood meetings
• Development applications
• CPO March Meeting Summary

Bend like a willow

Willows are ecological heroes when it comes to providing habitat and support for wildlife year round. They help reestablish vegetation, especially along riverbanks and flooded or burned areas. And they are a vital source of food for all kinds of wildlife, in particular as a host plant for many, many types of caterpillars. You may not be the biggest fan of caterpillars, but birds are.

School News April 2022

• Interested in PreK at Bonny Slope Elementary?
• Kindergarten Orientation at Bonny Slope Elementary
• New BSD Superintendent
• Sunset Principal leaving for LaSalle

Garden News April 2022

pollinator

• Master Gardeners’ Education Garden is worth a visit!
• Gardeners, landscape professionals, farmers invited to Soil School
• Five Oaks Garden Club plant sale
• Aloha Garden Club plant sale
• Tualatin SWCD Spring workshops
• East Multnomah SWCD workshops

Hard-working ornamentals!

We all know (or should!) that pollinators are essential for growing our food. As we begin a new gardening season, let’s take a look at some of the flowers that support insects, birds, butterflies, and other species that do the work of pollination.

TriMet redistricting proposal lumps us in with downtown! Comment now…

trimet map

All three scenarios lump our area together with the northwest and southwest Portland (downtown), with the Willamette River as a dividing line. The transit needs and deficiencies of people in the Tualatin Valley are quite different to those areas, so people interested in transit may want to attend an Open House and/or provide feedback by April 15 by emailing feedback@trimet.org or calling 503-238-7433 (RIDE).

Park News April 2022

pole

• Register for summer programs
• Westside Trail pedestrian bridge update
• Sentinel Plaza transitions to WashCo Parks/Beaverton
• Volunteer While You Enjoy the Spring Weather!

Library News April 2022

library owl logo

• For Kids
• For Teens and Tweens
• For Adults

Community News April 2022

neighbors

• Student Academic-Contests for Grades 1-12
• Ask WCSO
Neighborhood Ready? How to win friends and survive a disaster!
• SAMBA Can and Bottle Drive
• Summer childcare help from WCK
• Inside WashCo Shows
• Events at The Reser
• Old Wood Stove Turn-in Event
• Donate a bike to Free Bikes for Kids
• Registration for WashCo Bikes Saddle Up Summer Camps is now open!
• Driver’s Ed for Cyclists
• Legislative Town Hall
• State of the County 2022
• Artist Mingle
• Earth Care Fair
• Call for Beaverton Night Market Vendors
• Public Affairs Forum
• Viva Village April activities
• Everyday Choices Can Improve Your Odds

March 2022 articles

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Ukrainians in Cedar Mill

Andriy Kot came from Ukraine to the US to study, and his wife Khrystyna Porseva followed six years later.

BSD planning and the upcoming Bond Measure

• About the bond
• Community discourse
• Related issues
• Calculate your tax impact

Area wetlands gain a footing again—with help

wetland

It’s no accident that Oregon is named “The Beaver State.” Beaver-created wetlands historically laced this entire region. Often called “nurseries of life,” wetlands provide important habitat for thousands of species of plants and animals.

Sunset Theatre presents “Honk!”

Sunset thespians return to the stage this March with their Spring Musical production of Honk!

Robert “Mr. James” Newcomer 1931-2022

Mr. James cutting hair.

Hundreds if not thousands of people in Cedar Mill had their hair done by Mr. James at his salon in the old Milltowner location. The shop was unpretentious but offered skilled cutting and styling along with a variety of select hair products. It was the first “Featured Business” in Cedar Mill News shortly after we began!

CPO News March 2022

cornell project map

• March CPO 1 meeting
• Neighborhood meetings
• Development applications
• February CPO 1 meeting summary

WashCo News March 2022

• WashCo property tax statements and payment info available online
• Budget Town Hall
• Year-round Shelter Community Meetings
• Boards and Commissions Vacancies Spring 2022

The Reser—a new venue for art and culture

Cedar Mill and area residents now have a nearby venue to visit to enjoy not only arts and cultural programs, but a performing arts center that offers rehearsal space, art galleries and an outdoor plaza that overlooks a sparkling pond. The Reser, situated near the Round between Cedar Hills Blvd. and Hall Blvd. has easy access to a MAX stop, plenty of parking, and shops and restaurants within walking distance to enjoy.

A student’s voice about Ukraine

In light of Russia’s invasion, I (and many others) have spent time thinking about Ukraine. I have been reading extensively about this conflict, needing to educate myself, and I have reached out to my connections, pushing them to take concrete stances.

Park News March 2022

• Swim Instructor shortage limits Spring swim classes
• Volunteer in the parks

Featured Events and Programs at Cedar Mill and Bethany Libraries

library owl logo

• For Parents
• For Kids
• For Teens and Tweens
• For Adults

Garden News March 2022

bare root plants

• Tree and native plant sale at Skyline Grange
• THPRD Spring Native Plant sale
• Soil School
• Rock Creek Corner garden needs a gardener (or two)

Legislative News March 2022

• Maxine Dexter Zoom Town Hall
• End of Session Town Hall
• Tax information webinar
• Joint End-of-Session Town Hall

Community News March 2022

Cedar Grove

• When the Water Stops: Water Survival Skills for a Disaster
• Inside WashCo Radio shows
• Beaverton Symphony Orchestra Annual Spring Concerts
• Beaverton Community Band Winter Concerts
• James and the Giant Peach at Lovegood Theatre
• Skyline Grange Garage Sale
• James’ Recycling event
• Student Stop at Bonny Slope and Cedar Mill schools
• HomeWord Bound gala to support CPAH
• Civics for Adults
• Join Beaverton’s Human Rights Committee
• SAMBA Band fundraiser
• Washington County Kids Parent Speaker Series is set to launch!
• Academic Contests
• Treekeepers of Washington County
• Join us Virtually at the Washington County Public Affairs Forum!
• ACMA PTO Monthly Fundraiser
• Take action today to prevent fall injuries
• I see an ESPD sign posted on my road. What is ESPD?
• The Cultural Coalition of Washington County Celebrates 2021 Grant Recipients
• In-Person Networking: Artist Mingle
• Viva Village Monthly Calendar

Business News March 2022

• CMBA March meeting
• Village Gallery of Arts
• Oak Hills Shred Day
• Let’s talk Real Estate and how to sell in this Seller’s Market!
• Four tips to buying the right car at the right price

February 2022 News

This is a placeholder to separate issues…until I figure out how to add a proper line! Read the articles by clicking on the titles!

Cedar Mill Pathway System

mystery plaque

One day a Cedar Mill resident discovered a heavy cedar plaque in her shed. It was beautifully carved and included the words “Cedar Mill.” Its origin was a mystery until Virginia Bruce published a request for information in the October 2020 issue and the community came forward with a wealth of memories.

Development News February 2022

A sampler of the food we will find at Abuela Chona!

• Milltowner adds new tenants
• McDaniel commercial property opposite BS Elementary
• Gas station next to a wetland

Cornell tunnel update

cornell tunnel

Cornell tunnel update

Drivers from our area who used to use Cornell to get to Portland have been asking when the tunnel repairs will be complete. We finally managed to get some information from Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).

CPO 1 February: Recycling: Beyond the Bin?

recycling

• CPO 1 February meeting: Recycling: Beyond the Bin?
• Neighborhood Meetings
• Development applications
• Saltzman Retirement Housing Public Hearing
• CPO 1 January Meeting Summary

Grandmother Madrone

madrone bark

The Pacific madrone (arbutus menziesii), a Pacific coast native, is like a stubborn grandmother who refuses to be moved from her run-down old farmhouse to a fancy new condo where she can be lovingly cared for by those who love her. She prefers rocky soils and arid areas often in the middle of a dense Doug fir stand, or an inhospitable roadside bank rather than a well-tended and watered garden spot.

Washington County News February 2022

BCC map

• Commissioner district boundaries will change
• Washington County Broadband Investment Strategy study

Garden News February 2022

Sweet Olive

• Now’s the time to edit your garden!
• Early season vegetables
• More OSU Extension and Master Gardener programs
• Tree and native plant sale at Skyline Grange
• Native plant sales and more

Cleaner Air: Coming soon to a highway near you

car exhaust

Sunset Highway is a well-used corridor for traffic, including heavy diesel trucks. In 2018, ODOT counted as many as 285 commercial trucks in a 24-hour period on that route. That translates to a hefty amount of air pollution spewing out of tailpipes, creating health problems for anyone along their path.

Support The News—and save!

Cedar Mill News is an Oregon LLC, and the only funding we get is from our advertising. We haven’t raised ad prices since October 2019, but the time has come to update our rates.

Legislative News February 2022

OLIS

• Legislative Town Hall
• OLIS: Tracking Legislation & Viewing Committee Meetings
• Testify in Committee Hearings

Looking back, moving forward: BSD’s Grotting prepares to retire

In 2021, Beaverton School District Superintendent Don Grotting announced his retirement. As the school year draws to a close, BSD is looking for its next superintendent. Over the past years, Superintendent Grotting left a lasting impact on the Beaverton community—and this month, we spoke to him about BSD’s progress.

Park News February 2022

• Get ready to register for THPRD spring programs
• THPRD Volunteer opportunities

Library News February 2022

misinformation infographic

• Featured events for kids
• Teens & Tweens
• Adults
• 2022 WCCLS Teen Art Contest
• Second Edition Resale
• Writer’s Mill meeting

Business News February 2022

Market volunteers have fun while contributing to the community!

• Love Farm CSA now accepting 2022 membership
• CMBA meeting: Time Management
• What’s happening at the Cedar Mill Farmers Market?
• Free Home Seller Seminar
• Village Gallery of Arts
• Beaverton Farmers Market Winter Market
• Symphony Coffeehouse is now open!
• Sunset Credit Union explains Traditional and Roth IRAs

Community News February 2022

Just Like Flowers cover

• Just Like Flowers: a picture book for diversity
• Enter the Our Big Backyard Photo Contest!
• Inside Washington County Radio
Love rocks? Volunteer with Rice Museum!
• Washington County Public Affairs Forum!
• Garage Sales at Skyline Grange
• The Reser presents Grand Opening series
• Sunset HS Marching Band can & bottle drive
• SHS Climate Change Club recycling drive!
• ACMA February restaurant fundraising event
• Viva Village Monthly Calendar: February 2022
• Ask WSCO: What can I do to protect my car from thieves?
• Virtual Law Enforcement Career Day
• Cultural Coalition 2022 Grant Awards
• 55+? Join the Friendship Circle!
• TVC Artists Networking Event
• New indicator option for drivers with hearing impairments
• Tri-County supportive housing planning body accepting applications
• Be a vital link in the chain of survival for cardiac patients

January 2022 articles

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No home cellphone service for many customers

cell coverage map

Starting around November 15 last year, I noticed that I wasn’t getting regular cell service on my Xfinity Mobile phone when I was home. I posted on a couple of social media sites and found that I wasn’t alone.

Development News January 2022

A rendering of the Rock Gym east facade.

• Rock Gym at Peterkort center
• No news from Milltowner
• Thompson Crossing subdivision
• Saltzman Retirement Community

Hard-to-recycle items and Ridwell in Washington County

ridwell box

In 2018, a new company began offering a recycling service to 60 homes in the Seattle area. By November 2020 they expanded to Portland. We’re not exactly sure when they started offering their service in our area, but it quickly became popular. Ads regularly popped up on the neighborhood NextDoor social media feed.

CPO News January 2022

Preliminary lot plan for Bonny Slope Estates

• CPO 1 January meeting
• Neighborhood meetings
• Future of the CPO program discussed with Commissioners
• CPO 1 December meeting

Saving Animals at the Bonnie L. Hays Small Animal Shelter

dog reunion

The Bonnie L. Hays Small Animal Shelter is one of Washington County’s best-known hubs of animal services—from dogs and cats to bunnies and even tortoises, Bonnie Hays reunites lost pets with their owners. Bonnie Hays seeks to give every animal proper care, and when animals go unclaimed, their partnerships ensure that each pet gets a second chance at a loving new home.

Road News January 2022

• Saltzman PAC meeting
• Thompson Road/Kenny Terrace Online Open House
• Cornell Road project now underway
• Filbert sidewalk project delayed
• Walker-Murray intersection construction update
• Oregon 217 Auxiliary Lanes Project
• TriMet service reductions start January 10
• Cornell tunnel update

Garden News January 2022

garden allies

• Get to know your garden allies
• Tree seedling sale at Skyline Grange
• Master Gardener monthly gardening tips
• Selecting Seeds

Red alders – already dreaming of spring

alder catkins

The leaves have fallen, and the woods seem quiet. We tend to cozy up in our homes, and most deciduous trees are dormant too. Their energy lies deep in their roots, as they seem to wait patiently for warmer weather. Not the alders. You may have noticed that they are already sporting catkins.

Japanese Beetle update

japanese beetles

After another successful year conducting our Japanese Beetle Eradication project, it’s our pleasure to share with you how our 2021 season went.

Business News January 2022

• New Hawaiian restaurant!
• 7th annual community ‘Shred-It’ Day at Sunset Credit Union
• Cedar Mill Business Association
• TOP 10 fun facts for the 2021 Cedar • Mill Farmers Market
• New childcare Open House
• Seller’s Market Seminar at the Ackerly
• Village Gallery of Arts

Library News January 2022

library owl logo

• Cedar Mill and Bethany Community • Libraries
• Winter Reading
• Kids
• Teens & Tweens
• Adults
• Second Edition Resale: Sidewalk Sale and Store Shopping

Washington County Boards and Commissions Vacancies Winter 2022

washington county boards

Various boards, committees, and commissions advise the Board of Commissioners (BCC) on matters of interest to people who live and work in Washington County. Commission members are volunteers appointed by the BCC. Committees themselves do not pass ordinances to establish policy; their purpose is to study issues and make recommendations.

Community News January 2022

go bag diagram

• Viva Village monthly calendar of events
• Is Your Go Bag Ready to Go? Let’s Cedar Hills Ready! Quake Up!
• Sunset Racquetball’s annual tree recycling fundraiser
• Civics for Adults
• BSD open enrollment for 2022-23 school year
• 55+? Join the Friendship Circle!
• Afterschool Is Cool poster contest
• Join us “virtually” at the Washington County Public Affairs Forum!
• Basic mediation training
• Join Sunset High School’s Climate Change Club January recycling drive
• Sunset HS Marching Band Can & Bottle Drive
• Sunset Youth Lacrosse
• Ask the WSCO: What kinds of preparations should I make for winter driving?
• TVF&R offers tips to see you safely through winter storms
• Street tree mapping project needs volunteers
• Maxine Dexter Town Hall
• Join Sen. Steiner-Hayward for a virtual Town Hall!
• January Inside WashCo Radio
• Arts & Communication Magnet Academy (ACMA) Spectacular
• ACMA’s January Restaurant Night Fundraiser at Panda Express
• Join Cascade Prime Timers

December 2021 Issue

Road News December 2021

Life Time roadwork

• Barnes/CHB intersection improvements
• Upper Saltzman—another PAC meeting, Open House, BCC briefing

Douglas firs: they’re for more than Christmas

fir cone

Care to bet on the types of trees Cedar Millers are strapping to the roofs of their cars this holiday season? Chances are pretty good that they’re Douglas firs, the most popular for Christmas trees in the United States since the 1920s. They are beloved for their soft needles and sweet scent.

Are you getting our emails?

cedar mill news

It has come to my attention that some people who are on our mailing lists have not been seeing our messages. Apparently some corporate or agency mail portals are marking them as spam or junk, even though you signed up to get them. This includes the monthly publication announcement and the reminder emails I send to advertisers and content providers.

CPO 1 News December 2021

fuel tank map

• December meeting: Why our water rates must go up
• CCI requests Planning Commission changes
• Development Applications: West Union gas station; Leahy Estates
• Neighborhood Meeting online rules
• CPO 1 November Meeting Notes

Business News December 2021

12 kegs of Christmas wreath logo

• 12 Kegs of Christmas is BACK at Cascadia Taphouse
• Canine influenza outbreak in southern California
• Village Gallery of Arts
• Help make the holidays better for those in need
• Aging well
• Do you want to become an Energy Healer?

A Short History of the Thompson-Saltzman Road Intersection

old thompson map

The corner of NW Thompson Road and NW Saltzman Road historically had a curious offset configuration, probably due to quarter section allotments when the property was homesteaded by the family of Laurence Lehman and other early settlers. In the course of time, it became necessary to upgrade the disjointed four-way stop to be safely aligned and controlled by traffic lights.

Holiday News December 2021

big horn brass trombone section

• Terra Linda Arts & Craft Fair
• Big Horn Brass Holiday Concert Returns
• THPRD announces Holiday Giving Drive
• Lightopia—An Illuminated Journey
• Pamplin Bazaar list
• KGW Great Toy Drive local drop-off location
• Skyline Grange Artisan Holiday Fair cancelled but artisan info online
• Tree Recycling
• Cedar Mill Christmas Tree!

Garden News December 2021

• Delightful winter color in my garden
• The Real Dirt
• Washington County Master Gardener program

WashCo News December 2021

• New anti-vaping law
• Juneteenth adopted as a paid county holiday
• Rental assistance continues in Washington County
• Chair Harrington’s 2021 End of Year Address
• eBooks are now available through Law Library
• Current and new WIC participants will receive extra fruit and vegetable benefits through March 2022

Ridwell in Washington County

Ridwell

We had planned to do a roundup of news about the efforts of Ridwell, a small northwest company, to offer a service to collect hard-to-recycle items and materials from our doorsteps. We ran out of time and space for this month, and things are still in flux.

Community News December 2021

• Street tree mapping project needs volunteers
• Washington County Public Affairs Forum
• Sunset grad party fundraising
• Gently-used children’s items welcome at Northwest Children’s Outreach
• Arts & Communication Magnet Academy fundraising and more…
• The Legacy Project: End-of-life workshop series
• PEARLS: Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives
• The ArtPass Card: a perfect gift
• Ask WSCO: How can I avoid holiday scams?
• Sunset HS Marching Band Can & Bottle Drive
• Viva Village Monthly Calendar
• TVF&R Offers Holiday Safety Tips
• 55+? Join the Friendship Circle!
• Winter term PCC Community Ed non-credit class registration now open!
• Cedar Hills Ready! survey open now
• Chehalem Ridge Nature Park opening soon
• Using COVID-19 home tests

Library News December 2021

library owl logo

• ARPA grant
• Winter Reading
• Oregon Battle of the Books Trivia for grades 3-5
• Winter 2021/2022 Storytimes
• 1,000 books before kindergarten
• Annual Kids’ Books Fundraiser
• Teens
• Adults
• Monthly Groups
• Second Edition Resale—New Hours, Themes and Sales!

November 2021 Edition

Development News November 2021

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• Target opening in April
• Peterkort Towne Square
• Life Time
• Peterkort annexation update

Joe’s Ideal Market

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Before there was Safeway, and before there was Bales Thriftway, there was Joe’s. In 1947 the store opened in the now-demolished two-story building at the southeast corner of Murray and Cornell. C&H Hardware was on one side, and Joe’s on the other.

Road News November 2021

• Kenny Terrace/Thompson Road realignment
• Saltzman update

Holiday News November 2021

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• Help make the holidays better for those in need
• Terra Linda Arts & Craft Fair
• Beaverton High School Holiday Bazaar
• Portland Holiday Food & Gift Festival
• Every Husband’s Nightmare Bazaar

Business News November 2021

Big, Bold Painting by Chris Kondrat: "Birches." Watercolor with shadows to highlight snow.

• Meet Beaverton’s Mayor at CMBA
• Holistic Pet closing, clearance sale on now
• Cascadia Taphouse news and events
• Knife and Tool Sharpening.
• Help wanted for Christmas Tree sales
• Open House for new childcare center
• Village Gallery of Arts
• Local realtor donates low-income housing

CPO 1 News November 2021

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• CPO 1 November 9 meeting
• Neighborhood Meetings
• Development applications
• CPO 1 October meeting notes

Careful choices for success

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As my birthday approaches next month and having spent the last three months in a cast and then a brace for a broken wrist, I realize making my garden easier to tend is imperative. Because I love working outside and enjoy my garden, I want to be able to care for it. Spending time in a green space is great for our health so I want to reduce the number of tasks that will be more difficult as the time passes.

Garden News November 2021

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• Beneficial insects: what they are and how to attract them to your garden?
• Weed watcher alert: English Holly
• Workshops for all levels: Make your yard an eco-haven!

Mighty oaks

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Has a towering tree standing alone caught your eye? It’s likely to be an Oregon White Oak, Quercus garryana, the only oak native to this part of Oregon. Some of these slow-growing oaks may live to be 500 years old and can eventually command a space over 100 feet tall and sixty feet wide, with roots growing far beyond the boundaries of its massive branches.

Bob Wayt

Bob Wayt, who served as communications director at THPRD for 11+ years before retiring in 2018, passed away on October 29. His passing was sudden and unexpected. Bob was well known for his marvelous photography skills, his deep and abiding love and commitment to his wife of 44 years, Karen, their children, and grandchildren. Bob had a warm and enthusiastic presence and was well known for his gift for photography.

Washington County News November 2021

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• Commissioner District reapportionment
• Metro redistricting
• WashCo Town Hall

Smoke in the air—not just in the summer!

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A crackling fire may make you feel snug and homey, but it’s a significant health threat. Many Washington County households use wood burning stoves for heating in winter and others enjoy fires just for their coziness and ambiance. What many people don’t realize is that, when a lot of people are burning wood in their homes, the cumulative effect on air quality can be similar to a wildfire. It’s time to rethink how—and whether—we burn wood.

Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries News November 2021

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• Kids
• Teens and Tweens
• Adults

Community News November 2021

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• Coat donation event at Safeway
• Leaf disposal and food drive
• Sunset Theatre presents The Crucible
• Sunset HS marching band Can & Bottle Drive
• Join TVC’s Creative Youth Collaborative!
• TVF&R deploys new cardiac monitor-defibrillators
• Viva Village Monthly Calendar
• Age Café: Intergenerational Experience
• Join the Friendship Circle!
• Washington County Forum
• Solutions for old electronics
• Beaverton Symphony Orchestra in-person fall concert
• Washington County property tax—new mailing address
• Support ACMA at Panera Bread!
• Beaverton Community Band in-person fall concert
• Civics for Adults II: Beyond Voting—Elections and Campaign Financing
• Washington County Kids panel on race
• Green Business Leaders: Provide input on the future of Oregon’s recycling system
• Green Business Symposium
• Reduce food waste
• Attend a free DEQ virtual training!
• Subscribe to a new County-wide emergency alert system
• Family caregivers invited to virtual workshops throughout November
• Renew expired DMV permits now
• You are invited to our Sheriff’s Showcase
• Ask WCSO: I just saw someone take a package from the neighbor’s front doorstep. What should I do?

October 2021 Edition

Why the white bike?

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“Ghost bikes” are a traditional way of honoring and memorializing a cyclist killed by a motor vehicle. Here in Cedar Mill you may have noticed a white bike attached to a pole at the intersection of Cornell and Old Barnes Rd., near Sunset Veterinary.

Legislative News: new districts

• Redistricting plan approved by legislature at last minute
• Representative Maxine Dexter’s constituent in-person and virtual events

1021-Dev’t News: West Union gas station; Peterkort annexation

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• West Union gas station plans being reviewed by WashCo
• Peterkort annexing remaining property into Beaverton

Our Victorian lady

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Many neighbors have noticed a tall slim young woman strolling the area in Victorian dresses. She’s often called “Mary Poppins,” but her real name is Adelaide Beeman White, and we asked for her story!

Business News October 2021

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• CMBA—polish your online presence
• Village Gallery of Arts
• Celebrate International Credit Union Day with Sunset Credit Union
• Cedar Mill Farmers’ Market
• Donate blood at the Golden Valley Brewery
• Bring sorted recyclable material to James Recycling

CPO 1 News

• October meeting
• September meeting notes

Garden News October 2021

• Beware of toxic pesticides!
• Master Gardeners: Adapting Your Garden and Landscape for Climate Change

Join an advisory board, represent your community!

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• Washington County Boards and Commissions
• Beaverton Advisory Boards
• THPRD Advisory Committees

Transit News October 2021

“A Better Red” increases Red Line airport service. The project will extend the MAX Red Line west into Hillsboro and Beaverton to serve 10 more stations. The Red Line currently only runs between the Beaverton Transit Center and PDX.

Washington County News October 2021

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• Proposed TVF&R Bond Measure 34-308 on November Ballot
• May 2022 primary

Love trees? Be a Treekeeper!

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It’s easy to appreciate trees when they are in the glory of their fall colors, but at Treekeepers of Washington County we celebrate trees all year around. Besides being beautiful, trees provide environmental, economic, and social benefits—including fighting climate change—by absorbing carbon dioxide and airborne pollutants, storing the carbon, and emitting pure oxygen.

Park News October 2021

• Commonwealth Lake Park improvements need your support
• THPRD hosts their fourth Talking Walls event
• Work parties
• High honors for THPRD’s visioning process

BSD News October 2021

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•32nd Annual Sunset Classic Marching Band Competition
•Sunset Grad Party 2022 October Fundraisers
•Join the BSD Budget Committee
•Tumwater Middle School launches theater program

Public Safety News October 2021

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The Washington County Sheriff’s Office continues to build connections and empower community members to create friendly and safe neighborhoods. How? Through deliberate efforts to expand the Neighborhood Watch Program—though it’s not your parent’s neighborhood watch from the 70’s!

Library News October 2021

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Library News
• Parents
• Teens and Tweens
• Adults

Community News October 2021

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• Cedar Hills Ready: Home Fire Safety
• Older Adult Meals in Washington County
• Ask WCSO: What are some things I can do to make my home less attractive to crime?
• Sunset HS Marching Band Can and Bottle Drive
• Special Age Cafe: Celebration of the International Day of Older Persons
• Tualatin Valley Creates offers ArtPass
• Inside Washington County Radio
• Free lacrosse skills clinics offered this Fall
• Cultural Coalition of Washington County 2022 grant applications open
• West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District is hosting their annual meeting
• Viva Village events
• Free N95 and KN95 masks for the AG community!

September 2021

WCSO and homeless population in Washington County

We asked James M. Coley, Lieutenant – Patrol Division, Washington County Sheriff’s Office to help us understand how the Sheriff’s Office responds to homeless folks in the county, and what residents should do if they encounter campers.

The Bauer house

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Jim Bauer is a descendant of one of Cedar Mill’s early families. He shared his recollections of the Henry & Erna Bauer house that is slated for imminent demolition on Saltzman to make way for a new subdivision.

Road News September 2021

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• Cornell Road closing through the tunnel
• Thompson Road realignment
• MSTIP 2023-2028 Funding Allocation Process Work Plan is in progress

Business News September 2021

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• CMBA tackles cybercrime
• Teach your kids about internet security with free course from Sunset Credit Union
• Village Gallery of Arts
• Cedar Mill Farmers’ Market is in full swing
• Patriot Day Service of Remembrance at Skyline Memorial Gardens
• Cascadia Taphouse
• Touchmark retirement communities requiring staff be vaccinated for COVID-19
• Bonny Slope Peppermint Tea on the Porch
• Congratulations to Amy Touchstone!

CPO News September 2021

• CPO Meeting
• Neighborhood Meetings

Redistricting: A Rep of our own?

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On September 3, maps proposed by the legislative committees were published. All three maps split Cedar Mill into two or more Representative Districts. Public participation is vital in making our needs known to the legislators!

Community News September 2021

• Cedar Hills Ready! “Ready-Set-Go! Family Emergency Plan Workshop”
• Bethany Village Oktoberfest
• It’s “Steptember!”
• I Am My Story Live
• WashCo Forum resumes
• Viva Village September Calendar
• TVF&R will never forget 9-11 and embraces emergency response changes 20 years later
• Ask WSCO: What is Elder Safe?
• Tualatin Valley Creates in-person networking event for emerging artists
• Sunset HS marching band can & bottle drive
• Beaverton Welcoming Week is September 10-19
• Inside WashCo Radio
• DAVS Seeking Passionate Volunteers
• ACMA PTO Fundraising at Red Robin

Japanese Beetle eradication update

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The Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) is a serious invasive insect pest that threatens Oregon and the western United States. The largest infestation of Japanese beetles ever found in the state was detected in 2016 around Cedar Mill, Bonny Slope, Oak Hills, and Bethany.

Featured Business September 2021: The Ackerly at Timberland

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One thing that sets us apart from many of our competitors is that our assisted living apartment homes have full kitchens (full sized fridge, stove/oven, microwave and plenty of counter and cupboards).

School News September 2021

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• Tumwater Middle School opens
• BSD Back-to-School Update

History in the News: Cedar Mill Historical Society is dissolved but our history lives on

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In July, I received messages from all the board members of the Cedar Mill Historical Society that they were resigning. Since that time, I learned that several of them were forming a new group to focus on the JQA Young House. Since I am interested in the whole story of Cedar Mill, I decided to dissolve the 501c3 and just focus on having fun with sharing our stories.

Garden News September 2021

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• Time to plant shrubs and trees
• THPRD Fall Native Plant Sale by pre-order only
• Be on the lookout for emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis)

Park News September 2021

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• Registration for THPRD’s Fall Season
• THPRD Has Job Opportunities

Let’s hear it for these teams!

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To the people of our community, my Cedar Mill neighbors and I hope that other residents of the area—and around our region—will find a way to express our gratitude to the caregivers of Oregon.

Legislative News September 2021

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• Redistricting Town Hall with Rep. Maxine Dexter
• Redistricting Special Session Constituent Check-In with Rep. Maxine Dexter
• Testify on Congressional Redistricting
• Telephone Town Hall with Rep. Suzanne Bonamici
• Beaverton Virtual Special Election Voters’ Forum

Development News September 2021

The “shells” of the five buildings in the new shopping center are nearly complete, and four of them have gotten through the permitting from the county and are ready for the tenants to move in. Insomnia Coffee is beginning to work with the architect on interior finishes.

Library News September 2021

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• Library browsing update
• Join the Library Association Board of Directors
• Attend the 46th annual meeting of the CMBCLA
• Kids
• Patrons will miss Marta, beloved Youth Services librarian
• Teens and Tweens
• New young teen collection for 5th-8th graders
• We did it! Teens read to make a difference
• Adults
• Beyond the Bin
• Native by Design: Gardening to Invite and Support Biodiversity
• Second Edition Sidewalk Sale

How does our power grid work?

Electricity provides the energy for many of our daily activities—from each flick of a light switch to charging our devices, we rely on the power grid to live efficiently. Portland General Electric (PGE) is the electricity provider for Cedar Mill, and through their chain model of infrastructure, they ensure that we have consistent access to power.

Featured Business: Art World School

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Art World School was established as Jiao Ying School in 1997 by artist Jiao Ying. It was previously located in downtown Portland and Tigard, and the new location in the Bethany area was established in 2018.

Gardening in the drought

Looking around my garden, I am noticing the plants that are damaged from the heat event that we all endured recently. My water bill increased several times the last few months since I turned on my sprinkling system.

WashCo News August 2021

• BCC gives green light to develop comprehensive substance use treatment center
• What is Middle Housing?

Road News August 2021

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• Kaiser Road closure
• Upper Saltzman

Seniors speak out!

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There seems to be a universal human drive to make connections with each other and find meaning in our daily experiences and challenges. In the days before the pandemic, people met in coffee houses, meeting rooms, and living rooms to share ideas and learn from each other. But even though COVID-19 changed the location of those gatherings, it didn’t stop people from coming together.

Public Safety News August 2021

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• FEMA Grant-funds safety gear
• Mental Health Response Team expanding

Business News August 2021

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• CMBA looks at acceptance for the • • Asian community
• Fresh Thyme Soup is back!
• Cascadia Taphouse events
• CMFM is a rainbow of beautiful fresh local produce
• Great Notion Brewing is expanding hours
• Village Gallery of Arts News
• Learn (and earn) financial literacy without spending a dime
• New Hawaiian restaurant soon?

Park News August 2021

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• THPRD offering monthly pass sales starting August 16
• THPRD Fall Native Plant Sale by pre-order only
• Elsie Stuhr Center preparing to welcome back 55 and better community
• THPRD Fall Registration opens August 28

Garden News August 2021

heat damaged plants

• Heat-damaged plant care
• Level Up Series presents Season Extension Techniques

CPO News August 2021

• No meeting in August
• Neighborhood Meetings

Library News August 2021

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• Second Edition Resale
• For Kids
• For Teens & Tweens
• For Adults

Community News August 2021

• Clothes for Kids needs you!
• Want to make your business more sustainable?
• Nominate your favorite tree!
• Seasonal Rounds: Picturing Tribal Lifeways through Annual Cycles
• Become a member of Washington County’s Garbage and Recycling Advisory Committee!
• 10-week training for animal lovers
• Catio Tour!
• Less than a month away from La Strada dei Pastelli!
• Metropolitan Youth Symphony Registration
• Ask WSCO: There’s a problem with garbage and lots of parked vehicles near my home. Who do I call?
• Sunset HS Marching Band Can & Bottle Drive
• Curious how recycling works? • Become a Certified Master Recycler volunteer!
• Beaverton Resource Center has reopened
• Beaverton Night Market has a new location
• Portlandia Brass Ensemble
Clean Water News
• Water rates going up
• Viva Village Monthly Calendar—August 2021

Norman White

We recently learned that long-time Cedar Mill resident Norman White passed away in July. Many will remember him from his involvement in the Cedar Mill Business Association and as a realtor.

Development News July 2021

• Sunset Athletic Club’s new facility is coming along!
• Dinihanian Farm update

A neighbor joins the Space Force!

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Erin Palmer, owner of The Wine Cellar in Cedar Mill, posted proudly on Facebook that her son was accepted into the Space Force, so we had to learn more!

Business News July 2021

Kathy Deal Featured Artist

• Village Gallery of Arts
• Impressions By Veronica Art Workshops
• CMBA July meeting
• Discover Sunset Credit Union this summer

Road News July 2021

Gate at Ridge Rd. on McDaniel

• Ridge/McDaniel gate update
• Kenny Terrace bike-ped and widening
• Walker/Murray intersection project
• Maintenance and mowing on our roads
• Laidlaw road closure
• ODOT News
• Night paving on Sunset Highway

Living bouquets in containers

Because I have so many perennials and shrubs in my garden, I like to grow annuals in large containers—15-20 inches—because they don’t dry out so quickly, and slugs have a harder time accessing them.

CPO 1 News July 2021

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• No July or August meetings
• CPO 1 June Meeting Summary
• Neighborhood meetings

Washington County News July 2021

* Conflict at WashCo Planning Commission
* No fireworks ban for Washington County or nearby cities

Community News July 2021

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• Parenting in the Digital Age: Keeping Kids Safe Online
• Beaverton Community Band
• Portlandia Brass Ensemble performs at Springville Farms
• Urban Wildfire: Protecting your home this Summer
• Keep Washington County quiet and clean
• Chalk is popping up across Portland-Metro this summer
• Sunset HS Marching Band Can & Bottle Drive
• Washington County Fair
• Pasifika Unity Festival
• Free summer events through THPRD
• 5-Week Computer Science Workshops for Middle School Girls
• Modernizing Oregon’s Recycling System
• Latte & Learn Series
• Aging & Veteran Services Advisory Council Seeking New Members
* Chlorine shortage doesn’t affect Tualatin Valley Water
• BSD Bus Driver Hiring Events
• Oregon FBI Accepting Applications for its 2021 Fall Citizens Academy Program
• National Night Out
• Virtual Social Justice Camp for Youth
• Viva Village activities
• ArtPass Membership Program Launching this July

Art in the Beaverton School District

Vicky Siah Art can be exuberant, raging, tranquil: the way we express ourselves through media belies our deepest loves, desires, and fears. In this sense, the fine arts are an escape from the monotony of everyday life, allowing us to find ourselves and examine the world as we feel it.  Amidst a global pandemic, self-expression—art—becomes

School News July 2021

• Possible future bond funding for BSD
• ACMA will welcome students back this fall
• Tumwater Middle School ready for students
• Digital summer resources to prevent “summer slide”
• BSD 2021 parent survey
• ParentSquare chat replaces Messenger
• Rent Assistance
• Summer bike rodeos

Legislative update

* Virtual Town Hall with Senator Steiner Hayward, Representative Dexter, and Representative Helm
* Session wrap from Representative Dexter
* Forest Park Walks
* Morning Coffee

Library News July 2021

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• Writers’ Mill Writing Workshop
Expanded hours at Beaverton City library
Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Library News
• Teens & Tweens
• Kids
• Adults
• Second Edition Resale Sidewalk Sale
• Library Book Sale

STOP at 4 to save lives

“Stop at 4” is an ongoing safety campaign to educate families about children and window safety.

Life Time Fitness at Barnes & CHB

Excavation for infrastructure is underway now

With construction finally underway on the Life Time Fitness complex west of Cedar Hills Blvd. (CHB) south of Barnes Road, we have been receiving questions about this development and future plans for the remaining Peterkort properties in the vicinity. Here’s a brief review and a timeline of the Peterkort Master Plan.

Plant “umbrellas” to fight pests!

Tachinid Fly

We can help now and in the future to control damaging insects by planting pollinating plants that attract beneficial insects like the Tachinid fly.

Defending and improving postal service

The 2020 election was proof that voting by mail is safe and efficient. We here in Oregon just sailed through—mailing our ballots in, as usual, with no lies about voting fraud. A recent Pew Research Center survey shows an overwhelming 91 percent of respondents have a favorable view of United States Postal Service (USPS), higher than any other federal agency.

Business News June 2021

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• Cascadia Taphouse happenings
• White Birch Design Co. is coming!
• Introducing Coast & Country Designs
• The Wine Cellar
• Village Gallery of Arts
• Cedar Mill Farmers Market, Did You Know?
• Jessica Angle Painting
• Cedar Mill Business Association
• Sunset Credit Union: Four tips to buying the right car at the right price

CPO 1 News June 2021

Cedar Mill Creek

• CPO 1 June meeting
Clean Water Services • Sheriff •
USPS
• CPO 1 May Meeting summary

Community News June 2021

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• The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
• Advisory Committee looks at Ridwell
• Beaverton Symphony presents: An Almost-Sumner Concert
• Writer’s Mill
• Herzog-Meier Senior Scholarship Art Show
• Learn about safer cleaning products
• Tualatin Valley Creates
• Cedar Hills Ready! presents Barrel Survival: Community Cashes & Rain Barrel Storage
• Apply Now for the Beaverton Arts Mix! Virtual Art Show and Sale
• WashCo Radio
• WashCo Forum
• Teens: share pandemic stories for Girl Scout project
• Viva Village

Road News

• Intelligent Transportation Systems Open House
• Which bike/ped projects are important to you?

THPRD News June 2021

Cedar Mill Greenway Trails

• THPRD News
• Walk with Me—Cedar Mill
• Volunteering at THPRD
• Celebrate National Trails Day at Tualatin Hills Nature Park
• Community Garden Work Party at Cedar Hills Park
• RISE Youth Leadership Program is Now a Year-Round Opportunity!
• THPRD is Now Hiring!
• Updated Face Covering Guidance at THPRD

May Special Election Results

Ballot box

The most recent election was held on May 18. Several positions were filled through this election in the Cedar Mill region and beyond.

Ask WCSO

helping home

Help Me Home is a voluntary enrollment program for adults and children who, should they become lost, would have difficulty communicating vital information about themselves due to a medical condition.

School News June 2021

• BSD Grade Mark Survey

Library News

• Kids
• Teens & Tweens
• Adults
• Second Edition Resale—Sidewalk Sale
• Library Book Sale

Steve Frame, 1957-2021

Steve Frame

Stephen Curtis Frame passed away April 24, 2021 after a two-year battle with cancer. He was a was born and raised in Cedar Mill and lived there all his life, with his wife Marcia. An avid fisherman, he loved catching river and ocean fish.

Welcome to the Cedar Mill Farmers’ Market!

Pull into Safeway’s parking lot on a Saturday to see the space transformed—gone are the cars, replaced by tented outdoor shops and a vibrant, bustling community. Here, vendors call out to customers while arranging displays of lavender and bright florals; intricate, woven textiles dangle from canopies.

History in the News May 2021

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• Our heritage trees: In the iconic 1905 photo of the JQA Young House on Cornell, you can see a pear tree with a ladder leaning against it. That tree has survived along with its neighboring apple tree, but both of them were in bad shape.
• Website help wanted!

Development News May 2021

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• Milltowner Center update
• Dogtopia opening in Kirkland Place
• Stickmen Brewing
• Peterkort parking lot

May election update

Ballot box

Ballots for the May 18 election began to be mailed out April 28. It’s now too late to update your registration for this election. Visit the county elections page for questions and more information.

CPO News May 2021

• CPO 1 May meeting
• Comment on Long Range Planning Draft Work Plan
• New online system provides easier access to Board of County Commissioners information
• Neighborhood Meetings
• Land Use actions
• April CPO 1 Summary

Meet Jess Fong

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We have been publicizing recycling events at Sunset High School for several months, and we got curious to learn more about one of the students behind this great community service.

CMN news

That’s how I felt as donations came rolling in from my plea for a new computer and software! I created a “GoFundMe” last month and posted it to the Cedar Mill News Facebook page the night before we went to print, just to see what would happen, and by morning there were several hundred dollars already.

Garden News

• Online Workshops
• Discover Epimediums!

Park News May 2021

somerset play

You may have noticed a few changes coming to Somerset West Park (off of 185th and Parkview) next to the Somerset West Swim Center. The park has been redeveloped with field and playground improvements funded by the 2008 bond measure.

School News May 2021

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• Terra Linda Elementary Teacher Appreciation
• Enroll for kindergarten at Terra Linda Elementary
• Bonny Slope Elementary kindergarten orientation
• ACMA Dining Fundraisers
• Baskets for ACMA raffle
• Sunset Marching Band Can & Bottle Drive
• Bonny Slope Elementary Jog-a-thon

Library News May 2021

• Library News: May 2021 Featured Events and Programs
• Spring 2021 Storytimes
• Teens & Tweens
• Monthly Groups for Adults

Community News May 2021

• Young Women Have A Chance to Explore a Career as a Firefighter with TVF&R
• Hiring wildland firefighters
• Cedar Hills Ready presents: How to Win Friends and Survive a Disaster: 9 Steps to Neighborhood Preparedness
• Ask the Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO)
• Power Curve for Women still has openings
• The Arts & Culture Leadership Incubator Digital Showcase
• Fundraiser for “The Halloween Guy” of Vista Cornell
• Washington County Public Affairs Forum
• PCC Music
• Search & Rescue Team opportunity
• Let’s Talk Transportation
• Writer’s Mill
• Acceptance Challenge
• Viva Village
• Washington County DAVS offers support programs for veterans

Business News May 2021

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• Cedar Mill Farmers’ Market
• Second Edition Sidewalk Sales
• Ackerly opening up to public events!
• Village Gallery
• Win an Oculus Quest 2 from Sunset • Credit Union
• Cedar Mill Business Association
• Skyline Memorial Events

Updated vaccination access for Washington County

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For the latest information on how and where to get your COVID vaccination, visit the Washington County page here. See below if you don’t use a computer or need other help in scheduling your vaccination.

Earth Month editorial

With some effects of climate change already upon us, we challenge Washington County to view all their actions through the lens of climate.

If we don’t stop contributing to the problem, our efforts at achieving equity will be meaningless. The powerful will find ways to avoid the consequences, and the rest of us will have to adapt to a planet that may not support the life we want for ourselves, our children, and our grandchildren.

Washington County should establish a Climate Challenge Task Force to advise all county divisions on how to establish goals, make climate friendly decisions, and implement sustainable practices. The Task Force needs to include representatives from commerce, industry, development, science, and community organizations.

We understand that it will take time and effort, but we must begin now. If you agree, send a message to your Washington County Commissioner and to the Chair.

County leaves ped-bike safety on the table

When we finally get around to putting in a sidewalk here, taxpayers will have to buy the ROW if there's even enough.

People who want safer routes for bicycles and pedestrians look to Washington County to, if not build them, at least encourage them. In some cases, a developer is required to build them when new houses go in.

Help CMN update our tech!

If you value the work we do, please consider donating what you can.

Why get vaccinated? Here’s what our neighbors say

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The head of the CDC challenged us all to do our part to make sure we conquer COVID by getting folks vaccinated. I’ve included updated vaccination information above, but I’d also like to share some reasons to do it. Sometimes we’re motivated by knowing what our neighbors care about.

Development News April 2021

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Target application is approved, turn lane can stay for now

Washington County has approved the application to allow Target to move into the former Bales grocery location. There was considerable anxiety over a possible Land Use and Transportation (LUT) requirement to close the left turn lane from Cornell into the lot, but in a decision sent out on March 25, LUT has decided it can remain “on a temporary basis until such time as alternative access meeting the access spacing standards becomes available—providing that [they] continue to operate safely.”

CPO 1 News April 2021

• CPO 1 April meeting
• Neighborhood Meetings
• Development applications
• CCI news
• March CPO 1 Summary

Bonny Slope gets a song!

Schaufenbuel has recently published her original harp score, Bonny Slope, in the Folk Harp Society’s Spring 2021 edition of the Folk Harp Journal.

Road News April 2021

roadwork

• Comment on the Draft 2020-21 Road Maintenance Program
• Saltzman update

Gardening News April 2021

• OSU and Master Gardener classes for April
• Spring 2021 Weed Watchers Workshop

Do you want to be a seed saver?

You can save seed from heirloom vegetables that will look and taste like the original plants. But be careful, hybrids may produce sterile seed or none at all. If they do yield viable seed it will produce plants like one or the other parent plant. In other words you get inconsistent results.

May 18 election information

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If you are registered to vote in Oregon, you’ll receive a ballot in your mail around the end of April, followed by the Voters Pamphlet a few days later. April 27 is the last day to register or update your registration.

Park News April 2021

• Celebrate spring through volunteering in your parks
• Workgroup to evaluate District Affiliates
• Summer Camp Jobs & More
• THPRD Summer Schedule Online April 12

Obituaries

Luis and Pat

• Luis Palau, 1934-2021
• Suzanne Ballard, 1952-2021

Library News April 2021

Find events for parents, kids, teens, and adults, calendars, storytime schedules, and more at the library website.

Community News April 2021

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• Cedar Hills Ready! “What’s cooking? Food storage & prep for a disaster”
• Finding Your Primary Police Responder
• SHS Climate Change Club Recycling Drive!
• Washington County Public Affairs Forum
• State of the County 2021
• Inside WashCo Radio
• Beaverton Symphony Orchestra Spring Strings Concert
• Washington County Parks’ Earth Month Art Contest
• Rachel Carson Action Project on Recycling
• Viva Village
• Washington County Kids offers tips and tools for parents/guardians of children K-8
• SAMBA Cans and Bottles Drive
• STS Foundation is looking for volunteer hosts
• Writers’ Mill Zoom meeting
• Washington County Wood Stove Exchange’s (WSE) old stove turn in event
• Oregon libraries offer civics online workshops for adults
• Washington County April Earth Month Events
• The Immigrant Story
• ACMA Fundraising
• iNaturalist Offers Opportunities for Community Science
• TVF&R Hiring Paramedics & Firefighters to Join its Ranks

Business News April 2021

jean anderson barn painting

• Second Edition Resale adds indoor sales!
• Village Gallery of Arts
• Travel is back in 2021, and it looks a little different
• Rediscovering the Love of Travel
• Great Notion reopens in Timberland
• Elliott & Murrey Coffee Roasters opens their new Hillsboro roastery and cafe
• CMBA April meeting
• Win an Oculus Quest 2 from Sunset Credit Union
• Farmer’s Market is opening soon!

Sharing with neighbors in a gift economy

rain boots

In an effort to declutter, you’ve collected some things you no longer need. What should you do with them? You could throw them in the trash, of course, but that seems wrong when the items are still usable. What you’d like is to give these things to someone who needs and wants them.

Dining out safely in Washington County

fish and chips

• What is the county’s responsibility in restaurant safety?
• How is HHS getting the updated guidance to county restaurants?
• Does it need to be translated? How many languages? Or are restaurant owners responsible for making sure all employees understand?
• Are there any regulations or guidance about ventilation in the indoor dining spaces?
• About mask wearing while dining and drinking?
• What enforcement powers does HHS have?
• How many staff can do that work?
• What’s the public’s role in reporting? Best practices?
• Aside from you and the state websites, are there other resources for restaurant owners that you know about? Professional groups, unions, etc?

Road News March 2021

saltzman

• Upper Saltzman
• Filbert Sidewalk
• Thompson/Kenny road project
• Cornelius Pass now Highway 127
• Complete Streets Open House

Development News March 2021

target map

• Access to the proposed Target store still in question
• Peterkort Sunset Subdivision extension approved
• No updates for Milltowner, Kirkland

CPO News March 2021

catlin gabel east campus plan

• CPO 1 March Meeting: Water When We Need It?!
• CPO 7 looks at bike-ped safety
• Middle Housing is coming to Washington County
• CPO 1 February meeting recap
• Public hearing on Catlin Gabel new middle school
• Cornell Farm new building
• New Touchmark building approved

Continuing the “Beetle Battle”

beetle features

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) is continuing its multi-year effort to eradicate the Japanese beetle, an invasive and destructive insect pest in your neighborhood in 2021. Thanks to your support and cooperation, we have had success in reducing the Japanese beetle populations in Oregon, but more efforts are required.

Go Beavs!

beaver

This article pertains not to OSU sports teams, but instead to North America’s largest rodent, a common resident of Cedar Mill and Oregon’s state animal. The American beaver (Castor canadensis) was trapped almost to extinction across America by the 1800s, due largely to demand for beaver pelts.

Gardening News March 2021

plant sale shooting star

• Cedar Mill Community Garden plots available
• Register now for Soil School Sessions
• Skyline Grange Native Plant Sale

Donuts Plus owner Sue Kim

donuts plus

Everyone’s favorite donut shop has been closed since February due to the death of co-owner Sue Kim.

Does the WCSO allow people to give anonymous complaints or comments?

ask WCSO

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office actively seeks community input—we want to do our best! There are several ways to let us know how we’re doing, including methods for openly reporting so we can contact you if you would appreciate that, and anonymously reporting.

Oregon updates traffic speed rules

speed limit sign in oregon

In January’s discussion on speed limits, we talked about the speeding complaints in our community; ways some communities faced this problem; and measures you can take to help solve speeding problems.

Ride Connection expands

ride connection logo

Ride Connection is a free service for individuals (primarily those who have disabilities and/or are senior citizens) in select regions of Oregon. In the past month, this transit program has received funding to better serve Oregonians.

Library News

• Parent Information Series
• For Kids
• Teens & Tweens
• Adults

Community News March 2021

flowers

• SAMBA Cans and Bottles Drive
• Tell your story through art!
• Cedar Hills Ready
• Silicon Forest Toastmasters
• ACMA Fundraiser
• Summer Program Expo
• Free presentations provide information, tips, and tools for K-8 parents/guardians
• Washington County Board of Commissioners host town hall
• New PGE outage map
• State Senator hosts virtual town hall
• Inside WashCo Radio
• ShakeAlert App coming in March
• Cedar Mill Farmers Market
• Project Lotus hosts college mental health webinars
• Beaverton Author Fair
• WashCo Forum
• Washington County DAVS offers support programs
• Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for Advisory Committee
• Skyline Memorial Garden’s Easter Service
• BSD Community-Wide Conversations About Race
• State Rep. Dexter Virtual Coffee Conversations
• WCSO Kids Safety Academy
• Civics for Adults
• What Is Democracy and Why Does It Matter?
• Voting Rights, Voter Fraud, Voter • Suppression and Election 2020
• Viva Village Events March 2021
Take Action to Prevent Fall Injuries

Business News March 2021

Liz Walker acrylic

• Village Gallery News
• The Wine Cellar: Pinot & Pages, featuring Andre Hueston Mack
• Second Edition Resale
• CMBA meeting news
• Juggle Source
• Sunset Credit Union explains Traditional and Roth IRAs
• Easter Egg Hunt at Bethany

Planning begins for senior affordable housing across from library

Architect rendering of the senior apartments looking across Dogwood.

Housing prices are high throughout the Portland metro area, and certainly in Cedar Mill and adjacent neighborhoods. Seniors living on fixed incomes are easily priced out of the area. A new 53-unit building and campus offering affordable housing for seniors could help alleviate some of the crunch.

Cedar Mill News Pandemic Resource Guide

• General Information
• Food Resources & Places to Donate
• Rental & Housing
•Jobs & Unemployment
• Health Care
• Mental Health
• Veterans’ Assistance
• Childcare
• Education
• Fitness & Exercise
• Shopping Help
• Internet & Computer Resources
• Social Connections
• Community
• Entertainment & Arts

Wildlife in Our Parks

Blacktail deer roam throughout our parks and along stream corridors, and sometimes appear in our yards!

A tree frog croaks in the distance. A banana slug slithers on the ground beside you. You can hear songbirds singing and see a freshly chewed tree stump, evidence of beaver. These are just some of the wildlife sightings you might experience while walking through Jordan Woods Natural Area.

CPO 1 News February 2021

The new building replaces an existing greenhouse.

• February 9 meeting
• CPO 1 January Meeting Summary
• Cornell Farm Neighborhood Meeting
• Peterkort subdivision time extension requested
• Touchmark addition Development Review
• NW 113th partition and access review

Mental Health Support

Undoubtedly our lives have changed over the past year. It can be overwhelming to think about addressing mental health issues that may have cropped up or intensified during the pandemic. In this article, I’m sharing some tips to consider implementing, as well as resources for further support.

Gardening News February 2021

native plant sale

• Skyline Grange Native Plant Sale
• Working with Mason Bees (Free Webinar)
• February’s weed of the month is ivy!
• OSU Extension shares gardening info
• Free Online Workshops this spring

Development News February 2021

• New businesses for Milltowner, Kirkland
• Catlin Gabel campus

Road News February 2021

saltzman bridge

• Thompson Road realignment bike-ped options
• Saltzman update
• Saltzman “Phase 2” improvements
• Cornell Road Improvement Project
• Fire gate at McDaniel & Ridge Road may be removed

Beaverton School District News February 2021

long range planning

• Instruction update
• Facilities Planning for future bond measure underway
• Bonny Slope Kindergarten “virtual roundup”

Park News February 2021

Concept drawing of cyclists approaching the bridge from the south. Pacific Office Automation building is on the right.

• Jackie Husen Dog Run is permanent
• Gain Valuable Experience through Internships
• Love Your Trails Celebration
• THPRD Westside Trail Bridge update
• Chehalem Ridge Nature Park

Community News February 2021

Two Westview Vice-Principals, SAM Medical Director of Sales Denise Ehlert, Jamie Burdett, Luke Fritz (teacher-sponsor and mentor), and Vicky Siah were present at the reception of the kits.

• Drop off your surplus “tech” for others to use
• Teens: Choosing a career in the creative industries
• PCC Music Concerts
• Cedar Mill Farmers Market invites vendors, sponsors
• Beaverton Winter Market opens
• Writer’s Mill
• News from our State Rep!
• Cedar Hills Ready! presents: When the water stops, what do you do?
• Library news
• Cedar Mill and Bethany Libraries events
• OReGO seeks volunteer drivers
• TriMet virtual open house
• Washington County Sheriff’s Office
• Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue
• Washington County Forum
• Westview HS Receives 30 Stop the Bleed Kits From SAM Medical
• Viva Village Events February 2021
• Long-Term Care Ombudsman Oregon

Business News February 2021

Residents of The Ackerly checking all the boxes in preparation for their shot.

• Village Gallery Adult Classes And Workshops
• Cedar Mill Business Association meeting
• Sunset Credit Union is ready to deliver new round of PPP Loans
• The Ackerly at Timberland provides vaccine to residents and staff

Getting the COVID vaccine in Washington County

vaccine

• What is Washington County’s role in COVID-19 vaccination?
• Can I get on a list to get vaccinated?
• How long will Phase 1A last? (visit website for details on phases)
• Current Prioritized Phases

How clean is our air?

polluters map

Portland Clean Air is a nonprofit that has been working for seven years to study and promote public understanding of government agency industrial air pollution data, and advocate for prevention. We asked them to give us a snapshot of the current situation in the Cedar Mill area, along with some ways to take action if you are concerned.

Oregon recycles! and plans to lead into the future

oregon recycles

Starting with our famous “Bottle Bill” in 1971, Oregon was the first in the nation to create a system of waste management that allowed glass and aluminum containers to be recovered from the trash.

CPO 1 News January 2021

lynnridge estates map

• CPO 1 January Meeting
• CPO1 December Meeting Summary
• Neighborhood Meetings
• Proposed 10-lot subdivision “Thompson Crossing”
• Proposed 10-lot subdivision “Lynnridge Estates”

Do we have a speed limit problem?

Burton road

If you’ve been on local social media, you’re used to seeing complaints of speeding in neighborhoods in the Cedar Mill area. With more people going out to walk around the neighborhood to escape the confines of their home this quarantine, it’s more important than ever that we keep these residential areas safe.

Sunset students tackle climate change

climate change club

Climate change has been a looming threat to us for many years. With the short amount of time we have left to make a change, we need to buy more time for permanent, systemic solutions. Though climate change is a difficult problem to solve, there are simple ways for us as a community to delay its destructive progress.

State Legislative Update

Dexter

Governor Brown called for a special legislative session on December 15 with the primary goal of providing additional wildfire and COVID relief. The session successfully began and concluded on December 21.

2021 County boards and committees openings

Washington County Logo

• Aging and Veteran Services Advisory Council
• Behavioral Health Council
• Civil Service Commission
• Developmental Disabilities Council
• Enhanced Sheriff’s Patrol District (ESPD) Advisory Committee
• Housing Advisory Committee (HAC)
• orth Bethany County Service District for Roads Budget Committee
• Park and Recreation Advisory Board
• Public Health Advisory Council
• Solid Waste Advisory Committee
• Washington County and SDL No.1 Budget Committee
• Washington County Salary Commission

Business News January 2021

Jean Anderson painting

• Peninsula Insurance has a new name: Timmco
• Portland Wine Cellar virtual wine tasting
• Foot Traffic
• Village Gallery of Arts
• Sunset Credit Union to postpone • 7th Annual Shred-It Day

Community News January 2021

heritage quilt barn

• Christmas Tree recycling
• THPRD January news
• Housing Providers Needed for Beaverton Metro HomeShare Program
• Westview Red Cross Blood Drive
• Washington County Forum
• Viva Village January activities
• Clean Water Services Rate and Utility Bill Support
• Library Events
• Board of Commissioners seeking volunteers to serve on new Salary Commission
• The Big One? How to Become Earthquake Safe in Your Home
• SAMBA Can/Bottle Drive
• Tualatin Valley Creates
• Helping Farmers, Ranchers, and Foresters Plan for Business Transition
• Tips to Carry You Safely into 2021
• The value of reporting
• ACMA Dining Fundraisers
• Book Review: “Swedes in Oregon”

December 2020 Park News

• Most THPRD will remain closed
Westside Trail Bridge
• Naming the “park” at Cedar Grove
• THPRD’s Visioning Task Force Honored with 2020 Harold M. Haynes Award for Community Involvement

December 2020 BSD News

Middle School map

• Middle Schools have new attendance boundaries
• Naming the new Middle School
• BSD offers child care subsidies
• Unaccompanied Students Need Your Help
• Long Range Facilities Planning

CPO 1 News December 2020

short-term rental logo

• December CPO 1 meeting
• CPO1 November Meeting Summary
• Short-term Rentals Online Open House December 4 – January 8
• Neighborhood Meetings
• Development applications

December 2020 Development News

Biggi lot

Thompson is designated as a minor arterial on county plans, which means it needs to be three lanes with curbs and sidewalks, and a total width of 90 feet.

Business News December 2020

touchmark christmas lights

• More small business assistance from Washington County
• Village Gallery of Arts
• Touchmark’s outdoor Winter Fest
• Drop Toy Drive donations here!
• The Ackerly at Timberland is holding a Festival of Lights
• Catlin Gabel offers variety of in-person art classes
• Bethany’s Table adds Marketplace
• Skyline Memorial Gardens ornament tree and toy drive
• Sunset Credit Union teams up with Family Promise
• Juggle Source now offers Mobile Notary

Road News December 2020

western alignment for Saltzman

• Saltzman Road PAC recommends western alignment
• Comment now on changes planned for Highway 217
• Expansion of Neighborhood Streets Program
• Comment on the Walker Road Phase 3 Project
• Cornell/Barnes turn lane on county budget

Community News December 2020

• Library News
• Second Edition Resale
• Toy Drive is different this year
• Inside WashCo Radio
• 2021 Oregon Legislature Session Joint Town Hall
• Five Oaks Museum seeks proposals for two Guest Curator opportunities
SAMBA Can/Bottle Drive
• Viva Village
• Writer’s Mill
• Big Horn Brass
• Drive-in Caroling at CMBC
• ACMA Fundraiser
• THPRD Holiday Giving Drive
• Oak Hills Elementary Book Fair
Washington County Public Affairs Forum
Report package theft to WCSO

Amazon Lockers keep your deliveries safe

Amazon locker

A package is delivered: you are home, but the delivery person did not knock or ring the bell, so you don’t realize it is sitting outside your front door. Or worse, you receive a text that your package was delivered, open your front door, and find nothing.

Japanese Beetle eradication update

Japanese beetle eating roses

In 2016, a number of highly destructive and invasive insects were discovered in a few locations in Cedar Mill. The Japanese Beetle has devastated agriculture and home gardens in the East and Midwest, and the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) wanted to get ahead of the infestation before the same thing happened here.

CMBA helps bring musical bench to Cedar Mill

Musical bench in Timberland park

Katie Smith is the Community Outreach coordinator for the Cedar Mill Business Association, in addition to being Sales Manager of The Ackerly at Timberland. CMBA was looking for a project to replace the hanging flower baskets (since funding had dwindled), when she learned about Tualatin Valley Creates (TVC) and got in touch with Raziah Roushan, Executive Director.

Development News November 2020

Target is proposing to locate a small-format retail store in the building that previously housed Bales Marketplace, at 12675 NW Cornell.

Road News November 2020

• West Union sidewalks
• Walker Murray Intersection

November 2020 Saltzman improvement update

Washington County engaged JLA Public Involvement to manage a community discussion on alternatives for improving the northern end of Saltzman Road. The third meeting of the Saltzman Road Public Advisory Committee (PAC) was held on October 22, 2020.

Park News November 2020

• THPRD Vision Action Plan
• THPRD Budget Comm. openings
• Metro Parks & Nature Comm. openings

CPO 1 News November 2020

recycling

As reported by OPB, Oregon’s recycling system is suffering from a long list of ailments so we have invited Thomas Egleston, Manager of the Washington County Solid Waste & Recycling program, to inform you about a new plan to reform our state’s recycling system.

Community News November 2020

• CWS Annual Leaf Disposal and Food Drive
• Fall native plant sale canceled but resources are available
Dig Into Fall – Attend a FREE Online Workshop!
• Prepare your water system for cold weather
• Cantata Pacifica: The Choir That Won’t Quit
• Viva Village’s November Events
• Don’t be a victim!
• Tree Recycling
• PCC Rock Creek’s Experience Music Series
• Put a Lid on Cooking Fires
• Skyline Artisans Holiday Sale goes online
• Tualatin Valley Creates
• Sunset Marching Band Bottle Drop
• Inside WashCo Radio
• Allen Van Vleen
• Writer’s Mill
• Cedar Mill Library November 2020 Featured Events and Programs
• Washington County Forum
• Salmonberry Trail Meeting
• Immigrant Story Podcast
• Family Caregiver Workshop
• Beaverton School District News
• Board of Commissioners to host Community Investment Conversations

Terra Linda Arts and Crafts Fair

This month, the Terra Linda neighborhood community is putting together their first ever Arts and Crafts Fair.

Cedar Mill News election endorsements

After listening to the candidates and spokespeople for the measures at our October CPO 1 meeting, and reading and reflecting on the literature, here are my views on the local, regional, and state choices on the November 3 election.

Business News November 2020

• Drive-thru Diner at The Ackerly
• New round of small business grants from Washington County
• Jim & Patty’s at Forest Heights
• Fresh local eggnog at Schoch Dairy
• Training for home care providers
• Mad Hatter moves home
• CMBA November meeting
• Welcome to your extra set of hands: Juggle Source
• Deer Hill subdivision offers unique home lots
• Village Gallery of Arts

Election security in Washington County

With all the confusion and controversy surrounding the national election, we wanted to check with Washington County about how they are ensuring the safety of our own voting process.

October 2020 Road News

auto zone

• Temporary paving at Murray/Cornell
• Walker/Murray appeal denied
• Cornelius Pass reopens
• Comment on Metro projects

Heritage trees at JQA Young House

JQAY apple tree

In the earliest photo we have of the John Quincy Adams Young House on Cornell, you can see a fruit tree with a ladder propped up against it. That pear tree, and the apple tree next to it, still stand next to the house!

November 2020 Election notes

Cedar Mill News has compiled information on key measures and positions on the 2020 general ballot for those in the Cedar Mill area.

October 2020 CPO 1 News

We're Ready! Vote!

• October meeting
• September recap
• Proposed gas station
• Partition on Rainmont

Saltzman project update

Saltzman West Plan

A public involvement process is underway to collect community opinions on the proposed alternatives for improving the north end of Saltzman, between Bayonne at the top of the ridge, to Laidlaw.

THPRD proposes pedestrian bridge to cross Highway 26, link segments of Westside Trail

THPRD bridge

When it is completed, it will connect the Westside Trail from SW Greenbrier Parkway to NW Cornell Road through the BPA powerline right-of-way behind the industrial area on Science Park Drive.

October 2020 Development News

CVS front

• CVS opening next month
• Karla Heights ready to build

OHS and Immigrant Story collaborate to share immigrant experiences

The Oregon Historical Society (OHS) and The Immigrant Story (TIS) are proud to announce that a series of oral history interviews with local immigrants are now publicly available through the OHS Digital Collections website.

Business News October 2020

business sos logo

Wine tastings at The Wine Cellar
Season ending at the Cedar Mill Farmers Market
CMBA meeting
Free Small Business Training & Resources
Holistic Pet annual sale
Village Gallery of Arts

Community News October 2020

tuned tube bench

Cedar Mill Elementary Chipotle Fundraiser
Drive-thru COVID-19 and flu testing site at Convention Center
Washington County Forum
Inside WashCo Radio
Writer’s Mill
Beaverton & Merlo Station School-Based Health Centers are open
Viva Village calendar of events
“Beyond Voting: Elections and Campaign Financing” workshop
The Constitution: Fulfilling Democracy’s Promise?
PDX Concierge
Musical Benches
THPRD resumes opening
Westview Red Cross Blood Drive
Naturescaping Workshops online
Washington County Democrats
TVF&R Seeks Chief Examiner for Civil Service Commission

Road News September 2020

Cornelius Pass news
Saltzman solution?
Walker-Murray intersection project is appealed by Beaverton Councilors
Springville Road construction